Talk about top-heavy box-office. The Great Gatsby has collected $51 million on its opening weekend, coming in 2nd after Iron Man 3 with $72M. On virtually the same number of screens (3500 vs 3300) Gatsby earned 10x more than the closest 3rd place opener Pain and Gain at $5M.
Collider has posted some clips from Gatsby, five minutes worth. Check it out.
From Vanity Fair.
Both times F. Scott’s Daisy has been brought to the big screen it’s been with graceful, vulnerable, childlike actresses. That is about right if you look strictly at the text. If you want Daisy, though, to be more like Fitzgerald’s troubled wife Zelda (maybe the original manic pixie dream girl) you need a wildness, a sloppiness at the edges. True, she was of a higher class than Fitzgerald and thus,…
By now, I’m having a hard time telling the difference between the trailers — but here you go. What we’re looking for with this film is whether it will be Leonardo DiCaprio’s nomination and possible win at last. Knowing what I do about Academy voters it probably won’t be. Leo will have to acquire a disability, gain an extraordinary amount of weight to, in effect, ugly himself up, to win….
Such Moving Pictures just posted these lovely Gatsby portraits. Gatsby seems destined, at the very least, for production design and costume nominations.
I have always admired the balls-out approach to cinema Baz Luhrmann dishes up. But I am bracing myself for the reaction from the chattering class. Such giants streams of social networking, hive minds and mob behavior was not yet fully engaged when Moulin Rouge opened. I suspect Gatsby will be too hot for some, too cold for others. There is one thing people can’t deny and that’s what an ambitious…
Speculation throughout Twitter about why Warner Bros. has decided to move Gatsby to Summer, 2013. The season is too crowded, they don’t want to compete against themselves, they need a much bigger space to release this pic…either way, it remains a highly anticipated film. What do you think?