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‘Avengers: Endgame’ Reaches $169 Million Globally After Record-Breaking Opening Day

‘Avengers: Endgame’ Reaches $169 Million Globally After Record-Breaking Opening Day
Avengers: Endgame” was the number one film in every international market it opened in on Wednesday, earning $169 million globally in its first day in release overseas.

TheWrap reported Wednesday that the Marvel superhero film had a record midnight screening opening in China and earned $107.5 million on its opening night, the highest ever for a Hollywood film in the region. And “Avengers: Endgame” posted similarly record-breaking figures in 25 markets in all.

“Endgame” had the highest industry opening day in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Greece and Egypt. It fell to number 3 in Singapore, Austria, Iceland and Germany, number two in Italy and was just the highest ever MCU title in France.

“Endgame” opens Thursday in the U.K., but the $169 million total did not include any midnight screening numbers from the U.K.
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Bond 25 Team Reveals Cast, Plot Details, But No Title

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Bond 25 Team Reveals Cast, Plot Details, But No Title
James Bond’s next adventure will go untitled for a little longer.

In a promotional video tied to the start of production on the upcoming 007 sequel, the filmmakers behind the movie unveiled the cast, confirmed that Oscar-winner Rami Malek will be the villain, but stopped short of sharing a moniker for the spy thriller. It will continue under its working title of Bond 25. The film’s producers and star Daniel Craig did hint at certain plot details even if many of the castings they confirmed had been widely reported.

“We’ve got quite a ride in store for Mr. Bond,” promised producer Barbara Broccoli. She also left a few breadcrumbs about what that ride might entail, telling viewers that the film will start with Bond out of active service and on holiday.

“He’s enjoying himself in Jamaica,” said Broccoli, who added that the production has built an “extraordinary
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Amazon’s ‘Brittany Runs a Marathon’ Sets Summer Release

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Amazon’s ‘Brittany Runs a Marathon’ Sets Summer Release
Brittany Runs a Marathon” will be rushing to theaters on Aug. 23.

Amazon Studios dated the comedy on Wednesday. The pic, starring Jillian Bell, won the audience award at the Sundance Film Festival. The flick follows the titular Brittany, who decides to run around New York City in order to improve her failing health when her party-girl lifestyle catches up with her.

Paul Downs Colaizzo, an award-winning playwright, makes his directorial debut with “Brittany Runs a Marathon,” based on the real-life experiences of his best friend Brittany.

Amazon bought the movie following its Sundance premiere in a massive $14 million deal. In his review for Variety, Dennis Harvey said the pic “earns every emotional beat that might seem formulaic in four out of five similar enterprises.”

Alice Lee (“Sierra Burgess Is a Loser”) plays Brittany’s aspiring Instagram-influencer roommate Gretchen, while Micah Stock (“Escape at Dannemora”) portrays a new friend from Brittany’s running group.
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Sinemia Is Shutting Down in the U.S. Effective Immediately

Sinemia, the movie-ticket service that launched in 2014 and emerged as a competitor to the beleaguered MoviePass over the last year, has announced that it is shutting down effective immediately. In a note on the company’s website, Sinemia said that its “efforts to cover the cost of unexpected legal proceedings and raise the funds required to continue operations have not been sufficient.”

Here’s the full statement:

Dear Customer,

Today, with a heavy heart, we’re announcing that Sinemia is closing its doors and ending operations in the Us effective immediately.

At Sinemia, we set out on our journey with the vision to help as many moviegoers as possible enjoy an affordable and better experience at the movies by creating a movie ticket subscription service that adds value for both the moviegoers and the movie industry. Since 2014, we’ve been fine-tuning our model and serving movie-goers with a slate of affordable and flexible subscription plans.
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‘Dune’ Sequel Plan Confirmed by Legendary Pictures

‘Dune’ Sequel Plan Confirmed by Legendary Pictures
There’s a lot of sandy ground to cover with Dune, and one movie might not cut it. Director Denis Villeneuve‘s star-studded Dune adaptation is currently filming, but will there be more to come? Villeneuve has hinted in the past that he’d like to make more than one film to bring Frank Herbert’s sci-fi epic to life, and as of […]

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Brie Larson on Diversity in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: ‘We Gotta Move Faster’

Brie Larson on Diversity in the Marvel Cinematic Universe: ‘We Gotta Move Faster’
While Brie Larson is thrilled over the success of the female-led “Captain Marvel,” the actress wants more diversity in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Larson sat down with Variety’s Marc Malkin for the first episode of Variety and iHeartMedia’s new film podcast, “The Big Ticket.”

