Robin Hood (2018) - News Poster

(I) (2018)

News

Why ‘Mortal Engines’ Is the New Top Blockbuster Bomb of 2018 Box Office

After Thanksgiving weekend, it looked like the Lionsgate movie “Robin Hood” would be the biggest blockbuster bomb of the 2018 box office. But the Sherwood Forest revamp has now been dethroned by Universal/Media Rights Capital’s “Mortal Engines,” an adaptation of Philip Reeve’s sci-fi dystopian novel that opened to a mere $7.5 million domestically this weekend.

Most of this year’s box office flops have been mid-budget releases like “Annihilation” and “The Hurricane Heist,” rather than blockbusters with $100 million-plus budgets like 2017’s “Ghost in the Shell.” “Robin Hood” was the closest to that budget mark with a reported budget of around $97 million.

But “Mortal Engines” had a budget of at least $100 million, with some reports estimating it as much as $150 million. While Universal doesn’t disclose budget figures, it’s possible that the studio might not make back its production costs, let alone that of its marketing campaign. Overseas figures
See full article at The Wrap »

‘Mortal Engines’ to Lose More Than $100 Million at Box Office

  • Variety
‘Mortal Engines’ to Lose More Than $100 Million at Box Office
Mortal Engines,” a steampunk fantasy adventure, is also an epic flop.

With a budget of just over $100 million and tens of millions in global marketing costs, executives at rival studios estimate that the movie will lose upwards of $100 million. Some even project that number could float to more than $125 million. “Mortal Engines” has so far made a paltry $42 million globally. The sci-fi epic came into a crowded marketplace at a competitive time of year, opening against the well-reviewed “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” and “The Mule,” a Clint Eastwood thriller that had a better start than expected. “Mortal Engines,” on the other hand, launched below estimates, generating just $7.5 million when it debuted in North America.

“This is a true Christmas disaster and a lump of coal for Universal,” said Jeff Bock, an analyst with Exhibitor Relations. “They took a big swing, and they struck out.”

The film still has a few international markets left to open,
See full article at Variety »

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Climbs to $35 Million Opening

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Climbs to $35 Million Opening
Sony’s “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” is off to a solid start at the box office this weekend, topping the charts with a $35.4 million opening from 3,813 screens.

When compared to the openings for past animated films from producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller — Lord also co-wrote the script for “Spider-Verse” — this seems like a big step down. “The Lego Batman Movie,” for example, had an opening of $53 million in February 2017. But this if this opening holds tomorrow, “Spider-Verse” will just edge out the $35.2 million start of 2016 Illumination movie “Sing” for the best animated opening in December box office history

Sing” ended up legging out all the way to a $270 million domestic run, and Sony is hoping for a similarly strong holiday season run for the $90 million “Spider-Verse.” Word of mouth has been overwhelmingly positive, as the film earned an A+ on CinemaScore and dazzled critics with a 97 percent Rotten Tomatoes score.
See full article at The Wrap »

"Carmen Sandiego" on Netflix

"Carmen Sandiego", starring Gina Rodriguez, is the upcoming animated educational series based on the media franchise created by Broderbund, containing a serialized look at the 'Carmen Sandiego' backstory, from her perspective, streaming January 18, 2019 on Netflix:

"...'Carmen' is a modern day 'Robin Hood' traveling the globe, stealing from 'V.I.L.E.', then giving back to those who deserve it. 

"Carmen is publicly perceived as a 'master criminal' by most law enforcement agencies, due to the sheer scale and theatricality of her heists.

"We will follow her escapades and get to determine not only where but Who in the world is Carmen Sandiego ..."

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Where On Earth Is Carmen Sandiego ?"...
See full article at SneakPeek »

‘Green Book’ Rises; Same 6 Films Lead Box Office for Unprecedented Third Weekend

‘Green Book’ Rises; Same 6 Films Lead Box Office for Unprecedented Third Weekend
This was the worst-grossing weekend of 2018, not that it matters; this pre-Christmas weekend is usually among the lowest. All distributors avoided it for any new release, even throwaway titles. Historically, next week can be even worse (unless your film is “Star Wars” or similar). The priority now is to stake a claim that doesn’t risk seeing a film pulled for Christmas.

So, no new films, decreased gross — and at the same time, better holds for films currently on screen. That formula explains this week’s results. However, the same six films have led all others for three straight weeks and that’s unprecedented.

