The 89th Academy Awards ceremony last night was capped off by a shocking twist ending. La La Land [A7PLAL] was mistakenly named Best Picture before Moonlight [A7PMON] was revealed as the real winner due to a screw-up with the envelope. The fiasco overshadowed a major upset in the Best Picture category. La La Land had been the prohibitive favorite by everyone including the trading results on the AwardOptions of the Oscar nominees on the Hollywood Stock Exchange.
HSX did correctly named...Read more »
Warner Bros. has unleashed the final trailer for the action adventure Kong: Skull Island [SKULN]. Set in the 1970s during the Vietnam War, a scientific expedition heads an uncharted island where ancient monsters from the depths of earth have been awakened. The mighty ape turns out to be mankind's savior. Kong: Skull Island opens on March 10th.
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Produced for just $5 million before prints & advertising, the thriller Get Out [GETOU] broke out with an estimated $30.5 million to top the weekend box office. Universally acclaimed by every critic, the racially theme film attracted an audience that was 39% African-American and 36% White.
The LEGO Batman [LBATM] slipped to second place with $19.0 million. The animated spin-off has banked $133.0 million.
John Wick: Chapter 2 [WICK2] finished third at $9.0 million to bring its total to...Read more »
Blumhouse and Universal have their second breakout hit of 2017 with the R-rated psychological thriller Get Out [GETOU] from writer-director Jordan Peele [JPEEL]. Daniel Kaluuya [DKALU] stars as a man visiting his girlfriend’s family for the first time and encounters racial tension that may be far more sinister. Get Out currently has a perfect RottenTomatoes score of 100% from critics. Much like Split, positive buzz has been spreading from those who have already seen the film in early...Read more »
STX has released the domestic trailer for the British dramedy Their Finest [TFHAH] set during World War II. Gemma Arterton [GARTE], Sam Claflin [SCLAF], and Bill Nighy [BNIGH] star as filmmakers who are brought together to create a propaganda movie in order to lift their nation's spirits during its darkest hours. Directed by Lone Scherfig, Their Finest begins its limited release on April 7th.
With London emptied of its men now fighting at the Front, Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton) is hired...Read more »
Fox has revealed the teaser for the reboot of the family film franchise Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul [WIMP4] based on the Jeff Kinney book series. The Heffley family take a road trip to attend Meemaw’s 90th birthday party.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul arrives in theaters on May 19th
Fox has uploaded the official prologue to the sci-fi prequel/sequel Alien: Covenant [PRME2], which introduces the crew abroad the colonization ship Convenant as they gather for a final meal before entering cryosleep on its way to a remote planet. Michael Fassbender [MFASS] plays an android of the same model that appeared in Prometheus. Alien: Covenant lands in theaters May 19th.Read more »
Warner Bros. has released a new trailer for the fantasy King Arthur: Legend of the Sword [KARTH]. Charlie Hunnam [CHUNN] stars as the rightful heir to the throne who must rise from the streets to seize the Excalibur and take back the crown from his uncle who had his father murdered. Directed by Guy Ritchie [GRITC], King Arthur: Legend of the Sword opens on May 12th.
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The three new offerings for the Presidents Day holiday fizzled as The LEGO Batman Movie [LBATM] held the top spot with $42.5 million over the 4-day weekend. The animated film has amassed $107.1 million.
50 Shades Darker [50SH2] also remained in second place at $23.3 million. The romance sequel has whipped up nearly $92.0 million.
The Great Wall [GRTWL] debuted at the third position with $21.7 million over the long weekend. The fantasy set in medieval China attracted an audience that...Read more »
Three new films open on the Presidents Day holiday weekend, but none shall knock off The LEGO Batman Movie [LBATM] from its perch. The animated family film could pile up another $42.0 million over the 4-day period.
With Valentine’s Day falling this past Tuesday, Fifty Shades Darker [50SH2] will enjoy better legs than Fifty Shades of Grey, which was fronloaded by the combination of Valentine’s Day and Presidents Day on the same weekend two years ago. Fifty Shades Darker could steam up...Read more »