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Film News Roundup: ‘Jumanji’ Actor Mason Guccione Joins Tom Hardy’s Al Capone Biopic (Exclusive)

In today’s film news, Mason Guccione scores a role opposite Tom Hardy, the Israel Film Festival announces honors and Leven Rambin’s Ptsd drama gets bought.Casting“Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” actor Mason Guccione has been cast opposite Tom Hardy in a key role in the Al Capone feature biopic “Fonzo,” Variety has learned exclusively.Josh Trank is […]

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Movie Talk: ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ to Open Against ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ Sequel

On this episode of Collider Movie Talk, Mark Ellis, Kristian Harloff, and Jon Schnepp discuss the following: In an interview with Esquire, Solo: A Star Wars Story star Alden Ehrenreich revealed that he’s been signed for three films. Speaking to exhibitors in Las Vegas at CinemaCon, Quentin Tarantino said that Once Upon a Time in […]

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‘Greatest Showman’ Tops Disc Sales Charts as ‘Last Jedi’ Slips to No. 2

After two weeks at No. 1, Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” finally ceded the top spot on the national home video sales charts to a new release from 20th Century Fox.“The Greatest Showman,” a musical biopic about circus showman P.T. Barnum, took the No. 1 spot the week ended April […]

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‘Peter Rabbit’ becomes Sony’s highest-grossing non-Bond UK release

Family feature only behind the four most recent Bond titles.Peter Rabbit has become Sony Pictures Entertainment’s highest-grossing UK release outside of the James Bond franchise.The film hit £38,475,923 on Friday, taking it past the lifetime grosses of Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle, which is on £38,465,082.The company’s highest-grossing title remains Bond film Skyfall, which is […]

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If Dwayne Johnson Is Hollywood’s Biggest Star, Why Did ‘Rampage’ Open Soft?

“Rampage” opened #1 last weekend at just under $36 million, with Dwayne Johnson its only name draw. Is that enough to make The Rock the biggest movie star in Hollywood — or, is his greatest asset the near-complete dearth of actors who can open movies?Johnson’s marquee value is well documented. Since 2011, he appeared in […]

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New ‘Infinity War’ Featurette Reveals Why You Should Probably See the Film in IMAX

IMAX has released a new behind-the-scenes featurette for Avengers: Infinity War that reveals why seeing the film in IMAX makes a difference. Now, IMAX presentation can offer a great benefit to audiences, but there are different kinds of IMAX movies. There are films like Dunkirk where director Christopher Nolan shot the film specifically with the […]

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Sony Honchos Rally the Troops at All-Hands Meeting (Exclusive)

Fresh off the box-office success of “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” Sony honchos — chairman and CEO Tony Vinciquerra, studio chief Tom Rothman and newly-installed TV chief Mike Hopkins — held an all-hands meeting Thursday to talk about how Sony is positioning itself in the era of studio consolidation and fierce competition from streaming giants.Thousands […]

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‘Rampage’ Prepares to Fight Off ‘Quiet Place’ & ‘Truth or Dare’ For Weekend #1

After leading Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which just became the studio’s highest grossing domestic release of all-time, Dwayne Johnson arrives with his latest offering, starring in this weekend’s release of Warner Bros. and New Line’s Rampage. At the same time Blumhouse will debut its latest micro-budgeted thriller Truth or Dare, which will have […]

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Dwayne Johnson Offers Status Update on Shane Black’s ‘Doc Savage’

Dwayne Johnson is known for being one of the busiest guys in Hollywood. Last year, Johnson starred in three major studio releases — Universal’s Fate of the Furious, Paramount’s Baywatch, and Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle — in addition to headlining the HBO series Ballers. Now, Johnson’s got Rampage arriving in theaters this week, […]

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Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Jumanji’ Becomes Sony’s Highest-Grossing Film Ever

Dwayne Johnson’s “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” crossed $403.7 million at the domestic box office on Tuesday night, making it Sony Pictures’ highest grossing film of all time domestically.That means it surpassed the studio’s 2002 hit “Spider-Man.” “Jumanji,” also starring Jack Black, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan, has grossed $950 million worldwide.Domestically, “Jumanji” is also […]

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