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'Deadpool 2' Launches with Over $300 Million Worldwide

'Deadpool 2' Launches with Over $300 Million Worldwide
Even though Deadpool 2 didn't deliver a record opening domestically for an R-rated movie it still captured a few record of its own as well as delivered a couple studio records en route to an impressive $301.3 million worldwide debut. Meanwhile Avengers: Infinity War continued it's impressive run becoming the fourth largest global release of all-time while Paramount's Book Club and Global Road's Show Dogs delivered on expectations in their attempts at counter-programming against the pair of superhero features. Early indications were that Deadpool 2 would deliver a record opening for an R-rated film after bringing in a pair of R-rated records with $18.6 million from Thursday previews and a $53.3 million opening day. However, it wasn't able to maintain that momentum, finishing with a still impressive $125 million estimate for the three-day, which is enough to become the second largest R-rated opening ever behind the original's $132.4 million debut two years ago and
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Netflix takes Cannes prize winners 'Happy As Lazzaro' and 'Girl'

Netflix takes Cannes prize winners 'Happy As Lazzaro' and 'Girl'
The streaming company has acquired Alice Rohrwacher’s magic-realist tale and Lukas Dhont’s transgender drama for North and Latin America.

Netflix has acquired Cannes festival prize winners Happy As Lazzaro and Girl for North America and Latin America.

Happy As Lazzaro premiered in Competition at the festival and won the best screenplay award for writer-director Alice Rohrwacher (in a tie with Jafar Panahi and Nader Saeivar for 3 Faces).

Starring Adriano Tardiolo, Luca Chikovani, Alba Rohrwacher and Agnese Graziani, the Italian-language drama is about a young peasant assumed, in his isolated village, to be simple-minded, and a young nobleman cursed by his imagination.
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Cannes Winners: ‘Shoplifters’ Takes Palme D’Or; Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Is Grand Prize – Full List

Cannes Winners: ‘Shoplifters’ Takes Palme D’Or; Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’ Is Grand Prize – Full List
Update: Jane Campion is still the only woman to have won the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or. Although Nadine Labaki’s lauded Capernaum was a strong contender and scooped the Jury Prize tonight, it was Japanese veteran Hirokazu Kore-Eda who took the top honor with his family story Shoplifters. The Grand Prize went to Spike Lee’s triumphant return, BlacKkKlansman.
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Paul Schrader’s ‘First Reformed’ Is a Hit, and the ‘2001’ Reissue Finds New Box-Office Life

Paul Schrader’s ‘First Reformed’ Is a Hit, and the ‘2001’ Reissue Finds New Box-Office Life
Two very different films — Paul Schrader’s “First Reformed” and a 70mm reissue of Stanley Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey” — stand out among the new releases this weekend. The first represents a critical career high for a director who made his first film 40 years ago, while the revival is from a director who died 19 years ago, and made one of the the most modern films in 1968.

Standout documentary “Rbg” joins them, but other well-reviewed films are seeing more mixed results. However, there’s enough viable titles to fill screens while Marvel gets nearly all of the theatrical attention.

Opening

First Reformed (A24) – Metacritic: 83; Festivals include: Venice, Telluride, Toronto, New York 2017

$100,270 in 4 theaters; PTA (per theater average): $25,067

Schrader has a long career as a screenwriter (“Taxi Driver”) and director (American Gigolo”), but his career has seen spotty critical and audience reception. “First Reformed,” with Ethan Hawke as a clergyman experiencing spiritual crisis,
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‘Deadpool 2’ Gives Maximum Effort But Fails To Break Records With $125 Million Opening

‘Deadpool 2’ Gives Maximum Effort But Fails To Break Records With $125 Million Opening
When “Deadpool” opened in February 2016, the film shattered expectations and became a phenomenon unlike any “X-Men” film before it. The hard-r superhero film set records and made the Merc with a Mouth a household name. So, when the sequel hit theaters this weekend, many were wondering if the film could capture the same magic of the first one, or if the joke was already a bit played out.
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Patricia Morison, Star of the Original ‘Kiss Me, Kate,’ Dies at 103

Patricia Morison, Star of the Original ‘Kiss Me, Kate,’ Dies at 103
Patricia Morison, the glamorous star who originated the role of the shrewish actress diva in the delightful 1948 Cole Porter musical Kiss Me, Kate, has died. She was 103.

Morison, who also appeared on stage opposite Yul Brynner in The King and I in such films as The Song of Bernadette (1943), died Sunday at her home in Los Angeles of natural causes.

With a mane of exuberant, dark hair that reached her hips, Morison often was cast as a villainess or “the other woman” on the big screen. She notably played Sherlock Holmes’ smiling adversary Mrs. Hilda Courtney, who is ...
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'Deadpool 2' scores biggest ever international opening for R-rated film

'Deadpool 2' scores biggest ever international opening for R-rated film
Sequel makes more than $300m worldwide

Deadpool 2 shoved superhero rivals aside to dominate the international marketplace this weekend, grossing an estimated $176m from 24,843 screens in 81 markets.

