Box Office Flops For Tom Cruise In ‘Rock Of Ages’ & Adam Sandler In ‘That’s My Boy’: ‘Madagascar 3′ & ‘Prometheus’ Hold #1 & #2

By | Saturday June 16, 2012 @ 11:30pm PDT

June 15-17 Weekend Actuals

1. Madagascar 3 (DreamWorks Anim/Paramount) Week 2 [4,263 Theaters] PG
Friday $10M, Saturday $13.3M, Sunday $10.7M, Weekend $34.0M (-44%), Cume $119.0M

2. Prometheus (Fox) Week 2 [3,442 Theaters] R
Friday $5.8M, Saturday $7.8M, Sunday $7.2M Weekend $20.7M (-59%), Cume $89.4M

3. Rock Of Ages (New Line/Warner Bros) NEW [3,470 Theaters] PG13
Friday $5.3M, Saturday $5.5M, Sunday $3.7M,

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‘Rock Of Ages’ Headed For IMAX Screens

By | Wednesday May 9, 2012 @ 10:00am PDT

Los Angeles, CA – May 9, 2012 – IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX) and Warner Bros. Pictures today announced that Rock of Ages, based on the hit Broadway musical, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and released

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‘Rock Of Ages’ Soundtrack Drops June 5

By | Monday April 30, 2012 @ 9:41pm PDT

Tom Cruise shows a new hard rocking side of himself in New Line Cinema’s June 15 release Rock Of AgesThe film version of the stage musical tells the story of the music scene on the … Read More »

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New Line Tunes Up C&W Love Story To Follow ‘Rock Of Ages’

By | Friday April 27, 2012 @ 3:39pm PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: New Line has reunited with Rock Of Ages team at Offspring Entertainment to option an untitled pitch that will do for Country & Western music what Rock of Ages did to 80s hair band anthems. The film will … Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘Rock Of Ages’

By | Tuesday April 3, 2012 @ 6:06am PDT
Mike Fleming

New Line has released a fresh trailer for Rock of Ages, giving a bit more of a glimpse of Tom Cruise as the decadent hair band icon Stacee Jaxx. I’ve seen the film, a fun confection that is Mamma Mia! for those who came of age in the … Read More »

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Warner Bros Shifts ‘Rock Of Ages,’ ‘Jack The Giant Killer,’ ‘Arthur & Lancelot’

By | Thursday January 19, 2012 @ 6:09pm PST

Warner Bros has tweaked released schedules for a trio of movies this year and next. year. Rock Of Ages shifts to June 15 this summer from June 1. It’s moving into WB slot vacated by Jack The Giant Killer which moved to March 22, 2013 from June 15, 2012. Arthur Read More »

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Hot Trailer: Warner Bros’ ‘Rock Of Ages’

By | Tuesday December 13, 2011 @ 5:34pm PST

Here’s a look at something Deadline and others have been writing about for months, Rock Of Ages, from Warner Bros/New Line. It has a formidable cast — Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alec Baldwin, Malin Akerman, Mary J. Blige, Paul Giamatti, Russell Brand and Julianne Hough. Directed by Adam Shankman.

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‘Rock Of Ages’ Stage Star Constantine Maroulis Joins The Movie Version

Mike Fleming

Former American Idol contestant Constantine Maroulis originated the lead role of Drew Boley in Rock of Ages‘ off-Broadway and Broadway musical incarnations. He’s not playing that role in the movie version that Adam Shankman is directing for New Line (Diego … Read More »

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Adam Shankman Tweets ‘Rock Of Ages’ Still

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Tom Cruise Commits To $100 Million Universal Sci-Fi Pic ‘Oblivion’ For Fall

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Tom Cruise has committed to star for Universal Pictures in Oblivion, the science fiction film that will be directed by Joseph Kosinski, who last helmed Tron: Legacy. Production will begin in October. Cruise had been loosely attached to the Radical Publishing graphic novel adaptation when Disney let it go and Universal committed to finance and distribute the $100 million film, which came with a William Monahan script that was being rewritten by Karl Gajdusek. Kosinski hatched the idea for the project and set it to be published by Barry Levine’s graphic novel imprint as a calling card for a movie when Kosinski was busy for so long directing Tron: Legacy, which topped out at $400 million worldwide gross.

