The Viola Davis African warrior epic The Woman King — a flashback to the type of historical epics Columbia Pictures has had a long history of notching Oscars with– is looking at a $12M opening this weekend, per Sony, while rivals have it in the $13M-$16M range. While adults made their way back to the box office this summer, giving Top Gun: Maverick a $700M-plus stash and putting Elvis at $150.3M stateside, the question remains how they’ll come out a time when there’s very little on the marquee. The hope is that this Gina Prince-Bythewood feature about the Agojie — a unit of powerful female warriors in the Kingdom of Dahomey, one of the most powerful states of Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries — will leg out and find crossover audiences, especially as awards season kicks in. Women over 25 and African American audiences poised to buy tickets. Coming off its Toronto Film Festival world premiere Friday, Woman King is at 100% on Rotten Tomatoes off 46 reviews. … [Read more...] about ‘The Woman King’ Eyes Long Haul At Fall Box Office After Hot TIFF Premiere With 100% Rotten Tomatoes – Weekend Preview
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Getty Jermall Charlo just scored a big win in his assault case ... prosecutors tell TMZ Sports they're dropping the felony charge against the star boxer. According to court documents, Charlo was accused of roughing up a family member during a Sept. 5, 2021 incident in Fort Bend County, Texas. He was eventually arrested over it all back in February, and charged with felony assault. But a spokesperson for the Fort Bend County District Attorney's Office tells us they filed a motion to dismiss the case on Monday "based on the reason that we cannot prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt." Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office "Evidence developed in a way that did not support the charge to conclusion," the spokesperson said. Charlo's attorney said in a statement Monday the 32-year-old was "very happy" with the decision. "Nine witnesses came forward to say Charlo never hit his 21-year-old nephew," said Charlo's lawyer, Kent Schaffer . … [Read more...] about Prosecutors Dropping Felony Charge Against Jermall Charlo In Assault Case
EXCLUSIVE : Charles Melton has landed the coveted lead in May December opposite Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore in the next film by director Todd Haynes . Melton is coming off The Sun Is Also A Star and, Bad Boys For Life. This role has starmaking potential. It takes place two decades after the scandalized romance between a teacher and her student. Moore plays the wife Gracie, and Melton plays the younger husband Joe. Their twin are about to graduate high school, and a movie is going to be made about their life. The Hollywood actress who’ll be playing the wife comes to spend time with the family to better understand her character. Family dynamics unravel under the pressure of the outside gaze. Joe, never having processed what happened in his youth, starts to confront the reality of life as an empty-nester at 36. And as Elizabeth and Gracie study each other, the similarities and differences between the two women begin to ebb and flow. The film explores truth, … [Read more...] about ‘May December’ Helmer Todd Haynes Sets Charles Melton To Star With Natalie Portman, Julianne Moore
The latest episode of Kaun Banega Crorepati 1 4 witnessed Anurag Kumar joining Amitabh Bachchan on the hot seat. The contestant was accompanied by his twin brother and mother on the show. Big B asked their mother about the time difference between their births and she notified him that they were born two and a half minutes apart and that the younger one is on the hot seat. He then asked if she gets confused and the elder one Anup shared that “Leave people, we get confused among ourselves because we have the same voice. But there is some difference now in our voice after growing up.” During the course of the episode, Mr Bachchan also inquired if there is any difference between the twins and they said there is. Anurag replied by saying, “I have a til on my Adam's apple and Anup has got three small til dots on his forehead. We had also deceived the technology. I have often opened his phone through face lock and now he has stopped using it.” Taarak … [Read more...] about Kaun Banega Crorepati 14: Contestant Anurag Kumar Wasn’t Able To Answer The Rs 40,000 Question, Can You?
