Scarface
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Connect with IMDb


News for
Scarface (1983) More at IMDbPro »


2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002

1-20 of 40 items from 2016   « Prev | Next »


Brian De Palma’s Raising Cain Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Special Features Revealed

27 July 2016 7:29 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Some intriguing new Blu-ray specs were revealed for the Collector’s Edition of Brian De Palma’s spine-tingling Raising Cain, which debuts on Blu-ray on September 13th. A special director’s cut, interviews with John Lithgow (Dexter, Third Rock from the Sun), Steven Bauer, Gregg Henry, Tom Bower, Mel Harris, and the film’s editor, Paul Hirsch, are just a few of the special bonus features included in this edition.

Press Release: When Jenny cheated on her husband, he didn’t just leave… he split.

Scream Factory has announced the release of the thriller Raising Cain [Collector’s Edition] on Blu-ray on September 13th. Called “creepy and effective” by Moviehole, Raising Cain [Collector’s Edition] offers impressive bonus features including new interviews with actors John Lithgow, Steven Bauer, Gregg Henry, Tom Bower, Mel Harris and editor Paul Hirsch, a new featurette titled Changing Cain: Brian De Palma’s Cult Classic Restored, a new video essay by »

- Tamika Jones

Permalink | Report a problem


Director/ writer/ actor Gary Marshall dies at age 81

22 July 2016 9:49 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

On Tuesday July 19, Hollywood lost a giant in the world of comedy with the passing of beloved director/writer/producer/actor Gary Marshall at the age of 81. While most of the news outlets focused in on his considerable work in television (he practically owned Tuesday nights in the 1970’s with his “Happy Days” empire), this site would like to salute Mr. Marshall’s work on both sides of the camera.

After impressive writing credits on many of the classic sitcoms of the 1960’s, it was inevitable that the movie studios would tap him to contribute to several screenplays. The first was produced in 1968, a marriage comedy starring James Garner and Debbie Reynolds, How Sweet It Is. A youth-oriented romantic comedy starring Jacqueline Bisset, The Grasshopper, was released in 1970. TV triumphs quickly followed, so Marshall’s movie career was put on hold for more than a dozen years. 1982 was the year »

- Jim Batts

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Wise Guys’: Brian De Palma’s Self-Proclaimed “Bastard Child”

21 July 2016 12:49 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Is this Brian De Palma’s only dull film? Very possibly yes. Released in 1986, this post-SNL Joe Piscopo vehicle (you read that correctly) feels incredibly standard. The plot concerns two low-level gangsters, Moe and Harry (Piscopo and Danny DeVito, respectively), who lose their mob boss’ money at the race track. Said mob boss (Dan Hedaya) orders the two schlubs to kill each other. Hijinks ensue.

In spats, it plays like De Palma trying out slapstick. Select moments — a close-up shot that pulls out to reveal Harry being drowned inside of a fish tank or Moe testing out a bulletproof suit jacket for his boss — highlight the fascinating hybrid of De Palma’s visual style with broad, studio comedy. If only it worked a bit more frequently throughout the film’s bloated 100-minute runtime. One can only ponder what additional mileage the director may have achieved from DeVito’s deliciously terrible hairpiece, »

- The Film Stage

Permalink | Report a problem


Spend 6 Minutes Exploring Brian De Palma’s Trademark Techniques

6 July 2016 7:56 AM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

This summer, we’ve invited you to join along as we analyze every single film from Brian De Palma in conjunction with various retrospectives and the documentary De Palma. However, if you are looking for a brief wrap-up of the trademark techniques that has made him one of the greatest directors, look no further than Romain Desbiens‘ excellent 6-minute video.

Featuring his opening titles, chase sequences, point-of-view perspective, bodies in motion, split-screen, split diopter, psychological distress, and more, it’s a beautifully edited piece that will have you wanting to rewatch just about all of them. Check out the video below, along with a video from Tiff on his films, clips from De Palma, as well as interviews for Bonfire of the Vanities and Scarface.

Continue reading our career-spanning retrospective, The Summer of De Palma, below.

