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'Hotel Transylvania 3' Tops Weekend Box Office While 'Skyscraper' Struggles

'Hotel Transylvania 3' Tops Weekend Box Office While 'Skyscraper' Struggles
Sony Animation's Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation continued the franchise tradition of debuting atop the weekend box office and doing so with over $40 million over the three-day. The weekend also featured a strong expansion from Annapurna's Sorry to Bother You, which landed in seventh position on the weekend chart, but unfortunately for Universal's Skyscraper, the weekend's other new wide release, it struggled over its opening weekend, failing to meet the studio's expectations, delivering a third place finish. With an estimated $44.1 million, Sony Animation's Hotel Transylvania 3 finished atop the weekend box office. While that total does include the $2.6 million the film brought in from Thursday evening previews, it doesn't include the $1.27 million from Amazon Prime showings on June 30, which bring the film's domestic cume to just over $45 million so far. The film's three-day opening tops the $42.5 million the first film in the franchise brought in back in 2012, while falling a
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All 34 Stan Lee Marvel Movie Cameos Ranked, Through ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ (Photos)

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Every time a new Marvel movie comes out, the one thing hardcore fans can count on is a special cameo from comic book legend Stan Lee. Some have been fun surprises, while others have been underwhelming. Here’s the definitive list of every Stan Lee appearance through “Ant-Man and the Wasp,” ranked from boring to excelsior!

34.) “Deadpool 2” (2018)

The bottom of this list consists of Lee’s “blink and you’ll miss it” cameos. In “Deadpool 2,” he doesn’t actually appear in the movie in person — he pops up as a huge wall mural that’s a bit tough to spot, and gone almost immediately.

33.) “Spider-Man 2” (2004)

Another super-quick Lee cameo, but during the first fight between Spidey and Doc Ock, Lee sees enough screen time to pull a women out of harm’s way. Watch the clip here.

32.) “Spider-Man” (2002)

Same here. Lee gets a freeze-frame shot during one
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Hot Toys Reveals Marvel's Captain America Concept Art Action Figure

Hot Toys has taken a piece of early Captain America concept art that was created for Captain America: Civil War and brought it to life in action figure form. This was an unused design, but it sure does make for an awesome action figure! It's pretty cool to see this unused design for the film brought to life like this. I hope that they do this with more of the cool unused concept art for the Marvel films!

I've collected a lot of the Captain America Hot Toys figures so it looks like I'll be dropping some more cash on more toys soon.

For over a decade Hot Toys had created almost 200 astonishing collectibles based on Marvel Cinematic Universe! It’s an amazing journey for Hot Toys to be part of Marvel Studios’ first ten years, and Hot Toys’ dedicated team will continue to create the highly movie accurate and
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13 Stars Who Should Leave The McU (And 13 Actors Who Should Replace Them)

The Marvel Cinematic Universe has brought a number of superheroes to the big screen, which means that they've had to add a number of actors to the big screen as well.

Over all of the 20 movies to come out of the McU, Marvel has made some truly fantastic casting decisions. Unfortunately, they have also made some rather poor casting decisions that might need to be rethought.

From Edward Norton to Terrence Howard, Marvel has already fixed a few of their casting issues. Additionally, they've even managed to replace actors for characters whose original actors did not want to return, like Hugo Weaving who played the villain Red Skull in Captain America: The First Avenger, but did not want to return to the role in Avengers: Infinity War.

Additionally, there are a number of actors whose contracts with Marvel Studios are just about up. While a number of these characters can just be written out,
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Joe Johnston added as co-director on Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Back in December it was announced that Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms would be undergoing “significant reshoots”.

With director Lasse Hallstrom (A Dog’s Purpose) unavailable due to scheduling conflicts, Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger) was brought on board to oversee the additional photography, and now Deadline is reporting that Johnson will be credited as co-director for his efforts.

“I watched an early cut of The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, and I saw something unique and fresh,” states Johnston. “When I was asked to direct the remaining elements, I saw an opportunity to complete Lasse’s wonderful and wildly inventive vision. I know we’ll both be proud of the end result.”

