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No. 9 ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2’ Box Office Profits – 2017 Most Valuable Blockbuster Tournament

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

When it comes to evaluating the financial performance of top movies, it isn't about what a film grosses at the box office. The true tale is told when production budgets, P&A, talent participations and other costs collide with box office grosses and ancillary revenues from VOD to DVD and TV. To get close to that mysterious end of the equation, Deadline is repeating our Most Valuable Blockbuster tournament, using data culled by seasoned and trusted sources. GUARDIANS OF THE… Read

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‘Tomb Raider’ Tops $105M Offshore, Digs $41M In China – International Box Office

Tomb Raider

TUESDAY AM UPDATE, writethru with actuals: In its 2nd weekend of overseas play, Warner Bros/MGM's Tomb Raider unearthed $87.2M across 65 markets, coming in well ahead of the Sunday estimate. That includes China where the No. 1 debut was a solid $41.3M, ranking as Warner Bros' 7th biggest opener ever and landing on par with Wonder Woman and Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle. The full cume at the international box office is $105.2M for $129M worldwide through Sunday. Rival… Read


‘Krypton’ Review: Syfy Superhero Drama Swings For The Fences With New Take On Superman Narrative

At first glance, Syfy’s forthcoming Krypton gives the impression that it is a prequel to one of the most iconic superheroes in the history of comic books: Superman. You can approach the drama as a prequel but it seems better to come at it as standalone series. Bringing its own personality into the DCEU, Krypton provides some deep cuts into the Superman narrative to give us a different kind of origin story. With its look, tone, and approach, the series itself blatantly… Read


‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Trailer: Final Look Before Superheroes Hit Theaters

Black Panther, Iron Man, Captain America and Black Widow take on Thanos in this new trailer for Disney’s Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War. Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, the hero-packed Infinity War opens next month, so this final trailer will have to tide over eager fans till then. Watch the trailer above, and see a new poster below. Tickets went on sale today, and can be purchased via Fandango or theater chains. Here’s the logline: An unprecedented cinematic… Read


Ava DuVernay To Direct Jack Kirby Comic Creation ‘The New Gods’ For Warner Bros, DC

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After making history as the first woman of color to helm a $100 million-plus live-action film in A Wrinkle In Time, Ava DuVernay will continue to play in the event film sandbox. She’s closing a deal with Warner Bros and DC to direct a big-budget screen adaptation of The New Gods, the creation of revered comic book impresario Jack Kirby. The studio has set Kario Salem (Chasing Mavericks) as the writer; he’ll craft the narrative and work closely with DuVernay. This will be… Read


Marvel Mojo? Markus & McFeely Tapped As Co-Presidents Of Story For Joe & Anthony Russo’s AGBO

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Joe & Anthony Russo's AGBO has named screenwriters Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely to become partners in their monied studio venture. The writers will take the titles of Co-Presidents of Story, and will shepherd a growing list of projects even as they write one tent pole-sized film per year and a passion project every other year for AGBO. They are added to an exec roster that also includes COO Todd Makurath and production president Mike Larocca. The Russos have… Read

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‘Black Panther’ Tops $500M Overseas, $1B WW With $67M China Bow; ‘Tomb Raider’ Kicks Off – International Box Office

UPDATE, writethru: Having crossed $1B globally on Saturday, Disney/Marvel's Black Panther lifted its worldwide cume to $1,078.6M through Sunday. That's coming off a $100M offshore weekend that was boosted by China's estimated $66.5M launch. The international box office total for the Ryan Coogler superhero title is now $516.6M. The overseas figure sees T'Challa rise on the charts to pass Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Dark Knight, Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol 2, Th… Read

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‘Black Panther’ Rules 4th Frame With $41M+; ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ At $33M+: A Diversity & Disney Dominant Weekend

Sunday AM: Disney dominated this weekend’s box office, commanding the top two spots with Marvel’s mighty Black Panther and Ava Duvernay’s’ A Wrinkle in Time. With an 84% from Friday to Saturday, Black Panther will gross $41.1M for the weekend as it pushes to almost $562M. A Wrinkle In Time will end its debut weekend with $33.3M. Black Panther has owned the No. 1 spot at the domestic box office for four weekends in a row. This weekend, the Ryan Coogler-directed movie crosse… Read

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‘Black Panther’ Leaps Across $1 Billion At The Worldwide Box Office

Disney/Marvel’s Black Panther has leapt across the $1B mark globally. The Ryan Coogler-helmed superhero phenomenon gets to the milestone today, its 26th day of release, and is now Walt Disney Studios’ 16th title and the MCU’s 5th ever to pass $1B. The film is at $531M domestic and is crossing $500M at the international box office this weekend, bolstered by a strong start in China where it’s now at about $49M after two days. The $1B worldwide milestone is the latest… Read

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‘Black Panther’ Bounds Into China, Spars With ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ For 3rd Biggest MCU Opening Day Ever

UPDATE: Disney/Marvel’s Black Panther took its first full steps in China on Friday with an early estimated start of $22.7M. That would make it the 3rd, or 4th, best Day One ever for an MCU title after Avengers: Age Of Ultron (Tuesday opening) and Captain America: Civil War. When the dust settles (this involves previews), it may edge Spider-Man: Homecoming to take the crown of 3rd best start of all time. BP‘s bow portends a Middle Kingdom weekend opening in the high-$60M… Read


Allan Loeb Romantic Comedy Brings ‘The Proposal’s Ryan Reynolds & Mandeville Back To Altar

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EXCLUSIVE: 20th Century Fox has set Allan Loeb to write an untitled romantic comedy star vehicle for Ryan Reynolds that reunites the actor with Mandeville’s David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman. They first teamed on the hit The Proposal, the Reynolds-Sandra Bullock coupler that became 2009’s top-grossing romantic comedy with $317 million worldwide. Mandeville will produce with Reynolds’ Maximum Effort, which recently made a first-look deal at Fox, where he stars in Deadpool… Read


Kristen Wiig Confirmed For ‘Wonder Woman’ Sequel Villain Cheetah: Patty Jenkins Tweets “So Excited”

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Director Patty Jenkins confirms today what Deadline reported last month: Kristen Wiig will play villain Cheetah in the upcoming Wonder Woman sequel. “So excited to confirm the most thrilling news!,” Jenkins tweeted today (see it below). “Yes! It's true. So incredibly lucky to welcome the sensationally talented Kristen Wiig to our Wonder Woman family. Can’t wait to finally work with one of my favorites. And SO excited by what we have planned. #Cheetah!!! @GalGadot.” Wiig… Read