Monday, June 1, 2015

San Andreas bags $53 million on its opening weekend

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San Andreas, an American 3D disaster film, topped the North American box office this weekend at $53.2 million in 3,777 U.S. locations. Receiving mixed reviews and commendations from moviegoers and film enthusiasts, it has also been launched in 60 international markets including major territories such as U.K., Germany, France, Russia, Mexico, Brazil, and Australia, with $60 million and a total of $113.2 million worldwide.

San Andreas beat the previous week’s top-grossing films Pitch Perfect 2 and Tomorrowland respectively. This earthquake drama has marked the prevalent solo debut of the former professional wrestler-turned-actor, Dwayne Johnson. Earning impressive ratings and feedbacks from audiences, the film’s lead actor’s charisma, physique, versatility, and innate humor are believed to be of a powerful ‘punch’ for San Andreas to soar high.

Lesson Learned from San Andreas
The action thriller film stars, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario, Ioan Gruffudd, Archie Panjabi, Paul Giamatti, Hugo Johnstone-Burt, Art Parkinson, Will Yun Lee, and Kylie Minogue shared their experiences and how this Warner Bros – New Line 3D disaster epic has affected them as artists.

When asked on what she had learned from this California quake movie, Carla Gugino exclaimed, “Remain calm. Drop, cover and hold on… Don’t sleep naked.”

The cast portrays different levels of distress, anxiety, courage and resilience all throughout the film. This only shows that San Andreas was able to capture and describe the emotional realities of every calamity.

Through this endeavor, WWE superstar, "The Rock" has intensified his dedication to his career. His WME talent agent Brad Slater said, “Johnson’s discipline is infectious. He’s the ultimate human being.”

Co-financed and co-produced by Village Roadshow Pictures with Warner Bros. for $110 million, San Andreas is directed by Brad Peyton, a Canadian-born film director, writer and television producer, who admitted that he has every reason to be happy for the success of this Hollywood blockbuster. 

A must-watch movie...   :)

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