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Can Maleficent 2 or Zombieland: Double Tap Take Down Joker at the Box Office?

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Joker has laughed its way to the top of the box office for the past couple of weeks, with a second frame haul of $55.8 million putting it well above the competition last weekend. But there are a pair of big releases coming down the pipeline this weekend in the form of Disney's Maleficent: Mistress of Evil and Sony's Zombieland: Double Tap. Both sequels are expected to have solid debuts, but will both prevail over the Clown Prince of Crime?

Disney will once again find one of its 2019 releases at the top of the box office this weekend, as Maleficent: Mistress of Evil will soar above the competition with a take in the $45 million range. Angelina Jolie returns, as does Elle Fanning, in the sequel to 2014's box office smash, which brought in $758.5 million globally and helped prompt the string of more recent Disney live-action remakes we've been treated to.
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Gold Derby TV Decade Awards nominations (2010-2019): ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Parks and Rec,’ ‘Ahs’ clean up

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Gold Derby TV Decade Awards nominations (2010-2019): ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Parks and Rec,’ ‘Ahs’ clean up
Game of Thrones” won the Gold Derby TV Award for Best Drama Series for a record fourth time back in September, and now it’s back on top of our Gold Derby TV Decade Awards honoring the best work from 2010 to 2019. It received a leading 12 nominations from well over 1,000 registered Gold Derby users who cast their votes over the last three weeks. But it was far from the only era-defining show from the previous 10 years. Scroll down for the complete list of contenders in all 30 categories, each of which features 10 nominees.

Jump into our event now, where you can make your selections for the winners. You can vote in as many or as few categories as you like. And come back as often as you want to edit your ballot until winner voting closes on Thursday, October 31. None of your votes are set in stone until the voting period is over.
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2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Adapted Screenplay (Updated: October 14)

2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Adapted Screenplay (Updated: October 14)
At the 2019 Academy Awards, “BlacKkKlansman” director Spike Lee shared in the win for Best Adapted Screenplay for bringing Ron Stallworth‘s memoir of the same name to the screen. This award, which dates back to the first Oscars in 1928, has gone to only a dozen adaptations of such books. Five more of those non-fiction books adaptations were also winners in this decade: “The Social Network” (2011), “Argo” (2012), “12 Years a Slave” (2013) and “The Imitation Game” (2014) and “The Big Short” (2015). (Scroll down for the most up-to-date 2020 Oscars predictions for Best Adapted Screenplay and be sure to check out our predictions for Best Original Screenplay.)

Over the 91-year history of this award, novels have been the primary source material. Works of fiction have been the basis of 47 of the winners of this race over the years. The most recent of these was in 2018 when James Ivory won for his adaptation of André Aciman
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Behind the Scenes With Gabriel Byrne, Elizabeth McGovern on ‘War of the Worlds’

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Behind the Scenes With Gabriel Byrne, Elizabeth McGovern on ‘War of the Worlds’
“To carry a secret is a great thing,” says Gabriel Byrne, reflecting on his latest role. “You never have to show the secret, because the audience knows it… and they’ll do the work for you in that situation.”

The actor was doing press rounds for a new, and very loose adaptation of “War of the Worlds,” from Urban Myth, Canal Plus, Fox Networks Group Europe & Africa, Agc Television, and Studiocanal – a powerful combination – which updates H.G. Wells’ alien invasion novel by grounding the story in the here-and-now and by focusing more on character than on spectacle.

Functioning instead as a survival thriller set in both England and France, the eight-episode series follows a diverse group living in the aftermath of a cataclysmic attack that has wiped out most life on Earth.

Written and created by BAFTA winner Howard Overman (“Misfits”) and produced by Urban Myth Films, the sci-fi
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‘Joker’ Could Be Headed for $1 Billion, but ‘Gemini Man’ Is a Box-Office Disaster

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‘Joker’ Could Be Headed for $1 Billion, but ‘Gemini Man’ Is a Box-Office Disaster
Pre-weekend gross assessments are always, at best, an educated guess. The public has a way of deciding for itself, and often at the last minute. “Joker” held better than expected, dropping 43% to $55 million. Most prognoses suggested $48 million or below (our guess was $50 million).

Then, consensus held that “Gemini Man” and “The Addams Family” would vie closely for second place. Instead, the animated reboot of comic-tv show-film franchise scored an easy victory over Ang Lee’s $135 million action film; even star Will Smith couldn’t prevent the disastrous initial numbers.

