Monday, February 7, 2011

The Fighter (2010)

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Cast overview, first billed only:

Mark Wahlberg ........ Micky Ward
Christian Bale ... ....Dicky Eklund
Amy Adams ... .........Charlene Fleming
Melissa Leo ... .......Alice Ward
Mickey O'Keefe ... ....Himself
Jack McGee ... ........George Ward
Melissa McMeekin ... ..'Little Alice' Eklund
Bianca Hunter ... ......Cathy 'Pork' Eklund
Erica McDermott ... ...Cindy 'Tar' Eklund
Jill Quigg ... ........Donna Eklund Jaynes
Dendrie Taylor ... ....Gail 'Red Dog' Eklund
Kate B. O'Brien ... ...Phyllis 'Beaver' Eklund
Jenna Lamia ... .......Sherri Ward
Frank Renzulli ... ....Sal Lanano

Paul Campbell ... Gary 'Boo Boo' Giuffrida

“The Fighter”, based on a true story, was supposed to be a boxing movie from Darren Aronofsky, starring Mark Wahlberg and Brad Pitt. That was a while ago. The film has stalled, and Aronofsky eventually traded in boxing gloves for very, very tight shorts ala “The Wrestler”, leaving “The Fighter” without a director. Eventually a replacement emerged: David O. Russell of “Three Kings” fame. Wahlberg is still slated to star as a boxer on the Rocky circuit, while Christian Bale has now stepped into the Pitt role as Wahlberg’s trainer.

According to Variety, Wahlberg would play a Boston fighter name “Irish” Mickey Ward, who with the helped of his older half-brother Dicky Eklund (Bale) eventually became the world lightweight champion. Although he never attained greatness, Edlund’s claim to fame is that he once took out the legendary Sugar Ray Leonard, while Ward is an ex-con who redeems himself through boxing after a stint in prison for robbery.

Expect a lot of heart wrenching male bonding moments, preferably followed by Bale throwing F-bombs at Wahlberg. Okay, maybe not the last part. Probably.

Relativity Media will front the cash, and production on “The Fighter” is expected to commence in July. That is, if no one drops out until then.




Release Date:17 December 2010 (USA)

Filming Locations:Lexington, Massachusetts, USA

Genres:Biography| Drama | Sport


$25,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend
$300,010 (USA) (12 December 2010) (4 Screens)
$78,278,204 (USA) (30 January 2011)
$72,680,740 (USA) (23 January 2011)
$67,026,761 (USA) (16 January 2011)
$57,845,946 (USA) (9 January 2011)
$46,388,853 (USA) (2 January 2011)
$26,680,000 (USA) (26 December 2010)
$12,569,403 (USA) (19 December 2010)
$300,010 (USA) (12 December 2010)
Weekend Gross
$3,960,280 (USA) (30 January 2011) (1,914 Screens)
$4,164,504 (USA) (23 January 2011) (2,275 Screens)
$5,101,140 (USA) (16 January 2011) (2,414 Screens)
$7,001,504 (USA) (9 January 2011) (2,528 Screens)
$10,005,066 (USA) (2 January 2011) (2,534 Screens)
$7,605,000 (USA) (26 December 2010) (2,511 Screens)
$12,135,468 (USA) (19 December 2010) (2,503 Screens)
$300,010 (USA) (12 December 2010)

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