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A24 Plants Oscar Season Seeds for Toni Collette in Horrifying ‘Hereditary’ (Exclusive)

A24 Plants Oscar Season Seeds for Toni Collette in Horrifying ‘Hereditary’ (Exclusive)
Indie distributor A24 rarely leads a marketing push with awards at the fore. After all, movies like Alex Garland’s sci-fi thriller “Ex Machina,” Lenny Abrahamson’s unsettling adaptation “Room” and Barry Jenkins’ micro-budgeted intersectionality drama “Moonlight” don’t exactly scream “Oscar!” from the outset. But the New York-based company nevertheless found an awards-season stride with those films and more.

The plan with “Hereditary,” Ari Aster’s terrifying Sundance entry that has been hailed as a new generation’s “Exorcist,” is to launch the film on June 7 as a summer horror movie, seek out its audience, and if all the pieces fall into place, establish the foundation for a campaign in the fall.With a stack of glowing critical notices already fanning the flames, and on the heels of a year that saw genre embraced by the Motion Picture Academy in interesting ways — from best picture victor “The Shape of Water
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Movie Talk: ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ to Open Against ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ Sequel

On this episode of Collider Movie Talk, Mark Ellis, Kristian Harloff, and Jon Schnepp discuss the following: In an interview with Esquire, Solo: A Star Wars Story star Alden Ehrenreich revealed that he's been signed for three films. Speaking to exhibitors in Las Vegas at CinemaCon, Quentin Tarantino said that Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is "probably the closest to Pulp Fiction that I have done." Sony Motion Pictures chairman Tom Rothman announced at Cinemacon that the sequel to Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle will arrive during Christmas 2019 with Dwayne Johnson returning to reprise his role. In …
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Jumanji 3 Just Got a 2019 Release Date

Jumanji 3 Just Got a 2019 Release Date
Jumanji 3, a sequel to last year's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, has been announced by Sony Pictures with a Christmas-time 2019 release date.

One of the most surprisingly entertaining movies of last year was Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which ended up being a fun and heartwarming sequel / soft reboot to the original Jumanji from 1995. Rather than being a board game like the original, the new Jumanji took the form of a 90s video game, which added a clever new twist to the movie. Welcome to the Jungle certainly managed to stand out from the original, making itself into its own movie rather than serving as a rehash to the Robin Williams-led classic.

The announcement of a sequel doesn't come as too big of a surprise, considering the massive success Welcome to the Jungle had. The Jumanji sequel earned itself over $950 million globally, which was over triple the box office success of the first Jumanji.
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Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle Sequel Confirmed For Christmas 2019 and Dwayne Johnson Will Return

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle Sequel Confirmed For Christmas 2019 and Dwayne Johnson Will Return
Sony Pictures chairman Tom Rothman confirmed at CinemaCon that the upcoming sequel to Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle will be released in theaters on Christmas 2019. He also confirmed that Dwayne Johnson will return to reprise his role and Kevin Hart, Jack Black, and Karen Gillan are also expected to return but that hasn't been confirmed.

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle was a huge success for Sony Pictures. It's made over $956 million dollars, and it recently became Sony's highest grossing domestic release of all time beating out Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Audiences loved this movie and the studio betting that they will all return for a sequel. The upcoming film is already in development and is being written by Scott Rosenberg and Jeff Pinkner. There's no director attached to the film yet, but Jake Kasdan directed the Welcome To The Jungle film. I imagine the studio will try to bring the director back on board if they can.
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Goosebumps Sequel Title Officially Announced as Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween

From The Haunted Mask to Attack of the Jack-o'-Lanterns, there are several stories in R.L. Stine's Goosebumps book series that hold a special place in horror lovers' hearts, so it's rather fitting that the title of the eagerly awaited Goosebumps sequel has been officially announced as Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween.

The title for the sequel to 2015's Goosebumps was revealed in a new Twitter video (see below) featuring Slappy the living dummy (pictured above in 2015's Goosebumps). One of the antagonists of the previous film, Slappy will return to wreak havoc on a new group of kids in Goosebumps: Haunted Halloween. No other plot details (including whether or not Jack Black will reprise his role as R.L. Stine) have been announced at this time.

Variety previously reported that Wendi McLendon-Covey, Ken Jeong, and Chris Parnell had been cast in the Goosebumps sequel. The trio of comedic actors join a
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Merger Mayhem: Media Companies Scramble to Bulk Up in Order to Survive

Hollywood hasn’t been this on edge since the advent of talking pictures nearly a century ago.

Across every studio lot, in the halls of every network, production company and talent agency, there’s a level of angst that has spiked far beyond the usual panic over opening-weekend box office numbers or the ratings of a big-budget series.