It’s a quasi-holiday weekend with Columbus Day, which will likely to boost numbers Sunday and Monday. At $138 million, that’s about $40 million less than the 2018 holiday weekend, which took place a week earlier.

Year to date still shows the box office down about $525 million compared to 2018, over 5.5%, and it’s highly unlikely to make up that difference.

Not that it
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'Joker' rules box office again, soars past $500m worldwide (update)

Gemini Man earns $31.1m in first wide international session.

October 14 Update: The momentum rests with Joker as the Warner Bros tentpole demolished the competition in its second weekend, holding on to its global, international and North American box office crowns with ease as an estimated $178.7m propelled it past the half-billion global mark.

Meanwhile Ang Lee scored career-high debuts in 25 markets as Paramount’s sci-fi thriller Gemini Man generated an estimated $31.1m in its first wide international session. Abomimable and Downton Abbey crossed $100m and $150m, respectively, through Universal’s network.

Warner Bros Pictures International

Updated: Joker remains on devastating
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'Joker' rules box office again, soars past $500m worldwide

Gemini Man earns $31.1m in first wide international session.

The momentum rests with Joker as the Warner Bros tentpole demolished the competition in its second weekend, holding on to its global, international and North American box office crowns with ease as an estimated $178.7m propelled it past the half-billion global mark.

Meanwhile Ang Lee scored career-high debuts in 25 markets as Paramount’s sci-fi thriller Gemini Man generated $31.1m in its first wide international session. Abomimable and Downton Abbey crossed $100m and $150m, respectively, through Universal’s network.

Warner Bros Pictures International

Joker remains on devastating form at the international box
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'Joker' Repeats at #1, 'Addams Family' Solid in Second and 'Parasite' Feasts

'Joker' Repeats at #1, 'Addams Family' Solid in Second and 'Parasite' Feasts
In the face of three new wide releases, there was no dethroning Joker from the weekend's top spot as the film not only topped the weekend box office domestically, internationally and worldwide, it has already generated over $543 million globally in just its first twelve days in global release. As for the newcomers, UAR's The Addams Family led the way with a solid second place debut while Paramount's Gemini Man and Lionsgate's Jexi struggled to find an audience. However, one film that didn't struggle was Neon's release of the Palme d'Or winner Parasite, which made an impact in just three theaters this weekend.
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‘Joker’ Posts Strong $55 Million Box Office Weekend While ‘Gemini Man’ Struggles

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Warner Bros.’ “Joker” cannot be stopped at the box office. In its second weekend, the Village Roadshow/DC tragic drama will post a $55 million total, giving it a 10-day domestic total of $192.7 million.

It’s a remarkable hold for this R-Rated comic book movie, especially considering its bleak tone. But that hasn’t stopped casual moviegoers and hardcore comic book fans alike from embracing Joaquin Phoenix’s take on the Joker, as strong word of mouth from the film’s release is putting it on pace to pass “It: Chapter Two” as WB’s highest grossing 2019 release this coming week.

Also Read: 'SNL' Imagines 'Joker'-Style Origin Story for Oscar the Grouch - Please Make This Happen (Video)

“Joker” is also 26% ahead of the pace set by the last R-Rated comic book drama, “Logan,” in 2017. That film grossed $226 million domestic and $619 million worldwide. Overseas, “Joker” only dropped 29% with $123.7 million from 79 markets,
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From ‘Devils’ to ‘Sanditon,’ The Next Global Hits are Coming to Mipcom

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From ‘Devils’ to ‘Sanditon,’ The Next Global Hits are Coming to Mipcom
The “Downton Abbey” effect will be felt at Mipcom, with one of the stars of the show in town to launch her new project, an ITV-Masterpiece period drama, while a number of lavish historical series ready to take the international stage. Buyers looking for thrillers or edgy contemporary dramas will also be in luck, and several shows take on the exploration of race, community or other social issues, often with complex female characters at the fore.

As the annual market gets underway, Variety breaks down the dozen must-see series from all over the world.

The Accident

Producer: The Forge

Broadcaster: Channel 4 (U.K.), Hulu (U.S.)

Distributor: All3Media Intl.

“The Accident” is the third installment of Jack Thorne’s trilogy for Channel 4 and Hulu after “National Treasure” and “Kiri.” In the new show, a large building project offers the people of a forgotten Welsh town hope, but
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Box Office: ‘Joker’ Conquering Newcomers With $60 Million

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It’s still all smiles for “Joker,” which grossed another $17 million on its second Friday at the domestic box office.

