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What ‘Green Book’ Winning the PGA Award Means for the Most Competitive Oscars In Years

The Beverly Hilton was packed with Academy voters Saturday, as 10 films were presented as candidates for the Darryl F. Zanuck Producer Guild Award. Going in, the conversation was all about what people didn’t know: No one had any idea which film would win. There was Bradley Cooper’s guild frontrunner “A Star Is Born,” the effectively directorless “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and a pack of deserving and inclusive movies including Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma,” Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther,” Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman,” and Jon M. Chu’s “Crazy Rich Asians.”

The movie that answered the question is clearly a popular favorite: Peter Farrelly’s charming ’60s racial drama “Green Book.” While it has stirred controversy since it won the People’s Choice award at the Toronto Film International Film Festival — which often presages the ultimate Best Picture winner — it has delighted audiences ever since.

The 8,000-plus PGA-member producers tend to
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What ‘Green Book’ Winning the PGA Award Means for the Most Competitive Oscars In Years

The Beverly Hilton was packed with Academy voters Saturday, as 10 films were presented as candidates for the Darryl F. Zanuck Producer Guild Award. Going in, the conversation was all about what people didn’t know: No one had any idea which film would win. There was Bradley Cooper’s guild frontrunner “A Star Is Born,” the effectively directorless “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and a pack of deserving and inclusive movies including Alfonso Cuarón’s “Roma,” Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther,” Spike Lee’s “BlacKkKlansman,” and Jon M. Chu’s “Crazy Rich Asians.”

The movie that answered the question is clearly a popular favorite: Peter Farrelly’s charming ’60s racial drama “Green Book.” While it has stirred controversy since it won the People’s Choice award at the Toronto Film International Film Festival — which often presages the ultimate Best Picture winner — it has delighted audiences ever since.

The 8,000-plus PGA-member producers tend to
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'Glass' clear box office winner on $89.1m global launch

Bumblebee crosses $400m global for Paramount.

M Night Shyamalan returned to unfamiliar box office heights as Glass rules global box office on an estimated $89.1m that included a $48.5m haul through Buena Vista International.

Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International

Active in 55 material territories alongside the number one North American launch through Universal, the trilogy-concluding genre release dominated regions, finishing as the top film across Latin America, Europe and Asia-Pacific and tracking 13% ahead of 2017’s Split in the same markets at the same stage.

Glass posted Shyamalan’s best opening weekend in Russia on $5.2m (some 39% ahead of Split), Mexico
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Glass Wins Long Mlk Weekend with $47M at the Box Office

Glass Wins Long Mlk Weekend with $47M at the Box Office
M. Night Shyamalan's Glass won this weekend's box office battle, taking the number one spot with $40.5 million. Estimates for the long Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend have the movie finishing at $47.1 million. While the third installment in the Unbreakable series won the box office, it came in slightly below expectations due to mixed reviews from critics. However, the movie only cost $23 million to produce and it made nearly $90 million globally in its first weekend, expected to hit $95.6 million after the holiday. Glass is now the fourth highest debut in box office history for the month of January, just behind Kung Fu Panda 3, Ride Along, and American Sniper.

Bryan Cranston and Kevin Hart's The Upside took the second spot this weekend, having earned $15.6 million. This is the second week in theaters for the movie, which has been getting mixed reviews from critics. As for the number three position,
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'Glass' Fills Up with $40.58M Debut While 'Dragon Ball' Delivers Top Five Opening

'Glass' Fills Up with $40.58M Debut While 'Dragon Ball' Delivers Top Five Opening
Universal and Blumhouse's Glass was unable to quite reach the lofty heights some had expected heading into the weekend, but the film still managed a solid #1 start, playing very similarly to its predecessor based on current estimates. Glass, however, might not be the biggest news of the weekend when you consider the monster debut of FUNimation's Dragon Ball Super: Broly, which is looking at a possible third place finish based on early estimates, but it's important to note current results are not from the film's domestic distributor, FUNimation. Elsewhere, Stx's The Upside delivered on expectations with a strong second weekend while WB's Aquaman topped $300 million domestically. With an estimated $40.58 million over the three-day weekend, Universal anticipates M. Night Shyamalan's Glass will reach $47 million for the four-day holiday weekend. The performance is a bit shy of the studio's $50 million expectations, but the three-day already more than doubles the film's reported $20 million budget.
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Box Office: ‘Glass’ Dominates MLK Weekend With $47 Million

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Box Office: ‘Glass’ Dominates MLK Weekend With $47 Million
M. Night Shyamalan’s “Glass” topped box office charts during the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, collecting $40 million over the weekend for a four-day sum of $47 million.

If estimates hold, “Glass” will come in behind “American Sniper” ($107 million) and “Ride Along” ($48 million) as the third-best showing for both January and Mlk holiday weekend.