»

- Jordan Raup

Permalink | Report a problem


Carrie – 4th Anniversay Collectors Bluray Coming from Scream Factory

3 July 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Horror News | See recent Horror News news »

Carrie   The 40th Anniversary Of The Iconic Film To Be Celebrated With A 2-disc Collector’S Edition Blu-ray™ Set Arriving October 11, 2016 Los Angeles, CA – In 1976, Carrie, the “absolutely spellbinding horror movie” (Roger Ebert) directed by Brian DePalma (Scarface, The Untouchables, Dressed to Kill) and based on the best-selling Stephen King novel, …

The post Carrie – 4th Anniversay Collectors Bluray Coming from Scream Factory first appeared on Hnn | Horrornews.net - Official News Site »

- Horrornews.net

Permalink | Report a problem


Pepe Serna Joins Matt Damon in Alexander Payne’s ‘Downsizing’ (Exclusive)

1 July 2016 2:36 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Veteran character actor Pepe Serna has joined the cast in Alexander Payne’s satire “Downsizing,” joining Matt Damon, Kristen Wiig, Christoph Waltz and Hong Chau, Variety has learned exclusively.

The Paramount film, currently shooting in Toronto, centers on an Omaha man who joins the throngs of people undergoing a new process that reduces humans to a tiny fraction of their size. Then they move to one of the many communities of small people that are sprouting up around the world.

“It’s the smallest part I’ve ever had, four inches to be exact,” Serna said.

Payne is co-writing the script with Jim Taylor. The duo won an Oscar for best adapted screenplay for “Sideways” and collaborated on the scripts for “Citizen Ruth,” “Election,” “Jurassic Park III,” “About Schmidt” and “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.”

Downsizing” is produced by Payne and Mark Johnson and will begin production this spring. »

- Dave McNary

Permalink | Report a problem


Carrie (1976) 40th Anniversary Collector’s Edition Blu-ray Announced by Scream Factory

29 June 2016 9:33 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

*Updated with the official press release.* This fall, Scream Factory will give horror fans an early Halloween treat with their 40th Anniversary Collector's Edition Blu-ray release of Brian De Palma's Carrie (1976).

Initially announced on EW, the Carrie Collector's Edition Blu-ray will be released on October 11th with a 4K scan of the movie's original negative and over three hours of extras for fans of the Stephen King adaptation to enjoy.

Similar to their 30th anniversary Return of the Living Dead Blu-ray, Scream Factory will also release Carrie in both a regular Collector's Edition and a Deluxe Limited Edition with an exclusive second slipcover, poster, and shipping of the film three weeks before its release.

Press Release: Los Angeles, CA - In 1976, Carrie, the “absolutely spellbinding horror movie” (Roger Ebert) directed by Brian DePalma (Scarface, The Untouchables, Dressed to Kill) and based on the best-selling Stephen King novel, premiered in theaters, »

- Derek Anderson

Permalink | Report a problem


Botelho on De Palma: My Favorite Set Pieces

27 June 2016 5:15 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

*Editor’s note – Our good bud, Derek Botelho (author of the Great book, The Argento Syndrome) is a big De Palma fan and really, aren’t we all? The guy has such a great filmography and Botelho thought he’d provide you fright fanatics with some of his favorite De Palma moments! –Jerry

With the recent release of the documentary De Palma by Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow, I got to thinking about why I admire De Palma’s work as much as I do. His technique is so singular and instantly recognizable, that to merely pass him off as a tin pot Hitchcock is doing both himself and Hitchcock a severe disservice. Whether it’s a ridiculously intricate spit screen, a rear projected psychic “flashback”, or a glorious whirling dervish around a room to tell you vital information, he’s always up to something, and never one to give »

- Derek Botelho

Permalink | Report a problem


Go Deep into the Mind of Brian De Palma in De Palma [Trailer]

27 June 2016 3:37 PM, PDT | QuietEarth.us | See recent QuietEarth news »

Few directors make great adult thrillers as well as Brian De Palma. There's a deeply independent and in some cases, down right creepy, streak to his films and he's managed to keep that spirit alive for decades, sometimes to the detriment of his career. His output over the last 10 years hasn't really matched that of his early career but De Palma keeps pushing the envelope the only way he knows how: by making the movies he wants to make on his own terms.

De Palma, a new documentary from Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow, is being described as a masterclass in movie making by one of the greats. It's essentially De Palma talking about his career for nearly two hours and considering that career includes such classics as Sisters, Carrie, Blow Out, Scarface an [Continued ...] »

Permalink | Report a problem


Why I Can’t Love Brian De Palma (Though I’ve Always Wished I Could)

26 June 2016 4:50 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Back when I was a kid, and a lot more naïve about how the motion picture industry works, I had expectations of filmmakers that were completely unreasonable in their very reverence. If I saw a masterpiece, and then placed the person who directed it high atop my superstar pedestal of art heroes, I longed for him or her to go forward and make 10 or 20 more masterpieces (hey, why not!), and I always felt keenly disappointed if it didn’t work out that way. It was hard for me to wrap my head around the idea that even a movie as enthralling and visionary and apparently brilliantly orchestrated as “The Godfather” or “Nashville” was, among other things, a kind of fantastic accident: a coming together of elements that even the director isn’t always (or ever) in full control of.

