The latest Saw installment Jigsaw was the #1 film over the weekend with $16.2 million, followed by Tyler Perry’s Boo2! A Madea Halloween with $10 million. It was an overall slow box office weekend, as witnessed by the poor showing of director George Clooney’sSuburbicon (#9, $2.8 million). Here’s the top 10:
1. Jigsaw – $16.2 million
2. Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween – $10 million
3. Geostorm – Gerard Butler flick checks in with a disappointing $5.6 million (movie’s budget is $120 million).
4. Happy Death Day – Horror movie takes in $5 million and currently it’s made over $48 million domestically. With a budget of under $5 million, this is a bonafide hit for Universal Pictures.
5. Blade Runner 2049 – $3.9 million
6. Thank You For Your Service – Miles Tellerdrama makes $3.7 million in its debut weekend.
7. Only The Brave – $3.4 million
8. The Foreigner – $3.2 million
9. Suburbicon – George Clooney and Matt Damon’s star power didn’t save this movie from tanking. $2.9 million.
Although it will be hard to top director Michael Mann’s heist thriller Heat, that doesn’t mean the genre shouldn’t rest its head on just one movie. Gerard Butlerand 50 Cent are on opposite sides of the law in Den of Thieves, an action thriller about a group of bank robbers (including 50 Cent and O’Shea Jackson Jr.) who are planning to take down the Federal Reserve! Obviously these criminals are looking for a big score to set them for life, and attempting to stop them in their tracks is an elite unite of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (led by Butler).
The picture is the directing debut of Christian Gudegast, and like Heat this film mainly takes place in Downtown Los Angeles. Shootouts, car chases, and explosions should be part of this cinematic cocktail, and kudos to the trailer for effectively employing Kendrick Lamar’s “m.A.A.d City” to whet our appetites. Check out the trailer below and tell us what you think!
The always-quotable line from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character in The Terminator is, of course, “I’ll be back.” And the franchise is coming back — it’s being rebooted by the director of the first two films, Oscar-winner James Cameron. The new film, scheduled for release in 2019, is being described as a sequel to T2: Judgment Day, and will reunite Cameron, Schwarzenegger, and Linda Hamilton for the first time since that movie. While there have been a few other Terminator movies since T2, they never lived up to the standard set by the first two, so fans are excited to see Cameron and the original stars working together again. Schwarzenegger believes there’s still a huge market for the franchise, and he thinks it has a lot to do with his character’s unique place in movie history. (Click on the media bar below to hear Arnold Schwarzenegger)
Ever since its debut 42 years ago, Saturday Night Live has specialized in political satire. From Chevy Chase’sGerald Ford to Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump, American politicians have provided plenty of opportunities for great SNL impersonations and sketches over the years. Larry David, who got rave reviews for his spot-on Bernie Sanders impression during the 2016 campaign, will be hosting SNL on November 4, and you can bet he’ll be breaking out his Bernie again. David, whose first TV gig was on the ’80s sketch show Fridays, told us that once people saw Sanders debate, he was booked on SNL almost instantly. (Click on the media bar below to hear Larry David)
In addition to hosting SNL on November 4, David is starring in a new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm, Sunday nights on HBO.
The countdown is on — Star Wars: The Last Jedi is just seven weeks away! We still don’t know much about the plot yet — all we’ve seen are the trailers and a few other equally vague materials — we know we’re excited. We know you’re excited. And we know that Mark Hamill is excited. When we spoke to Luke Skywalker himself, he told us exactly why he’s so excited about the latest entry in the Star Wars saga. (Click on the media bar below to hear Mark Hamill)
Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in theaters December 15.