The supernatural thriller, a sequel to 2000’s “Unbreakable” and 2016’s “Split,” arrived slightly behind Universal Pictures’ projections heading into the weekend. It’s still a solid showing, to be sure, since the movie was produced for just $20 million. But given the cult status of “Unbreakable” and the surprise box office success of “Split,” industry watchers were anticipating a stronger start for “Glass.” However, middling reviews and a so-so audience reception didn’t help momentum.

“Glass” saw James McAvoy reprise his role from “Split,” while Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson returned as their characters from “Unbreakable.”
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‘Glass’ Hunts Down $47 Million Box Office Opening on Mlk Weekend

Critical and audience reception for Universal’s “Glass” hasn’t been as high as it was for its 2017 predecessor “Split,” but M. Night Shyamalan’s latest film is still on pace for a $47 million 4-day opening, which would be the third-highest opening on Martin Luther King Jr. weekend in industry history.

The Mlk opening record belongs to “American Sniper” with $107.2 million, while No. 2 is “Ride Along” with $48.6 million and “Cloverfield” sits at No. 3 with $46.1 million. On the 3-day side, “Glass” is seeing an opening weekend consistent with “Split,” earning $40.5 million from Friday-Sunday, compared to $40 million for Kevin Crumb’s debut.

Also Read: 'Glass' Film Review: M. Night Shyamalan Disappoints With His Super-Trio Sequel

While independent trackers had projected a much higher opening for “Glass” — some estimates reached as high as $68 million — this is still a positive result for Universal after a December in which two of its films,
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Producers Guild Award Goes To “Green Book”

A few hours ago, the Producers Guild of America threw a bit of a monkey-wrench into the awards season works. Giving out their Producers Guild Awards, the top prize went to Green Book, shooting that controversial film to the front of the Oscar race. The PGA voters always catapult their winners towards Best Picture at the Academy Awards, so it was expected that this would occur here too. Well, it probably has, just with a movie that wasn’t the presumptive top tier with producers. Guess that wasn’t the case, so we need to re-evaluate things a bit. I’ll try to make sense of it all below! PGA went with Peter Farrelly’s Green Book over what seemed like more likely choice in Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born and Alfonso Cuaron’s Roma. Green Book wasn’t even necessarily considered next in line, as an upset
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Oscars: With PGA Victory, ‘Green Book’ Becomes Best Picture Frontrunner

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Oscars: With PGA Victory, ‘Green Book’ Becomes Best Picture Frontrunner
Save for a pair of recent back-to-back discrepancies in “The Big Short” and “La La Land,” the Producers Guild’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Theatrical Motion Pictures has been a fairly reliable barometer for the annual Oscar season outcome. At least, ever since both the PGA and film Academy expanded their top categories, sharing the ever mysterious preferential ballot for determining nominees and winners, it’s been safe to say whatever wins the producers’ honor is your best picture frontrunner.

Well, with a victory at the Beverly Hilton Saturday night, Peter Farrelly’s “Green Book” is now your best picture frontrunner.

Universal and Participant Media’s heartfelt race relations drama — which has been through the ringer multiple times this season, weathering criticism that it’s antiquated, that it’s a regressive choice in the year of films like “BlacKkKlansman,” “Black Panther” and “If Beale Street Could Talk,” that it
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‘Green Book’ Wins at Producers Guild Awards, Picking Up Oscar Momentum

‘Green Book’ Wins at Producers Guild Awards, Picking Up Oscar Momentum
Green Book” has won the top prize at the Producers Guild of America Awards, meaning we have an official Best Picture frontrunner. Often seen as an Oscar bellwether, the PGA Awards’ top winner has matched up with that of the Academy 20 times since the Guild started giving out awards — including last year, when “The Shape of Water” won both.

Avail yourself of the full list below, with winners in bold.

Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures

Black Panther” (Producer: Kevin Feige)

BlacKkKlansman

Bohemian Rhapsody” (Producer: Graham King)

Crazy Rich Asians

The Favourite

Green Book

A Quiet Place

Roma

A Star Is Born

“Vice”

Outstanding Producer of Documentary Motion Pictures

The Dawn Wall

“Free Solo”

“Hal”

Into the Okavango” (Producer: Neil Gelinas)

Rbg

“Three Identical Strangers”

“Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures

“Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch

Incredibles 2

Isle of Dogs
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‘Green Book’ Wins Producers Guild Award, Becomes Oscars Frontrunner

‘Green Book’ Wins Producers Guild Award, Becomes Oscars Frontrunner
On a night that could have profound implications for a tight Oscar race, “Green Book” was named the best-produced film of 2018 at the 30th Annual Producers Guild of America Awards.

The award makes director Peter Farrelly’s drama starring Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali the season’s first legitimate favorite to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. It has been a fiercely competitive and confusing year, with lots of criticism aimed at competing films and no film able to overcome the question marks that plague most of the top contenders.

