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‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Tops International Box Office With China Debut

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Spy spoof “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” has led the international box office with $48.7 million this weekend — most of that coming from an impressive $40.3 million launch in China.

Fox’s sequel to 2015’s “Kingsman: The Secret Service” is playing in 62 markets abroad and has now topped $250 million worldwide, including $35 million in South Korea and $30 million in the U.K. The original grossed $286 million two years ago in overseas markets.

The action comedy was directed by Matthew Vaughn and stars Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, and Taron Egerton. In China, the opening weekend led that market and was 73% ahead of “Kingsman: The Secret Service.”

With $95 million in the U.S. after five weeks, “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” is nearing $350 million worldwide. The original wound up with a worldwide total of $415 million.

Warner Bros.Geostorm,” starring Gerard Butler, is finishing in second place with $36.4 million at 13,000 screens with first-place finishes in 36 territories to lift its international total to $49 million. South Korea was »


- Dave McNary

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‘Get Out’ Director Jordan Peele On Divisiveness, Black Identity & The “White Savior”

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When the teaser trailers for Jordan Peele’s Get Out first came out, question marks hovered over its mysterious plot points. Fortunately, keeping the narrative about the stylized take on the victimization of black people and “the sunken place” close to its chest paid off enough to pique the interest of audiences to earn over $250 million at the global box office to date. At the Film Independent Forum on Sunday, Peele stepped out on the stage for the keynote conversation to… »


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‘Only the Brave’ and 2 More Bomb, Tyler Perry’s ‘Boo 2’ Will Break Even: It’s Another Troubling Box-Office Weekend

3 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Geostorm,” “Only the Brave,” “The Snowman” — it’s another in a series of terrible box-office weekends. Last year, the same weekend saw three new releases gross a total of $65 million; this year, four new releases totaled $44 million. “Boo 2: A Madea Halloween” performed best, but at the lower end of expectations.

This is a performance that might be expected in January, the dumping ground for loser films. But October is the month where we’ve seen films like “Gravity,” “Gone Girl,” and “The Martian” thrive.

Is it a crisis yet? It’s clear there’s still an audience when a September release like “It” can hit $320 million domestic so far. However, it’s clear that even franchise fans are unreliable.

Read More:‘Geostorm’ Review: Brace for Category 5 CGI Boredom

With a $22 million opening weekend and a $25 million budget, “Boo 2!” could break even: Figure less than $30 million in marketing/distribution costs, »


- Tom Brueggemann

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‘Blade Runner 2049’ Is Disappearing From Theaters More Quickly Than Expected

5 hours ago | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Blade Runner 2049” isn’t long for this world — at least not in theaters. The would-be blockbuster of the season continues to struggle at the box office, taking in just $7.1 million in its third weekend, which saw the number of theaters it was playing in drop by 855; “It,” meanwhile, only saw its theater count drop by 616 despite opening a month earlier.

Read More:‘Blade Runner 2049’ Was Never Going to Be a Blockbuster, But It Can Become Something Cooler: a Cult Classic

The film has now made a total of $194 million worldwide, which would be better news if it hadn’t come with a hefty price tag of $150 million. Denis Villeneuve’s long-awaited sequel, which takes place 30 years after Ridley Scott’s sci-fi benchmark, was expected to make some $50 million during its opening weekend but only took in $32 million — well below even the most conservative forecasts. That’s in spite »


- Michael Nordine

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Tyler Perry's 'Boo 2!' Tops Weekend While Fellow Newcomers Struggle All Around

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As expected, Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween topped the weekend box office becoming the seventh of eight Madea films to open over $20 million. Meanwhile, it was rough going for the weekend's four other new wide releases as Geostorm, Only the Brave and The Snowman essentially bombed while Pure Flix's Same Kind of Different as Me failed to meet the low end of expectations after strong group sales on opening day. Overall, the top twelve generated just $81.3 million, over $30 million less than the same weekend last year as October is currently pacing ~13% behind last year. With an estimated $21.65 million, Boo 2! finished atop the weekend box office while falling nearly $7 million short of the original's opening one year ago. The film did receive an "A-" CinemaScore from opening day audiences, just a notch below the original Boo!'s "A" and it will be interesting to see what kind of run Boo 2! can leg out. »


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‘The Killing Of A Sacred Deer’ Slays Weekend; Doc ‘Jane’ Bows Solid – Specialty Box Office

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A24's The Killing Of A Sacred Deer sailed to the top the Specialty box office in its debut, grossing over $114K in four theaters in another crowded weekend of newcomers. There were over a dozen new limited releases this weekend, though not all reported numbers as of Sunday morning. Brett Morgen's latest documentary Jane about famed primatologist Jane Goodall opened strong in three locations, grossing $55,712. On its heels was Amazon Studios/Roadside Attractions Wonderstruc… »


