The third season of ABC’s Revenge is officially underway and there’s more hooking up going on than we know what to do with. Just like any good drama, romantic entanglements are a must. But the main character on Revenge – Emily Thorne (played by Emily VanCamp)— wears so many different faces it’s difficult to keep track of her true loves, her faux loves, and the guys she’s using for her own revenge-y purposes. But we’re here to help! Here are some of the love triangles (and quadrangles) that are making season 3 worth the watch.
Emily and Jack/Emily and Aiden/Emily and Daniel:
See what we mean? Emily (AKA Amanda Clarke) started out the season making out with Jack (her childhood love who finally knows her true identity), but remains engaged to Daniel (although she’s still trying to take his entire family down), and in the most recent episode shared a passionate kiss with her ex-boo Aiden. How does she juggle all of it? Well, she doesn’t always do such a great job and jealousies abound in just about every episode. It doesn’t always make for a smooth revenge plan, but it definitely makes for good television. Plus all these guys are pretty hot, so there’s that to enjoy as well.
Jack and Margaux/Jack and Emily:
This season we met Daniel’s old friend Margaux (played by Karine Vanasse), a beautiful French bombshell who runs her own magazine in the Hamptons. After a failed attempt to hook up with Emily’s fiancé Daniel, she ends up pulling Jack out of his shell. Jack has to be the cutest single dad/widower we’ve ever seen and Margaux? Well, she’s French! They make a great couple. but not everyone's into it. Emily’s own jealousy may start to get the best of her, as she still hasn’t resolved her feelings for her childhood sweetheart. And we can expect all of these emotions to complicate her plans to take down high society in the Hamptons.
Nolan and Patrick:
There’s no real love triangle here, but some attention must be paid to Revenge favorite Nolan Ross (Gabriel Mann) and this season’s hottie newcomer Patrick (Justin Hartley). Nolan’s sexuality has never been clearly labeled and we’ve seen him date women and men throughout the show’s seasons. But the relationship between Patrick is especially complicated because -- like many of the relationships on Revenge -- it’s not quite clear yet whether or not the two are legitimately interested in each other, or using each other for their own personal agendas. Chances are, it’s a little bit of both. Which means we’ll all have to keep tuning in to see how all these little affairs continue to bring on the drama.
The name [in movies] is Bond, James Bond.
Sony's Quantum of Solace posts a better-than-expected debut as the film earns a whopping $70.4 million in 3451 theaters.
With $27 million on Friday (including 12:01 a.m. showings), $26.1 million on Saturday and $17.3 million on Sunday, the film was an unstoppable force at the box-office. The debut was 73 percent higher than that of 2005's Casino Royale ($40.8 million) and was the best ever opening for a Bond film soundly beating 2002's Die Another Day which earned $47 million in its first weekend. A terrific marketing campaign coupled with a movie-going public eager to see the continuation of the story that originated in Casino, made Quantum of Solace a monumental hit both in the U.S. and overseas.
In the number two spot, the animals of Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa made their presence known with a very minimal 43 percent second weekend drop as the film added another $36.1 million and bringing its total to $118 million after just 10 days of release.
Another strong hold-over was Universal's Role Models, which has been generating great word-of-mouth, dropping a mere 39 percent in its second weekend. The R-rated comedy has been getting very positive reactions from audiences who appreciate this particular brand of humor.
At number four, Disney's High School Musical 3 continues its dance up the charts as it posts a miniscule fourth weekend drop of 36 percent, as it crosses the $80 million mark.
Finally at number five is Universal's Changeling, which continues to generate Oscar buzz and is transcending the fact that people seem to be looking for escapist entertainment, earned a solid $4.2 million and is now approaching the $30 million mark. The Clint Eastwood directed drama starring Angelina Jolie is going to be a fixture in the Top 10 for the next few weeks as the Oscar race heats up.
Speaking of which, Fox Searchlight's critically acclaimed Slumdog Millionaire debuted in just 10 theatres but had a massive per-theatre average of over $35,000. With Danny Boyle at the helm and major critical raves, this is just the beginning of what promises to be a magical run at the box-office for this small, but immensely important film.
For the film industry as a whole this was another great weekend with box-office up over 50 percent vs. the comparable weekend a year ago and with Disney's Bolt and Summit's Twilight on deck for release this Friday, the momentum should continue and sets the stage for what could be one of the best Holiday movie seasons ever.
THREE-DAY STUDIO ESTIMATES (Source Media by Numbers)
1 NEW! Quantum of Solace (Sony/MGM) - $70.4M; 3451 theaters; $20,400 PTA
2 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (Paramount) - $36.1M; 4065 theaters; $8,888 PTA; -43%; $118M cume
3 Role Models (Universal) - $11.7M; 2798 theaters; $4,185 PTA; -39%; $38.1M cume
4 High School Musical 3: Senior Year (Disney); $5.8M; 3202 theaters; $1,836 PTA; -36%; $84.3M cume
5 Changeling (Universal) - $4.2M; 1896 theaters; $2,240 PTA; -41%; $27.6M cume
6 Zack and Miri Make a Porno (Weinstein Co.) - $3.2M; 2210 theaters; $1,448 PTA; -49%; $26.5M
7 Soul Men (MGM) - $2.4M; 2048 theaters; $1,186 PTA; -55%; $9.4M cume
8 The Secret Life of Bees (Fox Searchlight) - $2.4M; 1449 theaters; $1,656 PTA; -22% ; $33.6M cume
9 Saw V (Lionsgate) - $1.7M; 2002 theaters; $894 PTA; -56%; $55.4M cume
10 The Haunting of Molly Hartley (Freestyle Releasing) - $1.6M; 1587 theaters; $1,039 PTA; -50%; $12.6M