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Around the Tubes

The weekend is almost here! How are folks spending the long weekend? While you decide on that, here’s some comic book news and reviews from around the web in our morning roundup.

Around the Tubes

Comics Alliance – Kyle Starks’ ‘Sexcastle’ Optioned By Fox, With ‘Workaholics’ Creators And Russo Brothers Attached To Direct – Interesting.

The Outhousers – ‘Fantastic Four’ Nominated for Five Razzies – Mazel Tov!

 

Around the Tubes Reviews

Talking Comics – Doctor Who: Four Doctors

Talking Comics – Gotham Academy #14

The Outhousers – Gutter Magic #1

CBR – The Legend of Wonder Woman #1

CBR – The Mighty Thor #3

CBR – Superman: American Alien #3

Star Wars Crosses $700 Million

star-wars-force-awakens-official-posterStar Wars: The Force Awakens was the top of the box office for the third week in a row adding an estimated $88.3 million to its total. The film ends the year crossing the $700 million mark with $740.27 million to be the top grossing film domestically.

The film’s success made it the second largest January weekend of all time falling about $4.5 million short of the record back in 2009 when Avatar was in theaters. The Force Awakens will likely pass that film’s all time domestic record of $760.5 million this coming week. The film is also the fastest film to cross $700 million domestically, doing in 16 days what it took Avatar 72 to do. The Force Awakens currently is the sixth highest grossing film of all time, and it will likely move in to fourth in a day or two and in to third be the end of the week the latest.

For the rest of the weekend box office, Daddy’s Home was in second place earning $29 million, with The Hateful Eight coming in third as it increased its theater count. That film earned an estimated $16.2 million. Sisters came in fourth adding $12.58 million to its total after three weeks. Rounding out the top five, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip earned an estimated $11.8 million.

Here’s the totals to end the year.

Domestic

  1. Star Wars: The Force Awakens – $740.27 million
  2. Jurassic World – $652.27 million
  3. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $459.01 million
  4. Inside Out – $356.46 million
  5. Furious 7 – $353.01 million

Worldwide

  1. Jurassic World – $1.6690 billion
  2. Furious 7 – $1.5150 billion
  3. Star Wars: The Force Awakens – $1.5108 billion
  4. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $1.4050 billion
  5. Minions – $1.1573 billion

Comic Adaptations Domestic

  1. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $459.01 million
  2. Ant-Man – $180.20 million
  3. Kingsman: The Secret Service – $128.26 million
  4. The Peanuts Movie – $128.78 million
  5. Fantastic Four – $56.12 million
  6. Diary of a Teenage Girl – $1.48 million

Comic Adaptations Worldwide

  1. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $1.4050 billion
  2. Ant-Man – $519.25 million
  3. Kingsman: The Secret Service – $414.35 million
  4. The Peanuts Movie – $205.86 million
  5. Fantastic Four – $167.98 million
  6. Diary of a Teenage Girl – $1.48 million

Star Wars: The Force Awakens Crosses $1 Billion, Stays in First

star-wars-force-awakens-official-posterThe records keep falling to Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The film broke even more records this past weekend. The film cross the $1 billion mark worldwide in record time. The film earned an estimated $153.5 million this past weekend, the highest second weekend of all time. It beat the previous record holder, Jurassic World, by $46.9 million. The film has earned $544 million domestically and $546 million internationally for a total of $1.09 billion.

In just two weekends, the film is now the second highest grossing domestic release in 2015 and the fifth worldwide. Avatar holds the domestic record of $760.5 million, and it’s not a question “if” Star Wars will top that, but more likely “when” will it top that. The film is currently fifteenth in the all-time non-adjusted grosses. It would have to over double its earnings, and has yet to open in some key markets like China.

A whole bunch of other films opened up this weekend as well.

