This weekend’s box office stakes looks to be a close, three-horse race between the reigning champion Captain America: Civil War [CAPA3] and two fresh challengers. One of which, The Angry Birds Movie [ANGRB] appears most likely to break out and finish in first place. Based on the blockbuster mobile game, the PG-rated animated film has been heavily marketed by Sony and promoted on social media by its talents. The Angry Birds Movie is already a hit internationally and advance ticket sales...Read more »
Sony has unwrapped the greenband trailer for the animated Sausage Party [SAUSG]. Seth Rogen [SROGE] voices a weiner who learns the truth about the purpose of their existence and embarks on a journey to tell other food products what really happens when they leave the supermarket. Sausage Party reaches theaters on August 12th.Read more »
Universal has revealed the second trailer for The Purge: Election Year [PURG3], the third installment in the dystopian future where crimes are permitted for an annual night each year by the New Founders of America in order to keep this country great. Elizabeth Mitchell plays a politician who gets marked for assassination. Writer-director James DeMonaco has foretold Donald Trump vs Hilary Clinton and taken this year's political rhetroic to its most extreme conclusion. The Purge: Election...Read more »
Universal Pictures has dropped the second trailer for Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping [CON4R] from The Lonely Island. The mockumentary follows singer/rapper Conner4Real, played by Andy Samberg [ASAMB], as his career flames out. Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping hits theaters on June 3rd.
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Sony has unleashed a second trailer for the reboot of Ghostbusters [GHST3]. Melissa McCarthy [MMCCA], Kristen Wiig [KWIIG], Kate McKinnon [KAMCK] and Leslie Jones star as a Columbia University academic, her ghost-chasing friend, the friend's business partner and an MTA employee, respectively, who join forces to save New York from apparitions gone amuck. Ghostbusters powers up in theaters on July 15th.
Walt Disney has uploaded a second, full-length trailer for the feature adaptation of Roald Dahl's The BFG [TBFG]. Steven Spielberg [SSPIE] directs the story about a young girl who is introduced to the world of Giant Country and its inhabitants by a Big Friendly Giant, played by Mark Rylance [MRYLA]. Premiering at the Cannes Film Festival, The BFG opens stateside on July 1st.
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Disney remained one-two at the weekend box office as Captain America: Civil War [CAPA3] led with an estimated $72.6 million, while The Jungle Book [JNGLB.BW] held second. The Marvel superheroes dropped 59% in its second weekend to advance its total to $295.9 million. The Jungle Book has banked $311.8 million after 5 weekends.
Money Monster [MONYM] debuted in third place at $15.0 million. George Clooney and Julia Roberts still have some draw left with adult moviegoers.
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DreamWorks has unveiled the domestic trailer for the period drama The Light Between Oceans [TLBOC] based on the M.L. Stedman novel. Michael Fassbender [MFASS], Alicia Vikander [AVIKA], and Rachel Weisz [RWEIS] star in the film directed by Derek Cianfrance. The Light Between Oceans arrives in theaters September 2nd.
In the years following World War I, Tom Sherbourne (Michael Fassbender), a young veteran still numb from his years in combat, takes a job as lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, a...
Sony has revealed the trailer for the home invasion thriller Don't Breathe [AMITD] produced by Ghost House Pictures. Jane Levy [JLEVY], Dylan Minnette and Daniel Zovatto play friends who decide to rob a wealthy blind man, played by Stephen Lang [SLANG]. After breaking into his house, they get more than they bargained for when the table gets turned on them. Directed by Fede Alvarez, Don't Breathe opens in theaters on August 26th.Read more »
Blumhouse Tilt has unleashed the trailer for the horror film Incarnate [NCRNT]. When exorcisms failed to rid a boy of a demon possession, the family turns to a scientist, played by Aaron Eckhart [AECKH]. He will enter the subconscious mind of the possessed boy and take on the evil spirit. Incarnate arrives in theaters on September 30th.
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