We told you last week that Sony was trying to downplay the opening weekend projections for ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’
They were reportedly expecting a $35 million opening. Other experts were thinking closer to $45 or $50 million.
Well, the sequel shocked everyone by bringing in $60.1 million over its opening weekend. The first film ‘Welcome to the Jungle‘ made only $36 million during its opening weekend, but then went on to make over $800 million at the worldwide box office.
Overseas, Jumanji 2 kicked off with $85 million for a global start of $145 million. The movie opened in a few foreign territories last weekend, bringing receipts to $152 million at the international box office and $213 million worldwide.
It’s certainly off to a good start, but will it have the staying power that the original film had? That remains to be seen. Critics aren’t as hot on this sequel, but the audience is responding well to it.
And while it was a good start for Jumanji, both ‘Black Christmas‘ and Clint Eastwood’s ‘Richard Jewell‘ failed to impress. They both were expected to earn at least $10 million. Instead, they didn’t even combine for $10 million.
Through social media, we get to engage, we get to have fun. But at the same time, for those who are not mentally strong, you are weak to believe in every single thing that you read. That’s, you know, it is what it is. I don’t know, for me anyway, when I see that [backlash], I’m like, well, that’s actually not true. But no, it is actually not true.
Fans thought he was referring to his ‘Star Wars’ co-star Kelly Marie Tran, who quit social media last year after months of harassment from Star Wars fans.
Boyega was quick to clarify his statement, though. He issued an apology and made it clear he was not talking about Tran directly…
In no way was I referring to Kelly when I made my comments although the interviewer mentioned her given the topic. I was really speaking from my own perspective throughout this franchise. Sometimes I’ve felt strong and sometimes I’ve felt weak. Badly worded though. I apologize.
There you have it, folks. No drama here. Keep on moving.
The day has finally arrived. We are finally being gifted with the first complete trailer for the film version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning musical In The Heights.
The film version of this musical is being directed by Jon M. Chu, the filmmaker behind the recent hit film, Crazy Rich Asians.
Miranda plays Piraguero—the Washington Heights local who sells flavored ice from a cart—in a cast that also includes Anthony Ramos as Usnavi, Corey Hawkins as Benny, Melissa Barrera as Vanessa, and Leslie Grace as Nina.
This movie is scheduled to hit theaters June 26, 2020, and there is potential for it to be a huge success.
Your favorite childhood Christmas film is getting a reboot, and yes Disney is responsible for it.
As you have probably heard, Disney is making a ‘Home Alone‘ reboot for their Disney Plus streaming service. The film will be directed by Dan Mazer, who will be working with a script from Streeter Seidell and Mikey Day.
According to a recent report, Archie Yates will be starring in the movie. He will not play another version of Kevin McCallister. Instead, he’ll be a new character in a similar predicament as Kevin.
Yates co-starred in the recent film ‘Jojo Rabbit‘ and he was pretty funny in the movie, so I’m happy with that casting decision, even if I’m unhappy with the idea of a reboot.
Ellie Kemper and Rob Delaney are also set to star, but their roles are unknown at this time.
Though originally thought to be Yates’ parents, sources now say Kemper and Delaney will be playing someone else in the film, possibly another couple not related to Yates.
If you’ve been following our little site here, then you might know I’m a huge fan of Jesse Plemons. I’ll watch anything he’s in. He was great in Breaking Bad, Game Night, Black Mirror, Fargo and the very underrated film, Other People.
So when I heard he was starring in an upcoming horror flick produced by Guillermo del Toro, well, I was pretty excited.
The film, ‘Antlers‘ stars Plemons, Keri Russell, and Jeremy T. Thomas. Russell plays a teacher in a small town and Plemons plays her brother, who just so happens to be the sheriff.
Together, they “discover that a young student (Jeremy T. Thomas) is harboring a dangerous secret with frightening consequences.”
All the trailers have looked super creepy, and this final trailer is no different.
‘Antlers’ is expected to hit theaters April 17, 2020. Check out the final trailer below…
The ‘Ghostbusters‘ franchise is continuing, even after the failed all-female Ghostbusters reboot in 2016. Although, I guess it’s not fair to say “failed” since it still made nearly $230 million. The reaction was simply lukewarm though.
Columbia Pictures/Sony are hoping for a better outcome with this upcoming ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife‘ film, which is supposedly a direct sequel to the original Ghostbusters films.
Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd,Ernie Hudson and Sigourney Weaver will reprise their roles. They’ll be joined by Paul Rudd, Finn Wolfhard and Carrie Coon.
The teaser, released Monday morning, follows a broke, young mom (played by “The Sinner” star Carrie Coon, 38) and her two kids (“Stranger Things” star Finn Wolfhard, 16, and “Fuller House” actress Mckenna Grace, 13), who flee to Oklahoma to start a new life with help from a notable ancestor.
‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ will hit theaters July 10, 2020. Check out the trailer below…
Ryan Reynolds is known for his rather unique marketing techniques. We saw a handful of clever promotions for the ‘Deadpool’ films, and now we’re seeing the same thing for the upcoming comedy Free Guy.
The movie, which was directed by Shawn Levy, follows Reynolds as ‘Guy’, a bank teller who learns he’s a non-player character (NPC) in a violent open-world video game.
In addition to Reynolds, Free Guy stars Lil Rel Howery, Joe Keery and Jodie Comer.
The movie sounds entertaining as hell. A trailer is expected to drop tomorrow, and to promote the trailer, the cast released the hilarious video you see below.
In the clip, Reynolds tries to sell items from Guy’s wardrobe, joking that all Disney films need to sell merchandise. The movie is being distributed by 20th Century Fox, which means it’s owned partly by Disney.
It looks like (at least from this short clip) that the cast has great chemistry, which could be a good sign for the movie.