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'A Quiet Place' Back at #1, While 'Super Troopers 2' Demolishes Expectations

'A Quiet Place' Back at #1, While 'Super Troopers 2' Demolishes Expectations
Early on it looked as if it might be a tight race for the weekend #1, and while the margin was slim, in the end A Quiet Place settled into the spot, topping last weekend's champion Rampage. Stx's I Feel Pretty settled into third over its debut weekend, delivering results a shade over expectations, narrowly topping the outstanding performance from Fox Searchlight's Super Troopers 2, which more than doubled expectations. With an estimated $22 million, Paramount's A Quiet Place topped the weekend as its domestic cume climbs to an outstanding $132.4 million after just 17 days in release. For comparison, Split and The Conjuring finished with $138.2 million and $137.4 million respectively over the course of their entire domestic runs. In fact, A Quiet Place is now Paramount's highest grossing domestic release since 2016's Star Trek Beyond ($158.8m) as it topped the $130.1 million brought in by Transformers: The Last Knight last year. Internationally,
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Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Rampage’ Continues to Roar Overseas

Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Rampage’ Continues to Roar Overseas
Dwayne Johnson’s “Rampage” has once again secured the top spot at the international box office.

The Warner Bros. film pulled in $57 million from 61 territories in its second weekend, crossing the $200 million mark internationally. With the $21 million it made domestically this weekend, “Rampage’s” global tally sits at $283 million.

Rampage” has brought in $106 million in China alone, seeing $27.2 million on 17,000 screens this weekend. Korea was another top market, where it made $3.3 million on 870 screens. In Mexico, the film earned $2.9 million on 2,193 screens, while in the U.K. it brought in $1.9 million on 744 screens. The next key markets to open will be France, Germany, and Japan.

Another Warner Bros.’ title, “Ready Player One” earned $23 million from 67 territories this weekend. Steven Spielberg’s latest opened this weekend in its final major market, Japan, with $4.4 million from 749 screens. Internationally, the film is just shy of the $400 million mark at $395.4 million. “Ready Player One
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'La Flor' Wins Buenos Aires Film Festival

'La Flor' Wins Buenos Aires Film Festival
Cult filmmaker and scriptwriter Mariano Llinas' epic 14 hour-long film La Flor (The Flower) topped the 20th edition of the Buenos Aires International Independent Film Festival, which began on April 11 and ends Sunday. The film also won the best actress award for its four leads Pilar Gamboa, Valeria Correa, Elisa Carricajo and Laura Paredes.

A record-breaking, 840-minutes film – the longest fiction feature in Argentine history – La flor consists of six different episodes, all starring the same four actresses, who form the acting company Piel de Lava ("Lava Skin"). Shot independently throughout a nine-year period across three continents,...
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James Cameron Hopes for ‘Avengers’ Fatigue: ‘There Are Other Stories To Tell’ In Sci-Fi

James Cameron Hopes for ‘Avengers’ Fatigue: ‘There Are Other Stories To Tell’ In Sci-Fi
As it appears that this chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe is coming to an end with “Avengers: Infinity War,” sci-fi aficionado James Cameron says that’s probably for the best.

The man behind legendary sci-fi franchises such as “Terminator” and “Avatar” told reporters on Saturday that he’s a fan of the “Avengers” movies, but he fears that they have dominated too much of the genre as of late.

“I’m hoping we’ll start getting ‘Avenger’ fatigue here pretty soon,” Cameron said. “Not that I don’t love the movies. It’s just, come on guys, there are other stories to tell besides hyper-gonadal males without families doing death-defying things for two hours and wrecking cities in the process. It’s like, oy!”