“I’m happy to be on the forefront of the normalization of this type of content and to prove once again that representation matters. Diverse storytelling matters, the female experience matters, and these are markers,” Larson said. “So it’s something I’ve always known and I think a lot of people always knew, but this is just normalizing.”

She said having little girls come up to her and say “thank you” has made her “surprisingly emotional.” “I don’t think we think about that all the time as kids. I think we accept what we have, but to see this new generation of boys and girls,
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‘Game of Thrones’ Battle of Winterfell Photos: The Great War is Here

Eight years ago, the opening scene of HBO’s Game of Thrones included imagery of a White Walker killing someone beyond the Wall. Now, in the show’s final season, the Wall has finally fallen and the army of the undead has arrived at Winterfell, where they’ll face off against dozens of recognizable characters in this Sunday night’s […]

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‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Producer Teases the Plot’s Sharon Tate-Charles Manson Connection

‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Producer Teases the Plot’s Sharon Tate-Charles Manson Connection
One of the biggest mysteries about Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” is how exactly Sharon Tate (Margot Robbie) and Charles Manson (Damon Herriman) factor into the story of a television actor named Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stuntman Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt) trying to make a name for themselves as movie stars. Sony’s plot synopsis has revealed DiCaprio and Pitt’s characters live next door to Tate, who was murdered by members of the Manson family on August 9, 1969, but how Tate does or doesn’t get mixed up with Tarantino’s protagonists remains to be seen.

In a new interview with Entertainment Weekly, “Hollywood” producer David Heyman stressed that Tarantino’s latest is not fundamentally about Tate’s murder and Manson’s cult. “That’s one of the big misconceptions to clarify,” Heyman said. Tarantino said as much to IndieWire last year when he
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Kristen Stewart on the State of Queer Hollywood and ‘Entirely Fluid’ New Directorial Effort

Kristen Stewart on the State of Queer Hollywood and ‘Entirely Fluid’ New Directorial Effort
Like most actresses, Kristen Stewart is ready for a sea change in Hollywood. In the years leading up to her coming out officially on “Saturday Night Live” in 2017, Stewart made some of her best work — (“Personal Shopper” and “Certain Women” both came out in 2016) — but it is only in the last few years that she has embraced playing overtly queer characters. In last year’s “Lizzie,” Stewart played impressionable lover to Chloë Sevigny’s murderous Lizzie Borden. She plays another real life character in “Jt LeRoy,” in theaters this weekend, which capitalizes on early aughts nostalgia by dramatizing a literary heist that fascinated the world.

Stewart served on the 2018 Cannes Film Festival competition jury alongside Cate Blanchett and Ava DuVernay; that year the women of Cannes loudly condemned the festival’s dearth of women filmmakers. The actress has never been afraid to speak her mind, especially when it comes to questions of representation in Hollywood.
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As You Might Have Guessed, Kevin Feige Wasn’t Happy About Those ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Leaks

As You Might Have Guessed, Kevin Feige Wasn’t Happy About Those ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Leaks
Kevin Feige was ecstatic when he learned that parts of Avengers: Endgame had leaked online. Oh, no, sorry. My mistake. He was actually upset, as you probably could’ve guessed. At the same time, Feige found comfort in fandom urging others to ignore the leaks and not spoil themselves. And since Endgame is still on track to make […]

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‘Boyz n the Hood’ Director John Singleton in a Coma Following Stroke

‘Boyz n the Hood’ Director John Singleton in a Coma Following Stroke
After suffering what was initially described as a “mild” stroke last week, John Singleton is now in a coma. TMZ first broke the news, noting that the “Boyz n the Hood” director’s mother, Sheila Ward, has requested a judge to appoint her temporary conservatorship because Singleton is “unable to properly provide for his personal needs for physical health, food, clothing, or shelter.” She has asked for that in order to manage her son’s ongoing business affairs, including a settlement agreement.

