Table Of Content
- Iron Man 3 – US Box Office: USD$409.01millions
- We’re The Millers – US Box Office: USD$150.39millions
- The Conjuring – US Box Office: USD$137.40millions
- Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles – US Box Office: USD$135.27millions
- A Series of Unfortunate Events – US Box Office: USD$118.63millions
- Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – US Box Office: USD$103.86millions
- Sleeping with the Enemy – US Box Office: USD$101.60millions
- Tammy – US Box Office: USD$84.53millions
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze – US Box Office: USD$78.66millions
- Boo! A Madea Halloween – US Box Office: USD$73.21millions
- I Know What You Did Last Summer – US Box Office: USD$72.59millions
- Safe Haven – US Box Office: USD$71.35millions
- Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood – US Box Office: USD$69.60millions
- The Jackal – US Box Office: USD$54.93millions
- Message in a Bottle – US Box Office: USD$52.88millions
Iron Man 3 – US Box Office: USD$409.01millions
Director: Shane Black
Main Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Guy Pearce, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle
Release Date: April 25, 2013
Filming Locations: Kenansville, North Carolina, USA; Wilmington, North Carolina, USA; Rose Hill, North Carolina, USA; Miami, Florida, USA; Malibu, California, USA
Main Plot: Iron Man, a brazen but brilliant industrialist, faces an enemy whose reach knows no bounds in Marvel’s “Iron Man 3.” And Stark goes on a perilous quest to track down those responsible after discovering that his enemy has destroyed his world. Every step of this journey will put his resolve to the test. With his back to the wall, Stark must rely on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those who are closest to him to survive. Stark learns the answer to the question that has secretly troubled him: Does the man make the suit, or does the case make the man? as he battles his way back
Pepper Potts: “I’m taking a shower.”
Harley Keener: “Well, my mom already left for the diner, and dad went to 7-Eleven to get scratchers… I guess he won, ’cause that was six years ago.”
Tony Stark: “I’m Tony Stark. I build neat stuff, got a great girl, occasionally save the world. So why can’t I sleep?”
Aldrich Killian: “You really didn’t deserve her, Tony. It’s a pity. I was so close to having her… perfect.”
Aldrich Killian: “You really didn’t deserve her, Tony. It’s a pity. I was so close to having her… perfect.
Fun Fact about Iron Man 3:
- The Mandarin has a tattoo of Captain America’s shield on the back of his neck, but instead of a star, it has an anarchist “A” symbol.
We’re The Millers – US Box Office: USD$150.39millions
Director: Rawson Marshall Thurber
Main Cast: Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Emma Roberts, Ed Helms
Release Date: August 23, 2013
Filming Locations: North Carolina, USA; Wilmington, North Carolina, USA; New Mexico, USA; Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
Main Plot: We’re The Miller is a film about a drug dealer who has to fabricate a family to transfer a large amount of marijuana from Mexico to the US. And soon after, stealing his drug money from a street thug. Rose, a dancer, is hired by the drug dealer to help with the “drug smuggling” activity that they are doing. She agrees to the idea in the red to pretend to be the wife and leave in the black. He also enlists two teenagers to masquerade as youngsters. He must now overcome conventions and amusing interactions, particularly with a genuine family.
Rose O’Reilly: “You’re making $500,000 and giving me only $30,000?”
Casey Mathis: “$30,000? I’m only getting $1,000!”
Kenny Rossmore: “You guys are getting paid?”
Scottie P.: “You know what I’m sayin?”
David Clark: “Well, I’m awake and I speak English, so yeah, I know what you’re saying.”
Fun Fact about We’re The Millers:
- David likely gave his family the name Millers in honor of his N-area apartment building, 200 Miller Street Apartments, Miller Road.
