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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Soars Past $400 Million Worldwide

23 December 2016 10:46 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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One week on from its theatrical release, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has soared past the $400 million marker at the worldwide box office, and now sits at around $419.8 million as of Thursday, December 22.

That’s according to figures disclosed by Deadline, which reveal that Rogue One‘s overseas haul represents $197.9M of that total cume. It continues the strong momentum from the film’s opening weekend, when the Gareth Edwards-directed actioner became the fourth largest international opening of all-time for the month of December, behind only The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey ($138 million), Avatar ($164.5 million) and The Force Awakens ($281 million).

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Speaking of which, it’s understood Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has collected around 50 percent of The Force Awakens‘ international haul across the same period. Disney »

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‘Rogue One’ Dominates Foreign Box Office With $135.5 Million Debut

18 December 2016 1:33 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It wasn’t even a contest. “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” dominated the global box office, opening to $135.5 million overseas, and capturing first place in all of the markets in which it played.

That ranks as the fourth-highest December international opening in history, behind “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Avatar,” and “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.” The spinoff film racked up a hefty $290.5 million worldwide, which did fall short of “The Force Awaken’s” otherworldly debut. That “Star Wars” adventure set a new global record, kicking off to $529 million.

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But “Rogue One” is something of a different beast. It is the first standalone adventure, and, unlike “The Force Awakens,” didn’t have any actors from the original series. That film brought back Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill in key roles.

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Rogue One Scores $290.5M at Worldwide Box Office

18 December 2016 12:40 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier this week, a new box office report claimed that LucasFilm's first Star Wars spin-off Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is eyeing a worldwide opening weekend of $350 million, which would have been the third highest this year. As it turned out, Rogue One fell short of that projection, with a worldwide debut of $290.5 million, although it still secured the third highest worldwide opening this year, behind Warner Bros.' Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ($422.5 million) and Marvel's Captain America: Civil War ($379.5 million). While Rogue One's worldwide debut is impressive, it's still a far cry from the all time record of $529 million, set last year by Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Deadline reports that Rogue One opened in 54 international markets with a foreign debut of $135.5 million. The tally comes in behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens($281M), Avatar ($164.5M) and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey ($138M). The »

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Nears $300 Million At Worldwide Box Office

18 December 2016 12:05 PM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

If one thing’s for certain, it’s that any film set in “a galaxy far, far way” is going to rake in some serious loot. Keeping with tradition, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is already dominating the worldwide box office and we wouldn’t expect otherwise.

Not surprisingly, the spinoff film trounced the competition in the United States, debuting with a respectable $155 million. What’s also impressive is that it can boast the fourth largest international opening of all-time for the month of December with $135.5 million, placing it behind juggernauts such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($281 million), Avatar ($164.5 million) and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey ($138 million).

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Now, if we do the math, that amounts to $290.5 million worldwide, which no doubt has Disney executives dancing in the streets (especially since it »

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story enjoys a $290 million global opening weekend

18 December 2016 10:50 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has pulled in a worldwide box office opening weekend of $290.5 million, which is at the lower end of the initial tracking suggesting a haul of anywhere between $280 and $300 million.

Domestically, Rogue One grossed $155 million across the Friday-Sunday period, the second biggest December opening in history behind last year’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens on $248 million.

In the international markets, the film didn’t quite manage to perform as well as many had anticipated, although it did open at number one in every market and pulled in $135.5 million in total. That’s the fourth-biggest international bow for December after The Force Awakens ($281 million), Avatar $164.5 million) and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey ($138 million).

“[We are] right where we wanted to be,” said Disney’s Evp of distribution Dave Hollis. “[Rogue One] did xactly what it needed to do as a litmus for the standalones going forward from a commercial and an artistic standpoint. »

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Box Office: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Is Already Closing In On $300 Million Worldwide

18 December 2016 9:18 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Rogue One opened in 54 markets overseas this weekend, but has yet to reach big markets like China and Korea. Despite that, it's already earned an awesome $135.4 million , a figure which gives it the fourth highest December debut of all-time behind only Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($281 million), Avatar ($164.5 million), and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey ($138 million). That's a great result! For those of you wondering, the top five markets were Germany ($12.5 million), Australia ($10.8 million), France ($10 million) and Japan ($7.9 million). The fact that the UK isn't mentioned here is surprising given the fact that the franchise has always been popular on that side of the pond, but the school holidays begin tomorrow, so many parents may be waiting to take their kids in the week.  Back home, Rogue One is on track to meet those estimates of a $155 million debut in North America as it scored $46.25 million on Saturday after a »

