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Box Office: ‘Hidden Figures’ Dominates MLK Weekend as ‘Live by Night,’ ‘Monster Trucks,’ ‘Silence’ Collapse

22 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fox and Chernin Entertainment’s “Hidden Figures” dominated the domestic box office, topping charts for the second straight weekend after earning $26 million. The film’s message of empowerment and triumph over prejudice was amplified by the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.

“This continues to be a movie for everyone,” said Chris Aronson, Fox’s head of domestic distribution. “It’s not just entertaining. It’s life affirming. It celebrates the triumph of the human spirit and that’s so important in these times.”

Hidden Figures” is a latecomer to the awards season race, but the film, which stars Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer as African-American scientists and mathematicians in the early days of the space program, ranks as one of the most successful dramas of 2016. So far, it has earned $60.4 million. That commercial success could translate into Oscar attention when Academy Award nominations are announced next week.

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- Brent Lang

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Box Office: ‘Hidden Figures’ and ‘La La Land’ Ride Oscar Wave on Soft Holiday Weekend

15 January 2017 1:23 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

As far as the box office is concerned, the Martin Luther King holiday weekend might better be dubbed Memorial Day, as six new wide releases are weak or dying. Despite a wide array of product which should have boosted totals, this weekend looks to be down 19 per cent from last year.

On the other hand, Oscar contenders “Hidden Figures” (20th Century Fox) and “La La Land”(Lionsgate) continued to surf cresting audience enthusiasm to place first and second for the three day weekend.

School vacation Monday results may boost Universal’s “Sing” and possibly Disney’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” to higher positions. Animated musical “Sing” is holding well, with a 33 per cent drop. “Rogue One,” though now the top-grossing 2016 domestic release, is falling far faster than juggernaut “Force Awakens” a year ago.

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1. Hidden Figures (20th Century Fox) Week 4 – Last weekend #1

$20,450,000 (-10%) in 3,286 theaters (+815); PTA »

- Tom Brueggemann

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Hidden Figures Wins Box Office Weekend #2 with $20.4M

15 January 2017 12:02 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Often times, if two movies are less than $1 million apart when the box office estimates are released, those movies will swap places when the actual numbers arrive on Monday. Last weekend, it looked like Rogue One would repeat atop the box office with $21.9 million, with the expanding Hidden Figures following just behind with $21.8 million. When the actual figures were released on Monday, Hidden Figures ended up on top with $22.8 million, just ahead of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with $22.06 million. This weekend, Hidden Figures managed to expand even further, repeating atop the box office for the second weekend in a row with $20.4 million, in a weekend where two more expanding movies didn't even crack the top 10.

This weekend, both the true story adaptation Hidden Figures and Rogue One went up against three new movies, Paramount's Monster Trucks, Stx Entertainment's The Bye Bye Man and Open Road Films' Sleepless. There »

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Movie Review – Patriots Day (2016)

13 January 2017 3:40 PM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Patriots Day, 2016.

Directed by Peter Berg.

Starring Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Bacon, John Goodman, J.K. Simmons, Michelle Monaghan, Christopher O’Shea, Rachel Brosnahan, Alex Wolff, Themo Melikidze, Jimmy O. Yang, Jake Picking, and Melissa Benoist.


An account of Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis’s actions in the events leading up to the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the aftermath, which includes the city-wide manhunt to find the terrorists behind it.

Boston sure does band together in the most touching and strangest of ways. Scene setup: A small army of special forces (along with Boston and Watertown Police Departments) are all posted up around an isolated neighborhood backyard boat which is believed to be the whereabouts of the second marathon bomber’s hiding location, and don’t forget, a middle-aged community woman also on a rooftop with a rifle pointed squarely at the target. It’s certainly an unexpected and equally hilarious sight to behold, »

- Robert Kojder

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Box Office: ‘Hidden Figures’ Soars (Again) as Ben Affleck’s ‘Live by Night,’ ‘Monster Trucks’ Tank

13 January 2017 12:59 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hidden Figures” is dominating Ben Affleck’s “Live by Night” and a monster-budgeted family pic for its second win in a row at the North American box office with at least $24 million at 3,286 sites during the four-day Martin Luther King holiday weekend, early estimates showed Friday.

