When Disney brings a new movie based on one of their classics to theaters, you can bet they’re going to take the top spot at the box office. That’s especially true when the only real competition is holdovers from the previous weeks. But in this case, even though Disney’s live-action remake of Dumbo soared to the top spot with $45 million, it didn’t quite match the expectations put forth by the studio and analysts.
Meanwhile, Jordan Peele’s Us and the Avengers: Endgame predecessor Captain Marvel are still riding their own waves of box office success. Read More »
Captain Marvel had no problem winning a second weekend at the box office for Marvel Studios. Following the film’s massive opening weekend haul of $153 million, the latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe raked in another $69.3 million at the box office. That’s only a drop of 54.8% in its second weekend, which is slightly better than the average 56% that usually happens with Marvel Studios movies.
But Captain Marvel wasn’t the only movie that enjoyed success at the box office last weekend. Debut movies Wonder Park and Five Feet Apart both exceeded box office predictions, but Captive State appears to be dead on arrival. Read More »
Haley Lu Richardson has “up-and-coming movie star” written all over her, from her innate charm to her high-wattage smile, which she puts to excellent use in the sappy star-crossed romance Five Feet Apart. Richardson, who established herself with her impressive work in The Edge of Seventeen, Columbus, and Support The Girls, has an undeniable charisma that ensures her performance here is something truly special. The film surrounding Richardson, unfortunately, ends up being so mawkish and contrived that it’s more likely to elicit groans than tears.
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Sad sick teens are becoming par for the course in Hollywood, but if you’ve got to watch a romantic teen weepy, why not see one with the rising stars from Columbus and Riverdale? Haley Lu Richardson and Cole Sprouse play the unrealistically gorgeous teens suffering from cystic fibrosis, who meet and fall in love — despite the shared sickness forcing them apart. Watch the latest Five Feet Apart trailer below.
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If The Fault in Our Stars warmed your heart and also made you stream crocodile tears, then you’re probably already looking forward to Five Feet Apart. Not unlike the aforementioned adaptation of John Green’s book, this movie follows a 17-year old girl named Stella (Haley Lu Richardson of Split) who is afflicted with cystic fibrosis, keeping her confined to a hospital and unable to make human contact. That becomes all the more challening when she meets a fellow cystic fibrosis patient named Will (Cole Sprouse of Riverdale), who is a bit of a rebel that makes Stella question what she should really be concerned about with life.
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Who knew that the “sick teen weepy” would become an automatic greenlight for Hollywood studio executives? After The Fault in Our Stars made over $300 million worldwide in 2014, there have been several attempts to recapture that lightning in a bottle.
The latest is Five Feet Apart, which stars Columbus and Edge of Seventeen‘s Haley Lu Richardson as a girl with cystic fibrosis. She meets a character played by Riverdale hunk Cole Sprouse who also has that condition, and even though doctors dictate that they must keep a certain amount of distance between them for their own safety…well, love is a powerful thing. Check out the first trailer below. Read More »