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'A Star Is Born' posts sensational hold to move top of UK box office

Film drops 0% to move above Venom and Johnny English Strikes Again.

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A Star Is Born posted a sensational second weekend hold, repeating its £3.1m opening with a 0% drop. Including midweek takings and previews, the film has moved to £9.6m.

While the film has been boosted by strong word-of-mouth and critical reaction, one further explanation for that result is that the UK’s third biggest multiplex chain, Vue Cinemas, didn’t play the film in its opening weekend due to a disagreement over bookings terms. However, that dispute was resolved at the end of last week,
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‘Venom,’ ‘A Star Is Born’ Repeat Box Office Wins, ‘First Man’ Launches to $16.6 Million

  • Variety
‘Venom,’ ‘A Star Is Born’ Repeat Box Office Wins, ‘First Man’ Launches to $16.6 Million
Tom Hardy’s “Venom” grabbed $35.7 million to repeat as the winner of the North American box office, followed by Lady Gaga’s “A Star Is Born” with $28 million.

Ryan Gosling’s “First Man” launched in third place at the low end of expectations with $16.6 million at 3,640 sites, edging the opening of Sony’s “Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween” with $16.2 million at 3,521 venues.

Venom,” which declined 56%, is the first repeat winner at the box office since “Crazy Rich Asians” won three straight weekends in August. Moveigoers have continued to shrug off negative reviews as the movie has taken in more than $142 million domestically at 4,250 locations in its first 10 days for Sony. It’s also continued the dominance of Marvel’s characters in the superhero movie realm.

A Star Is Born,” bolstered by stellar reviews and fans excited over the Lady Gaga-Bradley Cooper collaboration, declined by only 33% and lifted its 10-day total
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‘Venom’ Conquers Box Office Again as ‘First Man,’ ‘Goosebumps 2’ Open to $16 Million

October continues to be very good for Sony Pictures as “Venom” stays atop the box office charts with a strong $35 million second weekend. Combined with the $16 million opening for “Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween,” that’s enough to push the studio’s total annual domestic gross past $1 billion for a second straight year.

After scoring the best October opening ever with $80 million, “Venom” has found a foothold with general audiences this weekend as it holds its drop-off to 55 percent, well within the range for many Marvel Studios films in their second weekend. Though the drop is likely to be steeper next weekend with the arrival of Universal’s “Halloween,” it won’t faze Sony at all. The $100 million blockbuster has already made its money with a 10-day total of $142 million and a global total of well over $300 million.

Also Read: How Far Can 'Venom' Go at the Box Office?

Sony’s “Goosebumps 2,” meanwhile,
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Evolution of Tiffany Haddish, From ‘The Carmichael Show’ to ‘The Oath’ (Photos)

  • The Wrap
Evolution of Tiffany Haddish, From ‘The Carmichael Show’ to ‘The Oath’ (Photos)
Haddish was born in Los Angeles on Dec. 3, 1979. After she became the primary caregiver for her family after her mother suffered an accident, she opted to go to the Laugh Factory Comedy Camp when she was 17 years old. There, she received mentorship from people like Richard Pryor and Dane Cook.

Haddish got her break on the comedy competition “Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes?”, and had guest appearances on shows such as “Chelsea Lately,” “That’s So Raven,” “My Name Is Earl” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”

In 2013, she scored a recurring role on “Real Husbands of Hollywood.” In 2014, she was cast in the Oprah Winfrey Network series “If Loving You Is Wrong.” However, she left that role after one season because she got a regular role on NBC’s “The Carmichael Show” for three seasons.

In 2017, Haddish starred in “Girls Trip” alongside Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith and Regina Hall.
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‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Will Rock the Box Office With $30 Million Opening

  • Variety
‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Will Rock the Box Office With $30 Million Opening
Fox’s Freddie Mercury biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” is heading for a North American opening weekend as high as $30 million on Nov. 2-4, early tracking showed Thursday.

Mr. Robot” star Rami Malek is in the lead role as Mercury, the frontman for Queen. New Regency and Gk Films are the production companies. Mercury wrote numerous hits for Queen, including “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Killer Queen,” “Somebody to Love,” “Don’t Stop Me Now,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” and “We Are the Champions.” Dexter Fletcher came on board to direct in December after Fox fired Bryan Singer from the project. However, Singer has retained the directing credit.

An opening of more than $26 million for “Bohemian Rhapsody” would give it the second highest music biopic opening ever, after a $60 million opening weekend in 2015 for “Straight Outta Compton.” Tupac Shakur biopic “All Eyez on Me” opened to $26.4 million in 2017.

