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Comic-Con: 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1' Teaser Trailer

July 27, 2014

Lionsgate has now released online, the brand new teaser trailer for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, which debuted at Comic-Con over the weekend.

The next installment of The Hunger Games franchise arrives in theaters November 21st, and stars an ensemble cast that includes, Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeffrey Wright, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Julianne Moore, Sam Claflin, Jena Malone, Natalie Dormer, Lily Rabe, Evan Ross, and Robert Knepper.

Directed by Francis Lawrence, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 finds Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence) in District 13 after she literally shatters the games forever. Under the leadership of President Coin (Moore) and the advice of her trusted friends, Katniss spreads her wings as she fights to save Peeta and a nation moved by her courage.

Source: Lionsgate

Comic-Con: The Trailer for 'Mad Max: Fury Road' Has Arrived

Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for Mad Max: Fury Road, which debuted at San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend. In addition, the studio has also debuted four new character posters for film, featuring stars Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, and Hugh Keays-Byrne.

Mad Max: Fury Road is the fourth film of George Miller‘s Road Warrior/Mad Max franchise co-written and directed by Miller. The post-apocalyptic action film is set in the furthest reaches of our planet, in a stark desert landscape where humanity is broken, and most everyone is crazed fighting for the necessities of life. Within this world of fire and blood exist two rebels on the run who just might be able to restore order… There’s Max (Tom Hardy), a man of action and a man of few words, who seeks peace of mind following the loss of his wife and child in the aftermath of the chaos. And… Furiosa (Charlize Theron), a woman of action and a woman who believes her path to survival may be achieved if she can make it across the desert back to her childhood homeland.

Also starring in the film are Nathan Jones, Zoë Kravitz, Riley Keough, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Abbey Lee, Courtney Eaton, Josh Helman, Jennifer Hagan, and iOTA. Mad Max: Fury Road arrives in theaters May 15, 2015.


Source: Warner Bros. Pictures

Weekend Box Office 7-25 to 7-27 (2014)

Universal's Lucy comfortably debuted in first place this weekend. The Luc Besson-directed action thriller starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman, opened with a better than expected estimated start of $44 million. Lucy opened on Friday with $17.1 million (an estimated $2.75 million of that coming from Thursday night shows), declined 12 percent on Saturday to take in $15 million and is estimated to decline further (21 percent) to gross $11.93 million on Sunday. The film's estimated weekend gross already places it above its reported $40 million budget, which may be a good thing when considering the film received a lackluster "C+" CinemaScore rating from opening day audiences. A possible sign of trouble going forward.

Also exceeding expectations (which had the film opening in the $20-$25 million range) was Paramount's Hercules. The action adventure headlined by Dwayne Johnson, and directed by Brett Ratner, debuted in second place with an estimated $29 million. In comparison, Hercules opened 69 percent stronger than the $8.87 million start of The Legend of Hercules released earlier this year. Hercules got off to an $11.05 million start on Friday (an estimated $2.1 million of that coming from Thursday night shows), fell 7 percent to bring in $10.24 million on Saturday and is estimated to decline 25 percent to gross $7.7 million on Sunday. The film added an additional $28.7 million from international markets, to bring its worldwide gross to $57.7 million. That leaves the film with some work to do, when considering its reported $100 million price tag. Hercules received a respectable "B+" rating on CinemaScore.

After leading the box office for the past two weekends, 20th Century Fox's Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, slipped two spots and 55 percent from last weekend to land in third place with an estimated $16.4 million. The sci-fi action sequel has grossed $172.09 million through 17 days of release. That currently places the film 29 percent ahead of the $133.58 million 17-day take of 2011's Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which dropped 42 percent in its third weekend to gross $16.12 million.

Universal's The Purge: Anarchy took fourth place with an estimated $9.9 million. The horror sequel fell two spots and was down a sharp 67 percent from last weekend. Though not a welcomed outcome by the studio, I'm sure, it still performed better in its second weekend than last year's The Purge, which plummeted 76 percent in its second weekend to gross $8.32 million. At this point, it's all semantics as The Purge: Anarchy (made for a reported $9 million) has grossed a healthy $51.27 million through 10 days.

