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Box Office: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Gnaws on $144 Million Debut Weekend

Box Office: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Gnaws on $144 Million Debut Weekend
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” is looking to take a bite out of the weekend box office with an estimated $144 million from 4,475 North American locations in its opening weekend.

Earlier estimates had pegged the Universal-Amblin Entertainment film in the $130 million to $140 million range. The adventure film opened to $54 million on Friday, including Thursday night previews of $15.3 million.

“Fallen Kingdom,” which carries a production budget of $170 million, began rolling out overseas two weeks ago, and has already earned $466 million from 51 international markets, including $170 million from China.

The fifth film in the “Jurassic” franchise takes place four years after the events of “Jurassic World,” and sees stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard attempting to salvage what’s left of the Isla Nublar park before a volcano erupts. Jeff Goldblum and B.D. Wong also star. J.A. Bayona directed from a script by “Jurassic World” helmer Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly. Trevorrow also executive produced alongside Steven Spielberg.
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Christian Bale-Matt Damon ’60s Ferrari vs Ford Movie Gets Summer 2019 Release Date

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Christian Bale-Matt Damon ’60s Ferrari vs Ford Movie Gets Summer 2019 Release Date
20th Century Fox has set a summer 2019 release date for its upcoming James Mangold-directed biopic about the 1966 Le Mans race, set to star Matt Damon and Christian Bale. The still-untitled project will hit theaters June 28, 2019.

Based on a true story, the film tracks a heated rivalry between Ford and Ferrari culminating in the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans, the world’s oldest sports car endurance race. It will focus on the team of American engineers and designers, led by legendary Ford Automotive designer and racing driver Carroll Shelby, and British driver Ken Miles, tasked by Henry Ford II to design a car capable of defeating Ferrari at Le Mans. Damon is set to play Shelby, with Bale portraying Miles. [more[

Meanwhile, Fox’s upcoming action-comedy “Stuber,” starring Dave Bautista and Kumail Nanjiani, will land in theaters May 24, 2019. The
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‘Get Out 2’: Jason Blum Says Jordan Peele Is ‘Flirting With the Idea’ of a Sequel to Their Horror Film

‘Get Out 2’: Jason Blum Says Jordan Peele Is ‘Flirting With the Idea’ of a Sequel to Their Horror Film
Is Jordan Peele making a sequel to “Get Out”? Producer Jason Blum won’t confirm or deny a “Get Out 2” in his new interview with Variety, although he is teasing the possibility of a sequel to the Oscar-winning horror film. When asked about a sequel, Blum said he would jump at the chance to make another “Get Out” as long as writer-director Peele is on board. Best of all, Blum said he believes Peele is “flirting with the idea” of a “Get Out 2.”

“If Jordan wants to do a sequel, I’ll do it in a second, but it has to come from Jordan Peele,” Blum said. “I think he’s flirting with the idea.”

Peele has expressed interest in the past of returning to the world of “Get Out.” At the Independent Spirit Awards earlier this year, the director told US Weekly that he’s “not closed off to a sequel,
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Wondering How Pretty Little Liars Connects to The Perfectionists? Let's Break It Down

Wondering How Pretty Little Liars Connects to The Perfectionists? Let's Break It Down
When Freeform announced a Pretty Little Liars spinoff called Pretty Little Liars: The Perfectionists, we had a lot of questions and a few big reservations. How could the spinoff possibly live up to original show, which aired its big finale last year? And how will the characters of Alison Dilaurentis and Mona Vanderwaal play into The Perfectionists, which is based on Sara Shepard's 2015 novel, given that the source material doesn't contain those characters at all?

We caught up with Shepard, the author of both The Perfectionists and the Pretty Little Liars books, at Popsugar Play/Ground to see what she could tell us.

