Deadpool’s Thank You Vs. ‘Golden Girls’ Opening Theme: Who Swore It Better?
Ryan Reynolds and 20th Century Fox are celebrating Deadpool 2‘s superheroic start at the box office by thanking the film’s fans in suitable Deadpool fashion: tweaking pop culture with equal parts wit and raunch.
On Friday, ahead of the Marvel pic’s full second weekend in theaters, Reynolds tweeted out to his 11.1 million followers a thank-you video in the form of a Deadpoolian version of the opening credits to The Golden Girls, complete with the song “Thank You For Being… Read
‘Insidious: The Last Key’ Locks Up $100M+ Overseas For Franchise First
EXCLUSIVE: Sony/Blumhouse's Insidious: The Last Key has cracked the $100M mark at the international box office. This makes the 4th title in the series the only one to pass the century milestone. The current overseas cume is $100.14M with $167M worldwide to become the franchise's highest grossing title both offshore and globally. Universal had domestic on the Adam Robitel-helmed chiller with Sony Pictures Releasing International taking the rest of the world. Sony Pictures… Read
Why Is ‘Solo’ Flying So Low At The B.O.? Memorial Day Opening Now At $114M+
2nd UPDATE SATURDAY AM: It’s truly a bittersweet Memorial Day weekend at the box office.
While Disney’s Solo: A Star Wars Story is coming in $15.8M shy of its low-end $130M forecast with an estimated 4-day figure of $114.2M, the overall holiday stretch is booming with an estimated $231M, +27% over last year’s $181.4M, not to mention it’s the best Memorial Day weekend since 2014 when X-Men: Days of Future Past ruled with $110.5M. Solo‘s Friday, including $14.1M previews… Read
‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Starts Offshore With $11.4M; China Grounds Flying Ace
UPDATE: Disney/Lucasfilm’s Han Solo origins tale, Solo: A Star Wars Story, has kicked off with $11.4M in two days at the international box office. The Ron Howard-directed film opened in 43 markets on Wednesday and Thursday including majors the UK, France and Korea. However, not included in the figure above is the unofficial $3.3M Day One estimate out of China today where the Millennium Falcon is stalling.
Ahead of the weekend, we were hearing estimates for the full 3-day… Read
Elle Fanning Is ‘Mary Shelley’; Fashion’s André Talley Lands Doc – Specialty B.O. Preview
IFC Films is scaring up a narrative on Frankenstein author Mary Shelley over the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Mary Shelley the movie stars Elle Fanning as the writer, whose real-life story had its own dose of the bizarre. Also noteworthy is that the film is directed by Saudi filmmaker Haifaa Al-Mansour as the follow-up to her successful 2012 debut Wadjda.
Non-fiction newcomer The Gospel According to André by the filmmaking team behind hit doc The First Monday in May also… Read
‘Rocketman’ Elton John Biopic Tunes Up For Next May; ‘Transformers 7’ Moved Off Calendar & More Paramount Release Dates
Paramount has just set the opening date for the Dexter Fletcher-directed Elton John biopic Rocketman for May 17, 2019. The pic stars Taron Egerton as the iconic singer with Matthew Vaughn producing.
Fletcher replaced Bryan Singer on Fox’s Bohemian Rhapsody. Rocketman, written by Lee Hall, follows John’s rise from being a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music to becoming a breakout rock legend with his 1972 album Honky Chateau and its mega-selling 1973 follow-up Goodbye Yel… Read
‘Six Billion Dollar Man’ Pushed To Summer 2020 As Pic Looks For New Director; ‘The Shining’ Sequel Finds Date; ‘Godzilla 2’ & Others Shift
In the wake of director Damian Szifron being moved off of the Mark Wahlberg feature adaptation of ’70s TV series, Warner Bros. is moving Six Billion Dollar Man from May 31, 2019, to June 5, 2020 as the studio looks for a director. There was buzz that it was Mel Gibson, but we’re hearing that’s not true. Warner Bros originally had that summer date held for a DC title.
Doctor Sleep, the Stephen King sequel to The Shining, now is dated for January 24, 2020. It is the only… Read
‘Show Dogs’ Getting Re-Cut By Global Road In Response To Concerns Over Inappropriate Sex Abuse Message
EXCLUSIVE: Global Road is stepping up and re-cutting its family film Show Dogs after mommy bloggers and groups including the National Center on Sexual Exploitation took issue with a subplot involving the lead undercover police dog Max (voiced by Ludacris), who while being inspected at a dog show becomes comfortable with strangers touching his genitals.
The new cut of the film will be available in theaters by this weekend.
In statement released exclusively to Deadline, Glob… Read
‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Roars $185M Promo Campaign, More Than Double 2015 Movie
EXCLUSIVE: If you walk in any Walmart or big chain grocery store, you’ll see that the sponsorship blitzkrieg for Universal’s June 22 release Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is at a deafening roar splashed on products galore.
Spanning items from Jeep Wranglers to bandages, Fallen Kingdom continues the brand’s tradition with a $185M global promo campaign in media value. That’s double the size of the previous partner program for the release of Jurassic World three years… Read
‘Deadpool 2’ Nabs 2nd-Best Tuesday For R-Rated Pic; ‘Infinity War’ 2nd-Fastest To $600M
UPDATED WITH CORRECTION: It was a great Tuesday at the box office, and school isn’t even out for the summer (5% K-12), though college is (78% out). 20th Century Fox’s Deadpool 2 scored the second-best Tuesday at the box office for a R-rated release with an estimated $12.4M, +4% from the studio’s reported $12M Monday. Fox’s 2006 release The Omen is the top R-rated Tuesday of all-time and that’s because it was a rare opening on that day.
In addition, Disney saw Marvel’s Aven… Read
‘Solo’ Could Break $139M Stateside Memorial Day Opening Record; Global Conquest Eyes $305M+
After the hoopla over a change-up in directors, Disney/Lucasfilm’s spinoff Solo: A Star Wars Story is finally opening, and its box office potential should not be dismissed. Right now, domestic projections over the four-day Memorial Day holiday are ranging from $135 million-$170 million, with overseas projected at $150M-$170M. On the low end, that’s a $285M worldwide start, though that figure could range as high as $340M. These are industry projections, not from Disney… Read
‘A Quiet Place’ Now Louder Than ‘Get Out’ As Paramount Rebounds At The B.O.
In the midst of the Viacom-CBS merger melee, Paramount Pictures is turning itself around and can celebrate the fact that their low budget horror thriller A Quiet Place has bested Universal/Blumhouse’s Get Out at the domestic box office, $176.5M to $176M. And the John Krasinski-directed movie which stars himself and his wife Emily Blunt isn’t slowing down eight weekends after its release with a recent 3-day of $3.9M at 2,327 locations. Next to other horror thrillers… Read