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Harry Potter is back in the news lately, thanks to the theatrical production Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, still selling out the Palace Theatre in London, as well as a new trio of short books by J.K. Rowling about the Harry Potter universe that will be published next month, not to forget the prequel movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, due in theaters on November 18. But what about the stars of the fim series? In the five years since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Daniel Radcliffe has established himself in the indie film world as the star of The Woman in Black, Kill Your Darlings, Horns and this year's Swiss Army Man and Imperium. He's also dabbled in bigger budgeted studio fare like Victor Frankenstein and Now You See Me 2. Emma...
- Peter Martin
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The numbers are in and David Ayer’s divisive Suicide Squad has set a new August record with its $132 million estimated opening this weekend. Hitting theatres in 57 international markets, the film managed to pull it together after negative reviews threatened to derail initial estimates, which predicted that the DC Comics adaptation could hit as high as $140 million.
With its impressive box office take, the film has set a new August record and completely blown Guardians of the Galaxy‘s $94 million opening, back in August 2014, out of the water. Additionally, the flick also set a record for IMAX’s best August start, with $7.2 million. Furthermore, it sits as Warner Bros.’ fifth highest bow, behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Batman V Superman, The Dark Knight and The Dark Knight Rises.
Not bad for a film that’s getting pummelled by critics, »
- Mark Cassidy
Eighth Harry Potter film a possibility: Warner Brothers register ‘movie trademark’ in the UK.
Rumours of a planned eighth Harry Potter film have resurfaced once again.
Is an eighth Harry Potter film on the way?
Editor’s note – By an eighth Harry Potter film, we mean eighth Harry Potter story – we’re aware that there are eight films already in existence as Deathly Hallows was split into two. Apologies for the confusion.
There are a ton of rumours circling the internet this morning that Warner Brothers are set to being and eighth Harry Potter film to the screen. Where have these rumours come from? It comes from the studio apparently registering an official trademark on Ipo.Gov of course.
- Paul Heath
RelatedThe Flash Season 3: Jesse Will Return — But to What Reality? And With Powers?
Felton will play Julian Dorn, a fellow CSI at the Central City Police Department who suspects there’s more to Barry Allen than just his good guy reputation.
Highland Film Group announced today that Simon Pegg (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, Star Trek Into Darkness), Max Irons (The Riot Club, Alone in Berlin, The White Queen), Dexter Fletcher (Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels, Kick-Ass) and Mike Myers (Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Shrek) have joined the cast of Vaughn Stein's anticipated noir thriller, Terminal, starring Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street, Suicide Squad). The film, which Stein also penned, is beginning production in Hungary. David Barron of BeaglePug (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, The Legend of Tarzan) Molly Hassell (Braven, The Trust) and Hfg's Arianne Fraser will produce alongside Tom Ackerley, Josey McNamara, Sophia Kerr and Margot Robbie under their LuckyChap Entertainment banner.
Terminal tells the story of two hit-men (Fletcher and Irons) as they embark on a borderline suicide mission for a mysterious employer and a high paycheck. Along the way, »
Upcoming film thriller Terminal, starring Margot Robbie, just extended its cast with some familiar faces. Simon Pegg, Mike Myers, Max Irons, and Dexter Fletcher have joined the cast of the Vaughn Stein film.
The neo-noir will be Stein's first feature as a director, though he has worked on countless high profile films as an assistant director, including Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part 2, Snow White And The Huntsman, and The Danish Girl. He has also served as an assistant director on 17 episodes of Elementary.
Terminal tells the story of two hitmen (played by Irons and Fletcher) who go on a quasi-suicide mission for a mysterious employer and the right price. On said mission, the two men eventually come upon a woman named Annie (played by Robbie) who may or »
The film tells the story of two hit men (Dexter Fletcher, Max Irons) as they embark on a borderline suicide mission for a mysterious employer and a high paycheck. Along the way, the unlikely pair find a dynamic woman named Annie (Robbie) who may be more involved than they had originally suspected.
This marks Stein's directorial debut following his work as an assistant director on the likes of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," "World War Z," "Les Miserables" and "In the Heart of the Sea". Currently in pre-production, with casting still underway for the remaining roles, shooting will take place in Hungary.
Source: Highland Film Group »
- Garth Franklin
“Captain America: Civil War” had a super-sized launch, soaring to $25 million in the U.S. on Thursday night.
The domestic debut is expected to take in around $200 million at 4,226 locations this weekend, marking a spectacular start to the summer box office.
