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Box Score: Black Panther rules holiday weekend

Breaking box office records and shattering myths about films with a black cast at the same time, Black Panther [BPNTH] dominated with $201.7 million, the fourth largest opening of all times.  The Marvel superhero is projected to an estimated $235.0 million over the 4-day holiday weekend.  The film broke the record for the President's weekend and the month of February.  The debut is also the highest for any stand-alone superhero film.  African-Americans made up 35% of the audience, which was...

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By Antibody on Monday, February 19, 2018 @ 10:02 AM        512 views




Whisper Numbers: February to become Black Panther History Month

The Presidents Day holiday weekend box office is about to be consumed by Black Panther [BPNTH], Disney’s latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Introduced in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War, the African superhero gets his own stand-alone movie directed by Ryan Coogler [RCOOG]. In addition to the Marvel fanbase, the PG-13 rated movie will bring out audiences who have never seen a superhero movie. Chadwick Boseman [CBOSE] leads the predominantly black cast that has excited the...

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By Box Office Whisperer on Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 03:08 PM        653 views




New trailer for Ready Player One

Warner Bros. has uploaded another trailer for the sci-fi actioner Ready Player One [RDYP1] based on the Ernst Cline novel. Set in a dystopian 2045 where people prefer virtual reality over the real world, Tye Sheridan [TSHER] and Olivia Cooke [OCOOK] star as young '80s buffs racing against a corporate villain, played by Ben Mendelsohn [BMEND], to win a contest for the keys to control the virtual reality world called OASIS. Ready Player One begins on March 29th.

 

 

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By Antibody on Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 10:40 AM        724 views




New trailer for Pacific Rim Uprising

IMAX has launched an exclusive trailer for the sci-fi sequel  Pacific Rim Uprising [PACR2]. More Kaiju monsters have arrived and it's up to a new corp of Jaegers to defend humanity. Pacific Rim Uprising hits theaters on  March 23rd.

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By Antibody on Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 09:33 AM        474 views




Sneak Peek at Incredibles 2

Disney has provided an extended TV spot for Pixar's animated sequel Incredibles 2 [NCRD2] during the NBC telecast of the 2018 Winter Olympics. Incredibles 2 lands back in theaters on June 15th.

In “Incredibles 2,” Helen (voice of Holly Hunter [HOHUN]) is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson [CTNEL]) navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell), Dash (voice of Huck Milner) and baby...

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By Antibody on Thursday, February 15, 2018 @ 09:17 AM        410 views




First trailer for Uncle Drew

Lionsgate has dropped the teaser trailer for the comedy Uncle Drew [UDREW] based on the digital episodic series from Pepsi. Uncle Drew will hit theaters on June 29th.

After draining his life savings to enter a team in the Rucker Classic street ball tournament in Harlem, Dax (Lil Rel Howery) is dealt a series of unfortunate setbacks, including losing his team to his longtime rival (Nick Kroll). Desperate to win the tournament and the cash prize, Dax stumbles upon the man, the myth, the...

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By Antibody on Wednesday, February 14, 2018 @ 09:07 AM        568 views




New trailer for Rampage

Warner Bros. has unleashed the second full-length trailer for the actioner Rampage [RAMPG] based on the arcade game.  Dwayne Johnson [TROCK], Naomie Harris [NHARR] and Malin Akerman [MAKER] star in the film opening on April 20th.

Primatologist Davis Okoye (Johnson), a man who keeps people at a distance, shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. But a rogue genetic experiment gone awry mutates this...

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By Antibody on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 @ 09:47 AM        467 views




New trailer for A Quiet Place

Paramount has unveiled the official trailer for the horror film A Quiet Place [AQPLC].  John Krasinski [JKRAS] directed and starred with his wife Emily Blunt [EBLUN] as a couple trying to survive aect their children against a mysterious menace that hunts by the even the slightest of sound.   A Quiet Place reaches theaters on April 6th.

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By Antibody on Monday, February 12, 2018 @ 12:31 PM        373 views




Box Score: 50 Shades Freed dominates the weekend

Despite the lowest opening to close out the trilogy, 50 Shades Freed [50SH3] secured an estimated $38.8 million to top the weekend bx office. The romance skewed 78% female as expected. 

Peter Rabbit [PRABT] debuted in second place with a robust $25.0 million. 

The 15:17 to Paris [1517P] opened with $12.6 million for the third spot. The true story attracted an overwhlemingly older audience with 86% over the age of 25.

Maze Runner: The Death Cure [MAZE3] finished sixth with $6.0 million...

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By Antibody on Sunday, February 11, 2018 @ 12:58 PM        422 views




First footage of The Grinch

Illumination has revealed the first look TV spot of the animated The Grinch [HTGSC] based on the classic Dr. Seuss character. The grumpy green creature who wants to ruin Christmas is being used to in a cross-promotion for NBC's coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics. The Grinch opens in theaters on November 8th.

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By Antibody on Friday, February 9, 2018 @ 09:27 AM        794 views




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