1. "Inglourious Basterds" ($38 million)
2. "District 9" ($18.8 million)
3. "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" ($12.5 million)
4. "The Time Traveler's Wife" ($10 million)
5. "Julie & Julia" ($9 million)
It took at least a decade for Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" to emerge from the recesses of his mind and into movie theaters, but it seems the wait was well worth it. After a $14.3 million Friday debut and a $13 million Saturday, analysts are projecting a $38 million weekend for the World War II-era revenge flick, significantly higher than the $30 million best case scenario most experts predicted prior to the film's release. Read More...
1. "Inglourious Basterds" ($14 million)
2. "District 9" ($5.8 million)
3. "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" ($3.6 million)
4. "The Time Traveler's Wife" ($3.3 million)
5. "Julie & Julia" ($2.7 million)
They say a basterd's work is never done, but Friday night's box office numbers makes it clear that a basterd's work is just beginning. Quentin Tarantino's long-awaited "Inglourious Basterds" opened in the top spot with a surprisingly large $14 million Friday evening, the biggest single-day opening for any of the acclaimed director's films. Prior to the weekend start, most projections pegged "Basterds" at a $30 million weekend at best, but that number has since changed to a likely $35 million. Read More...
This week brings yet another easy weekend screening for me. Especially since, unlike last week, I haven't actually seen the highly anticipated upcoming release in question.
It's been a long time since director Quentin Tarantino served up a proper feature. There was "Death Proof" of course, which formed one half of "Grindhouse," and a brief bit in "Sin City." But the last feature-length solo effort from Tarantino was "Kill Bill: Vol. 2," and that was in 2004. While the Bride's tale of bloody revenge was a blast, I'm looking forward "Inglourious Basterds"' World War II adventure. Maybe it's the Jew in me, but the premise of American soldiers brutalizing Nazis while spouting Tarantino dialogue sounds exactly like my idea of a good time at the movies.
Those who are not quite as fond of the "Pulp Fiction" director's work have some good options to choose from, among them last week's excellent "District 9," which is sure to repeat its solid weekend performance as word-of-mouth builds. Then there are the new releases... Read More...
Graduating from college nowadays is a scarier thought than usual given the current state of the economy and its depleted job market. But that's exactly what "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" star Alexis Bledel is doing in her new mature comedy, "Post Grad."
In the film, Bledel is forced to move back with her parents (featuring Michael Keaton as her dad!) while hitting the interview circuit looking for work. Along the way, of course, romance beckons. "Post Grad" will hit theaters August 14.
Back in March we debuted the teaser poster for "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" star Alexis Bledel's new mature comedy, "Post Grad."
Now we've got the full theatrical one-sheet for your enjoyment. In the film, Bledel -- fresh from graduating college -- is forced to return home to her dysfunctional family while searching for a new career and a new love (played by "Friday Night Lights" star Zach Gilford).
Take a gander at the poster after the jump, and catch it in theaters August 14. Read More...
Those who went to college probably remember the sheer terror of having to leave the comfy confines of campus in search of the great beyond. "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" star Alexis Bledel is facing just that experience in "Post Grad" (previously titled "The Post-Grad Survival Guide"). The upcoming summer comedy co-stars Zach Gilford, Rodrigo Santoro, Jane Lynch, Carol Burnett and...Michael Keaton (awesome).
In the film, Bledel heads home after graduation and begins the slow process of finding a new life, a new job and new love. "Post Grad" hits theaters August 14th; check out the teaser poster from the film after the jump. Read More...