Not ignoring it, I've been studying for finals.TiagoRodrigues wrote:So no mention on how the last Resident Evil did over 91 MILLION in China's first weekend alone?
The movie didn't even need China to turn into profit. Insane!
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/c ... end-980601Hollywood Reporter wrote:China Box Office: 'Resident Evil' Astonishes With Huge $94M Weekend
Fellow video game adaptation 'Assassin's Creed' came in second with $17 million from Friday to Sunday.
Sony's Resident Evil: The Final Chapter roared into China over the weekend, earning an historic $94.3 million, the largest Friday-to-Sunday opening of all time for an imported film.
The Screen Gems/Constantin title debuted to $30.4 million on Friday, getting 110,000 showings across the Middle Kingdom. The huge screen share was boosted by Sony's strategic marketing partner Dalian Wanda Group, China's largest cinema operator. Local marketing specialist Leomus Pictures handled an innovative ad campaign that involved tapping local social media influencers to create Resident Evil fan art campaigns and working with domestic branding partners.
Thanks to the big China numbers, The Final Chapter — the sixth and concluding Resident Evil film — is now on track to become the most successful installment in the video-game adaptation franchise. Directed by Paul W.S. Anderson, the pic again stars Milla Jovovich as the heroine making a last stand for humanity against hordes of ravaging zombies.
Fellow video game adaptation Assassin's Creed, starring Michael Fassbender, opened opposite The Final Chapter but came in far behind, taking in $17 million from Friday to Sunday.
Other Hollywood holdovers added modestly to their China totals. Universal's Sing earned $7.2 million on the weekend, bringing its China cume to $23.8 million after 24 days. Vin Diesel's xXx: The Return of Xander Cage decelerated to $6.6 million for the weekend, while crossing the $150 million mark to hit $153 million after three frames. And Oscar favorite La La Land took in $2.4 million, lifting its 13-day total to $30.5 million, the highest gross ever for a live-action musical in China.
Lol fair enough. xDAirwrecka wrote:Just so you know, I sent you a pm, Theodore. I know what a dope you can be when it comes to noticing these things.
The Hollywood Reporter wrote:Final Box Office: 'Logan' Climbs Even Higher to Huge $88.3M U.S. Debut, $247.3M Globally
Elsewhere, 'The Shack' guides faith-based audiences; among Oscar winners, 'Moonlight' shines after its best picture upset and enjoys its biggest weekend to date; and 'La La Land' nears $400 million globally.
Director James Mangold's Logan howled loudly at the North American box office over the weekend with a massive $88.3 million from 4,071 theaters, the biggest opening of the year so far and one of the top showings of all time for an R-rated film or for a March release, according to final numbers.
That's ahead of Sunday's estimate of $85.3 million for the 20th Century Fox superhero movie. (The weekend before, Get Out also exceeded Sunday's estimate by $3 million, or $33.4 million versus $30.5 million.)
Logan was also huge overseas, debuting to $159 million from 81 markets for a launch of $240.8 million. The movie also came in ahead of Sunday's international estimate, which was $152.5 million. Logan scored $48.8 million in China, where it crushed The Lego Batman Movie, which bowed to a meager $3.5 million.
Nostalgia, glowing reviews and an A- CinemaScore are no doubt aiding the movie, which marks Hugh Jackman's final turn on the big screen as the moody and fierce X-Men superhero Wolverine. (That's according to the actor himself.)
And Logan is another victory for Fox in proving that R-rated superhero films can have sharp claws, following the blockbuster success of last year's Deadpool. Logan, the final title in the spinoff Wolverine trilogy, got the widest release ever for an R-rated title in North America.
"Jim [Mangold] and Hugh perfectly executed the movie they wanted to make," said Chris Aronson, domestic distribution president for Fox. "It is a very personal and visceral story for the character, which contemplates mortality."
Before Logan came along, the top domestic opening of 2017 belonged to The Lego Batman Movie ($83 million). Among other stats: Logan scored the fourth-biggest debut for an R-rated film behind Deadpool ($132.4 million), The Matrix Reloaded ($91.8 million) and American Sniper ($89.3 million), not accounting for inflation. It also nabbed the fourth-biggest March debut, behind Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice ($166 million), The Hunger Games ($152.5 million) and Alice in Wonderland ($116.1 million).
