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Here’s How Karen Gillan Could Look As The Dceu’s Batgirl

Last week, Karen Gillan made it known that she wouldn’t mind playing Batgirl in the Dceu. The Avengers: Endgame star isn’t actively starting a campaign to get herself cast, but the comment she made to Brazilian site Omelete has caused folks to sit up and realize that, wait, the Scottish actress would actually be a perfect fit to bring Barbara Gordon to life on the big screen. She’s got the look, the acting chops and we know that she’s great at action from her roles as Guardians of the Galaxy‘s Nebula and Jumanji‘s Ruby Roundhouse.

Still not convinced? Well, then maybe this artwork will change your mind. Digital artist Andrea Giglio created the below piece imagining Gillan in the Batgirl costume following her revelation that she’d be interested in the part. With the Gotham City skyline behind her, the image sees Gillan as
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Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's "Smouldering Intensity" Finally Gets The Credit It Deserves

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The Rock sure has the whole smoldering thing down. On Wednesday, Dwayne Johnson's smolder got an adorable shout-out on Twitter from eighth grader Thea Lapham, who thanked the Jumanji: The Next Level star in her school play biography. After detailing her past musical theater experience, the superfan wrote, "Thea would like to thank her parents for always believing in her, her siblings for always testing her limits (in a good way), her friends for their support, and last but not least, Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson for his good looks and smouldering intensity." With the help of her uncle Canadian T.V. personality Ben Mulroney, the hilarious bio made its way onto Johnson's radar. Mulroney...
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Sony Marketing Vet Christine Birch Launches The Roygbiv Collective

  • Deadline
Exclusive: Former Columbia Pictures marketing chief and industry vet Christine Birch is opening the doors to The Roygbiv Collective, a new consulting firm which will provide media, tech, and lifestyle companies with powerful strategic narratives across their positioning, creative branding, messaging and overall vision.

As the former marketing boss not only at Sony, but DreamWorks Studios and FilmDistrict, Birch has been behind several blockbuster film campaigns that have yielded billions of dollars at the global box office working on such titles as Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Spider-Man: Homecoming, Peter Rabbit, Transformers to name a few as well as Oscar-winning pics like The Help, The Theory of Everything and The Danish Girl. With the Roygbiv Collective, Birch is bringing her entertainment marketing skills to a new generation of entrepreneurs, starting with the booming cryptocurrency firm Pi Network which since its March 14 launch, now counts over 2 million engaged users, all of whom are members by invitation.
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With ‘Jumanji,’ Jack Black Is Wanted Worldwide

Jumanji: The Next Level has done big business at the U.S. box office, closing in on the $300 million mark. Outside the U.S., however, is where the film is really shining — its international take is nearly at $450 million and counting! The movie’s appeal has crossed borders and cultures, taking in $20 million or [...]

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5 movies where a table game is the main character

Board games and table games have made their way into movies and in some cases managed to take over the entire scenes or movies. And it’s not surprising, considering anyone who has ever played something similar knows how engaging they can be. These games often become a battlefield for personal struggles and sometimes games become way too personal. It has become a big part of entertainment culture to play the games with friends and family and to bond over them, this way in an age where making connections in real life is becoming harder. In other cases, the games take the role of relieving tension or it serves as a way to resolve the recurring disagreement. There are cases where the entire movies are based on specific games and their storylines or strategies which should serve as a testament to just how important these games can become for people and their lives.
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‘Bad Boys for Life’ Triumphs on Mlk Weekend With $73 Million Launch

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‘Bad Boys for Life’ Triumphs on Mlk Weekend With $73 Million Launch
Bad Boys for Life” has given a jolt to the North American box office, blasting past forecasts with a $73.4 million opening at 3,775 sites over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.

The third iteration of the Will Smith-Martin Lawrence action comedy franchise will finish the Friday-Monday as Sony Pictures’ biggest R-rated opening ever and the industry’s second highest opening of all-time for the month of January, as well as Lawrence’s biggest opening. “Bad Boys for Life,” produced by Smith, Jerry Bruckheimer and Doug Belgrad, took in $23.5 million on Friday, $21.6 million on Saturday, $17.1 million on Sunday and a projected $11.3 million on Monday.