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Early ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Box Office Projections Call for Over $200 Million Opening Weekend

7 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

When Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit theaters in December of 2015, it shattered tons of box office records, including setting the opening weekend high with $247 million and riding a wave that raked in over $2 billion at the worldwide box office. Will Star Wars: The Last Jedi end up breaking as many records? […]

The post Early ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Box Office Projections Call for Over $200 Million Opening Weekend appeared first on /Film. »


- Ethan Anderton

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Director Brett Morgen on ‘Jane’ and Directing the Pilot of Marvel’s ‘Runaways’

7 hours ago | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

From director Brett Morgen (Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, The Kid Stays in the Picture), the remarkable documentary Jane tells the story of Jane Goodall, a trailblazer who became one of the world’s most admired conversationists, through never-before-seen footage from the National Geographic archives. Her chimpanzee research not only discovered fascinating aspects of their life and behavior, never before known, but it taught us so much about our own similarities and differences with them. During the film’s Los Angeles press day, filmmaker Brett Morgen got on the phone with Collider to talk about how this documentary … »


- Christina Radish

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‘Doctor Who’ Full Cast and Premiere Date Announced With a Photo of the Ensemble

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BBC America has announced the full cast for the latest iteration of “Doctor Who,” which stars Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor. Joining the first-ever female doctor will be Bradley Walsh as Graham, Tosin Cole as Ryan, and Mandip Gill as Yasmin; all are new additions to the cast. In addition, Sharon D. Clarke will have a recurring role.

Read More:Benedict Cumberbatch Doesn’t Understand Why ‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Sherlock’ Can’t Have a Female Hero

Chris Chibnall (“Broadchurch”) serves as the head writer and executive producer of “Doctor Who,” which will come back for a 10-week run of 50-minute episodes next fall. “The new Doctor is going to need new friends. We’re thrilled to welcome Mandip, Tosin and Bradley to the Doctor Who family,” says Chibnall in a statement.

“They’re three of Britain’s brightest talents and we can’t wait to see them dive into »


- Michael Nordine

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‘Kingsman’ Tops $250M Overseas On $40M China Bow; ‘It’s At $650M+ Ww; ‘DM3’ Catches ‘Dory’ – International Box Office

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Update, Writethru: Two weeks before Thor: Ragnarok comes hammering into China, Kingsman: The Golden Circle suited up in the Middle Kingdom on Friday, bowing to a stylish $40.3M. In a total 61 markets this frame, the Fox/Marv Films title added $48.7M, thrusting it back to the top spot on the international box office chart. The Matthew Vaughn-helmed sequel now has an offshore cume of $250.3M, 34% bigger than Kingsman: The Secret Service in the same group of markets and at… »


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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Director James Gunn Says He Knows At Least 15 Women Who’ve Been Accosted by James Toback

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Following today’s Los Angeles Times report on 38 women accusing James Toback of sexual harassment, “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn has written a lengthy Facebook post saying he’s “personally met at least Fifteen Women, probably more, who say that he’s accosted them.” That includes three women Gunn has dated, two of his close friends, and even a family member.

Read More:James Toback Accused of Sexual Harassment by Nearly 40 Women

“It’s important to say, I don’t have any firsthand information about any of this,” writes Gunn. “But the stories are so eerily similar, and I’ve heard them again and again from some of the people I trust most in the world, I know the chances of them being untrue… well, it would just be impossible.” The report on Toback, whose films include “The Gambler” and “The Pick-up Artist,” follows the accounts of dozens »


- Michael Nordine

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‘The Snowman’ Isn’t Very Good, but These Other Movies Set in the Snow Are

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Don’t let the thriller’s icy reception distract you from the fact that plenty of good movies have been set in the snow.

Related stories'The Snowman' Director Knows Why Critics Hate His Movie: He Didn't Shoot the Whole Script'The Snowman' Review: Michael Fassbender's Detective Can't Solve This Scandinavian Adaptation's Laughable Missteps'The Snowman' Trailer: Michael Fassbender and 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy' Director Solve A Gripping Mystery »


- Michael Nordine

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‘Too Funny to Fail’ Trailer: Hulu Documentary Digs into ‘The Dana Carvey Show’

3 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Dana Carvey was once one of the most popular cast members on Saturday Night Live. He star had risen so high that after leaving the late night sketch series that he launched his own self-titled primetime sketch comedy series on network television. So why did it fail? A new Hulu documentary called Too Funny to […]

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- Ethan Anderton

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‘Guardians’ Director James Gunn Warned Women About James Toback: “I Couldn’t Stop Him”

