Monday Morning Box Office Report: Infinity War Becomes the Fifth Highest Grossing Movie Globally


The Avengers: Infinity War continues to climb the box office charts, this week passing the original Avengers to become the fifth highest grossing movie of all time globally. The movie has now earned $1.6 billion worldwide and will likely pass Jurassic World in the near future to take fourth place as well. It has also made $548 million domestically, putting it at #8 on the all-time domestic list as well. Things will get a little more difficult next week, however, with Deadpool 2 hitting theatres. In second place, the Melissa McCarthy comedy Life of the Party debuted to $18.5 million, which is a little less than expected and a few million below her previous films Tammy and The Boss. Breaking In opened in third with $16.5 million while Overboard and A Quiet Place rounded out the top 5. Elsewhere, Black Panther is still in the top 10 after 13 weeks and maintains a significant lead on The Avengers: Infinity War domestically.

1. The Avengers: Infinity War — $61.8M
2. Life of the Party — $18.5M
3. Breaking In — $16.5M
4. Overboard — $10.1M
5. A Quiet Place — $6.4M
6. I Feel Pretty — $3.7M
7. Rampage — $3.4M
8. Tully — $2.2M
9. Black Panther — $1.9M
10. RBG — $1.2M

Unauthorized Live-Tweet of Greta Gerwig’s Reaction to I Feel Pretty Goes Viral


There is an interesting debate taking shape online this week surrounding the perils of social media, the privacy rights of celebrities and theatre etiquette all at the same time. On Wednesday, a Twitter user by the name of Jaye Hunt sat down to watch a screening of Amy Schumer’s I Feel Pretty, only to have Greta Gerwig walk into the mostly empty theatre with some friends and sit down in front of her. She proceeded to live-tweet the experience with a blow-by-blow of Gerwig’s reaction to everything in the movie, at times pointing out how loud she was being. It would seem her intention was not to shame Gerwig but rather to share her excitement of this otherwise endearing celebrity encounter. Unfortunately, her tweets went viral and the reaction has not been kind. Here are some of the tweets:

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Tremors Unaired TV Pilot Trailer Starring Kevin Bacon


Last month, Kevin Bacon revealed via Instagram that Syfy had opted not to move forward with a new Tremors TV series, dashing his hopes of returning to the horror-comedy franchise over 25 years later. Now this week he has shared a trailer for the pilot that they filmed (directed by Vincenzo Natali), perhaps as a way to drum up interest for a move to another network. Sadly, although there was speculation that Fred Ward might also be returning, he does not appear in the trailer as far as I can tell. Neither does Michael Gross, who has been carrying on the franchise with a slew of DTV sequels (including the recently released Tremors: A Cold Day in Hell). In fact, those DTV sequels seem to be completely ignored by the plot of this TV show. Are you disappointed that the Graboids won’t be returning on the small screen? Check out the trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.

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New to Theatres This Weekend: Life of the Party, Breaking In, Revenge


The Avengers: Infinity War continues to loom large over this weekend’s new releases as the choices are once again looking pretty slim for May. The only two new movies in wide releases this weekend are the Melissa McCarthy comedy Life of the Party and the home invasion thriller Breaking In starring Gabrielle Union. While neither should pose any sort of threat to Infinity War, Life of the Party will be hoping for an extra boost from Mother’s Day audiences. In select theatres, Neon is releasing the feminist revenge thriller Revenge (which is also out on VOD) while Sony Pictures Classics has the Anton Chekhov adaptation The Seagull starring Elisabeth Moss, Saoirse Ronan and Annette Bening. There are quite a few other smaller releases out this weekend but nothing really of note. What will you be watching this weekend?

Shane Black’s The Predator Trailer


At long last, the first trailer for the upcoming Predator sequel / reboot has arrived. Shane Black (Iron Man 3, The Nice Guys) is directing from a script written by himself and Fred Dekker (Night of the Creeps, Monster Squad), which is more than enough reason to be excited. The story moves the battle from the jungle to small town America, pitting a “ragtag crew of ex-soldiers and a disgruntled science teacher” against the deadly alien hunters. That could either be the movie’s greatest strength or its ultimate downfall, but at the very least it seems like an improvement on Robert Rodriguez’s Predators. The Predator stars Boyd Holbrook, Jacob Tremblay, Keegan-Michael Key, Olivia Munn, Sterling K. Brown, Trevante Rhodes, Alfie Allen, Thomas Jane and Jake Busey and it hits theatres on Sept. 14th. Check out the trailer after the jump and let us know what you think.

