"Avatar" holds on to the number 1 spot at the box office despite a big Christmas opening for Robert Downey Jr.'s "Sherlock Holmes" and the box office had it's highest total in quite some time.
Over the 3 day weekend, people bought about $278 million in tickets, which was more than the $261 million that the box office made when "The Dark Knight Returns" opened. It just shows, despite the bad economy, people want to go to the movies and be entertained.
1. Avatar: $75 million
2. Sherlock Holmes $65 million
3. Alvin & The Chipmunks 2 $50 million
4. It's Complicated $22 million
5. Up In The Air $11 million
"Nine" only made a little over $5 million. "Avatar" has taken in $212 million domestically.
The industry is expecting the business to continue through the next weekend.-Dr.FB
Guy Richie opens up about Madonna in the new issue of Esquire and has some not so nice things to say about the singer.
"I still love her, but she is retarded too."
“She’s a manifester, if there ever was one. First-rate manifester."
He does turn nice for a moment.
"Madonna makes things happen. Put Madonna up against any 23-year-old, she’ll outwork them, outdance them, outperform them. The woman is broad.”
“You can’t tell someone when they’re getting divorced that their pain is an illusion,” I’m f***ing telling you, I feel it. I’ve been through that… No one can say you don’t feel that.”
I love Guy Richie's films but let's be honest here; for a while, when it comes to interviews, all they are going to want to talk about is how he was married to Madonna and is Mr. Madonna.
That is going to be hard for a while. Hopefully, Sherlock Holmes will be a hit or else we will be hearing about Madonna in his next press tour.-Dr.FB
Robert Downey Jr. spoke with USA Today about his Best Supporting Actor nomination for his role in Tropic Thunder as Oscar-obsessed actor Kirk Lazarus. "It's so funny to me that the role is a guy who is an Oscar-seeking moron. His whole motivation is Oscars," he says, "Irony is synonymous with pretty much everything that is going on."
Downey is on the set in New York wrapping up shooting the big-screen adaptation of Sherlock Holmes, set to hit theatres this November. The film also stars Jude Law as Watson and Rachel McAdams as Irene Adler.
For more, including Robert's thoughts on his changing fortunes throughout his career, see here.