Daddy’s Home opened in second place earning an estimated $38.8 million, better than expectations. Joy opened in third with $17.5 million. Concussion, which takes on the NFL and football, opened in sixth with $11 million. The Point Break remake came in eighth earning an estimated $10.2 million. The Hateful Eight opened in limited released coming in eleventh and earning $4.5 million. Also opening in limited release, The Revenant earned an estimated $471,000 and came in 21st; Mr. Six earned $286,847 for 24th place; and 45 Years earned $69,300 for 29th place.

Here’s this year’s top earners so far:

Domestic

  1. Jurassic World – $652.27 million
  2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens – $544.57 million
  3. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $459.01 million
  4. Inside Out – $356.46 million
  5. Furious 7 – $353.01 million

Worldwide

  1. Jurassic World – $1.6690 billion
  2. Furious 7 – $1.5150 billion
  3. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $1.4050 billion
  4. Minions – $1.1573 billion
  5. Star Wars: The Force Awakens – $1.0906 billion

Comic Adaptations Domestic

  1. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $459.01 million
  2. Ant-Man – $180.20 million
  3. Kingsman: The Secret Service – $128.26 million
  4. The Peanuts Movie – $127.60 million
  5. Fantastic Four – $56.12 million
  6. Diary of a Teenage Girl – $1.48 million

Comic Adaptations Worldwide

  1. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $1.4050 billion
  2. Ant-Man – $518.63 million
  3. Kingsman: The Secret Service – $414.35 million
  4. The Peanuts Movie – $172.74 million
  5. Fantastic Four – $167.98 million
  6. Diary of a Teenage Girl – $1.48 million

Star Wars Dominates the Box Office, Chipmunks Squeak With Dud

star-wars-force-awakens-official-posterIf you watched the new you might not know there were multiple movies opening this weekend. Star Wars: The Force Awakens dominated the box office shattering records, as was expected. The film earned an estimated $238 million domestically and $279 million internationally to give it a total of $517 million after less than a week.

I won’t rehash all of the records crushed by the film, you can read those here. The big questions now, 1) How quickly will the film reach $1 billion; 2) Will it top Avatar as the top grossing domestic film; 3) Will it top Avatar as the top grossing film of all time not adjusted for inflation?

There were other films that opened this weekend!

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip came in second place and earned an estimated $14.4 million. That’s far less than the previous film’s debut of $23.2 million and continues a decline for the film series.

Sisters opened in third and brought in $13.4 million, about the same as This is 40 which also opened against a big film and both had similar reviews.

Two Bollywood films opened too. Diwale came in ninth earning $1.875 million and Bajirao Mastani came in tenth earning $1.66 million.

For films already playing, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 was fourth with an estimated $5.7 million, and Creed was fifth adding $5.1 million to its total.

Here’s this year’s top earners so far:

Domestic

  1. Jurassic World – $652.27 million
  2. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $459.01 million
  3. Inside Out – $356.46 million
  4. Furious 7 – $353.01 million
  5. Minions – $336.05 million

Worldwide

  1. Jurassic World – $1.6690 billion
  2. Furious 7 – $1.5150 billion
  3. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $1.4050 billion
  4. Minions – $1.1573 billion
  5. Inside Out – $851.6 million

Comic Adaptations Domestic

  1. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $459.01 million
  2. Ant-Man – $180.20 million
  3. Kingsman: The Secret Service – $128.26 million
  4. The Peanuts Movie – $126.32 million
  5. Fantastic Four – $56.12 million
  6. Diary of a Teenage Girl – $1.48 million

Comic Adaptations Worldwide

  1. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $1.4050 billion
  2. Ant-Man – $518.63 million
  3. Kingsman: The Secret Service – $414.35 million
  4. Fantastic Four – $167.98 million
  5. The Peanuts Movie – $145.27 million
  6. Diary of a Teenage Girl – $1.48 million

Mockingjay Part 2 Remains Number 1, In the Heart of the Sea S(t)inks

mockingjaypostersmallFour weeks in the box office, and for weeks number one at the box office. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 remained in first place adding an estimated $11.3 million to its domestic total. The film has earned $244.49 million domestically and $564.59 million globally in its run so far. It will likely be bumped from first place this coming week as Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuts in theaters.

