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Box Office Report: Soldiers and Thieves Can't Stop the 'Jumanji' Power

Here's your estimated 3-day box office returns (new releases bolded): 1. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle - $20.0 million ($316.9 million total) 2. 12 Strong - $16.5 million ($16.5 million total) 3. Den of Thieves - $15.3 million ($15.3 million total) 4. The Post - $12.1 million ($45.1 million total) 5. The Greatest Showman - $11.0 million ($113.4 million total) 6. Paddington 2 - $8.2 million ($25.0 million total) 7. The Commuter - $6.6 million ($25.7 million total) 8. Star Wars: The Last Jedi - $6.5 million ($604.2 million total) 9. Insidious: The Last Key - $5.9 million ($58.7 million total) 10. Forever My Girl - $4.7 million ($4.7 million total)   The Big Stories While yours truly toils away at Sundance trying to take notice of the films hoping to...

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No guts no glory Oscar predictions: Go ahead & laugh at me for picking ‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Valerian,’ and …

No guts no glory Oscar predictions: Go ahead & laugh at me for picking ‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Valerian,’ and …
I tend to be a fairly conservative Oscar pundit. I don’t go out on many limbs or rely on gut instinct. I try to do the math as objectively as possible based on the most reliable awards season precursors, which is why my predictions accuracy is 100% every year — trust me, no need to fact-check that. But occasionally I will still follow a hunch or two — or five. The following are my top seven biggest hunches that, according to our racetrack odds, I’m completely wrong about.

Woody Harrelson (“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”), Best Supporting Actor — The controversial film has been surging, most recently winning top honors at the SAG Awards. Harrelson didn’t make many appearances on the awards scene for this performance early on, but he got in where it counts: at SAG and the BAFTAs. Those awards are bestowed by the same kinds of industry professionals who voted on the Oscars,
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Mpse Golden Reel nominations: ‘Baby Driver,’ ‘Blade Runner 2049,’ ‘Dunkirk,’ ‘The Shape of Water’ have 3 each

Mpse Golden Reel nominations: ‘Baby Driver,’ ‘Blade Runner 2049,’ ‘Dunkirk,’ ‘The Shape of Water’ have 3 each
All five of our predicted Oscar nominees for Best Sound Editing number among the contenders for the Golden Reel Awards bestowed by the Motion Picture Sound Editors. Oscar frontrunner “Dunkirk” reaped three bids across the seven film categories as did three of its Oscar rivals: “Baby Driver,” “Blade Runner 2049” and “The Shape of Water.” The fifth Oscar hopeful — “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” — reaped one bid.

The 65th annual edition of these awards will take place on Feb. 18 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Sound wiz John P. Fasal will be feted for his lifetime of achievement and Kathryn Bigelow is to receive the Filmmaker Award.

Last year, “Arrival” was shut out of its three races at the Mpse awards but got its revenge on “Hacksaw Ridge,” which had won two of those three awards, at the Oscars. One of those wins for the WWII drama was
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Oscars Nominations 2018: Final Predictions for Crafts and Animation Show Fierce Competition

With PGA and Critics Choice wins, “The Shape of Water” is peaking just before Tuesday’s Oscar nominations. And, thanks to its surreal, period trappings, Guillermo del Toro’s inclusive love story will dominate the craft nominations, with as many as eight to be had, which would tie “Mad Max: Fury Road.”

Following close behind will be Christopher Nolan’s “Dunkirk” and Denis Villeneuve’s “Blade Runner 2049.” But the biggest crafts story will be if Asc nominee Rachel Morrison also becomes the first female cinematography nominee for Dee Rees’ “Mudbound,” And it will be noteworthy if the production and costume designing team of Sarah Greenwood and Jacqueline Durran score double nominations for their work on “Beauty and the Beast” and “Darkest Hour.”

Cinematography

Roger Deakins (“Blade Runner 2049”)

Bruno Delbonnel (“Darkest Hour”)

Dan Laustsen (“The Shape of Water”)

Rachel Morrison (“Mudbound”)

Hoyte van Hoytema (“Dunkirk”)

The Academy should correspond
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Four Oscar Contenders Lead Golden Reel Sound Editing Nominations

Four Oscar Contenders Lead Golden Reel Sound Editing Nominations
“Baby Driver,” “Blade Runner 2049,” “Dunkirk,” and “The Shape of Water” each received three Mpse sound editing nominations (Dialogue/Adr, Effects/Foley, and Music Score) in the race for the 65th Golden Reel Awards (held February 18th at the Westin Bonaventure).