The Conjuring – US Box Office: USD$137.40millions
Director: James Wan
Main Cast: Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston, Lili Taylor
Release Date: August 2, 2013
Filming Locations: North Carolina, USA; Wilmington, North Carolina, USA; 405 Canetuck Road, Currie, North Carolina, USA; Currie, North Carolina, USA
Main Plot: The story of Conjuring starts when Carolyn and Roger Perron relocate their family to a run-down farmhouse in Rhode Island in 1971, weird occurrences quickly begin to occur there, intensifying increasingly terrifying nightmares. The Warrens find a region rife with a demonic poltergeist who is now following the Perron family wherever they go. The Warrens will need to use their knowledge and spiritual power to stop this evil, threatening to destroy everyone involved. In 1971, Carolyn and Roger Perron moved their family into a run-down farmhouse in Rhode Island. Soon, strange things started happening there with an increasing sense of nightmarish terror.
Lorraine Warren: “The Vatican approved the exorcism.”
Ed Warren: “Nice timing.”
Lorraine Warren: “And, if we can, then he’d like to meet with us tomorrow. There’s a case in Long Island he’d like to discuss.”
Ed Warren: “Really?”
Ed Warren: “Well, that explains a few things.”
Sequel: The Nun; The Conjuring 2; Annabelle: Creation; Annabelle Comes Home; The Conjuring The Devil Made Me Do It; The Conjuring 1971
Fun Fact about The Conjuring:
- The production team also constructed a fifty-foot-tall tree for the movie.
Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles – US Box Office: USD$135.27millions
Director: Steve Barron
Main Cast: Judith Hoag, Elias Koteas, Josh Pais, David Forman
Release Date: November 23, 1990
Filming Locations: New York City, New York, USA; Wilmington, North Carolina, USA; North Carolina, USA; New York, USA;
Main Plot: Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles begins with a mutagenetic gel in a sewer that transforms a rat. Four turtles are in the character of Raphael, Donatello, Michaelangelo, and Leonardo. Together with the other creatures into human beings. The rat takes on the role of their tutor and imparts to them all that he knows about jujitsu. The turtles fight crime in New York City with their newly acquired skills. But can they uphold what they’ve learned and remained as a brotherhood when a former foe kidnaps their instructor? Watch out for this film and witness how these turtles will save their instructor.
Sequel: Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles III; Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles: The Secret of The Ooze; Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles; TMNT, Ninja Turtle: The Next Mutation; Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles: The Legend of the Supermutants
Fun Fact about Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles
- Jim Henson passed away about a month after the debut of his final movie in theaters.
A Series of Unfortunate Events – US Box Office: USD$118.63millions
Director: Brad Silberling
Main Cast: Jim Carrey, Jude Law, Meryl Street, Liam Aiken
Release Date: December 17, 2004
Filming Locations: Wilmington, North Carolina, USA; Los Angeles, California, USA; Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Paramount Studios – 5555 Lakewood, Boulevard, Downey, California, USA; Downey Studios – 12214 Lakewood, Boulevard, Downey, California, USA
Main Plot: After their parents’ untimely passing, Mr. Poe, a close friend of their parents, takes care of Violet (Emily Browning), Klaus (Liam Aiken), and Sunny Baudelaire (Kara and Shelby Hoffman) as they go from guardian to guardian (Timothy Spall). The orphans live with grammatically challenged Josephine Anwhistle (Meryl Streep) and herpetologist Montgomery Montgomery (Sir Billy Connolly), but the worst one is Count Olaf (Jim Carrey), an evil and greedy man who attempts to steal the Baudelaire fortune with the aid of his assistants, Bald Man (Luis Guzmán), Hook-Handed Man (Jamie Harris), Person of Indeterminate He poses as the ship’s captain Julio Sham
Violet Baudelaire: “Dinner is served. Puttanesca.”
Count Olaf: “What did you call me?”
Klaus Baudelaire: “It’s pasta… Pasta Puttanesca.”
Count Olaf: “Where’s the roast beef?”
Klaus Baudelaire: “Roast beef?”
