Even though Deadpool 2 didn't deliver a record opening domestically for an R-rated movie it still captured a few record of its own as well as delivered a couple studio records en route to an impressive $301.3 million worldwide debut. Meanwhile Avengers: Infinity War continued it's impressive run becoming the fourth largest global release of all-time while Paramount's Book Club and Global Road's Show Dogsdelivered on expectations in their attempts at counter-programming against the pair of superhero features.
Early indications were that Deadpool 2 would deliver a record opening for an R-rated film after bringing in a pair of R-rated records with $18.6 million from Thursday previews and a $53.3 million opening day. However, it wasn't able to maintain that momentum, finishing with a still impressive $125 millionestimate for the three-day, which is enough to become the second largest R-rated opening ever behind the original's $132.4 million debut two years ago and just ahead of the $123.4 million opening for It last September. The debut is also the second largest Fox opening of all-time, also behind the original Deadpool.
The film scored a strong "A" CinemaScore and actually skewed just a bit older than the first one which played to an audience of which 53% were 25 years or older vs. 62% for the sequel. Deadpool 2 pretty much matched the first along gender lines, playing to an audience that was 61% male and 39% female.
Looking ahead, with the Memorial Day weekend upcoming it will be interesting to see how things pan out as Deadpool 2will still have some competition from Avengers: Infinity War, which we'll get to in a second, as well as the release of Solo: A Star Wars Story debuting in over 4,200 locations. If it can hold its own over the holiday weekend it could push to a domestic run over $300 million, especially given it won't be until early July that audiences get a new superhero movie in Ant-Man and the Wasp (7/6).
Deadpool's success doesn't end there as it debuted in 81 markets internationally and brought in an estimated $176.3 million, a record overseas debut for Fox International, topping the $174 million for X-Men: Days of Future Past, which was aided by $38.3 million in China. The original Deadpool didn't play in China until finally premiering last month at the Beijing International Film Festival, and, at this time, the sequel doesn't have a release date scheduled for the Middle Kingdom. Additional highlights from the film's international roll-out include record breaking openings for Fox in Mexico ($10m), India ($6.29m), Indonesia ($4.7m), Thailand ($3.4m), Vietnam ($2m) and Chile ($1.9m).
In second position, while Deadpool takes the weekend crown from Avengers: Infinity War, the Disney and Marvel behemoth brought in $28.7 million over its fourth weekend in release, pushing the film's domestic cume over $595 million after 24 days in release. The film currently ranks as the eighth largest domestic release of all-time.
Infinity War also added another $84.4 million internationally this weekend for an overseas cume that now totals $1.218 billion and a global cume that now stands at $1.81 billion. The film now ranks as the fourth largest global release of all-time and the third largest international release of all-timebehind only Avatar and Titanic. Looking at individual markets it has delivered industry records in Brazil ($60.8m), Central America ($13.7m), Bolivia ($3.5m), Chile ($12.9m), Ecuador ($7.3m), Peru ($11.1m), Venezuela ($2.6m), the Philippines ($22.8m), Indonesia ($25.1m), Malaysia ($16.9m), Singapore ($11.5m) and Vietnam ($8.2m). It also ranks as the fourth largest western release of all-time in China with an estimated $302.5 million after just ten days in release, as well as the largest western release of all-time in India ($42.8m) and Thailand ($17.7m).
Paramount's Book Club finished just ahead of Mojo's pre-release expectations, delivering a $12.5 million debut and a solid "A-" CinemaScore from opening day audiences. Playing as a solid piece of counter-programming, and debuting just ahead of comp title Going in Style, which delivered a 3.7x multiplier, don't be surprised if Book Club pushes past $40 million domestically. The film played to an audience that was 80% female and 88% of the audience was over 35, with 60% over the age of 50.
In fourth position is Melissa McCarthy's Life of the Party, which fell a rather dramatic 57% following the worst opening the actress has seen for a film in which she top lined. The estimated weekend gross stands at $7.7 million for a $31 million cume.
