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Putting on a desperately unconvincing performance, newly released sci-fi drama “Arrival” landed on top of the Chinese box office over the Jan. 20-22 weekend. It topped the chart on only one of those three days, Friday, and limped to a total of just $7.49 million.
Returning for its second week, “Passengers” was on top of the box office on both Saturday and Sunday. Its total for the weekend was $6.87 million, according to data from Ent Group. The film stands on a cumulative $34.7 million after 10 days.
Overall box office was down by nearly two thirds compared with a typical weekend. Data from ticketing firm Weiying Technology suggests a weekend cumulative of just $32.3 million (RMB223 million.)
The films currently on release will likely see their runs come to an abrupt halt at the end of the current week, when the Chinese New Year (aka (Lunar New Year) holidays begin. No less than seven »
- Patrick Frater
The paths of a renegade cop (Tse), a rookie police officer (Chan) and a veteran detective (Yue) converge with explosive results, as they each take on their most deadly assignment to date: the arrest of Hong Kong’s most lethal mercenary gang and their ruthless leader, played by Kung Fu impresario Wu Jing. The city becomes a battleground, as both sides break all the rules to defy each other in the ultimate fight for survival, justice and revenge!
Director Benny Chan has made some of the best action-packed police dramas in modern Eastern cinema – Man Wanted, Big Bullet, Gen-x Cops, and the superb New Police Story. With Invisible Target he re-teams with Nicholas Tse for what may be his most gloriously over-the-top, action-filled extravangza ever! And like New Police Story, »
- Phil Wheat
Jack (Jackie Chan), a world-renowned archaeology professor, and his team are on a grand quest to locate a lost ancient Indian treasure when they are ambushed by a team of mercenaries and left for dead. Using his vast knowledge of history and kung fu, Jack leads his team on a race around the world to beat the mercenaries to the treasure and save an ancient culture in this breakneck action-comedy that reunites Chan with acclaimed director Stanley Tong (Rumble in the Bronx, Supercop).
Directed By Stanley Tong
You can catch Kung Fu Yoga at the following locations
January 27, 2017
New York City
AMC Empire 25
234 West 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036
AMC Atlantic Times Square
450 N Atlantic Blvd
Monterey Park, »
- Lydia Spanier
Salman Khan and his ‘Good Samaritan’ acts have always been the talk of the town. Of late, he is promoting Shah Rukh Khan’s film Raees on the reality show Bigg Boss, which he hosts. On the other hand, he had also done his bit to promote the Sonu Sood-Jacke Chan starrer Kung Fu Yoga. Readers mayRead More
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
Brett Ratner’s rise through the directorial ranks as a helmer of consistent studio hits was swift and immediate. A veteran of the music-video world, his feature debut, “Money Talks,” became a low-budget success in late summer 1997, and would cement his strong relationship with actor-comedian Chris Tucker.
“Chris helped me get my job on ‘Money Talks,’ ” Ratner says. “When the original director left the project, Chris apparently said to the producers that he knew this ‘cool white boy named Brett Ratner’ and that’s how it happened. I knew I could work with Chris and that it would be a lot of fun. ‘Money Talks’ made sense because I had come out of music videos, and it fit with what I had learned. It happened very fast. I was 26 when I got ‘Money Talks,’ and I’d done over 100 music videos, but back then, you had to do commercials and »
- Nick Clement
Brett Ratner loves cinema. When speaking with the 47-year-old filmmaker, it’s abundantly clear that movies are unspooling through his veins, and if our discussions felt more like two movie buffs just enjoying great conversation, it’s because of his general enthusiasm for the medium.
“It was always my dream to direct movies,” he says, rarely pausing for a breath. “I always knew I’d do it. I had the drive and the desire. I was determined. But I never knew I’d be making movies of this size, stuff like the ‘Rush Hour’ films and ‘X-Men’ and ‘Red Dragon.’ When I was in film school, I knew I wanted to make entertaining movies. But I don’t think I could have prepared for how fast my rise would be. I was 26 when I got my first film.”
But it was before he’d set foot on a movie set »
- Nick Clement
Open Road Films have released the new trailer for The Nut Job 2, the upcoming animated sequel due in the summer.
The film, which has a full title The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature, follows Surly Squirrel (Will Arnett) and his ragtag group of animal friends who band together to save their home and take back their park in this sequel to the 2014 animated hit.
The animated film has a launch date of August 18th Stateside, and August 29th in the UK.
Here’s the new trailer.
The post Go nuts for The Nut Job 2 trailer appeared first on The Hollywood News. »
- Paul Heath
Get Ready. Get Set. Get Nuts. Assemble the team and take back the park with the new trailer from The Nut Job 2: Nutty By Nature.
Surly and the gang return in the upcoming comedy starring Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl, Maya Rudolph, Bobby Moynihan, Gabriel Iglesias, Jeff Dunham, Bobby Cannavale, Isabela Moner, Sebastian Maniscalo, Peter Stormare and Jackie Chan.
