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‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Scores $3.5 Million at Thursday Box Office

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Scores $3.5 Million at Thursday Box Office
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” Sony’s animated superhero film, kicked off the holiday season release slate by webslinging its way to $3.5 million in Thursday box office previews. The film previewed on 3,321 locations ahead of opening on approximately 3,800 screens this weekend.

Sony is projecting a $30 million opening weekend for “Into the Spider-Verse” behind a $90 million budget, with independent trackers saying it could climb as high as $35 million.

“Into the Spider-Verse” opens opposite “The Mule,” the Clint Eastwood-starring and directed crime vehicle from Warner Bros., and “Mortal Engines,” a post-apocalyptic epic from producer Peter Jackson at Universal.
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'Spider-Man' Ready to Send Box Office 'Into the Spider-Verse'

'Spider-Man' Ready to Send Box Office 'Into the Spider-Verse'
After last weekend saw no new wide releases hit theaters, resulting in the worst weekend of the year so far, this weekend offers up three new wide debuts led by Sony Animation and Marvel's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse alongside Clint Eastwood's The Mule and Universal's young adult adaptation Mortal Engines. Additionally, Fox is re-releasing Deadpool 2 in a PG-13-rated version with all-new footage while Annapurna will look for If Beale Street Could Talk to top the charts based on per theater average as it begins its run this weekend. Looking to top the weekend is Sony Animation's Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, a brand new take on Marvel's webslinger, a character that has already generated over $1.9 billion domestically and over $4.8 billion worldwide for Sony from six previous films. This, of course, is the first time he's been featured in an animated theatrical release and that makes forecasting a bit more difficult.
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Thanksgiving 2019: Lionsgate To Release Rian Johnson's Murder Mystery ‘Knives Out’ With Daniel Craig & Killer Cast

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Thanksgiving 2019: Lionsgate To Release Rian Johnson's Murder Mystery ‘Knives Out’ With Daniel Craig & Killer Cast
Exclusive: Lionsgate is set to partner with MRC and distribute worldwide Knives Out, the contemporary murder mystery that Looper and Star Wars: The Last Jedi helmer Rian Johnson wrote and is directing. Daniel Craig stars as a detective trying to solve a murder and the killer ensemble cast includes Chris Evans, Michael Shannon, Lakeith Stanfield, Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Ana de Armas, Christopher Plummer, Katherine Langford and Don Johnson.

Lionsgate has dated the film for nationwide release on November 27, 2019 for the Thanksgiving holiday corridor.

The film became possible when director Danny Boyle exited James Bond 25. While that film regrouped — Cary Fukunaga is directing it — Craig suddenly had an open slot, and Johnson and his producing partner Ram Bergman took full advantage with an Agatha Christie-style murder mystery that Johnson wrote and was able to squeeze in before he and Bergman drill down on a new trilogy in the Star Wars universe.
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‘Once Upon a Deadpool’ Jingles $900K+ On Wednesday

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‘Once Upon a Deadpool’ Jingles $900K+ On Wednesday
20th Century Fox’s PG-13, holiday infused re-imagining of Deadpool 2 drew an estimated $953K in early morning industry estimates in its opening Wednesday at 1,566 theaters (including Tuesday previews). That number was good enough to make Once Upon a Deadpool second behind Universal/Illumination’s The Grinch which led all movies yesterday with $968K in its fifth Wednesday and a running total of $226.7M.

Rival distributors didn’t know what to expect from Once Upon a Deadpool; the film flew under the radar of tracking, and for Fox, it’s all gravy for the Deadpool brand. Not to comp because the movie catered to a completely different crowd, but the Weinstein Co.’s The King’s Speech changed its rating from R to PG-13 following its Oscar best picture win in 2011 earning $1.1M over three-days in its April re-release for a final tally of $3.3M. The whole thought process behind
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First Look at ‘Game of Thrones’ Ice Spiders, Which May Appear in the Final Season

First Look at ‘Game of Thrones’ Ice Spiders, Which May Appear in the Final Season
In George R.R. Martin‘s A Song of Ice and Fire novels, he wrote a scene in which Bran Stark’s nanny, who’s nicknamed Old Nan, tells the little lord a story about The Long Night, a deadly period of Westerosi history in which a cold, hard winter fell that was “endless beyond all memory of man.” […]

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‘Mapplethorpe’ Trailer May Be One of the Best Trailers for a Bad Movie in Some Time

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‘Mapplethorpe’ Trailer May Be One of the Best Trailers for a Bad Movie in Some Time
“I would’ve been a painter, but the camera was invented,” Matt Smith says in a stunning Long Island accent as Robert Mapplethorpe in the first trailer for Ondi Timoner’s upcoming biopic about the incendiary photographer. His performance here is mesmerizing, though a 105-second trailer, as good as this one is, is very different from a 102-minute film.

