Beastly, Rango, Take Me Home Tonight, The Adjustment Bureau open in wide release this weekend. There's a genre for eve... more
Beastly, Rango, Take Me Home Tonight, The Adjustment Bureau open in wide release this weekend. There's a genre for everyone this weekend, but the clear leader looks to be Gore Verbinski's Rango. Johnny Depp voices the chameleon named Rango in the computer-animated Western that looks to open with around $40 million, according to HSX trading. In a distant second place, Matt Damon and Emily Blunt will attempt $20 million in ticket sales in the George Nolfi directed The Adjustment Bureau. The long delayed Beastly and Take Me Home Tonight both look like they'll struggle in the single-digits. Beastly was originally slated for a July 30 open in 2010, but moved several times before finally settling on this weekend. Take Me Home Tonight has an even longer history of release date changes as it has been nearly 4 years since Topher Grace and Anna Faris began production of what was then Young Americans and later Kids In America.
Last weekend, Disney's Gnomeo and Juliet snuck to the top of the box office after its third week of release. It was aided by disappointing opens from Hall Pass and Drive Angry. Although expectations were as high as $20 million, the Farrelly brothers' comedy was in line with the performance of their movies in this decade. Drive Angry came in with just $5 million and will probably drop off quickly. It's financial hope lies with international markets.
Friday, March 4
Repulsed by his appearance, Kyle’s callous father banishes him to Brooklyn with a sympathetic housekeeper and blind tutor. As Kyle ponders how to overcome the curse and get his old life back, he chances upon a drug addict in the act of killing a threatening dealer. Seizing the opportunity, Kyle promises the addict freedom and safety for his daughter, Lindy (Vanessa Hudgens) if she will consent to live in Kyle’s Brooklyn home. Thus begins Kyle’s journey to discover true love in this hyper-modern retelling of the classic “Beauty and the Beast” story.
On the brink of winning a seat in the U.S. Senate, ambitious politician David Norris (Damon) meets beautiful contemporary ballet dancer Elise Sellas (Emily Blunt)—a woman like none he's ever known. But just as he realizes he's falling for her, mysterious men conspire to keep the two apart.
David learns he is up against the agents of Fate itself—the men of The Adjustment Bureau—who will do everything in their considerable power to prevent David and Elise from being together. In the face of overwhelming odds, he must either let her go and accept a predetermined path...or risk everything to defy Fate and be with her.