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We all know actors are paid a tremendous amounts of money to do their jobs – whether the movie flops or not – these ‘stars’ still collect a hefty paycheck for doing what they love.
According to Forbes here is the list of the most overpaid actors; calculated based on the cost of the celebrity’s salary in their last three films compared to how well those movies performed at the box office.
1. Eddie Murphy: Returns $2.30 for every $1 paid.
2. Katherine Heigl: Returns $3.40 for every $1 paid.
3. Reese Witherspoon: Returns $3.90 for every $1 paid.
4. Sandra Bullock: Returns $5 for every $1 paid.
5. Jack Black: Returns $5.20 for every $1 paid.
6. Nicolas Cage: Returns $6 for every $1 paid.
7. Adam Sandler: Returns $6.30 for every $1 paid.
8. Denzel Washington: Returns $6.30 for every $1 paid.
9. Ben Stiller: Returns $6.50 for every $1 paid.
10. Sarah Jessica Parker: Returns $7 for every $1 paid.
I know Forbes list is accurate, but I still have got to disagree with this list. First off Adam Sandler’s, ‘That’s My Boy,‘ was one of the worst movies I have ever seen – prepubescent boys would be the only audience that would think train-wreck was funny. However, I do agree with Eddie Murphy being the biggest drain on Hollywood cash and joking or not, he should retire already!
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Brad Pitt has nothing on vampire love.
For the third consecutive week, Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2, has bitten the competition with a first place finish at the box office, earning $17.4 million, bringing it’s total to date to a staggering $700 million dollars! It’s enough to drive the other studios batty…
Once again Skyfall, starring the manly-man, Daniel Craig, tried to drive a stake into the heart of the powerhouse Twilight franchise but came up slightly short with a $17 million dollar haul for the 2nd place finish. Bond could not best Bella….again.
Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln, pulled up in third one more time with $13.5 million, making one wonder if being mediocre isn’t so bad after all!
Rise of the Guardians made the 4th place position, also with $13.5 million. In 5th place was Life of Pi, the C.G.I. bengal tiger saga, with $12 million hard-earned dollars.
Wreck-it Ralph made $7 million for 6th.
We mention this only to get to the #7 movie of the week, Killing Them Softly starring Brad Pitt. The smouldering, charming, best friend of George Clooney’s movie raked in a paltry $6.9 million on the opening weekend, which is not a total disaster as the movie had a $15 million budget. Is his age beginning to show? Let us know!
1) Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 – $17.4 million ($702.4 million)
2) Skyfall – $17 million ($869 million)
3) Lincoln – $13.5 million ($83.7 million)
4) Rise of the Guardians – $13.5 million ($106 million)
Twilight Breaking Dawn – Part 2 and Skyfall, the latest Bond installment, slugged it out again for the top two spots with the vampire soap opera taking the #1 spot again with $64 million while the Daniel Craig spy thriller gained a solid $51.1 million over the five-day, record-setting Thanksgiving holiday. Both movies were 1 and 2 last weekend as well.
Twilight Breaking Dawn 2, which only cost $125 million to make, has now earned an astonishing $227 million domestically since it’s release last just over a week ago.
Sitting in the middle at #3 was Lincoln, the Steven Spielberg drama outlining the 16th president’s tenure during the Civil War. The total take was $34 million over the long weekend, bringing it’s total to $62 million for the last 2 and-a-half weeks.
A couple of newcomers to the movie scene placed 4th and 5th respectively and they were Rise of the Guardian, which had a $145 million budget, only managed to make $32.6 million in revenue in it’s opening week.
Meanwhile, Ang Lee’s Life of Pi managed to secure the last place with $30.1 million in box office money. Not that impressive consider Life of Pi had a $120 million budget.
The old 2008 Thanksgiving record was $273 million and was beaten soundly with a $290 million haul in the last five days. Something to be thankful for?
1) Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 – $64 million ($577.8 million)
2) Skyfall – $51.1 million ($790.1 million)
3) Lincoln – $34 million ($62.2 million)
4) Rise of the Guardian – $32.6 million (opened)
5) Ang Lee’s Life of Pi– $30.1 million (opened)
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The film picks up right where Breaking Dawn- Part 1 left off, with Bella opening her eyes to a brand new vampiric world. The scenes that follow Bella’s awakening are a bit on the cheesy side, but it does get a lot more fun from there.
Kristen Stewart as Bella Swan finally seems to come alive in her role as a newborn vampire, though there are a few too bitchy moments, while the rest of the regular cast gave their usual reliable performances. The new cast of vampires range from entertaining to boring, but I don’t blame the actors for that, it’s more that their roles were small. The standout actor was definitely Michael Sheen as Aro, giving an almost over the top creepy performance that worked perfectly for the conclusion of the film.
The best part of the movie comes at the end with an epic battle scene that will have Twi-hard fans clutching the edge of their seats. The insanely grisly fight scene is one that even Twi-haters will enjoy- let’s just say that some vampires are left a head shorter than they started out with. The battle is where the film separates itself most from the book and was a fantastically well executed addition to the storyline. Right when you think all is lost, the film saves us with its sick sense of humor.
Breaking Dawn 2 has something for every fan- romance, hilarious moments, sweet moments, a half naked Jacob, excitement, gore, a half naked Jacob, and is just a lot of freakish fun to watch. Definitely the best movie of the series and a great way to close the book on our love affair with the Cullens.
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According to Box Office Mojo, as of Sunday the heart-pounding movie series last installment brought in an astounding $141.3 million domestically while a measly $199.6 million was added overseas. Enough for the birth of a sixth movie? Let the rumors begin!
Although Skyfall, the latest Bond adventure, was bitten hard by the vampires, it still made second place with a very hearty haul of $41.5 million. So far, the non-stop action blitz has pulled in $161.3 million in just two weeks.
Steven Spielberg’s civil war flick, Lincoln, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, brought in an estimated $22.4 million to take third, while Walt Disney’s Wreck-It Ralph secured the fourth position with $18.3 million.
Last, but not least, fifth place went to Denzel Washington’s Flight, which managed to pull in another $8.6 million, letting viewers know that he can still land a plane in Hollywood.
1) Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2 – $141.3 million
2) SkyFall – $41.5 million ($669.2 million)
3) Lincoln – $22.4 million (opened)
4) Wreck-It Ralph – $18.3 million ($157.2 million)
5) Flight – $8.1 million ($63.4 million)
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