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Box Office: ‘No Good Deed’ Tops ‘Dolphin Tale 2′ With $24.5 Million

14 September 2014 8:12 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

No Good Deed” topped the box office this weekend and helped reinvigorate a floundering domestic movie business.

The Sony/Screen Gems thriller took in $24.5 million from 2,175 theaters, easily beating expectations. Going into the weekend, analysts expected the home invasion thriller to hover around $20 million. Females made up the bulk of the audience, taking up 60% of the seats in theaters, and 41% of ticket-buyers were under 30 years old.

“It’s not a full reversal of the weakness at the box office, but it’s a step in the right direction,” said Phil Contrino, vice president and chief analyst at BoxOffice.com. “It’s good to see new films enter the marketplace and do all right.”

No Good Deed’s” success is a feather in the cap of stars Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson, both of whom actively hawked the film on social media.

“They absolutely elevated it,” said Rory Bruer, Sony Pictures’ president of worldwide distribution. »

- Brent Lang

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Toronto Film Festival Kicks Off With Robert Downey Jr.’s ‘The Judge’

4 September 2014 10:30 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

By going to the mat with Telluride, Toronto tried to flex its muscles as the destination to kick off serious Oscar projects into the fall season.

But after all the fuss, the opening night selection on Thursday night of Warner Bros.’ “The Judge” is an unapologetically mainstream legal thriller and family drama, equal parts John Grisham and David E. Kelley. It’s an old-school, star-driven, heartstring tugger — the kind, festival backers noted, they don’t make any more.

In his introductory remarks, the festival’s artistic director Cameron Bailey explained that the film was tapped to kick off the festival because of its emotional impact.

“We were moved and we were thrilled,” Bailey said.

The reception at Roy Thomson Hall opened with director David Dobkin, who introduced his cast of Vera Farmiga (he commended her “mystical gypsy power”), Dax Shepherd and Vincent D’Onofrio. Then Robert Downey, Jr. took the stage. »

- Brent Lang and Ramin Setoodeh

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Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling Teaming Up for Shane Black’s The Nice Guys

2 September 2014 4:12 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Silver Pictures’ upcoming detective thriller The Nice Guys, directed by Shane Black (“Iron Man 3”) and starring Oscar winner Russell Crowe (“Gladiator,” “Man of Steel”) and Oscar nominee Ryan Gosling (“Half Nelson,” “Drive”), has staked out the summertime date of June 17, 2016.

Set to begin production in the fall of this year, the film is being produced by Joel Silver (“Non-Stop,” “The Matrix” series, the “Sherlock Holmes” series). The announcement was made today by Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

The Nice Guys takes place in 1970s Los Angeles, when down-on-his-luck private eye Holland March (Gosling) and hired leg-breaker Jackson Healy (Crowe) must work together to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. During their investigation, they uncover a shocking conspiracy that reaches up to the highest circles of power.

Silver stated, “Ever since we did ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, »

- Michelle McCue

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Shane Black's 'Nice Guys' Set For Summer 2016 Starring Russell Crowe & Ryan Gosling

2 September 2014 12:37 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Silver Pictures’ upcoming detective thriller “The Nice Guys,” directed by Shane Black (“Iron Man 3”) and starring Oscar winner Russell Crowe (“Gladiator,” “Man of Steel”) and Oscar nominee Ryan Gosling (“Half Nelson,” “Drive”), has staked out the summertime date of June 17, 2016. 

Set to begin production in the fall of this year, the film is being produced by Joel Silver (“Non-Stop,” “The Matrix” series, the “Sherlock Holmes” series). The announcement was made today by Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

The Nice Guys” takes place in 1970s Los Angeles, when down-on-his-luck private eye Holland March (Gosling) and hired leg-breaker Jackson Healy (Crowe) must work together to solve the case of a missing girl and the seemingly unrelated death of a porn star. During their investigation, they uncover a shocking conspiracy that reaches up to the highest circles of power.

