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‘The Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ debuts on top of the box office

As predicted, the one big release this weekend managed to top the box office. Here’s what went down:

The Maze Runner: The Death Cure managed to debut in first place with $23.5 million. While off from the roughly $30 million that 2015’s The Scorch Trials arrived with, this is still a better performance than expected, especially considering the film was held back for over a year because of star Dylan O’Brian’s on-set injury.

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’The Maze Runner: The Death Cure’ Looks to Find the Top of the Box Office

A sequel that nobody has been waiting is the big new release this weekend. How will it perform? Here’s our prediction:

The Maze Runner: The Death Cure is the third and final film in the Maze Runner trilogy. The first two entries, released in 2014 and 2015 respectively, only did ‘ok’ at the box office, though both opened around the $30 million mark. However, star Dylan O’brien suffered an on-set injury while filming this third instalment, which delayed the release for nearly a year. While we’re predicting as first place showing for The Maze Runner: The Death Cure, it will likely arrive with $20 million, significantly less than either of its predecessors.

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‘Jumanji’ Remains #1, New Releases Follow at the Box Office

It was a solid weekend at the box office for new releases, with a surprise showing for one in particular. Here’s what went down:

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was on top of the box office for another weekend, bringing in $20 million and raising its total to $316 million off of a $90 million. It’s become the fifth biggest film in Sony Pictures.  Read the rest of this entry

Andy Burns’ winter reading list: Richard Chizmar & Billy Chizmar’s Widow’s Point, and Michael Moreci’s Black Star Renegades

Over the holidays, I had a chance to sit back with a few solid novels, which also happened to be written by colleagues who I have a lot of respect for. Thankfully, I liked both books! It makes it a lot easier to not have to skirt around titles, or outright ignore them, when the books in question deliver the goods.

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Will ‘12 Strong’ demonstrate any muscle at the box office this weekend?

This weekend’s big new release is hoping that  fans will come out to support A lynchpin of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Will it happen? Here’s our prediction:

12 strong

12 Strong is the truelife story of the first soldiers to go over to Afghanistan following the events of September 11th, 2001. It features a strong cast led by Chris Hemsworth who, while charming and versatile, hasn’t had much success as a leading man outside of his role as Thor in the various Marvel movies. However, Thor: Ragnarok was the most succesful of three God of Thunder films so far, so there could be some serious audience goodwill coming Hemsworth’s way. Look for 12 Strong to debut in second place with $15 million.

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We’re invited to the Wedding of the Century in X-Men Gold #30

Kitty Pryde.

Peter Rasputin.

X-Men Gold #30

June 2018.

‘Nuff Said.

‘Jumanji’ holds off all newcomers at the box office

The top spot at the box office was no surprise this weekend, while only one new release really came to play. Here’s what went down:

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle was number one for another weekend, bringing in an estimated $27.2 million and raising its total within spitting distance of $300 million, which it should pass by this time next week.  Read the rest of this entry

The week in horror: ‘Hellraiser’, ‘The New Mutants’ + more

A new Hellraiser is on the way, The New Mutants gets delayed, and more, as we look at some of the biggest stories from the week in horror.

Hellraiser: Judgement Trailer Released

In case you missed our post earlier this week, the first trailer for Hellraiser: Judgement was released this past week, and it didn’t look half bad. There are new Cenobites on display, and a new Pinhead actor in Paul T. Taylor.

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Pennywise comes home: ‘IT’ on Blu-ray reviewed

Last year’s adaptation of Stephen King’s classic 1986 massive horror novel IT proved to be a huge draw for horror fans. The film grossed $700 million worldwide, the biggest horror movie of all time. And the great thing is, IT is absolutely outstanding as both a film with frights and a coming of age tale.

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New Releases Look to Take Down ‘Jumanji’ at the Box Office

Liam Neeson has a very specific set of skills, and he’s going to be plying them at the box office this weekend. Will he take over the top spot? Here’s our prediction:

The Commuter is yet another film starring Liam Neeson as an action star. Is the schtick getting old? Judging by the lack of real hype surrounding this film, the answer is probably yes. Though he has an audience, there’s likely not enough of them of that moment to give the film a big arrival. Look for a fifth place showing with $14.5 million.

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