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'Kingsman 2' Finishes #1 as September Grosses Near Record High
The weekend's new releases fell shy of Mojo's weekend forecast, but Kingsman: The Golden Circle still managed to debut larger than the original, finishing in the #1 spot. Unfortunately, The Lego Ninjago Film fell well short of expectations as did Friend Request, which delivered a mere $2.4 million opening. There were, however, some bright spots among limited release titles as Battle of the Sexes and Victoria and Abdul delivered strong opening results as September's calendar grosses continue to pace toward record heights. Topping the box office was Fox's Kingsman: The Golden Circle, delivering an estimated $39 million from 4,003 theaters. The opening improves on the $36.2 million opening for the first film, but the film's performance over the next couple of weeks will tell the true story. The first Kingsman turned its $36 million debut into a $128 million domestic run, a 3.54x multiplier. Should Golden Circle follow suit we're talking about a $138+ million domestic run, which »
- Brad Brevet <firstname.lastname@example.org>
‘Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them’ Sequel Adds David Sakurai
Exclusive: Danish-Japanese actor David Sakurai is set for Warner Bros’ Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them sequel, the second film in J.K. Rowling's five picture Harry Potter prequel series. David Yates is at the helm once again, along with star Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander, Johnny Depp as dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald, and franchise newcomer Jude Law as a young Albus Dumbledore. The film opens in 1927, a few months after magizoologist Scamander helped to unveil… »
Meghan Markle’s Ex-Husband Trevor Engelson Developing Show About Being Left For A Royal
Meghan Markle’s ex-husband, Trevor Engelson, is apparently using his real life as inspiration. Fox gave a put pilot commitment to a new half-hour single-camera comedy written and executive produced by Danny Zuker and produced by Melvin Mar, Jake Kasdan, Christine Gernon, Dan Farah and Engelson, Et confirms. As first reported by Deadline, the show’s logline is as follows: “Divorce […] »
- Brent Furdyk
‘Orville’ Ratings Fall To Earth Without NFL Lead-In, ‘Zoo’ Finale Down From 2016
In what is the calm before the storm of fall premieres that will hit the small screen next week, Thursday saw a demo win for Fox as Gotham (1.0/4) returned and The Orville (1.1/4) debuted in its regular slot. Moving from its long-held Monday perch to Thursday, the fourth season of the Batman backstory series opened down double digits from its Season 3 opener of September 19, 2016. Declining 17% among adults 18-49 from the fast affiliates of last year's debut, Gotham was… »
'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Wraps Post-Production, Says Rian Johnson
22 September 2017 11:51 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Star Wars is over. Or, at least, the latest episode is.
Accompanying a shot of the post-production team on the movie, Johnson wrote, "Aaaand that's a wrap on the hardest working post production team in the galaxy. Going to miss sitting in dark rooms with these goobers."
It's also a wrap of Johnson sharing Instagram teases of the post-production process on the movie, which have included shots of explosions, space bears »
- Graeme McMillan
Vice Principals Recap: The Gamby Way
Neal Gamby and Lee Russell aren’t heroes. »
- Karen Han
China's Censors Pull Revered Director's Film Days Before Release, Outraging Industry
Youth, the seventeenth film from renowned Chinese filmmaker Feng Xiaogang, had been billed as a possible commercial and critical return to form. But a sudden heavy-handed censorship decision may have just laid such hopes to waste.
A sweeping period drama set during the upheavals of 1970s China, the film was well received at its world premiere during the Toronto International Film Festival earlier this month, with critics praising its balance between the Feng's auteurist and crowd-pleasing impulses — traits that once earned him the nickname of "China's Spielberg." Commercial prospects for Beijing studio Huayi Brothers, the film's lead producer »
- Patrick Brzeski
Madison Avenue Tries to Latch to CBS’ ‘Star Trek’ Before It Streams
Advertisers took on a quick-hit mission Sunday night, boldly going to sponsor a TV program on CBS that is not supposed to appear on traditional TV after the end of this evening’s broadcast.
A bevy of technology and pharmaceutical firms aligned themselves with the debut of “Star Trek: Discovery” Sunday evening on CBS, even though the company has vowed that it will only show the premiere episode on broadcast TV and let the rest of the season stream only on its “CBS All Access” subscription on-demand service.
