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Paper Towns tops the UK box office chart thanks to four days of previews

26 August 2015 4:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 21st August to Sunday 23rd August 2015…

After just one week atop the UK box office chart, Adam Sandler’s Pixels plummeted to sixth as Paper Towns took first place at the box office in its opening weekend.

The John Green adaptation pulled in £2,072,789, although that included £1.33 million from Monday to Thursday previews, with its actual weekend haul of £744,000 only enough to claim seventh place over the three-day period.

In addition to Paper Towns, three other newcomers cracked the top ten, with Sinister 2 earning £1,069,261 in third, Vacation pulling in £608,748 to take seventh and The Bad Education Movie claiming eighth with £594,861.

Number one this time last year: Lucy

1. Paper Towns, £2,072,789 weekend (New)

2. Inside Out, £1,379,702 weekend; £30,651,236 total (5 weeks)

3. Sinister 2, £1,069,261 weekend (New)

4. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, £1,042,827 weekend; £16,945,898 total (4 weeks)

5. The Man from U.N.C.L.E., £917,934 weekend; £3,545,230 total (2 weeks)

6. Pixels, £820,456 weekend; £4,730,907 total (2 weeks)

7. Vacation, »

- Gary Collinson

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Cara Delevingne powers Paper Towns to victory at the UK box office

25 August 2015 10:40 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Cara Delevingne has helped power Paper Towns straight to the top of the UK box office.

The John Green adaptation debuts in the top spot with takings of £2.7 million, leaving Pixar's emotional rollercoaster Inside Out to retain its position at number two with £1.7m.

Meanwhile, new release Sinister 2 debuts at number three this week with takings of £1.2m.

Ed Helms's comedy reboot Vacation and Jack Whitehall's Bad Education Movie land at seven and eight respectively with £608,748 and £594,861.

Last week's number one, Adam Sandler's gaming comedy Pixels, drops to number six with takings of £820,456.

The UK box office top ten in full:

1. (-) Paper Towns - £2,072,789

2. (2) Inside Out - £1,379,702

3. (-) Sinister 2 - £1,069,261

4. (3) Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation - £1,042,827

5. (4) Man From U.N.C.L.E. £917,934.

6. (1) Pixels - £820,456

7. (-) Vacation - £608,748

8. (-) Bad Education Movie - £594,861

9. (5) Trainwreck - £492,567

10. (8) Minions - £390,409

Source: Rentrak »

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The top 10 blockbusters of summer 2015

25 August 2015 9:25 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

From Minions to Mad Max, and Ant-Man to Inside Out - our look at the finest ten blockbusters of summer 2015...

Summer blockbuster season finally draws to a close, with us mortal Brits gettings Hitman: Agent 47 this weekend. Then we're into September, and before you know it, those pesky Oscar prediction articles will have begun infecting the internet. So let's send off what's been a fairly decent summer season, with a countdown of our favourite films. Of course, feel free to tell us how wrong we are in the comments....

The Least Best

We don't really want to spend too many words digging over the corpses of films that have already been readily kicked to death, so we'll just nominate one film for the most disappointing of the summer.

With the proviso that we haven't seen Entourage, it'd have to be Terminator: Genisys. We appreciate many would opt for Fantastic Four here, »

- simonbrew

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Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) TV Spot: Back to School

25 August 2015 9:24 AM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

Hotel Transylvania TV Spot. Genndy Tartakovsky‘s Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) TV commercial has been released. Hotel Transylvania 2 TV spot primarily features Selena GomezAdam Sandler and Andy Samberg quipping at various cartoony shenanigans.  We previously published these Hotel Transylvania 2 articles: Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) Teaser Trailer: Monsters Welcome Human Guests Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015) Movie Trailer 2: Adam Sandler Teaches […] »

- Marco Margaritoff

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Ready for a Super Mario Bros reboot? Nintendo to make movies again

24 August 2015 4:47 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

22 years since their last attempt - 1993's disasterpiece Super Mario Bros - Nintendo have announced plans to return to movie making.

Hidden in the company's June earnings report, it says: "A more active approach will be taken in areas outside the video game business, including visual content production and character merchandising."

Of course, "visual content production" is business speak for film and TV, which means that a reboot of Bob Hoskins' most embarrassing hour could well be on the cards.

Nintendo is dipping its toes into Hollywood's shark-infested waters after the failure of Adam Sandler's video game-themed blockbuster Pixels, which is currently circling around 16% on Rotten Tomatoes.

In it, the gaming giant licensed the use of such classic characters as Donkey Kong and the dog from Duck Hunt, which has baffled many critics as the script boasts little to no real understanding of gaming culture.

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Summer Box Office Report Cards: Universal and Disney Dominate in 2015

23 August 2015 10:12 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The summer box office will go down as the second-biggest in history, but the wealth wasn’t evenly distributed. Instead, the results revealed a profound case of corporate income inequality.

