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comScore today announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of June 25, 2017, as compiled by the company’s theatrical measurement services.
This weekend saw the release of Transformers: The Last Knight, the fifth entry in the long-running Transformers franchise. Interest in this film — at least on the domestic front, has seemed to be at an all-time low, with audiences growing frustrated with the lack of attention to storytelling in the film. This past weekend’s box office of $69 million for Wednesday-Sunday, and $45 million for the standard Friday-Sunday. This is a franchise low for the series, whose other lowest domestic opening was around $70 million for the very first film. However, with its worldwide haul sitting at around $265 million, it’s very clear that Paramount never planned on putting their stock in North American audiences. In short, it’ll likely make money due to the foreign box office, but »
- Joseph Medina
comScore today announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of June 18, 2017, as compiled by the company’s theatrical measurement services.
This weekend saw the release of a few movies in the form of the Pixar flick Cars 3, the Tupac biopic All Eyez on Me, not to mention, the shark movie 47 Meters Down, and the comedy film Rough Night. The past weekend brought a bit of a mixed bag.
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As expected Cars 3 did okay, taking in $53 million in its opening weekend. It was enough to firmly land it in first place, but it was nothing to get excited about. It had the least successful opening of any Cars film to date, and as it stands, it has one of the lower grossing openings of Pixar films as a whole. That being said, it isn’t a bad opening, »
- Joseph Medina
comScore today announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of June 11, 2017, as compiled by the company’s theatrical measurement services.
Wonder Woman performed amazingly in its second weekend, taking in $57.2 million domestically, only dropping 44.6 percent from its already-stellar first weekend. As Warner Bros. hoped, the film has managed to garner amazing word of mouth, resulting in its solid second weekend. As of this writing, the film has taken in $435 million worldwide. When all said and done, we wouldn’t be surprised if it neared $750 million worldwide by the end of its run, but we’ll have to wait and see.
The Mummy, on the other hand, did not do as well as hoped. Projections a week or so prior to the film’s release pegged it at around $35 million to $42 million, but as soon as the negative reviews started to pour in, that prediction was lowered to around $32 million. »
- Joseph Medina
comScore today announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of June 04, 2017, as compiled by the company’s theatrical measurement services.
By this time, you’re probably more than aware that Wonder Woman exceeded all sorts of expectations this past weekend when it, not only surprised critics and fans with its amazing quality, but with its ridiculous box office performance. Weeks ago, it was speculated that the film would only take in around $65 million domestically, but it went above and beyond, taking in $100.5 million, securing its place as the highest grossing opener for a film directed by a woman. Wonder Woman also received an A CinemaScore, meaning audiences that went to see it pretty much got exactly what they wanted out of the flick. This is usually a sign that a movie will have a long life in theaters, but we’ll have to see is that comes to fruition, »
- Joseph Medina
How hysterical do you find the name Professor Poopypants? Not very? Then you are likely a grown adult (and probably female). If you don’t find gags about farts, poop, tinkle, wedgies, and giant toilets endlessly hilarious – if you are not, in body or spirit, a 9-year-old boy, then Dreamworks new animated film Captain Underpants – The First Epic Movie is not for you. And that is precisely the point.
Few things command disrespect like the sight of a grown man wearing his tighty-whities, however the bald and barefoot Captain Underpants happens to be a superhero. As one character in Captain Underpants The First Epic Movie notes: “Most superheroes look like they’re flying around in their underwear…. Well, this guy actually is flying around in his underwear!” The Captain is the comic-book invention of a pair of 9-year old troublemakers, George and Harold (voiced by Thomas Middleditch and Kevin Hart »
- Tom Stockman
It’s hard to say the name “Captain Underpants” without smiling, and the big-screen debut of the skivvies-clad superhero (the film’s subtitle is “The First Epic Movie”) maintains that same goofy, innocently naughty nature for nearly its entire running time. Yes, there are farts, and musical numbers choreographed around infinite rolls of toilet paper, and an arch-nemesis named Professor Poopypants; at the preview screening I attended, kids were delighted, and so were more than a few adults who were willing to surrender to the animated feature’s grammar-school scatology and loopy, anything-for-a-laugh ethos. Adapted by Nicholas Stoller (“The Muppets”) from the popular books. »
- Alonso Duralde
Transformers: The Last Knight, Wonder Woman, Baby Driver and more movies you must see in JuneTransformers: The Last Knight, Wonder Woman, Baby Driver and more movies you must see in JuneAdriana Floridia5/31/2017 10:36:00 Am
Summer is finally here! We couldn't be happier to welcome the warm weather and longer nights - and of course, new summer movies!
