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Box office report: 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' still leads Memorial Day movies with $90.7 million

X-Men: Days of Future Past is easily cementing its spot as the top earner this Memorial Day weekend, bringing in $90.7 million by Sunday and proving that nothing kicks off the unofficial start of summer quite like the time-honored tradition of seeing superheroes and villains duke it out for the good of the country.

The time-travel film — directed by Bryan Singer and starring Patrick Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellan, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, and Jennifer Lawrence — is now on track to make at least $110 million over the long weekend, making it the second-largest holiday opening for the Fox franchise. (X-Men: The Last Stand took in $1o2.7 million in its first three days of release during Memorial Day weekend 2006). As expected, X-Men: Days of Future Past did well among international moviegoers, opening in 119 countries and territories for a global revenue of $261.78 million. READ FULL STORY

Casting Net: Naomi Watts in talks to join Matthew McConaughey in 'Sea of Trees'; Plus, Dave Franco, more

• Naomi Watts (The Impossible) is in talks to join Matthew McConaughey and Ken Watanabe in Gus Van Sant‘s Sea of Trees. Van Sant teased her potential casting at Cannes, where he hopes to shop the film. The drama follows an American ex-pat intent on taking his life in Japan’s Suicide Forest (or, the Sea of Trees) until he runs into Watanabe’s character — a fellow lost soul — and they both decide to find a way out of the forest together. Watts would play McConaughey’s wife in segments told in flashback. She currently has three movies in post including Birdman, St. Vincent De Van Nuys with Melissa McCarthy and Bill Murray, and Noah Baumbach’s While We’re Young, with Ben Stiller and Adam Driver. [THR] READ FULL STORY

'X-Men: Days of Future Past' trailer: The Sentinels unleashed! -- VIDEO

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Send in the Sentinels!

The new trailer for X-Men: Days of Future Past finally shows us the mutant-hunting robots unleashed by the government — more specifically, by Boliver Trask (Peter Dinklage). Clearly, the Present is one big post-apocalyptic mess; even Old Magneto has regrets. “All those years wasted fighting each other, Charles,” he says… referring to battles over power, biology, and, as it turns out, women.

So Wolverine is sent back to the Nixon administration to right wrongs before Storm (Halle Berry) can be skewered by a Sentinel and mutants find themselves on the edge of extinction. Not everyone is ready to make nice, though, especially Mystique (Jennifer Lawrence), who seems to have a growing blood-lust for normals: “I know what I have to do,” she says. “It’s us or them.”

There’s lots of fire, ice, more-obscure mutants, death, and one exploding White House. Click below for the new clip: READ FULL STORY

Casting Net: Halle Berry boards indie comedy; Plus, Angelina Jolie casts lead for 'Unbroken', more

• Halle Berry has decided to stay small for her next project. The Oscar winner (for Monster’s Ball) will take on the independent comedy Mother, about a woman who escapes life with a mobster by pretending to be the mother of a young guy she meets on the run. Emilio Ferrari (I Know What You Did Last Winter) is directing the project. According to the report, the film will be tonally similar to How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days. Berry most recently starred in the modest thriller The Call, and is currently filming X-Men: Days of Future Past where she’s reprising her role as Storm. [Variety]

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Box office report: 'Oz' endures with $42.2 million; 'The Call' dials up better numbers than 'Burt Wonderstone'

James Franco had a great weekend at the box office. Not only did his $215 million blockbuster Oz The Great and Powerful top the chart for a second time, his edgy indie Spring Breakers made a big splash in limited release.

Oz dropped by a modest 47 percent to $42.2 million this weekend, lifting its domestic total to $145 million. In doing so, Oz surpassed Identity Thief to become the biggest hit of 2013 so far. Overseas, Oz hasn’t had quite as magical of a run. The film conjured another $46.6 million from 55 territories (about 85 percent of the international market) and has now grossed a $136.8 million abroad. The fact that the domestic total still leads the international total for an effects-driven spectacle is a testament to The Wizard of Oz’s enduring equity in American culture and its lack of such equity overseas. Still, let’s not pretend that Disney is sad about a 10-day total of $281.8 million worldwide. READ FULL STORY

Box office update: 'Oz' wins Friday with $11.4 million; 'The Call' crushes 'Burt Wonderstone'

Disney’s $215 million adventure Oz The Great and Powerful kept marching right down the yellow brick road to profitability on its second Friday in theaters. The film, which crossed the $100 million mark on Thursday, its sixth day of release, earned another $11.4 million yesterday, putting it on pace for a $44 million weekend, a $146 million total, and an easy first-place finish.

In second, Halle Berry’s latest, The Call, performed way above expectations in 2,507 theaters. Distributor Sony/TriStar was only expecting the film to open in the $10-12 million range, but thanks to a robust $6.2 million Friday, the thriller is headed for an opening of about $17 million. READ FULL STORY

Box office preview: 'The Incredible Burt Wonderstone' will lack the magic of 'Oz'

A new magician movie and telephonic thriller are stepping onto the box office stage to take on the blockbuster wizard, Oz The Great and Powerful, this weekend. But Disney doesn’t need to worry. Here’s how the box office may play out:

1. Oz The Great and Powerful – $47 million

Disney’s $215 million Sam Raimi-directed fairy tale scored a blazing $79.1 million last weekend, and it has no chance of leaving the top spot this time around. Word-of-mouth on the film is solid, and neither of this weekend’s two newcomers will challenge Oz when it comes to attracting families. A 40-percent drop would give Oz a very great and very powerful second weekend of $47 million and a running total just shy of $150 million. READ FULL STORY

Halle Berry returns to 'X-Men,' will play Storm in 'Days of Future Past'

In the most inevitable piece of casting news since the last time Guillermo Del Toro decided to cast Ron Perlman in a movie, producer-director-pitchman Bryan Singer has officially announced that Halle Berry will once again play mutant weather goddess Storm in the upcoming X-Men sequel/prequel/alterna-quel Days of Future Past. “Couldn’t be more excited that #HalleBerry has joined the cast of #XMen #DaysofFuturePast,” tweeted Singer, confirming the long-expected return of the actress, shown here dressed as a cyborg mermaid. READ FULL STORY

Halle Berry stars in kidnapping thriller 'The Call' -- WATCH

We aren’t in the Little Miss Sunshine era anymore. In the thriller The Call, all-grown-up Abigail Breslin gets kidnapped and calls 911 operator Halle Berry, who attempts a race against time to save the girl. But – twist! – turns out the kidnapper is actually someone from Berry’s past…and that’s where things get complicated. “You’re just an operator,” the bad guy taunts. “What are you gonna do?” Plenty, if the rest of the trailer is any indication.

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Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock to present at Oscars

EW has confirmed that previous Best Actress Oscar winners Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Halle Berry, and Sandra Bullock will present at this year’s Academy Awards. Witherspoon won in 2005 for Walk the Line, Kidman won for The Hours in 2002, Berry won for Monster’s Ball in 2001, and Bullock won for The Blind Side in 2009.

The Academy Awards will air on ABC Sunday, February 24.

Read more:
Inside the Best Picture nominees: A deep dive into ‘Lincoln’
Oscars 2013: See the Academy’s special edition posters for the nine Best Picture nominees
Oscars: ‘Chicago’ cast to reunite as Academy Award presenters

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