Distributor Fox International said the superhero comedy sequel – which also opened in North America, with an estimated $125m - scored the biggest international opening weekend ever for an R-rated title and becomes the studio’s biggest international opener ever.

Fox International

With Ryan Reynolds back as the title character, Deadpool 2 opened at number one in all its markets, outperforming the original Deadpool, which opened in February 2016, by 7% in like markets at current exchange rates,
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‘The Mule’: Bradley Cooper and Clint Eastwood Could Reunite

‘The Mule’: Bradley Cooper and Clint Eastwood Could Reunite
Clint Eastwood hasn’t acted in a movie since his turn in the 2012 baseball drama Trouble with the Curve, but it appears that the 87-year-old is getting back in front of the camera again soon. He’s set to direct and star in a drug thriller called The Mule, and his American Sniper star Bradley Cooper […]

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‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ Renewed for Season 3 Before Even Returning for Season 2

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“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” has yet to return for its second season, but Amazon Studios has already renewed it for a third go-round. The news came during last night’s Peabody Awards ceremony, when Amazon’s Jennifer Salke confirmed to Variety that the acclaimed comedy will stick around for the foreseeable future.

In addition to critical acclaim, “Mrs. Maisel” has won two Golden Globes (Best Television Series — Musical or Comedy and Best Actress — Musical or Comedy for star Rachel Brosnahan) and is considered a strong contender in this year’s Emmy race. Set in the late 1950s, it revolves around its title character’s decision to pursue stand-up comedy following the abrupt dissolution of her marriage. “Gilmore Girls” and “Bunheads” creator Amy Sherman-Palladino created the show, and during last night’s ceremony she said, “You’re going to give it to us because we’re bringing home the fancy thing,
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Patricia Morison, Stage Star of ‘Kiss Me, Kate’, Dies at 103

Patricia Morison, Stage Star of ‘Kiss Me, Kate’, Dies at 103
Patricia Morison, who starred as shrewish diva Lilli Vanessi in the original 1948 Broadway production of “Kiss Me, Kate” as well as Anna Leonowens in the 1954 run of “The King and I” opposite Yul Brynner, died of natural causes in her Los Angeles home Sunday. She was 103.

Morison was born on March 15, 1915 in New York City, the daughter of playwright and actor William Morison and Selena Fraser, a British Intelligence agent during World War I. After graduating from high school, Morison took acting classes at the Neighborhood Playhouse and made her stage debut at the Provincetown Playhouse in the musical revue “Don’t Mind the Rain.” Her Broadway debut followed shortly, in 1933’s “Growing Pains,” though she never appeared on stage, instead acting as the stand-by for Helen Hayes in the lead role of Victoria Regina.

After catching the eye of talent scouts, Morison signed a contract with Paramount Pictures and
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Patricia Morison Dies: Glamourous Movie Star Of The 1940s Was 103

Actress Patricia Morison, who brought a touch of grace and style to even her anti-heroine film roles, has died at age 103. She passed at her Los Angeles home of natural causes. Morison had a huge presence in films of the 1940s, and appeared in such classics as Song of Bernadette and Dressed To Kill opposite such stars as Basil Rathbone, Ray Milland, Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn, among many others. Sporting long, flowing hair down to her hips, Morison often was…
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‘First Reformed’ Nabs Top Spot; ‘Pope Francis’ Mixed: Specialty Box Office

Updated at 11:30Am Pt with more numbers and analysis. Paul Schrader's dramatic thriller First Reformed, starring Ethan Hawke and Amanda Seyfried, handily outpaced all new limited release titles over the weekend with a per-theater average of $25,067. The A24 newcomer played four locations Friday to Sunday, grossing $100,270, the second highest gross of any limited-release title reporting numbers this weekend. The top grosser overall was Focus Features doc Pope Francis – A M…
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Guns On The Playbill? Every Major Studio Has Them This Season

Down at the beach, every other trash can is wrapped in what suddenly seems an unnerving image, given the recent school shootings, including last week's in Texas. There's baby-faced Alden Ehrenreich, as Han Solo in Solo: A Star Wars Story from Lucsfilm and Disney, aiming squarely at the viewer with an outsized handgun. Just below, a smiling Emilia Clark, as…
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‘Searching’ Trailer: One of the Year’s Most Innovative Thrillers

Sony has released new international trailer for Searching, one of the year’s most innovative thrillers and easily one of the best films of 2018 so far. The movie unfolds entirely across computer and cell phone screens, but don’t be turned off if you saw 2014’s Unfriended and weren’t impressed – Searching takes the form to a […]

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Does Cannes Have a Future? Yes, But the Festival Needs to Change

Does Cannes Have a Future? Yes, But the Festival Needs to Change
The red carpet, in America, is a flat expanse of star-studded glamour, a VIP corral. At the Cannes Film Festival, the red carpet starts off as an expanse but then, as it approaches the Grand Palais, it ascends, in 24 Cinderella steps — a literal stairway to heaven. The meaning of that stairway isn’t stardom. It’s all about what the films, and the competition, aspire to. It’s about how they want to lift us aloft, to carry us into the shimmering pantheon of Art.