It also could have impact on weeks ahead. “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” “The Grinch,” and “Creed II” all grossed over $10 million in their third weekend (or later), in a slow period: That suggests they will play through the holiday. That would mean a major bonus for all three,
See full article at Indiewire »

Oscar Flashback: ‘Live and Let Die’ no match for ‘The Way We Were’ in Best Original Song

Oscar Flashback: ‘Live and Let Die’ no match for ‘The Way We Were’ in Best Original Song
This article marks Part 12 of the Gold Derby series analyzing 84 years of Best Original Song at the Oscars. Join us as we look back at the timeless tunes recognized in this category, the results of each race and the overall rankings of the winners.

The 1973 Oscar nominees in Best Original Song were:

“(You’re So) Nice to Be Around” from “Cinderella Liberty

Live and Let Die” from “Live and Let Die

Love,” from “Robin Hood

“All That Love Went to Waste” from “A Touch of Class

The Way We Were” from “The Way We Were

Won and should’ve won: “The Way We Were” from “The Way We Were

The title song from “The Way We Were,” composed by the brilliant, Egot-winning Marvin Hamlisch, alongside Alan and Marilyn Bergman, is a dreamy, haunting, immensely moving piece, performed splendidly by the incomparable Barbra Streisand. The film’s leading lady strikes just the right notes here,
See full article at Gold Derby »

Korea Box Office: Financial Drama ‘Default’ Makes Top-Place Debut

  • Variety
Opening on Wednesday, local drama “Default” debuted on top of the South Korean box office. The Cj Entertainment release earned $11.5 million from 1.57 million admissions over its five opening days. Over the Friday-Sunday weekend, it earned $8.44 million from 1.07 million admissions and accounted for 42% of the total weekend revenues.

Starring some of South Korea’s top stars including Kim Hye-soo and Yoo Ah-in, and French actor Vincent Cassel, the film depicts the back story of the Imf negotiations during the financial crisis in South Korea in 1997.

Fox’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” slipped to second place, earning $6.53 million between Friday and Sunday for a total of $47.5 million after five weekends. The biographical film accounted for 32% of the weekend box office.

Showbox’s “Unstoppable” also slipped to third from the previous weekend’s second. The crime actioner earned $1.74 million for a total of $11.0 million after two weekends.

Wednesday opener, “Robin Hood” debuted in fourth. It
See full article at Variety »

Taron Egerton talks Kingsman return and criticism of The Golden Circle

Having portrayed Eggsy in Kingsman: The Secret Service and Kingsman: The Golden Circle, actor Taron Egerton will be sitting out the next instalment in the spy series as director Matthew Vaughn takes us back in time to the First World War for the prequel Kingsman: The Great Game.

Vaughn does however plan to follow-up the spinoff with a third outing for Eggsy, and Egerton has revealed to the Empire Podcast that he’s open to a return – although he’s hoping that the next movie will be better received than The Golden Circle was last year.

“I would like the third one to be better received than the second one was. I thought we got a bit of an unfair kicking, if I’m totally honest,” said Egerton during a promotional interview for his new film Robin Hood. “You think in some respects it was [difficult] because I just gave everything to it.
See full article at Flickeringmyth »

HBO Orders Stephen King Adaptation ‘The Outsider’ Starring Ben Mendelsohn

  • The Wrap
HBO Orders Stephen King Adaptation ‘The Outsider’ Starring Ben Mendelsohn
HBO has given a series order for an adaptation of Stephen King’s bestselling novel, “The Outsider,” which will star and be produced by Ben Mendelsohn.

The project comes from “The Night Of” co-creator/executive producer Richard Price, Jack Bender (“Mr. Mercedes”) Jason Bateman’s Aggregate Films, Temple Hill Entertainment and Mrc. Bateman is set to direct the first two episodes.

Here is the logline for the series, per HBO: A seemingly straightforward investigation into the gruesome murder of a local boy leads a seasoned cop and an unorthodox investigator to question everything they believe to be real, as an insidious supernatural force edges its way into the case.

Also Read: Taylor Kitsch to Star as 'Family-Oriented Drug Dealer' on Drama in the Works at HBO

Bateman executive produces “The Outsider” alongside Marty Bowen, Richard Price and Michael Costigan. This marks Aggregate’s second collaboration with Mrc following Bateman’s Netflix series “Ozark,
See full article at The Wrap »

"The Outsider": Ben Mendelsohn to Star in Stephen King Adaptation at HBO

HBO is getting into the Stephen King business. The premium cabler has ordered to series The Outsider, a drama based on King’s 2018 novel that will star Emmy winner Ben Mendelsohn.

