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Warner Bros. brought their Harry Potter universe back to theaters this weekend with their first spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which was expected to dominate at the box office. This big screen adventure, which is set decades before Harry Potter stepped foot in Hogwarts, had no trouble taking the top spot, bringing in an impressive $75 million in its opening weekend. This magical adventure also scored big in international markets with $143.3 million, for a worldwide total of $218.3 million, from a whopping $180 million budget.
Box Office Mojo reports that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them earned an impressive $18,098 from 4,144 theaters in its opening weekend. That massive roll out is more than twice as much as the other newcomers that hit theaters this weekend, Open Road Films' Bleed For This (1,549 theaters) and Stx Entertainment's The Edge of Seventeen (1,945 theaters), neither of which managed to crack the top 5. While Fantastic »
After two straight weekend wins in theaters, Marvel's Doctor Strange is a hit, taking in nearly $500 million at the worldwide box office after just fourteen days in theaters. This weekend the Marvel Phase 3 adventure faces its biggest test yet, going up against Warner Bros.' highly-anticipated Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, along with Open Road Films' true story adaptation Bleed For This and Stx Entertainment's teen comedy The Edge of Seventeen. It should be no contest for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which could have a runaway victory with a whopping $72.5 million.
While $72.5 million is certainly a great opening by many standards, it would actually mark the "worst" opening in the Harry Potter franchise. As of now, the lowest opening weekend in the Harry Potter franchise is the $77.1 million earned by Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in 2007. Still, that tally »
Andrew Blair Sep 22, 2016
A salute to the unexplained story elements in Doctor Who, that leave us wondering who makes all the equipment for the Daleks?
Doctor Who raises many questions. What is the Doctor’s real name? What would he have said to Rose on that beach? And most important of all, who is it that designs hats for the Daleks?
Throughout the show’s history, right back to 1964’s The Dalek Invasion Of Earth, the Doctor’s greatest foe have demonstrated precisely cack-all aptitude for millinery. The Robomen in that story were humans converted into slaves and fitted with large helmet/neck-brace combos for mind-control purposes. By 1988’s Remembrance Of The Daleks they’d realised that putting a small chip behind Michael Sheard’s ear was much less conspicuous, but then in 2007’s Daleks In Manhattan/Evolution Of The Daleks they’ve decided hats aren’t enough and turn people into pig hybrids. »
The professional wrestling world is in mourning today, after news broke last night that Joanie Laurer, best known as WWE Superstar Chyna, passed away at the age of 45. We showed you a number of social media posts that came in last night, from pro wrestlers past and present, paying tribute to this squared circle icon. As the news continued to spread, even more wrestlers paid their respects through social media, as you can see in the several tweets we've gathered below.
The former wrestler's manager told E! News last night that "she was found peacefully," and police couldn't find any signs of foul play. Authorities were called to Chyna's apartment in Redondo Beach, California on Wednesday afternoon, after a friend discovered she was not breathing. She was pronounced dead on the scene, and the cause of death is currently unknown.
Ever since debuting in the World Wrestling Federation (WWF »
March 8th has a bunch of home entertainment offerings for all you horror and sci-fi fans out there, including all three of the Species sequels from the fine folks at Scream Factory. The Tribe is also making its way to Blu-ray and DVD this Tuesday and for those of you who may have missed it in theaters, Victor Frankenstein arrives on both formats as well.
Other notable home entertainment titles for March 8th include They Came From the Ether, You’re Killing Me, Terminus, Bunni, Escape from the Insane Asylum and The Devil Knows His Own.
Having just returned from a mission to Mars, Commander Ross (Justin Lazard) isn’t exactly himself. He’s slowly becoming a terrifying alien entity with a one-track mind – to procreate with human women!
- Heather Wixson
Fans of the Species franchise, rejoice! Species II, Species III, and Species: The Awakening are coming to Blu-ray courtesy of Scream Factory. We have film footage, a bonus clip, and a trailer for Species II, a clip and trailer for Species III, and two clips from Species: The Awakening to share with readers.
Species II Blu-ray: “Having just returned from a mission to Mars, Commander Ross (Justin Lazard) isn’t exactly himself. He’s slowly becoming a terrifying alien entity with a one-track mind – to procreate with human women!
When countless women suffer gruesome deaths while bearing half-alien offspring, scientist Laura Baker (Marg Helgenberger) and hired assassin Press Lennox (Michael Madsen) use Eve (Natasha Henstridge), a more tempered alien clone, to find Ross and his virulent brood. But they underestimate Eve’s maternal drive, and before long she escapes to mate with Ross in order to create a pure, unstoppable »
- Tamika Jones
Press Release: The first Species movie offers a terrifying look at an experiment combining human and alien DNA. The result proves more dangerous and terrifying than anyone could have ever imagined. The ongoing fight for supremacy between mankind and human-alien hybrids continued in three subsequent feature films. Fans of widely popular Species movies rejoice as the long-awaited Blu-ray™ editions of Species II and Double Feature Presentation of Species III & Species – The Awakening Uncut and Unrated hit home entertainment shelves everywhere on March 8, 2016 from Scream Factory™.
Based on the characters created by Dennis Feldman (Species) and directed by Peter Medak (Rome Is Bleeding), Speciesii, the sequel to the 1995 science fiction thriller stars Michael Madsen (Reservoir Dogs »
- Derek Anderson
7 items from 2016
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