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‘Tomb Raider’ Opens With $12.3 Million on First Day in China

‘Tomb Raider’ Opens With $12.3 Million on First Day in China
Alicia Vikander’s “Tomb Raider” has opened with a solid $12.3 million in its first day in China, taking in a 50% share of the top five films.

Warner Bros. reported Friday that “Tomb Raider” has become its fifth-highest grossing opening day in China, and surpasses by a significant margin all three films in the “Divergent” series and was double the opening of “Lucy” and 6% ahead of “Wonder Woman.” “Tomb Raider” also generated $500,000 in Thursday night previews.

Warner Bros. said “Tomb Raider” generated a total Thursday gross of $5.7 million on approximately 16,325 screens in 46 territories, which brought the international running total to $24.7 million. The action-thriller opened in nine markets last weekend and is opening Friday in another 19 markets including China, Spain, Scandinavia and Mexico.

Early box office results out of the U.K. generated $553,000 on 1,004 screens with a 40% box office share of the top five films, 25% ahead of “Red Sparrow.” In Russia, “Tomb Raider
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'Love, Simon' Star Keiynan Lonsdale Talks Coming Out on Set

'Love, Simon' Star Keiynan Lonsdale Talks Coming Out on Set
[This interview contains minor spoilers for Love, Simon.]

Australian actor Keiynan Lonsdale has appeared in everything from the Divergent series to CW’s The Flash, but his new role as Bram Greenfeld in Love, Simon is personal.

Love, Simon, out today, breaks new ground as the first mainstream gay teen romance film to hit theaters across the U.S., and Lonsdale knows firsthand how important that is. Last May, soon after production on the film wrapped, he came out publicly to his fans: “I like girls, & I like guys (yes),” he <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/BUBaxprAm-f/?hl=en"...
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Love, Simon – Review

Time to plunge into a movie genre that strikes fear in many a film goer (or it does so with me, I’ll admit). No, it’s not a horror, monster, or thriller flick, nor from the sub-genres like “torture porn” or the played out “found video footage”. Nope, this is an adaptation, or to be precise it’s based on a “young adult” novel, but (here’s the good news) it’s not from a series like “The Maze Runner” or “Divergent”. Whew, thank heaven for small favors. This one’s a coming of age story set in the lead character’s last months of high school, full of dreams and romantic entanglements. Hmmm, sounds a whole lot like last year’s critical darling, and Oscar shut-out (awww) Lady Bird. Well, that’s where the similarities end. Lb was set around 16 years ago, and it was a low-budget, non-studio
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Tomb Raider movie review: raiders of the old movie

MaryAnn’s quick take… Another videogame adaptation in which empty avatars run around perfunctorily because that’s what the plot requires of them. There’s no humor, no fizz, no movie magic at all. I’m “biast” (pro): I’m desperate for movies about women

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

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Very Indiana Jones. Much Last Crusade.

Except… they forgot the humor. They forgot the fizz. They forgot the verve. They forgot the fun.

Forget any Indy sparkle. This is a movie about old maps and secret tombs and puzzle boxes and exotic travel, and there isn’t even a hint of J. Peterman about it.

Lara wears our Perfect Tank in morose (£495); Adventurer’s Trousers in grim (£1,975); axe, belt, bandages her own.

This Tomb Raider movie: it has no personality.
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Inhale. Exhale. Scream! 4/20 Massacre set for April release – Trailer | Poster

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Make a date with death this April. Suspense, smoke and spine-tingling chills are on the menu when horror icon Jamie Bernadette and Justine Wachsberger, star of the Divergent series, face a 4/20 Massacre. Premiering on VOD and DVD 4/3 from Film Chest, the first-ever “stoner slasher” movie pits today’s hottest young stars against cinema’s next …

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Adrift Trailer: Shailene Woodley & Sam Claflin Get Lost at Sea

Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin star in the first trailer for Adrift. After making their marks in big Hollywood films adapting young-adult novels, the stars of Adrift find themselves doing something much smaller. Woodley is still best known for being the face of the Divergent franchise, which came to a sudden halt after three movies. Claflin, meanwhile, found his biggest role to date by playing Finnick Odair in the final three Hunger Games movies.
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Box Office Preview: ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Looks to Lure Kids as ‘Black Panther’ Stays Muscular

Box Office Preview: ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Looks to Lure Kids as ‘Black Panther’ Stays Muscular
Disney will be facing off against itself at the North American box office this weekend as “A Wrinkle in Time” opens against the fourth weekend of Marvel’s “Black Panther.”

Black Panther” shows no signs of slowing down its box office reign, as estimates show Ryan Coogler’s tentpole has a good chance of coming out on top against Ava DuVernay’s time-travel fantasy, which is targeted to hard-to-track younger filmgoers.

The latest tracking for “Wrinkle” projects an opening weekend of $30 to $38 million at 3,980 North American locations. That’s slightly lower than initial estimates assessed, which showed a range between $34 to $37 million. “Black Panther” could bring $35 to $40 million in its fourth weekend.