Fun Fact about A Series of Unfortunate Events:
- In this film, the home of Klaus (Liam Aiken) is completely destroyed by fire. Liam learned that his house was on fire during the premiere.
Journey 2: The Mysterious Island – US Box Office: USD$103.86millions
Director: Brad Peyton
Main Cast: Josh Hutcherson, Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine, Luis Guzman
Release Date: February 3, 2012
Filming Locations: Kualoa Ranch – 49560 Kamehameha Highway, Ka’a’awa, O’ahu, Hawaii, USA; Waimea Bay, Waimea Bay Beach Park, O’ahu, Hawaii, USA; New York City, New York, USA; New York, USA;
Main Plot: Since his journey in the Earth’s core, Sean Anderson has been searching for other locations indicated by Jules Verne and other Vernians. When he learns of coded communication, he enters a satellite facility to decipher it fully. He decodes the message and finds the map that takes him to Verne’s mysterious island with the aid of his stepfather Hank in the character of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Sean sets out on a search for his famous grandfather, Vernian Alexander, with Gabato and Kailani. However, unforeseen issues appear because Alexander made a mistake that might have altered everything.
Sean: “I’m not gonna pop my pecs!”
Hank: “Do it, do it…”
Sean: “No, I’m not gonna pop my pecs!”
Hank: “She would love it, believe me!”
Fun Fact about Journey 2: The Mysterious Island:
- The layout and overall shape of the book at the beginning of the famous movie 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea are used in the gold leaf design on the book’s cover, Mysterious Island (1954).
Sleeping with the Enemy – US Box Office: USD$101.60millions
Director: Joseph Ruben
Main Cast: Julia Roberts, Patrick Bergin, Kevin Anderson, Elizabeth Lawrence
Release Date: April 12, 1991
Filming Locations: Abbeville, South Carolina, USA; Kure Beach, North Carolina, USA; Presbyterian College – 503 S. Broad Street, Clinton, South Carolina, USA; 404 Magazine Street, Abbeville, South Carolina, USA; New Hanover County Fair Grounds – Carolina Beach, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA
Main Plot: Four years have passed since Laura and Martin tied the knot. They appear to be the most successful, ideal, and happy pair. But their household’s reality is quite different. Martin is a cruelly obsessed and abusive husband. Laura waits for an opportunity to flee as she lives in continual fear. Finally, she fakes her death and runs away, adopting a new name and place. But when Martin learns his wife is still alive, he will do whatever to track her out and murder her. Would Martin will be successful in his evil plans for his wife? Watch out and see for yourself!
Martin: “Where is she? Please don’t make me ask again!”
Drama Teacher: I don’t… I don’t know!”
Martin: “My wife! She’s only my wife… wonderful fuck, isn’t she?”
Drama Teacher: “Mister, you’ve got the wrong guy!”
Martin: “That would be disappointing, and I hate to be wrong.”
Fun Fact about Sleeping with the Enemy:
- The name Laura chooses for herself is connected to a previous existence. Martin used to refer to Sara as Princess, and the last name Waters represents Laura’s alleged drowning. Sara’s first name also means Princess.
Tammy – US Box Office: USD$84.53millions
Director: Ben Falcone
Main Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, Allison Janney
Release Date: July 4, 2014
Filming Locations: Wilmington, North Carolina, USA; La Grange, Kentucky, USA; Burgaw, North Carolina, USA; Niagara Falls, New York, USA; Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Main Plot: When Tammy, who recently lost her job at a Topper Jack’s fast food restaurant, gets home, she discovers her husband having dinner with the neighbor. She hastily gathers her essentials and walks to her parent’s three houses. When she denies using her mother’s automobile to travel to Niagara Falls, she immediately turns to her “ailing” grandmother, who also resides in the house. However, Grandma Pearl wants to join the road trip rather than go alone. They set out after understanding that Grandma Pearl has the money. Tammy swiftly assumes the role of babysitter, falling in love in a bar and robbing a Topper Jack to bail Pearl out of jail, even though she has diabetes.
