Ben Affleck Adapting Original Story For ‘Batman’ Film

So who remembers when Ben Affleck being cast as Batman in Zack Snyder’s Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice was on of the most controversial topics being discussed during that time. Funny how now that the movie as been out the “Batfleck” has gone on to be the only unanimously praised aspect about the film. Now Affleck has been chosen by Warner Bros. to write, direct, and star in the next Batman solo film.

Since the announcement fans have been wondering which classic Batman comic book storyline Affleck will adapt for his solo script.  And it looks like we may now know the answer to that question – none of them, at least not verbatim. Continue reading “Ben Affleck Adapting Original Story For ‘Batman’ Film”

May 27-29 Box Office Results

First off, I know we technically had a 3-day weekend.  However, in the interest of keeping the numbers the same as any other weekend I am not counting the money made on Memorial Day (May 30th).  Some places are counting it, I will not be.

And surprise, surprise! X-Men: Apocalypse took the first place at the box office.  Anyone who suspected anything else has been living under a rock for the past five years.

The real news here is how little Alice Through the Looking Glass made.  The first movie of the franchise, Alice in Wonderland, made over 100 Million in its opening weekend back in 201o.  But this past weekend the sequel couldn’t even make 40% of what its predecessor did.  The rest of the lineup should come as no surprise.  Check out the results below

No 1. X-Men: Apocalypse $65,000,000 in its first weekend of release.

No 2. Alice Through the Looking Glass $26,997,000 in its first weekend of release.

No 3. The Angry Birds Movie – $18,750,000. Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $66,403,309.

No 4. Captain America: Civil War $15,379,000. Bringing its total gross in its 4th weekend to $372,855,948.

No 5. Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising – $9,274,440. Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $38,511,020

 

Q&A: Blockbuster I’m most excited for/Favorite Marvel Character

Once again, I get to talk about myself with another opinion question! Awesome.  Sarah from Zwolle, La writes:

Hey!  I have a question.  What summer blockbuster are you most excited about this year? Also, what is your favorite Marvel character to date?

 Thanks for the question Sarah!

This is actually an interesting question because the blockbuster movie that I was most looking forward to was Captain America: Civil War – and that movie already came out, I saw it, I loved it.

So now I have to decide what my favorite blockbuster is now that I am most looking forward to.  And I’m going to admit – I’m going to cheat and say that I have two now that are tied for first place! Continue reading “Q&A: Blockbuster I’m most excited for/Favorite Marvel Character”

Michael B. Jordan Joins ‘Black Panther’!!

According to sourced at The Hollywood Reporter Michael B. Jordan is set to reteam with Ryan Coogler, who directed him in Creed, for Marvel Studios’ Black Panther movie.

This would be the 3rd time that Jordan is directed by Coogler, who is both writing and directing the Marvel Movie.  The first time was in the indi drama Fruitvale Station, and the second time in the aforementioned Creed.

In the report it also mentioned that Academy-Award winning Lupita Nyong’o may join the film as well, but is still in negotiations. Continue reading “Michael B. Jordan Joins ‘Black Panther’!!”

May 6-8 Box Office Results

Another Marvel movie, another Box Office smash.

Disney should really be happy with this past weekends results.  The long awaited Captain America: Civil War finally hit theaters this weekend at it crushed at the Box Office becoming the 5th biggest domestic box office opening movie of all time.  Of course this is also not going to surprise anybody who has been aware of the release of this movie for the past 2 years.  Also The Jungle Book moved down 2nd place, meaning that Disney has been able to keep one of their movies at the top of the charts for 4 weekends in a row with 2 different movies.  And they are showing no signs of slowing down in the next weekend. Check out the rest of the results below!

No 1. Captain America: Civil War $179,139,142 in its first weekend of release.

No 2. The Jungle Book$24,488,436. Bringing its total gross in its 4th weekend to $287,600,701.

No 3. Mother’s Day – $11,087,076. Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $22,806,766.

No 4. The Huntsman: Winter’s War $3,948,835. Bringing its total gross in its 3rd weekend to $40,732,455

No 5. Keanu – $3,287,484. Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $15,308,421

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April 29 – May 1 Box Office Results

This past weekend showed some crazy results at the box office!   First off, The Jungle Book continues to truck along.  Just counting its domestic earnings, it has exceeded its budget ($175 Million) in its 3rd weekend of release.  It’s a safe bet that it will no longer be in the number 1 spot after this coming weekend (May 6-8) with the release of Captain America: Civil War.  However, it will easily be at number 2 – meaning that Disney will have the number 1 and number 2 spots in the box office.

The even crazier thing to note about this weekend’s box office is just how close Keanu came to being in second place! The Huntsman: Winter’s War was able to stay in second place for the second weekend in a row, but only a difference of $166,076 separated 2nd and 3rd place!  I believe that if Keanu had been in just a few more theaters it may have taken that number 2 spot.  Check out the remaining top 5 results below!

No 1. The Jungle Book$46,714,706. Bringing its total gross in its 3nd weekend to $253,371,506.

No 2. The Huntsman: Winter’s War$9,453,224. Bringing its total gross in its 2nd weekend to $34,215,325.

No 3. Keanu – $9,453,224 in its first weekend of release.

No 4. Mother’s Day $8,369,184 in its first weekend of release.

No 5. Barbershop: The Next Cut – $6,080,495. Bringing its total gross in its 3rd weekend to $44,661,136. Continue reading “April 29 – May 1 Box Office Results”

Captain America: Civil War Trailer 2

“Hey Everyone,” the new Captain America: Civil War Trailer was just released by Marvel Studios.  And if you stay until the very end of the trailer, in Marvel movie fashion, a big reveal is made. We finally get to see Spider-Man! Check out the trailer.

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Captain America: Civil War Official Trailer and Poster

Tuesday night Chris Evans and Robert Downey Jr., who play Captain America and Iron Man, sat down with Jimmy Kimmel to debut the new trailer for the next film in the Marvel franchise, Captain America: Civil War.

The two minute long trailer showed off the Avengers facing off against each other.  Which is something that Marvel fans had been clamoring for since Downey was announced as a co-star for the film last year.

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X-Men: Apocalypse Trailer Showing Before Star Wars

Star Wars: The Force Awakens is already shaping up for a massive opening weekend. There is no doubt that anticipation for the film is at record setting levels, with some of those records already being broken. As a result, every movie making studio is looking to attach their biggest trailers in front of the biggest movie that is Star Wars. Which makes sense – its a guaranteed massive audience.  Sure the trailers will be released online, but showing those spectacular visual effects on a theater’s big screen with massive sound is still the best way to sell your movie – and the studios know that.

There have already been reports circulating that the upcoming Marvel film, Captain America: Civil War, will be attached to preview before The Force Awakens.  Seeing as both are being released by the same studio overlord, Disney, that kind of makes sense.  However, there is now news that the first trailer for Fox’s X-Men: Apocalypse will also be attached to Star Wars: The Force Awakens! Continue reading “X-Men: Apocalypse Trailer Showing Before Star Wars”