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Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” (Warner Brothers) grossed $6,420,000 on Monday. That brings it to $56.9 million in four days, likely $75 million for its full first week, and over $100 million through 10 days.
A reasonable three-time multiple for its opening weekend total ($50.5 million) would bring the domestic gross ultimately to just over $150 million. But the Monday number hints at higher results. Don’t be surprised if the final number ends up in the $175 million-$200 million range. That, combined with initially positive foreign results, should bring the film to the $500 million worldwide total.
Here’s why that’s likely: The box office for Nolan’s films traditionally come with very healthy multiples, as much as 3.5 or even 4. Monday’s gross confirms that trajectory, since it represents 12.7 percent of what “Dunkirk” made over the weekend. That’s an »
- Tom Brueggemann
24 July 2017 7:09 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
Christopher Nolan's Dunkirk led the South Korean box office over the weekend, opening to a hugely impressive $10.3, million according to Warner Bros, making the Asian country the third largest market for the war movie behind the U.S. ($50.5 million) and Nolan's home market of the U.K. ($12.4 million).
Dunkirk, with a wide release on 1,245 screens, dominated with a 46.5 percent audience share among all titles shown in South Korea over the weekend. Dunkirk's opening weekend was also one of the biggest openings for any Warner Bros. film in the country, topping both Gravity and American Sniper— the only »
- Lee Hyo-won
France is the leading market with $1.8 million on 668 screens in its first two days, followed by South Korea with $1.6 million on its opening day on Thursday at 1,252 locations. The Korean results were in line with Nolan’s “Interstellar” and above “Gravity” and “American Sniper.”
“Dunkirk,” based on the 1940 evacuation of 300,000 stranded Allied troops from France, stars Kenneth Branagh, Mark Rylance, Tom Hardy, Fionn Whitehead, Tom Glynn-Carney, Jack Lowden, and Harry Styles. Film critics have already offered extensive praise for the cinematography, direction, acting, and musical score.
Australia took in $938,000, including Wednesday night sneaks, on 535 screens for a 54% share of the top five films. The results are 45% ahead of “Gravity,” 33% ahead »
- Dave McNary
Iraq War Veteran and Author Draws Similarities Between Dunkirk and 9/11 (Guest Column)
Scandinavian markets also generated $656,000 for the region, with Sweden commanding a 53% share of the total market, Norway at 52%, and Finland at 40%.
“Dunkirk” opens in 24 additional territories Thursday, including Russia, Korea and Australia. The UK and Spain follow on Friday, for a total of 46 markets for the weekend.
“Dunkirk” will open in the U.S. on Friday amid expectations of a launch in the $30 million to $35 million range as it sets sail in more than 3,600 venues. The movie is getting the widest 70Mm release in more than two decades, which is a testament to the trust the backers »
- Dave McNary
Christopher Nolan’s World War II retreat-and-rescue epic “Dunkirk” has critical acclaim and is the first 2017 studio film to stand as a serious awards contender. However, it’s unlikely to become a significant player among the top war films at the box office.
Over the last decade, Nolan’s made five films that grossed $200 million-$658 million (adjusted domestic). However, while war films can still draw big numbers (Clint Eastwood’s 2014’s “American Sniper” earned $381 million, domestic adjusted), Nolan’s movie may be hampered by history.
War is the backdrop to some of the most popular films of all time, including “Star Wars” as well as “Gone With the Wind” and “The Sound of Music,” the #1 and 3 domestic grossers of all time. David Lean’s “Lawrence of Arabia” was more of a biography-character study, but it was an epic »
- Tom Brueggemann
Saturday Am Update: With an estimated $22.1 million on Friday, War for the Planet of the Apes is on its way to a #1 finish at the weekend box office, though it's looking to fall short of Mojo's forecast. Current industry expectations are for a finish anywhere from $56-58 million, though that could bump up a bit considering it's still playing a bit ahead of where Kong: Skull Island was after it brought in $20.1 million on its first day and went on to gross $61 million. Even better, War received an "A-" CinemaScore from opening day audiences compared to Kong's "B+". Meanwhile, Spider-Man: Homecoming delivered an estimated $13.6 million in its second Friday, looking to call closer to 60% in its sophomore frame than 50% for a weekend around $47.5 million. Expanding this weekend, Lionsgate and Amazon's The Big Sick brought in an estimated $2.47 million from 2,597 theaters (+2,271) and is looking at a weekend around $8 million, again short of Mojo's forecast. »
- Brad Brevet <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Burbank, Calif., July 11, 2017 — This August, Marvel Studios’ Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the blockbuster sequel featuring the world’s favorite band of intergalactic misfits, blasts into homes digitally in HD, 4K Ultra HD™ and Disney Movies Anywhere on Aug. 8 and physically on 4K Ultra HD,™ Blu-ray and DVD on Aug. 22.
