The Hunger Games movies are more than capable of standing on their own merits, but great movies don’t automatically equal great success. A good movie isn’t always good enough — you have to have a smart distributor that knows how to build awareness and embrace the existing fan base, while also luring in new fans.
There aren’t very many franchises that pull… Continue reading 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay' Producer and Director Talk the Movie's Secret Behind-the-Scenes Weapon
It’s kind of unbelievable that after just three films, The Hunger Games franchise can already be talked about in the same conversations as other megafranchises like Harry Potter, James Bond and the Lord of the Rings. When the latest movie, Mockingjay – Part 1, opens this weekend, it’s poised to have the best opening weekend of 2014, beating the likes of Captain America
Here’s your estimated 3-day box office returns (new releases bolded):
1. Think Like a Man Too – $ 30.0 million ($ 30.0 million total)
2. 22 Jump Street – $ 29.0 million ($ 111.4 million total)
3. How to Train Your Dragon 2 – $ 25.0 million ($ 95.1 million total)
4. Jersey Boys – $ 13.5 million ($ 13.5 million total)
5. Maleficent -
Ready for Chelsea Anytime?
Netflix announced Thursday morning that Chelsea Handler has signed a “groundbreaking,” multi-tiered deal with the streaming service, which includes a standup special, four “docu-comedy specials”—and, most importantly, “the first-ever talk show for the global on-demand generation,” which is set to premiere in 2016.
Details about the new show—including its name—are scarce for now, though a release notes that it will feature an “updated format,” as well… Continue reading Chelsea Handler to host new talk show on Netflix
While speaking with filmmakers Chris Miller and Phil Lord, one thing was unmistakable: these guys were really, really tired.
The duo, who created the beloved (albeit short lived) MTV animated series Clone High went on to become one of the most in-demand directing teams in the business, helming Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, surprise smash 21 Jump Street and The Lego Movie and this week’s… Continue reading The Directors of '22 Jump Street' and 'The Lego Movie' Talk About Breaking the Sequel Mold, 'Ghostbusters 3' and More