If projections hold, “Captain America: Civil War” would be the fourth-highest opener of all time, behind “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at $248 million, “Jurassic World” at $208.8 million and “Marvel’s The Avengers” at $207.4 million. “Avengers: Age of Ultron” is currently in fourth with $191.3 million.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” took in $57 million from Thursday shows in the U.S. on Dec. 17, setting its first box office record. “The Force Awakens” easily beat the previous Thursday-night preview record of $43.5 million set by Warner Bros.’ “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.”
- Dave McNary
The steep second weekend drop suffered by Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will receive the bulk of attention this week and rightfully so as it is the fifth largest second weekend drop for a film that opened over $100 million. That said, the superhero feature maintained the #1 position and has now crossed $680 million worldwide. Meanwhile, Disney's Zootopia continued its impressive run while the weekend's widest new release, God's Not Dead 2, fell well short of its predecessor. Heading into the weekend, it appeared Batman v Superman was looking at a drop anywhere from 58-68% and it ended up settling in on the wrong side of those expectations. The film's estimated $52.3 million signifies a 68.4% drop (62.1% if you take into consideration its $27.7 million in Thursday previews last week). This is the fifth largest drop of all-time for a film opening over $100 million, topped only by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2's »
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“Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” appears to be losing steam as it ends its second weekend in theaters.
Once again, the critically loathed superhero film topped the box office, picking up $52.4 million. However, that represented a steep 68% fall from its $166 million debut. The results suggest that “Batman v Superman” will be a front-loaded blockbuster along the lines of “The Twilight Saga: New Moon,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” or “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” all of which earned a disproportionate share of their revenues in their initial weekends and suffered similar drop-offs. Given that the picture features two of the highest-profile comic-book characters in movie history, the results, which on paper are impressive, are nevertheless being heavily scrutinized.
- Brent Lang
In this edition of The Week in Spandex, we look at Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, The Lego Batman Movie, Suicide Squad, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Gotham, Supergirl, The Flash, Arrow, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, Captain America: Civil War, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Thor: Ragnariok, Daredevil, The Punisher, Iron Fist, Jessica Jones, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Ultimate Spider-Man vs. The Sinister 6, Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men: Apocalypse, Gambit, New Mutants, Deadpool, Heroes Reborn and more…
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice may have had a tough time with critics, but Warner Bros. celebrated a spectacular start at the box office as the film set a pre-summer opening day record of $170.1 million on Friday, leading to a whopping global opening of $424.1 million – the biggest ever debut for a superhero movie, and the fourth-biggest of all time behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 ($482.2 million), Jurassic World ($524.9 million »
- Gary Collinson
As predicted, Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice dominated the U.S. box-office this past weekend, and took a massive $166.1 million across the three days, making it the highest-grossing pre-summer blockbuster (beating The Hunger Games‘ 2012 debut).
The film opened to rather poor reviews, but that doesn’t seem to have affected its box-office haul one bit. The film has taken a huge $420 million since Friday in 60+ markets on over 40,000 screens. Impressive. Its proud U.S. debut makes it the seventh highest opener ever, just behind Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2, which grabbed $169.2 million over its debut weekend a few years back.
Batman V Superman also bagged an impressive $21.9 million in the U.K., sending it straight to the top of the charts for the week.
The post U.S. Box-Office: Batman V Superman dominates with $166m debut appeared first on The Hollywood News. »
- Paul Heath
In the wake of the release of Zack Snyder's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" this weekend came word over the weekend that the three-hour 'Ultimate Cut' version will hit disc on July 16th. Speaking about the extended cut with Collider, Snyder says the main Superman and Batman stories won't have much more of the main characters - rather it's about fleshing out some of the smaller details:
"There was some sort of interstitial stuff that surrounds the story, that kind of finishes some of the ideas that we trimmed back, and I think that's what you get. There's a little bit of action, there's a little bit of violence that we trimmed out for the MPAA that we put back.
The Batman warehouse rescue, there's a couple shots of Doomsday that were too intense. Then there's a little bit longer ending, sort of the ending sequence, and the opening of the movie, »
- Garth Franklin
By now you all know our thoughts on Batman v Superman (click here for our latest, spoiler filled podcast, featuring not one but two rants on the matter), but there is no denying Zack Snyder’s superhero smackdown is a box office juggernaut with a $250 million international box office combing with $170 million in American earnings to create a mind blowing $424 million worldwide opening weekend. This crowns the movie with the biggest superhero international opening weekend of all time, beating The Avengers’ worldwide opening of $392 million (it didn’t, however, beat it’s American opening of $207 million). This also places Batman v Superman as the fourth highest global opening of all time, and Warner Bros.’ second biggest after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
The Easter weekend estimates are in and Zack Snyder's "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" took in $170.1 million at the domestic box office, and a further $254 million overseas - bringing it to a worldwide total of $424.1 million so far.
