Matching the seasonal mood, this weekend's box office was a bit bleak.
With Halloween weekend almost over, Ouija has been dethroned. The new box office champion is Jake Gyllenhaal’s Nightcrawler, which is already being lauded as one of the best films of the year. So, after all the critics have heaped their praise and the movie-going crowd has cast the vote, let’s talk numbers.
Nightcrawler is already being described as one of the best movies of the year by several critics.
With Halloween on a Friday this year, the earnings overall were nothing to write home about. Nightcrawler came first, but only managed a measly $10,909 in ticket sales. Meanwhile, Ouija did pretty well too, dropping just $8,760 in its second weekend, according to Rentrak (via Reuters. ) This made for a 10,9 weekend and a close call for Nightcrawler.
Brad Pitt's 'Fury' swept aside 'Gone Girl' - though it may struggle to pull in the audiences next weekend.
It was undoubtedly the star pulling power of Brad Pitt that helped David Ayer's World War II drama Fury accelerate past Gone Girl to the top of the box-office this weekend. Pitt and his tank buddies took $23.5 million in ticket sales to finish at No.1, whilst David Fincher's mystery thriller took a creditable $17.8 million to drop to second place.
'Fury' is said to be one of the most violent movies of the year
In third place was Fox's animated feature The Book of Life, which took $17 million, and Disney's Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good Very Bad Day took $12 million.
Continue reading: Is Brad Pitt's 'Fury' Too Violent?
'Fury' should comfortably top the box-office this weekend, but there's a couple of other releases that may be worth your hard earned cash.
It's safe to assume we all imagined Fury would probably be better than it is. Brad Pitt - playing a sort of version of his Inglorious Basterds character - teaming up with David Ayer, one of the world's most exciting directors, for a World War II epic. What's not to like? Well, it appears Ayer, who also penned the script, left too many clichés in there and not nearly enough drama.
This isn't a bad movie by any stretch - in fact, it's a pretty good war movie. It just won't trouble the Oscars voters. Fury cost around $68 million to produce and should take around $25 million from 3,155 locations this weekend.
Continue reading: It's No Classic, But Brad Pitt's 'Fury' Should Top Box-Office
David Ficher's 'Gone Girl' has already recouped its production budget from domestic ticket sales alone.
David Fincher's thriller Gone Girl has retained its spot atop the U.S box-office for a second week, out-battling several new releases to pull in a considerable haul of $26.8 million for 21st Century Fox. Horror entry Dracula Untold, a new release from Universal, came in second place with $23.5 million.
Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne in 'Gone Girl'
Elsewhere, Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible No Good, Very Bad Day took third-place, while The Judge had to settle for fifth despite a marketing push from Robert Downey Jr last week.
Continue reading: Twisting, Turning 'Gone Girl' Retains No.1 Spot With $26.8 Million
It's all blood, guts and missing people at the box office this weekend.
In a pretty predictable turn of events this weekend, David Fincher’s critically acclaimed baby Gone Girl has gone on to top Dracula Untold. Gone Girl’s second weekend saw a 29% drop, but even so, it was an easy win over Dracula, which can already be counted as a flop at this point.
David Fincher's powerhouse Gone Girl easily smoked the competition for the second weekend in a row.
Through Sunday, its 10th day in release, Gone Girl's domestic total is $78.3 million for 20th Century Fox and New Regency. Dracula, meanwhile, came in second with $29,5 million. Movie of the year it ain’t, but it could have been a lot worse.
It was a tight race this weekend, but the big winner (so far) is "Gone Girl".
Over the weekend, David Fincher’s suspenseful thriller Gone Girl breezed past box office competition, including the supernatural prequel Annabelle. Fincher's mystery flick about a husband, who finds himself the prime suspect in the disappearance of his wife, did better than any of the director’s previous films and scored a $38 million debut – much hire than industry experts originally predicted.
Ben Affleck plays the anti-hero in Fincher's Gone Girl.
Gone Girl easily blew past Fincher’s previous personal best – the Jodie Foster starrer Panic Room, which opened to $30 million in 2002. Starring Affleck as Nick Dunne and Britain’s Rosamund Pike as missing wife Amy, with Neil Patrick Harris and Emily Ratajkowski in supporting roles, the film was a favorite of critics and a commercial hit for the time of year.
Continue reading: "Gone Girl" Wins Weekend Box Office. Barely.
Ahead of its wide release, "Gone Girl" already looks like a (very) early Oscar 2015 contender.
