"Diary of a Wimpy Kid 2" Beats "Sucker Punch" for Box-Office Supremacy! 

A wimpy kid duked it out with hot, adventurous girls at the box-office this past weekend, and in the end, "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules" beat out "Sucker Punch" for box-office supremacy.

The 20th Century Fox sequel "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules" debuted at No. 1 with $24.4 million while the girl-power fantasy film from director Zack Snyder opened at No. 2 with $19 million.

(For my interview with Zack Snyder click here, Emily Browning and Abbie Cornish click here, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, and Jena Malone click here, and Carla Gugino and Oscar Isaac click here)

Previous weekend's box-office champ, Relativity Media's sci-fi thriller, "Limitless" starring Bradley Cooper, fell to the No. 3 spot with $15.2 million. So far, the film has raised its total to $41.3 million.

Here's the list of the Top 10 Box-Office Films for the weekend of March 25th:

1. "Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules," $24.4 million.

2. "Sucker Punch," $19 million.

3. "Limitless," $15.2 million.

4. "The Lincoln Lawyer," $11 million.

5. "Rango," $9.8 million.

6. "Battle: Los Angeles," $7.6 million.

7. "Paul," $7.5 million.

8. "Red Riding Hood," $4.3 million.

9. "The Adjustment Bureau," $4.2 million.

10. "Mars Needs Moms!", $2.2 million.

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What I Really Think of Zack Snyder's "Sucker Punch!" 

Here’s more “Sucker Punch” info from Warner Bros (Read my "Sucker Punch" movie review right here):

(For my interview with Zack Snyder click here, Emily Browning and Abbie Cornish click here, Vanessa Hudgens, Jamie Chung, and Jena Malone click here, and Carla Gugino and Oscar Isaac click here)

Close your eyes. Open your mind. You will be unprepared. A young girl's dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, and her incredible adventures blur the lines between what's real and what is imaginary. She has been locked away against her will, but Babydoll has not lost her will to survive. Determined to fight for her freedom, she urges four other young girls--the outspoken Rocket, the street-smart Blondie, the fiercely loyal Amber and the reluctant Sweet Pea - to band together and try to escape their terrible fate at the hands of their captors, Blue, Madam Gorski and the High Roller. Led by Babydoll, the girls engage in fantastical warfare against everything from samurais to serpents, with a virtual arsenal at their disposal. Together, they must decide what they are willing to sacrifice in order to stay alive. But with the help of a Wise Man, their unbelievable journey - if they succeed - will set them free.

GENRES: Action/Adventure and Science Fiction/ Fantasy
IN THEATERS: March 25th, 2011
MPAA: PG-13 for for thematic material involving sexuality, violence and combat sequences, and for language

Cast & Crew


Emily Browning: Babydoll
Vanessa Hudgens: Blondie
Abbie Cornish: Sweat Pea
Jena Malone: Rocket
Jamie Chung: Amber
Carla Gugino: Madam Gorski
Jon Hamm: High Roller
Scott Glenn: Wise Man
Oscar Isaac: Blue

DIRECTED BY: Zack Snyder

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"Three Stooges" Casting Shuffle! Will Sasso Confirmed as Curly! 

"MadTV's" Will Sasso is confirmed to star as Curly in Bobby and Peter Farrelly's casting-drama-filled project "The Three Stooges." With Sasso entering the "Stooges" project, once left vacant by the likes of Sean Penn, Jim Carrey, and Benicio Del Toro, the film is getting closer and closer to reality.

(Check out my interview with the Farrelly brothers for "Hall Pass" where they talked about "Three Stooges" right here)

As for the other Stooges? Deadline is saying that Hank Azaria is the front-runner to play Moe. Great choice don't you think?

But I'm still scratching my head to the other rumored front-runner -- James Marsden as the simple-minded Larry! Sure, he was funny in "Enchanted," but his dashing good looks could be detrimental. Both Sasso and Azaria could pass as their "Three Stooges" counterpart, but can you really imagine Marsden as Larry?

The Farrellys claimed that they are not doing a biopic of the Three Stooges but more along the line of their half-hour shorts. So this film will be a collection of three 30-minute films involving the antics of the "Three Stooges," much like the good, old days.

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Armie Hammer to Star as Dashing Prince Charming in "The Brothers Grimm: Snow White" 

And more "Snow White" news, this time, "The Social Network's" Armie Hammer has signed to star as Prince Andrew Alcott in director Tarsem Singh's "The Brothers Grimm: Snow White" from Relativity Media.

This Snow White project is one of the three films that will arrive in theaters over the next two years. There's Universal's "Snow White and the Hutsman," and Disney's "Snow and the Seven."

Hammer joins Julia Roberts who is set to star as the Evil Queen. As for the Snow White role? Deadline is reporting that "Atonement's" Saoirse Ronan is in talks to star but it's not official yet. But with filming scheduled for May, they better find their beautiful sleeping protagonist very soon!

This Snow White will apparently have a comedy and adventure twist. According to Relativity, "After her evil stepmother (Roberts) kills her father and destroys her kingdom, Snow White bands together with a gang of seven quarrelsome dwarfs to reclaim what is rightly hers."

The studio is planning to release "The Brothers Grimm: Snow White" on June 29, 2012.

Speaking of Ronan, I think she will be perfect as Sleeping Beauty. She is an absolute delight as Hanna in the upcoming Focus Features movie! I love her in the film, and I will post my interview with the actress for "Hanna" very soon!

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Viggo Mortensen Saying Goodbye to "Snow White and the Huntsman?" 

Once upon a time, Viggo Mortensen was in talks to star as the titular Hunstman in Universal's "Snow White and the Huntsman" project. But now, the Hollywood Reporter is saying those talks are done, at least for now.

But Universal must act soon because there are many Snow White projects in active development. Rupert Sanders is still attached to direct, with Kristen Stewart set to star as Snow White and Charlize Theron as the Evil Queen.

Many insiders were saying that Mortensen demanded $8 million plus gross participation to star in the film which Universal balked at allowing the actor to flirt with starring as the villain Zod in the Superman reboot with Zack Snyder directing and Christopher Nolan producing.

The latest news about the Mortensen deal is that Universal is moving on -- yet, it's still unclear whether it's just a negotiating tactic or for reals yo :happy

Mortensen would have been great as Snow White's guide, her own Dumbledore if you may. In this planned version, Snow White is on the run from the Evil Queen until the Huntsman takes her under his wings and teaches her how to fight for her life.

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