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'The Mummy' reaches $222m worldwide

15 June 2017 5:30 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Meanwhile, Wonder Woman surges to $483.2m globally.

Universal Pictures International’s The Mummy, from director Alex Kurtzman and starring Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella, stands at $181.5m after debuting in 65 territories last week day-and-date with North America.

Universal’s first instalment of its ‘Dark Universe’ series of monster movie revivals stands at $222m worldwide as it heads into five additional territories this week, including France.

Following The Mummy, Universal will release several more monster movies including The Invisible Man, Frankenstein and Dracula.

Universal’s latest animation Despicable Me 3 will debut in five territories, including Australia and the Philippines this week.

The third instalment of the successful franchise is directed by Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin and features the voice talents of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, and Jenny Slate.

F. Gary Gray’s action tentpole The Fate Of The Furious has reached $1.007bn internationally. Get Out from director Jordan Peele stands at $75.2m and has no new »

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'The Mummy' has reached $222m worldwide.

15 June 2017 5:30 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Meanwhile, ‘Wonder Woman’ surges to $483.2m globally.

Universal Pictures International’s The Mummy, from director Alex Kurtzman and starring Tom Cruise and Sofia Boutella, stands at $181.5m after debuting in 65 territories last week day-and-date with North America.

Universal’s first instalment of its ‘Dark Universe’ series of monster movie revivals stands at $222m worldwide as it heads into five additional territories this week, including France.

Following The Mummy, Universal will release several more monster movies including The Invisible Man, Frankenstein and Dracula.

Universal’s latest animation Despicable Me 3 will debut in five territories, including Australia and the Philippines this week.

The third instalment of the successful franchise is directed by Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin and features the voice talents of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, and Jenny Slate.

F. Gary Gray’s action tentpole The Fate Of The Furious has reached $1.007bn internationally. Get Out from director Jordan Peele stands at $75.2m and has no new »

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Video Movie Review: Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017): So Stupid, It’s Great

9 June 2017 2:23 PM, PDT | Film-Book | See recent Film-Book news »

  Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017) Video Movie Review, a DreamWorks Animation movie directed by David Soren and starring Kevin Hart as George Beard, Thomas Middleditch as Harold Hutchins, Ed Helms as Mr. Krupp, Jordan Peele as Melvin and Nick Kroll as Professor Poopypants. In this video review, I delve into David [...]

Continue reading: Video Movie Review: Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017): So Stupid, It’s Great »

- Mathieu Brunet

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Film Review: ‘Captain Underpants’ Saves Us From the Summer Snooze

2 June 2017 2:36 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago - I’m sure from the title you can glean the level of seriousness to expect, but how funny “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie” turns out to be is no laughing matter. The film’s surprising irreverence and respect for the comic book genre makes this the animated hero we’ve needed, and the second best superhero film out this weekend (See: Wonder Woman).

Rating: 4.0/5.0

For obvious reasons, most animated films like this one are aimed at children, but only the truly impressive ones incorporate aspects for adults, realizing that they will be the ones who have to sit through the film with their children. The general humor in the film caters to young boys, with enough potty humor to clog a toilet with. Nicholas Stoller adapts David Pilkey’s popular book series enough care to stay faithful to the series’ superhero essence while creating an original story with it. »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Review

1 June 2017 2:42 PM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

There’s no question that – despite the timeless Marvel vs. DC debate (or perhaps because of it?) – superhero cinema is here to stay for a long time. The recent releases of such critically acclaimed efforts as Logan and this week’s Wonder Woman, however, underscore the genre’s need to explore some fresh approaches to comic book storytelling, lest the million think pieces heralding the cinematic fall of superheroes come to fruition. So, while adults looking to satisfy their bloodlust can see Hugh Jackman shredding off limbs in the aforementioned latest X-Men film, children can root for a decidedly less self-serious hero in Dreamworks’ latest release, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.

Based on the 12-book series by author Dav Pilkey, the film follows elementary school students George (Kevin Hart) and Harold (Thomas Middleditch), who stumble upon the perfect way to keep their school’s notorious Principal Krupp (Ed Helms »

- Robert Yaniz Jr.

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Movie Review – Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie (2017)

1 June 2017 1:55 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, 2017.

Directed by David Soren.

Featuring the voice talents of Kevin Hart, Thomas Middleditch, Ed Helms, Nick Kroll, Jordan Peele, and Kristen Schaal.

Synopsis:

Two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold, hypnotize their principal into thinking he’s a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.

As superhero films shift more in the direction of mature themes (even the PG-13 offerings are starting to push the envelope), a specifically child-friendly hopeful franchise starter such as Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie is an appreciated gift. Based on the series of novels by Dav Pilkey, directed by David Soren (Turbo), and notably written by Nicholas Stoller (most known for critically acclaimed R-rated comedic efforts such as Forgetting Sarah Marshall, also having successfully proven himself at adapting material for younger ones by writing both The Muppets Movies), the animated feature expectedly embraces lowbrow toilet humor, »

- Robert Kojder

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Film Review: ‘Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie’

1 June 2017 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The world of mainstream animated comedy, in case you hadn’t noticed, has been regressing to infantile states of being. Last year we had “Storks,” a light kiddie fantasy about how newborns get delivered; earlier this year, there was “The Boss Baby,” in which a glowering infant tyrant traded in his diapers for a corporate power suit and attitude to match. Now, the reversion to what Sigmund Freud — or maybe it was Adam Sandler — diagnosed as the 5-year-old funny bone reaches its apotheosis in “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie,” a high-spirited, low-comedy adaptation of the first of Dav Pilkey’s hugely popular series of children’s novels. (It was published in 1997, and in the years since there have been 11 sequels and three spinoffs, which have sold a combined 50 million copies in the U.S. alone.) Parents: Are you ready to hold your nose and giggle?

The title character of »

- Owen Gleiberman

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‘Despicable Me 3,’ Pixar’s ‘Coco,’ ‘The Big Bad Fox’ to Bow at France’s 2017 Annecy Animation Festival

24 April 2017 12:19 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Illumination’s “Despicable Me 3,” China, Disney-Pixar’s “Coco” and “The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales” look set to figure among highlights at June’s 2017 edition of France’s thriving Annecy Intl. Animation Film Festival, a Mecca for animation companies and creatives from Hollywood and the world over.

In one sign of still-continued growth at Annecy, its International Animation Film Market (Mifa) will add an extra day, moving from three to four. Attendance at Mifa has grown year-on-year for the past decade, rating the film and TV market, which rolls off the dynamism of the international animation scene, as one of the fastest growing industry events in Europe.

Announced by the Annecy Festival as a world premiere, “Despicable Me 3” continues Chris Meledandri’s close relationship with the French festival which has hosted the bows of the first two parts of the franchise and “Minions” – to increasingly gargantuan worldwide box office. »

- John Hopewell

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Poll: Which Summer Superhero Movie Are You Most Excited for?

29 March 2017 12:18 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Summer popcorn movie season is fast approaching, and with that comes the inevitable: Superhero movies.

Both DC and Marvel have big films in the pipeline, ready to make their debuts in the summer months. Disney and Marvel will kick things off with a bang on May 5 with “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2,” the follow-up to the 2014 hit. James Gunn returns to direct, with stars including Chris Pratt and Zoe Saldana also returning.

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The following month, on June 2, DC will bring Princess Diana of Themyscira to the big screen with “Wonder Woman.” Gal Gadot, who made her debut as the superhero in “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” stars in the highly anticipated movie directed by Patty Jenkins.

Also on June 2, but with a very different tone, 20th Century Fox will debut “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, »

- Variety Staff

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Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie trailer takes silly to new heights

27 March 2017 5:47 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Author: Zehra Phelan

From the makers of Shrek, Kung Fu Panda and Madagascar, Dreamworks animation, comes an all new animated movie adaptation of Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie with Ed Helms and Kevin Hart heading up the voice cast. From its first trailer, nothing but trouble is heading their way.

Captain Underpants is based on the book series of the same name, and centres on a pair of school pranksters who aggravate their principal to the point that he moves to separate them into separate classes, vowing, “I’m going to annihilate your friendship.” The book series will be remembered by those who grew up in the late 1990s and early 2000s for its silliness and total dedication to all things excrement, toilets, wedgies, underpants and snot, so expect a ton of toilet humour.

