Netflix is continuing its trend of John Wick-style action next month as Mary Elizabeth Winstead stars as an assassin who gets poisoned and only has 24 to exact revenge in Kate. While attempting to take out a high-ranking Yakuza member, Kate is poisoned and finds out she has about 24 hours left to live. Seeking to take down the person who poisoned her and anyone else in her way, Kate goes to war with the Yakuza and forms a bond with a street-smart girl named Ani (Miku Patricia Martineau). Tadanobu Asano, Woody Harrelson, Michael Huisman, and Miyavi co-star, and the movie is directed by Cedric Nicolas-Troyan, who previously directed The Huntsman: Winter’s War. The movie is out on September 10th on Netflix and in some select theaters and you can check out the trailer below.
There was no question Captain America: Civil War was going to be the number one movie at the box office this weekend, the only question was how big would it be? The answer was that the movie was the fifth highest opening of all time and the third best opening in MCU with $179 million, behind the two Avengers movies. Disney made $200 million total for the weekend with Zootopia and The Jungle Book still in theaters and the Mouse has already made over $1 billion for the year with all it’s 2016 releases so far.
Speaking of The Jungle Book, that dropped to second with another $24.5 million, putting it over $287 million for it’s four weeks out.
Mother’s Day surged with the titular holiday occuring yesterday and it actually increased 32.5% from last weekend’s mediocre opening and took in $11 million and third place.
The Huntsman: Winter’s War and Keanu rounded out the top 5, with the latter suffering a pretty steep 65.2% drop from last weekend.
There weren’t any other new movies to compete with Civil War, the only other development was Ratchet & Clank self destructing and dropping to ninth place with only another $1 million in it’s second weekend.
Expect Civil War to stay on top for probably most of the month of May, we’ll have to see if the X-Men can usurp Team Cap when it comes out on May 27th.
The Jungle Book continued it’s reign at the box office with another $42.4 million in it’s third week at number one. The movie has made over $252 million domestically and over $432 million worldwide. It will get tagged out by Captain America: Civil War this coming weekend as Disney extends it’s domination of the 2016 box office. Civil War has already made $84 million in the international markets it’s been released in.
Second went to The Huntsman: Winter’s War, which fell over 51% from last weekend and made another $9.39 million, just edging out newcomer Keanu, which took third with $9.35 million.
Mother’s Day was the worst performing of the trilogy of sappy romantic holiday movies from Garry Marshall with $8.3 million and fourth place, compared to the $56 million opening of Valentine’s Day or even the $13 million from New Year’s Eve. It got absolutely eviscerated by the critics as well.
Barbershop: The Next Cut rounded out the top five with another $6 million, putting it just over $44 million for it’s three weeks out but it’s still third compared to the two previous Barbershop films.
The other new release, Ratchet & Clank, took seventh with a mediocre $4.8 million, putting it’s opening as far as video game films go between Wing Commander and Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li. It seems like it’s a better idea to just play the new PS4 game, as you’ll get the same story with the awesome Ratchet & Clank gameplay instead of just watching what seems like just the game’s cutscenes.
Elsewhere on the charts, critically acclaimed thriller Green Room is slowly expanding and took in $960,000 at 470 theaters while Jason Bateman’s The Family Fang had the best per theater average of the weekend with $15,285 in the 1 theater it played in.
The Jungle Book continued to dominate at the box office this weekend with another $60.8 million, putting it over $191 million for it’s two weeks out. It’s now Jon Favreau’s third highest grossing film of all time and should easily outpace Cinderella and Maleficent as far as Disney reboots go. It’s also made over half a billion world wide.
In a distant second was The Huntsman: Winter’s War with $20 million, barely a third of what Snow White and The Huntsman made in it’s opening weekend. The confusing marketing and lack of clarity about if it was a prequel, sequel or both probably turned off a lot of audience members and the first movie didn’t exactly have a strong following either. The budget was $115 million and it’s made $100 million worldwide but there’s also marketing costs as well, so it’s probably not going to be the hit Universal was looking for.
Barbershop: The Next Cut dropped to third with another $10 million, putting it over $36 million for it’s second weekend out and is just shy of passing the total gross of Beauty Shop.
Zootopia and The Boss rounded out the top 5, with the former closing in on $1 billion worldwide with $907 million.
Down lower on the charts, Mexican indie Compadres made it into the top ten at ninth place with $1.3 million in 368 theaters.
The higher profile Elvis & Nixon made $456,793 at 381 theaters and came in 20th place while critically acclaimed thriller Green Room had a slight expansion and took in $215,000 on 30 screens, good for over $7,000 per theater.
