Posts Tagged ‘Eve’’
Your lackluster weekend box office:
1. New Year’s Eve – $ 13.7 million, debuting to only a quarter of Valentine’s Day‘s $ 56.3 million opening weekend. Good news for those of us wishing an end to Garry Marshall’s holiday ensembles; bad news for Hector Elizondo and his dreams of getting a bigger romantic part in Labor Day Weekend.
2. The Sitter – $ 10 million. No one wants to spend money on old-model Jonah Hill when there are rumors of a new, slimmer model debuting so soon.
3. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 – $ 7.9 million, finally falling from the top spot after a three-week reign. You can’t stay king forever, Twilight. Not with Katherine Heigl out there finding romance on a holiday.
4. The Muppets – $ 7 million, dropping two spots as capitalism once again triumphs over the communist manifesto.
5. Arthur Christmas – $ 6.6 million–a mere 10% decline indicative of IT’S ALMOST CHRISTMAS LET’S WATCH CHRISTMAS THINGS!!!
Weekend Box Office Results [Box Office Mojo]
Highlighting its impressive grid layout of mostly white people, here’s the poster for Garry Marshall’s latest effort to continue being Hector Elizondo’s primary caregiver, New Year’s Eve. Several of these people have won Academy Awards, so please, act like this is something.
The Poster for New Year’s Eve [ComingSoon]
Though the scars are still visible from Valentine’s Day, director Garry Marshall still continues to flog us with his romantic-comedy cat o’ nine tails, and soon enough we’ll be wincing to the lashes of another rom-com pile-on when New Year’s Eve comes out later this year. Love, Actually has already covered Christmas, though, and eventually Marshall is going to run out of romantic holidays to loosely wrap his rom-com scourges around, and so the time has come to find a new basis for showcasing a multitude of mostly-white Manhattan relationships. Thankfully, Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden may have the solution: how about working around hate mail? The Fleck-Boden writing and directing team–who last collaborated on our most precious mental institution romance, It’s Kind of a Funny Story–have revealed that their next project will be a film called Hate Mail, which “will feature interweaving stories about several Manhattanites who encounter various iterations of hate mail and grapple with the subsequent fallout of their relationships.” At last, we’ll have an alternate universe version of the romantic-comedy pile-on, a world in which the ending isn’t entirely happy, Ryan Gosling is Ashton Kutcher, Parker Posey is established veteran Robert De Niro, and Katherine Heigl stands outside it all, quietly scratching at the glass and unsure why she feels such a desperate need to be in a mutually-antagonistic relationship.