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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Logan box-office

20th Century Fox film chairman Stacey Snider recently said a couple of execs at the studio were at once cautious about the direction Logan was heading in. Some of them were asking: Is James Mangold‘s R-rated comic book movie too dark? Will a more contemplative look at the Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) bore audiences to tears? Those nervous nellies will likely soon breathe a big sigh of relief, because not only has Logan been championed by critics, it’s projected to make around $65 million domestically and even more overseas this weekend.

Below, learn the Logan box office projections.

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the Lego Batman Movie villains

We’ll wait and see if The LEGO Batman Movie will get a sequel, but the lego character will return in The LEGO Movie 2, coming out on February 8th, 2019. director Chris McKay recently teased the character’s future in addition to discussing some LEGO villains he considered for the film (Spoilers below).

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Ben Affleck / Live By Night box office

Live By Night probably sounded good on paper. Ben Affleck‘s last three directorial efforts were all well received, with Argo even snagging Best Picture in 2013, and Affleck’s career as a star is burning bright as ever thanks to Batman. All of which would have made Live By Night seem like a solid next step, possibly even an awards contender. But the gangster drama didn’t just disappoint — it flat-out flopped, and now Warner Bros. is looking at a reported $75 million loss on the movie.  Read More »

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Forbes has released their annual listing of the top 10 most overpaid actors in Hollywood. This year’s most overpaid actor was also the most overpaid actor of last year, proving that little changes in Hollywood. Who could it possibly be? Find out who the most overpaid actor of 2106 is after the jump.

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