Blog By: Jessica Schellenbach
The Hunger Games Break Record
The much talked about film, The Hunger Games, grossed a stunning $19.7 million after the midnight showings last night. Being shown on 2565 theaters nationwide this makes it the 7th biggest midnight non-sequel debut of all times according to the Wrap. $125 million is expected after the weekend! If the movie reach that mark it will become the biggest opening in March, ever! The one movie holding that record so far is Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland which reached $116 million in 2010.
Even though Lionsgate’s The Hunger Games reached impressive numbers it falls short to other midnight showings such as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part 2 and The Twilight Saga- Breaking Dawn Part 1 last summer. Keep in mind that both those films were shown on more theaters than The Hunger Games.
The Secret Sisters Hit
The Secret Sisters talk to Hollywood Reporter about how their song Tomorrow Will Be Kinder became involved with the popular film The Hunger Games.
Lydia and Laura Rogers, who are big fans of The Hunger Games books, says that they are good friends with soundtrack producer T-Bone Burnett who helped produce their first album in 2010. When Burnett called them up to ask if they would like to be a part of the film they did not hesitate. Their song Tomorrow Will Be Kinder was offered as a free download when purchasing The Hunger Games tickets in advance and is on the film’s soundtrack. After that their whole world turned upside down. Shortly after they’ve been on red carpets and are currently in the number one spot on iTunes. What a story!
The Carrie Diaries
The prequel to Sex and The City, The Carrie Diaries, have released the first official footage of the star playing Sarah-Jessica Parker’s character Carrie. AnnaSophia Robb was a perfect match for Carrie and when she walked into the audition “we knew we had found her” says The Carrie Diaries executive producer Amy B. Harris. The Carrie Diaries is set in the 1980’s and follows Carrie in high school where she starts getting interested in fashion, sex and love while exploring the fabulous Manhattan.
Melissa Leo Joins Tom Cruise
Oscar winner Melissa Leo (The Fighter) is going to join the cast of Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseborough and Olga Kurylenko for the upcoming thriller Oblivion. Being a busy woman she is also going to be seen in the movie Flight directed by Robert Zemecki and is also as we speak shooting the third season of the HBO show Treme.
Filming Has Begun
Sofia Coppola just started filming her new movie The Bling Ring in Calabasas, CA. Coppola also wrote the script and helped produce it with her brother, Roman Coppola. The film is inspired by true events and follows the lives of teenagers living in the outskirts of Hollywood blinded by the life of fame. In fact they are so obsessed that they end up robbing the homes of famous people. The real life burglar group was also known as The Hollywood Hills Burglar Bunch. Many celebrities were targeted including Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan. They tracked down addresses and information of the celebrities by using the internet. Altogether they stole more than $3 million in clothing and jewelry.
Starring in the film is no other than our own Hermione, Emma Watson, Leslie Mann (The Change Up) and Taissa Farmiga (American Horror Story).