The sequel doesn’t match the opening of the first ‘Deadpool’ in the U.S., but launches to a record $176 million overseas; the adult-skewing ‘Book Club’ opens to $12.5 million, while ‘Show Dogs’ falters. Superheroes continued to dominate the box office over the weekend as Ryan Reynolds and Fox’s Deadpool 2 bowed to $125 million domestically
The actor opens up to The Hollywood Reporter about portraying Guy Montag — a role not traditionally written for a person of color — in HBO’s adaptation of the iconic novel. Michael B. Jordan earned his first producing credit on HBO’s Fahrenheit 451, a modern adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s 1953 book of the same name.
Spike Lee nabs the Grand Prix for ‘BlacKkKlansman,’ while presenter Asia Argento tells the audience, “I was raped by Harvey Weinstein. The festival was his hunting ground.” A quiet, selfie-less Cannes film festival came to a close Saturday night with fireworks as Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters took home the Palme d’Or, while Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman landed
The film was selected from 17 across festival sections. This year’s Golden Eye documentary prize at the Cannes film festival was awarded to Stefano Savona’s Samouni Road. The Directors’ Fortnight entry was recognized for its “intelligent way of filming, the right distance in its point of view, its sensitive outlook, the brilliant and subtle use
The winning title was selected from 17 films across the festival’s sections. Lukas Dhont’s Un Certain Regard entry Girl was awarded this year’s Queer Palm award. The first feature from the Belgian director follows a trans teen who is trying to become a ballerina dancer. The Queer Palm was launched in 2010 and selects its winner from
Elsewhere, ‘Book Club’ is exceeding expectations, thanks to strong interest among older moviegoers. Avengers: Infinity War finally has some competition. Ryan Reynolds and 20th Century Fox’s summer event pic Deadpool 2 rocketed to a huge $18.6 million in Thursday-night previews from 3,785 theaters, a record for an R-rated pic. That puts the film on course
The jury of three women and two men, headed by Benicio Del Toro, tapped Ukraine’s Sergei Loznitsa as best director and Joao Salaviza and Renee Nader Messora’s ‘The Dead and the Others’ as the jury prize winner. The Un Certain Regard sidebar of the 71st Cannes Film Festival unveiled its winners on Friday afternoon, with
The drama, directed by Gianni Zanasi, is a quirky tale of a timid woman who takes control of her life after a bit of divine intervention. Gianni Zanasi’s crowd-pleasing Troppa Grazia has won the European Cinemas Label award for best European film at the Cannes Film Festival. The drama stars Alba Rohrwacher as Lucia, a
Gary Baum and Lacey Rose are nominated for journalist of the year and entertainment journalist of the year, respectively. The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday scored 42 nominations for the 60th SoCal Journalism Awards, including best website, Gary Baum as journalist of the year and Lacey Rose as best entertainment journalist. Overall, THR landed the most
The prizes for the festival sidebar were given out Thursday night. The prizes for Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight sidebar were awarded Thursday evening, with Gaspar Noe’s sex-and-drugs drama Climax taking the Art Cinema Award from among the 17 films in competition. This year’s selections had some big-name directors competing, with Oscar nominee Ciro Guerra’s Summer Birds, Cesar
DJ Khaled C Flanigan/FilmMagic DJ Khaled has reason to be grateful — he’s been nominated for a leading six trophies for the BET Awards. The nominations for next month’s ceremony were announced Tuesday night. Khaled’s nods include those for album of the year for Grateful and video of the year for “Wild Thoughts,” which featured
Other offerings opening this week include the female-led ‘Book Club’ and family pic ‘Show Dogs.’ More than two years after Ryan Reynolds’ Merc With a Mouth transformed into a box-office sensation, Deadpool 2 is hitting theaters around the globe. In North America, the 20th Century Fox sequel has a chance of posting a record Memorial
The duo worked together on the first ‘Deadpool.’ Ryan Reynolds has tapped digital marketing veteran George Dewey to serve as the new president of Reynolds’ company, Maximum Effort Productions. The news comes as Reynolds and 20th Century Fox prepare to unleash Deadpool 2, the follow-up to the irreverant 2016 superhero pic that grossed $783.1 million
Joachim Trier’s jury awarded the Nespresso Grand Prize and other honors. The first major awards of this year’s Cannes Film Festival were handed out Wednesday night, with Diamantino taking the top honor in the Critics’ Week sidebar. Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt’s surrealist film, one of seven features in competition, took the Nespresso Grand Prize.
