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New Directors/New Gigs: Paul Thomas Anderson is working on a live-action Pinocchio movie. Peter Berg will direct Mark Wahlberg again for Mile 22.
Franchise Fever: Top Gun 2 will be about drones. Tom Cruise once fired his Mission: Impossible insurance company. The next Spider-Man will be like a John Hughes movie. Guardians of the Galaxy 2 and Star Trek 3 revealed official titles. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice revealed more images. Deadpool also shared another… Continue reading Best of the Week: Paul Thomas Anderson Takes On a Fairy Tale, Exclusive 'Sicario' Loteria Cards and More
When Blade Runner opened 23 years ago this month, nobody expected it to be the phenomenon it’s become. Especially after its disappointing performance at the box office.
Yet here we are, anxiously awaiting a sequel to the sci-fi masterpiece with Harrison Ford returning, possibly opposite Ryan Gosling, with original director Ridley Scott producing and one of today’s most exciting filmmakers, Denis Villeneuve… Continue reading Watch a Version of 'Blade Runner' Made Up of Deleted Scenes and Alternate Takes
Here’s your estimated 3-day box office returns (new releases bolded):
1. The Divergent Series: Insurgent – $ 54.0 million ($ 54.0 million total)
2. Cinderella – $ 34.0 million ($ 122.0 million total)
3. Run All Night – $ 5.1 million ($ 19.7 million total)
4. The Gunman – $ 5.0 million ($ 5.0 million total)
5. Kingsman: The Secret
First, Katniss Everdeen trumped Star-Lord; now, Chris Kyle has taken down the Mockingjay.
“American Sniper” has officially surpassed “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ to become the highest-grossing movie of 2014, raking in $ 337.2 million at the domestic box office. While the majority of that money came from the film’s wide release in January 2015, its initial Christmas Day limited release date officially makes… Continue reading 'American Sniper' Takes Out 'Mockingjay' to Snag 2014 Box Office Crown
JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer
NEW YORK (AP) – “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water” finally unseated Clint Eastwood’s runaway hit “American Sniper” at the weekend box office, while a pair of high-priced fantasies flopped.
According to estimates Sunday, Paramount Pictures’ “SpongeBob Movie” earned $ 56 million, a huge debut for the animated Nickelodeon big-screen transfer. That finally pushed “American Sniper” off the top spot after a three-week… Continue reading Weekend Box Office: 'SpongeBob' Dethrones 'American Sniper,' Takes No. 1 Spot