Fox’s historical drama, starring Taraji P. Henson, Janelle Monae and Octavia Spencer, is emerging as the clear leader. “Patriots Day” is eyeing about $18 million in its expansion to wide release, just ahead of “La La Land” and “Sing” which look in the $15 million to $17 million range.

Stx’s launch of horror film “The Bye Bye Man” will be a player as it’s outperforming expectations with forecasts in the $14 million to $16 million range. The fifth weekend of Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” is also heading for the same territory and should finish the weekend with around $500 million in its first month. »

- Dave McNary

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Film Review: Boston is Strong Again in Reliable ‘Patriots Day’

13 January 2017 12:51 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Chicago – In the context of history, and the way information is consumed these days, the Boston Marathon Bombing in 2013 seems both like yesterday and a long time ago. Director Peter Berg’s “Patriots Day” is the first film account of that horrid week, and features Mark Wahlberg.

Rating: 3.5/5.0

Wahlberg, along with Ben Affleck and Matt Damon, are the unofficial show biz mayors of Boston, and inspired a wicked parody by Seth Meyers called “Boston Accents.” The subject matter of “Patriot Days” creates an immunity towards commentary on the Boston accents in the movie, but there are still a few moments that are reminders (seriously, download that sketch on YouTube). Peter Berg (“Friday Night Lights”) is a yeoman director who tells a straightforward story, and succeeds in re-creating the events of that week without too much hyperbole. It was a frightening time for Boston and the country, but the results of »

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20th Century Women, Patriots Day and Monster Trucks make Tanner's What to Watch this week

13 January 2017 12:46 PM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

20th Century Women, Patriots Day and Monster Trucks make Tanner's What to Watch this week20th Century Women, Patriots Day and Monster Trucks make Tanner's What to Watch this weekTanner Zipchen1/13/2017 3:46:00 Pm

It may be Friday the 13th, but it's anything but an unlucky day at the movies.

This weekend, we're breaking down three great new releases that you can check out in theatres. First off, you're guaranteed to have crazy fun with Lucas Till and Jane Levy in Monster Trucks. This weekend also features Mike Mills' latest, 20th Century Women, starring Annette Bening in an Oscar worthy performance about a mother and son. You can also check out the latest effort from frequent collaborators Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg with their depiction of the Boston marathon bombings in Patriots Day.

Check out my video below and see you at the movies this weekend!

Click here for tickets and showtimes! »

- Tanner Zipchen

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‘Patriots Day’ Soundtrack: Stream Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’ Moody, Ominous Score

13 January 2017 11:19 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Today, Peter Berg’s latest ripped-from-the-headlines thriller “Patriots Day” enters wide release today, January 13. The film follows the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing and the subsequent terrorist manhunt. It stars Mark Wahlberg (“Boogie Nights”), John Goodman (“Barton Fink”), J.K. Simmons (“Burn After Reading”), Vincent Curatola (“The Sopranos”), Michelle Monaghan (“True Detective”) and more. Ahead of the film, stream the film’s soundtrack featuring a moody, ominous score composed by duo Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross. Listen to it below, courtesy of Spotify.

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This is Reznor and Ross’ fifth film score collaboration. They first collaborated on David Fincher’s 2010 film “The Social Network,” about the founding of Facebook and the subsequent lawsuits that arose in its aftermath. The two won the Oscar for Best Original Score that same year. They later scored the following two »

- Vikram Murthi

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Mark Wahlberg Says Justin Bieber Sent Him Photos of His Calvin Klein Underwear Ads

13 January 2017 9:45 AM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Justin Bieber seems a bit more excited than Mark Wahlberg about his stint as a Calvin Klein underwear model.

While on Thursday's Conan, the 45-year-old Patriots Day actor revealed that Bieber had his underwear ads sent over to him. "I was like, 'You don't send a guy pictures like this, in your underwear,'" Wahlberg quipped. "He was proud. It was a big deal for him to do it."

Watch: Mark Wahlberg's Wife Rips Justin Bieber's Ripped Abs -- 'Wow the Retouching'

However, the father of four -- who modeled for Calvin Klein in 1992 -- is at a different stage in his life than the 22-year-old pop star. "I'm trying to move away from that image," he admitted. "People give [Bieber] flack for kind of growing up in the spotlight and they say he has a bit of an attitude, but you look at the look on my face. I mean, I »

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Contest: Win Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross’ Soundtrack For ‘Patriots Day’

13 January 2017 8:44 AM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross are the Oscar winning duo who are perhaps best known for their work for David Fincher, scoring “The Social Network,” “The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo,” and “Gone Girl.” But their latest effort sees them teaming with director Peter Berg for “Patriots Day,” and the Mark Wahlberg starring film centering on the tragic terrorist bombing at the 2013 Boston Marathon offered a unique challenge to the musicians.

