After setting the record opening for an animated film last week, Finding Dory [NEMO2] earned an estimated $73.2 million to also take the best sophomore weekend for an animated film. The Pixar sequel lost 46% to bring its total to $286.6 million in 10 days.
Independence Day Resurgence [IDAY2] debuted in second place with an underwhelming $41.6 million. 20 years proved too long a wait for the sci-fi sequel that appealed only to older fans that were 56% males and 67% over the age of 25.
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Warner Bros. has uploaded the second trailer for the horror film Lights Out [LITSO]. Teresa Palmer [TPALM] and Maria Bello [MBELL] star in the feature film directorial debut of David F. Sandberg, who expanded on his own short film.
Lights Out hits theaters on July 22nd.
When Rebecca left home, she thought she left her childhood fears behind. Growing up, she was never really sure of what was and wasn’t real when the lights went out…and now her little brother, Martin, is experiencing...Read more »
The summer of sequels continues with another long-in-the-making second film that comes more than a decade, or two decades in the case of Independence Day: Resurgence [IDAY2], after the original. However, Finding Dory [NEMO2] is likely to remain at the top after its record-breaking debut. Among recent Pixar sequels, 2013’s Monsters University declined 45% in its second weekend, 2010’s Toy Story 3 dropped 46% and 2011’s Cars 2 stalled at 60%. Finding Dory will likely decay at a similar rate...Read more »
Lionsgate has released the trailer for the feature adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Phillip Roth novel American Pastoral [AMPST] on Vanity Fair.
Ewan McGregor [EMCGR] makes his directorial debut and stars as Seymour "Swede" Levov, a once legendary high school athlete who is now a successful businessman married to Dawn, a former beauty queen. But turmoil brews beneath the polished veneer of Swede’s life. When his beloved teenage daughter, Merry, disappears after being accused of...Read more »
Lionsgate has revealed the teaser trailer for the action sequel The Mechanic: Resurrection [MCHN2]. Jason Statham [JSTAT] reprises his role as a hitman who is pulled back into the life he left behind by an organization who've kidnapped his lover, played by Jessica Alba [JALBA]. Mechanic: Resurrection opens in theaters August 26th.
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Sony has dropped the second trailer for the thriller sequel Inferno [NFERN] based on Dan Brown’s bestselling novel. Tom Hanks [THANK] returns as symbologist Robert Langdon, who appears to be sleepwalking through the role, or just suffering from amnesia. Felicity Jones [FJONE] co-stars as a doctor who hopes to help him recover his memories in order to stop a madman from unleashing Dante's vision hell on earth. Inferno begins on October 28th.
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Universal has revealed the trailer for the horror sequel, or rather prequel Ouija: Origin of Evil [OUIJ2]. The Platinum Dunes and Blumhouse production is directed by Mike Flanagan (Oculus). Ouija: Origin of Evil arrives in theaters on October 21st.
In 1965 Los Angeles, a widowed mother and her two daughters add a new stunt to bolster their séance scam business and unwittingly invite authentic evil into their home. When the youngest daughter is overtaken by the merciless spirit, this small...Read more »
Fox has released the trailer for the action comedy Keeping Up with the Jones [KUWTJ]. Zach Galifianakis [ZGALI] and Isla Fisher [IFISH] play an ordinary suburban couple, while Jon Hamm [JHAMM] and Gal Gadot [GGADO] are their new neighbors, a seemingly perfect couple who turn out to be secret agents. Directed by Greg Mottola, Keeping Up with the Jones opens in theaters on October 21st.
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Paramount has unleashed the trailer for the action sequel Jack Reacher: Never Go Back [RECH2]. Tom Cruise [TCRUI] returns as the title character created by Lee Child. Returning home to Virginia to meet an old flame, he finds she's gone missing and meets a girl who may be his daughter. Reacher's also being charged with a crime committed nearly 20 years ago, whichl leads him on a cross-country chase to uncover the truth about his past. Directed by Edward Zwick [EZWIC], Jack Reacher...Read more »
Fox Searchlight has unveiled the full-length trailer for the historical drama The Birth of a Nation [TBOAN]. Nate Parker [NAPAR] directs and stars as Nat Turner, a literate slave and preacher who is used by his master to subdue other slaves, but instead leads an uprising against the slave masters. The Birth of a Nation opens in theaters beginning October 7th.
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