Jun 27, 2015 at 1:13 AM in Box Office Report, Entertainment Industry News, Movies by Joe Klest
According to Universal Studios’ estimates, Seth MacFarlane’s “Ted 2″ will pull in a robust $45-$50 million at its 3,441 locations this weekend. The box office in general is looking strong at week’s end as the “Ted” follow-up joins “Jurassic World”, “Max” and “Inside Out” at theaters.
The original “Ted” outperformed its estimates when it opened in 2012 with $54.4 million, on its way to a domestic grand-total of $218 million. Thursday evening “Ted 2″ grossed $2.6 million from showings at 2,647 locations.
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Jun 22, 2015 at 8:44 PM in Celebrities, Entertainment Industry News, Movies by Scott Prestin
Jake Lloyd, the actor who as a child portrayed the young Anakin Skywalker in ‘Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace”, was arrested last week after forcing police into a Hollywoodesque police chase.
26 year old Lloyd, who was booked under the name “Jake Broadbent”, was taken into custody after evading South Carolina police with speeds over 100 mph, before finally crashing through a fence and into a stand of trees off Interstate 95. Colleton County Sheriff’s Sgt. Kyle Strickland [read more →]
at 3:26 AM in Box Office Report, Celebrities, Entertainment Industry News, Movies by Heather Bentley
Chris Pratt’s latest big-screen appearance is poised to earn $1 billion at the global box office more quickly than any film prior.
“Jurassic World” should see the 10-figure mark in its rear-view mirror, tomorrow, June 22. The film has shattered expectations, as pundits had assumed that the picture would be overshadowed this summer by “Avengers: Age of Ultron” and Illumination’s “Minions”. The latest Jurassic chapter, an obvious domestic success, is also churning profits overseas, especially in China where it has grossed [read more →]
Jun 8, 2015 at 2:45 AM in Entertainment Industry News, Movies by The itsFILM.com Staff
“Ted 2″, Universal Picture’s much anticipated sequel to the hit comedy “Ted”, opens in theaters June 26th. Seth MacFarlane is once again supported by veteran “Ted” writers Alec Sulkin and Wellesley Wild, as they attempt to measure up to the 2012 original, AKA the highest-grossing original R-rated comedy of all time.
In part deux, happy newlywed couple Ted and Tami-Lynn want to adopt a baby, but in order to qualify to be a legal parent, Ted must prove to the world that [read more →]
Apr 2, 2015 at 6:12 AM in Celebrities, Entertainment Industry News, Movies by Scott Prestin
According to CBS Films, Mark Wahlberg will produce a feature length narrative currently titled “Patriots’ Day”, chronicling the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings and subsequent 5-day manhunt.
The studio announced Tuesday that Matt Charman (“Bridge of Spies”) will pen the screenplay. The story will be based upon Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis’ firsthand account of the Boylston Street tragedy.
The Boston Marathon attack killed three and injured more than 250. Surviving bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is on trial facing the death penalty at the time [read more →]
Jan 16, 2015 at 7:23 PM in Box Office Report, Celebrities, Entertainment Industry News, Movies by Scott Prestin
Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper grabbed a record-breaking $5.3 million Thursday night, setting the record for the biggest Thursday evening gross for an R-rated drama.
The film’s expanding nationwide following is in part due to its recent Academy Award nominations. American Sniper’s current momentum has built off the coattails of 6 potential Oscars, including best actor (Bradley Cooper) and best picture.
The $60 million war movie is based on the real-life story of Navy Seal chris Kyle. If the box office numbers continue in fashion for Warner [read more →]
Jun 7, 2014 at 5:18 AM in Movie Reviews, Movies by Jules R. Cherie
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Feb 26, 2014 at 3:53 AM in Celebrities, Movies, Television by Scott Prestin
Actor/director/writer Harold Ramis passed away on February 24th at age 69. Hollywood friends and family mourned. The shockwaves from his death have also found their way into the production offices of “Ghostbusters III”
The Sony sequel remains on track, but the project will need to be altered as Ramis was scheduled to make a cameo appearance along with fellow-original Ghostbusters Bill Murray and Dan Aykroyd.
The sequel’s director, Ivan Reitman, is schedule to meet with studio honchos to discuss how to work [read more →]
Jan 10, 2014 at 6:12 AM in Celebrities, Entertainment Industry News, Movies by Scott Prestin
A few weeks ago Shia LaBeouf publicly apologized for completely ripping off Daniel Clowe’s graphic novel, “Justin M. Damiano”, in his Canne’s-debuting short film “Howard Cantour.com”.
Shia’s lengthly mea culpa on Twitter, which claimed his grossly plagiaristic film was a product of his “naiveté as an amateur filmmaker”, was received by many as a half-hearted and lame excuse for his thieving and grotesque violation of copyright law.
Instead of accepting his culpability and leaving well-enough alone, Mr. LaBeouf has since [read more →]
Dec 12, 2013 at 5:40 AM in Celebrities, Entertainment Industry News, Film Festivals, Movies by Scott Prestin
Jason Priestly has helmed a doc and numerous TV shows, and the 90210 alumn has now added a full-length narrative to his directorial resume.
Priestly recently delivered “Cas & Dylan”, a dramatic comedy about a dying Doctor who plans to “check out” on his own terms. The terminal physician’s scheme takes an unexpected detour when he winds up on the lam with an unique 22-year-old girl. The film stars Richard Dreyfuss and Tatiana Maslany, and has just won the [read more →]