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Tara Reid Took ‘Sharknado’ Job as a Joke

Tara Reid accepted the leading role in Sharknado as a joke. The 38-year-old actress stars alongside former Beverly Hills 90210 actor Ian Ziering in the film, which sees a freak hurricane swamp Los Angeles with hundreds of deadly sharks terrorizing its residents, and admits she never expected the made-for-TV movie to be so successful. "I'm just as stunned as everyone else. Come on, I did it as a joke! I didn't even think anyone was …

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Box Office Breakdown: ‘Lone Survivor’ Defeats ‘Frozen,’ ‘Wolf’

Although Frozen made a triumphant journey to the top spot last weekend, the release of Mark Wahlberg's war drama Lone Survivor brought the animated film to its knees, relegating it to second place. Lone Survivor gained the most with its wide release this week, bringing it from 38th place to the top with its $38.5 million while Frozen earned $15 million. Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street made it to third place - one spot …

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Box Office Breakdown: ‘Iron Man 3’ Blasts Competition Away

Iron Man 3 broke box office records this weekend, earning $175.3 million - the second biggest opening after The Avengers (which also stars Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man), which took in $207.4 million when it debuted. Last week's number one film, Pain and Gain, dropped one spot with $7.6 million while 42 stayed put at number three with $6.2 million. The sci-fi Tom Cruise vehicle Oblivion fell two spots to number four with $5.7 …

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Box Office Breakdown: ‘Oblivion’ Makes a Great Impression

There's a reason why action films want to cast Tom Cruise - one of today's highest-paid actors - and the numbers from his latest film's weekend debut certainly spell it out. His futuristic sci-fi flick Oblivion took the number one spot at the box office this weekend with $38.1 million, bumping down last week's top film 42 down to second place with $18 million. The animated family film The Croods stayed put at number three …

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VIDEO: Watch the New ‘Kick-Ass 2’ Trailer

WARNING: The above trailer contains explicit language and graphic violence. Jim Carrey joins Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), Hit-Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz), and their crew of masked vigilantes in Kick-Ass 2, based off of Mark Millar's (Wanted) comic book series of the same name. Despite the three year gap from the release of Kick-Ass, the story picks up right where it left off, turning Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) into a legitimate villain who's so edgy that he …

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Box Office Breakdown: ‘Texas Chainsaw’ Cuts into Competition

Despite Oscar-worthy films like Les Miserables, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, and Django Unchained still playing in theaters, the $23 million in ticket sales for Texas Chainsaw proves that movie-goers are sometimes just looking for mindless gore fests. Following the 3D sequel to the classic 1974 horror film, Django Unchained maintained its number two spot with $20 million. Last week's number one film, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, fell two spots to $17.5 million while …

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Lindsay Lohan Refused to Kiss Charlie Sheen

Lindsay Lohan reportedly refused to kiss Charlie Sheen in Scary Movie 5. The 26-year-old actress had been expected to smooch the Anger Management star three times during their bedroom scene, but wouldn't comply with the request because of her co-star's wild sexual history. According to gossip website TMZ, it is unknown what Lindsay's specific objections were, but both she and Charlie had had to sign release forms confirming they did not have cold sores. The …

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Olivia Wilde Idolized Jennifer Garner

Olivia Wilde idolized Jennifer Garner on the set of their new film Butter. The 28-year-old actress plays a stripper called Brooke in the satirical comedy movie alongside Jennifer - who portrays Laura Pickler, the ambitious wife of a skilled butter sculptor. Olivia admits she was in awe of 40-year-old Jennifer because she managed to balance work with the responsibilities of looking after her three children - Violet, six, Seraphina, three, and six-month-old Samuel. "I would …

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Box Office Breakdown: Madagascar Stays on Top

The animals of Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted truly are a determined bunch. Maintaining its number one position at the box office, the animated family film earned $34 million this past weekend, enough to keep Prometheus at bay with its $20.7 million. Coming in third is Rock of Ages, which made its debut this weekend with $14.4 million. The new Adam Sandler comedy That's My Boy also debuted this past weekend with $13.4 million, securing …

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Box Office Breakdown: Madagascar 3 Debuts at the Top

No matter how much buzz the Alien prequel Prometheus attained, it wasn't enough to win over the parents and their kids who saw Madagascar 3 this weekend. With a cool $60.3 million, the animated family flick debuted on top, considerably beating out Ridley Scott's latest film's $51 million take. Last week's number one film, Snow White and the Huntsman fell to number three with $23 million while Men in Black III and The Avengers took …

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