The long-awaited Veronica Mars movie hit theaters and VOD services this weekend, but did Marshmallows keep their promise to help make it a box-office success?
The movie earned an estimated $2 million from 291 theaters, EW.com reports, a number that apparently sounds good to Warner Bros.’ executive vice president of theatrical distribution Jeff Goldstein.
“In so many of their complexes, Veronica Mars was the No. 1 movie for the entire weekend, far exceeding the next closest movie,” Goldstein tells the site. “We haven’t had [a sequel] conversation yet. We wanted to get through this weekend and then sit down and figure out where we’re going. … In a week we’ll have a better sense.”
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* Sean Kanan — currently nursing a gunshot wound as A.J. Quartermaine in ABC’s General Hospital — will soon be heading to CBS’ The Bold and the Beautiful, TVGuide.com reports. Kanan will reprise the role of Deacon Sharpe, with his return episode slated to air June 13.
* Josh Helman (The Pacific) and Damon Herriman (Justified) have boarded Starz’s new ballet drama Flesh and Bone, our sister site Deadline reports. Helman will play Bryan, a veteran suffering from PTSD, and Herriman will play Romeo, a curious homeless man who lives on the roof of Claire’s (star Sarah Hay) apartment.
* Greg Grunberg (Heroes) and Ray Wise (Twin Peaks) will costar in Syfy’s latest telepic, Big Ass Spider!, airing Saturday, April 19 and involving a giant alien spider (well, yeah) that escapes from a military lab and terrorizes Los Angeles.
* HBO released a new trailer for Veep Season 3 — premiering April 6 at 10:30/9:30c — which finds “Operation: Lady POTUS” in full force. But will Selina need to fire her entire staff in order to win? Watch: