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Tyler Perry's 'Boo 2!' Tops Weekend While Fellow Newcomers Struggle All Around
As expected, Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween topped the weekend box office becoming the seventh of eight Madea films to open over $20 million. Meanwhile, it was rough going for the weekend's four other new wide releases as Geostorm, Only the Brave and The Snowman essentially bombed while Pure Flix's Same Kind of Different as Me failed to meet the low end of expectations after strong group sales on opening day. Overall, the top twelve generated just $81.3 million, over $30 million less than the same weekend last year as October is currently pacing ~13% behind last year. With an estimated $21.65 million, Boo 2! finished atop the weekend box office while falling nearly $7 million short of the original's opening one year ago. The film did receive an "A-" CinemaScore from opening day audiences, just a notch below the original Boo!'s "A" and it will be interesting to see what kind of run Boo 2! can leg out. »
- Brad Brevet <firstname.lastname@example.org>
‘The Killing Of A Sacred Deer’ Slays Weekend; Doc ‘Jane’ Bows Solid – Specialty Box Office
A24's The Killing Of A Sacred Deer sailed to the top the Specialty box office in its debut, grossing over $114K in four theaters in another crowded weekend of newcomers. There were over a dozen new limited releases this weekend, though not all reported numbers as of Sunday morning. Brett Morgen's latest documentary Jane about famed primatologist Jane Goodall opened strong in three locations, grossing $55,712. On its heels was Amazon Studios/Roadside Attractions Wonderstruc… »
Paul Thomas Anderson’s ‘Phantom Thread’ Gets a Full Synopsis, First Trailer Coming Soon
The end of this year will mark what is supposed to be the final performance from Daniel Day-Lewis in a film that reteams him with There Will Be Blood director Paul Thomas Anderson (seen together above). As we recently found out, Phantom Thread is the name of the film, and now we have an official […]
- Ethan Anderton
Wong Kar-Wai Says Young Filmmakers Are "Less Competitive"
21 October 2017 10:11 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Wong Kar-Wai said the opening up of the Chinese film market is providing immense opportunity for young directors, but cautioned those coming up against being complacent, as competition will be fierce in the future.
Wong — who was honored with the headlining prize at the Lumiere Film Festival, headed by Cannes fest director Theirry Fremaux — made the comments while discussing the business in Hong Kong and China.
Wong, born just before the Cultural Revolution in China, was raised in Hong Kong and came of age as a filmmaker in the 1980s and 1990s. He compared the current climate in China »
- Rhonda Richford
‘Pacific Rim 2’ Director Teases Future Crossover With King Kong, Godzilla Franchise
Judging by its trailers, the “Pacific Rim” sequel looks amazing, with “Force Awakens” star John Boyega joining as the new lead — but fans might already have a reason to look forward to the franchise’s films down the line. With “Pacific Rim: Uprising” coming out next March, director Steven S. DeKnight shared with Collider that the movie might be followed up with a full-on crossover with King Kong and Godzilla joining in on the action. “I won’t say there’s an Easter Egg but there’s been a lot of discussion about that possibility ,” DeKnight told Collider. »
- Sean Burch
Zehao Gao's 'To Kill a Watermelon' Wins Grand Prix at Warsaw Film Festival
21 October 2017 9:11 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Sha Gua (To Kill a Watermelon), from Chinese director Zehao Gao, was awarded the Grand Prix of the 33rd Warsaw International Film Festival, which drew to a close in the Polish capital on Oct. 21.
The special mention was awarded to the Slovenian/Croatian co-production Rudar (The Miner), directed by Hanna »
- Vladimir Kozlov
Over 30 Women Accuse Director James Toback of Sexual Harassment
While rumors have Toback's behavior toward women had widely been reported in previous exposés, the Los Angeles Times published the full scope of Toback's actions after speaking to 38 of the director's victims.
