In the quietest weekend at the China box office this year, “War for the Planet of the Apes” held on to top spot. It headed a chart made up where foreign films took the top places and Chinese titles entered the chart with previews of the pictures that will enliven next week’s National Day Holiday… […]
Saturday is a leisurely day of Emmy weekend activities this time around. NBCUniversal and Showtime are taking a year off from hosting large-scale parties. That clears the path for the Evening Before fundraiser in Century City benefitting the Motion Picture and Television Fund, which is always the weekend’s glitziest draw. After a jam-packed Friday schedule,… […]
New Line’s scarefest “It” is heading for a dominant opening weekend with $85 million at 4,103 North American sites, early estimates showed Friday. That’s well above expectations, which had been around $65 to $75 million. “It” broke out on Thursday night with $13.5 million preview number — the third-largest for 2017, trailing only Disney’s “Guardians… […]
Heading into what will be one of the worst Labor Day weekends in many years, Lionsgate’s “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” continued to protect its No. 1 position at the box office, bagging $2.442 million on Friday for a four-day weekend close to $12 million, followed by Warner’s “Annabelle: Creation” at $1,839 million for an estimated $7.7… […]
NEW YORK >> Hollywood effectively took the weekend off, resulting in one of the most dismal box-office results in 16 years. An already slow August came to a screeching halt at the multiplex, where no major new releases were unveiled. That left the Samuel Jackson-Ryan Reynolds action-comedy “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” to top all films for […]
The turnover rate in the White House is making the writers’ jobs at “Weekend Update” pretty easy.
“Wolf Warriors II” narrowly won its fourth weekend at the top of the Chinese box office ahead of a chasing pack of new release titles. After 25 days in theaters it has grossed $769 million. Data from local provider Ent Group, shows “Wolf Warriors II” briefly losing its top spot on Friday to “Paradox.” But… […]
Tina Fey returned to SNL‘s Weekend Update desk on Thursday, where the University of Virginia alumna spoke out about the recent white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville. “It broke my heart to see these evil forces decsend upon Charlottesville,” Fey began. “Then our president, Donald John Trump — which I don’t think people talk enough about…
Tina Fey had some advice for frustrated Americans in her return to “Saturday Night Live Weekend Update” — buy some cake, and eat it, too.
The Weinstein Company has set a nationwide release date of Sept. 1 for its period drama “Tulip Fever,” starring Alicia Vikander, Dane DeHaan, Christoph Waltz, and Judi Dench. TWC shifted the release Wednesday back a week from Aug. 25 to the Labor Day weekend, when it will be the only film opening in wide release…. […]
‘The Adventurers,’ a jewelry heist flick from Warner Bros’ Chinese joint venture Flagship Entertainment, opened in third with a healthy $22.4 million. read more
‘The Break-Up’s’ Jeremy Garelick will serve as showrunner on the eight-episode series. read more
“Saturday Night Live” just couldn’t stay away.
Halle Berry thriller ‘Kidnap’ made a modest bow. read more
NEW YORK >> After a decade of development and several postponements, the long-awaited Stephen King adaptation “The Dark Tower” debuted with an estimated $19.5 million in North American ticket sales, narrowly edging out the two-week leader “Dunkirk.” The modest result for “The Dark Tower,” starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey, was in line with expectations […]
Opening on Wednesday, “The Battleship Island” debuted on top of the South Korean box office. The CJ release earned $27.9 million from 4.07 million admissions over five days. Set in the Japanese colonial era, “Battleship Island” is a fictional dramatization of real events that took place on an island where hundreds of Koreans were forced… […]
“Dunkirk” and “Girls Trip” are opening above expectations at the domestic box office, while “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” looks like a huge flop. But let’s start with the good. Christopher Nolan’s World War II film from Warner Bros. is flying past earlier projections to a $50.5 million opening weekend from 3,720… […]
Leading the box office charge for the start of the Japanese school summer holiday season was the 20th installment in the Pocket Monsters anime series. Titled “Gekijoban Pocket Monsters: Kimi ni Kimeta!,” the film opened atop the chart for the July 15-16 weekend with $4.6 million on 436,000 admissions from 368 screens, with Toho distributing. This… […]
LOS ANGELES >> “Alien: Covenant” edged out “Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2” in the weekend box-office space battle. Ridley Scott’s latest “Alien” exploit opened with $36 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday. “Guardians” was close behind with just over $35 million in its third week of release.