Continue reading Contest: Win Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross’ Soundtrack For ‘Patriots Day’ at The Playlist. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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‘Patriots Day’ Opens to $560,000 at Thursday Box Office

13 January 2017 8:18 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Lionsgate’s true-life thriller “Patriots Day” began its nationwide release with $560,000 from 2,200 theaters on Thursday night. To compare, Mark Wahlberg’s other recent American thriller, “Deepwater Horizon,” grossed $860,000 from 2,400 locations at Thursday previews. “Patriots Day” will expand its theater count to 3,120 on Friday, as it enters the weekend with a certified “Fresh” rating of 80 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. “Patriots Day” retells the manhunt for the bombers responsible for the attack on the Boston Marathon in 2013. It stars Mark Wahlberg, Kevin Bacon, John Goodman, J.K. Simmons, Michelle Monaghan and Alex Wolff. The film is directed by Peter »

- Jeremy Fuster

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Box Office: Mark Wahlberg’s ‘Patriots Day’ Takes $560,000 on Thursday Night

13 January 2017 8:01 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mark Wahlberg’s “Patriots Day” grossed $560,000 at more than 2,000 sites in Thursday night preview showings as the Boston Marathon drama moved into wide release in North America.

The CBS Films-Lionsgate title has performed well in limited release with more than $900,000 at seven screens in three weeks. “Patriots Day,” which expands to 3,120 locations on Friday, is expected to take in about $18 million during the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend.

Open Road’s Jamie Foxx thriller “Sleepless” took in $410,000 in Thursday night previews while Stx’s horror film “The Bye Bye Man” grossed $400,000 in preview showings. Warner Bros. saw $325,000 in preview showings Thursday for Ben Aflleck’s action-thriller “Live by Night,” which is being expanded into wide release.


Film Review: ‘Patriots Day

Fox’s “Hidden Figures” is expected to capture the top slot for the second consecutive weekend as it boosts its run by more than 800 screens. The historical drama, »

- Dave McNary

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Box Office: 'Patriots Day' Earns $560K Thursday

13 January 2017 7:14 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

The crowded Martin Luther King Jr. weekend kicked off last night with previews for a trio of new films and several others that are expanding wide this weekend.

This weekend sees a flurry of expansions into wide release, including Peter Berg's Boston marathon bombing drama Patriots Day, Martin Scorsese's Silence  and Ben Affleck's latest directorial outing, Live by Night.

Patriots Day earned $560,000 from 2,000 theaters beginning at 7 p.m. as it expands from seven theaters to 3,120 locations Friday.

According to early tracking, Patriots Day, starring Mark Wahlberg, and <a href="" »

- Rebecca Ford

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'Patriots Day': 14 of the Film's Stars and Their Real-Life Inspirations

13 January 2017 7:00 AM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

On April 15, 2013, the tragic bombings during the Boston Marathon shook the country.

Patriots Day —  which is expanding wide Friday around the U.S. — focuses on the events of the Boston Marathon bombings as well as the aftermath and pursuit of the culprits. While star Mark Wahlberg, a Boston native, plays a role that's a composite of three police officers involved in the incident, many of the other actors, from J.K. Simmons to Kevin Bacon to John Goodman, portray real-life heroes, survivors and villains.

Below, read more about the real-life inspirations and how the actors who portrayed »

- Lexy Perez,Kara Haar

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Mark Wahlberg Asked Justin Bieber Not To Send Him Underwear Pics Anymore

13 January 2017 6:37 AM, PST | ET Canada | See recent ET Canada news »

Mark Wahlberg stopped by “Conan” on Thursday night and revealed that his friendship with Justin Bieber was getting a little too intimate. Related: Emma Watson’s ‘Beauty And The Beast’ Doll Bears Striking Resemblance To… Justin Bieber? Since Bieber has become an underwear model for Calvin Klein, he was so proud that he sent the pictures to […] »

- Jordan Appugliesi

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13 phobias on film for Friday the 13th

13 January 2017 6:05 AM, PST | Cineplex | See recent Cineplex news »

13 phobias on film for Friday the 13th13 phobias on film for Friday the 13thSasha James1/13/2017 9:05:00 Am

Did you know that “paraskavedekatriaphobia” is the fear of Friday the 13th?

