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Jackass is Forever as it Wins the Weekend Box Office

Jackass Forever

Jackass has proven it still has some pranks in it as the latest entry, Jackass Forever, was the top of the weekend box office. The film earned $23.5 million domestically and $5.2 million at the international box office for a worldwide total of $28.7 million.

Jackass: The Movie debuted in 2002 with $22.8 million and went on to earned $64.3 million domestically and $79.5 million worldwide. Jackass Number Two opened in 2006 with $29 million and went on to earn $72.8 million domestically and $84.6 million worldwide. Jackass 3D opened in 2010 with $50.4 million domestically going on to earn $117.2 million and then $171.7 million worldwide. The team must be happy with the debut which is on par with the first two films plus it’s contending with the pandemic. A dozen years since the last film, this franchise still has some life in it.

Moonfall debuted in second place with a little over $10 million. No international returns have been reported yet. This is going to be an interesting one but expect it to crash and burn when all is over.

Spider-Man: No Way Home dipped to third place earning an estimated $9.6 million to bring its domestic total to just under $749 million. The film also added about $24 million over the week at the international box office to bring that to $1.027 billion. Worldwide, the film has grossed $1.776 billion.

The film is still in fourth place with its domestic lifetime gross, about $12 million behing Avatar to move into third place. That should happen before its run is over. The film sits in sixth place for worldwide lifetime gross and is unlikely to move into fifth as there’s a $273 million gap.

Scream slipped one spot to come in fourth place with an estimated $4.7 million. The film has grossed $68.9 million domestically. It also earned about $7.3 million over the week internationally to lift that to $51.4 million. With a worldwide gross of $120.3 million, the franchise has been greenlit for a sixth entry in the series.

Rounding out the top five was Sing 2 which added $4.2 million to its domestic total to lift that to $139.6 million. Over the week, the film added about $18.5 million to its international total to increase that to just under $152 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $291.5 million.

In comic films…

The King’s Man slipped out of the top five for the first time of its run coming in sixth. The film grossed an estimated $1.2 million to bring its domestic total to $35.8 million. The film also added about $4.5 million over the week at the international box office to life that to $84.9 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $120.7 million.

Eternals looks like it has ended its run with a domestic total $164.9 million. It also looks like it’s mostly done at the international box where it stands at $237.2 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed just about $402.1 million.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage returned to theaters but that looks to be over. The film has grossed $213.6 million domestically. The international box office remained steady at $288.5 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed just under $502.1 million worldwide.

Initial numbers have 49 films earning $59,694,753 from 32,551 theaters. That’s a nice increase from last weekend’s 45 films which earned $34,878,964 from 32,300 theaters theaters. The average earning was $1,833.88 this past weekend, an increase from the previous weekend’s $1,079.84.

It’s a Weekend Box Office Repeat from 1 to 7

Spider-Man: No Way Home

This past weekend at the box office looked a lot like the weekend before as the top seven was the same.

Spider-Man: No Way Home too first place earning an estimated $11 million domestically. The film has now earned $735.9 million. Will it cross the $800 million mark?

Internationally, the film crossed the $1 billion mark. It added about $33 million over the week to being that total to $1.003 billion. The film is the rare juggernaut having grossed $1.739 billion so far. The movies is now the fourth highest grossing film domestically and is about $25 million away from beating Avatar to move into third. It is in sixth place for worldwide gross, though is likely to remain in the spot as it’s $310 million away from the next film.

In second place was Scream which earned an estimated $7.4 million to bring its domestic total to $62.1 million. It continued its international run earning around $10.8 million to bring that total to $44.1 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $106.2 million after three weeks.

Sing 2 held on to third place earning an estimated $4.8 million to bring its domestic total to $134.5 million. The film has been a solid one remaining in the top five for all six weeks of its run so far. Over the week, the film grossed about $20.6 million to bring its international total to $133.4 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $267.9 million.

Redeeming Love remained in fourth place earning $1.9 million. It has grossed $6.5 million after two weeks. Internationally, the film has grossed $41,433. Worldwide, the film has grossed $6.6 million.

