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New ‘Infinity War’ Featurette Reveals Why You Should Probably See the Film in IMAX

IMAX has released a new behind-the-scenes featurette for Avengers: Infinity War that reveals why seeing the film in IMAX makes a difference. Now, IMAX presentation can offer a great benefit to audiences, but there are different kinds of IMAX movies. There are films like Dunkirk where director Christopher Nolan shot the film specifically with the IMAX aspect ratio in mind, using IMAX cameras to capture pristine quality images. Then there are IMAX movies like Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which weren’t shot with IMAX cameras or even necessarily with IMAX framing in mind, but have been re-…
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Dwayne Johnson thanks fans as Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle becomes Sony’s biggest ever domestic release

Despite coming under fire when it was first announced that a reboot of the beloved 1995 Robin Williams movie was in development, Sony scored a huge success with December’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, with the film proving a hit with audiences and critics alike.

Holding its own at the box office despite competition from Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Welcome to the Jungle has now reached a new milestone, overtaking Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man to become Sony’s highest grossing domestic release ever.

In North America, the film has grossed $404 million, topping the $403.7 million record set by Spider-Man back in 2002. Globally, it is Sony’s second biggest release of all time behind Skyfall ($1.1 billion), having pulled in an impressive $951 million.

As you’d expect, Sony has already announced a sequel which is being fast-tracked for release around Christmas 2019, and actor Dwayne Johnson has shared a brief update on his Instagram,
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Tribeca: Karen Gillan Haunted by Tragedy in Directorial Debut 'The Party's Just Beginning'

Tribeca: Karen Gillan Haunted by Tragedy in Directorial Debut 'The Party's Just Beginning'
Karen Gillan may be known for her acting roles in blockbuster films like the Guardians of the Galaxy series and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, but the actress is taking on a new role with her latest film, premiering at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival: director.

Gillan wrote and directed The Party's Just Beginning, which is part of the international narrative competition at the New York festival, which starts Wednesday. The Party's Just Beginning will have its international premiere at Tribeca on Sunday.

In the surreal coming-of-age tale, set in her native Scottish Highlands, Gillan stars as...
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China box office: 'Rampage' tops chart with $58m opening

Ready Player One slips to number 2, with a total of $201m.

After a strong week with a three-day Qing Ming holidays, the volatile Chinese box office shrunk significantly by about 32% week-on-week in the period of Apr 9-15, making it one of the quietest weeks in 2018.

Warner Bros’ action adventure Rampage easily charged to the top of the charts with $58.1m from its three-day opening weekend. This represented about 60% more than its simultaneous release in North America, following in the footsteps of recent Us films such as Ready Player One, Pacific Rim: Uprising and Tomb Raider to have China as their biggest market.
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'Rampage' storms to top of UK box office

'Rampage' storms to top of UK box office
Action film starring Dwayne Johnson dethrones Peter Rabbit with £3.1m debut.

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RankFilm / DistributorWeekend Gross (Fri-Sun)Running TotalWeek 1 Rampage (Warner Bros) £3.1m £4.1m 1 2 Peter Rabbit (Sony) £2m £38.1m 5 3 A Quiet Place (Paramount) £1.9m £6.4m 2 4 Ready Player One (Warner Bros) £1.2m £14.5m 3 5 Truth Or Dare (Universal) £922,664 £922,664 1 Warner Bros

Rampage, the latest Dwayne Johnson star vehicle, stormed to the top of the UK box office this weekend with a three-day debut of £3.1m from 559 sites, an average of £5,617. The video-game adaptation has grossed £4.1m, including previews on Wednesday and Thursday.

That figure is roughly equitable
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Rampage Scares Away A Quiet Place to Win Box Office with $34.5M

Heading into the weekend, New Line's Rampage was eyeing a debut between $30 million and $40 million, although some projections had Rampage under-performing with A Quiet Place repeating atop the box office. While it was as close a race as many expected, Rampage did pull off the box office victory with an estimated $34.5 million, with A Quiet Place dropping just 35.1% in its second frame to earn $32.6 million. Since these totals are roughly $2 million apart, it's possible that these movies could end up flip-flopping when the actual numbers come out on Monday, but for now, it seems Rampage has debuted in the top spot.

