Just as we all figured would happen in the 1st place, Toy Story 3 opens at number one on it’s opening weekend. The film brought in $109 million, in the United States and 44.8 million overseas, which brings its actual total to 153.8 million. It is the third animated film to make over 100 million on a opening weekend, the 1st being Shrek 2 with 108 million and Shrek the Third with $121.6 million. It is also the bets debut for a Disney/Pixar film topping “The Incredibles”, which opened at $70.5 million. The Karate Kid, which stars Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan, is now number 2 and has managed to pull in 29 million this week end. The weekend’s other new wide release, the Warner Bros. action tale “Jonah Hex,” bombed with just $5.1 million. And iMust say I’m actually shocked, iThought it would have @ least made it to number 3. That really goes to show you that casting Megan Fox as eye candy only, doesn’t work out too well. iMean can she even really act? She hardly had any lines in the Transformers movies, and Jennifer’s Body flopped harder than any Keri Hilson live performance. iCan bet that Toy Story 3 will manage to pull another 60-70 million by next Sunday. If it pulled in more, iWouldn’t be surprised.
Well as shocking as this may be 24 year old actress Amanda Bynes has announced via twitter that she’s retiring from acting. Her tweet said: “Being an actress isn’t as fun as it may seem, If I don’t love something anymore I stop doing it. I don’t love acting anymore so I’ve stopped doing it.” “I know 24 is a young age to retire but you heard it here first”; “I’ve #retired.” Amanda’s career began at age 7 where she appeared in commercials, then she became a regular on the hit TV show All That until 2000. She then went on to star in her own sketch comedy show entitled The Amanda Show until 2002. Her film work includes Big Fat Liar, She’s the Man, and Hairspray. Her last film is entitled Easy A and will be released on September 17, 2010. iReally can’t blame her 4 retiring. This goes to show you that some people really, aren’t doing things that bring in big money for the money. They do it for the love of it. Hopefully, she’ll get back into acting in a few years, so we’re just gonna call this a long break.
Toy Story 3 has hit theaters 2 day and it’s about time. The last time iSaw a Toy Story sequal iWas in the 4th grade, and iWas missing 2 teeth (my 2 front teeth fell out…don’t talk about me). The movie follows Woody, Buzz, Mr. Potato Head, and alot of their old friends (Little Bo Peep is not in this movie…she was said to be “sold” in a garage sell between time) as they try to escape a day car center. How did they get there, well as much as iKnow you will h8 2 admit it, just wait until you go 2 the movie theater 2 see it. The film (just like the 1st 2) has already received positive reviews ! Has any one ever noticed that most Disney/Pixar movies receive great reviews and make around 50-60 mil during the opening weekend? If not imma need you 2 pay more attention ! Thoughout all of that, critics state that there are a few scenes that may scare the kids so be careful of the age of the child you are taking. Some of you guys are ashamed to say that you wanna see Toy Story 3. Your using your kids/nephews/nieces etc as an excuse so you won’t feel bad. Well I’m not. Embrace the movie ! We 90’s babies (some of you 80’s babies) have been waiting for this ! iKnow iShall be seeing it, probably not tonight though. iJust love those little aliens ! they are so cute to me !
Lets get Smurf’d up ! Yes, iSaid smurf’d up. Sony Pictures Animation & NickelodeonFilms have produced a movie of not only some of our parents, but our favorite cartoon characters the smurfs. The movie is live action/CGI animated family fantasy based and is do out next summer (August 3, 2011 to be exact). The film stars Neil Patrick Harris, Katy Perry, & George Lopez just to name a few. The teaser trailer was released online yesterday around 9:00 and luckily for me iWas able to watch it at least 15 times. iAm so excited 4 this! iLove the smurfs and I’m sure the movie will receive at least mixed reviews from critics and will make a lot of money at the box office. Toy Story 3 comes out tommorrow and just as iFigured, the teaser trailer for tyhe smurfs will be shown as a preview! iCan’t wait until the official trailer is released. Cheack out the teaser trailer below.
iAm proud to announce that the remake of 1984’s The Karate Kid starring Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan had debuted at #1 over the weekend! Hollywood.com has stated that the movie made an estimation of $56 million dollars by yesterday evening. The movie was produced with a budget of 40 million and it exceeded the studio’s expectations (along with peoples expectations including myself). The movie itself was produced by Jaden’s parents Will and Jada Pinkett Smith. Another 80’s hit, The A-Team came in at second place with 26 million this weekend. I’m relieved that the Karate Kid did great on it’s opening weekend, and also received mixed (mostly positive) reviews from critics. iWas very much double sided when it came to the film. A part of me wanted it to do great, while another part of me had its doubts. iThink that Jaden has a promising career as a child star and can work his way up to a wonderful adult star like both of his parents. He’s already won 7 awards and has critical acclaim. Along with acting, Jaden is also a dancer and rapper as he appears on the “theme song” to the movie entitled Never Say Never which features teen Pop (and annoying) star Justin Beiber.
Yesterday we posted a teaser trailer (it was more of a sneak peak because the video was 7 minutes…that’s 2 long 4 a trailer) for Mortal Kombat: Rebirth was released. It will serve as a “visual re-boot” of the original video game franchise. The clip features Michael Jai White as Jax, Jeri Ryan as Sonya Blade, Matt Mullins as Johnny Cage, Lateef Crowder as Baraka and Ian Anthony Dale as Scorpion. It also features appearances from popular characters including: Sub Zero, Reptile and Shang Tsung. Sources speculate that the trailer could indicate a reboot movie or a tie in live-action short film series to replace CGI cut scenes for the next Mortal Kombat game. Either way it goes, iAm so amped! iLove Mortal Kombat. Raiden, Scorpion, Sub Zero and Sonya Blade are my favorite characters. It would great to see a new version or installment to the movie franchise. iLove both of the films and not to mention I’m a pretty good Mortal Kombat player myself.