Let’s talk about the top stories in Hollywood this week!
MGM’s No Time to Die made its U.S. debut this weekend, grossing $56M and making it one of the top 5 highest domestic openings of the year. Sony’s Venom: Let There Be Carnage came in second with an additional $32M in its second week. Rounding out the top 5 are The Addams Family 2 with $10M, Shang-Chi bringing in $4.2M and the Sopranos prequel, The Many Saints of Newark with $1.45M. (Noovie)
Movie lovers of all ages are returning to theaters to experience their favorite films on the big screen. For the second straight weekend, the domestic box office grossed $100M. Numbers show No Time to Die brought out audiences aged 35 and over in significant numbers. In an internal poll, MGM found 57% of the audiences were over 35 and 36% were 45 and above. MGM also reported 25% of the audiences were returning to theaters for the first time since the pandemic began. (The Wrap)
Halloween is here and, of course, Jamie Lee Curtis is joining the festivities! At the costume party premiere of Halloween Kills, Curtis honored her mother, Janet Leigh, by dressing up as her classic character, Marion Crane, in the film, Psycho. Halloween Kills is the sequel in Blumhouse’s reboot trilogy and the twelfth Halloween film overall. The film follows three generations of Strode women as they team up with the survivors of Haddonfield, III to face off against the unstoppable Michael Myers. The horror film, which hits theaters this weekend, stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Judy Greer, Andy Matichak, Nick Castle, Anthony Michael Hall, and three returning faces from the original 1978 film, Kyle Richards, Charles Cyphers, and Nancy Stephens. (Variety)
Jodie Comer hopes to give her latest character a voice in the upcoming film, The Last Duel. While at the Saturday night New York premiere, Comer shared with Variety the film really grabbed her attention after learning that the creators’ main focus was to give her character, Marguerite de Carrouges, the opportunity to speak her truth. Marguerite de Carrouges is a French noblewoman in the late 1300s who is raped by her husband’s friend and testifies in court. The accused knight, played by Adam Driver, denies the crime, which results in Matt Damon’s character, Jean de Carrouges, challenging him to a trial by a duel to the death. However, if de Carrouges loses the duel, the last to be legally sanctioned in France, his wife will be burned as punishment. “The more we learned about this culture in medieval France, the more incredible she became,” Damon told Variety. The film opens in theaters this weekend. (Variety)
Are you ready for Scream? Paramount has released the first trailer for the bloody horror film, Scream 5, revealing Neve Campbell, Courtney Cox and David Arquette will return alongside a few new cast members. The trailer opens with a scene mirroring Drew Barrymore’s 1996’s Scream opening. This go-round Ghostface texts newcomer Tara, played by Jenna Ortega, before disabling her alarm system. Watch how it all plays out in the full trailer here. The film is set to hit theaters January 14, 2022. (Noovie)
For those who aren’t fans of horror films, Paramount also just released the final full-length trailer for Clifford the Big Red Dog. Starring Jack Whitehall and Darby Camp, the live-action adaptation is the latest iteration of the beloved Scholastic icon. Emily Elizabeth’s life, played by Camp, takes an unexpected turn after meeting Mr. Bridwell, a magical animal rescuer. Mr. Bridwell, played by John Cleese, introduces Elizabeth to a tiny red puppy, who she becomes fascinated by. Little did she know, she would wake up to the puppy taking over her room. Take a look at their Big Apple adventures in the latest trailer. Catch Clifford in theaters on November 10th. (ScreenRant)
For a full schedule of all the new movies coming to a theater near you, check out Box Office Mojo’s Domestic Release Calendar.
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