551 screen captures has been added of the movie Stranger Than Fiction, which really is stranger than fiction. Maggie plays a baker who falls in love with Harold Crick (main character).
The Dark Knight has retained its top spot at the US box office for a remarkable third week in a row, consigning the new Mummy film, Tomb of the Dragon Emperor, to second spot on the latter’s debut.
Christopher Nolan’s Batman sequel pulled in another $43.8m (£22.2m) against the latter’s $42.5m (£21.5m), and now stands at No 8 in the all-time box office chart for highest grossing US films, with a Bat-tastic $395m (£200m). To put that in perspective, Sam Raimi’s hugely successful Spider-Man film, stands just above it at No 7 with £403m (£204m), a haul amassed over 15 weeks on general release; The Dark Knight was only released 17 days ago.
Analysts are now wondering if The Dark Knight can overtake the all-time champ, Titanic, which took $600m in the US. Much of that will depend on fans returning to see the film for a second and third time, which could keep the film in cinemas until November or longer.
The news is disappointing for the makers of The Mummy, as they would have considered themselves in with a good shout of downing The Dark Knight. Studio bosses had hoped for a much bigger opening, and the series which has now spawned three films (and a dubious spin-off) may have reached the end of its run.
The top five was rounded out by the previously released comedy Step Brothers at third place with $16m in its second week, the Abba musical Mamma Mia! was fourth with $13m in its third week, and the adventure tale Journey to the Center of the Earth, which, like the Mummy film, also stars Brendan Fraser, in fifth, with $6.8m in its fourth week.
Elsewhere on the chart, the only other new entry was the comedy Swing Vote, the tale of a presidential election which comes down to one man’s vote. It stars Kevin Costner, Dennis Hopper and Kelsey Grammer, and took $6.3m for sixth place.
However, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor did manage to beat The Dark Knight to the top spot outside the US, after opening at No 1 in 26 of its 28 markets over the weekend. It took an estimated $59m against The Dark Knight’s $37m in 51 countries.
Maggie Gyllenhaal says being by the ocean makes her felt sexy. The “Dark Knight” actress – who has a 20-month-old daughter Ramona with fiance Peter Sarsgaard – admits there is something about the “wildness” of the sea that has a profound effect on her.
She said: “Being around water, and in water, makes you feel so good. The ocean is really sexy, and the wilder and wavier the better!”
Maggie, 30, also claims every man should spoil their lover with expensive gifts. She added: “I think it’s the job of your lover to adorn you. My boyfriend gives me jewelry and it always looks great. Think about it – this person adores you. This is how he wants to see you.”
“This is what he wants to see on your neck, your hand, your ear. A man sometimes can see what you can’t. What is unconsciously beautiful or sexy about you if often the most compelling.”
Maggie Gyllenhaal, one of the stars in this summer’s biggest blockbuster The Dark Knight, is teaming up with the organizations Brighter Planet and 1Sky to launch the “Climate Matters Video Contest”. The campaign will give Americans the chance to have their global climate change message seen by our next president and other political leaders. From the release,
This October, the top 10 videos will be featured during a Washington, D.C.-based event for the media, Congress and both presidential campaigns. These top videos will also be broadcast to millions via Link TV, FSTV, and online. “We know Americans are inspired to take climate action; they’re already taking steps everyday,” said actress and Climate Matters juror Maggie Gyllenhaal. “I’m excited to see what people create.”
Gyllenhaal will be joined by Leila and Nadia Conners, the producers/directors of The 11th Hour — as well as a host of other entertainment producers and environmental advocates in juding the entries.
Interested in giving this a shot? Check out the official site here.
Actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, the stunning brunette who sparkled on screen in the must see The Dark Knight, has recently teamed up with Trickle Up and New York designer TenThousandThings to create a beautiful necklace to help fight poverty.
“Trickle Up will use your donation to help someone living on less than one dollar a day start a microenterprise and take the first steps out of poverty,” Maggie writes in her letter on the company’s webpage.
