‘Good Boys’ Has Great Box Office Weekend With $21 Million Showing

The Seth Rogen produced comedy Good Boys was the clear winner over the weekend, as it made $21 million in its debut. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw took in $14.1 million to capture the second position. Here’s the top 10:

  1. Good Boys – Comedy cost an estimated $20 million and it made $21 million in its debut.
  2. Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw – Feature is still going strong with $14.1 million.
  3. The Lion King – Live action remake takes in $11.9 million and to date it’s made over $496 million domestically.
  4. The Angry Birds Movie – Animated feature collects $10.5 million
  5. Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark – Horror feature makes $10 million.
  6. 47 Meters Down: Uncaged – Shark sequel grosses $9 million.
  7. Dora and the Lost City of God – Family film amasses $8.5 million.
  8. Once Upon a Time in HollywoodQuentin Tarantino’s latest makes $7.6 million.
  9. Blinded by the Light – Coming of age drama featuring music from Bruce Springsteen collects $4.4 million.
  10. The Art of Racing in the RainMilo Ventimiglia feature grosses $4.4 million.

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Samara Weaving Cherishes Comedic Elements That Drive ‘Ready or Not’

Ready or Not centers on Grace (Samara Weaving), a newly married woman who, as part of the family ritual, has to play a game that will hopefully put her in good graces with her new relatives.

Unfortunately, her family is actually out for blood during the game of hide and seek, and Grace must run for her life or else end up six feet under. The picture is directed by Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, part of a filmmaking team known as Radio Silence

“It was the first time I had played a protagonist in this kind of genre,” said Weaving. “So that was really fun to kind of to explore that and I have a great drama coach who helped me. The directors in Radio Silence – they had no restrictions on what we could do. We could improvise and play.”

Click on the media bar to hear Weaving talk about the comedic elements that power the horror film Ready or Not.

Co-starring Andie MacDowell and Adam Brody, Ready or Not hits theaters August 21. 

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Filmmaker Joseph Cross Takes Coming Of Age Tale In A New Direction With ‘Summer Night’

Summer Night centers on a group of twentysomethings over a 24 hour period in a small Northern California town as they deal with their respective relationships and their growing steps towards adulthood. The film marks the feature directing debut of actor Joseph Cross (Running with Scissors, Big Little Lies).

With a talented cast that includes Victoria Justice, Analeigh Tipton, and Justin Chatwin, it’s Ellar Coltrane (Boyhood) who serves as the narrative’s central figure. Jameson (Coltrane) is a teacher who, while juggling feelings for his ex-girlfriend (Elena Kampouris) and a new love interest (Justice), feels a bit stagnant in his own life.

“Ellar just has this intrinsic thing where you want to watch him and spend time with him,” said Cross. “He’s got a meditative spirit and I thought that was the right person, he’s obviously not our narrator but he’s a little bit of our de facto eyes into the world in this storyline. We had a really good time.”

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Summer Night is now playing in theaters and VOD.

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Seth Rogen Prepares ‘The Lion King’ Fans For A “Mind Blowing” Cinematic Experience

The stars were out on Tuesday evening to celebrate the premiere of The Lion King. The screening took place at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre, and the voice of Pumbaa (Seth Rogen) was on hand to talk about his own fandom for the iconic feature.

“I saw it in a theater and it was really mind blowing,” said Rogen, who was seen earlier this year opposite Charlize Theron in Long Shot. “I think people aren’t quite ready by how visually incredible it is and I think the marketing has been really alluding to it but really getting to sit in it for a long time is a wonderful experience.”

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The Lion King, directed by Jon Favreau and featuring Donald Glover as the voice of Simba, hits theaters July 19.

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Renée Zellweger Is Ready For Her Close-Up In New ‘Judy’ Trailer

Oscar winning actress Renée Zellweger should be a shoo-in for another Academy Award nomination with her performance as Judy Garland in Judy. The official trailer shows Garland in her final days, as she embarked on The Talk of the Town in London to perform in front of a sould out audience.

The trailer is a heartbreaking as we see Garland simply want to stay home with her kids. However, the show must go on as Garland has her share of financial problems. Judy co-stars Finn Wittrock as Garland’s fifth husband Mickey Deans and Gemma Leah Devereux and Bella Ramsay as her daughters Liza Minnelli and Lorna Luft. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!

Judy hits theaters September 27 via Roadside Attractions and LD Entertainment.

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Assassination Conspiracy Explored In Immersive ‘Cold Case Hammarskjöld’ Trailer

Cold Case Hammarskjöld centers on the mysterious death of United Nations secretary-general Dag Hammarskjöld. Most of the crew, along with Hammarskjöld perished in the 1961 plane crash, and since then speculation arose that the tragedy was actually an assassination.

Hammarskjöld was an activist who sought for Congo’s independence, something that was not popular European mining companies. Danish journalist and director Mads Brügger (The Red Chapel, The Ambassador) takes viewers on a search for the truth. The documentary also addresses an AIDS conspiracy discussed by an ex-militia member, a subject that was addressed in a New York Times article.

The picture has received its share of critical acclaim and currently has a 90% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Cold Case Hammarskjöld hits theaters August 16. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think!

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