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When most movies open with huge box office numbers on their opening weekend, they typically drop a significant amount in their second weekend. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was no different in its second frame in theaters, dipping a massive 68.4% but still remaining atop the box office with $52.3 million, according to the estimates from Box Office Mojo. There were only two new releases opening in theaters, God's Not Dead 2 and Meet the Blacks, but neither came close to surpassing Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Last weekend, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice surpassed its own expectations, taking in $166 million domestically and $424 million worldwide, the best global debut for any superhero movie in history. Still, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice didn't fare well with critics. The superhero movie continues to drop on Rotten Tomatoes, currently standing at a 28% Rotten rating, but the audience score is still overwhelmingly positive, »
Last month, Deadpool set the pace for all superhero movies this year, setting box office records with a $132.4 million opening weekend, en route to becoming the highest grossing R-rated movie of all time. Last weekend, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice surpassed its own expectations, taking in $166 million domestically and $424 million worldwide, the best global debut for any superhero movie in history. With the superhero movie's second weekend approaching, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will have no trouble staying in the top spot, since the only two newcomers God's Not Dead 2 and Meet the Blacks don't stand a chance at unseating this superhero movie, according to the projections at Pro.BoxOffice.com.
It's always tricky trying to predict the second weekend of a blockbuster like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, especially since it didn't fare well with critics. The superhero movie continues to drop on Rotten Tomatoes, »
Early box office projections put Warner Bros. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice at $120 million and $140 million for its opening weekend. This report came shortly after 20th Century Fox's R-rated superhero adventure Deadpool broke records with a $132.4 million opening weekend last month. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice ended up surpassing expectations, with Box Office Mojo reporting that it took in an estimated $170 million, the largest pre-summer opening weekend in history.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has now become the highest-grossing movie to ever debut in March, breaking The Hunger Games' record of $152.5 million set in 2012. We reported last week that advanced ticket sales for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice are out-pacing Deadpool, which took in a record-breaking $132.4 million over its opening weekend, the highest debut ever for an R-rated movie. The movie has gone on to earn $340.9 million domestically and $390 million internationally for a worldwide haul of $731 million, »
While we normally have to wait for summer before movies put up truly huge box office numbers, fans have been coming out in droves for Deadpool and Zootopia over the past two months. That trend will continue this weekend with Warner Bros.' highly-anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which has been tracking quite well over the past few weeks. With just three days left until it hits theaters, the analysts at Pro.BoxOffice.com are projecting that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will easily take the top spot with a whopping $159 million. If it does manage to hit this projection, it will be the highest-grossing movie to ever debut in March, breaking The Hunger Games' record of $152.5 million set in 2012.
We reported last week that advanced ticket sales for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice are out-pacing Deadpool, which took in a record-breaking $132.4 million over its opening weekend, »
Serratos played 'Suzie Crabgrass' in the "Nickelodeon" series "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide" (2004).
Serratos' role as 'Angela Weber' in "Twilight" won her the 'Young Supporting Actress' award in the 'Best Performance in a Feature Film' category at the 30th 'Young Artist Awards'.
In 2011, she appeared in 'The Black Keys' video for their song "Howlin' for You".
She played the recurring character of 'Rosita Espinosa' in the fourth season of AMC's series "The Walking Dead"...
...making her first appearance at the end of the 10th episode, "Inmates".
She continued the role in the series' fifth and sixth season, being promoted to a series regular.
In the March 2015 issue of "Playboy" magazine, »
- Michael Stevens
The reason Hollywood keeps making sequels? They make the most profit, on the whole...
A new piece of research by Forbes has concluded that if you want to make serious cash from a blockbuseter movie then you need to be in the sequel business.
Taking figures provided by The Numbers, it analysed a list of what it reckoned to be the most profitable films ever – albeit by a fairly crude formula, that we’ll come to in a second – and discovered that 15 of the 20 films concerned were sequels.
The crude formula? It took the estimated cost of production of the film concerned, a figure that in truth is impossible to gleam at the best of times, and took away the worldwide income to the studio. Income, though, isn’t the same as profit. $1 taken at the box office in the Us returns more money to a movie »
With a title like that, do you even need to know more? Yeah? Well, it stars 1982 Playboy Playmate of the Year Shannon Tweed. And Adrienne Barbeau from Swamp Thing and Creepshow. (Fun Fact: Adrienne Barbeau played Rizzo in the original Broadway production of Grease! And got a Tony nom for it! What!) And Bill Maher, before he got all respectable with his own HBO show and all. To avoid an avocado shortage, an anthropology professor (Tweed!) heads into the avocado jungle of Southern California to confront the man-eating Piranha Women tribe. How the cannibals are affecting the avocado crops is anyone’s guess. But, hey, I live in SoCal, and »
- Harker Jones
Starz and FremantleMedia North America (Fmna) announced today that Ricky Whittle (The 100, Austenland) has been cast as Shadow Moon in the upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman's acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel, American Gods. The series will begin shooting in April. Here's what author Neil Gaiman had to say about the casting in a statement.
"I'm thrilled that Ricky has been cast as Shadow. His auditions were remarkable. The process of taking a world out of the pages of a book, and putting it onto the screen has begun. American Gods is, at its heart, a book about immigrants, and it seems perfectly appropriate that Shadow will, like so much else, be Coming to America. I'm delighted Ricky will get to embody Shadow. Now the fun starts."