The drama centers on a seemingly straightforward investigation into the gruesome murder of a local boy, which ultimately leads a seasoned cop and an unorthodox investigator to question everything they believe to be real, as an insidious supernatural force edges its way into the case.

Mendelsohn also will executive-produce the series alongside Ozark star Jason Bateman, who is slated to direct the first two episodes. There’s no word
See full article at TVLine.com »

The Doctor Faces A Deadly Battle In Trailer For Doctor Who Season 11 Finale

Just a couple of months ago, we were eagerly awaiting the debut of Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor, but now here we are nine weeks later, getting ready to see out Doctor Who season 11 with its finale due to arrive next Sunday.

As written by showrunner Chris Chibnall and directed by Jamie Childs, episode 10 is titled “The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos” and promises to feature the Tardis team finding themselves in an unforgiving environment – a dangerous battlefield where they’re trying to answer nine separate distress signals. In the first promo for the finale, seen below, there’s also a hint that a familiar threat might be returning.

See for yourself:

For more, here’s the official plot summary:

“On the planet of Ranskoor Av Kolos lies the remains of a brutal battlefield. But as the Doctor, Graham, Yaz and Ryan answer nine separate distress calls, they discover
See full article at We Got This Covered »

Wreck-It Ralph 2 Dominates 2nd Weekend Box Office with Another $25.7M Win

Disney Animation Studios' Ralph Breaks the Internet has taken the number one spot at the box office for the second consecutive weekend, easily beating the competition. The first movie came out in 2012, and fans have been waiting six years to see the return of Ralph and Vanellope on the big screen. The sequel earned $25.7 million, which easily gave it the top spot at this weekend's box office. In its first two weeks in theaters, Wreck-It Ralph 2 has managed to bring in a grand total of $206.9 million worldwide.

Coming in at number two this weekend is Illumination's The Grinch, which moved up from number three last weekend. The remake has been a steady earner over the holidays and it's believed that the animated family movie will continue to earn at the box office as Christmas approaches. Creed 2 fell from number two to number three this weekend, having earned $16.8 million.
See full article at MovieWeb »

‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’ to Lead Quiet Post-Thanksgiving Box Office

  • Variety
After a record-breaking Thanksgiving feast, the domestic box office is getting a little room to breathe.

With little competition, Disney’s “Ralph Breaks the Internet” should easily maintain its reign in North America. If the animated sequel sees a similar hold to the original “Wreck-It Ralph,” it could earn as much as $38 million in its second week of release. That would mark a drop of just 33%, an impressive feat, but one the fantasy adventure could pull off again given the movie’s glowing word of mouth. The Magic Kingdom’s previous Thanksgiving releases, including “Moana” and “Coco,” dropped between 45% and 50% in their sophomore outings. Even if “Ralph Breaks the Internet” makes half of its opening weekend haul of $56 million, it would still bring in a solid $28 million.

Creed II” will likely nab second place again, and could pocket another $17 million this weekend. Michael B. Jordan stars in the Rocky Balboa spinoff sequel,
See full article at Variety »

NPR Fires David Edelstein Over ‘Last Tango in Paris’ Butter-Rape Joke

  • The Wrap
NPR has fired film critic David Edelstein because of a joke he made after Bernardo Bertolucci’s death that alluded to a much-discussed rape scene in the director’s film “Last Tango in Paris.”

Edelstein, a critic for NPR’s “Fresh Air,” wrote on Facebook, “Even grief is better with butter,” along with an image of a scene in the film in which Marlon Brando’s character rapes Maria Schneider’s character using butter as a lubricant.

Edelstein, who is also a critic for New York Magazine, apologized after the post Tuesday, saying he did not know of Schneider’s widely reported comments in 2007 that the scene left her feeling “a little bit raped.”

Also Read: 'Last Tango in Paris' Director Calls Rape Outcry 'Ridiculous Misunderstanding'

NPR said in a statement that the joke was “offensive and unacceptable, especially given actress Maria Schneider’s experience during the filming of ‘Last Tango in Paris.
See full article at The Wrap »

Fantastic Beasts roars on as Robin Hood steals a weak second

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald holds strong for a second week, fighting off newcomers Robin Hood and Nativity Rocks!

