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“Bridget Jones's Baby” topped the foreign box office for the second consecutive weekend. The romantic comedy has fizzled in the United States, but overseas crowds seem more inclined to check in on Bridget’s romantic travails and impending offspring.
The film earned $21.9 million from 47 territories, pushing its global gross to $83.6 million. Renée Zellweger ended her six-year hiatus from acting to reprise the title role, with Colin Firth once again returning as Darcy, the frequent object of her desire and disdain. “Bridget Jones’s Baby” opened in eight territories this weekend, including New Zealand, India, Egypt, Italy, and Thailand. It retained its first place ranking in the United Kingdom, where it has made nearly $30 million. The film is backed by Universal, Miramax, StudioCanal, and Working Title, and cost $35 million to produce.
“The Magnificent Seven,” Sony and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s remake of the classic Western, snagged second place with $19.2 million. The $90 million »
- Brent Lang
Bridget Jones’S Baby Universal Pictures Reviewed by: Harvey Karten, Shockya Grade: C- Director: Sharon Maguire Written by: Emma Thompson, Helen Fielding, Dan Mazer, based on characters created by Helen Fielding Cast: Renée Zellweger, Colin Firth, Patrick Dempsey, Emma Thompson, Shirley Henderson, Jim Broadbent Screened at: AMC Empire, NYC, 9/13/16 Opens: September 16, 2016 If you’re not the target aud for “Bridget Jones’s Baby” you may be sorely disappointed by a film that caters to people who might be curious about the paternity of the title character. However there is a possibility that you could go for some of the dialogue in which, despite the movie’s not being a Judd Apatow [ Read More ]
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- Harvey Karten
MGM and Columbia Pictures’ “The Magnificent Seven” is leading the weekend box office charge after lassoing $12.7 million on Friday at 3,674 locations. The film, from director Antoine Fuqua, is zeroing in on a $35 million opening.
The Western, which carries a $90 million price tag, features an ensemble cast including Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, Ethan Hawke, Vincent D’Onofrio and Byung-Hun Lee. The film is co-financed by LStar Capital and Village Roadshow Pictures, and debuted on the Toronto Film Festival’s opening night. It carries an A- CinemaScore.
The last time Fuqua and Washington teamed up for “The Equalizer,” it opened with $34.1 million. Compared to other recent Westerns, “The Magnificent Seven” earned more than Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” which opened over Christmas weekend to $16.2 million. “Django Unchained” had a healthy $30.1 million opening in 2012.
- Seth Kelley
Oscar® winners Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth are joined by Patrick Dempsey for the next chapter of the world’s favorite singleton in Bridget Jones’S Baby. Directed by Sharon Maguire (Bridget Jones’s Diary), the new film in the beloved comedy series based on creator Helen Fielding’s heroine finds Bridget unexpectedly expecting.
After breaking up with Mark Darcy (Firth), Bridget Jones’s (Zellweger) “happily ever after” hasn’t quite gone according to plan. Fortysomething and single again, she decides to focus on her job as top news producer and surround herself with old friends and new. For once, Bridget has everything completely under control. What could possibly go wrong?
Then her love life takes a turn and Bridget meets a dashing American named Jack (Dempsey), the suitor who is everything Mr. Darcy is not. In an unlikely twist she finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch…she can »
- Tom Stockman
Bridget Jones’s Baby, 2016.
Directed by Sharon Maguire.
Bridget’s focus on single life and her career is interrupted when she finds herself pregnant, but with one hitch … she can only be fifty percent sure of the identity of her baby’s father.
After a year of unnecessary sequels I was sceptical going in to watch Bridget Jones’s Baby. The first film is pure brilliance whilst the Edge of Reason was supremely awful. Bridget Jones’s Baby is a worthy successor and the sequel that we deserved.
Bridget is now 43 years old and still single. Instead of the man obsessed loveable wreck from the first film Bridget has taken charge of her life, has a great job, friends and doesn’t need a man. In the opening scene Bridget’s »
- Helen Murdoch
James Corden had all the wrong moves when he auditioned for “Bridget Jones’s Baby” opposite Renee Zellweger in a “Late Late Show” sketch that aired Wednesday night. “This time, we are looking to cast a new charismatic British lead, which is why we’ve brought you in,” a producer told Corden before the CBS late-night host proceeded to bomb with a Hugh Grant impersonation. “If we would’ve wanted Hugh Grant again, we would’ve cast him,” the producer said. See Video: Jimmy Kimmel Eats Bull Penis to Keep Salary Secret From James Corden So Corden kept trying with other characters, »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Step aside, Hugh Grant! James Corden was ready for his close-up as the new British male lead in “Bridget Jones’s Baby“, and on Wednesday night, “The Late Late Show” released the comedian’s “audition tape” with star Renee Zellweger. “This is so exciting. Thank you so much for the opportunity,” Corden gushed to Zellweger. “I love […] »
- Will Reid
Renée Zellweger in Bridget Jones’s Baby beautifully plays out the contradictory feelings raging inside her. Katharine Hepburn in George Cukor's Pat And Mike comes to mind. She knows what is going on and still can't help it. Mr. Darcy's (Colin Firth) competition, Jack (Patrick Dempsey) is a variation of a Disney prince.
