The global take for Maleficent 2 is $153M. Now I’ve been informed from finance sources that it’s a safe start worldwide to get this movie to break-even (which is around $400M), highly contingent on legs overseas.
Academy Award® winner Jordan Peele follows the success of his blockbuster hit, Get Out, with the masterfully executed and viscerally terrifying Us. Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with a score of 94%, the film is being hailed as “Utterly brilliant” and “the scariest, smartest horror movie of the year so far” (Den of Geek). Fans around the world can now untether the truth with more than 50 minutes of bonus features delving deep into the mind of Jordan Peele, his filmmaking process and the symbolism behind Us. The global sensation arrives on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayTM, DVD and On Demand on July 29, 2019.
Featuring incredible must-see performances from
Per weekend box office estimates, Dark Phoenix dropped a staggering 72.6 percent week-to-week, bringing in just $9 million. On its opening weekend, it made an unimpressive $33 million. Things have gone from bad to cataclysmic.
Jordan Peele's masterful sophomore effort is now heading for digital and Blu-ray home release...
It's not easy to follow up an instant classic debut with yet another spectacular film, but that's just what Get Out director Jordan Peele did when Us was released earlier this year. The movie received glowing reviews pretty much across the board, including by us out of SXSW, and did well at the box office too, which isn't easy for an original film to manage in these times of endless sequels and comic book dominance.
It helped that Peele sought out a magnificent cast for his second film, including Lupita Nyong'o, Winston Duke, Elisabeth Moss, and Tim Heidecker. There's not a lackluster performance in the bunch.
We won't go into the plot here, because it's a movie best seen without knowing too much, and because we know some of you may have
Featuring incredible must-see performances from Academy Award® winner Lupita Nyong’o, Winston Duke (Black Panther), Emmy® winner Elisabeth Moss and Tim Heidecker, Us is “the most out-of-the-box horror film of the past decade,”. Movie enthusiasts and horror fans alike can watch Us
Dumbo, directed by Alice‘s Tim Burton, is a different type of movie, based off a much older Disney 1941 release than recent remakes. While Burton brought punch and snap to Alice and a groovy absurdist musical take to Warner Bros.’ Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which was further accentuated by Johnny Depp’s uncanny Michael Jackson-like take on Willy Wonka, Dumbo is slower, old-fashioned family movie. A global opening between $137M-$155M is what we’re hearing at this point in town with overseas between $80M-90M and domestic projections literally wild: Disney thinks it’s in the $50Ms,
Sometimes dead is better – but this mean-spirited remake isn’t one of those instances.
We pick up with the Creed clan having just moved to sleepy Ludlow, Maine as an escape from Boston’s hectic madness.
The dazzling Disney adventure carried audiences along with 14-year-old Clara (Mackenzie Foy) to a magical, mysterious world with breathtaking performances by Misty Copeland plus sweets, snowflakes, soldiers, scurrying mice... and no shortage of surprises. Destined to become an annual viewing tradition for adventurers of all ages, the film arrives home instantly with never-before seen extras and deleted scenes on Digital and Movies Anywhere, and on 4K Ultra HD,
Lusk joined The Walt Disney Company in 1933 and went on to work as a character animator for “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs,” “Pinocchio,” “Fantasia,” and “Bambi.” His best-known achievement is single-handedly animating the “danse arabe,” or “dance of the seven veils,” featuring a sultry goldfish during the Nutcracker sequence of “Fantasia.”
The legend goes that the stacked sketches of the fish doing her entire dance would stretch from floor to ceiling, it was that monumental and exhaustive a feat. But a feat of real delicacy and subtlety too. Lusk had previously worked with Eric Larson to animate the goldfish Cleo in “Pinocchio” along with the cat Figaro, whose movements are incredibly lifelike
10. (tie) “Peppermint”/”Proud Mary” /”Red Sparrow”: Can we have some strong screenplays to go with our strong female leads, please? This trashy trio of action sagas put guns in the hands of some of our most talented actresses but then forgot to supply them with things like character, motivation, or logic.
