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It's A Small World movie in development

April 23rd, 2014 9:30pm EDT
Wreck-It Ralph
Movie bosses at Disney have tapped filmmaker Jon Turteltaub to develop a film based on themepark attraction It's A Small World.

The highly-popular musical boat ride and accompanying tune have been staples at Disney themeparks for nearly 50 years and now studio executives are keen to turn the attraction into a potential movie franchise, according to

It's a Small World was originally created in 1964 for the New York World's Fair.

It's the latest Disney themepark attraction to be considered for the big screen - the Pirates of the Caribbean and Haunted Mansion rides have been...

Director Adam Rifkin secures rights for Peeps movie

April 23rd, 2014 3:10am EDT
Adam Rifkin
Director Adam Rifkin is planning to develop a movie based on marshmallow candy treats, Peeps.

The Detroit Rock City filmmaker secured film and TV rights to the Easter basket staples from Pennsylvania-based candy company Just Born, according to

Rifkin will pen the screenplay, which will be in the same vein as the animated mega-hit The Lego Movie, and features the sugary confections as they prepare to be judged at the annual Peeps diorama contest.

Originally created in 1952, the Just Born company earns $2 billion (£1.2 billion) from the baby chick and bunny-shaped Peeps each ...

Box Office Predictions: 'Divergent' Set To Win Weekend Over 'Muppets'

March 21st, 2014 11:40am EDT
Box Office Predictions: 'Divergent' Set To Win Weekend Over 'Mup
1) Divergent- 60M Weekend, 60M Total

Sure, it seems low, given how massive The Hunger Games was. But Divergent isn’t The Hunger Games, and it hasn’t been getting as good of reviews. I still feel like I’m lowballing it a tad, but almost every other figure I’ve seen for Divergent is below mine. I think the reviews are factoring in, and people don’t see any growth over the weekend, rather the potential for drops.

2) Muppets Most Wanted- 22M Weekend, 24M Total

Counter-programming. The last Muppets did well over Thanksgiving weekend, so the hope is that the sequel will do similar business. Ho...

'300: Rise Of An Empire' Tops The Weekend Box Office With $45 Million Debut

March 10th, 2014 7:22am EDT
300: Rise of an Empire
300: Rise of an Empire topped the weekend box office, debuting at number one and generating over $45 million in ticket sales.

The film, which is the sequel to Zack Snyder's 2006 flick 300, is based on the forthcoming graphic novel "Xerxes" by Frank Miller and stars Lena Headey, Rodrigo Santoro and Eva Green.

Family film Mr. Peabody & Sherman had a strong debut at number-two with $32.5 million, with both new films pushing Liam Neeson's action thriler Non-Stop into third place with a weak $15.3 million take.

2014's most successful film, The Lego Movie, slipped to fourth place, adding anoth...

'The Lego Movie' Producer Set To Bring Live-Action 'Minecraft' Film To The Big Screen

February 28th, 2014 5:01pm EST
Parents across the U.S. and around the world will be thrilled to know that Warner Bros. Pictures just landed the rights to turn popular kids video game "Minecraft" into a feature film (that was sarcasm).

The game, which isn't really a game and more of an open world where players build an avatar and a world and use square blocks to build things, has over 100 million users despite its remedial graphics and gameplay.

But Warner Bros., which just struck gold with another 'building' movie -- The Lego Movie -- which has pulled in nearly $300 million at the box office (worldwide) in just three w...

Box Office Predictions: 'Non-Stop' Track To No. 1

February 28th, 2014 12:20pm EST
1) Non-Stop- 30M Weekend, 30M Total

Non-Stop is definitely on track to dethrone The Lego Movie at the top spot. It even has a mediocre, not terrible RT score of 48%, which is almost on par with Neeson’s last February opening, Unknown. Unknown opened after Neeson had one Taken behind him. Now Neeson has become a 1st quarter superstar with films like Taken, Unknown, and The Grey all doing decent numbers. For this outing, he’s paired up with Julianne Moore, which gives him a solid #2 to bank off of. With the rest of the films in the marketplace doing kinda dismal box office, it’s hard to beli...

