The overseas performance — led by the U.K. with $36.7 million, Germany with $23.6 million and France with $18.1 million — was slightly above sky-high expectations, which had been around $225 million. The openings did not include China, which accounts for 12% of the international market and is scheduled for a Jan. 5 launch.
With a $220 million North American opening, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” posted a $450 million worldwide total in its opening weekend — the fifth highest of all time behind “Fate of the Furious,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Jurassic World” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.”
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” opened in first place in all but four markets — Turkey, South Korea, India and Malaysia. It set records for the second biggest launch weekend of all time behind “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in Australia, Germany
Variety reports that Greenwood’s score has been included in 90 minutes of the 130-minute drama, which means you’ll be hearing the score in nearly 70% of the movie. Greenwood’s music has always been important to Anderson’s films, but it’s dominant in “Phantom Thread” in a way it never has been. In some ways it acts as a Greek chorus of sorts, changing and
Dorset-born director Edgar Wright, 43, made his name with cult Channel 4 sitcom Spaced before moving into film. He made the “Cornetto trilogy” with long-time collaborators Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, comprising Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz and The World’s End. Since heading to Hollywood, Wright has directed Scott Pilgrim Vs the World and co-written The Adventures of Tintin. He scored his biggest box office hit so far with this year’s getaway car thriller Baby Driver, out now on DVD.
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“Sexual harassment is the new topic of the day. Harvey Weinstein started this thing and it’s like an avalanche,” Lynch told press. “Now everybody and his little brother are talking about sexual harassment.”
Lynch then evoked the golden rule for a simple solution of how to end harassment: Treat others the way you want to be treated. The director noted that we are judged by how we treat our fellow man, and learning how to treat others starts with deciding how you want to be treated yourself.
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Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” is bold, risk-taking and sometimes pushes “Star Wars” fans outside their comfort zone.
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The lack of conflict proves more conspicuous over the course of 95 screen minutes than it did over 103 pages one might easily whisk through in one-quarter that time. Still, there’s considerable nostalgic charm to the low-key tale, particularly for British audiences to whom Briggs (best known internationally for the 1978 children’s picture book “The Snowman”) is a beloved institution. In the U.S., the toon
Tsui’s script, though not without entertaining elements, lacks the intellectual grounding or cinematic oomph that made better works like “The Taking of Tiger Mountain” more than mere spectacles. Nor does his contribution to the editing and music significantly heighten his personal
This is a decided improvement over last year’s franchise sidebar “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” which opened to $157 million, and only 15 percent below what “The Force Awakens” did two years ago. That was the reboot of the series, and opened to almost unprecedented interest and demand.
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This number is a terrific performance for a franchise now providing annual entries, with normal attrition usually meaning to lower grosses. “The Empire Strikes Back,” the second of the “Star Wars” series,
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The actor Minnie Driver has told the Guardian that men “simply cannot understand what abuse is like on a daily level” and should not therefore attempt to differentiate or explain sexual misconduct against women.
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“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” features recognizable cameos from Justin Theroux and “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” director Gareth Edwards, among others, but one cameo you definitely missed was from none other than Mark Hamill. The actor was front and center in “The Last Jedi” reprising his role as Luke Skywalker, but that wasn’t the only starring role he had in the Rian Johnson-directed sequel.
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Hamill reveals to Entertainment Weekly that he had a top secret second role in “The Last Jedi,” one that he isn’t willing to disclose just yet. What we do know is that the character is named Dobbu Scay (an anagram for editor Bob Duscay) and appears during the Canto Bight section of the film. Hamill can’t be
“The Shape of Water” finished in 12th place following its strong showing at the Golden Globes nominations with seven nods on Dec. 11. Fox Searchlight added 117 venues and will expand to more than 700 sites on Dec. 22.
“The Shape of Water,” which has totaled $3.6 million in its first 17 days, received Globe nominations for best drama, for actors Sally Hawkins, Richard Jenkins and Octavia Spencer, and for directing for del Toro. Del Toro and Vanessa Taylor’s script about a captured sea creature in a government lab in 1961 also received a nomination. Jenkins received a SAG Award nomination on Dec. 13 as well.
“I, Tonya” delivered the top per-screen average this weekend of $35,538 among all titles other than “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” which led with $51,996. The dark comedy,
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Gunn’s joke included Trump asking the following two questions: “Do you know anything about the position?” and “Are you on my dick?” The person that answers “no” and “yes,” respectively, gets hired.
Transcription of Trump with anyone he’s appointed to anything.
Trump: Do you know anything about the position?
Candidate: No, sir, I do not, nothing.
Trump: Are you on my dick?
Candidate: Yes, sir, I am completely, always on your dick, forever.
Trump: You’re in.
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