“It was an absolute blessing to have Joe Johnston step in when it became clear that I wouldn’t be available for reshoots,” added Hallström, who reportedly asked Johnston himself to take on the task.
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Captain Marvel Set Photos May Provide A Look At Carol’s Return To Earth

It’s shaping up to be another Marvel-ous week for fresh news and material on the next the McU movie, and if that pun was a little corny and unoriginal for your taste, bear in mind that we’re only relaying the wordplay from a billboard that features in the latest batch of Captain Marvel set photos.

You can feast your eyes on all six of the pics here, and you’ll see that they give us a look at some of the local scenery in the California region and several signs emblazoned with the “Ow” initials in reference to the film’s working title, “Open World.” But you’ll probably be more interested in checking out the new photos of the messy-looking crash site that we saw in some set videos released in May.

At this point, we have no way of knowing for sure who the victims were of this unfortunate incident,
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Hasbro’s Comic-Con exclusive Marvel Legends Series Red Skull & Electronic Tesseract revealed

Hasbro has unveiled its San Diego Comic-Con exclusive Marvel Legends Series Red Skull & Electronic Tesseract from the Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years collection. Inspired by the villain’s appearance in the superhero blockbuster Captain America: The First Avenger, the pack is available to buy exclusively at Sdcc later this month and at Fan Expo Canada this Fall, priced at $59.99; check out the promotional images here…

Fans can commemorate 10 years of epic blockbusters with new Marvel Legends Series figures in the Marvel Studios: The First Ten Years collection! Imagine Johann Schmidt claiming the title of Red Skull and controlling the power of the Tesseract. Comes with a 6-inch-scale Red Skull figure, featuring movie-inspired design from Captain America: The First Avenger and premium articulation and design. The Tesseract lights up and features alternating light patterns, as well as a seamless battery install for an authentic look and feel. Includes figure,
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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom passes the $1 billion mark at the worldwide box office

Universal Pictures is celebrating today with the news that Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has become the third movie of 2018 – and the first non-Disney title – to pass the $1 billion mark at the global box office.

Going into the weekend, the J.A. Bayona-directed sequel had grossed $304.8 million domestically, plus a further $700.7 million internationally, for a grand total of $1.005 billion and counting.

The box office milestone also means that Universal has joined Disney in another exclusive club, being the only studios to have two movies from three separate franchises pass $1 billion apiece.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is now the second highest-grossing entry in the Jurassic Park franchise behind its 2015 predecessor, which earned $1.672 billion.

See Also: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom writer has revealed why Jeff Goldblum had such a small role

It’s been four years since theme park and luxury resort Jurassic World was destroyed by dinosaurs out of containment. Isla Nublar
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Gr8ter Days Terence Stamp makes rare Us appearance to talk about this career and push his new memoir. The great actor is about to turn 80...

Tfe he's still too young for this 100 Oldest Living Oscar Nominees list.

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/Film Hmmm, The upcoming Disney spectacle Nutcracker and the Four Realms will now have two directors credited after reshoots. Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger) will be credited after the original director Lasse Hallström

Vulture Director Susan Seidelman on her 80s NYC classics Smithereens and Desperately Seeking Susan 

Mnpp Luca Guadagnino has shown Suspiria to Quentin Tarantino who loved it

Moviemaker Paul Schrader on our selfish legacy and environmental disaster (Do Not Read If You Haven't Yet Seen First Reformed)

Playbill if you're in NYC in the second half of
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In Unprecedented Move, Joe Johnston and Lasse Hallstrom to Share Director Credit on ‘The Nutcracker’

History is being made on Disney’s upcoming ambitious adaptation The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, at least officially. The big-budget fantasy originated with director Lasse Hallstrom, whose credits range from The Cider House Rules to Chocolat. Working from a screenplay by Simon Beaufoy and Ashleigh Powell, he crafted an opulent take on the classic Nutcracker story, with an ensemble that includes Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley, and Helen Mirren. However, in December of last year, we learned the film would be undergoing reshoots, with Joe Johnston (Captain America: The First Avenger) stepping in to take over as director. At …
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Lasse Hallstrom, Joe Johnston to Share Directing Credit on Disney’s ‘Nutcracker’

Lasse Hallstrom, Joe Johnston to Share Directing Credit on Disney’s ‘Nutcracker’
Lasse Hallstrom and Joe Johnston will have a unique shared directing credit on Disney’s upcoming “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.”

