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Kevin Hart to Star in Superhero Comedy ‘Night Wolf’ from STXFilms

Kevin Hart is set to star in the superhero comedy “Night Wolf.”Hart will play an everyman meeting his future in-laws, a situation comedy films know all too well, but there’s a twist — the father in-law to be moonlights as the superhero Night Wolf.Hart says he “instantly fell in love” with the pitch from “Detective […]

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‘Pets 2’ and ‘Dark Phoenix’ Top Weekend Box Office, Though Both Underperform

The weekend’s top twelve combined to outperform the same weekend last year by more than 43%, which means the year-to-year gap continues to close, but the weekend’s new releases both struggled mightily. Universal and Illumination’s The Secret Life of Pets 2 was unable to even deliver half of the opening the first film delivered just […]

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‘Dark Phoenix’ a Disaster and ‘Pets 2’ Disappoints, but ‘Rocketman’ Takes On ‘Godzilla’

We’ve seen a happy pattern in the early summer weeks as a handful of franchise titles soar: “Avengers: Endgame,” “Aladdin,” and “John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum.” They’re doing solid work in cutting the 2019 deficit to around 6% and a little over $300 million. Meanwhile, “The Secret Life of Pets 2” and “Dark Phoenix” […]

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‘Secret Life of Pets 2,’ ‘Dark Phoenix’ Disappoint at Sequel-Loaded Box Office

It was a bad weekend for franchise blockbusters at the box office, as Universal/Illumination’s “The Secret Life of Pets 2’ and Fox/Disney’s “Dark Phoenix” arrived in theaters and opened both below industry expectations and well behind the openings of their series predecessors.“Secret Life of Pets 2” took No. 1 this weekend, but with an opening […]

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‘Dark Phoenix’ Fires Up $5 Million at Thursday Box Office

“Dark Phoenix,” the X-Men sequel from Disney and Fox, has earned $5 million in its Thursday box office previews, while “The Secret Life of Pets 2,” which is projected similarly this weekend, earned $2.3 million in its previews from 3,250 screens with showings beginning at 6 p.m.“Dark Phoenix” is Disney’s first major tentpole release following […]

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‘Aladdin’ fends off ‘Godzilla: King Of Monsters’, ‘Secret Life Of Pets 2’ at UK box office

Aladdin only drops 15%, while Godzilla sequel posts underwhelming £2.3m opening weekend.DisneyFollowing its £5.7m opening weekend, Aladdin impressed again this time out, dropping a slender 15% with £4.9m, a result that belied the good weather in the UK. That figure was enough to see it hold onto the number one spot despite challenges from Universal’s […]

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Harrison Ford Talks ‘Indiana Jones’ Reboot, Visiting Disney’s ‘Star Wars’ Land

Han Solo has a good feeling about Disneyland’s Millennium Falcon.Harrison Ford, who visited the park’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge attraction for its grand opening last week, summed up the addition — which includes an immersive ride based on Solo’s trusty spaceship — in one word: “incredible.” The actor shared his thoughts on the Falcon with […]

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‘Aladdin’ Dominates International Box Office With $121 Million

Disney’s “Aladdin” is showing plenty of worldwide drawing power with $121 million overseas for the weekend, opening in first place in nearly all international markets.The reboot of the 1992 animated classic has received strong family attendance with a significant gain on Saturday and Sunday. China leads the way with an estimated $18.7 million for its […]

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‘The Secret Life of Pets 2’ Set to Soar Past ‘Dark Phoenix’ With $65 Million Opening

Superheroes can’t stop the super franchise that is The Secret Life of Pets. The Secret Life of Pets 2 box office tracking shows that Universal’s animated sequel is head toward $65 million during the June 7-9 weekend, soaring past its main competitor, Dark Phoenix, which is only tracking for $50 million. Variety reports that The […]

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