Sunday AM UPDATE FINAL: With the No. 1 $31.5M opening success of Ford v Ferrari this morning and an overall $52M global debut, high praise is to be given to 20th Century Fox Film president Emma Watts and execs Mike Ireland and Steve Asbell, who have been shepherding and advocating this project through all its iterations for years. Chernin Entertainment also produced. A $120M endgame, if not more, is in store for Ford v Ferrari at the domestic box office. Finally, a great start for Fox in the new Disney empire after misfires Ad Astra, Stuber, and Dark Phoenix, to name a few. On Friday, Disney planted flags in the 2020-2023 release schedule for big Fox with 12 titles next year (not counting Searchlight) going to 7 pics in 2023. Related Story How 'Charlie's Angels' Fell From Grace At The Box Office With An $8M+ Opening Ford v Ferrari director James Mangold told me at a recent Awardsline screening for the film, “They showed a lot of faith, because of … [Read more...] about ‘Ford v Ferrari’ Wins Weekend B.O. Race With $31M+ As ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Finds No Salvation With $8M+ Start – Sunday Update
Netflix released two teaser trailers for Noam Baumbach’s Marriage Story starring Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver. The film will be released on Netflix and in select theaters this fall. The marriage of actress Nicole (Johansson) and stage director Charlie (Driver) are told from both their perspectives. Johansson narrates “What I Love About Charlie,” set to Cat Power’s cover of Otis Redding’s “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long.” She discusses her admiration for how easily he cries in movies, his inability to get defeated and fashion sense. In “What I Love About Nicole,” Driver’s character celebrates his wife’s competitive nature, dance abilities and gift-giving skills, set to Redding’s original version of “I’ve Been Loving You Too Long.” Both trailers feature scenes of them parenting their son before cutting abruptly to a courtroom where the pair sit on opposite sides. Laura Dern, Ray Liotta … [Read more...] about Watch Two Complementary Teasers for Noah Baumbach’s ‘Marriage Story’
While referring to New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in a speech on Tuesday, President Trump flashed a distinctive hand gesture. Here’s a video, captured and shared on Twitter by Vox reporter Aaron Rupar. Trump makes a hand gesture while saying AOC's name pic.twitter.com/2266fEvlWE — Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 23, 2019 The gesture is traditionally the symbol for “OK,” but, mutated by a wildly successful 4chan hoax and stripped of its irony by white supremacists, it’s now also used as an earnest “white power” symbol. So when does it mean what? As the Anti-Defamation League writes in an explainer, “The overwhelming usage of the ‘OK’ hand gesture today is still its traditional purpose as a gesture signifying assent or approval. As a result, someone who uses the symbol cannot be assumed to be using the symbol in either a trolling or, especially, white supremacist context unless other contextual evidence exists to … [Read more...] about Why Did Trump Make the ‘OK’ Sign While Talking about AOC?