"The book is about a group of perfectionists who unite against a single person who is doing bad things to everyone, and something terrible and unexpected happens," Shepard said. "That is very much the show premise as well. But some characters have been switched, and there are more male leads.
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Here's What We Already Know About 13 Reasons Why Season 3

Here's What We Already Know About 13 Reasons Why Season 3
We might have just gotten our hands on 13 Reasons Why season two, but already fans are wondering what comes next. Of course, after all the twists that happen in the season two finale, we don't blame them. We have a number of questions and hopefully we'll get answers soon, since the series has been renewed for season three. While the next season isn't expected to drop until next year, we already have a handful of details about what's to come. Here's how season three could look!
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‘Nobodies’ Canceled By TV Land After 2 Seasons

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‘Nobodies’ Canceled By TV Land After 2 Seasons
TV Land has opted not to renew comedy series Nobodies for a third season.

The series, executive produced by Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone, originated on TV Land, which renewed it for a second season in January 2017, ahead of the comedy’s March 2017 debut. After one modestly rated season on TV Land, Nobodies was relocated to sister channel Paramount Network for Season 2.

Nobodies‘ sophomore season was slated to premiere on March 29, a couple of weeks into the run of Paramount Network’s Heathers. When the latter was pushed (it was eventually permanently shelved), Nobodies was on its own, and after two low-rated airings on Paramount Network, the series returned to TV Land where its numbers perked up and Season 2 finished a fraction ahead of Season 1 in Live+same day. Still, the comedy remained behind TV Land’s flagship original comedy series, Younger, recently renewed for a sixth season, and Teachers.
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‘Child’s Play’ Series May Be Headed To TV After Creator Twitter Tease

‘Child’s Play’ Series May Be Headed To TV After Creator Twitter Tease
The American horror/slasher series Child’s Play may be coming to television. Series creator Don Mancini sent out a Twitter gif tease today touting “Child’s Play: The TV Series,” admonishing, “Do not adjust your set.” The long-running Child’s Play film series started in 1988, running through six sequels, most recently 2017’s Cult of Chucky. The films are centered around…
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Marvel's Silk to swing onto the big screen with Sony & Amy Pascal developing

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Marvel's Silk to swing onto the big screen with Sony & Amy Pascal developing
Huzzah! Much to the delight of many Marvel fans, it's been announced that Sony and producer Amy Pascal are in early development on a feature-length adaptation of the Marvel comic Silk, an action-packed series starring the Korean-American web-slinger Cindy Moon a.k.a. Silk. Created by Dan Slott and Humberto Ramos, Silk made her comic book debut in the pages of The Amazing Spider-Man #1 (2014).... Read More...
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‘Deadpool 2’ Crosses $300 Million – and Picks Up Baby Boomer Fans Too

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‘Deadpool 2’ Crosses $300 Million – and Picks Up Baby Boomer Fans Too
On its sixth Friday in theaters, “Deadpool 2” joined its predecessor in an elite box office club as it became only the fifth film to gross $300 million at the domestic box office while holding an R rating.

Along with the two “Deadpool” films, the other movies in this group are “The Passion of the Christ,” “American Sniper” and last year’s remake of “It.”

While “Deadpool 2” won’t pass the domestic total of the first “Deadpool” $363 million, it has proven to be a major moneymaker in a crowded summer market, beating out “Solo: A Star Wars Story” on the domestic charts by $100 million. The film will also pass “It” on the global box office chats this weekend with over $700 million worldwide.

Also Read: The Pixar Generation Just Helped 'Incredibles 2' Make Box Office History

Since Deadpool first hit the big screen two years ago, he has steadily won over
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‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Set to Chomp $144 Million in Box Office Debut

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Set to Chomp $144 Million in Box Office Debut
Prior to this weekend, some box office analysts wondered if “Incredibles 2” would slow down “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” in its opening weekend. The answer is a clear no, as Universal’s tentpole blockbuster is stomping towards an estimated $144 million launch from 4,475 screens after making $56.8 million on its opening weekend.

Without the novelty of being the first “Jurassic” film in over a decade, “Fallen Kingdom” was never expected to match the $208 million opening of the first “Jurassic World” from 2015. But the sequel is still performing to Universal and analysts’ most optimistic projections, as a $144 million start would be roughly just 31 percent down from “Jw”‘s opening.

