- Weekend box office reports (brought to you by AMC)
- Jared Leto’s Joker in Empire Magazine
- Jumanji remake
- The Raid remake
- Johnny Depp and Fortunately, The Milk
- Voice talents of Zootopia
- Screen adaptation of The Stand
- Spider-man’s role in Infinity War
and much more…
It’s Monday which means it’s time for our weekly box office report brought to you by our friends at AMC Theaters. Back in the #1 position in its fourth week of release is the Matt Damon film The Martian. The film took back the #1 spot with $15.9 million and droping only 25% from the previous weekend. In the #2 spot is the Jack Black film Goosebumps making an additional $15.5 million and dropping only 34% from its opening week. In third place is the Tom Hanks film Bridge of Spies making $11.3 million and dropping just 26.1% from opening from its opening weekend last week. In 4th spot is The Last Witch Hunter in its first week of release making just $10.8 million. And rounding out the top 5 is Hotel Transylvania 2 pulling in an additional 9 million in its 5th week of release.
Empire Magazine has revealed the their upcoming cover giving us our first full look at The Joker in the upcoming Suicide Squad movie. On the cover we see Joker from head to toe with the words “Psycho Killer”. Suicide Squad opens in theatres on August 5th.
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As some of you may know, a remake of the 1995 Robin Williams film Jumanji has been in development and now we have some more movement. According to a report in Deadline High Fidelity and Con Air screenwriter Scott Rosenberg has been brought on to rewrite the script and a release date of December 25th 2016 has been set. The December 25th release date will have the Jumanji remake opening against Tim Burton’s next film, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.
A North American remake of the hit Asian film The Raid has been in development for some time with Frank Grillo and Taylor Kitsch attached to star and Expendables 3 director Patrick Hughes on board to helm the Screen Gems release. However, troubled times have hit the production as reports claim that Taylor Kitsch has left the project as well as director Patrick Hughes. On top of that it’s now being claimed that Screen Gems has dropped the project as well and is now no longer interested in distributing the film.
According to a report in Variety director Edgar Wright and actor Johnny Depp have entered into talk to join the upcoming 20th Century Fox film Fortunately, the Milk based on a children’s book by Neil Gaiman. Fortunately, the Milk is told from the point of a view of a young boy and his sister, who listen as their father recounts the story of exactly what happened when he stepped out briefly to purchase some milk. That story includes aliens, pirates, piranhas and, of course, time travel.
The new Disney Animated film Zootopia is hitting theatres on March 4th with Jason Bateman, Ginnifer Goodwin and Shakira already announced in major voice roles. Now, Disney has revealed more of the voice cast. Idris Elba voices Chief Bogo, head of the Zootopian Police Department. Octavia Spencer is Mrs. Otterson. J.K. Simmons is Mayor Leodore Lionhearted. Tommy Chong is Yax the Yak, “a most enlightened, laid-back bovine.” Alan Tudyk is Duke Weaselton, “a small-time weasel crook with a big-time mouth.”
Adam McGregor writes: Hey collider! I was wondering, what ever happened to the big screen adaptation of Stephen King‘s, The Stand? Wasn’t Matthew McConaughey rumored to be the main villain?
William Atangana writes: Hello Collider crew, love the show. My question is now that Marvel can use Spider-Man to appear in future films as a guest appearance or a bigger role, do you think he’ll appear in Infinity War Part 1 & Part 2? Thanks.