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Pixar animates Andrew Coats (Wall-e, Toy Story 3) and Lou Hamou-Lhadj (Cars 2, Inside Out) have released the first trailer for their upcoming animated short Borrowed Time, which centres of an aging Sheriff in the Old West. Check it out here, along with the official synopsis…
A weathered Sheriff returns to the remains of an accident he has spent a lifetime trying to forget. With each step forward, the memories come flooding back. Faced with his mistake once again, he must find the strength to carry on.
Borrowed Time is set to hit the festival circuit this year.
- Gary Collinson
Minions is now only the 3rd animated feature to ever collect more than $1 billion worldwide at the box office, and the first to not come from Disney. Minions joins the ranks of Toy Story 3 ($1.06 billion) and Frozen ($1.27 billion), an extremely exclusive club. After around 70 days internationally and 49 days domestically, Minions stands at$1 […]
Read Box Office: Minions is Now the 3rd Animation to Ever Pass $1 Billion on Filmonic.
As of Thursday (August 27), the Despicable Me spin-off hit the billion dollar mark worldwide, making it the third biggest animated movie of all time, reports Entertainment Weekly.
Minions easily won the Us box office in its debut weekend with $115 million and has since gone on to make $321.9 million in the North American domestic box office and $682 million internationally.
While Disney is still sitting comfortably at the top of the list - Frozen (2013) is number one with $1.27 billion, quickly followed by Toy Story 3 (2010) with $1 billion - there's still time for Minions to overtake either film as the movie has yet to open in Italy, Turkey, China and Greece.
The movie tells the story of three yellow minions who were recruited by super villain Scarlett Overkill »
2015 has been a very good year indeed for Universal, with the studio already setting the all time box office record, thanks to the likes of Fifty Shades of Grey, Pitch Perfect 2, Fast & Furious 7, and Jurassic World, both of which earned over $1 billion each. Now, Universal has another feather in its cap with Minions reaching that magic number since its release in June. On top of that, the first solo adventure for the lovable yellow guys is now the third highest grossing animated movie of all time, after Frozen and Toy Story 3. Not bad for the banana loving, gibberish spouting sidekicks. »
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It’s been a fantastic year for Universal Pictures at the box office; having already pulled in the record highest-grossing year for a studio, it has now become the first to have three films hit a billion dollars worldwide in a single year, with Minions hitting the milestone today.
The Despicable Me spinoff has pulled in $321.9 million domestically and $682 million around the world for a global haul of $1.004 billion and counting. It follows fellow Universal releases Jurassic World ($1.623 billion) and Furious 7 ($1.512 billion), as well as Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron ($1.401 billion).
- Gary Collinson
Illumination Entertainment’s “Minions” has crossed the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office, another milestone for Universal Pictures, which recently shattered the record for domestic grosses in a single year. With Thursday night’s haul, the little yellow helpers grossed $321.9 million domestically and $682 million internationally. It is now officially the third highest-grossing animated film of all time, coming in behind “Frozen” and “Toy Story 3,” which made $1.3 billion and $1.06 million, respectively. “Minions” is the 23rd highest-grossing film of all time. Also Read: Universal Shatters Box-Office Record for Domestic Grosses in One Year This also marks the first time a studio has had. »
- Beatrice Verhoeven
Universal-Illumination Entertainment’s “Minions” has crossed the $1 billion milestone at the worldwide box office — another indication of a dominant year for the studio.
It’s the third milestone of the week for Universal, which set a record for top domestic year on Aug. 26 with $2.113 billion and for top international year on Aug. 24 with $3.78 billion.
The animated comedy has grosses of $682 million internationally and $321.9 million in North America, making Minions” the third-highest-grossing animated film of all time after “Frozen” and “Toy Story 3.” It’s the 23rd film to gross $1 billion worldwide.
Universal noted that the milestone also marks the first time any studio has had three films cross $1 billion at the worldwide box office in a single year. “Furious 7” has grossed $1.512 billion and “Jurassic World” has grossed $1.628 billion — and it’s still in theaters.
- Dave McNary
Congratulations, "Minions"! Would you have predicted the "Despicable Me" spinoff to be one of the few animated titles to breathe the rarefied air above $1 billion at the box office? According to The Hollywood Reporter, the little yellow guys just hit that milestone, making them only the third animated movie ever to go above $1B, following "Frozen" ($1.274 billion) and "Toy Story 3" ($1.06 billion). Variety noted that, overall, "Minions" is the 23rd film to gross $1 billion worldwide.
