‘Fate Of The Furious’ Fires Up $745M Offshore, $908M WW; Tops ‘Transformers’ In China – International Box Office
UPDATE, WRITETHRU: With engines humming in its second lap around the international box office track, Universal's The Fate Of The Furious put another $163.4M in the tank. That lifts the offshore cume to $744.8M in 65 markets, and the global rally to $908.4M. The latest entry in the 16-year-old franchise is still No. 1 everywhere. Worldwide, it will leave $1B in the rear view this coming week.
China continued to show its love for the F8 family with a further $58.5M in the… Read
‘Wasted!’ Directors & EP Anthony Bourdain On The Problem Of Food Waste And Ways To Combat It — Tribeca Studio
If you’re looking to be surprised by a film at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, look no further than Wasted! The Story of Food Waste, directed by Anna Chai and Nari Kye, a palatable documentary about food waste that contains more than a few surprising facts. Executive produced by author, chef and globetrotter Anthony Bourdain, Wasted! reveals that every year 1.3 billion tons of food is thrown out. Annually, 80% of the world’s water, 40% of the world’s land, and 10% of the… Read
Dennis Rodman Runs Amok In Colin Hanks’ ‘The Amazing Adventures Of Wally And The Worm’ – Tribeca Studio
After recounting the slow death of the Tower Records chain in All Things Must Pass and before his Eagles of Death Rock: Nos Amis airs on HBO, Colin Hanks took a pit stop between his feature docs to make the EPSN 30 for 30 short The Amazing Adventures of Wally and the Worm.
Worm meaning Chicago Bulls defensive champ Dennis Rodman and Wally meaning Wally Blase, the assistant trainer for the team during its 1990s glory days.
On tackling Blase’s story, Hanks said, “It… Read
‘Dear Basketball’ Scribe Kobe Bryant On A Career Built “Piece By Piece” And Life After Basketball — Tribeca Studio
“If you asked me when I was 10 years old if I would be here now—that I would be here—I would have said, 'You're absolutely nuts,'” Kobe Bryant admits, sitting down at Deadline’s Tribeca Studio to discuss his animated short film Dear Basketball. “But that's the beautiful thing about life, isn't it?”
One of the greatest basketball players of all time who had an illustrious 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers, Bryant decided to announce his retirement in November 2015… Read
Docs ‘Citizen Jane’ & ‘Jeremiah Tower’ Rule Quiet Weekend – Specialty B.O.
Documentaries shined in an otherwise unremarkable weekend in the Specialty box office. IFC Films' Citizen Jane: Battle For the City topped with $33,760 in two theaters in its debut, while The Orchard's Jeremiah Tower: The Last Magnificent bowed with just over $24K in two locations. Among other openers, Kino Lorber launched Slack Bay in two theaters grossing just over $7K, while A24 went fairly wide with Free Fire with over a thousand runs grossing $1.03M. Mubi bowed The Ha… Read
Deadline Studio at Tribeca 2017 – Day 3 – Andie MacDowell, Joseph Fiennes, Elisabeth Moss, Kobe Bryant, Dan Stevens & More
Deadline is holding its Tribeca Film Festival portrait and video interview studio at the festival hub in NYC, opening its doors to this year’s most riveting and groundbreaking filmmakers. Guests stopping by the Deadline Studio on Day 3 included Andie MacDowell (Love After Love), Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale), Elisabeth Moss (Tokyo Project), Kobe Bryant (Dear Basketball) and many more. Click on the image above to open the gallery, and follow Deadline for more… Read
Max Winkler’s Teenage Comedy ‘Flower’ Plants Itself At The Orchard – Tribeca
EXCLUSIVE: The Orchard has snapped up all North American rights to Max Winkler’s dark comedy Flower which had its world premiere Thursday at the Tribeca Film Festival.
The deal came together quickly, marking the first for this year’s fest, with buyers clamoring immediately following the film’s premiere.
Flower follows 17-year old Erica Vandross (Zoey Deutch) and her two friends as they spend their free time making money in unconventional ways, acting as self appointed… Read
‘Fate Of The Furious’ Drives Five Wide Releases Off The Road With $38.6M Second Weekend – Sunday AM Update
UPDATED Sunday, 7:55 AM: The weekend after Easter proved to be a bust for the five newcomers as they ending up eating Fate of the Furious‘ dust. The eighth installment of the Universal franchise kept its hold as the No. 1 player, albeit dropping about 61% in its sophomore frame for an estimated $38.68M to $37.5M (depending on moviegoing today). That domestic drop is right in line with others in the franchise on its second weekend out.
Its total cume is now an estimated… Read
Hillary Clinton Makes Surprise Appearance During Kathryn Bigelow’s VR Tribeca Panel
Hillary Clinton surprised Tribeca Film Festival goers tonight, making a special appearance during Kathryn Bigelow and Imraan Ismail's The Protectors: A Walk in the Ranger's Shoes panel. “Thanks for seeing this remarkable film which brings to reality what we're up against,” Clinton said. “I first became really focused on the horrific slaughter of elephants when I was Secretary of State. It was clear it wasn't just a terrible crisis, it was the trafficking that was a lot of… Read
Alejandro González Iñárritu: Music Is “Highest Expression” – Tribeca
Multi-Oscar winning filmmaker Alejandro González Iñárritu spoke at the Tribeca Film Festival Saturday saying that before turning in earnest to the big screen, he had been a "frustrated musician." He still wishes he could have succeeded.
"I think it's the highest expression of human beings by far," said Iñárritu during an hour-long free-flowing conversation moderated by artist Marina Abramović. "I tried it, but I quit."
Music was one of several quick reveals the director… Read
‘Gilbert’ Subject Gilbert Gottfried On Seeing His Personal Life Portrayed On Screen: “This Could Be What Hell Is”
“I just wanted to be in Tribeca so that I can legally refer to Robert De Niro as 'Bob,'” Gilbert Gottfried joked, sitting down with director Neil Berkeley (Harmontown, Beauty Is Embarrassing) at Deadline’s 2017 Tribeca Studio to discuss their documentary, Gilbert.
A legendary stand-up comedian and actor with a voice recognizable to many who was propelled to fame in the 1980s, Gottfried was candid about his total reluctance to participate in the project, which peeks… Read