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Paddington 2 sets record as the best reviewed movie on Rotten Tomatoes

  • JoBlo
Given the large and diverse number of movie critics out there, it's remarkable that any film can recieve unanimous praise, but Paddington 2 seems to have managed it. The sequel has now become the best reviewed film on Rotten Tomatoes, with 167 consecutive Fresh reviews without a single Rotten write-up, breaking the record previously held by Toy Story 2. Director Paul King reacted to the news while... Read More...
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Paddington 2 Is Rotten Tomatoes Best Reviewed Movie of All Time

Rotten Tomatoes has revealed that Paddington 2 is the best reviewed movie of all time, knocking out the previous record holder Toy Story 2. To celebrate, the movie review site notified Paddington 2 director Paul King to share the news. The director noted that the Paddington Bear movies are a "real labor of love" and that many people put their "heart and soul" into the projects for months and even years. The movie has been a critical success since its release in the United States on January 12, 2018 and worldwide since December.

As of this writing, Paddington 2 has 164 consecutive Fresh Ratings, beating out Disney's Toy Story 2, which previously held the record at 163 consecutive Fresh Ratings. As for the rest of the current competition, Ladybird was in the running for quite a while until it received one Rotten review on the site, leaving Paddington 2 to come in and swoop up
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Paddington 2 becomes best reviewed film ever

Bear gets his sticky paws on Rotten Tomatoes record for longest run of positive reviews

In the lineup of the most critically acclaimed films, Citizen Kane and The Godfather have been bested by a bear from “darkest” Peru. The aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes has declared Paddington 2 to be the best reviewed film in the site’s history.

The comedy – which is directed by the British film-maker Paul King and stars Hugh Grant, Sally Hawkins and Hugh Bonneville, – has received 164 consecutive positive reviews from critics.

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‘Paddington 2’ Devours ‘Lady Bird’ As Rotten Tomatoes Best-Reviewed Movie Of All-Time

Move over “Lady Bird”, Paddington Bear is the new king of the jungle. “Paddington 2” is officially the best-reviewed film of all-time on Rotten Tomatoes after scoring its 165th consecutive positive review. Related: A Pregnant Kate Middleton Shares A Dance With Paddington Bear The animated family flick premiered in early November, two months after Greta Gerwig’s
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‘Paddington 2’ is the Best Reviewed Movie of All Time on Rotten Tomatoes (For Now)

‘Paddington 2’ is the Best Reviewed Movie of All Time on Rotten Tomatoes (For Now)
Paddington 2, a film about a very polite bear who has to face-off against Hugh Grant in a bunch of wigs, is now the best reviewed movie of all time on Rotten Tomatoes. For now. This will change! But at this very moment in time, the film has held fast to its 100% rating. Let’s […]

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Move Over ‘Lady Bird’ – ‘Paddington 2’ Is Now Best-Reviewed Movie on Rotten Tomatoes

In a battle between bear and bird, who do you think wins? “Paddington 2,” the family film sequel about the UK’s beloved Paddington Bear, has broken a record on Rotten Tomatoes, upending the records for the most consecutive Fresh ratings for a movie, previously held by 1999’s “Toy Story 2” and this year’s awards season darling “Lady Bird.” “Paddington 2” currently has a 100 percent on Rt, scoring 165 Fresh reviews to “Toy Story 2”‘s 163. You may recall that “Lady Bird” broke this very record back in November, however, that movie eventually did get a Rotten review, which Rotten Tomatoes...
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Box Office: ‘Jumanji’ Poised for Three-Peat, Despite Challenge From ‘12 Strong’

Box Office: ‘Jumanji’ Poised for Three-Peat, Despite Challenge From ‘12 Strong’
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” is poised for a three-peat at the North American box office this weekend, but will face challenges from Afghanistan war drama “12 Strong” and heist thriller “Den of Thieves.”

Jumanji” is likely to take in between $15 million to $20 million in its fifth frame, which will lift its total domestic take to around $320 million — making the action-comedy one of the top 60 domestic performers of all time, with plenty of drawing power in the weeks to come. International performance for the Dwayne Johnson-Kevin Hart vehicle has been impressive with $385 million so far.

12 Strong,” produced by Alcon Entertainment, Black Label Media, and Jerry Bruckheimer, will pose the greater threat, with tracking showing an opening in the $14 million to $17 million range at 3,002 locations — including Imax, premium large format, and Dolby Cinema. Warner Bros. is handling distribution through its output deal with Alcon.

Chris Hemsworth and Michael Shannon star in “12 Strong” in a
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Awfully Good Movies: The Country Bears (Video)

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The Country Bears (2002) Director: Peter Hastings Stars: Haley Joel Osment, Christopher Walken, Daryl "Chill" Mitchell While audiences of all ages are delighting in the continuing misadventures of Paddington Bear in Paddington 2, Awfully Good Movies is kicking off this new year with another kids’ movie about talking bears that is a bit more...unBEARable (*cue Roger Daltrey scream*),... Read More...
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Paddington 2 Blu-ray/DVD release date and bonus features

Kirsten Howard Jan 17, 2018

One of 2017's best films, Paddington 2, is now heading for its home release here in the UK. Details...