With the new season comes a new batch of exciting films--and June has some big ones in store. There's something for everyone this month, from iconic superheroes, to indie dramas, Will Ferrell comedies, and even some minions.
Check out 11 of the films you must see this June below!
Release Date: June 2nd, 2017
See it with: Your best gal pals
See it in: IMAX 3D
- Adriana Floridia
Janet Jackson, Peta Murgatroyd and Irina Shayk are just a handful of celebrity moms that will be celebrating their first Mother's Day with their bundles of joy on May 14. These first-time mommies will no doubt be smothered with gifts and well wishes from their friends and families.
Here are 25 famous ladies who will be having an extra-special Sunday!
17 Celebrity Moms Who Gave Birth in Their 40s
The pop icon gave birth to her first child, son Eissa Al Mana, with now-ex Wissam Al Mana on January 3. Jackson shared the first picture of her precious babe last month and he couldn't be any cuter.
3. Hoda Kotb
This year, the Today show co-host adopted a daughter, Haley [link=tt »
The first clip from the upcoming Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie has been released by DreamWorks Animation. The movie is based of the insanely successful children's novels by Dav Pilkey who writes and illustrates the books, and is about a former principle who is hypnotized by two students and turned into Captain Underpants. Captain Underpants isn't like normal superheroes. Captain Underpants is slow and dimwitted, but his intentions are good. The book was picked up by DreamWorks in 2011 to be made into a movie and has since been pushed back a few times, but now has the official release date of June 2nd.
The trailer for Captain Underpants was released last month and more or less showed the origin of Captain Underpants and introduced the main characters George Beard and Harold Hutchins who live in Ohio. The new clip comes courtesy of DreamWorks' YouTube channel and it shows Captain Underpants in action, »
The Fate of the Furious (2017)
Directed by F. Gary Gray.
Starring Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Helen Mirren, Nathalie Emmanuel, Elsa Pataky, Scott Eastwood, Kurt Russell, Luke Evans, and Charlize Theron.
Dom turns into a bad guy and the Fast & Furious family try to get him back. FF8: Civil War, for short.
There’s a running meta-gag across TV shows and film: the action movie parody. Sometimes a joke trailer, others a made-up scene. The Simpsons‘ McBain. Saturday Night Live’s MacGruber. The guns are too large, the heroes comically muscled, the one-liner puns painfully obvious and action stupidly over-the-top. The gags usually finish with a title card appearing over numerous explosions and Epic Movie Voice Over Guy.
‘Generic Action Film 39: This Time It’s Personal’.
It’s no mistake that – with every other franchise shedding their instalment numbering »
- Oli Davis
Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, whose credits include the Scary Movie franchise, “Epic Movie” and “Vampires Suck” are writing and directing the project, titled “Star Worlds Episode Xxxive=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue.” Covert Media’s CEO Paul Hanson (“District 9”) is producing the film alongside Broken Road Productions’ Todd Garner (“True Memoirs of an International Assassin”).
The film is currently in pre-production targeting a fall shoot. The film is being fully financed and produced by Covert Media, which launched worldwide sales on the film in Berlin.
“Star Worlds” has been acquired by Constantin Film for Germany, Eagle Pictures for Italy, Tripictures for Spain, and Gussi for Latin America. Rights have also been sold to Eagle Films for the Middle East, »
- Dave McNary
Exclusive: Comedy Star Worlds Episode Xxxive=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue has closed deals in Berlin in multiple international territories.
Rights for Star Worlds have gone in Germany (Constantin Film), Italy (Eagle), Spain (Tripictures), and Latin America (Gussi).
Deals have also close with Eagle Films for the Middle East, Movie Cloud for Taiwan, PVR Pictures in India, Tanweer in Malaysia, and Red Pictures for Korea, Hong Kong, Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam. Covert is currently in discussions on additional major territories.
