Agents of SHIELD is back for it’s sixth season tonight (5/10) on ABC but before the team takes on an evil, alternate universe Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg), you may need to refresh yourself on what happened in Season 5. It was kind of convoluted with trips to the future, aliens, the remnants of HYDRA, new ways to make super soldiers and more but the official Marvel YouTube show, Earth’s Mightiest Show, has a recap that will go over all the major plot beats. Check it out below and catch the Season 6 premiere at 8 pm EST.
Spoiler Warning for Avengers: Endgame…Spider-Man: Far From Home is set after that stunning final chapter as Peter (Tom Holland) deals with returning from wherever everyone who got snapped was hanging out and trying to live up to the legacy of his mentor Tony Stark, who sacrificed himself to stop Thanos. Peter’s fellow snapee Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) recruits Peter while he’s on a class trip to Europe and introduces him to Quentin Beck (Jake Gyllenhaal) aka Mysterio, who claims to have arrived from an alternate reality in a rift caused by the use of the Infinity Gauntlets and is helping Fury, Maria Hill (Cobie Smulders) and Peter battle The Elementals, who are wrecking havoc in major cities across Europe. Peter looks like he’s going to get a slew of new suits in addition to his Iron Spider armor and it looks like it will have the same fun action and humor as Homecoming, especially since director Jon Watts is back to direct and Mysterio is awesomely goofy with his full-on fishbowl costume intact. There’s what seems like a pretty major lingering question about how the five year time jump in Endgame effected Peter and his friends but hopefully we’ll find out the answer to that and more on July 2nd. Check out the new trailer below.
Avengers: Endgame continues to be an absolute money-making juggernaut around the world, easily dominating the box office for a massive second weekend.
Endgame made another $145.8 million, dropping about 60% from last weekend. It’s about $4 million below the second-weekend record set by The Force Awakens but the $145.8 million number is an estimate and when the actual numbers come in, it might have the record. The movie is now the highest grossing film of 2019 with $619.7 million, making it the ninth biggest domestic release of all time and it’s made $2.188 billion worldwide, which makes it the second highest grossing worldwide release of all time, topping Titanic and it is only $600 million from finally toppling Avatar from its top spot and becoming the highest grossing film of all time.
Second place went to the Dennis Quaid starring thriller The Intruder, which performed above expectations with $11 million. It’s the 15th highest opening for Dennis Quaid but it’s about $6 million off from the similarly targeted Breaking In, which hit kind of around the same time last year and made $17 million it’s opening weekend.
Long Shot took third place but it was below expectations with $10 million. It’s the third best opening for director Jonathan Levine, behind Warm Bodies and Snatched but on the middle to the low end of openings for stars Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen.
Uglydolls and Captain Marvel rounded out the top 5, with the former performing way under expectations with $8.5 million. It’s below the opening of the My Little Pony movie and most similar animated features in the last few years and it had a budget of $45 million that could potentially be closer to $53 million but there’s also a ton of ancillary marketing and an upcoming Hulu series, so that could offset a lackluster box office.
Just outside the top 10, El Chicano opened in 605 theaters to $700,432 and tepid reviews, which resulted in producer Joe Carnahan lashing out at critics who gave the movie bad reviews on Twitter before getting rid of his Twitter completely.
Avengers: Endgame took the Per Theater average again for the week as well with $31,275 in each of the 4,662 theaters it was playing in.
Last season of Agents of SHIELD was a bit of a letdown compared to the awesome Season 4 but hopefully Season 6 will get things back on track. *Spoilers* As a result of taking in the Ghost Rider in Season 4, the treatment that brought Coulson (Clark Gregg) back from the dead following The Avengers burned out and he was left slowly dying. After bidding the team a tearful good-bye and spending his last days with May (Ming-Na Wen) in the real Tahiti, Daisy (Chloe Bennett) and Mack (Henry Simmons) have taken over the leadership duties of the SHIELD team but, a year after Infinity War (and most likely post Endgame), the team is shocked to see Coulson return. However, this is an evil universe hopping version who is hellbent on destroying the world with his team of villains. Gregg looks like he’s having a blast going bad and the rest of the team (Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, Natalia Cordova-Buckley, and Jeff Ward) are all back as well. The new season starts next Friday (May 10th) on ABC. Check out the trailer below.
Going into this past weekend, no one had any doubt Avengers: Endgame would be massive but it’s still utterly stunning how huge the movie was.
Endgame pretty much destroyed every box office record you could possibly measure, making $350 million domestically and a mind-melting $1.2 billion worldwide. It goes without saying that these are now the largest openings for each category of all time and it also broke all these other records, according to Box Office Mojo:
Largest Thursday Previews: $60 million Widest Opening: 4,662 theaters Largest Friday, Opening Day and Single Day: $156.7 million Largest Saturday: $109 million Largest Sunday: $84.3 million Domestic Opening Weekend: $350 million #1 Movie Market Share: 90% Highest Per Theater Average (Wide Opening): $75,075 / 4,662 theaters Largest April Opening, Spring Opening, PG-13 Opening, and 3-Day Gross: $350 million Biggest Weekend Overall (Top 12 Gross): $389 million Fastest to $100 Million: 1 Day Fastest to $150 Million: 1 Day Fastest to $200 Million: 2 Days Fastest to $250 Million: 3 Days Fastest to $300 Million: 3 Days Fastest to $350 Million: 3 Days International Opening Weekend: $859 million Worldwide Opening Weekend: $1.2 billion Global 4DX Format Opening Record: ~$15 million / 635 screens Global 3D Opening Record: ~$540 million Global IMAX Opening Record: $91.5 million
The previous domestic opening was The Force Awakens, which made $247 million it’s opening weekend and the former record for the worldwide opening was Infinity War with $640.5 million, which Endgame more than doubled thanks to a massive simultaneous opening in basically every country, including China. Endgame is now also already the highest grossing film worldwide for 2019, the second highest grossing domestic release of 2019 behind Captain Marvel. It’s also already the 18th highest grossing film of all time.
Speaking of Captain Marvel, that movie seemed to have gotten some benefit from it’s fellow MCU juggernaut, only dropping 11% from last weekend and taking second with $8 million, making it seem like a lot of people may have seen Captain Marvel again, or for the first time, before seeing Endgame or maybe seeing it if Endgame was sold out. Captain Marvel is currently the 8th highest grossing MCU movie worldwide with $1.1 billion.
The Curse of La Llorona dropped over 70% from last weekend’s #1 opening, making $7.5 million for third place. It’s made $41.2 million so far on a budget of $9 million.
Breakthrough and Shazam rounded out the top 5.
Avengers took up 90% of the box office, so there wasn’t a lot left for the rest of the top 10, most of them suffering at least a 50% drop if not more. Down at #10, Disneynature’s Penguins did get onto the top 10 after debuting in 12th place last weekend, making $1 million
As noted above in one it’s broken records, Endgame also took the Per Theater average, making over $75,000 in each of the 4,662 theaters it played in.
Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Hemsworth, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Brie Larson, Danai Gurira, Josh Brolin, Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd, Don Cheadle, Karen Gillan
Directed by: Joe and Anthony Russo
Plot: After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe.
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 96%
Critic Consensus: “Exciting, entertaining, and emotionally impactful, Avengers: Endgame does whatever it takes to deliver a satisfying finale to Marvel’s epic Infinity Saga”