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What happens when the undead return to life? In The Cured, the world has been ravaged for years by a virus that turns the infected into zombie-like cannibals, until a cure is at last found and the wrenching process of reintegrating the survivors back into society begins. Available July 3rd, 2018 from Scream Factory, in conjunction with IFC Midnight, this provocative thriller also comes with a behind the scenes featurette as a bonus feature. Fans of this creepy film can pre-order their copies now at ShoutFactory.com
Among the formerly afflicted is Senan (Sam Keeley, This Must Be The Place), a young man haunted by the horrific acts he committed while infected. Welcomed back into the family of his widowed sister-in-law (Ellen Page, Juno), Senan attempts to restart his life — but is society ready to forgive him and those like him? Or will fear and prejudice once again tear the world apart? Pulsing with provocative parallels to our troubled times, The Curedis a smart, scary, and hauntingly human tale of guilt and redemption.
The Cured Bonus Features
· Behind the scenes featurette
· Theatrical trailer
The Marvel Select line just got a lot more lethal! The Deadpool from parallel Earth-3010, Wanda Wilson is a part of the rebellion against a fascist US government, but she's just as deadly as her 616 counterpart! This approximately 6 1/2" action figure features 16 points of articulation, as well as a diorama base and accessories including swords, a bazooka, and Headpool!
For those of you who are not comic readers, yes Lady Deadpool aka Wanda Wilson is a real character. She is from the alternate reality Earth-3010, named Wanda Wilson. Out of a need to belong and feel wanted, she joined the side of a group of rebels fighting against loyalists in the United States.
As usual Diamond Select Toys has done a masterful job with this one. Featuring 16 points of articulation this figure is a true work of art. It really and truly looks like the comic version come to life.
Every detail is spotless from the etched hair to the details on the extra hands this is a fully detailed work of art. Now as a collector it's no surprise that I love this figure, from the detail, to the articulation, this is beautiful. I love the base she rests on, and I have to say she looks great on my mantle next to my other Deadpool items. Yes I open these. I don't buy to turn a profit I buy out of enjoyment of the items. Another thing that's great about collecting the Diamond Select items is the 24.99 price tag. It much easier to collect a line of item when that line isn't consisting out 900.00 a piece items. And I can't stress enough how well they look opened. Now for those of you purists who don't open these you can see from the pics that there in the clear containers so you can still see everything if you leave them packaged up.
Now like I like to say, as a parent who's child plays with toys I can tell you first hand what a blast he has with these Diamond Select figures. With 15 points of articulation there's no end in sight to the battles these 7" wonders can have. Throw in weapons and the battles become endless. Imagine your child teaming Lady Deadpool with the Ghostbusters battling it out with the Diamond Select Ghost Rider, or teaming up with the Avengers to battle Thanos. The possibilities are as endless as your child's imagination.
As I've stated before these are sturdy toys if your kids chose to play with them. And personally I would rather pay 24.00 for a figure that's fully articulate, sturdy, and quiet frankly looks like an exact replica of the actual person than pay 12.99 for a cheaply made figure that only bends in 4 places. Plus parents the fact they have the diorama bases will add to the fact the sell point that your kid has to pick them up and stand it up, hence cleaning his room in the process
Once again you cant go wrong with this Diamond Select release, great for display and play.
Overall 5 out of 5 Stars!
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Scream Factory has announced the June 26 release of The Curse of the Cat People, which will bow on Blu-ray for the very first time.
Filled with “wonderful atmosphere [and] fine, moody fantasy” (Leonard Maltin), this continuation of 1942’s Cat Peoplefollows Oliver Reed (Kent Smith), now remarried, living in idyllic Tarrytown, New York, and the father of six-year-old Amy. When Amy becomes withdrawn and speaks of consorting with a new “friend,” Oliver worries that she may be under the influence of the spirit of first wife. Is it just Amy’s imagination that has manifested the enigmatic Irena (Simone Simon), who long believed herself to be descended from a race of Cat People?
Directors Gunther V. Fritsch and Robert Wise (making his directorial debut), co-helmed a gothic-laced mix of fantasy and fright so astute it was used in college psychology classes. And producer Val Lewton, given small budgets and lurid, pre-tested film titles by RKO, worked with rising filmmakers to emphasize the fear of the unseen, and turn meager resources into momentous works of psychological terror.