'Pompeii' Left In The Dust As 'The Lego Movie' Tops Weekend Box Office For Third Straight Week

February 23rd, 2014 6:00pm EST
The Lego Movie
Everything is still awesome for The Lego Movie, which topped the weekend box office chart for a third straight week.

The animated family film (which is, indeed, awesome) added another $31.5 million to its three-week total of $183 million, more than triple its budget.

Kevin Costner's action thriller 3 Days To Kill, which has drawn several comparisons to Liam Neeson's "Taken" series, came in second with an estimated $12.3 million.

Sword-and-sandals epic Pompeii opened third, taking in just 10 percent of its $100 million budget. The film stars Kit Harington (Game Of Thrones) as -- stop us i...

Awesome! 'LEGO Movie' Sequel To Hit Theaters In May 2017

February 22nd, 2014 7:58am EST
The LEgo Movie
Fans will have to wait three years for more awesomeness. Warner Bros. has confirmed that the sequel to "The LEGO Movie" will hit theaters on May 26, 2017.

Less than two weeks after its release, the animated adventure has already pocketed more than $200 million at the worldwide box office. The film hit theaters on Feb. 7 and made a staggering $69.1 million during its opening weekend in the United States. The movie had the biggest February opening for any animated film and was Warner Bros.' highest grossing animated opening. So far, "The LEGO Movie" has earned $146.3 million domestically.


Everything Is Still Awesome As 'The Lego Movie' Tops The Weekend Box Office

February 17th, 2014 7:18am EST
Everything Is Still Awesome As 'The Lego Movie' Tops The Weekend
Things are still going strong for The Lego Movie, which topped the weekend box office for the second week in a row, easily beating out competition from two three new releases and last week's number-two film. Lego easily passed the $100 million mark after nine days in theaters with $48.8 million in ticket sales.

Kevin Hart's remake of the 1986 Demi Moore/Rob Lowe hit About Last Night brought a strong Valentine's Day crowd, pulling in $29 million for second place.

And another remake, RoboCop, debuted in third place with just $21.5 million. The original, from director Paul Verhoeven, was rel...

The Lego Movie still on top in the U.S. as remakes rule the top five

February 16th, 2014 8:30pm EST
The Lego Movie
The Lego Movie kept Kevin Hart's romantic remake About Last Night from debuting at the top of the Valentine's Day weekend box office in America on Sunday (16Feb14) with a $48.8 million (GBP30.5 million) haul.

The animated hit scored a second week at the top of the film charts, chalking up an impressive $129 million (GBP80.6 million) in just 10 days.

About Last Night, director Steve Pink's remake of of Rob Lowe and Demi Moore's 1986 hit, debuted in second place with a $29 million (GBP18.1 million) take. Another remake, RoboCop, finished in third place with $21.5 million (GBP13.4 million).

Box Office Predictions: ‘Robocop’ Or ‘Lego’?

February 14th, 2014 9:18am EST
Box Office Predictions: ‘Robocop’ Or ‘Lego’?
1) The Lego Movie- 47M Weekend, 126M Total

I’m predicting a decent drop for The Lego Movie, as the winter storm barraging the country seems to be affecting box office already. Many theatres in affected areas are closed, and some theatres will see limited attendance anyway as people don’t want to go outside. For those that do, I’m sure The Lego Movie will remain a top choice.

2) Robocop- 21M Weekend, 25M Total

Robocop won’t beat The Lego Movie. I know I made it seem like it might, but it won’t. Sorry. I wouldn’t have predicted it anyway, and then I saw the mid-week grosses (Robocop opened...

'The Lego Movie' Crushes The Competition At The Box Office

February 10th, 2014 12:00pm EST
'The Lego Movie' Crushes The Competition At The Box Office
The animated film "The Lego Movie" dominated the weekend box office after opening with $69.1 million in ticket sales. The film has earned the biggest opening of the year so far.

Chris Pratt, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Will Arnett and Elizabeth Banks voice roles in the film, which centers on Emmet - an ordinary, rules-following, perfectly average Lego minifigure who is mistakenly identified as the key to saving the world.

Meanwhile, George Clooney's World War II drama "The Monuments Men" came in a distant second at the box office with $22.7 million.