The cause of all the tumult and tsuris? The threat to traditional film and TV businesses posed by the five horsemen of the digital apocalypse: Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google. Their internet-fueled growth over the past decade has left Hollywood scrambling
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Merger Mayhem: Media Companies Scramble to Bulk Up in Order to Survive

Hollywood hasn’t been this on edge since the advent of talking pictures nearly a century ago.

Across every studio lot, in the halls of every network, production company and talent agency, there’s a level of angst that has spiked far beyond the usual panic over opening-weekend box office numbers or the ratings of a big-budget series.

The cause of all the tumult and tsuris? The threat to traditional film and TV businesses posed by the five horsemen of the digital apocalypse: Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix and Google. Their internet-fueled growth over the past decade has left Hollywood scrambling to overhaul core business models to reach consumers directly — instead of indirectly, through distributors. The dread is that the menace posed by the so-called Faang posse will get worse: Many speculate that the infidels have only just begun to storm the castle, and have yet to tap their formidable balance
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Jumanji 3 Confirmed For Christmas 2019 By Sony Boss

Sony Pictures chairman Tom Rothman has confirmed Jumanji 3 for a Christmastime 2019 theatrical release. Last year’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was an unexpected financial smash hit for the studio that has grossed $957 million worldwide and is still going at the U.S. box office, four months after its December 2017 opening. Sony is naturally moving forward full speed ahead with a third Jumanji installment, with Welcome to the Jungle cowriters Jeff Pinkner and Scott Rosenberg and director Jake Kasdan all returning. Welcome to the Jungle stars Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, and Jack Black are similarly all lined up to reprise their roles for another romp in the jungle.
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Sony Dates ‘Jumanji’ Sequel For December 2019 – CinemaCon

Sony Dates ‘Jumanji’ Sequel For December 2019 – CinemaCon
During the tail end of Sony’s film slate presentation at CinemaCon, chairman Tom Rothman revealed that the next Jumanji will arrive December 2019, and implored the exhibition crowd. “Don’t give all your screens to Star Wars,” he said. A reboot of the 1995 Robin Williams hit, Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle surpassed the Sam Raimi-directed Spider-Man’s $403.7M to become Sony’s highest ever domestic grossing hit. The final domestic tally was $404.1M, and the film grossed…
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Win Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle on Blu-ray

To mark the release of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle on 30th April, we’ve been given a copy to give away on Blu-ray.

Four high school kids discover an old video game console and are drawn into the game’s jungle setting, literally becoming the adult avatars they chose. What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji – you must survive it. To beat the game and return to the real world, they’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, discover what Alan Parrish left 20 years ago, and change the way they think about themselves – or they’ll be stuck in the game forever. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is directed by Jake Kasdan.

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2017: The Beginning of the End for Hollywood?

Last year, we’ve saw quite a few great movies released in theaters – and an equally diverse set of box office disasters. Just like in most other years. But specialists – and most viewers – agree that 2017 was one of the worst years for Hollywood. When it comes to ticket sales, especially in the United States (the sales in this market are the ones measuring the success or failure of American-made movies) the revenues reported for last year were the worst for more than two decades. And some say that this is just the beginning.

Let the numbers speak for themselves

One of the issues the American movie industry is facing the decline of interest in actually seeing a movie in a movie theater. According to a Bloomberg report published early this year, the total number of theater admissions reached 1.24 billion in 2017, down from 1.32 billion in 2016. As such, the revenues generated by
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‘A Quiet Place’ Again Rules the Box Office and ‘Super Troopers 2’ Makes an Impressive Return

‘A Quiet Place’ Again Rules the Box Office and ‘Super Troopers 2’ Makes an Impressive Return
This weekend, it took just $22 million to be #1 at the box office. In its third weekend, “A Quiet Place” led a closely matched group in the top four spots, bringing in about 16 percent more business than the same time last year. And this was supposed to be a calm before the storm that is next weekend’s “Avengers: Infinity War.” No one wants to position a top film ahead of that juggernaut.

Instead, we saw three wider releases take a chance at reaching targeted audiences. “I Feel Pretty” with Amy Schumer did the best of the three with a little over $16 million, with “Super Troopers 2” close behind. “Traffik” lagged behind with under $4 million in close to 1,000 theaters.

Of note for these individual titles:

A Quiet Place” returned to #1. More significantly, and nearly unheard of for a wide-release horror film, it fell only 33 percent its third weekend. John Krasinski’s
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Weekend Watch: ‘Ready Player One’ Influences, Jeff Goldblum Breaks Down his Career, ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ & More

Welcome to Weekend Watch, where we highlight some of the best nerd-related videos released throughout the week. Whether it be short films, behind the scenes videos, or video essays, the only requirement is that they are about–in some shape or form–our favorite movies and TV shows!

In this edition of Weekend Watch, we take a look at a cool VFX breakdown for ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle‘, a Video with Ernest Cline detailing all of his ‘Ready Player One‘ influences and great video essay that details the visual similarities Steven Spielberg‘s filmography. Plus, we have a wonderful video of Jeff Goldblum revisiting his career and a hilarious scene breakdown from ‘Thor: Ragnarok‘. Let’s jump right in!

