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Rian Johnson has provided new details for the recently announced sequel to "Knives Out" on the Oscars red carpet, stating that the next case that Daniel Craig's Southern sleuth will be tasked with will introduce a brand new set of characters played by a different ensemble than the first movie. "It's going to be Daniel […]
Both Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig landed WGA nods this year, while Quentin Tarantino remains ineligible.
“Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” will take its third No. 1 on the box office charts, grossing $34.5 million to bring its domestic total to $453 million after three weekends.While the result was slightly lower that the $40 million result analysts were expecting, the film is still on pace to become Disney’s seventh 2019 release with over $1 billion grossed worldwide. After a global third weekend of $84 million, it sits at $918 million grossed so far.Holiday holdovers completed the rest of the Top 5 except for the first wide release of 2020, Sony/Screen Gems’ “The Grudge.” The Sam Raimi-produced horror film has earned an estimated $11.4 million opening against a $10 million budget, meeting pre-weekend projections. However, it is far below the $39 million opening of the 2004 version of “The Grudge and the $20.8 million opening of its 2006 sequel. It also opened below the $18.2 million start of “Escape Room,” the horror film Sony released in this slot a year ago.Also Read: Box Office Year In Review: Disney Conquers, But Who Else Had a Good 2019?In addition, the film became the 20th release ever to receive an F from CinemaScore audience polls. The last film to receive that grade was Darren Aronofsky’s “mother!” in September 2017. Critics also panned the film with a 16% Rotten Tomatoes score.The good news for Sony is that their two December releases, “Jumanji: The Next Level” and “Little Women,” are showing strong holdover numbers. “Jumanji” is second on the charts this weekend with $26.5 million, giving it a $236 million total after four weekends. Globally, the Dwayne Johnson-led blockbuster has passed $600 million worldwide with a total of $610 million.“Little Women” is in third with $13.5 million in its second weekend, giving it a total of $60 million after 12 days in theaters. The film has also grossed $20.4 million from six early international markets, with a release in Brazil and Italy next weekend.Also Read: 'Frozen II' Takes All-Time Animation Box Office Record From the Original 'Frozen'Completing The top 5 is Disney’s “Frozen II,” which today will pass the original “Frozen” to become the highest grossing animated film of all time. The film was released in Brazil, Argentina and Bolivia this weekend, posting the highest openings ever for Disney Animation in those markets. With $53 million grossed worldwide this weekend, “Frozen II” now has a total of $1.325 billion, putting it $75 million away from passing the $1.4 billion global run of “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and joining the top 10 all-time list.Finally, the Golden Globe-nominated “Knives Out” is now expected to pass $150 million in domestic grosses after earning $9 million in its sixth weekend to bring its North American total to $130 million. In addition to reaching that mark, it will also pass the domestic run of another 2019 original hit: Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood,” which grossed $141 million.In anticipation of the Golden Globes, Lionsgate expanded the screen count of both “Knives Out” and fellow contender “Bombshell,” which is now up to a total of $24.6 million after earning $4.1 million this weekend. “Knives Out” earned nominations for Best Comedy or Musical and for lead stars Daniel Craig and Ana de Armas, while “Bombshell” earned acting nominations for stars Charlize Theron and Margot Robbie.Read original story ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ Earns $34 Million in 3rd Week at No. 1 at Box Office At TheWrap
Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” is completing the extended Christmas box office period with an estimated 5-day total of $135 million, bringing its 10-day domestic total to $361.8 million.After the Skywalker Saga finale earned $32 million on Christmas Day, some industry estimates were projecting that J.J. Abrams’ film could pull ahead of the domestic pace of its predecessor, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” despite having a significantly lower opening weekend. But as the weekend progressed, those estimates were quickly dialed down. “Last Jedi” had a 10-day total of $368 million, and that was before a Christmas Day surge that saw the film’s domestic total rise to $464 million after a full two weeks in theaters.Still, “Rise of Skywalker” took in $72 million for its Friday-to-Sunday second weekend, a 59% drop from its $177 million opening that is consistent with other blockbusters that have opened at that level. Globally, the film now has a total of $725 million with domestic market share still nearly even with an overseas total of $363 million.Also Read: Billie Lourd Pays Tribute to Mom Carrie Fisher on 3-Year Anniversary of Her Death (Video)Taking second is Sony’s “Jumanji: The Next Level,” which is proving to be a strong alternative to “Star Wars” as its distributor had hoped. With a $35.3 million 3-day/$59 million 5-day weekend, the “Jumanji” sequel now has a domestic total of $175 million.Adding to Sony’s big Christmas is the success of Columbia/Regency’s “Little Women,” which opened on Christmas Day on 3,308 screens and took the No. 4 spot on the charts with a $29 million 5-day opening. That beats industry projections for an opening in the low $20 million range and puts Greta Gerwig’s likely Best Picture Oscar contender in strong position to leg out to a domestic total of over $100 million. Word of mouth has been incredibly strong with an A- on CinemaScore and critics and audiences scores on Rotten Tomatoes of over 90%.Also opening this weekend and taking the No. 5 spot is Disney/Fox’s “Spies in Disguise,” which came in slightly below industry projections with a $22 million 5-day opening from 3,502 screens and a $38 million global opening. Reception has been strong for the Blue Sky/Chernin-produced animated film with an A- on CinemaScore and 72% Rotten Tomatoes critics score.Also Read: 'Spies in Disguise' Film Review: Will Smith and Tom Holland Do Espionage in Run-of-the-Mill Animated AdventureHowever, “Spies” is facing competition for families from “Jumanji” and the still surging “Frozen II,” which took in $26 million over the 5-day period to take third on the box office charts. “Frozen II” has now passed the domestic run of the original “Frozen” with $421 million and is $57 million away from passing the global total with $1.21 billion grossed after six weekends.The final big Christmas release of the weekend was “Uncut Gems,” which is setting new records for distributor A24. After providing their studio with a record $105,000 per screen average in its limited opening, the Safdie Brothers crime thriller has earned an $18.8 million 5-day wide opening from 2,348 screens. The film has a total of $20 million and is now expected to become A24’s highest ever domestic grosser, passing the $48.9 million earned by “Lady Bird” in 2017.Among holdovers, Lionsgate had some mixed results with their two current releases, “Knives Out” and “Bombshell.” “Knives Out” is showing strong legs in its fifth weekend, earning $16.6 million over the extended weekend to bring its total to $110 million. “Knives Out” now joins “John Wick: Chapter 3” as Lionsgate’s second $100 million-plus release in 2019 after not having any for the entirety of 2018. The Rian Johnson mystery has also crossed $200 million worldwide thanks to strong performance in China ($27.9 million) and the U.K. ($13.7 million).Also Read: 'Knives Out' Director Rian Johnson and Stars on Chris Evans' Viral 'Eat S-' Moment| Video“Bombshell,” meanwhile, is having a rougher time this weekend thanks mainly to stronger than expected competition from “Little Women” for female moviegoers. The film took in $8.4 million over the 5-day weekend, giving the $32 million production a domestic total of $15.6 million after two weekends. The film still has a chance to leg out in January, especially if stars Charlize Theron and Margot Robbie earn victories at the Golden Globes and help fuel interest.But that’s nothing compared to the struggles facing Universal’s “Cats,” which was removed from the studio’s FYC page earlier this weekend and is set to bomb with $17.8 million domestic and $38.2 million worldwide after two weekends against a $95 million budget before marketing costs.Read original story ‘Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker’ Pulls In $135 Million During Extended Box Office Weekend At TheWrap
Hollywood officially crowned a new global box office champ in 2019, as "Avengers: Endgame" edged past "Avatar" to become the highest-grossing movie in history. But while there was much joy in the MCU, back in our world there’s evidence that Hollywood at large kind of struck out.
