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Pixar's latest animated feature Inside Out is continuing to go from success to success.
After topping the UK box office last weekend and battling with Jurassic World for the top spot in the Us earlier in July, Disney's Pixar now has more to celebrate as Inside Out passes the $600 million worldwide box office mark.
Inside Out review: Pixar's charming take on childhood
The global total for the film currently stands at $602.29 million, with the domestic market generating $329.59 million while $272.7 million came from the international market, Deadline reports.
Get your headsets ready because Oculus Rift is revealing the first look at its adorable virtual reality movie Henry.
The immersive cartoon follows a loveable hedgehog who finds himself lonely without anyone to hug on his birthday.
The short film had its premiere yesterday (July 28) at a special screening in Beverly Hills for a select few.
Henry was overseen by former Pixar executive Saschka Unseld, who currently serves as the creative director of Oculus Story Studio.
Henry will be officially released for free when Oculus Rift goes on sale to the public early next year. »
Last summer, Movieweb was invited by Sony Pictures to the set of Goosebumps in Atlanta, Georgia. Goosebumps, for anyone living under a rock for the last thirty years, is a collection of children's horror books by author R.L. Stine. Stine is one of the best-selling writers in history with over four hundred million books sold. Goosebumps has had several adaptations over the years, but this is the first big-budget, Hollywood movie. Goosebumps is produced by Scholastic Media's Executive Vice-President, Deborah Forte; an industry stalwart who was also responsible for the popular 90s TV show based on the books. Jack Black stars with direction by animation and effects veteran Rob Letterman.
Our first note from Sony was to wear proper shoes. This is what you want to hear as a reporter attending a movie set. Why? Because the odds of just sitting around in a studio for hours watching takes is substantially decreased. »
Does Hollywood try to remake/sequelize/franchise-extend every single one of its successful movies? Sometimes it feels that way, but there’s a little more nuance to studio practices than that. If you’re looking for meaning in this summer’s blockbuster season – not always easy – you could call it Dr. JurassicMax or How Hollywood Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Reboot. Rebooting franchises isn’t as common, well-received, or lucrative as you might think. Today let’s look briefly at the history of the reboot – and how this summer changed it.
First, what technically counts as a reboot? One school would say that anytime the cast shuffles, it’s a reboot, meaning we’re now on the second reboot (and third iteration) of Spider-Man films. That’s pretty rare; far more often, duration between films is the deciding factor, and it just doesn’t feel right to slap »
- Daniel Smith-Rowsey
Inside Out has been going great guns at the Us box office since its release on June 19th, and this week has seen it become the eighth successive Pixar film to cross the $500 million mark at the worldwide box office.
The Disney-Pixar film passed the milestone on Tuesday, and by Wednesday the film had grossed $510.1 million across the globe, with some territories still to open in including the UK, where the film opens today. It made $90.4 million in its opening weekend in the Us.
See Also: Read our review of Inside Out here
Domestically, the film has grossed over $311.5 million, and is now the third highest grossing Pixar film of all time in the Us, behind Toy Story 3 ($415 million) and Finding Nemo ($339.7 million). It currently stands at eleventh on the Pixar all time worldwide grosses list. Inside Out is also Disney’s third release this year to pass the half-billion-dollar threshold, »
- Scott J. Davis
Toy Story 3 had long been called the final film in the franchise by Disney and Pixar. It didn't look like another feature film would happen, with Woody, Buzz and the rest of the toy box characters shuffled off to the land of Pixar shorts. But Pixar surprised everyone in November of last year when the animated sequel Toy Story 4 was officially announced. Tom Hanks and Tim Allen have been attached to the follow-up as far back as 2010, when there wasn't supposed to be another movie. None of the other voice cast members have ever been confirmed. But that changes today. Yes, everyone's favorite grump Mr. Potato Head will return. And legendary comedian Don Rickles will be back to provide his voice. The 89-year-old actor had this to say about his return.
"They just signed me to do the fourth Toy Story. We start [work on it] in September, and I'm very delighted with that. »
Could all the Pixar movies from Toy Story to The Good Dinosaur take place in the same universe?
Writer Jon Negroni came up with one of the most detailed (and convincing) fan theories of all time a few years ago, which explains how each film takes place at a certain point in the same timeline, and that there is an overall story involving humans, machines, animals and emotions.
It would take far too long to explain every single connection, but the timeline begins with Brave in the 14th century, and ends with Monsters Inc around the year 5000. In a (relatively complicated) nutshell:
14th-15th Century: The magic used in Brave is what makes animals and inanimate objects behave like humans, and leads to the creation of superheroes.
