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Ryan Reynolds’ “Twin” Brother Mocks Deadpool 2 In New Interview

Having seen Deadpool 2 cross the half-billion dollar mark at the worldwide box office last week, you couldn’t really fault Ryan Reynolds for taking himself a wee bit more seriously these days. Thankfully, though, this is not the case, and we’ve got the unabashed advertisement to prove it.

In an endorsement for his newly purchased gin company, Aviation, the Canadian-born actor is interviewed by his “twin” brother, Gordon, who clearly has no problem mocking his much more successful sibling. The trailer-length advert, which you can check out below, isn’t short on hilarious one-liners at the expense of Ryan and his latest movie wearing the “big red body condom.”

Speaking of the David Leitch-directed, R-rated farce, which pulled in $23.6 million stateside and $56.3 million overseas last weekend, Deadpool 2 has now soared to nearly $600 million worldwide and surpassed The Hangover Part II to become the highest grossing comedy sequel of all-time.
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Kevin Smith Loved Deadpool 2, But Had Just One Issue With It

If you’re a fan of the superhero genre, you’ve probably come across the term fridging. Named due to an incident when Green Lantern’s girlfriend was murdered and stuffed in a refrigerator, it’s used to describe the worrying number of times in comic books when the female love interest is killed off solely to further the protagonist’s story. And now, many people think that Deadpool 2 is guilty of this.

In the film’s pre-credits sequence, the Merc ticks off some gangsters who proceed to shoot up his apartment, resulting in the death of his beloved fiancee, Vanessa. Though Morena Baccarin’s character does then reoccur throughout the rest of the sequel in the form of a ghostly vision that Wade Wilson dreams of when he’s close to death, some fans have reacted negatively to her being killed off so early into the movie – including Kevin Smith.
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Deadpool 2 Cruises To A Stellar Weekend At The Box Office As It Breaks New Record

Coming just a week after one of 2018’s biggest blockbusters, Ron Howard’s Solo: A Star Wars Story, suffered the most disappointing debut of the year, the David Leitch-directed, R-rated farce, Deadpool 2, has now soared to nearly $600 million worldwide, with its current global haul sitting at a whopping $598.6 million.

That’s thanks to the film pulling in $23.6 million on home turf and $56.3 million overseas this weekend. For those keeping track, that gives it a domestic total of $254.6 million and an international total of $344 million, combining for that aforementioned $598.6 million. Not bad, eh? And yes, that means it’s now the highest grossing comedy sequel of all-time, surpassing The Hangover Part II‘s worldwide gross of $587 million.

It’s creeping up on another record as well, with the Merc now eyeing Meet the Fockers‘ domestic take of $279 million, which makes it the highest grossing comedy sequel in North America.
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Ryan Reynolds Reveals Which Two Items He Kept From Deadpool 2

Having taken the motion picture adaptation of Deadpool fundamentally upon himself – since before director Tim Miller was given “a low-six-figure budget” by 20th Century Fox to produce some test footage, which happened to “accidentally leak” online in July 2014 – should anyone be allowed to keep memorabilia from the production of Deadpool 2, it would be Ryan Reynolds.

In the midst of his foul-mouthed mercenary leading the studio to another successful R-rated farce, to the tune of $519 million thus far, Reynolds has revealed that he kept two items from the production of the recent sequel:

“I kept the blue crocs, also known as the big rubber masturbating boots” said Reynolds, but “mainly the suit is the biggest one, I kept the suit.”

Coincidentally enough, as Deadpool 2 was busily eclipsing the half-billion dollar mark the other day, we learned that another of the year’s biggest blockbusters, Solo: A Star Wars Story,
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No New Summer Blockbusters This Weekend as 'Adrift', 'Action Point' & 'Upgrade' Debut

No New Summer Blockbusters This Weekend as 'Adrift', 'Action Point' & 'Upgrade' Debut
Saturday Am Update: The weekend's new releases are struggling with Stx's Adrift leading the way with an estimated $4.23 million on Friday, looking at a $10.5-11.5 million three-day opening. The performance is below the studio's expectations which were in the low-to-mid teens. The film received a "B" CinemaScore from opening day audiences. Bh Tilt's Upgrade is actually performing a bit better than expected, pulling in an estimated $1.67 million on Friday and looking at a three-day around $4-4.5 million from 1,457 locations. It's a solid start for the micro-budgeted feature, which carried the best reviews among the weekend's three new wide releases. The worst of the lot is Paramount's Action Point, the $19 million Johnny Knoxville production brought in a meager $790k on Friday (including a limited number of midnight showings), heading toward a $2.25 million debut, well below even the modest $4-7 million three-day studio expectations. The film received a "C+" CinemaScore from opening day audiences.
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Deadpool 2 Director Comments On Beating Solo: A Star Wars Story’s Opening

Yesterday, the David Leitch-directed, R-rated farce, Deadpool 2, crossed the $500 million mark at the worldwide box office. Coincidentally enough, we also learned yesterday that one of the year’s biggest blockbusters, Solo: A Star Wars Story, probably won’t even reach the half-billion mark when all is said and done.

