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There’s a lot of activity in John Malone’s world: The Liberty Media chairman is discussing the possibility of buying a “significant stake” in Univision, the Wall Street Journal reports. Malone and Liberty CEO Greg Maffel met with Univision directors Haim Saban and Jonathan Nelson last week at the annual Allen & Co. gathering in Sun Valley, the paper says. They were “far apart on valuation,” though, it adds. Univision is considering alternatives, which include the… »
There were some big plans in place for the future of the Power Rangers franchise, with series creator Haim Saban even mentioning that they already had a six-movie arc mapped out, but based on its rather lackluster performance at the box-office, the likelihood of a Power Rangers sequel is slim. With a budget of $100 million, Power Rangers only managed to pull in $140 million worldwide, and director Dean... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
Earlier this year, we saw the return of the beloved TV franchise Power Rangers to the big screen. It was the first theatrically-released film since Turbo: A Power Rangers movie in 1997 20 years prior. As such, fans and film lovers watched to see how if the world would accept this new interpretation. The trailers for the film were solid, and it seemed like it could do decently well at the box office.
Sadly, it received a soft $40 million opening, and only went on to gross $140 million worldwide on its $100 million budget. In terms of the film itself, it likely lost a decent amount of money once you took the advertising costs into account. However, it can’t be forgotten what the real moneymakers are here: the toys. There’s a reason why toy companies would invent a TV series around their made up figures — because they served as 30-minute commercials for the Real product. »
- Joseph Medina
Media mogul A. Jerrold “Jerry” Perenchio, who amassed a fortune by building a powerhouse TV production company and later the Spanish-language network Univision, and was among California’s most prolific philanthropists and political donors, has died. He was 86.
Perenchio died of lung cancer at his Bel Air home on Monday, a family spokesperson told the Los Angeles Times.
His personal wealth, along with an early career managing high-profile stars and promoting major sporting events, belied a fierce determination to stay out of the limelight, in which he granted few interviews and rarely allowed his associates to do the same.
A partner with Norman Lear in the production of such shows as “The Jeffersons” and “One Day at a Time,” Perenchio made a fortune on megahits of the 1970s, particularly from the sale of the shows into syndication.
No media investment, however, was as lucrative for Perenchio as the one in Univision, which »
- Ted Johnson
Santa Monica, CA (May 3, 2017) – The action-packed, coming of age feature film Saban’s Power Rangers will morph onto Digital HD June 13 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and On Demand June 27 from Lionsgate. As part of the 24-year-old global phenomenon and based on the five Rangers from the original TV series, “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,”, the reimagined movie features a modern generation of Rangers including Dacre Montgomery (TV’s “Stranger Things”) as Jason the Red Ranger, Naomi Scott (The 33) as Kimberly the Pink Ranger, Rj Cyler (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) as Billy the Blue Ranger, Ludi Lin »
- ComicMix Staff
The action-packed, coming of age feature film Saban’s Power Rangers will morph onto Digital HD June 13 and on 4K Ultra HD Combo Pack (plus Blu-ray and Digital HD), Blu-ray Combo Pack (plus DVD and Digital HD), DVD and On Demand June 27 from Lionsgate. As part of the 24-year-old global phenomenon and based on the five Rangers from the original TV series, “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,”, the reimagined movie features a modern generation of Rangers including Dacre Montgomery (TV’s “Stranger Things”) as Jason the Red Ranger, Naomi Scott (The 33) as Kimberly the Pink Ranger, Rj Cyler (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) as Billy the Blue Ranger, Ludi Lin (Monster Hunt) as Zack the Black Ranger, and Becky G. (Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising) as Trini the Yellow Ranger, as they attempt to stop the evil and unpredictable Rita Repulsa (played by Elizabeth Banks, The Hunger Games »
- Michael Connally
Israel’s film and television industry is one of its most lucrative exports, with series such as “Fauda” and the feature-length comedy “Zero Motivation” packing a collective critical punch on American screens. But the power of film is also being used for good in the Middle East nation.
The Lahav Assn., a nonprofit project founded in 1998 by director, producer and drama therapist Sylvain Biegeleisen, is changing the lives of children on Israel’s periphery — the low-income, low-achieving communities that exist beyond the satellites of Jerusalem and Tel Aviv — by harnessing the transformative power of film. Filmmaking, say Udi Segal and Itai Kahn, chairperson and director of the organization respectively, can also function as therapy. Working alongside schools and government funds, Lahav helps kids on the brink to make movies about the topics that are directly affecting their lives: violence, race relations, parental issues, social gaps and bullying.