- Anne-Katrin Titze
There are plenty of lovable English actors in Hollywood, but there's just something about Colin Firth that makes him extra dreamy. The 56-year-old first stole our hearts when he played Mr. Darcy in the BBC series Pride and Prejudice, and our obsession only intensified when he starred in movies like Bridget Jones's Diary, Love Actually, and Mamma Mia!. Aside from being a critically acclaimed actor, Colin is also a devoted husband. He's been married to his wife, Livia Giuggioli, since 1997, and together they have two sons, Luca, 15, and Matteo, 13. Colin is also father to son Will, 26, with ex Meg Tilly. If you can't get enough of him as his beloved character Mr. Darcy in Bridget Jones's Baby, look back at his best moments over the years. »
- Kelsie Gibson
Keanu Reeves is working on a slew of upcoming thrillers (including the highly-anticipated “John Wick: Chapter 2”) and among his list is “The Whole Truth,” directed by Courtney Hunt and co-starring Renée Zellweger, Jim Belushi and Gugu Mbatha-Raw. A new poster and trailer for the feature have just been released by Lionsgate Premiere, which you can check out below.
The crime thriller centers around defense attorney Richard Ramsay (Reeves) after he’s hired by his widowed friend, Loretta Lassiter (Zellweger), and promises to keep her son Mike (Gabriel Basso) out of prison after he’s charged with murdering his father. As he uses the evidence to get his client acquitted, he begins to realize that there might be more to this story than he originally thought.
“The Whole Truth” has already been »
- Liz Calvario
Renée Zellweger charms a homegrown audience and the horror franchise scares up a crowd, while cinemas show robust August returns
The Us opening may have offered a disappointing $8.6m (£6.64m), but Bridget Jones’s Baby delivered a storming victory on home turf, with a UK debut of £8.11m. That’s the biggest opening ever for a film released in September, says distributor Universal.
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- Charles Gant
Bridget Jones’s Baby, 2016.
Directed by Sharon Maguire.
Bridget’s focus on single life is interrupted when she finds out she’s pregnant, and she’s not sure who the father is.
Fifteen years ago the first Bridget Jones film was released, and the character quickly became an icon for singletons everywhere. Zellweger’s brilliant performance (and her superb English accent) instantly won over any people who doubted that the Texas-born actress could sufficiently portray a British icon. The film was a huge success, garnering an Oscar nomination for Zellweger, and furthering the popularity of co-stars Colin Firth and Hugh Grant as well. A sequel followed three years later which was basically a retread of the same story (“Hmm, is Darcy right for me? Ooh look, Daniel Cleaver! Wait, he’s not very nice. »
- Amie Cranswick
It was a horrible weekend at the box-office. According to Deadline, at $89M, the weekend of 9/16-18 was the worst this year. Prior to that, the weekend of 2/5-7 was the lowest with $95M.
Lionsgate.s .Blair Witch. on the other hand, failed miserably. Projected to make between $15-$20M this weekend, the threequel managed to eke out a mere $9.7M at the box-office landing at Number 2. And with a horrible CinemaScore of D+, we can say the film is dead on arrival. What happened? I thought the movie, which was over-buzzed beginning with its secret Comic-Con screening and ending at the Toronto International Film Festival, was good enough, certainly better than the sequel .The Book of Shadows.. But alas, audiences seemed to not care. »
Last weekend's box office winner, the hit biopic Sully, squared off against three newcomers in theaters, the horror sequel Blair Witch, the comedy sequel Bridget Jones's Baby and the biopic Snowden. We had predicted that Sully would drop roughly 50% in its second weekend, allowing Blair Witch to take the top spot. That didn't happen, though with Sully dropping much less than expected, triumphing over the three under-performing newcomers to win this weekend with $22 million.