Apple, Amazon, Ibm, Motorola, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and Samsung were among the sellers of gadgets and hot tech supporting the show – along with the network broadcasting the program. CBS ran four different promos urging viewers interested in seeing the series’ second episode (and the rest of the season) to subscribe to “All Access” immediately. Each promo appealed to different customers, who might use Apple, Amazon »
- Brian Steinberg
‘Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ Trailer Shows Dylan O’Brien Back on the Run (Video)
Dylan O’Brien’s Thomas is back on the run — and firing guns and leaping between moving vehicles — in the action-packed trailer for next year’s “Maze Runner: The Death Cure.” Director Wes Ball’s final installment in the adaptation of James Dashner’s best-selling Ya sci-fi series was delayed for more than a year by the on-set injury of “Teen Wolf” star O’Brien while shooting a stunt in March 2016. In the epic finale to the “Maze Runner” saga, Thomas leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet. To save their friends, they must break into the. »
- Thom Geier
Ray Donovan Recap: Confessions
The sky is blue, water is wet, and the Donovans are fighting. »
- Brian Tallerico
The Deuce Recap: Playing the Long Game
The opening of the Hi-Hat finally brings together this show’s loose collection of characters. »
- Vikram Murthi
'The Deuce' Recap: Movin' On Up
You don't take a walk on the wild side when you watch The Deuce. No, this show's journey through the seedy side of Seventies NYC is more like a leisurely stroll. Co-written by The Wire's David Simon and The Night Of's Richard Price and directed by James Franco himself, this week's episode – “The Principle Is All" – draws strength from that slow and steady rhythm. On paper, it's not really doing anything different than its predecessors: Vinnie, Candy, Lori and Abby all continue their respective learning curves as they »
Could Trump’s New Travel Ban Affect the Oscar Race Again?
President Trump’s original travel ban arguably helped Asghar Farhadi’s “The Salesman” win the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film in February, but don’t expect his newly announced ban to have much effect on the current awards race. That’s because most of the countries on the new list don’t have significant film industries and rarely, if ever, participate in the awards contest. The two that do participate and have announced Oscar entries this year, Iran and Venezuela, are not considered among the top contenders at the moment. Last year, Iran submitted “The Salesman,” which had »
- Steve Pond
Maze Runner: The Death Cure Trailer: Dylan O’Brien Returns to Save the World
It would be a really good cure to have. No pressure. If you can find it, great. »
- Halle Kiefer
Trump White House Announces New Travel Restrictions
The White House announced Sunday that enhanced national security measures and an expanded travel ban will now include people from Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen “We cannot afford to continue the failed policies of the past, which present an unacceptable danger to our country,” President Donald Trump said in the statement that was released Sunday night. “My highest obligation is to ensure the safety and security of the American people, and in issuing this new travel order, I am fulfilling that sacred obligation.” The travel restrictions vary by country and will be phased in rather than implemented. »
- Rosemary Rossi
Singapore Picks ‘Pop Aye’ for Foreign-Language Oscar Contention
Singapore has selected “Pop Aye” as its national contender for the Academy Awards foreign-language category. Directed by Kirsten Tan, the film won the world cinema dramatic special jury award at Sundance earlier this year.
Set entirely in Thailand, the film stars Thaneth Warakulnukroh as a down and out architect who is reunited with his childhood elephant. They embark on a road trip across the Thai countryside in search of their old home.
film has resonated with audiences both at home and internationally,” said Joachim Ng, director of the Singapore Film Commission.
The film has recently opened theatrically in Taiwan, after releases in North America, France, The Netherlands, Singapore and Thailand. On the festival circuit it will next screen in Zurich, London, Busan and Tokyo. »
- Patrick Frater
‘Star Trek: Discovery': 5 of Your Biggest Questions Answered
Major spoilers for “Star Trek: Discovery’s” first two episodes. “Star Trek: Discovery” always had a lot to live up to. It’s the first new “Star Trek” TV show in over a decade, so it has to be both a new take on the franchise and a tribute to the original series. There’s over 50 years of canonical history to pick and choose from, but how do you do it without outright copying a previous installment, especially when the J.J. Abrams films have been just that? As the flagship product for CBS All Access, the network’s new streaming service, »
- Carli Velocci
TV Review: ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ on CBS and CBS All Access
When Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green) first meets Captain Gabriel Lorca (Jason Isaacs), his room is dimly lit. He mutters something about an eye condition requiring low light, but, as with most of his statements, there appears to be information the captain is deliberately refusing to share.
Lorca’s lair is far from the only interior on “Star Trek: Discovery” that is shadowy. As Burnham frequently negotiates dark corridors and murky settings, one thing becomes clear: “Discovery” is trying, with some success, to convey that this is not your father’s “Star Trek.”
It might be your mother’s, if she is a fan of “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” which is widely considered to be the best of the “Trek” TV efforts. (To forestall nerd debates, yes, each Federation series has its merits, but “Deep Space Nine” and “The Next Generation” top most critics’ lists.)
The later seasons of “Deep Space Nine” depicted an array of conflicted »
- Maureen Ryan
Star Trek: Discovery Is a Stirring, Rare Work of Science Fiction
It stands tall alongside the best-regarded incarnations of the Trek franchise even as it raids elements from all of them. »
- Matt Zoller Seitz
'Maze Runner: The Death Cure': First Trailer Released for Final Film in Trilogy
20th Century Fox on Sunday night released the trailer for Maze Runner: The Death Cure, the third and final film in the Ya action-adventure franchise.
Dylan O'Brien returns as Thomas, who this time leads his group of escaped Gladers on their final and most dangerous mission yet.
To save their friends, they must break into the legendary Last City, a Wckd-controlled labyrinth that may turn out to be the deadliest maze of all. Anyone who makes it out alive will get answers to the questions the Gladers have been asking since they first arrived in the maze.
Wes Ball directed »
- THR Staff
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