This time out, the story follows the adventure that ensues when Logan, who is caring for an ailing Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart), encounters a mysterious young girl named Laura (Dafne Keen) in need of their help.
The movie skewed heavily male (63 percent), while 68 percent of ticket buyers were over the age of 25. Logan did big business in Imax theaters ($20.6 million globally) and on premium large-format screens ($12.3 million domestically).
Overseas, Logan opened No. 1 in 80 markets and is the third-biggest debut for Fox International behind X-Men: Days of Future Past ($172 million) and Avatar ($164 million). After China, the next biggest market was the U.K. ($11.8 million), followed by Brazil ($8.9 million), South Korea ($8.1 million) and Russia ($7.8 million).
Other highlights over the weekend included the bow of The Shack, a faith-based film starring Sam Worthington and Octavia Spencer. The Lionsgate pic debuted to $16.1 million from 2,888 theaters, the best showing for a Christian-leaning movie since Heaven Is for Real ($22.5 million) almost three years ago. While critics derided the $26 million feature, audiences bestowed The Shack with an A CinemaScore.
"In addition to the cast, the movie is based on the 2007 best-selling novel that is back on all the top lists. The book is incredibly popular," said Lionsgate distribution chief David Spitz.
The Shack, exceeding expectations, placed No. 3 behind Logan and Universal/Blumhouse holdover Get Out, which grossed $26.1 million in its second weekend for an impressive domestic cume of $75.9 million. The race-conscious horror film, directed by Jordan Peele, fell just 26 percent, a scant decline for a horror title.
The frame's third new entry, YA adaptation Before I Fall, opened in sixth place with $4.9 million from 2,346 locations. The micro-budgeted film cost less than $5 million to make, and is the first title from Awesomeness Films. Open Road Films is handling distribution duties.
The Shack gave Lionsgate its third film in the top 10 along with holdovers John Wick: Chapter 2 and La La Land. The latter movie scored a number of top Oscars last weekend, despite ultimately losing out in the best picture race in a surprise upset and following the biggest blunder in Academy Award history that saw it mistakenly named the winner before Moonlight was declared the true victor.
La La Land placed No. 10 in its 13th weekend with $3 million from 1,411 theaters for a domestic total of $145 million. Overseas, helmer Damien Chazelle's musical danced past the $250 million mark for a global tally of $395 million.
Director Barry Jenkins' Moonlight enjoyed a big post-Oscar boost in theaters, even though it is already available on home entertainment. From A24, the art house movie earned $2.3 million — its biggest weekend to date — for a domestic total of $25.2 million. The drama is playing in 1,564 theaters, its widest footprint since opening in select theaters in late October.
A24 says Moonlight has also climbed to the top of the charts on various VOD platforms. That includes iTunes, where it ranks No. 4. And theatrically, the film is on the verge of becoming the widely respected distributor's top-grossing title to date (as of now, it is tied with Ex Machina).
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The Hollywood Reporter wrote:Box Office: 'Beauty and the Beast' Waltzing to Huge $165M-$170M Bow
Disney's live-action adaptation of the classic animated musical could clear $60 million on Friday alone on its way to landing one of the top 10 openings of all time, not accounting for inflation.
Disney's live-action musical Beauty and the Beast is doing monstrous business at the North American box office, where it should waltz past $60 million on Friday alone for a possible opening of $165 million-$170 million, according to early Friday returns.
The update of the classic 1991 animated musical, directed by Bill Condon, is destined to set a number of records, including the biggest start ever for a PG title. And if it passes up the $166 million domestic debut of last year's Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, it will land the top March opening of all time. And it would boast one of the top 10 openings of all time, not accounting for inflation.
Friday's tally will include a mighty a $16.3 million in Thursday-night preview. That's the biggest preview tally of the year so far, the biggest ever for a Disney live-action title, the second-biggest for a PG film and the third biggest ever in March.
The $160 million tentpole, produced by Mandeville Films, should see a nice boost from a full run in Imax theaters, generally known as a haven for fanboys, and not families.