The latest story of a Hollywood figure's attempts to use their power in the industry to pressure women into sex comes just weeks after »
James Toback Sexual Harassment Allegations Infuriate Hollywood: ‘Sack of S**t’
James Toback became the latest person in Hollywood to be accused of repeated sexual harassment, as a Los Angeles Times expose released Sunday morning reported that 38 women have accused the “Two Girls and a Guy” director of sexual misconduct. Since the downfall of Harvey Weinstein, dozens if not hundreds of women — along with some men — in the entertainment industry have come forward with their own stories of being harassed and assaulted over the course of their careers, with those accused including Apa agent Tyler Grasham and Nickelodeon show runner Chris Savino. Now, many of the women who have »
- Jeremy Fuster
The 15 Best Guilty Pleasure Movies of 2017 So Far, From ‘Underworld’ to ‘Geostorm’ (Photos)
Normally when we decide whether a movie is “good” we use arbitrary qualifications like “does it say anything meaningful” or “does it make sense”. But I’m into that. I’m into whether a movie makes me feel things in my gut. I’m into experiences. I’m into having a great time. I’m into guilty pleasures. And these are the best guilty pleasures of the year. 17. “Friend Request” It had me when one of the main characters yelled “Unfriend that dead bitch!” 16. “Sleepless” I’m a huge fan of this sort of movie where everybody looks and acts »
- Phil Owen
4 Reasons ‘Geostorm’ Hit Stormy Waters at the Box Office
The third weekend of October has been a rough one for new releases, but it was especially so for Warner Bros./ Skydance’s disaster flick “Geostorm,” which is looking like it will be the biggest box office flop of the fall season. Directed by Dean Devlin and co-financed by Skydance and Ratpac, the film had a reported price tag of $120 million, including $15 million spent on extensive reshoots. But this weekend, the film only made a mere $13.4 million at the domestic box office. Overseas, the film has done better with just under $50 million with a Chinese release coming »
- Jeremy Fuster
‘The Walking Dead': The Most Shocking and Disturbing Deaths So Far (Photos)
‘The Walking Dead': 18 Most Shocking Deaths So Far (Photos) “The Walking Dead” has never been shy about featuring plenty of death, but some characters’ demises hit harder than others. Look back on some of the most gut-wrenching kills from the hit AMC series When Andrea’s sister Amy ( Emma Bell) died in season 1, it proved that no one was safe.The death of Jim (Andrew Rothenberg) in season 1 showed the characters how to treat a bitten person for the first time. Sophia (Madison Lintz) was beloved by all, but Rick did not hesitate when it came time to pull the. »
- Joe Otterson and Phil Owen
Al Gore Says Trump "Has Surrounded Himself With Polluters"
Al Gore previously expressed cautious optimism that Donald Trump would rethink some of his environmental policies, but the former vice president said he now realizes that he got that wrong.
Speaking at Mexico's Morelia film fest this week, where he is presenting his Inconvenient Truth sequel, Gore chuckled when a reporter asked him when he would show the film to Donald Trump.
"I had a lot of conversations with Donald Trump after he was elected and after he went into the White House and I actually thought there was a realistic chance that he would come to his »
- John Hecht
Why Bria Vinaite, as a Loving Mother From Hell, Is the ‘The Florida Project’s’ Not-So-Secret Weapon
It’s this year’s little indie movie that could. In the last two weeks, audiences have gotten the chance to experience “The Florida Project,” Sean Baker’s raw, funny, lyrical, heart-wrenching drama about a little girl and her punk-rebel-slattern mother living in a lavender-walled Orlando motel along a tourist strip on the outskirts of Disney World.
Anyone who sees the film is bound to be struck by the extraordinary qualities of its acting. Brooklynn Prince, who plays 6-year-old Moonee, whiling away the summer by getting into the sort of mischief that seems all too genuine in its destructive innocence (even when it involves the soiling of car windshields or the burning of abandoned real estate), gives one of the most vivid child performances in memory. You never doubt, for a moment, that Moonee is a real kid, with true-blue feelings that didn’t come out of a screenwriter’s manual, yet by the »
- Owen Gleiberman
Paul Haggis Asks Hollywood, ‘Were People Covering for Pedophiles, Too?’
