Gordon Gekko proved to still be a commodity after all of these years, but the weekend closing bell rang on a bearish note for upstarts Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole and You Again. Overall business was up three percent over the same weekend last year, when Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs was on top.
After greedily acquiring approximately 5,100 screens at 3,565 locations, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps accrued an estimated $19 million, which was above par for an adult-oriented drama but relatively modest for the scope of its release. On-the-money comparables are hard to come by, but the Wall Street sequel’s first weekend gross was close to Burn After Reading and nearly twice as much as The Informant! and Michael Clayton.
The first Wall Street debuted nearly 23 years ago and earned $4.1 million its first weekend, or the equivalent of double that adjusted for ticket-price inflation, but it played at a fifth of the theaters that Money Never Sleeps had. Its $43.8 million final tally would equal close to $87 million today, a sum that the sequel is unlikely to reach based on its first weekend returns.
I’ve been busy this morning! I’ve replaced MQ pictures from the last few public appearances with HQ versions (as well as plenty of additional images from each event) and also added a beautiful portrait session from Toronoto. The final 2 episodes of The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard will also be up asap so stay tuned for those too!
Carey Mulligan and Spider-Man star Andrew Garfield share a sweet moment in this exclusive clip from their new movie, Never Let Me Go.
“The themes of are universal, and it’s a story that is so about what it is to be alive and all of the ugliness and the joy of it,” Andrew shared of the film, which also stars Keira Knightley.
Here’s the synopsis of the flick, based on the book by the same name: As children, Ruth, Kathy and Tommy, spend their childhood at a seemingly idyllic English boarding school. As they grow into young adults, they find that they have to come to terms with the strength of the love they feel for each other, while preparing themselves for the haunting reality that awaits them.
Never Let Me Go is in selected theaters NOW!
Actress Carey Mulligan has revealed that she very keen to play Juliet in William Shakespeare’s play Romeo and Juliet on Broadway.
The 25-year-old actress said she hopes to hit the stage as Juliet in a new production next year.
“I’ve been talking to someone about Romeo and Juliet and I’d never sort of gone after it and tried to make that happen. I’ve never done Shakespeare, so that really scares me. But it’s exciting,” contactmusic.com quoted her as saying.
“I won’t be able to play Juliet in a couple of years and if I’m ever gonna do it I should do it now,” she added.
The An Education star insists she’ll always return to the stage in between movies because she’s more comfortable on stage.
She said: “I love doing film, but I do think I’m more comfortable on stage because the film was never the dream.”
The promotional tour for Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps kicked off yesterday in New York, where Carey made two public appearances with her co-stars! In the afternoon she was at the New York Stock Exchange, where the cast rang the opening bell, and then in the evening she attended the premire of the film. Images from both events have been added to the gallery – enjoy!