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Box Office: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Is Already Closing In On $300 Million Worldwide

18 December 2016 9:18 AM, PST | ComicBookMovie.com | See recent ComicBookMovie news »

Rogue One opened in 54 markets overseas this weekend, but has yet to reach big markets like China and Korea. Despite that, it's already earned an awesome $135.4 million , a figure which gives it the fourth highest December debut of all-time behind only Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($281 million), Avatar ($164.5 million), and The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey ($138 million). That's a great result! For those of you wondering, the top five markets were Germany ($12.5 million), Australia ($10.8 million), France ($10 million) and Japan ($7.9 million). The fact that the UK isn't mentioned here is surprising given the fact that the franchise has always been popular on that side of the pond, but the school holidays begin tomorrow, so many parents may be waiting to take their kids in the week.  Back home, Rogue One is on track to meet those estimates of a $155 million debut in North America as it scored $46.25 million on Saturday after a »

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Rogue One Is Targeting a Big $350M Worldwide Box Office Opening

14 December 2016 10:10 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The wait is almost over, Star Wars fans! Starting tomorrow night Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is finally hitting theaters and people all around the world are going to be packing into theaters to see the very first ever Star Wars standalone movie. The fact that it isn't part of the main saga doesn't seem to be hurting it either, because the movie is tracking for a truly massive opening weekend.

According to Deadline, Star Wars: Rogue One could be eyeing a worldwide opening as high as $350 million. Even the lowest end of projections have it bringing in $280 million, which would still be an excellent start for Disney and Lucasfilm. Only two other movies, Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice and Captain America: Civil War, opened with more than $300 million worldwide in 2016. It won't come anywhere near the ridiculous worldwide opening that Star Wars: The Force Awakens did last year, »

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When You Can Watch Peter Jackson's 'Mortal Engines,' 'Avatar 2' and Two New Marvel Movies

26 November 2016 | Movies.com | See recent Movies.com news »

Recently we heard that Peter Jackson (above) will produce Mortal Engines, the first in what's hoped to be a new movie franchise. It's based on five books written by Philip Reeve set in a far distant, post-apocalyptic world where a few young people battle an ambitious man's dastardly plans. Now comes word via Deadline that Universal has already set December 14, 2018 as the release date for the movie. At the moment, Mortal Engines faces no competition from other big studio projects on that date, which likely reflects their confidence in Jackson, his fellow producer and writer Fran Walsh and the very popular source material. Jackson, Walsh and Philippa Boyens (The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey) have already completed the screenplay. Christian Rivers will direct; he's...

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story tracking $130 – $150 million domestic opening, Kathleen Kennedy says no opening crawl

22 November 2016 11:34 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Rogue One: A Star Wars Story set to open in just a few short weeks, the first box office tracking reports for Disney and Lucasfilm’s hotly-anticipated Anthology movie are now in, with predictions for its domestic opening weekend ranging between $130 million and $150 million.

While recent box office projections for blockbusters films have proven to be little more than guesswork, what is certain is that Rogue One will enjoy the second-biggest ever December opening on record – a position currently occupied by The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey on $84.62 million following the record-breaking $247.97 debut of Star Wars: The Force Awakens last December.

And one other thing that is looking more and more certain is that Rogue One won’t feature the series’ iconic opening crawl, with Lucasfilm chief Kathleen Kennedy telling Variety that: “We felt that’s so indicative of what those saga films are. Initially, we probably will begin the »

- Gary Collinson

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'Fantastic Beasts' Tops Weekend With $75M While Fellow New Releases Struggle

20 November 2016 9:29 AM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

The weekend didn't quite turn out as Mojo had forecast as the top twelve grossed a combined $149.4 million compared to Mojo's forecast, which foresaw the top twelve grossing over $180 million. Part of the blame lay on an over-estimation of the weekend's top new release, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which did deliver a solid #1 opening, but couldn't match Mojo's lofty expectations. To that point, the vast majority of films fell below expectations including the weekend's two other new wide releases, The Edge of Seventeen and Bleed for This, neither of which managed to top $5 million as well as Sony's expansion of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, which can't be looked at as anything more than a flop at this point. Yet, there were some other notable performances to focus on, particularly in limited release where Amazon and Roadside's Manchester by the Sea delivered strong opening results and Moonlight »

- Brad Brevet <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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'Fantastic Beasts' Eyes Fantastic Opening that Could Top $90 Million

17 November 2016 1:40 PM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Fifteen years ago J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series made the leap from its place in literary history to its place in film history. Since then, the eight-film franchise has generated nearly $2.4 billion domestically and over $7.7 billion worldwide with the last of the Harry Potter films being released five years ago. This weekend a new adventure within J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World begins in the form of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a prequel to the Harry Potter franchise, debuting in over 4,000 theaters and looking at a #1 opening that could top $90 million. Meanwhile, fellow new releases this weekend include the coming-of-age dramedy The Edge of Seventeen starring Hailee Steinfeld and Bleed for This starring Miles Teller. Additionally, Sony's Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk expands into over 1,100 theaters and limited release standout Moonlight gets a moderate nationwide release into 650 theaters. As already mentioned, it has been five years since the last Harry Potter film, »

- Brad Brevet <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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‘100 Streets’ Trailer: Idris Elba Plays a Retired Rugby Player Who Spirals Out of Control

15 November 2016 10:23 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Idris Elba has spent most of 2016 lending his voice to animated projects, such as Chief Bogo in “Zootopia,” Shere Khan in “The Jungle Book” and Fluke in Pixar’s “Finding Dory.” But before the year is over, Elba also stars in the new film “100 Streets,” about three different stories in London. He plays Max Moore, a retired rugby player who struggles to adjust to his new life. He soon spirals out of control with alcohol, drugs and womanizing, losing his wife (Gemma Arterton) and kids in the process. Out of anger and frustration, he soon turns violent. Watch a trailer for the film below.

Read More: Idris Elba to Make Directorial Debut with ‘Yardie,’ an ’80s-set Cocaine Thriller

The film is directed by Jim O’Hanlon, who has mostly directed TV projects, including episodes of “A Touch of Cloth,” “Casualty” and “Coronation Street.” It co-stars Tom Cullen (“Weekend”), Franz Drameh »

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Peter Jackson and ‘Lord of the Rings’ Team Set Next Project With Universal and MRC

24 October 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Peter Jackson and his “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” team have found their next pic with their long-in-development adaptation of “Mortal Engines.”

Jackson, Fran Walsh, and Philippa Boyens will co-write the film with Christian Rivers directing.

The movie is Rivers’ first major directing job, having spent the majority of his 25-year career working closely with Jackson. Rivers began as a story board artist, later moving into supervising visual effects and finally serving as splinter unit director on “The Hobbit” trilogy. Rivers won a visual efforts Academy Award for his work on the 2005 film “King Kong.” He also recently served as second unit director on the remake of “Pete’s Dragon.”

“Christian is one of my closest collaborators,” says Jackson. “The combination of emotion and jaw-dropping visuals in ‘Mortal Engines’ makes this the perfect movie for his move into feature directing. What Christian intends to do with Philip Reeve »

- Justin Kroll

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Oscars 2017: Is ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ All Visual and No Story?

17 October 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Scott Feinberg | See recent Scott Feinberg news »

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Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk had its world debut on October 14 at the New York Film Festival and the early reviews are, to put it simply, a little all over the place. While Ang Lee’s latest work is, as intended, a visual spectacle — to its own detriment, some critics note — it seems as though the story isn’t being mentioned all that often and, when it is, there’s not much praise to dole out.

Jean-Christophe Castelli wrote the screenplay, which is based on the 2012 novel of the same name by author Ben Fountain, for the movie about a young soldier named Billy Lynn who returns home from Iraq in 2004. Both works, which are anti-war yet pro-military, focus on the 19-year-old as well as the surviving squad members with flashbacks to the battlefield action coupled »

- Carson Blackwelder

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Doctor Strange IMAX Preview Footage Report

11 October 2016 12:40 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Doctor Strange set for release on Tuesday October 25th, we were given the chance to check out a fifteen minute IMAX preview of select footage from Marvel’s fourteenth addition to the cinematic universe! Here’s Emma Withington’s report…

‘Expand your mind’

In 2013, the first 9 minutes of the film Star Trek into Darkness was offered up as an IMAX preview before screenings of The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey. What we were presented with for Doctor Strange, was vastly different to simply showing the film’s ‘prologue’. We were presented with a high adrenaline mash-up of extended scenes, interspersed with some familiar trailer footage.

