Wrath of The Titans holds at no.1 in foreign (non-North American) box office takings. ‘Titanic’ in 3D places second with $35.5 million, while ‘Hunger Games’ drops to third with $25.5 million.
Despite worldwide publicity on behalf of the retrofitted Titanic, Warner Bros.’ Wrath of the Titans handily maintained its hold on the foreign theatrical circuit’s No. 1 box office spot over Easter weekend, generating $43 million at 13,540 sites in 60 offshore markets.
The 3D action fantasy costarring Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes experienced a 43% drop — which Warner’s deemed “very good” — from its No. 1 opening weekend take last round. Total foreign box office over two rounds for the special-effects-laden improvisation on Greek mythology comes to $152.5 million – almost half the total foreign gross obtained by the film’s 2010 predecessor, Clash of the Titans.
The second biggest hit ever overseas returned at No. 2 on the weekend as 1997’s Titanic grossed $35.5 million at 5,579 venues in 84 countries comprising 53 markets. (more…)
Orlando Bloom, Eva Green, Jeremy Irons and Liam Neeson star in Ridley Scott‘s cinematic masterpiece Kingdom of Heaven.
Movie trailer is above.
The Horiwood Top Ten today are:
7. Jon Hamm
Bonus Post: Zebra Lionfish footage
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 23.2.12~
GIRLS WHO WATCH LIAM NEESON MOVIES IN RUSSIA ARE NOT VEGETARIAN + TEN PEOPLE POSTS @ 6.45PM KIWITIME
Whatever girls in Russia eat for breakfast is insane!
Ten People Posts we’re reading as news right now at 6.45pm KiwiTime:
4. Yoon Eun Hye
6. Tim Tebow
7. Karl Urban
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~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 11.2.12~
Peter Berg‘s latest big budget flick, Battlleship, has been squeezed down to this 60 seconder for Super Bowl 2012. The fantasy film stars Liam Neeson, Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard, Brooklyn Decker and Rihanna in Universal’s scifi-action-thriller penned by Erich Hoeber and John Hoeber. Tight writing group.
The film drops at the North American domestic box office on May 18th.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 6.2.12~
Once upon a time in Hollywood, a little baby was born, far across the other side of the world in New Zealand. His name was Ezra , a name that means ‘God is my helper.’ Ezra was pronounced dead when born, but through a miracle he was revived. Being his mother’s first child, when I read of her trauma, I sought some words of encouragement for her. She’d had a tough time.
On a Hollywood pavement, I found them for her – all blowing and dancing in the wind. They were about words of promise given to a man and his family after a very catastrophic world event.
In the ancient book of Genesis, we learn of Noah. He was a crazy man, an inventer. His remarkable story is one of a man who listened to his God.
The movie industry of Hollywood is looking at casting a remake of Noah’s Ark, Noah’s legendary story.
Does Russell Crowe Float Your Boat As Noah In Darren Aronofsky’s Biblical Film? asks Nikki Finke today from Hollywood.
I think Russell‘s spiritual life needs to go up a notch - to do the role justice. He’s perfect to play one of Noah’s sons. The original Noah was kind of old, when he built the ark. He was not a spring chicken. Noah’s original story is a ‘grey power’ story.
But yeah. Russell gets my vote at first thought… for the actual role of Noah. Russ is good enough.
Noah was a rugged builder with a heck of a lot of faith. Noah was not popular. He was ridiculed for fulfilling his vision. The rough and tumble aspect of Noah to survive the hard knocks… That’s Russell… on film anyway.
… Then again, Liam Neeson did play Oskar Schindler and brings that significance with him to a Hollywood movie project and into this story of a visionary saviour tale. That’s also pretty hard to better.
Who do you think should play Noah, in Aronofsky’s telling of Noah’s amazing story. It’s the story of a man who listened, who acted early, who helped save the world.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 2.2.12~
In Movie Box Office News: “Liam Neeson and Dermot Mulroneyin The Grey is looking like box office gold. The film, starring Liam, took in $6.5 million at the domestic box office Friday, and is on track to take $18.6 million for the weekend.
While that’s nowhere near the $25.3 million that last week’s big budget film franchised box office champ, Sony’s Underworld: Awakening pulled in during its first weekend, it is about $4 million more than box-office watchers had predicted. And it makes the picture the No. 1 movie in the country. (Also read: Review: ‘The Grey’ More Than Just ‘Taken’ With Wolves”).
That’s a nice distinction for any movie. Considering this is Open Road Films’ second release ever, it is especially noteworthy. In other new releases, Lionsgate’s One for the Money starring Katherine Heigl took $4.1 million on Friday, putting it in second place at the box office and on track for a weekend approaching $12 million.
Summit’s Man on a Ledge grossed $2.5 million on Friday and is looking at a $7.2 million weekend and a fifth-place debut. Last week’s first and second-place movies are in third and fourth place this week: Underworld Awakening took in $3.4 million on Friday and Red Tails grossed $2.8 million. Meanwhile, there was a box office bump for The Descendants, which took in $1.7 million on Friday — its best single day since Dec. 10, when it grossed $2 million.”
