The Grinch has officially dethroned Home Alone to become the highest grossing Christmas movie of all-time. Illumination's take on the Dr. Seuss classic has earned $500.5 million at the worldwide box office since debuting in theaters back in November, beating Home Alone, which only took in $476.6 million globally. The Grinch is still in theaters, though it has dropped from the box office top ten, where it stayed for over a month, sparring with Wreck-It Ralph 2 and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. While The Grinch has beaten Home Alone on the worldwide stage, it still has a ways to go before beating the 1990 movie domestically. Macaulay Culkin's Christmas movie was able to earn $285.7 million, while Illumination's latest project is currently at $269.8 million. Now that the holiday season has passed, it seems highly unlikely that The Grinch will be able to cover another $16 million to overtake the nearly 30-year old Christmas classic. However, Illumination has created a modern holiday … [Read more...] about The Grinch Overtakes Home Alone as Biggest Christmas Movie of All Time
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A new research study has gotten down to the basics when it comes to Christmas movies. This isn't a personal list of my favorite holiday flicks. The proof in that is The Great Rupert and Little Shop of Horrors are both missing. Flowercard has a detailed breakdown of all wintery tales, and if their research proves anything, it's that Die Hard really is a Christmas movie. Not only that, it's the top rated Christmas movie of all time. Flowercard has done extensive research, culling the critic scores, audience scores, box office and profitability of Christmas movies throughout several different decades. And the results may surprise you. They not only offer a look at the top five biggest Christmas movies of all time, they also break down the worst Santa has to offer. These movies definitely belong on the naughty list. The research analysed 75 of the most popular Christmas films of all time, with the data arriving from Flowercard. There has been a long standing debate on whether or not Die … [Read more...] about What Are the Best and Worst Rated Christmas Movies of All Time?
Ant-Man and the Wasp buzz into first! Marvel's smallest heroes had a sizeable opening weekend as ANT-MAN AND THE WASP premiered on top at the box office with an estimated $76 million! Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly's diminutive duo got a stronger start than ANT-MAN's solo debut, which opened with $57.2 million in 2015 before finishing with $180.2 million domestic and $519 million worldwide. But the pair and their shrinking/growing exploits couldn't compare to Marvel's other offerings of 2018 -- BLACK PANTHER started with a staggering $202 million in February and the all-star AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR had a record-crushing $257 million first weekend. Director Peyton Reed's second time around with the Pym-powered protagonists also flew away with $85 million from international audiences for a worldwide opening of $161 million (the PG-13 action-comedy cost a reported $160 million). Critics were happy for some upbeat costumed antics after the devastation of INFINITY WAR, giving the sequel an … [Read more...] about Weekend Box Office Report: July 6-8, 2018
"I was never cool," admits the actor Henry Winkler, who is best known for playing the coolest character in the history of television — the Fonz, on ABC's Happy Days between 1974 and 1984 — as we sit down at the offices of The Hollywood Reporter to record an episode of THR's 'Awards Chatter' podcast. "I acted who I wanted to be, never who I was. Now, at 72, I know the absolute definition of cool, and it is being authentically you." Forty-four years, five Emmy nominations and a rollercoaster of a career since shooting to stardom as the Fonz, Winkler is now playing another role that is bringing him some of the best reviews of his career, and might well bring him his long-elusive Emmy: Gene Cousineau, a hard-ass acting teacher, on Bill Hader’s hilarious new HBO dramedy Barry. He is not only thrilled to be back on TV as a series regular, but proud to be a series regular on a show that he likens to "cashmere" — fine, smooth and polished in every way. * * * LISTEN: You … [Read more...] about ‘Awards Chatter’ Podcast — Henry Winkler (‘Barry’)
Spring has barely arrived, but the summer movie season is about to begin. In April? That’s right — the Disney-Marvel machine virtually shifted the solstice when it bumped its surefire blockbuster “Avengers: Infinity War” to April 27, up from May 4. After that comes the Fox-Marvel sequel “Deadpool 2,” which should offer some R-rated counterprogramming for superhero fans. From there, it’s going to be Disney, Disney, Disney, with three rapid-fire releases: The long-awaited Han Solo prequel, “Solo: A Star Wars Story”; Pixar’s “Incredibles 2,” a sequel to the beloved original from 2004; and another Marvel sequel, “Ant-Man and the Wasp.” Just for good measure, there’s also “Disney’s Christopher Robin,” an update of the studio’s classic Pooh property. There’ll be plenty of other titles in theaters, too (though they’ll have to work to compete). “Jurassic World: … [Read more...] about ‘Avengers,’ ‘Solo,’ ‘Incredibles 2’ top this summer’s lineup