The Weekend Winneris a weekly update here on Caught on Set. Every Monday we will post pictures from the set of the movie that wins the box office battle over the weekend.
There were no surprises at the box office this weekend as The Amazing Spider-Man continued it's strong start over the weekend by bringing in $65 million. The comic book based film starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone pushed it's total gross to $140 million. The one movie that surprised me over the weekend was Savages, which grossed just over $16 million to come in 4th. I thought that movie, with the cast that it has, would fare much better than a $6,000 average per screen. From Boxofficemojo.com:
1 The Amazing Spider-Man $65,000,000 2 Ted $32,593,000 3 Brave $20,162,000 4 Savages $16,162,000 5 Magic Mike $15,610,000
Ted and Brave are still holding on strong in it's second and third week, respectively, in release. Magic Mike having another strong weekend just goes to show that all you ladies out there love strippers also. The movie about male "dancers" has grossed over $70 million in two weeks, which is 10 times more than the estimated budget of $7 million. Sex sells, no matter who you are selling too.
*30 The Amazing Spider-Man pictures total in the gallery:
“A Look Back” is a series of posts we here at Caughtonset.com feature weekly. It’s as simple as the title makes it sound. Each Friday we will take “A Look Back” to the set of a newly released film.Look at pictures from the set today, then watch the movie tonight.
Technically The Amazing Spider-Man has been in theaters most of the week, but this is the movies first weekend so it still counts as being a new release. Besides I don't think any other movie will come close to the amount of money this latest super hero flick will bring in.
Spider-Man earned $35 million on a Tuesday. If that wasn't impressive enough it then brought in $23 million the next day. The folks over at Boxofficemojo.com say that Spidey is on track for a 6-day total of $140 million. That is pretty damn good for a movie that is the 4th in the franchise. Be sure to check out all of the pictures we have from the set including, Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary and Martin Sheen.
*30 The Amazing Spider-Man pictures total in the gallery:
Confirming rumors that they're dating, Andrew and his Spider-Man co-star Emma Stone were seen holding hands over the weekend in the East Village of New York. Stone is now Garfield's love interest on the big screen and in real life. What a lucky gal!
Look for The Amazing Spider-Man in theaters next summer.
Andrew Garfield is spotted on the set of The Amazing Spider-Man in the New York borough of Queens last Friday (May 13). As you can tell, the Spidey star was filming near the intersection of 61st and Roosevelt in Woodside, Queens.
Richard Norton, who has a small role in The Amazing Spider-Man, spoke with Moviehole earlier this week. The veteran Australian actor/stuntman revealed that the film has a much larger budget than the rumored $80 million:
"Unfortunately I can’t say much right now because I’m not allowed to. However I can say it was mostly stunt work. I doubt you’ll even recognise me. I play a SWAT guy but it’s a small part. I was on-set for four weeks and the experience was just phenomenal… it’s a $220 million budget movie! Vic Armstrong was the second unit director and it was great working with him. Andy Armstrong, his brother, was the stunt coordinator and an old friend. Andy’s the one who brought me onboard so for all those reasons and more it was a lot of fun!"
Legendary stuntman Vic Armstrong sat down with Movieline this week to talk about his new memoir and his experience directing parts of the new Spider-Man film. Armstrong revealed that the new film will rely less on CGI for stunts and more on actual stunts performed by Garfield:
"Andrew Garfield is a very good actor — he is very much in the Daniel Day-Lewis method of getting totally into it, so we've integrated him into as much of the flying as we could, and as much of the action, the poses and the body movement. So you’ve got all of these really organic movements. When you see somebody flying for real, it's far different than a CG one. You see the G-force come on as they change directions, and their arms straighten out, and then their legs flex, and then they pick up and swing again. It's got this whole rhythm to it."
*10 Andrew Garfield pictures total in the gallery:
Rhys Ifans is spotted hiding from the cameras Monday on the set of The Amazing Spider-Man in Manhattan's Upper West Side (May 9). Ifans plays The Lizard in the film and was covering up his makeup. You can see a few pics of his reptilian neck in the gallery below.
"Curt Connors was a gifted surgeon who went into a war to help his country. He performed 'meatball' surgery on wounded GIs, but his arm was injured in a blast and had to be amputated. He eventually became obsessed with uncovering the secrets of reptilian regeneration, and studied reptilian biology extensively. From his home in the Everglades, he finally determined a serum taken from the DNA of a reptile. He had successfully regrown the missing limb of a rabbit, and, despite the warnings of his wife, chose to test it on himself. Connors ingested it, and his arm did indeed grow back. Unfortunately, it had one side effect: Connors was subsequently transformed into a reptilian monster!"
Emma Stone (aka Gwen Stacy) is spotted on the set of The Amazing Spider-Man in Brooklyn on Saturday (May 7). Rhys Ifans (aka Dr. Curt Connors/The Lizard) and Andrew Garfield (aka Peter Parker/Spider-Man) were also seen on set. Check out their pics here.
In what must be a huge honor for her, Victoria's Secret just named Emma the "Sexiest Actress" on their annual "What is Sexy?" list. Congrats! Here's the full list:
Sexiest actress: Emma Stone
Sexiest summer style: Beyoncé Knowles
Sexiest legs: Julianne Hough
Sexiest smile: Dianna Agron
Sexiest eyes: Mila Kunis
Sexiest lips: Amanda Seyfried
Sexiest curves: Sofia Vergara
Sexiest TV cast:Vampire Diaries
Sexiest songstress: Rihanna
Sexiest beach body: Minka Kelly
Sexiest sense of humor: Chelsea Handler
Sexiest chef : Giada De Laurentiis
Sexiest international import: Malin Akerman
Sexiest beach waves: Vanessa Hudgens
Sexiest sun-kissed glow: Jessica Lowndes
Facebook fans' choice: Sexiest up-and-coming bombshell: Jennifer Lawrence
Facebook fans' choice: Sexiest tweeter: Ashley Greene