Chris Evans really dressed his dog in a sweater to match his character from "Knives Out," and yes, we confirm, this is a Christmas miracle.
The "Knives Out" director shares his memories and insights into some of the movies — and TV episodes — he’s directed over the course of his still-young career.
"Frozen 2" dominated box office charts for the third weekend in a row as Disney's animated sequel scored another $34.7 million in North America. Those ticket sales, a 60% decline from its massive Thanksgiving haul, boost its domestic tally to $337 million. "Frozen 2" earned $130 million in its inaugural outing and another $123 million […]
Disney's "Frozen 2" stuffed the box office competition during Thanksgiving, generating $85.2 million over the weekend and a record-setting $123.7 million over the five-day holiday frame. The animated adventure soared past the previous Thanksgiving benchmark held by 2013's "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and its $109 million bounty between the Wednesday and Sunday period. Like […]
Netflix's big bet on Martin Scorsese might pay off as the streaming giant drops 'The Irishman' after a limited theatrical release.
"Knives Out" director Rian Johnson and cast members Jamie Lee Curtis, Daniel Craig, Ana de Armas and Don Johnson talk about mixing entertainment with contemporary social issues.
The It List is Yahoo’s weekly look at the best in pop culture, including movies, music, TV, streaming, games, books, podcasts and more. Here are our picks for Nov. 25 - Dec. 1, including the best deals we could find for each.
While the latest trailer for the crowdpleaser doesn't give too much away, it's loaded with key clues for curious moviegoers to dig into now.
So much for all of Captain America’s nobility. Chris Evans is just one member of a star-studded cast to appear in the first trailer for Rian Johnson’s whodunit murder mystery “Knives Out,” and he shatters his golden-boy image with what promises to be a breakout performance.“Knives Out” stars Daniel Craig as a detective investigating the death of the patriarch of a wealthy, but eccentric and combative family. And you can see that contempt the family has for everyone else in Evans’ moment, in which he tells each member of his family to “eat s—, and you eat s—.”Craig meanwhile looks like he’s having a blast, doing a Southern drawl accent like he’s in an Agatha Christie novel transplanted to Alabama.Also Read: 'James Bond 25' First Footage Teases Daniel Craig's Return With a Caribbean Beat (Video)“I suspect foul play. And I have eliminated no suspects,” Craig says. “A twisted web, and we are not finished untangling it, not yet.”Johnson wrote and directed “Knives Out,” his foll0w-up to “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” from 2017 and his first original feature since 2012’s excellent “Looper.” And boy has he assembled an impressive cast cast: Daniel Craig, Ana de Armas, Toni Collette, Michael Shannon, Katherine Langford, Christopher Plummer, Chris Evans, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Jaeden Martell and Lakeith Stanfield all star in the film.Lionsgate is releasing Johnson’s “Knives Out” on Nov. 27. Watch the scandalous and profanity-laced first trailer above, and see some official images below:Lionsgate/Claire FolgerLionsgateLionsgate/Claire FolgerRead original story Rian Johnson’s ‘Knives Out’ Trailer: Chris Evans Tells His Family to ‘Eat S—‘ (Video) At TheWrap
Jamie Lee Curtis has joined the A-list ensemble of Rian Johnson’s “Knives Out.” The new role comes on the heels of Curtis’ success at the box office, with “Halloween” slashing records last weekend, The movie stars Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Lakeith Stanfield, Michael Shannon, Don Johnson, and Ana de Armas. Johnson will write and direct, as […]
<strong>EXCLUSIVE</strong>: As one door seemingly closes, another looks to be opening. I understand from sources that <em>Captain America</em> star Chris Evans is joining Daniel Craig in Rian Johnson’s red-hot murder mystery movie <em>Knives Out</em>. The casting bolsters the project’s status as one of the hottest in the works at the moment and follows MRC’s big money deal for it out of Toronto. As we previously broke, <em>Star Wars: The Last Jedi </em>director Johnson, who wrote the script and is producing with…