Box Office: ‘Aquaman’ Three-peats As King

Look out ocean, we may have a permanent ruler. While on drylands we are a world in chaos with no visible leaders, it seems Arthur Curry has finally taken the reins as King of the Sea. Aquaman finish atop the box office for its third straight weekend with an estimated $30.7 million, while becoming the highest grossing DCEU movie of all-time.

Even though Aquaman still has some ways to go in surpassing previous DCEU films …

Box Office Roundup: ‘Jumanji’ Regains Top Spot

Despite the expansion of Steven Spielberg’s The Post, and the release of three new features, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was able to regain the top spot at the box office.  The Kevin Hart/Dwayne Johnson vehicle has been an absolute smash hit both domestically and internationally adding another estimated $27 million domestically during this MLK weekend.  Jumanji has now earned $283 million in the staes alone, with a worldwide cume of around $667 million.…

Pete’s 2017 Media Diary

This is the fourth year publishing the list of television, movies, and books that I read throughout the year. It’s always interesting to look back on the content you have consumed with your viewing and reading habits laid out in front of you.  It can be pretty scary for those not ready to truly look inside their own mind. For me, my biggest takeaway is always… “I need to read more books”. Looking through my …

NYCC Offers First Details For the New Stephen King Show ‘Castle Rock’

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New York Comic-Con 2017 was, as always, a success.  The energy of the con is infectious.  Seeing people be themselves, yet wearing costumes of a plethora of pop culture icons, is truly a sight to behold.  In the tumultuous world we all currently find ourselves in, a group of diverse individuals come together to celebrate not only pop-culture and nerdisms, but life itself.  If only the planet earth could be more like Comic-Con, we’d live …

Box Office Roundup: ‘Ragnarok’ Fights Off Competition to Remain Number One

After last weekends box office opening of $122 million, Thor: Ragnarok had a strong second weekend earning an estimated $56 million.  Ragnarok’s domestic total now sits at $211 million, its foreign total at $438 million, bringing its total box office intake $650 million after just two weeks after its release.  Not too bad.  Not too bad at all.

Ragnarok’s main competition this weekend were the releases of Daddy’s Home 2 and Murder on the Orient

NYCC2017: ‘The Walking Dead’ Cast Ready For War

As the new season of The Walking Dead is upon us yet again, the cast say big things are on the way for season eight.  We recently had the opportunity to attend a press conference at New York Comic Con, before the cast and crew hit the stage at Madison Square Garden for what is the “main event” for the Con.  The cast of The Walking Dead are like the Beatles during this incredible …

Is Pennywise Haunting My Video of Bill Skarsgård?

First things first.  I don’t want to sensationalize an article or write a story simply for the click bait headlines that far-too-often derail our attention.  Having said that, something is absolutely haunting my video footage of Pennywise actor Bill Skarsgård.  We recently had the chance to sit down with Skarsgård at New York Comic Con to discuss his work on the upcoming Hulu original series Castle Rock, based entirely in the universe created by …

Box Office Roundup: Tyler Perry Strikes Again

In an especially terrible weekend in the land of Hollywood, one release MUST rise above the rest.  It’s a weekend in which three of the new wide-releases barely crack the double digit mark on Rotten TomatoesGeostorm is sitting comfortably with a solid 13% fresh.  The Snowman sits at the single digit mark of 9 % fresh.  Say what you will about the Rotten Tomatoes system and how it represents the films, but it’s …

Box Office Roundup: ‘Happy Death Day’ Opens Number One

Blumhouse’s reign of terror continues to be a bright spot in otherwise light 2017 box office returns.  Made on yet another micro-budget of around $5 million, their new film Happy Death Day has opened with an estimated $26 million.  Following the financial success of Get Out and Split, Happy Death Day is another example that you don’t need to spend $150 million on a movie to earn huge profits as long as you make …

Box Office Roundup: ‘It’ Slips Past ‘American Made’

The Tom Cruise led American Made was expected to take the top spot at the weekend box office, but things were far closer than anyone expected. In a close three-way race, It was able sneak past both American Made and last weekends champ Kingsman: The Golden Circle. While the final numbers may not come out until tomorrow, the estimates have the three films neck and neck…. and neck.

After two weeks number one and …

Box Office Roundup: ‘Kingsman’ Takes the Crown

After two weeks on top, Kingsman: The Golden Circle has topped the juggernaut hit IT.  While the Kingsman sequel earned enough to take the top spot, the film performed under expectations.  Kingsman: The Golden Circle brought in an estimated $39 million domestically in its opening weekend.  The original Kingsman earned $36.2 in its opening weekend domestically ($128.2 million in total in the States)) and $414 million worldwide back in 2015.  The numbers seem on …

Box Office Roundup: ‘It’ Tops the Box Office For Second Weekend

It continues to crush the box office competition, winning the box office for the second straight week.  It brought in an additional $60 million this weekend, bringing the films estimated domestic total to just over $218 million.  With excellent business overseas, It has brought an international cume of just over $152 for a worldwide total of $370 million.  It’s been an impressive start for It, and it should be interesting to see how It performs …