Pearl: “I watched Neil Armstrong walk on the moon.”
Tammy: “On his bike?”
Pearl: “That’s Lance.”
Tammy: “It’s – I don’t care which brother it is.”
Pearl: “Well, you weren’t alone. Your parents were there.”
Fun Fact about Tammy:
- They reportedly misplaced Melissa McCarthy’s $9K wig while filming the jet ski scene.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze – US Box Office: USD$78.66millions
Director: Michael Pressman
Main Cast: Paige Turco, David Warner, Michelan Sisti, Leif Tilden
Release Date: August 9, 1991
Filming Locations: New York, USA; Wilmington, North Carolina, USA; North Carolina, USA; Castle Hayne, North Carolina, USA
Main Plot: The Turtles live at April O’Neil’s new apartment with Master Splinter while they are between homes following their rooftop battle with the Foot Clan. They are also relying on pizza delivery from “Roy’s” Pizza. Splinter recognizes the initials from the canister of mutagen that caused them all to become mutants, as April reports on the cleanup effort being carried out in the city by TGRI. The Shredder is still alive and well, has taken back control of the Foot, and seeks vengeance on Splinter and his pupils. He kidnaps Professor David Perry of the TGRI. He forces him to help create two aggressive mutants to serve as his own students after finding that the ooze can alter animals into minions.
Donatello: “The perimeter’s quiet.”
Leonardo: “Yeah, a little too quiet.”
[Donatello knocks two Foot soldiers out]
Donatello: “Well, that was easy!”
Leonardo: “Yeah, a little too easy.”
Donatello: “Look! It’s Raph!”
Sequel: Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles III; Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles: The Secret of The Ooze; Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles; TMNT, Ninja Turtle: The Next Mutation; Teenage Mutant Hero Turtles: The Legend of the Supermutants
Fun Fact about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze:
- The office for Jim Henson’s Creature Shop’s New York headquarters is housed in the same building that serves as the entryway to April’s apartment.
Boo! A Madea Halloween – US Box Office: USD$73.21millions
Director: Tyler Perry
Main Cast: Tyler Perry, Cassi Davis, Patrice Lovely, Yousef Erakat
Release Date: January 30, 2017
Filming Locations: Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Pershing Hall, Fort McPherson, Georgia; EUE/Screen Gems Studios – 1223 N 23rd Street, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA;
Main Plot: Tiffany and her friends Aday, Rain, and Leah have invited Jonathan and his fraternity brothers’ Halloween celebration. Brian Simmons, Tiffany’s father and “Uncle Joe” Simmons’ son, bans her from going. She is outraged when she has a sexually explicit video chat with Jonathan. That evening, “Aunt Bam” and Madea, Brian’s paternal aunt, give out candy to trick-or-treaters (and Bam steals it right back from them). With the help of their buddy Hattie, Joe scares the woman by dressing as a clown. To stop Tiffany from attending the party, Brian arranges for Madea to stay at his house. Still, Tiffany and Aday make up a ghost story that makes the superstitious grownups hide in the bedrooms.
Madea: “I was reading.”
Hattie, Aunt Bam: “Reading what?”
Madea: “I was trying to read the Bible.”
Aunt Bam: “Madea, where is the Bible?”
Madea: “It’s on the table of my heart.”
Sequel: Boo! A Madea Halloween 2; A Madea Family Funeral; Madea Goes to Jail; A Madea Christmas; Madea’s Witness Protection; Madea’s Family Reunion; Madea Big Happy Family
Fun Fact about Boo! A Madea Halloween:
- While Bam and Hattie refer to Madea by her first name, they call her “Dea” and “Ma,” respectively.
