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Brad Pitt headed back to WWII

Brad Pitt’s work in Quentin Tarantino’s “Inglourious Basterds” was amazing. Now he’s headed back to WWII, but in a much more serious tone with “Fury”. The film will center around an American tank crew who operates a tank called Fury during the final days of the war. David Ayer is directing. He helmed last year’s “End of Watch” starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena. He’s also helming next year’s “Ten”, starring  Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sam Worthington. We’ll see how this turns out. I wasn’t in love with “End of Watch” as much as a lot of people were. But it was a solid film.

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

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Hasbro movies continue

Despite “Battleship” flopping, Hasbro isn’t done making movies from its toys. We all knew about Ridley Scott’s “Monopoly”, though he may now just produce. But, there are also plans for a “Hungry Hungry Hippos” and “Action Man” movies. Oh yes, let the stupid movies continue based on Hasbro properties. Emmett/Furla Films will release the films and have been responsible for films like “End of Watch”. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say none of these movies are going to be nominated for Best Picture. Maybe a Razzie.

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

Despite having Clint Eastwood and Amy Adams starring, “Trouble With The Curve” failed to take the top spot at the box office. That went instead to either “House at the End of the Street” or “End of Watch” which both ended with an estimated $13 million. But, none fared worse than “Dredd 3D” starring Karl Urban which tanked with just $6.3 million.

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

Clint Eastwood looks to ahem…hit one out of the park with “Trouble With The Curve” while “The House At The End of the Street” and “Dredd 3D” also look to make a mark while a potential Oscar wild card could make some waves as well.

The movie with the widest release this week is”Trouble With The Curve”, starring Eastwood and Amy Adams. This film looks to draw in Eastwood’s large fanbase and looks to find similar success to last year’s “Moneyball”, which was also released around the same time last year. But, this one isn’t based on a true story and it looks very formulaic in its trailers. That being said, Eastwood will likely draw in a lot of fans to this one and an opening in the high teens to low 20s looks possible.

Opening weekend: $19-21 million

Total box office gross: $55-60 million

“The House At The End of the Street” features rising star Jennifer Lawrence. That should help bring in an audience that would normally skip this film. But, it’s going to struggle to draw in audiences skeptical of this film. And, it’s too far away from Halloween to really play off that. That being said, it should contend for the No. 1 spot pretty tightly.

Opening weekend: $15-17 million

Total box office gross: $28-33 million

“Dredd 3D”, starring Karl Urban, is the first of two very different police films. This one is getting surprisingly strong reviews and could break out this weekend. But, I’m not sure how many Dredd fans there are out there.

Opening weekend: $11-13 million

Total box office gross: $40-45 million

“End of Watch” stars Jake Gyllenhaal and looks to be much more gritty and realistic. That being said, it might have trouble getting audiences away from “Dredd 3D”.

 

Opening weekend: $7-9 million

Total box office gross: $25-30 million

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