The necklace is part of Trickle Up’s “Seed A Dream” campaign, which aims to bring people out of poverty by encouraging them to use local resources to start their own company. When you make a donation of $100 in honour of a friend or family Trickle Up will send you the charming silver pendant necklace. The $100 donation helps families receive better medical care, more nutritious food and aids them in starting their own business.
Accompanying the campaign is a beautifully crafted 75-second video where Maggie describes the benefits of supporting such an amazing cause.
Most moviegoers think of comic-book flicks as an escape from real life. Maggie Gyllenhaal sees “The Dark Knight” as an escape to a model for a better life.
“Many, many people will go and see this movie – I hope,” says Gyllenhaal, who plays Gotham prosecutor Rachel Dawes, and while they may go for the thrills, gadgets and vehicles, “they’ll walk out of the movie having learned something, I think, about justice and morality and how heroic it is to work toward making the community you live in a better place.”
After stepping into the role of Rachel, whom Katie Holmes played in “Batman Begins,” in “The Dark Knight,” Gyllenhaal should know something about civic-minded crusaders. Rachel is the true love of Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), aka Batman, but she is involved with straight-arrow district attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart).
That’s rough – having to choose between Eckhart and Bale, two of Hollywood’s best-looking leading men.
“It’s awful, isn’t it?” Gyllenhaal says with a giggle. “I know that I’m the envy of many women. I’m a lucky girl. Believe me, I don’t take it for granted.”
Not that her real-life fiance, actor Peter Sarsgaard, father of Gyllenhaal’s 21-month-old daughter, Ramona, has cause to feel jealousy.
“Peter knows where my true heart lies,” says Gyllenhaal, 30.
The actress, elder sister of “Zodiac” star Jake Gyllenhaal, is better known for starring in offbeat or gritty films such as “Secretary,” “SherryBaby” and “Stranger Than Fiction” than in summer blockbusters. But she says she’s tried to be open to more mainstream films.
“It’s funny with those things like that,” she says by phone from Los Angeles. “I think the right one for you finds you. I think my instincts have led me pretty well.”
Big-budget films can touch people as much as independent movies can, she says.
“I was so glad to find out when I finally got to see (‘The Dark Knight’) that the millions and millions of dollars that were spent on this movie and the effort and the thought and the heart that was put into it by so many people didn’t end up making something that was just fluff,” she says. “That really, ultimately, the movie is about something important. The way I feel is, I make a lot of movies – I have made a lot of movies – that very few people saw, and they were all the people that believe exactly the same thing that I believe. And I’m just not as interested in that anymore. I want to make movies that might change someone’s mind. I want to make movies that will open people’s hearts and open people’s minds. In order to do that, I think you have to make movies that a lot of people see, and I think this is a perfect example of that.”
Pictures of Maggie at the “The Dark Knight” premiere and press conference in Tokyo, Japan.
Orange is far from my favourite colour (actually I really dislike it) but it doesn’t look bad of Maggie. I always seem to agree with her style.
You know there’s something really special about a relationship when you feel ready to draw your family together with you partner’s.
And it sounds like Jake Gyllenhaal and Reese Witherspoon are starting to take that landmark step.
We’re told Reese’s son, Deacon, now has his own collection of The Dark Knight memorabilia, thanks to Maggie Gyllenhaal, the sister of his mom’s beau.
As one of the stars of the record-breaking movie, Maggie, brought Deacon, 4, a collection of action figures from the movie and a copy of the script.
“He’s quite the Batman fan,” a pal of the family tells OK!. “Deacon has been waiting for The Dark Knight to come out, although Reese was worried that it was too dark for him to watch at his age.”
Maggie’s gifts are just the latest sign of how close Reese, 32, and Jake, 27, have become.
During a recent romantic dinner at Allard’s in Paris, “They looked very much in love and were happy and smiling the whole time,” a staffer tells OK!.
Meanwhile, “Reese speaks great French — I was so impressed,” admits a waitress who served the lovebirds and Reese’s too children at Chez Janou restraunt. “They seemed to be one big happy family!”