Mar 3rd, 2008

The Other Boleyn Girl came in at decent #4 at the US box office last weekend, earning around $8,300,000. Very well done!

Here’s a reportage from Variety:

Sony had a much better courtside seat with King Henry VIII historical romancer The Other Boleyn Girl, which grossed an estimated $8.3 million from 1,166 runs in its debut for a lusty per-screen average of $7,118, according to Rentrak. Pic came in No. 4.

1. Semi-Pro, $15.3 million.
2. Vantage Point, $13 million.
3. Spiderwick Chronicles, $8.8 million.
4.The Other Boleyn Girl, $8.3 million
5. Jumper, $7.6 million.
6. Step Up 2 The Streets, $5.7 million.
7. Fool’s Gold, $4.7 million.
8. Penelope, $4 million.
9. No Country For Old Men, $4 million.
10. Juno, $3.4 million

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Feb 27th, 2008

Before heading off for a mini-break I thought I’d remind you that Scarlett’s new movie, The Other Boleyn Girl, opens in North America this Friday. Be sure to go out and see it – and don’t forget to post your thoughts on it and Scarlett’s performance here or at the forum! The reviews have been very mixed so I’d really love to hear the opinions of the fans. I have to wait until March 7 to see it myself.

I will approve all comments and post news/pics again on Monday. :)

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Feb 27th, 2008

Top Hollywood actress Scarlett Johansson could be heading to West Lothian, Scotland to film her latest movie.

Last year, it emerged the actress had been signed up to play Mary, Queen of Scots, the tragic monarch who was born at Linlithgow Palace. The movie’s production team are currently touring the UK looking for locations and West Lothian Council plans to get in touch to put their case.

Provost Tom Kerr said: “This will be a major international production which could rival the success of Mel Gibson’s Braveheart.

“We plan to make the production company aware of the importance of Linlithgow’s connection with Mary, Queen of Scots and to consider filming in our historic town.”

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Feb 25th, 2008

David Bowie has spoken about his work on Scarlett Johansson’s debut album, a collection of covers of Tom Waits songs.

The rock legend added backing vocals to two tracks on “Anywhere I Lay My Head” – ‘Falling Down’ and ‘Fannin’ Street’.

Posting on his official site BowieNet, the singer said: “The songs are great, really good Tom Waits stuff, and Scarlett’s performances are mystical and twice cool. She creates a mood that could have been summoned by someone like Margery Latimer or Jeanette Winterson.”

However, the veteran artist played down his contributions to the record, saying: “I’ve seen the press on this and I suppose the record company wanted to spin my involvement a little more than it actually warrants. All I contribute are these oo’s and ah’s on a couple of tracks.

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Feb 25th, 2008

Luise sent in scans of the new issue of German Vanity Fair with Scarlett on the cover. While the cover shot is old, the pictures inside are new, taken at the Berlin Film Festival. Scarlett looks amazing! If anyone if able to translate the interview, please do get in touch. I’ve also added a couple of new stills from Boleyn Girl. Thanks to Sandra for some of them!

Last but not least, I’d like to give a plugging to some of my friends’ new sites dedicated to Scarlett’s co-stars: Andy’s Javier Bardem fansite, Javier Bardem Online, on the Vicky Cristina Barcelona star and fresh Oscar winner (congrats to Javier!) and Filip’s Eric Bana fansite, Eric Bana Fan, dedicated to the king of Boleyn Girl.

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Feb 23rd, 2008

Check out this great new interview with Natalie Portman over at Times Online. She mentions Scarlett quite a bit:

Back when Portman was 14, she was the face of Isaac Mizrahi, who would go on to cause a minor scandal at the Golden Globes two years ago, when he grabbed Johansson’s breasts. “Seriously, I would want to grab them. She’s got beautiful ones, but, Isaac, that was not so appropriate.”

And, of course, while Portman is famously Jewish, Johansson is a lesser-known Jew (because of her Scandinavian father, she’s called “the kosher Danish”). When Penelope Cruz and Salma Hayek made a movie together, all the headlines blared “the Hot Tamales”. What should the media label a film starring two Jewish girls? Portman doesn’t miss a beat.

“The Hot Knishes,” she says, referring to the Jewish delicacy. She says how good Johansson is, adding that in her own forthcoming film, My Blueberry Nights, Rachel Weisz “will knock your socks off”. But her favourite co-star of all time?

“Stephen Fry, when we made V for Vendetta. I wanted to spend all my time with him. He is awesome.”

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Feb 22nd, 2008

I have added the video and 340 screencaptures of Scarlett’s Regis & Kelly appearance, which aired earlier today. She chats about the Kuwait tour, which she describes as a life-changing experience, Woody Allen and, of course, The Other Boleyn Girl. I personally absolutely love Scarlett’s look and, as usual, she’s very well spoken and totally adorable here.

GALLERY LINKS:
- Talk Shows: Live with Regis & Kelly – February 22, 2008

VIDEO LINKS:
- Talk Shows: Live with Regis & Kelly – February 22, 2008





 
Feb 21st, 2008

A quick update for today. The Telegraph published a great new interview with Scarlett regarding her album. You can read it here. Check out this funny quote:

“I first realised I was a sexual being listening to David Bowie, like, oh my God, what are these tingling feelings?”, she giggles self-consciously, then adds, “I mean, when I was young” to quell speculation about late-night studio sessions.

I’ve added many new shots to the The Other Boleyn Girl press conference album. Big thanks to nolarice for some of these!

GALLERY LINKS:
- The Other Boleyn Girl Press Conference





 
Feb 21st, 2008

International relief and development agency Oxfam America is proud to announce it is working with eBay to launch a fundraising auction initiative, which will benefit Oxfam’s poverty relief and advocacy efforts around the world. The program consists of four consecutive charity auctions beginning on February 20, 2008, featuring unique “experiences” with Oxfam Ambassadors including Scarlett Johansson, Colin Firth, Kristin Davis and Academy Award nominee Djimon Hounsou. Each item listing will run for 10 days and will be featured at http://www.ebay.com/oxfam.

– Two tickets to be Scarlett Johansson’s guest at the June premiere of He’s Just Not That into You starring Johansson, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Aniston, Justin Long and Ben Affleck

– Hair and make-up services by Prive Salon and chauffeured car service provided by Audi to the Premiere event with Johansson

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