So Gone Girl, the movie, is a thing now, out there in the world for audiences to enjoy (selected audiences, for the moment). The David Fincher adaptation of a Gillian Flynn thriller received a lot of critical praise ahead of its release and stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike managed to squeeze in a little extra promotion on premiere night – without going into too much spoiler-y detail, of course.
David Fincher's film-making philosophy - hire the right people and stand back.
Affleck in particular had some praise to heap on Fincher. In an interview for Entertainment Weekly, the actor said: “It was great to work with David and I learned a great deal from him. David’s also, despite his reputation, a very funny and nice guy. Not just a demon.”
'Gone Girl' star Rosamund Pike has been chatting about her sex scenes with Neil Patrick Harris.
The British actress Rosamund Pike who stars in David Fincher's forthcoming drama Gone Girl has suggested the sex scenes that she shares in the movie with Neil Patrick Harris were "inappropriate." While the majority of the movie press has taken this as Pike damning the scenes on moral grounds - she was probably just joking around in an otherwise pretty interesting interview with Glamour.
The 35-year-old, best known for her work in Die Another Day, plays the female lead Amy Dunne in Fincher's adaptation of Gillian Flynn's best-selling novel of the same name. However, when it came to working with her co-stars, Pike suggested things got a little awkward.
Continue reading: Rosamund Pike Suggests 'Gone Girl' Sex Scenes Were "Inappropriate"
The odds for Sony's Steve Jobs movie are out
It’s all going on. Sony have revealed plans to make a film surround the late Steve Jobs’ life; Leonardo Dicaprio is favourite to play the former CEO and Danny Boyle is leading the pack to direct with David Fincher following closely behind.
Leo doing a spot of shopping
Of course, every time DiCaprio is even linked with a role, the same question is asked: Will Leonardo finally win an Oscar for his role in ‘insert movie here’. And this time is no different.
The 51 year-old film-maker is going to be replaced by Sony Pictures due to his demands for payment and creative control being too "ridiculous."
The forthcoming Steve Jobs biopic was set to be created by some of the best minds in the movie industry.
Sony and Scott Rudin were producing the flick, Aaron Sorkin had written the script and David Fincher was expected to take the helm of the project in the director's chair.
But now the 51 year-old filmmaker is set to be fired by Sony Pictures after failing to mutually agree on a deal.
Continue reading: David Fincher Departs From Directing Steve Jobs Biopic
[Spoilers] Will Frank survive as a crooked Vice President or will it all come tumbling down?
A year after the entire House of Cards season one appeared on Netflix we're getting set to devour season two with the kind of ruthless appetite for more that Frank Underwood would be proud of. The brilliant 13-part first season set the scene for house majority whip Frank Underwood's game-playing ascension to the Vice Presidency just as some of Washington's darkest secrets were beginning to be unearthed by Zoe Barnes and her team.
A veritable slow-burner of a drama, the compelling and addictive House of Cards features the well-placed Kevin Spacey as the relentlessly ambitious Democrat Frank Underwood alongside his icy, scheming wife Claire, played by the terrifyingly talented Robin Wright, who manages a non-profit organisation whilst setting her sights on undoing those who have wronged her or her powerful and manipulative husband.
Tyler Perry is the latest name to be announced in the ever growing ensemble that is the cast of David Fincher's 'Gone Girl'
Tyler Perry is the latest in a long list of big-names to be cast in the upcoming thriller from David Fincher; Gone Girl. The adaptation of Gillian Flynn's bestselling novel of the same name already features a strong cast, including Rosamund Pike and Ben Affleck in the main starring roles, and given Fincher's history of hiring the exact actor needed for a role, Perry's addition will hopefully be a fruitful one. Flynn is also writing the screenplay.
Tyler Perry has been cast as defence attourney Tanner Bolt
According to Deadline, Perry will play the role of Tanner Bolt, a defense attorney who is hired to represent Affleck’s character, Nick Dunne, after he is accused of having a part in the disappearance of his wife Amy Dunne (Pike) on the day of their wedding anniversary.
Affleck's bio could make a movie in and of itself
Ben Affleck has been handed the keys to the Batmobile, picking up the torch from the excellent Christain Bale to portray Gotham’s troubled hero. At 41-years of age, the road to one of Hollywood’s most prestigious roles – made so by director Christopher Nolan and Bale – hasn’t been a smooth one for Affleck, who endured his fair share of bumps and crashes along the way.
