Box Office: “Angel Has Fallen” Opens With $21 Million

Lionsgate/Millennium’s “Angel Has Fallen” has joined “Good Boys” and “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” in the recent series of August films that have earned modest but better-than-expected opening weekends. The third film in Gerard Butler’s “Fallen” series has earned $21.2 million from 3,286 screens, nearly matching the $21.6 million opening earned by “London Has Fallen” in March 2016. Like “London Has Fallen,” “Angel” was a dud with critics and a hit with audiences, earning a 39% Rotten Tomatoes score and an A- in CinemaScore audience polls. Moviegoer demographics…

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Why Black Widow Didn’t Get a Memorial at the End of ‘Avengers: Endgame’

As the culmination of the first decade and change of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it does make sense that “Avengers: Endgame” would focus on its retiring heroes. But the weird thing is that it only focuses on two of them — Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), who died, and Steve Rogers (Chris Evans), who quit. It barely spares a thought for Natasha Romanoff, who’s been a key player in the MCU since “Iron Man 2,” even though she also died during “Endgame.” If Black Widow hadn’t killed herself on Vormir…

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Box Office: ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ On Top With $25M; ‘Scary Stories’ Schools ‘Dora’ With $21M

Fast & Furious spinoff Hobbs & Shaw stayed atop the box office chart for the second weekend in a row, revving past no fewer than five new films to gross $25.4 million and cross the $100 million mark domestically. Overseas, Universal’s big-budget action pic grossed another $60.8 million for a worldwide total of $332.6 million, including a foreign tally of $224.1 million. The franchise has always done far bigger business internationally and Hobbs & Shaw is no exception. Of the new films, CBS Films, eOne’s and Lionsgate’s Scary Stories to…

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What Happened With Loki and the Tesseract?

When Loki (Tom Hiddleston) was killed at the beginning of “Avengers: Infinity War” it was very sad because Loki was kinda everyone’s favorite character, thanks in large part to Hiddleston’s charm. But, somehow, Loki’s death is not the end of the story for the character, because the time travel shenanigans of “Avengers: Endgame” gave Marvel a chance to bring him back, even if his appearance in the film is ever so brief and mysterious. As mentioned, Loki’s appearance in “Endgame” comes during the part of the film where the Avengers…

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JOKER (2019)

An original standalone origin story of the iconic villain not seen before on the big screen, it’s a gritty character study of Arthur Fleck, a man disregarded by society, and a broader cautionary tale. Director: Todd Phillips Writers: Todd Phillips (screenplay), Scott Silver (screenplay) Stars: Robert De Niro, Joaquin Phoenix, Zazie Beetz Source: IMDB

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IT CHAPTER TWO (2019)

Evil resurfaces in Derry as director Andy Muschietti reunites the Losers Club—young and adult—in a return to where it all began with “It Chapter Two.” The film is Muschietti’s follow-up to 2017’s critically acclaimed and massive worldwide box office hit “IT,” which grossed over $700 million globally. Both redefining and transcending the genre, “IT” became part of the cultural zeitgeist as well as the highest-grossing horror film of all time. Because every 27 years evil revisits the town of Derry, Maine, “It Chapter Two” brings the characters—who’ve long since gone…

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Men in Black: International (2019)

The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest, most global threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization. Directed by: F. Gary Gray Written by: Art Marcum & Matt Holloway Based on the Malibu Comic by: Lowell Cunningham Produced by: Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald Executive Producers: Steven Spielberg, Edward Cheng, Howard Chen, E. Bennett Walsh, Riyoko Tanaka, David Beaubaire, Barry Sonnenfeld Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rebecca Ferguson,…

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Dark Phoenix (2019)

In DARK PHOENIX, the X-MEN face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean unleashes her powers in ways she can neither comprehend nor contain. With Jean spiraling out of control, and hurting the ones she loves most, she begins to unravel the…

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