That domestic opening broke several records including the best pre-summer opening weekend of all-time, the best Easter weekend, the best March opening, the biggest DC Comics film, the biggest domestic opener for Warner Bros. Pictures, and the sixth biggest opening of all time.
The international opening also broke records - the biggest superhero opening weekend of all time, the all-time biggest March opening, Warners' biggest opening of all-time in China, Warners' second-biggest international opening of all time behind "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," and the fourth-biggest global debut in history.
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" is now in cinemas. »
- Garth Franklin
Earlier today we reported on Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’s record-breaking domestic opening weekend of $170.1 million, and now the full worldwide figures are in, with the Zack Snyder-helmed DC epic adding a further $254 million internationally for a whopping $424.1 million worldwide haul.
That figure is the biggest of all time for a superhero movie, and the fourth biggest ever behind Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 ($482.2 million), Jurassic World ($524.9 million) and Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($529 million).
For comparison, the biggest worldwide opening for a Marvel movie is $392.5 million, earned by both The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron, while the previous best for a DC offering was The Dark Knight Rises with $248.9 million.
Fearing the actions of a god-like Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City’s own formidable, forceful vigilante »
- Gary Collinson
It’s had a tough time with critics, but that hasn’t stopped Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice from enjoying a record-breaking weekend in North America, with Warner Bros. DC superhero epic pulling in $170.1 million over the Easter weekend.
The film has registered the sixth-biggest opening of all-time, and set records for the biggest Easter opening (overtaking Fast & Furious 7’s $147.2 million), biggest March and pre-summer opening (beating The Hunter Games‘ $152.5 million), and biggest opening for a DC movie (previously The Dark Knight Rises on $160.9 million). In fact, it’s also delievred Warner its best-ever opening weekend, a record that had been held by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 on $169.2 million).
We’re still waiting on the international numbers; the film had been tipped for a $350 million global bow, but will likely exceed that estimate. We’ll keep you posted.
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- Gary Collinson
A slew of downbeat reviews are having no impact on “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice,” with the Warner Bros. tentpole heading for a $180 million opening weekend in the U.S., early estimates showed Friday.
The Good Friday opening day number is likely to wind up between $78 million and $83 million at 4,242 sites — which translates to $165 million to $180 million for the weekend. The Friday number included an impressive $27.7 million from its Thursday night shows.
Should “Batman v Superman” come in at $180 million, it would be the fifth highest domestic opening weekend of all time. It’s already smashed the record for highest Thursday preshow for an Easter Weekend, set last year by “Furious 7” with $15.8 million on its way to a Good Friday launch of $67.4 million and a $147.2 million opening weekend.
- Dave McNary
“Batman v Superman” smashed the record for highest Thursday preshow for an Easter Weekend, set last year by “Furious 7” with $15.8 million on its way to a Good Friday launch of $67.4 million and a $147.2 million opening weekend.
The preview total for “Batman v Superman” includes $3.6 million in Imax shows. The superhero match-up stars Henry Cavill as Superman and Ben Affleck as Batman and the film carries a whopping $250 million price tag.
“Batman v Superman” is expected to generate as much as $150 million this weekend when it hits 4,242 screens domestically, and more than $300 million globally when it rolls out across more than 60 major territories including China, the world’s second biggest market for film. The tentpole took flight internationally on Wednesday with $7 million on roughly 5,900 theaters.
Disney’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens »
- Dave McNary
'Play Misty for Me': Rabid fan Jessica Walter makes life difficult for disc jockey Clint Eastwood. Clint Eastwood, 'Harry Potter' and 'The Decline of Western Civilization': Packard Campus movies Movies set in the world of music and/or radio are among the April 2016 highlights at the Library of Congress' Packard Campus Theater in Culpeper, Virginia. Packard Campus Recorded Sound Curator Matt Barton selected the documentaries and narrative features in this particular program, which, according to the Theater's press release, includes “several rarely projected films in original release prints from the Library's holdings.” Radio/music titles include: Clint Eastwood's 1971 feature film directorial debut, the thriller Play Misty for Me, starring Jessica Walter as a woman obsessed with both a late night disc jockey (Eastwood) and the song “Misty,” jazzily played by Errol Garner at the piano. Also in the cast: Donna Mills, frequent Eastwood director Don Siegel (Dirty Harry, »
- Andre Soares
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