20th Century Fox Canada x Mr. Will want to give Readers a chance to win Advance Passes to see DARK PHOENIX in Toronto at Scotiabank Theatre, June 5th at 7:00PM.
In DARK PHOENIX, the X-MEN face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. With Jean spiraling out of control, and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the very fabric that holds the X-Men together. Now, with this family falling apart, they must find a way to unite — not only to save Jean’s soul, but to save our very planet from aliens who wish to weaponize this force and rule the galaxy.
THE CONJURING makes a huge splash at the Box Office in its debut this weekend with $38 million from 3,343 theatres for Warner Bros. By contrast, the Horror’s 2013 predecessor opened with $41 million. Critics gave it a solid 75% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it an A- CinemaScore.
In second is WARCRAFT with an impressive $25.7 million from 3,400 theatres for Universal Pictures. The Action-Fantasy based on the global video game phenomenon, gets a B+ CinemaScore from Audiences.
NOW YOU SEE ME 2 opens an impressive third with $23.3 million for eOne Films/Lionsgate Films. Critics gave this installment a 36% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it an A-CinemaScore. Its predecessor made $29.4 million in its debut back in 2013.
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS slips to fourth with $13.9 million for Paramount Pictures, in its second week. It has made $60 million over two weeks.
X-MEN: APOCALYPSE is in fifth with $9.5 million in its third week out for 20th Century Fox, a tally of $135 million domestically.
ME BEFORE YOU continues to post great numbers, with $9.3 million in its second week out for Warner Bros. The Romance has made $36 million this far.
THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE is in sixth this weekend with $6.8 million, nearing that $100 million mark for Sony Pictures in its fourth week.
THE JUNGLE BOOK shows amazing longevity, rounding out the Top Ten in its ninth week out with $2.7 million for Disney. It thus far has made $352 million in North America.
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS repeats the feat of its 2014 Predecessor, topping the Box Office with $33.7 million in its debut. It plays in 4,071 theatres for Paramount Pictures. Critics gave it 37% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore from Audiences. The last Film in the Franchise however opened with $65 million.
X-MEN: APOCALYPSE slips to second this weekend with $22.5 million for 20th Century Fox. In its two week run domestically it has made $112 million so far.
In third is the Romantic Drama ME BEFORE YOU, opening with an impressive $18.3 million for Warner Bros. from 2,704 theatres. Critics gave the adaptation with 54% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore. Expect this one to have legs to go in the next few weeks.
ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS is in fourth this weekend with $11 million in its third week, just surpassing $50 million for Disney.
THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE, a former number one, is in fifth this weekend with $9.2 million for Sony Pictures, earning $86 million so far.
POPSTAR: NEVER STOP NEVER STOPPING debuts in seventh from 2,311 theatres with $4.6 million for Universal Pictures. Reviews are great with 76% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences gave it an okay B CinemaScore.
THE NICE GUYS rounds out the Top Ten for Warner Bros. with $3.2 million in week three.
It’s Memorial Day in the U.S., which means tons of Box Office activity as some blockbuster new releases hit theatres this weekend. X-MEN: APOCALYPSE prevails over the North American Box Office with $66 million in its debut from 4,150 theatres for 20th Century Fox. Critics gave this installment mixed reviews with a 49% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences thought much better of it with an A CinemaScore.
Disney‘s ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS debuts in second with $29 million from 3,763 theatres. Critics gave it a 29% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences loved it with an A- CinemaScore.
Last week’s champ THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE slips to third with $20 million still for Sony Pictures, from 3,932 theatres. Thus far it has made $74 million in North America.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR is in fourth with $16.5 million for Disney, from 3,395 theatres. It has made $378 million thus far in its domestic run.
NEIGHBORS 2: SORORITY RISING earns $9.4 million in it second week out for Universal Pictures, bringing its run so far to $40 million.
THE NICE GUYS in its second week out makes $6.8 million for Warner Bros., a cumulative $24 million thus far made.
