Michael Bay's pumped-up action movie Pain & Gain won the box office in its first weekend of release, scoring a haul of $20 million. Tom Cruise's sci-fi Oblivion held up pretty well in its second week, adding $17.4 million to its total, while Jackie Robinson biopic 42 stayed strong in third place, earning $10.7 million. New release The Big Wedding took in $7.5 million, and The Croods hung in the top five with $6.6 million. Matthew McConaughey's new film, Mud, took in $2.2 million in limited release.
Moviegoers this weekend will have their choice of three new films, two of which include some pretty hot guys. Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, and Anthony Mackie all star in Michael Bay's Pain & Gain, and Matthew McConaughey plays a mysterious Southerner in Mud. Meanwhile, The Big Wedding makes Amanda Seyfried's wedding a family affair. Check out all the pictures!
Video: Reese Witherspoon Cancels Public Appearances After Her Arrest! Plus, What Her Maximum Sentence Could Be
Reese Witherspoon decides to lay low after her arrest last Friday. She has been spotted with friends and recently canceled all public appearances for her new movie, Mud. Plus, we're looking at the possible outcome from her arrest.
Reese Witherspoon, who donned Saint Laurent, posed with Matthew McConaughey at the NYC premiere of their film, Mud, last night. They were also joined by costar Sarah Paulson, as well as director Jeff Nichols, for the movie's Big Apple debut. Reese and Matthew were both accompanied by their significant others for the evening out. Matthew posed with his wife, Camila Alves, while Reese had husband Jim Toth nearby.
Reese seemed to be in good spirits despite her run-in with the law over the weekend. Reese and Jim were both arrested on Friday night in Atlanta, where she is currently shooting The Good Lie. Jim was charged with a DUI, and Reese was cited with a disorderly conduct charge after disobeying the police during Jim's arrest. Reese and Jim's mug shots were released yesterday. Today, Reese issued a statement on her arrest, apologizing for her behavior towards the police officer. She said, "I do want to say, I clearly had one drink too many and I am deeply embarrassed about the things I said. The words I used that night definitely do not reflect who I am. I have nothing but respect for the police and I'm very sorry for my behavior."
Matthew McConaughey was still looking lean, but clearly has been working to put back on the pounds as he premiered his movie Mud at Sundance on Saturday night. Reese Witherspoon, Matthew's leading lady in the film, didn't join him for the Park City, UT, red carpet. Matthew and Reese debuted their film in Cannes, and since then, it has been quietly gaining positive buzz and momentum. In recent months, the headlines about Matthew have been all about his weight loss for The Dallas Buyers Club, but this weekend, fans want to know about something else — his friendship with Lance Armstrong and his feelings about Lance's fall from grace. Matthew opened up a bit about his feelings of anger and disappointment in the wake of Lance's admissions. Matthew said that he was "pissed off" at Lance initially and that part of him took it personally, but then he felt sad when he watched Lance's interview.
Though it seems almost impossible that romantic-comedy veterans Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon have never played love interests on screen, Mud marks the first time they're playing opposite each other. However, the trailer for the indie drama looks far from lighthearted. McConaughey plays a fugitive who appears on a small island in the Mississippi River and befriends two young boys who let him hide out in their boat. Witherspoon plays Mud's estranged love, though it's not clear whether the couple is meant for each other or better off apart — or whether Mud is a falsely accused good guy or a villain who's just manipulating the boys into keeping his secret.
McConaughey has been getting lots of accolades for his acting lately, and his work in Mud may garner him more; I was impressed with his performance in the preview alone. Even though we don't get to see them interact, I'm looking forward to seeing him paired with Witherspoon (who gets to use her own Southern accent). I'm also interested in seeing Michael Shannon in the film, whose presence gives Mud just a little more ominousness. Mud will come out at Sundance, and then open for wide release on April 26, but you can watch the preview after the jump.
Reese Witherspoon and Matthew McConaughey posed for photographers before climbing the grand staircase at the Cannes Film Festival premiere of Mud Saturday. Reese chose a glamorous blue Versace gown for the formal event, while Matthew modeled a sexy tuxedo. Matthew and Reese began their day at a photocall for the film before capping off their evening with a screening and afterparty. It's Matthew's second premiere since arriving in France. He hit the red carpet on Thursday with Nicole Kidman, Zac Efron, and John Cusack at The Paperboy's star-studded premiere. The annual festival comes to a close this weekend. However, if you're hoping to look back at the glamorous parties and fabulous fashion, we've rounded up all the hottest photos from Cannes!
Reese Witherspoon and Matthew McConaughey were all smiles posing side by side today at their Cannes photocall for Mud. Pregnant Reese wore a Versace dress that accentuated her growing baby bump. During a press conference earlier today, Reese talked about her supporting role in Mud, saying, "I grew up with my brother in a creek, riding dirt bikes, dirt fishing, everything you see the boys in the movie doing. When I read Jeff's script, it felt like home. It's a beautiful story about the place I'm from." Reese and Matthew are expected at tonight's red-carpet premiere as well.
Reese Witherspoon went to church with her family in Santa Monica yesterday morning after spending part of last week in Arkansas to start filming Mud. Reese was sporting short shorts and carrying wedges for her scene in the movie, which costars good friend and husband Jim Toth's client, Matthew McConaughey. The actress's dark eyes may have come from the makeup department this time; though, Reese was recently hit by a car from which she still has a noticeable bump on her head. Reese hasn't let the accident break her stride, and she smiled big as she attended service with Jim and her son, Deacon.