Rounding out the top three was Ice Cu...

'The Lego Movie' Crushes Competition To Top North American Box Office

February 9th, 2014 8:30pm EST
The Lego Movie
Computer animated adventure The Lego Movie has reached new heights at the North American box office after opening with a massive $69.1 million.

The star-studded adventure comedy, featuring the voices of Chris Pratt, Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Will Arnett and Elizabeth Banks, towered over its closest competitor, The Monuments Men, to score the biggest debut of the year so far.

George Clooney's World War Two drama entered at number two with $22.7 million, with Ice Cube comedy Ride Along in third place with $9.4 million in its fourth weekend on release.

Meanwhile, Frozen added another $6....

Don't Be Fooled, 'The Lego Movie' Is 'Awesome!'

February 9th, 2014 11:06am EST
Don't Be Fooled, 'The Lego Movie' Is 'Awesome!'
A film based on Lego toys may seem like a questionable choice for entertainment. But luckily Warner Brothers knows better. They brought in the writer-director duo of Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, who specialize in taking potential disasters and turning them into "awesome" delights. Remember “Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs” and “21 Jump Street.” Both films seem crazy on paper, but on the big screen they are box office gold.

Not only is "The Lego Movie" cleverly written with plenty of gags like the "Kragle" and using Jonah Hill to voice the annoying Green Lantern, but also it is visua...

'The Lego Movie' Sequel In The Works

February 4th, 2014 6:38pm EST
The Lego Movie
The honchos behind the new The Lego Movie have already started work on a sequel, just days before the film has even opened in cinemas.

The much-anticipated animated movie features a cavalcade of all-star voices, including Morgan Freeman, Liam Neeson, Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Chris Pratt and Will Arnett, and Warner Bros. executives are so confident the release will be a big box office success, they have hired Wreck-it Ralph writer Jared Stern to begin work on a follow-up.

The Lego Movie follows an average Lego mini-figure named Emmet, voiced by Pratt, who is mistaken for a Master Buil...

The Most Anticipated Films Of 2014, Part One

January 1st, 2014 9:03am EST
Dumb and Dumber
No more new films will be released in 2013 - but there's no need to fret! Check out why we're hyped (and why we're worried) for these highly-anticipated 2014 films:

Dumb And Dumber To

Why We’re Hyped: The Farrelly Brothers, Jim Carey, and Jeff Daniels would only do the film if everyone was involved.

Why We’re Worried: When’s the last time the Farrelly Brothers made a good movie? Will Jim Carrey alienate half of his audience on Twitter – again?

The Expendables 3

Why We’re Hyped: Antonio Banderas, Harrison Ford, Mel Gibson and Kelsey Grammer join the ridiculous cast for another go at...

Channing Tatum joins The Lego Movie as Superman

July 22nd, 2013 8:41pm EDT
Channing Tatum
People magazine's reigning Sexiest Man Alive, Channing Tatum, is to take on the role of Superman in a new movie.

Directors of The Lego Movie announced the hunk will voice the Man of Steel in the film at San Diego, California's Comic-Con on Saturday (21Jul13).

Tatum will join his 21 Jump Street co-star Jonah Hill, Will Ferrell, Morgan Freeman and Liam Neeson in the project.

The Lego Movie will follow an average Lego mini-figure, named Emmet, who is mistaken for a Master Builder and tasked with saving the universe from a tyrant trying to destroy it by gluing it together - a feat he is "hop...

First Trailer For 2014 Block-Buster 'The Lego Movie' Released

June 19th, 2013 12:31pm EDT
The Lego Movie
"In 2014 The World's Greatest Heroes Will Join Forces For The Biggest Movie Ever Assembled," begins the trailer for next summer's literal block-buster The LEGO Movie.

The first trailer for the film was released on Tuesday (with the slightly different international version making its debut on Wednesday), and if the new feature-length adventure is anything like the recent Batman TV specials, it's sure to please.

The story features on Emmet, an "ordinary" LEGO Minifigure who is mistaken for the legendary "MasterBuilder" and thrust into an adventure to stop an evil tyrand from destroying the...

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