Not surprisingly, Iron Man 2 is at the top of the box office charts, with an estimated opening week haul of over $133M. That does not include the money earned overseas, which puts Iron Man 2 at around $327M worldwide at opening. (It was released overseas first in over 50 markets, before North America.) I think Iron Man 2 would be tops even if so much of what’s currently playing wasn’t so weak. Besides the graphics, Mickey Rourke’s villain looks pretty badass, and hot ScarJo (Scarlett Johansson) is dressed in leather as the Black Widow. What more could you want?
The reset of the top 5 this weekend, according to Variety, are A Nightmare on Elm Street, How to Train Your Dragon, Date Night, and Back-up Plan, from #2-5, respectively. If you’re looking for a slasher film to jump to every few seconds, Nightmare would be it. There’s really not much story that I can reveal without giving it away; it’s basically a slasher that’ll either entertain or bore you.
In upcoming flicks, Sir Anthony Hopkins is said to be negotiating a villian role in Arabian Nights (no word on a release date yet). Sir Anthony is very busy these days. He’s also in the 2010 flicks The Wolfman, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, The Rite, and Hemingway & Fuentes. In 2010, he’ll be playing Odin, daddy of Thor in 2011’s Thor.
Another person that’s pretty busy is producer Jerry Bruckheimer, who seems to be king of Hollywood these past few years, what with owning TV and making a dent in film. His IMBD profile has 18 films listed as in development, but there are five more tht are in various stages of production, including Sorcerer’s Apprentice, which is in post-production and comes out in mid-July. Already completed is Prince of Persia: the Sands of Time, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, which comes out May 28th. One of the in-development Bruckheimer films is a number three for the Bad Boys franchise. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are signed on to reprise their roles.