‘Ultron’ Outpacing ‘Avengers’ & ‘IM3′ With $439M; ‘F7′ Fuels Up – Intl B.O. Update
2ND UPDATE, 4:40 PM PT: The mighty Avengers: Age Of Ultron continued to dominate the global marketplace with an added $168M for a total of $439M offshore after two rounds. The Disney/Marvel mash-up is tracking above the first Avengers and Iron Man 3, and has a relatively clear path over the next 10 days or so before Mad Max: Fury Road drives onto the scene. Furious 7 still has another week in China where it fast became the hot market's biggest grosser of all time and now… Read
Disney Crosses $1B At International Box Office; Propelled By ‘Ultron’, ‘Cinderella’
With Avengers: Age Of Ultron now at $439M overseas, Disney is sitting comfortably above the $1B international box office mark for 2015. The milestone was actually achieved on Thursday when the studio quiety passed $1B in the second shortest amount of time in its history. With weekend estimates tallied, the studio’s offshore cume is $1.171B as of today. Last year, the Mouse cruised over the $1B threshold on April 20 — a record for speed.
Ultron and Cinderella, whose overse… Read
‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Flies To 2nd Highest Bow Of All-Time With $187.7M- Final Sunday Update
Final Sunday Update after 8:28 AM post: If you think about it for a minute, The Avengers really did beat Ultron — at the box office, that is. Walt Disney Pictures is calling the opening weekend for Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron at $187.7M this morning, making it the second-highest opening weekend of all-time at the domestic B.O., behind 2012’s Avengers $207.4M.
Even more awesome: Disney Marvel films own the top three openings at the all-time domestic box office with Ave… Read
‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’ Takes Overseas Cume To $340M; Goes Global With $425M
Dominating the globe, Avengers: Age Of Ultron has now reached $425M at the worldwide box office. Of that, the Disney/Marvel superhero sequel thundered to $340M internationally through yesterday which was a holiday in many overseas markets. The day was worth $53M, a mere 17% drop versus last Friday.
Jumpstarting summer with a bang, Ultron began its international rollout on April 22, hulking out to $200.2M in 44 territories through last Sunday. It’s now playing in 88… Read
Tom Hardy Soviet Drama ‘Child 44′ Bombs At Box Office: What The Hell Happened?
If you want to see the new Tom Hardy thriller Child 44 based on the 2008 bestselling novel, you’re more apt to find it on the back of a milk carton than in a movie theater.
After the Lionsgate/Summit film opened April 17 to a paltry $622K, and then fell off 67% in its second weekend on the same 510 screens, you can draw a chalk outline around Child 44. With a global gross of just $3.3M worldwide ($1.15M domestic), the film heads into the weekend on only 24 screens. How… Read
Tony! Nominations! Put Ads (And Even Some Artists!) In Broadway’s Spotlight!
Enough talk (for the moment at least) about who and what didn't get Tony nominations earlier this week. Let's turn to some who did. Each year, the announcement of nominees is accompanied by a list of shows according to the number of nominations they got, all the better to establish bragging rights. So we know that two new musicals, An American In Paris and Fun Home, led the category with 12 nominations each, while The King And I had the most among musical revivals, with… Read
Helen Hunt Catches A Wave With ‘Ride’, Sean Bean Opens ‘Any Day’, Kristen Wiig Says ‘Welcome To Me': Specialty Preview
Helen Hunt returns as both filmmaker and star in her latest project, Ride, co-starring Brenton Thwaites and Luke Wilson. The Screen Media Films surf comedy will open in L.A. and New York, both locales where the film shot, before going to well over a dozen theaters. The late Albert Maysles’ second-to-last film, Iris, begins its theatrical run via Magnolia Pictures. It follows flamboyant fashion guru Iris Apfel. Sean Bean, Kate Walsh, Eva Longoria, Shane Black and Tom… Read
‘Vacation’ Moves Up Two Days Following Hot CinemaCon Buzz
Warner Bros said today it will release its reboot of New Line’s Vacation on Wednesday, July 29, two days earlier than planned. That’s the same date the first film in the franchise, National Lampoon‘s Vacation, bowed in 1983. The comedy now gets a jump on its weekend competition led by Paramount's Tom Cruise sequel Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and STX Entertainment's thriller The Gift, which marks actor Joel Edgerton's feature directorial debut.
Last week at… Read
Lionsgate Moves ‘Power Rangers’ To MLK Frame 2017, Dates ‘American Ultra’ & ‘La La Land’
Lionsgate dated a slew of titles this morning and made some schedule changes as well. Based on the warm reaction to footage at CinemaCon, the Kristen Stewart-Jesse Eisenberg action comedy American Ultra is landing an August 21 release date. The pic follows a stoner and his girlfriend in her small town who come up against a government operation that targets them. American Ultra will be getting a wide bow against Focus Features Sinister 2. Walton Goggins, Connie Britton… Read
‘Ouija’ Sequel A Go For October 2016
It’s official. Ouija 2 is coming. Universal has set October 21, 2016, for the Ouija sequel, with Oculus scribes Mike Flanagan and Jeff Howard attached to pen the screenplay. The date initially was penciled in as the release for Untitled Blumhouse Horror 3, what was to be the last of three Blumhouse Prods horror flicks announced last year.
Ouija 2 picks up with a group of unsuspecting friends who must confront their most terrifying fears when they unleash an evil from the… Read
How ‘Kingsman’ Braved ‘Fifty Shades’ & Topped $400M Worldwide
20th Century Fox’s Kingsman: The Secret Service always had enough bullets at the box office to survive against S&M romance behemoth Fifty Shades Of Grey. The Matthew Vaughn-helmed action film, based on Mark Millar and Dave Gibbons’ comic book The Secret Service was, for the most part, smartly placed on the domestic and foreign schedule as prime-grade meat for those guys around the globe who wouldn’t waste a $1 on the feature adaptation of the E L James novel. But Kingsman … Read
Disney Moves ‘Ghost In The Shell’ Up Two Weeks
Walt Disney Pictures has moved up the release of DreamWorks’ feature adaptation of Japanese manga comic Ghost In The Shell from Easter weekend — April 14, 2017 — to March 31, 2017. The pic will be released in 3D. The film, directed by Rupert Sanders and starring Scarlett Johansson will go up against Sony’s untitled Smurfs animation film.
Created by Masamune Shirow, Ghost In The Shell was first published in 1989 by Kodansha, one of the largest publishing companies in… Read