Bohemian Rhapsody” will open against Disney
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Kevin Hart Signs First-Look Deal With Nickelodeon

  • The Wrap
Nickelodeon has signed an exclusive first-look deal with Kevin Hart, the network announced on Thursday.

Under the deal, Hart will produce and develop live-action scripted kids content for the network via his HartBeat Productions banner.

“For me, Nick has always represented everything fun about being a kid, and it’s still at the forefront today of kids’ and family entertainment,” Hart said in a statement. “I’ve been slimed at ‘Kids’ Choice,’ won a lot of Orange Blimps and my kids are my very own built-in focus group, so I’m ready to dive in and make some next-level shows with Brian and everyone at Nickelodeon.”

Also Read: AwesomenessTV Co-Founder Brian Robbins Named President of Nickelodeon

The deal for Hart comes 10 days after Viacom tapped AwesomenessTV co-founder Brian Robbins as the network’s new president, replacing Cyma Zarghami, who left the company in June after a 30-year tenure.

Added Robbins:
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Kevin Hart Inks First-Look Deal With Nickelodeon (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Kevin Hart Inks First-Look Deal With Nickelodeon (Exclusive)
Kevin Hart has signed a first-look deal with Nickelodeon, Variety has learned exclusively.

Under the deal, Hart and his HartBeat Productions banner will develop and produce live-action, scripted kids content for the network. News of the deal comes less than two weeks after Awesomeness TV co-founder Brian Robbins was tapped to lead Nickelodeon after most recently serving as head of Paramount Pictures’ genre division, Paramount Players.

“For me, Nick has always represented everything fun about being a kid, and it’s still at the forefront today of kids’ and family entertainment,” Hart said. “I’ve been slimed at Kids’ Choice, won a lot of Orange Blimps and my kids are my very own built-in focus group, so I’m ready to dive in and make some next-level shows with Brian and everyone at Nickelodeon.”

No stranger to the Nickelodeon audience, in 2014 Hart won the Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Funny Star.
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Warner Bros. and 'The Nun' Lead Second Highest Grossing September Ever

Warner Bros. and 'The Nun' Lead Second Highest Grossing September Ever
September 2018 delivered some stellar numbers, finishing as the second largest September of all-time behind last year's record performance. That said, while over 40% of September 2017's calendar gross was attributed to one film alone * Warner Bros.'s It * 2018's top earner * WB's The Nun * accounted for just 16.4% of the month's total gross, serving as evidence of a more, well-rounded month altogether. Additionally, for the third year in a row, WB led the month of September, and, like last year, dominated the competition, serving as the only studio to not only bring in over $100 million for the month, but by bringing in nearly $235 million from seven films in release. As already mentioned, WB's release of New Line's The Nun led the way in September, bringing in just over $109 million over the course of the month. Following a franchise record opening of $53.8 million early in the month, The Nun has since gone
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Tiffany Haddish on Pay Parity, Licking Arsenio, and Why Emmys and Oscars Are Overrated

  • Variety
Tiffany Haddish on Pay Parity, Licking Arsenio, and Why Emmys and Oscars Are Overrated
“More work! More work, and more sleep.”’

That’s what on Tiffany Haddish’s agenda for the rest of 2018, which has already been a tear for the comedian. She’s been on a winning streak at the box office, following up the hit “Girls Trip” with “Night School,” opposite Kevin Hart. Her autobiography became a best-seller, and she turned a history-making hosting gig at “Saturday Night Live” into an Emmy Award at the ceremony last month.

That impressive work ethic is what fuels the Variety Power of Women honoree, who proudly embraces her ambition. Here, she tells Variety what more we can expect from her.

When you look back over the course of the year, what moments stand out for you? What are you proudest of?

Meeting Oprah. That was really awesome. Getting the Tesla. I can’t think of everything else. It’s been a lot.

What about the Emmy?
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Stoner sequel How High 2 sets its cast as filming gets underway

Back in July it was announced that MTV and Universal 1440 Entertainment are teaming for a sequel to the 2001 stoner comedy How High, and now comes word from Deadline that the film has set its cast.

DC Young Fly (Almost Christmas) and Lil Yachty (Teen Titans Go! to the Movies) are set to lead the cast as two young “potrepreneurs” on a magical hash-fueled journey to fund their on-demand munchies delivery start-up.

Joining them in the cast are Alyssa Goss (The Bobby Brown Story), DeRay Davis (21 Jump Street), Mary Lynn Rajskub (Night School), NeNe Leakes (Glee), Tameka “Tiny” Harris (Meet The Blacks), Cynthia Bailey (The Real Housewives of Atlanta), Shekinah Jo (T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle) and hip-hop artist Lil Baby.

