SPIDERMAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE has has Moviegoers ‘into’ it at the pre-Holiday Office this weekend with $36 million from 3,813 theatres for Sony Pictures. The Animated Feature including the voices of Chris Pine, Jake Johnson and Hailee Steinfeld, comes with great acclaim, earning 97% on the Tomatometer and a rare A+ CinemaScore. Nothing still beats the Franchise’s best opening in 2007 with Spider-Man 3.
Clint Eastwood‘s latest, THE MULE, opens in second spot with $17.8 million from 2,588 theatres for Warner Bros. The Drama passes with 64% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore.
In third is THE GRINCH with $12.5 million for Universal Pictures. Its six-week total takes it to $240 million domestically.
MORTAL ENGINES, brought to us by the same people behind Lord of the Rings, opens in fifth for Universal Pictures with $7.5 million from 3,103 theatres. It gets 26% on the Tomatometer and a B- CinemaScore.
ONCE UPON A DEADPOOL, a PG-13 Re-Cut of DEADPOOL 2 with new Holiday-themed scenes, rounds-out the Top Ten with $2.6 million from 1,566 theatres for 20th Century Fox. It gets 52% on the Tomatometer.
Happy Holidays! 20th Century Fox Canada x Mr. Will want to give Readers a chance to get into that holiday spirit and attend an Advance Screening of ONCE UPON A DEADPOOL! It screens Tuesday, December 11, 2018 in Toronto, Montreal + Vancouver.
Audiences of almost all ages will soon be able to enjoy the Merc with the Mouth‘s reimagining of Deadpool 2 filtered through the prism of childlike innocence. “Fox has been asking for a PG-13 basically since the start in 2006,” Ryan Reynolds told Deadline. “I’ve said no since 2006. Now, this one time, I said ‘Yes’ on two conditions. First, a portion of the proceeds had to go to charity. Second, I wanted to kidnap Fred Savage. The second condition took some explaining…” Fred Savage will join Reynolds in new scenes for ONCE UPON A DEADPOOL in an homage to Savage’s starring role in the 1987 bedtime-story classic THE PRINCESS BRIDE. Fred remarked, “while my participation in this film was anything but voluntary, I am happy to learn that Fudge Cancer will be the beneficiary of this shameless cash grab”. For every ticket sold, $1 will go to the charity Fudge Cancer – previously known as Fuck Cancer, who have graciously changed their name to be more PG-13 friendly for the 12 days of ONCE UPON A DEADPOOL’s release.
CAST: Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Morena Baccarin, Julian Dennison, Zazie Beetz, T.J. Miller, Brianna Hildebrand, Jack Kesy, Fred Savage.
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20th Century Fox Canada release ONCE UPON A DEADPOOL Friday, December 12, 2018.
Small in size, big in numbers! ANT-MAN AND THE WASP flies in its debut, taking an impressive $82.4 million from 4,206 theatres for Marvel/Disney. By contrast, its 2015 predecessor pulled-in $57 million in its opening. It gets 86% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore. A very Sequel/Franchise-heavy Top Three we have this weekend.
INCREDIBLES 2 pulls-in $31.9 million it its fourth week out, landing in second this weekend. In total it has grossed $507 million domestically for Disney/Pixar.
In third is JURASSIC WORLD with $31.3 million from 4,349 theatres for Universal Pictures. Over three weeks, it has made $336 million.
THE FIRST PURGE earns $18.5 million in its opening for Universal Pictures/Blumhouse Productions. It has made $32.4 million since its Wednesday opening. The Franchise Prequel gets 52% on the Tomatometer and a B- CinemaScore.
WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR continues to do well in limited release, with $2.6 million, now playing at 893 theatres for Focus Features/Universal Pictures. It has made $12.4 million in its run and it is seen as an Awards Season contender.
DEADPOOL 2 earns $1.8 million in its eighth week out for 20th Century Fox, a total $314 million grossed to date.
It’s girls’ night out at the Box Office with OCEAN’S 8 stealing the top spot at the Box Office with $42 million from 4,145 theatres for Warner Bros. This bests 2004’s OCEAN’S 12 which previously was the top opening in the Franchise with $39.1 million. Critics gave it a passable 69% on the Tomatometer while audiences gave the star-studded Heist Flick a resounding A CinemaScore.
