The weekend's new releases all outperformed expectations with both 12 Strong and Den of Thieves placing in the top three. However, neither was able to topple Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which topped the weekend box office for the third straight weekend and in the process passed Skyfall to become Sony's fifth-highest grossing film ever.
Sony's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle delivered a chart-topping $20 million as the film's domestic cume climbs over $315 million. The film's international cume added another $32.6 million this weekend as its worldwide total now stands at $767.8 million, moving it into the top 80 all-time.
In second place Warner Bros.'s release of 12 Strong narrowly edged out its new release competition finishing ahead of the $15 million the studio anticipated heading into the weekend, grossing an estimated $16.5 million. The film received an "A" CinemaScore from opening day audiences, which was made up of 55% males vs. 45% females and of that audience, 79% were 25 years or older.
Not too far behind in third place is STX's Den of Thieves with an estimated $15.3 million from 2,432 locations. It's a strong performance, vastly outperforming Mojo's weekend forecast as well as the studio's anticipated debut in the high single digits. The R-rated heist thriller received a "B+" CinemaScore from opening day audience which, to no surprise, skewed male, making for 60% of the opening weekend audience. Also worthy of note, the film over indexed with African American audience members, which made up 30% of the opening day audience, double the MPAA frequent moviegoer index.
Fox's The Post finished in fourth as it entered its second weekend in wide release, bringing in an estimated $12.1 million. The film's domestic cume climbs over $45 million after two weeks in wide release while it is just getting started internationally, bringing in $9.9 million so far from 23 territories with several of the larger markets opening over the coming weeks.
CM Punk’s dream of becoming a UFC fighter turned into a bit of a nightmare when he stepped into the cage against the relatively green Mickey Gall and still got creamed in just over two minutes. For anyone else, that’d probably be a reality check moment, but Punk has continues to train with the intention of fighting in MMA professionally. The big question: would it be in the UFC or outside of it?
For a while UFC president Dana White sounded like he wasn’t too interested in letting the pro wrestler back into the Octagon, but in the leadup to UFC 220, he’s apparently had a change of heart.
“I like that guy. He’s a good dude,” White told the Associated Press. “He wants one more. He wants to get another shot. I’m going to give it to him … He’s a completely different case than most normal human beings, so I’m going to give him another shot.”
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A series of new Alien Nation movies is in the planning stages at 20th Century Fox. The original 1988 movie starred James Caan and Mandy Patinkin, and the remake has attracted the interest of Iron Man writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway. They're working on a draft of a screenplay, and Fox apparently has Midnight Special and Mud director Jeff Nichols lined up to direct.
Called Paul Hogan is set to reprise his famous character., the project stars Danny McBride as Brian Dundee, the son of Mick Dundee that no one knew he had. When the elder Dundee goes missing in the Outback, the only person that can possibly find him is his loudmouth American city boy son. Brian will have to channel his Aussie roots and embark on a new adventure in the land down under. Original Dundee actor
It certainly appears to be a legitimate movie arriving in theaters "this summer," but looks can be deceiving.
Plot Synopsis: David Sloan must travel to Mexico to save his wife from a savage international terrorist.
Sasha Mitchell as David Sloan returns in Kickboxer 4. See things are different now. Xian is gone. They don't say where, but I assume David fired his ass after the whole slavery thing in part 3. David married a beautiful woman named Vicki, opened a school together, and even helped the feds try to bring down Tong Po, who is now a Mexican drug cartel leader. The latter did not end well. To framed him for killing an undercover agent so David is sitting in jail, and as he's in jail and cant do anything, Po kidnaps his wife, ad takes her to his compound out in the desert and keeps her locked up. He doesn't kill her, or rape her, or torture her, he just keeps her locked up. Plus he send David pictures of her. Why David just didn't show these to the feds, or even cops is beyond me. But David has his own problems in prison, as Po has men there. Well there not really a problem. David beats them down pretty handily.
Then on a fateful day a DEA agent tells David that every year Tong Po holds a fight to the death tournament at his compound on the Day Of The Dead. And asks David to go undercover, enter the tournament, and take down Po. I'm not sure why the DEA doest just raid the place, but I guess this makes for a better plot. SO David agrees to go and fight to the death. They tell him. not to let Po recognize him. he responds "Threes been a lot of hard years between me and Po." which leads to my only complaint with the film. He looks the same. His hair, his face everything. He was to lazy to eve grow a beard and go undercover. He just puts on a pair of sunglasses. That's it, sunglasses. He looks the same!
So he goes to a tryout fight and beats down some bikers and gets offered a spot in the tournament. He stops off at a bar on the way there, can you see where this is going? Well theres some homely looking dyke girl there who gets in a fight so David beats the crap out of the entire bar. He pops down to Tong Po's compound and has to fight the ugly Dyke girl he saved at the bar. He puts her in the sleeper, and gains access to the tournament. Keep in mind he takes his sunglasses off for these fights, and still no one recognizes him. Dont you think Po would have given pictures of Sloan to all his guards and had them memorise it, as he has his wife locked up. No he doesn't, in fact he doesn't even watch the qualifying matches.
