No surprises in this weekend's box office, but it was a relief for Hollywood.
Not much to report from the box office after this week – despite all its manpower, Expendables 3 just couldn’t outgun previous chart toppers Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Guardians of the Galaxy and ended up fourth in a line of new releases and return champions. The Turtles continued their reign with a respectable $28,4 million on their second outing according to Rentrak (via The Huffington Post).
Check out the guns on that turtle.
Guardians trailed only slightly behind with $24,7 million. In a slight disappointment for Marvel, the superhero space opera lost its lead in just the second week to the CGI-heavy TMNT flick. Even so, on its third week, GotG has reached an impressive cume of $222 million for distributor Walt Disney. Coupled with TMNT’s earnings this should enough to restore some faith in the 2014 summer box office from studios. For comparison, August so far marks a 14% increase in profits since last year, which of course concerns the average moviegoer roughly 0%.
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Striking a tone somewhere between the po-faced original and the silly Part 2, this rampaging action nonsense is badly overcrowded and chaotic, but there's plenty of comedy and whizzy stuntwork to keep the audience entertained. It of course helps a lot that the film is packed to the rafters with iconic actors and lively newcomers. And their sassy dialogue helps make up for the idiotic plot.
It opens with a prison break, as Barney (Sylvester Stallone) and his team (Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture and Terry Crews) rescue their old cohort Doc (Wesley Snipes) then head off on a mysterious mission that turns out to involve their presumed-dead nemesis Stonebanks (Mel Gibson), who is targeting Barney's team. So Barney and his pal Bonaparte (Kelsey Grammer) set about finding four new commandoes (Kellan Lutz, Ronda Rousey, Glen Powell and Victor Ortiz) to take on Stonebanks, but of course nothing goes as plan. For the final face-off they're joined by the old team, CIA boss Drummer (Harrison Ford), former colleagues Trench and Yin (Arnold Schwarzenegger and Jet Li), and chatty newcomer Galgo (Antonio Banderas).
The ever-increasing cast means that some characters can't help but be pushed into the shadows (Crews and Li are barely in this film), while others hover around the edges of scenes injecting moments of sarcastic wit. Each of the characters gets his or her moment of eye-popping action, as the film lurches from set-piece to set-piece in a whirl of bombs, bullets and blades. All of this is fun because the actors are gleefully refusing to take any of this seriously. The scene-stealers this time are Gibson, terrific as the swaggering villain, and Banderas, who's hilarious as the only person who can string a sentence together.
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Pierce Brosnan has asked producer Avi Lerner if he can have a role in the next 'Expendables' movie because he loves the fun-factor of the action movies.
Pierce Brosnan wants to appear in 'The Expendables 4'.
The actor has confirmed he approached producer Avi Lerner about a potential role in the next instalment of Lionsgate's star-studded action franchise alongside Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and co.
He told ComingSoon.net: ''I said, 'If it works out and you have a good script, Avi, you know where to find me if you still want me.' It's as simple as that really.''
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Steven Seagal has confessed that the reason he won't star in any of 'The Expendables' films is because he doesn't like some of the actors involved.
Steven Seagal won't star in any of 'The Expendables' films because he doesn't like some of the people involved.
The 62-year-old star has famously rubbished the idea of ever joining the star-studded cast of the ensemble action films and he's now revealed the reason behind the decision.
Quizzed on why he'd never appeared in the film series, he said: ''I just didn't like some of the people involved.''
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Barney Ross is the fearless leader of elite New Orleans mercenary team The Expendables who are still as active and formidable as ever despite the ever nearing limitations of age. And it seems those limitations could be closer than ever as they face their most serious challenge yet. When The Expendables' co-founder Conrad Stonebanks became engulfed in a world of crime and arms dealing, Barney made the difficult decision to kill his partner. However, it seems Stonebanks isn't as dead as Barney thought and he's now hellbent on ending The Expendables once and for all. With such a deadly threat facing them, the team decide to recruit; enlisting a younger, fitter and smarter group to join them and bring down their nemesis. With fresh blood and higher numbers, The Expendables are sure to succeed in their latest mission - but will age differences get in the way of their solidarity?
'The Expendables 3' introduces an extended, all star ensemble cast in the final instalment of 'The Expendables' move series. Directed by Patrick Hughes ('Red Hill') and co-written by Katrin Benedikt, Creighton Rothenberger ('Olympus Has Fallen'), Dave Callaham ('Doom') and star Sylvester Stallone ('Rambo'), the movie will be unveiled in UK cinemas on August 15th 2014.
Jet Li's former stunt double Ju Kun is presumed dead as officials have ruled the missing Malaysia Airlines plane crashed into the Indian Ocean, killing everyone on board.
Flight Mh370 disappeared on a flight from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Beijing, China on 8 March (14) sparking a global hunt to discover the fate of the missing aircraft and its 239 passengers and crew.
Kun, who was identified as being among the passengers, was flying home after working at Pinewood Studios in Malaysia and was about to begin work on Netflix series Marco Polo.
Continue reading: Jet Li's Stunt Double Presumed Dead Following Missing Plane Ruling
Jet Li's former stunt double Ju Kun has been identified among the passengers who were onboard a Malaysia Airlines plane that went missing over the weekend (08-09Mar14).
Pilots of a flight en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, China lost contact with airline authorities on Saturday (08Mar14), prompting fears of a crash.
Kun was among the 227 passengers onboard.
Sylvester Stallone insists his big screen rivalry with fellow action man Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1980s gave him the motivation to work even harder.
The actors were the biggest action stars of the 80s and each appeared in a string of blockbusters, with Schwarzenegger taking the lead in the 'Terminator' franchise, 'Predator' and 'Commando' and Stallone in the 'Rocky' and 'Rambo' movies.
Stallone insists their rivalry pushed each man to make bigger and better films and was a key part of their success.
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A formidable group of New Orleans mercenaries led by the no-nonsense Barney Ross are starting to feel less invincible than they used to. Their latest mission sees them bump into the crazed co-founder of the elite team, Conrad Stonebanks, who Ross thought he killed a long time ago when he turned against the law and began arms dealing. Now Stonebanks will stop at nothing until everyone of the expendables are wiped out. Ross and his team are feeling less than confident and decide to enlist a fresh team of skilled warriors who are much younger, fitter and more in tune with the ever developing technology of the armed forces. Will the young and the old be able to work together to bring down their latest nemesis? Or will the generational clash do more harm than good?
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