On this episode of Collider Movie Talk (January 11th, 2016), John Campea, Mark Ellis, and Jon Schnepp discuss the following:
- Box office reports
- Batman v Superman TV spot
- The Free State of Jones trailer
- Golden Globes Awards results
- Cate Blanchett in Thor: Ragnarok
- Remembering David Bowie
- Star Wars: Episode VIII prediction
- Leonardo DiCaprio’s Oscar chances
- and much more…
It’s Monday, which means it’s time for our weekend box office report brought to you by our friends at AMC Theatres. Coming in at #1 for the fourth week in a row is Star Wars: The Force Awakens making an additional $41.6 million dollars. The Force Awakens also climbed past Jurassic World on the worldwide all-time box office list into the #3 spot with a total of $1.73 billion dollars. Now, only Titanic with $2.18 billion and Avatar with $2.78 billion are in front of it. Coming second place this weekend is the new Leonardo DiCaprio film The Revenant bringing in $38 million. In 3rd spot is the Will Ferrell/Mark Wahlberg comedy Daddy’s Home making an additional $15 million to bring its domestic total up to over $116 million. In 4th position is the new horror film The Forest making $13.1 million. And rounding out the top 5 is the Tina Fey/Amy Poehler comedy Sisters making over $7 million.
On March 25th, the highly anticipated Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice finally hits theatres and this weekend a new TV spot was released showing us a little Batmobile V Superman actions… and the Batmobile didn’t fare too well.
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The first major trailer for the upcoming Matthew McConaughey Civil War film The Free State of Jones has hit the web. During the Civil War, a Southern farmer (played by Matthew McConaughey) joins forces with a group of slaves to lead a rebellion against the Confederacy. The Free State of Jones opens in theatres on May 13th.
Last night the annual Golden Globe awards were handed out. Some of the key winners were The Revenant, which won best picture drama. The Martian won best picture musical or comedy. Matt Damon won best actor in a musical or comedy while Leonardo DiCaprio won best actor in a drama. Best Actress in a musical or comedy went to Jennifer Lawrence for Joy. Best Actress in a drama went to Brie Larson for Room. Best supporting actor in a motion picture went to Sylvester Stallone in Creed, and best supporting actress in a motion picture went to Kate Winslet in Steve Jobs. See the full list of Golden Globe winners here.
We’ve known for some time now that multiple Academy Award winning actress Cate Blanchett was in talk for a role in the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok film but now we may know the role she may be playing. In a report on Entertainment Tonight they interviewed actor Mark Ruffalo who said the following: “I’m so thrilled. I saw her at the Governors’ banquet here and heard that maybe she was circling, they were talking to her about the part, so I ran up to her and I was like, ‘Please, please, please make this work!’ She’s just one of the best, and to have her play a baddie is going to be really exciting.” Schnepp, would you buy or sell Cate Blanchett as a villain in the next Thor movie?
Monica DiaCoppio writes: I read the horrible news this morning about the passing of David Bowie. I grew up listening to his music as did my older brother and sisters. A lot of people forget that he also appeared in a lot of movies. I was wondering what you will remember him most for in his acting career?
Mark Harlan writes: Is it possible that Star Wars Episode VIII be a prequel like Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom? The Force Awakens has so many unanswered questions. Or maybe Episode VIII starts with a huge flashback scene?
Jhalen Thompson writes: After winning Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Picture at the Golden Globes what do you think are The Revenant‘s, and to me more importantly, Leonardo DiCaprio’s chances of winning at the Oscars?