Bafflingly, the Ron Howard-directed space western made just $84.7 million stateside opening weekend, a figure topped with ease by the foul-mouthed mercenary’s sequel, having hauled in $125 million upon its release, which was good enough for the second biggest domestic R-rated opening.

Given that practically every Star Wars film to hit theaters under the tenure of Disney has grossed, at the very least, $150 million-plus upon release, the fact that Deadpool 2 bested the opening weekend total of Solo is as much of a surprise to Leitch as it was to the respective fandoms.

Brand New Deadpool 2 Action Shots Herald
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Deadpool 2 Crosses $500 Million At Worldwide Box Office

Coming mere days after one of 2018’s biggest blockbusters, Solo: A Star Wars Story, suffered the most disappointing debut of the year, the David Leitch-directed, R-rated farce, Deadpool 2, has now crossed the $500 million mark at the worldwide box office. Impressive, eh?

According to The Wrap, just eleven days after opening, the second motion picture featuring Ryan Reynolds as the foul-mouthed mercenary has managed to hit $218.5 million domestically, which brings the global total to a whopping $505 million as of this morning. Although Deadpool 2 is currently tracking about 10% behind the first film, which managed $241 million at the domestic box office by this time post-release, both of the Merc’s pics have hit the $500 million milestone in equal time.

Surprisingly, however, the second outing for Wade Wilson didn’t manage to outstrip its predecessor for highest-grossing R-rated opening, falling just short ($125M) of the $132 million record set by Deadpool in
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‘Solo’ Crash-Lands With $103 Million 4-Day Holiday Opening

‘Solo’ Crash-Lands With $103 Million 4-Day Holiday Opening
Sunday’s box office results only barely improved the fortunes of “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” as it has clocked in with a three-day opening of $84.7 million and a projected four-day opening of $103 million.

That’s slightly up from yesterday’s projection of $101 million, but still well below the $130 million projection expected before the weekend by Disney.

The three-day opening is also a whopping 46 percent below the $155 million launch of the last “Star Wars” anthology film, “Rogue One,” and 23 percent below the $108 million made by “Episode III: Revenge of the Sith” during its first weekend in 2005.

Also Read: 'Solo' Struggles at Box Office, to Open at $101 Million for 4-Day Holiday Weekend

“Solo” will still have the biggest Memorial Day weekend opening since “X-Men: Days of Future Past” in 2014, but won’t have one of the top five highest openings for the holiday as was expected last week. A $103 million finish
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Deadpool 2 Drops 66% During Its Second Weekend At The Box Office

You don’t need us to tell you that the big news coming out of this weekend’s box office numbers was the tremendous disappointment that was Solo: A Star Wars Story. Pulling in a pathetic $83.3 million, it’s the franchise’s first real flop and frankly, it’s surprising just how poorly it performed. No one expected it to be a smash hit, but boy, did it bomb.

But the Ron Howard-directed Anthology pic was far from the only thing in theaters, of course. Wade Wilson is still around and giving audiences a good time and thanks to a strong second weekend, Deadpool 2 managed to bring in $42.7 million. That’s a 66% drop from last week, when it debuted with $125.5 million.

This on par with blockbusters like Godzilla (66% drop) and Alien: Covenant (70% drop), so it’s not too bad. Not to mention that the sequel only cost $110 million to make,
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Why ‘Solo’ Could Be the First ‘Star Wars’ Box-Office Bomb

Why ‘Solo’ Could Be the First ‘Star Wars’ Box-Office Bomb
The thrill is gone. After more than four decades and nine releases, the “Star Wars” franchise has come a cropper with an $83 million opening-weekend estimate, with Memorial Day four-day figures likely to top $100 million. Granted, that’s a better take for the holiday than any release since 2014. But since when has “Star Wars” releases needed recent comparisons on the second-biggest release date in May in order to look good?

No one was expecting a challenge to all-time openings: “Solo: A Star Wars Story” falls outside the main franchise storyline and faces competition in a top-heavy blockbuster period. Still, the most pessimistic guess was $105 million for the four-day period, with $115 million considered a more likely low-end result.

