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New images from Pacific Rim Uprising

Total Film has revealed three new images from Steven S. DeKnight’s upcoming sci-fi action sequel Pacific Rim Uprising; check them out here, along with the cover to the latest issue of the magazine featuring John Boyega’s Jake Pentecost and Scott Eastwood’s Lambert…

See Also: How Guillermo del Toro’s version of Pacific Rim 2 was originally going to end

The globe-spanning conflict between otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and the human-piloted super-machines built to vanquish them was only a prelude to the all-out assault on humanity in Pacific Rim Uprising.

John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) stars as the rebellious Jake Pentecost, a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity’s victory against the monstrous “Kaiju.” Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld. But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear
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Den of Thieves Review: Gerard Butler Goes Full on Nicolas Cage

Den of Thieves Review: Gerard Butler Goes Full on Nicolas Cage
Heist movies are a tricky thing to execute well. If the heist isn't cool, complex and at least somewhat believable, the movie is going to fall apart pretty quickly. It's in this respect that Den of Thieves succeeds and that's what makes it a surprisingly fun, but definitely not great, heist movie. You can tell that everyone involved wanted this movie to be Heat, and while there are certainly parallels, it never quite gets there. And that's not even really a knock. Nothing is likely to ever top Heat in the crime thriller genre. That aside, I feel like Den of Thieves may surprise some people.

Den of Thieves takes place in Los Angeles, California, as so many of these robbery movies do. The movie follows two different groups of people; an elite unit of the La County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew. Following an elaborate yet puzzling heist,
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‘Jumanji’ Dominates MLK Weekend, ‘The Post’ Leads Newcomers

‘Jumanji’ Dominates MLK Weekend, ‘The Post’ Leads Newcomers
Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” is dominating the North American box office to easily win the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend with about $33.4 million at 3,849 sites, estimates showed Sunday.

Fox’s “The Post” is leading the rest of the pack handily and topped forecasts with $22.2 million at 2,819 locations for Friday-Monday after expanding from 36 sites. The opening of Lionsgate’s Liam Neeson’s thriller “The Commuter” also topped expectations in third place with $16 million at 2,892 venues.

The fifth weekend of Disney-Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” with $14.7 million at 3,090 sites is fourth and Fox’s fourth weekend of “The Greatest Showman” with $14.5 million at 2,938 screens takes fifth place at the holiday box office.

Warner. Bros.’ launch of family comedy “Paddington 2” was battling for sixth place with Universal’s second weekend of “Insidious: The Last Chapter” with about $14.1 million each. Sony’s launch of action-thriller “Proud Mary” came in eighth with $12 million
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‘Jumanji’ Tops MLK Weekend Box Office Over New Entries

‘Jumanji’ Tops MLK Weekend Box Office Over New Entries
Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” is likely to win the crowded four-day Martin Luther King, Jr. weekend with around $29 million from 3,849 domestic locations, ahead of openers “The Post,” “Paddington 2,” “Proud Mary,” and “The Commuter.”

Fox’s “The Post” is set to lead the quartet of new releases in second place, with its wide release giving it 2,819 North American locations to draw in around $21 million. Lionsgate’s “The Commuter” should take third place with $14 million from 2,892 locations, with the fourth weekend of Fox’s “The Greatest Showman” battling for fourth place with Disney-Lucasfilm’s “The Last Jedi’s” fifth frame, each at around $13.5 million. Warner Bros.’ “Paddington 2” is set to vie with “Insidious: The Last Key” for fifth with around $13 million each from 3,702 and 3,150 sites, respectively, and Sony’s “Proud Mary” should slot into sixth, taking in about $12 million from 2,125 cinemas.

“Jumanji,” starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, has been surprisingly
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'Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle' set for China adventure

'Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle' set for China adventure
How will The Disaster Artist fare in light of James Franco imbroglio?

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle gets the China test this weekend as it eyes another dominant international session, while eyes will be on The Disaster Artist in the wake of allegations against Golden Globe winner James Franco.

Jumanji starring Dwayne Johnson ruled the roost last weekend on $70m and stands at more than $304m through Sony Pictures Releasing International (Spri) and $560m worldwide as it heads into the second biggest market on the planet.

