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‘Deadpool 2’ Crosses $300 Million – and Picks Up Baby Boomer Fans Too

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‘Deadpool 2’ Crosses $300 Million – and Picks Up Baby Boomer Fans Too
On its sixth Friday in theaters, “Deadpool 2” joined its predecessor in an elite box office club as it became only the fifth film to gross $300 million at the domestic box office while holding an R rating.

Along with the two “Deadpool” films, the other movies in this group are “The Passion of the Christ,” “American Sniper” and last year’s remake of “It.”

While “Deadpool 2” won’t pass the domestic total of the first “Deadpool” $363 million, it has proven to be a major moneymaker in a crowded summer market, beating out “Solo: A Star Wars Story” on the domestic charts by $100 million. The film will also pass “It” on the global box office chats this weekend with over $700 million worldwide.

Since Deadpool first hit the big screen two years ago, he has steadily won over
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Box Office: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Gnaws on $144 Million Debut Weekend

Box Office: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Gnaws on $144 Million Debut Weekend
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” is looking to take a bite out of the weekend box office with an estimated $144 million from 4,475 North American locations in its opening weekend.

Earlier estimates had pegged the Universal-Amblin Entertainment film in the $130 million to $140 million range. The adventure film opened to $54 million on Friday, including Thursday night previews of $15.3 million.

“Fallen Kingdom,” which carries a production budget of $170 million, began rolling out overseas two weeks ago, and has already earned $466 million from 51 international markets, including $170 million from China.

The fifth film in the “Jurassic” franchise takes place four years after the events of “Jurassic World,” and sees stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard attempting to salvage what’s left of the Isla Nublar park before a volcano erupts. Jeff Goldblum and B.D. Wong also star. J.A. Bayona directed from a script by “Jurassic World” helmer Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly. Trevorrow also executive produced alongside Steven Spielberg.
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Did Tom Holland Reveal The Title Of The ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Sequel?

Did Tom Holland Reveal The Title Of The ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Sequel?
As seen in various videos with his Infinity War co-stars, the charming Tom Holland hasn’t been the best at keeping secrets when it comes to movies from the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Keeping up with his superhero power of sharing secrets, he may have — intentionally or unintentionally — revealed the title to the Homecoming sequel: Spider-Man: Far From Home.

In an Instagram video, he posted while at Seattle's Ace Comic-Con with the caption “Sorry for no announcements, but…
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‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ Reviews: What the Critics Are Saying

‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado’ Reviews: What the Critics Are Saying
Early reviews are coming in for “Sicario: Day of the Soldado,” the sequel to Denis Villeneuve’s 2015 crime thriller about a secret border drug war between the United States government and Mexican cartel. According to critics, Stefano Sollima’s “Day of the Soldado” ramps up the violence and tension as well as provides memorable performances from Benicio del Toro and Josh Brolin and proves itself to be a brutal-but-worthy entry in a new series of gritty modern western films, notching a 71% score on Rotten Tomatoes so far.

Variety’s Peter Debruge described “Day of the Soldado” as topical, given the recent controversies regarding the Trump administration’s border policies, but it’s not as though the film that will settle the debate surrounding the issue, saying, “Tense, tough, and shockingly ruthless at times, ‘Soldado’ doesn’t
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‘Scorpion’ Actress Jadyn Wong Joins ‘Needle In A Timestack’; Raymond J. Barry Cast In ‘Made In Chinatown’

‘Scorpion’ Actress Jadyn Wong Joins ‘Needle In A Timestack’;  Raymond J. Barry Cast In ‘Made In Chinatown’
Jadyn Wong has been added John Ridley's next feature Needle In A Timestack, which follows a couple who work to hold their marriage together in a world where time travel is possible, and the past and present are ever fluctuating. The film stars Leslie Odom Jr., Cynthia Erivo, Freida Pinto, and Orlando Bloom. Ridley is directing the pic, which he adapted from a short story by Robert Silverberg. Zanne Devine, David Thwaites, and Bron's Aaron L. Gilbert are producing along…
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‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Box Office Lands the Fourth Biggest Weekend of the Year

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Box Office Lands the Fourth Biggest Weekend of the Year
Jurassic World raked in a huge $208 million in the summer of 2015, landing one of the best opening weekends of all time (the only non-Disney distributed title in the top 10). That means Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom had a lot to live up to. But the sequel had a satisfying debut with the fourth […]

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‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Slurps $711M+ Ww; ‘Incredibles 2’ Has Record Pixar China Bow – International Box Office

Refresh for latest…: Universal Pictures/Amblin Entertainment's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom scored a hat-trick this weekend, taking the No. 1 position at the international box office for the third frame in a row. With $106.7M overseas in the session, including a sophomore weekend in China where it passed $200M, the sequel’s offshore cume is now $561.5M for $711.5M worldwide. The J.A. Bayona-helmed return to Isla Nublar added 17 markets this frame including majors…
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'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' rules international, hits $560m

'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' rules international, hits $560m
Universal tentpole crosses $200m in China.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom remained top of the international pile as $106.7m pushed it to $561.5m and the film surged past $200m in China.

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Combined with the $150m number one North American launch, the tentpole stands at $711.5m as the five-film franchise crossed $4.4bn. Fallen Kingdom stayed top in China and added $32.4m to reach $202.6m.

Universal Pictures International sources said Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom opened at number one in 16 of its 17 new markets. Mexico led the way on $12.3m for the third highest June debut and Universal’s fifth highest opening weekend in history,
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‘Call Me By Your Name,’ ‘Before Sunrise,’ & Dreamlike Romance

Richard Linklater‘s first installment of the ‘Before’ trilogy “Before Sunrise,” and Luca Guadagnino‘s adaptation of “Call Me By Your Name,” share a quality that’s relatively unique. Both films feel like a pillowy dream. But this isn’t something either director is new to. Linklater and Guadagnino have portrayed daydream-like places and stories before.

Read More: The Essentials: Richard Linklater’s Best Films

In this video essay, Like Stories of Old dives into two films, analyzing their dreamlike qualities.

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‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Feasts on $150 Million Opening

‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Feasts on $150 Million Opening
Dinosaurs are ruling the box office again.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” topped estimates to devour $150 million from 4,475 locations in North America this weekend. While it fell short of its predecessors’ record-shattering $208.8 million launch, the dinosaur sequel is off to a mighty start. The Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard-led tentpole has already amassed $711.5 million worldwide, including $561.5 million overseas.

“Fallen Kingdom” easily led the weekend as the lone wide release, though “Incredibles 2” enjoyed a heroic second weekend. The Disney Pixar sequel picked up another $80 million, bringing its domestic total to $350.3 million. The superhero blockbuster, directed by Brad Bird, launched with $182.7 million, making it the best opening for an animated feature and the eighth-biggest debut of all time.

Incredibles 2” also earned $56.8 million overseas, taking the international tally to $134.6 million. With a global total of $485 million, “Incredibles 2” has already surpassed the entire run of the original film, “The Incredibles.
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Anthony Bourdain’s Season-Finale Episode of ‘Parts Unknown’ is Heartbreaking

Anthony Bourdain’s Season-Finale Episode of ‘Parts Unknown’ is Heartbreaking
Even if it wasn’t airing two weeks after Anthony Bourdain’s suicide, the season finale of CNN’s “Parts Unknown” would contain a whiff of sadness. While it remains unclear how the network will proceed with the footage shot for Season 12, the Bhutan-set finale of Season 11 feels like a farewell — wistful, sensitive, and rich with existential yearning, it encapsulates Bourdain’s underlying ethos while burrowing into a sense of isolation from the rest of the world.

Bourdain excelled at finding wonderful travel partners who shared his romantic passions — “Hong Kong,” the episode that aired just before his death, found him arm-in-arm with manic cinematographer Christopher Doyle — and “Bhutan” is no exception. Bourdain travels to the mountains of Himalayas with Darren Aronofsky, a close pal and an environmentalism hip to the Buddhist mentality that surrounds them. As a vegetarian, he’s also one of the few picky eaters to crop up on Bourdain’s journey,
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Breaking Down The Trademark Elements Of A Sofia Coppola Film

Since the very beginning of her career, the daughter of renowned filmmaker Francis Ford CoppolaSofia Coppola paved her own way and forged her own style in the world of cinema. The filmmaker has a vision that is the arguably the antithesis of her fathers. Sofia Coppola directs her films with an eye for intimacy and often times we learn about the characters in her films not by what they say but what they are doing.

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‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Sequel Title Revealed by Tom Holland

Despite the events of Avengers: Infinity War, somehow there will be a Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel in July 2019. Let’s all take a moment to pretend that we’re shocked. Now that the moment has passed, we now know the title of the sequel. Tom Holland took to Instagram to share the info: Sorry for no announcements, but I love you guys A post shared by (@tomholland2013) on Jun 23, 2018 at 5:39pm Pdt This lines up with what we heard from Kevin Feige back in April when we learned that the sequel would be a globe-trotting …
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‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ With $150M Reps Uni’s 2nd Highest Opening Ever – Sunday

4th Update/Writethru, Sunday Am: Universal this morning is calling Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom‘s opening weekend at $150M, which reps the studio’s second-best opening ever at the domestic B.O. after Jurassic World‘s gargantuan $208.8M start, and also outranks Furious 7‘s $147.1M bow. Fallen Kingdom‘s Saturday came in at $50M, -15% from its combined previews + Friday of $59M, which is the same Friday-Saturday ease posted by Jw three summers ago. This is a fantastic…
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Tom Holland May Have Revealed The Title Of The ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Sequel

Kevin Feige should get the cast of “Avengers: Infinity War” T-shirts that read, “loose lips sink ships.” First you had Mark Ruffalo spoiling the Thanos massacre months early (fortunately for Marvel no one noticed), and then you had the McU’s Spider-Man, Tom Holland, tell an audience that had yet to see ‘Infinity War,’ that his character was dead.

