JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM continues to rule the Box Office a second straight week with $60 million from 4,485 theatres for Universal Pictures. Over two weeks, it has grossed $264 million domestically.
In second is INCREDIBLES 2 with $45.5 million in its third week out for Disney/Pixar. Thus far in North America it has made $439.7 million.
SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO opens in third with an impressive $19 million from 3,055 theatres for Sony Pictures. By contrast, its 2015 Predecessor made $12.1 million in its wide expansion debut. This installment gets 62% on the Tomatometer and a B CinemaScore.
Basketball Comedy UNCLE DREW debuts in fourth with $15.5 million from 2,742 theatres for Lionsgate Films/Elevation Pictures. It gets 67% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore.
WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR rounds out the Top Ten with $2.2 million from 654 theatres for Universal Pictures. It has made $7.4 million over four weeks.
We were at the edge of our seats the first time around and we’re ready for a second! Introducing the latest Trailer for SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADO.
In Sicario: Day of the Soldado, the drug war on the US-Mexico border has escalated as the cartels have begun trafficking terrorists across the US border. To fight the war, federal agent MattGraver (Josh Brolin) reteams with the mercurial Alejandro (Benicio Del Toro).
See the Trailer:
Sony Pictures Canada release SICARIO: DAY OF THE SOLDADOFriday, June 28, 2018.
Despite competition from all corners, R.L. Stine-adaptation GOOSEBUMPS lands on top in its debut with $24.5 million from 3,501 theatres across North America for Sony Pictures. Starring Jack Black, Dylan Minnette and Odeya Rush, the Film which likely will see sequels based on the success of this and the best-selling series on which it is based, gets 71% from critics on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore from Audiences.
THE MARTIAN after a two-week domination lands in second this weekend with $22 million for 20th Century Fox. It nears the $150-million-mark domestically.
Cold War drama BRIDGE OF SPIES opens in third for DreamWorks with $15.9 million from 2,811 theatres. This latest effort from Steven Spielberg starring Tom Hanks, gets a A CinemaScore and an 86% on the Tomatometer.
CRIMSON PEAK opens in fourth with $13 million from 2,984 theatres for Universal Pictures. The Toronto-shot Romance-Horror starring Tom Hiddleston, Mia Wasikowska, Jessica Chastain and Charlie Hunnam from Guillermo del Toro, gets an B- CinemaScore and a 68% on the Tomatometer.
Opening in eighth is football drama WOODLAWN for PureFlix with $4.6 million from 1,553 theatres. It has yet to open in Canada, but Audiences gave it an outstanding A+ CinemaScore.
SICARIO is in ninth with $4.5 million for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films in its fifth week out. Thus far it has grossed $34.6 million in North America.
MAZE RUNNER: SCORCH TRIALS rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.7 million in its fifth week out for 20th Century Fox.
Danny Boyle‘s STEVE JOBS expanded to 60 theatres for Universal Pictures, earning $1.6 million this weekend, to place 11th.
THE MARTIAN continues its Box Office invasion a second week, landing atop the Box Office with $36.5 million from 3,854 theatres for 20th Century Fox. Thus far in its run domestically, it has made $108 million.
Former champ HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 lands in second in its third week out for Sony Pictures, earning $23 million from 3,768 theatres. It has made $119 million in its North American run so far.
Debuting in third is Warner Bros.’ PAN, with $17.4 million from 3,515 theatres. Starring Garrett Hedlund, Rooney Mara and Hugh Jackman, the Fantasy directed by Joe Wright was “panned” by Critics with a 23% on the Tomatometer, but Audiences gave it a much better B+ CinemaScore. It was made for $150 million.
THE INTERN is showing great staying power, in fourth this weekend with $8.8 million for Warner Bros. It will soon surpass the $50-million-mark in these parts.
Oscar Contender SICARIO expands successfully to 2,620 theatres for eOne Films/Lionsgate Films, earning $7.5 million this weekend – its fourth week out.
THE WALK expands to 2,509 theatres for Sony Pictures, good enough for eighth spot with $3.7 million this weekend. Critics gave the Film based on the memoir of Philippe Petit a strong 86% on the Tomatometer.
THE VISIT rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.5 million for Universal Pictures in its fifth week out.
In an incredible debut, 20th Century Fox‘s THE MARTIAN opens out of this world with $55 million from 3,831 theatres. The Fantasy-Adventure by Sir Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon, gets an A CinemaScore and a phenomenal 94% on the Tomatometer from Critics. The TIFF ’15 selection was made for $108 million, only second to 2001’s Hannibal for the Director, which opened back then with $58 million.
In second is last week’s champ, HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 with an impressive $31.7 million from 3,754 theatres in its second week out for Sony Pictures.
SICARIO expands to 2,620 theatres this weekend, earning $11.8 million, good enough for third. The Thriller from Canadian Director Denis Villeneuve debuted at TIFF ’15 last month to rave reviews. Critics gave it 93% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it an A- CinemaScore, which likely will give it legs to go on in coming weeks.
THE INTERN ranks in fourth with $11.6 million for Warner Bros. in its second week out. Thus far it has made $36.6 million domestically.