Rampage debuted in 4,101 theaters this weekend, pulling in an impressive $8,413 per-screen average. The movie also had a strong opening weekend overseas, pulling in $114.1 million for a worldwide opening weekend of $148.6 million. With the movie produced under a $120 million budget it should prove to be quite profitable for Warner Bros. and New Line,
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Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Rampage’ Beats Out Horror Competition at Weekend Box Office

Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Rampage’ Beats Out Horror Competition at Weekend Box Office
The box office continues to decline. And Dwayne Johnson is a major star. He took thriller “Rampage” (Warner Bros.) to a narrow win over John Krasinski’s sleeper hit “A Quiet Place” (Paramount) as both films grossed over $30 million. That’s the second time two films have reached that level for a weekend in 2018 — compared to four by this time last year.

The numbers dropped about 15 per cent against a 2017 weekend when “The Fate of the Furious” opened to $98 million, accounting for nearly 60 percent of the tickets sold. Still, several titles are making strong showings, and exhibitors are looking forward to some blockbusters ahead to overcome the two percent box office dip to date, including Disney/Marvel’s “Avengers: Infinity Wars” which is anticipated to open at $150 million or more.

Dwayne Johnson toplines $120-million “Rampage,” a video game adaptation about a primatologist joined by a mutant gorilla to confront a civilization-threatening invasion.
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How ‘A Quiet Place’ Roared at the Domestic Box Office

How ‘A Quiet Place’ Roared at the Domestic Box Office
Last weekend “A Quiet Place” (Paramount) accomplished a rare box office feat: it exceeded all projections. And its strong word of mouth could catapult John Krasinski’s $20-million horror sleeper to a mighty domestic total of $125 million or higher.

So far an otherwise lackluster 2018 has been dominated by Disney/Marvel’s “Black Panther,” the biggest film ever released in a year’s first quarter. By this point in 2017 five new releases had grossed over $150 million, compared to only “Panther” so far in 2018. Right now only “Ready Player One” looks to reach that level.

Something significant is going on. A new trend could cause a major shift in studio production– and give North American theaters a needed boost.

Despite the laser focus on the franchise and sequel films that dominate production slates, in the past few decades many lower-budget films (under $40 million) have managed to gross over $100 million domestic.

But things
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Sony Honchos Rally the Troops at All-Hands Meeting (Exclusive)

Sony Honchos Rally the Troops at All-Hands Meeting (Exclusive)
Fresh off the box-office success of “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” Sony honchos — chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra, studio chief Tom Rothman and newly-installed TV chief Mike Hopkins — held an all-hands meeting Thursday to talk about how Sony is positioning itself in the era of studio consolidation and fierce competition from streaming giants.

Thousands of employees from across the various studio divisions gathered inside Stage 15, the largest sound stage on the Culver City, Calif. studio lot. The meeting was also live-streamed internally to all Sony employees worldwide.

The gathering occurred amid a number of headwinds Sony faces, as well as changes like the sudden stepping down of Sony Corp. CEO Kaz Hirai in February. Seen as a big booster of the entertainment assets, Hirai’s departure sparked speculation of whether Sony’s film and television studios would be sold.

Sony increasingly stands out amid the shrinking studio landscape after a
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Dwayne Johnson movies: 10 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Moana,’ ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’

Dwayne Johnson movies: 10 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Moana,’ ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’
The road to movie stardom for Dwayne Johnson is one of the unlikeliest in recent memory. A third-generation professional wrestler known the world over as “The Rock,” Johnson nabbed a supporting role in 2001’s “The Mummy Returns” and made such an impression that he starred in a successful stand-alone film, “The Scorpion King,” the very next year.

As his film career progressed, it became evident that, despite his success in action films, Johnson had a distinct flair for comedy, which he began to show off in such films as “Be Cool” (2005), “Central Intelligence” (2016), “Moana” (2016) and in his biggest-grossing film, “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” (2017).

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However, Johnson is fully back in action hero-mode in his 2018 movie, “Rampage,” where he plays a primatologist whose beloved albino gorilla is being used in an experiment that turns him into a raging beast
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‘Rampage’ Smashes Its Way to $2.4 Million at Thursday Previews

Warner Bros./New Line’s “Rampage” stomped its way into movie theaters on Thursday night, making $2.4 million from preview screenings.