We anticipated some reasons for the lower guesses. But this even-weaker total suggests that all the possible excuses came to pass — a troubled production history, mediocre early reaction, too much competition, too many Star Wars films in close proximity.
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‘Solo’ Slows at Box Office, to Open at $101 Million for 4-Day Holiday Weekend

‘Solo’ Slows at Box Office, to Open at $101 Million for 4-Day Holiday Weekend
Like the Millennium Falcon in a space storm, “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is taking a beating at the box office. Projections for the Memorial Day box office weekend have fallen from $130 million pre-weekend to close to dropping under $100 million on Sunday.

Saturday returns for the “Star Wars” anthology film registered at just $24.6 million, amounting to a 31 percent drop from Friday’s $35.8 million returns. The families that were expected to make this film challenge for the Memorial Day opening weekend record just aren’t showing up — family audiences are reporting at 18 percent of the total audience — and now “Solo” might not even finish with one of the top 5 highest openings for this holiday weekend.

As it stands, a $100 million four-day opening would be less than the launch for “The Hangover Part II,” which made $103 million in 2011. “Solo” is also not only looking like it will have the lowest opening for a Disney “Star Wars” film,
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Box Office: ‘Deadpool 2’ Takes the Crown on Royal Wedding Weekend

As expected, Deadpool 2 opened number one this weekend earning an estimated $125 million. Deadpool 2 knocked off three-time box office champ Avengers: Infinity War while pulling in over $300 million worldwide. While the sequel didn’t break box office records or top the 2016 originals $132 million opening weekend, the movie is doing pretty great.

Despite getting bumped from the top spot, Infinity War brought in another $28 million for a current domestic total of $595 million. Avengers has now earned $1.8 billion worldwide.

Book Club opened with a solid $12.5 million. The Paramount produced film was able o carve out some box office money for itself in a crowded superhero weekend.

Rounding out the top five was Life of the Party and Breaking In with $7.7 million and $6.4 million respectively.

Here’s the top five from this weekend:

Rank Title Weekend Total 1. Deadpool 2

$125,000,000 $125,000,000 2. Avengers: Infinity War

$28,672,000 $595,032,959 3. Book Club

$12,500,000 $12,500,000 4. Life of the Party

$7,725,000 $31,036,507 5. Breaking In

$6,470,000 $28,750,710

Here’s the
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Chris Pratt-headlined Cowboy Ninja Viking gets two new writers

After finding a director back in February in Michelle MacLaren, Universal Pictures has now brought in two new writers to finalise the script for its long-gestating comic book adaptation Cowboy Ninja Viking.

THR is reporting that Dan Mazeau (Wrath of the Titans) and Ryan Engle (Rampage) have signed on to work on the screenplay for the movie, taking over from Craig Mazin (The Hangover Part II), who himself rewrote the original script by Deadpool scribes Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese.

Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World star Chris Pratt is set for the lead in the movie, having first joined the project back in 2014. He will play the titular Cowboy Ninja Viking, a ‘Triplet’ – a counter intelligence agent with three distinct personas and skill sets – whose job it is to take down other ‘Triplet’s who have gone rogue.

Cowboy Ninja Viking is slated to go into production this
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Visit Films Cannes-bound with '1985', 'Maine', 'Slut In A Good Way' (exclusive)

Talks to continue on Behold My Heart, Madeline’s Madeline.

Ryan Kampe’s Visit Films heads to the Croisette with a sales slate that encompasses SXSW selection 1985, Tribeca entries Maine and Slut In A Good Way, and documentary City Of Joel, among others.

Kampe and his team will continue talks on Behold My Heart starring Marisa Tomei, and Sundance and Berlinale selection Madeline’s Madeline.

1985 (pictured) stars Cory Michael Smith, Virginia Madsen (Sideways), Michael Chiklis, and Jamie Chung and follows a closeted young man returning to his Texas hometown for Christmas during the first wave of the AIDS crisis.

Burdened
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Michelle MacLaren to direct Chris Pratt in Cowboy Ninja Viking

Back in 2014 it was announced that Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt has signed on for another comic book movie role in an adaptation of Image’s Cowboy Ninja Viking, and now the project has found a director.

According to THR, Michelle MacLaren has signed on to helm the Universal Pictures production, having beat out the likes of Jennifer Yuh Nelson (Kung Fu Panda) for the job. MacLaren, who was originally attached to direct Wonder Woman before Patty Jenkins, has worked extensively on the small screen, directing episodes of shows such as Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, The Leftovers, Westworld, Better Call Saul, The Deuce and Modern Family.

