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M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Split’ Dominates U.S. Box Office With $40.2 Million

22 January 2017 8:03 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

M. Night Shyamalan’s “Split” has turned into a horror hit with a surprisingly strong $40.2 million in its opening weekend at 3,038 North American locations.

Split,” starring James McAvoy as a man with 24 different personalities, performed far above recent expectations for Universal and Blumhouse. It easily topped the 2015 launch of Shyamalan’s found-footage horror movie “The Visit,” which scored an opening weekend of $25.4 million.

“Having M. Night Shyamalan’s name on the title means a lot, because his fan base is so devoted,” noted Universal’s domestic distribution chief Nick Carpou. “He’s the master of the plot twist.”

Carpou noted that “Split” showed plenty of drawing power in all demographics with the 52% of the audience being female and 52% under 25 and should perform well in coming weeks. “As a psychological thriller, this should have a lot of playability,” he added.

Split” doubled Vin Diesel’s launch of “xXx: Return of Xander Cage, »

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new and ongoing cinema releases, UK/Ire, from Jan 19

20 January 2017 1:37 PM, PST | | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

A simple listing, duplicated from the in cinemas UK and Ireland page, of new releases and other stuff currently available, for the benefit of those playing along by RSS or keeping up via the Daily Digest emails (sign up here).

opening this week Jackie Lion Split xXx: The Return of Xander Cage

2016’s films, ranked by maryann (still ongoing, now open to all readers)

2017’s films, ranked by maryann (subscribers only until the end of the year)

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now in cinemas Allied Arrival The Birth of a Nation Chi-Raq The Eagle Huntress I, Daniel Blake La La Land Manchester by the Sea Moana A Monster Calls Paterson Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Sully Doctor Strange Silence Trolls Assassin’s Creed Bridget Jones’s Baby The Bye Bye Man Collateral Beauty Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Live by Night Monster Trucks Nocturnal Animals Passengers Storks Why Him? »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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new and ongoing cinema releases, Us/Can, from Jan 20

20 January 2017 1:32 PM, PST | | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

A simple listing, duplicated from the in cinemas Us and Canada page, of new releases and other stuff currently available, for the benefit of those playing along by RSS or keeping up via the Daily Digest emails (sign up here).

opening this week Antarctica: Ice and Sky (aka Ice and the Sky) The Founder The Red Turtle Split xXx: The Return of Xander Cage    expanding wide 20th Century Women

2016’s films, ranked by maryann (still ongoing, now open to all readers)

2017’s films, ranked by maryann (subscribers only until the end of the year)

get all reviews since 1997 here

now in cinemas Allied Arrival The Eagle Huntress Fences Hidden Figures I, Daniel Blake Jackie La La Land Lion Loving Manchester by the Sea Moana A Monster Calls Moonlight Paterson Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Sing Sully Toni Erdmann Bad Santa 2 Doctor Strange Elle Inferno Julieta Silence Trolls Assassin »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Shyamalan's 'Split' and Diesel's 'xXx 3' Look to Deliver $20+ Million Openings

19 January 2017 2:44 PM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent news »

While last weekend's new releases failed to energize the box office, two of this week's new titles will top the weekend chart. M. Night Shyamalan's latest thriller, Split, and the return of Vin Diesel in the title role of xXx: Return of Xander Cage are both looking to score $20+ million openings while Hidden Figures and La La Land look to continue to capture audience attention amid their already-strong domestic runs. Additionally, this weekend features the release of The Founder into just over one thousand theaters and High Top releasing brings The Resurrection of Gavin Stone into 887 theaters as it hopes to attract the attention of the faith-based audience. At the top of the weekend box office expect to find M. Night Shyamalan's Split. Shyamalan's career has featured plenty of ups and downs, but following the performance of The Visit in 2015 and the solid early reviews for Split, we »

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Holiday Box Office: ‘Hidden Figures’ Repeats On Mlk Weekend While ‘Patriots’ & Others Tank

17 January 2017 1:30 PM, PST | | See recent news »

Here's your estimated 4-day box office returns (new releases bolded): 1. Hidden Figures - $26.0 million ($60.3 million total) 2. Sing - $19.1 million ($238.3 million total) 3. La La Land - $17.5 million ($77.0 million total) 4. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - $17.1 million ($502.2 million total) 5. The Bye Bye Man - $15.3 million ($15.3 million total) 6. Monster Trucks - $15.0 million ($15.0 million total) 7. Patriots Day - $13.6 million ($14.5 million total) 8. Sleepless - $9.8 million ($14.5 million total) 9. Underworld: Blood Wars - $7.3 million ($25.4 million total) 10. Passengers - $6.5 million ($90.8 million total)   The Big Stories On this holiday weekend where we celebrate Martin Luther King, film studios flooded the marketplace and may have...