Right behind with two nominations were “War for the Planet of the Apes” (Dialogue /Adr, Effects/Foley) and Pixar’s “Coco” (Animation, Musical).

Receiving single nominations were “Darkest Hour” (Dialogue /Adr), “Detroit” (Dialogue/Adr), “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword” (Music Score), “Logan” (Effects/Foley), “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” (Effects/Foley), “Three Billboards Outside of Ebbing, Missouri (Dialogue/Adr), “The Lost City of Z” (Music Score), “Thor: Ragnarok” (Effects/Foley), “Transformers: The Last Knight” (Music Score), “Wonder Woman” (Music Score).

Other Musical nominations went to Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” and “The Greatest Showman.” Competing with “Coco” in animation were Pixar’s “Cars 3,” Illumination’s “Despicable Me 3,
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Mpse Golden Reel Awards: 'Baby Driver,' 'Dunkirk' Among Sound Editors' Nominees

Baby Driver, Blade Runner 2049, Dunkirk and The Shape of Water lead the feature nominations for the 65th Motion Picture Sound Editors (Mpse) Golden Reel Awards, which will be presented Feb. 18 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles.

Members of the sound editing teams on all four films were nominated in the feature categories for music score, dialogue/Adr ad effects/foley. All four films are also nominated for the BAFTA for sound, alongside Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which earned one Mpse nomination, for effects/foley.

Nominated for two Golden Reel awards apiece in the feature categories are Coco (animated feature and musical) and War for the Planet of the Apes (dialogue/Adr and effects/foley).

During the...
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Mpse Golden Reel Awards: 'Baby Driver,' 'Dunkirk' Among Sound Editors' Nominees

Mpse Golden Reel Awards: 'Baby Driver,' 'Dunkirk' Among Sound Editors' Nominees
Baby Driver, Blade Runner 2049, Dunkirk and The Shape of Water lead the feature nominations for the 65th Motion Picture Sound Editors (Mpse) Golden Reel Awards, which will be presented Feb. 18 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles.

Members of the sound editing teams on all four films were nominated in the feature categories for music score, dialogue/Adr ad effects/foley. All four films are also nominated for the BAFTA for sound, alongside Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which earned one Mpse nomination, for effects/foley.

Nominated for two Golden Reel awards apiece in the feature categories are Coco (animated feature and musical) and War for the Planet of the Apes (dialogue/Adr and effects/foley).

During the...
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Surprise Oscar nomination for Tiffany Haddish (‘Girls Trip’), say 51% of readers [Poll Results]

Surprise Oscar nomination for Tiffany Haddish (‘Girls Trip’), say 51% of readers [Poll Results]
We asked Gold Derby readers which actress was most likely to stage a shocking upset by stealing an Oscar nomination without support from industry groups. Derbyites have spoken loud and clear!

A whopping 51% of respondents have a hunch that Tiffany Haddish will score an Oscar nomination for her hysterical turn in “Girls Trip” despite being ignored by industry groups. Haddish has seen her star rise tremendously this year thanks to her scene stealing performance. Her closest competition in the poll was Hollywood icon Carrie Fisher. “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” was the last film she completed before her death, and Leia’s touching reunion with broth Luke (Mark Hamill) was good enough for 28% of the vote. An impressive result for a performance that has not yet registered with any awards group.

The rest of the field fared much worse than these two women. Brooklynn Prince may be the star of
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Kylo Ren Voted Seventh Greatest Movie Villain Of All-Time

The modern Star Wars movies have been incredibly divisive so far, with a huge number of fans loving them but a sizeable portion of viewers also reacting negatively to some of the storytelling decisions that’ve been made. One such element that has split opinion is Kylo Ren, the new trilogy’s chief antagonist.

