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[This story contains spoilers for season two, episode nine of HBO’s Westworld, “Vanishing Point,” as well as a breakdown of the preview for the final episode of the season, “The Passenger.”] The season began with a journey into night. As Westworld prepares for its final episode of 2018, the series stands ready to plunge once
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Sundance horror sensation ‘Hereditary’ and ‘Hotel Artemis’ also open nationwide. The star-studded, female-fronted Ocean’s 8 should have no trouble winning the weekend box-office crown with a domestic debut in the $35 million-$40 million range, toppling holdover Solo: A Star Wars Story. From Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow, Ocean’s 8 is a spinoff of the Ocean’s Eleven series
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A trio of smaller films open opposite the ‘Star Wars’ spinoff and ‘Deadpool 2’ — Shailene Woodley’s lost-at-sea drama ‘Adrift,’ Johnny Knoxvilles’s comedy ‘Action Point’ and genre pic ‘Upgrade.’ May tentpoles Solo: A Star Wars Story and Deadpool 2 will easily dominate what’s expected to be a quiet post-Memorial Day box office. All eyes will
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With Bernard now “inside,” the first look at “Les Ecorches” puts him in the dark. [This story contains spoilers through season two, episode six of HBO’s Westworld, “Phase Space.”] “When you’ve been in the dark this long enough, you begin to see.” For an entire season, HBO’s Westworld hinged on hosts operating in narrative loops, utterly unconscious
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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
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Disney and Marvel’s mega-superhero mashup also opens in most major markets around the globe this weekend, excluding China and Russia. Disney and Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War is headed for world domination. The mega-superhero mashup is widely expected to score the top domestic debut of all time for a superhero pic upon unfurling in theaters this
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Ted Kennedy scandal pic ‘Chappaquiddick’ and inspirational movie ‘The Miracle Season’ also open nationwide. After a troubled run at the box office, Paramount could make a comeback with A Quiet Place, a high-concept horror-thriller directed by John Krasinski. In addition to helming duties, Krasinski also stars in the Platinum Dunes-produced film opposite Emily Blunt (his
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Tyler Perry’s ‘Acrimony’ and faith-based pic ‘God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness’ also open nationwide over Easter weekend. The stakes are high for Steven Spielberg’s big-budget Ready Player One, which unfurls in theaters everywhere Thursday in hopes of commanding a North American start of $45 million-$50 million by the time Easter Sunday wraps. Spielberg’s
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Jennifer Lawrence stars in ‘Red Sparrow,’ a seductive, R-rated action pic; ‘Death Wish,’ featuring Bruce Willis, is a remake of the classic 1974 revenge thriller. Disney and Marvel’s blockbuster Black Panther is once again expected to devour the competition at the North American box office this weekend as it bounds past the $500 million mark
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The Marvel movie, which boasts a stellar 98 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes, begins rolling out in North American theaters Thursday night. Disney and Marvel Studios’ Black Panther is set to make history at the Presidents Day box office. If tracking is correct, the critically acclaimed superhero film will take in $165 million-plus over the
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The ‘Fifty Shades’ threequel closes out Universal’s profitable BDSM-laced film trilogy. Universal’s Fifty Shades Freed is set to seduce the competition at the pre-Valentine’s box office with a debut of $30 million or more. The threequel closes out the female-fueled film franchise based on the BDSM-laced novels by E.L. James. Dakota Johnson once again stars
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