While Star Wars: The Last Jedi has underwhelmed in its first week in China, hopes are high among Sony brass that Jumanji has what it takes to enthrall local audiences.

Johnson is popular in the territory: The Fate Of The Furious – admittedly an ensemble piece and established franchise – finished on $392m last year to become the biggest release of all time in China, while San Andreas grossed $103m in 2015. Legendary’s Skyscraper
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‘American Made’ Tops DVD, Blu-ray Charts

Universal Pictures’ “American Made” debuted at No. 1 on the Npd VideoScan First Alert sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart the week ended Jan. 6.

The film, which stars Tom Cruise as a pilot working for the CIA who becomes a smuggler for Central American drug lords, earned $51.3 million at the domestic box office.

Warner’s “Dunkirk,” the top seller the previous week, slipped to No. 2 on both charts in its third week on shelves.

Rounding out the top five on both charts were Universal’s “Despicable Me 3” at No. 3, Fox’s “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” at No. 4, and Warner’s “The Lego Ninjago Movie” at No. 5.

Blu-ray Disc accounted for 61% of total unit sales for “American Made,” with 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray contributing 12% of the total.

“American Made” also debuted at No. 1 on the Media Play News rental chart for the week ended Jan. 7.

Despicable Me 3
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‘Jumanji’ Ruling Mlk Weekend Box Office Over ‘The Post,’ ‘Paddington 2,’ ‘Proud Mary’

‘Jumanji’ Ruling Mlk Weekend Box Office Over ‘The Post,’ ‘Paddington 2,’ ‘Proud Mary’
Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” is outdistancing a quartet of challengers and should win the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend with about $28 million at the North American box office, early estimates showed Friday.

Steven Spielberg’s “The Post” appears to be leading the rest of the pack with around $21 million for the four days, according to Friday’s first forecasts, followed by the openings of “Paddington 2” with $18 million and Taraji P. Henson’s “Proud Mary” battling “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” for fourth place with about $16 million each. Liam Neeson’s “The Commuter” was arriving with about $12 million, fighting for sixth with the fourth weekend of Hugh Jackman’s “The Greatest Showman” and the second weekend of “Insidious: The Last Key.”

Should “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” make it to $30 million this weekend, it would be only the 11th title to exceed that mark during the Mlk weekend, according to [link
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‘The Last Jedi’ Passing ‘Fate Of The Furious’ Today For #11 Slot On All-Time Global Box Office Chart

‘The Last Jedi’ Passing ‘Fate Of The Furious’ Today For #11 Slot On All-Time Global Box Office Chart
Friday Update: Star Wars: The Last Jedi is rounding the bend to overtake The Fate Of The Furious as the No. 11 highest-grossing film on the all-time worldwide chart. The Disney/Lucasfilm continuation of the sci-fi saga has a global cume through Thursday of $1,235.3M. Furious 8 is at $1,236.M. On Thursday, The Last Jedi added $5.6M from worldwide turnstiles, of which $3.9M was made at the international box office. The current domestic cume is $580.3M with $655M…
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Charlize Theron Stars In First Trailer For Tully

(l to r.) Mackenzie Davis as Tully and Charlize Theron as Marlo star in Jason Reitman’s Tully, a Focus Features release. Credit: Kimberly French / Focus Features

Focus Features has released the first trailer for Tully starring Charlize Theron, Mackenzie Davis, Mark Duplass, and Ron Livingston.

Focus Features will release Tully in theaters on April 20, 2018.

A new comedy from Academy Award-nominated director Jason Reitman (“Up in the Air”) and Academy Award-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (“Juno”). Marlo (Academy Award winner Charlize Theron), a mother of three including a newborn, is gifted a night nanny by her brother (Mark Duplass). Hesitant to the extravagance at first, Marlo comes to form a unique bond with the thoughtful, surprising, and sometimes challenging young nanny named Tully (Mackenzie Davis).

Reitman, Cody and Theron previously worked together on 2011’s Young Adult.