Numerous schools start their spring vacations this week, giving PG-rated “A Wrinkle in Time” a few weeks to lure young audiences in the weeks leading up to Easter, which is on April 1 this year.

“A Wrinkle in
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Vanessa Taylor to Adapt “Hillbilly Elegy”

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The Oscar-nominated co-writer of “The Shape of Water” has booked her next gig. She’ll follow-up the otherworldly fairy tale with a gritty drama set in the Rust Belt, an adaptation of “Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis.” Deadline broke the news.

J.D. Vance’s 2016 best-seller tackles the white underclass, race, and privilege in the United States. “Vance, raised poor among working-class ‘hillbillies,’ explores his childhood and family struggles as they navigate through drug addiction, and social, and economic challenges,” according to the source. “Supported by his larger-than-life grandmother, he developed a deep appreciation for education that laid the foundation for him to rise out of poverty and its cultural restraints.”

Taylor is up for an Oscar at this Sunday’s ceremony for penning Sally Hawkins-starrer “The Shape of Water.” “Divergent,” “Game of Thrones,” and “Hope Springs” are among her previous credits.
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Neil Burger to Direct Adaptation of Purple Heart Veteran Mary Jennings Hegar’s Memoir (Exclusive)

Neil Burger to Direct Adaptation of Purple Heart Veteran Mary Jennings Hegar’s Memoir (Exclusive)
Divergent” helmer Neil Burger will direct an untitled film based on the memoir by Purple Heart veteran Maj. Mary Jennings Hegar, sources tell Variety.

Angelina Jolie is circling the lead role of Hegar. The Gotham Group is producing.

The current draft of the movie will be written by Alice O’Neill and Burger; the previous versions of the screenplay were penned by Frank Baldwin and Jason Hall. O’Neill and Burger most recently collaborated on the Showtime series “Billions,” where O’Neill currently serves as story editor, and Burger served as an executive producer and directed the first two episodes. They also co-wrote the screenplay “Tara Delaney,” with Burger also attached to direct.

The book was originally brought to the studio by Nicole Brown, who will oversee the project with Hannah Minghella.

As detailed in her memoir “Shoot Like a Girl,” Hegar earned a Purple Heart and the Distinguished Flying Cross for serving three tours of duty
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‘Shape of Water’ Writer Vanessa Taylor Boards Ron Howard’s ‘Hillbilly Elegy’

‘Shape of Water’ Writer Vanessa Taylor Boards Ron Howard’s ‘Hillbilly Elegy’
Oscar nominee Vanessa Taylor, who co-wrote “The Shape of Water” with Guillermo del Toro, has signed on to write “Hillbilly Elegy” project for Ron Howard.

Hillbilly Elegy” is being developed as a contemporary economic drama based on J.D. Vance’s bestselling memoir of the same name. Howard came on to the project last year to produce with Imagine Entertainment chairman Brian Grazer and the company’s president Erica Huggins.

Imagine acquired the movie rights to the book following a bidding war in April. Vance’s book recaps growing up in the Rust Belt and the everyday struggles of America’s white working class as they navigate through drug addiction, and social and economic challenges. Vance grew up in Middletown, Ohio, and the Appalachian town of Jackson, Kentucky. After enlisting in the Marine Corps and serving in Iraq, he graduated from Ohio State University and Yale Law School. He joined CNN as a political contributor last year
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Will ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Be the Film That Dethrones ‘Black Panther’?

What movie can dislodge Disney-Marvel’s blockbuster “Black Panther” from the top spot at the box office? It’s looking like another Disney movie, time-travel fantasy “A Wrinkle in Time,” is the logical candidate to do so in three weeks, during the March 9-11 weekend.

Black Panther” could take in as much as $100 million during the upcoming Feb. 23-25 weekend and it’s likely to lead during the March 2-4 frame, when Jennifer Lawrence’s “Red Sparrow” is pegged to open in the $18 million-$25 million range for Fox, while MGM’s “Death Wish” should come in with $15 million-$20 million.

Initial tracking released this week for the opening weekend gross for “A Wrinkle in Time” shows a range of $34 million-$37 million — hardly a blockbuster number at the moment, though those figures can shift significantly by the time the film opens. But that may be enough to beat “Black Panther,” which will eventually
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Weekend Box Office: ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ Takes the Top Spot

Fifty Shades Freed will be the number one movie of the weekend at the box office by the end of today, as estimates have it coming in at around $38.8 million. That's down some $7 million or so from Fifty Shades Darker's opening weekend and over $45 million less than Fifty Shades of Grey's opening gross. Between this and the similar deterioration of returns on the Maze Runner and Divergent series, one would think that studios might get the hint that trilogies only bring in the big bucks in the McU at this point, at least …
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Lionsgate to Open ‘Hunger Games,’ ‘Divergent’ Attractions in Madrid

Lionsgate and Parques Reunidos plan to open the first European Lionsgate branded indoor entertainment center in Spain in 2020, with attractions based on “The Hunger Games,” “Divergent,” and “Mad Men.”

