Weekend Box Office – THE BOURNE LEGACY in First with $40.2 Million; THE CAMPAIGN Second with $27.4 Million

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Yesterday it looked like Universal’s The Bourne Legacy might get as high as $45 million by the end of its first weekend. That was not to be; although the re-born Bourne did open to a very respectable $40.2 million from 3,745 locations. Also falling in the ‘respectable’ range with $27.4 million was The Campaign, starring Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis. The comedy did well enough from 3,204 locations to keep The Dark Knight Rises in third.

Title Weekend Total
1. The Bourne Legacy $40,266,000 $40.2
2. The Campaign $27,440,000 $27.4
3. The Dark Knight Rises $19,540,000 $390.1
4. Hope Springs $15,600,000 $20
5. Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3 $8,200,000 $30.5
6. Total Recall $8,100,000 $44.1
7. Ice Age 4 $6,750,000 $144
8. Ted $3,290,000 $209.9
9. Step Up Revolution $2,850,000 $30.1
10. The Watch $2,200,000 $31.3

Friday Box Office – THE DARK KNIGHT RISES Tops TOTAL RECALL on Third Friday

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Even with Sony’s Total Recall remake now in the mix, it looks like The Dark Knight Rises will have no trouble holding on to number one bragging rights for a third straight weekend. The trouble is, with numbers this low, no one has any real reason to brag. TDKR earned an estimated $10.4 million on Friday towards what should equal $35 million this weekend. That means trouble for Sony. The studio’s Total Recall remake opened Friday with an estimated $9.2 million from 3,601 locations and is now expected to earn around $25 million through Sunday. That’s about what the Arnold Schwarzenegger original realized for its own 1990 debut… not adjusted for inflation. The weekend’s final new release, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days, also opened on the low end of expectations with an estimated $5.8 million from 3,391 locations. The third entry in the kid-lit franchise is projected to earn $17 million for the weekend – lower than both of its Wimpy Kid predecessors.  We’ll have full details tomorrow.

Title Friday Total
1. The Dark Knight Rises $10,400,000 $328.5
2. Total Recall (2012) $9,200,000 $9.2
3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid 3 $5,850,000 $5.8
4. Ice Age 4 $2,475,000 $125.9
5. The Watch $1,915,000 $20.9

Comic-Con: TOTAL RECALL Panel Recap

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It’s rare for a film to come to consecutive Comic-Cons, but Total Recall showed up last year at the beginning of production, and now it’s returned with its theatrical release only weeks away.  We’ve seen multiple trailers, TV spots, images, and featurettes, so I was curious what a panel would have to offer.  It’s return to Comic-Con is part of a final big push.  Having seen both panels, and being less-than-impressed the first time around, I was curious to see if a sneak peek at the completed footage would get me on board.

Hit the jump for my recap, and click here for all of our Comic-Con coverage.

Comic-Con 2012 Schedule for Friday, July 13th includes GAME OF THRONES, BREAKING BAD, LOOPER, and the First Look at Neill Blomkamp’s ELYSIUM

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Comic-Con has released the schedule for Friday, July 13th, and it provides further proof of how the convention is moving away from movies and towards TV series.  On Friday, three major TV series will be occupying Hall H: The Big Bang Theory, The Walking Dead, and Game of Thrones.  However, there will still be plenty of presentations for movies including ParaNorman, Resident Evil: Retribution, Total Recall, Looper, and most exciting of all—a first look at Neill Blomkamp‘s District 9 follow-up, Elysium.

Outside of Hall H, there’s plenty of other great stuff including the panels for Community, Breaking Bad, The Legend of Korra, Firefly, and more.  Hit the jump for highlights from Friday’s schedule, and click here for Thursday’s schedule.  The 2012 San Diego Comic-Con runs from July 12 – 15th.

Colin Farrell, Jessica Biel and Kate Beckinsale Talk TOTAL RECALL Characters Plus Behind-the-Scenes Footage in this Featurette

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The first trailer for Len Wiseman’s (Underworld) reboot of Total Recall dropped earlier this week, but now we have a look at some behind-the-scenes action as well as a bit of character information from the stars themselves. In this featurette, Colin Farrell, Jessica Biel and Kate Beckinsale talk about their respective characters as well as their experience during the shoot. Total Recall follows Douglas Quaid (Farrell) who uses the company, Rekall, to implant memories of life as a secret agent into his otherwise dull existence. The plan apparently backfires as his beautiful wife (Beckinsale) then tries to kill Quaid, who then teams up with a (beautiful) rebel fighter (Biel). Total Recall, also starring Billy Nighy, Bryan Cranston and John Cho opens August 3rd. Hit the jump to see the featurette.