It’s a cinematic twist on art therapy, »
- Malina Saval and Debra Kamin
Last year, Boom! Studios found a fresh way to tap into ’90s nostalgia with their Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic book series. Now they're teaming up with Saban Brands to debut a new comic book series called Saban's Go Go Power Rangers this July, and we have a look at the various covers of the first issue.
Press Release:Los Angeles, Calif. (April 20, 2017) – Boom! Studios and Saban Brands announce Saban’S Go Go Power Rangers, an all-new ongoing comic book series that will debut in July 2017 and is based on the original, hit TV series “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.” The series will explore the transition of the original five Rangers from ordinary high schoolers to world-saving superheroes. Ryan Parrott (Star Trek: Starfleet Academy) returns to Boom! Studios and the Power Rangers franchise after his work on the sold-out, original graphic novel, Power Rangers: Aftershock, which followed the release of the 2017 feature film, »
- Derek Anderson
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was recently rebooted for the big screen. However, while Power Rangers is still in theaters, the studio already knows the direction a sequel will go. Green Ranger Teased For Power Rangers Sequel Haim Saban, head of the multimedia franchise, mentioned to Vanity how he has plans for six movies, although they’re dependent on […]
- Matt Reisine
28 March 2017 6:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
[Warning: This story contains spoilers from Power Rangers.]
Go, go, Power Rangers.
And that's not all. The new Power Rangers: Legacy Wars game has surged to the number one app on iTunes (currently beating Snapchat), and there's already chatter on social media from fans of the teenage superheroes hoping they'll get to morph again for a sequel.
"I remember when Haim told me when I was 18 years old in his office, 'I'm going to make Power Rangers a »
- Brian Porreca
Disney’s second weekend of blockbuster “Beauty and the Beast” is dominating moviegoing in North America with $88.3 million at 4,210 locations — capping the best March ever.
Lionsgate’s rebooted “Power Rangers” is launching with a solid $40.5 million this weekend while Sony’s space-thriller “Life” showed only moderate traction with $12.6 million. Warner Bros.’ action-comedy “Chips” opened with a disappointing $7.6 million at 2,464 sites.
The “Beauty and the Beast” weekend is one for the record books as the fourth-largest second weekend of all time, trailing only “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at $149 million, “Jurassic World” at $106 million, and “Marvel’s The Avengers” at $103 million.
“Beauty and the Beast,” starring Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast, declined just 49% from its opening weekend, which was the seventh-best ever. And after just 10 days in North American theaters, “Beauty and the Beast” is already 55th on the all-time domestic list at $317 million. It »
- Dave McNary
Back in May of last year, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer revealed that the studio could make as many as seven Power Rangers movies, and now that the big screen reboot is here, it seems that plans are being put into action for the future of the franchise.
“We already have a six-movie story arc,” Haim Saban, founder of Saban Entertainment, told Variety. “If this film is as successful as I hope on March 24th, on March 25th we’ll have the first story meeting for Movie No. 2.”
Power Rangers is looking at a domestic opening weekend in the region of $40 million, and while there’s no word yet on international box office, it certainly seems that Lionsgate and Saban will be keen to press ahead with its plans.
See Also: Read our reviews of Power Rangers here and here
Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary teens who must become »
- Gary Collinson
The Disney live-action adaptation starring Emma Watson grabbed an additional $23.5 million on Friday night from 4,210 theaters. After conquering box office records in its first frame, the movie could capture an additional $90 million by the end of its second weekend, which would put its domestic total well above $300 million. Its global total after Friday also waltzed past the $500 million milestone.
Film Review: ‘Power Rangers’
Lionsgate’s “Power Rangers,” meanwhile, morphed to $15 million of Friday from 3,693 theaters. The reboot of the popular ’90s TV show should land solidly in second this weekend with over $40 million.