Mapplethorpe” received almost entirely negative reviews when it debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival last April — IndieWire’s David Ehrlich gave it a D+ — but most of the critics at least singled out Smith’s performance as worthy of higher regard than the film in which it finds itself.

Read More: Matt Dillon Says Lars von Trier Isn’t Evil and that ‘The House That Jack Built’ Is Art

The new trailer includes Mapplethorpe first connecting with Patti Smith — he’d take the photo of her that would end up on
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‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Review: Another Cinematic Wonder from Barry Jenkins

‘If Beale Street Could Talk’ Review: Another Cinematic Wonder from Barry Jenkins
Moonlight director Barry Jenkins returns with If Beale Street Could Talk, an adaptation of the novel by James Baldwin. Romantic and tragic, Beale Street is gorgeous and emotionally stirring – the type of movie that only comes along every so often. “Love brought you here. If you trusted love this far, don’t panic now. Trust it all […]

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To All the Pop-Culture Memes We’ve Loved in 2018

To All the Pop-Culture Memes We’ve Loved in 2018
Critical praise and awards are great, but in the Year of Gaga, it’s memes that are often the ultimate indicator that a song, film, or TV show has truly entered the pantheon of pop culture. Whether it’s from “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” or “A Star Is Born,” these moments from 2018 captured our attention, entered our own phrasebooks, and proved that Twitter can relate anything to “Shrek.” Here’s to 2019 and saying “thank u, next” for years to come.

Our list of the best pop culture memes of 2018:

Black Panther

Tech whiz Shuri (Letitia Wright) already proved her Vine Iq with her “What are those” quip in the film, but Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan), the Marvel blockbuster’s resident villain/Instagram model spawned his own memes. As T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) falls during their face-off, Killmonger demands, “Is this your king?” Leave it
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'Clean Up', 'The Guilty', 'White Blood' take top prizes at Macao

The Competition line-up included 11 features from first- and second-time filmmakers.

The 3rd International Film Festival & Awards Macao (Iffam) unveiled its winners today (December 14), with Kwon Man-Ki’s redemption drama Clean Up receiving the best film prize.

The award, presented by filmmaker and Iffam jury president Chen Kaige, follows the film’s shared victory in the New Currents awards at Busan International Film Festival, where it premiered in October.

The Iffam jury awarded the jury prize to Barbara Sarasola-Day’s South America drug-trafficking story White Blood.

Gustav Möller’s Sundance 2018 hit The Guilty – Denmark’s foreign-language Oscar entry – won two awards:
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Henry Golding On What’s Next After A Crazy, Rich, Amazing Year [Interview]

It’s safe to say Henry Golding probably doesn’t realize how big a star he is yet. The 31-year-old Malaysian actor just complted a five-month swing where he was introduced to the world as Nick Young in Jon M. Chu’s “Crazy Rich Asians” and as Blake Lively‘s suspicious husband in Paul Feig’s “A Simple Favor.” And as we discuss the roller coaster introduction to Hollywood in the swank Beverly Hills Hotel, he seems assured he still has some anonimity left.

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Watch the First ‘Downton Abbey’ Movie Teaser Trailer

Focus Features has unveiled a dialogue-free teaser trailer for its upcoming “Downton Abbey” movie, highlighted by soaring vistas of the majestic English country house.

The footage, which debuted on Friday, features servants prepping the fictional Crawley family home for arrivals, along with shots of the stately furnishings.

“Next year, you are cordially invited to the motion picture event — only in theaters,” read the trailer’s cards.

Universal will release the “Downton Abbey” movie on Sept. 20, 2019 in North America and Universal Pictures International will launch it overseas a week earlier on Sept. 13, 2019.

The TV show followed the lives of the Crawleys and the servants who worked for them at the turn of the 20th century. During its six-season run from 2010 to 2015, the series won 15 Emmy Awards and earned 69 Emmy nominations in total, making “Downton Abbey” the most-nominated non-u.S. TV show in the history of the Emmys.

Original cast members, including Michelle Dockery,
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‘Titans’ Season Finale Trailer Makes Batman the Villain

Ever since Titans, the DC Universe's live-action streaming series, announced its arrival with lead Brenton Thwaites' Dick Grayson a.k.a. Robin shouting, "Fuck Batman!", I've given this show a wide berth. Apparently I've missed a lot of gritty, "grounded", grim-dark superhero/antihero/vigilante shenanigans along the way, and I'm okay with that. If this series is your cup of granny's peach tea, I'm happy for you, but as the season finale's new trailer shows, Titans is ironically still all about the Batman. The season finale, arriving in just a week, …
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Pitbull on Reimagining Toto’s ‘Africa’ for ‘Aquaman,’ Collaborating With Blake Shelton

Pitbull is rarely at a loss for words. But admittedly, even the dapper rapper couldn’t find the right ones to describe his feelings about his latest career milestone: his very own hand and footprint ceremony at the Tcl Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles. The Grammy winner has made an indelible mark in American culture, so it’s only fitting that he leave behind a last impression in the so-called Forecourt of the Stars in Hollywood. While some superstars talk about themselves in the third person, Mr. Worldwide prefers the first-person plural — an abbreviated reference to Team Pit, no doubt. Variety caught up with him on board a private jet (‘natch) en route to play a secret show in New York City.

