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A new PG-13 horror (The Boy), an R-rated comedy (Dirty Grandpa) and a sci-fi thriller (The 5th Wave) make up the new releases hitting theaters this weekend and they all stand to make around $10-12 million. Meanwhile The Revenant is looking to score a #1 finish in its third weekend in wide release, but it's going to need another strong hold to top last weekend's champ, Ride Along 2. The Revenant has finished second the past two weekends, but is finally looking to cross the finish line in first. The 12-time Oscar nominee has grossed nearly $50 million since Oscar nominations were announced last Thursday, following not only an outstanding first weekend, but delivering a mere 20.2% drop last weekend. This weekend the film expands its reach into an additional 152 theaters, which includes 186 IMAX runs and 268 Premium Large Format (Plf) runs. That said, a 35% drop almost seems a worst case scenario as it »
- Brad Brevet <firstname.lastname@example.org>
You’ve probably noticed the influx of live action fairytales gracing cinemas in recent years. This isn’t about to stop any time soon, since re-spinning a recognisable fantastical yarn with real people instead of animated ones always makes big money for the studio behind it.
This process has become so popular that there are currently more of these live action fairytales in production than Marvel Studios, DC Entertainment or Star Wars movies. That’s a lot of films. (A whopping 21 by our count.)
Although it wadsn’t the first movie of this kind, Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland – and its worldwide gross of over a billion dollars – can surely take the credit for kick-starting this trend. Here are all the in-development movies trying to repeat its success, »
It might be said that many of us love Netflix at the moment and, yes, I mean love. A sublime selection of programmes, films, originals and more have been gracing the streaming service and we’ve all been winners for some of the best television in years. Let alone the first series of Jessica Jones, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Daredevil, House of Cards, Master of None… and that’s just some I can think of right now. We’ve all found our favourites.
2016 is set to be another huge year for the Netflix folk, with Marvel’s Jessica Jones getting a second series; and casting on the highly-anticipated series Black Mirror. Anyway, enough of me, here’s your info:
- Dan Bullock
For years and years now, James Cameron has been shepherding and developing a remake of of the 1966 sci-fi Fantastic Voyage. Shawn Levy ("Night At The Museum," "The Internship") was attached to direct at one point, and a couple years back, David S. Goyer was hired to pen a treatment. Then things went quiet. But now the project is back to life with a pretty exciting name attached to helm. Guillermo del Toro will now direct the flick about a group of scientists who are miniaturized and sent into a human body in a submarine to remove a blood clot from a colleague’s brain. Goyer, who last worked with del Toro on "Blade 2," is now writing the script, and will develop the story with del Toro, with the movie aimed to be tentpole sized, because obviously. Meanwhile, Cameron, who was behind del Toro's efforts to make "At The Mountains Of Madness, »
- Kevin Jagernauth
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