Disney’s “Frozen II” has become the third movie this year to stay No. 1 on the box office charts for three weekends. With an estimated total this weekend of $34 million, it will easily take the top spot over Lionsgate’s “Knives Out” on a weekend that traditionally is a quiet period before the Christmas release period begins in earnest.The two other films that have earned three No. 1s are Universal’s “Glass,” which took advantage of a historically slow period in the early part of this year’s release slate, and “Avengers: Endgame,” which the rest of the industry steered clear of as it became the biggest box office hit ever. Warner Bros.’ “Joker” almost took a third No. 1 in late October, but was edged out by the second weekend of “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.”“Knives Out” will take the No. 2 spot for a second weekend, holding well with an estimated $14 million total. That’s down 47% from the $26.7 million the whodunit movie made from Friday to Sunday last weekend, and gives the film an estimated two-weekend total of $63 million.Also Read: 'Frozen II' Breaks Thanksgiving 5-Day Box Office Record With $123.7 MillionAfter “Knives Out,” the effects of the slow early December period can be seen on the charts, with no film grossing above $6.5 million. Fox’s “Ford v Ferrari” and Universal/Makeready’s “Queen & Slim” are in a virtual tie for third with approximately $6.3 million grossed. “Ford v Ferrari” will see its domestic total rise to $91 million after four weekends while “Queen & Slim” rises to $26 million after two weekends.Sony/TriStar’s “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” is in fifth with $5.2 million, giving it a three-weekend total of $43 million. Just below it is Focus Features’ true story drama “Dark Waters,” which is going wide this weekend to 2,012 screens after grossing $1.1 million in a two-weekend limited run. The film has earned a $4.2 million wide opening and an A- from CinemaScore polls, continuing the strong word of mouth that began with the film’s 92% Rotten Tomatoes score.Way down the charts in the No. 13 slot is the sole new release of the weekend, STX’s “Playmobil: The Movie.” With families still flocking to see “Frozen II,” this animated film has gone largely ignored with just an estimated $811,000 opening weekend from 2,337 screens. The good news for STX is that they won’t take a financial hit on this release, as “Playmobil” is a distribution-only deal with marketing costs kept low. The film has a B+ on CinemaScore and a 20% Rotten Tomatoes score.Read original story ‘Frozen II’ Becomes Third 2019 Release to Stay No. 1 at Box Office for Three Weekends At TheWrap
Make way for Prince…Anders? A spinoff film based on Disney’s live-action remake of “Aladdin” is headed to Disney+, and Billy Magnussen, who played Prince Anders in the remake, will star in the project, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.Magnussen was one of the smarmy, wealthy princes who visits Agrabah to try and win Princess Jasmine’s (Naomi Scott) heart, and though his role was small, the rising star proved to be a scene-stealer in the film.Jordan Dunn and Michael Kvamme are attached to write the script for the untitled film that’s considered in early development at Disney+. Magnussen would reprise his role in the film, though the movie is not intended to be a sequel to “Aladdin.”Also Read: 'Aladdin' Star Mena Massoud Hasn't Had 'A Single Audition' Since Disney Film Came OutDan Lin and Jonathan Eirich, who produced the “Aladdin” remake,” are attached as producers via their Rideback banner, and Rideback’s Ryan Halprin will executive produce. Magnussen also approached the producers with an idea for the film and was involved with meeting with potential writers.The “Aladdin” remake grossed over $1 billion worldwide for Disney since its release in May.Magnussen will next be seen in “No Time to Die,” the 25th James Bond movie, as well as the prequel film to “The Sopranos,” “The Many Saints of Newark.” He’s represented by WME and Anonymous Content. Dunn and Kvamme are represented by Verve.THR first reported the news of the spinoff film.Read original story ‘Aladdin’ Spinoff Movie in the Works With Billy Magnussen for Disney+ At TheWrap
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Peter Sarsgaard is joining Robert Pattinson in Warner Bros.' "The Batman" in an undisclosed role. "The Batman" director Matt Reeves tweeted the news on Friday, sharing a gif of Sarsgaard accompanied by a bat emoji. Pattinson is starring as Batman/Bruce Wayne. The movie also stars Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman, Paul Dano as the Riddler, Colin […]
Disney are working alongside the Epilepsy Foundation to warn viewers that Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker could affect those with the condition.
