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‘Gran Turismo’: David Harbour To Star In Neill Blomkamp’s Video Game Film

The curse of the video game movie seems to be officially over. Well, maybe not in terms of quality control, but at least these video game movies like “Sonic the Hedgehog,” “Uncharted,” and “Mortal Kombat” seem to be nabbing audiences. So, now the folks at Sony are moving full speed ahead on a film based […]

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Streaming: the best video game film adaptations

Sonic the Hedgehog 2, like Super Mario Bros, assorted Lara Crofts and all things Resident Evil, seeks the sweet spot between knowing silliness and serious actionThe humble video game movie tends to get it from all sides. Critics turn up their noses and gaming nerds are often equally hard to please, albeit on very different […]

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Family audience vital as ‘Fantastic Beasts 3’, ‘Sonic 2’, ‘The Bad Guys’ lead global box office

’The Secrets Of Dumbledore’ suffered a 67 drop from the previous weekend in North America, but a gentler 44 in international holdover markets.Worldwide box office April 22-24 Rank Film (Distributor)3-day (world)Cume (world)3-day (int’l)Cume (int’l)Territories 1. Fantastic Beasts 3 (Warner Bros) 52.3m 280.3m 38.3m 213.2m 68 2. Sonic The Hedgehog 2 (Paramount) 34.2m 287.8 19m 142m […]

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From ‘The Bad Guys’ to ‘The Northman,’ Younger Audiences Lead a Box-Office Comeback

As exhibitors gather in Las Vegas for their annual CinemaCon convention this week, this weekend’s box office will provide their rallies with optimism. It fell short of 100 million, but there’s a few talking points to battle the concern that theaters are too franchise dependent.It also provided a case study in balance: Four films grossed […]

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‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ tops global box office in second session; ‘The Lost City’ closes in on 100m

While the numbers seem amply robust, this third film in the ’Fantastic Beasts’ series looks set for a franchise low.Worldwide box office April 15-17 Rank Film (Distributor)3-day (world) Cume (world)3-day (int’l)Cume (int’l)Territories 1. Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (Warner Bros) 114.7m 193.4m 71.7m 150.4m 67 2. Kgf: Chapter 2 (various) 70.6m 72.3m 67.7m 67.7m […]

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‘Fantastic Beasts 3’ tops global box office in second session; India’s ‘Kgf: Chapter 2’ opens with 71m

While the numbers seem amply robust, this third film in the ’Fantastic Beasts’ series looks set for a franchise low.Worldwide box office April 15-17 Rank Film (Distributor)3-day (world) Cume (world)3-day (int’l)Cume (int’l)Territories 1. Fantastic Beasts 3 (Warner Bros) 114.7m 193.4m 71.7m 150.4m 67 2. Kgf: Chapter 2 (various) 70.6m 72.3m 67.7m 67.7m 19 3. Sonic […]

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‘Sonic the Hedgehog 2’ Soars With 71 Million Debut; ‘Ambulance’ Gets A Flat

Paramount’s kid-friendly follow-up, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, exceeded even the most bullish industry expectations in its debut weekend and blew past the box-office competition with a sonic boom thanks to a massive 71 million bow. The Sega videogame-inspired sequel marked the studio’s fourth 2022 film to open in the top spot, while easily trouncing the […]

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