‘A Quiet Place’ Beats ‘Rampage’ To Reclaim Box Office Crown With $22 Million

A Quiet Place regained the top spot in its third weekend with $22 million as it narrowly beat out Dwayne Johnson’s Rampage which came in at #2 with $21 million. Directed by John Krasinski, A Quiet Place has made over $207 million worldwide. Amy Schumer’s latest comedy I Feel Pretty debuted at #3 with $16.2 million. Here’s the top 10:

  1. A Quiet Place – $22 million
  2. Rampage – The $120 million budgeted action spectacle makes $21 million in its second weekend. Flick has amassed over $283 million worldwide.
  3. I Feel Pretty Amy Schumer’s latest makes $16.2 million.
  4. Super Troopers 2 – Comedy debuts with a $14.7 million weekend. It’s a solid weekend considering the movie cost $13.5 million.
  5. Blumhouse’s Truth Or Dare – Scare pic starring Lucy Hale takes in $7.9 million.
  6. Ready Player OneSteven Spielberg directed adventure collects $7.5 million. Domestically it’s made over $126 million.
  7. BlockersJohn Cena comedy rakes in $6.9 million
  8. Black Panther – Marvel film continues to rake in the dough with $4.6 million
  9. TraffikPaula Patton and Omar Epps thriller debuts with $3.87 million.
  10. Isle of DogsWes Anderson’s stop motion picture collects $3.4 million.

 

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Felicity Huffman Talks “Joyous” Collaboration With ‘Krystal’ Director William H. Macy

Krystal

Krystal centers on a wide-eyed 18-year-old (Love Simon’s Nick Robinson) who falls in love with an ex-prostitute (Rosario Dawson) and is determined to make her his own. William H. Macy and Felicity Huffman, married for over 20 years, collaborate once again on this labor of love project (Macy, who also directs the flick, had this project in mind even before directing Rudderless and The Layover).

Bill and I started working together when I was 22 I think,” said Huffman. “So we have a long history. We have a long shorthand. We’ve fallen into a lot of the pitfalls. We’ve made mistakes with each other. We’ve had fights. And now we’re at a place where it’s very easy. It’s very comfortable. It’s joyous.”

Click on the media bar to hear Huffman talk about the film’s stellar cast (she mentions Rosario DawsonGrant Gustin and Nick Robinson in the clip):

Krystal is now playing in select theaters.

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When I Met Superman: Richard Donner On Christopher Reeve

For 80 years, he’s fought for truth, justice, and the American way. He’s done it in comic books, on TV, and in films. Of course, he’s Superman, and he first appeared in the April 18, 1938 debut issue of Action Comics. With so many different versions of the Man of Steel, there’s always one that stands out above the rest: the movie Superman played by Christopher Reeve. Richard Donner, who directed the 1978 movie that introduced the little-known Reeve to the world, told us what it was like to meet the future superstar for the very first time. (Click on the media bar below to hear Richard Donner)


 

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Claire Danes Is ‘In Awe’ Of ‘Homeland’s’ Creativity

Now in its seventh season, Homeland remains an intense, gripping drama. The Showtime series, starring Claire Danes as an American intelligence officer who’s had to deal with threats, both domestic and international, while also living with bipolar disorder. It’s a challenging role that Danes has handled with Emmy-winning skill, but Danes told us she’s even more impressed with how the show’s writers and producers have kept the show itself so intriguing for so many seasons. (Click on the media bar below to hear Claire Danes)

The penultimate episode of Homeland’s current season airs Sunday night at 9/8c on Showtime, with the season finale airing on April 29. And Danes herself has confirmed that the show’s eighth season will also be its last.

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Charlize Theron Explores The Dark Side Of Motherhood With ‘Tully’

Charlize Theron’s new movie, Tully, tells the story of a woman’s trials and tribulations after giving birth to her third child. Written by Juno’s Diablo Cody, it presents a frank, stark depiction of the difficulties of new motherhood in a way that’s rarely shown on film. Theron says she’s never seen anything quite like it and that, even though she was in the movie, she was able to completely lose herself in the character as she watched it.

Tully opens on May 4.

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From Super-Fan To Spider-Man: Tom Holland’s ‘Avengers’ Adventure

Now that he plays Spider-Man, Tom Holland will appear in Avengers: Infinity War. For him, it really is a dream come true. Before he was cast as the world’s favorite web-slinger (he made his first appearance in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War), Holland was a huge fan of the Avengers series, which kicked off with the original “Avengers” film in 2012. (Click on the media bar below to hear Tom Holland)

 

Avengers: Infinity War opens in theaters everywhere on April 27.

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Will Josh Norman Be Able To Score On The ‘Dancing’ Floor?

As a defensive player, Josh Norman doesn’t get to dance in the end zone very often (in his six-year pro career, he’s only scored two touchdowns). Instead, the Washington Redskins All-Pro cornerback will show off his dance skills on television. He’s one of the contestants competing on the new season of Dancing with the Stars, and he told us it’s his first chance to really show off his moves. (Click on the media bar below to hear Josh Norman)

 

Dancing with the Stars: Athletes premieres Monday, April 30 at 8/7c on ABC.

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Kunal Nayyar On ‘Big Bang’s’ Big Changes For Raj

In 11 seasons on The Big Bang Theory, Kunal Nayyar has seen his character, Raj, change in many ways. (Remember the days when he was too terrified to even speak to girls?) At a press event, Nayyar told us he’s thrilled with the way Raj has, grown, matured, and evolved, and he’s even more thrilled with the changes to his hair style! (Click on the media bar below to hear Kunal Nayyar)

 

The Big Bang Theory airs Thursday nights at 8/7c on CBS.

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Janus Films Celebrates Ingmar Bergman’s 100th Birthday With Career Retrospective

Revered filmmaker Ingmar Bergman would have turned 100 in July (he died in 2007 at 89), and in honor of his birthday Janus Films is celebrating Bergman with a career retrospective. The event begins Friday, May 4 at the American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theatre with a screening of The Seventh Seal. The Los Angeles run of the retrospective ends June 23 at the UCLA Film & Television Archive with a screening of Fanny and Alexander.

Most of Bergman’s movies will be shown across the country, as movie buffs will see such films as The Magic Flute, The Magician, Through a Glass Darkly, Wild Strawberries and Winter Light fully restored. 

Ingmar Bergman’s Cinema” will also have a run in Boston, Chicago, Houston, Minneapolis, Portland, Toronto, Tucson, and Washington D.C. Check out Janus Films’ official site for further information!

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Omar Epps Talks “Refreshing” ‘Traffik’ Collaboration With Deon Taylor

Traffik

Paula Patton and Omar Epps topline Traffik, a film about a couple (Patton, Epps) who are hanging on to dear life thanks to a violent biker gang that houses a horrific secret. Epps, who had a long run in the successful series House (and more recently Shooter), loved working within the indie driven confines of Traffik.

“It’s just refreshing,” said Epps who first gained his share of notices with the 1992 drama Juice. “It reinvigorates me. Deon Taylor, who wrote and directed the film, I love his directing style because he’s very collaborative. He’s not restricted to the words on the paper. Especially with a film like this that process lends itself to a sort of chemistry and a dance between the cast that just pops off on screen.”

Click on the media bar to hear Epps talk about collaborating with Paula Patton on Traffik.

Traffik opens nationwide April 20.

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