The theater chain includes the popular Landmark cinema in West Los Angeles. Online movie ticketing service Atom Tickets is teaming with Landmark Theatres, the high-end circuit owned by Mark Cuban and Todd Wagner. The pact covers all of Landmark’s 53 theaters in 27 markets across the country, including the popular Landmark complex in West Los
Oscar-winning production designer Dean Tavoularis will also be honored at the June 11 ceremony. Jodie Foster will receive an honorary degree from the AFI Conservatory, along with Oscar-winning production designer Dean Tavoularis. A two-time Academy Award winner for acting, Foster has transitioned to behind-the-camera work in recent years but will next be seen starring in the
Manson helped to usher in the modern era of Hollywood market research through his innovative campaign for the 1971 horror film ‘Willard,’ and also specialized in cutting TV spots and trailers, including the famous one for the 1981 horror film ‘Scanners.’ Arthur Manson, a veteran marketing and distribution executive who helped to usher in the
Luca Guadagnino’s remake of the cult Italian horror film stars Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson and Chloe Grace Moretz. Charting its plans for awards season, Amazon Studios will open filmmaker Luca Guadagnino’s Suspiria on Nov. 2. The remake of the 1977 Italian horror film stars Tilda Swinton, Dakota Johnson and Chloe Grace Moretz. The story is
Overseas, ‘Infinity War’ debuts to a near-record $200 million in China as it becomes the top-grossing superhero pic of all time globally. Disney and Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War finished its third weekend at the box office with $1.606 billion in global ticket sales after earning another $61.8 million in North America and launching in China
“There is a fine line that you have to ride,” says Samantha Bee of hosting TBS’s Full Frontal with Samantha Bee — the weekly, 21-minute, Emmy-winning late-night show on which she skewers Donald Trump and public figures who behaved foolishly over the past week — as we sit down at the show’s offices in midtown
In North America, Melissa McCarthy’s ‘Life of the Party’ and the Will Packer-produced ‘Breaking In’ hope to be a big Mother’s Day draw. Disney and Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War has finally landed in China, where it is scoring one of the biggest opening days of all time with $70 million-plus, according to early Friday estimates.
The Swiss event will highlight small screen drama at its 2018 edition. The Zurich International Film Festival is embracing the small screen, launching a new television award for its 2018 edition. A Zurich Golden Eye award for best international TV series, together with a $10,000 cash bursary, will go to one of the series screening
The ‘Jurassic World’ and ‘Avengers’ star will be honored at the ceremony in June. Chris Pratt is already in two summer tentpole films in Avengers: Infinity War and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, and he now has another big day on his calendar. Just days before the Jurassic World sequel hits theaters, the actor will receive
Instead, both new films hope to serve as counterprogramming over Mother’s Day weekend; ‘Avengers’ finally lands in China. Disney and Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War will have no trouble staying No. 1 in its third weekend. The only question is by how much. Domestically, the superhero tentpole could pull in another $60 million over Mother’s Day
Sony also announced a fall 2019 release date for Tom Hanks’ ‘You Are My Friend.’ The Bad Boys threequel, reuniting Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, has a release date. Sony on Wednesday announced that Bad Boys for Life is set to hit theaters Jan. 17, 2020, the beginning of the lucrative Martin Luther King Jr.
From left: ‘Black Panther,’ ‘Stranger Things’ and ‘Westworld’ Photofest Trailers for Black Panther, Stranger Things and Westworld are among the nominees for the 19th annual Golden Trailer Awards, which honor the best in film and TV marketing. The Shape of Water and Hitman’s Bodyguard earned the most nominations of any film by title with eight
With nearly $50 million in presales and counting, the Marvel Disney juggernaut has topped the record for a Hollywood film set by ‘The Fate of the Furious’ last year. Marvel Disney’s Avengers: Infinity War is revving up to make a massive start in the Chinese film market, the world’s second-biggest box-office territory. The mega-tentpole had
Sharon Stone and Liam Neeson will be among the presenters at this year’s ceremony, set to take place in New York on May 14. The Webby Awards has named two more special achievement honorees, The Hollywood Reporter can reveal exclusively. Adam Sandler will receive a special achievement award for his performances across several Netflix films
Alexandra Shipp will receive the Women in Film Max Mara Face of the Future Award. Actress Brie Larson, ABC Entertainment president Channing Dungey and actress Alexandra Shipp will be among the honorees at this year’s Crystal + Lucy Awards, with the annual fundraising gala celebrating its 45th anniversary of honoring “outstanding women in the entertainment
“There are several women in competition. They are not there because of their gender, they are there because of the quality of their work,” said jury president Cate Blanchett. Discussion of gender and racial politics have been dominant themes ahead of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the first in the post-#MeToo era. But at a