Cowboy Ninja Viking is based on the comic book by A.J. Lieberman and Riley Rossmo, with Craig Mazin (The Hangover Part II) writing the most recent draft of a script originally penned by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese
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Showtime Cancels Andrew Dice Clay Series

Showtime Cancels Andrew Dice Clay Series
Showtime has canceled Andrew Dice Clay’s comedy series “Dice.”

The semi-autobiographical series chronicled Andrew Dice Clay, starring as himself, as he tried to live his life while trapped in the skin of “The Diceman.”

Hailing from Fox 21 Television Studios, “Dice” was created by Scot Armstrong (“Old School,” “The Hangover Part II”). Clay served as an executive producer, along with Armstrong, Sean Furst, Bryan Furst, Bruce Rubenstein, Brian Gatewood and Alessandro Tanaka. Kevin Corrigan also stars with Clay. Guest stars included Natasha Leggero, Lorraine Bracco, Adrien Brody, Michael Rapaport, Wayne Newton, Criss Angel and Rita Rudner.

Season two of the series, which premiered last year, averaged 823,000 viewers per episode across multiple platforms.

In his review of the first season for Variety, Brian Lowry wrote, While “Dice” appears to have been pitched as a sort-of variation on “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” the comparison pretty much ends there. Nor is the show helped by the fact that it happens
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Taiwan’s ‘Cock Robin’ Heads for North America With Cheng Cheng

New York-based Cheng Cheng Films has picked up North American rights to Taiwanese psychological crime thriller “Who Killed Cock Robin?”. The film is a front runner in the Golden Horse Awards which will be presented later today in Taipei. It is nominated in five categories, including best picture.

The film is directed by Cheng Wei-hao, who previously made hit “The Tag-Along.” It follows an ambitious journalist’s probe into a hit and run accident he witnessed years earlier.

It stars Mason Lee (“The Hangover Part II,” “Lucy”,) the Taiwanese-American actor who is the son of two-time Oscar-winning director Ang Lee. Lee senior will be on hand to present awards at the Golden Horse ceremony.

Cheng Cheng plans a theatrical release for the film in Spring 2018. The company, which specializes in Chinese-language cinema, has previously handled “One Night Only,” Absurd Accident,” and “Soulmate.”

International rights are handled by Tapei-based Mandarinvision. The company
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19 Sequels That Are Better Than the Original

Every successful movie these days seems to get a sequel. It’s hard to capture lightning in a bottle twice, so some sequels lean so heavily on the concept of the first film that it feels like a lazy rehash (see: The Hangover Part II), while others reinvent the wheel a little too strongly, resulting in a sequel that loses its connection to what made the first movie so popular (see: The Matrix Revolutions). That’s what makes crafting a sequel so difficult, and only in very rare cases are sequels actually better than their predecessors. So with sequels continuing …
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The Gifted “rX” Promo Is Just What The Doctor Ordered

Despite being a lifelong fan of the X-Men, I must confess that I had some reservations heading into the series premiere of The Gifted. To put it mildly, I wondered if such an endeavor could be capably handled on a major network, especially considering that its roster was made up by mostly D-list characters. Thankfully, my worries were put to bed as Bryan Singer, Matt Nix and the rest of the crew proved that this franchise has so much depth that it makes failure difficult. Face it, Marvel: Your best and most interesting characters all belong to Fox.

With that, it’s exciting to see that next week’s episode, “rX,” looks to be every bit as thrilling as the pilot episode. Truth be told, we wouldn’t doubt if some snippets here were culled from episodes to follow, as teasing what’s to come in the foreseeable future isn’t unheard of in television,
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Promo images for Marvel’s The Gifted Season 1 Episode 2 – ‘rX’

Yesterday we brought you promotional stills from the series premiere of Marvel’s The Gifted [see here], and now Fox has released a batch of images for the second episode of the X-Men series, entitled ‘rX’; take a look below…

Caitlin And Eclipse Team Up To Try And Help Blink On An All-new “The Gifted” Monday, October 9, On Fox

After exerting her powers beyond their limits, Blink (Jamie Chung, “Big Hero 6,” “The Hangover Part II”) goes into a state of shock, forcing Caitlin (Amy Acker, “Person of Interest”) and Eclipse (Sean Teale, “Survivor”) to go on a mission to find a special serum that will help her to recover. Meanwhile, Reed (Stephen Moyer, “True Blood,” Shots Fired) faces some difficult choices when it comes to helping his family, and Polaris (Emma Dumont, “Bunheads,” “Aquarius”) runs into some trouble in the all-new “rX” episode of The Gifted airing Monday, Oct. 9 (9:00-
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