#SPOTTED: CHRIS ROCK IN TORONTO FILMING “SAW: THE ORGAN DONOR”
It certainly wasn’t Funnyman Chris Rock‘s first time in the City but how amazing still was it seeing him today? We were starting to get sad that we didn’t spot him with there being so many random sightings of him around town!
Rock currently is in Toronto working on the latest installment of massively-successful Horror Franchise, SAW tentatively-titled The Organ Donor. In addition to starring in this chapter, he also had a hand in developing its story! Also spotted was Co-Star Max Minghella (just here filming The Handmaid’s Tale) in action and Director Darren Bousman.
Samuel L. Jackson also is back in town and also stars, with various sightings of him around at several hotspots like Mengrai Thai, Josue’s and Byblos.
Filming wraps late August.
See some Snaps:
(Photo credit: Mr. Will Wong)
#BOXOFFICE: “JUSTICE” IS IN ANOTHER LEAGUE IN OPENING
It ain’t U.S. Thanksgiving yet but Warner Bros. must give thanks to a powerful opening for JUSTICE LEAGUE earning $96 million in its opening from 4,051 theatres – completely in another league than its competition. This latest DC Comics Adaptation gets a B+ CinemaScore from Audiences and 40% on the Tomatometer from Critics.
WONDER starring Canada’s Jacob Tremblay has a very wonderful opening in second with $28.3 million for eOne Films/Lionsgate Films. Audiences are smitten with an A+ CinemaScore and a strong 83% on the Tomatometer.
THOR: RAGNAROK slips to third in its third week with $20.3 million for Disney. Thus far it has made $245 million domestically.
MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS slips to fourth in its second week with $14.1 million for 20th Century Fox. In North America thus far it has grossed $52 million.
DADDY’S HOME 2 slips to fifth, also in its second week with $13.6 million for Paramount Pictures. It has made $49.4 million to date.
THE STAR earns $10.2 million from 2,837 theatres for Sony Pictures. It opened on Wednesday. The Nativity Story-centered Film gets 62% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore.
LADY BIRD expands successfully to 238 theatres for A24 Films/Elevation Pictures with $2.4 million. Over three weeks it has made $4.6 million and has a perfect 100% CinemaScore.
THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE EBBING, MISSOURI expands to 52 theatres this weekend and earns $1.1 million for Fox Searchlight. The Oscar Contender sits at 94% on the Tomatometer and has the distinction of winning the TIFF ’17 People’s Choice Award.
JIGSAW rounds-out the Top Ten with $1 million for eOne Films/Lionsgate Films.
#BOXOFFICE: “THOR” ROKS THE BOX OFFICE IN OPENING
With raves abound from Critics and Fans, THOR: RAGNAROK takes the top of the Box Office in its debut hammering down its competition with a $118 million from 4,080 theatres for Marvel/Disney. This marks the highest debut yet for the Thor Franchise eclipsing 2013’s $85 million opening for THOR: THE DARK WORLD. It gets 95% on the Tomatometer and an A CinemaScore.
A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS opens in second after a special Wednesday bow with $15.7 million from 3,615 theatres. Last year’s predecessor BAD MOMS opened with $23 million. It gets 31% on the Tomatometer and a B CinemaScore.
JIGSAW after scaring Moviegoers into submission last week, slips to third with $6.1 million for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films. It has made $28 million in two weeks.
TYLER PERRY’S BOO 2! A MADEA HALLOWEEN is in fourth this weekend with $4.2 million also for Lionsgate Films/eOne Films. It has made $42.5 million domestically thus far in three weeks.
BLADE RUNNER 2049 is in eighth with $2.1 million. Thus far it has grossed $85 million for Warner Bros. over five weeks.
LET THERE BE LIGHT rounds-out the Top Ten with $1.5 million from 600 theatres across North America. The faith-based Film doesn’t have a Canadian release.