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Vin Diesel and company continued their dominance over the North American box office, fending off two new releases that debuted respectfully. In its third lap, Furious 7 topped the box office with an estimated $29.1 million, a drop of 51% from last weekend. That is a third weekend now that’s almost as good as American Sniper ($30.7 million), a film that will finish just shy of the $350 million mark.
Furious 7 is very close to surpassing the three-century mark in North America, with $294.4 million so far, but with hefty drops the last two weekends and Avengers: Age of Ultron set to assemble massive audiences in 12 days, the film will need more gas in its tank to reach the $350 million mark.
Regardless, even if the sixth sequel doesn’t hit a threshold in North America that no film from 2014 was able to, its worldwide grosses already have. A $1.15 billion take worldwide means that after just 17 days of release, »
- Jordan Adler
Another weekend for Furious 7 on top and it just might be four in a row with a lackluster lineup next weekend before Avengers: Age of Ultron officially kicks off the summer season on May 1. With $29 million this weekend, Furious 7 is up to $294.4 million domestically ($1.15 billion globally) as it already became the fastest film to cross $1 billion worldwide on Friday this past week. It's also Universal's first film to ever cross $1 billion during its initial release (Jurassic Park achieved that mark in 2013 during its 3-D re-release) and it took only 17 days to do it, besting the likes of The Avengers, Avatar and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, all of which took 19 days to join the billion dollar club. The studio was also sure to share several other milestones the film has crossed such as: Second-biggest worldwide opening of all time ($397.2 million) behind only Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. »
- Brad Brevet
MTV has canceled “Eye Candy” after one season.
Victoria Justice, star of the freshman drama, made the announcement Saturday on Twitter.
“Eye Candy will not be returning for season 2,” she wrote in a lengthy message to fans. “Even though a lot of you are going to feel sad/angry, please know that playing Lindy Sampson, is something that I loved and I will hold dear to my heart.”
The cyber thriller, based on R.L. Stine’s best-selling novel and executive produced by “Twilight’s” Catherine Hardwicke and Jason Blum of Blumhouse Productions, centered on a tech genius who tried to capture a serial killer who preyed on dating websites in New York.
The 10 episode series premiered in January 2015.
- Variety Staff
While the DC Comics and Marvel camps were celebrating the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice trailers, audiences were treated to a coming attraction of another kind this weekend.
Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions quietly released the first trailer and poster of M. Night Shyamalan’s upcoming horror movie The Visit into theaters on Thursday attached to the prints of Unfriended.
Shyamalan returns to his roots with the terrifying story of a brother and sister (Ed Oxenbould and Olivia De Jonge) who are sent to their grandparents’ remote and pastoral Pennsylvania farm for a weeklong trip by Mom, Kathryn Hahn.
In the chilling trailer, things appear normal until the children discover that Nana and Papa (Peter »
- Michelle McCue
Sony’s “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2,” playing in 3,633 theaters, should open to a solid $22 million domestically. That’s slightly below the 2009 original comedy, which debuted to $31 million but still, better than the $16 million projections.
Universal’s “Furious 7″ will likely cruise to its third straight win with an estimated $26 million haul.
The racing blockbuster, directed by James Wan, just crossed $1 billion worldwide to become the fastest movie to ever reach the billion-dollar club. It should hit $300 million domestically next week.
Universal’s other release, low-budget horror film “Unfriended,” is logging in with $16.5 million this weekend. Not bad for a movie that cost over $1 million to produce.
“Unfriended” tells the story of six teenagers who are terrorized by an anonymous person online. The project hails »
- Variety Staff
Whether you like it or not, the summer movie season is right around the corner! Of course, blockbusters sprout up all throughout the year, with movies like The Divergent Series: Insurgent and Furious 7 setting the box office on fire even before the "official" summer movie season kicks off...But the four-month period between May and August is simply jam-packed with big-budget tentpoles, outlandish comedies and even a few memorable indie dramas. Before you start snatching up tickets to your favorite summer movies, we have a handy guide breaking down all of the major studio blockbusters, and even a few independent flicks that have the potential to break out into the mainstream. Here our the 35 movies you simply can't miss this summer!
1Avengers: Age of Ultron - May 1
A group of tech-savvy teens are picked off one-by-one by an unseen force in the new horror flick "Unfriended," with all 85 minutes of the film unspooling on one young girl's computer desktop. As Blaire (Shelley Hennig) chats with her friends via Skype, their conversation is interrupted by someone calling themselves Laura Barnes, a classmate of theirs who committed suicide after an embarrassing video of her went viral. There's no way they can cut her from their call and soon enough, "Laura" starts claiming lives as secrets threaten to break the group apart. The computer screen Pov is definitely a unique twist on the teen slasher genre, something writer Nelson Greaves and producer Jason Blum were very excited about when chatting with toofab's Brian Particelli about the film. Keep reading to see what they said about comparisons to "The Blair Witch Project," how the stars improvised on set and what they've »
- tooFab Staff
Though Blumhouse Productions has creatively branched out in recent years with Oscar nominee Whiplash and steamy thriller The Boy Next Door, the studio is still far better known for its micro-budget horror affairs, like Paranormal Activity, Insidious and Sinister. And by the looks of it, Blumhouse has another major hit on its hands this summer, with the wide release of a tiny horror pic called The Gallows.
