#BOXOFFICE: “HAPPY DEATH DAY” FREAKS COMPETITION IN OPENING
Exceeding all expectations, HAPPY DEATH DAY from Universal Pictures freaks its competition into submission. Who would’ve thought we’d be seeing this modest Horror topple a giant like BLADE RUNNER 2049? It’s almost Halloween so naturally people are craving this… The Film opens in 3,149 theatres with $26.5 million. It gets a decent 67% rating on the Tomatometer and a B CinemaScore from Audiences.
BLADE RUNNER 2049 after a quick reign in its debut, slips to second this weekend with $14.3 million in its second week. It has made $59.8 million thus far domestically for Warner Bros.
Opening in third is THE FOREIGNER starring Jackie Chan for STX Entertainment/VVS Films, with $12.4 million from 2,515 theatres. It receives 56% on the Tomatometer and an A- CineamScore.
In fourth is the over-performing IT with $6.4 million, totaling now $315 million over six weeks in North America for Warner Bros.
THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US finds itself in fifth with $5.6 million in its second week out, a total $20.5 million for 20th Century Fox.
MARSHALL, a Court Drama starring Chadwick Boseman and Kate Hudson, rounds-out the Top Ten with $3 million from 821 theatres for Open Road Films/Sony Pictures. Critically it fares well with 86% on the Tomatometer.
#FIRSTLOOK: VVS FILMS PREVIEW SUMMER 2017
By Justin Waldman for Mr. Will Wong
VVS Films has a ton of stuff coming out later this year and next year, and we were privileged enough to learn about some of their upcoming titles, some of which are also premiering at TIFF ’17!
The reboot of the Franchise that starred Ron Pearlman and directed by Guillermo del Toro now stars Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane and David Harbour. There is not too much information about this title as it was only announced a little while ago but it is hotly-buzzed.
Peter Berg and Mark Wahlberg team-up yet again with a new team featuring Ronda Rousey and Iko Uwais in a CIA Action-Thriller.
The Happytime Murders
Melissa McCarthy stars in this Action-Comedy Thriller about a 80s television show cast of puppets getting killed off one by one.
Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin star in this Romantic Drama about a woman who sails into a hurricane to save the man she loves.
Den of Thieves
The Film stars O’Shea Jackson Jr, Gerard Butler and Pablo Schreiber in a bank robbery that inevitably takes a wrong turn.
Jackie Chan and Pierce Brosnan star in this Action-Thriller where one man is trying to seek vengeance for his daughters death which resulted from terrorism while the other man’s past may reveal the identity of the killer.
TIFF ’17 TITLES
Margot Robbie and Sebastian Stan in the movie about Tonya Harding. This is one of the hotly-buzzed Movies coming to the festival this year as well.
Real-life couple Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz star as drug kingpin Pablo Escobar and journalist Virginia Vallejo.
Ben Stiller stars in this Comedy about a father who takes his son to tour colleges and meets-up with an old friend who makes him feel inferior about his life choices.