Starting off, we have a cool VFX breakdown from ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle‘, straight from VFX house Iloura. Although this breakdown focuses primarily on the helicopter/rhino chase scene from the film,
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‘Greatest Showman’ Tops Disc Sales Charts as ‘Last Jedi’ Slips to No. 2

After two weeks at No. 1, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” finally ceded the top spot on the national home video sales charts to a new release from 20th Century Fox.

The Greatest Showman,” a musical biopic about circus showman P.T. Barnum, took the No. 1 spot the week ended April 14 on both the Npd VideoScan overall disc sales chart, which tracks combined DVD and Blu-ray Disc unit sales, and Npd VideoScan’s dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

“The Last Jedi” slipped to No. 2 on both charts, selling about one-third as many discs as the Fox musical, which earned over $173 million in U.S. theaters.

No. 3 on both the overall and Blu-ray disc sales charts was Sony Pictures’ successful “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.”

The No. 4 spot on the two sales charts went to two different new releases. On the overall disc chart, season three
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'Peter Rabbit' becomes Sony's highest-grossing non-Bond UK release

Family feature only behind the four most recent Bond titles.

Peter Rabbit has become Sony Pictures Entertainment’s highest-grossing UK release outside of the James Bond franchise.

The film hit £38,475,923 on Friday, taking it past the lifetime grosses of Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, which is on £38,465,082.

The company’s highest-grossing title remains Bond film Skyfall, which is the UK’s second highest-grossing film of all time on £103.2m, behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens on £123.2m.

Fellow Bond films Spectre (£95.2m), Casino Royale (£55.6m) and Quantum Of Solace (£51.2m) form Sony’s top four releases in the UK, with Peter Rabbit now fifth.
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Dwayne Johnson Refutes IndieWire’s ‘Rampage’ Box-Office Takeaway, But Both Sides Are Right — Analysis

Dwayne Johnson Refutes IndieWire’s ‘Rampage’ Box-Office Takeaway, But Both Sides Are Right — Analysis
It would be exciting to be noticed by any major Hollywood player, but even more so from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, who is as smart as he is successful. And when he tweets, he deserves an answer.

Tom, mi amigo

Our projected domestic opening was always $35m. We exceeded at 35.7m. Projected worldwide opening was $120m. We exceeded big w/ $151m. My personal biggest opening ever in China and 60-70% market share in many territories. No scoreboard pointing yet my friend

Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) April 19, 2018

His tweet responded to my just-published article about “Rampage” and how it positioned him as a contender for the biggest star in movies (particularly in domestic play). He took aim at the headline. So, a response is in order.

The headline synthesized the story’s message, which focused on his film’s domestic performance. “Rampage” was #1 for the weekend, and indeed met and slightly exceeded domestic projections.
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‘Masters of the Universe’: Nee Brothers to Direct He-Man Movie (Exclusive)

He-Man has found new masters.

Sony Pictures and Mattel have tapped the directing duo of Aaron and Adam Nee to helm the He-Man movie “Masters of the Universe,” sources tell Variety.

Escape ArtistsTodd Black, Jason Blumenthal, and Steve Tisch will produce with DeVon Franklin.

The movie will be based on the beloved Mattel toyline, which spawned a successful animated TV series (1983-85) as well as a 1987 film. The property centers on the warrior He-Man, the last hope of a magical land called Eternia. Dolph Lundgren starred in the original pic as the title character, while Frank Langella played the villainous Skeletor.

The pic is written by David Goyer, who is also an executive producer. Goyer had circled the director’s chair, but prior engagements forced him to pass on directing, though insiders say he is extremely involved in the development of the film.

Sony has already dated the movie
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If Dwayne Johnson Is Hollywood’s Biggest Star, Why Did ‘Rampage’ Open Soft?

If Dwayne Johnson Is Hollywood’s Biggest Star, Why Did ‘Rampage’ Open Soft?
“Rampage” opened #1 last weekend at just under $36 million, with Dwayne Johnson its only name draw. Is that enough to make The Rock the biggest movie star in Hollywood — or, is his greatest asset the near-complete dearth of actors who can open movies?

Johnson’s marquee value is well documented. Since 2011, he appeared in eight films that grossed over $100 million (nine if you include the animated “Moana”). “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” and “The Fate of the Furious” in 2017 each exceeded $200 million. However, times have changed. Once, being a top star meant your movies were always the year’s biggest movies. Now, in an era where animation and comic-book adaptations are the biggest draws, an actor’s own larger-than-life appeal is less important.

Rampage” should make around $90 million domestic and another $300 million or so additional overseas. Expect it to make $400 worldwide, perhaps a little more. With production and marketing costs topping $220 million,
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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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