According to Box Office Mojo, Sully dropped just 37.2% this weekend, and its 3,525 theater count was still the widest release of any movie this weekend. This weekend's tally brings its domestic total to $70.5 million, with an addition $23.4 million from overseas territories for a worldwide total of $93.9 million from a $60 million budget. All three newcomers took the second, third and fourth spots at the box office, with Blair Witch taking second with $9.6 million, with a $3,092 per-screen average from 3,121 theaters. »
This weekend’s box office tally shifted dramatically as predictions were far from reality. The biggest miscalculations were over “Blair Witch” — initially expected to top $22 million and come in at No. 1 — and “Bridget Jones’s Baby,” which was expected to bring in more than $14 million. Neither came to pass, as Lionsgate’s scary movie sequel made only an estimated $9.7 million — more than 55 percent lower than predictions made early last week. Also Read: Box Office: 'Blair Witch,' 'Bridget Jones's Baby' Bomb, 'Sully' Strikes Again Universal, Miramax, StudioCanal and Working Title’s rom-com sequel starring Oscar winner Renée Zellweger didn’t fare. »
- Meriah Doty
Some things aren’t worth the wait.
“Blair Witch” and “Bridget Jones’s Baby,” sequels to films that first hit theaters a generation ago, both stumbled in their debuts this weekend, earning a meagre $9.7 million and $8.2 million, respectively. They were easily overpowered by “Sully,” the Clint Eastwood drama about the so-called “Miracle on the Hudson” emergency plane landing that features Tom Hanks as Capt. Chesley Sullenberger. The Warner Bros. release topped the domestic box office for a second consecutive weekend, earning $22 million and pushing its stateside total to $70.5 million.
The weekend’s other wide-release launch, Oliver Stone’s “Snowden,” was also over-shadowed by the aeronautical heroics, picking up $8 million from 2,443 locations for a fourth-place finish. The look at Edward Snowden stars Joseph Gordon-Levitt and got a warm reception at the Toronto International Film Festival, »
- Brent Lang
by Eric Blume
Everyone’s favorite contemporary British heroine is back: Bridget Jones (Renée Zellweger) is now successful, at her ideal weight, and alas still single. In Bridget Jones’s Baby, she has two surprising one-night stands with different men: an American dating guru (Patrick Dempsey) and her former flame Mark Darcy (Colin Firth). Then she’s pregnant: who could the father be? Will we see misunderstandings and shenanigans along the lines of a typical Three’s Company episode? Unfortunately, yes…yes, we do.
The original 2001 Bridget Jones’s Diary remains a mini-classic of its kind: one of the most dignified and intelligent of its genre (romantic comedy), yet it also transcends the genre, truly plumbing some depth (as mainstream movies go) about accepting who you really are, and understanding what love actually is. It went beyond your typical “boy and girl like each other because they’re in a »
- Eric Blume
What was shaping up to be a race between the superhuman and supernatural is looking less so now that “Blair Witch” has stumbled in its opening weekend box office. Earning reports from Friday night show “Sully” will steer clear of its competition and remain on top.
“Blair Witch” will conjure about $10 million this weekend, which is far below earlier projections from outside distributors which stood at about $23 million as recently as Tuesday. The Lionsgate horror film with a $5 million price tag made $4 million Friday night at 3,121 locations.
In its second weekend at the box office, “Sully” earned $6.6 million at 3,525 locations on Friday, and is aiming at $21 million this weekend. That’s following an opening weekend that won the box office with just over $35 million.
- Seth Kelley
Before the Universal Pictures and Working Title Films Bridget Jones’s Baby lunch with Renée Zellweger, Sharon Maguire, Helen Fielding, Eric Fellner, and Colin Firth at Lotos Club, there was a screening of the film arranged by Peggy Siegal at the Park Avenue Screening Room. When I arrived I noticed director/writer Fred Schepisi with his wife Mary.
In 2012, Alexandra Schepisi, Geoffrey Rush and the filmmaker met me at The Regency Hotel in New York for a conversation on The Eye of The Storm. And last year, I saw him at the Monkey Bar reception for Alan Rickman's A Little Chaos, starring Kate Winslet with Matthias Schoenaerts, »
- Anne-Katrin Titze
The horror sequel “Blair Witch” is heading for second place with about $17 million at 3,121 sites, including around $7 million for its opening day Friday and $765,000 in Thursday night previews. That’s in line with Lionsgate forecasts for the low-cost project.
Universal’s “Bridget Jones’s Baby” looks likely to finish third with about $13 million at 2,927 screens with an opening day of around $5 million. Open Road’s biopic “Snowden,” starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, is headed for fourth with around $7.3 million at 2,423 sites.
Warner Bros.’ “Sully,” co-financed and co-produced by Village Roadshow, has taken in $45.7 million in its first six days and carries plenty of strong word of mouth, having generated an A CinemaScore on its opening weekend. Should the $21 million estimate hold for the second weekend, it would represent a 40% decline. »
- Dave McNary
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