Affleck proudly weilds his Argo Oscar for Best Picture
"We knew we needed an extraordinary actor to take on one of DC Comics' most enduringly popular super heroes, and Ben Affleck certainly fits that bill and then some," Warner Bros President Greg Silverman said in a statement. "(Affleck) has the acting chops to create a layered portrayal of a man who is older and wiser than Clark Kent and bears the scars of a seasoned crime fighter, but retain the charm that the world sees in billionaire Bruce Wayne," said Snyder. "I can't wait to work with him. (BBC)
Continue reading: For Ben Affleck, The Road To Batman Was Long And Winding
Is Rosamund Pike the correct casting?
Rosamund Pike has landed the key role of Amy in David Fincher's adaptation of the mystery thriller Gone Girl. She will star opposite Ben Affleck as a wife who goes missing on her fifth wedding anniversary, with her husband Tom becoming the main suspect.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Pike - who starred in The World's End - "has been offered and is expected to accept the starring role" in the movie, which is being co-financed by 20th Century Fox and New Regency.
It marks a major turning point in the career of the British actress who has impressed in numerous supporting roles without landing lead parts. She fended off competition from several of Hollywood's major players, including two Oscar winners in Charlize Theron and Natalie Portman, as well as Emily Blunt, Abbie Cornish and Olivia Wilde.
Continue reading: 'Gone Girl' Readers React As Rosamund Pike Lands Role In Fincher Movie
Pike is set to star alongside Ben Affleck in the David Fincher-directed movie.
Rosamund Pike has beaten out some illustrious competition in Charlize Theron, Natalie Portman and Emily Blunt for the lead in Gone Girl. Pike will play Amy Dunn in the cinematic adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s thriller novel of the same name.
Rosamund Pike at the World's End Premiere (click for more photos)
The story sees Dunne and her husband Nick amidst a difficult marriage. Nick, a former high-profile journalist, risks their future by relocating to Missouri and opening a bar with his wife’s trust fund, or what’s left of it anyway after he lost his lucrative job.
Continue reading: Rosamund Pike Lands Role In David Fincher's 'Gone Girl': Good Casting?
It's (almost) official!
Rosamund Pike might turn out to be David Fincher’s Gone Girl. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actress, who co-starred alongside Tom Cruise in this year’s Jack Reacher, has been rumored to take on the role of Amy Dunne in the Fincher directed movie. The story sees Pike’s character kidnapped on her wedding anniversary, shortly after she and her husband move to a new city. Naturally, the blame initially falls on the husband and he takes on the double mission of locating Amy and clearing his name.
Pike plays the part of the kidnapped wife.
Earlier this year it was announced that Ben Affleck was to play Nick Dunne. According to The Reporter, audience favorites Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry are being considered for supporting roles. It would certainly be a new experience to see those two in dramatic roles, but for now the big topic is Pike’s alleged appointment.
Continue reading: David Fincher's "Gone Girl" Has Been Found - Rosamund Pike
Actor Ben Affleck is strongly rumoured to be circling the role of Nick in the adaptation of Gillian Flynn's bestselling novel.
Actor and perpetual nice guy Ben Affleck is reportedly in line to play lead character Nick, whose wife Amy goes missing on their fifth anniversary, in Gone Girl - the David Fincher-directed adaptation of Gillian Flynn's hugely successful 2012 thriller in which suspense is created in Nick being is suspected for his wife's murder and disappearance.
Could Ben Affleck Take The Role Of Nick?
The Hollywood Reporter reckons Affleck's got the gig, with Flynn writing the screenplay and Reese Witherspoon and Leslie Dixon producing. It had been originally rumoured that Reece Witherspoon might play Amy as well as produce the movie, but apparently she won't be in front of the camera this time. It is not yet known whether Fincher's adaptation of Gone Girl will follow the choppy backwards-forwards narrative style of the novel, where the plotline is interspersed with extracts from Amy's diary but if his 2011 The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo remake is anything to go by, it will be a quality piece of faithful filmmaking indeed.
Gone Girl seems to have found its male lead.
The production team of David Fincher’s upcoming Gone Girl is reportedly courting Ben Affleck for the lead role. The script is based on Gillian Flynn’s eponymous bestseller and the screenplay has been written by Flynn herself.
David Fincher will direct the Gillian Flynn adaptation.