Easily outperforming new releases Robin Hood and Nativity Rocks!, the second film in Jk Rowling’s film franchise was the clear winner at the UK box office for a second week in a row. Weekend box office of £5.62m pushed the tally to £22.0m after 10 days of play.
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

Taron Egerton Realizes ‘Kingsman 2’ Was a Step Down, Says It Got Unfair Reviews

Taron Egerton Realizes ‘Kingsman 2’ Was a Step Down, Says It Got Unfair Reviews
Taron Egerton’s career was launched in 2014 with the release of Matthew Vaughn’s “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” which earned strong reviews and great worldwide box office numbers. The film ended up getting a sequel, “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” but when it was released in theaters last year critics were less hot on the spy franchise (the original holds a 76% on Rotten Tomatoes compared to the sequel’s 52%).

During a recent interview with the Empire Film Podcast, Egerton made it clear he is well aware “Kingsman 2” got a critical beating. IndieWire’s own Kate Erbland gave the film a B- review, calling it “blockbuster overkill” and both “convoluted” and “strained.”

“I would like the third one to be better received than the second one was. I thought we got a bit of an unfair kicking, if I’m totally honest,” Egerton told Empire. “I think in some respects it was
See full article at Indiewire »

New Robin Hood Movie Is One of 2018's Biggest Bombs

New Robin Hood Movie Is One of 2018's Biggest Bombs
Perhaps the time wasn't right for a new Robin Hood movie after all. From Lionsgate, the next feature film to be based on the classic character was recently released for the holiday weekend. The studio was undoubtedly hoping for a big return, given the investment of $100 million placed into the movie's budget. With global box office totals falling well short of that at around $22 million, the film is unequivocally a bomb. That's not even a quarter of the production costs associated with making the film, and it's very unlikely to improve its theatrical performance moving forward either. Unless a miracle happens, Robin Hood will not even be earning its budget back in theaters, much less turn a profit.

This iteration of the classic tale comes from director Otto Bathurst. To its credit, the cast is full of some amazing talent. That includes Taron Egerton as Robin Hood, Jamie Foxx as Little John,
See full article at MovieWeb »

‘Robin Hood’ Review: A Nonsensical but Oddly Charming Take on Familiar Territory

‘Robin Hood’ Review: A Nonsensical but Oddly Charming Take on Familiar Territory
The latest iteration of Robin Hood opens with our hero (Taron Egerton) receiving a letter of conscription into the Crusades, and being thrust directly into the middle of an Iraq War allegory. Robin and his men are dressed in clothes that resemble bulletproof vests, and fire off arrows with such force and speed that director […]

The post ‘Robin Hood’ Review: A Nonsensical but Oddly Charming Take on Familiar Territory appeared first on /Film.
See full article at Slash Film »

UK box office: 'Robin Hood' opens fourth, 'Fantastic Beasts 2' stays top

UK box office: 'Robin Hood' opens fourth, 'Fantastic Beasts 2' stays top
Palme d'Or winner 'Shoplifters' achieves an impressive site average.

Today’s Gbp to Usd conversion rate: 1.28.

Rank Film (Distributor) Three-day gross (Nov 23-25) Total gross to date Week 1 Fantastic Beasts 2 (Warner Bros) £5.6m £22.0m 2 2 The Grinch (Universal) £3.3m £14,1m 3 3 Bohemian Rhapsody (20th Century Fox) £2.2m £39.0m 5 4 Robin Hood (Lionsgate UK) £1.0m £1.3m 1 5. Nativity Rocks! (eOne) £811,010 £831,519 1 Warner Bros

It fell by 54% compared to last weekend but Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald easily held on to the top spot at the UK box office this weekend (Nov 23-25) with a three-day gross of £5.6m and a total cume to date of £22m.
See full article at ScreenDaily »

Bo Report: ‘Robin Hood’ barely quivers while ‘Widows’ skews upscale

‘Robin Hood.’

Lionsgate’s $100 million Robin Hood reboot is shaping as one of the biggest busts of 2018 while See-Saw Films/Regency Enterprises’ female-led heist movie Widows had a respectable debut on the back of rave reviews.

Among the other openers last weekend, Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms mirrored its weak Us bow while the ethical and legal dilemma at the heart of Roadshow’s The Children Act proved too challenging for mainstream audiences.

Given the lacklustre new entries, takings for the top 20 titles unsurprisingly slumped by 16 per cent to $14.7 million, according to Numero.

Warner BrosFantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald easily retained the top spot, commanding $4.2 million in its second weekend, elevating its total to $15.8 million.

The David Yates-directed adventure fantasy scripted by J.K. Rowling has hauled in $117 million in the Us and $322.6 million in the rest of the world, for a global total of $439.7 million.
See full article at IF.com.au »
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

Showtimes | External Sites


Recently Viewed