Surly Squirrel (Will Arnett) and the gang are back. We are once again in Oakton where the evil mayor has decided to bulldoze Liberty Park and build a dangerous amusement park in its place. Surly and his ragtag group of animal friends band together to save their home, defeat the mayor, and take back the park.
The Nut Job 2 also features the voice talent of Katherine Heigl (The Nut Job), Jackie Chan (Kung Fu Panda 3), Peter Stormare (Penguins of Madagascar), Bobby Cannavale (Ant-Man), Isabela Moner (Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life »
- Michelle McCue
When it comes to animated movies, 2014’s The Nut Job fits in well among the bevy of forgettable children-friendly offerings, but that hasn’t stopped a series of studios/companies from attempting to squeeze more money out of the franchise. Open Road Pictures has unveiled the first trailer for The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature, which features the return of most of the cast from its predecessor. See it here…
Also check out a shorter teaser trailer here…
In the face of poor reviews, The Nut Job brought in around $120 million at the box office, nearly three times its budget. Nutty by Nature will probably have a rougher time at the box office and doesn’t look like it’s going to be a critical darling either, which means Open Road has their work cut out for them if they want to make it as successful as The Nut Job. »
- Justin Cook
Open Road Films has released the first trailer for The Nut Job 2, which is set for release on August 18. This animated sequel brings back Surly Squirrel, voiced by Will Arnett, alongside his animal friends Andie (Katherine Heigl), Precious (Maya Rudolph) and Buddy (Tom Kenny) as they fight to save their homeland. There will also be a number of new characters who join the fight in this follow-up to the 2014 surprise hit The Nut Job.
Surly Squirrel (Will Arnett) and the gang are back. We are once again in Oakton where the evil mayor (Bobby Moynihan) has decided to bulldoze Liberty Park and build a dangerous amusement park in its place. Surly and his ragtag group of animal friends band together to save their home, defeat the mayor, and take back the park. It's up to them and the rest of the park animals to stop the mayor, along with his »
Space romance, “Passengers” took over the number one spot at the Chinese box office, easing aside “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” after just one week.
“Passengers” earned $17.3 million from an outing of some 60,000 screenings per day, according to data from Ent Group. That gave it a 30% market share of a lackluster weekend.
In third place was Chinese romantic comedy “Some Like it Hot,” in its third week in theaters. It earned $7.48 million for the weekend, giving it a 17-day cumulative total of $70.0 million.
Chinese animation “Bakkom Bear: Agent 008” was a new release that opened in fourth place. The latest in a franchise, the picture earned $5.78 million in its opening three days.
“Kubo And The Two Strings” plucked an opening score of $2.98 million. »
- Patrick Frater
India’s romance drama “Ok Jaanu” lead the indie newcomers on Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, grossing $244,000 from 121 locations in its first weekend at the box office. Directed by Shaad Ali, the film stars Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead roles of a young couple living together in Mumbai while trying to pursue their lifelong dreams. Other independent films that opened this weekend include Greece’s “Worlds Apart” and France’s “Reset.” Also Read: Jackie Chan's 'Railroad Tigers' Earns $127,600 at Indie Box Office “Worlds Apart” stars J.K. Simmons, Christoforos Papakaliatis and Andrea Osvart and grossed $14,000 in its first weekend. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Stars: Sasisa Jimdamanee, Johnny Nguyen, Nantawooti Boonrapsap, Arunya Pawilai, Nawarat Techarathanaprasert, Paytaai Wongkamlao | Written byNonont Kontaweesook, Napalee | Directed by Krissanapong Rachata
[Editor’s Note: Welcome to the first installment of Cine-Sunday, a new weekly feature here on Nerdly where we revisit the newly-revived Cine-Asia’s back catalogue and review the highlights. Going forward each new review will go live on Sunday’s at noon (UK time). And you can see all the Cine-Asia titles we’ve reviewed, so far, right here]
Despite their small size and inexperience, having grown up under the roof of a Muay Thai school two young brothers and their friends have become highly skilled, if undisciplined, martial artists. Sadly, the youngest of the gang suffers from an acute heart condition, which following a minor scuffle with some local bullies lands him in hospital and desperately in need of a life-saving transplant. Fortunately, a viable heart soon becomes available at another local hospital, but before it can be transferred the building is overtaken by rebel soldiers-turned-terrorists prepared to kill if their politically-driven demands are not met by the authorities.
With only four hours in which the surgery can be performed successfully, the young friends take it upon themselves to infiltrate the hospital and retrieve the donated organ. »
- Phil Wheat
Tom Quinn and Tim League’s young distribution shingle officially has a name: Neon. The company will be hunting for acquisitions next week at the Sundance Film Festival, Deadline reports. Quinn and League were not immediately available for comment.
Quinn, the former co-founder of RADiUS, and League, co-founder and CEO of Alamo Drafthouse, had already acquired two films under their new venture, but had not released any details about the company itself. The pair purchased the Anne Hathaway monster movie “Colossal” at the Toronto International Film Festival in September and previously released Michael Moore’s “Where To Invade Next” in 2015, to indifferent box office results.