How High 2 is being directed by Bruce Leddy from a script by Alex Blagg (Workaholics), Neel Shah (Powerless) and Family Guy’s Shawn Ries and Artie Johann.
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Katt Williams Lands in Jail for Assaulting Driver Over Dog Argument

Katt Williams Lands in Jail for Assaulting Driver Over Dog Argument
Katt Williams has found himself in legal trouble once again. The comedian allegedly assaulted a private driver after an apparent argument about transporting his dog. Williams proceeded to leave in another car, but was later found by Portland, Oregon police, who arrested him for an out-of-state warrant from Georgia. Williams was arrested at the Portland airport and was on his way to Nick Cannon Presents: Wild 'N Out comedy improv show Friday night. As of Sunday evening, the comedian was still behind bars and waiting for his arraignment, which is scheduled for today.

The town car driver reportedly had swelling and cuts on his face and was treated at a hospital, according to Portland police. Katt Williams recently won the Creative Arts Emmy for his guest appearance on the TV series Atlanta, and many believed that the comedian was turning over a new leaf, especially since he hadn't been arrested
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'Venom' overcomes 'Johnny English 3', 'A Star Is Born' at UK box office

Superhero spin-off posts healthy £8m bow, including previews.

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Full screen RankFilm / DistributorThree-day gross (Oct 5-7) Running gross Week 1 Venom (Sony Pictures) £5.6m £8m 1 2 Johnny English Strikes Again (Universal) £4.1m £4.1m 1 3 A Star Is Born (Warner Bros) £3.1m £4m 1 4 The House With A Clock In Its Walls (eOne) £902,203 £6.8m 3 5. Night School (Universal) £859,330 £3.1m 2 Sony Pictures

Venom, a spin-off from the Spider-man franchise taking place outside of the Marvel cinematic universe, opened to an impressive £5.6m Fri-Sun. From 557 locations, that’s a site average of £10,054. With Wednesday/Thursday previews, the total five-day opening was £8m.
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‘Venom’ Is The Number One Movie In The World With $205M Taken In Opening Weekend

Despite many negative reviews, superhero movie Venom is officially the number one movie in the world after taking a whopping $205 million in its opening weekend, an October record. In its domestic territory of North American, the Tom Hardy-led superhero flick managed a superb $80 million, the best performance in October ever, and much more than the previous record holder, 2013’s Gravity, which pulled in $55 million over its first three days. The movie, a spin-off from the Spider-Man movies, though not in the current McU, cost around $100 million to bring to the screen.

In second place, fellow new opener A Star Is Born, the directorial debut of actor Bradley Cooper, picked up a cool $41.25 million, plus another $14 million from around the world. The film cost a reported $36 million to make, so is a hit, plus a future Oscar contender.

Rounding out the top three is animated fare Smallfoot, which opens in the UK this week.
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Bo Report: ‘Venom’ defies the critics while ‘Ladies in Black’ stays strong

Venom’ (Photo credit: Ctmg)

The critics hated Venom, blasted by Rolling Stone’s Pete Travers as a “puddle of simplistic, sanitized PG-13 drivel” and the worst Marvel film of the year, and by The Guardian’s Peter Bradshaw as clumsy, monolithic and fantastically boring.

Audiences must be watching a different movie as the Sony Pictures/Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man spin-off starring Tom Hardy, Michelle Williams and Riz Ahmed smashed October opening weekend records worldwide last weekend.

Bruce Beresford’s Ladies in Black clearly is benefiting from repeat business in its third weekend while Benjamin Gilmour’s Jirga advanced to $128,000 including festival screenings after taking $16,000 in its second weekend on 10 screens.

Paramount released Paw Patrol: Mighty Pups direct to home entertainment in the Us but gave it a theatrical run here as an alternate content release.

Transmission’s The Seagull didn’t fly while of the limited releases Madman Entertainment’s American Animals
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‘Venom’ Rules the Box Office, but ‘A Star Is Born’ Does Not Disappoint

‘Venom’ Rules the Box Office, but ‘A Star Is Born’ Does Not Disappoint
Venom” and “A Star Is Born” both opened over $40 million, and that’s a first for any October weekend. Only 20 films have opened to that much in October, nine of which were horror films.

Now “Venom” has the top October opening ever at $80 million. (Prior record holder was “Scary Movie 3” in 2003 at $73 million adjusted.) That means February, April, and October 2018 each set new records with Marvel movies. The total weekend gross will come in a little under $175 million, the strongest in at least a decade.