The helmers — who are not a directing team — will be listed on the same title card for “The Nutcracker,” which stars Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, Misty Copeland, and Mackenzie Foy.

Hallstrom was the first director on the movie. Johnston was hired for a month of re-shoots, requiring extensive special effects, when Hallstrom was not available to film the additional footage.

Typically, under the Directors Guild of America’s rules, only one filmmaker can be credited with directing a film. That was the case on “Bohemian Rhapsody,” in which Bryan Singer was given the credit, even though he was fired in the latter stages of shooting and replaced by Dexter Fletcher. That rule can be waived to allow two directors to be credited when filmmakers have a history of
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Chris Evans Wishes Captain America A Happy 100th Birthday

Yesterday marked Independence Day, but for Marvel fans it also spelled a very important day for one of the leading members of the Avengers. Namely, it was the 100th birthday of Captain America – in particular, the Marvel Cinematic Universe version. The comic book character celebrated his centenary last year, but the movie iteration is known to be born on July 4th, 1918 instead.

Naturally, Cap lovers poured out their birthday messages to the Sentinel of Liberty on social media. But one’s more notable than the rest as it comes from Captain America himself, Chris Evans. In a Tweet that also wished the Us a happy July 4th, Evans took the time to make a sly reference to the birthday of his superhero counterpart. “Also, happy birthday to a very good friend of mine,” he wrote. “I hear 100 is the new 20.”

As detailed in 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger, Steve Rogers grew up in Brooklyn,
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Chris Evans Wishes Alter Ego Captain America Happy Birthday: ‘I Hear 100 Is the New 20’

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Chris Evans Wishes Alter Ego Captain America Happy Birthday: ‘I Hear 100 Is the New 20’
Chris Evans took to Twitter on Wednesday to tell the nation how much he loves them, and to also wish a very special man a happy 100th birthday.

“Happy 4th everyone!!” Evans tweeted. “I love this country and I’m proud of how far we’ve come. Be safe today! Also, Happy Birthday to a very good friend of mine. I hear 100 is the new 20.”

Oh, of course, Captain America’s birthday is also on the Fourth of July. If you didn’t already know that, well, you just aren’t paying close enough attention.

Also Read: Can 'Ant-Man and the Wasp' Continue Marvel's $100 Million-Plus Opening Streak?

In the original Captain America movie, 2011’s “Captain America: The First Avenger,” Steve Rogers tries to sign up for the armed forces and the Certificate of Acceptability from the Department of Selective Service shows his birthday as July 4, 1918. It was clearly destiny that he wields that shield.
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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom writer has revealed why Jeff Goldblum had such a small role

Colin Trevorrow, the co-writer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, has revealed why Jeff Goldblum wasn’t in the film more.

Many fans were excited when Jeff Goldblum was announced to be returning to the Jurassic Park franchise as his popular character Ian Malcolm. But when fans sat down to enjoy Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, it became apparent that he wasn’t all that heavily involved.

Ian Malcolm appears at a congressional hearing regarding the infamous island at the start of the film – a scene which is then revisited at the end – and this was Malcolm’s only appearance.

Trevorrow spoke to Empire about the thinking behind this when asked if the character appeared in a larger capacity in any earlier drafts: “We never did. It always felt really cheap to me. It always felt fake. It felt like a construct of screenwriters trying to figure out how to fit in a character they love.
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The Corrupted Symbol Of Virtue & Goodness In ‘Captain America’ And ‘Winter Soldier’

It seems so long ago that we were only in the first phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Slightly less than a decade ago, we only had “Iron Man,” “The Incredible Hulk,” and “Captain America: The First Avenger.” Now, everything feels more complicated. Storylines are interweaving, timelines are being questioned, and we still don’t know why Thanos loves bubbles. But let’s take a look back at one of the films and its complicated journey with the concept of virtuousness.