The King’s Man held on to fifth place earning an estimated $1.8 million, almost the same as the previous week, to bring its domestic total to a little over $34 million. The film grossed about $6.6 million over the week to bring its international total to $80.4 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $114.4 million.

In comic films…

Eternals looks like it has ended its run with a domestic total $164.9 million. It also added about $50,000 at the international box office to lift that to a little over $237.2 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed just over $402 million.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage returned to theaters and added a bit to its domestic total. The film grossed about $200,000 over the week to bring its domestic total to $213.6 million domestically. The international box office remained steady at $288.5 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed a little over $502.1 million worldwide.

Initial numbers have 45 films earning $34,878,964 from 32,300 theaters. That’s a dip of about a quarter from last weekend’s 43 films which earned $46,059,869 from 31,970 theaters theaters. The average earning was $1,079.84 this past weekend, a drop from the previous weekend’s $1,440.72.

Spider-Man: No Way Home Returns to First Place

Spider-Man: No Way Home

Like a killer returning in a slasher film, Spider-Man: No Way Home is back in first place after falling to second last weekend to Scream.

The film earned an estimated $14.1 million to bring its domestic total to a little over $721 million. Internationally, the film added around $43.8 million over the week to bring that total to $970.1 million. The film is the rare juggernaut having grossed $1.691 billion so far. The film is now the fourth highest grossing film domestically bumping Black Panther and is about $39 million away from beating Avatar to move into third. It has now moved into sixth place for worldwide gross, though is likely to remain in the spot as it’s $357 million away from the next film.

In second place was Scream which earned an estimated $12.4 million to bring its domestic total to $51.3 million. It began its international run earning around $33.3 million to bring that total to $33.6 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $84.9 million after two weeks.

Sing 2 held on to third place earning an estimated $5.7 million to bring its domestic total to $128.4 million. The film has been a solid one remaining in the top five for all five weeks of its run so far. Over the week, the film grossed about $16.5 million to bring its international total to $112.8 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $241.2 million.

Redeeming Love debuted in fourth place earning $3.7 million.

The King’s Man held on to fifth place earning an estimated $1.8 million to bring its domestic total to $31.5 million. The film grossed about $10 million over the week to bring its domestic total to $73.8 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $105.3 million.

In comic films…

Eternals is still grossing at the box office despite airing on Disney+. The film added $10,000 to its domestic total to bring that to $164.9 million. It also added about $100,000 at the international box office to lift that to a little over $237.1 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed just under $402 million.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage returned to theaters and added a bit to its domestic total. The film grossed about $750,000 over the week to bring its domestic total to $213.4 million domestically. The international box office remained steady at 288.5 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed a little over $501.9 million worldwide.

Initial numbers have 43 films earning $46,059,869 from 31,970 theaters. That’s a dip of about a third from last weekend’s 39 films which earned $71,531,308 from 31,250 theaters theaters. The average earning was $1,440.72 this past weekend, a drop from the previous weekend’s $2,289.

Scream Scares Up First at the Box Office Knocking Off Spider-Man: No Way Home

Scream

Spider-Man: No Way Home couldn’t stay at the top of the box office forever. It was a question as to what film would eventually topple it and when. The answer, Scream.

Scream took the top of the box office with an estimated gross of $30.6 million. The film hasn’t really opened overseas, earning just $310,00 internationally for a total of $30.9 million. The original film opened domestically in 1996 with just $6.4 million with the second earning $32.9 million in 1997, the third with $34.7 million in 2000, and fourth earned $18.7 million in 2011. Considering the pandemic and it’s been 11 years since the last film, this opening should make everyone quite happy.

Spider-Man: No Way Home slipped to second place with an estimated $20.8 million. The film has now grossed $698.7 million domestically. Over the week, the film grossed around $58.8 million to bring its international gross to $926.3 million. The film will likely cross the $1 billion line in that market though it doing so domestically seems not as likely. Overall, the film has grossed an impressive $1.625 billion after five weeks. It is now the fifth highest grossing film domestically, beating Avengers: Infinity War and not adjusted for inflation. It likely will wind up in third place when its run is over. Worldwide, the film ranks #8 for lifetime grosses (again not adjusted for inflation). There, the film will probably eventually settle in sixth place.