First Trailer for TOTAL RECALL Starring Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, and Jessica Biel

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As promised, the first trailer for the Total Recall remake premiered this afternoon during the Celtics-Heat game and promptly found its way online.  The clip gets across the basic premise.  Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell) turns to benevolent company Rekall to turn his dreams of being a super spy into real memories: “But when the procedure goes horribly wrong, Quaid becomes a hunted man.”  The real emphasis is on the action, and until seeing this trailer, I didn’t understand just how big a blockbuster Total Recall wants to be.  As a devoted fan of trippy sci-fi, here’s hoping director Len Wiseman (Live Free or Die Hard) pulled it off.

Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Bryan Cranston, Bill Nighy, and a platinum blonde John Cho also star.  Total Recall opens on August 3.  Watch the trailer after the jump.

Motion Poster for TOTAL RECALL Starring Colin Farrell [UPDATED]

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Sony Pictures has released a motion poster for Len Wiseman‘s remake of Total Recall.  The poster (which is this banner but in mooootiiiioooonnnn) comes in advance of the teaser trailer’s debut on Sunday (watch the teaser for the teaser here).  The poster also confirms what we’ve long suspected: Colin Farrell is made of giant pixels.  He’s basically S1m0ne.  Be on the look out for the handsome and charming Colin Farrell app on the iTunes market (sorry, Android users; we’ll have to wait a long time to get it, just like with every other popular app).

Hit the jump to check out the poster (don’t worry about adjusting your speakers; there’s no sound).  The film also stars Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, John Cho, Ethan Hawke, and Bryan CranstonTotal Recall opens August 3rd. [Update: We've added the non-motion poster]

Teaser for the Teaser Trailer for TOTAL RECALL

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A 45-second teaser trailer for the Total Recall teaser trailer has gone online.  I was hoping we could get a 15-second teaser for the 45-second teaser, and maybe even a 5-second teaser for the 15-second teaser, but maybe one day that highly possible dream will become a reality.  However, this teaser-teaser does provide the first footage from Len Wiseman‘s remake of Paul Verhoeven‘s 1990 sci-fi film.  As you can see, the movie is jam-packed with cars from Demolition Man and Cerberus troops from Mass Effect.  There are also explosions.

Hit the jump to check out the teaser for the teaser trailer along with the official synopsis.  The movie stars Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, John Cho, Ethan Hawke, and Bryan Cranston.  The full trailer premieres on April 1st on ABC during the Celtics-Heat game.  An extended trailer will then premiere on Apple.  Total Recall opens August 3rd.

First Official Synopses for SKYFALL (The New James Bond Film), HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA, TOTAL RECALL, and More

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Sony has released official synopses for the new James Bond film Skyfall, the Kevin James “comedy” Here Comes the Boom, the Adam Sandler “comedy” I Hate You Dad (or “Donny’s Boy“, although I prefer “I Hate You Dad” so I’ll stick with that one for now), the other Adam Sandler “comedy” Hotel Transylvania, and the remake of Total Recall.  Reading the synopsis for Total Recall, I’m not exactly sure how much it will differ from the original other than keeping the action off of Mars.  As for Skyfall, the premise sounds terrific and hopefully director Sam Mendes and his talented cast can deliver.

Hit the jump to check out the synopses.

Comic-Con 2011: TOTAL RECALL Panel Recap

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As I said with the Fright Night panel, remakes are tricky but at least the original Fright Night a pretty straight film.  Paul Verhoeven’s Total Recall is insane.  Not only does it have a twisty plot which it then drops half-way through, but there’s exploding fat lady heads, tri-breasted women, and the magnificence that is Kuato.  Even though the film only came out twenty years ago, it’s tough to imagine a big summer blockbuster being so strange.  I need to be convinced that this remake is necessary or brings something new to the table.  Sitting in Hall H for the panel, I want to be convinced.

Hit the jump for the recap of the Total Recall panel.

