‘Ready Player One’ Dominates Box Office With $41 Million Easter Weekend

Ready Player One

Director Steven Spielberg, who received his share of acclaim with The Post, hits the target once again as Ready Player One made over $41 million during the Easter weekend. Fellow newcomer Tyler Perry’s Acrimony came in at #2 with $17.1 million, followed by Black Panther with $11.26 million. Here’s the top 10:

1. Ready Player OneSteven Spielberg’s latest epic takes in $41.2 million.
2. Tyler Perry’s Acrimony – $17.1 million
3. Black Panther – $11.26 million
4. I Can Only Imagine – Faith based drama collects $10.75 million. To date it’s made over $55 million domestically.
5. Pacific Rim Uprising – Action epic co-starring John Boyega and Cailee Spaeny checks in with $9.2 million.
6. Sherlock Gnomes – $7 million
7. Love, Simon – $4.8 million
8. Tomb Raider – Box office misfire starring Alicia Vikander collects $4.7 million.
9. A Wrinkle in Time – $4.6 million
10. Paul, Apostle of Christ – Religious epic, centering on the lives of Paul (James Faulkner) and Luke (Jim Caviezel) takes in $3.5 million. The project, budgeted at $5 million, has amassed $11.5 million stateside to date.

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John Boyega Means Business As ‘Pacific Rim’ Producer

At age 25, John Boyega is already a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood — not just as an actor, but now as a producer. Building on his success in his two Star Wars movies, The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi, Boyega decided to become a hyphenate in Pacific Rim: Uprising, both starring in and producing the film. Boyega told us there was a pretty steep learning curve in the new job, but he’s happy to be jumping into the business end of show business.

Pacific Rim: Uprising is playing in theaters now.

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‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ Star Cailee Spaeny Checks Into The ‘El Royale’

Cailee Spaeny

(L to R) Cadets Amara (CAILEE SPAENY) and Jinhai (WESLEY WONG) in the Bracer Phoenix Conn-Pod in “Pacific Rim Uprising.” The globe-spanning conflict between otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and the human-piloted super-machines built to vanquish them was only a prelude to the all-out assault on humanity. Photo Credit: Jasin Boland

Initially focused on pursing a music career, Cailee Spaeny is making huge strides as an actress thanks to her scene stealing work in Pacific Rim Uprising. As the brave and determined Amara Namani, the Springfield, Missouri native spent six months in Australia and China.

Pacific Rim Uprising is her feature film debut and before shooting that movie, she had never traveled outside the U.S. It’s an exciting time for the actress, who also landed a plum role in director Drew Goddard’s Bad Times at the El Royale. Co-starring Jeff Bridges, Chris Hemsworth, and Dakota Johnson, the feature centers on a cast of individuals whose lives collide at a Lake Tahoe area hotel.

Click on the media bar to hear Cailee Spaeny discuss her upcoming role at Bad Times at the El Royale.

Pacific Rim Uprising, now playing nationwide, co-stars John Boyega and Scott Eastwood.

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John Boyega Brings “Best Boxing Match Ever” With ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’


Some fans may remember John Boyega way back in 2011 with the well received flick Attack the Block, but the 25-year-old actor became a bonafide star thanks to his work in the latest Star Wars films. Boyega is know stepping his game up another level as a producer and lead actor of Pacific Rim Uprising.

“What Pacific Rim does is it gives an answer to those monsters that we’ve grown up watching,” said Boyega who was seen in last year’s release Detroit. “So we love King Kong. We love Godzilla, but if they are going to attack us what would we have? We have the Jaegers, so seeing that face-off is like getting a ticket to the best boxing match ever!”

Click on the media bar to hear Boyega talk about the international appeal of Pacific Rim Uprising.

Co-starring Scott Eastwood, Pacific Rim Uprising opens nationwide March 23.

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Critically Acclaimed ‘Detroit’ Hits Blu-Ray In December


Detroit, one of this year’s most critically acclaimed films, hits Blu-ray and DVD December 12 via Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment. The project spotlights the civil unrest which impacted the city in 1967. A huge portion of the film details the Algiers Motel Incident in which police officers used abusive questioning tactics to several Black teenagers and a white woman. Dubbed the Detroit Uprising, the event claimed the lives of 43 people and led to the burning and looting of over 2,500 stores. Algee Smith (Earth to Echo), John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens), and Anthony Mackie (Captain America: Civil War) co-star in the feature.

Extras on both the Blu-ray and DVD versions include five featurettes (“The Truth of Detroit,” “The Cast of Detroit,” “The Invasion of Detroit,” “The Hope of Detroit,” “Detroit – Then and Now”) and the music video “Glow” (featuring Algee Smith and Larry Reed from The Dramatics).

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