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 »
Universal has set loose the full-length trailer for the animated The Secret Life of Pets [PETS] from Illumination. Louis C.K. [LCK] voices a dog who lives a charmed life until his owner brings home another dog, voiced by Eric Stonestreet. When they get taken away by the city's Animal Control, the other pets in the neighborhood come together to find them. The Secret Life of Pets opens in theaters on July 8th.
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Fox has unleashed the teaser trailer DreamWorks Animation's Trolls [TROLL] based on the spiked hair dolls. Anna Kendrick [AKEND] and Justin Timberlake [JTIMB] lead the voice cast of the song-and-dance happy creatures. Trolls arrives in theaters on November 4th.
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Sony Pictures Classics has dropped the greenband trailer for the comedy The Bronze [BRONZ], which was a hit at last year's Sundance Festival. Melissa Rauch plays a Bronze medal-winning gymnast who is still living in her past glory a decade ago. She sees a young local gymnast as her meal ticket back to the limelights. Thomas Middleditch [TMIDD] and Sebastian Stan [SSTAN] co-star in The Bronze, which opens limited on March 11th.
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Focus Features has revealed the full-length trailer for the stop-motion animated Kubo and the Two Strings [KUBO] from LAIKA. The fantasy adventure arrives in theaters on August 19th.
Clever, kindhearted Kubo (voiced by Art Parkinson) ekes out a humble living, telling stories to the people of his seaside town including Hosato (George Takei), Akihiro (Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa) and Kameyo (Brenda Vaccaro). But his relatively quiet existence is shattered when he accidentally summons a...Read more »