Cameron has been thinking a lot lately about the history and state of sci-fi as the host and executive producer of “AMC Visionaries: James Cameron’s Story of Science Fiction.
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Robert De Niro And Bradley Cooper Swap Stories, With An Unplanned Assist From David O. Russell – Tribeca

Robert De Niro And Bradley Cooper Swap Stories, With An Unplanned Assist From David O. Russell – Tribeca
Bradley Cooper and Robert De Niro shared a halting but affectionate hour onstage at the Tribeca Film Festival this evening, with director David O. Russell joining them halfway through to keep the dialogue going. The conversation, which was live-streamed on Facebook, focused mostly on the work the two actors have done together, including films like Limitless, Silver Linings Playbook, and American Hustle. The talk also included a lot of reflection on their experiences as…
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Ron Howard Reveals the ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Character Played by Clint Howard

Ron Howard Reveals the ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Character Played by Clint Howard
Ron Howard grew up in show business. Not only was he a child star appearing in movies alongside his father Rance Howard, but he made a name for himself throughout his childhood, adolescence and early adult years as the co-star on shows like The Andy Griffith Show and Happy Days, not to mention films like […]

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‘Ready Player One’ Tops $500M Global Box Office, Scores $200M+ In China

‘Ready Player One’ Tops $500M Global Box Office, Scores $200M+ In China
Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One has lifted its worldwide score across the $500M threshold. That’s after beginning global rollout on March 28 and reps $120.6M in domestic takings with $379.5M at the international box office. The Vr-themed pic from Warner Bros, Amblin and Village Roadshow has done remarkable business in China where it has now topped $200M (Rmb 1.3B) to become the 10th biggest U.S. release ever in that market. Earlier in the run, RP1 had already become…
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Verne Troyer Dead at Age 49

Verne Troyer Dead at Age 49
Verne Troyer has died earlier today at the age of 49. The news was announced via the actor's social media on Saturday. Troyer is most famous for playing Dr. Evil's sidekick, Mini-Me in Austin Powers, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Austin Powers in Goldmember. Along with a photo of the actor, who was born with the genetic disorder known as achondroplasia dwarfism, the statement on his official Instagram read, "It is with great sadness and incredibly heavy hearts to write that Verne passed away today. Verne was an extremely caring individual. He wanted to make everyone smile, be happy, and laugh. Anybody in need, he would help to any extent possible. Verne hoped he made a positive change...
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Hans Zimmer to Receive Steiner Award at Hollywood in Vienna Gala

Hans Zimmer to Receive Steiner Award at Hollywood in Vienna Gala
Composer Hans Zimmer will receive the 2018 Max Steiner Award at the annual Hollywood in Vienna concert gala. The event is scheduled for Oct. 19 at the Konzerthaus in the Austrian capital, Hollywood in Vienna founder and CEO Sandra Tomek announced.

“Hans Zimmer has had a close connection to Vienna for some time now,” Tomek said, citing such recent recording projects as “The Crown,” “Blue Planet II” and “Inferno,” all recorded at Vienna’s new Synchron Stage. “For a city so rich in music history, it is only fitting to give this award, named after the great Max Steiner, to this exceptional and multi-talented composer.”

Zimmer is an 11-time Oscar nominee, most recently for “Dunkirk.” He won the Academy Award for best original score in 1994 for “The Lion King.” He is also a three-time Grammy winner and two-time Golden Globe winner.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Max Steiner Award for Film Music Achievement,
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‘A Quiet Place’ Reclaims Box Office Crown, ‘Super Troopers 2’ Outdoes Expectations

‘A Quiet Place’ Reclaims Box Office Crown, ‘Super Troopers 2’ Outdoes Expectations
John Krasinski’s surprise hit “A Quiet Place” has returned to its No. 1 slot in its third weekend at the domestic box office with $20 million from 3,808 theaters, up 219 sites from last weekend.

In second is last weekend’s box office topper, Dwayne Johnson’s “Rampage,” with about $18 million from 4,115 theaters. The action film opened to $35 million last weekend, narrowly beating out “A Quiet Place’s” second frame.

A Quiet Place” stars Krasinski and wife Emily Blunt as a couple trying to keep their family safe in a world populated by aliens that hunt based on sound. The Paramount film has grossed a respectable $116 million through Friday, including $56 million from foreign markets.

