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Disney has had a huge amount of success with recent reimaginings of their classic catalog of films. “Cinderella,” “Maleficent,” and, most recently, “The Jungle Book” have made a lot of money for the studio, and “Pete’s Dragon” hopes to continue that success when the film, starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Karl Urban, and Robert Redford, opens later […]
- Charles Dean
Sarturday estimates showed Disney-Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” dominating with a Friday gross of about $19.5 million. The tentpole opened with $179.1 million last weekend (the fifth-highest of all time) and looks likely to decline about 60% — a slightly steeper decline than what “Avengers: Age of Ultron” took in a year ago during the same weekend.
Early estimates had pegged “Civil War” at over $75 million for the frame. If the updated estimates hold, “Civil War” will become the 11th film of all time to top the $70 million mark in its second weekend. That list is headed by “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” with $149 million and “Jurassic World” with $106.6 million; Sony’s 2002 “Spider-Man” is 10th at $71.4 million.
“Civil War,” with Chris Evans »
- Dave McNary
Disney-Marvel’s “Captain America: Civil War” has topped the $700 million mark at the global box office in less than two weeks.
The third Captain America movie opened in the U.S. to the fifth-highest-grossing weekend of all time with $179.1 million, then added $13.3 million on Monday for a four-day total of $192.5 million.
“Civil War,” which began its international run on April 27, added $18.8 million on Monday for a total of $512.8 million. China is leading the way with $104.6 million after four days, followed by South Korea with $54.3 million, the U.K. with $40.6 million, Mexico with $34.8 million and Brazil with $26.1 million.
At $705.3 million worldwide, “Civil War” is already the 83rd highest-grossing movie of all time. Thanks to strong reviews plus solid word-of-mouth, the tentpole has an excellent chance of becoming the 25th film to take in $1 billion worldwide by the end of its run.
Disney’s “Zootopia” is the top worldwide grosser among 2016 releases with $958 million, »
- Dave McNary
Marvel-Disney’s “Captain America: Civil War” has opened the summer spectacularly with a dominant $181.8 million weekend at 4,266 U.S. locations.
The third “Captain America” movie met lofty expectations with the fifth-best domestic opening weekend of all time — trailing only “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at $248 million, “Jurassic World” at $208.8 million, “Marvel’s The Avengers” at $207.4 million and “Avengers: Age of Ultron” at $191.3 million.
The tentpole has already topped the final domestic total of 2011’s “Captain America: The First Avenger” at $176.6 million and should eclipse 2014’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” at $259 million by the end of next weekend.
The marketing for “Civil War” clearly resonated with moviegoers, as it promised an epic fight between Chris Evans’ Captain America and Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man, plus the introduction of Chadwick Boseman’s Black Panther and Tom Holland’s Spider-Man.
Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst with ComScore, said the performance of »
- Dave McNary
“Captain America: Civil War” is making U.S. box office history, blasting to the fifth-best opening weekend ever with an estimated $180 million.
Marvel-Disney’s tentpole opened the summer moviegoing season on Friday with a spectacular $75.3 million at 4,226 locations — the eighth-highest opening day of all time. That figure includes $25 million from Thursday night preview showings.
“Captain America: Civil War” should finish the weekend in elite company behind only four other films: “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at $248 million, “Jurassic World” at $208.8 million, “Marvel’s The Avengers” at $207.4 million and “Avengers: Age of Ultron” at $191.3 million.
Projections on Saturday showed the third “Captain America” will replace “Iron Man 3,” which opened with $174.1 million on the same weekend in 2013, as the fifth-highest launch at the U.S. box office. Its per-location average is about $42,000 for the weekend.
The $75 opening day total for “Civil War” trails only seven titles, led by “The Force Awakens” at $119.1 million, »
- Dave McNary
“Captain America: Civil War” had a super-sized launch, soaring to $25 million in the U.S. on Thursday night.
The domestic debut is expected to take in around $200 million at 4,226 locations this weekend, marking a spectacular start to the summer box office.
If projections hold, “Captain America: Civil War” would be the fourth-highest opener of all time, behind “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at $248 million, “Jurassic World” at $208.8 million and “Marvel’s The Avengers” at $207.4 million. “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is currently in fourth with $191.3 million.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” took in $57 million from Thursday shows in the U.S. on Dec. 17, setting its first box office record. “The Force Awakens” easily beat the previous Thursday-night preview record of $43.5 million set by Warner Bros.’ “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.”
- Dave McNary
“Captain America: Civil War” dominated the foreign box office, debuting to a massive $200.2 million in its first weekend of overseas release, and kicking off the summer movie season on a high note.
The Disney and Marvel superhero adventure is performing less like a sequel to the star-spangled hero’s films and more like another installment in the “Avengers” franchise. It opens domestically on May 6, when it is expected to make nearly $200 million.
Disney distribution chief Dave Hollis hailed the Marvel films as a model of commercial consistency in a business that is notoriously unpredictable.
“They have found a way to keep the films unbelievably fresh and the reception to this leading into its opening suggests that they’ve delivered arguably one of the best films to come out of the studio,” he said. “We expect a lot of repeat business.”
Beyond branding, there are several reasons “Captain America: Civil War »
- Brent Lang
“Captain America: Civil War” is gearing up for gearing up for global domination.