“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” marks the Studios first in-home title to release in stunning 4K Ultra HD format, providing consumers with the ultimate home entertainment experience with next-generation high dynamic range visuals and Dolby Atmos immersive audio. 4K Ultra HD provides four times sharper resolution of HD with exceptional Hdr which produces brighter brights, deeper blacks and richer colors than ever before. The galaxy has never looked so good!
Delivering the ultimate in-home experience is the Ultimate Cinematic Universe Edition (which includes a collectible poster while supplies last) comes packaged to include a 4K Ultra HD version of the film, »
- ComicMix Staff
Author: Zehra Phelan
Clint Eastwood has taken up the director’s chair to yet again make a film on the real life heroes who stopped a terror attack on a French train back in 2015 in an as-yet-untitled project.
Adapted from the book the three men co-wrote themselves about that terrifying event, the film, which starts filming this week, focuses on the lives of the three friends from their childhood to the evening when they helped subdue the man who opened fire inside a train travelling from Amsterdam to Paris.
Pic by: Nick Razzell
The Sacramento-area men were vacationing in Europe when they tackled Ayoub El-Khazzani, a man who authorities said had ties to radical Islam. El-Khazzani had boarded the Paris-bound train with a Kalashnikov rifle, pistol and box cutter.
What’s even more unusual that the three men the film is based on will all play themselves in Eastwood’s retelling. »
- Zehra Phelan
Clint Eastwood just made a pretty bold and interesting decision for his next movie. Instead of casting actors to play real-life heroes, he simply decided to cast the actual real-life heroes. The 15:17 to Paris, which is based on the Isis terrorist attack that was prevented by three friends in August of 2015, is going to star Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, and Spencer Stone as themselves in the big screen retelling of their heroic tale that saved the lives of hundreds of people on a train from Brussels to Paris. The movie has already begun production this week.
According to Variety, Clint Eastwood had been looking at actors to play the three heroes in 15:17 to Paris and he and Warner Bros. had reportedly settled on actors to take on the roles. However, at the last minute, they decided to bring in Sadler, Skarlatos and Stone to do it themselves. This is pretty non-traditional, »
Playing a biographical role in a Clint Eastwood movie has been known to pay off for A-list stars: Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon both earned Oscar nominations for the true-story “Invictus” (2009), and so did Bradley Cooper as the title character in “American Sniper” (2014). And Tom Hanks was a Critics’ Choice nominee for playing […] »
- Daniel Montgomery
Clint Eastwood has taken an interest lately in profiling real-life heroes. A few years back we got the blockbuster hit “American Sniper,” last year was the somewhat underrated “Sully,” and, for a moment, the director was looking at helming “Impossible Odds,” which would tell the true story of Jessica Buchanan, who was kidnapped by Somali land pirates in 2011 and held for 93 days before being rescued in a daring Seal Team Six mission.
- Kevin Jagernauth
11 July 2017 10:11 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »
The director has always called on big Hollywood talent to play his heroes, as opposed to the heroes themselves. But, for his next film, The 15:17 to Paris, Eastwood has opted to cast the real-life heroes on which the film is based.
While traveling in Europe, the trio stopped an attempted attack on a train from Brussels to »
- Mia Galuppo
In an unconventional move, Clint Eastwood has tapped Anthony Sadler, Alek Skarlatos, and Spencer Stone to play themselves in his next movie, “The 15:17 to Paris.” The film will tell the story of the three American soldiers who stopped a terrorist on a train bound for Paris.
Jenna Fischer, Judy Greer, and Ray Corasani will also join the real-life heroes in the film. Paul-Mikel Williams, Max Ivutin, Bryce Gheisa, Cole Eichenberger, and William Jennings, who will play younger versions of the soldiers.
The casting move is similar to Eastwood’s “Gran Torino,” which featured an almost unknown cast outside of Eastwood, who also starred in the movie.
Following the news that this would be his follow-up to the box office hit “Sully,” Eastwood began a wide-ranging search for the actors who would portray the three soldiers. It seemed the studio and Eastwood had their choices but at the eleventh hour have decided to have Sadler, Skarlatos »
- Justin Kroll
Pretty people in pretty places! Bradley Cooper and his longtime model love Irina Shayk appeared in a rare photo together over the weekend, vacationing with a group of celebs. The extremely private couple seemed to be enjoying their fun in the sun while on a yacht in Tahiti.