The Star Worlds »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeremy Kay)
Andrew Blair Feb 15, 2017
Readers of this site may have read last week's news that there's to be a new Star Wars spoof. This film comes from the team who brought us Date Movie, Epic Movie, and apparently something called The Starving Games which blissfully passed me by. Jason Friedberg and Aaron Selzer make relatively cheap movies that, despite critical maulings, tend to make money at the box office. When I worked at a cinema, an eleven year old boy went to see Meet The Spartans three times, proclaiming it the best film he had ever seen.
Let’s kick things off this week with Star Wars: The Last Jedi and although Josh Gad and Judi Dench have been unable to get answers about the mystery behind the title [see them try here and here], Disney’s Bob Iger has shed some light on the subject. After seeing an advanced screening of the movie, Iger said it was “a great chapter in the iconic Skywalker family saga”. Now, does this confirm that Rey is in fact Luke’s daughter, or is this a hint that Mark Hamill will be the focus of the film..?
- Luke Owen
Sword fighting has always been a staple in movies. All the way back to the early 30s we’ve seen epic sword fights in cinema. They carry an element of drama that other fights don’t have. Not only are you looking at incredible choreography but the mental aspect of it is also at play. In a sword fight there are no guns. Right there it’s put in a more “manly” category. You have the actual swords themselves which for people who love welding and sword making, it can bring a great element as well. Also, sword fighting is just more “personal”
Every Single Epic Movie Sword Fight in a Single Montage »
- Nat Berman
Simon Brew Feb 9, 2017
Star Worlds Episode Xxxive=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue goes into production this year.
Whenever the Golden Raspberry Awards roll around, it’s a continual disappointment that they tend to focus on big movies, sometimes ambitious ones, that failed for one reason or another. What they don’t tend to go for are genuinely awful films, such as the assortment of terrible spoofs from Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer. These include, but are not limited to, Epic Movie, Meet The Spartans and Vampires Suck.
Now, cheerily, Friedberg and Seltzer are turning their attention to Star Wars, with a spoof entitled Star Worlds Episode Xxxive=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue.
Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, the filmmaking duo behind the films Epic Movie and Meet The Spartans, are to next tackle Star Worlds Episode Xxxive=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue, a spoof which will mock the Star Wars saga and various other space series.
Hanson said the following in a statement to Variety: “Jason and Aaron are a powerhouse duo who have proven time and time again that they are fully tapped into the what audiences love. Their fearless take on pop culture has us beyond thrilled to tackle the world’s most popular franchise with the two of them leading us into a galaxy far, far away.”
More as we get it.
- Paul Heath
From the worlds of 'things no one asked for', 'an abomination to God', 'what fresh Hell is this?' comes news that a couple of the guys responsible for the Scary Movie franchise and the slew of those ...Movie movies are coming after Star Wars. Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer, partly responsible for the Scary Movie franchise, and other farces like Epic Movie and Vampires Suck are going to riff on the most popular Space opera of all time. Reportedly, they want to call it Star Worlds Episode Xxxive=MC2: The Force Awakens the Last Jedi Who Went Rogue. Sigh. Jason and Aaron are a powerhouse duo who have proven time and time again that they are fully tapped into what audiences love," said (Covert Media’s...
[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...] »
After winning some goodwill as two of the half-dozen screenwriters responsible for Scary Movie, Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer spent the next seventeen years turning that success into a series of increasingly terrible parody movies such as Epic Movie, Meet The Spartans and Disaster Movie. The films were relatively cheap to produce and usually made their money back, which has kept the duo in business all this... Read More »
- Kevin Fraser
Comedy hit creators Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer (Scary Movie franchise, Epic Movie, Vampires Suck) are set to write and direct their newest project Star Worlds Episode Xxxive=MC2: The Force Awakens The Last Jedi Who Went Rogue, a Star Wars spoof, it was announced today by Covert Media's CEO Paul Hanson (District 9, W. Ophelia) who is producing the film alongside Broken Road Productions' Todd Garner (Knight and Day, True Memoirs of an International Assassin). With over a billion dollars at the worldwide box office, the kings of spoof movies have poked fun at every genre in film, from five Scary Movies, Epic Movie and Date Movie, to Meet the Spartans and Vampires Suck. Now they are at it again, daring to spoof the biggest movie empire on Earth by taking us to a galaxy far, far away in... Star Worlds.
With their comedic take on »
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