If estimates hold, the Warner Bros. villain flick could score another $60 million come Sunday, down just 37% from its $96 million box office debut. That’s above earlier predictions, which saw the film landing somewhere in the $50 million range, and could push the movie past the $185 million mark by the end of the weekend.

“Joker” also had no problem conquering this weekend’s box office newcomers MGM and United Artists Releasing’s “The Addams Family” and Paramount’s “Gemini Man.” Likely fueled by family audiences looking for a more family-friendly alternative, “The Addams Family” came in at No. 2 with $9.7 million from 4007 locations. If estimates hold, the film should take home around $33 million by the end of the weekend.

The Addams Family” reimagines the classic characters of Morticia, Gomez, Wednesday and Pugsley set
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PBS to Bring Rebooted European Detective Series ‘Van der Valk’ to U.S. (Exclusive)

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PBS Masterpiece has boarded the remake of classic European detective series “Van der Valk” and will co-produce and air the show in the U.S.

Masterpiece’s Rebecca Eaton will exec produce the project. It is the latest in a healthy line of U.K.-originated drama that Masterpiece has boarded since becoming the U.S. home for British-made hits such as “Downton Abbey.” More recent projects include “Mrs Wilson” and the upcoming “All Creatures Great and Small” reboot.

“Van der Valk” now joins that roster. The original series was loosely based on the Nicolas Freeling novels and was made by British producer Thames for ITV in the 1970s. Barry Foster starred as the thoughtful titular Dutch detective, tackling crimes against a picturesque Dutch backdrop. The producers said the new iteration will see Van der Valk re-imagined as an unapologetic and street-smart cop in Amsterdam who leads a dynamic team investigating mysterious crimes.
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Fall Movie Preview: 56 Movies You Need to Know About

Not only does Fall bring chillier temperatures, pumpkin spice lattes, and cozy sweaters, but also plenty of reasons to go to the movie theater. The season kicks off with the terrifying sequel to It and the long-awaited Downton Abbey film, and as Fall transitions into Winter, we'll finally get to watch Frozen 2 and A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. This is also the season when Oscar hopefuls emerge and holiday blockbusters start coming out by the dozen, so there's seriously something for everyone. If you need an idea of what to see in September, October, and beyond, then take a look at the list ahead.

Related: Fall TV Preview: A Handy Guide to All the Shows You Don't Want to Miss
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‘Joker’ Dominating Box Office Again With $50 Million as Will Smith’s ‘Gemini Man’ Flops

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‘Joker’ Dominating Box Office Again With $50 Million as Will Smith’s ‘Gemini Man’ Flops
Joaquin Phoenix remains the ruler of the North American box office as the second weekend of “Joker” heads for an easy victory with as much as $50 million at 4,374 sites, early estimates showed Friday.

That’s far above a trio of new entries, led by animated comedy “The Addams Family” with about $30 million at 4,007 venues — above the high end of forecasts. Will Smith’s “Gemini Man” is coming in under expectations with about $19 million at 3,642 locations. Adam DeVine’s artificial intelligence comedy “Jexi” is showing little traction with about $3 million at 3,600 screens.

“Joker” gave a jolt to last weekend’s box office with $96.2 million in the fifth-largest domestic opening of 2019 — achieved amid worries about the potential violence that the film’s dark themes might evoke. It’s showing plenty of traction at multiplexes with a decline of under 50%.

“Joker” has already become profitable for Warner Bros., which partnered with Village Roadshow
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The Top 10 ‘Breaking Bad’ Episodes, Ranked

The Top 10 ‘Breaking Bad’ Episodes, Ranked
Breaking Bad” only stopped airing six years ago, but the show has long since solidified its status as one of the greatest shows in television history – over its run, the show earned 110 Emmys; it placed No. 3 on IndieWire’s Best TV Shows of the Decade, Ranked. The dark AMC drama about a mild-mannered teacher turned meth kingpin boasted enough jaw-dropping episodes to fill a “Top 10” list several times over, but even a show as consistently good as “Breaking Bad” had some episodes that clearly stood above the rest. Here’s the absolute best “Breaking Bad” episodes, ranked:

More from IndieWire'El Camino' Review: A Riveting Goodbye to 'Breaking Bad''El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie': Netflix Drops Behind the Scenes Featurette - WatchFrom 'Downton Abbey' to 'El Camino,' TV Drama May Be New Frontier in Hunt for Theatrical Franchises
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2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actor (Updated: October 10)

2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Supporting Actor (Updated: October 10)
As with the award for leading men, the winner of Best Supporting Actor at the Oscars is usually one of the more seasoned competitors. At the 2019 Academy Awards, Mahershala Ali won for “Green Book.” He had previously prevailed in 2017 for “Moonlight.” He was the 29th winner of this award to be in his 40s. Sam Rockwell, who won in 2018 for “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” was the 30th, having picked up this prize eight months before he turned 50. (Scroll down for the most up-to-date 2020 Oscars predictions for Best Supporting Actor.)

