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Bo Report: Sony's Spider-Man reboot flies high

9 July 2017 4:11 PM, PDT | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

'Spider-Man: Homecoming.'.

Sony.s $US175 million bet on rebooting the flagging Spider-Man franchise looks like paying off as Spider-Man: Homecoming smashed opening records for the series in 56 international markets last weekend, including Australia.

The action-adventure starring 20-year-old Tom Holland as Peter Parker, alongside Robert Downey Jr and Chris Evans, rang up $10.1 million on 285 locations for a whopping screen average of $36,000.

That obliterates the $5.3 million debut of The Amazing Spider Man 2: Rise of Electro in 2014, which finished up earning just $16 million.

Just the second feature directed by Jon Watts, who made his debut with the obscure 2015 thriller Cop Car, the Marvel Studios/Pascal Pictures production raked in an estimated $116 million in the Us, the studio.s second biggest opening behind Spider-Man 3.s $151.1 million in 2007, and $140 million on 23,400 screens internationally.

In Oz the top 20 titles. receipts shot up by 58 per cent to $22.5 million, according to Numero, thanks to Spidey, »

- Don Groves

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'Unluckiest Oscar nominee of all time' finally wins

27 February 2017 5:46 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Sound mixer Kevin O’Connell had lost out 20 times before last night’s ceremony.

Forget Moonlight, Emma Stone or even Asghar Fahardi, the most heart-warming winner at the 2017 Oscars was Kevin O’Connell, who picked up the best sound mixing award for Hacksaw Ridge.

Sound engineer O’Connell had previously been nominated 20 times without winning, leading The Guardian to dub him the “unluckiest nominee in the history of the Academy Awards”.

After finally winning the Oscar for Hacksaw Ridge alongside Andy Wright, Robert Mackenzie and Peter Grace, O’Connell said: “I can’t even tell you the experience that it was for me. As much as I thought I was going to know what it felt like, I didn’t.

“And I have to tell you, it was the greatest feeling in my entire life and I’m so grateful for the opportunity I had, especially to work with these guys and I’m so grateful. It’s amazing »

- orlando.parfitt@screendaily.com (Orlando Parfitt)

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'Lion', 'Rogue One' Dp Greig Fraser is ready for a break

8 February 2017 4:51 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Greig Fraser.

Australian Dp Greig Fraser is the toast of the cinematography world, having earned the Theatrical Award for best cinematography at the recent Asc awards in La for his work on 'Lion'..

Fraser, who.s also nominated for an Oscar, has had a whirlwind twelve months in which he.s shot three films: 'Lion', Disney.s 'Rogue One' and 'Mary Magdalene'. 'Magdalene' saw him reunite with 'Lion' director Garth Davis on a film starring Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara.

If chatted with the cinematographer, whose credits include early shorts by David Michôd and Nash Edgerton as well as features such as 'Killing Them Softly' and 'Bright Star', on the phone from Mexico City.

What are you shooting in Mexico?

I.m doing a commercial for PlayStation, the second I.ve done down here in Mexico City. I did one a few »

- Harry Windsor

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'Lion', 'Rogue One', 'Mary Magdalene' Dp Greig Fraser is ready for a break

8 February 2017 4:51 PM, PST | IF.com.au | See recent IF.com.au news »

Greig Fraser.

Australian Dp Greig Fraser is the toast of the cinematography world, having earned the Theatrical Award for best cinematography at the recent Asc awards in La for his work on 'Lion'..

Fraser, who.s also nominated for an Oscar, has had a whirlwind twelve months in which he.s shot three films: 'Lion', Disney.s 'Rogue One' and 'Mary Magdalene'. 'Magdalene' saw him reunite with 'Lion' director Garth Davis on a film starring Joaquin Phoenix and Rooney Mara.

If chatted with the cinematographer, whose credits include early shorts by David Michôd and Nash Edgerton as well as features such as 'Killing Them Softly' and 'Bright Star', on the phone from Mexico City.

What are you shooting in Mexico?

I.m doing a commercial for PlayStation, the second I.ve done down here in Mexico City. I did one a few »

- Harry Windsor

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