Gallery Launch Gallery Getty/Instagram/TMZ Composite Nick Cannon has welcomed baby #9 into the world … and a few more kids are on the way. So we spent some time creating a family tree, so brace yourself! Nick's first round of kids came courtesy of now-ex-wife Mariah Carey … twins Moroccan Scott and Monroe said hello to the world back in 2011. He and Mariah separated in 2014 after 6 years of marriage. Power 105.1 FM In 2017, Nick had his 3rd child, Golden Sagon ... this time around with former Miss USA Brittany Bell . Their encore was Powerful Queen , who was born in December of 2020. Nick's procreation was about to shift into high gear with another set of twins, courtesy of Abby De La Rosa . Zion Mixolydian and Zillion Heir were born in June 2021, adding to his growing brood. Abby discussed her open relationship with Nick on the "Lovers and Friends" podcast ... saying their polyamorous relationship doesn’t mean her … [Read more...] about Nick Cannon’s Entangled Family Tree
Brett Morgen’s kaleidoscopic ode to David Bowie landed at no 10 in North America this weekend, singing up $1.225 million on 170 screens – exclusively Imax (159 U.S. locations, 11 in Canada). The $7,207 PSA for the Neon distributed Moonage Daydream – expanding to about 600 screens next week — was the best of the ten, which all debuted on north of 2,000 screens. Directed, written and produced by Morgen, Moonage is the number one music doc opening post pandemic, and the best opening for a post-Covid documentary on less than 200 screens, second only to Roadrunner (Focus Features), which went out on 900+ screens its opening weekend in April of 2021. Over the last 52 weeks, Searchlight Pictures ’ The French Dispatch was the only film released (October, 2021) on fewer than 200 screens to surpass a $1.2M gross, Neon noted. Morgen hosted nearly sold out Q&A’s opening weekend at the TCL Chinese Theater in LA. The doc took in $592k Fri./$373k Sat./$260k Sun. … [Read more...] about ‘Moonage Daydream’ Rocks On Imax – Specialty Box Office
EXCLUSIVE : Francesca Eastwood ( Old ) and Milo Gibson ( Hacksaw Ridge ) have been tapped to star in Clawfoot — a cat-and-mouse thriller from Yale Entertainment , which is currently in production in Los Angeles. In the film penned by April Wolfe ( Black Christmas ), an upper-class suburban housewife (Eastwood) is psychologically terrorized by a manipulative contractor (Gibson), leading to a twisted battle of wits with deliciously unexpected results. The film’s director Michael Day ( As They Made Us ) is producing alongside Yale’s Jordan Yale Levine and Jordan Beckerman, with Kade Thomas, Scott Levenson, Jason Kringstein, Lee Broda and Colby Cote serving as exec producers. Yale’s recently launched sales banner Great Escape, led by Nick Donnermeyer, will handle worldwide sales. Most recently appearing in M. Night Shyamalan’s Old for Universal Pictures, Eastwood has also been seen in such films as A Violent Separation , The Vault , M.F.A. , … [Read more...] about Francesca Eastwood & Milo Gibson Set For Yale Entertainment’s Thriller ‘Clawfoot’
EXCLUSIVE : Pulsar Content and XYZ Films have partnered to handle sales on the Fantastic Fest and Sitges sci-fi drama Tropic , directed by Edouard Salier who also co-wrote with Mauricio Carrasco. The film follows Lázaro and Tristán (19), twin brothers and best friends, who are training together for the Astronaut Academy entrance tests. One day, Tristán is contaminated with some mysterious residue which makes him monstrous physically and weakened mentally. This disaster forces Lázaro to let go of how he remembers his brother and learn to love him as he is now, in a world where there is no room for monsters. The French-language feature stars Pablo Cobo, Louis Peres, Marta Nieto, and Marvin Dubart, and was produced by Rezo Productions, Ninon Chapuis, and Jean-Michel Rey. Above is a first-look clip. The pic will world premiere at Fantastic Fest on September 23 at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar and will screen at Sitges on October 8 with French firm Pulsar … [Read more...] about France’s Pulsar Content & XYZ Partner On Fantastic Fest Monster Pic ‘Tropic’; Watch First Clip
EXCLUSIVE: Anyone who tuned into the first two episodes of Monarch , Fox ’s primetime soap that stars Susan Sarandon and Trace Adkins as the king and queen of country music, saw uncomfortable parallels to the real-life death of Naomi Judd . Besides depicting how Dottie Cantrell Roman (Sarandon) orchestrates her own suicide in the premiere, the drama’s second episode on September 20 featured a funeral that was meticulously organized by Dottie before her death — just like what Judd did before committing suicide in April. The fictitious funeral in Monarch even featured the popular Judd song “Love Can Build a Bridge,” which was sung by Wynonna Judd during the televised memorial for her mom. Here, Monarch executive producer Jon Feldman , who replaced Michael Rauch on the drama last November, talks about the “eerie” coincidences in the series’ first two episodes and whether there was any talk about changing certain scenes after Judd’s passing. … [Read more...] about ‘Monarch’ Showrunner Jon Feldman Says Parallels To Naomi Judd’s Death Are “The Most Tragic, Eerie Of Coincidences”
Gallery Launch Gallery Everett Collection American actor, singer and songwriter Lucas Grabeel was just 21 years old when he was first cast as Ryan Evans -- the enthusiastic singer, dancer and Sharpay's twin brother -- in Disney's "High School Musical" back in 2006. Lucas shared the big screen with Zac Efron as the competitive yet caring boyfriend of Grabriella, Troy Bolton, Vanessa Hudgens as the charming and smart girl, Gabriella Montez, Ashley Tisdale as the bossy, hardworking and at times a tad narcissistic, Sharpay Evans, and Corbin Bleu as the independent and mature basketball player, Chad Danforth. Guess what he looks today at 37 years old! … [Read more...] about Ryan Evans In ‘High School Musical’ ‘Memba Him?!