9. “Christopher Robin”: After dumping the last great “Winnie the Pooh” animated feature on a Harry Potter opening weekend, Disney added insult to injury by crafting this glum and tedious look at a grown-up Christopher (Ewan McGregor) in the throes of a midlife crisis.
Avengers: Infinity War leads the pack for Disney with $2.04 billion, followed by another Marvel title and the Best Picture hopeful Black Panther, which dramatically overperformed expectations with $1.34 billion. They serve as the two highest-grossing movies worldwide for the year, with Universal's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom taking the number three spot with $1.3 billion. But then Disney is right back in it at number four with Incredibles 2. The long-awaited sequel did gangbusters business, bringing in $1.24 billion. Also in
It’s the Christmas present that nobody wanted. Disney’s Nutcracker revamp, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, stars Keira Knightley and cost about $130m, making it one of the most expensive Christmas-themed movies ever made. Now, with paltry earnings of only $20m on its first Us weekend, it has been declared a flop. As Forbes magazine noted in a doom-laden appraisal, “$130 million is way too much to spend on a Christmas movie”.
The film suffered production troubles, with the original director replaced during shooting, but perhaps something more than behind-the-scenes woes and an over-inflated budget is to blame. Reviewing the film in the Guardian, Cath Clarke missed “the melancholy darkness” of the original Eta Hoffmann story. And if there’s one ingredient Christmas stories need, it’s that. Nothing says festive cinema quite
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“Red Sparrow,” the thriller starring Jennifer Lawrence as a Russian ballerina-turned-spy, demanded an opening 12-minute ballet that was “distinctly Russian sounding,” with harmonies and melodic gestures reminiscent of 20th-century Soviet composers. Howard is no stranger to classical writing, having recently recorded a violin concerto and he is currently writing a cello concerto to debut next year.
He was on Disney’s “Nutcracker” for two years. “The trick with ‘Nutcracker’ was figure out how much, and where, we could the Tchaikovsky – using as much as we possibly
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The festive spirit is set as the lights dim to show children peering out of the windows of a large house watching the snow fall as their family prepares for a Party the night before Christmas. The children are impatient for the festive celebrations to start but are not allowed in as the maids prepare the room. Clara (Rachael Gillespie) and her brother Frederic (Kevin Poeung) squabble childishly and are reprimanded and indulged by their grandparents. Finally, the party guests start arriving and the party room is revealed. Clara’s and Fredericks exotic uncle Drosselmeyer (Mlindi Kulashe) arrives laden with gifts from his travels. He brings puppets, which appear life like and are mechanical
Greenwich Entertainment has bought “Wild Nights with Emily,’ a dramatic comedy about Emily Dickinson starring Molly Shannon.
The film, which had its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival, was written and directed by Madeleine Olnek. Greenwich will release the film theatrically early next year.
Shannon’s role captures the vivacious, irreverent side of the poet that was covered up for years — most notably Emily’s lifelong romantic relationship with another woman, using Dickinson’s own words.
“Madeleine’s witty, madcap yet poignant and absolutely necessary version of Emily’s life is an Emily we’ve never seen before, but one that has been hiding in plain sight all along,
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“Solo: A Star Wars Story”– Budget: $250 million, Global gross: $392 million
Disney broke box office records left and right this year, but it also had the most high-profile bomb of the year with this “Star Wars” anthology film that told the origins of Han Solo. With lukewarm reviews and stories of a rocky, budget-inflated production hitting the press for months before release, “Solo” became the first “Star Wars” film ever to fail to gross $400 million worldwide. With “Episode IX” still a year away, Disney execs have said that they’re taking another look at how they handle future films in this hallowed series.
“London Fields” — Budget: $8 million, Global gross: $295,435
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