Pre-release tracking for foreign debuts can be spotty, but estimates suggest that the superhero sequel could rack up roughly $200 million overseas after its first five days in theaters. The film will have opened in roughly 63% of the foreign marketplace by Sunday, including such major territories as France, Korea, Brazil, Australia, Mexico, Japan, the Philippines and the U.K. It starts rolling out on Wednesday.
An opening of that size would put it in line with the foreign launches of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” ($212 million) and “Iron Man 3” ($160 million). It dwarfs the last film featuring the star-spangled hero, 2014’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” which opened to $78 million overseas. However, this “Captain America” plays more like an “Avengers” film, broadening its appeal with foreign audiences, who might find the title character jingoistic.
It features Robert Downey Jr. »
- Brent Lang
A full screening of the latest Marvel Studios tentpole was the highlight of Wednesday morning’s Disney presentation at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
Walt Disney evp of theatrical distribution and session host Dave Hollis introduced Captain America: Civil War as the finale and the show did not disappoint.
The end credits brought sustained applause from delegates and press. Civil War stars Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr, Scarlett Johansson, Anthony Mackie, Chadwick Boseman, Sebastian Stan and most of the regular Avengers cast.
The film opens in major markets in the last week of April and debuts in North America on May 6. The world premiere took place in Hollywood on Tuesday night.
Earlier in the session director Andrew Stanton and producer Lindsey Collins (pictured wearing sunglasses) appeared on stage and introduced the opening 27 minutes of Pixar’s sequel Finding Dory, which opens on June 17 and delighted the crowd.
Earlier Hollis ran through the upcoming slate, which includes »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
“Don’t Judge a Book by Its Cover” is a proverb whose simple existence proves the fact impressionable souls will do so without fail. This monthly column focuses on the film industry’s willingness to capitalize on this truth, releasing one-sheets to serve as not representations of what audiences are to expect, but as propaganda to fill seats. Oftentimes they fail miserably.
Spring is bringing some Tiff 2015 holdovers and a couple Hollywood hopefuls to take down the juggernaut that is Batman v Superman despite its bad reviews (I proudly hold firm on thinking it fun). Disney may have a hit on their hands with one of their old properties turned new (the one that isn’t pretending it isn’t connected to the film it’s a prequel of), but the success of the rest is up in the air.
Except for Barbershop: The Next Cut (April 15) and the aforementioned Disney rehash, »
- Jared Mobarak
On a December morning in 1970, the King of Rock 'n Roll showed up on the lawn of the White House to request a meeting with the most powerful man in the world, President Nixon. Starring Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon as Elvis Presley and two-time Academy Award winner Kevin Spacey as Richard Nixon, comes the untold true story behind this revealing, yet humorous moment in the Oval Office forever immortalized in an infamous photograph. Learn about the legendary meeting between President Nixon and The King of Rock and Roll in this exciting new Featurette.
For decades, the most requested image from the National Archives has been an image featuring a meeting between music icon Elvis Presley and President Richard Nixon in 1970. The story of this iconic meeting has finally made it to the big screen in the new movie Elvis & Nixon. It tells the story about Elvis Presley (Michael Shannon »
Ahead of the release of Captain America Civil War, Empire have debuted their upcoming April issue cover, featuring Captain America and Iron Man locked in battle. The new issue, which hits shelves on Thursday 25th February, and has a special subscriber cover that hasn’t yet been revealed.
Though the first trailer seemingly suggested that Cap and Bucky had the best of Tony Stark in battle, this new cover tells a closer story of an irresistible force meeting an immovable object. And that equality is key to selling the idea that choosing sides is going to be difficult.
The issue will look ahead to the film’s release with a feature dedicated to the Russo Brothers, an interview feature with Robert Downey Jr and Chris Evans, and an interview with Black Panther actor Chadwick Boseman. On top of that there’s also an itnerview with Jon Bernthal about »
- Simon Gallagher
Super Bowl 50 is now in the books, with the Denver Broncos prevailing as the NFL champions, beating the Carolina Panthers 24-10. The big game also served as a platform to promote some of this year's most highly-anticipated movies, and the studios certainly didn't disappoint, with a slew of new trailers that debuted both before and during the event. In case you're not a football fan, and didn't feel like watching the game, we have compiled all of the movie trailers for you to watch in one convenient spot.
20th Century Fox had the biggest presence during the Super Bowl, airing four different ads for upcoming movies Deadpool (February 12), Eddie the Eagle (February 26), X-Men: Apocalypse (May 27) and Independence Day: Resurgence (June 24). Disney showcased The Jungle Book (April 15) and its Marvel superhero adventure Captain America: Civil War (May 6) and Alice Through the Looking Glass (May 27), while Paramount showcased Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles »
For decades, the most requested photo from the National Archives is an image featuring a meeting between music icon Elvis Presley and President Richard Nixon in 1970. The story of this iconic meeting has finally made it to the big screen in the new movie Elvis & Nixon, with IMDb revealing the first trailer. The trailer debut is especially significant, since today is Elvis Presley's birthday.
Elvis & Nixon tells the story about Elvis Presley (Michael Shannon) visiting President Richard Nixon (Kevin Spacey) at the White House in December of 1970. The meeting was initiated by Presley, who wrote Nixon a six-page letter requesting a visit and suggesting that he be made a 'Federal Agent-at-Large' in the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs. Presley brought with him family photos and a Colt 45 pistol as a personal gift to the President.
The untold true story behind the meeting between the King of Rock 'n Roll and President Nixon, »
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