He’s been promoting his new flick nonstop for weeks, but unfortunately Zac Efron's best efforts failed to inspire fans to see “We Are Your Friends” this weekend.
According to industry numbers, the $1.8 million opening run is the worst total of any Hollywood studio film that has played in 2,000+ theaters (WAYF actually opened in 2,333 locations). And given that Warner Bros paid $6 million for production and another $2 million for distribution, there’s a good chance “Friends” will end up a tax write-off.
He was the master of making horror films that transcended the genre’s usual audience and sadly Wes Craven died on Sunday (August 30) at age 76.
The “Scream” writer/director, who had two children and two grandchildren, lost his battle with brain cancer and is survived by his wife, former Disney Studios vice president Iya Labunka. They lived together in Martha’s Vineyard until three years ago when work and health forced a move back to Los Angeles.
After snagging the Best Hip Hop Video for “Anaconda,” the “Super Bass” rapper referred to Miss Cyrus (who was last night’s host) as a “this b*tch who had a lot to say about me the other day in the press” for her comments in the New York Times.
For the third straight weekend in a row, “Straight Outta Compton” has scored the highest ticket sales in the land.
The NWA biopic raked in an additional $13.2 million, bringing its total to an impressive $134 million overall. And the runner up position belongs to a little-known Christian film called “War Room,” thanks to an $11 million opening weekend.