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Box Score: Boo 2! spooks the competition

While a couple of disaster films were met with a ruinous fate, Boo 2! A Madea Halloween [BOAM2] topped the weekend box office with $21.7 million.  With 65% of the audience female, the comedy sequel connected with Tyler Perry's fanbase, but opened nearly 25% behind the original. 

Geostorm [GEOST] debuted in second place with $13.3 million, just 10% of its production budget.  The audience for the catastrophic film skewed 56% male and 77% over the age of 25.

Last weekend's winner Happy Death...

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By Antibody on Sunday, October 22, 2017 @ 10:19 AM        193 views




First trailer for Samson

Pure Flix has unleashed the teaser trailer for the Biblical epic Samson [SAMSN].  Taylor James stars in the title role while Caitlin Leahy plays Delilah. Billy Zane, Rutger Hauer and Jackson Rathbone round out the cast.  Samson opens in theaters on February 16th.

SAMSON, empowered by God with supernatural strength, endangers his destiny with impulsive decisions that lead to betrayal by a wicked prince and a beautiful temptress. When Samson calls on his God once more, he turns...

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By Antibody on Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 02:29 PM        294 views




Whisper Numbers: Boo 2! to avert disaster films

A year ago, Lionsgate got back in business with filmmaker Tyler Perry [TPERR] as Boo! A Madea Halloween opened to a robust $28.5 million. They quickly produced a sequel, Boo 2! A Madea Halloween [BOAM2], pitting the loudmouth grandma against more monsters. With the exception of 2013’s A Madea Christmas, the Madea films typically open around $25 million. The Perry fanbase has been fairly consistent, so expect Boo 2! A Madea Halloween to grab around $24 million from 2388 theaters

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By Box Office Whisperer on Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 03:29 PM        255 views




First trailer for Acrimony

Lionsgate has unveiled the trailer for the thriller Acrimony [SLMLF] written and directed by Tyler Perry [TPERR].   Taraji P. Henson [TPHEN] stars as a faithful wife who grows tired of standing by herr devious husband, played by Lyriq Bent.  She is finally pushed over the edge by his betrayal.  Acrimony lands in theaters on March 30th.

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By Antibody on Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 09:58 AM        357 views




First trailer for I, Tonya

Neon has revealed the teaser trailer for the biographical drama I, Tonya [TONYA] about American figure skating champion Tonya Harding, played by Margot Robbie [MROBB].  Sebastian Stan [SSTAN] co-stars as her ex-husband Jeff Gillooly who orchestrated a poorly executed hit on rival skater Nancy Kerrigan in the trials leading up to the 1994 Olympics, creating one of the most infamous controversy in sports history.  Directed by Craig Gillespie, I, Tonya will begin in limited release on December...

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By Antibody on Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 09:48 AM        394 views




First trailer for 12 Strong

Warner Bros. has released the trailer for 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story Of The Horse Soldiers [HORSO] based on the Doug Stanton non-fiction book. Chris Hemsworth [CHEMS] stars as a Green Beret Captain who leads the first Special Forces team of 12 soldiers deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11. They must work with a local Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban. 12 Strong opens in theaters on January 19th.

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By Antibody on Thursday, October 19, 2017 @ 09:23 AM        372 views




First trailer for Paul, Apostle of Christ

Sony and AFFIRM Films have debuted the teaser trailer for the Bilbical drama Paul, Apostle of Christ [PAOCH]. James Faulkner stars in the title role while Jim Caviezel [JCAVI] co-stars as Luke.  Paul, Apostle of Christ arrives in theaters during Easter weekend 2018.

Paul, who goes from the most infamous persecutor of Christians to Christ's most influential apostle, spends his last days awaiting execution by Emperor Nero in Rome. Paul is under the watchful eye of Mauritius, Mamertine...

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By Antibody on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 @ 05:02 PM        404 views




New trailer for Black Panther

Disney and Marvel have unsheathed the official trailer for the stand-alone superhero actioner Black Panther [BPNTH] starring Chadwick Boseman [CBOSE]. Michael B. Jordan [MBJOR] plays the villainous Killmonger who has his own  superhero suit made of Vibranium from Wakanda.  Directed by Ryan Coogler [RCOOG], Black Panther arrives in theaters on February 16th. 


“Black Panther” follows T’Challa who, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated...

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By Antibody on Monday, October 16, 2017 @ 09:28 AM        405 views




Box Score: Happy Death Day blows out competition

Blumhouse has another number one hit at the weekend box office as Happy Death Day [HTDTH] opened with an estimated $26.5 million. The PG-13 rated horror attracted an audience that was  54% female and 65% under the age of 25.

Last weekend's champ Blade Runner 2049 [BLAD2] slipped to second with $15.1 million, dropping 54% from its debut.  The sci-fi sequel has banked $60.6 million.

The Foreigner [FRGNR] earned $12.8 million to open in third palce.  The actioner skewed 59% male.

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By Antibody on Sunday, October 15, 2017 @ 10:05 AM        430 views




First trailer for The New Mutants

Fox has revealed the teaser trailer for the feature adaptation of the Marvel Comic The New Mutants [NMUTN].  More a horror film than a superhero actioner, five young mutants finds themselves held in a secret facility where they must confront their demons and fight to escape.  Directed by Josh Boone, The New Mutants arrives in theaters on April 13th.

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By Antibody on Friday, October 13, 2017 @ 08:53 AM        620 views




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