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Stars: Matilda Anna Ingrid Lutz, Alex Roe, Johnny Galecki, Vincent D’Onofrio, Aimee Teegarden, Bonnie Morgan, Chuck David Willis, Patrick R. Walker, Zach Roerig. Laura Wiggins, Lizzie Brocheré, Randall Taylor | Written by David Loucks, Jacob Estes, Akiva Goldsman | Directed by F. Javier Gutiérrez
First you watch it, then you die. Except in this case, it’s been a good ten years since vengeful VHS spirit Samara last got to kill anyone, her career floundering to a halt after the dull and unsuccessful The Ring 2. No-one did watch, and so Samara pretty much died with it.
You can’t keep a good horror icon down though, and America’s version of Sadako returns in Rings, bringing with her a remake of her own movie. It’s the new version of her haunted videotape which drives this belated sequel, sending doomed young romantic Skye on a quest to Samara’s hometown, »
- Joel Harley
Most box office analysts predicted that Split would fail to win for a third weekend in a row, going up against Paramount's Rings and Stx Entertainment's The Space Between Us. A surprisingly small third frame decline and an underperforming crop of newcomers lead to Split winning for a third weekend in a row with $14.5 million. Its domestic total now stands at $98.7 million, with a worldwide haul of $142.7 million from just a $9 million budget.
Director M. Night Shyamalan's Split has already surpassed the totals for his last low-budget thriller, The Visit, which earned $65.2 million domestically and $98.4 million worldwide from just a $5 million budget in the fall of 2015. While it was a fairly close race, Rings came in a somewhat close second place with $13 million, debuting in 2,931 theaters for a middling $4,435 per-screen average, according to Box Office Mojo. Rings' debut failed to surpass both of its predecessors, with 2002's The Ring opening with $15 million, »
When Paramount started moving forward with Rings in early 2015, there was talk that this project was actually a prequel to the 2002 hit thriller The Ring, which starred Naomi Watts as Rachel Keller, Martin Henderson as Noah Clay and Daveigh Chase as the iconic Samara Morgan. When shooting began just a few weeks later, director F. Javier Gutierrez confirmed that this story is actually a sequel, although none of the original cast members were brought back for this follow-up. F. Javier Gutierrez revealed in a new interview that he had actually considering bringing back Naomi Watts as Rachel Keller, but the reason it never happened may surprise you.
The Ring, which was based on the hit Japanese thriller Ringu, was a big hit at the box office, taking in $129.1 million domestically and $249.3 million worldwide from a $48 million budget. The 2005 sequel, The Ring Two, wasn't quite as successful, earning $76.2 million domestic and »
No matter where you are, you can’t escape her. Fans of “The Ring” have been waiting 12 years since the 2005 sequel to reunite with Samara Morgan, and now they will with “Rings,” the third installment in the horror film franchise.
Before it arrives in theaters this Friday, February 3, audiences can get a sneak peek at the first three minutes of the film. The clip, titled “Extended Plane,” features Zach Roerig telling Laura Wiggins about the mysterious videotape said to kill the watcher seven days after he views it. Things take a turn for the worse when Samara’s video starts playing on the airplane seats and all hell breaks loose.
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- Liz Calvario
M. Night Shyamalan's surprise hit Split continued to dominate the box office last weekend thanks to just a 35.9% second-weekend drop which resulted in an impressive $25.6 million take, easily beating newcomers A Dog's Purpose, Resident Evil: The Final Chapter and Gold. This weekend, it will go up against the long-awaited and oft-delayed horror sequel Rings and Stx Entertainment's drama The Space Between Us, in this weekend's race for box office supremacy. While Split very well may suffer another minimal drop in its third weekend, we're predicting that Rings will take the top spot with $21.6 million.
Director M. Night Shyamalan's Split has far exceeded every expectation at the box office, currently standing at $77.3 million domestic and just over $101 million worldwide, from a $9 million budget. After just two weeks, those numbers have already surpassed the totals for his last low-budget thriller, The Visit, which earned $65.2 million domestically and $98.4 million worldwide from »
"There once was a girl... no one dare speak her name." Paramount has debuted a new trailer for the horror sequel Rings, the third film in the Ring series, originally a remake of the Japanese horror series. This film is finally, supposedly, being released in February this year, after being delayed from late 2016. The second film was released in 2005, three years after the first Ring hit theaters in 2002. This new one picks up 13 years after the first film and it looks like it's just as freaky. Starring Laura Wiggins, Aimee Teegarden, Johnny Galecki, Lizzie Brocheré, Alex Roe, Zach Roerig, and Bonnie Morgan as Samara. Horror films in the winter usually do well, and I'm sure this one will find an audience - no matter how delayed it is. Here's the second official trailer (+ new poster) for F. Javier Gutiérrez's Rings, direct from YouTube: You can also still watch the »
- Alex Billington
The Ring scared the stuffing out of America when it was released in 2002, and 15 years later (and 12 years after the first sequel), a new film is being released. Rings stars a bunch of people you know from TV: Aimee Teegarden (Friday Night Lights), Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory), Zach Roerig (The Vampire Diaries), Laura Wiggins (The Tomorrow People), and Lizzie Brocheré (American Horror Story: Asylum). The trailer itself doesn't give a ton away about the plot, but guess what? A video is still killing people. The new trailer is above, and the first teaser (from last year) is below. Watch at your own risk; Rings hits theaters on Feb. 3! »
- Maggie Pehanick
After a number of release date delays, Paramount is finally bringing its long-awaited horror sequel Rings to theaters next month. Today the studio has debuted the first poster, which offers another look at the horror icon Samara. Paramount released the first trailer back in August, but with the February 3 release date approaching, the studio is debuting a second trailer at some point this week.
While this Paramount project was originally believed to be a reboot or a remake, that notion was quickly dispelled, with Rings confirmed as a new chapter in the Ring horror franchise. A young woman becomes worried about her boyfriend when he explores a dark subculture surrounding a mysterious videotape said to kill the watcher seven days after he has viewed it. She sacrifices herself to save her boyfriend and in doing so makes a horrifying discovery: there is a "movie within the movie" that no one has ever seen before. »
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