Not only did we get to see the highly anticipated footage, but Doctor Strange himself made an appearance. Benedict Cumberbatch discussed his character, what we were about to experience, and quipped about his first time in the iconic cape: “(You suddenly realise) wow, yeah, I’m playing a superhero… »

- Emma Withington

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30-disc Middle-earth: Limited Collector’s Edition box-set arriving in October

21 August 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tolkien fans – especially those with deep pockets – rejoice, as Peter Jackson’s The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies are getting a 30-disc Limited Collector’s Edition release this October.

See Also: Pre-order the Middle-earth: Limited Collector’s Edition via Amazon Us

For the first time ever, Academy Award®-winning director Peter Jackson’s epic adventure is available in one spectacular limited collector’s edition box set.

The Limited Collector’s Edition includes 30 discs featuring all six Middle-earth films in their extended edition forms, housed in six stunning faux leather books and a collectible Hobbit-style wood shelf. The one-of-a-kind wood shelf is crafted from solid wood with design selected by Peter Jackson.

In addition to the extended edition release of every film, the collection also includes all previously released bonus content from both the theatrical and extended editions.

Exclusive premiums designed for the collection include:

– Spectacular 100-page sketch-style »

- Gary Collinson

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Middle-earth 6-Film Collection Limited Collector’s Edition Blu-ray is Epic, Majestic and Expensive

20 August 2016 6:37 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

Warner Bros. has gotten around to packaging Peter Jackson's The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies on Blu-ray and DVD into a singular box set due in stores on November 1st. That's great news if you're happy with the theatrical editions, but the extended cuts will set you back a mortgage payment.

Officially dubbed the Middle-earth 6-Film Collection Limited Collector's Edition Blu-ray, this impressive 30-disc box set includes The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King in their extended versions.

Each film includes all of its previously released bonus features from the theatrical and extended cut releases, housed in six faux leather books and a collectible Hobbit-style »

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‘Flight of the Conchords’ Bret McKenzie is Writing a Major Fantasy Film for Warner Brothers

9 August 2016 8:45 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Though he’s currently on tour as the Flight of the Conchords, Bret McKenzie already has another opportunity lined up. The Tracking Board reports has been tapped to write a new fantasy film for Warner Bros. Pictures entitled “Moonland.” The film will follow an 11-year-old girl who lands in a magical world via a flying bike and immediately gets wrapped up in an adventure. Wrongfully imprisoned, the girl escapes to go on a mission with a knight to save a beautiful princess. “Moonland” will reunite McKenzie with director James Bobin, who previously co-created and directed the “Flight of the Conchords” TV show.

Read More: Why Jemaine Clement, Unlikely Romantic Hero of ‘People Places Things,’ Wasn’t Sure What Kind of Film They Were Making

McKenzie is best known for his work as one half of the New Zealand-based musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords. He and partner Jemaine Clement spawned a BBC radio series, »

- Vikram Murthi

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'Star Trek Beyond' Beams Into Theaters Alongside 'Ice Age 5' and 'Lights Out'

21 July 2016 2:42 PM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Two more sequels arrive this weekend and, like several sequels this year, both are looking to underperform when compared to the previous installment in their respective franchises. Star Trek Beyond and Ice Age: Collision Course represent the 21st and 22nd wide release sequels this year after only four (Finding Dory, Captain America: Civil War, The Purge: Election Year and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) have been able to outperform their franchise predecessor at the domestic box office. Also opening this weekend is the new PG-13 thriller Lights Out from producer James Wan as well as the moderate roll out of Fox Searchlight's Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie while Hillary's America expands nationwide into over 1,200 theaters. Targeting a first place finish is Star Trek Beyond, the third film in the rebooted franchise and the first with someone other than J.J. Abrams at the helm. Those duties fell on the shoulders of »

- Brad Brevet <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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