The Avengers: Infinity War star made a surprise appearance during the cold open on Saturday Night Live's holiday episode, reprising her role as Donald Trump's daughter, to decorate the White House tree with her father.
The overseas performance — led by the U.K. with $36.7 million, Germany with $23.6 million and France with $18.1 million — was slightly above sky-high expectations, which had been around $225 million. The openings did not include China, which accounts for 12% of the international market and is scheduled for a Jan. 5 launch.
With a $220 million North American opening, “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” posted a $450 million worldwide total in its opening weekend — the fifth highest of all time behind “Fate of the Furious,” “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Jurassic World” and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2.”
“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” opened in first place in all but four markets — Turkey, South Korea, India and Malaysia. It set records for the second biggest launch weekend of all time behind “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in Australia, Germany
The new Post Production, Digital and Visual Effects Rebate comes into effect from Jan. 1., 2018 and will see companies receive a rebate of 10% of their South Australian expenditure. The current scheme is a grant capped that at $115,000 (A$150,000).
The scheme is intended to mirror and complement the Australian federal government’s Pdv Offset of 30%. That means South Australian post-production and effects companies, such as Adelaide Studios, Rising Sun Pictures and Kojo, can now offer international films a combined 40% rebate on spend in the state.
“The Pdv rebate is not limited by funding, increasing the scope and diversity of productions who are able to bring their post to South Australia. The rebate is un-capped, automatic and non-discretionary for productions that meet the guidelines,” the South Australian
Feng Xiaogang's Youth overcame a six-week release delay and heavy censorship scrutiny to open at the top of China's box office with a winning $48 million. The film was originally set to debut back on Oct. 1, shortly after its premiere at the Toronto Film Festival; but it was abruptly pulled from the release schedule just days prior. No official explanation was ever...
The film, featuring a massive tidal wave that hits Los Angeles, is to be produced on a budget of $55 million through Hannibal Classics and Foresight Unlimited. It is now in pre-production in the U.K. and will begin lensing in March, 2018. Release is set for 2019. Hannibal Classics and Foresight handle international sales.
Production is by Richard Rionda Del Castro (“USS Indianapolis: Men of Courage,” “Rage”), Moshe Diamant (“The Black Dahlia”), Michael Tadross, Jr. (“Gangster Squad”) and Mark Damon (“Lone Survivor”).
Gang starred in two of Korea’s top-grossing films of 2016: “Violent Prosecutor” and “Master” as well as 2015 hit “The Priests.” His acting awards include the Star of Asia prize at New York Asian Film Festival for his role in “Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned.”
“I found the
“Steel Rain” is directed by “The Attorney” director Yang Woo-suk. It focuses on the nuclear threats after a coup in North Korea forces its leader and his elite guard to come South.
The film was released on Thursday by Next Entertainment World release and earned $12.1 million from 1.63 million admissions over four days. As a measure of its success, the film accounted for 55% of total weekend box office.
Opening on the same day, “Star Wars” debuted in second and earned $5.17 million between Thursday and Sunday. That is lower than the opening four-day score of “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which was $8.62 million in 2015.
Korean animation “Pororo Dinosaur Island Adventure” earned $1.26 million between Friday and Sunday in third place, for a total of $3.89 million after two weekends. Japanese animation, “Witch’s Flower
According to a news release from her publicist Bob Merlis, Smith was under a physician’s care when she died Saturday.
Smith was born Dorothy Jacqueline Keely in Norfolk, Va., on March 9, 1928, and was still a teenager when she began singing with Louis Prima's band.
She and Prima married in 1953, and together, they won a Grammy in 1959 for their hit "That Old Black...
One of the biggest questions fans had after watching Star Wars: The Force Awakens was, “Who is Supreme Leader Snoke?“
Speculation and theories abounded in the aftermath of the movie’s release, and has continued until Star Wars: The Last Jedi answered the question with a resounding, “Who cares? He’s dead now.”
Well. That was one way to deal with the issue.
The death of Snoke was, at once, a highlight of The Last Jedi — because, really, who saw that coming? — and an example of one of the...
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