Friday, January 23, 2015

"American Sniper" Hit $59.3M for the 2nd Week while "Boy Next Door" Is having a surprising Run "Mortdecai" Flop

American Sniper

Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" looks like they can take as much as $59.3 million in its 2nd weekend for a domestic total of nearly $200 million. If it did it would be the 2nd highest weekend ever for a film in January. This is really big numbers for a war-hero film. The movie had huge support from the conservatives and it also got boost from 6 Oscar nominations, which includes best picture and best actor Bradley Cooper.
The Boy Next Door
At 2nd spot in the Box Office is Jennifer Lopez's thriller "The Boy Next Door". Surprisingly, the movie is doing well and is on its way to make $16.5 million. "The Boy Next Door" is a domestic-erotic thriller directed by Rob Cohen and written by lawyer Barbara Curry.
"Mortdecai" Johnny Depp's R-rated comedy is a dud with $5.8 million for the weekend. The $60 million budget "Mortdecai"  will be the 3rd bust of Johnny Depp following Transcendence and The Lone Ranger.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

People are Getting Tired of Golden Globes

Golden Globes, Golden Globe Awards

With the same antics year after year people are finally getting tired of the Golden Globes as the ratings hit a sharp fall from last year. According to Nielsen the Sunday's prime-time telecast had 12.6 household rating/19 share which is down from 14.1 about 11%. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards last Sunday, January 11, 2015, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.

It didn't get high viewership even though the NFL playoff game between the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos ended early at 7:45 p.m. ET.

Here are the winners:

Best Motion Picture
- Boyhood (Drama)
- The Grand Budapest Hotel (Musical or Comedy)

Best Performance in a Motion Picture – Drama
- Eddie Redmayne, The Theory of Everything as Stephen Hawking (Actor)
- Julianne Moore, Still Alice as Dr. Alice Howland (Actress)

Best Performance in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy
- Michael Keaton, Birdman as Riggan Thomson (Actor)
- Amy Adams, Big Eyes as Margaret Keane (Actress)

Amy Adams

Best Supporting Performance in a Motion Picture – Drama, Musical or Comedy
- J. K. Simmons, Whiplash as Terence Fletcher (Supporting Actor)
- Patricia Arquette, Boyhood as Olivia Evans (Supporting Actress)

Best Director
- Richard Linklater – Boyhood

Best Screenplay
- Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Armando Bo,
Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. – Birdman

Best Original Score
- Jóhann Jóhannsson – The Theory of Everything

Best Original Song
- "Glory" (John Legend and Common) – Selma

Best Animated Feature Film
- How to Train Your Dragon 2

Best Foreign Language Film
- Leviathan (Russia)


Best Series
- The Affair (Drama)
- Transparent (Musical or Comedy)

Best Performance in a Television Series – Drama
- Kevin Spacey – House of Cards as Francis Underwood (Actor)
- Ruth Wilson – The Affair as Alison Lockhart (Actress)

Best Performance in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy
- Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent as Maura Pfefferman (Actor)
- Gina Rodriguez – Jane the Virgin as Jane Gloriana Villanueva (Actress)

Best Performance in a Miniseries or Television Film
- Billy Bob Thornton – Fargo as Lorne Malvo (Actor)
- Maggie Gyllenhaal – The Honourable Woman as Nessa Stein, Baroness Stein of Tilbury (Actress)

Best Supporting Performance in a Series, Miniseries, or Television Film
- Matt Bomer – The Normal Heart as Felix Turner (Supporting Actor)
- Joanne Froggatt – Downton Abbey as Anna Bates (Supporting Actress)

Best Miniseries or Television Film
- Fargo