You may have guessed but we are beyond excited about the release of Cinderella after MONTHS of anticipation and today it’s the turn of the not so ugly step-sister in the film, Holliday Grainger to take the Joshington Post hot seat.
Holliday reveals what it’s actually like starring alongside the iconic Cate Blanchett, the shoes she never wished fitted her, her unlikely style icon being Pete Burns and the most unsisterly thing you can do to a fellow sister. Take note Ugly Step-sister!
Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo! Walt Disney Studios can breathe a collective sigh of relief and pass out the cigars. Their latest live-action adaptation of a Disney animated classic has smoked the competition. Kenneth Branagh’s Cinderella pulled in $23M on Friday and is now expected to bring in $70.5M for the weekend. If that figure holds up, Cinderella will have the 13th best opening weekend for a Disney film – slightly better than 2004’s The Incredibles ($70.4).
Women came out in droves for Cinderella. 77% of the audience was female and 56% were under the age of 25. It didn’t matter if they were young or old, male or female, the film scored ‘A’ and ‘A+’ CinemaScores.
Meanwhile, interest in Liam Neeson as an action star appears to be waning as his latest film Run All Night only pulled in $3.9M on Friday. It is now expected to have an $11.44M opening weekend. On a positive note: audiences gave it an ‘A-‘ CinemaScore, so there is some hope for good word-of-mouth.
1). Cinderella (DIS), 3,845 theaters / $23M* Fri.
3-Day: $70.5M / Wk 1
2). Run All Night (WB), 3,171 theaters / $3.9M* Fri.
3-Day: $11.44M /Wk 1
3). Kingsman: The Secret Service (FOX), 2,635 theaters (-466) / $1.62M Fri. (-27%)
3-Day: $6.2M (-25%)/ Total Cume: $107.1M/ Wk 5
4). The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (FSL), 2,022 theaters (+449) / $1.6M Fri. (-40%)
3-Day: $5.79M (-32%)/Total Cume: $18.2M/Wk 2
5). Focus (WB), 2,855 theaters (-468) / $1.6M Fri. (-45%)
3-Day: $5.5M (-45%)/Total Cume: $43.6M /Wk 3
6). Chappie (Sony), 3,201 theaters (0) / $1.5M Fri. (-66%)
3-Day: $5.46M (-59%)/ Total Cume: $23.2M /Wk 2
7). SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, 2,659 theaters (-438) / $954K Fri. (-31%)
3-Day: $4.6M (-31%)/Total Cume: $155.2M/ Wk 6
8). McFarland USA (DIS), 2,455 theaters (-337) / $961K Fri. (-34%)
3-Day: $3.5M (-33%) /Total Cume: $34.8M/ Wk 4
9). Fifty Shades Of Grey (UNI/Focus), 2,039 theaters (-749) / $936K Fri. (-47%)
3-Day: $3M (-45%)/Total Cume: $161.2M/ Wk 5
10). The Duff (CBS/LGF), 2,301 theaters (-258)/ $921K Fri. (-40%)
3-Day: $2.9M (-38%)/Total Cume: $30.1M/ Wk 4