Continue reading The Corrupted Symbol Of Virtue & Goodness In ‘Captain America’ And ‘Winter Soldier’ at The Playlist.
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New Theory Explains How Captain America Survived Being Encased In Ice For 70 Years

He’s Marvel’s Man Out of Time and the sole recipient of the famous Super Soldier serum – until Bucky Barnes, that is – but just how did Captain America survive in the ice for so long?

That’s the question posed by Redditor ‘darthalex22’ (h/t, who applies some biological science to the finale of Captain America: The First Avenger in an attempt to explain how Cap was able to cheat death… for 70 years.

It’s a pretty interesting theory, as it covers everything from Steve Rogers plunging into sub-zero waters right up to the moment when he’s thawed out and informed of his next mission – by Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury, no less. See for yourself:

Physical examination of Capt. Rogers revealed that while thickened, his blood’s water was not frozen. Blood tests revealed that his blood contained excessive amounts of glucose as a
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Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom hits $932 million worldwide as Incredibles 2 closes in on $650 million

Universal’s blockbuster dinosaur sequel Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom continued its dominance of the global box office this weekend, claiming first place in North America for the second week in a row with $60 million, and first place internationally for the fourth consecutive weekend with a further $56.1 million from 68 markets.

Globally, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has now amassed a mighty $932 million and will presumably reach the $1 billion mark this coming week, becoming the third movie to do so after Disney and Marvel’s Black Panther ($1.346 billion) and Avengers: Infinity War ($2.034 billion).

In doing so, it will also pass the $983.8 million haul of Steven Spielberg’s original Jurassic Park, putting it in second place for the franchise behind 2015’s Jurassic World on $1.672 billion.

Meanwhile, in other box office news, Disney-Pixar’s Incredibles 2 pushed its global takings to $646.8 million. In the U.S., it currently sites on $439.7 million, second to Finding Dory
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Kevin Feige Reveals How Future McU Origin Stories Will Be Handled

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has discussed what future origin story movies will look like going forward in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. While it doesn't look like Marvel will be entirely getting rid of the "origin story" concept in the future, don't expect every new Marvel hero to start with a whole movie dedicated to their origin.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe began with origin stories, with almost every hero receiving a movie dedicated to their superhero origins, from Iron Man to The Incredible Hulk, and Thor to Captain America: The First Avenger. However, some of the more recent origin movies, such as Doctor Strange and Ant-Man, have received some negative responses with people arguing that they are essentially just the same plot being repeated over and over again, just with different characters. Perhaps it is time to let the origin movies die out.

Back in 2014, Marvel announced that they were
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All 20 Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies Ranked, From Worst to Best (Photos)

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Nobody on the internet wants to talk about the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but it’s a topic we just can’t go on ignoring. But seriously: even though this seemingly unstoppable franchise has rabid fans across the globe, no one can agree on which ones they like best. TheWrap’s Film Reviews Editor Alonso Duralde take his own stab at the subject — and no, he’s not getting paid by anyone at Disney to like any of these films.

20. “The Incredible Hulk” (2008)

Released just five years after Ang Lee‘s “Hulk,” this second attempt to make a leading man out of the big green Gamma-radiated creature proved to be similarly disappointing. If we’ve learned anything from the Avengers movies, it’s that Bruce Banner works best when he’s a supporting character (and when he’s played by Mark Ruffalo)

19. “Ant-Man” (2015).

While this movie deserves credit for not putting
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Colin Trevorrow isn’t happy with spoilers in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom trailers

Colin Trevorrow has talked about his frustration regarding the number of spoilers in trailers for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.

Trailers have a difficult job in getting fans excited for a movie and letting them know something about the plot while not out and out spoiling the film’s events. Many trailers, unfortunately, fail in this regard, revealing far too much of a movie’s contents before fans even get to the cinema.

This is exactly what happened with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom according to producer Colin Trevorrow. Trevorrow, who directed Jurassic World and is returning for the follow up to Fallen Kingdom, spoke to io9 about his frustrations. Here’s what it looked like:

“It was very frustrating for me,” he said. “That’s a relationship that we have with marketing [and] there are a lot of different needs. I try to be very lucid and rational about it, [but] to speak frankly,
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