‘Star Trek Beyond’ Flying To Decent $56M: But Why Is It Lower Than ‘Into Darkness’?
Prior to July 4th, we observed that Paramount/Skydance’s Star Trek Beyond was bound to post an opening between $50M-$60M, and that’s what we’re seeing this weekend with the threequel’s 3-day currently estimated at $56M.
That’s a solid result, and the third best bow out of the Skydance/Bad Robot Star Trek series, however, the Justin Lin-directed film is 20% off the three-day of its second installment, Star Trek Into Darkness which clocked $70.9M during the course of its… Read
‘Star Trek Beyond’ Dips Below $60M; ‘Lights Out’ Electrifies; ‘Ice Age’ Bit By ‘Pets’ — Box Office Sat. AM
UPDATED, Saturday, 7:52 AM: Paramount/Skydance/Bad Robot’s Star Trek Beyond lost some ground in estimates this morning as it seems this film is not crossing to audiences past its fan base (advanced ticket sales) and may end the weekend below around $56M and change after a $22.3M Friday (that includes the $5.5M from previews). However, Paramount is the only one in town right now still thinking their baby will hit $60M this weekend. For a deeper analysis of why Star Trek is… Read
‘Absolutely Fabulous’ Binges On The Big Screen; Mike Birbiglia Tackles Improv: Specialty Preview
Patsy, Edina and their every boozing, pill-popping indulgence continue their quest for eternal hipsterdom with a trip to the big screen, more than 20 years after the debut of their groundbreaking BBC comedy series. Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie has opened robustly in Britain and will now have a chance to flash its glitter across the pond. The Fox Searchlight title opens in a fairly busy weekend of Specialty newcomers, though it is the 'widest release' among features… Read
‘Star Trek Beyond’ Climbs On Social Media After Moving Comic-Con World Premiere
Following an emotional Star Trek Beyond world premiere last night at San Diego’s Comic-Con, the Skydance production’s hashtags are beginning to take off. As of this morning, #StarTrek, #StarTrekMovie, #StarTrekBeyond, #StarTrekPremiere were close to 4,000, but as of this afternoon they’re nearing 11K per RelishMix.
While a 20K hashtag turnout is considered solid following a film’s premiere, Star Trek Beyond’s social rise today is up close to twofold. The hope is it will… Read
‘The Conjuring 2’ Crosses $300M & Becomes Third-Highest-Grossing Horror Franchise
On the heels of James Wan’s next co-production Lights Out opening this weekend, the filmmaker’s The Conjuring 2 has eclipsed the $300M mark at the worldwide box office, taking the entire Conjuring franchise’s grosses to $882M and becoming the third-highest-grossing horror franchise ever.
The New Line/Warner Bros franchise, which includes 2013’s The Conjuring ($318M) and spinoff Annabelle ($259.9M), overtakes Lionsgate’s Saw series (seven films with $874M B.O.) and now… Read
Tony Danza Game For ‘White Rabbit Red Rabbit’ Play
Tony Danza has been tapped to join the one-off solo performance lineup for White Rabbit Red Rabbit, the experimental play from Iranian writer Nassim Soleimanpour that sees a different performer each night who is handed the script for the first time as they step onto the stage. The play had its New York premiere March 7 at the Westside Theatre where it plays each Monday night.
Danza’s show is August 8 and he joins a killer roster of performers that kicked off with Nathan… Read
‘Star Trek Beyond’ To Blast Off Fueled By Comic-Con World Premiere – Box Office Preview
Essentially, this week can be defined as a Star Trek celebration. Before opening the Skydance/Bad Robot threequel Star Trek Beyond, Paramount has a couple of fan activities planned that it hopes will escalate the opening weekend for the Justin Lin movie from its current low-$50 million projection up to $60M.
Star Trek Beyond will play in 3,800 locations including 391 Imax sites, and it will take off in 37 foreign markets repping close to 50% of its overseas presence, with… Read
Warner Bros./New Line Turning On ‘Lights Out’ With Comic-Con Screening
This year’s San Diego Comic-Con is morphing into a fanboy film festival. Warner Bros./New Line is jumping into the mix and taking their horror production Lights Out down to the confab with a sneak preview on Wednesday, July 20 at 10PM at the UA Horton.
Directed by David F. Sandberg based on his short, Lights Out follows a young woman, who fends off a bloodthirsty supernatural being from herself and her half-brother, and in doing so, learns something about her family’s… Read
Jake Gyllenhaal Back To Broadway For ‘Burn This’ Revival
Jake Gyllenhaal will return to the Broadway stage to star in the revival of Landford Wilson’s play Burn This, a production set to begin performances in February 2017 that will mark the reopening of the Ambassador Theatre Group’s Hudson Theatre after five decades. The play officially opens March 6.
Spring Awakening director Michael Mayer will direct the drama, which originally bowed on Broadway in 1987 with John Malkovich and Joan Allen starring, earning Allen the Tony for… Read
‘Ghostbusters’: How Its $46M Opening Creates A Quandary – Weekend Box Office Postmortem
7TH UPDATE, MONDAY: The takeaway from this weekend is that when a studio tries to reboot a beloved 32-year-old comedy franchise at a $144M production cost, the results shouldn’t be polarizing.
The final opening figure for Paul Feig’s female spin on Ghostbusters is $46 million, exactly where Sony saw it yesterday.
But as excited as Sony remains about that debut, particularly after weathering online attacks by haters, a majority of executives in town think it’s a lackluster… Read
Emma Roberts-Dave Franco Thriller ‘Nerve’ To Sneak At Comic-Con
Deadline has learned that Lionsgate’s cyber thriller Nerve starring Emma Roberts and Dave Franco will be sneaking at Comic-Con on Thursday at 7 PM.
Nerve is the fourth summer movie from a major distributor this year that’s set to preview at Comic-Con. Paramount has a mega world premiere of Justin Lin’s Star Trek Beyond in Imax on Wednesday night at the Embarcadero Marina Park South. In addition, after showing off Sausage Party at SXSW this spring, Seth Rogen and Evan… Read
‘Rogue One’ Hits Hyperdrive On Social Media Post-Star Wars Celebration
Unveiling young Han Solo to the world along with a touching docu-trailer and the debut of a cool one-sheet sent the Disney/Lucasfilm prequel Rogue One: A Star Wars Story up comScore’s PreAct social media chart with 160K-plus conversations for the week of July 11-17.
Even though the movie is six months away from hitting theaters, it soon will top 1 million conversations on Pre-Act, second to Warner Bros’ Suicide Squad, which is three weeks away from its August 5… Read