BLACK MASS is in sixth with $5.8 million for Warner Bros., now in its third week out. It has grossed $52 million thus far in these parts.
THE PERFECT GUY rounds-out the Top Ten for Sony Pictures with $2.2 million in its fourth week out, just surpassing the $50-million mark in North America.
Notable in eleventh is THE WALK which opens in 448 theatres across the continent with $1.7 million for Sony Pictures.
HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 2 rests comfortably at number one in its debut for Sony Pictures this weekend!The Sequel Animated Feature earns $48.2 million from 3,754 theatres. While Critics were tough on it with a 46% on the Tomatometer, Audiences gave it an excellent A- CinemaScore. Its Predecessor in 2012 earned $42 million opening weekend.
THE INTERN proves to be a success, debut in second for Warner Bros. with $18.2 million from 3,305 theatres. The Dramedy starring Anne Hathaway and Robert DeNiro, directed by Nancy Meyers, gets a mixed 56% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore, which definitely will help it in coming weeks.
MAZE RUNNER: SCORCH TRIALS slips to third spot for 20th Century Fox this weekend, earning $14 million in its second week out, a cumulative total of $51 in two weeks domestically.
EVEREST expands to 3.006 theatres for Universal Pictures, earning $12.4 million in its second week.
BLACK MASS is in fifth spot with $11.5 million for Warner Bros., totaling $42.5 million in two weeks.
THE GREEN INFERNO opens in ninth with $3.5 million for HTR/eOne Films, from 1,540 theatres. The Horror from Eli Roth gets 39% on the Tomatometer and a C- CinemaScore.
Notably rounding out the Top Ten is TIFF ’15 Selection, SICARIO which plays only at 59 theatres in limited release, earning an impressive $1.7 million already for eOne Films/Lionsgate Films.
Every once in a while we get the opportunity to see a Film at TIFF which leaves us shaken and in all honesty, the last one that affected me that deeply was 12 Years a Slave, going-on to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Sicario, the latest from celebrated Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve, is a Film which deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as that contemporary Steve McQueen classic.
Sicario takes us on a riveting ride with Kate Macy (Emily Blunt) as she accepts a joint-government mission in Juarez, Mexico to uncover the identity of a mysterious drug lord, whom caused the death of her colleagues in an operation turned fatal in Arizona. The true reason why she is chosen is somewhat of a mystery. She meets mercenary Alejandro (Benicio del Toro) who doesn’t appear to be working for the U.S. government and with a purpose none to clear other than it being eluded to that something shameful has happened to him. Kate reports to Matt (Josh Brolin), who also is careful not to unveil too much, clearly withholding information.
We go underground into dark tunnels of Juarez, unsure whom to trust at any turn on a mission in which several liberties are taken much to the disapproval of a by-the-book Kate. Actions are taken and only explained after, keeping us invested fully along the way with burning questions.
Villeneuve accomplishes a great triumph in storytelling with Sicario, a devastatingly-good Thriller. Blunt acts as our eyes in this dangerous, corrupt underworld, a real presence in all her vulnerability. An armed and fearsome del Toro aims with precision, delivering his best work in quite some time.
eOne Films release SICARIO, which is sure to make a great impact come awards season. During TIFF ’15, it screens as follows:
It’s that time of the year again and we couldn’t be more thrilled with this initial batch of Films announced as part of the TIFF ’15 (aka #TIFF40, now in its 40th year) Lineup. The annual unveiling took place at TIFF Bell Lightbox as Filmlovers and Industry types awaited eagerly as titles were announced at 10:00 AM.
Although the Celebrity and Filmmaker Guest List is still to come, thus far we can expect A-Listers like Johnny Depp, Matt Damon, Tom Hardy, Michael Caine, Helen Mirren, Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Sandra Bullock, Kristen Stewart, Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hiddleston, Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth, Emily Blunt, Julianne Moore, Jessica Chastain and several, several, more.
In addition, there will be several exciting Documentaries including Davis Guggenheim‘s latest, He Called Me Malala and two about Horse Racing, Being Ap and Dark Horse.
DEMOLITION has been announced as the Opening Night Gala, from Canadian Director Jean–Marc Vallée, who has brought us delights WILD and DALLAS BUYERS CLUB in recent years. And it would appear once again we have eclectic mix of Films from all around the World, ranging from The Danish Girl from Oscar-winning Director Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech) which sees Oscar Winner Eddie Redmayne in a transgender role, to gritty Dramas like BLACK MASS starring Johnny Depp as Gangster Whitey Bulger and highly-buzzed SICARIO from Canadian Director Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners) about an FBI Agent caught in a dangerous Mexican cross-border sting. Emily Blunt is getting tons of Oscar buzz for her performance in this and this will mark a pivotal moment in her campaign trail at the TIFF.
Closing Night Gala looks to end on a light-hearted note with Paco Gazeba‘s MR. RIGHT starring Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell.
London also has been chosen as the city of focus in this year’s City to City Programme with Films starring Nicholas Hoult and Tom Hardy being featured.
Also just announced is an opening night Charity Soirée with Academy Award Winner Natalie Portman where she talks about her successful career and upcoming work. Tickets range from $350 to $650. Details here.