Captain Underpants Movie Poster

The trailer unfolds the story in just under three minutes, more »

- Zehra Phelan

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Official Trailer for Animated 'Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie'

26 March 2017 8:19 AM, PDT | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"You are now the amazing Captain Underpants!!" 20th Century Fox has unveiled an official trailer for the animated Captain Underpants movie, titled in full - Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. This is based on the very popular books by Dav Pilkey about two mischievous kids who hypnotize their mean elementary school principal and turn him into their comic book creation, the kind-hearted and elastic-banded Captain Underpants. Kevin Hart voices George, and Thomas Middleditch voices Harold, with Ed Helms voicing their principal. Also featuring Nick Kroll, Jordan Peele and Kristen Schaal. As fun as this looks in a few scenes, DreamWorks tends to focus too much on the goofy comedy, and not enough on the story or characters. I'm sure it will be good for kids, but this doesn't seem like the big hit of the summer. Here's the first trailer for David Soren's Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, »

- Alex Billington

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Kevin Hart and Ed Helms Introduce Us to Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

22 March 2017 8:23 PM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

Throughout the years I have seen a lot of my favorite books as a child be transformed into either live or animated film adaptation which has been fun to see. Some that come to mind as I write this is Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs and Holes. This year DreamWorks Animation is bringing yet another one of these children's series to life, the mighty Captain Underpants

The Adventures of Captain Underpants was written by American author and illustrator Dav Pilkey. The series is so popular it has sold over 70 million books worldwide. The story follow two kids George and Harold who hypnotize their mean principle Mr. Krupp. This accidentally turns him into their homemade comic book hero Captain Underpants, he later gains superpowers. The series concluded in 2015 with it's twelfth book and will soon come big screens everywhere this summer.

The film is titled Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. »

- Emmanuel Gomez

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‘Captain Underpants’ Is Born in First Trailer for Movie Adaptation

22 March 2017 11:38 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Ed Helms and Kevin Hart have unveiled the first trailer for the DreamWorks animated comedy “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.”

“He doesn’t have X-ray vision, he can’t even climb a tree — wearing a cape does not make him a superhero,” says Hart in introducing the trailer with Helms. “Yes it does!” protests Helms.

Based on the book series of the same name, “Captain Underpants” centers on a pair of elementary school pranksters who aggravate their principal to the point that he moves to separate them into separate classes, vowing, “I’m going to annihilate your friendship.”

But the duo then manage to hypnotize the principal into believing he’s a seriously stupid superhero: “When I snap my fingers, you will obey my every command. You are now the amazing Captain Underpants!”

At one point, Captain Underpants — voiced by Helms — takes on an inflated monster, evoking the comment from Hart, »

- Dave McNary

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Watch the trailer for Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

22 March 2017 9:58 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox have debuted the first trailer for the upcoming animated action comedy Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. Based on Dav Pilkey’s bestselling children’s book series, the film is directed by David Soren and features a voice cast that includes Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Nick Kroll, Thomas MiddleditchJordan Peele, and Kristen Schaal; check it out below after the official synopsis…

Based on the worldwide sensation and bestselling book series, and boasting an A-list cast of comedy superstars headed by Kevin Hart and Ed Helms, DreamWorks Animation brings audiences the long-awaited global movie event, Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie. This raucously subversive comedy for the entire family tells the story of two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold, who hypnotize their principal into thinking he’s a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie »

- Amie Cranswick

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Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Trailer Has Arrived

22 March 2017 9:42 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox have released the first trailer for Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie! Based on the worldwide sensation and bestselling book series and starring Kevin Hart and Ed Helms, Captain Underpants tells the story of George and Harold, who hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.

Ed Helms and Kevin Hart were on hand to introduce this first look teaser, giving the animated comedy adventure a little star powered boost. It's too bad that they can't agree on who or what Captain Underpants truly is. Kevin Hart offers this take on Cu, who may or may not be a superhero.

"Check out this sneak peek of our new movie, Captain Underpants. It's the story of a superhero. I'll take that back...He's barely a superhero. He doesn't have X-ray vision. He can't even climb a tree. Wearing »

- MovieWeb

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Captain Underpants: the first trailer

22 March 2017 9:17 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Mar 23, 2017

Captain Underpants is being adapted for the big screen with Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, and more. Here's everything else.