Planes: Fire & Rescue rounded out this weekend's top five with an estimated $9.3 million. The computer animated sequel from Disney was down two spots and 47 percent from last weekend, and has grossed $35.1 million through 10 days of release. That places the film approximately 23 percent behind the $45.34 million ten-day take of last year's Planes, which fell 40 percent in its second weekend to gross $13.39 million.

And So It Goes (Clarius Entertainment), this weekend's only other new wide release, debuted in eighth place with an estimated $4.55 million from 1,762 theaters. The romantic dramedy, directed by Rob Reiner and starring Michael Douglas and Diane Keaton, opened on Friday with $1.36 million, increased 39 percent on Saturday to take in $1.89 million and is expected to fall 31 percent to gross $1.3 million on Sunday. The film received a positive "B+" CinemaScore rating.

As for limited releases, A Most Wanted Man (Roadside Attractions) made its debut in 361 theaters. The thriller starring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman landed in tenth place with an estimated $2.7 million, for a per-location average of $7,527.

The Gabriel Iglesias concert film, The Fluffy Movie (Open Road), opened in sixteenth place with an estimated $1.3 million from 432 theaters, for a per-location average of $3,042.

That's a wrap on this weekend's Box Office Report. Next weekend, will see the arrival of the highly-anticipated superhero team of Guardians of the Galaxy. And Chadwick Boseman will take on the role of legendary artist and musician, James Brown, in Get On Up. For more upcoming theatrical releases click here.

TW LW Title W/E Gross Theaters Total Week Studio
1 - Lucy $44,025,000 3,173 $44,025,000 1 Universal
2 - Hercules $29,000,000 3,595 $29,000,000 1 Paramount
3 1 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes $16,400,000 3,668 $172,089,000 3 Fox
4 2 The Purge: Anarchy $9,896,000 2,856 $51,272,000 2 Universal
5 3 Planes: Fire & Rescue $9,303,000 3,839 $35,121,000 2 Disney
6 4 Sex Tape $5,975,000 3,062 $26,877,000 2 Sony / Columbia
7 5 Transformers: Age of Extinction $4,600,000 2,476 $236,352,000 5 Paramount
8 - And So It Goes $4,552,000 1,762 $4,552,000 1 Clarius Entertainment
9 6 Tammy $3,400,000 2,562 $78,147,000 4 Warner Bros. / New Line
10 - A Most Wanted Man $2,717,000 361 $2,717,000 1 Roadside Attractions
11 7 22 Jump Street $2,500,000 1,613 $185,654,000 7 Sony / Columbia
12 8 How to Train Your Dragon 2 $2,200,000 1,358 $165,629,000 7 Fox / DreamWorks Animation

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Source: Box Office Mojo

'Godzilla' Sequels to Include Rodan, Mothra, and King Ghidorah

July 26, 2014

In addition to announcing that a new King Kong movie is on the way, Legendary Entertainment's Thomas Tull revealed during the studio's Comic-Con panel today that several other classic monsters from Toho Co., Limited will be joining Godzilla in future installments, including the iconic creatures Rodan, Mothra, and King Ghidorah.

It was also revealed that Godzilla director, Gareth Edwards, will be back to helm Godzilla 2, following his directing duties on Disney's Star Wars spinoff film, which has been dated for release on December 16, 2016.

“We get to make another one,” said director Gareth Edwards in a video message to the crowd. “I’m just up here doing a small little sci-fi movie, as soon as that’s over will be Godzilla 2.”

Tull added: “Toho’s been great to us and now we have more monsters to play with."

Source: Deadline

Legendary to Revive King Kong With 'Skull Island'

Fans attending Legendary Entertainment's Comic-Con panel today were treated to an unexpected surprise. At the end of their Hall H presentation, a brief video teased an upcoming King Kong movie, based on the famed home to the giant primate, Skull Island.

The video, according to Deadline, showed "first person POV soaring over dark and stormy seas into an island — Skull Island — where King Kong stands tall and roars."

Per the studio’s post-panel release: “Previous works have touched on the island, but staying and exploring this mysterious and dangerous place offers Legendary the opportunity to take audiences deeper inside this rich world with a style and scope that parallels other Legendary productions.”

The film will be released on November 4, 2016.