But with PG films booming, Imax is expanding its programming to include such are. Imax worked with Condon on making a special version of Beauty that allows more to be seen on the screen because of a different aspect ratio.
Beauty and the Beast stars Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast, and the cast also includes Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson.
The tale follows Belle, who attempts to rescue her father from the castle of a terrifying beast, and instead becomes his captor. But she soon starts to fall for the Beast and the enchanted staff of his castle, who were all put under a spell by a witch.
Beauty is also opening around the world and should earn at least $100 million overseas. It took in a strong $11.5 million on its opening day, debuting as the No. 1 film in all but one market (Slovakia, where it was the No. 1 non-local film). It is also doing well in Russia, despite a restrictive rating slapped on the film after Condon recently revealed that Gad's character, Gaston's sidekick, is gay.
Censors in Malaysia have gone one step further and asked Disney to cut what it deems a "gay moment," but the studio says it won't make any changes.
The only other film opening this weekend is The Belko Experiment, which earned $305,000 in previews. The film is tracking to open in the $4 million range. Written by James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy), The Belko Experiment is an Orion Pictures' low-budget horror thriller which Blumhouse's distribution arm, BT Tilt, is releasing in 1,250 to 1,300 locations.
The film, directed by Greg McLean, follows a group of 80 Americans who are locked in their high-rise office in Bogota, Colombia, and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company’s intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed in order to survive.
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So he's happy?TIfan wrote:I did not know that many people wanted to see Beauty and the Beast.
Walt Disney is probably doing the Cha Cha slide in his grave right now.
I'm starting to think it might gross over $1.3 billion total. It might top the Harry Potter finale to be Emma's biggest hit ever. Pretty crazy.RLAAMJR wrote:It's already estimated to reach $173 Million. It'll prolly reach $175 million or higher.
The Hollywood Reporter wrote:Box Office: 'Beauty and the Beast' Waltzes to Record $170M in U.S., $350M Globally
The Disney live-action fairy tale landed one of the top 10 openings of all time and the biggest ever for a PG title, both in North America and overseas.
Be our guest, indeed.
Director Bill Condon's Beauty and the Beast opened over the weekend to a monstrous $170 million from 4,210 theaters at the North American box office. Overseas, the female-fueled update of the classic 1991 animated musical also dazzled, earning $180 million for an elegant global bow of $350 million.
Beauty set a number of new records, including the biggest start ever for a PG title both in North America and abroad (Last year's Finding Dory was the previous champ domestically with $135 million). And it surpassed the $166 million domestic debut of last year's Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice to land the top March opening of all time. Just as impressive, the family-friendly movie boasts the seventh-biggest domestic opening for any film, and the biggest outside of summer save for December 2015 bow of fellow Disney blockbuster Star Wars: The Force Awakens, not accounting for inflation.
Several rival studios have Beauty and the Beast coming in higher ($173 million-$174 million); a final figure will be released by Disney on Monday. Either way, it will be the largest domestic opening since Marvel/Disney's Captain America: Civil War ($177 million) almost a year ago.
Internationally, Beauty placed No. 1 almost everywhere. It was huge in the U.K. with $22.8 million — one of the top five openings ever there — and impressed in China with $44.8 million, already topping the entire runs of Maleficent and Alice in Wonderland.
The $160 million tentpole is yet another win for Disney, where studio chairman Alan Horn — who worked with British star Emma Watson on the Harry Potter franchise when running Warner Bros. — and production chief Sean Bailey have been intent on mining the studio's classic animated vault and building a stable of live-action movies. Past hits include The Jungle Book, Maleficent, Cinderella and Alice in Wonderland.
"There were a combination of factors that made this a recipes for success. There was a nostalgia for the original and the Disney brand. And Emma Watson was perfectly cast as Belle. The visual effects were also their own character," said Disney distribution chief Dave Hollis. "And I love our date. We have five weeks of rolling spring break ahead of us."
Audiences gave Beauty an A CinemaScore. Disney reports that a healthy 40 percent of the audience were males, and nearly half the audience were adults and teens, a startling stat for a PG family title; the remainder were parents and kids.
Beauty and the Beast stars Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast. The cast also includes Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ian McKellen and Emma Thompson. David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman of Mandeville Films produced the pic.