New film In the Heart of the Sea hit a stormy patch as the film earned an estimated $11 million, a disappointment. The film is rumored to have a budget around $100 million and needed to open around $30 million to be considered healthy.

The Big Short also debuted earning an estimated $720,000. The film opened in only 8 theaters which gives it a very health $90,000 per theater average.

For the rest of the top five for the weekend. The Good Dinosaur was in third with $10.5 million earning, Creed was fourth adding $10.12 million, and Krampus was fifth with $8.01 million.

Domestic

  1. Jurassic World – $652.27 million
  2. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $459.01 million
  3. Inside Out – $356.46 million
  4. Furious 7 – $353.01 million
  5. Minions – $335.97 million

Worldwide

  1. Jurassic World – $1.6690 billion
  2. Furious 7 – $1.5150 billion
  3. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $1.4050 billion
  4. Minions – $1.1572 billion
  5. Inside Out – $851.6 million

Comic Adaptations Domestic

  1. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $459.01 million
  2. Ant-Man – $180.16 million
  3. Kingsman: The Secret Service – $128.26 million
  4. The Peanuts Movie – $124.96 million
  5. Fantastic Four – $56.12 million
  6. Diary of a Teenage Girl – $1.48 million

Comic Adaptations Worldwide

  1. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $1.4050 billion
  2. Ant-Man – $518.59 million
  3. Kingsman: The Secret Service – $414.35 million
  4. Fantastic Four – $167.98 million
  5. The Peanuts Movie – $141.57 million
  6. Diary of a Teenage Girl – $1.48 million

Mockingjay Part 2 Stays in First for Third Week

mockingjaypostersmallThe Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 was in first place this past weekend for the third week in a row. The film earned $18.6 million to bring its domestic total to $227.1 million.

The film fought off some competition that came close to toppling it. Krampus debuted and brought in an estimated $16 million. With a budget of $15 million, that’s a solid debut.

Other new films Chi-Raq and The Letters didn’t do as well. Chi-Raq was in 13th place earning an estimated $1.25 million and The Letters earned $802,000.

For the rest of the top five, Creed was in third earning an estimated $15.54 million, The Good Dinosaur was fourth at $15.51 million, and Spectre was fifth with $5.4 million.

Here’s this year’s top five films domestically and worldwide so far as well as how “comic book movies” have done:

Domestic

  1. Jurassic World – $652.2 million
  2. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $459.01 million
  3. Inside Out – $356.43 million
  4. Furious 7 – $352.79 million
  5. Minions – $335.87 million

Worldwide

  1. Jurassic World – $1.6689 billion
  2. Furious 7 – $1.5148 billion
  3. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $1.4050 billion
  4. Minions – $1.1571 billion
  5. Inside Out – $851.6 million

Comic Adaptations Domestic

  1. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $459.01 million
  2. Ant-Man – $180.09 million
  3. Kingsman: The Secret Service – $128.26 million
  4. The Peanuts Movie – $121.44 million
  5. Fantastic Four – $56.12 million
  6. Diary of a Teenage Girl – $1.48 million

Comic Adaptations Worldwide

 

  1. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $1.4050 billion
  2. Ant-Man – $518.52 million
  3. Kingsman: The Secret Service – $414.35 million
  4. Fantastic Four – $167.98 million
  5. The Peanuts Movie – $134.67 million
  6. Diary of a Teenage Girl – $1.48 million

 

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials Tops the Box Office

maze runner the scorch trialsThe Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials won this past weekend’s box-office, earning an estimated $30.3 million. That’s really close to the first film’s opening weekend. This film earned a “B+” CinemaScore, while the first film earned an “A-“.

Other films opening this week include Black Mass which earned $23.36 million and came in second place. Everest was fifth and earned $7.56 million. Captive was eleventh and earned $1.4 million. Everest was impressive as it was just in 545 theaters and hasn’t gone wide yet.