But when it came to the art heroes who let me down, »

- Owen Gleiberman

Permalink | Report a problem


The Fury: Brian De Palma’s underrated, explosive movie

23 June 2016 8:58 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

facebook

twitter

google+

Director Brian De Palma followed Carrie with another gory vaunt into the supernatural. Here's why The Fury deserves a revisit...

When it comes to telekinesis and gory visual effects, the movie that generally springs to mind is David Cronenberg’s 1981 exploding head opus, Scanners. But years before that, American director Brian De Palma was liberally dowsing the screen with claret in his 1976 adaptation of Carrie - still rightly regarded as one of the best Stephen King adaptations made so far. A less widely remembered supernatural film from De Palma came two years after: De Palma’s supernatural thriller, The Fury.

The Fury was made with a more generous budget than Carrie, had a starrier cast (Kirk Douglas in the lead, John Cassavetes playing the villain), and it even did pretty well in financial terms. Yet The Fury had the misfortune of being caught in a kind of pincer movement between Carrie, »

Permalink | Report a problem


Review: ‘Queen of the South’ Tarnishes the Crown By Pandering to Boys’ Club Conventions

22 June 2016 11:24 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Things start hot and heavy in “Queen of the South.” Bullets fly. People die. Drugs are snorted and sold. It’s clear USA wants us to know their new drama is a hard-edged show; a gritty show; a serious show. But is it a prestige drama, the accepted label for successful new entries, especially from networks new to the game? In short, no, “Queen of the South” is far from the best modern TV has to offer. But for all its amped up aesthetics, I’m not sure it even wants to be part of the club.

It certainly doesn’t want to be part of the boys’ club. Telling the story of a drug queenpin named Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga), “Queen of the South” kicks off its story via flash-forward — a wannabe shocking moment that will be easy to gloss over down the road — before delving into how a »

- Ben Travers

Permalink | Report a problem


Review: ‘Queen of the South’ Tarnishes the Crown By Pandering to Boys’ Club Conventions

22 June 2016 11:24 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Things start hot and heavy in “Queen of the South.” Bullets fly. People die. Drugs are snorted and sold. It’s clear USA wants us to know their new drama is a hard-edged show; a gritty show; a serious show. But is it a prestige drama, the accepted label for successful new entries, especially from networks new to the game? In short, no, “Queen of the South” is far from the best modern TV has to offer. But for all its amped up aesthetics, I’m not sure it even wants to be part of the club.

It certainly doesn’t want to be part of the boys’ club. Telling the story of a drug queenpin named Teresa Mendoza (Alice Braga), “Queen of the South” kicks off its story via flash-forward — a wannabe shocking moment that will be easy to gloss over down the road — before delving into how a »

- Ben Travers

Permalink | Report a problem


11 Best Movies of 2016 So Far

21 June 2016 7:43 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

What if Hollywood refused to release any more movies after June 30th, leaving audiences and Oscar voters to pick from what washed in with the tide from the first six months of 2016? Yikes. Last year at this time, we'd already had Mad Max: Fury Road, Inside Out, Love & Mercy and Ex Machina. This year's pickings are, well, slimmer. Amid the furor over the degrees of suckitude in Batman v Superman, the lack of laughs delivered by Kevin Hart in Ride Along 2 and Central Intelligence, and the franchise fatigue brought »

Permalink | Report a problem


The Summer of De Palma: A Career-Spanning Retrospective

17 June 2016 12:24 PM, PDT | The Film Stage | See recent The Film Stage news »

Bringing up Brian De Palma as if he’s still some kind of marginalized or misunderstood figure is now heavily contentious, not just in the sense that “the discussion” has, with the presence of the Internet, become so heavily splintered that every figure has at least seem some form of reappraisal, but in that this is being discussed on the occasion of a new documentary and retrospectives in New York, Chicago, Austin, and Toronto (the lattermost of which this symposium will be timed to). Yes, the line has probably tipped past “divisive,” but that doesn’t mean there still isn’t room for debate.