Sony has been the home of “Spider-Man” among Marvel releases, along with “Ghost Rider.” A reasonable comparison is Disney’s “Doctor Strange” in early November 2016 (a normally better date), which opened around $90 million. Of course, $80 million is great any time, particularly outside of summer.

What makes “Venom” more impressive is, unlike many Marvel films, it was poorly reviewed with a truly bad Metacritic score
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'Venom' ensnares global box office with $207m record October global bow (updated)

'Venom' ensnares global box office with $207m record October global bow (updated)
Update: Hong Kong crime thriller Project Gutenberg within days of $100m following $38m weekend haul.

October 8 Update: Sony/Marvel’s Venom starring Tom Hardy smashed the opposition with a confirmed $207.1m global debut that set a new October high at the box office.

A Star Is Born grossed $14.2m from its first markets through Warner Bros, while Universal’s Johnny English Strikes Again debuted at number two in the UK on $5.4m.

Sony Pictures Releasing International

Comic book adaptation Venom ranked number one in 57 of its international 58 markets through Sony Pictures Releasing International (Spri) and dominated the international arena with
See full article at ScreenDaily »

'Venom' ensnares global box office with $205m record October global bow (updated)

'Venom' ensnares global box office with $205m record October global bow (updated)
Update: Hong Kong crime thriller Project Gutenberg within days of $100m following $38m weekend haul.

Sony/Marvel’s Venom starring Tom Hardy smashed the opposition with an estimated $205m global debut that set a new October high at the box office.

A Star Is Born grossed $14m from its first markets through Warner Bros, while Universal’s Johnny English Strikes Again debuted at number two in the UK on $5.5m.

Sony Pictures Releasing International

Comic book adaptation Venom ranked number one in 57 of its international 58 markets through Sony Pictures Releasing International (Spri) and dominated the international arena with a bracing $125.2m haul from 20,800 screens.
See full article at ScreenDaily »

'Venom' ensnares global box office with $205m record October global bow

'Venom' ensnares global box office with $205m record October global bow
Hong Kong crime thriller Project Gutenberg within days of $100m following $38m weekend haul.

Sony/Marvel’s Venom starring Tom Hardy smashed the opposition with an estimated $205m global debut that set a new October high at the box office.

A Star Is Born grossed $14m from its first markets through Warner Bros, while Universal’s Johnny English Strikes Again debuted at number two in the UK on $5.5m.

Sony Pictures Releasing International

Comic book adaptation Venom ranked number one in 57 of its international 58 markets through Sony Pictures Releasing International (Spri) and dominated the international arena with a bracing $125.2m haul from 20,800 screens.
See full article at ScreenDaily »

Box Office: ‘Venom’ Launches to $80 Million, ‘A Star Is Born’ Draws $42.6 Million

  • Variety
Box Office: ‘Venom’ Launches to $80 Million, ‘A Star Is Born’ Draws $42.6 Million
The unlikely dynamic duo of “Venom” and “A Star Is Born” have livened up the fall moviegoing season with the best October weekend of all time in North America.

Tom Hardy’s superhero tale “Venom” grabbed $80 million at 4,250 sites for Sony and Marvel while the Lady Gaga-starring remake of “A Star Is Born” earned an estimated $42.6 million at 3,686 locations for Warner Bros. — both well above pre-weekend forecasts. “Venom” smashed the record for an October opening, topping the $55.8 million launch of “Gravity” by 43%.

Venom” also dominated at the international box office with $125.2 million, setting an international record for an October opening. South Korea led the way with $16.3 million.

Venom” and the critically acclaimed “A Star Is Born” were both able to draw effectively from beyond their core audiences. The strong domestic openings pushed the weekend’s total business to about $174 million, or 15% above the prior mark of $151.5 million set in
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‘Venom’ Sets New October Opening Record With $80 Million Launch

  • The Wrap
‘Venom’ Sets New October Opening Record With $80 Million Launch
October has kicked off with the biggest weekend in the month’s box office history, thanks to the release of Columbia’s “Venom” and Warner Bros.’ “A Star Is Born.” “Venom” leads the charts with an $80 million opening from 4,250 screens, blowing by the $55.7 million start of “Gravity” to set the new top opening for an October release.

Even though it has been mostly panned by critics with a 32 percent Rotten Tomatoes score, fans of Spider-Man’s antihero counterpart embraced the film, giving it a B+ on CinemaScore.

With a reported budget of $100 million, Sony has kept costs down for the first of several planned Spidey spinoffs, as the film has earned an estimated global start of $205 million. Korea was the top overseas market with $16.4 million, followed by Russia with $13.6 million. Those totals already beat the lifetimes for “Justice League” and “Wonder Woman” in those countries.

Also Read: 'Venom'
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