God’s Not Dead 2: When a high school teacher is asked a question in class about Jesus, her reasoned response lands her in deep trouble and could expel God from the public square once and for all.
Meet the Blacks: The Black family is getting out of Chicago in hopes of a better life. After Carl Black (Mike Epps) comes into some unexpected funds, he takes his family and leaves the hustling lifestyle behind for something better. Carl, his new wife Lorena (Zulay Henao), son Carl Jr., daughter Allie Black (Bresha Webb) and cousin Cronut (Lil Duval) pack up and move to Beverly Hills. Turns out, Carl couldn’t have picked a worse time to move. They arrive right around the time of the annual purge, when all crime is legal for twelve hours.
Before I Wake: A young couple adopt an orphaned child whose dreams – and nightmares – manifest physically as he sleeps.
Hardcore Henry: A first-person action film from the eyes of Henry, who’s resurrected from death with no memory. He must discover his identity and save his wife from a warlord with a plan to bio-engineer soldiers.
The Boss: A titan of industry is sent to prison after she’s caught for insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America’s latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget.
Barbshop: The Next Cut: It’s been more than 10 years since our last appointment at Calvin’s Barbershop. Calvin and his longtime crew are still there, but the shop has undergone some major changes. Most noticeably, our once male-dominated sanctuary is now co-ed. The ladies bring their own flavor, drama and gossip to the shop challenging the fellas at every turn. Despite the good times and camaraderie within the shop, the surrounding community has taken a turn for the worse, forcing Calvin and our crew to come together to not only save the shop, but their neighborhood.
Criminal: The memories & skills of a deceased CIA agent are implanted into an unpredictable and dangerous convict.
The Jungle Book: An orphan boy is raised in the jungle with the help of a pack of wolves, a bear, and a black panther.
Elvis & Nixon: The untold true story behind the meeting between the King of Rock ‘n Roll and President Nixon, resulting in this revealing, yet humorous moment immortalized in the most requested photograph in the National Archives.
The Huntsman: Winter’s War: As two evil sisters prepare to conquer the land; two renegades – Eric the Huntsman – who previously aided Snow White in defeating Ravenna, and his forbidden lover, Sara set out to stop them.
Keanu: Friends hatch a plot to retrieve a stolen kitten by posing as drug dealers for a street gang.
Mother’s Day: Intersecting stories with different moms collide on Mother’s Day.
Ratchet & Clank: Ratchet and Clank tells the story of two unlikely heroes as they struggle to stop a vile alien named Chairman Drek from destroying every planet in the Solana Galaxy. When the two stumble upon a dangerous weapon capable of destroying entire planets, they must join forces with a team of colorful heroes called The Galactic Rangers in order to save the galaxy. Along the way they’ll learn about heroism, friendship, and the importance of discovering one’s own identity.
This week on the podcast, Zach, Chris and Joe talk about mecha Egyptian gods, Zoolander, latter day Adam Sandler, the insanity of Tomb Raider, TV cancellations and premiere dates and much more.
News: Gods of Egypt, Zoolander 2, The Huntsman: Winter’s War, Now You See Me 2 and 400 Days trailers, Walking Dead may become a theme park ride, The Soup ending on E!, FX cancels The Bastard Executioner, Premiere dates for Agent Carter and Better Call Saul, Tomb Raider remake gets a director, Memento remake in the works, Prometheus 2 is now Alien Covenant, Doug Liman directing Gambit and Universal may be planning a Fast & Furious MCU style universe.
Show and Tell: Joe watched Christmas with the Kranks, Chris watched Blended, Spotless and more Arrow and he and Zach watched Tomb Raider while Zach also saw Into the Badlands.
Even though no one really remembers it even came out, 2012’s Snow White and the Huntsman made almost $400 million worldwide and a prequel/sequel(?) is on the way with The Huntsman: Winter’s War. Seemingly seeing how Disney made literally all the money with Frozen (although this was probably in the works before that came out), the new movie finds Emily Blunt as The Ice Queen, and the sister of the evil Queen Ravenna (Charlize Theron). She flees her kingdom after a tragic event and spends decades in a frozen fortress, raising an army of Huntsman warriors, including Chris Hemsworth’s Eric and Jessica Chastain’s Sara, who fall in love despite it being forbidden amongst the Huntsman. The sisters join forces to try and unleash the power of the Magic Mirror to take over the world and Eric and Sara, and the seven dwarves it seems, must try and stop them. Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron were probably the best parts of Snow White and if you throw Emily Blunt and Jessica Chastain in there, it seems like you can’t go wrong but it looks kind of like a generic fantasy action movie based on this first trailer. It’s out in April of next year and you can check out the trailer below.