February 18th, 2014

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White House screening

  • Monuments Men cast and crew are attending a screening at the White House on Tuesday evening. Matt is already in Washington ahead of the screening. Press will not be attending.

  • Monuments Men made another $15 million over the weekend for a total of $43 million. It is also doing well internationally via Deadline.

    4. The Monuments Men (Sony) Week 2 - Last weekend #2
    $15,000,000 (-32%) in 3,083 theaters (unchanged); PSA: $4,865; Cumulative: $43,670,000
    Continuing to perform above expectations for the second week, and boosted by the holiday weekend, George Clooney's World War II art-heist caper is showing some strength, particularly from adults who have moved on from the multiple Oscar nominees in release. As disappointing as its reviews were, the appeal of the cast (Cate Blanchett, Matt Damon and others joining Clooney), this already is the biggest grossing of its director's films.

    Monuments Men took off with another $8.9M this weekend from 2,365 screens. The UK market was the hot spot for the film, having grossed $2.9M and taking the No. 2 spot behind The Lego Movie. The George Clooney production of Men will open in 30 more markets next weekend via Fox International. It’s in 19 markets currently.

  • Matt did not attend the BAFTA ceremony in London. He lost in the supporting actor category to Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips).

  • A trailer for One Drop of Love, the one-woman show by Fanshen Cox produced by Matt, Ben and Chay Carter that all attended in LA a few weeks ago, is now at YouTube.

  • In this interview from Magic 105.4FM Matt talks about how his kids went to see the The Lego Movie without him and went 'absolutely bananas' when they found out the heroine's name was Lucy. Matt also says that George Clooney is great with the kids.