In other geeky film earnings…. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation was in eighth and earned $2.25 million, Inside Out added $964,000, Ant-Man earned $936,000, Minions earned $890,000, Jurassic World earned $621,000, and Fantastic Four earned $222,000.

Here’s the 2015 top five grosses for the year so far:

Domestic

  1. Jurassic World – $649.845 million
  2. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $458.651 million
  3. Inside Out – $348.2 million
  4. Furious 7 – $351.032 million
  5. Minions – $332.753 million

Worldwide

  1. Jurassic World – $1.6568 billion
  2. Furious 7 – $1.5117 billion
  3. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $1.4025 billion
  4. Minions – $1.0813 billion
  5. Inside Out – $761.7 million

The Perfect Guy Takes the Box Office

perfect-guy-posterTwo new films took the top two spots this weekend. The Perfect Guy was the top of the box-office with $26.7 million, and The Visit was in second with $25.9 million. Last week’s top spot, War Room, dropped to third with $7.4 million.

Some other recent notables, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation was in fifth place with $4.15 million, and Straight Outta Compton dropped a bunch to sixth with $4.1 million.

For geeky films, Ant-Man was in twelfth place with $1.6 million, and Jurassic World added $1.2 million to its total as well. Minions was thirteenth with $1.56 million and Inside Out was fourteenth with $1.464 million.

Other comic book films, Fantastic Four added $430,000 to its total, where it stands at $160.8 million total worldwide. The Diary of a Teenage Girl added $57,835 to its total to bring its grand total to $1.39 million.

Here’s the 2015 top five grosses for the year so far. Inside Out has passed Furious 7 to move into third for the domestic total.

Domestic

  1. Jurassic World – $648.9 million
  2. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $458.4 million
  3. Inside Out – $351.5 million
  4. Furious 7 – $351 million
  5. Minions – $331.6 million

Worldwide

  1. Jurassic World – $1.6559 billion
  2. Furious 7 – $1.5117 billion
  3. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $1.4022 billion
  4. Minions – $1.0801 billion
  5. Inside Out – $747.4 million

Radio of Horror talks with Joseph Culp, Doctor Doom in the Corman Fantastic Four

Radio of Horror has this interesting interview with Joseph Culp, the actor who played Doctor Doom in Roger Corman‘s 1994 Fantastic Four.

Culp has had a long career that began in 1983 and has gone on ever since as an actor, producer, director, and writer.

Straight Outta Compton Falls to Second Due to Unlikely Film

WarRoomMoviePosterThree weeks at the top of the box-office was it for Straight Outta Compton, which fell to second place in its fourth week out adding an estimated $8.85 million to its total. It was bumped off by the faith-based film War Room, which earned $9.35 million in its second week. Faith-based films tend to have a strong grassroots marketing program, so it’s not surprising it did so well, but a first place finish is.

Also of note is the debut of Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos, a Mexican animated film which earned $3.4 million and came in seventh. The strong showing of that film and War Room show strength in niche films geared towards a specific audience.

Inside Out added $3.1 million to its total to come in tenth, Ant-Man was eleventh with $2.9 million, and Minions was twelfth and earned $2.7 million. Jurassic World continues to earn with $2.6 million more at the domestic box-office. Fantastic Four continues to tank and added $1.125 million to bring its total to $54.4 million domestically and $155.6 million worldwide.

The Diary of a Teenage Girl continues to do well and added $258,926 to bring its total to $1.3 million.

Here’s the 2015 top five grosses for the year so far:

Domestic

  1. Jurassic World – $646.6 million
  2. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $457.8 million
  3. Furious 7 – $351 million
  4. Inside Out – $348.2 million
  5. Minions – $328.6 million

Worldwide

 

  1. Jurassic World – $1.649.6 billion
  2. Furious 7 – $1.5117 billion
  3. Avengers: Age of Ultron – $1.4016 billion
  4. Minions – $1.0428 billion
  5. Inside Out – $734.4 million

 

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