Fifteen years after Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet played star-crossed lovers in Titanic, the actors still share a special bond in real life. Plus: A Les Mis box office update, Christoph Waltz might dance with Miss Piggy, and more.
Their Friendship Survived the Titanic
Kate Winslet and new husband, Ned Rocknroll (Bauer Griffin)
Plus: The nuptials were reportedly so hush-hush that the groom's family was even in the dark. Winslet's rep said in a statement that the event was a "private ceremony attended by her two children and a very few friends and family" — and an incredibly famous actor pal!
While we're on the subject of Titanic, DiCaprio also recently opened up about his regrets following the massive blockbuster. He said while promoting Django Unchained Thursday: "I probably should have done more movies during that time period. I took a solid break. I didn't even understand what a hit was, you know? That movie came out and people were like, 'This movie is doing amazingly well!' and I'm like, 'Good, that's great!'"
And he credits the film for giving "me an opportunity, from that point on, to choose the roles I wanted to do."
Les Mis Box Office Update
It's safe to say Les Miserables did not flop. The worldwide box office is currently at $58.6M! That's a 2-day North American box office total of $30.3M. On Christmas Day alone, the film brought in $18 million, nicely surpassing the studio's goal of $10 million. And, the film had the highest ever opening day for a musical. Not too shabby, eh? Now let's just wait for those Oscar nods.
Everybody's Going to the Movies
Another record was shattered over the holidays: On Christmas, Fandango scored its 12-year company record for most tickets sold in a single day. While Les Miserables sales significantly contributed to the milestone, the company said: “Our record-breaking sales point to a tremendous variety of holiday film choices that are connecting with audiences."
Christoph Waltz is Going to Waltz with a Muppet?
There's been a bunch of back-and-forth over Christoph Waltz's involvement in the upcoming Muppets sequel. Well, we're happy to report that he's probably back in. The actor revealed that he'll likely have a cameo instead of a starring role. And, if they can figure out the mechanics, he'd like to dance with Miss Piggy on the big screen.
Check out the clip below to hear the actor talk about his film Django Unchained as well as the latest Muppets update:
Happy Holidays from Tony Stark
Iron Man is in the holiday spirit. He just tweeted a holiday card with "a special message from # !" to his loyal friends and followers.
From the trailers and tidbits that have already been released, it looks like Iron Man 3 will be set around the holidays. In the trailer, Tony Stark is seen telling his robot assistants to put on something seasonal and they respond with Run DMC's "Christmas in Hollis."