Some love Adam Driver’s character for his volatile nature while others feel he’s just a cheap imitation of Darth Vader. It turns out that enough people think highly of him though for Ren to be ranked as the seventh greatest movie villain of all-time. The surprising bit of information comes courtesy of a poll run by Empire Magazine. The Force user formally known as Ben Solo beat out several iconic movie villains to get his coveted high placement, including the Xenomorph from Alien, Javier Bardem’s Anton Chigurh (No Country For Old Men) and Harry Potter‘s Lord Voldemort,
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2018 Oscars: Predictions in all 24 categories at the 90th annual Academy Awards

2018 Oscars: Predictions in all 24 categories at the 90th annual Academy Awards
Looking for a handy cheat sheet before you make your predictions for this year’s Oscar nominations? Take a look below at our racetrack odds for all 24 categories. These official odds are derived from the predictions of film Experts, Gold Derby Editors who cover awards year-round, the Top 24 Users who got the top scores predicting last year’s Oscar nominations, the All-Star Top 24 who got the highest scores when you combine the last two years, and thousands of total Users who make up the largest (and often savviest) bloc of predictors.

We’re predicting the line-ups in all 24 categories and even forecasting the winners on March 4 at the 90th annual Academy Awards. Find out who we’re betting on below (projected winners are highlighted in gold). Then make or edit your own predictions before the nominees are announced on January 23.

Best Picture

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” – 6/1

“The Shape of
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L.A. Readers: Win Free Tickets to Our ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ IMAX Screening With Rian Johnson

I’ve got a few questions for you. Did you like Star Wars: The Last Jedi? Are you a fan of IMAX? Will you be in the Los Angeles area January 31st? And would you like to see writer/director Rian Johnson talk about the film in person? If you answered yes to these questions I’m about to make you very happy. On January 31st at 7pm in L.A., Collider will be partnering up with IMAX for a special, intimate screening of Star Wars: The Last Jedi in laser projection. After the screening ends, I’ll be moderating …
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Pacific Rim Uprising gets a new TV spot

With a new trailer for Pacific Rim Uprising set to drop ‘very, very soon’ according to director Steven DeKnight, a new TV spot has arrived online for the upcoming sci-fi action sequel offering some previously unseen footage; take a look below…

See Also: How Guillermo del Toro’s version of Pacific Rim 2 was originally going to end

The globe-spanning conflict between otherworldly monsters of mass destruction and the human-piloted super-machines built to vanquish them was only a prelude to the all-out assault on humanity in Pacific Rim Uprising.

John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) stars as the rebellious Jake Pentecost, a once-promising Jaeger pilot whose legendary father gave his life to secure humanity’s victory against the monstrous “Kaiju.” Jake has since abandoned his training only to become caught up in a criminal underworld. But when an even more unstoppable threat is unleashed to tear through our cities and
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The Last Jedi’s Big Twist Explains Confusing Force Awakens Moment

Star Wars: The Last Jedi‘s major revelation about Rey’s parentage ties back to one of The Force Awakens’ more confusing moments: when the young scavenger refused to sell Bb-8 to Unkar Plutt for food portions. Long before Rey represented a chance for the Jedi Order to rebuild, she was surviving on Jakku, living in isolation as she sought out any scraps she could find to exchange for food. She stayed on the wasteland in the hopes her family (who left her there) would one day return, until her life changed forever. In a classic case of Star Wars coincidence, Rey stumbled across Bb-8, who was carrying a map that led straight to Luke Skywalker.
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Ready Player One Reveals All-New Footage in New Video Sneak Peek

Warner Bros. released a new sneak peek at Ready Player One, which explores the cinematic legacy of director Steven Spielberg. Author Ernest Cline, who wrote the novel that the movie adaptation is based on. The author reveals that he was raised on a steady diet of Steven Spielberg films and if it wasn't for his films, the book likely wouldn't have happened.

From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure "Ready Player One," based on Ernest Cline's bestseller of the same name. The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. But the people have found salvation in the Oasis, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday (Mark Rylance). When Halliday dies, he leaves his immense fortune to the first person to find a digital Easter egg he has hidden somewhere in the Oasis, sparking a
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China box office: Aamir Khan's 'Secret Superstar' makes strong debut

China box office: Aamir Khan's 'Secret Superstar' makes strong debut
Indian singing drama wins weekend but Zhang Ziyi’s Forever Young tops week.

Source: Aamir Khan Productions

Secret Superstar

Zhang Ziyi’s Forever Young fended off five new titles and climbed to the top of the chart in the week of Jan 15-21, but Indian singing drama Secret Superstar captured the hearts of Chinese audiences over the weekend.

Local drama Forever Young gained stronger traction in its second week with $49.6m for $72.8m after 10 days. It moved to the No.1 spot from Tuesday, overtaking Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, until Secret Superstar pushed it to second place on Friday.

