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Bo Report: ‘Shazam!’ rules again as new releases go missing

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Facing zero competition from the new releases, New Line/DC Entertainment’s family superhero adventure Shazam! continued its reign at Australian cinemas last weekend.

Lionsgate’s Hellboy reboot, Universal’s comedy Little, Fox’s romantic drama The Aftermath and Laika Studios/Roadshow’s stop-motion animated comedy Missing Link all struggled, generally mirroring their Us results.

Meanwhile Umbrella’s Back of the Net, a young adult drama directed by Louise Alston and scripted by Casie Tabanou and Alison Spuck, launched in Queensland and Victoria, netting $14,000 from limited sessions on 38 screens.

Don’t read too much into that because the film starring Sofia Wylie (the Disney Channel’s Andi Mack) as a soccer academy student who locks horns with the school’s star player Evie (Tiarnie Coupland) is rolling out over the next few weeks, dated for the school holidays.

Also, producer Steve Jaggi is soon expected to
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'Shazam!' looks to extend international rule as indies 'Hellboy', 'After' enter fray

'Shazam!' looks to extend international rule as indies 'Hellboy', 'After' enter fray
Presence of Milla Jovovich as Hellboy’s nemesis could broaden reboot’s appeal.

DC Entertainment / New Line’s Shazam! sailed to the top of the global charts last weekend and Warner Bros executives will expect to rule international waters for a second weekend despite the launch of independent tentpoles Hellboy and After day-and-date with North America.

Shazam! had amassed $126.3m via Warner Bros Pictures International and $193.7m worldwide through the end of Wednesday and is on course to surge past the $200m barrier on Friday. The superhero adaptation starring Zachary Levi is performing well for a film that reportedly cost $100m to produce,
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'Shazam!' looks to extend international rule as 'Hellboy' enters fray

'Shazam!' looks to extend international rule as 'Hellboy' enters fray
Presence of Milla Jovovich as Hellboy’s nemesis could broaden reboot’s appeal.

DC Entertainment / New Line’s Shazam! sailed to the top of the global charts last weekend and Warner Bros executives will expect to rule international waters for a second weekend despite the launch of Hellboy day-and-date with North America.

Shazam! had amassed $126.3m via Warner Bros Pictures International and $193.7m worldwide through the end of Wednesday and is on course to surge past the $200m barrier on Friday. The superhero adaptation starring Zachary Levi is performing well for a film that reportedly cost $100m to produce, excluding marketing spend.
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The Filmmakers Podcast #103: How to Make a Period Drama

Here’s the latest episode of the The Filmmakers Podcast, part of the ever-growing podcast roster here on Nerdly. If you haven’t heard the show yet, you can check out previous episodes on the official podcast site, whilst we’ll be featuring each and every new episode as it premieres.

For those unfamiliar, with the series, The Filmmakers Podcast is a podcast about how to make films from micro budget indie films to bigger budget studio films and everything in-between. Our hosts Giles Alderson, Dan Richardson, Andrew Rodger and Cristian James talk how to get films made, how to actually make them and how to try not to f… it up in their very humble opinion. Guests will come on and chat about their film making experiences from directors, writers, producers, screenwriters, actors, cinematographers and distributors. They also shoot the breeze about their new films, The Dare, World of Darkness,
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Claire Denis’ Surreal ‘High Life’ Leads Indie Box Office

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Claire Denis’ Surreal ‘High Life’ Leads Indie Box Office
It was a strong early April weekend for A24 at the indie box office, as Claire Denis’ surreal sci-fi film “High Life” opened on four screens in New York and Los Angeles and earned the top per screen average with $25,007.

The film stars Robert Pattinson as a man lost in space who must find a way to survive with his daughter after the ship’s inhabitants mysteriously disappear. Juliette Binoche and Andre Benjamin also star, with Denis directing from a script she co-wrote with Jean-Pol Fargeau and Geoff Cox. “High Life” has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 89%.

Also Read: 'Shazam!' Surges to $53 Million Box Office Opening

Also adding to A24’s strong weekend was the continued success of “Gloria Bell,” which added $390,000 in its fifth weekend to cross the $5 million mark.

The other big indie release this weekend was Amazon Studios’ “Peterloo,” which grossed $30,426 from three screens for an
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Review: The Aftermath

Please welcome guest contributor J.B.