In its first seven days, Warner Bros.’ “Rampage” has earned $187 million globally to a $120 million production budget, with $141 million from overseas. Directed by Brad Peyton and also starring Naomie Harris, the film follows Johnson’s scientist David Okoye, who
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‘Sharp Objects’ Trailer: The Director Of ‘Big Little Lies’ & Amy Adams Lead HBO’s Anticipated Drama

As Hollywood rushes to produce stories that show women can do anything, the excellent crime novels of Gillian Flynn show that women can do truly anything, including some really dark and twisted stuff. As smart and perceptive as her most significant hit “Gone Girl” was, in terms of sheer terror, her debut novel “Sharp Objects” takes the cake. It’s now coming to HBO this summer as an eight-episode series developed by Marti Noxon (UnREAL) and directed by Jean-Marc Vallée.
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‘Killing Eve’: BBC America’s Feminist Assassin Series Just Went From Fun and Addictive to Essential Viewing

‘Killing Eve’: BBC America’s Feminist Assassin Series Just Went From Fun and Addictive to Essential Viewing
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from “Killing Eve” Episode 3, “Don’t I Know You?”]

Killing Eve” has been a wild and daring ride so far, but it’s always kept the tone lighthearted and breezy. Sure, the gamine assassin Villanelle (Jodie Comer) murders people willy-nilly throughout Europe, but it’s always done with such flair and only to peripheral characters that it felt more like fantasy violence than anything else. Death by hairpin or perfume? Come on. That’s just downright die-lightful!

Sunday’s third episode of the season broke the spell on that fantasy and marks a turning point from when the series went from fun and addictive to essential viewing. In “Don’t I Know You?” Mi-6 agent Eve Polastri (Sandra Oh) has yet to be killed, but a bit of her heart dies when her former boss-turned-employee Bill (David Haig) becomes Villanelle’s latest victim.

And to be fair, Bill’s fate is
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‘Zoe’: Drake Doremus Tackles Artificial Intelligence With Ewan McGregor & Lea Seydoux

As artificial intelligence technology develops, so too does our cultural fascination with the blurring line between human and machines. From “Her” and “Ex Machina” to “Black Mirror” and “Westworld,” AI is hot right now – literally. If we’re not thinking about how to build humanoid machines, we’re thinking about fucking them. In movies and television, these sexy bots are always female, their creators always male. Occasionally, such works complicate or criticize that dynamic (as in “Ex Machina” and “Westworld”).
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China Box Office: ‘Rampage’ Wins Quiet Weekend

China Box Office: ‘Rampage’ Wins Quiet Weekend
“Rampage” held on at the top of the Chinese box office for a second weekend win. Overall figures, however, were quiet.

The Dwayne Johnson-starring action film earned $27.4 million in its second weekend from close to 100,000 screenings per day, according to data tracking service Ent Group. That was a drop of only 50%, compared with its opening $55.1 million. After 10 days, “Rampage” has a cumulative score of $106 million.

Elsewhere, figures were mostly modest, and the cumulative total of the top 10 films adding up to only $57 million. That score is the third weakest weekend of the year.

Opening in second place, Chinese comedy “21 Karat” could only manage $10.1 million, despite its 62,000 daily screenings. Pointing to a rapid exit from theaters, its numbers dropped on Saturday and again on Sunday.

Slipping to third place, “Ready Player One” scored $8.24 million from 35,000 screenings per day. It now has a cumulative score of $207 million after 24 days, making it
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Alex Pettyfer Opens Up About Celebrity and Directing His Sexy Drama ‘Back Roads’

Alex Pettyfer Opens Up About Celebrity and Directing His Sexy Drama ‘Back Roads’
Alex Pettyfer has a conspiratorial glint in his eye. He wants to conduct our interview in the empty screening room of the Crosby Hotel instead of its basement bar.

“It’ll be cool,” he promises, without a trace of anxiety about the fact that the theater looks very much closed to the public.

Pettyfer, outfitted in a baseball cap and a tight-fitting t-shirt that reveals an elaborate series of arm tattoos, is in New York to show “Back Roads,” a moody drama that marks his directorial debut, at the Tribeca Film Festival. He produced the film, as well as stars in it as Harley, a young man struggling to hold his impoverished family together after his mother (Juliette Lewis) is jailed for killing his father.