1950s-1960s: The Incredibles' Buddy creates AI bots and the Zero Point Energy, leading to the eradication of heroes and to sentient objects. »
I really, really cannot wait for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Is anyone with me? Oh, all of you. We’re edging closer and closer to that December 18th release, and we’re hoping that Disney and Lucasfilm are going to show us more online in the coming weeks. It looks like the company have something up their sleeves for the middle of August though, as a press release reveals that Disney plan to show off footage from Star Wars as well as their other upcoming properties including Captain America: Civil War and the upcoming Pixar slate at their huge fan event, D23 Expo 2015.
Marvel didn’t pack for San Diego this year, and we not present at Comic-Con to present anything from their upcoming slate, or make any kind of announcements – so are they holding out for their parent company’s Expo? We certainly hope so.
- Paul Heath
Just a heads up -- in case you can't get to Walt Disney's D23 Expo in Anaheim, CA from August 14-16 -- heaps of new Lucasfilm, Pixar, Marvel and Disney movie intel will be coming out of the event, so put yourself on standby for cool previews.
Disney just shared a press release with the 2015 schedule. You'll see it's noted that "a bevy of special guests will be on hand to offer a look at an unparalleled slate that includes Alice Through the Looking Glass, The Jungle Book, Marvel's Captain America: Civil War, Star Wars: The Force Awakens-and much, much more." Also, "Filmmakers will unveil never-before-seen footage from Pixar's upcoming The Good Dinosaur and Finding Dory and Disney Animation's Zootopia and Moana." So if those movies, and all Disney/Pixar projects, are of interest to you, just know some good teases should be coming out of this.
Here's the »
- Gina Carbone
Walt Disney Studios offers an exclusive look at its upcoming projects from Disney, Pixar, Marvel and Lucasfilm at D23 Expo 2015, taking place August 14-16 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The Studio will unveil its animation and live-action film slates via two huge Hall D23 presentations featuring surprise guests and many unforgettable moments. Other not-to-be-missed events include a Frozen FANdemonium musical celebration with Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez and the 20th anniversary celebration of Disney Pixar's Toy Story with John Lasseter and the original Pixar crew.
Hall D23 Presentations:
After meeting the Emotions inside the mind of an 11-year-old, taking a trip to San Fransokyo, where a boy genius and his robot save the world, and falling in love with a queen with icy powers who wants to "let it go, »
Disney has announced its full schedule for the D23 Expo, which is set to take place next month at the Anaheim Convention Center in California and will feature big upcoming releases such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Captain America: Civil War, Alice Through the Looking Glass, The Good Dinosaur, Finding Dory, Zootopia and Moana, along with much, much more.
Here’s the main presentations…
Friday, August 14, 3 p.m.—Hall D23
After meeting the Emotions inside the mind of an 11-year-old, taking a trip to San Fransokyo, where a boy genius and his robot save the world, and falling in love with a queen with icy powers who wants to “let it go,” come see where Walt Disney and Pixar Animation Studios plan to take you next. In what has become a D23 Expo must-see, »
- Gary Collinson
There are a couple of different ways to look at the opening of "Ant-Man." On the positive side, the Peyton Reed directed superhero flick is the 12th Marvel Studios release to open at no. 1 (they all have, actually). "Ant-Man" is by far the largest debut for star Paul Rudd and, considering it's title and concept, the film's $58 million opening is sort of remarkable when taken outside the context of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. That being said, there are some negatives. Like "Avengers: Age of Ultron," "Ant-Man" came under pre-release estimates. This is the lowest opening for a Marvel Studios release since "Captain America: The First Avenger" in 2011 and it was the only film in the top five this weekend to drop from Friday to Saturday (14.2%). "Ant-Man" did, however, score an A grade on Cinemascore which indicates strong word of mouth. It will need it. This is the first Marvel release »
- Gregory Ellwood
It marks Marvel’s 12th consecutive first place opening, although “Ant-Man” isn’t at the level of other, bigger-name costumed heroes like Captain America, Thor and Iron Man, all of whom performed better out of the gate with their solo adventures. Going into the weekend, analysts expected “Ant-Man” to top $60 million, but its opening is similar to “The Incredible Hulk,” which earned an initial $55 million on its way to a $134 million U.S. haul.
“They are a victim of their own success,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Rentrak. “Any time you have a brand like Marvel, the expectations get blown out of proportion.”