When I saw The Aftermath, the latest from Testament of Youth director James Kent, starring Kiera Knightley, Jason Clarke and Alexander Skarsgård, last weekend, I was seated next to an older man with a notepad who I assumed was a journalist. I chatted briefly with him before the film started, and when the lights went up and the credits began to roll, I asked him what he thought. His response: “I interviewed her [Knightley] when she did Atonement with James McAvoy. She was so good in that.”

That's a pretty fair takeaway from The Aftermath, which casts Knightley as Rachel, a bereaved military wife recently arrived in Hamburg in 1946 to join her estranged husband, Lewis (Jason Clarke), an officer in the British Army tasked with overseeing the rebuilding of the war-torn city and ferreting out any remaining Nazi-sympathizers...
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Newcomers Bow Mostly Flat; ‘No Manches Frida 2’ at $8M & ‘Gloria Bell’ at $4M: Specialty Box Office

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IFC Films drama Diane starring Mary Kay Place is leading a crowded pack of specialty newcomers this weekend, with no debut limited release title breaking even above a five-figure per theater average as of the initial Sunday morning averages. Diane by writer-director Kent Jones grossed $27,043, averaging $9,014.

PBS Films opened its first narrative feature, The Chaperone, starring Elizabeth McGovern and Haley Lu Richardson in two New York theaters. The title, by upcoming Downton Abbey feature director Michael Engler, grossed $12,150, averaging $6,075 for the weekend’s second best showing among the slow-go specialties.

Magnolia Pictures bowed Sundance ’19 doc The Brink by Alison Klayman in four New York, L.A. and Washington, D.C. theaters for $18,370 for a $4,593 PTA.

Other reporting specialties making their theatrical launches include Comedy Dynamics’ French-language comedy Slut In A Good Way, playing 7 weekend runs for $22K and Greenwich Entertainment’s baseball doping doc Screwball, taking $12K in 13 locations
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Film Review: ‘The Aftermath’ is Strained & Illicit Romance During War

Chicago – One of the roots of the sexual revolution in America was World War II (as it was the roots of many social movements). The stakes of life and death in an instant motivates the softest of puppy love to passion. “The Aftermath” takes that time honored emotional intensity into a right-after-the-war romance.

Rating: 4.0/5.0

The film – adapted from a novel by Rhidian Brook – is set in the devastated port city of Hamburg, which was destroyed by Allies bombers in the mid 1940s. Shortly after the German surrender, the British were assigned to start the rebuilding process, and set up a system for tribunals and construction. Against this backdrop is the particulars of the romantic triangle. Keira Knightley continues her reliable path of deep resonance as the conflicted woman torn between two lovers, and Jason Clarke surprises as the husband in the triangle who values his duty as much as his wife.
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We Love (Actually) All of Keira Knightley's Roles, But Which One Is the Best? Vote for Your Favorite Film Now

We Love (Actually) All of Keira Knightley's Roles, But Which One Is the Best? Vote for Your Favorite Film Now
Hip, hip hooray, it's Keira Knightley's birthday! The British actress turns 34 years old and honestly, she only gets better with age. Throughout her career the brunette beauty has had a history of taking on period pieces and channeling characters of the past, royalty and romantic tales of yesteryear and we love her for them all. She's made us fall in love in Pride and Prejudice, made our hearts hurt with her role in Love Actually and with her latest movie, The Aftermath, she has us rooting for star-crossed lovers from World War II.  When Knightley isn't giving us all the feels in her romance and time period movies, she is showing us that ladies can be fierce pirates too with all...
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‘Hotel Mumbai’ Earns Solid Opening at Indie Box Office

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‘Hotel Mumbai’ Earns Solid Opening at Indie Box Office
While Jordan Peele’s “Us” had the new release slat mostly to itself this weekend, the limited release front did see the release of Bleecker Street’s “Hotel Mumbai,” the true story thriller about the 2008 attack on the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel in Mumbai.

