On this episode of Collider Movie Talk, John Campea, Mark Ellis, and Jon Schnepp discuss the following:
Weekend box office reports (Brought to you by AMC theaters)
- Ron Perlman talks Hellboy 3
- Trainspotting 2
- Telluride raves about Black Mass
- The effects of Rotten Tomatoes
- Movie ticket prices
- Marvel TV and film
- Subtitles in movies
- …and a few things more!
It’s our first show of the week so it’s time for our weekly box office report brought to you by our friends at AMC Theaters. Coming in at #1 this week, bumping out 3 time champ Straight Outta Compton is the faith based film War Room. War Room went into expanded release this week adding almost 400 additional screens over its week 1 release, to bring in a weekend best of $9.45 million dollars. Falling into the #2 position is Straight Outta Compton making $8.85 million to bring its 4 week domestic total up to $150 million dollars. Coming in 3rd spot is the Robert Redford film A Walk In The Woods making $8.25 million. In 4th position is the new film The Transporter Refueled making $7.2 million, and rounding out the top 5 is Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation bringing in an additional $7.1 million for a domestic total of $180 million and a worldwide total of over $511 million.
While fans of the Hellboy series have been yearning for a 3rd film, actor Ron Perlman has continued to discuss the project whenever given the opportunity. In a recent interview, the actor gave away some of the major plot details for a third film if it were to ever come to pass, including the role of the twins Hellboy and Liz found out they were having at the end of Hellboy 2. Perlman said the following: “Guillermo told me what the resolve of the trilogy would look like, in broad strokes, and it’s such an amazingly theatrical, cinematic idea, that I found it essential that we do it. Holy sh*t, he’s the beast of the Apocalypse. He has to take down civilization. He has to. It’s non-negotiable. That’s the foundation for the story, and that’s why I think it would be a shame if we don’t do it. The two twins: one would look like the mum and one would look like the dad. And one of them was going to be completely f*cking corrupt, the other one angelic. Which one was which? Only Guillermo would make the f*cked-up-looking one be the angel. So then that adds to the saga.”
BUY OR SELL
Well speaking of sequels tons of movies fans have been wanting to see. Academy Award winning director Danny Boyle has constantly been asked about the possibility of a follow up film to Trainspotting. A sequel to the original book exists titled Porno, which is said the be the basis for the possible sequel. However, now it appears a Trainspotting 2 may be closer to becoming a reality than ever before. Recently at the Telluride Film Festival Deadline again asked Boyle about the possible sequel to which he said the only obstacle now was getting the schedule of the 4 main actors worked out since 2 of the stars are in current running TV series (Jonny Lee Miller in “Elementary” and Robert Carlyle on ABC’s “Once Upon a Time”).
The upcoming Johnny Depp film Black Mass has just played this past weekend at the aforementioned Telluride Film Festival, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive to the point that many critics who saw the film are saying they will be “Shocked” if the film doesn’t get a best picture nomination and actors Johnny Depp and Joel Edgerton doesn’t get best actor and supporting actor nominations at the upcoming Oscars. The Hollywood Reporter called Depp a “Slam Dunk” for a best actor nomination and that Joel Edgerton “steals the show”. John, buy or sell these reports about BLACK MASS coming out of Telluride?
The growing effect of Rotten Tomatoes and social media on box office results vs traditional tracking predictions. We’re talkin about an article in The Hollywood Reporter that you can read here: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/summer-box-office-how-movie-819250
Noe Quezada writes: Hey Collider crew! A few weeks ago on mail bag, I was watching John Campea’s rant on movie studios spending hundreds of millions of dollars on a lot of their films causing movie ticket prices to dramatically increase. My question is do you think we’ll ever see movie ticket prices go back to being below $10 dollars or do you think all is doomed and will continue to increase? Thanks and keep up the great work!
Corey writes: Hey Collider Crew, my question is with the recent news about the restructuring going on at Marvel, one bit of news that caught my eye was that Ike Perlmutter will still have control over Marvel’s TV division, so I was wondering do you guys think we will see a division between the TV and movie aspects of the MCU and could this change hurt the chances of the Defenders or Agents of Shield popping up in Infinity War or any future Marvel movies.
Lexie Howe writes: Hi Collider Movie Crew! You spoke about the use of subtitles in one episode of Movie Talk, but the way you guys talked about it was in the use of foreign films. I have two hearing disabilities and can only watch movies if they have subtitles. While some theatres (hint hint many AMC theatres) have accessibility devices, many do not. I was wondering if you thought it would be a good idea to do showings of movies with the subtitles onscreen. I’m not talking about in every single theatre, but maybe one or two per location. I know it would be a huge advantage for anyone else who has hearing problems, but to those who do not it may seem like an inconvenience. What do you think? Thanks and keep up the great work!