"Minion" has earned $321.9 million domestically and $682 million internationally so far, THR noted, making it the No. 3 animated film of all time (not accounting for inflation) and the top grossing of 2015 to date. Don't count "Inside Out" from joining the list. It has earned $701 million so far, but it hasn't opened yet in many overseas markets. It made more than "Minions" domestically, so we could see a fourth go over $1 billion.
This triumph for "Minions" is »
- Gina Carbone
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Jj Abrams hotly-anticipated continuation of the classic space saga, is fast approaching. We're mere months away from heading back to a galaxy far, far away, but there's still plenty of information floating in the ether about this sequel. Here's everything you need to know...
John Boyega is a Jedi and Kylo Ren Isn't a Sith
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A special Instagram teaser gave us a look at John Boyega's Fin wielding a blue lightsaber, allegedly the one that once belonged to Luke Skywalker. Who trained him? We don't know (possibly Luke), but what is known is that he's facing down Kylo Ren in a forest.
Those who thought that Kylo was a Sith Lord will be surprised to learn that he's in fact a "Knight of Ren". According to Jj Abrams, he works »
Disney-Pixar’s “Inside Out” has crossed the $700 million mark at the global box office — the fifth Pixar film and Disney’s seventh animated pic to hit the milestone.
“Inside Out” has hauled in $343 million domestically, making it the top-grossing animated film of 2015 and the second-highest grossing Pixar movie ever to reach the mark during its original release, trailing only “Toy Story 3.” It also had the biggest opening for an original property, with $90.4 million.
It’s hit $358 million at the international box office, with 81% of the marketplace. The comedy debuts in Denmark, Finland, Sweden and Singapore this weekend, with Germany, Italy and China still to come.
- Dave McNary
“Inside Out” has crossed the $700 million mark at the global box office, making it the fifth Pixar Animation movie to reach the threshold and Disney’s seventh, the studio said Thursday. With $343 million domestically, “Inside Out” is the highest-grossing animated film of the year and the second-highest grossing Pixar film ever on original release, behind only “Toy Story 3.” The film debuted in the U.S. and Canada on the June 19 weekend with $90.4 million. It was second behind “Jurassic World,” ending Pixar’s string of No. 1 debuts, but it was the biggest opening ever for an original property. Internationally, »
- Todd Cunningham
Whether you like it or not, Toy Story 4 is definitely happening.
Toy Story 3 was released in 2010 to critical claim, huge box-office success (it became the first animated feature to gross over $1bn) and, most importantly, seemed to tie an extremely neat bow on the franchise, giving what many fans thought was the perfect ending to the incredible trilogy that had played out over the past 15 years.
The characters have been brought back since then, in two television specials – Toy Story of Terror! and Toy Story That Time Forgot – as well as three shorts: Hawaiian Vacation, Small Fry, and Partysaurus Rex. Generally these have been met with praise, although the larger movie audience – the one that forked out all of those dollars on seeing the films – have stayed more or less ignorant of them, and they are fairly easy to forget about.
Now, though, they’re coming back to the big screen, »
- James Hunt
Summer blockbuster season finally draws to a close, with us mortal Brits gettings Hitman: Agent 47 this weekend. Then we're into September, and before you know it, those pesky Oscar prediction articles will have begun infecting the internet. So let's send off what's been a fairly decent summer season, with a countdown of our favourite films. Of course, feel free to tell us how wrong we are in the comments....
The Least Best
We don't really want to spend too many words digging over the corpses of films that have already been readily kicked to death, so we'll just nominate one film for the most disappointing of the summer.
With the proviso that we haven't seen Entourage, it'd have to be Terminator: Genisys. We appreciate many would opt for Fantastic Four here, »
September sees loads of new films – and a few telly shows – joining Amazon Prime Instant Video in the UK. Here's our low-down...
As streaming services go, Amazon Prime Instant Video is one of the youngest names around.
There’s a decent library of entertainment behind the relative-newbie moniker, though. That’s partly due to the fact that the website used to be LoveFilm, before Amazon bought them out.
In September 2015, some big films and telly shows are coming to stream on Amazon Prime Instant Video. Here’s our list, to keep you primed and ready (arf)…
Criminal Minds (seasons 1 to 9)
The Following (season 2)
Awkward (season 4)
Superman – Unbound (2013)
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 2 (2013)
Hand Of God (season 1)
The Asylum (2014)
Green Lantern (2011)
We’re The Millers (2013)
Dark City (1998)
Toy Story (1995)
Monsters University (2013)
A Walk in the Woods, 2015.
