Holdovers Reign Over Presidents’ Day Weekend, But Why Did The New Releases Tank?
5th Update, Final Sunday AM: The Saturday over the four-day Presidents’ Day weekend spelled wonders for a number of films with those in the top 10 seeing close to a 50% surge over Friday.
However, the holdovers —The Lego Batman Movie, Fifty Shades Darker and John Wick: Chapter 2– are still getting richer, while the new titles get poorer, that is when you compare their tickets sales against their estimated combined production costs and P&As.
Similar to MLK weekend, why is… Read
‘Fifty Shades’ Dominant With $277M WW; ‘La La’ Lands $200M+ Overseas; ‘XXX’ Tops In China – International Box Office
Refresh for latest…: In a big holdover weekend at the international box office, Universal Pictures' Fifty Shades Darker maintained its grip on the No. 1 spot with an additional $43.7M in 59 markets. That's a 52% drop from last week when the sequel cuffed 2017's biggest offshore debut — it's also a better hold than Fifty Shades Of Grey had in its first-to-second outing in 2015.
The overseas total on the James Foley-helmed erotic noir is now $187.2M which includes… Read
‘Gunpowder’: Kit Harington, Mark Gatiss, Liv Tyler & Peter Mullan Light Up BBC Drama
BBC One has ordered explosive three-part historical drama Gunpowder with Game Of Thrones‘ Kit Harington starring and exec producing. Harington was first mooted for the Guy Fawkes-inspired thriller back in October. He’s now confirmed with Liv Tyler, Top Of The Lake‘s Peter Mullan and Sherlock‘s Mark Gatiss rounding out cast. The series was developed by Ronan Bennett, Harington and Daniel West and written by Bennett (Top Boy, Hidden). Kudos is producing in association with… Read
CAS Awards: ‘La La Land’, ‘Game Of Thrones’ Among Winners – Full List
The 53rd annual Cinema Audio Society Awards honoring outstanding achievement in sound mixing have wrapped, with La La Land taking home the top live action motion picture trophy, beating out other nominees Doctor Strange, Hacksaw Ridge, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and Sully. Pixar’s Finding Dory was the big winner in the animated film category. And for the first time this year, CAS honored outstanding sound mixing for a motion picture documentary. The Music of Strangers: Y… Read
Donald Trump Mauls Media At Florida Rally
President Donald Trump came to Florida to expand on the theme of a recent tweet in which he called the press the enemy of the American people, in a speech kicking off his re-election campaign one month after being sworn in to office.
“I'm here because I want to be among my friends and among the people. This was a great movement, a movement like has never been seen before in our country, or probably anywhere else,” he began after First Lady Melania Trump read the Lord’s… Read
Shia LaBeouf, Luke Turner & Nastja Säde Rönkkö’s Anti-Trump Project Goes West
Shia LaBeouf, Luke Turner and Nastja Säde Rönkkö, creators of the anti-Donald Trump "He Will Not Divide Us" street art exhibition, have moved their project west after it was shut down by New York's Museum of the Moving Image earlier this month.
In a joint statement posted on LaBeouf's website, the trio called out the museum for its "lack of commitment to the project.” As of today, the live-streaming protest is taking place outside the El Rey Theater in Albuquerque, New… Read
‘Shark Tank’ & ‘Hawaii Five-O’ Ratings Down, CBS & ABC Tied For Demo Top Spot
Last night looked a lot like February 3 in the primetime shakedown with CBS and ABC once again even in the key demo and the House of Moonves taking the viewership top spot – as its does almost every Friday.
Though down a tenth among adults 18-49 from last week and losing about half a million viewers, Blue Bloods (1.1/4) was fueling that CBS total audience victory with the 9.99 million who tuned in to make the NYPD family drama the most watched show of the night – again… Read
Berlin Film Fest: Hungarian ‘On Body And Soul’ Wins Golden Bear – Complete Winners List
UPDATE 11.58AM PT: Hungarian drama On Body and Soul has picked up the Golden Bear for Best Film at the 67th Berlin Film Festival. The love story, which is set in a slaughterhouse in Budapest, is written and directed by Ildiko Enyedi. It follows two damaged souls who develop a spiritual kinship with one another. Berlin Jury President Paul Verhoeven said that the entire jury “fell in love with this movie,” which is largely about fears, inhibitions and opening up to… Read
‘Hacksaw Ridge’ & Its 15-Year Climb To Hollywood: Oscar-Nominated Producer David Permut Looks Back
“I didn’t believe it.”
That was producer David Permut’s initial response upon hearing about Desmond T. Doss, the World War II medic who saved over 75 men in the battle at Okinawa without ever picking up a gun.
“A medic on the front lines of World War II? I knew the combat medics needed to be trained in riflery,” says Permut, who with Hacksaw Ridge counts his first Oscar nomination in his 35-plus years as a producer. “When I found out it was true, I was astounded by… Read
Jimmy Fallon Debuts ‘This Week In Words’ On ‘Tonight Show’
The Tonight Show unveiled a new segment, in which the week's biggest news is curated into a montage called “This Week in Words.”
A perfect week to launch the feature, it included Donald Trump’s unhinged first solo news conference as POTUS, which Fallon noted The New York Times called “77 minutes of chaos,” adding, “it’s not good when your first press conference gets the same review as John Wick: 2.”
“It’s the end of another crazy week and because there’s too much to talk… Read
Milo Yiannopoulos Brings Out The Hate On Post-Show ‘Real Time With Bill Maher’ Segment – Update
UPDATE with Overtime video: What tonight’s Real Time With Bill Maher lacked in vitriol, the show’s YouTube Overtime segment more than made up for. Breitbart Editor Milo Yiannopoulos falsely claimed that transgender people suffer “a psychiatric disorder” and shouldn’t be “around little girls,” eventually prompting curses from two of his three fellow panelists.
Comedian Larry Wilmore made up for the third panelist, Jack Kingston, by telling Yiannopoulos to “go f*ck” himself… Read
Oscar Week 2017 Parties & Events: The List
UPDATED, Friday PM: This list will be updated and re-posted on a regular basis with more events yet to be announced. Please send any event or party details to email@example.com. Mostly all of the events are by invite-only except for the Oscar Week panels; tickets sold for those at Oscars.org.
Tuesday, February 21
Final Oscar Ballots Are Due
5:30PM: 19th Annual Costume Designer Guild Awards
Location: Beverly Hilton Hotel, 9876 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills