In a remarkably tight race, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug held onto its gold at the box office this weekend, earning $29.9 million over the three-day frame and taking the top spot. The fantasy epic’s domestic total is now $190.3 million after three weeks, a robust number that still trails last year’s The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which had already earned $221.6 million at the 17-day mark. Peter Jackson’s earlier Tolkien epic, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, had made a princely $290.4 million by its third weekend in 2003, headed toward a final gross of $377.8 in the states and $1.119 billion worldwide. Smaug looks likely to end up below Unexpected Journey‘s total haul of $303 million, whereas each of the Lord of the Rings films managed to outgross its predecessor. The Hobbit: There and Back Again, the trilogy’s final film, is slated for release on Dec. 17, 2014.
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Reclaiming the top spot in its sixth weekend, Frozen made an estimated $10.3 million on Friday — enough to snag the top spot during a hectic post-holiday frame that saw five new wide releases competing at the box office. Disney’s animated fairy tale has made a total of $229.8 million so far and has a shot at holding the crown for the weekend, although it’ll have stiff competition from The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug. The fantasy sequel earned an estimated $10.1 million on Friday, making it the second-highest grosser that day and bringing its total to $170.6 million. The Hobbit is playing on 3,928 screens compared to Frozen‘s 3,335.
Rugged treks through a snowy tundra, death-defying leaps from a helicopter piloted by a drunk schlub, a daring attempt to get Kristen Wiig’s attention on eHarmony: This epic trailer for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty has it all.
By now, you’re probably familiar with Ben Stiller’s adaptation of James Thurber’s classic tale of daydreaming and ennui, memorably adapted once before into a 1947 classic starring Danny Kaye. But if not, here’s the deal: Stiller directed and stars as Mitty, an utterly average office drone with an overactive fantasy life. After discovering a mysteriously missing photo negative, Mitty embarks on a wild real-life adventure that’s every bit as exciting as the trips he’s been taking in his imagination.
Wiig costars as Mitty’s coworker and dream girl Cheryl; the film also includes turns by Shirley MacLaine as Mitty’s mother, Adam Scott as his brotastic jerk of a boss, Kathryn Hahn as his sister, Patton Oswalt as an eHarmony customer representative — when this guy thinks you’re pathetic, you know things have taken a turn for the worse — and Sean Penn as the arctic explorer who inspires Mitty to stop dreaming and start living. All have a presence in this six-minute extended promo, which just might inspire you to turn off your computer and hop on a plane to Afghanistan.
A new trailer and poster were just released for Ben Stiller’s Christmas Day release The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. The film, directed by and starring Stiller, was adapted from James Thurber’s short story of Walter Mitty, a man who escapes his anonymous life by daydreaming himself into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance, and action.
When his job and that of his co-worker (Kristen Wiig) at Life magazine are threatened, Walter embarks on a real-world global journey in search of an estranged photographer (Sean Penn) and a very important photo negative. The new trailer shows how Walter transitions from his real life to that of his daydreams. The new poster for the film features Ben Stiller running through New York’s Times Square, where all the billboards are papered with photos of himself on different adventures.
Watch the new trailer and poster for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty below:
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It all starts with a wink — well, a digital wink — in the latest trailer for The Secret Life of Walter Mitty. Basically, Walter (Ben Stiller) is a man with a lackluster online profile thanks to a lackluster life in which he hasn’t been anywhere or done anything worth mentioning. So how does he get the attention of a female coworker (played by Kristen Wiig)? If a digital wink won’t work, he’ll just have to try something else, such as traveling the world and making a difference.
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