Two studios, Universal and Disney, gobbled up most of the profits after fielding massive hits like “Jurassic World” and “Avengers: Age of Ultron.” Together, their films made up seven of the top ten highest-grossing domestic releases this summer. That left the rest of their big studio brethren to fight for crumbs, with some finding little left over. Variety breaks down the numbers to see which bets paid off and which fell flat.

Universal 

Hits: It was a run of blockbusters for the ages, propelling Universal to heights no other studio has reached. The big winners include “Jurassic World,” a canny reboot of a franchise that had stalled with 2001’s “Jurassic Park III”; “Pitch Perfect 2,” an a cappella comedy that »

- Brent Lang

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Ranking The World’s 10 Highest-Paid Actresses From Worst To Best

23 August 2015 1:58 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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A couple of weeks back, Forbes unveiled a list of the highest-paid actors on the planet – the uber-men capable of commanding seriously epic salaries; the kind to make you angry.

Inside the top 10, there were the expected entries – Robert Downey Jr. came in at number one, for example, with Tom Cruise and Bradley Cooper close on his tail (well, with a gap of over $40 million dollars) – alongside a few more curious inclusions: Adam Sandler, to name the most irksome of all. In what twisted world is Adam Sandler paid $42 million a year?

Two days ago, Forbes unveiled the same list, but this time with the females. That’s right: the 10 highest-paid actresses in the world, pulling in the kinds of super riches that most of us can only dream of. It’s probably not surprising to learn that the actress in the top spot still only earns half »

- Sam Hill

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Jennifer Lawrence, Robert Downey Jr. Topline Forbes’ Highest Paid Actors List

21 August 2015 8:58 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Another year, another Forbes list detailing the highest earnings in Hollywood for us to dissect. Much to the surprise of no one, it’s the franchise stalwarts toplining the actors and actresses list, with Robert Downey Jr. and The Hunger GamesJennifer Lawrence occupying the top spots in each respective category.

First up, the industry’s highest-earning actresses. Unsurprisingly, Lawrence takes the crown as the biggest star in the field, with her continuing success in Lionsgate’s Ya franchise supplemented with roles in the likes of the X-Men series and David O. Russell’s Joy. In claiming the coveted number one spot, the actress pipped Marvel stalwart Scarlett Johansson and Melissa McCarthy, while China’s Bingbing Fan and Jennifer Aniston rounded out the first five places.

As Forbes’ Natalie Robehmed notes, Lawrence’s position atop the highest earners comes down to The Hunger Games, stating that “no other actress could play Katniss Everdeen, »

- Michael Briers

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Time for Forbes to compile a genderless list of top-paid actors

21 August 2015 4:11 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

By splitting the annual pay lists between men and women, we’re missing a chance to highlight a pay disparity that means Hollywood can hire Emma Stone, Natalie Portman and Anne Hathaway for less than the price of one Adam Sandler

Yesterday, Forbes released its annual list of the top-earning female actors in the world (it was updated this year to include stars beyond Hollywood). The good news: two female titans of the Us film industry, Jennifer Lawrence and Scarlett Johansson, would have made it into a combined male and female list of top-earning Hollywood stars. The bad news: Forbes does not actually compile a list for all genders, and every other female actor in the world would have failed to make the top 20.

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- Ben Child

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Highest paid actresses of 2015 revealed

20 August 2015 11:40 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Jennifer Lawrence tops highest paid actresses of 2015 Jennifer Lawrence has topped the poll of the highest page actresses of 2015

Forbes have released their annual list of the highest paid actresses of 2015, and Jennifer Lawrence has topped it, with $52 million earned in the last 12 months. Lawrence has had a great year, starring in the penultimate ‘Hunger Games‘ movie, as well as turns in X-Men: Days Of Future Past (though that may have fallen into last year’s pay-packet), and the poorly received Serena. She has a promising 2015-2016 too with a reported $20 million going into the bank for sci-fi drama Passengers with Chris Pratt, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2, and the awards-buzzed Joy.

Scarlett Johannson was number two on the list with $35 million earned, with Melissa McCarthy having a storming year with $23 million banked. Chinese actress Bingbing Fan, who appeared in ‘Days Of Future Past’ as well, came in at number four with $21 million earned. »

- Paul Heath

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Second Opinion – Vacation (2015)

20 August 2015 11:00 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Vacation, 2015.

Written and Directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein.

Starring Ed Helms, Christina Applegate, Leslie Mann, Chris Hemsworth, Skyler Gisondo, Steele Stebbins, Chevy Chase, Beverly D’Angelo, Charlie Day, and Michael Pena.

Synopsis:

Rusty Griswold takes his own family on a road trip to “Walley World” in order to spice things up with his wife and reconnect with his sons.

