April 12-14 Box Office Report

Another weekend has gone by, and Shazam! continues to hold fast to its spot at the top of the box office.  Everyone else fell behind by a mile!

This was an interesting weekend at the box office.  In the top five positions there were three movies that are reboots of previously made movies, and one movie based on an already excising comic book IP.  Meaning that Little, which came in second place, was the only movie based on an original idea that made it into the top five box office positions.

Two films made their opening weekend debut this past weekend, yet failed to make it into the number one spot – Little, which made $15 million and Hellboy, making only $12 Million.  The returns for both of these films is below what outlets were predicting and below what the studios wanted  Is this due to bad marketing?  Probably not.  Many, including myself, are speculating that their lack of box office success is due to the looming shadow that the upcoming Avengers: Endgame has been casting over the month of April.  Many movie going audience members are saving their pennies so they can spend it on the newest Avengers film.

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Robert Pattinson Says Christopher Nolan’s New Movie is ‘Unreal’

For a few months now, small nuggets of news have been dropped ever so quietly about the still untitled Christopher Nolan directed film.  However, Robert Pattinson, just spoke about his experience reading the script, and it’s enough to get you amped for the new Nolan film.

Pattinson has been on a press tour this past week promoting his upcoming Sci-Fi film High Life, directed by acclaimed French director Claire Denis.  And it is in this press tour that Pattinson told USA Today that he was “locked in a room” and got to read the script, and found it to be “unreal.”

Here is his full quote:

“I got locked in a room to read the script – I don’t have it myself…. I’ve been a little wary of doing big movies for years and years, but there’s just something about Chris Nolan’s stuff.  He seems like the only director now who can do what is essentially a very personal, independent movie that has huge scale. I read the script and it’s unreal.”

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New ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer, Avenge The Fallen

It is April 2nd, and that means that Avengers: Endgame pre-sale tickets have just gone live! And with that we get another, and possibly the final, trailer for the long awaited film.  The remaining Avengers are banding together, and Thanos is awaiting another battle.

The film opens this month, April 26th, and stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Don Cheadle, Paul Rudd, Brie Larson, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Bradley Cooper, and Josh Brolin.

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Here’s the official synopsis for Avengers: Endgame: 

The grave course of events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take one final stand in Marvel Studios’ grand conclusion to twenty-two films, “Avengers: Endgame.”

 

 

What do you think of this new trailer for Avengers: Endgame? Are you buying your tickets early?  Have you already purchased them?  Leave a comment below and let’s make it a discussion.  Also, be apart of the conversation by following Kylan on Twitter @KylanReelCritic

March 29-31 Box Office Report

Another weekend done, means another box office is in the bag.

To nobody’s surprise Dumbo came out on top this weekend bringing in around $45 Million dollars, with Us and Captain Marvel trailing behind by quite a lot.  However, that was to expected. If you listened to last Friday’s podcast, then you’ll know that this is exactly what was predicted.

However, this weekend did bring with it one big shock.  Unplanned, a film that flew compleetly under my radar, made it into the number 4 box office spot.  This is extreamly shocking, and was ironicly unplanned, due to the lack of hype around this movie – or so I thought.

I had never seen a trailer for Unplanned, never heard of it, didn’t know it was coming out.  Yet, despite my lack of knowledge it struck a cord with its targeted audience and they came out in droves to support it.  The film managed to making just over $6 Million on a reported budget of the same amount.  The film was out for only its first weekend and already made its money back.

Check out the full box office breakdown of the top five spots below!

  • No 1. Dumbo – $45,000,000 in its first weekend of release.
  • No 2. Us – $33,605,000. Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $128,220,440.
  • No 3. Captain Marvel – $20,5000,000. Bringing its total gross in its 4th weekend to $353,805,815.
  • No 4. Unplanned – $6,382,298. in its first weekend of release.
  • No 5. Five Feet Apart – $6,197,557. Bringing its total gross in its 3rd weekend to $35,823,158.

What did you think of these box office numbers?  Did you know about Unplanned coming out?  Where your predictions correct?  Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion out of it.

Reel Movie News Podcast – Angelina Jolie Joins Marvel and More!

This is my latest episode of the Reel Movie New Podcast!! Give it a listen! If you like it, leave a comment and like below and let’s make a discussion out of the topics.

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Guillermo Del Toro’s ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’ Trailer Dropps

CBS Films and Lionsgate teamed up to bring us the first full look at Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.  Based on the book series written by Alvin Schwarts.