First Official Image from TOTAL RECALL

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After yesterday’s set photos, the first official image from Len Wiseman’s remake of Total Recall has gone online.  In the image, Colin Farrell is apparently at the mercy of two guys playing paintball.  When the film has its presentation at Comic-Con, will someone please go to the mic and ask Wiseman there will be anything half as creative as Kuato or the chick with three boobs in Paul Verhoeven’s original.  Maybe the Comic-Con presentation will turn me around on this film but neither Wiseman’s filmography nor any of these Total Recall images have made me interested in this movie.

Hit the jump to check out the image.  The film also stars Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, John Cho, Ethan Hawke, and Bryan Cranston.  Total Recall opens August 3, 2012.

New Set Photos from Len Wiseman’s Remake of TOTAL RECALL [Updated]

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I’m not necessarily opposed to a remake of Total Recall.  I’m opposed to a remake when the original was from interesting director Paul Verhoeven and the remake is by Len Wiseman, a director who thought blue was the only color his Underworld movies needed.  The remake takes Mars out of the equation and has protagonist Douglas Quaid (Colin Farrell) trying to find out if he’s a spy for the nation state of Euromerica or its rival New Asia.  New set photos from the film have leaked online and they provide a look at storm trooper outfits, a car that looks like it was taken from Demolition Man, and a neat New Asian passport (I like that the passport has a QR Code).

Hit the jump to check out the set photos.  The film also stars Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, John Cho, Ethan Hawke, and Bryan Cranston.  Total Recall opens August 3, 2012. [Update: We've added more set photos after the jump.]

Exclusive: Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel Officially Cast in TOTAL RECALL; Filming Starts Monday in Toronto [UPDATED]

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Kate Beckinsale, Jessica Biel, Colin Farrell Total Recall remake slice

Last month we heard that Sony Pictures had offered Kate Beckinsale the role of Lori opposite Colin Farrell in their Total Recall remake.  With her husband, Len Wiseman, directing the project and given that they previously collaborated on the Underworld movies, it wasn’t really much of a surprise.  However, sources have now told us that she’s officially signed on and Jessica Biel is going to play the other female lead (Melina).  In addition to the casting news, we’ve been told filming starts Monday in Toronto.

For those playing catch up on the remake, Colin Farrell is set to star, Ethan Hawke has a cameo, and Bryan Cranston is poised to play the villain.  The remake will apparently be closer to Phillip K. Dick’s source material than the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger flick. Farrell plays a factory worker who begins to believe he’s a spy for either the nation stat Euromerica or New Shanghai, but he doesn’t know which.  Hit the jump for a recap of what we know about the film so far.

[Update: Heat Vision reports that Bill Nighy has joined the cast as the enigmatic Quatto, the leader of the resistance.]

Ethan Hawke Reveals His TOTAL RECALL Cameo Involves 5-Page Monologue

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While not much is known about the nature of Ethan Hawke’s cameo in director Len Wiseman’s (Live Free or Die Hard) remake of Total Recall, the actor recently revealed that this won’t be your quick-scene cameo. In speaking with Vulture, Hawke said that he’s shooting his scene next week and he’s doing a 5-page monologue, so it’s safe to assume that his character plays a bit of a crucial role in the flick.

Colin Farrell is set to star in the remake, which will apparently be closer to Phillip K. Dick’s source material than the 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger flick. Farrell plays a factory worker who begins to believe he’s a spy for either the nation stat Euromerica or New Shanghai, but he doesn’t know which. Hit the jump for a recap of what we know about the film so far.

Ethan Hawke to Cameo in TOTAL RECALL Remake

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Ethan Hawke has joined Len Wiseman’s upcoming remake of Total Recall.  The film stars Colin Farrell as a factory worker who begins to believe he’s a spy for either the nation stat Euromerica or New Shanghai, but he doesn’t know which.  The movie is based on the Philip K. Dick story “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale” and was loosely adapted back in 1990 as an Arnold Schwarzenegger action movie directed by Paul Verhoeven.  The movie has ditched the concept of going to Mars because I guess as a country we’ve given up on that dream.

Heat Vision reports that Hawke’s role is being kept under wraps and that it’s a cameo in nature.  I’m not exactly sure why you’d cast Hawke in a cameo when he wasn’t in the original film, but I’m not going to argue against his participation.  The film also stars Bryan Cranston as villain Vilos Cohaagen, and Kate Beckinsale and Jessica Biel are in talks to play the female leads Lori and Melina, respectively.  Total Recall opens August 3, 2012.

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