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A pair of new releases take aim at Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” starring Emma Watson.

Can either take over the top spot?

The short answer is no. “Beauty and the Beast” fell 48 percent in its second weekend. That mark is a pretty strong hold considering the size of its opening weekend.

A similar drop this weekend will put it in the $45 to 50 million range.

“The Boss Baby” will be the top newcomer in second. The animated film may not live up to past animated hits, including last year’s “Home” or even “The Croods” and may only get to $30 to 35 million.

Opening in third will be “Ghost in the Shell” with Scarlett Johansson. Pre-release tracking had it around the likes of “The Maze Runner” so expect this one to earn around $30 million.

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With “Beauty and the Beast” setting the box office on fire, another Disney classic is getting the live action treatment. “Mulan” is scheduled to hit theaters in 2018 and director Niki Caro (“Whale Rider”) had some news to share.

In an interview with Moviefone, current plans for the film contain no songs. That’s right, “Mulan” may not be a musical. That means it may be making a man out of audiences in a different way than people remember.

 

“Beauty and the Beast” was always going to open big. How much did it make?

Estimates place the remake of the Disney classic earning $170 million. That would be enough to top the $166 million earned by “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” for a new March record and is the seventh-biggest opening weekend ever.

“Beauty and the Beast” stars Emma Watson, Luke Evans and Josh Gad.

“Kong: Skull Island” dropped to second, earning $28.9 million. That’s a decent hold for the monster film, while “Logan” took third with $17.5 million.

“Beauty and the Beast” earned a massive $63.78 million on Friday. That is a notch below “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice” and the $81.5 million it earned on its opening Friday, but comic book films are almost always more front loaded.

The Disney film starring Emma Watson (“Harry Potter”) should wind up around $160-170 million for the weekend.

 

I’m really hoping this isn’t the start of a trend. With recent  films like “Snow White and the Huntsman” and “Jack the Giant Slayer”, Hollywood has taken on reimagining the fairy tale. Disney is right there with the upcoming “Maleficent” starring Angelina Jolie. But what about reimaging modern classics? That’s right. “Beauty and the Beast” is a masterpiece. So it comes with great annoyance that Disney has plans to remake the film as a darker version, currently titled “The Beast”. Joe Aherne, who wrote “Trance” is penning the script In other Disney news, Emma Watson has dropped out of the live action “Cinderella”, which stars Cate Blanchett.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Potter stars lining up new projects

It’s a good day for a few “Harry Potter” vets. Gary Oldman is in as a leader of a human colony in “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes”. And reports are that Daniel Radcliffe will be playing Igor in a new take on Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”, which will tell the tale from Igor’s perspective. “Chronicle” writer Max Landis penned the script. And finally Emma Watson is set to star in a live action version of “Cinderella”. Kenneth Branagh (“Thor”) is directing the film and Cate Blanchett is also in as the evil step mother.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

We know it had to happen. The “Harry Potter Wizard’s Collection” is on its way and here’s a 13-minute preview.

There are 31 discs included, featuring all of the movies and hours of bonus content and some nice packaging. But the price, $344.99 on Amazon, may be a little steep. The films star Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and more.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at @eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Ray Winstone (“The Departed”) is in talks to play the villain in “Noah” from director Darren Aronofsky. The movie also stars Russell Crowe, Douglas Booth and Logan Lerman with Emma Watson in talks to join as well. This is supposedly a close adaptation of Noah and the flood from the Bible.

So, correct me if I’m wrong, but if this is a close adaptation…why should a villain be cast? I mean, I’m no expert, but I believe there wasn’t a real “villain” in that particular part was there?

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Have you ever wondered whether characters from “Harry Potter”, “Twilight” or “The Hunger Games” would win in a popularity contest? Well, here’s your chance. The nominations are in for the MTV Movie Awards. And, in the Best Movie category you’ve got “The Hunger Games”, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2”, “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1”, “The Help” and “Bridesmaids”.

Here are all the nominees and categories.

MOVIE OF THE YEAR (voting stays live throughout the 2012 Movie Awards ceremony)
– Bridesmaids
Director: Paul Feig, Producers: Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel, Clayton Townsend (Universal Pictures)
– The Hunger Games
Director: Gary Ross, Producers: Nina Jacobson, Jon Kilik (Lionsgate)
– Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
Director: David Yates, Producers: David Heyman, David Barron, J.K. Rowling (Warner Bros. Pictures)
– The Help
Director: Tate Taylor, Producers: Chris Columbus, Michael Barnathan, Brunson Green (DreamWorks)
– The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1
Director: Bill Condon, Producers: Karen Rosenfelt, Wyck Godfrey, Stephenie Meyer
(Summit Entertainment)

BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE
– Emma Stone – Crazy, Stupid, Love. (Warner Bros. Pictures)
– Emma Watson – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (Warner Bros. Pictures)
– Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games (Lionsgate)
– Kristen Wiig – Bridesmaids (Universal Pictures)
– Rooney Mara – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Sony Pictures)

