#BOXOFFICE: “RALPH AND “GRINCH” DUKE IT OUT TO THE FINISH
It’s a fight to the finish this weekend with RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET expected to take top spot a third straight weekend at the Box Office. The Sequel to Wreck-It Ralph is on target to take $15.4 million from 3,795 theatres for Disney, a total $140 million grossed to date domestically.
THE GRINCH continues to show amazing resiliency, to take $15.3 million from 3,841 theatres for Universal Pictures, getting edged-out oh so narrowly. Over five weeks it has made $223 million in North America.
CREED II settles for third with $9.7 million, a total $95.8 million made over three weeks for Warner Bros.
Oscar Contender GREEN BOOK is in seventh with $3.7 million for Universal Pictures, from 1,181 theatres, a total $19.8 million made over four weeks.
Rounding-out the Top Ten is WIDOWS with $3 million for 20th Century Fox, a total $38 million made over four weeks.
#GOLDENGLOBES: “VICE” AND “VERSACE” LEAD NOMINATIONS AT 2019 GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS
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.
Click here for complete list of Nominees.
Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh host the Golden Globe Awards, which air January 7, 2018, 8:00 PM EST on NBC.
(Photo credit: eOne Films)
#BOXOFFICE: “RALPH” RUNS THE GAME A SECOND WEEK
RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET continues to run the game at the Box Office with a decisive $25.1 million from 4,017 theatres in its second week out for Disney. In total it has grossed $118.6 million over two weeks.
In second is THE GRINCH with $16.8 million from 3,924 theatres for Universal Pictures. Over four weeks, it has made $202.5 million.
In third is CREED II with $16.4 million for Warner Bros., a total $80.7 million in two weeks domestically.
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY continues to go strong in fifth with $7.9 million, now in its fifth week out, a total $164.2 million for 20th Century Fox.
THE POSSESSION OF HANNAH GRACE debuts in seventh with $6.1 million for Sony Pictures. It gets 19% from Critics on the Tomatometer and a C- CinemaScore.
Rounding-out the Top Ten is Oscar Contender, GREEN BOOK with $4.1 million from 1,065 theatres for Universal Pictures. It has made $14.2 across North American over two weeks.
#BOXOFFICE: “RALPH” BREAKS THE BOX OFFICE IN DEBUT
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.
#GIVEAWAY: ENTER TO WIN ADVANCE PASSES TO SEE “GREEN BOOK”
Universal Pictures Canada x Mr. Will want to give Readers a chance to see GREEN BOOK, winner of the TIFF ’18 People’s Choice Award.
Screenings take place in Toronto, Vancouver and Edmonton on Monday, November 19, 2018.
See the Trailer:
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Universal Pictures Canada release GREEN BOOK Wednesday, November 21, 2018.
(Photo/video credit: Universal Pictures Canada)
#TIFF18: HIGHLIGHTS OF 2018 TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
By Mr. Will Wong
And in a blink of an eye, another TIFF has passed and this one had us working right to the finish line! It’s only after the fact that we have a moment to take it all in how much we went through. We estimate double our average in Celebrity Snaps this year. That’s how star-studded TIFF ’18 was. It was that kind of a year!
We had the pleasure of previewing several of this year’s Awards Season contenders and we are waiting with baited breath to see A STAR IS BORN and GREEN BOOK, both outstanding, duke it out for Oscars glory in coming months. We loved both, are thrilled the latter was honoured with the People’s Choice Award at the Festival, but something about the former makes our heart sing. We cannot stop thinking about it or its Soundtrack. It takes a magical Film to do that.
Let’s relive some of my favourite star-studded moments of the Festival, as lensed through the Nikon D3400. We wouldn’t have been able to do it without this amazing camera which worked amazingly-well with our Blackberry Key 2 in terms of file transmission to ensure we were able to get our photos uploaded and edited within moments for you all to enjoy! The clarity of these snaps speak for themselves.
A STAR IS BORN Press Conference
We will never stop taking our signature Celebrity Selfies and TIFF ’18 was unforgettable even if we saw many returning faces. We wouldn’t have been camera-ready without the right gear and depending on each scenario, sometimes the Blackberry Key 2 worked best for those Selfies, sometimes the Nikon D3400 worked better. What matters is that more often than not, we got the snap! And many we did.
Here’s some of our faves!
Jamie Lee Curtis
John David Washington
Kelly Marie Tran
In case you missed our Television appearances during TIFF ’18 this is our first year hitting-up the three big media giants: Global, CITY and CP24 (Bell Media). Thrilled! Our brand continues to thrive as a Festival go-to and we are so happy for the recognition.
CP24 with George Lagogianes
Breakfast Television with Winston Sih
Global News with Farah Nasser
Until next year. We’re already ready!
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)
#TIFF18: “GREEN BOOK” REVIEW
By Mr. Will Wong
While known much for his funny Films, Peter Farrelly, one-half of the Duo which brought us classics There’s Something About Mary and Me, Myself & Irene, gifts us at TIFF ’18 with the Sleeper Hit of the Festival, GREEN BOOK. The heartwarming Comedy details the unlikely friendship between a Concert Pianist Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali) and his bouncer-turned-chaffeur Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen). While from completely opposite worlds, it is impossible not to be charmed by the back-and-forth banter between sophisticated Don and tough-talking Tony in this witty Script by the latter’s actual son Nick Vallelonga, Brian Hayes Currie and Farrelly.
Performances are outstanding from our leading Trio. Mortensen continues to build his stellar catalog of work and is pitch-perfect throughout the Film’s light and heavier moments which don’t shy away from matters which still are true today. Ali is remarkable as Shirley, capturing his strength and fragility – we were spellbound. Cardellini while under-written and under-seen is a joy every time she is on-screen. We are thrilled for audiences to discover this gem, giving TIFF ’18 a much-needed lift of spirits.
GREEN BOOK screens Thursday, September 13 Winter Garden Theatre 2:30 PM and Saturday, September 15 Princess of Wales Theatre (VISA Screening Room) 3 PM.