1. "Shrek Forever After" ($71.3 million)
2. "Iron Man 2" ($26.6 million)
3. "Robin Hood" ($18.7 million)
4. "Letters to Juliet" ($9.1 million)
5. "Just Wright" ($4.2 million)
It's game ogre for Tony Stark this weekend, as Marvel Studios' premiere superhero franchise finally surrendered the first place spot to DreamWorks Animation's "Shrek Forever After," the fourth installment in the fan-favorite fantasy franchise. Read More...
1. "Shrek Forever After" ($20.8 million)
2. "Iron Man 2" ($7.5 million)
3. "Robin Hood" ($5.6 million)
4. "Letters to Juliet" ($3 million)
5. "MacGruber" ($1.6 million)
Although Jon Favreau's "Iron Man 2" proved itself a more powerful force than Ridley Scott's "Robin Hood" could handle last weekend, the red-and-gold armored superhero expended enough energy to ensure its loss against the big green ogre of "Shrek Forever After," which debuted this Friday in first place — though not as decisively as many anticipated. Read More...
This summer Amanda Seyfried will begin work on "Red Riding Hood," helmed by "Twilight" director Catherine Hardwicke. Seyfried admits that when fans come out to theaters on April 22, 2011, they will definitely get a little creeped out by the film's interpretation of the iconic fairytale bad guy, the Big Bad Wolf.
"The wolf is the enemy and it’s a very, very dangerous enemy and nobody knows who the wolf is. So it’s a hunt and it's really cool," Seyfried told MTV News at the junket for "Letters For Juliet," adding that she has an actor in mind to play the pivotal role. Read More...
1. "Iron Man 2" ($53 million)
2. "Robin Hood" ($37.1 million)
3. "Letters to Juliet" ($13.8 million)
4. "Just Wright" ($8.5 million)
5. "How To Train Your Dragon" ($5.1 million)
When it comes to battling a high tech superhero for box office supremacy, it would be wise to pack some heavier firepower than a quiver filled with arrows. Director Ridley Scott apparently didn't get that memo, as "Robin Hood" succumbed to the might of "Iron Man 2" at the weekend box office. Read More...
1. "Iron Man 2" ($15 million)
2. "Robin Hood" ($13.1 million)
3. "Letters to Juliet" ($5 million)
4. "Just Wright" ($2.9 million)
5. "A Nightmare on Elm Street" ($1.5 million)
Although the effort was certainly admirable, it's simply a fact of life: arrows are not strong enough to penetrate Tony Stark's high tech armor. "Iron Man 2" once again soared to the top spot on Friday, beating "Robin Hood" with a solid $15 million intake in its eighth day at the box office. Read More...
I'm beginning to think the gang over at Summit Entertainment has a thing for star-crossed lovers. As you know, they're the studio that's bringing you so much "Twilight," as well as Robert Pattinson's "Remember Me." Now they've moved on to that other famous young couple, Romeo and Juliet. According to Variety, they have recruited Amanda Seyfried, Gael Garcia Bernal, Vanessa Redgrave and Franco Nero to star in "Letters to Juliet."
"Letters" is loosely based on the book by Lise and Ceil Friedman, which collects the real-life letters sent to William Shakespeare's Juliet. Though she sprang entirely from Shakespeare's imagination, Verona legend has assigned her a home, a tomb, and a balcony that is popular destination for visitors and weddings. Letters have been sent to Juliet since the Victorian era, but they've increased over the years, particularly whenever a new film adaptation comes out. She's become a bit of a saint to the lovelorn, who write to her begging for sympathy and advice. Read More...