The first box office results are in for “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” which hit theaters this weekend and it topped the box office with an estimated $40.02 million, “Alvin and the Chipmunks 3″ ($23,5 million) came in second and Mission: Impossible 4 third ($13 million).
Warner Bros. Pictures’ Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows easily topped the domestic box office its first weekend, earning an estimated $40 million from 3,703 theaters, an average of $10,807 per theater. The opening was quite a bit down from Sherlock Homes, which debuted to $62.3 million over Christmas weekend in 2009. The sequel, which cost about $125 million to make, was directed by Guy Ritchie and stars Robert Downey Jr., Jude Law, Noomi Rapace, Jared Harris, Eddie Marsan, Stephen Fry and Rachel McAdams.
Did you see “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” this weekend?
We wanted to remind you that “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” is out in theaters now in the US/UK. Be sure to see it in theaters if you can. Rachel will return as Irene Adler but she only has a small appearance. The movie currently holds a ‘fresh’ rating with 66% at Rotten Tomatoes.
Be sure to check out all the photos in our gallery, watch the videos in our media archive and read more information on our information page.
A new possible project was announced yesterday, IndieWire first reported that Rachel is currently in talks to join her “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” co-star Noomi Rapace in “Passion” which will be directed by Brian De Palma.
Brian de Palma is wasting no time moving forward on “Passion,” his remake of the 2011 French psychodrama, “Crime d’Amour,” which is shaping up for a March 5th shoot date in Berlin. Word is that Rachel McAdams is in talks to join Noomi Rapace in the film based on Alain Corneau’s twisted murder tale starring Kristin Scott Thomas as an older executive who takes revenge on her protege (Ludivine Sagnier). Rapace and McAdams also co-star in the upcoming “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows,” which opens stateside on Friday.
Budgeted at $20 million, Said Ben Said (“Carnage”) is producing the film with Paris-based SBS Productions, which was also involved in the French film. Writer-director De Palma’s version tells the story of woman who turns murderess when her boss steals her idea.
Keep in mind this is still a rumored project. Earlier this year we also heard rumors Rachel was attached to “The Emperor’s Children“, “Ecstasia” and other project but still none of them are confirmed.
Update: Deadline posted a new article and has more information about the movie and casting. It looks like this project is official, most of the time Deadline is reliable.
Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace are set to star in Brian De Palma’s remake of Alain Corneau’s 2010 thriller Crime D’Amour. The De Palma version will be titled Passion and begins shooting in Berlin on March 5.
Palma adding his spin to a script he wrote. A major male role and a smaller female role have yet to be cast. Those will likely be played by Europeans, with deals expected to be firmed up in January. De Palma will shoot for 10 weeks with delivery expected at the end of the year. Ben Saïd’s SBS has international sales. McAdams and Rapace are repped by UTA and Magnolia Entertainment.
Since we there are a few press high lights from this week we decided to make a round-up in one update.
• Entertainment Tonight aired a special on “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” including a look back with the cast members of the first movie were they released unseen footage of their set visit to the first “Sherlock Holmes” be sure to watch the special with new on set interview footage with Rachel in our media archive. The special of the first film can still be watched in our media archive as well.
• The award season has started and the first nominations for “Midnight in Paris” were announced. Rachel already received a Satellite Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. AFI announced their top ten films of this year and “Midnight in Paris” was one of them.
• The Broadcast Film Critics Association has announced its nominees for the 17th annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards “Midnight in Paris” is nominated for Best Picture, Best Original Screenplay, Best Comedy. The awards will be given out 12 January, 2012.
• The 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced earlier today and “Midnight in Paris” is nominated for Outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture. The awards will be given out January 29, 2012 Congratulations to the cast and crew of “Midnight in Paris” for the nominations so far!
Sherlock Holmes > Entertainment Tonight Special
We added the first released videos of the “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” LA premiere in our media archive. The premiere was held earlier this week, since Rachel only has a small appearance she did not do many press interviews during the premiere but we still found a few of them.
Rachel talked with Entertainment Tonight, Associated Press and E! Online. We added a few more videos so be sore to watch them all in our media archive.
The first reviews are released after the Los Angeles and London premiere, the reviews are generally positive. The Huffington Post and Empire Online both mention Rachel in their reviews:
“Ironically it is the supporting characters who provide most of the entertainment value this time around. In her comparatively brief screen-time, McAdams exhibits far more personality and roguish charm in her few moments here than she did in all of the previous film (freed from the constraints of being the de-facto love interest, McAdams relishes the chance to go full-villain).”
-Scott Mendelson (Huffington Post)
“Rachel McAdams, who returns briefly as treacherous Irene Adler, did more with less first time around.”
-Ian Nathan (Empire Online)
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows > Last Uploads
Sony Pictures in Australia released the first Australian poster for “The Vow” which will hit theaters a day earlier in Australia then in the US/UK: February 9, 2012. We think it’s the best poster for the movie so far! Be sure to check out the full poster in our gallery.
The second and international trailers were released two weeks ago as well as some new production stills.
Movies & Television > The Vow > Posters
We added a lot more photos of Rachel during the “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” Los Angeles premiere last Tuesday (December 8). We are close to 700 (!!) images both medium and high quality of the premiere. Rachel did not make it to last night’s London premiere. The movie hits theaters December 16.
Appearances > 2011 > December 6th: “Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows” LA Premiere – Arrivals
Entertainment Tonight Canada already gave us a preview of the official on set interview in their segment but now Warner Bros released the full official interview of Rachel on set of “Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows” while she was filming in London. She talks about her character Irene Adler, the relationship between Sherlock and Irene and on working with Jared Harris who portrays Professor Moriarty.
We also added the high definition screen captures of the interview in our gallery. The movie will hit theaters December 16.
Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows > Official Interview
Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows > Screencaptures: Official Interview