Nominations were unveiled this morning for the 76th edition of the Golden Globe Awards from the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Coming out of nowhere to lead the tally was Adam McKay’s VICE, which still has yet to open in theatres. The Dick Cheney Biopic starring Christian Bale, comes out ahead with six nods, including Motion Picture – Comedy, Actor in a Comedy and Director.
Not far behind with five nominations, is Bradley Cooper’s Box Office and commercial success A STAR IS BORN which sees the Film nominated for Motion Picture – Drama and himself cross-nominated for Director and Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama. Already a Golden Globe winner, Lady Gaga gets recognition again for her performance, up for Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama. Very shockingly, Sam Elliott didn’t get a nod for Supporting Actor after a win in the National Board of Review Awards last week.
THE FAVOURITE and GREEN BOOK, the latter which won the People’s Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival and also Best Picture at the National Board of Review Awards, likewise get five nominations. All three stars of the former are up for Actress in Motion Picture – Comedy (Olivia Colman) and Supporting Actress (Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz). Both stars of the latter are up for awards also in the category of Lead Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy (Viggo Mortensen) and Supporting Actor (Mahershala Ali).
In Television categories, we saw AMERICAN CRIME STORY: THE ASSASSINATION OF GIANNI VERSACE validated with four nominations including Best Limited Television Series, Actor in a Limited Series (Darren Criss),Actor in a Supporting Role in a Limited Series (Edgar Ramirez) and Actress in a Supporting Role in a Limited Series (Pénélope Cruz).
There is a six-way tie between BARRY, THE KOMISNKI METHOD, HOMECOMING, SHARP OBJECTS, THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL and A VERY ENGLISH SCANDAL.
First the Internet, now the Box Office! RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET has a stellar U.S. Thanksgiving weekend opening for Disney with $54.8 million, besting its 2012 Predecessor which debuted with $49 million. It plays in 4,017 theatres and gets 86% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore.
In second is CREED II with $36 million from 3,442 theatres for Warner Bros. It gets an A CinemaScore and 82% on the Tomatometer. This also bests 2015’s CREED which opened with $29.3 million.
FANTASTIC BEASTS: THE CRIMES OF GRINDEWALD slips to second spot this weekend with $29 million from 4,163 theatres for Warner Bros.
THE GRINCH lands in fourth with $28.5 million for Universal Pictures, a three-week tally of $178.8 million domestically.
GREEN BOOK, which won the People’s Choice Award at TIFF ’18, opens in ninth spot with $5.2 million from 1,063 theatres for Focus Features/Universal Pictures.
A STAR IS BORN rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.9 million for Warner Bros., bringing its North American run to $191 million.
THE GRINCH definitely stole the Box Office! The latest incarnation of the Holiday Classic debuts atop the Box Office with a stellar $66.2 million from 4,141 theatres for Universal Pictures. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch in the title role, the Film gets 54% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore from Audiences.
In second is last week’s champ BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY with $30 million from 4,000 theatres for 20th Century Fox. Over two weeks it has grossed just shy of $100 million in North America.
Third spot goes to OVERLORD which gets $10.1 million from 2,859 theatres for Paramount Pictures. The R-rated Horror gets 81% on the Tomatometer winning several raves including the highest endorsement with Stephen King even Tweeting about it. Audiences gave it a B CinemaScore.
THE GIRL IN THE SPIDER’S WEB debuts in fourth with $8.8 million for Sony Pictures, getting 44% on the Tomatometer and a B CinemaScore. Its Predecessor, THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO fared a similar fate in returns opening with $12.7 million back in 2011, although reviews for the Stieg Larsson Adaptation were much strong at 86% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore.
A STAR IS BORN is sixth with $8 million for Warner Bros., edging ever closer to that $200 million-mark.
THE HATE U GIVE rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.9 million for 20th Century Fox, a six week tally of $26.5 million domestically.
Moviegoers rocked-out to BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY this weekend, debuting atop the Box Office with $48.9 million from 4,000 theatres for 20th Century Fox. The Freddie Mercury Biopic gets 59% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore, with its star Rami Malek getting major Awards Season buzz for his portrayal. The Film was made for $48 million.
In second is another debut, THE NUTCRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS for Disney with $20.2 million, from 3,766 theatres. The Film starring Mackenzie Foy, Keira Knightley and Helen Mirren, gets 35% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore.
In third is Paramount Pictures Comedy NOBODY’S FOOL with $13.8 million from 2,468 theatres. It gets 25% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore.
HALLOWEEN is in fourth with $11.1 million for Universal Pictures, a total $150 million over four weeks domestically.
A STAR IS BORN finds itself in fifth with $10.7 million for Warner Bros., now having made $165.2 million.
THE HATE U GIVE is in ninth with $3.5 million for 20th Century Fox, a total $23.5 million grossed in its run thus far.
Rounding things out is SMALLFOOT with $3.1 million for Warner Bros., a total $76.7 million to-date.
For a second week straight, HALLOWEEN takes the top of the Box Office again with $31.4 million from 3,990 theatres for Universal Pictures. In its domestic run thus far, it has made $126 million and last weekend got the distinction of second-highest opening ever in October.
Still shining bright is A STAR IS BORN is second finally toppling VENOM, that one being in third spot. The former gets $14 million in its third week out, a total $148 million over three weeks for Warner Bros. The latter gets $10.2 million, with $182 million being its three week tally for Sony Pictures.