Paddington 2: the sequel that was so good, even the Mail On Sunday gave it five stars (we may all take a wee moment to stand back and delight in the glorious irony, there).

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Paul King's second film held further metaphors for immigration and London as a multicultural melting pot, expanding on the themes of the first, but somehow delivering them in an even more poignant fashion. It also had nothing but joy and loveliness to dish out to cinemagoers of all ages, even in its more perilous moments. There's a reason Paddington 2 has gone on to become only the fourth movie ever to score a 100% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes - it's utterly smashing.
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Daily Podcast: Sundance 2018 Most Anticipated, Venom, Fantastic Beasts, Creed 2, Paddington

Daily Podcast: Sundance 2018 Most Anticipated, Venom, Fantastic Beasts, Creed 2, Paddington
On the January 16, 2018 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film weekend editor Brad Oman and writer Chris Evangelista to talk about the latest news, a Venom rumor, Fantastic Beasts sequel details, Paddington 2 breaks records, and Creed 2 casting. And Ben Pearson will be joining us for Our Feature Presentation […]

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Will 12 Strong Dethrone Jumanji at the Box Office This Weekend?

Will 12 Strong Dethrone Jumanji at the Box Office This Weekend?
After opening behind Star Wars: The Last Jedi in its first two weekends at the box office, Sony's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle has come on strong by winning its next two frames in a row. This blockbuster adventure faces its biggest test yet this weekend, going up against three newcomers, Warner Bros.' 12 Strong, set in the direct aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Stx Entertainment's Den of Thieves, starring Gerard Butler and 50 Cent, and Roadside Attractions' Forever My Girl, starring Alex Roe and Jessica Rothe. While it certainly may be a close call at the box office this weekend, we're predicting that 12 Strong will barely be able to take down Jumanji with $16.2 million, with Jumanji close behind earning $15.8 million.

Sony's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle}, another big hit from The Rock (a.k.a. Dwayne Johnson), has been posting minimal decreases over the past two weekends,
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‘Paddington 2’ is the Fourth Film to Score 100% on Rotten Tomatoes With Over 100 Reviews

‘Paddington 2’ is the Fourth Film to Score 100% on Rotten Tomatoes With Over 100 Reviews
The year has just begun, but one film has already netted the coveted “best reviewed film of the year” classification: Paddington 2. The film currently has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes with 196 positive reviews. This makes Paddington 2 the second family film in history, and the fourth film overall, to remain at 100% with over […]

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Box Office Report: Spielberg's 'The Post' Expansion Scoops Other New Releases at Box Office

Here's your estimated 3-day box office returns (new releases bolded): 1. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle - $27.0 million ($283.1 million total) 2. The Post - $18.6 million ($23.0 million total) 3. The Commuter - $13.4 million ($13.4 million total) 4. Insidious: The Last Key - $12.1 million ($48.3 million total) 5. The Greatest Showman - $11.8 million ($94.5 million total) 6. Star Wars: The Last Jedi - $11.2 million ($591.5 million total) 7. Paddington 2 - $10.6 million ($10.6 million total) 8. Proud Mary - $10.0 million ($10.0 million total) 9. Pitch Perfect 3 - $5.6 million ($94.6 million total) 10. Darkest Hour - $4.5 million ($35.73 million total)   The Big Stories Weekend two of 2018 is not much different than weekend one except (1) there are a...

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How Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle proved doubters wrong

Simon Brew Jan 16, 2018

It's become a surprise commercial and critical hit - so what has the new Jumanji film got right?

Spoilers lie ahead for Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle.

Over the weekend, I was back at my local multiplex to see the quite wonderful Coco. On the way in, I saw the manager of said picture palace, and we had a bit of a chat. He’s a friendly man, and just the kind of manager you want: always checks that everyone’s okay, is there if anything goes wrong.

He’s also good for a bit of insider chat, too. And we got talking about Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle.

I don’t think I was alone in inwardly sighing when I first learned of a reboot/sequel to Jumanji. I don’t hold massive affection for the original (although I thought Zathura was great), but still enjoyed it.
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Box-Office Weekend: Jumanji Maintains Hold on Box Office

Bringing in an estimated $35.4 million over the four-day holiday weekend allowed Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle to easily retain its perch atop the box office. In just four weeks, the film has grossed an impressive $291.6 million. Steven Spielberg’s new film The Post locked in at the second spot in its fourth week, and first week of wide release with a showing of $23.4 million.

