Fox has unleashed the first trailer for the comedy Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates [MDNWD]. Zac Efron [ZEFRO] and Adam Devine [ADEVI] star as two hard-partying brothers who are forced by their parents to find respectable dates for their sister's wedding in Hawaii. They decide to place an online ad only to find an opportunistic duo, played Anna Kendrick [AKEND] and Aubrey Plaza [APLAZ], who are even wilder and crazier than they are. Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates walks down the aisle on...Read more »
Walt Disney has unveiled the full-length trailer for their "live-action" remake of their animated classic The Jungle Book [JNGLB] based on Rudyard Kipling’s stories about Mowgli, a child who's been raised by a family of wolves. Directed by Jon Favreau [JFAVR], The Jungle Book strolls into theaters on April 15th.
Mowgli finds he is no longer welcome in the jungle when fearsome tiger Shere Khan (voice of Idris Elba), who bears the scars of Man, promises to eliminate what he sees as a...Read more »
Universal has premiered the first look Super Bowl ad for the spy actioner Jason Bourne [BORN5] starring Matt Damon [MDAMO] in his return as the fugitive, former CIA assassin. Directed once again by Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy and The Bourne Ultimatum), Jason Bourne returns to theaters on July 29th.
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Moviegoers weren't impressed with the studio counterprogramming against the Super Bowl this weekend as Kung Fu Panda 3 [PAND3] fell 49% from its debut but still held first place with an estimated $21.0 million. The threequel has ate $69.1 million.
Hail, Caesar! [HAILC] performed the best among the new releases with $11.4 million for second place.
The Revenant [REVEN.BW] took third with $7.1 million, bringing its total to $149.7 million. Star Wars: The Force Awakens [STAR7.BW] followed...Read more »
Super Bowl weekend brings three new wide releases targeted primarily at non-football fans. However, none will unseat Kung Fu Panda 3 [PAND3] from the top spot. The sequel did not open as highly as previous installments, which could mean longer legs. Kung Fu Panda 3 may be able to hold around 55% of its opening for another $23 million.
The Coen brothers [COEN] directed the screwball comedy Hail, Caesar! [HAILC] featuring George Clooney [GCLOO], Channing Tatum [CTATU] and Scarlett...Read more »
Fox Searchlight has uploaded the full-length trailer for the drama Demolition [DMOLT] directed by Jean-Marc Vallee (The Dallas Buyers Club).
Davis (Jake Gyllenhaal [JGYLL]), a successful investment banker, struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. Despite pressure from his father in law Phil (Chris Cooper [CCOOP]) to pull it together, Davis continues to unravel. What starts as a complaint letter to a vending machine company turns into a series of letters revealing startling...Read more »
Warner Bros. has unveiled the trailer for the British romance Me Before You [MBFYU] starring Emilia Clarke [ECLAR] and Sam Claflin [SCLAF]. Based on the Jojo Moyes novel, Me Before You lands in theaters on June 3rd.
Louisa “Lou” Clark (Clarke) lives in a quaint town in the English countryside. With no clear direction in her life, the quirky and creative 26-year-old goes from one job to the next in order to help her tight-knit family make ends meet. Her normally cheery outlook is put to...Read more »
Although it debuted less than its two predecessors, Kung Fu Panda 3 [PAND3] still dominated in fist place with an estimated $41.0 million. While the release date may have benefited China, late January is still winter with children still in school in America. The audience was 56% female and 58% under 25.
The Revenant [REVEN] slipped to second place with $12.4 million. The western has stored $138.2 million.
The Finest Hours [FINHR] tallied $10.8 million to debut in third place. The...Read more »
DreamWorks Animation revisits one of their more successful franchises with Kung Fu Panda 3 [PAND3]. The original opened to $60.2 million in June of 2008, while the sequel grossed $60.9 million over the 4-day Memorial weekend of 2011. Jack Black [JBLAC] reprises his role as the title character who meets his kin, including his father and sister, voiced respectively by Bryan Cranston [BCRAN] and Kate Hudson [KHUDS]. Advance ticket sales are pacing ahead of DreamWorks’ last movie Home, which...Read more »
EuropaCorp has released the teaser trailer for the comedy Nine Lives [9LIVS] on Apple. Barry Sonnenfeld [BSONN] directed the film, which opens in theaters on August th.
Tom Brand (Kevin Spacey [KSPAC]) is a daredevil billionaire at the top of his game. His company is nearing completion on the tallest skyscraper in the northern hemisphere. But Tom's workaholic lifestyle has disconnected him from his family, particularly his wife Lara (Jennifer Garner [JEGAR]) and daughter Rebecca...Read more »