Also Read: 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Film Review: Dinos Return in a Sequel Drained of Suspense

With $466 million already grossed from Universal’s two-weekend overseas rollout, “Fallen Kingdom” is now a lock to join the $1 billion club. The global excitement to see
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'Jurassic World' Director on the Shot Making Audiences Tear Up

'Jurassic World' Director on the Shot Making Audiences Tear Up
[This story contains spoilers for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom]

There's a moment in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom that may go down as one of the franchise's most enduring images.

Owen (Chris Pratt), Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard) and Franklin (Justice Smith) have escaped Isla Nublar on the last boat off the island before it's destroyed by a volcano. The last thing they glimpse is a distressed Brachiosaurus on the dock, obscured by smoke and helpless to do anything as it awaits its death. It's particularly poignant piece of symmetry, as a Brachiosaurus was the first dinosaur unveiled to audiences in ...
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Tony Leung Breaks With Wong Kar-wai’s Jettone (Reports)

Tony Leung Breaks With Wong Kar-wai’s Jettone (Reports)
Leading Hong Kong actor, Tony Leung Chiu-wai and Jettone, the Wong Kar-wai-owned company that has represented him for the past 28 years, have gone their separate ways.

According to reports in Apple Daily, Carina Lau, Leung’s wife and major star in her own right, will temporarily act as his manager. Jettone did not respond to inquiries by Variety. In North America, Leung is represented by Wme.

Leung has been the star of numerous films by Wong Kar-wai, including “Happy Together,” “In The Mood for Love,” and “The Grandmaster,” all of which were produced by Jettone. The company also produced the ill-fated comedy “See You Tomorrow,” in which Leung starred and where Wong was required to take a significant behind the scenes directing role in support of first timer Zhang Jiajia.

Leung was also recently involved in “Monster Hunt 2,” another film that failed to live up to expectations. Although the film grossed over $350 million,
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Colbert: If Trump and Manafort Were Any Closer, ‘They’d Be Wearing One Long Tie’ (Video)

Colbert: If Trump and Manafort Were Any Closer, ‘They’d Be Wearing One Long Tie’ (Video)
On Friday night, Stephen Colbert took a break from discussing the biggest moral scandal of the Trump administration so far and instead took aim at a different Trump scandal — the Paul Manafort thing.

“It’s the end of another jam-packed week in America. and we’re really only talking about one story. It’s the sad one down south,” Colbert said at the beginning of his “Late Show” monologue Friday night, referring to Trump’s policy about separating immigrant children from their families at the border.

“But other things happened in the last week. For instance, Robert Mueller is locking people up. I’ll catch you up on the latest on tonight’s Russian Roundup.”

Also Read: Kimmel Clowns Trump for His 'Hour-Long Tirade/Hissy Fit' at Duluth Rally

Colbert had jokes about several different figures who are factoring into the Russia investigation, starting with Paul Manafort.

“There’s trouble
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'When Ladies Meet': THR's 1933 Review

'When Ladies Meet': THR's 1933 Review
On June 23, 1933, director Harry Beaumont's adaptation of When Ladies Meet hit the big screen. The film would go on to nab an Oscar nomination for art direction at the 6th Academy Awards ceremony. The Hollywood Reporter's original review is below:

It may be humanly impossible to produce a 100 percent perfect picture, but we'll shout from the housetops that When Ladies Meet is 99 percent above criticism, without fear of successful contradiction. Put down the one percent of theoretical flaw to the delicate tightening that an expert editor may have to do — we'd hate ...
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'Le Mans': THR's 1971 Review

'Le Mans': THR's 1971 Review
On June 23, 1971, the 106-minute racing drama Le Mans, starring Steve McQueen and Siegfried Rauch as rivals, hit theaters stateside. The Hollywood Reporter's original review is below: 

Le Mans, Solar production for Cinema Center, is a tense and often terrifying account of the classic auto race at Le Mans, called "the 24 hours," because that is the particular period of endurance for this test of speed, stamina, skill and luck of men and machines. 

Produced by Jack N. Reddish, with Robert E. Relyea as executive producer, Le Mans is dominated by the racing cars. It is almost ...
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Cannes Lions: David Oyelowo on Learning from Oprah, Daniel Day Lewis and Tom Cruise

Cannes Lions: David Oyelowo on Learning from Oprah, Daniel Day Lewis and Tom Cruise
Fear of public speaking is a major phobia. But actor David Oyelowo, the British-born Nigerian prince, risked that when asking a random audience member to come play Juliet to his Romeo onstage at Cannes Lions.

