Oh no! We guess no one wanted to see the sparks fly between Jen and new beau Justin Theroux!
It wasn’t a good weekend for Jennifer Aniston. Jen’s latest movie, Wanderlust, which has her and her hubby, played by Paul Rudd, moving from New York City to a hippie commune, had a less than stellar debut at the box office, our sister site Deadline.com reports. The flick grossed just $6.6 million — good enough for only eighth place!
Rob and Taylor may be cute, but the pair were no match for America’s original heartthrob — Barbie!
After a summer that drew out superstar movie turns from Leonardo DiCaprio, Robert Downey Jr., and the Twilight trifecta of Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, and Taylor Lautner, it was the film with zero star power that won the summer box office — Toy Story 3! The New York Times reports that with a current take of $405 million, the kids flick beat out Iron Man 2 ($312 million) and The Twilight Saga : Eclipse ($298 million) for number one at the American box office.
What happened, BFFs? Why didn’t you see Remember Me?
What a bummer! We thought that with huge hits like Twilight and New Moon under his belt, Robert Pattinson would be box-office king once again with Remember Me… but an estimate for the weekend reveals the movie isn’t doing so well. According to a report from Reuters, Remember Me has taken in $8.3 million so far (not including Sunday), which puts the movie in fourth place for the weekend. Read more & vote!
How much were YOU earning at 17 years old?
Forget Disney Channel — Selena Gomez is about to make some serious big screen bank! She’s getting $65,000 for her work on Fox Pictures’ live action Ramona movie, and if the movie does well Selena could make anywhere between $250,000 to $1 million, TMZ is reporting. But wait… it gets better. According to Selena’s contract, Fox Pictures has the option of putting her in two more movies, for which she would get $1 million and $2.5 million respectively. Read more
Admit it — did you go back to see New Moon again?
If you did, you certainly weren’t alone! New Moon grossed an outstanding $42 million this weekend, landing it the top spot at the box office, and bringing its 10-day total to a whopping $230.7 million! So what brought you back for more — was it Robert Pattinson‘s sexy style, or Taylor Lautner‘s perfect abs? Maybe you just enjoy a good love story — and New Moon is a great one! Read more
Hey girlfriends, what was the problem with all those vampire-dissing, love-lacking movie critics who were so stingy with their stars?
Guess they’re just a bunch of film geeks, who are lucky they go to preview screenings cause they wouldn’t get anyone to go out on a Sat. night movie date anyway! We showed them what us girls could do at the box office when there’s finally a film with a dramatic unrequited love triangle, all kinds of roadblocks to romance and both breathtaking naked male abs and a gorgeous, brooding, chiseled face. Read more
“New Moon” is more than just a mania — it’s a full-fledged box-office monster!
Deadline Hollywood Daily reports that New Moon did $26.3 million in box-office biz in its first night last night, totally obliterating the record set by Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ($22.2 mil this July) and The Dark Knight ($18.4 mil in 2008). The really shocking news? Fandango tells Deadline they are selling an astonishing ten tickets per second on the site today. Read more
All signs point to New Moon being the biggest movie of 2009. “Online ticketing services say it’s the biggest thing they’ve ever seen,” says Paul Dergarabedian, president of the box office division of Hollywood.com. Transformers II, the highest grossing movie of 2009 so far, made $109 million its first weekend and to date has racked up $402 mill. “It’s not outside the realm of possibility for the movie to beat Transformers.”
Twilight opened the same weekend in 2008–the weekend before Thanksgiving–and went on to gross $191 million.
Precious made an impressive push in its second weekend.
The powerful drama — featuring highly praised performances from actresses Mo’Nique, Mariah Carey and newcomer Gabourey Sidibe — was released in 156 more theaters, and raked in $6.1 million. That’s an average of $35,000 per screen! The Oprah and Tyler Perry-supported movie is being noted as one of the most phenomenal limited-release runs in box office history, and buzz is building about Academy Award nominations. Read more