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Weekend Box Office – Oct. 13-15/2006

Tuesday, October 17th, 2006

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With the debut of The Grudge 2, this weekend, Sony scores it’s 12th number one hit for the year. The sequel to the 2004 hit screamed into theaters to the beat of $22 million. It only cost $20 million to make.

The Departed is still going strong dropping a mere 30%, and bringing in $18.7 million to place second. The gangster related film is poised to become Scorsese’s highest grossing film ever.

Starring Robin Wiliams, The Man of the Year had a mediocre debut bringing in $12.6 million to take third place. Rounding out the top five releases, Open Season comes in fourth place with $11million, while New Line Cinema’s Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning places fifth with $7.8 million.

Debuting in sixth place, The Marine pulls in $7 million and the other military themed drama The Guardian fell to seventh place with $5.9 million. The critically panned comedy, Employee of the Month comes in eighth with $5.6 million. Costing only $12 million to produce, the comedy has pulled in $19 million for Lionsgate, since it’s debut last week.

Cracking the top ten, One Night With the King places ninth with $4.3 million. The Biblical drama starring Peter O’Toole and Omar Shariff opened in just 909 theaters. Jackass: Number 2 places tenth with 3.3 million.

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  • The Grudge 2 – $22.0 million
  • The Departed – $18.7 million
  • Man of the Year – $12.6 million
  • Open Season – $11.0 million
  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning – $7.8 million
  • The Marine – 7.0 million
  • The Guardian - $5.9 million
  • Employee of the Month – $5.6 million
  • One Night With the King – $4.3 million
  • Jackass: Number 2 – $3.3 million

Weekend Box Office – September 29-October 1 2006

Monday, October 2nd, 2006

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Once again Sony comes out on top with their animated film, Open Season, which brought in $23 million in ticket sales in it’s premiere weekend. Also opening big is The Guardian, starring Kevin Costner and Ashton Kutcher, which brought in $17.7 million in its debut week end.

Jackass Number: 2 falls 52% bringing in $14 million in it’s second weekend, while School for Scoundrels openend in fourth place with $9.1 million. Jet Li’s Fearless fell to fifth place earning only $4.7 million for it’s second weekend showing.

However, the clear winner last weekend was The Last King of Scotland, which brought in $143, 000 over three days (it openend in only 4 venues in New York and Los Angeles). Since it’s Wednesday launch it has earned $172, 000 over 5 days. The Last King of Scotland (A Fox Searchlight release) will open nationwide on October 20th.

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  • Open Season – $23,000,000
  • The Guardian – $17,667,000
  • Jackass: Number Two – $14,010,000
  • School for Scoundrels – $9,109,000
  • Jet Li’s Fearless – $4,702,000
  • The Last King of Scotland – $172, 000

Review: The Guardian

Saturday, September 30th, 2006

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Although formulaic, The Guardian has some gripping action scenes and the pairing of Costner and Kutcher is a good one. Read on:

The Guardian, the latest Kevin Costner film to clock in at over two hours long, recycles every mentor/student and military movie cliché in the proverbial book yet it does so effectively and with enough heart to prove see-worthy.

Costner once played the learner to Sean Connery’s crusty older mentor; now the fiftyish actor finds himself the teacher to a younger star. The torch has indeed been passed to a new generation. A noticeably trimmer Costner portrays veteran U.S. Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer Ben Randall, who holds all the records that can be held. But after a rescue mission goes tragically awry, Ben finds himself stuck with a teaching gig at an Alaska-based Coast Guard academy.

Randall’s tough methods are daunting not only to his students, including high school swim champ Jake Fischer (Ashton Kutcher), but to the other instructors (including Neal McDonough) as well. The school’s commander (John Heard), though, trusts that Ben will make Rescue Swimmers out of these callow youths.

Ben takes a particular set on Jake making his life as hellish as Lou Gossett, Jr. did for Richard Gere in An Officer and a Gentleman (which both this film and Annapolis owe a great debt to). Yes, of course, Ben sees something of himself in this young hotshot. But he also senses a reluctance on Jake’s part to save someone if they were in true jeopardy. So the question that both mentor and student must answer is whether Jake has the courage to sacrifice himself should that moment ever happen.

Jake’s not the only one who must overcome an inner obstacle. Ben, too, has fear and pain left over from the failed mission that led to his instructorship. Does Ben Randall, a legend to his fellow Guardsmen, still have what it takes to be a rescue swimmer? Or is it time for him to retire and try to patch things up with his estranged wife (Sela Ward)?

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In Theaters: September 29, 2006

Thursday, September 28th, 2006

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These movies are opening in theaters, September 29th, 2006:

The Guardian: After losing his crew in a fatal crash, legendary Rescue Swimmer, Ben Randall (KEVIN COSTNER), is sent to teach at ‘A’ School, an elite training program for Coast Guard Rescue Swimmers.

Wrestling with the loss of his crew members, he throws himself into teaching, turning the program upside down with his unorthodox training methods. While there, he encounters a young, cocky swim champ, Jake Fischer (ASHTON KUTCHER), who is driven to be the best. During training, Randall helps mould Jake’s character, combining his raw talent with the heart and dedication required of a Rescue Swimmer. Upon graduation, Jake follows Randall to Kodiak, Alaska, where they face the inherent dangers of the Bering Sea. In his initial solo rescue, Jake learns firsthand from Randall, the true meaning of heroism and sacrifice, echoing the Swimmer’s motto…’So Others May Live!’

Cast: Kevin Costner, Ashton Kutcher, Neal McDonough, Melissa Sagemiller, Clancy Brown, Sela Ward, Bonnie Bramlett; Directed by: Andrew Davis

Open Season: In Columbia Pictures’ new action-adventure comedy Open Season, the first feature-length animated film from Sony Pictures Animation, Boog (Martin Lawrence), a grizzly bear with no survival skills, has his perfect world in the tranquil town of Timberline turned upside-down when he meets Elliot (Ashton Kutcher), a scrawny, fast-talking wild mule deer. Elliot arrives in Timberline missing an antler and strapped to the hood of a truck, courtesy of the paranoid über-hunter Shaw (Gary Sinise). Against his better judgment, Boog frees Elliot. Elliot attempts to return the favor by “freeing” Boog from his idyllic existence with his beloved Park Ranger Beth (Debra Messing), who raised him since he was a cub. Things quickly spiral out of control. The two troublemakers are relocated together to the wild…just three days before open season! With hunting season upon them and Shaw in hot pursuit, Boog and Elliot must learn to work together and unite the woodland creatures. In a rowdy, madcap battle, they make the woods safe once and for all by turning the hunters into the hunted.

Cast: Martin Lawrence, Ashton Kutcher, Debra Messing; Directed by: Roger Allers, Jill Culton

Last King of Scotland: In an incredible twist of fate, a Scottish doctor (James McAvoy) on a Ugandan medical mission becomes irreversibly entangled with one of the world’s most barbaric figures: Idi Amin (Forest Whitaker). Impressed by Dr. Garrigan’s brazen attitude in a moment of crisis, the newly self-appointed Ugandan President Amin hand picks him as his personal physician and closest confidante. Though Garrigan is at first flattered and fascinated by his new position, he soon awakens to Amin’s savagery – and his own complicity in it. Horror and betrayal ensue as Garrigan tries to right his wrongs and escape Uganda alive.

Cast: Forest Whitaker, Simon McBurney, Gillian Anderson, James McAvoy, Kerry Washington; Directed by: Kevin Macdonald

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  • The Guardian
  • Open Season
  • The Last King Scotland

 
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