Instead of the usual breakdown of the Friday the 13th movies that you’re probably used to, we decided to celebrate this Friday the 13th with a write-up of phobias and the movies that we most associate with them. Yes, we could have picked Arachnophobia for arachnophobia, but we tried to be at least a little bit more creative.

Check out our list below, and let us know if you can think up better movies to represent the below phobias.


Panphobia (Fear of Everything) – What About Bob?

You can’t talk about phobias without talking about Bob Wiley. In Frank Oz’s 90s classic What About Bob?, Bill Murray plays the multiphobic patient of Dr. Leo Marvin (Richard Dreyfuss). He’s afraid of everything: buses, »

- Sasha James

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Justin Bieber Sent Mark Wahlberg His Underwear Ads; Mark Wahlberg Wasn’t Delighted

13 January 2017 4:51 AM, PST | | See recent news »

Casting a major actor or pop star in an fashion campaign is completely mainstream now – in fact, the stars are not only starring in the ads, but designing the clothes themselves. But back in the ’90s, it was slightly more groundbreaking stuff. And one of the faces that helped transition us into the modern era of celebrity spokesmanship was indisputably Mark Wahlberg as the snarling, shirtless visage of Calvin Klein underwear. But while that mantle may have now been taken from his shoulders thanks to Justin Bieber‘s turn in his tighty whities, it seems the pop star is still »

- Emily Kirkpatrick

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Film Review: ‘Sleepless’

12 January 2017 9:01 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In “Sleepless,” a stylishly hollow crime thriller set in Las Vegas, Jamie Foxx plays an undercover cop named Vincent Downs who is up to his goatee in Big Problems. He and his partner (played by the rapper T.I.) just killed two crooks they shouldn’t have, and they also ripped off a more dangerous drug dealer than the one they thought they were working. Vincent is now carrying 25 kilos of cocaine (street value: $7 million) that could get him killed. To secure and retrieve the drugs, Stanley Rubino (Dermot Mulroney), a natty weasel of a casino owner, has kidnapped Vincent’s 16-year-old son, Thomas (Octavius J. Johnson). But since Vincent is supposed to be delivering the kid to a high-school football game, he has to keep lying to his ex-wife (Gabrielle Union) about the son’s whereabouts (it beats saying, “Uh, sorry, he’s tied up in a kitchen closet somewhere »

- Owen Gleiberman

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Film Club: Ben Affleck and Mark Wahlberg misstep back to Boston

12 January 2017 3:00 PM, PST | | See recent The AV Club news »

On this week’s Film Club, a double feature of beefy Bostonians! First up, Film Editor A.A. Dowd and Staff Writer Ignatiy Vishnevetsky sit down to talk about Ben Affleck’s latest effort as a director-star, the 1920s gangster saga Live By Night. They then pivot to another new drama starring a homecoming Boston boy: Patriots Day, in which Mark Wahlberg reteams with Lone Survivor and Deepwater Horizon director Peter Berg for a dramatization of the Boston Marathon bombing. Both films go wide this weekend after limited-release runs in December. Find out why our film staff didn’t respond very positively to either.

Watch the full episode below:


- A.A. Dowd

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'Hidden Figures' Poised to Top MLK Weekend Ahead of Several New & Expanding Releases

12 January 2017 2:53 PM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent news »

It's shaping up to be a competitive Martin Luther King Jr. weekend with three new wide releases hitting theaters along with two major expansions and the moderate expansion of Martin Scorsese's Silence. Yet, even with that being the case, after narrowly edging out Rogue One: A Star Wars Story for the #1 spot last weekend, Hidden Figures is looking at a more decisive victory this weekend as the film adds more than 800 theaters. The new releases include STX's PG-13 horror The Bye Bye Man, Paramount is finally delivering Monster Trucks and Open Road will premiere the Jamie Foxx vehicle Sleepless into just over 1,800 theaters. In addition to new releases Lionsgate and CBS Films brings Patriots Day to audiences nationwide and Warner Bros. will do the same for Ben Affleck's Live by Night, but while the former is looking at a solid debut the latter has struggled in limited release. »

- Brad Brevet

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