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Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn says he’s been warning people about James Toback for more than 20 years. “I couldn’t stop him,” Gunn writes, “but I could warn people about him.” In a lengthy, blunt Facebook post today – tweeted by Gunn with the message “Why I’ve despised James Toback for over 20 years” – the Guardians writer/director says that when he lived in New York City during the 1990s, he personally met 15 women claiming to have been “accosted” by… »


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5 Insane Creature Effects From the Legendary Career of Rick Baker

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Note: We're full steam ahead on Collider's Halloween month! This week is all about movie monsters. In the spirit of the monster mash took a look at the best monsters in movie history, the best vampire movies, best zombie movies, best werewolf movies, and a few evil doll movies that are actually scary. Today, we're wrapping up monster week with a look at one of the effects artists who set the standard for bringing believable monsters to life on screen. When it comes to practical monster effects, Rick Baker is still the guy who set the standard. … »

- Haleigh Foutch

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Theme Park Bits – The NBA Experience at Disney World, ‘Hunger Games’ Land in Dubai, Pixar Comes to DisneySea

4 hours ago | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

In this edition of Theme Park Bits: Get a look at concept art for Disney World’s upcoming NBA-themed game complex. See video of Motiongate Dubai’s Hunger Games land and Ghostbusters ride. Tokyo DisneySea is getting in on the Pixar action with a new seasonal event. Hong Kong Disneyland has broken ground on its multi-year expansion. SeaWorld […]

The post Theme Park Bits – The NBA Experience at Disney World, ‘Hunger Games’ Land in Dubai, Pixar Comes to DisneySea appeared first on /Film. »

- Joshua Meyer

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‘Madea Halloween’ Scares Away ‘The Snowman’ & ‘Geostorm’ [Box Office]

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‘Tis the season of Halloween which means a lot of shabby horror and spooky movies tend to scare up money at the box office. It also means it’s time for Tyler Perry to do his critic-proof thing with “Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween.” Perry’s audience is a perennial staple and they turn up to any of his movies, Halloween related or not. In just over ten years, the Perry phenomenon, seventeen writer/director projects, have grossed $838 million domestically.

Continue reading ‘Madea Halloween’ Scares Away ‘The Snowman’ & ‘Geostorm’ [Box Office] at The Playlist. »

- Rodrigo Perez

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‘Psycho’: The Iconic Shower Scene Gets Dissected by Janet Leigh’s Body Double — Watch

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Not a lot of movie scenes are so famous that entire documentaries are made about them, but not a lot of scenes are like the shower sequence in “Psycho.” One of the most iconic moments in all of cinema gets analyzed in Alexandre O. Philippe’s “78/52,” the title of which refers to the number of setups (78) and cuts (52) it features. Among the interviewees in that documentary is Marli Renfro, who served as Janet Leigh’s body double.

Read More:’78/52′ Trailer: Riveting ‘Psycho’ Documentary Deconstructs Alfred Hitchcock’s Shower Scene — Watch

“I usually tell people that I’m not famous, but I did something famous,” Renfro says in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly. Renfro, who began as a pin-up model before transitioning into acting, recalls disrobing for both Alfred Hitchcock and Leigh herself (“our bodies were very similar — that’s the reason that I got hired”) as well as the »


- Michael Nordine

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‘The Killing of a Sacred Deer,’ ‘Wonderstruck,’ and ‘Jane’ Lead Weak Specialty Box Office

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At this point during the prime fall awards season (“Moonlight” opened one year ago), the arthouse box office should be humming along. It’s not. This weekend, Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” (A24) and the documentary “Jane” (National Geographic/Abramorama) showed credible initial results, while the anticipated opening of Todd Haynes’ “Wonderstruck” (Roadside Attractions) fell shy of expectations.

These three films are catching attention ahead of a glut of upcoming biopics, which can be hit or miss. While “Victoria & Abdul” (Focus) continues to be the biggest success of the season so far, and “Loving Vincent” (Good Deed) is an arthouse sleeper, middling performer “Battle of the Sexes” (Fox Searchlight) failed to reach hoped-for heights. The next round comes in the face of widespread audience disinterest for such true stories as “Goodbye Christopher Robin” (Fox Searchlight), “Marshall” (Open Road) and “Professor Marston and the Wonder Woman” (Annapurna).

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- Tom Brueggemann

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‘The Simpsons’ New Treehouse of Terror Reveals First Preview and Fxx Marathon Schedule

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Tonight brings the latest installment of “Treehouse of Horror,” the ongoing Halloween-themed episodes of The Simpsons that air around the spooky holiday every single season. Fox has released a new preview of their Sunday night programming block, including our first glimpse at “Treehouse of Horror Xxviii.” As we heard previously, the episode will have a […]

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- Ethan Anderton

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