‘Furious 7′ Adds $167.9M; Tallies $250M+ In China, $1.15B Global – Intl B.O. Update
UPDATED, 2nd WRITETHRU, Sunday at 10:07 AM PST: Estimated offshore returns are starting to roll in from the studios on a weekend that saw Furious 7 keep up its breakneck box office pace. Universal’s magnificent 7 cruised past $1B on Friday, marking a milestone as the studio’s first ever billion-dollar-baby. This weekend, it added $167.9M at 18,423 dates in 67 territories for an overseas cume of $858.3M in only 19 days. The worldwide tally is now $1.153B after three weeks… Read
‘Furious 7′ Leads Pack, ‘Mall Cop 2′ Bags $23M+, ‘Unfriended’ In Third With $16M
UPDATED Sunday, 7:13 AM: Universal is smiling today as, by all expectations this morning, its franchise film Furious 7 should end the weekend with right around $29M for a cume a of $294.4M. This is the first picture to make $1B picture in its first run in the studio’s 103-year history and passed that milestone on Friday in only 17 days, the fastest ever. However, it must be noted that Jurassic Park also hit the $1B mark worldwide, albeit only after being re-released. F7… Read
‘Tale Of Tales’ Trailer: Salma Hayek Dines On A Dragon Heart – Cannes
French distributor Le Pacte has dropped a teaser for Cannes Film Festival competition entry Tale Of Tales. The movie is one of a trio in the section that hails from an Italian director. Reality and Gomorra helmer Matteo Garrone here turns his lens on a collection of 17th century fairy tales by Giambattista Basile. In English, though there’s virtually no dialogue in the trailer above, the film is a fantasy that stars Salma Hayek (digging with gusto into the bloody heart of… Read
Deadline Studio @ Tribeca Film Festival Day Three: Jason Sudeikis, Rebecca Hall, Dianna Agron And More
Day Three at the Deadline Studio at the Tribeca Film Festival got off to a cool, quick start when Backtrack thesp Robin McLeavy and her director Michael Petroni arrived an hour early, clearly pumped for the premiere of their film tonight. More energy ensued when the young cast of King Jack—Charlie Plummer, Cory Nichols, Christian Madsen—piled into our studio for a fab photo sesh.
Photographer Drew Wiedemann kept things moving in the afternoon when he shot the star-studded… Read
Harvey Weinstein Talks ‘Hateful Eight’, Sony Hack, Gut Instincts & Socially Aware Oscar Campaigns At Tribeca
A packed house gathered today at the SVA Theatre for the Tribeca Film Festival’s A Conversation With Harvey Weinstein, in which the The Weinstein Co. film chief canvassed an array of topics including the Sony hacking, Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight and Oscar campaigns.
While Shia LaBeouf’s discussion on his doc production Love True only drew a half-filled house on Thursday afternoon at the SVA, ushers today were pulling out extra folding chairs to accommodate… Read
‘Married’s Kimiko Glenn Joins ‘Nerve'; Kino Lorber Acquires ‘Gueros’
Kimiko Glenn, who has a recurring role on FX’s Married and appears in the Netflix hit Orange Is The New Black, has joined the Lionsgate feature Nerve, co-starring with Emma Roberts and Dave Franco. Glenn plays the worried friend of a high school senior (Roberts) who’s enmeshed in an increasingly dangerous online game of dare. The project is directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman and produced by Allison Shearmur (Cinderalla). Her Orange Is The New Black character is… Read
Sony Attorney David Boies Warns Media After WikiLeaks Hacked E-Mail Rehash
BREAKING, With An Update: One day after Julian Assange and WikiLeaks announced it had indexed and cataloged all the e-mails that were stolen from Sony Pictures by computer hackers in a cyber hacking assault the U.S. government attributed to North Korea to put teeth in a threat to blow up movie theaters showing The Interview, attorney David Boies once again has put media on notice. A letter has been sent to media outlets appealing to them not to wallow in the ill-gotten… Read
Deadline Studio @ Tribeca Film Festival Day Two: Olivia Wilde, Dakota Fanning, Theo James And More
Day Two at the Deadline Studio at the Tribeca Film Festival started off with a visit from Olivia Wilde, Giovanni Ribisi, Ty Simpkins and director Reed Morano of the family drama Meadowland, quickly followed by Nick Sandow (this time in the director's seat) and Vincent Piazza, who are promoting their mob pic, The Wannabe, which is executive produced by Martin Scorsese.
Photographer Drew Wiedemann had a full slate today, especially when the cast and crew of Emelie arrived… Read
Arturo Castro Tags Along On ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’
Arturo Castro (Broad City) has joined the cast of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, Ang Lee’s feature adaptation of the Ben Fountain novel. It follows a group of servicemen sent on a "victory tour" after returning from combat in Iraq. Billy Lynn and his comrades will return to battle after the tour ends with a halftime show of a Dallas Cowboys football game on Thanksgiving Day. Castro will play Marcellino “Mango” Montoya, a steady and skeptical member of Lynn’s Bravo… Read
TriStar Slates Ang Lee’s ‘Halftime Walk’ For Late 2016
TriStar Pictures has slated the wartime drama Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, from director Ang Lee, for release on Veterans Day, November 11, 2016. The studio previously had the spot held for Sinister Six but moved that superhero film off the date. Billy Lynn has that weekend to itself for now.
The 3D film is based on the best-selling Ben Fountain novel and stars Vin Diesel, Chris Tucker, newcomer Joe Alwyn, Steve Martin, Garrett Hedlund and Kristen Stewart. It follows… Read