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“THE DESCENDANTS” OPENS IN THEATERS IN DECEMBER

“THE DESCENDANTS” OPENS IN THEATERS IN DECEMBER

 

 

 

 

CHECK OUT THE DESCENDANTS TRAILER AT: http://www.ropeofsilicon.com/movie/descendants/trailers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The dramedy The Descendants that was filmed on Oahu and Kauai opens nationwide in  theaters Dec, 16.

 

 

Here’s the story: Matt King (Clooney above), an indifferent husband and father of two girls, is forced to re-examine his past and embrace his future when his wife suffers a boating accident off of Waikiki. The event leads to a rapprochement with his young daughters while Matt wrestles with a decision to sell the family’s land handed down from Hawaiian royalty and missionaries.

 

 

The Descendants also stars  Shailene Woodley, Matthew Lillard, and Judy Greer. It’s directed by Alexander Payne

 

 

 

Hawaii actors Michael Ontkean and Sonya Balmores are featured in The Descendants

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“PIRATES” FRIDAY OPENING BRINGS IN $35 million

“PIRATES” FRIDAY OPENING BRINGS IN $35 million

 

 

 

 

UPDATE

PIRATE$$$$$$$ HAS BIGGEST INTERNATIONAL OPENING EVER!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tide brought in $90.2 million in weekend sales at United states and Canadian theaters. But the big tickets sales news was the international market where the film brought in an astonishing $260.4 million, the biggest international opening ever. A box office analyst no estimates the the film which cost more than $200 million will generate sales of $850 million to $900 million globally…Higher prices for 3-D showings of Pirates, at 40 percent or more than 2-D tickets in some areas of the U.S., may have hurt the film’s attendance…

 

 

 

In On Stranger Tides, Johnny Depp’s (above relaxing in Kahala) Captain Jack Sparrow is enlisted in a search for the Fountain of Youth. Penelope Cruz co-stars as Angelica, a pirate determined to save the soul of Blackbeard from damnation. Geoffrey Rush returns as Sparrow’s rival, Barbossa, and Ian McShane plays Blackbeard…

 

 

Depp reportedly received more than $40 million to reprise his role as Capt. Sparrow…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, which has received less than stellar reviews by critics, still pulled in some $35 million in ticket sales on its premier day yesterday…If the estimate holds, it will just barely beat Fast Five‘s $34.4 million gross to score the year’s biggest opening day…

 

 

Compared to prior Pirates films, the opening day results shows a definite downward trend domestically. The second Pirates film, Dead Man’s Chest, briought in$55.8 million its first day, while the third movie, At World’s End, took in $42.9 million. According to published reports, the 3-D adventure film still is headed for an opening weekend of around $88 million. Johnny Depp and company overseas take has already earned $92.1 million in three days…

 

 

 

 

Meanwhile, Soul Surfer, the Bethany Hamilton biopic now in its ninth week of release, has ticket sales of $39.2 million in the domestic count. The film cost about $18 million to produce…

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ABC’S “OFF THE MAP” IS CANCELLED AFTER SHORTENED SEASON

ABC’S “OFF THE MAP” IS CANCELLED AFTER SHORTENED SEASON

 

 

 

 

A&E LOOKING AT OAHU FOR TROPICAL FOX SERIES

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Off the Map, ABC’s doctors in the jungle drama, has been cancelled, several Los Angeles sources said. ABC will make the announcement tomorrow…The hour-long show was plagued by low ratings…The show had a local crew of about 80….ABC still has the lease on the Hawaii Film Studio until July where production trucks and actors’ trailer remain parked…Another ABC show  called The RIver is being considered for Hawaii but no decision has been made. Several actors already have been hired to star in The River...The serie’s pilot was filmed in Puerto Rico which is reportedly working hard to land the series with additional financial incentives…

 

 

Meanwhile, CBS is likely to announce tomorrow that its hit series Hawaii Five-0 has been renewed for a second season which has been a foregone conclusion for a couple of months. Crew will begin working in June with filming starting July 11…

 

 

 

An A&E dramedy series called Tropical Fox is set in Hawaii but has not yet been greenlit. If it i it will begin shooting on Oahu this summer…The story is about a brilliant British detective who goes rogue to track a wanted criminal in Hawaii and ends up forming an unlikely partnership  with a local cop “on the sleepy side of Oahu” to aid the Honolulu Police Department…

 

 

 

 

 

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