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- Erik Childress

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Will xXx 3 Be the First Big Box Office Hit of 2017?

17 January 2017 8:53 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The 2017 calendar year has gotten off to an interesting start at the box office, with the inspirational drama Hidden Figures pulling off surprise wins over the past two weekends, while La La Land continues to expand and climb up the charts after its impressive sweep at the Golden Globes. This weekend, four new releases will hit theaters, Paramount's XXX 3: The Return of Xander Cage, Universal's Split, The Weinstein Company's The Founder and High Top Releasing's The Resurrection of Gavin Stone, with A24's 20th Century Women also expanding nationwide. When all the dust is settled, we're predicting that XXX: The Return of Xander Cage will come out on top at the box office.

Box Office Mojo reports that, while those aforementioned films will all be released wide, there will be quite the large discrepancy between their theater counts. Both XXX 3 and Split are expected to open in roughly 3,000 theaters apiece, »

- MovieWeb

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The Bye Bye Man Says Hello to Great Box Office Take! New Viral Video!

16 January 2017 4:30 PM, PST | | See recent Dread Central news »

Having seen The Bye Bye Man (review), in theaters now, over the weekend, I can’t help but feel as if lots of people rode it unnecessarily hard. Is it a perfect movie? No. But its heart is definitely in the… Continue Reading →

The post The Bye Bye Man Says Hello to Great Box Office Take! New Viral Video! appeared first on Dread Central. »

- Steve Barton

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Newswire: Weekend Box Office: Figure-atively speaking

16 January 2017 1:26 PM, PST | | See recent The AV Club news »

For the second weekend in a row, Hidden Figures is the No. 1 movie in America, earning $20.4 million over the weekend and causing Hollywood executives to call meetings to discuss how they could have underestimated the popularity of an uplifting prestige drama featuring familiar and beloved actors simply because its protagonists are neither white nor male.

It didn’t hurt, of course, that last week’s new wide releases were all about as exciting as a bowl of overcooked ramen noodles. There’s The Bye Bye Man, which actually turned out to be kind of a success at No. 4 with $13.4 million (nearly twice its $7.4 million production budget), outperforming analysts’ pessimistic predictions and once again proving the power of low expectations. Then we’ve got Monster Trucks, which made $10.5 million from parents not picky enough to wait for quality children’s fare ...


- Katie Rife

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Review: The Bye Bye Man Misses the High Mark of its Promising Potential

16 January 2017 10:45 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

It’s where some people keep their keys, money, or a good book, but the nightstand drawer in director Stacy Title’s The Bye Bye Man holds something far more sinister than spare change. When spoken aloud, what’s carved into its wooden surface has the ability to scare your soul and scar your psyche, so it’s a shame that the film featuring this frightening piece of furniture—and the entity it unleashes—doesn’t live up to its promising potential.

Seeking a home of their own after surviving the dorms at their Wisconsin university, lifelong best friends Elliot (Douglas Smith) and John (Lucien Laviscount) move into an old house that’s farther away from campus, but much closer to future horrors. Joining them in their eerie abode is Elliot’s girlfriend, Sasha (Cressida Bonas), giving their living situation a Three’s Company vibe. One night, Elliot discovers “The Bye Bye Man »

- Derek Anderson

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Box Office: ‘Hidden Figures’ Dominates MLK Weekend as ‘Live by Night,’ ‘Monster Trucks,’ ‘Silence’ Collapse

16 January 2017 8:08 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Fox and Chernin Entertainment’s “Hidden Figures” dominated the domestic box office, topping charts for the second straight weekend after earning $26 million. The film’s message of empowerment and triumph over prejudice was amplified by the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.

“This continues to be a movie for everyone,” said Chris Aronson, Fox’s head of domestic distribution. “It’s not just entertaining. It’s life affirming. It celebrates the triumph of the human spirit and that’s so important in these times.”

Hidden Figures” is a latecomer to the awards season race, but the film, which stars Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer as African-American scientists and mathematicians in the early days of the space program, ranks as one of the most successful dramas of 2016. So far, it has earned $60.4 million. That commercial success could translate into Oscar attention when Academy Award nominations are announced next week.

