The Mummy box office

Universal looks like they’re feeling pretty good about their universe of classic monsters. Long before The Mummy hits theaters and tries to get this universe started, the studio claimed two release dates – one in 2018, the other in 2019 – for two unknown monster movies. The release dates could be the Johnny Depp-led The Invisible Man, David Koep’s take on Bride of Frankenstein, or The Wolfman from writer Aaron Guzikowski (Prisoners).

But do audiences want these classic monsters updated? We’ll have some idea next month when Alex Kurtzman‘s (Star Trek) film comes out, which is currently tracking to make $40 million its opening weekend.

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king arthur box office

Every year, members of the /Film staff and podcast team (as well as a special guest or two) come together in the spirit of competition to predict the the top 10 highest grossing movies of the summer. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword didn’t make it on many lists and it looks like everyone made the right decision – we’re only two weeks into the 2017 summer movie season and Guy Ritchie’s medieval action movie is already looking like the flop to beat.

Meanwhile, Spider-Man: Homecoming is waiting in the wings, pacing back and forth, looking to open huge…at least, that’s what the early tracking seems to suggest.

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Wonder Woman Trailer

Wonder Woman is one of the biggest question marks of this Summer. In this year’s Summer Movie Wager, some people had it in the middle of the top 10, while others merely included it as a dark horse. It’s the fourth film in Warner Bros’ DC Extended Universe, which began with Man of Steel, and typically those movies have made around $300-$330 million. But DC fans have already been complaining about the lack of marketing for the company’s first female-driven superhero franchise – even Suicide Squad seemed to be marketed more.

But the initial box office tracking has now been revealed. What does it tell us about the Wonder Woman box office prospects? Find out below.

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Beauty and the Beast box office

Beauty and the Beast has officially become the highest grossing PG film of all time.

Bill Condon‘s live-action adaptation starring Emma Watson and Dan Stevens broke the record this weekend, passing Pixar’s Finding Dory, which previously held the record at $486.3 million domestically and $1.029 billion worldwide.

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2 Cast

It’s that time of year again — the Summer movie season is upon us. And the /Filmcast team have once again gathered to compete in the 2017 Summer Movie Wager. Every year in the past I would make a guest appearance on the Totally Rad Show for this segment, but with that show now disbanded we have taken on the job of hosting this contest on /Film. This is the eleventh annual edition of this game.

Last two years, David Chen won the wager. This year the competition includes Devindra Hardawar, David ChenGermain Lussier, Jeff Cannata and myself in a game is to decide what will be the highest grossing films of the Summer. It’s a free-for-all; the person with the best score wins. But it isn’t just that easy — not only do the participants need to predict what ten films will be the highest grossing films domestically, but we need to place them in order. After the jump, you can listen to the full episode of the show with our predictions.

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fate of the furious box office

The Fate of the Furious sped to the top of the box office on its opening weekend, knocking Star Wars: The Force Awakens down as the title-holder of the biggest worldwide box office opening of all time.

The Fate of the Furious made $532.5 million in its first weekend, just beating the $529 million record earned in 2015 by Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I guess all that NOS paid off.

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guardians of the galaxy vol 2 box office

Guardians of the Galaxy was an unexpected smash hit in 2014, raking in over $770 million worldwide and launching the superstardom of Chris Pratt and director James Gunn.

But with expectations higher for the sequel, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is set to make even more. But will it have the biggest opening ever for a Marvel movie?

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Wonder Woman Plot Details

The release of Wonder Woman is a little under two months away, but box office analysts are already paying close attention to the next installment of the DC Expanded Universe. Following hotly debated movies like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, all eyes are on Wonder Woman to help course correct a comic book universe that has disappointed as many audiences as they’ve pleased.

Therefore, it’s a little disappointing to hear that right now, Wonder Woman is currently tracking to have the lowest opening of any movie in the DC Expanded Universe. Find out more about the Wonder Woman box office tracking below. Read More »

Hollywood adaptations of asian movies

A lot was riding on the success of Ghost in the Shell. The upcoming wave of anime adaptations such as Death Note and Akira, Paramount Pictures’ chance for a new sci-fi franchise led by Scarlett Johansson, and the chance to stymie the steadily-growing outcry against whitewashing.

But when Ghost in the Shell limped into theaters last weekend, bringing in a meager $20 million domestically on a $110 million budget, that may have spelled the end for Hollywood adaptations of anime classics. But this is not the first time Hollywood has tried and failed to remake a critically and financially successful film based on an Asian property — nor will it be the last time. The question I’m interested in answering is whether or not these Hollywood adaptations of Asian movies actually make money. Let’s look at the numbers. 

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shia labeouf movie man down sells one ticket

Man Down, indeed.

Shia LaBeouf‘s post-apocalyptic war thriller may have opened in the United States last year to negative reviews and an anemic $454,490 but that’s much better than the mere £7 that Man Down made in the United Kingdom on its opening weekend. That’s the equivalent one movie ticket.

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