It’s not hard to understand why De Palma’s work strikes a cord with a new cinephilia fixated on form and vulgarity. Though, in going film-by-film — taking us from political diatribes against America to gonzo horror to gangster films your parents watch to strange European »

- Ethan Vestby

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Godfather of Disco’ Giorgio Moroder on Scoring ‘Tron’ and Other New Forays Into Soundtracks

13 June 2016 5:46 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“Godfather of disco” Giorgio Moroder, 76, has been really busy since the release in 2013 of Daft Punk album “Random Access Memories,” featuring his spoken word contribution in a tribute track titled “Giorgio by Moroder.” It generated his fourth Grammy, a globetrotting tour as a superstar disk spinner, and a solo album titled “Deja Vu,” released in 2015. More recently Moroder also revived his glorious career as a soundtrack composer, co-creating the music for Disney’s “Tron Run/r” videogame and for USA network’s TV series “Queen of the South,” set to go on air this summer in America. With current composing partner Raney Schokne, Moroder is also working on the soundtrack for Walter Hill’s upcoming gender reassignment thriller “Tomboy,” which stars Michelle Rodriguez as a male hitman who falls in the hands of a rogue surgeon – played by Sigourney Weaver – who turns him into a woman. He’s also got a new solo album in the works.

Moroder, who was honored on Friday at the American Academy in Rome with a McKim Medal, spoke to Variety about his new forays into crafting soundtracks and the latest twists in his career.

I think ‘Tron’ was the first time you scored a videogame. Was it a challenge?

It’s actually a lot easier than a movie. Because the tracks are a lot shorter. I can compose – say – fifteen-seconds of music; then we do about twenty different mixes of that piece, which the guy who is editing the game can use. It’s all very fast. And you don’t need to watch the visuals while you are composing, because you can’t do anything directly yourself anyway. I’m not saying it’s that easy, but it’s quite different. Also, initially the new ‘Tron’ videogame pieces were short, but then we made them longer. We made eight or nine three-or-four minute tracks.

Can you tell me about ‘Queen of the South’?

It’s about dirt poor Mexican woman who becomes a drug-smuggling queen. She goes from Mexico to Texas and becomes a Scarface-like drug lord character, sort of like a female El Chapo. It has some similarities with Mexican telenovela ‘La Reina Del Sur,’ which starred Kate del Castillo, the actress who was with Sean Penn when he interviewed El Chapo, so I guess it’s all interconnected.

I believe this was your first time scoring a TV series. What was the work like? 

The production sort of wanted the sound and fast rhythm I created in the 1970’s on songs like Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love,” and also Blondie’s “Call Me.” They also really liked my 1980’s work on the “Scarface” soundtrack. Initially I thought to myself: ‘I would have gone for a different sound.’ But now I’m really happy with the way Raney [Schokne] and I did it.

What can you tell me about working on Walter Hill’s ‘Tomboy’?

I met Walter Hill when he produced “Alien.” Right now “Tomboy” is one of my main projects. I’m working on it with Raney Shockne and we are almost done, but I can’t tell you more.

What’s your other main project?

I’m working on a new single with Windy Wagner, which I will be releasing after I finish my dj tour in September. It will be the first single from my next album.

What are the movie soundtracks you’ve done that you are most fond of? 

Well, I haven’t done that many. “Midnight Express” was all synth. It was my first film and is still the closest to my heart because, aside the fact that I won an Oscar for it, I had no idea what Alan Parker wanted. He never told me, so I did pretty much what I wanted. “Scarface” was a great film for me. But there are two really standout films for me. One is the theme I wrote for “Flashdance,” because it encapsulates a complete body of music. The lyrics are good, Irene Cara who sang it, was amazing. It was released before the movie, and it helped the movie. The other is “Take My Breath Away” [from “Top Gun”], that’s the one I like the most from a purely musical standpoint.

How does it feel at your age, to spin discs for such huge crowds?

I really like it. I’ve always wanted to be a performing artist, but my voice wasn’t that great. And I was also afraid of performing. So I never really pursued it. But now I’m not nervous at all. The great thing about it is around 70 percent of the tracks I play are my own, including some new tracks.

Your works have been remixed and covered so much. What’s your favorite redo of ‘I Feel Love’ besides the Donna Summer version?