The film is directed by André Øvredal, best known for the smaller horror films, Trollhunter and The Autopsy of Jane Doe, and produced by Oscar winner Guillermo Del Toro.

Check out the trailer below.

The film has a horror Jumanji  vibe – a group of kids open a book and read from it, and things from the book come into the real world.  However, unlike the beloved jungle movie, this one has a lot more terrors in it.

The teens are played by Zoe Colletti, Michael Garza, Gabriel Rush, Austin Abrams, Dean Norris, Gil Bellows, Lorraine Toussaint, Austin Zajur, and Natalie Gonzhorn. 

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark drops in theaters this fall – August 9th.

What did you think of the trailer?  Have you read any of the stories from the book series?  Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion out of it.

Angelina Jolie in Talks to Join Marvel’s ‘The Eternals’

Angelina Jolie, who is no stranger to being in action movie, is in talks to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe in The Eternals, another superhero team feature that is being directed by Cloe Zhao.

The Eternals is based on the Jack Kirby created comic about superpowered, near immortal beings known as Eternals.

As of now there is not much more known about the project, however, according to an article in The Hollywood Reporter one aspect to the story involves the love story between Ikaris, a man fueled by cosmic energy, and Sersi, who relishes moving amongst humans.  It is unknown who exactly who Jolie will be playing but it is being speculated that it may be Marvel’s first openly gay character.

The Eternals does not have a release date as of now, however Jolie will be finishing up Disny’s upcoming Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, then jumping right into working on the new Marvel project.

What do you think of Angelina Jolie’s potential casting in The EternalsDo have you ever heard of the Eternals?  Who will she play?  Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion out of it.

‘The Angry Birds Movie 2’ Trailer Dropped

It’s here! The trailer that everyone has been waiting for has finally dropped – a trailer for the upcoming Angry Birds Movie 2.

This time around the plot seems to be moving away from a more character driven film like the first and is focusing on a more traditional conflict between birds, pigs, and new ice-cold rivals on the next island over.

Check out the trailer below!

The film stars voices of Jason Sudeikis, Bill Hader, Rachel Bloom, Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, Nicki Minaj, Dove Cameron, Awkwafina, Danny McBride, Lil Rel Howery, Pete Davidson, Zach Woods, Eugenio Derbez, Beck Bannett, Brooklynn Prince, and Leslie Jones.

The Angry Birds Movie 2 opens August 16th.

What did you think of this new trailer?  Did you like the last Angry Birds movie?  Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion about it.

New ‘Bond’ Film Reportedly Starts Filming This Week

If reports are to believed, the new, and possibly last iteration of the Daniel Craig lead Bond film will begin shooting this week!

The still untitled Bond 25 will begin its filming in Norway this week according to a report put out by MI6 HQ.  While the outlet is not an official site for updates (it is more of a Bond Encyclopedia for unconfirmed reports), the story has some outside support, because it is being said by Daily Mail that the film’s director, Cary Fukunaga, recently flew out to Norway this past weekend – ahead of the start of the supposed production.

There are still many things about the upcoming film that are not yet known.  It has been rumored that Rami Malek, who just won an Oscar for his performance in Bohemian Rhapsody, is attached to the movie, possibly in a villainous role.  However his involvement has not yet been formally announced.

With filming starting up it is only a matter of time before we get more information about the movie.  Bond 25 is set for an April 2020 release date, and if they just started shooting then expect them to make that date.

What do you think of production starting on the new Bond film?  Do you like Daniel Craig as Bond, and who should take his place after this movie?  Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion out of it.

 

‘Dora the Explorer’ Trailer Drops

The first trailer for Dora and the Lost City of Gold has dropped, and it shows that the film may actually take quite a departure from the Nickelodeon show.

While the show is known for teaching really young kids what a square and a spoon look like, this movie isn’t taking an educational route at all.  It is more like a young Tomb Raider movie.  I mean, come on – Dora throws a knife!

Check out the trailer below.

Paramount Pictures and Nickelodeon team up to bring this action version of Dora the Explorer. The film stars Isabela Moner in the lead role with Eva Longoria and Michael Pena as her parents.

It’s a interesting take on the character.  Having Dora and her classmates kidnapped, then having to escape the bad guys while finding a lost city in the middle of a jungle.  Let’s see if the studios can pull it off.

Dora and the Lost City of Gold hits theaters on August 2 of this year.

What did you think of the trailer?  Will you be going out to see this movie? Leave a comment below and let’s make a discussion out of it.