Boasting a bankable Hollywood star in a decidedly unconventional narrative, Jonathan Glazer’s stunning Under The Skin starring Scarlett Johansson (who also stars in this weekend’s fellow opener Captain America 2) proved a winning mix in the Specialty Box Office for distributor A24 in its opening weekend. The film, Glazer’s first in 10 years, grossed a robust $140K in four L.A. and NYC theaters. That comes in at a $35K screen average, easily the biggest since the The Grand Budapest Hotel‘s bombshell $202K PTA when it opened March 9. Scarlett Johansson Under the SkinUnder The Skin‘s initial numbers also bode well for A24, which opened in 2012 and had a streak of box office successes over last year, including Harmony Korine’s Spring Breakers, which had an $87,667 PTA when it opened last March ($14.1M cume), The Spectacular Now ($49,354 PTA in 4 theaters last August and a $6.85M cume), The Bling Ring ($42,879 PTA in 5 theaters last June and a $5.8M cume) and Ginger & Rosa ($14,279 PTA in 3 theaters in March 2012, $1M cume).
Said A24 this weekend: “[Under The Skin] opened to rave reviews and sold out shows in New York and Los Angeles this weekend. This unique cinematic event is second only to The Grand Budapest Hotel as the highest limited specialized film opening of the year. Scarlett Johannson, who stars in both Under The Skin and the Captain America sequel, was a box office star this weekend dominating the box office with Captain America and Under The Skin having the highest per screen average in the country.”
A24 noted that the title, which it acquired out of Toronto last year, is “an art movie that people are embracing.” A spokesperson told me Sunday that they “couldn’t sell more tickets” at its showing in New York’s Union Square. The film is also attracting a “younger audience.” Glazer traveled to the U.S. for two weeks in the lead up to its release here promoting the film. He participated in Q&A in Union Square this weekend. Under The Skin will expand to about 20 locations next week and will head to the top 50 markets by April 25.
Access Hollywood just post the first look at Scarlett’s new movie Chef trailer. The full trailer will be out tomorrow so look back for that.
I added tons of new photoshoots to the 2013 and 2014 section of the gallery. Check out additions below by clicking the links.
– PHOTOSHOOTS FROM 2013 > ALEXI LUBOMIRSKI
– PHOTOSHOOTS FROM 2013 > DON JON PRESS CONFERENCE
– PHOTOSHOOTS FROM 2013 > JUERGEN TELLER
– PHOTOSHOOTS FROM 2013 > MARK SELIGER
– PHOTOSHOOTS FROM 2013 > TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
– PHOTOSHOOTS FROM 2013 > MICHAEL MULLER
– PHOTOSHOOTS FROM 2013 > INCENT PETERS FOR ESQUIRE MAGAZINE +5
– PHOTOSHOOTS FROM 2014 > ALASDAIR MCLELLAN (WALL STREET JOURNAL)
The first Trailer for Luc Besson upcoming Lucy, starring Scarlett as Lucy opposite Morgan Freeman, Analeigh Tipton and Min-sik Choi has just come online. The movie it’s still looks great and Scarlett looks on top of her game from what we could all see. I just made some hight-res trailer screen caps of all her parts. The movie opens in theater’s some time in August. Enjoy!
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Scarlett was on the The Queen Latifah Show on Spril 1st, She talks about CA:TWS, Being Pranked, Hilarious SNL Skits and more. There are some videos up for you all to watch
Scarlett is on the cover of the new WSJ magazine for April 2014, There are some great shoots as well as her talking on Motherhood.
IN THE SNOW, New York City becomes a fantasy version of itself. A blanket of winter weather slows this frantic city down, hushes the hurly-burly, covers it in a quiet beauty that turns a mundane walk into a romantic stroll. Snowy New York is the New York you dreamed of: old-fashioned, elegant, irresistible. Until a city bus plows by at 40 mph and sprays you with muddy, brown slush.
Photos: Frankly, Scarlett
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I am going to meet Scarlett Johansson for lunch, and the midday snowfall somehow feels appropriate. By now it’s a thoroughly accepted premise that Johansson is herself a romantic throwback, a bit of an old-fashioned fantasy—a smoky-voiced reminder of a lush, more glamorous show-business era. I believe this makes me the 100,000th person to describe Johansson as “smoky-voiced,” for which I should have my computer keyboard stripped and tossed into the Hudson. But the cliché is true. So is the throwback part. Johansson’s choice of a meeting location today is not a sleek, modern aerie with angular furniture and Euro-disco, but the Carlyle Hotel, off Madison Avenue, a low-lit classic merrily frozen in time.
From big-budget blockbusters to acclaimed independent films, Scarlett Johansson’s path to success has been anything but obvious. Jason Gay spoke with Johannson for this month’s WSJ. Magazine cover story, and joins the News Hub to discuss what’s next for the actress. Photo: Alasdair McLellan for WSJ. Magazine.
In the snow, I am 20 minutes late. She is 25 minutes late. This is OK. It doesn’t feel like a day to rush. When she arrives, she’s dressed in a black goose-down coat, a thick striped sweater and black wool pants, and she is wearing a pair of tortoiseshell eyeglasses that would comfortably fit on the nose of a prep-school English teacher. There is quick chatter about the weather and the craziness and the way the taxis and buses were swerving all over the road. And of course how this city looks perfect through it all. “A lot of people have that thing in New York where they need to get out—they’re like, ‘Oh you have to get out in order to love it,’ ” Johansson says. “I never had that.”
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You know what the best thing is about this Friday (April 4)? We’re getting a double helping of Scarlett Johansson in movie theaters — as Black Widow in “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” and as an alien seductress who likes to eat her men whole in “Under the Skin.”
While “Under the Skin” is definitely worth checking out, it may be a little hard to find. So most of us will watch Scarlett take her third turn as super-agent Natasha Romanoff in “Captain America,” where — alongside Cap (Chris Evans), the Falcon (Anthony Mackie), and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) — she hunts down a lethal assassin and uncovers a conspiracy to bring down the intelligence agency S.H.I.E.L.D.
The movie reunites Scarlett with Robert Redford, who plays the head of S.H.I.E.L.D. and who directed and starred with the then-12-year-old actress in “The Horse Whisperer.” We sat down with the lovely Ms. Johansson (who is currently expecting her first child) to talk about that, what happens to the Widow in the next “Avengers” movie, and what Natasha does on her days off.
Moviefone: It’s great to see watch Black Widow evolve over the course of three movies. Did you know what was planned from the start?
Scarlett Johansson: I mean, that was the intention, of course, when I signed up for “Iron Man 2.” The hope was that the audience would respond to my version of the Widow Natasha and want to see more. Because, I mean, I had a wonderful time doing it but you just sort of got to be introduced to the character. And I think the idea of revealing her true identity at the end was in the hopes that people would want to kind of take that and run with it. Of course, I had a really fun, playful sequence in the end there.
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I’ve added some new HQ stills from Scarlett’s movie Captain America 2 The Winter Soldier, enjoy!
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Scarlett and Samuel were on the tv talk show/game show Saturday Night Takeaway on saturday in the UK on ITV. In the part “Little Ant & Dec” for a Super Hero Party. Both Scarlett and Samuel were very funney and took what was going on well. Screen caps and the video are now up for you all to see.
– TV Shows & Interviews > Specials > 2014 – Saturday Night Takeaway