A distant second is SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY with $14.3 million in week three, a total $176 million grossed domestically.
In third is the well-reviewed Horror HEREDITARY with $13.7 million from 2,964 theatres for A24 Films/Elevation Pictures. It gets a stellar 94% on the Tomatometer and an D+ CinemaScore.
DEADPOOL 2 takes fourth spot with $12.8 million for 20th Century Fox in its fourth week out, a total $277.4 million earned thus far in North America.
HOTEL ARTEMIS debuts in 8th spot with $3 million for Global Road Entertainment/Cineplex Pictures. The Film starring Jodie Foster, Sterling K. Brown and Jeff Goldblum gets a 59% on the Tomatometer.
Rounding-out the Top Ten is LIFE OF THE PARTY with $1.7 million for Warner Bros., putting it just shy of the $50 million-mark over five weeks.
SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY lands on-top of the Box Office a second straight week for Disney with $28.8 million week two, from 4,381 theatres. It has made $148 million thus far.
In second this weekend is DEADPOOL 2 with $23.5 million for 20th Century Fox, a total $254 million grossed domestically over three weeks.
Debuting in third with $11 million from 3,015 theatres is ADRIFT. The STX Entertainment/VVS Films release starring Shailene Woodley and Sam Claflin gets a solid 71% on the Tomatometer and a B CinemaScore.
BH Tilt’s UPGRADE opens in sixth with $4.3 million from 1,457 theatres. The Horror gets 85% on the Tomatometer. This has yet to get a Canadian release.
ACTION POINT debuts in ninth for Paramount Pictures with $2.2 million from 2,032 theatres. The Johnny Knoxville-fronted Flick gets 17% ont the Tomatometer and a C+ CinemaScore.
OVERBOARD rounds-out the Top Ten with $2 million, a total $45.5 million earned in five weeks for Lionsgate Films/MGM.
SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY tells the competition, landing at the top spot this weekend at the Box Office with $92.6 million Friday to Sunday. The Disney release plays in 4,381 theatres this U.S. Memorial Day weekend. While Critics were lukewarm on it giving it 71% on the Tomatometer, it maintains its standing with Audiences getting an A- CinemaScore. This places this installment in the Franchise as the fifth-highest opening for a Star Wars Film. The top spot still belongs to 2015’s The Force Awakens with $247 million.
In second is DEADPOOL 2 with $41.2 million from 4,349 theatres for a two-week tally of $216 million for 20th Century Fox.
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR finds itself in third with $15.3 million in its fifth week, a total $624 million grossed to-date for Marvel/Disney.
BOOK CLUB is in fourth with $9.6 million, by no means disgraced considering the company it is in for Paramount Pictures, a total $34.6 million in two weeks.
LIFE OF THE PARTY is in fifth for Warner Bros. with $4.9 million, a total $40.2 million.
RBG rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.2 million from 415 theatres for Mongrel Media/Magnolia Pictures, a four week total of $5.7 million.
DEADPOOL 2 is v. much alive! The latest Marvel entry takes top spot in its opening with an outstanding $132.1 million from 4,349 theatres in North America for 20th Century Fox. It gets 84% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore from Audiences. Its Predecessor set a record for highest R-rated opening ever for a Film with $132.4 million and this one falls just shy. Numbers still are yet to be finalized.
Slipping to second is AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR with a healthy $28.2 million for Marvel/Disney. Over four weeks it has grossed $598 million domestically.
BOOK CLUB opens in third with $13.4 million for Paramount Pictures, playing in 2,781 theatres. It gets 59% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore.
LIFE OF THE PARTY tallies in fourth spot with $7.8 million for Warner Bros., a two-week total of $30.9 million.
SHOW DOGS opens in sixth spot with $5.3 million from 3,145 theatres for eOne Films/Global Road. It gets 26% on the Tomatometer, but a great A- CinemaScore.
Rounding-out the Top Ten is Ruth Ginsburg Documentary RBG with $1.2 million.
