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For the third weekend in a row, the team of Sandra Bullock and George Clooney dominated the box office, as according to Film.com "Gravity" easily took the top spot on the charts with an estimated $31 million.
That was more than enough to best both "Captain Phillips," which came in second for the second weekend in a row with $17.3 million, and the new horror remake "Carrie," which started strong but faded to third place with a $17 million debut.
And the news was even worse for the weekend's other new releases, as both "Escape Plan" (fifth place with $9.8 million) and "Fifth Estate" (a dismal eighth place with just $1.7 million) bombed out.
For a full run down of this weekend's box office top ten, head to Film.com.
Over the last few years, we've seen a ton of movie reboots coming out of Hollywood. Many hardcore fans groan in protest when a new one gets announced, but there's always enough curiosity that there's no reason to stop making them. With "Carrie" hitting theaters today and new "Godzilla" and "Robocop" films still in the works, it certainly doesn't seem like we'll see any less of them going forward. The team over at The Verge has put together a particularly awesome infographic that details the trends in reboot culture and what properties we could be seeing brand new on the big screen in the near future.
The most interesting thing that's pointed out here is that the reboots seem to be coming in cycles. Comic book film franchises, much like their source material, seem to reboot quicker than almost anything else. But, as the years have gone on, studios have had to go further and further back to find properties to relaunch. "Carrie" is a prime example, with this reboot coming nearly 40 years after the original.
If there's one thing you can count on at the movies this weekend, it's the fact that they're all gonna laugh at you.
Yes, the remake of classic horror movie "Carrie" is out this weekend, and so is our weekly edition of Movie Math. If you found math class as horrifying as Carrie found high school, never fear -- we're just here to talk about movies, folks.
Ahead, we break down the weekend's new releases, from the horrors of high school to the keystrokes of WikiLeaks, into their disparate parts. Click ahead to quiz yourself on this week's Movie Math. Get More »
The dog days of August are almost over, which means blockbusters are taking a backseat to all those lovely prestige pictures the studios trot out when the leaves change and Meryl Streep gets her thirst for gold like the Oscar vampire she is. Get More »
Kimberly Peirce's "Carrie" reboot was originally supposed to hit theaters back in March, but studio Sony Screen Gems pushed that morbid puppy back by several months, making its new debut date Oct. 18. That's half a year difference, which is no simple case of competitive calendar shuffling if you catch our drift. So, why such a lengthy setback in releasing the thing? Re-shoots (a.k.a. "pick-ups," "additional photography" and any other euphemism for "we effed up a few things and had to re-do 'em").
According to lead actress Chloe Moretz, these weren't your everyday film re-shoots,* oh no. For "Carrie," the second-round of shooting was meant to make the bloody film even twistier than the original film iteration of Stephen King's creepy book, adding some new material in to the story rather than just replacing a bunch of unsatisfactory shots throughout.
Ah, prom. It's one of those universal rites of passage. Just about everybody has a prom story. Some are good, some are bad and some are just plain weird.
But no matter how bad or weird your prom was, chances are it pales in comparison to the prom story Chloe Grace Moretz tells in Coming Soon's new international trailer for the upcoming remake of Stephen King's horror classic "Carrie."
Next time, you might just want to go stag. Get More »
It looks like it's time to destroy another prom.
Hit-Girl makes for quite the firestarter (wait, wrong movie) as Stephen King's woman scorned in "Carrie," the latest cinematic version of the old chestnut about a girl who can make things explode with her damn mind.
Hollywood keeps casting hotties as King's ugliest duckling, and this time we've got Chloe Moretz (who's growing up way too fast) as the high school student tormented by both her bullying classmates and her ultra-religious nutjob mama (Julianne Moore). We get a few highlights from Moore's deliciously over-the-top performance, though the trailer mostly focuses on the modern special effects technology that makes Carrie seem like a member of the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants.
This supernatural revenge melodrama — and its iconic imagery — is so engrained in our pop culture consciousness that director Kimberly Peirce's new adaptation seems unnecessary at best. However, there are pleasures in this new version that transcend its inherent irrelevance — really, you need only say "Hit-Girl as Carrie" and it's movie magic.
Check out the trailer above, courtesy of Yahoo! Movies. "Carrie" opens Oct. 18.
WARNING: Somewhat NSFW.
Once upon a time (read: the '80s), movie fans could count on the fact that at some point, someone in the movie would randomly drop trou or rip off their shirt for no apparent reason whatsoever. And frankly, it was great. After all, why worry about things like plot or character development when you can have some good old-fashioned gratuitous nudity instead? Get More »
It ain't easy being a kid. And it's especially not easy being a kid who is growing up in the public spotlight like, say, Chloe Grace Moretz is. Just think about all the awkward, embarrassing moments of your own youth and then imagine them being plastered across the internet. Rough business.
So we can only imagine how gratifying it must have been for Moretz to step into the iconic role of Stephen King's "Carrie" and get a chance to enact some much deserved psychic payback against everyone who ever posted a nasty tweet about her.
Payback which you can get a first look at right here thanks to the new "Carrie" teaser. Get More »
Whenever a movie studio announces plans for another remake, the reaction among fans and pundits is always the same: Hollywood doesn't have any new ideas.
But we like to look on the bright side of things, which is why we're so happy when we hear of a cool remake or reboot. Hey, who needs new ideas when there are already so many great old ideas waiting to be rediscovered?
With that in mind, we've compiled a list of 50 — that's right, 50! — upcoming Hollywood remakes that tickle our fancy. Because if these films were good the first time, you never know, you might just enjoy them even more the second time around. Get More »