He’s done it again. Sort of. In a nod to his mistakes, Holland has released a kind of mock clip on Instagram talking about the upcoming sequel to “Spider-Man: Homecoming,” revealing that the screenplay is done.

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Collider Kids: Apple and Sesame Workshop Team Up for New Children’s Programming Slate

Here at Collider, we cover a lot of stuff, be it Star Wars, superheroes, or cinephile fare, and everything from movies and TV, to video games and web series. There’s something for everyone. But there’s so much stuff out there that sometimes our younger audience members get left out. So every once in a while, we’d like to shine a spotlight on some family-friendly content that parents and caregivers can confidently watch with the little ones. In today’s Collider Kids segment, we're bringing you the news that Apple is reportedly teaming up with Sesame …
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Shake, rattle and Rolls: across America in the shadow of Elvis

Eugene Jarecki, director of The King, goes on the road in Presley’s Roller to discuss his film on Elvis, the American dream and the era of Trump

I’m sitting in Elvis Presley’s seat in his silver 1963 Rolls-Royce, sinking into its faded but still sumptuous upholstery as we ride south on the New Jersey turnpike towards the car’s final resting place. From these windows Elvis would have watched throngs of fans on Hollywood Boulevard and gazed out across the vast deserts of Nevada. At my feet is his eight-track audiocassette, and a red telephone with speed dial buttons bearing mysterious initials: Jl, Yl, Jp, Yp – who were they, and what did Elvis want with them? The armrest folds down to reveal his lead shot glass and crystal bourbon decanter.

This custom-built Phantom V was Presley’s plaything throughout his Hollywood years in the 60s. It went with
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Boom for Real review – a vivid portrait of Jean-Michel Basquiat

First-hand access to key players in the New York art scene helps make this an insightful study of the artist’s brief fame

So you want to be an art world superstar? Turn your whole life into a creative canvas and use New York City as its frame. It’s a lesson that Jean-Michel Basquiat, then a precociously talented, occasionally homeless teenager, learned early in life. Drawing on the brash self-commodification of his hero, Andy Warhol, the wry sloganeering of the situationists and riding into the downtown art scene on the outlaw cool of the graffiti movement, Basquiat was always going to be a phenomenon. According to Sara Driver’s vivid portrait of the poster boy for New York’s new wave, Basquiat would announce to anyone who would listen that he was going to be the most important artist of his generation. And, for a brief, blinding moment, he was.
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In the Fade review – Diane Kruger rescues a pulpy revenge story

Kruger’s compelling performance gives emotional weight to an overwrought tale

Diane Kruger picked up a best actress award at last year’s Cannes film festival for her powerhouse performance in Fatih Akin’s knotty Hamburg-set thriller, originally entitled Aus dem Nichts (Out of Nowhere). Kruger is at the centre of almost every scene and her transition from tattooed bride to grieving victim and avenging angel dominates the drama. Focusing closely on Kruger’s subtly changing features, Akin, who earned international awards with films such as 2004’s Head-On and 2007’s The Edge of Heaven, makes the most of Kruger’s ability to convey fierce inner torment; steeliness mixed with vulnerability. It’s a mercurial performance, subtly modulated, and somewhat at odds with an increasingly melodramatic potboiler that flirts uneasily with the pulpy conventions of vengeance-fuelled B-movies.

Kruger plays Katja, an independent spirit devoted to her young son, Rocco (Rafael Santana), and his Kurdish father,
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Maquia review – impressive anime spectacle

This high fantasy dragons’n’immortals tale is visually seductive, if somewhat sentimental

Lush, heart-swellingly lovely animation is the main selling point for this fantasy anime, which feels a bit like a neutered and sentimentalised version of Game of Thrones. Maquia is a member of the Iorph, a tribe of perennial teenagers who live for hundreds of years. But after a rival kingdom equipped with battle dragons and bad intentions invades, Maquia finds herself breaking the golden rule of the Iorph and forming a bond with a human: a baby boy called Ariel. As an examination of the bonds of motherhood, it’s a little overwrought and screechy; as a visual spectacle, it’s beguiling.
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