BEST MALE PERFORMANCE
– Channing Tatum – The Vow (Sony Pictures)
– Daniel Radcliffe – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (Warner Bros. Pictures)
– Joseph Gordon-Levitt – 50/50 (Summit Entertainment)
– Josh Hutcherson – The Hunger Games (Lionsgate)
– Ryan Gosling – Drive (FilmDistrict)

BREAKTHROUGH PERFORMANCE
– Elle Fanning – Super 8 (Paramount Pictures)
– Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids (Universal Pictures)
– Liam Hemsworth – The Hunger Games (Lionsgate)
– Rooney Mara – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Sony Pictures)
– Shailene Woodley – The Descendants (Fox Searchlight)

BEST COMEDIC PERFORMANCE
– Jonah Hill – 21 Jump Street (Sony Pictures)
– Kristen Wiig – Bridesmaids (Universal Pictures)
– Melissa McCarthy – Bridesmaids (Universal Pictures)
– Oliver Cooper – Project X (Warner Bros. Pictures)
– Zach Galifianakis – The Hangover Part II (Warner Bros. Pictures)

BEST CAST
– 21 Jump Street (Sony Pictures) – Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Dave Franco, Ellie Kemper, Brie Larson
– Bridesmaids (Universal Pictures) – Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ellie Kemper
– Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (Warner Bros. Pictures) – Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint, Tom Felton
– The Help (DreamWorks) – Emma Stone, Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Bryce Dallas Howard, Jessica Chastain
– The Hunger Games (Lionsgate) – Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Lenny Kravitz

BEST ON-SCREEN TRANSFORMATION
– Collin Farrell – Horrible Bosses (Warner Bros. Pictures)
– Elizabeth Banks – The Hunger Games (Lionsgate)
– Johnny Depp – 21 Jump Street (Sony Pictures)
– Michelle Williams – My Week with Marilyn (The Weinstein Company)
– Rooney Mara – The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Sony Pictures)

BEST FIGHT
– Channing Tatum & Jonah Hill vs. Kid Gang – 21 Jump Street (Sony Pictures)
– Daniel Radcliffe vs. Ralph Fiennes – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
(Warner Bros. Pictures)
– Jennifer Lawrence & Josh Hutcherson vs. Alexander Ludwig – The Hunger Games (Lionsgate)
– Tom Cruise vs. Michael Nyqvist – Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (Paramount Pictures)
– Tom Hardy vs. Joel Edgerton – Warrior (Lionsgate)

BEST KISS
– Channing Tatum & Rachel McAdams – The Vow (Sony Pictures)
– Jennifer Lawrence & Josh Hutcherson – The Hunger Games (Lionsgate)
– Robert Pattinson & Kristen Stewart – The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1 (Summit Entertainment)
– Rupert Grint & Emma Watson – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (Warner Bros. Pictures)
– Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone – Crazy, Stupid, Love. (Warner Bros. Pictures)

BEST GUT-WRENCHING PERFORMANCE
– 21 Jump Street (Sony Pictures) – Jonah Hill & Rob Riggle
Schmidt shoots Coach Walters in the d#@k
– Bridesmaids (Universal Pictures) – Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, Rose Byrne, Melissa McCarthy, Wendi McLendon-Covey and Ellie Kemper
Food poisoning turns the girls’ dress fitting into a disaster
– Drive (FilmDistrict) – Ryan Gosling
Elevator beat-down
– The Help (DreamWorks) – Bryce Dallas Howard
Minny gives Hilly a pie she won’t forget
– Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (Paramount Pictures) – Tom Cruise
Ethan Hunt scales to new heights

BEST ON-SCREEN DIRTBAG
– Bryce Dallas Howard – The Help (DreamWorks)
– Collin Farrell – Horrible Bosses (Warner Bros. Pictures)
– Jennifer Aniston – Horrible Bosses (Warner Bros. Pictures)
– Jon Hamm – Bridesmaids (Universal Pictures)
– Oliver Cooper – Project X (Warner Bros. Pictures)

BEST MUSIC
– “The Devil is in the Details,” Chemical Brothers – Hanna (Focus Features)
Interrogation scene
– “Impossible,” Figurine – Like Crazy (Paramount Vantage)
Anna texts Jacob from across the pond
– “Party Rock Anthem,” LMFAO – 21 Jump Street (Sony Pictures)
House dance party
– “Pursuit of Happiness,” Kid Cudi (Steve Aoki Remix) – Project X (Warner Bros. Pictures)
The party erupts into chaos
– “A Real Hero,” College w/Electric Youth – Drive (FilmDistrict)
The Driver takes Irene and her son for a fun ride

For the record, some picks I would make (although I understand its mostly adolescent teenage girls that vote for this stuff so I’d probably be outnumbered here):

I’d go with “Bridesmaids” or “The Hunger Games” for best movie. “Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol” for Best Fight and Ryan Gosling for Best Male Performance. Anyways, what do you guys think of the nominations?

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

You knew it would. Harry Potter fans can start saving now as Warner Brothers will release the “Harry Potter Wizards Collection”. The film will include Blu Ray and DVD copies of all the films and will include, are you ready for this, 31 discs in the set. It will reportedly cost $349.499. It will include 13 discs of special features including five hours of never before seen features. Here’s a little preview for you guys.

The series is the the most financially successful in Hollywood history and starred Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson as Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.