The premise is a classic crime/thriller setup. During a young couple’s five-year anniversary, the wife goes missing. The husband quickly emerges as the prime suspect and is then forced to prove his innocence and, of course, find his wife. Affleck might be signing on for the part of the husband. A bit of background on Affleck’s potential character, Nick Dunne – he is a former writer and current bartender, who leaves behind the disappointments of New York to move with his wife back to his hometown in the Midwest. Rural peace and quiet ensue. Until the disappearance that is. Overall, this sounds like a part right up Affleck’s alley and apparently, it is only the potential for scheduling conflicts that is still holding back the actor.
Stephen Frears remains confident he arrived at the correct Palme d'Or winner in 2007.
What it's like to sit on the jury at the Cannes Film Festival and have the power to present the director of the very best movie with the prestigious Palme d'Or? This year, Steven Spielberg, Ang Lee, Nicole Kidman and Christoph Waltz bring a touch of Hollywood A-list glamor to the event and will spent 10 days in darkened screening rooms debating each of the movies in competition.
British director Stephen Fears headed the jury in 2007, when he and his team chose Romanian movie 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days as the Palme d'Or winner ahead of the Coen's No Country For Old Men, David Fincher's Zodiac, Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi and Vincent Paronnaud, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and Quentin Tarantino's Death Proof. "They were very anti-American, the jury. But I kept saying that American films are watched all over the world. This cut no ice with a few bolshy women on the jury," Frears told the BBC ahead of the Festival this week, "I don't know, you try and behave sensibly. I hear all those stories about people manipulating things, but there didn't seem to be any of that. There were no orders from above - nobody tried to interfere, but there were a few basic rules which you had to follow," he added.
Sitting in a darkened room and watching the very best movies of the year before anyone else sounds pretty fantastic right? "...you're terrified of is going to sleep," said Frears, "...so I had coffee brought to me to stay awake - it was manageable. I didn't write notes but I had a friend with me and she and I would discuss the film afterwards." On whether he still recognised that he had chosen the best movie in competition, Frears was unequivocal, saying, "Oh yes, it was a wonderful, original film. I'm sure it benefitted from winning, it was a very accessible film. I'm sure if you spoke to distributors, I'm sure they would say Michael Haneke's film [2012 Palme d'Or and Oscar-winner] Amour has done really well."
Actress Rooney Mara has told reporters that the upcoming The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo sequel, The Girl Who Played with Fire, will not feature the death of Daniel Craig's character, the crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist, as was previously rumoured.
It was announced earlier this week that the adaption of Steig Larson's second volume of the Millenium series was under way, but the announcement was joined by an apparent plan to kill off Craig's character. Not many people were buying this supposed plan mainly because Blomkvist is a central part of the series, acting as the narrator in the books and film, and appears in all three of the novels. With Mara's new admittance, then it looks as though this really may have been a rouse all along.
MTV News spoke to the actress, who plays the titular 'girl' Lisbeth Salander, at the premier of her new film Side Effects earlier this week, asking her whether the rumours were true, to which she gave the matter-of-fact response, "no." She then went on to say, "I've been talking a lot with ['Dragon Tattoo' director David Fincher] about the sequel, and I don't know where that rumor was started — but it would never be a possibility."
Continue reading: 'Dragon Tattoo Sequel Wont Write Out Daniel Craig, Says Rooney Mara
The political series House of Cards, starring Kevin Spacey, is set to premiere this Friday and it wouldn’t be much of an exaggeration to say that the entire TV industry is watching the launch very carefully.
What exactly is special about this one? Well, it will be distributed solely through the online subscription service Netflix, with no TV network acting as a median. This might seem like a risky move for the online movie giant, but it actually isn’t the first original production from Netflix. However, House of Cards will be the first major series endeavor for the company, and it will also be the highest investment. While the idea might seem almost blasphemous to those of us who have grown up with the tube, it really isn’t that big a leap of faith considering that most of any given show’s audience watches is online after it has aired. It’s just the way things work now.
Plus, House of Cards seems like the most solid investment the company could have gone for. Netflix managed to land director David Fincher (The Social Network) to helm the project. Additionally, the writer of The Ides of March, Beau Willimon, as well as two-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey, have been attached to the project. And how much did these luxuries set back the company? About $100 million, according to the Washington Post. So, there is definitely a lot of pressure to make this work then. Company execs, however, don’t seem the slightest bit worried about the fate of House of Cards.
Continue reading: Will Netflix's House Of Cards Spark A Media Revolution?
Most people who use the internet are familiar with the name Mark Zuckerberg, for those who aren't, he founded and programmed a social networking website called Facebook. In an extremely short amount of time his bedroom project soon turned into one of the most profitable websites on the internet.
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