“The most humble experience I’ve ever had was making ‘Back Roads,’ because I realized as an actor you’re on a solo journey,” said Pettyfer.
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Jay Chandrasekhar on ‘Super Troopers 2′, Easter Eggs, Fan Expectations, and More

It’s almost surreal to interview Jay Chandrasekhar, director and co-writer of Super Troopers 2 in his titular super trooper garb – it's not unlike speaking to a Marvel personality while they’re still in their impressive super suits. But Chandrasekhar is shockingly relaxed despite having switched between on-screen gag machine and commanding director all day on set. He's hard at work crafting a sequel that's been nearly two decades in the making, the follow-up to the scruffy stoner flick that captured the Generation Y zeitgeist at seemingly the perfect cultural moment. Finally, after a …
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‘In a Relationship’ Review: Emma Roberts and Michael Angarano Tell a Painfully Relatable Story of Modern Love — Tribeca

You’ve probably seen “In a Relationship” before — hell, if you’re over 25, you’ve probably lived it. But what Sam Boyd’s tender and winning debut feature lacks in originality and ambition, it makes up for in honesty and charm.

Yet another of those movies about beautiful millennials having sex with each other while trying to sort out How We Love Now, Boyd’s film retreads familiar territory that people like Drake Doremus and the Duplass brothers might seem to have already farmed dry. A white boy with bad hair. A button-nosed girl with bad taste. A lot of navel-gazing commentary about hook-up culture, the rules of the game, and how they’ve changed for a generation in which constant connection hasn’t brought everybody closer. Some funny references. Too many synths. Even the best of these stories — even the ones that might reflect your own experience a tiny
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2019 Oscars: Best Supporting Actor Predictions

2019 Oscars: Best Supporting Actor Predictions
At Sundance 2018, Forest Whitaker and Jonah Hill both scored in Gus Van Sant’s “Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot.” But at this point, many are ready to hand the Oscar to “Black Panther” star Michael B. Jordan, given Killmonger’s status as the most layered Marvel villain thus far.

While last year brought the battle of the mothers at the Oscars, a series of fathers could compete in 2019. Matthew McConaughey plays the father of the youngest FBI informant ever in “White Boy Rick.” Steve Carell is the beleaguered dad of a young drug addict (Timothée Chalamet) in “Beautiful Boy.” In “Boy Erased,” Russell Crowe and Nicole Kidman are the Baptist parents of an outed gay teen (Lucas Hedges) who battles his conversion therapist (writer-director Joel Edgerton).

It will be the battle of the Scorsese vets in “The Irishman,” as Harvey Keitel, Joe Pesci and Al Pacino
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‘The Party’s Just Beginning’ Review: Karen Gillan’s Homegrown Drama Is a Directorial Debut That Promises Great Things — Tribeca

‘The Party’s Just Beginning’ Review: Karen Gillan’s Homegrown Drama Is a Directorial Debut That Promises Great Things — Tribeca
The opposite of a vanity project, actress Karen Gillan’s dramatic feature directorial debut “The Party’s Just Beginning” gives the former “Doctor Who” and current McU star the space to dig into a meaty role while also showing off her serious filmmaking chops. Set in Gillan’s own hometown of Inverness, the film uses the tragic history of the Scottish Highlands (which has the highest suicide rate in the U.K.) to spin out an intimate coming of age tale, bolstered by Gillan’s dark sense of humor and a firm understanding of how to play with narrative conventions. She’s got real style, and it shows in every minute of this particular party.

Fittingly enough, “The Party’s Just Beginning” opens at a rollicking pub, where a wasted Liusaidh (Gillan) is crooning out bad karaoke — half lyrics, half garbled manifesto. Candy pink subtitles stream across the screen, all
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Deadline Studio at Tribeca 2018 – Part 2: John Legend, Jeffrey Wright, Alia Shawkat, Jay Ellis & More

The Deadline Studio at the Tribeca Film Festival is up and running for five talent-filled days at the NYC fest; including visits by John Legend (Jesus Christ Superstar), Jeffrey Wright (O.G.), Alia Shawkat (Duck Butter), and many more. Photographer Mark Mann is behind the lens for our series of photo sessions and video interviews. Click on the image above to open the gallery, and follow Deadline for more photos and video interviews from Tribeca 2018. The Deadline Studio at…
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