Welcome to the Monday/weekend wrap up edition of Lost in News. Lost in News brings you the coolest movie news making the rounds on the internet and brings it to you so you don’t have to go looking for it. Have a hot tip or an item we missed? Send me an email John at (replace at with @) lostinreviews.com or leave a comment below.
Box office recap. Number one at the box office this weekend was Disney’s return to hand drawn animation for the first time since 2004’s financial flop Home on the Range with The Princess and the Frog. The only other wide release this past weekend was the Clint Eastwood directed Invictus which came in at third with nine million. The rest in this week’s top ten were all hold overs from the previous week in what was a pretty unexciting weekend at the box office.
1. The Princess and the Frog 25 million
2. The Blind Side 15.4 million
3. Invictus 9 million
4. The Twilight Saga: New Moon 8 million
5. A Christmas Carol (2009) 6.8 million
6. Brothers 5 million
7. 2012 4.4 million
8. Old Dogs 4.3 million
9. Armored 3.5 million
10. Ninja Assassin 2.7 million
On with the weekend news recap….
Natalie Portman (Brothers) has been cast to star in the film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. (Variety) Reading the book plot summary on Wikipedia has me interested, then again I haven’t yet suffered from zombie fatigue so most decent looking zombie films will put my butt in a seat.
Speaking of zombies…well more like biological outbreaks. A second trailer for next year’s remake of the 1973 George A Romero film The Crazies appeared online this weekend. (Yahoo! Movies, click over for HD)
I mentioned in last Thursdays Lost in News that the Kevin Smith directed film previously known as A Couple of Dicks had been retitled. This weekend it was revealed that the title is now Cop Out. I feel this is a nice choice on several levels. It was also discovered that a new trailer for the Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight) directed Inception will be attached to Sherlock Holmes. (The Film Stage)
Leaky promotions for the March release of Clash of the Titans continues. A second trailer popped up online this weekend but was quickly pulled after being reported as a pirated copy. Thus expect a new trailer for it soon. I was able to catch it before it disappeared and it looked to be an improvement over the first one which I was not the biggest fan of.
This isn’t movie news but I found it cool none the less. The Muppets have released another reinterpretation of a classic, this one has a holiday theme. If you haven’t seen some of the other videos they have done click here and check it out if you enjoy this.