Month: July 2013

‘The Wolverine’ opens well but not brilliantly with $55m, still goes to No.1 domestically

The end of July saw the release of just one big new studio movie while a number of Sundance indie favorites expanded nationwide looking to get some late summer love. Although it was the only new wide release, Hugh Jackman’s return as The Wolverine didn’t have quite the same impact as its predecessor, bringing in just $21 million on Friday, including $4 million in Thursday previews, and ending the weekend with an estimated $55 million in 3,924 theaters. Averaging $14,000 per site, that debut is $30 million lower than where X-Men Origins: The Wolverine opened roughly three years ago.

Wes Bentley takes final lead role in ‘Interstellar’

Following yesterday’s announcement that Topher Grace had been cast, The Hollywood Reporter has brought word that The Hunger Games’ Wes Bentley has joined Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar. Bentley has filled the final role in the film’s all-star line-up that also includes Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain, Michael Caine, Bill Irwin, Mackenzie Foy, John Lithgow and Casey Affleck.