Seen this year in the hits Transformers: The Last Knight and Daddy’s Home 2, Mark Wahlberg finishes off 2017 by working with Ridley Scott, one of cinema’s most revered filmmakers. All The Money in the World is the true account of the kidnapping of J. Paul Getty’s grandson (Charlie Plummer). Working on a seven week window, Scott replaced Kevin Spacey’s scenes as J. Paul Getty with Christopher Plummer, with Michelle Williams and Mark Wahlberg also reshooting their respective scenes with Plummer!
“It’s an amazing true story,” said Wahlberg who plays CIA operative Fletcher Chace in the narrative. “The movie is a great thrill ride. What a suspenseful thriller (Ridley) has created. And it’s a true story and people are going to find it fascinating.
Click on the media bar to hear Wahlberg explain why he wanted to work with Ridley Scott.
All The Money In The World opens December 25, 2017!
Although this summer was lackluster when it came to box office receipts, there were several standouts among the array of disappointments and misfires. Leading the pack was Wonder Woman, a film that proves female driven action films (with a comic book origin) are great for business. Powered by Gal Gadot’s standout performance and Patty Jenkins’ solid direction, Wonder Woman topped the summer films with over a domestic haul of over $408 million.
It was also a solid summer for Sony thanks to Spider-Man: Homecoming’s $324 million domestic gross. After the lackluster reception from the two previous Spidey movies, Tom Holland has brought fresh blood and excitement to the franchise (something Andrew Garfield failed to do).
Director Christopher Nolan is one of cinema’s most revered storytellers, and his IMAX driven Dunkirk made $178 million domestically and in effect beating out two tried and true franchises (Transformers: The Last Knight made just $130 million and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales collected $172 million)
The summer’s biggest disappointment was the Tom Cruise headlined The Mummy, a film which was supposed to jump start Universal’s “Dark Universe” series. With just $80 million in domestic receipts, The Mummy underperformed.
With the Labor Day Weekend’s ticket sales being its lowest since 1998, this has been a lackluster summer for moviegoing, but thankfully Wonder Woman is here to stay.
Spider-Man: Homecoming was the resounding winner at this weekend’s box office thanks to its $117 million debut. Budgeted at $175 million, the latest Spidey effort amassed the second biggest opening in the franchise (the record goes to Spider-Man 3′s $151 million weekend). Coming in second was Despicable Me 3 with $33.9 million. Here’s this weekend’s top 10:
1. Spider-Man: Homecoming – It may not reach the heights of the Sam Raimi directed trilogy, but at least it has much more promise than the previous two Spidey flicks! $117 million.
2. Despicable Me 3 – $33.9 million this weekend and with over $447 million worldwide to date, it is one of this year’s most profitable films.
3. Baby Driver – Great word of mouth and critical acclaim is driving this movie. It makes $12.75 million in its second weekend.
4. Wonder Woman – The hit Gal Gadot flick has amassed over $745 million worldwide. This weekend, it takes in $10.1 million domestically.
5. Transformers: The Last Knight – Although it’s made $118 million domestically, it collects just $6.3 million this weekend.
6. Cars 3 – $5.6 million
7. The House – Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler comedy has been a box office disappointment with just $4.8 million in its second weekend.
8. The Big Sick – True life romantic drama takes in $3.6 million, which is a great figure for an indie picture.
9. 47 Meters Down – Mandy Mooreshark movie collects $2.77 million
10. The Beguiled – Director Sofia Coppola’s latest film takes in $2 million.
Mark Wahlberg has been an A-List actor for so long, he’s almost made us forget about his previous life as rapper Marky Mark. (Almost, but not quite!) His resume is stocked with critical favorites like Three Kings, I Heart Huckabees and The Fighter, mixed in with a good assortment of blockbusters like Ted, The Departed and, of course, the Transformers movies. Most of them are movies Wahlberg will be proud to show his children someday. There’s one, though, he admits he’s a little worried about — yes, the one where he plays amply endowed male porn star Dirk Diggler. (Click on the media bar below to hear Mark Wahlberg)
Mark Walhberg currently stars in Transformers: The Last Knight, which is playing in theaters now.