I Know What You Did Last Summer – US Box Office: USD$72.59millions
Director: Jim Gillespie
Main Cast: Jennifer Love Hewitt, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Anne Hechce, Ryan Phillippe
Release Date: December 12, 1997
Filming Locations: Durham, North Carolina, USA; Southport, North Carolina, USA; Burgaw, North Carolina, USA; North Carolina, USA; Kolmer Gulch, Carolina, USA
Main Plot: Julie James (Jennifer Love Hewitt), Barry William Cox (Ryan Phillippe), and Ray Bronson (Freddie Prinze Jr.) are celebrating graduation on July 4th after Helen Shivers (Sarah Michelle Gellar) wins a beauty pageant. The four buddies go to a party and decide to go to the beach around midnight. Barry, drunk, agrees to let Ray drive his car from the beach back to his house. A man strolling in the road was struck by them on their way home and reportedly killed. Max Neurick, a friend of Julie’s (Johnny Galecki), shows in as they decide what to do with the dead. He departs after Julie assures him that everything is fine. The body was dumped in a nearby sea while being dumped.
Julie: “Barry, stop!”
Barry: “No! Wake up, Julie. He’s behind all this! How many fucked up fisherman are out there?”
Ray: “Look, he’s after me too! I got a letter.”
Barry: “Oh, you got a letter? I got run over! Helen gets her hair chopped off, Julie gets a body in her trunk, and you”
Fun Fact about I Know What You Did Last Summer:
- Jennifer Love Hewitt could move about freely within the boat’s storage area because the ice there was made of gelatin.
Safe Haven – US Box Office: USD$71.35millions
Director: Lasse Hallstrom
Main Cast: Julianne Hough, Josh Duhamel, Cobie Smulders, David Lyons
Release Date: March 1, 2013
Filming Locations: Southport, North Carolina, USA; North Carolina, USA; Wilmington Riverwalk, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA; Fishy Fishy Cafe – 106 Yacht Basin Drive, Southport, North Carolina, USA (Safe Haven General Store); Carolina Apartments – 420 Market Street, Wilmington, North Carolina, USA
Main Plot: The abrupt appearance of Katie, a mysterious young woman in Southport’s little North Carolina town, prompts inquiries about her past. Until a chain of circumstances forces her into two uncomfortable relationships—one with Alex, a widowed store owner with a loving heart and two young children, and another with her blunt, single neighbor Jo—beautiful, self-effacing Katie seems determined to avoid establishing intimate attachments. Despite her fears, Katie starts to let her guard down as she shows roots in the small community and grows closer to Alex and his family. But even as she falls in love. Katie still deals with the dreadful secret that sent her on a harrowing trek across the country to the haven.
Jo: “Promise me something, Katie: you’ll take a lot of pictures and only regret the ones that you didn’t take.”
Roger: “When did we start selling paint?”
Jo: “And to think it all started with a bike.”
Katie: “ nb f nbv I thought you said that was him being Southern.”
Jo: “The good thing, Katie, is that life is full of second chances.”
Fun Fact about Safe Haven:
- The first Nicholas Sparks movie adaptation with a true antagonist is Safe Haven.
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood – US Box Office: USD$69.60millions
Director: Callie Khouri
Main Cast: Sandra Bullock, Ellen Burstyn, Fionnula Flanagan, James Garner
Release Date: September 27, 2002
Filming Locations: Burgaw, North Carolina, USA; Chadbourn, North Carolina, USA; Wilmington, North Carolina, USA; Winnabow Beach, North Carolina, USA; North Carolina, USA
Main Plot: In an interview with Time Magazine, playwright Siddalee Walker in the character of Sandra Bullock, who is about to premiere a new play, talks about her complex background. Her mother interrupts her out of rage. The Ya-Ya Sisterhood is a clandestine organization that her mother’s friends founded when they were young. They abduct Siddalee from her New York apartment and take her back to Louisiana, where they use the scrapbook from the Ya-Ya Sisterhood to explain why her mother abused her (and flashbacks)
Little Vivi: “Teensy Melissa Whitman: I declare you, Princess-Naked-As-A-Jaybird.”