With an ensemble cast of Zhang Ziyi, Huang Xiaoming, Chen Chusheng, Chang Chen and Wang Leehom, the film covers four generations of Tsinghua University students over a century. It’s originally planned for the 100th anniversary of Beijing’s Tsinghua University in 2011.

Following the mega-success of last year’s Dangal, Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan returns to China with much fanfare
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Jumanji 2 Passes Skyfall Box Office, Becomes Sony's 2nd Biggest Hit

Sony's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has officially passed Skyfall at the domestic box office. The Jumanji sequel has become an unexpected smash hit and has won the last three weekends at the box office, beating out movies like Star Wars: The Last Jedi and this week, newcomers like 12 Strong and Den of Thieves. Now, with interest in the sequel high and positive word of mouth spreading, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has surpassed the highest-grossing James Bond movie ever domestically.

With the weekend box office factored in, Jumanji 2 has now made $316.9 million at the domestic box office. That puts it pretty well ahead of 2012's Skyfall, which made $304.3 million during its run. With a cast that includes Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Jack Black and Kevin Hart, in addition to Karen Gillan, who's become a big star in her own right after her work on Doctor Who and the Guardians of the Galaxy movies,
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Crosses $600M at Us Box Office

Disney's Star Wars: The Last Jedi is still managing to put up big numbers, even in its sixth frame in theaters. Over the weekend, the movie earned an additional $6.5 million in eighth place, which helped it cross a new box office milestone. The movie's current weekend take helped put the movie over the $600 million box office milestone. While it remains to be seen how much more this movie can earn during its box office run, it certainly won't come close to any of the records set by Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens still has the records for highest opening weekend ($247.9 million) and all time domestic gross ($936.6 million), and while The Last Jedi has already become the top movie at the domestic and global box office, the movie did fail at the Chinese box office. Still, it did become the third Star Wars movie
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Jumanji Wins 3rd Week in a Row at the Box Office

Jumanji Wins 3rd Week in a Row at the Box Office
After losing its first two weekends to Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Sony's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has turned into an unconventional blockbuster, winning at the box office for its third weekend in a row. The action-adventure starring Dwayne The Rock Johnson posted another minimal drop this weekend, dipping just 28.7% last weekend to remain atop the box office with just over $20 million, beating out three newcomers, Warner Bros.' 12 Strong, Stx's Den of Thieves and Roadside Attractions' Forever My Girl, none of which could match up to Jumanji this weekend. While its impressive run may be coming to an end soon, this remake has put up some impressive numbers.

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has pulled in an impressive $316.9 million at the domestic box office in just five weeks, with an additional $450 million at the international box office for a worldwide total of $767.7 million, from a $90 million budget.
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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Leads Nominations for U.K.'s Empire Awards

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Leads Nominations for U.K.'s Empire Awards
U.K. film magazine Empire has unveiled the list of nominations for its annual Empire Awards, including one category sponsored by The Hollywood Reporter. 

Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the biggest title last year in British cinemas, leads the pack with nine nominations, including for best film, best sci-fi fantasy, best actress, best actor and best director. 

Baby Driver and Get Out both have five nominations, while U.K. indie hit God's Own Country is up for three awards. 

Golden Globe and SAG winner Gary Oldman could add another accolade to his collection (which may well include an Oscar by the time...
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Hollywood Increases Domination of Australian Box Office in 2017

Hollywood Increases Domination of Australian Box Office in 2017
Hollywood, and Disney in particular, dominated as theatrical box office in Australia dropped by 5% in 2017.

In local currency terms, Australian theaters saw A$1.20 billion (Us$960 million) of business, down from A$1.26 billion (Us$1.01 billion) in 2016, which had been the second successive record year. According to data from the Motion Picture Distributors’ Association of Australia, published Monday.

Australian-made films accounted for 4.1% of the market, with a combined total of A$49.4 million (Us$39.5 million,) double the 2016 score of A$24.1 million (Us$19.3 million). The largest component of the Australian total was “Lion,” which alone accounted for A$29.5 million (Us$23.6 million). That is the fifth highest score ever by an Australian movie.

Disney-released films took the top four chart places in the annual ranking. “Beauty and the Beast” was the year’s top film with A$48 million (Us$38.4 million,) ahead of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.” Universal’s “[link
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