Wednesday does not say much, but the official figures are out for the box office lineup going into Thanksgiving Weekend. The top ten are as follows:
1. Breaking Dawn 2 – $12.8 M
2. Skyfall – $7.5 M
3. Rise of the Guardians – $4.9 M
4. Lincoln - $4.2 M
5. Red Dawn $4.2 M
6. Wreck-It Ralph - $3.7 M
7. Life of Pi – $3.7 M
8. Flight – $1.3 M
9. Silver Linings Playbook (limited: 367 theaters) – $0.7 M
10. Argo – $0.6 M
The world has graced us with another look at the upcoming Red Dawn remake from director Dan Bradley. While this is yet another Open Road offering that appears largely unimpressive, the movie’s patriotic themes combined with the star power from the actor who plays Thor might be able to power it to a fairly respectable box office performance. That might be up whether or not audiences are willing to believe that North Korea could give the American military a run for its money, but for now let’s just relish the latest promotional spot for this movie as its set for pre-Thanksgiving Day release. Continue Reading
The first official trailer for the Dan Bradley-directed Red Dawn remake has finally hit the web. The movie stars Thor actor Chris Hemsworth leading a group of teenagers who seek to save their town from invading North Korean forces. While somewhat unbelievable, keep in mind the movie was originally made to feature Chinese invaders, but the studio elected to CGI them out so as to not hurt their international box office receipts.
This trailer shows a very high-octane, high-emotion movie that definitely takes full advantage of Hemsworth’s skill set. The flow of the movie will largely dictate its reception, but what we can tell from the promo is that action outweighs drama. Hopefully the geopolitical questions do not bog down the story to the point where such scenes come off as empty. Continue Reading
The official trailer for the Red Dawn remake is about to hit the net, but Entertainment Tonight got an early sneak peek so today we look at that. What you will see is a rag tag group of teenagers who take up arms to repel a foreign invasion by North Korea. Anyone who follows geopolitics knows this is ridiculously improbable; however, it is a movie and it was originally set to be the Chinese (still not very probable) until the wonders of CGI changed the Asian invading force.
This Dan Bradley-directed feature will be Chris Hemsworth’s follow-up to Snow White and the Huntsman, Cabin in the Woods, and The Avengers making this a rare four-film year for the actor. The only person in Hollywood to rival that mark? Channing Tatum with The Vow, 21 Jump Street, Magic Mike, and Haywire. Both ‘benefited’ in this regard from the wonders of production delays. Continue Reading