Theron has starred in recent critical and box office hits Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), The Fate of the Furious
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Super Bowl 2018 Commercials Are Coming from Paramount and Universal

With the NFL Playoffs in full swing, the Super Bowl is just around the corner, with the big game on February 4 expected to feature a number of commercials promoting some of this year's biggest movies. A new report confirmed that both Universal Pictures and Paramount Pictures will be shelling out big bucks for ads during the game, although it hasn't been confirmed which movies will be promoted yet. Whichever ads ultimately air, these Super Bowl commercials will cost the studios a pretty penny. While the price for a 30-second spot for this year's game hasn't been confirmed, Fox charged a whopping $5 million per spot last year.

Even though the studios haven't confirmed which movies will be promoted during the big game, there are a few candidates available for each studio. The Fifty Shades finale, Fifty Shades Freed, will hit theaters on February 9, just five days after the big game, so
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Valiant Comics' Bloodshot Movie Targets Vin Diesel

Sony Pictures has found their leading man for the studio's Bloodshot comic book adaptation, with Vin Diesel entering talks to star in the movie. Sony announced in September 2016 that they are working on a Valiant Comics movie universe which will span five movies, two Bloodshot movies, and two Harbinger movies, concluding with a Harbinger Wars event movie. There has been no indication as to whether Bloodshot or Harbinger will actually move forward first, but since Bloodshot has found its leading man, it wouldn't be surprising if this project starts production soon.

There was a report back in August that Dave Bautista was eyed for Eternal Warrior in this new Valiant Comics universe, while Jared Leto was being eyed to play Bloodshot. While the Jared Leto report was not confirmed, now the studio is going in another direction with Vin Diesel coming aboard to play Bloodshot. This new report also claims
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Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle passes $500 million worldwide

After finishing runner up to Star Wars: The Last Jedi at the North American box office for the past three weekends, the action-adventure film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has dethroned Episode VIII at the fourth time of asking, and in doing so has also passed the half billion dollar mark worldwide.

The Jake Kasdan-directed film, a sequel/reboot to 1995’s Robin Williams-headlined Jumanji, has pulled in $244.4 million domestically, along with a further $275 million from international markets. Its worldwide haul currently stands at $519.4 million, from a $90 million production budget.

See Also: Read our review of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle here

Despite losing out on top spot, Star Wars: The Last Jedi has continued its march up the list of the all-time highest-grossing movies, and currently sits at #13 with $1.2 billion.

In the brand new adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the tables are turned as four teenagers
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi climbs to $1.2 billion worldwide

Despite a rather disappointing opening of just $28.7 million in China, Disney and Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi has now pushed its global haul to $1.205 billion.

The Rian Johnson-directed sequel slipped to third in the domestic box office chart this weekend behind Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Insidious: The Last Key, but still managed to push its North American haul to $572.5 million. Internationally, it has earned a further $632.7 million.

The Last Jedi is now the thirteenth-biggest worldwide release of all time, but still trails fellow 2017 releases Beauty and the Beast ($1.264 billion) and The Fate of the Furious ($1.236 billion), although it will have presumably overtaken both of those by this time next weekend.

See Also: Read all of the latest Star Wars news in The Week in Star Wars

In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens
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The Week in Star Wars – The Last Jedi crosses $1 billion, Rey’s parents update, New Trilogy to start shooting in June and more

Your first edition of The Week in Star Wars has all the latest box office news for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, a new set photo and character details for Solo: A Star Wars Story, a new rumour about Rian Johnson’s new trilogy and more…

Let’s kick of 2018 with all the latest from the Star Wars: The Last Jedi box office. The movie bested Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle to cross $1 billion at the global box office and is currently the biggest domestic 2017 release, and third biggest movie worldwide behind The Fate of the Furious and Beauty and the Beast. It’s also broken into the top 20 biggest earners of all-time, and has helped Star Wars surpass Harry Potter in terms of box office gross…

…A new IMAX poster was also released, which you can check out here…

…Now, one of the big talking points of Star Wars: The Last Jedi
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi disappointing at China box office

It seems the force isn’t very strong in the Middle Kingdom, as Star Wars: The Last Jedi looks set to struggle at the Chinese box office with an opening weekend of around just $5 million.

THR is reporting that Episode VIII grossed $560,000 in midnight takings on Thursday night, and will likely finish the weekend in second place behind the homegrown comedy The Ex-File 3: The Return of the Exes, which is expected to gross around $11.5 million in its second weekend.

