I’m the proudest fan girl ever right now! I hope everyone had a chance to watch “Pitch Perfect 2” this weekend! I watched it Saturday afternoon and theater was PACKED!! Brittany was fantastic (as per usual) and being a fan of hers for nearly 13 years I couldn’t help but feel so proud of our girl!! PP2 is breaking records!!:
The final tally is in, and Pitch Perfect 2 may end the weekend between $68.9M to $70.3M after a stunning Saturday night of $24.6M. Universal is going the high end on this, but everyone else in town (and we) are sticking to the lower estimate. We’ll see if the studio over-anticipated to get the $70M headline across the country (they’ve done so before). Still, the Universal film from first-time feature director Elizabeth Banks is the highest-opening musical ever (see chart below) and, as we previously reported, out-performed the $65M lifetime domestic gross of the first film.
Rentrak just noted the rarity of that, but said it’s a similar scenario to the performance of the second Austin Powers‘ film, The Spy Who Shagged Me which opened to $54.9M vs. the $53.8M that the original film earned in its domestic run. Universal is also boasting (as well it should) that PP2 is the second-highest PG-13 comedy opening ever (only behind Austin Powers Goldmember which opened to $73M in the summer of 2002). They also note that PP2 is the fifth-highest opening of the year to date and also marks the seventh time this year that a Universal film has held the No. 1 position (more than any other studio).
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Hey guys looks like Brittany was cast in a new pilot! Let’s hope it gets picked up, you can read a bit about it below:
Pitch Perfect‘s Brittany Snow is set as the female lead opposite Jack Whitehall in ABC’s single-camera comedy pilot An American Education, based on the BBC Three series Bad Education. British actor-comedian Whitehall, who created and starred in the original series, is reprising his role as Alfie Wickers, now a British transplant and an unorthodox young teacher in the San Diego public school system. Alfie loves his students, but his youthful, often naive enthusiasm and unconventional methods put him at odds with the test-obsessed administrators. Snow, repped by ICM Partners, Magnolia Entertainment and Ziffren Brittenham, will play Sarah McIntyre, an earnest and book-smart chemistry teacher who is the object of Alfie’s eye as her current boyfriend is leaving the country. Rosie Perez co-stars the school’s hard-assed vice principal. Craig Zisk is directing from a script by Peter Huyck and Alex Gregory.
This is a few weeks old, but it might be potentially good news for Britt’s pilot that wasn’t picked up by FOX:
Fox is redeveloping The Assistants. The network and studio Warner Bros. Television have extended the options on stars Brittany Snow, Stephen Root, Catherine O’Hara and Jillian Bell with an eye toward re-piloting the comedy, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The Assistants (previously To My Future Assistant) is based on the blog and book To My Assistant by Lydia Whitlock. The single-camera comedy revolves around assistants at a big New York law firm who band together as a family to help one another cope with the obnoxious, overbearing bosses who challenge their sanity on a daily basis. The original pilot starred Snow (Pitch Perfect) as Jen, a pretty, athletic, ambitious and tightly wound aspiring attorney who just passed the bar and is hoping for a promotion. O’Hara (the Christopher Guest movies) was Magda, one of the bitchy attorneys at the firm; Root (Boardwalk Empire) plays Jen’s boss Frank, an intense attorney who isn’t the monster he seems. Bell, for whom Assistants is in second position to Comedy Central’s Workaholics, is a recurring guest star who played Denny, a single mom and assistant at the firm whose apathy toward her job occasionally prompts her to take three-hour breaks to tend to her son — or go to the movies. Friends’ Sherry Bilsing-Graham and Ellen Kreamer penned the Warner Bros. Television pilot and executive produce alongside Lin Pictures’ Dan Lin and Jennifer Gwartz. Fox passed over the pilot in May. A formal pilot order has not officially been announced.
Exciting news for Brittany!!
Pitch Perfect’s Brittany Snow has landed the lead role in the Fox comedy pilot To My Future Assistant, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. Based on the blog and upcoming book To My Assistant by Lydia Whitlock, the comedy revolves around assistants at a big New York law firm who band together as a family to help one another cope with the obnoxious, overbearing bosses who challenge their sanity on a daily basis. Snow will star as Jen, a pretty, athletic, ambitious and tightly wound aspiring attorney who just passed the bar and is hoping for a promotion. She joins a cast that also includes Catherine O’Hara as Magda, one of the bitchy attorneys at the firm; Joe Egender as a paralegal; and Melissa Tang as Claire, a meltdown-prone assistant. Friends’ Sherry Bilsing-Graham and Ellen Kreamer will pen the Warner Bros. Television pilot and executive produce alongside Lin Pictures’ Dan Lin and Jennifer Gwartz. Peyton Reed (Yes Man) will direct and exec produce the pilot for the single-camera comedy. For Snow, the casting marks a return to the small screen following starring roles in Harry’s Law and American Dreams. Most recently, she starred as Chloe in the musical feature Pitch Perfect and as Iris in Would You Rather. She’s repped by ICM Partners and Ziffren Brittenham.