That amount is nearly double the $1.25 million made in previews by one of Dwayne Johnson’s 2017 releases, “Baywatch,” which opened to $18 million and became a rare domestic disappointment for the blockbuster star.

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It’s also above the $2 million made in preview screenings by “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” though “Rampage” does not have the positive critical reviews that sequel had with a mixed Rotten Tomatoes score of 55 percent. It remains to be seen whether “Rampage” can resonate with Johnson’s audience enough to push the needle beyond the $35-40 million it is expected to make domestically this weekend.

The film stars Johnson as a biologist who must calm his companion albino gorilla when a strange contagion turns it, a wolf, and a crocodile into giant beasts that destroy Chicago. Based on the classic ’80s video game, “Rampage” is directed by Brad Peyton (“San Andreas”) and also stars Naomie Harris, Malin Akerman, Joe Manganiello, and Jeffrey Dean Morgan.

Also Read: 'Truth or Dare' Film Review: Blumhouse College Horror Doesn't Make the Grade

Also releasing this weekend is Universal/Blumhouse’s “Truth Or Dare,” which made $750,000 in previews at 2,400 locations. That’s below the $1 million made by Blumhouse’s “Happy Death Day,” which came out last October and opened to $26 million. “Truth Or Dare” is expected to open to half that amount, with a Rotten Tomatoes score of 18 percent and a production budget of $3.5 million.

Truth Or Dare” stars Lucy Hale as a teenager who, along with her friends, is haunted by a malevolent spirit who forces them to play the titular game with deadly consequences. Jeff Wadlow (“Kick-Ass 2”) directed the film from a script by Michael Reisz, with Jason Blum producing.

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‘Rampage’ Review: Can Dwayne Johnson Save Chicago From Raging Monsters? Do You Have To Ask?

‘Rampage’ Review: Can Dwayne Johnson Save Chicago From Raging Monsters? Do You Have To Ask?
After the smash success of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle there can be no question that Dwayne Johnson is the superstar action hero of the moment, and while we wait for his upcoming heroics in saving the world’s tallest building in Skyscraper, we have his attempts to save Chicago from three rampaging genetically mutated monsters in Rampage. As I say in my video review above, it is King Kong on steroids — and then some. Teaming again with director Brad Peyton for whom he…
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'Rampage' Prepares to Fight Off 'Quiet Place' & 'Truth or Dare' For Weekend #1

'Rampage' Prepares to Fight Off 'Quiet Place' & 'Truth or Dare' For Weekend #1
After leading Sony's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which just became the studio's highest grossing domestic release of all-time, Dwayne Johnson arrives with his latest offering, starring in this weekend's release of Warner Bros. and New Line's Rampage. At the same time Blumhouse will debut its latest micro-budgeted thriller Truth or Dare, which will have its hands full competing for audience attention with last weekend's box office champ A Quiet Place, which looks to follow up its stellar debut last weekend with a strong sophomore effort. Debuting in over 4,100 theaters, Rampage is looking to stomp the weekend box office, though expectations aren't quite as high as one might think for a Dwayne Johnson-led effort, especially debuting in this many theaters. Tracking heading into the weekend is expecting a $35-40 million debut, but using several comps we're having a hard time seeing it reach much higher than $35 million. Using films such as The Mummy,
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Kevin Hart to Host Competition Series ‘Tko: Total Knock Out’ for CBS

Kevin Hart to Host Competition Series ‘Tko: Total Knock Out’ for CBS
Kevin Hart is set to host the upcoming competition series “Tko: Total Knock Out” on CBS, the network announced Thursday.

From executive producer Mark Burnett, the show features people from all walks of life where one player races through obstacles while four other contestants are manning battle stations along the course, firing projectiles in an attempt to knock them off and slow them down. The top two players advance to the final showdown to face off for a cash prize.

“This show is perfectly aligned with my global brand,” Hart said. “The minute Mark Burnett pitched me, I got it
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Sorry, Sony: ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ Is Not Your Studio’s Biggest Hit

With $403.7 million as of April 11, Sony declared “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” is its biggest-ever domestic hit, passing the figure “Spider-Man” achieved in its 2002 run. Of course, this is complete nonsense.