Disney acquired the graphic novel in a heated auction last summer, and Universal was one of the studios that also chased it. It takes place in an apocalyptic future where most of the population lives in clouds above an earth surface that has been rendered uninhabitable. Cruise will play a soldier who’s stuck alone on the planet, repairing the drones that patrol and destroy a savage alien life form. He encounters a beautiful woman who crashes in a craft, and their experience together forces him to question his world view. Disney allowed Kosinski to shop it because it didn’t fit its family-film mold and attempts to rein it in to a PG rating was creatively strangling the project. It will be PG-13. Read More »

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Alec Baldwin Stays In ‘Rock Of Ages’ Film

In Or Out? Alec Baldwin Will Be On Hand For Today’s ‘Rock Of Ages’ Run-Through

EXCLUSIVE: So let’s update the Alec Baldwin vs Rock Of Ages small drama. Yes, the actor showed up in Miami for the full run-through of … Read More »

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Alec Baldwin Asks New Line To Replace Him In ‘Rock Of Ages’

By | Tuesday May 10, 2011 @ 7:24pm PDT

The entire cast of New Line’s Rock Of Ages movie is supposed to assemble in Miami on May 23rd for a table read before Adam Shankman’s big-screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical starts shooting. Today, around 3 PM, studio head … Read More »

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Adam Shankman Exits Disney For New Line

The move follows a legal wrangle that took weeks to unravel about negotiating his exit from Disney, some money owing to Sony, and a new pact with New Line to host his production banner that took weeks to unravel. Adam Shankman’s … Read More »

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Malin Akerman Will Bed Tom Cruise In ‘Rock Of Ages’

By | Wednesday May 4, 2011 @ 9:17am PDT
Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: The final piece of the casting puzzle is in place for Rock Of Ages, the Adam Shankman-directed adaptation of the Broadway musical for New Line Cinema. Malin Akerman is set to play the role of Constance, a journalist who … Read More »

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Catherine Zeta-Jones Takes On ‘Rock Of Ages’

By | Wednesday April 20, 2011 @ 9:54am PDT
Mike Fleming

Catherine Zeta-Jones has been set to play a new role that has been created especially for the movie version of the Adam Shankman-directed Rock of Ages for New Line. She’ll play the wife of the mayor of Los Angeles, … Read More »

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Adam Shankman Gets Russell Brand, But Amy Adams Won’t Bed Tom Cruise In ‘Rock Of Ages’

By | Wednesday April 13, 2011 @ 10:10am PDT
Mike Fleming

Adam Shankman has tweeted that he got Russell Brand to play Lonny in the New Line musical Rock of Ages. But Shankman’s pursuit of Amy Adams  didn’t work out. He wanted her to play the role of the journalist … Read More »

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Universal In Lead To Adopt Joseph Kosinski’s ‘Oblivion’ With Tom Cruise

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Universal Pictures has emerged as the front-runner to finance and distribute Oblivion, the Joseph Kosinski-directed sci-fi project that has Tom Cruise in early talks to star. The studio has entered into exclusive negotiations for a deal that would carry progress to production language, with a goal to begin shooting in October.  The deal hinges on Kosinski’s ability to bring in the film at around the $100 million mark. Cruise doesn’t have a deal at this point, but they are talking. Deadline told you last week that Universal was among three studios chasing the film. The film was scripted by William Monahan, with  Karl Gajdusek currently rewriting.

Oblivion recently shook loose from Disney, where Kosinski made his feature directorial debut on Tron: Legacy. That film just hit the $400 million worldwide gross mark for Disney, and the studio has a Tron sequel and other projects with Kosinski. But the studio let the filmmaker shop it because the post-apocalyptic Oblivion premise didn’t fit the studio’s family film mandate. Attempts to bring it in as a PG film was creatively strangling the project. It will be made as PG-13.

The project is based on a Radical Publishing graphic novel that came from an idea by Kosinski, and was published by Barry Levine’s imprint while Kosinski was preoccupied with Tron. The graphic novel was always viewed as a blueprint for a feature film, and Disney acquired in a heated auction last summer. Universal was among the studios chasing it last summer, along with Paramount and Fox and Chernin Entertainment. Oblivion is a futuristic science fiction love story that takes place in an apocalyptic future where most of the population lives in clouds above an earth surface that has been rendered for the most part uninhabitable. An earthbound soldier — stuck there repairing drones that patrol and blast a savage alien life form — encounters a beautiful woman who crashed in a craft, and they have an experience that forces him to question his world view. There are really only a handful of characters in the last-man-on-earth storyline, and so the feeling is that Cruise is a strong match. Read More »

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Alec Baldwin Commits To Woody Allen’s Next Pic

Mike Fleming

EXCLUSIVE: Alec Baldwin has committed to star in Woody Allen’s next film. And where will the quintessential New York actor and Gotham’s arguably most famous director be filming? Try Rome. Allen has chosen that city as the site of his … Read More »

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In Other Deals …

By | Thursday March 31, 2011 @ 5:49pm PDT
Mike Fleming

Former cop and Gangster Squad scribe Will Beall will script the Logan’s Run remake that director Nicolas Winding Refn will do with Ryan Gosling. … Vulture reports that Diego Gonzalez Boneta has bagged the male lead in Rock of Ages, … Read More »

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