James Cameron is the GOAT with 3 top-grossing films of all time in the top 5 with AVATAR THE WAY OF WATER moving up the charts overtaking STAR WARS: EPISODE VII - THE FORCE AWAKENS for the fourth position. The sequel is coming for Cameron’s TITANIC and maybe the original AVATAR.
Tom Cruise's TOP GUN sequel is set to become 2023's highest-grossing film with more than $1.48 billion at the worldwide box office. TOP GUN: MAVERICK premiered on Paramount's streaming service, Paramount+ over the holidays and again broke records as the film broke more records. Paramount announced that TOP GUN: MAVERICK premiered as the most-watched movie globally on its streaming platform. See the press release.
Disney is bringing a show-stopping concert event to the Hollywood Bowl featuring the music from Disney's ENCANTO with the original cast (Stephanie Beatriz, Diane Guerrera) and guest stars like Lin-Manuel Miranda, Carlos Vives and Andrés Cepeda. The Madrigal casita will be recreated on stage for "ENCANTO At The Hollywood Bowl which will be available to stream on Disney+ on December 28.
Rihanna returns to the airwaves after a long hiatus with her new single from the BLACK PANTHER: WAKANDA FOREVER movie, "Lift Me Up." The song was written by Rihanna, director Ryan Coogler, Tems and the film's composer Ludwig Göransson as a tribute to the legacy of the late Chadwick Boseman. Watch the moving new music from the BLACK PANTHER sequel soundtrack.
Henry Cavill announced Monday that his cameo in Dwayne Johnson's BLACK ADAM was his re-introduction back into the DCEU. The actor took to Instagram to tell fans of his return and promises a new and exciting chapter. See Henry Cavill's Instagram post below.
A fourth installment in the PLANET OF THE APES reboot is coming our way with KINGDOM OF THE PLANET OF THE APES starting production in October. Matt Reeves (THE BATMAN) will not return so THE MAZE RUNNER trilogy director Wes Ball will helm the new 20th Century Studios movie. The announcement reveals that the storyline will flash forward with a timeline closer to the world we first met in the original 1968 film. Concept art was also released that sees the fall of man complete.
Turns out Hugh Jackman isn't hanging up to his claws as Wolverine as he had promised after the X-MEN died in LOGAN (2017). Ryan Reynolds released a video announcing a third DEADPOOL movie is in the works with Reynolds' real-life pal joining the cast as Logan. In Reynolds' fashion, the actor delivers the message in a quirky video with a Jackman cameo in addition to introducing a new logo with Wolverine's trademark.
IMAX is hosting ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY screenings at 150 movie theaters in the United States and Canada on August 26 with Andor footage being shown for the first time. Get the details and new poster below.
The Predator prequel PREY was Hulu's biggest premiere in its streaming history this past weekend. The 20th Century Studios action thriller was the most watched premiere to date including all film and television series. Internationally, PREY also debut as the highest-watched movie in the first three days on Star+ and Disney+.
Production has wrapped on Tilman Singer’s CUCKOO starring Euphoria'sHunter Schafer,Dan Stevens and Jessica Henwick. Filmed in Germany, the horror movie is written and directed by Singer on 35mm. Read the Neon press release below.
If you watched THE BATMAN, you'd know the Joker makes a cameo in one of the final scenes. Played by Barry Keoghan, Batman's nemesis interacts with the Riddler (Paul Dano) at Arkham. In the deleted clip released by director Matt Reeves, the Joker had a much bigger role in THE BATMAN. Watch below.
Roadside Attractions picked up United States distribution rights for CALL JANE starring Elizabeth Banks And Sigourney Weaver by Oscar®-Nominee Phyllis Nagy in her critically-acclaimed theatrical feature directorial debut. Set in 1968 at the height of the abortion rights debate, CALL JANE will be released in the Fall of 2022 in the United States.
Roadside Attractions and Vertical Entertainment picked up the North American rights for Audrey Plaza's film, EMILY THE CRIMINAL after a bidding war at Sundance. The Sundance 2022 critically-acclaimed thriller is John Patton Ford's directorial and writing debut with Plaza producing.
In year two of the pandemic era, some audiences were comfortable enough to return to the movie theaters but not in droves like in pre-pandemic times. Five of the top highest grossing films were superhero films with the remaining being sequels and one original property. Below are your highest-grossing films of 2021 at the domestic box office.
HBO Max's BATGIRL movie has begun production with Leslie Grace as the DC character. Director Adil El Arbi announced the news on his Instagram account with an image of the slate above the desk of Barbara Gordon. It also reveals the new DCEU movie will be shot in 60 FPS for the streaming service.
Eva Longoria's feature film directorial debut, FLAMIN' HOT wrapped production in New Mexico last week. The film is based on Richard Montañez's rise from janitor to a marketing executive at Frito-Lay company and helped turn the Flamin' Hot Cheetos into a global phenomenon. The film stars Jesse Garcia (Snowfall) as Monañex, Dennis Haysbert, Emilio Rivera, Tony Shalhoub, Pepe Serna and others.
BLACK WIDOW earned the highest domestic box office since the pandemic began with an outstanding $80 million in revenue. Disney also released figures for the first time for Disney+ Premiere Access since it took in an impressive $60 million. With an international take of $78 million, the global sum was $215 million for the Marvel film. The gamble to delay the release from last year paid off.
Jessica Henwick (Iron Fist, LOVE AND MONSTERS) is the latest actor to join Rian Johnson's KNIVES OUT sequel for Netflix. The actress joins returning star Daniel Craig along with a few other recognizable names. See the cast list so far.
Marvel Studios released the full slate of film release dates with a nostalgic trailer teasing their Phase 4 MCU movies through 2023. If anyone gets butts back into theater seats it'll be Marvel's slate. See the complete rundown of all the MCU movies through 2023.
Sony Pictures' past and future Marvel films like the SPIDER-MAN franchise and other popular titles are headed to Disney properties such as Disney+ and Hulu after their theatrical and pay tv windows. Sony's theatrical releases from 2022 to 2026 are included in the deal that signifies that Sony Pictures Entertainment are not following in other studios' footsteps in starting their own streaming service.
As more movie theaters open, and life hopefully will return to semi-normal with vaccinations rates increasing, movie studios are committing to future release dates. Dwayne Johnson announced Sunday BLACK ADAM will arrive summer of 2022 while Lionsgate's THE HITMAN'S WIFE'S BODYGUARD will hit the big screen this summer.
Amazon Studios announced Aaron Sorkin’s drama BEING THE RICARDOS has begun principle photography with Nicole Kidman and Javier Bardem playing television's iconic couple. Kidman will play I Love Lucy's beloved red-head and Bardem the Cuban band leader with J.K. Simmons portraying actor William Frawley, their on screen neighbor Fred, and Nina Arianda is Ethel/Vivian Vance. Read the complete announcement.
While more movie theaters are opening across the United States and Canada, audiences aren't returning in droves. Disney and Marvel may be aware of this which is why they took the step to bring their upcoming films to Disney+ Premier Access. Marvel's BLACK WIDOW and Disney's CRUELLA will premiere theatrically and on Disney+ for an extra $30. In addition, the Scarlett Johansson movie was pushed back to July 9. How do you feel about the news? Take our poll below.