Silver stated:

 “Ever since we did ‘Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Warner Bros. registers domains for Wonder Woman, Shazam, Justice League

2 September 2014 11:45 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

(Cbr) When Dan Fellman, Warner Bros.' president of domestic distribution, teased that the studio’s ambitious slate of DC Comics films should begin to be revealed in late August, he may have only been a few weeks off. Tech Times unearthed some pretty good signs that announcements are imminent, in the form of four web domains newly registered by Warner Bros.: JusticeLeagueFilm.com, ShazamMovie.com, WonderWomanTheMovie.com and AquamanMovie.com. All of the addresses send users to the studio’s website. The domains probably don’t come as much of a surprise, as "Justice League" was announced in April as a follow-up to "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," with Zack Snyder again directing, and actress Gal Gadot’s three-picture deal has long been thought to include a Wonder Woman solo movie. Rumors about Aquaman and Shazam films, meanwhile, have reached a fevered pitch, with two writers reportedly »

- TJ Dietsch, Comic Book Resources

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Box Office: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Back on Top, ‘Sin City 2′ Flops

24 August 2014 8:03 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Teen girls and fanboys duked it out at the box office this weekend, with “Guardians of the Galaxy” getting the upper hand on newcomer “If I Stay” and scoring first place with a $17.6 million haul, according to studio estimates.

It was the second time that Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” came out on top, although two weeks separate its victories. It marks the first time this year that a film has topped the domestic box office in non-consecutive weeks.

Guardians of the Galaxy” has become the summer’s top-grossing domestic release and, with $489.5 million globally, has passed the final tallies of “Thor” ($449 million) and “Captain America: The First Avenger” ($371 million).

The relative weakness of this weekend’s crop of new releases benefited another holdover, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,” which came in at second place with $16.8 million. The Paramount Pictures reboot has now made $145.6 million stateside after three weeks in theaters. »

- Brent Lang

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Weekend Box Office: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Reclaims No. 1 Spot, Becomes Summer's Biggest Hit

24 August 2014 5:35 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Jake Coyle, AP Film Writer

New York (AP) - "Guardians of the Galaxy" became the summer's top-grossing movie at the North American box office with a $17.6 million weekend that narrowly bested the young adult melodrama "If I Stay," while the long-delayed "Sin City" sequel, "A Dame to Kill For," flopped.

With an estimated $17.6 million in its fourth weekend of release, the Marvel space adventure passed "Transformers: Age of Extinction" to become the summer's biggest domestic hit with a cumulative total of $252 million. The film, released by Disney, was an unlikely August sensation (late summer is usually an afterthought in Hollywood's lucrative summer season) that helped the box office rebound somewhat after big-budget sequels like "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" and "How To Train Your Dragon 2" failed to ignite the multiplexes.

"This movie just couldn't have come at a better time," said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak. »

- The Associated Press

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Box Office: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ Delivers $65 Million Debut, Sequel Announced

10 August 2014 8:11 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paramount Pictures was so pleased by “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’s” $93.7 million global debut this weekend that it said it is moving forward with plans for a sequel to the franchise reboot.

Domestically, the film kicked up a sterling $65 million from 3,845 locations.

So cowabunga and cue the follow-up. Part two will land in theaters on June 3, 2016, with Michael Bay’s Platinum Dunes returning again as a producer and screenwriters Josh Appelbaum and André Nemec (“Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol”) coming back as screenwriters.

The sequel announcement comes after the film managed to hold off “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Analysts expected the Marvel film to take a bigger chunk out of “Ninja Turtles'” profits given that both films were expected to appeal to younger males. The comicbook film still managed to bring in $41.5 million in its sophomore weekend, a 56% drop from its debut that pushed its Stateside haul to $175.9 million. That »

- Brent Lang

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The Week in Spandex – DC Cinematic Universe, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Fantastic Four, Deadpool, Venom Carnage, Kick-Ass 3 and more

9 August 2014 5:45 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Our weekly round-up of all the latest superhero news and talking points, including Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, DC Cinematic Universe, Gotham, The Flash, Arrow, Batman: Assault on Arkham, Justice League: Throne of Atlantis, Young Justice, Teen Titans Go!, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Captain America 3, Black Panther, Daredevil, Deadpool, X-Men: Days of Future Past, The Fantastic Four, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Venom Carnage, Kick-Ass 3 and more….