The other two major openings — Sony’s “Life” starring Jake Gyllenhaal and Ryan Reynolds, and Warner Bros.’ “Chips” from Dax Shepard — are showing moderate-to-low interest from theater-goers. On Friday, the former made $4.3 million from 3,146 spots, while »
- Seth Kelley
Wondering why the name “Saban” appears above the title in billboards and posters for the new “Power Rangers” film? People around Hollywood are familiar with the Saban name because of the Saban family’s philanthropy, which has earned them some very high-profile placements. But for anyone who still isn’t sure if Saban is a company or a person, here’s what Haim Saban did to earn the Tyler Perry treatment on “Saban’s Power Rangers.” Haim Saban is an Egyptian-born Israeli-American billionaire and media mogul. According to the Daily Mail, he immigrated to Israel when he was 12, attending school »
- Umberto Gonzalez
Disney’s second weekend of “Beauty and the Beast” is heading for a dominant $85 million in North America for the Friday-Sunday period, early estimates showed Friday.
Lionsgate’s opening of “Power Rangers” is launching with as much as $40 million this weekend — though the studio is maintaining its $30 million forecast. Sony’s space-thriller “Life” is showing moderate traction with early estimates pegging the film to around $14 million while Warner Bros.’ action-comedy “Chips” appears headed for a quiet opening in the $6 million to $9 million range.
In short, it’s a “Beauty and the Beast” weekend again at 4,210 domestic locations — one that should rank as the fourth-largest second weekend of all time, trailing only “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at $149 million, “Jurassic World” at $106 million and “Marvel’s The Avengers” at $103 million.
- Dave McNary
Warning: This article reveals the mid-credit scene from the new Power Rangers movie, now in theaters. If you don’t want to be spoiled, go-go away!
After months of teasers and trailers and teaser trailers, Power Rangers finally morphed into a full-fledged movie on Thursday. And while the film itself is receiving somewhat mixed reviews, there’s one thing we can all get excited about: »
If you’re reading this on March 24th, you’ll likely find that there are two main options at theaters this weekend: Life, Sony and Daniel Espinosa’s starry space thriller in which Ryan Reynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal make first contact, and Power Rangers, the budding franchise-starter from Lionsgate and director Dean Israelite.
And make no mistake, Israelite’s revival is aiming to jump-start an entire series of live-action movies. Echoing previous comments made by Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer, Power Rangers co-creator and producer Haim Saban told Variety (via Cbm) that plans have been drawn up for “a six-movie story arc.”
When asked about the creative process involved in rebooting a dormant ’90s icon, Saban went on to talk about the cutting-edge VFX coursing through the movie, and why audiences hold films to a higher standard »
- Michael Briers
Lionsgate’s “Power Rangers” has launched with a solid $3.6 million at 2,700 North American locations from Thursday night previews.
“Power Rangers,” a reboot of the 1990’s television show about five teenage superheroes, is opening at 3,693 locations Friday with expectations of about $30 million for the weekend. The cast features Becky G. as the Yellow Ranger, Ludi Lin as the Black Ranger, Naomi Scott as the Pink Ranger, Dacre Montgomery as the Red Ranger and R.J. Cyler as the Blue Ranger. Elizabeth Banks plays the evil alien witch Rita Repulsa.
Film Review: ‘Power Rangers’
The movie reimagines the origins of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, a group of high schoolers given extraterrestrial powers who unite to save the world. Lionsgate and Haim Saban announced plans in 2014 for a live-action movie based on Saban’s “Power Rangers »
- Dave McNary
To the surprise of no one, apparently there are more “Power Rangers” films in the pipeline. With the new reboot set to hit theaters, the producer of the film, and man responsible for the whole darn thing, Haim Saban is not only planning for one sequel. No, Saban has a plan for five more.
“We already have a six-movie story arc,” Saban told Variety. “If this film is as successful as I hope on March 24, on March 25 we’ll have the first story meeting for Movie No.
Continue reading ‘Power Rangers’ Producer Planning Five Sequels at The Playlist. »
- Charles Dean
24 March 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Even with 20/20 hindsight, the fact that Mighty Morphin Power Rangers would spawn a property worth billions of dollars is quite an unlikely story.
By 1993, it had been years since co-creators Haim Saban and Shuki Levy shot a pilot episode that included footage from an incredibly campy Japanese superhero show (Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger) with footage they shot themselves in the United States. No network wanted it, and the pilot sat on the shelf for years.
When Fox finally bought the property, the Rangers had to be recast (the original actors by then were too old to be believable as five »
- Aaron Couch
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