On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (February 22nd, 2016) John Campea, Mark Ellis and Jon Schnepp discuss the following:
- Weekend box office report (brought to you by AMC Theatres)
- Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice runtime revealed
- Disney’s new teaser for Pete’s Dragon
- New TV spot for The Jungle Book
- Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman reunite for Office Christmas Party
- Is The Strangers 2 in trouble?
- How do you rate a movie?
- What does the failure of Jem and the Holograms mean for other 80s cartoon movies?
- and much more…
It’s Monday which means it’s time for the weekend box office report brought to you by our friends at AMC Theatres. Continuing its reign over the box office, the Merc with a Mouth, Deadpool, was #1 at the box office again, bringing in $55 million this past weekend. The R-rated superhero pic has now made $235.4 million domestically. At #2 was Kung Fu Panda 3 pulling in $12.5 million. The animated sequel has now earned $117.1 million since its end-of-January debut. The faith-based drama Risen made $11.8 million to take the #3 spot. At #4, the critically acclaimed The Witch scared up $8.7 million. And coming in at #5, romantic comedy How to Be Single with $8.2 million.
AMC Theatres has posted the official runtime for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice at 2 hours and 31 minutes making it the longest running time for a super hero film since 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises.
Disney released their first trailer for director David Lowery’s live action re-imagining of Pete’s Dragon. The movie about the adventure of an orphaned boy named Pete and his best friend Elliott, who just so happens to be a dragon, stars Bryce Dallas Howard, Oakes Fegley, Wes Bentley, Karl Urban, Oona Laurence and Oscar winner Robert Redford. The movie flies into theaters this August 12, 2016.
A new TV spot for Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book was released by Disney this past weekend showing us even more footage from the live action adaptation of the Disney classic cartoon movie. The film stars Neel Sethi as Mowgli, and features the voices of Bill Murray, Ben Kingsley, Lupita Nyong’o, Giancarlo Esposito, Christopher Walken, Scarlett Johansson and Idris Elba. The film opens in theatres everywhere on April 15th.
THR has revealed that Horrible Bosses stars Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman are reuniting for Office Christmas Party, a movie about a cast of characters who have to contend with an office party gone awry. The movie will also feature T.J. Miller and Kate McKinnon and will be directed by Blades of Glory directors Will Speck and Josh Gordon.
The long-awaited sequel to The Strangers, the 2008 flick that starred Liv Tyler and Scott Speedman, doesn’t appear to be happening anytime soon because of the recent financial troubles with Relativity Media, the studio behind the movie that declared bankruptcy back in July of 2015. Producer Roy Lee talked a bit about the script and the status of the movie’s financing.
Just wanted to ask when you rate a movie what do you look at me I look at three things. First the experience did you leave the movie excited and wanting more, did you leave happy or were you disappointed. Second did the casting fit the roles and did the actors and actress deliver in the movie. Third did their story fit the movie and the characters in the movie.
Rudy Zissou writes:
Huge fan of the show and look forward to each episode. With the lack of box office success of Jem and the Holograms. Do you think it might change the studio execs minds and perhaps convince them in to doing a more faithful adaptation of other 80’s cartoon properties? M.A.S.K perhaps? Would love to hear your thoughts. Keep up the good work and bring on the filthy!
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