Peter Sarsgaard has joined the cast of Matt Reeves’ “The Batman,” the director tweeted on Friday.“Oh… Hi, Peter…,” the filmmaker tweeted alongside a gif of Sarsgaard, as well as the bat emoji often associated with the film.Specifics of the role were not specified. Robert Pattinson is set to star as the Dark Knight, while Zoe Kravitz has been cast as Selina Kyle, a.k.a. Catwoman and Paul Dano has been cast as Edward Nashton, also known as the Riddler. John Turturro is playing Carmine Falcone. TheWrap previously reported that Andy Serkis was in talks to play Alfred Pennyworth and that Colin Farrell was in talks to star as The Penguin. Jeffrey Wright is playing Commissioner Gordon, while Jayme Lawson is set to star as well.Also Read: John Turturro to Play Carmine Falcone in Matt Reeves' 'The Batman'Reeves took over the directing gig after Ben Affleck stepped away from the role. Affleck was also expected to play Batman again but then said he would be hanging up the cape for good. Reeves has since described the film as a “defining” and “very personal” story about the Dark Knight, rather than an origin story in the vein of Frank Miller’s beloved “Year One” series.Sarsgaard most recently starred in “Human Capital,” “The Sound of Silence” and “Loving Pablo,” and will next be seen in “Harry Haft” and “Ready to Ride: A Musical Homecoming.” His other credits include “Jackie,” ‘Black Mass,” “Green Lantern,” “Shattered Glass,” “The Looming Tower” and “The Slap.”Sarsgaard is represented by WME, Anonymous Content and ID Public Relations.Also Read: 'Joker' Crosses $1 Billion at Global Box Office“The Batman” will be released on June 25, 2021.See Reeves’ tweet below.Oh… Hi, Peter… ???? pic.twitter.com/GsS2ktuWxE— Matt Reeves (@mattreevesLA) December 6, 2019Read original story Peter Sarsgaard Joins Robert Pattinson, Zoe Kravitz in Matt Reeves’ ‘The Batman’ At TheWrap
Disney has issued a warning that visuals and sustained flashing light sequences in "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" could affect those with photosensitive epilepsy. The studio is working with the Epilepsy Foundation, which also issued a warning on Friday about the potential health risk. "Out of an abundance of caution, we recommend that you […]
"This Is Us" has Oscar buzz for sensationally playing against type in the new drama "Waves."
Martin Scorsese's mafia saga "The Irishman" was watched by 17.1 million unique Netflix viewers in the U.S. in the first five days of its streaming release, according to Nielsen estimates. By comparison, Sandra Bullock-starrer "Bird Box" scored nearly 26 million U.S. viewers in its first seven days of availability (Dec. 21-27, 2018) on Netflix, according […]
As supposed spoilers and fan theories circulate among "Star Wars" fans, Richard E. Grant fuels the fire. "I had no idea it would be coming," the actor says.
Former child star tells bonkers backstage story of how jealous stagehand tried to kill her while shooting MGM musical. Also reveals darker original lyrics of film's "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."
Despite no music and no Mushu, Disney fans largely applaud action-heavy trailer. However, social media refuses to forget that lead actress voiced support for China's crackdown on Hong Kong activists.
The actor didn't know about the steamy scene until he saw the movie in theaters with his wife.
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“I was not talking about swinging, or whether I was gay or straight or anything like that," "Star Wars" great Billy Dee Williams says of recent comments that media outlets used to describe him as gender fluid.
"There are things she has said that I’ve definitely had issues with, but it doesn’t invalidate how I feel about her struggle," Charlize Theron said of Megyn Kelly, whom she portrayed in the film Bombshell.
Oscar nominees such as Glenn Close, Viggo Mortensen, Ethan Hawke, and Benedict Cumberbatch will appear alongside newcomers at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, according to the lineup of 118 feature films announced Wednesday. The Utah-based festival will kick off Jan. 23 with several day-one films, including highly anticipated music documentary “Taylor Swift: Miss Americana,” and […]
The New York Film Critics Circle named “The Irishman” the year's best film on Wednesday, handing Martin Scorsese's mob epic its second such honor in two days. The win added more momentum to the awards-season campaign for “The Irishman,” which on Tuesday was also named best film by the National Board of Review. The New York critics additionally bestowed best supporting actor on Joe Pesci's performance in the film.
The director and actors Oscar Isaac and John Boyega discussed a possible Finn and Poe romance.
First female 007 makes a stunning debut in preview for Daniel Craig's final go-round as the iconic secret agent.
"Avengers: Endgame," "Cats," "The Irishman," and "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" are among the 20 films that will vie at the Oscars for best visual effects. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Visual Effects Branch Executive Committee determined the preliminary list of films eligible for further awards consideration. Later this month, the […]
The Mouse House is making up for lost time by giving the greenlight to a wave of products featuring the 50-year-old green infant from companies like Funko, Mattel and Buffalo Games.
Disney is expanding the "Planet of the Apes." The studio has signed "Maze Runner" director Wes Ball to helm a new movie for the franchise. On an earnings call in August, CEO Bob Iger stressed that the classic franchise is a project that the studio plans to reboot as soon as possible, given the success […]