The tale follows the bookish Belle, who attempts to rescue her father from the castle of a terrifying beast, and instead becomes his captor. But she soon starts to fall for the Beast and the enchanted staff of his castle, who were all put under a spell by a witch.
The film saw a nice boost from a full run in Imax theaters, generally known as a haven for fanboys. But with PG films booming, Imax is expanding its programming to include family-friendly fare. The large-screen exhibitor worked with Condon on making a special version of Beauty that allows more to be seen on the screen because of a different aspect ratio. Also, Imax offered a 2D version of the movie throughout the day so that it would be a more affordable outing for families. The scheme worked, with Imax locations contributing $12.5 million in North America and $21 million worldwide, beating Jungle Book ($18 million) for the top PG title.
Beauty caused some consternation in a smattering of foreign markets after Condon recently revealed that Gad's character LeFou, Gaston's sidekick, is gay. Russia gave the movie a restrictive 16 rating, but it still earned $6 million, on par with Cinderella.
Censors in Malaysia have gone one step further and asked Disney to cut what it deems a "gay moment," but the studio says it won't make any changes.
The only film that dared to open nationwide opposite Beauty was The Belko Experiment, which grossed $4.1 million from 1,341 theaters for a seventh-place finish. Written by James Gunn (Guardians of the Galaxy), Belko Experiment is an Orion Pictures' low-budget horror thriller which is being released by Blumhouse's alternative distribution arm, BH Tilt.
The pic, directed by Greg McLean, follows a group of 80 Americans who are locked in their high-rise office in Bogota, Colombia, and ordered by an unknown voice coming from the company’s intercom system to participate in a deadly game of kill or be killed in order to survive.
Two male-fueled titles placed No. 2 and No. 3 over the weekend, Kong: Skull Island and Logan, respectively.
Warner Bros. and Legendary's Kong fell a respectable 53 percent in its second weekend to $28.9 million for a domestic total of $110.1 million. It took in another $38.5 million internationally for a global cume of $259.2 million. The movie's main challenge remains recouping its hefty production budget of at least $185 million.
In its third outing, Fox's Logan neared the $200 million mark domestically, grossing $17.5 million for a cume of $184 million. The final and third Wolverine movie has earned north of $500 million worldwide.
Jordan Peele's sleeper hit Get Out placed No. 4 with $13.2 million in its fourth weekend for a domestic total of $133.1 million. It debuted to an early $2.1 million overseas for a global tally of $136 million for Universal and Blumhouse.
Lionsgate's faith-based The Shack rounded out the top five with another $6.1 million for a cume of $42.6 million.
At the specialty box office, TriStar/Sony's T2 Trainspotting earned $180,000 from five theaters for a pleasing location average of $36,000, the best of the weekend after Beauty ($40,380). The long-awaited sequel has already earned more than $34 million overseas, mostly in the U.K.
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They're seeing it because they loved the original and Emma makes the perfect Belle. She is the epitome of what we all loved in the original. Just magical. If J Law was cast in the lead Beauty would have opened AT LEAST $50m lower.biscuits wrote:Nobody is seeing this for Emma
Yeah, she was a big part of what made the 1991 version so enduring in its popularity. With a lesser soundtrack this would not have been nearly as big a hit.Wayne wrote:Amazing what a Celine Dion soundtrack can do.
Did biscuits even see it at all?Biebz wrote:You mean you aren't and automatically that means no one is?biscuits wrote:Nobody is seeing this for Emma
You should. The songs are great. And everyone did well on their parts. It is a great movie. The best one that started as an animated movie.JSparksFan wrote:Great to see Beauty and the Beast doing so well! I didn't expect it to top Potter's opening week, but I guess the classic pull put it over the top. I should probably get around to seeing it soon.
Yeah, anyone who likes the original, will love this one. It's absolutely amazing. Electric form beginning to end.RLAAMJR wrote:You should. The songs are great. And everyone did well on their parts. It is a great movie. The best one that started as an animated movie.JSparksFan wrote:Great to see Beauty and the Beast doing so well! I didn't expect it to top Potter's opening week, but I guess the classic pull put it over the top. I should probably get around to seeing it soon.