Green Book” faces many of those questions in early January, immediately after it won the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. The film, about the unlikely friendship between a black concert pianist and his Italian-American driver in the early ’60s, was hit by criticism over past behavior from Farrelly, a tweet from co-writer Nick Vallelonga and
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Producers Guild Awards: ‘Green Book’ Takes Best Picture – Complete Winners List

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Producers Guild Awards: ‘Green Book’ Takes Best Picture – Complete Winners List
Green Book walked away with the marquee prize at the 30th annual Producers Guild Awards, which were handed out Saturday night at the Beverly Hilton.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse followed up its Golden Globes win and beat out a tough field to snare the statuette for Animated Feature, and the Mister Rogers pic Won’t You Be My Neighbor? laced up the Documentary Feature prize, also topping a solid field..

On the TV side, the final season of FX’s The Americans won the drama series awards, following up its Globes win two weeks ago. Amazon’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel continued its remarkable awards run, up its Emmy and Golden Globes triumph with its second consecutive Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television – Comedy at the PGAs. Its creator-ep Amy Sherman-Palladino was among tonight’s career award recipients – the Norman Lear Award for Achievement in Television.
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PGA Awards: ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Wins Animated Film Prize

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PGA Awards: ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Wins Animated Film Prize
Sony’s “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” has won the animated movie award at the Producers Guild Awards.

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” topped “The Grinch,” “Incredibles 2,” “Isle of Dogs,” and “Ralph Breaks the Internet.” The last three PGA winners in animation – “Coco,” “Zootopia,” “Inside Out” – have also won the Oscar.

The fifth season of “Last Week Tonight with John Oliver” repeated as the winner of the Live Entertainment and Talk category. The second season of “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” took the David L. Wolper Award for limited series television.

Fahrenheit 451” won the award for top streamed or televised motion picture. The 10th season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” took the award for game and competiton television. “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” won the award for non-fiction television.

“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” won the first award at the awards show
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Producers Guild Awards 2019: ‘Green Book’ wins Best Picture; ‘The Americans’ wins drama series [Updating Live Blog]

Follow along with our updating live blog Saturday night as we reveal all of the Producers Guild Awards 2019 winners as they happen. We’ll also let you know the presenters as they are happening for three film and 10 television categories plus the honorary awards.

For the 2018 ceremony, PGA voters previewed the upcoming Academy Awards by naming their Best Picture winner of “The Shape of Water.” For the 30th annual PGA event in Beverly Hills, could the newest Best Picture champ be a blockbuster like “A Star Is Born,” “Bohemian Rhapsody” or “Black Panther”? Or maybe a critical favorite such as “Roma,” “Green Book” or “The Favourite”?

Seepga Awards predictions: ‘A Star Is Born’ will be reborn with a Best Picture win

Honorary recipients for Saturday’s show:

Stanley Kramer Award — Jane Fonda

David O. Selznick Film Award — Kevin Feige

Milestone Award — Toby Emmerich

Norman Lear TV Award — Amy Sherman-Palladino

Visionary
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Producers Guild Awards 2019: Complete list of PGA winners in all 13 categories

Producers Guild Awards 2019: Complete list of PGA winners in all 13 categories
Last year’s Producers Guild Awards told us which movie — “The Shape of Water” — would win the Oscar for Best Picture weeks before the Academy Awards. In fact 20 of the previous winners of this important prize have then gone on to Best Picture victories.

For the 30th annual PGA ceremony slated for Saturday evening, January 19, at the Beverly Hilton, we already know that the top choice will be at the very least a major front-runner for this year’s Oscar. Could it be a blockbuster like “A Star Is Born,” “Bohemian Rhapsody” or “Black Panther”? Or maybe a critical favorite such as “Roma,” “Green Book” or “The Favourite”?

Seepga Awards predictions: ‘A Star Is Born’ will be reborn with a Best Picture win

We’ll have the actual champs indicated below with an ** immediately after they are announced. Here is the full list of nominations for the 2019 PGA Awards in
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‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Post-Credits Scene Explained

‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Post-Credits Scene Explained
(In case it wasn’t clear from the headline, there are spoilers here for “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”)

The live-action edition of Spider-Man may be contained within the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the foreseeable future, but Sony can still do what it wants with animated “Spider-Man” flicks — and thank goodness for that, because “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” totally owns with the way it embraces all corners of the Spider-Canon.

But if you thought the seven Spider-People who participate in the plot in “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” — Miles Morales (Shameik Moore), Peter Parker (Chris Pine), Peter B. Parker (Jake Johnson), Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld), Peni Parker (Kimiko Glenn), Spider-Man Noir (Nicolas Cage) and Spider-Ham (John Mulaney) — represented the full breadth of the Spider-Verse, well, you are sorely mistaken.

