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Box Score: Magnificent Seven and Storks underdeliver

Two new wide releases both opened below expectations as The Magnificent Seven [MAGN7] topped the weekend box office with an estimated $35.0 million.  The western remake drew an audience that was 56% male and 67% over the age of 25. 

Storks [STORK] debuted in second place with $21.8 million.  The animated film skewed towards families with young childen.

After two weeks at the top, Sully [SULLY] landed in third with $13.8 million.  The drama has banked $92.4 million. 

Bridget Jones's...

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By Antibody on Sunday, September 25, 2016 @ 10:48 AM        204 views




Whisper Numbers: The Magnificent Seven aims for September record

One of Hollywood’s most popular western ever, The Magnificent Seven [MAGN7] gets a modern remake from Sony and MGM. Denzel Washington [DWASH] leads a multi-cultural cast that’s sure to appeal to the multi-cultural make-up of moviegoers today. Washington hasn’t been on screen since The Equalizer opened to $34.1 million two years ago. His fans are eager for his return as advance ticket sales for the PG-13 rated western are pacing ahead of the R-rated The Equalizer. An old-fashioned western...

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By Box Office Whisperer on Thursday, September 22, 2016 @ 03:13 PM        448 views




First Look at Ghost in the Shell

Paramount has revealed five clips of the live-action adaptation of Ghost in the Shell [GSHEL] starring Scarlett Johansson [SJOHA] as Motoko Kusanagi the Major and Pilou Asbaek as Batou.  The 1995 anime classic has influenced countless sci-fi films, most prominently The Matrix.  Directed by Rupert Sanders, Ghost in the Shell arrives in theaters on March 31st.

 

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By Antibody on Thursday, September 22, 2016 @ 09:27 AM        569 views




First trailer for Fist Fight

Warner Bros. has debuted the teaser trailer for the comedy Fist Fight [FISTF] starring Ice Cube [ICUBE] and Charlie Day [CDAY], Tracy Morgan [TMORG] and Jillian Bell [JIBEL].  Fist Fight goes down in theaters on February 17th.


On the last day of the year, mild-mannered high school English teacher Andy Campbell (Day) is trying his best to keep it together amidst senior pranks, a dysfunctional administration and budget cuts that put jobs on the line. But things go from bad to worse...

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By Antibody on Thursday, September 22, 2016 @ 09:13 AM        436 views




New trailers for Bad Santa 2

Broad Green has uploaded the second redband and greenband trailers for the comedy sequel Bad Santa 2 [BSNT2] starring Billy Bob Thornton [BBTHO] as the foul-mouthed alcoholic thief and Santa impersonator Willie Soke.  Bad Santa 2 drops in theaters on November 23rd.

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By Antibody on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 @ 09:39 AM        413 views




First trailer for Smurfs: The Lost Village

Sony Animation has revealed the teaser trailer for the fully-animated Smurfs: The Lost Village [SMRF3].   The voice cast includes Demi Lovato as Smurfette, Joe Manganiello [JOMAN] as Hefty, Jack McBrayer as Clumsy and Danny Pudi as Brainy, with Rainn Wilsonn [RAWIL] as the voice of Gargamel.  Smurfs: The Lost Village opens in theaters on April 7th.

A mysterious map sets Smurfette and her best friends Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty on an exciting and thrilling race through the Forbidden Forest...

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By Antibody on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 @ 08:38 AM        263 views




First trailer for Passengers

Sony has unleashed the trailer for the sci-fi romance Passengers [PSSNG] starring Jennifer Lawrence [JLAWR] and Chris Pratt [CPRAT].  After spending years in development hell,  Passengers will finally reach theaters on December 21st.

Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt are two passengers onboard a spaceship transporting them to a new life on another planet. The trip takes a deadly turn when their hibernation pods mysteriously wake them 90 years before they reach their destination. As...

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By Antibody on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 @ 09:40 AM        496 views




Box Score: Sully not afraid of Blair Witch

As all the new arrivals underperform at the box office, Sully [SULLY] held on to the top spot with an estimated $22.0 million.  The drama declined 37% from its debut to bring its totatl to $70.5 million.

Blair Witch [WOODS] opened in second place with $9.7 million.  The true sequel to The Blair Witch Project drew an audience that was 56% male and 61% over the age of 25.

Bridget Jones's Baby [BJON3] grossed $8.2 million to debut at the third spot.   The romantic comedy sequel skewed 79%...

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By Antibody on Sunday, September 18, 2016 @ 10:24 AM        479 views




First trailer for Bastards

Warner Bros. has uploaded the trailer for the comedy Bastards [BASTR].  Ed Helms [EHELM] and Owen Wilson [OWILS] star as brothers who just learned that their mother, played by Glenn Close [GCLOS], lied to them about their father dying when they were young.  She had in fact slept with many men, including well-known celebrities, in her colorful past and doesn't know who is their real father(s).   The brothers set out on a road trip to track down the truth.  Bastards goes wide in theaters...

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By Antibody on Thursday, September 15, 2016 @ 04:45 PM        954 views




Whisper Numbers: Will Blair Witch scare Sully?

The Blair Witch Project shook up Hollywood in 1999 with its revolutionary viral marketing and launched the found footage horror sub-genre that ironically it didn’t capitalized on again until now, 17 years later. Lionsgate has return to the roots of viral marketing and found footage for Blair Witch [WOODS], a direct sequel to the events of the 1999 film. A group of college students venture into the same forest where the sister of one of them disappeared years ago. Even though The Blair...

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By Box Office Whisperer on Thursday, September 15, 2016 @ 03:16 PM        499 views




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