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 29.1.12~
Liam Neeson has overcome personal tragedy to continue making movies. The story of this family man has captured the world’s attention. He’s a movie star the world loves.
The Hollywood Reporter asks if Liam can hold his own at the box office against the Sam Worthington & Elizabeth Banks and Katherine Heigl headlining films, opening the same weekend as Liam’s film The Grey.
Pamela McClintock pens: “Billed as an action-thriller, The Grey has picked up steam in recent days and could win the weekend. Tom Ortenberg’s Open Road Films is distributing the Joe Carnahan-directed pic, which cost $25 million to produce.
The Grey, also starring Frank Grillo and Dermot Mulroney, is about a group of men stranded in the Alaskan wilderness after a plane crash. Open Road is counting on Neeson’s relatively new-found status as an action star– Taken and Unknown turned into box office hits–to lure moviegoers.
Open Road is predicting a $10 million to $12 million opening for The Grey, but most box office observers believe it could do more based on good word of mouth and strong reviews. That’s why some believe it will bet holdover Underworld: Awakening, which debuted to $25.3 million last weekend (the Awakening films tend to see sizeable drop offs).
The Grey was produced by Liddell Entertainment and Scott Free Productions.”
My commentary: The USA is “ice obsessed” at the moment. Everytime US movie goers get in a car, ice terrains are on many Americans minds. I think Liam stands a good chance at opening strongly at the box office. What do you think?
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aoteraoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 27.1.12~
DJ Skrillex – Never heard of him. New York Club Kids love him. Photo – Stephenie Diani.
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~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Aotearoa New Zealand, Polynesia Asia-Pacific. 27.1.12~
He is the man who lost his beautiful wife so tragically – yet the way he celebrated her life since, inspired us all. From the cover of Esquire, March, Liam Neeson talks about being in the hospital room with his wife Natasha Richardson when she was already in a coma, when he arrived to her bedside from his movie set day at the office.
“I walked into the emergency – it’s like 70, 80 people, broken arms, black eyes, all that – and for the first time in years, nobody recognizes me,” he recalls. “No one. And I’ve come all this way, and they won’t let me see her. And I see two nurses, ladies, having a cigarette,” he continues. “I walk up, and luckily one of them recognizes me. And I’ll tell you, I was so f—ing grateful – for the first time in I don’t know how long – to be recognized. And this one, she says, ‘Go in that back door there.’ She points me to it. ‘Make a left. She’s in a room there.’ So I get there, just in time.”
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.15.11~
Aniston says, ”I’m really happy, really. My version of happiness is sitting where I’m sitting right now.”
On learning from dating and her relationships Aniston says, ”I learned from every single one of them.” she says. “I think I’m just sort of a late bloomer. Whatever is supposed to be my destiny, my life person, I think I just had to go through all these stages first. There’s no part of me that doesn’t know that everything is happening the way it’s supposed to be happening.”
“I think people honestly just want to see me as a mom and married and barefoot and pregnant in the kitchen, and I just want to say, ‘Everybody, relax! It’s going to happen. I know myself at the moment,” she says. “I’m not against doing it on my own, if it really led to that place. I just don’t think that’s going to be the case.”
She’s always such a sweetheart – how could you not include Aniston in celebrity news in 2011. Out of Jen’s original cast mates and peers in that Friends TV show, it is Aniston that is still proving that she’s a Hollywood fit, savvy survivor!
Jen’s new film Just Go With It with 7th highest box office earning Hollywood figure Adam Sandler proves that comedies and engendering laughter in cinema – is not a bad recipe for success as a star. Laughter is needed in these times. If a rom-com spreads the joy – it’s getting major press on this blog. Why not!
Of Just Go With It, the Los Angeles Times’ John Horn says the movie “plays to the demographics” a bit. “It’s a bawdy comedy for randy guys starring a nearly naked swimsuit model. Or it’s a smart romance for women about finding the perfect man. If you believe Sony‘s advertising campaign for “Just Go With It,” this weekend’s Adam Sandlermovie might be both of those things.
Movie studios sometimes use slightly divergent marketing tactics to attract different demographics to their films, but Sony’s double-barreled sales effort for “Just Go With It,” a movie about a plastic surgeon who pretends to be miserably married to attract single women, provides a good study in how pitches for the same film can be dramatically distinct depending on who’s being courted.
When the audiences like what they see, romantic comedies — especially those opening on Valentine’s Day weekend — can deliver box-office fortunes. A year ago, New Line’s fittingly titled Valentine’s Day opened to $56.3 million, eventually grossing more than $110 million in domestic theatrical release (a follow-up, New Year’s Eve, is due later this year).”
Go Jennifer Aniston, Adam Sandler and new hottie Brooklyn Deckler.
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 2.9.11~
The A-Team (movie of the TV show), is led by Liam Neeson as Hannibal. The cast also includes wannabe Liam, Brad Cooper as Lt. Peck; Quintin Jackson as Baracus and Sharlto Copley as Murdock.
Jessica Biel is also rumored to be making an appearance in the film.
The lads are filming in Canada. Renee Zellweger, Brad Cooper’s NotTheAniston squeeze tagged along for the ride.
[image: courtesy of: INFDaily]