Rounding-out the Top Ten is ZOOTOPIA earning $866k in its thirteenth week out for Disney!
San Diego certainly was the place to be this weekend as the San Diego Comic-Con took place, uniting hundreds of thousands of Fans together with Talent from upcoming Blockbusters of multiple genres. Teasers were unveiled, Trailers were shown, crowds went ecstatic! And to think how many of these Productions filmed right here on our home turf in Canada!
We’ve compiled a bunch of our favourite Snaps to come out of Comic-Con this weekend. We wish we were there, we know that much!
It was a battle of the Sequels this weekend at the Box Office and prevailing just like its Predecessor was Sony Pictures’ 22 Jump Street which brought in $62 million. By comparison, the first Film in the Franchise opened back in 2012 with $36 million, this time around doubling its take. Critics have been kind, giving the Action-Comedy a great 83% on the Tomatometer, while Audiences also responded strongly with an A-CinemaScore.
A valiant second is How to Train Your Dragon 2 for 20th Century Fox, opening with $52 million at the Box Office! The Film which got a bit of a boost recently from Star America Ferrera‘s Red Carpet incident involving a Prankster at Cannes, got great reviews from Critics tallying 92% on the Tomatometer, and an equally strong A CinemaScore. Its 2010 Predecessor by comparison debuted with $41 million, easily besting the performance of that one.
Disney’s Maleficent continues to ride high in its third week with $20 million this weekend, normally enough for the number one spot some weekends, but good enough for third against the current slate of Blockbuster releases.
The Fault in our Stars opened atop the Box Office last weekend, but slips to fourth spot this weekend with $19 million for 20th Century Fox. It already has grossed $85 million across North America.
Edge of Tomorrow in its second week out accounts for the fifth spot at the Box Office with $16 million for Warner Bros., cumulatively earning $56 million domestically.
X-Men: Days of Future Past finds itself in sixth spot with $9 million for 20th Century Fox also in its its fourth week out, just surpassing the $200 million mark this week in these parts.
Chef rounds out the Top Ten with $2.1 million in its sixth week out in a limited number of theatres. To date, it has grossed $14 million.
The Fault in our Stars certainly is to blamed for Moviegoers going teary-eyed this weekend. The Adaptation of the popular Novel by John Green opens to astoundingly positive response, earning a whopping $48.2 million from 3,171 theatres in its debut for 20th Century Fox. This shows that Audiences don’t necessarily need huge Blockbusters to go to the Movies in the Summer – just strong stories. Just two weeks back the Studio performed phenomenally with X-Men: Days of Future Past. Starring Box Office Princess Shailene Woodley and Newcomer Ansel Elgort, the Film earned an A CinemaScore and an on-par 82% from Critics on the Tomatometer.
Disney‘s Maleficent in its second week out performs strongly with $33.5 million from 3,948 theatres. It already is nearing the $130 mark domestically.
Edge of Tomorrow opens solid in third with a respectable $30 million from 3,490 theatres for Warner Bros. The Action-Fantasy starring Tom Cruise saw the Megastar travel multiple continents on a whirlwind Press tour in support of the Film which has received strong reviews from Critics (89% on the Tomatometer) and Audiences (B+ CinemaScore).
X-Men: Days of Future Past slips to fourth spot with $14.7 million in its third week out, edging closer to the $200 million mark in North America.
Godzilla finds itself in sixth spot in its fourth week out for Warner Bros., earning $5.9 million this weekend. It has grossed $185 million in its run.
Chef expands to 1,298 theatres for VVS Films/Open Road Films, just getting a Canadian release this weekend. It made $2.5 million this weekend, surpassing $31 million in North America.
Million Dollar Arm rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.5 million for Disney in its fifth week out.
