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‘Only the Brave’ and 2 More Bomb, Tyler Perry’s ‘Boo 2’ Will Break Even: It’s Another Troubling Box-Office Weekend

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Geostorm,” “Only the Brave,” “The Snowman” — it’s another in a series of terrible box-office weekends. Last year, the same weekend saw three new releases gross a total of $65 million; this year, four new releases totaled $44 million. “Boo 2: A Madea Halloween” performed best, but at the lower end of expectations.

This is a performance that might be expected in January, the dumping ground for loser films. But October is the month where we’ve seen films like “Gravity,” “Gone Girl,” and “The Martian” thrive.

Is it a crisis yet? It’s clear there’s still an audience when a September release like “It” can hit $320 million domestic so far. However, it’s clear that even franchise fans are unreliable.

Read More:‘Geostorm’ Review: Brace for Category 5 CGI Boredom

With a $22 million opening weekend and a $25 million budget, “Boo 2!” could break even: Figure less than $30 million in marketing/distribution costs, »


- Tom Brueggemann

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Tyler Perry's 'Boo 2!' Tops Weekend While Fellow Newcomers Struggle All Around

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As expected, Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea Halloween topped the weekend box office becoming the seventh of eight Madea films to open over $20 million. Meanwhile, it was rough going for the weekend's four other new wide releases as Geostorm, Only the Brave and The Snowman essentially bombed while Pure Flix's Same Kind of Different as Me failed to meet the low end of expectations after strong group sales on opening day. Overall, the top twelve generated just $81.3 million, over $30 million less than the same weekend last year as October is currently pacing ~13% behind last year. With an estimated $21.65 million, Boo 2! finished atop the weekend box office while falling nearly $7 million short of the original's opening one year ago. The film did receive an "A-" CinemaScore from opening day audiences, just a notch below the original Boo!'s "A" and it will be interesting to see what kind of run Boo 2! can leg out. »


- Brad Brevet <mail@boxofficemojo.com>

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‘The Killing Of A Sacred Deer’ Slays Weekend; Doc ‘Jane’ Bows Solid – Specialty Box Office

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A24's The Killing Of A Sacred Deer sailed to the top the Specialty box office in its debut, grossing over $114K in four theaters in another crowded weekend of newcomers. There were over a dozen new limited releases this weekend, though not all reported numbers as of Sunday morning. Brett Morgen's latest documentary Jane about famed primatologist Jane Goodall opened strong in three locations, grossing $55,712. On its heels was Amazon Studios/Roadside Attractions Wonderstruc… »


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‘Pacific Rim 2’ Director Teases Future Crossover With King Kong, Godzilla Franchise

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Judging by its trailers, the “Pacific Rim” sequel looks amazing, with “Force Awakens” star John Boyega joining as the new lead — but fans might already have a reason to look forward to the franchise’s films down the line. With “Pacific Rim: Uprising” coming out next March, director Steven S. DeKnight shared with Collider that the movie might be followed up with a full-on crossover with King Kong and Godzilla joining in on the action. “I won’t say there’s an Easter Egg but there’s been a lot of discussion about that possibility ,” DeKnight told Collider. »


- Sean Burch

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Zehao Gao's 'To Kill a Watermelon' Wins Grand Prix at Warsaw Film Festival

21 October 2017 9:11 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Sha Gua (To Kill a Watermelon), from Chinese director Zehao Gao, was awarded the Grand Prix of the 33rd Warsaw International Film Festival, which drew to a close Saturday in the Polish capital.

Also among the winners were French director Joan Chemla, who received best director honors for Si tu voyais son coeur (If You Saw His Heart).

The special jury award went to Allen Dizon and Angelie Sanoy, the stars of Bomba (The Bomb) by Philippine director Ralston Gonzales Jover.

A special mention was given to the Slovenia/Croatia co-production Rudar (The Miner), helmed by Hanna Slak.

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- Vladimir Kozlov

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‘Killing of a Sacred Deer,’ ‘Wonderstruck’ Strike Big at Indie Box Office

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A24’s “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” and Amazon/Roadside Attractions’ “Wonderstruck” were the big winners at the indie box office this weekend, with both drawing in big numbers from four-screen releases in Los Angeles and New York. “The Killing of a Sacred Deer” led the way this weekend with $114,585, good for a per screen average of $28,646. The psychological horror film stars Colin Farrell and Nicole Kidman as a couple whose lives are invaded by a fatherless teen (Barry Keoghan) who begins to corrupt and take over their house. The film is directed by “The Lobster” filmmaker Yorgos Lanthimos, »


- Jeremy Fuster

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‘Walking Dead’ Leaders Ranked, Worst to Best (Photos)

