Three new films enter the box office fray, but none will dethrone Beauty and the Beast [BTATB]. The live-action remake is likely to be frontloaded by fans of the animated classic during its record-setting debut. Beauty and the Beast may drop more than 50% in its second weekend to $85 million.
Saban reboots Power Rangers [MMPR] from the long-running children’s TV series "Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers", which last appeared in theaters in 1997. Modern CG special effects have replaced the...Read more »
Fox Searchlight has released the redband trailer for the drama Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri [3BOEM] directed by Martin McDonagh (In Bruges).
After months have passed without a culprit in her daughter’s murder case, Mildred Hayes (Frances McDormand [FMCDO]) makes a bold move, painting three signs leading into her town with a controversial message directed at William Willoughby (Woody Harrelson [WHARR]), the town's revered chief of police. When his second-in-command Officer...Read more »
Paramount has uploaded a five-minute extended scene from the sci-fi film Ghost in the Shell [GSHEL] adapted from the Japanese anime/manga series. Scarlett Johansson's cyborg Major takes on cybernetics-enhanced humans as well as geisha robots. The film appears to have taken inspration not just from the 1995 film, but from the sequel Innocence and TV series Stand Alone Complex. Ghost in the Shell boots up on March 31st.
Here's the original scene from the 1995 animated film:
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DreamWorks Animation has released the trailer for Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie [CUNDP] based on bestselling book series. Kevin Hart [KHART] and Thomas Middleditch [TMIDD] voices two pranksters who hypnotize their elementary school principal, voiced by Ed Helms [EHELM], into their comic book superhero named Captain Underpants, who doesn't actually have any superpowers. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie lands in theaters on June 2nd.Read more »
Paramount has unveiled the full-length trailer for the action comedy Baywatch [BAYWT] based on the hit TV series. Dwayne Johnson [TROCK] stars as Head lifeguard Mitch Buchannon who is force to take in a new recruit, an former Olympics swimmer, played by Zac Efron [ZEFRO]. Together, they go uncover to bust a local drug ring. Baywatch opens on May 26th.
Fox Searchlight has revealed the domestic trailer for the drama My Cousin Rachel [MCRAC]. Sam Claflin [SCLAF] stars as a Englishman who believes that his guardian was murdered by his cousin, played by Rachel Weisz [RWEIS]. He plots his revenge against her, but then finds himself falling for her. My Cousin Rachel opens in theaters on June 9th.
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Setting a new opening weekend box office record for the month of March, Beauty and the Beast [BTATB] belted out an estimated $170.0 million. Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice held the previous mark of $166.0 million. The musical also became the highest grossing PG-rated opener as well as the seventh best debut of all times. Beauty and the Beast drew an audience that was 60% female and 52% under the age of 25.
After one week at the top, Kong: Skull Island [SKULN] took second with...Read more »
After successfully remaking Cinderella and The Jungle Book into live-action blockbusters, Disney turns to its crown jewel Beauty and the Beast [BTATB]. The 1991 classic is the only animated film to secure a Best Picture nomination when there were only five nominees. Its $145 million box office total would be equivalent to $300 million today. A 3D re-release in 2012 brought in another $47.6 million. Emma Watson [EMWAT] stars as the heroine, while a host of famous actors round out the...Read more »
Paramount has unleashed the trailer for the sequel Transformers: The Last Knight [TFRM5] which first aired during the Kid's Choice Award. Isabela Moner takes the lead on the fifth film in the franchise while Mark Wahlberg [MWAHL] returns from previous installment Age of Extinction. Transformers: The Last Knight lands in theaters on June 23rd.
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Less than a month after revealing the teaser, Fox has released the full-length trailer for Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul [WIMP4]. Based on the 9th book in the series, the reboot finds the Heffley family on a road trip that veers off course. Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul arrives in theaters on May 19th.
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