Oscar-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis has one question for Hollywood: “Were people covering for pedophiles, too?” In light of the sexual harassment and assault allegations raining down on the entertainment industry, Haggis places blame on not only those who may have committed sexual harassment or assault, but also on those who have covered for them. Although Harvey Weinstein is the talk of the town, Haggis also considers grown child stars who have, in the past, made accusations elsewhere. “It is not an innocent place and never has been,” the man behind the camera of films like “Crash” and “Million Dollar Baby” told. »
- Rosemary Rossi
Jennifer Garner, Jill Biden Find Hope in Troubled Times at Save the Children Gala
Wednesday night's Save the Children Illumination Gala was remarkably devoid of references to stories dominating the news cycle. There was no talk of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, the many women who've come forward with tales of sexual assault and harassment in recent days or calls to change the culture in Hollywood and beyond. There were no references to President Donald Trump, who has dominated virtually every news cycle since he announced he was running for president.
In fact, there was no talk of politics at all at the event attended by former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife and »
- Hilary Lewis
Dozens of Women Accuse Director James Toback of Sexual Harassment
Oscar-nominated writer-director James Toback has been accused of sexually harassing at least 38 women stemming back to at least the 1980s.
A Los Angeles Times report explains that while some of the women were looking for work in the entertainment industry at the time of the alleged incidents, others were simply women Toback approached. 31 of the women agreed to speak on the record, and they all detailed various incidents in which Toback allegedly made lewd suggestions, steered conversations into sexually explicit territory, and in the worst instances, rubbed against them until he ejaculated into his pants or on their bodies.
“The way he presented it, it was like, ‘This is how things are done,’” actress Adrienne Lavalley said of a 2008 hotel room encounter that ended with Toback trying to rub his crotch against her leg. When she recoiled, he stood up and ejaculated in his pants. “I felt like a prostitute, an utter disappointment to myself, »
- Erin Nyren and Rebecca Rubin
‘Bruce Springsteen on Broadway’ Review: The Boss Delivers an Intimate Musical Autobiography
There was a startling moment early in the second hour of “Springsteen on Broadway” at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York City on Saturday night: Bruce Springsteen sat down at the piano, pounded out the opening notes of his barn-burner “Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out” and then looked quizzically at the audience, which had been quietly enraptured for most of his remarkable show. “It’s Ok to get excited,” Springsteen said with a grin, prompting a roar and a hefty amount of “Broooooce”ing. His comment gave the show a jolt, but since when does the audience at a Bruce Springsteen show need permission. »
- Steve Pond
Oscar-Nominated Filmmaker James Toback Accused of Sexual Harassment by 30-Plus Women
More than 30 women have stepped forward to accuse director and screenwriter James Toback of sexual harassment in a report published Sunday morning by The Los Angeles Times. Of the 38 women who spoke with the Times’ Glenn Whipp, 31 went on the record with their accusations of misconduct over the last several decades. Many of the stories were similar, with the women saying Toback lured them up to a room and then used explicit sexual language while describing a role before either dry-humping them or masturbating in front of them. Actress Adrienne Lavalley described how in 2008, her encounter ended »
- Jeremy Fuster
Director James Toback Accused of Sexual Harassment by More Than 30 Women
More than 30 women have come forward to accuse director James Toback of sexual harassment in the latest bombshell set of accusations by women who have faced abuse by prominent Hollywood men.
The Los Angeles Times reported the claims by the 38 women in a story released Sunday morning.
Toback, who helmed the films Black and White (1999) and Two Girls and a Guy (1998) and was nominated for an Oscar for writing the Warren Beatty film Bugsy (1991), used his status as a director to lure the women into auditions, meetings and interviews that would quickly turn »
- THR Staff
‘Boo! 2’ Wins Gruesome Box Office Weekend With $21 Million Opening
The October slump continues for the box office this weekend, as Lionsgate’s “Boo! 2: A Madea Halloween” proved to be the only wide release this weekend to earn a successful opening. The ninth installment of Tyler Perry’s “Madea” series, which cost $20 million to make, made $21.6 million from 2,388 screens, hitting the $20-22 million range set by trackers before the weekend. By comparison, the first “Boo!” made $28 million in its opening last year. Also Read: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' to Have Second-Highest Opening Ever, Early Forecast Predicts The film was panned by critics with an 8 percent Rotten Tomatoes. »
- Jeremy Fuster
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