By the time this year’s awards ceremony was over, the mission, as always, felt like it had been accomplished. A new auteur had been crowned high king: Japan’s Hirokazu Kore-eda, whose winning of the Palme d’Or for “Shoplifters,” a tale of family, poverty, and social injustice, had an “It’s time” earnestness about it. The Grand Prix went to Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman,
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‘Glow’ Decided to Film Its Kkk Wrestling Match the Day After Trump Was Elected

‘Glow’ Decided to Film Its Kkk Wrestling Match the Day After Trump Was Elected
Among the many memorable scenes on “Glow,” one stands out as especially bold: a wrestling match between two women wearing Ku Klux Klan robes and two black wrestlers. According to co-creator Carly Mensch, the scene might not have happened had the 2016 election gone the other way. “Before [the election], there was some trepidation,” she explained last night at Vulture Festival.

“We’re doing this very taboo thing. Even though it’s wrestling and it’s part of the blood of wrestling, there was some nervousness. And then Trump got elected, and we were like, ‘We’re doing that episode!’”

“We were there with Kimmy [Gatewood] and Rebekka [Johnson] as they were rehearsing for the first time in their Kkk shrouds, and we were holding their hands, and we were like, ‘Yeah, fuck yeah,” Alison Brie said of the scene.

“It did just feel like, ‘Thank god this is where we work and thank god
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Tina Fey’s ‘SNL’ Monologue Features Cameos by Jerry Seinfeld, Anne Hathaway, Benedict Cumberbatch, and More — Watch

Tina Fey’s ‘SNL’ Monologue Features Cameos by Jerry Seinfeld, Anne Hathaway, Benedict Cumberbatch, and More — Watch
Does “Saturday Night Live” feature too many celebrity cameos these days? That was the question at the heart of Tina Fey’s monologue last night, which happened to feature cameos from Jerry Seinfeld, Benedict Cumberbatch, Chris Rock, Anne Hathaway, Fred Armisen, Donald Glover, and Robert De Niro. As you might imagine, it was a lively conversation.

Seinfeld shows up first, as Fey decided to allow audience members to ask questions and he’s the first to raise his hand. “Do you think the show has too many celebrity cameos these days, because I’m worried the cast isn’t getting a chance to grow,” he says. Fey agrees, and for a moment it appears as though her next question will be from current cast member Beck Bennett — but then she reveals she was actually calling on the person behind him, Benedict Cumberbatch.

Then come Chris Rock, Robert De Niro (who
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‘Deadpool 2’ Leads International Box Office With Powerful $176 Million Debut

‘Deadpool 2’ Leads International Box Office With Powerful $176 Million Debut
The Merc With a Mouth stuck the landing overseas.

Ryan Reynold’s “Deadpool 2” bowed internationally with $176 million — and that’s without a boost from China. Combined with its $125 million domestic debut, the superhero sequel secured a global weekend total of $301 million.

It marked the best overseas opening of all time for Fox International. The previous record was set by “X-Men: Days of the Future Past” with $174 million, including $38 million from China. It also surpassed “Logan” ($160 million) as the biggest international opening for an R-rated title.

Deadpool 2” saw the biggest launch in the United Kingdom with $18 million from 1,796 locations. It also had a solid launch in South Korea with $17 million on 1,562 screens, as well as in Russia with $11.8 million from 1,477, Australia with $11.7 million on 279 screens, and Mexico with $10 million from 3,013 screens.

Other top markets include France ($8.3 million from 727 screens), Germany ($8.2 million from 875 screens), Brazil, India, and Taiwan ($5.6 million from
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Star Wars Bits: Stars of Solo: A Star Wars Story Speak, Mark Hamill Trolls Twitter & More

In this edition of Star Wars Bits: Mark Hamill is up to his old tricks on Twitter The stars of Solo hit the red carpet Some Solo: A Star Wars Story spoilers How Lord and Miller influenced Solo: A Star Wars Story And much, much more… #Foreshadowing pic.twitter.com/fvqA9EFqz7 — Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) May 9, 2018 […]

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Tracy Morgan Loves Us All, and There’s ‘Not a Motherf—king Thing’ We Can Do About It

Tracy Morgan Loves Us All, and There’s ‘Not a Motherf—king Thing’ We Can Do About It
Just hours before showing up during Tina Fey’s cold open on “Saturday Night Live,” Tracy Morgan appeared at Vulture Festival to share an important message: He loves us all, and there’s “not a motherfucking thing you can do about it.” Now starring on “The Last O.G.” after years on “SNL” and “30 Rock,” the actor and comedian was several injured in a car accident four years ago. His friend and collaborator James McNair was killed in the crash, and Morgan’s recovery took well over a year.

“Y’all seen that fucking accident. Don’t play coy. Y’all seen it. I’m here talking to you now. With all my faculties, talking to you. There was no fucking way I was supposed to walk away from that,” he said.

Things have slowly gotten better for the funny man in the four years since he suffered a brain injury and nearly died.
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