Bryce Dallas Howard filmed Jurassic World and Pete’s Dragon — two tentpole blockbusters featuring behemoth CGI creatures — in such close proximity the actress admits that there were points where she forgot which set she was on. The 35-year-old mother of two recently appeared in an episode of Netflix’s buzzed-about series Black Mirror and will soon be seen in the December drama Gold opposite Matthew McConaughey. In between she chatted with Yahoo Movies for a Facebook Live (watch above) to promote this week’s home release of Pete’s Dragon, Disney’s live-action update of the 1977 favorite.
By Pamela McClintock, The Hollywood Reporter David Ayer’s much-debated Suicide Squad may have stayed No. 1 in its second outing, but the true hero of the late summer box-office barbeque was Sausage Party, which came in ahead of predictions to score the best opening for an R-rated comedy in at least a year with $33.6 million from 3,103 theaters. Originality paid off big time for Sausage Party in a season otherwise dominated by a slew of sequels and remakes that have disappointed. Overall, Suicide Squad claimed the weekend crown with $43.8 million from 4,255 theaters — a 67 percent drop from the $133.7 million collected last weekend. Sausage Party, costing a modest $19 million to make, is a needed boost for Sony and another win for Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures, which developed the project on behalf of producing duo Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg (This Is the End, The Interview).
The first trailer for Disney’s upcoming live-action spin on Pete’s Dragon drew some fiery praise when it was released last month. Grace is snooping around the office of her father (Redford) when he turns up. A remake of the 1977 film of the same title, Pete’s Dragon co-stars Wes Bentley and Karl Urban.