You’ll be the third Latin celebrity to secure permanent real estate in front of the Tcl Chinese Theatre. What does that mean to you?

It’s a
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Colin Trevorrow Says ‘Jurassic World 3’ Will Not Include Dinosaurs Terrorizing Cities

When the first “Jurassic World” was announced, many assumed it would be the introduction of the dinosaurs from the original films to, you know, the world. What it ended up being is “Jurassic Park…Again.” Then when “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” was released earlier this year, fans thought that this was finally the time that dinosaurs begin to interact with the world. But, instead, what fans got was “Jurassic Mansion.” And now, with “Jurassic World 3” on the horizon, and the very end of ‘Fallen Kingdom’ showing that dinosaurs were finally interacting with the world, it wouldn’t be crazy to deduce that this is the film that shows dinosaurs in the city.

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‘Runaways’ Season 2 Review: Marvel’s Ya Drama Pulls Off One of the Biggest Season-to-Season Improvements Ever

With the universally-acclaimed first season of Marvel’s Cloak and Dagger premiering earlier this year on Freeform setting a standard for the Marvel Ya drama, Runaways had a huge task on its hands for its sophomore season. The first season of Runaways was a pretty bumpy ride. It started off with lots of promise, but soon lagged […]

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‘The Wild Pear Tree’ Trailer: Nuri Bilge Ceylan Returns With a Playful Epic

‘The Wild Pear Tree’ Trailer: Nuri Bilge Ceylan Returns With a Playful Epic
After winning the Palme d’Or in 2014 for his heartbreaking “Winter Sleep,” Turkish auteur Nuri Bilge Ceylan returned to Cannes this year with another sprawling drama, albeit one that offers a glimpse at the filmmaker’s more playful side. “The Wild Pear Tree” follows the fraught relationship between a father and son, aided by some surprising (and often charming) deviations into the more fantastical elements of life.

Per its official synopsis, “Sinan (Aydin Doğu Demirkol), an aspiring writer, returns home after university hoping to scrape together enough money to publish his first novel. He wanders the town encountering old flames and obstinate gatekeepers and finds his youthful ambition increasingly at odds with the deferred dreams of his gambling-addict father (Murat Cemcir). As his own fantasies mingle with reality, Sinan grapples with the people and the place that have made him who he is.”

In his Cannes review, IndieWire’s Eric Kohn
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Italy’s Eagle Pictures launches international film and TV production division (exclusive)

Projects include comic book adaptation Dampyr and feature comedy A Son Called Eramus

Italian distributor Eagle Pictures has unveiled details of its new film and TV production arm which will be run by the company’s Roberto Proia and Maria Grazia Vairo.

Proia will spearhead the development of projects originated by Eagle and Vairo will manage international co-productions in which Eagle is a minority partner. Both Prioa and Vairo will retain their existing roles at Eagle as head of theatrical distribtion and head of feature sales and acquisitions respectively.

Eagle, whose biggest releases this year are Midnight Sun and The Commuter,
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Pitbull’s Version of ‘Africa’ For The ‘Aquaman’ Soundtrack Is Loud, Abrasive, Tacky, & Thus, Perfect For The Film

“They tried to get rid of me. But from ocean to ocean, they’re gonna have to deal with me.” – Pitbull

As was covered in our review of “Aquaman,” the film throws everything it can think of in its two-and-a-half hour run-time. No matter if it’s overbearing, obnoxious, stupid, or confounding, there’s just so much…stuff…in “Aquaman,” that you’ll probably spend the entire length of the film trying to find time to blink.

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The Best Horror Movies You May Have Missed in 2018

No matter how you like your horror, the last few years have been an especially rich time for the genre. In the realm of studio horror, blockbuster hits like It and A Quiet Place have thrilled critics and audiences. If franchise horror is more your speed, The Conjuring, The Purge, andthe triumphant return of Halloween this year have led the charge. As for indie horror, things have arguably never been better with folks like A24, Blumhouse and IFC Midnight keeping the release date calendar lined with stranger visions of terror a la Hereditary, The Witch, and last year's surprise …
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‘Downton Abbey’ Movie Trailer: You Are Cordially Invited Back to the North Yorkshire Estate

‘Downton Abbey’ Movie Trailer: You Are Cordially Invited Back to the North Yorkshire Estate
Downtown Abbey was a television sensation. And after six seasons comprised of 52 episodes, the very British family drama has gotten too big for its trousers. A Downton Abbey movie is coming to theaters next fall, and the first teaser trailer has arrived, welcoming fans back to the North Yorkshire estate where all the drama […]

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