As part of TIFF‘s new Primetime Programme, showcasing Television for the first time, we learned that NBC‘s Toronto-filmed HEROES: REBORN will be premiering its first episode in its two-hour entirety at the Festival.
Whether it be part of Documentaries, Special Presentations or Gala Presentations, here are some of the highlights to rock the City this September.
45 YEARS (Andrew Haigh)
ABOUT RAY (Gaby Dellal)
BEASTS OF NO NATION (Cary Fukunaga)
BEEBA BOYS (Deepa Mehta)
BEING AP (Anthony Wonke)
BEING CHARLIE (Rob Reiner)
BLACK MASS (Scott Cooper)
BORN TO BE BLUE (Robert Budreau)
BOXING (Grayson Moore, Aidan Shipley)
BROOKLYN (John Crowley)
COLONIA (Florian Gallenberger)
THE DANISH GIRL (Tom Hooper)
DARK HORSE (Louise Osmond)
THE DAUGHTER (Simon Stone)
DISORDER (Alice Winocour)
DEMOLITION (Jean-Marc Vallée)
THE DRESSMAKER (Jocelyn Moorhose)
EQUALS (Drake Doremus)
EYE IN THE SKY (Gavin Hood)
THE FINAL GIRLS (Todd Strauss-Schulson)
FREEHELD (Peter Sollett)
THE FAMILY FANG (Jason Bateman)
FORSAKEN (Jon Cassar)
THE GIRL IN PHOTOGRAPHS (Nick Simon)
GREEN ROOM (Nick Saulnier)
HE NAMED ME MALALA (Davis Guggenheim)
HIGH-RISE (Ben Wheatley)
HYENA ROAD (Paul Gross)
I SAW THE LIGHT (Marc Abraham)
I SMILE BACK (Adam Salky)
IT’S NOT YOU (Don McKellar)
JANIS: BLUE LITTLE GIRL (Amy Berg)
JE SUIS CHARLIE (Daniel Leconte, Emmanuel Leconte)
KILL YOUR FRIENDS (Owen Harris)
KILO TWO BRAVO (Paul Katis)
THE LADY IN THE VAN (Nicolas Hynter)
LEGEND (Brian Helgeland)
LEN AND COMPANY (Tim Godsall)
THE LOBSTER (Yorgos Lanthimos)
LOLO (Julie Delpy)
LONDON FIELDS (Matthew Cullen)
LONDON ROAD (Rufus Norris)
LOUDER THAN BOMBS (Joachim Trier)
MAGGIE’S PLAN (Rebecca Miller)
MAN DOWN (Dito Montiel)
THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY (Matthew Brown)
THE MARTIAN (Ridley Scott)
THE MEDDLER (Lorraine Scafaria)
MISS SHARON JONES! (Barbara Kopple)
MISSISSIPPI GRIND (Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden)
MISS YOU ALREADY (Catherine Hardwicke)
MOUNTAINS MAY DEPART (Jia Zhang-ke)
MR. RIGHT (Paco Gazeba) – Closing Night Gala
OFFICE (Johnnie To)
THE ONES BELOW (David Farr)
OUR BRAND IS CRISIS (David Gordon Green)
THE PROGRAM (Stephen Frears)
THE REFLEKTOR TAPES (Kahlil Joseph)
REMEMBER (Atom Egoyan)
ROOM (Lenny Abrahamson)
SEPTEMBERS OF SHIRAZ (Wayne Blair)
SICARIO (Denis Villeneuve)
SPOTLIGHT (Tom McCarthy) – didn’t Rachel McAdams hint at us first it would be at TIFF?
STONEWALL (Roland Emmerich)
A TALE OF LOVE AND DARKNESS (Natalie Portman)
A TALE OF THREE CITIES (Mabel Cheung)
TRUMBO (Jay Roach)
TRUTH (James Vanderbilt)
UN PLUS UNE (Claude Lelouch)
WHERE TO INVADE NEXT (Michael Moore)
THE WITCH (Robert Eggers)
WOMEN HE’S DRESSED (Gillian Armstrong)
YOUTH (Paolo Sorrentino) – NSFW Trailer
Complete list of Titles complete Synopses announced thus far here.
Just 14 more days to go! Final titles to be announced in a week.
(Photo credit: eOne Films/Warner Bros./Studio Canal/Majestic Filmproduktion/20th Century Fox)
We absolutely love Emily Blunt and after seeing this Trailer, we’re thinking this could well be the Film that gets her an Oscar. French Canadian Master-Helmer Denis Villeneuve‘s latest SICARIO (which means “Hitman” in Mexico) looks every bit the Oscar Contender and here’s your gritty first look.
FBI Agent Kate Macy (Emily Blunt) gets a first-hand view into the world of international drug trafficking between the U.S. and Mexican border when two members of a government task force (Benicio Del Toro, Josh Brolin) draw her into their plan to bring down a Mexican drug lord.
See the Trailer:
Absolutely no doubt about it, we’re willing to bet it all that this will be at TIFF ’15!
eOne Films release SICARIO on Friday, September 25, 2015.