‘Bad Boys For Life’ Retains Top Box Office Spot With $34 Million Weekend

Bad Boys for Life was the #1 film for the second week in a row with a $34 million take, with 1917 taking the second spot with $15.8 million. Newcomer The Gentlemen checked in at #4 with $11 million. Here’s the top 10:

  1. Bad Boys for Life – Feature, which has grossed over $120 million domestically, is number one once again with $34 million.
  2. 1917 – War film collects $15.8 million.
  3. Dolittle – Family film rakes in $12.5 million.
  4. The Gentlemen – Newcomer amasses $11 million.
  5. Jumanji: The Next Level – Hit feature makes $7.9 million.
  6. The Turning – Horror film disappoints with a $7.3 million debut.
  7. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker – To date, the feature has made over $501 million domestically. It collects $5.1 million this weekend.
  8. Little Women – Critically acclaimed movie grosses $4.7 million.
  9. Just Mercy – Drama takes in $4 million.
  10. Knives Out – Mystery makes $3.7 million.

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Jim Carrey Loves “Comedy Explosion” Of Villainous Role In ‘Sonic The Hedgehog’

In Sonic The Hedgehog, Jim Carrey plays Dr. Robotnik, the nemesis of the titular character. The film is based on the iconic videogame of the same name.

“It’s always fun to play a really good villain,” said Carrey. “I think there’s something especially exciting about the idea of a super genius who has a really sense of self loathing. It’s a good comedy explosion that needs to happen.”

Click on the media bar to hear Carrey discuss how Dr. Robotnik’s loneliness is explored in the feature.

Sonic The Hedgehog, co-starring Tika Sumpter and Ben Schwartz (as the voice of Sonic), hits theaters February 14.

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Two Movies In, Charlie Hunnam Gets Guy Ritchie

As an actor, Charlie Hunnam has worked with a wide range of directors, including Oscar winners Guillermo del Toro, Alfonso Cuaron, and Anthony Minghella. The Gentlemen marks Hunnam’s second collaboration with Guy Ritchie (they previously worked together on King Arthur: Legend of the Sword), and he told us he’s really developed a good understanding of Ritchie’s style. (Click on the media bar below to hear Charlie Hunnam)

The Gentlemen is playing now in theaters.

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Love ‘Jeopardy’? Alex Trebek Thinks It’s A Smart Choice

Jeopardy is just a game show. Or is it? Alex Trebek has been hosting the program since it was resurrected in 1984, and over the years, he’s grown to have a different outlook about the show. Having met thousands of Jeopardy contestants and fans, he’s formed an interesting hypothesis about how people have been changed by their love of Jeopardy.(Click on the media bar below to hear Alex Trebek)

 If you don’t know how to watch Jeopardy where you are, the correct answer is “What rock have you been hiding under?” But we’ll also accept What is www.Jeopardy.com?

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In Becoming A Hollywood Superstar, Will Smith Had Plenty Of A-List Help

Now that he’s in his fifties, Will Smith can look back at the last thirtysomething years with a sense of pride about how he’s handled his career and his public image. It’s something he’s taken very seriously over the years, and he made sure to be a good student about such things when he was young. As he ascended the ladder of superstardom, he started getting mentored by some of the biggest stars of the day, and he talked to us about what a big difference it made to have Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, and Bruce Willis teaching him lessons about stardom. (Click on the media bar below to hear Will Smith)

Will Smith’s latest movie, Bad Boys For Life, is playing now in theaters.

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From ‘Breaking’ To ‘Saul,’ Giancarlo Esposito Answers The Call

Most Breaking Bad fans figured they’d seen the last of Giancarlo Esposito after his character’s explosive exit on that show. People loved to hate Esposito’s character, Gus Fring, so many were overjoyed when he turned up in the third season of the Breaking Bad prequel, Better Call Saul. The shows may be different in their tone and storylines, but being in the same universe, there are certainly some shared elements, especially when it comes to the creative team. So, when he’s filming Better Call Saul episodes, does Esposito get the same feeling he got when he was on Breaking Bad?

 

The two-night Better Call Saul premiere will take place February 23 and 24 on AMC.

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To Us, He’s The Marvel Godfather, But Robert Downey Jr. Sees Things Differently

As we all know, the Marvel Cinematic Universe was born rather inconspicuously, with a couple of Iron Man films before characters started to pop up and cross over into each others’ movies. Given those roots, there are certainly plenty of fans who considered Robert Downey Jr. (and Tony Stark) to be the proverbial Godfather of the MCU. And even though — spoiler alert for the three of you who might not know — Stark/Iron Man won’t be part of any future Marvel adventures, he still factors into the series through prequels and flashbacks. In fact, he’ll be appearing in four Marvel projects this year alone. But even with his exalted status in the MCU, Downey likes to keep things in their proper perspective. (Click on the media bar below to hear Robert Downey Jr.)

Downey’s most recent film, Dolittle, is playing now in theaters.

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Mackenzie Davis: Scary? Yes. But ‘The Turning’ Isn’t A Horror Movie

The Turning is a contemporary take on the 1898 Henry James short story The Turn of the Screw, a familiar tale that has been given new life in the film, executive produced by Steven Spielberg. Mackenzie Davis stars as the nanny looking after two strangely disturbed children, and she told us the film is definitely more of a thriller than a horror movie. (Click on the media bar below to hear Mackenzie Davis)

The Turning is playing now in theaters.

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Viola Davis Rates Her ‘Troop’ Stars Much Higher Than Zero

Oscar- and Emmy-winner Viola Davis prides herself on making unconventional career choices, so the fact that her latest film began life as an indie darling at Sundance is no surprise. She stars in the movie Troop Zero alongside a fellow Oscar- and Emmy-winner, Allison Janney, and a group of young actors who make up the title group. When we spoke to Davis, she had nothing but the highest praise for her fellow castmates. (Click on the media bar below to hear Viola Davis)

 

Troop Zero is streaming now on Amazon Prime Video.

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Love ‘Grey’s Anatomy’? Jason George Wants You Checking Into ‘Station 19’ Too

On Thursday nights, Station 19 is once again paired up with the show it spun off from, Grey’s Anatomy. As the show enters its third season, star Jason George wants to make sure all of the Grey’s fans are tuning in an hour early for Station 19, and he told us why. (Click on the media bar below to hear Jason George)

Station 19 airs Thursdays at 8/7c on ABC.

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