DreamWorks Animation has a pair of movies out this year, with The Boss Baby heading into cinemas in two weeks’ time. Ahead of the release of that, the studio has released the trailer for its next project, the first big screen adaptation of Dav Pilkey’s hugely successful Captain Underpants novels.

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David Soren, who helmed Turbo, is steering the ship on this one, and his cast includes Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Nick Kroll, Thomas Middleditch, Jordan Peele and Kristen Schaal. Nicholas Stoller has put together the screenplay.

The movie lands in Us cinemas on June 2nd, although we have to »

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‘Captain Underpants’ Trailer: Kevin Hart and Thomas Middleditch Lend Their Voices To Unique Animated Comedy — Watch

22 March 2017 7:25 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

DreamWorks has released the first trailer for its upcoming film “Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie,” and the studio used two of the biggest stars of the film, Kevin Hart and Ed Helms, to introduce the teaser. Directed by David Soren (“Merry Madagascar,” “Turbo”), the animated comedy is based on the popular children’s graphic novel series created by Dav Pilkey.

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The film follows George and Harold (voiced by Hart and Thomas Middleditch), two very mischievous boys, who love to play pranks on everybody at school. When their mean elementary school principal (voiced by Helms) threatens to place them in different classes, the boys hypnotize him and turn him into their comic book creation, Captain Underpants. But far from being a real superhero, he becomes their biggest problem.

“It’s a story of a superhero. »

- Yoselin Acevedo

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Captain Underpants Prepares For A Suitably Epic Adventure In First Trailer

22 March 2017 6:24 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

You’ve heard of Captain America and Captain Marvel – heck, you’re probably even familiar with Captain Fantastic thanks to Viggo Mortensen – but what about Captain Underpants?

Due to screen in front of Lionsgate’s Power Rangers movie this coming weekend – for those in the States and Canada, at least – we now have our first look at David Soren’s (Turbo) animated pic in action. Hatched as a collaboration between DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox, Captain Underpants plucks Dav Pilkey’s wonderfully wacky cast of characters and catapults them onto the big screen in style.

Ed Helms, best known for his roles in The Office and The Hangover franchise, lends his voice to the title role, and is flanked by an all-star cast comprised of Kevin Hart (Jumanji), Thomas Middleditch, Nick Kroll as villainous Professor Poopypants and Jordan Peele, the creative mind behind horror hit Get Out, as nerdy tattletale Melvin Sneedly. »

- Michael Briers

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Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Gets Heroic First Poster

3 February 2017 11:32 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

It’s surreal to know we’re getting a Captain Underpants movie later this year. At least, it is for me. As a child who once obsessed over Dav Pilkey’s gleefully juvenile book series, it swells my old(er) heart to know we’re finally going to see these wacky, zany characters make their way onto the screen. While we’re heard little about the project thus far, DreamWorks Animation will soon ring out their promotional bandwagon, starting with today’s first poster, which might remind you of another superhero, one who’ll also get his own animated movie later this month.

Captain Underpants will have Kevin Hart and Thomas Middleditch provide the voices of George Beard and Harold Hutchins, respectively, two fourth-graders whose notorious pranks and naughty self-made comic books often get them in trouble with their principal, Mr. Krupp (voiced by Ed Helms). But they pull off their biggest, »

- Will Ashton

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The Captain Underpants movie gets a first poster

3 February 2017 9:56 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Thanks to Nerdist, we’ve got a look at the first poster for Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, 20th Century Fox and DreamWorks Animation’s adaptation of Dav Pilkey’s beloved children’s book series about a mean high school principal – voiced by Ed Helms – who is transformed into the titular costumed (or should that be non-costumed?) crime-fighter. Check it out here…

Captain Underpants is directed by David Soren (Turbo) and features a voice cast that includes Kevin Hart (Grudge Match), Thomas Middleditch (The Campaign), Ed Helms (The Hangover), Nick Kroll (Kroll Show), Jordan Peele (Keanu) and Kristen Schaal (Bob’s Burgers). It is set for release on June 2nd 2017. »

- Gary Collinson

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