In order to discuss the faults found within Vacation, the frankly unneeded rehash of what even 20 years ago felt tired, we need to first come to terms with the current state of American comedy. Over at Every Frame a Painting  Tony Szhou studies Edgar Wright’s use of framing, camera movement and music to further enhance comedy. Even those at the very top of the American comic food chain – Adam McKay, Judd Apatow and (to a far lesser extent) Adam Sandler – succeed in the creation of jokes »

- Gary Collinson

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Lawrence, Downey Are Highest Paid Actors

20 August 2015 1:06 PM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Forbes has posted their annual list of the highest paid actors and actresses around the world with Robert Downey Jr. and Jennifer Lawrence topping their respective lists - not a surprise considering their track records.

The surprises are the non-Americans - Bingbing Fan, Jackie Chan, Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar - who've made it quite high on the list thanks to a combination of not just films but endorsements and other forms of income which helped push their salaries past the likes of names like Leonardo DiCaprio and Johnny Depp. The lists are as follows:

Highest Paid Actresses:

Jennifer Lawrence: $52 million

Scarlett Johansson: $35.5 million

Melissa McCarthy: $23 million

Bingbing Fan: $21 million

Jennifer Aniston: $16.5 million

Julia Roberts: $16 million

Angelina Jolie: $15 million

Reese Witherspoon: $15 million

Anne Hathaway: $12 million

Kristen Stewart: $12 million

Cameron Diaz: $11 million

Gwyneth Paltrow: $9 million

Meryl Streep »

- Garth Franklin

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Why bad films aren't getting the disrespect they deserve

20 August 2015 8:00 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Adam Sandler’s Pixels was a recent rare example of a truly terrible movie getting a cinema release. With studios now burying their turkeys on Netflix, we’re unlikely to enjoy the pleasure of hating another Showgirls or Gigli

Moviegoers are always talking about films or directors that do not get the respect they deserve. Brilliant films are slighted at the Oscars, while tripe and offal is honoured, they say. Audiences go wild over inane cartoons, while brilliant animated films from Japan or Iran remain little more than obscure cult favourites, known only to a select few. Everyone sees the mass-produced Hollywood trash; nobody sees the hidden, low-budget, indie, foreign gems. It’s just not fair. And it’s not fair for one simple reason: because the films did not get the respect they deserved.

There are, on the other hand, films that do get the respect they deserve. They »

- Joe Queenan

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Anthony Michael Hall to Star in Brad Pitt’s ‘War Machine’ Netflix Original Movie

19 August 2015 10:31 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Anthony Michael Hall will star alongside Brad Pitt in “War Machine,” Netflix’s satirical comedy about the U.S.’ engagement in the conflict in Afghanistan, slated to be released in 2016.

Hall, whose credits include “Foxcatcher,” “The Dark Knight” and “The Breakfast Club,” will play the second-in-command to Pitt’s four-star general, who’s based on the real-life Gen. Stanley McChrystal. Cast also includes Topher Grace (“That ’70s Show”), who will play a civilian media adviser.

War Machine” is written and directed by David Michôd (“Animal Kingdom”) and based on Michael Hastings’ book “The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America’s War in Afghanistan.” Film is to be produced by Pitt and his Plan B partners Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, along with Ian Bryce (“World War Z”).

Netflix has said the original film will be available in theaters and to streaming subscribers in 2016 — although large theater »

- Todd Spangler

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Pixels tops the UK box office thanks to four extra days of previews

19 August 2015 2:23 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

UK box office top ten and analysis for the weekend of Friday 16th August to Sunday 18th August 2015…

Adam Sandler’s sci-fi comedy Pixels topped the UK box office chart with £2,660,772 from its opening “weekend”, which happens to include four days of previews, which accounted for £1.33 million of that figure.

If it wasn’t for previews, Pixels would have opened in fourth behind Inside Out, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, and fellow new release The Man from U.N.C.L.E., which earned £1,448,298 from its own opening weekend.

Two other newcomers managed to crack the top ten, with the Judd Apatow / Amy Schumer comedy Trainwreck opening in fifth with £931,981, followed by Simon Pegg comedy Absolutely Anything in ninth with £487,147.

Number one this time last year: Lucy

1. Pixels, £2,660,772 weekend (New)

2. Inside Out, £1,912,671 weekend; £27,414,119 total (4 weeks)

3. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, £1,585,062 weekend; £14,773,294 total (3 weeks)

4. The Man from U.N.C.L.E., £1,448,298 weekend (New)

5. Trainwreck, £931,981 weekend (New)

6. Fantastic Four, £701,406 weekend; £4,836,085 total (2 weeks)

7. Southpaw, »

- Gary Collinson

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Where does summer 2015 leave movie stars?

18 August 2015 11:48 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Adam Sandler, Tom Cruise, George Clooney, Schwarzenegger and The Rock went head to head this summer. What did we learn about star power?