Released on four screens in New York and Los Angeles, the film grossed $86,492 for a solid per screen average of $21,623, the best average for any release this weekend. Directed by Anthony Maras and starring Dev Patel and Armie Hammer, the movie was filmed two years ago and was originally set to be released by The Weinstein Company, but was picked up by Bleecker Street after TWC declared bankruptcy. It has a 73 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Also Read: Jordan Peele's 'Us' Breaks Original Horror Film Record With $70 Million Opening

Also releasing this weekend was “Sunset,” László Nemes’ follow-up to his 2016 Best Foreign Language Oscar winner “Son of Saul.
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‘Hotel Mumbai’ Best Among New Specialized Releases as ‘Gloria Bell’ Reaches Top 10

Gloria Bell” shows some traction and enough heft to reach the Top Ten in its third weekend, and “Apollo 11” continues to grow, but overall the top adult-audience specialized titles see mixed results. This weekend’s releases also includes “Hotel Mumbai” which, like last week’s “The Mustang” and “The Aftermath,” will see wide national releases with hopes of some crossover success. The reality is limited openings with openings similar to “Hotel Mumbai” and others usually don’t break out beyond a modest level.

Opening

Hotel Mumbai (Bleecker Street) – Metacritic: 61; Festivals include: Toronto 2018

$86,492 in 4 theaters; PTA (per theater average): $21,623

This recreation of the 2008 terrorist attack on Mumbai’s most famous hotel got the highest theater placement in New York and Los Angeles. Starring Dev Patel, it received mildly favorable reviews. It is expanding quickly, with a limited initial run in contrast to Bleecker Street’s kidnapping thriller “Beirut” last year,
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‘The Aftermath’ Review: A Superficial Look at Love and Loss

It’s almost impressive how The Aftermath studiously avoids being interesting. It features characters going through real hardship in a setting filled with strife, and yet the film never rises above a middling melodrama. The story should delve into interesting questions of guilt and responsibility, and instead it reduces everything to marriage problems and personal rebellion. If the film wasn’t so lovingly shot and earnestly acted, James Kent’s movie would be kind of gross with how it uses real suffering as a springboard into nothing. What should be a difficult story about love and loss fails to conjure …
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'Captain Marvel' eyes $900m global target by end of weekend

'Captain Marvel' eyes $900m global target by end of weekend
Jordan Peele horror Us opens in 48 markets day-and-date with North America.

Captain Marvel stands at shot at reaching the $900m global box office mark by the end of the weekend as it enters its third session on $825m as the 16th highest superhero film of all time on the box office pantheon.

Through the end of Thursday (21) the Marvel Studios tentpole stood at $538.6m internationally, and $286.4m in North America. Industry insiders said on Friday that while there was a chance the film starring Brie Larson would hit $900m, it was likely to at least cross $895m.

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Disney Retires Fox 2000 Imprint, Lays Off Top Executives Following Acquisition

20th Century Fox is officially owned by Disney, but not everything — or everyone — is coming with it. A day after the $71.3 billion acquisition was made official, one Fox imprint has already been axed: Fox 2000, which recently produced “Hidden Figures” and “The Hate U Give” and was previously responsible for producing the likes of “The Thin Red Line,” “The Devil Wears Prada,” “Walk the Line,” “The Fault in Our Stars,” “Joy,” and “Life of Pi,” among many others.

Fox 2000, overseen by Elizabeth Gabler, had been expected to make the transition; the future of her staff (six executives work under her) at Disney is uncertain.

Other layoffs that came down Thursday include Pam Levine, president of worldwide marketing, as well as co-president Kevin Campbell; domestic distribution chief Chris Aronson; international distribution president Andrew Cripps; and chief creative officer Tony Sella, who worked on more than 400 titles, including “Avatar” and the “X-Men
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‘Colette’ Home Release Details Revealed – Releasing This May

The home release details for the Keira Knightley-led Colette have been revealed. Colette is the legendary writer behind the French literary sensation Claudine, and is available on download from 6 May and on Blu-Ray and DVD from 13 May.

When country girl Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette marries a charismatic egomaniac named Willy, he unlocks the door to the tantalising artistic world of the Paris literacy scene. With her creative appetite sparked, Willy has Colette write novels under his name. The phenomenal success of her Claudine series makes Willy famous and elevates them both to the high life. Although Claudine is now the toast of the town, the lack of recognition begins to gnaw at Colette. In turn, their marriage starts to internally combust, fuelled by Willy’s infidelities and Colette’s growing interest in women. On a downward spiral, Willy resorts to increasingly desperate measures to pay his debts and sabotage his wife,
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Movie Review – The Aftermath (2019)

The Aftermath, 2019.

Directed by James Kent.

