|Genres||Drama, Short Film|
|US Release Date||09/12/2008|
“A real movie.” That’s the phrase that one of my industry sources used to describe Eagle Eye (Dreamworks/Paramount), which debuts this Friday at 3,500 or so locations and on more than 4,500 screens. The movie reunites Hollywood’s hottest young star, Shia LaBeouf, with his director from the surprise hit Disturbia, DJ Caruso, and industry tracking is pointing toward a spectacular opening.
Samuel L. Jackson has opened at the top of the box office for a second time in 2008. His racially-charged, crooked-cop flick Lakeview Terrace (Sony) has opened at No. 1, as I first reported Friday night, with a $15.6M opening.
Samuel L. Jackson’s “scare tactics” in Lakeview Terrace (Sony) have put this Neil LaBute-directed thriller at the top of the box office heap for the three-day weekend.
The upcoming three-day will be much easier to call than the three-day photo finish between Burn After Reading (Focus), Tyler Perry’s The Family That Preys (Lionsgate) and Righteous Kill (Overture). The near-certain winner, according to industry tracking and conversations with multiple sources, will be Neil LaBute’s Lakeview Terrace (Sony).
As I first projected Friday night, the Coen Brothers have delivered their best opening weekend ever with the well-reviewed Burn After Reading (Focus).
The weekend box office horserace is a photo finish between the brothers behind No Country for Old Men, Atlanta’s entrepreneurial Gospel-infused maverick and a couple of old guys mailing it in. And the winner appears to be The Coen Brothers and Burn After Reading (Focus), although it is very close, and I cannot rule out a win for Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys (Lionsgate).
Even without shoehorning his onscreen alter ego Madea into the drawn-out proceedings, writer-director Tyler Perry’s offers yet another dull, obvious and repetitive sermon on the importance on family values.
Coming off of the worst weekend at the box office since September 2003, the movie business could use a needle of adrenaline to the heart (a la Uma Thurman in <em>Pulp Fiction</em>) and, although business will improve, there is probably no stealth blockbuster in the cards this weekend.
In his quest to conquer every single entertainment medium, Tyler Perry is set to bring a sitcom based on his movie <em>Meet the Browns </em>to TV<em>.</em>
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