Source: Deadline

Comic-Con: New Trailer for 'Horns' Starring Daniel Radcliffe

On the heels of its San Diego Comic-Con presentation on Friday, which featured director Alexandre Aja, author Joe Hill and star Daniel Radcliffe, RADiUS-TWC has released online the trailer for Horns, which can be watched below, courtesy of MTV.

In the film, Merrin Williams (Juno Temple) is dead, slaughtered under inexplicable circumstances, leaving her beloved boyfriend Ignatius Perrish (Radcliffe) as the only suspect. On the first anniversary of Merrin's murder, Ig spends the night drunk and doing awful things. When he wakes the next morning he has a thunderous hangover. . . and horns growing from his head. Ig possesses a terrible new power to go with his terrible new look—a macabre talent he intends to use to find the monster who killed Merrin and destroyed his life.

Horns comes to theaters October 31st, and co-stars Max Minghella, Joe Anderson, Kelli Garner, Heather Graham, David Morse, Kathleen Quinlan, and James Remar.

Source: MTV

The Disturbing Trailer for Kevin Smith's Thriller 'Tusk'

A24 has released the first trailer for Tusk, the upcoming horror thriller from writer-director, Kevin Smith, and it doesn't look good for star Justin Long.

The film centers on Wallace, a journalist on a mission who finds the story of a lifetime in Mr. Howe, a worldwide adventurer with amazing tales and a curious penchant for walruses.

Tusk, scheduled to be released September 19th, stars Justin Long, Michael Parks, Haley Joel Osment, and Genesis Rodriguez.

Source: A24

Comic-Con: Complete 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Concept Poster

Beginning this past Thursday, as San Diego Comic-Con began to ramp-up, we shared several concept art posters (seen here and here) for Avengers: Age of Ultron that featured the superhero team of Scarlet Witch, Iron Man, Captain America, Black Widow, Hawkeye, and Quicksilver (with a glimpse at The Vision).

Today, we have a look at the concept posters for The Hulk and Thor, along with the complete poster, which includes all the aforementioned posters together as one unit.

Written and directed by Joss Whedon, Avengers: Age of Ultron comes to theaters May 1, 2015 and stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, James Spader, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Cobie Smulders, Elizabeth Olsen, Thomas Kretschmann, and Paul Bettany.

Posters courtesy of IMP Awards:


Source: IMP Awards

First Look: Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice'

We've seen Henry Cavill in costume as Superman and Ben Affleck donning the cape and cowl as Batman. Now, we get our first look at Gal Gadot in her Wonder Woman armor.

Warner Bros. held their San Diego Comic-Con panel in Hall H this morning, where they treated fans of the upcoming Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to an exclusive sneak-peek video of the film, along with the following image of Gadot as the Amazonian Princess, wielding a sword, and standing in the midst of rubble and ash. The image arrives, via director Zack Snyder, who posted it to his twitter feed.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, slated for a May 6, 2016 release, is written by Chris Terrio, from a screenplay by David S. Goyer, and stars Henry Cavill, reprising his role as Superman/Clark Kent, Ben Affleck as Batman/Bruce Wayne, and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman/Diana Prince. The film also stars Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, Jeremy Irons as Alfred, Ray Fisher as Victor Stone/Cyborg, and reunites Man of Steel stars Amy Adams, Laurence Fishburne and Diane Lane.

Source: Zack Snyder (Twitter)

Patrick Wilson Bows Out of Marvel's 'Ant-Man'

July 25, 2014

Patrick Wilson, who was set to appear in Marvel's Ant-Man movie, has exited the project. According to Deadline, the Insidious and The Conjuring star departed the film due to a scheduling conflict. The trade also notes that actors Matt Gerard and Kevin Weisman are also no longer involved with the project, though their characters were previously left out of the most recent rewrite of the script.

Meanwhile, leading men Paul Rudd and Michael Douglas remain firmly in place, as does Evangeline Lilly. All three are expected to be appearing at San Diego Comic-Con tomorrow.

Armed with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang (Rudd) must embrace his inner-hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym (Douglas), protect the secret behind his spectacular Ant-Man suit from a new generation of towering threats. Against seemingly insurmountable obstacles, Pym and Lang must plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

Peyton Reed (Bring It On, Yes Man) will direct Ant-Man, which is slated for release on July 17, 2015.

Source: Deadline

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