Even Universal underestimated the box office draw of Furious 7 [FAST7] as the weekend actuals came in at $147.2 million, nearly $4 million more than their estimate on Sunday. Fans no doubt frontloaded opening weekend to pay their respect to the late Paul Walker. Will they return for a second viewing to experience the same emotions again? Fast and Furious and Fast 5 both opened in April and declined 62% in their second weekend. Fast & Furious 6 debuted on Memorial Day Weekend, so its...Read more »
Warner Bros. has revealed the second trailer for the buddy comedy Hot Pursuit [DMWTX]. Reese Witherspoon [RWITH] stars as a police officer who goes on the run with a drug lord's wife, played by Sofia Vergara [SVERG], from her husband's killers as well as dirty cops. Hot Pursuit reaches theaters on May 8th.
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Focus Features has unleashed the trailer for the horror sequel Sinister 2 [SINI2] featuring a new cast. Shannyn Sossamon [SSOSS] plays the mother of and two 9-year-old twins who find themselves in a rural house haunted by the evil spirit of Buhguul, the same Boogeyman that attacked the family in the first Sinister. Sinister 2 arrives in theaters on August 21st.
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Fox Searchlight has debuted the trailer for the teen drama Me and Earl and the Dying Girl [MEADG]. Thomas Mann [THOMA] stars as a high school senior who avoids social interactions except for his "co-worker" best friend Earl with whom he makes short films parodying classic movies. His mom forces him to spend time with a classmate played by Olivia Cooke [OCOOK] who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, and discovers the value of friendship. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience...Read more »
With audiences paying tribute to the final performance of Paul Walker, Furious 7 [FAST7] races to an estimated $143.6 million opening weekend that demolish the current April record of $95 million as well as set a new mark for franchise best. The seventh installment brought back many familiar faces from the entire series and added several new stars. Furious 7 attracted a diverse crowd as 75% were non-White as Hispanics made up 37%, African Americans 24%, Asians 10% and 4% other. 66% of...Read more »
Good Friday is about to become an excellent Friday for Universal as Furious 7 [FAST7] races into theaters with box office records within sight. As the number indicates, Furious 7 is the seventh installment in the action franchise and will be the last film to feature both Vin Diesel [VDIES] and Paul Walker, a bromance that has actually grown at the box office through their 4 previous installments together. With its multi-cultural cast, the Fast & Furious series mirrors the country’s...Read more »
Fox has revealed the second trailer for the horror remake Poltergeist [POLTR] and it gets right to the scares, starting off with the famous line "They're here..." that was missing from the first trailer. Poltergeist hits theaters on May 22nd.
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STX Entertainment has unveiled the trailer for their first release The Gift [WERDO] written and directed by Joel Edgerton [JEDGE], who also stars as a "weirdo" stalker in the psychological thriller with Jason Bateman [JBATE] and Rebecca Hall [RBHAL]. The Gift opens wide on July 31st.
Simon (Jason Bateman) and Robyn (Rebecca Hall) are a young married couple whose life is going just as planned until a chance encounter with an acquaintance from Simon’s high school sends their world into a...Read more »
MTV has dropped the greenband, theatrical trailer for the musical biopic Straight Outta Compton [SOCMP]. DJ Yella, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube and MC Ren came together in 1980s to form the gangster rap group N.W.A. that gave voice to the neglected inner-city folks who are fed up by the abuse at the hands of the authority. Straight Outta Compton drives into theaters on August 15th.
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Warner Bros. has unleashed the full-length trailer for the action adventure Mad Max: Fury Road [MMAX4], the sequel/reboot in the post-apocalyptic franchise from writer-director George Miller [GMILL]. Looks like Burning Man has gone completely mental. Tom Hardy [THARD] takes over the role of the Road Warrior in Mad Max: Fury Road, blasting into theaters on May 15th.
Haunted by his turbulent past, Mad Max believes the best way to survive is to wander alone. Nevertheless, he becomes...Read more »