A lucky 13 winners were in their 50s and 11 more were in their 60s. For eight men, it took till they were in their 70s to win while two (George Burns for “The Sunshine Boys” and Christopher Plummer for “Beginners”) were north of 80 when they took home their only Oscars. Conversely, only four Best Supporting Actor champs were in their 20s and just 14 have been thirtysomething.
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From ‘Downton Abbey’ to ‘El Camino,’ TV Drama May Be New Frontier in Hunt for Theatrical Franchises

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From ‘Downton Abbey’ to ‘El Camino,’ TV Drama May Be New Frontier in Hunt for Theatrical Franchises
September 20 saw three films go into wide release: One was the latest “Rambo” reboot. One was a space movie starring Brad Pitt. The third was a feature-length version of a British PBS series that’s been off the air for four years.

Nearly three weeks later, “Downton Abbey” has trounced them them all, grossing $137 million worldwide. On the surface, it seems like an oddity: How did the Countess of Grantham hold her own against a well-trod genre franchise and one of the last remaining movie stars?

The answer may be that the dowager had a first-mover advantage. TV dramas could become a primary source of what fuels box office today: Audiences responding to familiar concepts in slightly unfamiliar circumstances.

It’s a sentiment that Netflix will also test with this weekend’s theatrical release of “El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie,” which will happen day and date with its October 11 Netflix premiere.
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‘Downton Abbey’ Was a Hit, So Why Isn’t ‘El Camino’ In Theaters Nationwide, Too?

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‘Downton Abbey’ Was a Hit, So Why Isn’t ‘El Camino’ In Theaters Nationwide, Too?
For hardcore “Downton Abbey” fans, a movie continuing the soapy lives of the residents and servants of Downton was an event not to be missed. The film’s $31 million opening — a record for Focus Features — is notable given the other film adaptation of a hit TV series coming this week but getting only a very limited theatrical release. That film is “El Camino,” Netflix’s continuation of “Breaking Bad” that shows what happened to Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) after the AMC drama’s series finale, which ended with Walter White’s death and Pinkman escaping captivity. The plans to make such a film had been rumored for months, if not years, and the announcement of the film’s October 11 release date sent fans into a frenzy. In the first 24 hours since first airing during the commercials of the Emmys, the new teaser was watched over 2 million times on Netflix’s YouTube channel.
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Downton Abbey: Style Ranking

By Cláudio Alves

Since its first season, Downton Abbey has been the delight of every costume drama fan. Starting in 1912 and ending in 1926, the show featured an astounding portrayal of changing styles. We all watched the characters go from Edwardian finery to the glamour of the 20s.

Every actor in the Downton Abbey movie is perfectly dressed by costume designer Anna Robbins. Sometimes the perfection is even a bit too emphatic  --no one ever looks even slightly rumpled! At the end of the day, though, this isn't a realistic view of the past but a romantic dream of a bygone era. For such nostalgic reveries, a bit of fairytale immaculateness isn't out of place. To celebrate such beauty, let's rank the Downton Abbey ladies, from worst to best dressed. For the sake of brevity and fairness, we're only looking at the upstairs crowd. It would be cruel to compare Mrs.
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2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Actress (Updated: October 8)

2020 Oscar Predictions: Best Actress (Updated: October 8)
Historically the Best Actress Oscar has usually been awarded to an ingenue while the Best Actor prize is typically taken by a veteran. But these age biases could be changing. While a whopping 32 of the 92 Best Actress champs have been in their 20s when they picked up their Oscars, the last two women to win were 60-year-old Frances McDormand and 45-year-old Olivia Colman (“The Favourite”). And Colman’s closest rival was Glenn Close (“The Wife”), who was hoping for her first win at age 71. (Scroll down for the most up-to-date 2020 Oscars predictions for Best Actress.)

Fifteen of the 92 Best Actress winners, including Colman, were in their 40s when they took to the stage while 34 were thirtysomething. Julianne Moore was 54 when she finally won after four losses for “Still Alice” in 2015. The only other Best Actress winner in her 50s was theater veteran Shirley Booth who won for reprising her Tony-winning
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