Yesterday, People magazine released the first production stills from Ridley Scott’s The Martian. The photos included the first one of Kristen Wiig as her character Annie Montrose. The Martian also stars actors such as Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Sebastian Stan, Jeff Daniels, Kate Mara, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Peña, and many more. Quite the cast, huh? The movie lands in theaters on November 25, this year. Click on the preview to the left to see the production still in our photo gallery.
During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, he must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.
According to Variety, Relativity Studios is pushing back the release of Masterminds by two weeks. The heist comedy will instead debut on Wednesday, August 19, giving it a jump on a trio of wide releases that open on August 21. The hope is that Masterminds will get a boost from the later August release date. The time of year that historically has been hospitable to comedies such as Tropic Thunder and Superbad. Masterminds stars Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson and Jason Sudekis and centers on an armored car driver who is enlisted to help rob a bank. Napoleon Dynamite‘s Jared Hess is directing the picture.
Last night, Kristen Wiig surprised us by attending the annual Costume Institute Benefit Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Despite not being mentioned as an attendee beforehand, Kristen was the guest of Prabal Gurung, and walked the red carpet alongside the designer. This year’s theme was “China: Through The Looking Glass”, and Wiig looked stunning in a summer-y yellow dress. The first pictures from the event have been added to our photo gallery.
Deadline reports that Alchemy had a “surprisingly robust start” with Kristen Wiig starrer Welcome To Me, which has the highest per theater average among limited releases this weekend! The film opened in just two theaters, and grossed $38,168, averaging $19,084. Vincent Scordino, SVP Marketing at distributor Alchemy, was pleased with the film’s bow, noting that it sold out “multiple shows in new York and Los Angeles,” and finished “first in both complexes.”
“The work Kristen did last week – notably her appearance on Jimmy Fallon – was hugely meaningful. We’re confident that the originality and brilliance of her performance will continue to dazzle audiences as we expand into an additional 50 plus markets this weekend.”
IndieWire also reports that Welcome to Me‘s initial two-theater take actually is even stronger than the numbers appear. Most of the gross comes from the Angelika Theater in Manhattan (around $28,000, a great number for one screen). Likely because of multiple-screen commitments to Avengers 2 as well as its impending VOD release, the Arclight, one normal venue for this in LA, passed on it. So the comedy played at the centrally located but much lower-grossing Sundance Sunset, where it had a strong gross for the theater. But this reduced the PSA, which otherwise likely would have been over $30,000.
Big congratulations to Kristen Wiig and the cast and crew of Welcome to Me for a fantastic start! Let’s hope the word-of-mouth continues to give it great numbers in the weeks to come.
On April 30, Kristen Wiig appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to promote the release of Welcome to Me (in select theaters now!). She looked fantastic as she talked about the film, missing her SNL days and more – just another great interview. High-definition screen captures have been added to our photo gallery, a video clip will be added soon as well. For now, enjoy!
On Wednesday night, Kristen Wiig attended the New York premiere of Welcome to Me. She was accompanied by some of the cast, as well as the director Shira Piven, at the event. Almost 100 pictures have been added to our photo gallery, simply click on the previews to see them all there. By the way, does Kristen look beautiful or what?
It’s finally here! Kristen Wiig’s latest film, Welcome to Me, opens in select theaters today! Wiig portrays Alice Klieg, a young woman with Borderline Personality Disorder who wins the lottery. She quits her psychiatric meds and buys her own talk show. Inspired by the immortal Oprah, she broadcasts her dirty laundry as both a form of exhibitionism and a platform to share her peculiar views on everything from nutrition to relationships to neutering pets. Welcome to Me has garnered rave reviews for Wiig’s performance, with critics calling it “fearless”, “triumphant”, “impressive” and an “off-the-wall performance”. If you can, be sure to go watch the movie today. Welcome to Me will be expanding to more screens next week. Watch three clips from the film in our video archive.