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‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Tops International Box Office With China Debut
Spy spoof “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” has led the international box office with $48.7 million this weekend — most of that coming from an impressive $40.3 million launch in China.
Fox’s sequel to 2015’s “Kingsman: The Secret Service” is playing in 62 markets abroad and has now topped $250 million worldwide, including $35 million in South Korea and $30 million in the U.K. The original grossed $286 million two years ago in overseas markets.
The action comedy was directed by Matthew Vaughn and stars Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, and Taron Egerton. In China, the opening weekend led that market and was 73% ahead of “Kingsman: The Secret Service.”
With $95 million in the U.S. after five weeks, “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” is nearing $350 million worldwide. The original wound up with a worldwide total of $415 million.
Warner Bros. “Geostorm,” starring Gerard Butler, is finishing in second place with $36.4 million at 13,000 screens with first-place finishes in 36 territories to lift its international total to $49 million. South Korea was »
- Dave McNary
‘Only the Brave’ and 2 More Bomb, Tyler Perry’s ‘Boo 2’ Will Break Even: It’s Another Troubling Box-Office Weekend
“Geostorm,” “Only the Brave,” “The Snowman” — it’s another in a series of terrible box-office weekends. Last year, the same weekend saw three new releases gross a total of $65 million; this year, four new releases totaled $44 million. “Boo 2: A Madea Halloween” performed best, but at the lower end of expectations.
This is a performance that might be expected in January, the dumping ground for loser films. But October is the month where we’ve seen films like “Gravity,” “Gone Girl,” and “The Martian” thrive.
Is it a crisis yet? It’s clear there’s still an audience when a September release like “It” can hit $320 million domestic so far. However, it’s clear that even franchise fans are unreliable.
Read More:‘Geostorm’ Review: Brace for Category 5 CGI Boredom
With a $22 million opening weekend and a $25 million budget, “Boo 2!” could break even: Figure less than $30 million in marketing/distribution costs, »
- Tom Brueggemann
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 <email@example.com>
‘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… »
‘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
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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 Saturday in the Polish capital.
- Vladimir Kozlov
Pennywise Photobombs Woman’s Engagement Pictures
Pennywise may have been banished by the kids in “It,” but if this woman’s engagement pictures are any indication, the clown might have moved his haunting game to outside Derry. Jesse McLaren, a BuzzFeed writer and former “Colbert Report” writer, was asked by his sister to shoot her engagement photos. As a prank, McLaren added Pennywise into every single picture. My sister asked me to shoot her engagement pics so I hid Pennywise the Clown in every photo. Countdown until she notices. pic.twitter.com/Z7QZPsq2ym – Jesse McLaren (@McJesse) October 22, 2017 No word yet on how McLaren’s »
- Jeremy Fuster
Netflix Ratings Leak: 200,000 Start ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ From Episode One Each Month, Says ABC Chief
While verifiable Netflix viewer data persists as the mythical holy grail of entertainment industry metrics, Disney’s top TV executive Ben Sherwood says, “Every month 200,000 people watch Episode 1 of ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ on Netflix.” Sherwood, who is the co-chairman of Disney Media Networks and President of Disney/ABC Television Group made the remarks — a rare toehold in to any numerical data from the opaque company — during a keynote interview with entertainment attorney Bruce Ramer at USC’s Institute of Entertainment Law and Business on Saturday. “2.4 million people a year discover ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ on Netflix,” Sherwood continued. “That has propelled ‘Grey’s. »
- Mikey Glazer
‘Walking Dead': All 40 Main Characters in Rick’s Group, Ranked (Photos)
“The Walking Dead” is an unkillable franchise sustained as much by hatewatchers as it is by loyal fans. Over the course of seven seasons, characters have dropped in and out as Rick and his team have slashed their way through the walker hordes. So which ones have stood out and which ones make us want to watch whatever’s on HBO instead? Here are the members of Rick’s group that appeared in at least six episodes, ranked from worst to best. 40. Judith Never contributes to the group! Wtf, Judith. 39. Lizzie and Mika There was a long stretch of “The Walking Dead” where you just. »
- Jeremy Fuster and Phil Owen
‘Killing of a Sacred Deer,’ ‘Wonderstruck’ Strike Big at Indie Box Office
A24’s “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” and Amazon/Roadside Attractions’ “Wonderstruck” were the big winners at the indie box office this weekend, with both drawing in big numbers from four-screen releases in Los Angeles and New York. “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” led the way this weekend with $114,585, good for a per screen average of $28,646. The psychological horror film stars Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman as a couple whose lives are invaded by a fatherless teen (Barry Keoghan) who begins to corrupt and take over their house. The film is directed by “The Lobster” filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos, »
- Jeremy Fuster
‘Walking Dead’ Leaders Ranked, Worst to Best (Photos)
‘Walking Dead’ Leaders Ranked Worst to Best: From Rick to Negan (Photos) On “The Walking Dead,” plenty have tried to lead, but few have been successful. Here we look back on all those who led others to safety or their graves Gregory (Alive). Leader of: Hilltop Colony. Gregory runs Hilltop…for now anyway. He has shown himself to be an ineffectual leader who immediately caved to The Saviors. He is currently recovering from a knife wound sustained when one of his own tried to kill him to appease Negan. Deanna (Deceased). Leader of: Alexandria. Deanna helped keep Alexandria together early on. »
- Joe Otterson and Phil Owen
‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Director James Gunn: I Tried to Warn People About James Toback
In the wake of The Los Angeles Times‘ expose on the sexual misconduct of James Toback, “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn wrote a lengthy Facebook post on Sunday on why he “despised” Toback after meeting over a dozen women who claimed Toback “accosted” them. “For over twenty years now, I’ve been bringing up James Toback every chance I could in groups of people,” Gunn wrote. “I couldn’t stop him, but I could warn people about him.” Gunn said that he first heard about Toback while living in New York in the 1990s and, over the years, »
- Jeremy Fuster
Arizona Cardinals’ Drew Stanton Warms Up… in a Supergirl Outfit
Every week, the Arizona Cardinals quarterbacks hold a skills competition, with the loser having to wear a goofy costume. This week’s low man, Drew Stanton, had to wear a very “super” outfit to warmups on Sunday. Before the Cards’ game against the Los Angeles Rams in London, Stanton walked onto the field in a Supergirl costume, and pictures of the Qb’s look immediately went viral on Twitter. In past weeks, Stanton’s teammate, Matt Barkley, had to show off his underwear in a pair of very revealing getups. Also Read: 'Justice League': New Colorful Poster Brings »
- Jeremy Fuster
Over 30 Women Accuse Director James Toback of Sexual Harassment
While rumors of 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’
Director James Toback has been accused of sexual misconduct by 38 women, The Los Angeles Times reported Sunday, and Hollywood is furious. Since the downfall of Harvey Weinstein, scores of both women and 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 taken it upon themselves to hold Hollywood accountable — including Weinstein accusers Rose McGowan and Asia Argento — had plenty to say about Toback’s »
- 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 President 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 International Film Festival this week, where Gore is presenting his Inconvenient Truth follow-up, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, he chuckled when a reporter asked him when he would show the film to 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 »
- 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
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