HUNTER KILLER starring Gerard Butler opens in fourth with $7 million for Lionsgate Films/VVS Films, playing at 2,720 theatres. Despite only 35% from Critics on the Tomatometer, it gets an A- CinemaScore from Audiences.
MID90s, the directorial debut of Jonah Hill is in ninth with $3.7 million for A24 Films/VVS Films, expanding to 1,206 theatres in its second week. It gets 78% on the Tomatometer.
NIGHT SCHOOL rounds-out the Top Ten with a respectable $3.2 million for Universal Pictures, a run of $71.4 million over five weeks.
Up to its old tricks, HALLOWEEN debuts huge this weekend to the tune of $80.5 million this weekend from 3,928 theatres for Blumhouse Productions/Universal Pictures. The direct Sequel some 40 years later, ignoring the other Films in the Franchise, gets 81% on the Tomatometer and B+ CinemaScore. This easily is a Franchise-best opening, the best belonging prior to 2007’s Halloween: Resurrection which debuted with $26 million.
In second a third week in-a-row is A STAR IS BORN, still pulling in big numbers with $18.8 million in week three for Warner Bros. It surpasses $125 million in earnings this weekend.
VENOM is in third with $17.5 million for Sony Pictures, a tally of $170.5 million over three weeks.
GOOSEBUMPS 2: HAUNTED HALLOWEEN lands in fourth with $10.1 million for Sony Pictures also, a two week total of $29.2 million.
FIRST MAN is in fifth this weekend with $8.9 million a two week run of $30.3 million for Universal Pictures.
THE HATE U GIVE expands to 2,303 theatres this weekend for 20th Century Fox, placing sixth with $7.7 million, a total $10.9 million grossed since its limited opening. Reviews are phenomenal with 96% on the Tomatometer and a rare A+ CinemaScore.
THE OLD MAN AND THE GUN rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.9 million, expanding to 802 theatres for Fox Searchlight this weekend. Robert Redford’s final bow as an Actor gets 90% on the Tomatometer.
For a second week straight, VENOM takes the top of the Box Office. Earning $31.7 million in its second week out for Sony Pictures, its tally to date is $138.8 million.
Repeating the order again this weekend, A STAR IS BORN settles for second with a strong $29.6 million, bringing its two-week run to $95.7 million for Warner Bros.
FIRST MAN, seen as an early Oscar Contender debuts in third with $16.8 million for Universal Pictures, from 3,640 theatres. This latest, a Neil Armstrong Biopic from Oscar-winning Director Damien Chazelle, gets a B+ CinemaScore and an 88% on the Tomatometer.
GOOSEBUMPS 2: HAUNTED HALLOWEEN debuts in fourth with $15.7 million from 3,521 theatres, getting 43% on the Tomatometer and a B CinemaScore. Its 2015 Predecessor opened with $23.6 million.
Star-studded BAD TIMES AT THE EL ROYALE opens in sixth with $7.9 million from 2,808 theatres for 20th Century Fox. It gets a B- CinemaScore and a 71% on the Tomatometer.
THE HATE U GIVE, also an Oscar Contender, debuts in ninth with $1.5 million from just 248 theatres in its second week of limited release for 20th Century Fox.
Rounding-out the Top Ten is A SIMPLE FAVOR with $1.3 million for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films, a total $52 million over five weeks.
A smear campaign, nor critical panning could stop Marvel’s VENOM from taking the top of the Box Office this weekend. The Blockbuster starring Tom Hardy opens on-top with a stellar $80 million for Sony Pictures from 4,250 theatres across North America. It also gets 31% on the Tomatometer and much better B+ CinemaScore from Audiences.
By no means disgraced, A STAR IS BORN opens in second spot with an excellent $42.2 million from 3,686 theatres for Warner Bros. The directorial debut from Star and Writer Bradley Cooper gets unanimous praise out of the Festival circuit with 91% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore from Audiences. It is seen as an Oscar Frontrunner at this point, getting a head start on Awards Season.
SMALLFOOT earns $14.5 million in its second week out for Warner Bros., a total $42.2 million gross over two weeks domestically.
NIGHT SCHOOL, last week’s #1 Movie, slips to fourth with $11.9 million for Universal Pictures, a total $39.1 million in two weeks.
THE HOUSE WITH A CLOCK IN ITS WALLS is in fifth this weekend with $7 million, bringing it to $54.7 million in its third week for Universal Pictures.
CRAZY RICH ASIANS shows incredibly longevity in eighth with $2.1 million for Warner Bros., now in its eighth week out. It is just shy of $170 million to date in these parts.
THE PREDATOR rounds-out the Top Ten with $900k for 20th Century Fox, a total $49 million over four weeks.
At risk of becoming an A STAR IS BORN fansite, here is an amazing duet with stars Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga featured prominently in the Film’s Trailer. This is just one of several gorgeous songs from the Film to surface on its Soundtrack, out next Friday!
Check it out:
Warner Bros. Canada release A STAR IS BORN Friday, October 5, 2018.
(Photo/video credit:Warner Bros. Canada/Universal Music Canada)
You know how much we loved A STAR IS BORN and the countdown is on till it’s release next Friday! To get you in the mood, Lady Gaga shared a gorgeous one-minute Teaser soundtracked to the song IS THAT ALRIGHT? While the Song isn’t heard in the Film till the credits, we need to hear more of this version! Get ready to cry.