Assessing box office without adjustment is like the Labor Dept. calculating the consumer price index without correcting for inflation. Today’s average ticket price bears no resemblance to those of prior decades. And, unlike books and downloads, which track not the price tag but the units sold, North American movies sales are calculated solely by revenue. European cinemas track both admissions and ticket sales, presumably to avoid this problem. The North American system leads to a lot of skewed figures, and announcements like Sony’s.

None of this should diminish the unexpectedly strong response to the “Jumani” sequel. The reboot of the very strong 1995 Robin Williams-starrer doubled the most optimistic expectations with its Christmas release. The film had
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‘Jumanji’ Fans Can Experience ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ in New Escape Room

‘Jumanji’ Fans Can Experience ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ in New Escape Room
If you truly love a movie, there are countless ways to extend your experience beyond the theater, ranging from merchandise to theme parks. And now, fans of the worldwide hit “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” can enjoy possibly the most immersive encounter imaginable: an escape room.

The past five years have seen a huge rise in the popularity of such rooms, in which a group of people are locked in a space and must figure out puzzles and clues within a certain amount of time to get out. One of the first and most popular escape room companies is 60out, originally Escape Key Entertainment, which boasts seven locations, mainly in Los Angeles, and 20 rooms with a wide variety of themes and difficulty levels.

In collaboration with Sony Pictures Entertainment, the studio behind “Jumanji,” the company has just launched its “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” escape room at its Melrose Avenue location.
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Jumanji 2 Beats Spider-Man as Sony's Highest Grossing Movie

While Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is winding down its epic box office run, the global blockbuster just beat a 16-year-old record. The sequel just passed the $403.7 million tally of 2002's Spider-Man, to become Sony's highest-grossing movie ever. Worldwide, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has taken in $950.7 million worldwide, and while it won't cross the $1 billion plateau, or best Skyfall ($1.1 billion) as Sony's highest grossing worldwide film, it did earn over 10 times its $90 million budget. Here's what Sony Pictures Entertainment Group chairman Tom Rothman had to say about how Jumanji managed to pull off this impressive feat.

""It's not the IP, it's the 'I,' the idea. Before the obsession grew with known properties only, big ideas are what powered big movies."

Rothman added that the core story, where four teenagers are turned into video game avatars that represent their polar opposites in the real world, is a, "big,
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Easily Tops Blu-Ray And DVD Charts

Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi hauled in a whopping $620 million domestically and an astounding $1.3 billion at the worldwide box office, a sum large enough to pierce the top 10 biggest hauls of all-time. Therefore, it’s easy to see why Lucasfilm and Disney agreed to let the Looper director create his very own Star Wars trilogy, following the completion of the Sequel Trilogy, of course, which is scheduled to conclude on December 20th, 2019, with J.J. Abrams’ Episode IX.

Unsurprisingly, success followed Johnson’s epic onto home video. According to Variety, the space opera smoothly landed at number one on the DVD and Blu-ray charts. The Force Awakens sequel knocked Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle out of the top spot, which is said to have only sold 29% as many copies as The Last Jedi. 80% of the film’s sales are believed to be from Blu-ray purchases, while roughly 15% belonged to 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray.
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Fast & Furious Spinoff Officially Recruits Deadpool 2 Director

Deadpool 2 director David Leitch has officially signed on to direct the upcoming Fast & Furious spinoff starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham. The Rock has a big year ahead of him with both Rampage and Skyscraper dropping in 2018; not to mention, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is still performing well in theaters and Sony is already moving forward with Jumanji 3. Even with all this on his plate though, The Rock doesn’t appear to be slowing down at all.
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‘Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle’ Is Now Sony Pictures’ Highest Grossing Movie Of All Time

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle has become Sony Pictures‘ highest grossing film of all time after surpassing the original Spider-Man movie just yesterday. The film, directed by Jake Kasdan, has made a huge $950 million worldwide, including a $403 million domestic gross. It was top of the charts in the U.S. for three weeks straight and returned to the number one spot in February of this year.

Tom Rothman, chairman, Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group, said, “Given the length of Columbia Pictures’ esteemed history, this is a cool milestone. It’s a great credit to Jake Kasdan, all the producers, the terrific actors, and everyone at the studio who worked so hard. It gives us a grand target to shoot for with the next one.”

The film has also become the highest grossing film in the careers of Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, and Kevin Hart. Johnson, in London to promote Rampage,
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