· NEW Audio Commentary with author/historian Steve Haberman
· Audio Commentary with historian Greg Mank, with audio interview excepts with actress Simone Simon
· NEW Lewton’s Muse: The Dark Eyes of Simone Simon – a video essay by filmmaker Constantine Nasr (Shadows in the Dark: The Val Lewton Legacy)
· NEW Audio Interview with Ann Carter, moderated by Tom Weaver
· Theatrical Trailers
· Still Gallery
Artie Lange has been hospitalized for emergency surgery only days before he is expected to appear in court for sentencing on drug possession charges, RadarOnline.com has learned.
Lange’s lawyer Frank Arleo exclusively told Radar that the troubled comedian had “surgery for a nasal infection,” and may not be released from the hospital in time for his scheduled hearing.
As Radar reported, the 50-year-old was arrested on March 12, 2017 and charged for possession of heroin, cocaine, and drug paraphernalia. He was arrested for missing too many court dates relating to the charges in December, and promptly checked in to rehab. Though he’s on the road to recovery. Lange faces three to five years in prison for his alleged crimes.
Margot Kidder, who is probably best known for portraying Lois Lane opposite Christopher Reeve in the 1970s and ’80s Superman movies and starred in many other films including The Amityville Horror while struggling with mental illness, has died. She was 69. The Franzen-Davis Funeral Home in Livingston, MT, said she died Sunday but did not reveal a cause of death
Kidder appeared with many of Hollywood’s leading men during her 50-year career, including Robert Redford and James Garner, it was her role as the plucky Daily Planet reporter with a penchant for finding trouble in Superman (1978), Superman II (1980), Superman III (1983) and Superman IV(1987) that shot her to fame.
In 1996, Kidder was involved in a bizarre off-screen incident that made internationals headlines. She had been working on an autobiography when a virus infected her computer and caused her to lose three years worth of writing. After a data-retrieval company failed to restore her lost work, Kidder became manic depressive, convinced that the federal government and her then-husband/novelist Thomas McGuane were plotting to kill her.
In mid-April 1996, her family in Montana reported her missing. Kidder ended up in downtown L.A., dirty and without her purse — according to reports, she had thrown it away because she thought it held a bomb — and met a homeless man who vowed to look after her. Reports say she survived a rape attempt the next day, in which another homeless man kicked her in the stomach and also knocked caps off of her front teeth. She eventually was found by Glendale police and taken to UCLA Medical Center.
The incident made her lifelong struggle with mental illness a public affair, but she continued to work as an actress, including a six-episode role on Boston Common in 1996-97. Her most recent role was in 2017 with the indie The Neighborhood.
Funeral service information is pending.
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Fox has picked up “Lethal Weapon” for a third season — without Martin Riggs (Clayne Crawford).
Michael Thorn, President of Entertainment at Fox Broadcasting Company, announced the renweal Sunday, along with the reveal that Seann William Scott (“American Pie”) will be joining the cast next season as a new character who folds into a partnership with Roger Murtaugh (Damon Wayans).
A spokesperson for Warner Bros. Television added that the studio has “decided not to renew Clayne Crawford’s contract for ‘Lethal Weapon,'” following incidents of bad behavior on the Fox action drama’s set, for which he apologized. The official announcement of Crawford’s ousting comes less than a week after news broke the studio was exploring recasting his part
“Lethal Weapon” is based on the feature film franchise of the same name. The cast includes Wayans, Keesha Sharp, Kevin Rahm, Jordana Brewster, Johnathan Fernandez, Dante Brown, Chandler Kinney, Michelle Mitchenor and now Scott.
The gig marks Scott’s first network series regular role. He is best known for playing Steve Stifler in the “American Pie” movie franchise. His other film credits include “Road Trip,” “Role Models,” “The Dukes of Hazzard,” “The Rundown,” “Dude, Where’s My Car?,” “Goon 2: Last of the Enforcers” and “Just Before I Go.”
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