Well, the big showdown between Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Captain America 3 is no more, with Warner Bros. blinking and shifting the release of BvS away from Marvel’s May 6th 2016 date to March 25th 2016 (a wise move, considering it will now face very little in the way of competition). The news was followed by the announcement that Warner Bros. has finally pulled the trigger on a DC Cinematic Universe by setting a further Nine »

- Gary Collinson

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Justice League Movie Update

8 August 2014 2:17 PM, PDT | www.themoviebit.com | See recent TheMovieBit news »

We might not have to wait too long for a Justice League movie, and that’s according to Warner Bros. president of domestic distribution, Dan Fellman. The other day we ran a story about Warner Bros. releasing 9 DC movies in four years, and by all accounts what these movies are, will be announced toward the end of this month. Fellman says that the first Justice League movie is alot closer than we think and went on to tell EW that “While it hasn’t been officially announced, I think it’s a pretty good bet” Alot closer than we think? Hazarding a guess I’d say Justice League will arrive either June 23 2017 or November 17, 2017. Anything earlier is very unlikely. Warner start the DC marathon on August 5th 2016 and unless Synder is shooting some bits for Justice League, there isn’t much of a chance that a decent Jl movie would be ready by then. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Vic Barry)

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Zack Snyder Calls Radio Show To Defend Aquaman

8 August 2014 2:01 PM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

It seems like Zack Snyder has some time on his hands, what with the Star Wars tweets and this.

Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice is currently filming in Detroit where a local radio show was making fun of Aquaman and how he could never stand up to superman. Then they got a call from a guy named Zack. When asked if his last name was Snyder, the caller said this:

“Hey, it’s Zack, yeah. … Yeah, yeah I’m on my way to the set right now and I was listening to you guys on the radio.”

Zack went on to discuss why Aquaman was badass, saying:

"You guys were disparaging, a little bit, Aquaman.  I don't want to give anything away about the movie or anything like that, but Aquaman has some cool abilities. People are like, 'Oh what? Does he talk to animals? Because that seems like what he does. »

- Da7e

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Why Batman v Superman Ran Away From Captain America

8 August 2014 12:31 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

So, Warner Bros. certainly made some plans this week. As you recall, the studio announced the release dates for eight bajillion new DC Comics properties, officially starting the arms war against Marvel. And the first salvo was... moving the release date of Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice away from a date where it would have had to compete with Marvel's Captain America 3. Not the best way to declare your intentions, but the WB seems to feel that airlifting the movie back into March 2016 isn't the worst idea. WB head of distribution Dan Fellman defends the decision to shift Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice quite rationally. He tells his corporate colleagues at the WB-owned Entertainment Weekly: "The reality now is there really isn.t a bad week to open a movie. If you look at the summer box office this year, you can see that there were so »

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Could the Justice League Release Date Come Soon After Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice?

8 August 2014 12:21 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The choice to uproot Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice from its original May 6, 2016 date and put it back down in the March 25, 2016 slot could be a smart play.  Going up against Captain America 3 wouldn’t have been good for either movie, and in 2012, The Hunger Games proved that March could be a lucrative spot.  However, Warner Bros. also made another big release date announcement that’s a far riskier move – it announced dates for nine untitled DC films, essentially trying to set up a cinematic universe akin to what Marvel’s got going on right now. So far, minus Batman v Superman, we don’t know much about what DC and Warner Bros. have coming up and how they’re planning to pull this off, but those details might emerge sooner than you think.  In fact, there’s even a chance we’ll get the Justice League release date sooner, »

- Perri Nemiroff

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Warner Bros. To Announce Titles For Upcoming DC Films Later This Month

8 August 2014 11:33 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Earlier this week, Warner Brothers made our geeky wishes come true as the studio finally announced release dates for its burgeoning DC Cinematic Universe. Not only did it move Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice away from Captain America 3 by shifting the film to March 25th, 2016, but the studio revealed the release dates for nine “Untitled DC films” that stretch from 2016 to 2020, giving us two DC Comics adaptations a year.

As a lifelong DC fan, I couldn’t be happier about this news. Warner Brothers has been sitting on these properties for decades, hesitant to give anyone but Batman and Superman a chance at the big screen. The studio took a gamble with Green Lantern (which flopped miserably) and was forced to backtrack a bit and rethink its long-term strategy. Luckily for us, the studio seems to have more confidence now, and are moving full steam ahead.

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- James Garcia

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WB Discusses 'Batman v Superman' Release Date, Zack Snyder Defends Aquaman

8 August 2014 11:29 AM, PDT | Rope of Silicon | See recent Rope Of Silicon news »

Warner Bros. finally pulled the trigger this week and moved Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice away from Captain America 3. The two big budget superhero films were both set for a May 6, 2016 release, but now Bats v Supes has moved to March 25, 2016 and WB president of domestic distribution Dan Fellman has now discussed the move with Entertainment Weekly: "The reality now is there really isn't a bad week to open a movie. If you look at the summer box office this year, you can see that there were so many movies, one after the other. You can start with 'Spider-Man,' two weeks later 'Godzilla,' and then 'Maleficent,' and then 'Edge of Tomorrow,' and then 'Jump Street' and 'Transformers.' And the one thing they all had in common, not one of them did over $250 million. We'll be the first one up in 2016, which is very important, »