Not that there was ever any doubt, but Maleficent has a magnificent bow at the Box Office, pulling-in $70 million for Disney from 3,948 theatres. The spin on the tale of Sleeping Beauty has Angelina Jolie front and centre proving v. well that she still undeniably is a massively bankable Star after some time away from the Big Screen. Made for $180 million, it looks well on its way to earning back its bill, thanks to an A CinemaScore from Audiences. Critics however gave it a less than stellar 47% on the Tomatometer but nonetheless, Fans are flocking to the theatres.
X-Men: Days of Future Past after a phenomenal opening last weekend for 20th Century Fox, continues to go strong in its second week with $32.6 million from 4,001 theatre. It has already exceeded the $160 million-mark.
A Million Ways to Die in the West debuts in third this weekend for Universal Pictures with $17.1 million from 3,158 theatres. Starring, produced and directed by Seth MacFarlane, the star-studded (Charlize Theron and Amanda Seyfried star also) Western-Comedy opens below expectations, made for $40 million. Critics gave it 33% on the Tomatometer and Audiences responded with a B CinemaScore.
Godzilla in its third week out brings-in $12.2 million for Warner Bros., good enough for fourth spot. The Blockbuster thus far has made $173 million across North America.
The Adam Sandler-Drew Barrymore re-teaming Blended, lands in fifth spot with $8.3 million for Warner Bros. in its second week out.
Chef continues to do well in limited release with $1.8 million from only 624 theatres for Open Road Films. It opens next weekend in Canada.
The Other Woman surpasses the $80-million mark for 20th Century Fox in its sixth week out, rounding-out the Top Ten with $1.3 million.
It really was no contest at the Box Office this Memorial Day weekend as 20th Century Fox‘s X-Men: Days of Future Past fully capitalized off its already successful Franchise history and star-studded Cast to debut at number with a whopping $90 million. 2007’s Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End still holds the Box Office record for biggest three-day gross for the Holiday. For its Franchise, the Film also ranks beneath 2006’s X-Men: The Last Stand, which opened with $102 million. Critics and Fans alike had high praise for the Film with a superb 91% rating on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore. Directed by Bryan Singer, the Action-Fantasy Flick was made for $225 million, a majority of its production taking place last year in Montreal. Globally, it already has surpassed $200 million in earnings!
Godzilla still continues to perform well in second in its second week out with $31.4 million for Warner Bros. In its two-week run, it has grossed $159 million domestically.
Blended starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore opens in third spot with $14.2 million for Warner Bros. also. Audiences gave it an A- CinemaScore which will help certainly in terms of positive word of mouth among Moviegoers. Critics didn’t think much of it with a 15% score on the Tomatometer.
Neighbors continues to go strong in fourth spot with $13.9 million for Universal Pictures, bringing its tally to $116 million to-date in its three weeks out.
The Other Woman shows great staying power in seventh spot for 20th Century Fox with $3.6 million and by early this week should surpass the $80-million mark.
Chef, directed by and starring Jon Favreau, opened in limited release for Open Road Films across 498 theatres in the U.S. with $2.2 million. Critics have had high praise for the star-studded Comedy, giving it an 87% on the Tomatometer. It opens in early June across Canada for VVS Films.
Great news, Toronto! Beautiful Actress/Model (and former Wife of John Stamos) Rebecca Romijn has just been cast in upcoming TNT Pilot, King and Maxwell. Centering around a Pair of former Secret Service Agents who use their skills to fight Criminals. Maxwell (Romijn) is forced to resign from the Secret Service is driven to prove herself once again, while King (Jon Tenney) plays her Counterpart. We can expect some explosive Chemistry between the Duo.
Several parallels already are being drawn between King and Maxwell and Series Moonlighting (1985-1989), which made Bruce Willis a Household Name. This of course isn’t the first time Romijn‘s been here as 2000 Blockbuster X-Men, which had her starring as Mystique, was filmed mostly in-and-around Toronto. That Role since has been taken-over by Jennifer Lawrence.
The Shoot will be fast and furious, taking place in Toronto between November 3-15, 2012. Thanks Michelle for the heads-up!