So the next day all the fighters are having breakfast together with Tong Po, but don't worry, he doesn't recognize David, he's wearing his sunglasses. They bring the Dyke girl back and a brawl ensues, when, as she is being beaten up a young fighter comes to her rescue. This guy recognizes David right away, as David was his instructor a few years ago. He obviously has seen David with sunglasses. So the tournament begins, and let me say it is fantastic. It features over 15 different styles of martial arts, all choreographed to perfection. Then, the last fight is of course David, who will have to take off his sunglasses. How does he keep his cover you ask. Simple. Tong Po is conveniently looking the other way during the fight. Hes watching Davids former student hit on one of his chamber maids. When David wins he puts his sunglasses back on just in time as Po turns around.
The next day all the fights become fights to the death. While this is going on Davids former student is having sex with Po's chamber maid, and David is trying to find his wife. They are both captured, and tortured. Turns out Davids former student is really an undercover DEA agent. He must be the top undercover agent, as he;s not wearing sunglasses. SO they throw David, and the agent out to the other fighters, and Po tells them to fight. Don't worry David beats them all down, and when everyone finally realizes that there will be no winner they all turn on Po's guards. David does chase Po down and just destroys him. Po doesn't even get in one punch. He just runs away. Which is ok, because the DEA never comes and raids the compound. SO I guess he just ran to a car drove into town and laid low for a few days. David gets his wife and the credits roll.
First complaint, the whole sunglasses are my disguise thing. That's just ludicrously awful to me. 2nd is that this is the the real Tong Po. Its some other actor with a horrible prosthetic on his face. He looks nothing like Po, and hes also about a foot smaller. Other then that I have to say I love this film! It is my favorite of the series. I have seen it over 30 times easy. I can watch it over and over. The fight scenes are 2nd to none. They are absolutely fantastic. Any one who like martial arts films will not be disappointed.
Highly Recommended, as this is the best film in the series!
Tarantino's new film, which is being referred to simply as #9internally, as it is Quentin Tarantino ninth directorial effort, will see Leonardo DiCaprio play an actor who starred in a successful western television show, Bounty Law, between 1958 and 1963. However, the film is set in 1969, and in the intervening years, this character has been struggling, making his living by doing guest appearances on other people's television shows. He tried shifting to film but had no success. He's now contemplating moving to Italy to get in on the western movie scene there.
While originally Quentin Tarantino's film was reported to deal specifically with the Manson Family murders, it has now been clarified that the movie is actually about 1969 in a much broader sense. It will apparently deal with multiple stories all taking place in and around Hollywood in that year. With word from Deadline that Margot Robbie is still considering taking the role as Sharon Tate, it would seem that the Manson situation will be part of the film, but it appears to be just one story of many that might not have any more weight than the one that Leonardo DiCapriois part of.
It would also appear that the film will blend fiction and reality, as Sharon Tate was a real person, but this character DiCaprio is playing is not. The show Bounty Law isn't a real one, however, westerns were popular on TV during that same era and began to fall out of favor in the early 60s, so the idea behind the character makes sense. It sounds like DiCaprio will be playing a character who might have been, like what could have happened to Steve McQueen if he'd had trouble finding work after Wanted: Dead or Alivewent off the air.
Quentin Tarantino's movies are always interesting, and it sounds like his new project will be no different. The movie doesn't have a name, but it does have a release date, as the film is set to hit screens August 9, 2019.
Party of Five is the latest series staged to make a TV comeback, as Freeform is set to reboot the the beloved '90s drama, E! News has confirmed.
The network has handed a pilot order to the original series creators Chris Keyser and Amy Lippman, who will be modernizing the drama by tackling immigration.
Similar to the original series, the reboot will follow five siblings, the Buendias, who struggle to keep their family together after their parents are deported back to Mexico.
The original Party of Five, which ran from 1994-2000, starred Scott Wolf, Matthew Fox, Neve Campbell, and Lacey Chabert (and various actors who played the youngest, Owen) as siblings who come together after their parents die in a car crash. It also had a spinoff called Time of Your Life, which followed Jennifer Love-Hewitt's character as she moved to New York, but it was canceled after one season.
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Bam Margera has officially been charged with 2 counts of DUI ... TMZ has learned.The L.A. City Attorney's Office has charged Bam with 1 count of driving under the influence and 1 count of driving with a .08 or higher. If convicted, Bam could face up to 6 months in jail and a $1,000 fine
Although he's struggled with alcohol abuse for years ... this is Bam's first DUI, and first-time offenders in L.A. County rarely get jail time.
TMZ broke the story ... Bam was busted earlier this monthafter cops saw Bam on his cell phone. Once pulled over, cops conducted field sobriety and breathalyzer tests before arresting the "Jackass" star.
Bam checked into rehab last week.