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- Brent Lang

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The Bye Bye Man movie review: don’t think it, don’t say it, don’t see it

16 January 2017 7:44 AM, PST | | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

MaryAnn’s quick take… One of the most inept films I’ve ever seen. Cheaply made, poorly directed, badly acted, oddly edited, and ultimately insultingly stupid. I’m “biast” (pro): nothing

I’m “biast” (con): not a fan of most mainstream horror movies

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

So, three university students in Madison, Wisconsin, rent an absurdly large and ridiculously rambling off-campus house. Inside is a haunted night table — that’s right, I said “haunted night table” — that summons the most feeble boogeyman horror movies have ever seen. He’s called the Bye Bye Man, and he’s like Slender Man without the catchy memes. He drops coins on the floor, makes you hear the sound of a train in the distance, scratches up your walls, and — this is the eeriest bit of all — he makes »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Horror Highlights: The Walking Dead #164 Variant Cover, The Bye Bye Man, The Magicians Wattpad Story, Wolf House, Pitchfork, Jason Lives Pin

16 January 2017 6:59 AM, PST | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

The Walking Dead gets a makeover in one of several new covers that celebrate Image Comics' upcoming 25th anniversary. In today's Horror Highlights, we also have a look at a "scare video" for The Bye Bye Man, information on a new Wattpadd short story contest for The Magicians, DVD release details for Wolf House, a behind-the-scenes featurette for Pitchfork, and a look at a killer Jason Lives enamel pin from London 1888.

The Walking Dead #164 Variant Cover: Press Release: "Image Comics is thrilled to reveal the first 11 of 15 homage variants planned for February’s 25th anniversary theme month—“tribute covers” celebrating iconic cover images from throughout the company’s history.

Each month of Image’s 25th year will boast a theme for special anniversary variants, beginning with Wednesday, February 1st—the exact date of Image Comics’ founding in 1992, and the date of this year’s “Image Comics Day.”

“One of the »

- Derek Anderson

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Live By Night Tanks Hard At The Box Office, Hidden Figures Snags Number One Spot Again

15 January 2017 1:38 PM, PST | | See recent LRM Online news »

comScore today announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of January 13, 2017, as compiled by the company's theatrical measurement services. 

As the trusted official standard for real-time worldwide box office reporting, comScore provides the only theater-level reporting in the world. Customers are able to analyze admissions and gross results around the world using comScore's suite of products.

This weekend saw the release of a handful of smaller films that included the likes of Silence, Patriots Day, Monster Trucks, Sleepless, The Bye Bye Man, and the expansion of Ben Affleck’s latest opus, Live By Night.

Interestingly enough, the weekend saw only one of these films — the new horror flick, The Bye Bye Man — even crack the top five domestically. While no one is incredibly surprised that the likes of Monster Trucks didn’t do so hot, with only $10.5 million for the three-day estimates, the underperforming of Patriots Day, »

- Joseph Medina

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Box Office: ‘Hidden Figures’ and ‘La La Land’ Ride Oscar Wave on Soft Holiday Weekend

15 January 2017 1:23 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

As far as the box office is concerned, the Martin Luther King holiday weekend might better be dubbed Memorial Day, as six new wide releases are weak or dying. Despite a wide array of product which should have boosted totals, this weekend looks to be down 19 per cent from last year.

On the other hand, Oscar contenders “Hidden Figures” (20th Century Fox) and “La La Land”(Lionsgate) continued to surf cresting audience enthusiasm to place first and second for the three day weekend.

School vacation Monday results may boost Universal’s “Sing” and possibly Disney’s “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” to higher positions. Animated musical “Sing” is holding well, with a 33 per cent drop. “Rogue One,” though now the top-grossing 2016 domestic release, is falling far faster than juggernaut “Force Awakens” a year ago.

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1. Hidden Figures (20th Century Fox) Week 4 – Last weekend #1

$20,450,000 (-10%) in 3,286 theaters (+815); PTA »

- Tom Brueggemann

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Hidden Figures Wins Box Office Weekend #2 with $20.4M

15 January 2017 12:02 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Often times, if two movies are less than $1 million apart when the box office estimates are released, those movies will swap places when the actual numbers arrive on Monday. Last weekend, it looked like Rogue One would repeat atop the box office with $21.9 million, with the expanding Hidden Figures following just behind with $21.8 million. When the actual figures were released on Monday, Hidden Figures ended up on top with $22.8 million, just ahead of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story with $22.06 million. This weekend, Hidden Figures managed to expand even further, repeating atop the box office for the second weekend in a row with $20.4 million, in a weekend where two more expanding movies didn't even crack the top 10.

