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From award-winning creator Julian Fellowes comes the motion picture event DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA. The much-anticipated cinematic return of the global phenomenon reunites the beloved cast as they go on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the Dowager Countess’ newly inherited villa.
It should come as absolutely no surprise that TOP GUN: MAVERICK dominates again a second week, this weekend with a stellar $84.5 million from 4,751 theatres for Paramount Pictures. Over two weekends it grosses $290 million domestically.
Second is DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS with $8.8 million from 3,765 theatres. It has just been announced that this will arrive on Disney+ June 22, 2022. This brings its domestic total to $388 million for Disney.
In third is THE BOB’S BURGERS MOVIE with $4.7 million from 3,425 theatres for 20th Century Studios, a total over two weeks of $22.5 million.
THE BAD GUYS is have a great run, now in fourth with $3.3 million, taking it to a total $87.2 million.
DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA is at the bottom of the Top Five, with $3 million from 3,451 theatres for Universal Pictures/Focus Features. It has made $35.7 million to date in North America.
It comes as absolutely no surprise that TOP GUN: MAVERICK flies high in its debut this weekend, setting a personal best for Tom Cruise being his first ever opening to surpass $100 million, while setting a U.s. Memorial Day weekend record! This is actually surprising! The Sequel to the iconic 1986 film, earns $123 million from 4,735 theatres for Paramount Pictures in its debut. By comparison, its Predecessor opened with $8,193,052. Look how far we’ve come! It also garners 97% on the Tomatometer.
Second spot goes to DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS with $17 million, after three weeks on-top. This brings its total to $376 million domestically for Disney.
THE BOB’S BURGERS MOVIE debuts in third with $15.6 million from 3,425 theatres for 20th Century Studios. This Adaptation of the popular TV Series, gets 86% on the Tomatometer.
Fourth goes to DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA with $6.4 million for Universal Pictures/Focus Features. Over to weekends it has brought in $30 million.
Rounding this Top Five out is THE BAD GUYS with $4.9 million, for a total $83.6 million for Universal Pictures.
For a third straight weekend Marvel’s DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS takes the #1 spot at the Box Office in North America, with $30 million from 4,534 theatres. Over three weekends it has grossed a stellar $340.5 million.
Second in its debut is DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA with $18 million from 3,820 theatres for Focus Features/Universal Pictures. It gets 85% on the Tomatometer. Its Predecessor film opened in 2019 with $31 million.
Third is THE BAD GUYS which has been quite resilient in the Top Five, with $5.7 million from 3,705 theatres for Univerrsal Pictures. Over dive weekends, it has grossed a total $73.9 million.
Fourth spot goes to SONIC THE HEDGEHOG 2 with $3.9 million, a total $181 million over seven weekends for Paramount Pictures.
In fifth is MEN from Director Alex Garland, bringing-in $3.3 million in its opening weekend for A24/VVS Films. It gets 76% on the Tomatometer.
It’s a new era at DOWNTON ABBEY and in-town to promote the latest Film in the dearly-beloved Franchise are Kevin Doyle, who plays butler Joseph Molesley and Raquel Cassidy who plays maid Phyllis Baxter. Will these two finally seal the deal in this latest chapter after years of flirtation?
In DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA, directed by a returning Simon Curtis, we see a Film Crew wish to make a silent film at Downton and Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) decides to stay behind to supervise. Soon we find the staff and Lady Mary growing increasingly invested in this Film, as she befriends director Jack Barber (Hugh Dancy), who struggles to get the project completed, as Silent Films continue to decline in popularity. Meanwhile, Violet (Maggie Smith) who is unwell, learns that she has inherited a villa from a man she once had been romantically-involved with, which opens-up a series of questions, particularly in son Robert (Hugh Bonneville) about his identity. Butler Thomas Barrow (Robert James-Collier) strikes an unexpected friendship with Movie Star Guy Dexter (Dominic West), and Cora Crowley (Elizabeth McGovern) is battling a mysterious illness.
A brand-new Trailer out in time for the Film’s release:
So many juicy story lines, with a generous dash of wit, and also the lingering feeling that times are changing with Downton begins to see some of its gradeur fade. DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA is a pure joy. And believe me, you don’t need to have watched the Series or this Film’s predecessor for that matter to enjoy it!
Doyle and Cassidy did a day of press out of Scotiabank Theatre, where they also surprised fans at a Special Advance Screening of the Film, moderated by our friend Bonnie Laufer. And *Spoiler Alert* they talk about their characters’ relationship together and filming through the Pandemic.