Lacking an established director or any palpable star power (unlike the studio’s recent disappointment The Lazarus Effect), the pic is flying way under the radar in a summer season packed with trailer-happy blockbusters. And that may be what ensures its success.
Word-of-mouth is what could really send The Gallows soaring into the stratosphere, and based on the terrifying first teaser for the high school-set horror, it’s going to build up quite a lot in the weeks leading up to its release. »
- Isaac Feldberg
Directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon and starring Addison Timlin, Travis Tope, Gary Cole, Joshua Leonard, Anthony Anderson, Denis O’Hare, Edward Herrmann and Veronica Cartwright, the Jason Blum-produced The Town That Dreaded Sundown is a remake of the seventies horror of the same name is inspired by the unsolved ‘Moonlight Murders’ that took place in the American border town of Texarkana in 1946.
Set in a world where the original film exists and is very much part of the public consciousness, The Town That Dreaded Sundown picks up 65 years later, where the quiet streets of Texarkana are once more plagued by a masked maniac who bears a striking resemblance to the same Phantom Killer who wreaked havoc decades earlier. Is it a copycat crime? Has someone seen the original film too many times, or is it something even more sinister? A lonely high school (Addison Timlin), with dark secrets of her own, »
Stage a school play at your peril, in the new horror movie The Gallows. Here's the first trailer...
This one goes by the name of The Gallows, and it's from writer-directors Chris Lofing and Travis Cluff. The movie is set 20 years after an ill-fated high school play, where the lead actor died. For some reason, the students decide to try and stage the play again on the tragedy's anniversary. You will not be surprised one jot to learn that the fit soon begins to hit the shan.
A trailer for the film was released overnight, and you can see it right here...
The Gallows arrives in Us cinemas in July. We get it here in the UK in September.
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The Gallows is another horror film from Blumhouse Productions. Steeped in mystery, a teaser trailer has been released for the film. The clip shows a hangman, a noose and a terrified young woman. The Gallows stars Cassidy Gifford, Pfeifer Brown and Ryan Shoos. The film was developed by Travis Cluff and Chris Lofing. The blood red infused trailer lies below. Only a few story details have been released. From the synopsis, a tragedy has taken place in a small town. 20 years later, that tragedy is replayed in a small production. But, something or someone is critical of this new production and out for blood. Blumhouse Productions, from Jason Blum, continues to create low budget horror. This production house has completed such hits as The Purge, Sinister and the Paranormal Activity series of films. Will The Gallows be another hit? Fans can decide for themselves on July 10th, 2015, when the film reaches theatres. »
- email@example.com (Michael Allen)
Aside from their creative use of thrifty budgets, sequel spawning ability and penchant for scaring lots of cash out of eager filmgoers, the trademark of Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions is fast becoming a low, threatening rumble on the soundtrack. It’s present and correct in this first, colour-saturated teaser for The Gallows.Developed by writer/directors Chris Lofing and Travis Cluff via work on YouTube, the film takes the form of a found-footage horror set in a high school.Cassidy Gifford, Pfeifer Brown, Ryan Shoos, Reese Mishler and Alexis Schneider star in the story of students in a small town who plan a stage production aiming to honour the anniversary of a lead actor dying in the same play at the same location 20 years before. Somewhat naturally, this proves to be A Very Bad Idea, as the forces around the original incident aren’t ready for things to stay buried. »
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From Blumhouse, the producer of mega-hit horror franchises Paranormal Activity and Insidious comes a new scarifying feature The Gallows. This is the first outing by directors Chris Lofing and Travis Cluff, who caught the eye of Jason Blum with their online video work.
The first trailer is more of a teaser, but it's effective, fearing quotes from early test audiences. There's obviously something paranormal going on.
Twenty years after an accident caused the death of the lead actor during a high school play, stude [Continued ...] »
Warner Bros. has released the official first trailer for the new horror thriller The Gallows. The film comes from genre-favorite producer Jason Blum and his Blumhouse productions, and it promises to be one of the many surprises unleashed upon audiences looking for a little something new at the cinema this summer. Earlier in the week, Bloody Disgusting also unveiled the first look photos from this gruesome tale.
