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Rodriguez is preparing for a major year, as not only does she co-star alongside Natalie Portman in Alex Gardland’s sci-fi movie Annihilation, but she’s also the lead in Sony’s remake of the acclaimed Mexican thriller Miss Bala.
It will now fall on Emmerich, newly-crowned marketing chief Blair Rich and new DC Films president Walter Hamada to restore luster to the DC brand following the critical and commercial failure of Justice League.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now the sixth highest grossing movie ever domestically and 13th-highest worldwide, yet it still didn’t do as well in China as other recent movies.
In the past couple years, making sequels years even decades after their popular predecessors has proven to be folly for anyone involved. And yet, 2018 offers more than a couple sequels being released an insanely long time after the original movies.
Warner Bros’ Wonder Woman movie was one of the bigger surprises at the 2017 box office, but it wasn’t the only one, and hopefully, lessons will be learned from the bigger mistakes and disasters.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is likely to end up in third place as positive word-of-mouth from the holiday releases helps Sony’s family hit and Hugh Jackman’s The Greatest Showman.
Following Mark Pedowitz’s contract extension at The CW, the network has also up head of scripted development, Gaye Hirsch, to EVP of Development. Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go.
Matt Reeves just wrapped the final installment in the Apes trilogy with War for the Planet of the Apes in July of 2017. The franchise has grossed over $1.5 billion at the global box office.
2018 kicks off with a possible three-way race for first place while Aaron Sorkin’s Molly’s Game, starring Jessica Chastain, expands to the rest of the country.
The New Line production exec. worked with Aquaman director James Wan on The Conjuring movies and their spin-offs, but the success of the Stephen King adaptation made him the perfect choice.
The only prediction we’re willing to make at this time is that The Florida Project star Brooklynn Prince is going to stay up late dancing the night away.
The Italian filmmaker who first received international attention for 2010’s I Am Love with Tilda Swinton, tackles André Aciman’s novel, working from a script by James Ivory.
The latest Star Wars episode has already crossed $500 million, but the Dwayne Johnson-Kevin Hart adventure-comedy has grossed $185 million over the past two weeks.
Pitch Perfect 3 disappoints and Alexander Payne’s Downsizing, starring Matt Damon, and Warners’ Father Figures outright bomb.
The top three films look to bring in roughly $180 million over the four-day weekend. Hugh Jackman’s The Greatest Showman looking at a distant fourth place.
New movies starring Matt Damon, Owen Wilson and Hugh Jackman may be scraping for business against stronger movies this pre-Xmas weekend.
The Lucasfilm sequel is estimated to have made $450 million worldwide over the weekend. Fox’s animated Ferdinand comes in a distant second.
The Spanish actor has been making a series of bad thrillers and action films for Saban Films and Lionsgate Premiere lately, killing any credibility he had as a serious theatrical draw in the ’90s.
With the success of this year’s Girls Trip and 2013’s The Best Man Holiday, the director has set himself up to direct even bigger movies through his deal with Universal.
Examining what some of the Oscar-winning filmmakers went on to do after winning the Oscar in the foreign language category.
Already the second biggest opening day for a domestic release, although that includes $45 million from Thursday previews. Fox’s Ferdinand is taking a distant second place.
Playing the manager of a run-down Orlando motel is the culmination of an amazing career of film roles for the twice Oscar-nominated actor.
Names like Charlie Chaplin, Walt Disney, Louis B. Mayer, Mary Pickford and Jack Warner come to mind for the inaugural class, just to name five people who were integral to the birth and growth of the medium.
The actor opens up about his role as Shawn Eckhardt and what it’s like to be a bigger guy in Hollywood, as well as his recent experience on the set of Spike Lee’s Black Klansman.
The sequel, directed by Looper‘s Rian Johnson, opens nationwide in over 4,200 theaters where it’s likely to be the biggest opener of the year, surpassing Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.
Here’s the other elephant in the room: Is Disney even done buying right now? After all, the company isn’t just battling current threats like Netflix and Amazon, but future ones like Apple.
The former President of Columbia Pictures continues to work with Sony producing films like the holiday family action-adventure starring Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Jack Black.
What’s likely to be the biggest movie of 2017 is shooting for a $200 million-plus opening, while Fox releases the animated Ferdinand as counter-programming.
The Fox News Channel and other Fox broadcast networks will be spun-off into a new company with this new company retaining Fox’s 20th
“People may be designing and buying Bitcoin, but the fact that it is not tangible would seem to imply that it remains open to potential sabotage, especially in a digital world without any regulation,” writes Neil Turitz.