Would she choke in front of the packed Theater Lumière and embarrass herself and Oyelowo, known for his 2014 tour de force as Martin Luther King in “Selma” as well as his recent comic turn in “Gringo”?

The anonymous young woman, who did not appear to be a ringer, was handed a script by Oyelowo and they immediately ran lines. She wasn’...
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‘Jurassic World’ Holds off ‘Incredibles 2’ in China

‘Jurassic World’ Holds off ‘Incredibles 2’ in China
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” continued the dinosaurs’ reign at the top of the Chinese box office on Friday. “Incredibles 2” opened in second place.

Holdover, “Jurassic World” bit out $8.31 million on Friday. That represented a 73% drop compared with its $31 million opening day, on Friday last week, which put it on course for the fourth best opening weekend by a Hollywood movie in China. But after eight days on release, the film has a mighty cumulative score of $178 million, according to Chinese data service Ent Group.

Incredibles 2,” managed a more timid $4.65 million, and will not challenge “Coco” for Pixar’s record in the Middle Kingdom. “Incredibles 2” played some 75,000 screenings on Friday, compared with the 99,000 sessions for “Jurassic World.”

In terms of market share, “Jurassic World” enjoyed 47% on Friday, with “Incredibles 2” taking 26%. In third place, Chinese comedy actioner, “Lobster Cop” earned $2.77 million, with a 16% share of aggregate Friday revenues.
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Regulators Keep Chinese Film Industry in Suspense

Regulators are supposed to be guiding hands, not dramatists. But just as Chinese film makers are increasingly exploring new genres, the country’s film regulators are introducing their own touch of suspense.

The main plot involves a changing of the guard at the Film Bureau and its oversight body, the State Administration for Press Publishing Radio Film & Television (Sapprft). The subplots involve censorship clearance, release scheduling, and international relations.

The back story takes the narrative back to March and China’s annual parliamentary session, where several mergers of administrative departments were announced. Among them was a shift that made the Film Bureau and Sapprft no longer answerable to the Ministry of Culture, but directly to the Communist Party’s propaganda department.

The storyline got an update last month, when it was announced that long-serving propaganda department executive Wang Xiaohui had been appointed as new head of the Film Bureau. But
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Matt Damon-Christian Bale’s Ford vs. Ferrari Movie Set for Summer 2019

Fox has dated its untitled Ford vs. Ferrari movie, starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale, for June 28, 2019.

“Logan” director James Mangold is helming from a script by screenwriters Jez and John-Henry Butterworth (“Edge of Tomorrow”).

The film follows an eccentric, determined team of American engineers and designers, led by automotive visionary Carroll Shelby (Damon) and his British driver, Ken Miles (Bale), who are dispatched by Henry Ford II and Lee Iacocca with the mission of building from scratch an entirely new automobile with the potential to finally defeat the perennially dominant Ferrari at the 1966 Le Mans World Championship in France.

Caitriona Balfe will portray Miles’ wife and Noah Jupe will play their son. Jon Bernthal has been in talks to portray Iacocca. Chernin Entertainment is producing.

Two other titles are already dated for June 28, 2019 — Universal’s “Cowboy Ninja Viking,” starring Chris Pratt, and Paramount’s “Limited Partners,” starring Tiffany Haddish.
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‘Roseanne’: What’s Next for ABC’s Spinoff

‘Roseanne’: What’s Next for ABC’s Spinoff
With its deal Thursday for a “Roseanne” spinoff, ABC made lemonade from Roseanne Barr’s racist lemons. But producers are now under pressure to restart a show-making process that was derailed three weeks ago. ABC announced that it plans to premiere “The Conners” this fall — a tall order, given that pre-production on most fall series is already well underway, but not an impossible one.

The same day that ABC canceled “Roseanne” in May following Barr’s racist tweet about former Obama White House adviser Valerie Jarrett, writers were scheduled to assemble to begin work on the premiere of the show’s new season.
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