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Anon Review

Written and Directed by: Andrew Niccol
Starring: Clive Owen, Amanda Seyfried, Afiya Bennett, Morgan Allen, Jeffrey Men, James Tam


Ever since Gattaca, his debut film back in 1997, Andrew Niccol has time and again shown his ongoing interest in becoming a bona fide Futurist. Whether he is depicting genetic tampering that results in inevitable discrimination and segregation or a much more far-fetched society exclusively regulated by and revolving around time, his eye has kept tabs on invariably bleak dystopias that feel uncomfortably closer to becoming a reality than we’d like to acknowledge. Even his lighter-hearted approaches to sci-fi linger on a heavier and perennially pessimistic note: S1mOne revisits the genre’s de rigueur themes of dehumanization and loneliness and his instantly classic screenplay for The Truman Show (elevated further by Peter Weir’s astonishing directing and, as of today, still his most important contribution to the medium) funny and ultimately uplifting as it is, builds its foundations on a depressingly Orwellian premise. It is this latter tale that Anon, his latest release as writer, producer and director resembles the most.

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Amazon Drops The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, Terry Gilliam Suffers Minor Stroke


The so-called curse surrounding Terry Gilliam’s The Man Who Killed Don Quixote continues this week, despite the fact that the movie has been completed and remains on track to screen at Cannes later this month. The good news is that The Paris Court of Appeal ruled that the movie can still close out the Cannes Film Festival even though former producer Paulo Branco requested an injunction, insisting that he owns the rights to the film. The bad news is that Amazon has dropped out as the film’s U.S. distributor and it remains unclear when the rest of the world might get to see the movie. On top of it all, Terry Gilliam himself has reportedly suffered a minor stroke. Hit the jump for more details.

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Never Goin’ Back Red Band Trailer: A24 to Release the Sundance Stoner Comedy


Fans of Broad City and Girls might want to keep an eye on this upcoming R-rated comedy, which played at Sundance and SXSW to mostly positive reviews earlier this year. Never Goin’ Back revolves around two teenage girls in Texas, high school dropouts looking to take a week off work to do nothing more than chill at the beach. Of course, things quickly go off the rails after their apartment gets robbed and they show up to work high. No doubt these two characters are such disasters that they will rub some viewers the wrong way and yet it also seems refreshing to have two women cast in such boorish roles. Written and directed by Augustine Frizzell, an actor who has previously appeared in such films as Ain’t Them Bodies Saints and Krisha, the movie stars Camila Morrone, Maia Mitchell and Kyle Mooney. A24 will release Never Goin’ Back in select theatres on Aug. 3rd; check out the red band trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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Bill & Ted 3 is Actually Happening


With the market for ’80s and ’90s nostalgia seemingly at an all-time high, it should come as no surprise that a new Bill & Ted sequel is finally happening. That being said, I still won’t believe it until I see it. We’ve been hearing for years that both Alex Winter and Keanu Reeves are keen to reprise their roles as Ted “Theodore” Logan (Reeves) and Bill S. Preston Esq. but there has always been a question of whether anyone would actually pay to see it. Now we’re about to find out as an official press release has confirmed that a third movie is currently in pre-production and international sales are being shopped at Cannes. The movie is called Bill & Ted Face the Music and the plot synopsis is as follows:

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The Catcher Was a Spy Trailer Starring Paul Rudd


Paul Rudd may be best known for comedies, but we recently saw him give a different kind of performance in Duncan Jones’ Mute and now he appears to be branching out again with the upcoming spy drama The Catcher Was a Spy. The movie is based on the true story of major league baseball player Moe Berg, who was recruited to work for the OSS during WWII. It remains to be seen if the story is all that compelling aside from the curious initial hook, but fortunately Rudd is surrounded by a stellar supporting cast that includes Mark Strong, Sienna Miller, Jeff Daniels, Tom Wilkinson, Guy Pearce, Paul Giamatti, Connie Nielsen and Shea Whigham. The Catcher Was a Spy hits select theatres and VOD on June 22nd; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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Rambo 5 Back on Again, Sylvester Stallone Set to Return


With Creed II currently in production in Philadelphia, Sylvester Stallone is also once again looking to return to that other action franchise that made him a huge star. We’ve been hearing a lot of conflicting reports about the future of the Rambo franchise over the last few years with a TV show previously reported to be in development both with and without him and, most recently, a big screen reboot also being planned without him. This week, however, we are hearing that he is back on board for a proper Rambo sequel and that he will also be involved creatively as well. Hit the jump to find out what we know.

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Arrested Development: Season 5 Trailer


Well we knew it was coming at some point this year but this week Netflix has surprised everyone by announcing that the fifth season of Arrested Development will arrive in just a few short weeks. They’ve also released a trailer for the new season which shows a lot more of the cast back together again, hopefully addressing everyone’s biggest complaint about season 4. From what we can tell, some of the plot threads in the new season will include Lindsay running for congress and the entire Bluth family receiving an award for Family of the Year. It certainly seems promising… but is it too good to be true? Arrested Development Season 5 premieres on May 29th; check out the trailer after the jump and see what you think.

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