Angelina Jolie’s ‘Unbroken’ will likely win the holiday weekend box office

 

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Here are some assorted Angelina Jolie stories for your Christmas holiday. I know, it’s just what everybody wanted! Some Jolie in their stocking! First, there’s some really good news. Unbroken was released on Christmas Eve/Christmas in many theaters and the box office numbers are looking really, really good. Unbroken is probably going to win the holiday box office, even though there were like seven major films opening. Deadline says Unbroken likely took in $15.6 million on Christmas Day and audiences gave the film an A-minus Cinemascore. Unbroken will probably take in more than $30 million for the whole holiday weekend. Deadline also says that the film is finding a home with the church-going crowd, and many Evangelical audiences have responded positively. I’m probably going to see it this weekend and I can’t wait!

A few more stories… Garrett Hedlund told E! News that he got the part in Unbroken by cold-calling Angelina one day once she got the directing gig. Hedlund said: “When I was working on On The Road, I read about Louis Zamperini. I thought the story was sort of too good to be true. When she signed on to direct it, I contacted her and said, ‘I’m such a fan of this man, this story. I’ll be your caterer’s assistant if I have to.’” Meanwhile, Miyavi told a great story about performing with his band on set once they wrapped on all of the prison scenes, and how Angelina danced like crazy.

Meanwhile, these quotes came out a few days ago, and I read them and thought, “Meh, that’s just a variation on what she always says“. But some sites are claiming that these quotes prove that she’s a Goop-esque humble-bragger. Angelina told a media outlet: “[Brad and I] work really hard at nurturing our family to make sure that everybody is alright and everyone stays connected. Maintaining a marriage and raising kids is hard work. You have to really make sure that your work doesn’t get in the way. That you don’t do something that is going to put too much strain on your family.” Okay. I don’t get why people are complaining about that? Even when you’re married to Brad Pitt, it’s still work. Even when you’re married to Angelina Jolie, it’s still work.

And finally, the NYT had a nice write-up on Angelina’s style evolution as she transitions from “glamorous movie star” to “I’m a director now, take me seriously.” She’s been wearing lots of pencil skirts and long sleeves. And very few sack dresses, thank God. Go here to read the NYT piece.

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