Liam Neeson’s newest action thriller, The Commuter, debuted with a tangible $16.4 million, which was good enough for third place in this week’s top ten. Meanwhile, the Hugh Jackman vehicle, The Greatest Showman held onto the fourth spot, bringing in $15.3 million to raise its four-week total to $98.4 million. Although Star Wars: Episode VIII—The Last Jedi fell to fifth place just behind The Greatest Showman with $15.3 million, the film’s five-week total of $595.6 million is probably leaving everyone involved with it smiling these days.

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Box Office: ‘Jumanji’ Powers Solid Holiday Weekend With $35.4 Million

Box Office: ‘Jumanji’ Powers Solid Holiday Weekend With $35.4 Million
Sony’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” is showing plenty of staying power at the North American box office with an estimated $35.4 million at 3,849 sites, easily winning the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend.

“Jumanji” will finish the holiday with $291.6 million in 29 days, now ranking as the eighth highest grosser released in 2017. The action-comedy, starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, has won the first two weekends of 2018 after debuting Dec. 20 in the shadow of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” — and began significantly outperforming forecasts.

Jumanji” has been the key factor in keeping overall business for the four days solid in the $197 million to $200 million range, up at least $10 million from the 2017 total. That leaves the year-to-date domestic total at $560 million through Monday — 4.9% ahead of the same point last year, according to comScore.

“Jumanji” could win its third straight box office crown during the upcoming weekend when new entries include Warner Bros.’ Afghan war drama “12 Strong,
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Legally Blonde, Mrs. Doubtfire, and more movies to cheer you up on Blue Monday

  • Cineplex
Legally Blonde, Mrs. Doubtfire, and more movies to cheer you up on Blue MondayLegally Blonde, Mrs. Doubtfire, and more movies to cheer you up on Blue MondayAdriana Floridia1/15/2018 9:08:00 Am

Monday January 15th has been deemed Blue Monday.

Blue Monday is what experts would call “the most depressing day of the year”, and it makes sense. It’s freezing cold outside, it’s mid-January when the excitement of the holidays has officially faded, and it’s a Monday.

We’ve narrowed down a list of the best films you may want to check out to make your Blue Monday even more cheerful. These films are all available either in the Cineplex Store or are now playing at a Cineplex theatre near you.

Here are our movie picks that will be sure to brighten your Blue Monday:

Paddington 2

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Indulge in some British whimsy with the sequel to Paddington Bear.
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Cinemaholics #47: Paddington 2 Review

The Cinemaholics were just as surprised as you were when the first Paddington turned out to be a terrific film for kids and adults. Now, its highly anticipated sequel, Paddington 2, is finally out in U.S. theaters, so it’s time to snack on some marmalade and discuss the ongoing adventures of everyone’s favorite talking bear in London.

Elsewhere on the show, we review The Commuter, starring Liam Neeson, Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson and Sam Neill. That’s right, there’s another high-stakes Liam Neeson action movie coming out that takes place on a mode of transportation.

Later on, the Cinemaholics catch up on some other films and shows we’ve been waiting a while to talk about. Jon and Maveryke rave about The End of the F****** World, a new series on Netflix, while Will recommends a great new 2018 pic that’s flying under the radar called Blame,
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'Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle' nears $300m in North America (update)

The Post soars in fourth session; Globes champ Three Billboards closing in on $30m.

January 15 Update: A second consecutive weekend at the top for Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle saw it dominate the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend as an estimated $35.4m propelled the tally to $291.6m after four weekends, ahead of debuts by The Commuter, Paddington 2, and Proud Mary.

DreamWorks/Participant’s The Post from Steven Spielberg vaulted 13 slots to number two through Fox following a theatre expansion from 36 to 2,819 as it added $23.4m for $27.9m in the fourth session.

Studiocanal’s Liam Neeson thriller The Commuter debuted solidly in third place on $16.4m in 2,892 sites. Warner Bros opened Paddington 2 at number six on a decent $15m in 3,702 venues – the $10.9m three-day portion down 21.4% on the $18.9m January 2015 launch of Paddington through Weinstein/Dimension.

Screen Gems opened the action thriller Proud Mary starring Taraji P. Henson at number eight on $12m in
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'Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle' nears $300m in North America

The Post soars in fourth session; Globes champ Three Billboards closing in on $30m.

A second consecutive weekend at the top for Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle saw it dominate the three-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend as an estimated $27m propelled the tally to $283.2m after four weekends, ahead of debuts by The Commuter, Paddington 2, and Proud Mary.

The adventure smash is expected to gross around $34m over the four-day holiday period.

DreamWorks/Participant’s The Post from Steven Spielberg vaulted 13 slots to number two through Fox following a theatre expansion from 36 to 2,819 as it added $18.6m for $23.1m in the fourth session. The four-day haul is forecast to come in around $22m.

Studiocanal’s Liam Neeson thriller The Commuter debuted solidly in third place on $13.5m in 2,892 sites. Warner Bros opened Paddington 2 at number seven on a decent $10.6m (rising to around $14.5m over four) in 3,702 venues – down 21.4% on the $18.9m
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