Cage's drawing power has been spotty, including relatively soft returns for Kick-Ass (.1 million) and The Sorcerer's Apprentice (.2 million).
Additionally, Season marks distributor Relativity Media's second nationwide release following The Warrior's Way, which was botched so badly that it earned less than million since opening early December.
"And yeah, very early on in the film, when you have an American cheerleader singing a Beatles song on an American football court, I'm sure a lot of people switched off right there." ("Football court" – aww.) The comment Sturgess hears most often is, he said, " 'You look like that American actor from .' I say, 'Oh really, who's that?
' And they can never remember his name." He snorted.
Country Strong, on the other hand, targets the same underappreciated Southern audiences that helped turn The Blind Side in to one of the biggest box office successes in recent years, and, between a performance at the Country Music Awards and a guest spot on Glee, star Gwyneth Paltrow has been relentlessly showing off her vocal talents.
) and a little bit of controversy (the "gay" joke in the original trailer).
I would be thankful if people were not so interested," she continued.
Bae, who made her breakthrough after appearing in Bong Joon Ho's "The Host", had met with Sturgess when they were co-stars in the Wachowski's "Cloud Atlas" in 2012.
First, all are set against grand backdrops of war, crisis or social upheaval, which give the problems of two little people a poignant context in this crazy world. But modern-day audience testing does not allow for unhappy endings. But Sturgess willingly flew to LA – "It would be impossible to cast those two people without having seen them together in a room," he said – and was full of praise for how "encouraging and engaging" Hathaway was in his reading.
During the rehearsal period, they burned each other mix CDs.
I Love You, Phillip Morris was also scheduled to expand nationwide on Jan.