Month: February 2016

Box Office: DEADPOOL reigns on as GODS OF EGYPT bombs

Despite three new wide releases, 20th Century Fox‘s Deadpool easily won first place at the box office for its third-straight weekend. The Tim Miller-directed comic book adaptation, starring Ryan Reynolds, added $31.5 million domestically to bring its three-week total to $285.6 million. Internationally, the $58-million budgeted film earned another $40 million for an overseas total of $324.2 million. The movie has now earned an impressive $610 million worldwide.

SPOTLIGHT sweeps the board at 2016 Spirit Awards

Film Independent, the nonprofit arts organization that produced the Spirit Awards, the LA Film Festival and Film Independent at LACMA, handed out top honors to Spotlight, Beasts of No Nation and Room at this afternoon’s 31st Film Independent Spirit Awards. Carol, The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Krisha, The Look of Silence, Son of Saul and Tangerine also received awards at the 2016 Spirit Awards, which was held in a tent on the beach in Santa Monica.

J.K. Simmons joins Peter Berg’s PATRIOTS DAY

CBS Films and Lionsgate have today announced that Academy Award winner J.K. Simmons (Whiplash, Zootopia) will join Academy Award nominee Mark Wahlberg (The Departed, Lone Survivor) in the upcoming Patriots Day movie. The film will be directed by Peter Berg (Deepwater Horizon, Lone Survivor) and is set to be produced by Scott Stuber, Mark Wahlberg, Hutch Parker, Dylan Clark, Stephen Levinson and Michael Radutzky.