Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation had no problem taking down Dwayne Johnson's Skyscraper at the box office this weekend, earning $44.1 million to take the top spot. Johnson's latest action thriller represents the lowest opening for the actor in recent years, earning $25 million, which put the film in third place behind Ant-Man and the Wasp. Skyscraper came in lower than what was initially projected by the studio, who shelled out $125 to get it made. It opened with another $40.4 million overseas, but has yet to premiere in China, which is where the movie was filmed. Adam Sandler's Hotel Transylvania 3 was the big winner this weekend, earning $44.1 million domestically and taking the number one spot. Additionally, the animated family comedy took in another $54.8 million overseas, which was enough to take down Skyscraper globally as well. It's also important to note that this is the first summer opening for a Hotel Transylvania film, which makes the feat even more impressive. The … [Read more...] about Hotel Transylvania 3 Demolishes The Rock’s Skyscraper at the Box Office
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It's going to be a tight race at the box office this weekend. Ant-Man and the Wasp finally managed to take down Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom last weekend, but with both Skyscraper and Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation opening up this week, there could be a new champion in town. The real question is, can Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson muster enough of his box office charm to overcome Marvel and the ending to the family-friendly Hotel Transylvania trilogy? Ant-Man and the Wasp debuted with $75.8 million at the box office over the weekend. Positive buzz could help keep it in the top spot, but it's going to be very close. Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation is currently tracking just shy of $40 million on the low side and optimistically at $45 million. With Incredibles 2 still chugging away, looking to bring in another $13 to $14 million this weekend, that could take a bite out of Adam Sandler's animated vampire comedy. If Ant-Man and the Wasp can avoid a huge drop, it should be able to … [Read more...] about Can Ant-Man 2 Topple The Rock’s Skyscraper at the Box Office?
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