- Brad Brevet

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WB Pres. Explains 'Batman v. Superman' Move, Says 'Justice League' Will Come Soon After

8 August 2014 11:07 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

This week, Warner Bros. threw a massive cinematic Batsignal into the sky. Not only did they shift "Batman v. Superman: Dawn Of Justice" ahead to March 25, 2016, and away from "Captain America 3," but they they also unveiled an ambitious slate of superhero movie dates through 2020. You can bet that if they weren't before, Marvel is looking over their shoulder. And while it was inevitable someone would blink when 'Batman' and 'Captain' were both scheduled on the same date, WB president of domestic distribution Dan Fellman explains the studio's strategic move to spring. “The reality now is there really isn’t a bad week to open a movie,” he told EW. “If you look at the summer box office this year, you can see that there were so many movies, one after the other. You can start with 'Spider-Man,' two weeks later 'Godzilla,' and then 'Maleficent,' and then 'Edge of Tomorrow, »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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WB Head Teases ‘Justice League’ Release Date; More DC News Soon

8 August 2014 11:04 AM, PDT | ScreenRant.com | See recent Screen Rant news »

We (and many others) expected Warner Bros. to make a big announcement concerning its DC Cinematic Universe at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con. The studio surprised us, however, by instead waiting until this week to set release dates for nine future DC movies, in addition to the currently-filming Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (now slated to arrive in March 2016). We’ll learn more about what lies ahead in the DC-verse soon, according to Dan Fellman, WB’s president of domestic distribution.

Director Zack Snyder, whose Superman movie reboot Man of Steel marks the beginning of the DC Shared Universe, is set to serve as the helmsman on both Batman V Superman and Justice League ...

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- Sandy Schaefer

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Warner Bros. exec explains why Batman v Superman backed down from Captain America 3, says more DC movies will be announced this month

8 August 2014 10:59 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Earlier this week Warner Bros. announced that it was bringing forward the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to March 25th 2016, shifting the DC superhero team-up out of direct competition with Marvel’s Captain America 3 on May 6th of that year. Of course, this led Marvel fans to declare victory in the showdown between the two comic giants, and now Warner’s president of domestic distribution Dan Fellman has spoken about the decision during an interview with Entertainment Weekly.

“The reality now is there really isn’t a bad week to open a movie. If you look at the summer box office this year, you can see that there were so many movies, one after the other. You can start with Spider-Man, two weeks later Godzilla, and then Maleficent, and then Edge of Tomorrow, and then Jump Street and Transformers. And the one thing they all had in common, »

- Gary Collinson

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New DC Comics Movies Will Be Announced This Month

8 August 2014 9:50 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this Week, Warner Bros. announced the release dates for 9 untitled DC Comics movies, but offered no clue as to what they may be. While we've heard a lot of speculation about these upcoming titles, WB President of Distribution Dan Fellman says that we will learn the names of these impending superhero adventures before the end of the month. Well, at least a few of them:

"Some of those untitled DC movies should begin to be announced later this month."

At least one of the movies is going to be Justice League, which could hit theaters within the next two to three years.

"While it hasn't been officially announced, I think it's a pretty good bet."

Dan Fellman also talked about moving Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice from May 6, 2016 to March 25, 2016, which took it out of Captain America 3's path, as the two were set to open on »

- MovieWeb

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New DC Movies Will be Announced Soon and WB Explains Batman V Superman Release Shift

8 August 2014 9:45 AM, PDT | GeekTyrant | See recent GeekTyrant news »

There's a lot of action going on over at Warner Bros. right now. The studio recently shifted the released date for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, out of the way of Captain America 3. They also announced release dates for 11 of their upcoming films which have been rumored to include two Lego movies, two Harry Potter movies, and some DC films.

Dan Fellman, the president of domestic distribution at Warner, recently did an interview with EW addressing the recent actions that the studio has made. He first talked bout the release date change for Batman v Superman, which was moved up from May 6th, 2016 to March 25th, 2016, saying:

"In terms of going back and reviewing the situation, it looked to us—and maybe our reconnaissance wasn’t great—that they were not going to have a movie [ready] on that date. Just that they held onto it and they might not be able to deliver. »

- Joey Paur

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