The late summer success of Christopher McQuarrie's particularly enjoyable Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation may yet give Tom Cruise the biggest hit of his career. Right now, the movie has already grossed $373m worldwide, after three weeks on release, and once done, it's got a sporting chance of getting to the $694m taken by Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, its immediate predecessor in the series. Even if it doesn't, it's proven lucrative enough for Paramount Pictures to gamble again on Tom Cruise's star power, by getting Jack Reacher 2 before the cameras this year.

Cruise is one of the last few bona fide movie stars, one of the few instantly recognisable faces who can get people along to one of his productions. The problem, in recent times, »

- simonbrew

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FX Snaps Up TV Rights To Straight Outta Compton

18 August 2015 10:33 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Fresh off of a record-breaking opening weekend in the United States, where F. Gary Gray’s acclaimed rap drama stormed to $60.2 million, FX has locked down the TV premiere rights for Straight Outta Compton.

Striking while the iron is hot, it’s understood that the network also secured rights to Christopher McQuarrie’s chart-topping blockbuster Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Jurassic World, Minions and Universal’s billion-dollar baby, Furious 7, while Trainwreck, Adam Sandler’s derided Pixels, Terminator: Genisys, Ted 2, Pitch Perfect 2, Taken 3, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Spy and Home will also make their televised bow through FX.

Going off of Straight Outta Compton‘s strong domestic debut, not to mention its strong word of mouth, one of the network’s major coups is undoubtedly Gray’s hard-hitting biopic. Orbiting around N.W.A.’s defining rise to prominence in the late 80s, the film is a revelatory and timely »

- Michael Briers

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Adam Sandler defies terrible reviews again as Pixels tops the UK box office

18 August 2015 7:55 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Adam Sandler has once again defied his critics and has topped the UK box office with Pixels.

The gaming comedy debuts in the top spot with takings of £2.6m, while Pixar's emotional rollercoaster Inside Out moves back up to number two.

Meanwhile, new releases The Man of Uncle and Trainwreck land at number four and five respectively, with takings of £1.4m and £931,981.

Simon Pegg's Absolutely Anything debuts at nine with £487,147, while Joel Edgerton's thriller The Gift grips on to the edge of the top ten with £330,679.

The UK box office top ten in full:

1. (-) Pixels - £2,660,772

2. (3) Inside Out - £1,912,671

3. (2) Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation - £1,585,062

4. (-) The Man From Uncle - £1,448,298

5. (-) Trainwreck - £931,981

6. (1) Fantastic Four - £701,406

7. (4) Southpaw - £625,828

8. (7) Minions - £581,573

9. (-) Absolutely Anything - £487,147

10. (5) The Gift - £330,679

Source: Rentrak »

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Continue? Second chance for Sandler as Pixels tops UK box office

18 August 2015 7:38 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

The whizz-bang special effects of Adam Sandler’s video game comedy distract from the buggy script, while Guy Ritchie’s The Man from Uncle needs more eyes to spy

With £2.66m including previews, Adam Sandler sci-fi comedy Pixels storms to the top of the UK box office, dethroning Fantastic Four. However, the key words here are “including previews”, since the Pixels number is, in fact, based on seven days of play, including takings the previous Saturday and Sunday as well as Wednesday and Thursday last week. All of that added up to £1.33m, essentially doubling the Pixels opening tally. Without previews, Pixels opened in fourth place, behind Inside Out, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and newcomer The Man from Uncle. Even so, the real weekend number represented the best opening for a Sandler film since Grown Ups 2 began with £1.65m plus £421,000 previews two years ago. That film was an ensemble. »

- Charles Gant

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Teen Choice Awards 2015 Winners: Updated List

16 August 2015 5:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Teen Choice Awards are kicking off Sunday night, gathering some of the biggest stars in music, movie, TV and the Web world to let teenagers decide who wins.

The Vampire Diaries,” “Pretty Little Liars” and “Furious 7” head up the nominations, nabbing five each. Also strong contenders, “Insurgent,” “Pitch Perfect 2,” “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1,” “Avengers” and “Empire” received four nominations each.

Josh Peck, Gina Rodriguez and Ludacris are hosting the show. The Teen Choice Awards take place at 8p.m., airing live on Fox.

See a full list of nominees below, updated live as winners are announced.

Choice Movie Actor: Action

Paul Walker, Furious 7 (Winner)

Vin Diesel, Furious 7

Ansel Elgort, The Divergent Series: Insurgent

Theo James, The Divergent Series: Insurgent

Taylor Lautner, Tracers

Dylan O’Brien, The Maze Runner

Choice Movie: Action

Furious 7 (Winner)

The Divergent Series: Insurgent

Kingsman: The Secret Service

San Andreas »

- Variety Staff

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