The post-credits scene for “Into the Spider-Verse” introduces us to another important Spider-Man from the comics, and also visits a past small screen incarnation of Peter Parker.
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Does ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Have a Post-Credits Scene?

Does ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ Have a Post-Credits Scene?
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” may not be part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but with a 99 percent Fresh rating from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, we’re pretty much all in agreement that it’s worth your time even so.

The question, however, for this particular post is not whether you should go see this crazy thing, but whether you need to stick around after the movie is over for some kind of bonus post-credits scene. Bonus scenes after the credits have been a staple of the McU since the beginning, but not so for big-screen “Spider-Man” movies — which have often eschewed the practice.

But at this point the post-credits scene concept is so ubiquitous in comic book movies that even DC is doing it after thumbing its nose at Marvel over this for so long. And Sony even got in on the post-credits scene fun with its recent standalone “Venom” movie.
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Like Death, Taxes and Climate Change, Post Malone Appears to Be Inevitable

Like Death, Taxes and Climate Change, Post Malone Appears to Be Inevitable
This week, Post Malone returned to Number One on the Hot 100. He got there with “Sunflower,” a light, breezy collaboration with Rae Sremmurd’s Swae Lee. It’s not a huge surprise that this song topped the charts. “Sunflower” was recorded for the Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse soundtrack, a movie that to date has made about $150 million, according to Box Office Mojo. What’s more, it’s not a simple tie-in — it’s featured heavily in the movie, and anyone who loved the movie (it’s currently sitting at 97% on Rotten Tomatoes and,
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Kevin Smith Says A Batman Beyond Movie With Michael Keaton Would Make $1 Billion

While Warner Bros. ponders how to relaunch the Batman movie franchise in a fresh new way, DC fans have had the perfect idea for years: just do a live-action take on beloved animated series Batman Beyond. As every Bat-fan knows, the show featured an elderly Bruce Wayne training up his replacement, teen Terry McGinnis, as the protector of a futuristic Gotham City. Imagine how awesome a movie version of that would be?

The only way to make it even better would be to get Michael Keaton back as the older Bruce, thereby tying into the fondly-remembered Tim Burton Batman movies from the late 80s/early 90s. That would surely be an instant hit, right? Director and all-round comic book mega-fan Kevin Smith definitely thinks so, believing that a Batman Beyond flick would rack up a billion at the box office.

On the latest episode of his Fatman on Batman podcast,
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‘Glass’ Revives Box Office With Top 3 All-Time Mlk Weekend Opening

‘Glass’ Revives Box Office With Top 3 All-Time Mlk Weekend Opening
Though it isn’t looking like it will have the opening weekend analysts expected, Universal’s “Glass” is still doing its job of reviving the box office as it moves out of the holiday season. M. Night Shyamalan’s latest film made $16 million on Friday, and is currently projected for a 4-day total of $48 million from 3,841 screens on Martin Luther King Jr. weekend.

While that’s below the $50 million projections set by Universal and well below the $52-65 million projection set by trackers, “Glass” is still on course to post one of the top three highest Mlk weekend openings in box office history. The all-time best opening is the $107.2 million set in 2015 by “American Sniper,” an outlier as that film went on to gross $350 million domestic. No. 2 on the list belongs to Universal’s “Ride Along,” which had a 4-day opening of $48.6 million in 2015.

The other good bit of news is that opening night audiences didn’t quite reject “Glass” as much as some critics predicted. While the film has a Rotten Tomatoes score of just 35 percent, audiences gave the film a B on CinemaScore. By comparison, Shyamalan’s last film, “Split,” had a 76 percent Rt score and a B+ on CinemaScore. With little competition in the next three weeks, “Glass” will have a chance to leg out into February having already made back its $20 million production budget.

In second place this weekend is Stx’s “The Upside,” which is holding remarkably well and is now poised to join the “Bad Moms” films as one of Stx’s highest grossing films ever. The film added $4.1 million on its second Friday and is expected to drop just 28 percent from its $20.5 million opening with a $14.7 million 3-day/$17.7 4-day weekend total. That would push its domestic cume to $46 million.

In third is WB’s “Aquaman,” which will cross the $300 million domestic mark in its fifth weekend with a 4-day total of $12.3 million. Completing the top five are two Sony films, “A Dog’s Way Home” and “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” both of which are expected to finish the weekend with a $10-11 million total. “A Dog’s Way Home” is estimated to push its cume to $24.8 million after two weekends, while “Spider-Verse” will see its cume reach $161 million after six weekends.

Outside the top five, Funimation released the shounen anime film “Dragon Ball Super: Broly” on 470 screens, and is projected to make $9.4 million over four days. Meanwhile, Fox’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” will cross $200 million domestic after 12 weekends in theaters, adding $2.7 million this weekend from 1,177 screens.

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