Starz and FremantleMedia North America announced today that Ricky Whittle (“The 100,” “Austenland”) has been cast as Shadow Moon in the upcoming adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s acclaimed contemporary fantasy novel, American Gods. The series will begin shooting in April.
Neil Gaiman said:
“I'm thrilled that Ricky has been cast as Shadow. His auditions were remarkable. The process of taking a world out of the pages of a book, and putting it onto the screen has begun. American Gods is, at its heart, a book about immigrants, and it seems perfectly appropriate that Shadow will, like so much else, be Coming to America. I'm delighted Ricky will get to embody Shadow. Now the fun starts.”
“We searched every continent and country and all the islands in between for our Shadow Moon, and we are lucky to have found Ricky. Fans of the novel »
- Kellvin Chavez
Star Wars: The Force Awakens is undoubtedly a major success, breaking box office records at a break-neck pace. It has already surpassed Avatar as the highest-grossing domestic movie of all time, and it may have the longevity to break that film's all-time global record of $2.7 billion. While we wait to see what box office records it can break next, a new TV spot has arrived, which features one of the most beloved moments of the movie: Bb-8's "thumbs up."
Star Wars: The Force Awakens took home five Oscar nominations a few days ago, although most were in technical categories such as sound editing, sound mixing, visual effects and film editing, along with a nod for John Williams' original score. In more recent years, the Academy has given Best Picture nods to big-budget blockbusters like Gravity and American Sniper, but they were both ultimately shut out of all the major awards. »
In just four short weeks, Star Wars: The Force Awakens has shattered box office records left and right, breaking Avatar's six year record to become the highest grossing domestic film of all time. While we'll have to wait and see if this blockbuster will get any Oscar nominations this week, director J.J. Abrams chimed in about the possibility of his beloved movie being recognized by the Academy. Here's what the director had to say during the TCA winter tour, courtesy of Comic Book Movie.
"There are certain people that I know deserve it definitely and it would be wonderful if they got it. I feel like the gift of working on that film is such that I don't need any further validation than the movie being out there and people liking the movie. There are people that I will be disappointed if they don't get nominated because I think that »
Earlier this week, Star Wars: The Force Awakens passed Avatar's $760.5 million mark to become the highest-grossing movie of all time at the domestic box office. This blockbuster still has some work to do before becoming the top-grossing movie globally, but this weekend, the movie passed Jurassic World's gross of $1.669 billion as the #3 movie of all time. It still has some work to do before passing Titanic ($2.1 billion) and Avatar ($2.7 billion) to become the highest-grossing movie of all time.
This weekend marked Star Wars: The Force Awakens' opening in China, where it set yet another record. The movie's $52.6 million two-day China opening set a new record as the biggest Saturday/Sunday Middle Kingdom debut of all time. The movie has now earned $812 million domestically and $921.4 million internationally for a global total of $1.733 billion worldwide. The movie still has to earn another $1 billion to break Avatar's global record, but the »
Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been breaking box office records left and right, with a global haul of $1.7 billion so far. The iconic movie will set up a new trilogy, with Star Wars: Episode VIII starting production later this month with a May 26, 2017 release date. Star Wars: The Force Awakens featured the death of an iconic character in the franchise, but according to a new report from MovieCastingCall.org, this character may return. There will be spoilers below if you haven't seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens yet, so read on at your own risk.
This casting call revealed that casting is under way for new male and female characters, and while no details are revealed about these characters, the casting call does reveal that Harrison Ford will return as Han Solo. This iconic character was killed by his son Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, »
Yesterday, we reported that, despite its incredible success in such a short amount of time, there are still a few box office records that Star Wars: The Force Awakens hasn't broken yet. Today, we can cross one of those records off the list, with Star Wars: The Force Awakens surpassing Avatar's six year all-time domestic record of $760.5 million. While it took Avatar 314 days to amass $760.5 million, including a late summer special edition re-release, Star Wars: The Force Awakens broke that record in just 20 days.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens has now earned $1.56 billion, which is the fourth-highest global gross ever, behind Jurassic World ($1.669 billion), Titanic ($2.186 billion) and Avatar ($2.788 billion). This global haul is even more impressive since director J.J. Abrams' adventure hasn't even opened in one of the world's largest markets yet, China, where it is set to debut on January 9. Another reason the numbers are so impressive »
There is no doubt that Star Wars: The Force Awakens is a box office behemoth, shattering records left and right after just three weeks in theaters. It destroyed Jurassic World's opening weekend record of $208.8 million with $247.9 million, while also setting records for largest opening day ($119.1 million), Thursday night previews ($57 million) and for becoming the fastest to reach $1 billion worldwide (12 days). These are just a handful of the records it has broken so far, but Mashable has a breakdown on some of the records it hasn't quite broken yet, some of which may never be eclipsed.
The most notable records it hasn't broken yet are both held by 2009's Avatar, which still has the highest all-time domestic gross ($760.5 million) and worldwide gross ($2.7 billion). Star Wars: The Force Awakens is currently at $750.2 million domestic and $1.536 billion worldwide, and the domestic mark is expected to fall within the next day or two. »
15 items from 2016
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