The facility will be located at the Estación Príncipe Pío in Madrid. The companies’ first Lionsgate Entertainment City will open in Times Square in New York City in 2019.

The companies did not disclose specifics of the attractions based on the dystopian Hunger Games and Divergent properties, in which factions are at war with each other. However, facility will include a challenge course and climbing wall, state-of-the-art motion simulator, 4D theater, and location-based Vr experiences. It will also contain a restaurant and lounge inspired by the one frequented by Jon Hamm’s Don Draper character in “Mad Men.”

“We are thrilled to continue our global partnership with Parques Reunidos with the opening of our second Lionsgate Entertainment City location and our first branded leisure center in Europe,” Jenefer Brown, Lionsgate
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5 Ways the "Future" Could Factor Into American Horror Story Season 8

Surprise, surprise: American Horror Story: Cult ended months ago, and we only have mere crumbs of information about the show's eighth installment. As Ahs fans, we all know the drill. It could be quite a while before we get any exciting information about the next chapter. Or, you know, we could learn every minute detail tomorrow. But we're not ones to sit on our hands and see how the dice fall. So far, we have one major hint about the setting: we're heading to the future. Later, he revealed that we're not going too far ahead, more like 10 or 20 years. "The near-distant future. It's a projection story," he said. Frankly, that's all we need to run full speed ahead. Here are our best theories, keeping that time jump in mind. RelatedOf Course Sarah Paulson Is the First Cast Member to Join American Horror Story Season 8 1. A Bleak Focus on Advanced
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Why the Ya Movie Franchise Trend Has Died Off

This weekend saw the release of Maze Runner: The Death Cure, the final installment in the Maze Runner trilogy. It topped the box office and slightly exceeded estimates with a $23.5 million opening in 3,787 theaters, but it was also the weakest opening of the three films in the series. It follows the most recent pattern of diminishing box office returns from installments in young-adult franchises. The last two The Hunger Games movies, the final Divergent movie and the Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters sequel are recent examples. Whether it is the quality of the installments which …
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Maze Runner: The Death Cure Review – The Trilogy Ends With a Shrug

Maze Runner: The Death Cure provides a satisfactory concluding chapter to the Ya dystopian trilogy, and little else beyond action spectacle.

When The Maze Runner first arrived in theaters in 2014, it was amid the heyday of sci-fi dystopian action films based on young adult novels. The Hunger Games had found a great deal of success with its second installment, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and Divergent had just launched a film franchise that was expected to be the next hit. However, as The Hunger Games film series ran its course, and Divergent tanked before it could receive a final installment, The Maze Runner was originally set to debut its trilogy capper amid a dying – and incredibly narrow – genre of movies. However, as a result of an on set injury for the film’s biggest star, the third and final chapter was delayed, which didn’t help the movie. Maze Runner: The Death Cure
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‘The Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ Exits The Franchise The Same Way It Arrived [Review]

You’d be forgiven if you have forgotten about “The Maze Runner” franchise. You’re not alone. In the general scheme of Ya adaptations, ranging from genuinely good (“Harry Potter,” “The Hunger Games”) to the stupendously bad (“Twilight,” “Divergent“), James Dashner‘s post-apocalyptic action-thriller book series has inspired some fairly average film adaptations.

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‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ Film Review: Action Soars While the Story Bores

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‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ Film Review: Action Soars While the Story Bores
The third and final film in the “Maze Runner” series, subtitled “The Death Cure,” gets it half right as an action movie. The stunts, the explosions and the chases are all exciting and elaborately mounted; there’s just not much of a movie to go with them. When it was announced that last chapter of the on-screen “Divergent” saga was going straight to live on a farm upstate — or, rather, directly to television — it seemed like we’d heard the last gasp of the once ubiquitous, now exhausted Ya genre. But no, here comes “The Death Cure” to pound the...
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Shailene Woodley Makes Her Relationship with Rugby Player Ben Volavola Instagram Official

Shailene Woodley Makes Her Relationship with Rugby Player Ben Volavola Instagram Official
Shailene Woodley has taken her relationship to a new level – Instagram.

The Big Little Lies actress, 26, shared a kiss with boyfriend and rugby player Ben Volavola on Instagram stories Wednesday night. Woodley and Volavola attended the Valentino Haute Couture Spring Summer 2018 show as part of Paris Fashion Week in France.

The actress shared multiple photos of the couple on social media, including one photo of the two posing against a Valentino sign with the caption, “This date tho…”

She also included a second photo of Volavola napping after the Valentino show, writing, “we done.”

Woodley was spotted getting cozy with
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'Maze Runner: The Death Cure': Film Review

'Maze Runner: The Death Cure': Film Review
The good news is that the creators of the third and final installment in the successful Maze Runner series have refrained from stretching out what was meant to be a trilogy into four parts. If only other Ya-geared franchises such as Divergent and The Hunger Games had done the same. The bad news is that Maze Runner: The Death Cure is so bloated and runs so long that it begins to feel like two movies. Interminable dull stretches blunt the impact of undeniably exciting action sequences, making the series finale unlikely to leave even fans wanting more.

Its release having...
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