I love the way violinist Vanessa Mae covered ‘I Feel Love,’ it’s certainly one of my favorite remixes of that song

»

- Nick Vivarelli

Permalink | Report a problem


‘Godfather of Disco’ Giorgio Moroder on Scoring ‘Tron’ and Other New Forays Into Soundtracks

13 June 2016 5:46 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

“Godfather of disco” Giorgio Moroder, 76, has been really busy since the release in 2013 of Daft Punk album “Random Access Memories,” featuring his spoken word contribution in a tribute track titled “Giorgio by Moroder.” It generated his fourth Grammy, a globetrotting tour as a superstar disk spinner, and a solo album titled “Deja Vu,” released in 2015. More recently Moroder also revived his glorious career as a soundtrack composer, co-creating the music for Disney’s “Tron Run/r” videogame and for USA network’s TV series “Queen of the South,” set to go on air this summer in America. With current composing partner Raney Schokne, Moroder is also working on the soundtrack for Walter Hill’s upcoming gender reassignment thriller “Tomboy,” which stars Michelle Rodriguez as a male hitman who falls in the hands of a rogue surgeon – played by Sigourney Weaver – who turns him into a woman. He’s also got a new solo album in the works.

Moroder, who was honored on Friday at the American Academy in Rome with a McKim Medal, spoke to Variety about his new forays into crafting soundtracks and the latest twists in his career.

I think ‘Tron’ was the first time you scored a videogame. Was it a challenge?

It’s actually a lot easier than a movie. Because the tracks are a lot shorter. I can compose – say – fifteen-seconds of music; then we do about twenty different mixes of that piece, which the guy who is editing the game can use. It’s all very fast. And you don’t need to watch the visuals while you are composing, because you can’t do anything directly yourself anyway. I’m not saying it’s that easy, but it’s quite different. Also, initially the new ‘Tron’ videogame pieces were short, but then we made them longer. We made eight or nine three-or-four minute tracks.

Can you tell me about ‘Queen of the South’?

It’s about dirt poor Mexican woman who becomes a drug-smuggling queen. She goes from Mexico to Texas and becomes a Scarface-like drug lord character, sort of like a female El Chapo. It has some similarities with Mexican telenovela ‘La Reina Del Sur,’ which starred Kate del Castillo, the actress who was with Sean Penn when he interviewed El Chapo, so I guess it’s all interconnected.

I believe this was your first time scoring a TV series. What was the work like? 

The production sort of wanted the sound and fast rhythm I created in the 1970’s on songs like Donna Summer’s “I Feel Love,” and also Blondie’s “Call Me.” They also really liked my 1980’s work on the “Scarface” soundtrack. Initially I thought to myself: ‘I would have gone for a different sound.’ But now I’m really happy with the way Raney [Schokne] and I did it.

What can you tell me about working on Walter Hill’s ‘Tomboy’?

I met Walter Hill when he produced “Alien.” Right now “Tomboy” is one of my main projects. I’m working on it with Raney Shockne and we are almost done, but I can’t tell you more.

What’s your other main project?

I’m working on a new single with Windy Wagner, which I will be releasing after I finish my dj tour in September. It will be the first single from my next album.

What are the movie soundtracks you’ve done that you are most fond of? 

Well, I haven’t done that many. “Midnight Express” was all synth. It was my first film and is still the closest to my heart because, aside the fact that I won an Oscar for it, I had no idea what Alan Parker wanted. He never told me, so I did pretty much what I wanted. “Scarface” was a great film for me. But there are two really standout films for me. One is the theme I wrote for “Flashdance,” because it encapsulates a complete body of music. The lyrics are good, Irene Cara who sang it, was amazing. It was released before the movie, and it helped the movie. The other is “Take My Breath Away” [from “Top Gun”], that’s the one I like the most from a purely musical standpoint.

How does it feel at your age, to spin discs for such huge crowds?

I really like it. I’ve always wanted to be a performing artist, but my voice wasn’t that great. And I was also afraid of performing. So I never really pursued it. But now I’m not nervous at all. The great thing about it is around 70 percent of the tracks I play are my own, including some new tracks.

Your works have been remixed and covered so much. What’s your favorite redo of ‘I Feel Love’ besides the Donna Summer version?

I love the way violinist Vanessa Mae covered ‘I Feel Love,’ it’s certainly one of my favorite remixes of that song

»

- Nick Vivarelli

Permalink | Report a problem


Box Office: ‘Conjuring 2’ Scores $40.4 Million Debut, ‘Warcraft’ Bombs (Domestically)

12 June 2016 7:56 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Conjuring 2” dominated the weekend box office, racking up an impressive $40.4 million to top “Now You See Me 2” and “Warcraft.”