Little Teensy: “Ah Cha Cha!”
Little Vivi: “Caro Eliza Bennett: I declare you, Duchess Soaring Hawk.”
Little Vivi: “Necie Rose Kelleher: I declare you, Countess Singing Cloud. And I: Viviane Joan Abbott, am hereby and forever Queen Dancing Creek.”
Little Necie: “Now, wait just one second y’all… I don’t think we should be cutting ourselves with that knife…”
Caro: “But we’ll be listening from the kitchen, so talk loud.”
Fun Fact about Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood:
- In a flashback scene at 1:25:40, Sidda is shown to have three siblings: a sister and two brothers. At 1:25:49, all four kids can be seen again as they walk into the church. Only three children are visible leaving the house in the rain in the flashback of Vivi’s collapse.
The Jackal – US Box Office: USD$54.93millions
Director: Michael Caton-Jones
Main Cast: Bruce Willis, Richard Gere, Sidney Poitier, Diane Venora
Release Date: January 9, 1998
Filming Locations: Porvoo, Finland; Richmond, Virginia, USA; Valkosaari, Helsinki, Finland; Moscow, Russia; Duvernay, Laval, Quebec, Canada
Main Plot: In response to his brother’s shooting in a Moscow nightclub, Russian mobster Terek Murad has proclaimed open season on the Russian militia and the American FBI. To assassinate FBI Director Donald Brown, he employs “The Jackal,” a cunning, evil assassin. FBI Deputy Director Carter Preston and Major Valentina Koslova of the Russian militia were present when Murad’s brother was shot. Nearly no one has seen The Jackal, save for Declan Mulqueen, an imprisoned IRA sniper. When Preston and Koslova realize that Director Brown is a target, they ask the reluctance of Mulqueen to help them find the Jackal and stop him from killing Brown.
Declan Mulqueen: “A man like this doesn’t make mistakes.
Valentina Koslova: No? They always make one somewhere. Isn’t that how you were caught?”
Carter Preston: “She saved my life and took out Terek’s brother. She did it knowing she’d be drawing a death sentence down on her neck. But when we offered to set her up some place else when this is over, you know what she said? The good guys don’t hide.”
Declan Mulqueen: “Fierce woman.”
Carter Preston: “In that country, under that system: staggering.”
Fun Fact about The Jackal:
- They were dropped off atop a Bank of America building in the sequence filmed in Norfolk, Virginia.
Message in a Bottle – US Box Office: USD$52.88millions
Director: Luis Mandoki
Main Cast: Kevin Costner, Robin Wright, Paul Newman, John Savage
Release Date: April 23, 1999
Filming Locations: Portland, Maine, USA; New Harbor, Maine, USA; Phippsburg, Maine, USA; Bath, Maine, USA; Wilmington, North Carolina, USA
Main Plot: Message in a Bottle is one of those fictional stories. Which also believes that anyone who meets fate will be sealed by fate. Running along the beach, Theresa Osborne comes across a bottle that has washed up on the strand. Reading the letter affected her, but she also felt she violated someone’s feelings. Inside is a message. Theresa, in love with a guy she has never met, finds the writer of the letter in a small town near Wilmington, where the two lovers who met by chance fell in love. One, though, is unable to go past their history.
Garret Blake: “You look nice.”
Dodge Blake: “Yeah, well it hurts.”
Dodge Blake: “Got your ticket?”
Garret Blake: “Of course I have my ticket. Got my name in all my underwear. And I got a quarter, for a phone all.”
Jason Osborne: “I see ’em. Daddy! Daddy”
Fun Fact about Message in a Bottle:
- The state of Maine’s logo can be seen on the Game Wardens’ sleeve patches when Dodge is brought to Garret’s boat after this North Carolina-set film.