Movie News in 60 Seconds: ‘Sherlock’ Win Not Elementary; Eva Green Nabs '300' Prequel; Diane Keaton Searches for Dog in Santa Barbara

Movie News in 60 Seconds: ‘Sherlock’ Win Not Elementary; Eva Green Nabs '300' Prequel; Diane Keaton Searches for Dog in Santa Barbara

Dec 19, 2011

 

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
 
U.S. Box Office: While Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows ($40.02 million, estimated) and Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked ($23.5 million) easily finished in the top two spots in the box office charts over the weekend, the sequels were “noticeably down from their predecessors.” Opening in limited release solely at IMAX theaters, Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol averaged an impressive $30,588 at 425 locations; only about 10% of those screens showed the hotly-buzzed The Dark Knight Rises prologue. (Box Office Mojo)

Eva Green, Goddess: Late last week came word that Eva Green is in talks to star in the prequel to 300. She gave a great performance in Brit schoolgirl drama Cracks and has been aces as a dark-hearted woman in the cable series Camelot, so playing a “ruthless, gold-covered goddess” in 300: Battle of Artemisia should come naturally to her. (The Hollywood Reporter)

Lawrence Kasdan’s New Film: The 27th Santa Barbara International Film Festival will open with Darling Companion, Lawrence Kasdan’s first film in eight years. In what is described as a marital comedy, Diane Keaton stars as a woman who searches for her beloved dog after her husband (Kevin Kline) loses it. (Thompson on Hollywood)

‘Star Wars’ Religion Embraced by More Czechs: Offered without further comment, we note the following report: “More than 15,000 people listed themselves as followers of the Star Wars-inspired faith in a recent census” in the Czech Republic. All who identified themselves as Jedi knights wrote in their preference. (The Hollywood Reporter)

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