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Walking Dead’ Leaders Ranked Worst to Best: From Rick to Negan (Photos) On “The Walking Dead,” plenty have tried to lead, but few have been successful. Here we look back on all those who led others to safety or their graves Gregory (Alive). Leader of: Hilltop Colony. Gregory runs Hilltop…for now anyway. He has shown himself to be an ineffectual leader who immediately caved to The Saviors. He is currently recovering from a knife wound sustained when one of his own tried to kill him to appease Negan. Deanna (Deceased). Leader of: Alexandria. Deanna helped keep Alexandria together early on. »


- Joe Otterson and Phil Owen

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Director James Gunn: I Tried to Warn People About James Toback

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In the wake of The Los Angeles Times’ expose on the sexual misconduct of James Toback, “Guardians of the Galaxy” director James Gunn wrote a lengthy Facebook post on Sunday on why he “despised” Toback after meeting over a dozen women who claimed Toback “accosted” them. “I couldn’t stop him,” Gunn writes, “but I could warn people about him.” Gunn says that he first heard about Toback while living in New York in the 1990s, and over the years, he’s heard from 15 women who claimed that Toback assaulted them, including two close friends and a family member. Also Read: James Toback. »


- Jeremy Fuster

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‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Tops International Box Office With China Debut

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Spy spoof “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” has led the international box office with $48.7 million this weekend — most of that coming from an impressive $40.3 million launch in China.

Fox’s sequel to 2015’s “Kingsman: The Secret Service” is playing in 62 markets abroad and has now topped $250 million worldwide, including $35 million in South Korea and $30 million in the U.K. The original grossed $286 million two years ago in overseas markets.

The action comedy was directed by Matthew Vaughn and stars Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, and Taron Egerton. In China, the opening weekend led that market and was 73% ahead of “Kingsman: The Secret Service.”

With $95 million in the U.S. after five weeks, “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” is nearing $350 million worldwide. The original wound up with a worldwide total of $415 million.

Warner Bros.Geostorm,” starring Gerard Butler, is finishing in second place with $36.4 million at 13,000 screens with first-place finishes in 36 territories to lift its international total to $49 million. South Korea was »


- Dave McNary

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Arizona Cardinals’ Drew Stanton Warms Up… in a Supergirl Outfit

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Every week, the Arizona Cardinals quarterbacks hold a skills competition, with the loser having to wear a goofy costume. This week’s low man, Drew Stanton, had to wear a very “super” outfit to warmups on Sunday. Before the Cards’ game against the Los Angeles Rams in London, Stanton walked onto the field in a Supergirl costume, and pictures of the Qb’s look immediately went viral on Twitter. In past weeks, Stanton’s teammate, Matt Barkley, had to show off his underwear in a pair of very revealing getups.  Also Read: 'Justice League': New Colorful Poster Brings »


- Jeremy Fuster

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Over 30 Women Accuse Director James Toback of Sexual Harassment

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James Toback, the writer and director of films like Black and White and Two Girls and a Guy, has been accused of sexually harassing over 30 women over the course of the last three decades.

While rumors of Toback's behavior toward women had widely been reported in previous exposés, the Los Angeles Times published the full scope of Toback's actions after speaking to 38 of the director's victims. 

The latest story of a Hollywood figure's attempts to use their power in the industry to pressure women into sex comes just weeks after »


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James Toback Sexual Harassment Allegations Infuriate Hollywood: ‘Sack of S–t’

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Director James Toback has been accused of sexual misconduct by 38 women, The Los Angeles Times reported Sunday, and Hollywood is furious. Since the downfall of Harvey Weinstein, scores of both women and men in the entertainment industry have come forward with their own stories of being harassed and assaulted over the course of their careers, with those accused including Apa agent Tyler Grasham and Nickelodeon show runner, Chris Savino. Now, many of the women who have taken it upon themselves to hold Hollywood accountable — including Weinstein accusers Rose McGowan and Asia Argento — had plenty to say about Toback’s »


- Jeremy Fuster

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The 15 Best Guilty Pleasure Movies of 2017 So Far, From ‘Underworld’ to ‘Geostorm’ (Photos)

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Normally when we decide whether a movie is “good” we use arbitrary qualifications like “does it say anything meaningful” or “does it make sense”. But I’m into that. I’m into whether a movie makes me feel things in my gut. I’m into experiences. I’m into having a great time. I’m into guilty pleasures. And these are the best guilty pleasures of the year. 17. “Friend Request”  It had me when one of the main characters yelled “Unfriend that dead bitch!” 16. “Sleepless” I’m a huge fan of this sort of movie where everybody looks and acts »


- Phil Owen

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4 Reasons ‘Geostorm’ Hit Stormy Waters at the Box Office