Some Snaps from the evening:
Last week, we were so fortunate to get to attend a Macaron-making class with Toronto institution Le Dolci in celebration of DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA‘s release. Of course, with the Movie being set partly in France, it would only make sense!
We present the new Teaser Trailer for DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA.
DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA. The much-anticipated cinematic return of the global phenomenon reunites the beloved cast as they go on a grand journey to the South of France to uncover the mystery of the Dowager Countess’ newly inherited villa.
Cast: Hugh Bonneville, Laura Carmichael, Jim Carter, Brendan Coyle, Michelle Dockery, Kevin Doyle, Joanne Froggatt, Harry Hadden-Paton, Robert James-Collier, Allen Leech, Phyllis Logan, Elizabeth McGovern, Sophie McShera, Tuppence Middleton, Lesley Nicol, Maggie Smith, Imelda Staunton, Penelope Wilton, and new cast members Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, Nathalie Baye, Dominic West, Jonathan Zaccaï
Focus Features will release DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERAin theatres on May 20, 2022.
DOWNTOWN ABBEY fans, here’s your first glimpse of the new Teaser for DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERA.
The original principal cast of Downton Abbey will all once again return for the second film. In addition to the original cast, Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, Nathalie Baye and Dominic West will join the cast.
Focus Features and Universal Pictures Canada will release DOWNTON ABBEY: A NEW ERAin theatres on May 20, 2022.
Great news for DOWNTON ABBEY fans! The original Principal Cast will be returning in upcoming DOWNTON ABBEY 2. Joining the Cast are Hugh Dancy, Laura Haddock, Nathalie Baye and Dominic West will join the cast. Downton creator Academy Award® winner Julian Fellowes will once again write the film’s screenplay, with Emmy and BAFTA Award-winning Gareth Neame and Emmy Award-winning Liz Trubridgeback to produce with Fellowes. BAFTA and Emmy-nominated director Simon Curtis (My Week with Marilyn) will join the filmmaking team to direct the sequel.
Focus Features release DOWNTON ABBEY 2 on December 22, 2021.
Hot off it’s Box Office-topping success, DOWNTON ABBEY now is ready to take home for the Holidays! Almost.
See the Trailer:
BLU-RAY™, DVD & DIGITAL BONUS FEATURES:
• Deleted Scenes
• Cast Conversations – Exclusive roundtable interviews with the cast.
o Upstairs Cast
o Downstairs Cast
• The Royal Visit – A look at how the royal visit proved to be an ambitious event both on and behind the camera.
• True to the Twenties – Fans of DOWNTON ABBEY are charmed by the sheer grandeur of the aristocracy in the early 20th century. Learn how DOWNTON ABBEY maintains a reputation of being true to the time period.
• Welcome to Downton Abbey – A behind-the-scenes look at the grandeur of Highclere Castle and how it serves as a cornerstone in the Downton Abbey franchise.
• The Brilliance of Julian Fellowes – Writer Julian Fellowes has created a story and beloved characters that resonate with people across the world. This piece celebrates Julian’s brilliant creativity and reveals his approach to bringing Downton Abbey to the big screen.
• Downton Abbey Series Recap* – Whether you’re new or just need a refresher, this series recap will catch you up on the story so far.
• Feature Commentary with Director Michael Engler
*Available only on Blu-ray™ and iTunes.
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This is no joke, THE JOKER debuts with a phenomenal $94 million from 4,374 theatres for Warner Bros. this weekend. The Golden Lion winner at Venice gets 70% on the Tomatometer and a B+ CinemaScore, while becoming The Hangover Helmer Todd Phillips‘ best opening yet.
ABONIMABLE is in second with $13 million for Universal Pictures, a two week total of $37.8 million.
DOWNTON ABBEY is in third $8.7 million, a three week total of $87 million for Focus Features/Universal Pictures.
HUSTLERS lands in fourth with $6.2 million, making for a four week run of $91.2 million for STXEntertainment/Elevation Pictures.
JUDY makes its debut in the Top Ten in seventh with $4.1 million, expanding to 1,458 theatres for Roadside Attractions/eOne Films. It sits at 83% on the Tomatometer.
SYE RAA NARASIMHA REDDY rounds out the Top Ten with $1 million from 310 screens, the Epic which is available in multiple languages including Hindi, Telugu and Tamil, winning many critical raves in other territories.