“Colossal” will screen as a part of the Sundance Spotlight sidebar. The movie hits theaters on April 7.
Neon will distribute films of various sizes, from wide theatrical releases to digital and VOD-focused titles. »
- Graham Winfrey
Horror films used to play by the rules. These days, though, especially when they involve haunted houses, they often have a visually promiscuous, everything-but-the-kitchen-sink quality that toys with the audience in ways that don’t always fit together. (The audience’s attitude toward this smorgasbord-of-fear factor tends to be a shrug of “Whatever works.”) “The Bye Bye Man” falls somewhere in between those two poles. The movie lays down its rules and follows them, and then breaks them. Yet even when it seems to be making things up as it goes along, its slapdash hallucinatory quality is a token gesture toward placing you inside the characters’ heads.
In a rural area just outside Madison, three students at the University of Wisconsin — tall sexy geek Elliot (Douglas Smith), his come-hither girlfriend Sasha (Cressida Bonas), and his smooth jock Bff John (Lucien Laviscount) — arrange to room together off-campus in a rundown old »
- Owen Gleiberman
“Kung Fu Yoga” stars Jackie Chan has a famous archaeology professor, who along with several team members, embark on a journey to find a lost Indian treasure. Along the way, the team is ambushed by mercenaries and are abandoned and left for dead. Chan leads his team around the world to fight off the mercenaries, and save the lost treasure and culture. “Kung Fu Yoga” is set to be a thrilling action-comedy also starring Aarif Rahman, Lay Zhang, Sonu Sood, Disha Patani, Amrya Dastur, Eric Tsang, and directed by Stanley Tong.
The film is set to release in theaters on January 27th and should be high on any fan’s list as a must see!
Kung Fu Yoga
Jack (Jackie Chan), a world-renowned archaeology professor, and his team »
- Lydia Spanier
Jackie Chan is taking his movie production all over the world in these past years.
The first trailer for Kung Fu Yoga has Chan playing an archaeology professor on the quest to locate an ancient Indian treasure. With his vast knowledge of history and kung fu (all professors know kung fu), Jack chases down the group of mercenaries in order to save an ancient culture.
Kung Fu Yoga plans to be released worldwide starting January 27.
Check out the trailer below.
Source: Well Go USA Entertainmen »
- Gig Patta
Two new Jackie Chan movies in one month! Yes indeed (Railroad Tigers is the other). Well Go has debuted an official trailer for the action comedy Kung Fu Yoga, starring Jackie Chan, directed by Stanley Tong. When I was younger, one of my favorite Jackie Chan movies was Rumble in the Bronx, an R-rated action comedy set in Brooklyn and it was awesome. Kung Fu Yoga reunites Chan with Supercop and Rumble in the Bronx director Stanley Tong for the first time in years. And as much as I would hope that was a good thing, this looks terrible. The cast includes Amyra Dastur, Aarif Rahman, Sonu Sood, Disha Patani, Lay Zhang, Eric Tsang. It's an India-China co-production and looks like a CGI-fest. But, the trailer is still fun. Here's the official Us trailer (+ poster) for Stanley Tong's Kung Fu Yoga, direct from Well Go's YouTube: Jack (Jackie Chan), a world-renowned archaeology professor, »
- Alex Billington
In Kung Fu Yoga, Jack (Jackie Chan), a world-renowned archaeology professor, and his team are on a grand quest to locate a lost ancient Indian treasure when they are ambushed by a team of mercenaries and left for dead. Using his vast knowledge of history and kung fu, Jack leads his team on a race around the world to beat the mercenaries to the treasure and save an ancient culture.
In this breakneck action-comedy, Chan is reunited with acclaimed director Stanley Tong. He stars alongside Aarif Rahman, Lay Zhang, Sonu Sood, Disha Patani, Amrya Dastur, and Eric Tsang. Coming from Well Go USA Entertainment, Kung Fu Yoga will be in theaters January 27.
Director Stanley Tong and Jackie Chan have a long and storied history working together. And it was actually their third collaboration that turned Jackie Chan into an American sensation literally overnight. They first worked together on the sequel Police Story 3: Supercop. »
The Chinese box office malaise of late 2016 continued into the new year as “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” opened in China with a box office win that was far below that of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.”
Releasing in an almost identical slot to its predecessor, “Rogue One” earned $32.2 million in its opening three-day weekend, according to data from Ent Group. A year ago, “The Force Awakens” enjoyed $53.2 million in its opening two day weekend, before going on to finish its run with $124 million.
Handled by China Film Group, “Rogue One” had a massive 89,000 screenings per day on Friday and Saturday. That was more than double the outings of second-placed romantic comedy “Some Like it Hot,” which achieved $11.7 million in its second weekend for a total of $53.4 million after 10 days.
“Rogue One” earned fractionally over $4 million of its total from IMAX screens. It opened on 381 IMAX screens, almost the entire Chinese park, »
- Patrick Frater
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