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With an estimated $28.9 million on Friday, Black Panther could gross more than $100 million over the weekend, while Game Night and Annihliation are underperforming.
Josh Sorokach’s TV pilot Clean Slate follows a woman who inspires a renowned socialite to leave his life of luxury and live outside of the spotlight, while Huelah Lander’s feature script The Science of Happiness follows a man who lives his entire life according to the predictions of a happiness app.
The new sci-fi noir film by the director of Moon is set in the same world as his groundbreaking debut. It stars Alexander Skarsgard, Paul Rudd and Justin Theroux.
Tunnecliffe, who hails from Australia, first made a splash stateside with her original screenplay The Grow House, which earned her a spot in the Top 75 of the 2016 Launch Pad Feature Competition.
Marvel’s game-changer should remain #1 for a couple weeks, but the Jason Bateman-Rachel McAdams comedy stands a better chance at second place than Natalie Portman’s sci-fi thriller.
The director of Let Us Prey talks about his period ghost story starring Charlotte Vega, Bill Milner and Eugene Simon, and the difficulties of being a working director in Ireland.
“Hollywood is facing such an interesting backlash that is simultaneously creating a flashforward that’s catapulting rising stars like Daniela [Vega] onto the center stage,” writes Sabrina Cognata.
Damnation showrunner, Tony Tost, speaks with Tracking Board contributor Jeff Iblings about the inspiration for the series, getting his start as a screenwriter, and how to impress your showrunner.
A movie about a superhero could end up leading to enormous change in this country, and by extension the world, simply because it empowers people to get involved, many of whom have felt disenfranchised that their voice, and their vote, doesn’t really count,” writes Neil Turitz.
The writers of Horrible Bosses and directors of the Vacation remake talk about trying to mix genres and how they cast some of the more unlikely roles like the one played by Jesse Plemons.
As T’Challa’s brainiac sister and his rival-turned-ally, these two actors practically steal the movie from their more famous co-stars. Get to know them beyond their characters, who are both slated to return in Avengers: Infinity War.
“You have to wonder if these Netflix numbers are, in a sense, an effort by Nielsen to justify its own continued existence. All the way back to 1950, the Nielsen company has tracked TV viewership, and has become synonymous with the medium. But as that medium changes, the company has struggled to keep up,” writes Neil Turitz.
Marvel’s game-changing movie made more in its opening weekend than both Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain America: Civil War, and it set a new Monday record by grossing $40.2 million.
The Oscar-nominated superstar hasn’t made a studio film since 2013’s animated The Croods, so is there a way for Cage to climb his way back to the top of the ladder?
Both Aardman’s animated Early Man and Pure Flix’s Samson bombed badly going up against the dominant Marvel Studios movie.
“If we’re using Jodie Foster’s metaphor, and Black Panther is part of the theme park that Hollywood has become, then it’s one of the best rides — the kind that leaves you wanting more,” writes Neil Turitz.
Following the departure of Jennifer Salke at NBC, the peacock network promotes two women from within to run their scripted programming. Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go.
That Thursday opening puts it ahead of Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, which introduced Chadwick Boseman as the Black Panther two years ago and could see it grossing more than $200 million over the holiday weekend.
Or maybe it will just be another Marvel movie that makes a ton of money because all Marvel movies do. There are other movies opening this weekend, too, but does anyone even care?
The indie rom-com stars Zosia Mamet (HBO’s Girls) as a young woman who moves back to New York and inadvertently rents an apartment in the same building as her ex-boyfriend.
The beloved magazine will return to print as a collectible quarterly this Halloween, and the deal also includes the assets and trademarks to out-of-print publications such as Starlog and Gorezone.
“It’s not the most ridiculous idea that Sony would go looking for more comic book IP, but the way it’s going about it is what feels so misguided, and until someone explains to me the value of an IP that has no popular recognition, I will continue to be baffled,” writes Neil Turitz.
From Glee to American Horror Story to American Crime Story, this is one producer who knows what he’s doing… and now he’s going to do it for Netflix. Look out, world!
Alongside our exclusive partners Prime Universe Films and Echo Lake Entertainment, The Tracking Board is incredibly pleased to announce the Top 25 for the 2017 Launch Pad Feature Competition!
With a clever marketing campaign that perhaps distributed DNA and paternity tests to people, thus getting them talking and maybe even laughing, the studio behind Father Figures might’ve had a conversation starter on its hands, rather than an underwhelming movie,” writes Neil Turitz.
Sony’s family film Peter Rabbit came in second place, followed by Clint Eastwood’s The 15:17 to Paris.
Having more immediate success with its Emmy-winning television series, many in their third, fourth and fifth seasons, will Netflix’s decision to release so much content on a weekly basis end up hurting the brand?
While the end to the E.L. James trilogy will come out lower than the previous two installments, it still stands a chance for a solid $40 million opening. That’s actually the biggest opening for a movie in 2018 so far.
The company focused on female executives to take over Price’s role and Salke emerged as a frontrunner, along with A+E Networks president and CEO Nancy Dubuc and Fox TV boss Dana Walden.
The filmmaker behind Listen Up, Phillip and Queen of Earth returns with his fifth feature as director and two upcoming films as a screenwriter.