The horror thriller cast a powerful enough spell to ward off Hollywood’s fears of “sequelitis.” The phantom plague has become a buzzy term among studios executives after a spate of follow-ups and spin-offs, such as “Alice Through the Looking Glass” and “The Huntsman: Winter’s War,” landed with a thud.

Quality appears to have helped “The Conjuring 2” succeed where other sequels faltered. The film received a solid 73% “fresh” rating on critics aggregator Rotten Tomatoes and enjoyed an A- CinemaScore.

“It starts with a really good movie,” said Jeff Goldstein, distribution executive vice president at Warner Bros., New Line’s parent studio.”Then you take an outstanding director like James Wan, returning to a genre that he just owns, and match it with a perfect release date and you blaze a new trail.”

In addition to Wan, whose horror bona fides have also been burnished with his work in the “Insidious” and “Saw” franchises,” the second “Conjuring” brought back Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson as married paranormal investigators looking into a haunted house outside of London.

The New Line release nearly matched the first “Conjuring’s” $41.9 million debut, but its $40 million price tag is nearly double what the first film cost to make. It made short work of the weekend’s other contenders, with Legendary and Universal’s “Warcraft” capturing second place with $24.4 million and Lionsgate’s “Now You See Me 2” nabbing third place, debuting to $23 million.

That debut would have been disastrous for “Warcraft” given the video game adaptation’s $160 million production budget and the millions spent in marketing the film. However, “Warcraft” is getting a lift from foreign audiences, particularly moviegoers in China. The fantasy adventure has earned a scorching $144.7 million over its first four days in the People’s Republic.

Now You See Me 2’s” domestic launch was respectable, but it failed to match the first film’s $29.4 million debut. Lionsgate spent more than $90 million on the sequel, which finds a band of illusionists tangling with an unethical tech baron. Original cast members such as Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, and Woody Harrelson and adds “Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe to the mix. Internationally, “Now You See Me 2” picked up $22.8 million.

Even as moviegoers send mixed signals about their appetite for sequels and followups, studios show no signs of abandoning their franchise obsession. Two sequels, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows” and “X-Men:Apocalypse” rounded out the top five, earning $14.8 million and $10 million, respectively. The latest “Mutant Ninja Turtles” has grossed $61 million in two weeks, while the newest “X-Men” adventure has generated $136.4 million in three weeks.

The strong premieres of “Now You See Me 2” and “The Conjuring 2” would appear to allay concerns that sequels are at a saturation point. That narrative could be retired next weekend, after “Finding Dory,” a follow-up to 2003’s “Finding Nemo,” hits theaters. It is projected to kick off to more than $115 million.

In limited release, “De Palma,” a look at the career of “Carrie” and “Scarface” director Brian De Palma, picked up $30,856 from three locations.

Final numbers are still being tabulated, but it appears that ticket sales will be down more than 40% against difficult year-over-year comparisons. “Jurassic World” debuted over the same weekend in 2015, setting a new domestic record with its $208.8 million opening.

More to come…

»

- Brent Lang

Permalink | Report a problem


15 Things We Learned From the 'De Palma' Documentary

9 June 2016 8:59 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

The setup to De Palma, Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow's engrossing new documentary about the life and career of controversial filmmaker Brian De Palma (opening in theaters on June 10th), couldn't be simpler: The 75-year-old director dissects most of his films and shares analyses and behind-the-scenes anecdotes in between clips. Forget talking-head testimonials from collaborators, flashy visuals or dramatic reenactments. You just get the man himself, looking back and holding court in all his verbose, insightful glory.

And that is more than enough. Known primarily for his obsession with voyeurism, »

Permalink | Report a problem


13 Hollywood Revelations From ‘De Palma’ Documentary: The Director Helped Cast ‘Star Wars’

9 June 2016 7:16 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Based on his classics alone, director Brian De Palma would be the worthy subject of any film. He made “Scarface,” “Carrie” and “Mission: Impossible,” after all. But a look back at the 75-year-old cinema icon’s impressive filmography is just part of the appeal of the warmly-reviewed “De Palma,” a documentary by Noah Baumbach and Jake Paltrow that opens in select theaters this weekend. An expansive oral history of the director’s work, De Palma himself sat down with the filmmakers, sharing highlights from his storied career, which has now spanned six decades. His in-depth interview is cleverly interspersed with behind-the-scenes footage, »

- Meriah Doty

Permalink | Report a problem


2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002

1-20 of 40 items from 2016   « Prev | Next »


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners