Timothée Chalamet Has “Random Luck of the Universe” Bond With Armie Hammer

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It’s been an incredible time career wise for Timothée Chalamet, as he received an Oscar nod for Call Me By Your Name and also received his share of good notices for the equally revered picture Lady Bird. To add a bit of icing to the cake, he also has a supporting role in the underrated Western Hostiles.

Chalamet understands that his success was not achieved all by himself, as collaboration is always an integral part of the process. Finding chemistry, as well as a lifelong friend in Call Me By Your Name co-star Armie Hammer was, in his words, the “random luck of the universe.” Click on the media bar below to hear Chalamet discuss working with Hammer and filmmaker Luca Guadagnino (who received an Oscar nod for Best Adapted Screenplay):

Call Me By Your Name is best on the novel by André Aciman.


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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ Takes In Whopping $220 Million At The Box Office

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The force was strong with Star Wars: The Last Jedi, as the flick took in $220 million, an opening figure that was only surpassed by December 2015’s release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Coming in light years behind was the animated flick Ferdinand with $13.3 million. Here’s the top 10:

1.  Star Wars: The Last Jedi – $220 million

2. Ferdinand – $13.3 million

3. Coco – It makes $10 million and it’s grossed over $150 million domestically.

4. Wonder – $5.4 million

5. Justice League – On the heels of Wonder Woman’s success, this flick has performed below expectations. It earns $4.1 million this weekend.

6. Daddy’s Home 2 – $3.8 million

7. Thor: Ragnarok – Budgeted at $180 million, this Marvel flick has amassed over $306 million domestically. This weekend it collects $2.9 million.

8. The Disaster Artist – $2.6 million

9. Murder on the Orient Express – $2.47 million

10. Lady Bird – Indie darling, directed by Greta Gerwig and headlined by Saoirse Ronan, rounds out the top 10 with $2.1 million

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‘Coco’ Beats Box Office Comers With $18 Million Weekend

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Don’t expect Coco to be the #1 film next week with the release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but for now the animated flick is ruling the roost with an $18.3 million weekend. Justice League was #2 with $9.6 million. Here’s this weekend’s top 10:

1. Coco – To date, the film has made over $135 million domestically. It collects $18.3 million this weekend.

2. Justice League – $9.6 million

3. WonderJulia Roberts drama takes in $8.5 million and crosses the $100 million domestic mark.

4. The Disaster Artist – Acclaimed comedy-drama from director/star James Franco makes $6.4 million.

5. Thor: Ragnarok – $6.2 million

6. Daddy’s Home 2 – $6 million

7. Murder on the Orient Express – This Hercule Poirot mystery has done well domestically with over $91 million amassed. It makes $5.1 million this weekend.

8. The Star – $3.7 million

9. Lady Bird – $3.5 million

10. Just Getting StartedMorgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones comedy bombs with a miserable $3.2 million debut.

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Saoirse Ronan To Be Honored With The Desert Palm Achievement Award

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Saoirse Ronan, who is receiving raves this year for her work in Lady Bird, will receive the Desert Palm Achievement Award at The Palm Springs International Festival (PSIFF). The event will take place January 2 at the Palm Springs Convention Center with Mary Hart serving as the host. The actress previously received the PSIFF International Star Award in 2016 for her work in Brooklyn, a role which led to an Oscar nomination.

Saoirse Ronan delivers one of the most outstanding performances of this year as an outspoken high school student growing up in Sacramento in the critically acclaimed film Lady Bird,” said Festival Chairman Harold Matzner. “Following her exceptional performances in Atonement and Brooklyn, Ronan is sure to receive her third Academy Award nomination. It is our honor to present the Desert Palm Achievement Award, Actress to Saoirse Ronan.”

We reached back in our Hollywood Outbreak audio archives and found our previous interview with the actress as she talked about her first onscreen kiss (in the Amy Heckerling directed feature I Could Never Be Your Woman):

For her work in Lady Bird, Ronan has already won Best Actress at the Gotham Independent Film Awards.

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‘Justice League’ Debuts With Disappointing $96 Million At The Box Office

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Getting a bunch of revered DC superheroes should have guaranteed that Justice League would have set the box office world on fire, but unfortunately that was not meant to be. Although it made $96 million domestically, Justice League’s failure to surpass the $100 million mark was a huge disappointment for Warner Bros. Coming in second was the Julia Roberts family drama Wonder which had a solid $27 million debut. The top 10:

1. Justice League – $96 million

2. Wonder – A surprise hit with Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson. $27 million

3. Thor: Ragnarok – It makes $21.7 million and to date has grossed over $247 million domestically.

4. Daddy’s Home 2 – $14.8 million

5. Murder on the Orient Express – It collects $13.8 million in its second weekend and it currently has a worldwide gross of $140 million. Not bad considering its relatively modest $55 million budget!

6. The Star – Animated flick on the Nativity Story has a lackluster debut with $10 million.

7. A Bad Moms Christmas – $6.8 million

8. Lady BirdGreta Gerwig indie with Saoirse Ronan takes in $2.5 million

9. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – $1.1 million

10. Jigsaw – $1 million


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