We’ve waited a long time for it and here it is! At last a new look at the DEADPOOL Sequel!
After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) struggles to fulfill his dream of becoming Mayberry’s hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the yakuza, and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavor – finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World’s Best Lover.
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20th Century Fox Canada release the Sequel to DEADPOOLFriday, May 18, 2018.
What I love most about working with Team Mr. Will is that we really are connected on a deep level as true lovers of Film. We all at some point were that passionate fan who queued hours in rush lines at Festivals or fought valiantly to win a contest to an Advance Screening. Despite our eclectic tastes, we work with open minds and are a judgment-free zone. We read each other’s reviews, learn and grow from one another. Although it sometimes is a great challenge splitting titles among our team, it always is love and somehow always works out in the end. We’re Filmgoers just like you with lives, jobs and school, but no matter what there always is time for our greatest passion, Film.
Whether it be Jon Godfrey‘s artistic and aesthetic sensibility, David Baldwin‘s great attunement to detail, George Kozera‘s energy and wit, Justin Waldman‘s infectious passion for Sci-Fi and Animation, Siobhán Rich‘s vast knowledge and versatility or Amanda Gilmore‘s fresh on-the-pulse perspective, we all have a unique voice that comes together in harmony as a rich, complex chord.
See our Team’s Ten Best-Of 2016 Lists.
Which speak loudest to you? Which inspire you to expand your cinematic horizons?
This has been such a great year for Film I would have preferred to submit a Top Twenty list. My alphabetical Top Ten leaves off the fantastic Animated Movie The Red Turtle, Mark Duplass’ touching Black and White Film Blue Jay, the brilliant Documentary Tower, and great Oscar hopefuls like Nocturnal Animals, Twentieth Century Women and A Monster Calls. So, if those got left off my list imagine how great these ten Movies are!
Angry Indian Goddesses
Everybody Wants Some!!
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Kubo and the Two Strings
The Women’s Balcony
Instead of explaining each Film, I’ll explain my method for making this list. I’ve been doing this for many years now, and I’ve grown honest enough with myself to know that what I like may not be for everyone. Be that as it may, in the last twelve months these are the Films that left the greatest impression on me. These are the Films I enjoyed on the big screen, or at home on TV. These are the Films I lost myself in, or enjoyed with the people I love. These are the Films that made me feel like a kid again, or helped me grow as a man. For me, these have been the Ten Best Films of 2016.
1. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
2. Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice
4. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
5. Eight Days a Week
6. Shin Godzilla
8. Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV
9. Knight of Cups
When I look back at 2016, it is hard to believe how wild and chaotic a year it has been. While there were dozens of genuinely terrific Films, there were an immense amount of disappointments. I may be getting increasingly harder to please at the Movies, but the Top Ten Films for me this year challenged my expectations and each had a profound affect that have lasted long after the credits finished rolling.
1. Swiss Army Man
2. Nocturnal Animals
4. La La Land
5. O.J.: Made in America
7. Hell or High Water
8. The Nice Guys
10. The Edge of Seventeen
This Top Ten list is in no particular order, but also self-explanatory. You have everything from must see blockbusters to small little things from brilliant Directors like Charlie Kaufman. While there may be some gigantic titles like that small space Indie about a galaxy far far away that everyone and their pets are seeing, but the small indies and the underrated Comedies must make my Top Ten list. 2016 was incredible, and these ten Movies are some of the best of the best.
The Edge of Seventeen
Hunt for the Wilderpeople
Kubo and the Two Strings
La La Land
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
2016 may not have been a banner year for Movies for me personally, but since seeing it at TIFF ’16, I am still obsessed with Director Damien Chazelle’s musical masterpiece, followed closely by the most compelling Documentary I have seen since Hoop Dreams. Indie features, outstanding performances by female veterans (Meryl Streep and Sally Field), and an exciting new voice in Canadian Cinema rocked my world in 2016.
1. La La Land
2. OJ: Made in America
3. Closet Monster
5. Manchester by the Sea
6. Love and Friendship
8. Captain Fantastic
9. Florence Foster Jenkins
10. Hello, My Name is Doris