Historically, the Star Wars saga has struggled somewhat in China, with Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuting to $2,5 million in midnight previews – a far cry from the record $8.7 million set by The Fate of the Furious.

The Force Awakens pulled in a total of $124.2 million in China in 2015, while Rogue One: A Star Wars Story earned $69.5 million.

Disney and Lucasfilm will likely not be too concerned however, as The Last
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Poised For Soft Opening In China

Here’s a lede we didn’t expect to write on this Friday morning: The Last Jedi is struggling to make much of a dent in China, its final box office test.

Galvanized by the full force of Disney’s marketing machine, not to mention those stellar reviews, many had assumed that the Star Wars sequel would open to a solid, if inconspicuous weekend, one that would, in turn, help push the film toward its projected target of $1.6 billion worldwide.

But according to figures relayed by The Hollywood Reporter, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is raking in less than expected. On Thursday, the blockbuster sequel scored $560,000 (3.65 million Rmb) from midnight previews, well behind The Force Awakens‘ $2.5 million (16 million Rmb) previews haul in 2015.

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Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Losing Opening-Day Race in China

Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Losing Opening-Day Race in China
Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi is off to an inauspicious start in China, its final major box-office test.

The prior two Star Wars films underperformed in China, but the early results for The Last Jedi, which finally debuted locally on Friday, look even worse than expected.

The film earned $560,000 (3.65 million Rmb) in midnight previews, well behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens' $2.5 million (16 million Rmb) previews score — and way behind The Fate of the Furious' record $8.7 million preview total (60 million Rmb) in 2017.

Worse still, Friday's early box-office results have The Last Jedi clearly losing...
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Guillermo del Toro on his level of involvement with Pacific Rim Uprising

With the Pacific Rim Uprising on the horizon, and the first trailer officially releasing, it’s natural to wonder what could have been with this franchise. After all, the series was originally Guillermo del Toro’s pet-project, and has since undergone some significant changes.

Now, Guillermo del Toro has talked about his original plans for the sequel previously, and recently, while talking to Kcwr, the director was asked if he’s involved in Pacific Rim Uprising in any way, shape, or form. This was his response:

“I prepped my version of Pacific Rim 2. I developed the screenplay, I storyboarded the creatures and the robots on that, and then that suspension of six months … I left, and helped select the new director, and that’s about it.”

Honestly, it’s pretty evident that del Toro has had little to do with Pacific Rim Uprising. Watching the trailer, the film feels far
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Universal soars at global, international box office in 2017 (exclusive)

China ends year as studio’s biggest market on $671.9m.

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Universal Pictures posted its second highest global and international year at the box office in 2017 as 64 releases generated $5.129bn and $3.439bn, respectively, over the 12-month period ending December 31.

The international running total ranks second only to the $4.4bn registered in 2015 and is likely to rise as late receipts come in from territories. The global haul trails the $6.88bn achieved in 2015. North America generated $1.689bn.

The Fate Of The Furious was the studio’s top earner in 2017 on $1.236bn worldwide and $1.009bn internationally; followed by Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me 3 on $1.034bn worldwide, of which $768.9m came from international markets.

Tom Cruise vehicle The Mummy grossed $409.1m worldwide and $329m internationally, while Fifty Shades Darker delivered $380.9m worldwide ($266.5m internationally); Split achieved $278.3m worldwide ($140.2m); and Get Out delivered $254.3m worldwide ($78.8m).

“We’ve had a profile of titles from the world of
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Last Jedi Soars Past $1 Billion at Worldwide Box Office

As expected, Disney's The Last Jedi crossed the $1 billion box office plateau this weekend, with its third box office win also giving the movie the highest domestic gross of the year. Star Wars 8 took in $52.4 million this weekend to claim the top spot for a third weekend in a row, which brought its domestic tally to $517.1 million, more than enough to surpass the $504 million set way back in March by Disney's Beauty and the Beast. As of now, The Last Jedi has $1.04 billion at the worldwide box office, which is still not quite enough to surpass Beauty and the Beast and its $1.26 billion for the worldwide crown. But that will likely happen sooner rather than later.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the fourth, and likely final movie this year to surpass $1 billion at the global box office, following Beauty and the Beast ($1.26 billion), The Fate of the Furious
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