The Gallows is a cautionary tale about leaving well enough alone! Twenty years after an accident caused the death of the lead actor during a high school play, students at the same small town school resurrect the failed stage production in a misguided attempt to honor the anniversary of the tragedy. But ultimately, they find out that some things are better left alone. The first footage premiered at WonderCon, and fans have been waiting to see more ever since.
Described as a found-footage horror roller coaster ride, »
New Line has snatched up one of the newest Blumhouse horror productions, this one titled The Gallows from writer/director duo Chris Lofing and Travis Cluff starring Cassidy Gifford, Ryan Shoos, Reese Mishler and Pfeifer Brown, all going by their actual first names in a little backstage horror. Here's the plot: Twenty years after an accident caused the death of the lead actor during a high school play, students at the same small town school resurrect the failed stage production in a misguided attempt to honor the anniversary of the tragedy - but ultimately find out that some things are better left alone. Jumping on the radar out of nowhere, it seems studios have no choice but to pick up films from Jason Blum's production house as they can either turn into Paranormal Activity or even Whiplash. As for The Gallows, the film hits theaters on July 10, watch the trailer below. »
- Brad Brevet
Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 20 pairs of Oculus Rift virtual reality passes up for grabs to the new “Insidious: Into the Further 4D Experience” at C2E2 plus 20 pairs of one-day passes to C2E2! Pick your own C2E2 day and 4D experience time!
Each HollywoodChicago.com winner will receive a code for two 4D passes and will be snail mailed two one-day C2E2 passes valid for the same day you select for your 4D experience. So, enjoy 4D and all of C2E2!
C2E2 takes place from Friday, April 24 to Sunday, April 26 at McCormick Place.
Note: This giveaway is not for “Insidious: Chapter 3” movie passes.
“Insidious: Into the Further 4D Experience” at C2E2 in Chicago from April 24 to 26, 2015.
Image credit: Focus Features
“Insidious: Into the Further 4D Experience” is an immersive, interactive, 4D experience that takes »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
Universal Pictures’ Unfriended opens in theaters this Friday, and in celebration of the films release Wamg was invited to participate in the Blumhouse panel at WonderCon in Anaheim, CA last weekend. Shelley Hennig Moses, Jacob Storm, Will Peltz, Renee Olstead, Jacob Wysocki, Courtney Halverson, Jason Blum and Nelson Greaves joined a room of fans and convention attendees to talk about their new cyber-thriller. Check it out below.
Ushering in a new era of horror, Universal Pictures’ Unfriended unfolds over a teenager’s computer screen as she and her friends are stalked by an unseen figure who seeks vengeance for a shaming video that led a vicious bully to kill herself a year earlier.
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Unfriended connects with theaters this Friday
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- Melissa Howland
John Penotti will replace Jim Tauber as president of Sidney Kimmel Entertainment, which has formed a new division called Ske Global that’s a joint venture with Ivanhoe Pictures — the internationally-focused production house founded by financier Robert Friedland and producer Penotti. The announcement was made Tuesday by Ske founder and CEO Sidney Kimmel and Ivanhoe Pictures chairman Friedland. Ske Global will co-finance and co-produce a slate of local language films in China, South Korea, India and other international territories. Most notably, Ske Global will have the right to participate in Ivanhoe’s previously announced ten-picture “India slate” with Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions. »
- Jeff Sneider
Cannes – Conjoining the talents of the world’s two young high priests of horror, Eli Roth and Jason Blum, Mena Suvari’s psychological chiller “South of Hell,” an eight-hour original drama, initiated its sales campaign Monday at Cannes Mip TV, having wrapped production in Charlestown in January.
At Mip TV, in a pretty print dress, Suvari hardly looks as if she’s got a devil inside her. That, however is part of her interest as an actress. Suvari broke out in Sam Mendes’ Oscar winning “American Beauty” where she played the girl next door and object of a helpless Kevin Spacey’s desire.
There’s something of that dichotomy, amped up, in “South of Hell,” which is produced by Blumhouse Television and Sonar Entertainment, which also sells international.
Set in Charleston, South Carolina, “the most possessed city in the world,” according to a synopsis, “South” features Suvari in almost every »
- John Hopewell
Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 40 pairs of advance-screening movie passes up for grabs to the new horror film “Unfriended” from horror producer Jason Blum (“Paranormal Activity,” “The Purge” and “Insidious” series) and visionary filmmaker Timur Bekmambetov (“Wanted,” “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”)!
“Unfriended,” which opens on April 17, 2015 and is rated “R,” stars Shelley Hennig, Moses Jacob Storm, Renee Olstead, Will Peltz, Jacob Wysocki, Courtney Halverson and Heather Sossaman from director Levan Gabriadze and writer Nelson Greaves. Note: You must be 17+ to win and attend this “R”-rated screening.
To win your free “Unfriended” passes courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions only increases »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
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