Oz the Great and Powerful kept up its reign, topping the box office for a second week in a row with $42.2 million. Newcomer The Call came in second with an impressive $17.1 million, but fellow new release The Incredible Burt Wonderstone earned a disappointing $10.3 million. Jack the Giant Slayer followed in fourth place with $6.2 million, and Identity Thief rounded out the top five with $4.5 million. Meanwhile, Spring Breakers made its very limited debut in just three theaters, with $270,000.
Steve Carell and Jim Carrey are joining forces for the magical comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, while Halle Berry is on the line to save Abigail Breslin in The Call this weekend. If you're not sure whether you'd be into the wacky comedy or the intense rescue film, flip through all the pictures to find out what's in store from each movie and let us know which you may be seeing this weekend!
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone follows the life of a man who aims to leave people in awe, and while the movie itself doesn't reach those kinds of heights, it is a comedy with a few laughs and a cast that wins you over. Steve Carell headlines as title character Burt Wonderstone, a Vegas Strip mainstay whose flashy shtick has grown tired. Steve Buscemi plays his stage partner Anton, and when their act is challenged by flagging ticket sales and newer, more modern competitors, the two childhood best friends have a falling out, leaving Burt to rediscover his touch. Burt's road to a comeback is entertaining and full of goofiness that's quite dumb but still amusing.
The silliness of the movie is balanced out by how irreverent its sense of humor is. This is best demonstrated by Jim Carrey's character Steve Gray, a Criss Angel-like street magician more interested in shocking the masses than dazzling them. The gags ring true, and the observations about the business of magic are sharp and give The Incredible Burt Wonderstone an edge — not just an excuse to put the actors in ridiculous costumes. The lampooning of the industry and the jokes both provide a good time, even if the movie isn't destined to be a comedy classic. Find out what else I thought after the jump.
Olivia Wilde just kicked off her promotional tour for her latest movie, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, looking nothing short of immaculate on the red carpet. For the LA premiere, the actress donned a gorgeous black Gucci Pre-Fall 2013 gown featuring a netting detail. We love the subtle shimmer on her dress, picked up by her beautiful Rona Pfeiffer and EF Collection jewels. See every angle of her promotional looks so far, and come back soon for more updates on Olivia's movie premiere looks!
Steve Carell, Olivia Wilde, and Jim Carrey gathered in Austin, TX, last night for the world premiere of their new comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone. The screening was the first to be held during the film section of the 2013 SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival in Texas. The red-carpet reunion for the trio came before they headed inside the city's Paramount Theatre for the screening and afterward a question-and-answer session. In the film, both Steve and Jim play magicians, and last night, Jim spoke about his interest in magic. He said, "I've always had this weird relationship with magic. I think it's fascinating and yet it annoys me because I can't figure it out." The movie is out on US theaters next Friday March 15 — make sure to check out the Incredible Burt Wonderstone trailer!
Have you been sucked into a movie trailer recently because it used an awesome song you meant to look up later? That's why I've rounded up the tunes that popped out at me from recent trailers like Safe Haven, Identity Thief, and Pain & Gain. Click through to watch the trailers, find out what song is featured, and get a Spotify playlist of all the tracks at the end. Happy listening!
If you're thinking you could use a little bit of magic in your life, the trailer for The Incredible Burt Wonderstone might be just the cure. Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi star as Burt Wonderstone and Anton Marvelton, an old-fashioned magician team who have lost their magic touch, so to speak, with the Las Vegas crowds. It might be their goofy hair that's driving audiences away, but it's probably the hip new guy in town, a Criss Angel-type (Jim Carrey) stuntman whose tricks include sleeping on hot coals overnight. Olivia Wilde also stars as a magician's assistant.
Despite The Incredible Burt Wonderstone's semidazzling tricks, I'm not that enthusiastic about this movie. I like Carell and Carrey (who starred together in Bruce Almighty), but there's something in the trailer that's lacking a little pizzazz. However, I am looking forward to Alan Arkin as the sage magician. The movie opens March 15, and you can watch the trailer when you read more.