That may be, but the studio sounds disappointed it couldn’t elevate »
- Brent Lang
Marvel's "Ant-Man" was no. 1 at the box office on Friday, but the results are not as avenging as the studio might have hoped for. The shrinking superhero tale pulled in $22.6 million and is expected to earn between $55-60 million for the three-day. That would be Marvel Studios smallest debut since "The Incredible Hulk" in 2008. Granted, "Ant-Man" may over perform with Saturday matinees (it earned an A Cinemascore grade), but it has to be a somewhat disappointing start for the Disney division. Dropping to no. 2 was Universal Studios latest blockbuster, "Minions." The "Despicable Me" spinoff earned another $14.6 million for a stellar $181 million in just eight days. That's a little over $33 million ahead of where "Inside Out" was at the same period last month. Globally "Minions" is a monster earning over $468.8 million so far. Debuting in third was the Judd Apatow and Amy Schumer collaboration "Trainwreck." The well-received comedy is another hit »
- Gregory Ellwood
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- Collider Video
A new number one entered the Us box office chart this weekend with those loveable yellow Minions slaying everything in their path to sit atop the charts with a massive opening.
The prequel to Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2, Minions took an estimated $115.2 million in its opening weekend, the second-highest of all time for an animated movie, just behind the $122.5 million taken by Shrek The Third in 2007 and above the $110.3 million that Toy Story 3 grossed in 2010. That includes a Friday gross of $46.2 million, the highest grossing opening day ever for an animated film.
Minions’ international total now stands at a huge $280.5 million after a second weekend of around $124 million, bringing its two week total to $395.7 million worldwide. A third Despicable Me, or indeed a Minions sequel, is now surely guaranteed after another massive box-office haul.
In other new release news this weekend, Blumhouse and Entertainment 360’s The Gallows opened to around $10 million, »
- Scott J. Davis
Move over, Woody and Buzz, "Minions" is ready to surpass infinity (and beyond!) at the box office. According to Variety, the "Despicable Me" spinoff made $115.2 million in North America over the weekend, which is the second biggest animated film opening in history. That begs the question of who is first, and it's "Shrek the Third" with $121.6 million in 2007. As Entertainment Weekly noted, "Minions" is only the fourth animated movie ever to break $100 million in its opening weekend, and this debut replaces "Toy Story 3" in second place, with $110.3 million, also pushing back "Shrek 2's" $108 million.
EW also added this praise:
Another big accomplishment? Minions is only the fourth film this year to crack $100 million. Even more impressively, three of those four have been from Universal. (Furious 7 and Jurassic World are both Universal films, and Avengers: Age of Ultron was released by Disney.)
Impressive! It's also impressive to note »
- Gina Carbone
Minions, the 3D prequel to Despicable Me, made bananas amounts of money this weekend, pulling in $115.2 million. It passed Toy Story 3 as the second-biggest animated movie opening ever, though it couldn’t usurp Shrek 2 for the record. (Initial predictions suggested that it would beat Shrek.) The little yellow buggers managed to knock Jurassic World out of the top spot, after Inside Out and Terminator Genisys both failed to do so. Jurassic World made $18.1, bringing its domestic total to a still-colossal $590 million, while Inside Out made $17.1 for a domestic haul of $283 million. Pixar’s animated movie about anthropomorphic emotions is the highest-grossing film to not have debuted at number one. Terminator Genisys, meanwhile, continues to sputter, making $13.7 million for a $68.7 million domestic total. Maybe the next Terminator film will spell its title correctly.Found footage horror movie The Gallows made $10 million, just edging out »
- Greg Cwik
For the second frame in a row, an animated title is number one at the box office. But unlike last weekend, when Monday actuals put Inside Out on top in place of Jurassic World, everyone saw today’s win for Minions coming. Since the little, yellow beings first appeared in 2010’s Despicable Me, their commercial appeal has been hard to deny. Now, as expected, the first film to put the creatures front and center has easily secured the highest opening among the three Despicable Me releases. Minions brought in an estimated $115.2 million from 4,301 locations, including $6.2 million from Thursday pm previews. That more than doubles the $56.4 million debut of Despicable Me and stands 38% ahead of 2013’s Despicable Me 2. But as we told you yesterday, DM2 opened on the Wednesday before Independence Day. Those two extra days in theatres make it difficult to draw direct comparisons to Minions, but hey! Since »
- Nicole Pedersen
The Despicable Me franchise is a juggernaut and it's now quite clear one of the big reasons audiences were showing up to watch Gru and his attempts for supreme villainy were his little yellow sidekicks. Minions, opening in 4301 theaters this weekend absolutely dominated, bringing in $115.2 million, the second highest opening weekend of all-time for an animated feature behind Shrek the Third ($121.6m) and just ahead of Toy Story 3 ($110.3m). Yes, the Pixar sequel often considered to be the best of the trilogy is no match for these gibbering little fellas, which also scored an "A" CinemaScore from opening day audiences, so expect this one to continue to soar as it also went into the weekend with $142.6 million internationally as it slowly started hitting theaters internationally as far back as mid-June in Indonesia. It's hard to exactly quantify this result in comparison to Despicable Me 2, as that film opened »
- Brad Brevet
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