‘Dunkirk’ Takes Box Office By Storm With $55.4M No. 1 Spot For $105M+ Global Opening – Int’l Box Office
Christopher Nolan’s epic WWII film Dunkirk has dominated both international and domestic marketplaces this weekend, with an overseas take of $55.4M for distributor Warner Bros. The film, which chronicles the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force and Allied troops from the French seaport of Dunkerque as they battled the Nazis, opened in 46 international markets this weekend and was on Imax in 42 of those markets with a handful of 70mm engagements on its overall… Read
‘Dunkirk’ Takes WB Past $1B Mark; ‘Girls Trip’ Record Opening For Malcolm D. Lee; Reasons Why ‘Valerian’ Crashed – Update
WRITETHRU, Sunday AM following Saturday posts: Dunkirk beat expectations this weekend with a $50.5M opening weekend at 3,720 venues, an impressive start for a British war subject largely unknown to many Americans in a marketplace of franchise holdovers and a $200M-plus budgeted sci-fi epic known as Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets. That Luc Besson title died a horrible death at the B.O. this weekend with a $17M start.
Dunkirk marches Warner Bros. past the $1… Read
Venice Film Festival: Edgar Wright, Rebecca Hall, John Landis & More Get Jury Duty
The Venice Film Festival has set its juries for the 74th event which runs August 30-September 9 on the Lido. Annette Bening was previously announced as President of the main Venezia 74 competition jury — and as the first female to hold the post since 2006. The panel awards the major prizes including the Golden and Silver Lions and the acting Volpi Cups, among others.
Supporting Bening are Baby Driver helmer Edgar Wright; British actress Rebecca Hall; Hungarian filmmaker… Read
‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Is Marvel’s Grand Finale At Hall H Presentation – Comic-Con
Compared to previous years, Marvel’s Hall H presentation at Comic-Con was brief, this year anchored by two panels — Thor: Ragnarok and Black Panther. At the end of the presentation, Marvel boss Kevin Feige gave a wave to the crowd and said that was it.
This caused a joyful ire, and Chris Hemsworth, Chadwick Boseman and Mark Ruffalo said there was still three Avengers present, then goaded Feige to show more. They bantered back and forth, then were joined onstage by Avengers… Read
Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’ Leaves A Big Footprint In Hall H – Comic-Con
Following Thor: Ragnarok, Marvel brought in the cast of Black Panther along with director Ryan Coogler and showed more footage beyond the trailer that was dropped in June.
Chadwick Boseman, who plays Black Panther, set up the film for the crowd: “He returns from the events of Captain America: Civil War and he’s dealing with the death of his father and becoming a ruler (in Wakanda), He’s still mourning his father’s death. It’s a transition period that gets interrupted, and… Read
‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Trailer Stomps Into Hall H With Battling Superheroes – Comic-Con
A portion of Marvel’s big Hall H Comic-Con panel this evening went to Thor: Ragnarok. The cast of the threequel showed off the official trailer.
The footage began showing Thor strapped into a chair arriving via tunnel a la a Disney ride to Sakaar, the fighting world of Jeff Goldblum’s Grandmaster. This is the part in the first trailer where Grandmaster asks “What have you brought me today?”
Thor is dumped in a hallway where he meets a rock being with an Australian accent… Read
‘Captain Marvel’: Samuel L. Jackson Confirmed As Nick Fury & He’ll Look Different in 1990s-Set Pic – Comic-Con
UPDATED, 6:06 PM: Marvel boss Kevin Feige confirmed at Comic-Con what we already knew: Samuel L. Jackson is coming back as Nick Fury — but he’ll have two eyes. What does that mean? Captain Marvel takes place before the other MCU films, even before Iron Man, in the 1990s. Also revealed today: The villains in the film will be the Skrulls, a green-skinned extraterrestrial humanoid race that has created a vast interstellar empire, the oldest one known still in existence… Read
Michelle Pfeiffer Is Janet Van Dyne In ‘Ant-Man And The Wasp’ – Comic-Con
At this evening’s Marvel Comic-Con panel in Hall H, it was revealed by Paul Rudd and Michael Pena during an opening sizzle reel of the Marvel Cinematic Universe that Michelle Pfeiffer will be playing Janet Van Dyne in Ant-Man And The Wasp.
Marvel execs also confirmed Walton Goggins (as Ghost) and Hannah John-Kamen were in the cast as well as Laurence Fishburne as Dr. Bill Foster and Randall Park as Jimmy Woo. Pena and Rudd aren’t here as they’re shooting the production in… Read
Daniel Stern Pays Tribute To ‘Home Alone’ Co-Star John Heard
After news broke this morning of famed film and TV actor John Heard’s death Friday, his former Home Alone co-star Daniel Stern took to Twitter to pay tribute to Heard, calling him “the coolest cat in New York City for about 10 straight years.”
Stern, who in the note says he met Heard in the nascent stage of his career, wrote that it was Heard’s performance in Between the Lines that not only inspired him to do film but also taught him “HOW to be an actor in movies.”
Charlize Theron Champions Female Directors & More Pics Like ‘Wonder Woman’ – Comic-Con
“We’re just as good as the guys.”
That was Charlize Theron’s exclamation at Entertainment Weekly’s annual Women Who Kick Ass panel at Comic-Con today. The Oscar winner not only championed more female directors and better pay for actresses, but said the success of Wonder Woman should come as tell-tale sign: these female-led films work. When asked if she’d take on the role of 007, Theron responded by championing her upcoming spy action title Atomic Blonde as a new… Read
Warner Bros Confirms DC Universe Pic Titles: ‘Wonder Woman II’, ‘Flashpoint’ & More – Comic-Con
During Warner Bros’ Comic-Con session, a sizzle reel revealed the logos of the studio’s upcoming slate and their potential titles including Shazam, Suicide Squad 2, The Batman (with Ben Affleck's Batman shown), Justice League Dark, Batgirl, Green Lantern Corps, The Flash — followed by a Flashpoint logo, and last, Wonder Woman II.
Flashpoint was a 2011 series written by DC Entertainment President and Chief Creative Officer Geoff Johns and illustrated by Andy Kubert. In the… Read
Sony Options Female-Empowerment Comic ‘Princeless’ For Movie – Comic-Con
EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures has optioned movie rights to the Action Lab Comics series Princeless. Created by Jeremy Whitley and Emily Martin, the series follows a young black princess who, instead of waiting for a prince to save her, takes matters into her own hands. She breaks out of her tower, befriends the dragon guarding her, and sets off on a quest to rescue her six older sisters who are also locked in towers and guarded by assassins.
Stefani Robinson, a writer on Atlant… Read