For 1991’s “Boyz,” the writer-director earned Academy Award nominations for both Best Original Screenplay and Best Director — the first black filmmaker to receive the latter nod, as well as the youngest at just 23 years old. The 51-year-old has been active in both film and television in the nearly three decades since, helming everything from “Shaft” and “2 Fast 2 Furious” to episodes of “Empire” and “American Crime Story: The People v.
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‘Spider-Man: Far from Home’ Images Tease a Partnership with Mysterio

We're just hours away from Avengers: Endgame finally arriving in theaters revealing exactly what happened to the heroes who got dusted at the end of Infinity War, but there's one hero we know we'll be seeing for sure before Phase 4 wraps up -- Tom Holland's Peter Parker, aka your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Everyone's favorite web-slinger is having a bit of a resurgence in recent years, especially on the heels of the Oscar-winning Spider-Man into the Spider-Verse, and fans won't have to wait long for more with Spider-Man: Far …
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New ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Photo Teases an Alliance with Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio

New ‘Spider-Man: Far From Home’ Photo Teases an Alliance with Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio
When the world last saw Tom Holland‘s Spider-Man, he was dusted away in Avengers: Infinity War and left plenty of dusty eyes in theaters around the globe thanks to his emotional exit. Disney is being coy about whether or not he appears in Avengers: Endgame, but we’re only two months away from the release of Sony’s […]

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Brie Larson Says She Filmed ‘Captain Marvel’ Post-Credits Scene Knowing Only Her Line & Without Any Context Or Co-Stars

As we approached tonight’s official release of the long-awaited “Avengers: Endgame,” fans have learned some of the ridiculous ways that Marvel Studios kept the secrets and twists to the film under wraps. Most of the time, this included not giving actors full scripts, instead just the scenes they were actually there to film. However, as Brie Larson, who plays Captain Marvel in the film, explained to Jimmy Fallon on the “Tonight Show,” during her first scene on set, they didn’t even give her a partial script.

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Now Stream This: ‘BlacKkKlansman’, ‘The Sisters Brothers’, ‘The Hateful Eight: Extended Version’, ‘Detour’ and More

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.) The time has come again to round up the bet movies streaming right now. We have a new platform in our midst, too! The Criterion Channel recently launched, and it does not […]

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‘WandaVision’: Elizabeth Olsen Teases a 1950s Setting for the Disney+ Series

In an unexpected revelation, it looks like the Scarlet Witch and Vision series on Disney+, titled (also unexpectedly) WandaVision, will potentially be taking place in the 1950s. Whether it stays there or not, or why this time travel takes place, is uncertain, but in an interview with Variety, Elizabeth Olsen said, “There’s quite a few other comic books that we’re pulling from and it’s going to be Wanda and the Vision, and I think at the Disney+ launch chat, they showed a photo of us in the ’50s,” Olsen says. "So I think that's a good …
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Comcast Reportedly Interested In Selling Hulu Shares To Disney, Giving The Studio Complete Ownership

The Disney/Fox merger has resulted in a quite a few interesting (and mildly depressing) developments. First, in the minds of superhero fans at least, the sale means that Disney now has every Marvel superhero under one roof (minus Spider-Man). Then there’s the not-so-fun recent news that signals that Disney is hacking away at Fox’s anticipated film slate in a way of consolidating the releases.

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Bryan Cogman’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Spin-Off Show Won’t Be Moving Forward

Bryan Cogman’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Spin-Off Show Won’t Be Moving Forward
Bryan Cogman has spent the past ten years of his life immersed in the fictional world of Westeros, first as a writers assistant to the Game of Thrones showrunners and then quickly graduating to a staff writer and producer on the show. (He wrote the most recent episode, “A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms,” which […]

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‘The Virtues’ Trailer: ‘This Is England’ Filmmaker Shane Meadows Unleashes First Look At Intense New Drama Series

Shane Meadows is a filmmaker that hasn’t fully broken through with general audiences outside his native England, but he should be known by most film fans, at this point. He’s probably best known for his incredible film “This is England,” and it’s subsequent TV series sequels. But with his next TV project, he’s tackling a new story, and it looks like Meadows hasn’t missed a beat.

Read More: HBO Orders First Season Of Armando Iannucci’s Space Comedy Series ‘Avenue 5’ Starring Hugh Laurie

The Virtues” is a drama that follows a guy who returns to his family and hometown with hardly any memories of who he is and what he did before.

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Daily Podcast: What is Netflix Even Trying To Do? Understanding The WGA vs. Ata Standoff, James Bond 25, Avengers: Endgame, Detective Pikachu, Disney & More

Daily Podcast: What is Netflix Even Trying To Do? Understanding The WGA vs. Ata Standoff, James Bond 25, Avengers: Endgame, Detective Pikachu, Disney & More
On the April 25, 2019 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor in chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film managing editor Jacob Hall, weekend editor Brad Oman, and writer Chris Evangelista to discuss the latest film and tv news, including James Bond 25, Netflix, Quentin Tarantino, Academy Awards, Detective Pikachu, Avengers: Endgame, Disney, and the […]

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