In the pic, Shayk is blowing a kiss to the camera while leaning back to soak in the sun in a black bra top. The long-haired Cooper is rocking a scruffy beard and shades with his hair pulled half back.
Katrina Law (Spartacus: Blood and Sand, Arrow) is the latest to join The Oath, Crackle’s new series starring former Game of Thrones actor Sean Bean. The series comes from Hawaii Five-o creator Joe Haplin and also stars Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), Cory Hardrict (American Sniper) and Arlen Escarpeta (The Magicians).
Law will portray Karen Beach, “a police officer, and the sole female member of the Ravens cop gang, who has tendency to overcompensate by out-toughing the macho company she runs with and gets involved in a forbidden love affair with a member of a rival cop gang.”
The Oath is about a group of corrupt cops and sheds light on secret societies that are nearly impossible to join—only a select few make the cut – but once inside, members will do what they must to protect each other from enemies on the outside and from within their own ranks. »
- Ricky Church
Selma Blair is joining the cast of “Heathers,” Paramount Network’s television reboot of the 1988 cult classic film of the same name. In the upcoming adaptation, Blair plays Jade, the stepmother of Heather Duke (Brendan Scannell), who is described as “rough around the edges with a bit of glamour to her.” Her character is a gold-digging stripper and menthol smoker waiting for her 82-year-old husband to bite the dust. “Heathers,” which will debut in 2018, is an hour-long dark comedy set in the present day with a different but equally villainous group of Heathers. Original “Heathers” cast member Shannon Doherty is set to guest start in the show, along with the ensemble cast including Grace Victoria Cox as Veronica Sawyer, James Scully as Jd, Melanie Field as Heather Chandler, and »
- Rebecca Rubin
After three “Batman” films and “Inception,” any Christopher Nolan release ranks at the high end of expectations. Even his critical disappointment “Interstellar” got to $200 million domestic and reached $700 million worldwide. However, reports have “Dunkirk” (Warner Bros., July 21) in the $30 million-$40 million range for its first domestic weekend. That would make it his lowest start since “Insomnia” (2002), which in adjusted grosses opened to $31 million.
That tracking might seem disconcerting. Nolan is known for a combination of box-office performance and critical acclaim, and operates at budget levels that demand returns of at least $500 million — something that demands strong international success as well as a domestic gross of around $15o million.
So: Time to worry? Nope. Here’s why.
Far more reliable for franchise films than for historical dramas, tracking primarily captures theater audiences. The results likely reflect people who came to see superheroes, animation, and other traditional tentpole movies. Not necessarily the »
- Tom Brueggemann
Last month it was announced that Sean Bean is set to headline The Oath, a new drama series from Crackle and creator Joe Halpin (Hawaii Five-o), and now Deadline is reporting that Bean will be joined in the cast by Ryan Kwanten (True Blood) and Cory Hardrict (American Sniper).
The ten-episode series is being produced by Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson and his G-Unit Film & Television company and “explores a world of gangs made up of those sworn to protect and defend and sheds light on corrupt and secret societies that are nearly impossible to join, but once inside, members will do what they must to protect each other from enemies on the outside and from within their own ranks.”
Filming on The Oath is slated to begin this month in Puerto Rico and the show will premiere on Crackle in 2018. »
- Gary Collinson
If the upcoming slate of indie Oscar hopefuls promises to be packed with the kind of risky mid-budgeted visions corporate cultures aren’t often eager to back, then the major studios are teeing up exactly what they’re capable of when they throw money at the right talent. Bold genre filmmaking and superhero yarns with actual meat on their bones dot the landscape, while a few of-the-moment dramas and comedies aim to get their licks in as well.
Twentieth Century Fox has a trio of prestige plays in store. For the holidays, Hugh Jackman stars as P.T. Barnum in Michael Gracey’s “The Greatest Showman,” though that could register more as a family film than an awards juggernaut. Meanwhile, Kenneth Branagh aims to dust off an Agatha Christie classic with the star-studded “Murder on the Orient Express.” But if ever there was a project that, sight unseen, felt destined for gold baubles, it »
- Kristopher Tapley
XLrator Media has acquired North American rights to Destined, the Cory Hardrict-starring drama written and directed by Qasim Basir that bowed at last year’s Los Angeles Film Festival. It will bow in theaters in the fall via XLrator’s Pace label. Hardrict (All Eyez On Me, American Sniper) plays both lead roles in the pic that tells parallel stories of Rasheed a rising star in the architectural community, and Sheed, a neighborhood drug dealer, and how even the smallest… »
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