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Entertainment Round-Up (12/04/2010)
Entertainment Round-Up (12/04/2010)
12/04/10 at 10:50 AM by Thomas Balkcom
Entertainment Round-Up contributors: rest_easy, Stayillogical, and tommykb127

Industry News and Rumors:


Box Office:

1. Harry Potter/Deathly Hallows, Pt 1 (Warner Bros) Week 2 [4,125 Runs], Wednesday $14.4M, Thursday $11.5M, Friday $20.7M, Saturday $18.7M, 3-Day Weekend $50.3M, 5-Day Holiday $78M, Cume $220M
2. Tangled3D (Disney) NEW [3,603 Runs] Wednesday $11.8M, Thursday $8.1M, Friday $19.7M, Saturday $18.7M, Estimated 3-Day Weekend $49.1M, 5-Day Holiday $69M
3. Megamind3D (DreamWorks Animation/Paramount) Week 4 [3,401 Runs] Wednesday $2.6M, Thursday $2M, Friday $5.3M, Saturday $4.9M, Estimated 3-Day Weekend $12.8M, 5-Day Holiday $17.5M, Cume $130.4M
4. Burlesque (Screen Gems/Sony) NEW [3,037 Runs] Wednesday $2.4M, Thursday $2.4M, Friday $4.5M, Saturday $4.6M, Estimated 3-Day Weekend $11.8M, 5-Day Holiday $17.2M
5. Unstoppable (Fox) Week 3 [3,183 Runs] Wednesday $1.9M, Thursday $2.5M, Friday $4.5M, Saturday $4.7M, Estimated 3-Day Weekend $11.7M, 5-Day Holiday $16M, Cume $60.7M
Source. http://www.deadline.com/2010/11/first-box-office-tangled-bigger-than-expected/

01) RIP, Leslie Nielsen. One of the funniest men to ever grace the silver screen.
- David Zucker pays tribute.

02) RIP, Irvin Kershner, who directed one of the great American films.

- Irvin Kershner Remembered: George Lucas.

03) James Franco and Anne Hathaway will host the 83rd Annual Academy Awards.

04) The Hobbit will be shot in Digital 3D using RED Digital Cinema cameras.

05) Richard Kelly has written a screenplay for an animated adaptation prequel to Southland Tales.

06) Here are the winners from the Gotham Independent Film Awards. Winter’s Bone was the big winner.

07) Here are list of the nominations for the 2011 Independent Spirit Awards.

08) Read Richard Kelly’s early reaction to Kevin Smith’s Red State.

09) The Wachowski’s Cloud Atlas should start shooting in Summer 2011.

10) Kevin Smith has recently announced that Nicholas Braun will play the lead in his hockey comedy, Hit Somebody.

11) Here’s the competition slate for 2011 Sundance.

12) Michael Douglas recently stated that Soderbergh’s Liberace could start shooting as early as May or June of 2011.

13) Paul Dano has joined the already-stellar cast of Looper.

14) Christopher Nolan confirms (same as Bale) that The Dark Knight Rises will be his last chapter of his Batman saga. Also, his wife stated that Superman is now Zach Snyder’s movie. There’s also an absolutely absurd rumor concerning Heath Ledger and the upcoming Batman film, but it really isn’t worth noting.

15) Here are some updates concerning Terrence Malick (who celebrated his 67th birthday on Monday). They include details (spoilerish, I didn’t read but that’s what I’ve heard) concerning his film, The Burial, and that a 2-minute trailer for The Tree of Life will be attached to prints of Black Swan.

16) Hans Zimmer confirms that he is doing the score for Snyder’s Superman.

17) The Weinstein Company releases a new poster for The King’s Speech. This one looks great.

18) Fox moves forward with The Three Stooges project, to be directed by the Farrelly brothers. Production will begin in March 2011.

19) Derek Cianfrance’s (Blue Valentine) next film, The Place Beyond The Pines, will also star Ryan Gosling.

20) Aaron Eckhart confirms there will be NO two-face in batman 3.

21) So far Sam Mendes is still attached to direct the next Bond film. And David Arnold will be the composer.

22) Here’s a clip from The Tempest.

23) Craig Fernandez (From Prada to Nada) has pitched a modern take on Frankenstein for Sony Pictures. Script currently in progress.

24) Principal photography has begun on the Scorpian King 3 starring Ron Perlman, Victor Webster and Billy Zane.

25) David O’Russell talks more about how he will bastardize Uncharted.

26) So, Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum are now confirmed to star in 21 Jump Street.

27) They are planning on remaking Benj and unlike 90% of other films it seems like they’ll use an actual dog as they are currently searching shelter for the new star.

28) Producer Craig Perly gives an update on American Pie 4.

29) Here are three featurettes on Tron: Legacy.

30) A clip for Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader.

31) Jackass 3.5 will launch online in March with leftover stunts and pranks.

32) 8 clips from Black Swan should keep you busy.

33) Tom Hanks will star in Triple Frontier from director Kathryn Bigelow (The Hurt Locker).

34) Ron Perlman will not be in The Hobbit despite rumors.

35) Mary J. Blige is in talks to star in Adam Shankman’s (Hairspray) adaptation of rock of Ages.

36) Dreamworks Animation is planning multiple sequels for Madagascar (4 total), Kungfu Panda (up to 6 total) and How to Train Your Dragon (probably 3 but up to 8 possible).

37) Ricky Gervais and Emily Blunt are the latest said to have cameos in the Muppets.


01) Here’s the third TV teaser for Game of Thrones.

02) Cartoon Network renews Adventure Time, Regular Show, and MAD.

03) The Walking Dead hit a series high 5.3M viewers during its fifth episode. The finale should do really well ratings-wise.

04) Sarah Jones has been cast as the lead in the JJ Abrams-produced pilot Alcatraz.

05) The Walking Dead’s executive producer Frank Darabont has let go of the writing staff and is considering going without one for Season 2.

06) Dexter has been renewed for a sixth season.

07) Bruce Cambell will star in the Burn Notice prequel.

Newest Trailers

01) Frankie and Alice - http://www.slashfilm.com/movie-trailer-frankie-alice/
02) The Fighter (trailer #3) - http://www.slashfilm.com/movie-trailer-3-rhythmic-testosteroneheavy-the-fighter/
03) And Everything Is Going Fine - http://www.slashfilm.com/movie-trailer-steven-soderberghs-documentary-spalding-gray-and-fine/

Movies Out Next Week (12/10)

Black Swan (Expands)
The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader
The Company Men
The Fighter
The Tourist

DVDs Out Next Week (12/07)

Shrek Forever After
Cronos (CC BD)
Videodrome (CC BD)

Absolutepunk Entertainment Links

Due Date
Paranormal Activity 2
Mad Men
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
The Social Network
Let Me In
Boardwalk Empire
Jersey Shore

sources: aintitcool.com, slashfilm.com, empire.com, theavclub.com, tv.ign.com, fandango.com, videoeta.com, deadline.com, variety.com, comingsoon.net, firstshowing.com, superherohype.com

If you have a bit of entertainment news you'd like to submit for next week's Round-Up, send your submission to Thomas Balkcom with "Entertainment Round-Up" in the subject header.
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