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The third weekend of October has been a rough one for new releases, but it was especially so for Warner Bros./ Skydance’s disaster flick “Geostorm,” which is looking like it will be the biggest box office flop of the fall season. Directed by Dean Devlin and co-financed by Skydance and Ratpac, the film had a reported price tag of $120 million, including $15 million spent on extensive reshoots. But this weekend, the film only made a mere $13.4 million at the domestic box office. Overseas, the film has done better with just under $50 million with a Chinese release coming »


- Jeremy Fuster

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‘The Walking Dead': The Most Shocking and Disturbing Deaths So Far (Photos)

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The Walking Dead': 18 Most Shocking Deaths So Far (Photos) “The Walking Dead” has never been shy about featuring plenty of death, but some characters’ demises hit harder than others. Look back on some of the most gut-wrenching kills from the hit AMC series When Andrea’s sister Amy ( Emma Bell) died in season 1, it proved that no one was safe.The death of Jim (Andrew Rothenberg) in season 1 showed the characters how to treat a bitten person for the first time. Sophia (Madison Lintz) was beloved by all, but Rick did not hesitate when it came time to pull the. »


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Al Gore Says Trump "Has Surrounded Himself With Polluters"

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Al Gore previously expressed cautious optimism that Donald Trump would rethink some of his environmental policies, but the former vice president said he now realizes that he got that wrong.

Speaking at Mexico's Morelia film fest this week, where he is presenting his Inconvenient Truth sequel, Gore chuckled when a reporter asked him when he would show the film to Donald Trump.

"I had a lot of conversations with Donald Trump after he was elected and after he went into the White House and I actually thought there was a realistic chance that he would come to his »


- John Hecht

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Why Bria Vinaite, as a Loving Mother From Hell, Is the ‘The Florida Project’s’ Not-So-Secret Weapon

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It’s this year’s little indie movie that could. In the last two weeks, audiences have gotten the chance to experience “The Florida Project,” Sean Baker’s raw, funny, lyrical, heart-wrenching drama about a little girl and her punk-rebel-slattern mother living in a lavender-walled Orlando motel along a tourist strip on the outskirts of Disney World.

Anyone who sees the film is bound to be struck by the extraordinary qualities of its acting. Brooklynn Prince, who plays 6-year-old Moonee, whiling away the summer by getting into the sort of mischief that seems all too genuine in its destructive innocence (even when it involves the soiling of car windshields or the burning of abandoned real estate), gives one of the most vivid child performances in memory. You never doubt, for a moment, that Moonee is a real kid, with true-blue feelings that didn’t come out of a screenwriter’s manual, yet by the »


- Owen Gleiberman

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Paul Haggis Asks Hollywood, ‘Were People Covering for Pedophiles, Too?’

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Oscar-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis has one question for Hollywood: “Were people covering for pedophiles, too?” In light of the sexual harassment and assault allegations raining down on the entertainment industry, Haggis places blame on not only those who may have committed sexual harassment or assault, but also on those who have covered for them. Although Harvey Weinstein is the talk of the town, Haggis also considers grown child stars who have, in the past, made accusations elsewhere. “It is not an innocent place and never has been,” the man behind the camera of films like “Crash” and “Million Dollar Baby” told. »


- Rosemary Rossi

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Jennifer Garner, Jill Biden Find Hope in Troubled Times at Save the Children Gala

3 hours ago | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Wednesday night's Save the Children Illumination Gala was remarkably devoid of references to stories dominating the news cycle. There was no talk of the Harvey Weinstein scandal, the many women who've come forward with tales of sexual assault and harassment in recent days or calls to change the culture in Hollywood and beyond. There were no references to President Donald Trump, who has dominated virtually every news cycle since he announced he was running for president.

In fact, there was no talk of politics at all at the event attended by former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife and »


- Hilary Lewis

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Dozens of Women Accuse Director James Toback of Sexual Harassment

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Oscar-nominated writer-director James Toback has been accused of sexually harassing at least 38 women stemming back to at least the 1980s.

A Los Angeles Times report explains that while some of the women were looking for work in the entertainment industry at the time of the alleged incidents, others were simply women Toback approached. 31 of the women agreed to speak on the record, and they all detailed various incidents in which Toback allegedly made lewd suggestions, steered conversations into sexually explicit territory, and in the worst instances, rubbed against them until he ejaculated into his pants or on their bodies.

“The way he presented it, it was like, ‘This is how things are done,’” actress Adrienne Lavalley said of a 2008 hotel room encounter that ended with Toback trying to rub his crotch against her leg. When she recoiled, he stood up and ejaculated in his pants. “I felt like a prostitute, an utter disappointment to myself, »


- Erin Nyren and Rebecca Rubin

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