The results nearly doubled the studio’s pre-release projection of $38 million. “Bad Boys for Life” also dominated rivals, taking in more than the combined total of the next three films — Universal’s launch of family adventure “Dolittle” with $29.5 million, the studio’s second weekend of
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How ‘Bad Boys for Life’ Escaped the Franchise Revival Curse

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How ‘Bad Boys for Life’ Escaped the Franchise Revival Curse
Sony’s “Bad Boys” franchise proved a 17-year gap between installments means little for the right property.

Bad Boys for Life,” reuniting stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence as drug-busting cops, beat expectations and debuted to a stellar $68 million in North America over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. The action comedy now stands as the second-best start for the month of January, and Sony’s biggest R-rated debut to date. “Bad Boys for Life,” which cost $90 million, ignited to $37 million overseas and should cross the $100 million mark worldwide through Monday.

Box office experts say “Bad Boys for Life” escaped the tragic fate of many recent (and immediately forgotten) reboots, thanks to the comedic chemistry between Smith and Lawrence. In his Variety review, chief film critic Owen Gleiberman said the film avoided feeling like a cash-grab because Smith and Lawrence “never let us feel like they’re going through the motions.
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‘1917’ posts excellent second weekend at UK box office; ‘Bad Boys For Life’ makes strong start

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‘1917’ posts excellent second weekend at UK box office; ‘Bad Boys For Life’ makes strong start
The action threequel opened to £3.8m across the weekend.

RankFilm (Distributor)Three-day gross (Jan 17-19)Total gross to date Week 1 1917 (eOne) £6.2m £18.4m 2 2 Bad Boys For Life (Sony) £3.8m £3.8m 1 3 Little Women (Sony) £1.5m £16.4m 4 4 The Gentlemen (Entertainment Film Distributors) £1.09m £7.9m 3 5 Jumanji: The Next Level (Sony) £1.07m £31m 6

Gbp to Usd conversion rate: 1.30

Sam Mendes’ 1917 stayed top of the UK box office for a second consecutive weekend with an excellent hold, as action franchise title Bad Boys For Life exceeded expectations with a £3.8m start.

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1917 took £6.2m on its second weekend, a fall of just 15.7%, to put it
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‘Bad Boys for Life’ Soars; ‘Dolittle’ 4-Day Total Tops ‘Cats’ Entire Gross

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‘Bad Boys for Life’ Soars; ‘Dolittle’ 4-Day Total Tops ‘Cats’ Entire Gross
An improved 2020 continued this weekend, with the initial $160 million three-day estimate over $30 million (about 22%) above last year’s Martin Luther King Birthday Friday-to-Sunday totals.

The difference comes from two new releases. “Bad Boys for Life” (Sony) opened at just over $59 million, $19 million better than “Glass,” which was the sole new wide opener last year. Universal super-costly “Dolittle” as a second studio opener took care of the rest of the gap, with plenty to spare.

All this came on the weekend after Oscar nominations, which (for once) benefited the holiday results. It was an uneven bounty, with the second wide week of “1917” (Universal) leading the way, “Little Women” (Sony) boosted, and several titles like “Parasite” (Neon) and “Jojo Rabbit” (Searchlight) rebounding.

Bad Boys” and “Dolittle” each did at least a little better than expectations — the former, substantially so, while the latter avoided a complete debacle after devastating reviews. Each does give some signs,
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3 Reasons Why ‘Bad Boys for Life’ Blew Up the Box Office

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Sony’s hot streak at the box office continued this weekend with “Bad Boys for Life,” the third installment in the buddy cop action series starring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. It may have taken 17 years to get the threequel out of development hell and into theaters, but it paid off with an estimated $68 million opening over four days, the second largest ever for a Martin Luther King Jr. weekend release behind only “American Sniper” ($107 million).

Made on a $90 million budget — cheaper than the $110 million spent on “Bad Boys II” in 2003 — “Bad Boys for Life” has become such a surprise success that Sony has already set up plans to make another film. Under the leadership of studio head Tom Rothman, Sony has worked overtime trying to revive dormant IP in the hopes of generating more tentpole material.

Sometimes that has paid off, as it did with the two “Jumanji” sequels
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‘Bad Boys For Life’ scores franchise-best $38.6m international box office bow

‘Bad Boys For Life’ scores franchise-best $38.6m international box office bow
Little Women climbs to $129m worldwide.

After a 17-year break Columbia Pictures introduced the latest instalment in the Bad Boys action franchise and reaped early rewards as Bad Boys For Life set a franchise-best $38.6m to lead the weekend’s international box office.

Awards season heavyweight 1917 climbed to $62m internationally and $139m worldwide through Universal and Amblin Partners in the second session, while Universal’s Dolittle stands on the cusp of $50m globally.

Sony Pictures Releasing International

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence returned to the Bad Boys action franchise after a 17-year break and the results were highly encouraging as
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‘Bad Boys for Life’ Heads to $68 Million 4-Day Opening for Best Mlk Launch Since 2014

  • The Wrap
Sony’s “Bad Boys for Life” is estimated for a 4-day opening of $68 million, making it the best Martin Luther King Jr. weekend box office since Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper” in 2014. With $37 million grossed overseas, “Bad Boys” will earn more than $100 million worldwide this weekend.

Sony has attempted repeatedly to revive franchises that haven’t had a film in theaters in many years, but for every hit like “Jumanji” they have had busts like last year’s “Men in Black: International” and “Charlie’s Angels.” But “Bad Boys for Life” has given fans the action and chemistry from Will Smith and Martin Lawrence that they crave, as the film has earned an A on CinemaScore and 5/5 on Postrak.

Critics have also been far more positive than they were to the first two “Bad Boys” films, giving it a 76% Rotten Tomatoes score compared to 42% for the original “Bad Boys” and 23% for “Bad Boys II.
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Box Office: ‘Bad Boys for Life’ Scores Big With $66 Million Launch

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Box Office: ‘Bad Boys for Life’ Scores Big With $66 Million Launch
Bad Boys for Life” is showing plenty of power at the North American box office with an impressive launch of around $66 million at 3,740 venues over the four-day holiday weekend.

Sony’s sequel to 1995’s “Bad Boys” and 2003’s “Bad Boys II” far exceeded the studio’s pre-release forecasts of a $38 million weekend. The film, which generated an A Cinemascore and a five-star rating on PostTrak, reunites Will Smith and Martin Lawrence as old-school cops taking down the leader of a Miami drug cartel, and carries a $90 million production budget.

Bad Boys for Life” will wind up with the second-highest take for the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend after “American Sniper” at $107.2 million and well ahead of “Ride Along” at $48 million. It’s also well above the $46 million opening for “Bad Boys II.” Sony Pictures is already developing a fourth “Bad Boys” with screenwriter Chris Bremner returning.

Universal’s opening of
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‘Bad Boys’ Rides High Again at Box Office While ‘Dolittle’ Crashes

  • The Wrap
In its ongoing attempts to revive dormant franchises, Sony can mark “Bad Boys for Life” as a big success. Industry estimates show that the return of Will Smith and Martin Lawrence as Mike and Marcus has brought moviegoers out to theaters to the tune of a $69 million 4-day opening, second only to “American Sniper” in the history of openings on Martin Luther King Jr. weekend.

While the previous two “Bad Boys” films, both directed by Michael Bay, were hits with audiences but panned by critics, “Bad Boys for Life” has done well with both. Along with an A on CinemaScore and a 5/5 on Postrak from hardcore fans, critics have given the film 75% on Rotten Tomatoes, praising the direction of Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah and the story’s acknowledgement that its two protagonists are no longer the young guns they once were.

Bad Boys”‘ 3-day estimated opening of $60 million
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Star Wars: The Rise Of Skywalker Has Been Pulled From 1,200 Theaters

Though Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker can now count itself among the nine 2019 releases to cross the billion-dollar mark at the global box office, the film’s commercial performance marks an unmistakable decline from the previous two installments in the Skywalker Saga.

On the domestic front, for example, Forbes is now reporting that the Sequel Trilogy finale has been pulled from over 1,200 theaters for its fifth weekend – a development that leaves The Rise of Skywalker screening in just 3,053 cinemas across the country.

To put these numbers into perspective, even Jumanji: The Next Level, which opened one week prior to The Rise of Skywalker, will be shown in 3,323 domestic theaters this weekend. And while J.J. Abrams’ latest feature has dropped 1,353 theaters in the past four weeks, the new Jumanji has dropped just 904 in five weeks.

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Box Office: ‘Bad Boys for Life’ Soaring to $70 Million Opening

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Box Office: ‘Bad Boys for Life’ Soaring to $70 Million Opening
Bad Boys for Life” is tracking for a solid launch with as much as $70 million at 3,740 venues in North America over the four-day holiday weekend, early estimates showed Friday.

The figure was nearly double pre-release forecasts. Some sources cautioned that the final number could be closer to $60 million but “Bad Boys for Life” clearly represents a major victory for Sony.

Universal’s opening of its fantasy-adventure “Dolittle” should wind up in second with about $30 million. That’s somewhat above studio expectations for the Robert Downey Jr. vehicle, which will need to show significant staying power at multiplexes worldwide to recoup on its costly $175 million budget. “Dolittle” has been hit with dismal reviews and a 19% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

The studio’s “1917,” which won last weekend impressively with $37 million, appears headed for a third-place finish at about $23 million for the four days. The World War I epic picked up 10 Oscar nominations on Monday,
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Another New Guns Akimbo Trailer Unleashes Even More Chaos

It was only a couple of days ago that the first trailer for Guns Akimbo was released, and it was clearly decided that a mere two minutes were not enough to adequately convey the film’s sheer volume of unremitting chaos. As such, another is now available for your viewing pleasure, and looks even more glorious.

The plot sees waster Miles (Daniel Radcliffe) run afoul of Skizm, a gang running a dark net site that livestreams urban gladiatorial death matches, and discovers his first battle is against the reigning champion Nix, played by Samara Weaving, who after this, Ready Or Not and Mayhem is fast establishing action credentials that should see her headline a new franchise in the imminent future if there’s any justice left in this hellhole of a world.

I have a theory that movies made in the style of video games, such as Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
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Before They Were SAG Award Nominees: Watch the Forgotten Audition Tapes of Adam Driver, Tom Hanks & More A-listers

Before They Were SAG Award Nominees: Watch the Forgotten Audition Tapes of Adam Driver, Tom Hanks & More A-listers
For actors, everything starts with the audition. Even Hollywood heavyweights like Al Pacino had to prove he could live up to the role of Michael Corleone in The Godfather by passing screen tests first.

This year’s class of 2020 Screen Actors Guild Award nominees includes stars so successful, it’s hard to believe they were once just budding options among a sea of hopefuls. Ahead of this year’s ceremony, watch as Tom Hanks, Steve Carell and first-time nominee Jennifer Lopez give it their all in these rare and forgotten audition tapes.

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Within the first few seconds of the clip,
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Does ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ Have a Post-Credits Scene?

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Does ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ Have a Post-Credits Scene?
Jumanji: The Next Level” has done pretty well for itself over the past month as it has faced off directly against “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” just kinda chugging along in very workmanlike fashion. Like some kind of blue collar flick holding its own against royalty. It’s no surprise that the Sony film has done well despite the competition — its predecessor did the same thing two years ago against “The Last Jedi.”

This time around, the new “Jumanji” flick got a head start by opening a week ahead of its “Star Wars” competition. It certainly got off to a good start four weeks ago, having taken the box office crown from “Frozen 2” for a week before “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” stormed in to take it back for Disney.

Given the film’s success, it looks like this franchise will be with us for a while.
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2020 Box Office Surge Will Continue with ‘Bad Boys for Life’

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2020 Box Office Surge Will Continue with ‘Bad Boys for Life’
So far so good, two weeks into 2020. Domestic box office is up about 10% ($40 million) from the start of last year. And this upcoming Martin Luther King holiday looks to keep that positive pace going. The three top spots should easily belong to openers “Bad Boys for Life” (Sony) and “Dolittle” (Universal) and Oscar contender “1917” (Universal). They could be close, but most likely the Will Smith-Martin Lawrence remake will lead.

One calendar advantage is that the Oscar nominations came a week later last year, with no impact on the long weekend. Add that this year has surging top contender “1917” as well as several recent Oscar hopefuls like “Little Women” to boost the totals.

Last year saw the three-day weekend gross $134 million ($162 million for four days). But apart from the Oscar boost, this year has other ways to surpass that. Two wide studio openers — last year standalone “Glass
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