This weekend, both the true story adaptation Hidden Figures and Rogue One went up against three new movies, Paramount's Monster Trucks, Stx Entertainment's The Bye Bye Man and Open Road Films' Sleepless. There »

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'Hidden Figures' Topples New Releases to Take MLK Weekend While 'Rogue One' Passes $500 Million

15 January 2017 9:01 AM, PST | Box Office Mojo | See recent news »

It wasn't necessarily an exciting Martin Luther King weekend, though it is rather astonishing to see how poorly all but one of the weekend's new and expanding wide releases performed. The weekend's successes find Hidden Figures leading the way for a second weekend, followed by Golden Globe juggernaut La La Land while it was STX's The Bye Bye Man that over performed against tracking and delivered the best new opening among the weekend's new and expanding releases, more than doubling the film's production budget over the four-day weekend. At #1 for a second weekend in a row, Fox's Hidden Figures delivered an estimated $20.4 million for the three-day and is expected to finish over $25 million for the holiday weekend as its domestic cume will near $60 million by end of day Monday. Finishing in second for the three-day is Lionsgate's La La Land, delivering an impressive $14.5 million for the three-day (+43.1%) from 1,848 theaters (+333), including 148 IMAX theaters, »

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Box Office: ‘Hidden Figures’ Prevails as ‘Monster Trucks,’ Ben Affleck’s ‘Live by Night’ Bomb

15 January 2017 7:53 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

It’s bombs away at the multiplexes.

Family film “Monster Trucks” tanked when it debuted over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, while Ben Affleck’s “Live by Night” and Martin Scorsese’s “Silence” suffered moribund national expansions. Their failures will lead to tens of millions of dollars in red ink for the studios that backed them. “Sleepless,” an action-thriller with Jamie Foxx, also suffered an underwhelming opening, getting lost in the crush of new releases.

“There’s almost an unprecedented number of films out there,” said Paul  Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at comScore. “It’s got to be somewhat daunting and overwhelming for moviegoers.”

Fox and Chernin Entertainment’s”Hidden Figures” retained its box office crown in its second weekend of wide release, earning $20.5 million for the weekend and a projected $25.3 million for the long weekend. That will push its total to $59.7 million. The historical drama about African-American Nasa »

- Brent Lang

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‘The Bye Bye Man’ review: “Adds nothing to the genre…”

14 January 2017 10:20 AM, PST | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Bye Bye Man review: The first of many horror films of 2017 hits cinemas. Is it a horror fan’s dream or nightmare?

Read our full The Bye Bye Man review below.

The horror genre has given us some of the most iconic villains and monsters in cinematic history. Jason Vorhees, Freddy Krueger, Michael Myers and Leatherface are just a few of the longest-lasting, but studios are always on the hunt for fresh meat. Enter ‘The Bye Bye Man’ who gets his first big screen outing in this week’s new fright flick, The Bye Bye Man.

College student Elliott (Douglas Smith) moves into a new house off campus with his best friend John (Lucian Laviscount), and girlfriend Sasha (Cressida Bonas). Soon after moving in Elliott uncovers a weird nightstand inscribed with the words ‘Don’t think it, don’t say it’, and ‘Bye Bye Man’. Following this discovery the trio find themselves hallucinating, »

- Kat Hughes

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The Bye Bye Man | Review

14 January 2017 8:00 AM, PST | ioncinema | See recent ioncinema news »

Baby Bye Bye Bye…Bye Bye: Title’s Derivative Boogeyman Can’t Quite Turn Up the Terror

“Don’t think it, don’t say it,” may be the ironic takeaway after witnessing director Stacy Title’s second rate boogeyman knock off The Bye Bye Man, an unfortunately named horror film which is somewhat amusing considering the surname of its director.

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- Nicholas Bell

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‘Bye Bye Man’ Creeps Up on ‘Hidden Figures’ at Friday the 13th Box Office

14 January 2017 7:44 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Fox’s “Hidden Figures” earned another strong $5.5 million on Friday, on track to earn $22.2 million over the four-day holiday weekend. Stx Entertainment’s “The Bye Bye Man” trailed closely behind, scaring up a solid $5.43 million at the Friday the 13th box office and is now over-performing the pre-weekend expectations. The film is now on track to earn in the $13 million range ($15 million for the four-day weekend), although early estimates from Stx had it at $10 million. Also Read: 'Patriots Day' Opens to $560,000 at Thursday Box Office The film, co-financed by Los Angeles Media Fund, was directed by Stacy Title. »

- Beatrice Verhoeven

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