Starring Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgård, Jason Clarke, Flora Thiemann, Alexander Scheer, Fionn O’Shea, Frederick Preston, Anna Katharina Schimrigk, Jack Laskey, Joseph Arkley, Kate Phillips, Tom Bell, and Martin Compston.

Synopsis:

Post World War II, a British colonel and his wife are assigned to live in Hamburg during the post-war reconstruction, but tensions arise with the German who previously owned the house.

It’s easy to imagine what probably inclined director James Kent (Testament of Youth) to adapt Rhidian Brook’s book The Aftermath into a movie (the novelist also serves as one of three writers on the script in addition to Joe Shrapnel and Anna Waterhouse), as mining immediate post-World War II Germany for dramatic romance on paper seems to yield untapped potential. And while I can’t speak for the quality of the book itself, the film is as dry and dull as they come.
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'Captain Marvel' reigns at UK box office with £6.7m on its second weekend

'Captain Marvel' reigns at UK box office with £6.7m on its second weekend
New openers include comedies Fisherman’s Friends and What Men Want.

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Rank Film (Distributor) Three-day gross (Mar 15-17) Total gross to date Week 1 Captain Marvel (Disney) £6.7m £23.6m 2 2 Fisherman’s Friends (Entertainment Film) £1.2m £1.2m 1 3 What Men Want (Paramount) £840,000 £840,000 1 4 The Lego Movie 2 (Warner Bros) £643,000 £17.5m 6 5 Fighting With My Family (Lionsgate) £631,431 £4.6m 3 Disney

Disney blockbuster Captain Marvel held the top spot at the UK box office on its second weekend, adding £6.7m for a £23.6m total to date.

The film played at 665 sites, bringing in a £10,216 site average. It fell 48% on last weekend’s £12.8m opening.
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'Captain Marvel' stays top in North America, zips past $250m

Pantelion’s No Manches Frida 2 debuts at number six.

Captain Marvel starring Brie Larson soared past $200m in its second session, adding an estimated $69.3m to leave new openers Wonder Park and Five Feet Apart in its wake.

The Marvel Studios tentpole has reached $266.2m in North America and $760m worldwide. Only 20 films have crossed $200m in North America in less time, and only 19 have been faster to the $250m mark.

Jordan Peele’s SXSW hit Us will pose a challenge this week, although even if its slides down the order, Captain Marvel will hit $300m by next weekend.

Paramount
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Horse Drama ‘The Mustang’ Sprints Ahead of Star-Crossed ‘The Aftermath’

Horse Drama ‘The Mustang’ Sprints Ahead of Star-Crossed ‘The Aftermath’
Plenty of new movies are hitting arthouses. Two prime players platformed high-profile films, but neither Sundance opener “The Mustang” (Focus Features) nor “The Aftermath” (Fox Searchlight) passed the $20,000 per-theater average that stands as a minimum gauge for long-term specialized success. Like last week’s opener “Gloria Bell” (A24) — which expanded decently this weekend — both are aimed at the older demo who can be counted on to turn up in theaters as films broaden.

With the awards season in the rearview, it’s been a while since so many quality subtitled films are on display at once. Sure, an Oscar nomination helps to brand a foreign-language film, but several movies are holding their own anyway, especially starry family drama “Everybody Knows” (Focus), headlined by Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz.

Opening

The Mustang (Focus) – Metacritic: 76; Festivals include: Sundance 2019

$76,000 in 4 theaters; PTA: $19,000

Like last year’s “The Sisters Brothers,” this English-language drama set
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‘The Mustang’ and Matthias Schoenaerts Ride Into Indie Box Office

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A slew of new releases hit the indie box office this weekend, with the top per screen average going to Focus Features’ “The Mustang,” which stars Matthias Schoenaerts as a violent prison inmate who undergoes a personal transformation when he is entered into a mustang taming program.

Released on five screens in Los Angeles and New York, the film grossed $94,750 for an average of $18,950. Critics have hailed the performances of Schoenaerts and co-star Bruce Dern, as well as the direction of Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre, giving the film a 95 percent Rotten Tomatoes score.

Also Read: 'Captain Marvel' Scores $69 Million in Second Weekend at Box Office

Less impressive was Fox Searchlight’s “The Aftermath,” which also released this weekend on five screens in L.A. and New York and grossed $57,000 for a per screen average of $11,500. Set after the end of World War II, the film stars Keira Knightley and
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