Directed by Ken Kwapis.
A semi-retired celebrated travel writer attempts the Appalachian Trail with an old travelling companion.
Looking back at Ken Kwapis’ back catalogue, one gets the impression that he’s definitely well-suited in human comedy-dramas of affluent, middle-class Americans. Kwapis’ film style is greatly utilized here more than in its subject matter; it’s essentially a two-hander piece between Robert Redford’s Bill Bryson, the travelling writer, and his old companion Katz (Nick Nolte). The set ups these characters find themselves in are akin to the sitcom aesthetics Kwapis is also used to working in, with simplistic two-shot camera compositions. In short, Kwapis fans shan’t be disappointed.
Further strengths lie in the on-screen chemistry between Redford and Nolte as they portray such polar opposite characters; Bryson is a sarcastic »
- Matthew Lee
Dismaland Castle and Big Little Mermaid suffering from split-personality disorder. Dismaland: Banksy and more than 50 other artists create bemusement theme park Who gives a damn about the cheap thrills to be offered by the Star Wars-themed expansion of Disneyland when you can relish the thought-provoking wonders of Dismaland? The artist Banksy, whose 2010 documentary feature Exit Through the Gift Shop was nominated for an Academy Award, has come up with his latest revolutionary artwork: a theme park for the bemusement of the whole family! Or perhaps not quite the whole family. Banksy calls his 2.5-acre art show a “family theme park unsuitable for small children.” Another Dismaland plus. Its construction shrouded in secrecy, Dismaland opened today, Aug. 20, '15, on the sea front at Weston-super-Mare, in Somerset, southwest England. While the theme park was being built, locals believed that the work going on at the derelict Tropicana “lido” – shut down in »
- Andre Soares
We.re still rejoicing over the latest developments for Toy Story 4, as, over the weekend, we were informed that the hugely anticipated Pixar sequel will revolve around Woody.s pursuit to find Bo-Peep. But since the Toy Story franchise is packed to the brim with characters that each of us adore with all of our hearts, we're also waiting to know which other figures will return. It.s now been confirmed that one character who will indeed return alongside Woody and Bo-Beep is Trixe. Kristen Schaal, who has voiced the blue plastic Triceratops in the likes of Toy Story 3, the trilogy of Toy Story Toons shorts, Toy Story Of Terror!, and Toy Story That Time Forgot, made this admission to me while we chatted about her upcoming turn as Mary Ellen in A Walk In The Woods. After I quizzed her about any further updates regarding Toy Story 4, »
Disney's D23 Expo unloaded a whole lot of news regarding upcoming movies from Walt Disney Animation and Pixar. We also got to see a bunch of new stills and artwork for many of these titles. Here's all you need to see and know, in alphabetical order by title: Coco This is Pixar's long-in-development feature based on Dia de los Muertos, aka Mexico's Day of the Dead. Coco is the name of a character in the movie, which is directed by Toy Story 3's Lee...
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No one thought it was going to happen. Most expected that the Toy Story gang were going to be relegated to Pixar shorts for the rest of eternity. Toy Story 3 was said to be the end of a trilogy, and the end of the big screen movie series as well. But nothing this great ever stays dormant for long. The team at Disney Pixar devised a new story they felt was worthy of the big screen, and thus Toy Story 4 was born. At this weekend's D23 presentation, director of the movie John Lasseter arrived to talk about the sequel and its love story. We have that presentation, along with an interview featuring the man himself.
Disney's D23 Expo kicked off Friday with a massive three-hour panel that showcased the 20th Anniversary of Toy Story, while looking forward to Toy Story 4, arriving in theaters June 16, 2017. Pixar Animation Studios' John Lasseter, »
The D23 Expo had their Marvel and Star Wars panels yesterday, giving those at the conference a chance to catch a sneak peek at some of the biggest properties coming later this year and beyond. Among them: a new director to the Star Wars, a new cast member for Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, a run-time for The Force Awakens, and a preview at upcoming Pixar movies.
After J.J. Abrams directs The Force Awakens and Looper director Rian Johnson helms Episode VII, Colin Trevorrow, who most recently directed the massive hit Jurassic World, will go behind the camera for Star Wars: Episode IX. Trevorrow is set to direct Book of Henry next as well as help write the sequel to Jurassic World with Episode IX coming out in 2019. It isn’t the most inspired choice, even though Trevorrow just made nearly a billion dollars with Jurassic World, »
- Zach Dennis
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