Dunkirk managed to hold it's top spot this weekend against Sony's (almost) universally panned animated film, the Emoji movie. The movie, which moved form 0% to 6% on RT, made just over $25 million, which certainly isn't bad against it's $50 million dollar budget. The movie has been a massive failure among critics, calling it everything from unimaginative to just plain awful. Sony's ploy to make a quick cash flick off of a popular mobile feature won't end up earning the numbers they were hoping for and The Emoji movie is going to be towards the top of all the Worst Films list for 2017. Charlize Theron's action flick, Atomic Blonde, opened in 4th with a modest $18 million debut, just under the projected $20 million and third went to Girls Trip, the R Rated comedy that earned another 20 million in it's second week at the box office. You can view and updated totals list here.
After Capcom's success on the Nintendo Switch with it's Street Fighter port, it looks like the company is ready to add even more titles to the latest Nintendo consoles roster. The game moved 450K in the first quarter and has proved a massive hit for both companies. This is a good move for the Switch as well. The game line up for the first year of the console is still on the lighter side and Capcom will be able to push these titles out quicker. What titles do you want to see hit the Nintendo Switch?
Ubisoft's For Honor had a huge buzz when it was released but servers and balance issues have held the game back but it looks like Ubisoft has a plan to fix that. For Honor, along side Rainbox Six Siege, are getting some dedicated server help. On top of this Ubisoft has also added that they will add new features, new seasons and a new training mode for the multiplayer fighting title. You can read more about Operation Health and the changes coming to Rainbow six Siege as well. Will fixing the severs bring back the almost nonexistent fan base or is For Honor long past it's prime?
The early reviews for the Emoji Movie have hit the net and they're probably worse than anyone predicted (or maybe, not). In what's being called an "Inside Out Knockoff," and simply, "Meh," the Emoji movie holds an impressive 0% right now on Rotten Tomatoes. Now, that scores bound to change as more reviews hit the net but it puts Sony's animated feature in an odd position. While it's 50 million budget is relatively modest, the fact that it is a kids movie might set it up to be a box office success especially since it's only competition is the R rated Atomic Blonde. We will just have to wait and see what happens after the weekend to see where The Emoji Movie lands on the box office.
David Lindelof and and HBO are ready to talk a bit about the upcoming Watchmen TV series but the news might upset some fans of the iconic series. The Alan Moore epic graphic novel will not be a straight book to TV adaptation. Instead, the series will be drawn from the original 12 issues that eventually became the graphic novel and some elements will most likely be added to help the series flow. While we are quite a ways away from seeing the series hit out television sets, it is good to hear the studio openly talking about it and the series finally becoming real. Read more about what was said here and keep an eye out for even more information.
While there wasn't much in the way of official news for Suicide Squad 2, Jared Leto might be heading over to another comic book film. The Valiant comic Bloodshot is reportedly eyeing the star in order to establish a cinematic universe. The film will be produced by Sony and is most likely a few years away from debuting the super solider on the big screen. If Valiant will be able to actually establish a universe of their own is going to be hard to fit in with the increasingly crammed schedules of DCEU and MCU but only time will tell.
Daniel Craig has not had the easiest tenure as James Bond but it finally looks like things are moving along for the franchise. The untitled 25th Bond film has now set a release date for November 8th, 2019, but there is currently no word on whether or not Daniel Craig will return to reprise the role. The 2019 film will mark Craig's 5th run as the role, which has been marred with drama in the past. Hopefully he is returning with the creative team behind the last four but at this time, all we know is that the official cast will be revealed at a later date.
Christopher Nolan's triumphant engrossing war film, Dunkirk made an impressive debut, topping out the weekends box office at $50.5 million. The uncoventional film has been met with critical praise, currently with a 92% on Rottentomatoes, whice visionary director, Luc Besson's Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets opened with a weak 17 million. This is troubling news for Besson, who had already been in the news for financial trouble, but the film is unlikely to make back its $209 million production cost. Girls Trip opened to a very decent second spot this weekend, bringing in just about $30 million, which saw 3rd place, 4th, and 5th, going to Spider-Man: Homecoming, War for the Planet of the Apes, and Valerian respectively. All in all, Nolan's 70 mm war film debuted strong but it's hard to imagine that Valerian is going to end up with any of the planned sequels that Luc Besson had already begun working on.
The new Thor: Ragnarok trailer is heavy with action! We get to see more of Valkyrie and the destructive god of death, Hela. Check out the trailer for the November film below and get excited about the November film!
Marvel has given us some details about the upcoming Captain Marvel film and now we have an idea of what Marvel is planning on doing with Carol Danvers. Surprisingly, the movie is going to take place in the early 90's, before any of the events of the Marvel Universe which originally began in 2008 with the first Iron Man film. Nick Fury will also return with both of his eyes, and the evil shapeshifting race, the Skrull, will be the central villains of the film. The details are very scarce but you can see some of the images above and below from todays presentation.