Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington dethroned Hugh Jackman this weekend as 2 Guns grossed some $27.4 million at the box office.
Wolverine moved to second place with $21.7 million.
In third place was The Smurfs 2, which took in $18.2 million, bringing its five-day total to $27.3 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The oh-so-scary The Conjuring and those minions from Despicable Me 2 round out the top five, with a respective $13.7 million and $10.4 million in ticket sales.
“Most of the movie was improvised,” Wahlberg told Celebuzz at the 2 Guns premiere in New York City earlier in the week.
“No discredit to the writer, he did a great job and we had a great piece of material to work from. But in a situation like that, you’re constantly playing and throwing curve-balls at each other. It just heightens the material.”
On deck for this week: Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, Matt Damon‘s Elysium, We’re the Millers and Disney’s Planes.
In a feat that only she could pull off, Mariah Carey somehow managed to incorporate a bejeweled black leather sling into the Tom Ford ensemble she wore to Tuesday’s New York premiere of The Butler (or, excuse me, Lee Daniels’ The Butler). It was awesome.
The sling was a result of a shoulder injury that happened last month on the set of a music video, which would have been a sadder event had she not turned it into this year’s most bizarrely fascinating accessory.
Other stars who attended last night’s premiere included James Marsden, Liev Schrieber, Jane Fonda and Oprah Winfrey, who wore hair.
The UK trailer for Diana has been released, according to NBC News.
It’s a story of man meets woman – only she was the most famous woman in the world.
In the first full-length trailer for the upcoming biopic Diana, Naomi Watts takes audiences into the private life of publicly-admired Diana, the Princess of Wales, as she fell in love with a heart surgeon, Dr. Hasnat Kahn (Naveen Andrews), in her final two years.
“He doesn’t treat me like a princess,” Watts’ Diana confides in friend. “It’s almost as if he doesn’t know who I am.”
But Diana’s passionate love affair with the Pakistani doctor – which followed her exit from the royal family, when she divorced from Prince Charles – was doomed, crippling under public scrutiny and pressure from his conservative Muslim family. The romance ended just before Diana’s death in a paparazzi-chased Paris car crash in 1997.
Diana is scheduled to open Sept. 20 in the U.K., but there is still no official U.S. release date.
Sophia Grace Brownlee, the tutu-wearing, Nicki Minaj-singing 8-year-old who regularly appears on Ellen, has apparently been cast as Little Red Riding Hood in Rob Marshall’s movie adaptation of Into the Woods– or, as her Uncle Lucas called it in his Twitter reveal Tuesday, “In to the Wood.”
@PrincessSGB (sophia grace brownlee) has landed the part of little red riding hood in the disney movie in to the wood, ” kooky Uncle Lucas wrote. (Imagine the secrets he reveals at Christmas!)
Subsequent tweets have sounded a bit more 1984-ish; “Think I was slightly early,” he wrote Wednesday, before responding to someone else with, “yeah mate let the cat out of the bag abit [sic] early on that one, and the media have picked up on it.” So who knows if this is really true or not?
Either way, Sophia’s BFF Rosie is totally standing emotionless in a corner somewhere, clutching a teddy bear while “No One Is Alone” plays in the background.
Into the Woods, starring Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt and a slew of others, opens Christmas 2014.
[via Broadway World]
Ryan Gosling and Zac Efron are apparently the latest names being linked to J.J. Abrams’ much-anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII, according to a new report from Latino Review.
The report itself is a little vague; Gosling – who earlier this year announced plans to take a break from acting – reportedly went in to talk about playing Luke Skywalker’s son (!), while Efron’s connection to the project is completely unknown beyond maybe the fact that it’s all being handled by Disney. (The report also says that Leonardo DiCaprio had a meeting about the movie, as well, but passed to work on an equally nerdy-sounding project called Robotech.)
Either way, the report says that Disney might make some sort of casting announcement at its annual D23 Expo next month.
UPDATE: Just kidding! The rumor isn’t true – at least the part about Ryan Gosling, anyway.
The decision to cast Jane Fonda as Nancy Reagan was a controversial one. Reagan is a conservative hero while good ole Hanoi Jane is, well, not. However, you can’t deny the resemblance and in this clip from Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Fonda says, “I happen to know that she’s not unhappy that I’m playing her.” In the short clip from the movie, we see Fonda as Reagan inviting the film’s titular butler (played by Forest Whitaker) to a state dinner.
Garrett Hedlund has reportedly passed on the chance to play the male lead in Sam Taylor-Johnson’s Fifty Shades of Grey, US Weekly reported with shock and horror on Friday as if EL James’ bestselling trilogy was actually accepted as a well-written piece of literature that stimulates and challenges the minds of mass female audiences beyond your typical Saturday afternoon beach read.
Sources tell the magazine that the possibility of filming a trilogy was “too big a commitment” for the actor, adding: “Producers wouldn’t let him do just one film.”
Hedlund would have played Christian Grey, a rich guy from Seattle who takes the young and unassuming Anastasia Steele on an empowering journey through a whole lot of kinky sex.
The film, which has yet to cast a single role, opens in 2014.