Charlize Theron turns 40 today, and to celebrate, I’ll run down the roles I’m familiar with. It’s actually appropriate, as her film Dark Places opens today. Unfortunately, it’s not a very good movie. She’s had better roles. The first film I saw Charlize in was That Thing You Do!, but her actual breakout role I haven’t seen in The Devil’s Advocate. From there, she had a lot of misfires, but Hollywood never gave up on her. Eventually, she won an Oscar for Monster (which I haven’t seen), and earned more praise for roles like North Country, Young Adult, and recently Mad Max: Fury Road.
Starring: Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Corey Stoll, Christina Hendricks, Tye Sheridan, Chloe Grace Moretz, Andrea Roth
Directed By: Gilles Paquet-Brenner
After enduring bad press and weirdly bad advance word of mouth, Fantastic Four will try to pull an “against all odds” this weekend and open big. I don’t think it can open too big. We’ve seen this story before. The … Continue reading Box Office Predictions: ‘Fantastic’ Weekend Ahead?
Tom Cruise managed the 2nd largest Mission Impossible opening and the third largest of his career with Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, which showed the power of good reviews, grabbing an A- from Cinemascore and a 93% on Rotten Tomatoes. Not … Continue reading Weekend Box Office: ‘Mission’ Possible. Tom Cruise Opens Above Projections.
See what I did there? I’m so creative. My mommy always said… so creative. This weekend, the critically acclaimed Mission Impossible sequel will rule the box office. The last installment had a weird platform release where it opened in 425 … Continue reading Box Office Predictions: Audiences Will Go On An ‘Impossible’ ‘Vacation’
Ant-Man barely edged Pixels this weekend for the top spot. A 56% drop (not too shabby) kept it in the lead. It broke 100M in its 10th day of release. Pixels was likely hurt by some truly devastating reviews. Audiences … Continue reading Weekend Box Office: ‘Ant-Man’ Scores Narrow Victory, ‘Paper’ Crumbles In 6th
Until last summer’s Blended, Adam Sandler was one of the most bankable actors in Hollywood. If you look at his non-R rated mainstream comedies, they all open well. Pixels puts him back in this familiar territory, and this time he’s … Continue reading Box Office Predictions: ‘Pixels’ Fight For 1st
Ant-Man may have won the weekend, but it’s the lowest debut for a Marvel movie. There’s even talk that it might not hit 58M. It might fall short. Also, some people are going with the “sky is falling” routine for … Continue reading Weekend Box Office: ‘Ant-Man’ Lowest Marvel Debut, ‘Trainwreck’ Passes Expectations
I’ve predicted a few films going big that flopped. My Terminator Genisys/Magic Mike XXL weekend was way off. I’m choosing again to be a little bold and not go with safe predictions. I think when people say 60M for Ant-Man, … Continue reading Box Office Predictions: ‘Ant Man’ Should Grow Past ‘Minions’