In third place was Sing 2 which earned an estimated $8.3 million to bring its domestic total $119.4 million. Over the week, the film grossed about $14.5 million to lift its international total to $96.3 million. Worldwide, the film ahs grossed $215.7 million.

The 355 slipped on spot to fourth place earning $2.3 million. Domestically, the film has grossed $8.4 million. Internationally, the film has grossed $2.6 million and worldwide it stands at a little over $11 million.

Rounding out the top five was The King’s Man which earned $2.3 million. The film has grossed $28.7 million domestically so far. It also earned about $14.6 million over the week to bring its international total to $63.8 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $92.5 million.

In comic films…

Eternals is still grossing at the box office with a week before it debuts on Disney+. The film added $21,000 to its domestic total to bring that to $164.8 million. It also added about $100,000 at the international box office to lift that to a little over $237 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed $401.9 million.

Venom: Let There Be Carnage looks like things have remained about the same from the previous week. It also looks like there’s a re-release coming, so we’ll keep our eye on this one for a bit longer. The film has grossed $212.6 million domestically. The international box office remained steady at 288.5 million. Worldwide, the film has grossed a little over $501.1 million worldwide.

Initial numbers have 39 films earning $71,531,308 from 31,250 theaters. That’s an improvement from last weekend’s 33 films which earned $62,747,864 from 30,209 theaters theaters. The average earning was $2,289 this past weekend, a bump up from the previous weekend’s $2,077.13.

Get Ready for Knull with the Marvel Venom/Carnage Sale

Knull is coming! The god of the symbiotes is ready to bring darkness across the Marvel Universe.

ComiXology has you covered with the “Marvel Venom/Carnage Sale” which features 438 releases on sale for you.

Get recent events like Absolute Carnage, mini-series like Carnage USA, events like Spider-Man: Maximum Carnage, Venom’s current ongoing series, and comics featuring Scream, Anti-Venom, and more.

Trades are just $3.99 and up and single issues are just $0.99. If you want to dive in to explore the world of Spider-Man featuring Carnage, Venom, and more, this is a great sale to take advantage of.

The sale runs until November 5, so swing over to comiXology and take advantage.


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The Sights, Sounds (and Selfies) of C2E2 2017

Four years after I first visited it as a 19 year old journalist, I returned to C2E2 in 2017 to a much more crowded show floor and a world where a monosyllabic tree and a talking raccoon, not Iron Man were the most popular characters in the Marvel Universe. Most of my C2E2 was spent wandering around Artist’s Alley, chatting with creators/fellow fans/Twitter friends, and trying to not get lost.

One reason I love C2E2 is that they bring in excellent comics guests to balance the celebrities and their overpriced autographs. ($100 for Stan Lee. Come on!) There’s everyone from the very friendly and passionate webcomic creator Ngozi Ukazu from Check Please! to veteran writers, like Greg Rucka and Kieron Gillen, and I found myself flipping from Archie to Black Mask and occasionally a side of the Big Two while walking around. The Artist’s Alley is the beating heart of the con even though C2E2 also has two quite large gaming areas for console gamers and tabletop fans, and the Weta Workshop truly spoke to the Lord of the Rings nerd in me.

Here is a gallery of pictures of my C2E2 2017 experience starting with the Captain Marvel cosplayer I met while waiting for the shuttle bus and ending with a moment where I felt like a comic book character. (Dionysus from The Wicked + the Divine #8 aka the rave issue to be specific.)

 

 

 

Heroes & Scream Starlette Hayden Panettiere Coming to 2012 Calgary Expo

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The Calgary Expo will be making some noise in 2012 with Heroes and Scream 4 star Hayden Panettiere set to make an appearance. 

