The Roommate

(2011)

A deranged college freshman becomes obsessed with her new roommate.

BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘The Roommate’ Moves Into the Top Spot with $15.6 Million!

The new horror film The Rite, starring Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins, took control of the box office last week earning $15 million in its opening weekend. The new movie took down reigning champ, No Strings Attached starring Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher, and beat out the weekend's other new release The Mechanic starring Jason Statham. But with two new films hitting the charts this week including the college based thriller The Roommate, and the James Cameron produced 3D action-thriller Sanctum, it looks like we will be crowning a new box office champion this weekend.

Debuting at number one this week is the new thriller The Roommate. The film stars an excellent cast of young actors and seasoned veterans including, Leighton Meester (Country Strong), Minka Kelly ((500) Days of Summer), Cam Gigandet (Burlesque), and Alyson Michalka (Easy A), with Billy Zane (The Phantom), and Frances Fisher (Titanic). The film made $6,156 on each of its 2,534 screens for an opening weekend total of $15.6 million. Since the film only cost around $16 million to make, it's almost earned back its entire production budget in its opening weekend.

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EXCLUSIVE: ‘The Roommate’ Cast Interviews

Opening on February 4th is the new thriller The Roommate. The film stars an excellent cast of young actors and seasoned veterans including Leighton Meester (Country Strong), Minka Kelly ((500) Days of Summer), Cam Gigandet (Burlesque), and Alyson Michalka (Easy A). With Billy Zane (The Phantom) and Frances Fisher (Titanic). We recently had a chance to speak with Leighton Meester, Minka Kelly, and Cam Gigandet about the new film, its similarities to Single White Female, stalkers, and college roommates. To watch our exclusive interview please click on the video clip below.

A college freshman, Sara (Kelly), is randomly assigned to a dorm room with a stranger named Rebecca (Meester). They start off as friends but things turn deadly as Rebecca begins to obsess over Sara who attempts to take over her entire life.

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BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Will ‘Sanctum’ Make a Big Splash at the Box Office This Weekend?

Last week, the new horror film The Rite starring Oscar winner Anthony Hopkins possessed the box office and took the number one spot with $15 million. It unseated defending champ, No Strings Attached starring Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher, and beat out fellow new release The Mechanic starring Jason Statham. But the film will have a hard time repeating its success this weekend with two highly-anticipated new movies scheduled for release, including the college-based thriller The Roommate and the James Cameron produced 3D action-thriller Sanctum. Chances are that we will be crowning a new box office king before the weekend is over.

Predicted to debut at number one this week is the new underwater 3D action-thriller Sanctum from executive producer James Cameron (Avatar). The film stars actor Richard Roxburgh (The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), as well as Ioan Gruffudd (Fantastic Four), Alice Parkinson (X-Men Origins: Wolverine), and newcomer Rhys Wakefield. Currently the movie has an average rating of a 3.8 on our site. Out of the nine people who have rated the film, four of them have given it five stars and the trailer has had over 9,000 views. Here is what our official reviewer had to say about the movie, "While it starts off slow, the film eventually picks up momentum and takes the audience on a very satisfying thrill-ride. The 3D is excellent, the underwater cinematography is breathtaking, and the cast delivers believable performances." The movie is predicted to earn about $15.9 million in its opening weekend.

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‘The Roommate’ Trailer

The Roommate centers on Sara (Minka Kelly), a college student randomly assigned to a freshman dorm with a stranger named Rebecca (Leighton Meester). They start off as friends but things turn deadly as Rebecca begins to target people in Sara's life.

The Roommate was released February 1st, 2011.

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Sony Pushes ‘Priest’ Release Date for 3D Conversion

It seems that another studio is going the route of 3D conversion for an upcoming film. eRc Box Office is reporting that Sony has pushed the release date for its new film Priest so it can be converted into 3D.

The Paul Bettany film was originally set for an August 20 bow and now the film will be released on January 14, 2011. Since the August 20 date is now vacant, Sony is moving its film Takers, starring Paul Walker, from May 14 to the August 20 slot.

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Sony Pictures 2010 Sneak Preview

Sony PIctures has released a sneak peak at their upcoming slate of 2010 releases. The films include Legion, Dear John, The Bounty Hunter, Death At A Funeral, Takers, The Karate Kid, Grown Ups, Salt, The Other Guys, Eat Pray Love, Priest, Born To Be A Star, The Roomate, The Social Network, Burlesque, and The Green Hornet.

In the supernatural action thriller Legion, an out-of-the-way diner becomes the unlikely battleground for the survival of the human race.

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Minka Kelly and Alyson Michalka Sign a Lease for ‘The Roommate’

A new thriller has just signed on some new tenants. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Minka Kelly, Aly Michalka and Matt Lanter have signed on for The Roommate.

Leighton Meester and Cam Gigandet have already signed on to star in the thriller, which revolves around a college freshman (Meester) who becomes obsessed with her new roommate Sara (Kelly). Michalka will play a bubbly dormmate who tries to get Sara to have a social life, Lanter will play Sara's ex-boyfriend and Gigandet will play her new boyfriend.

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Cam Gigandet Board ‘The Roommate’

Starring opposite Leighton Meester in the psychological thriller for Screen Gems.