(Calgary, AB) Hayden Panettiere, award winning actor and vocalist, has been added to the Calgary Expo’s growing roster of media and creator guests for the convention which runs April 27-April 29, 2012.

Hayden has performed in over 50 titles since the start of her acting career at the young age of 11 months. She is known primarily for her portrayal of Claire Bennet in Heroes, making the phrase, “Save the Cheerleader, Save the World” a household saying. Hayden also starred in the fourth installment of the comedic-horror Scream franchise as well as being the voice behind Dot in Pixar’s A Bug’s Life.

She has won multiple awards including the Teen Choice Award which she received three consecutive years (2007-2009)for her work on Heroes. She was also the recipient of the 2001 Young Artist Award as the Best Supporting Young Actress for her role alongside Denzel Washington in Remember the Titans.

“Hayden’s work is expansive,to say the least,”says Event Director Kandrix Foong. “She is a great example of young talent in the industry and she’s become a very strong role model.”

The attendance of Hayden at the Calgary Expo highlights the diverse nature of the show, as year after year the convention continues to expand its content to include elements that will excite enthusiasts of not only comics and science fiction, but also horror, gaming, family programming, animation and pop culture as a whole.

The Calgary Expo is a non-profit organization that showcases the incredible talent of comic creators, artists, actors, voice actors, musicians, writers and pop culture icons from all over the world. Founded in 2006, the convention has grown rapidly having hosted guests from every genre including William Shatner, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, voice actor Vic Mignogna and Bruce Timm an Emmy award winning Batmanillustrator. The 2011 convention saw 30,000 attendees and is the 2nd largest convention of its kind in all of Canada.

Guests for the 2012 Calgary Expo currently include Robert Englund (Nightmare on Elm Street), Amanda Tapping (Stargate: SG-1, Sanctuary), Katee Sackhoff (BattlestarGalactica, 24), James Marsters (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Adam West (Batman, Family Guy) and Tara Strong (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Powerpuff Girls).

The Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo will be held April 27 – 29, 2012 at the BMO Centre, Stampede Park, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Advance tickets are now on sale at http://calgaryexpo.eventbrite.com/

For more information, visit our website at www.calgaryexpo.com

Movie Review – Scream 4


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Scream 4I loved the first Scream film.  I remember it fondly coming out when I was in the tail end of high school.  Me and my friends saw multiple times and giggled each time seeing it.  It’s follow ups weren’t even close to capturing the fun of the first, but included enough to make them entertaining, but not necessarily good.  So, I went into Scream 4 expecting a movie on par with the second and third iterations and by the end, I was actually pleasantly surprised.

It’s been a decade in both the movie and since the last Scream and Sidney Prescott, the heroine of the first three, has moved on with her life no longer the victim, but instead preaching empowerment.  When she returns to her home town though, this opens up all kinds of shenanigans and of course the return of Ghostface to hack and slash in new ways.

The first half of the movie is quite good with an opening that’s fantastic, sending up the fact this is the fourth film in the series and having some great commentary about sequels and modern horror movies and gore porn.  The problem is, such a fantastic opening makes you expect the rest of the movie to hold that sort of cheeky/meta wink throughout.  It holds up at times but quickly spirals into a ho-hum movie that instead of a new direction and a fresh start with a new generation, we’re left with the same old.

There’s a lot here that I like.  It totally throws out the rule book for horror movies and sticks to these new rules.  It really does update the horror film for the new technology savvy generation.  Wouldn’t today’s victims be texting, checking in on foursquare and making Facebook statuses?  The answer in this movie is yes and it plays off of that.

It’s hard to totally review the movie without blowing the great twists and giving away what I really liked.  But, for the most part the villain is predictable, even though there’s so many red herrings that are attempted to be thrown out there.

Overall, the movie is entertaining and fun.  It wasn’t a bad way to spend a Saturday night and the audience seemed to have some fun, though it was the most reserved audience I’ve seen a Scream movie with.  I walked out having enjoyed myself, and you can do a lot worse.  The movie derails towards the end, but the first three quarters hold up quite well.

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