The calendar is slowly moving towards July 16th and the beginning of this abridged, penultimate season of the greatest show on earth is right around the corner. The show has long outpaced the books, which means no one but the show runners have any idea what’s coming next. Well… the show runners and – thanks to my off-season training as a greenseer – yours truly. So join me after the break as I connect to Weirwood WiFi and share my predictions for Season Seven of Game of Thrones! (And yes, if you’re not caught up through season 6, there are tons of spoilers).
Audacious Eleven is a reality podcast that ventures from Pagan spirituality and life empowerment to technology, entrepreneurship, love, sex, and fandom. This week they are celebrating their one hundredth episode. They look back over the past hundred episodes (and the past eight years) and talk about their predictions that they made back in 2008, and how things have changed and not changed over that period of time. And they make some predictions about the next hundred episodes and eventually wander into the topic of women stepping into their power. You can check out the episode right here.
Check out the one hundredth episode of The Audacious Eleven Podcast right here.
It’s been a slow weekend at the box office. Very slow. Though to be fair, our predictions were definitely off a little in terms of placement, while one release has been a minor surprise. Here’s what went down:
As of the early weekend estimates, it appears that religous film War Room will be tops at the box office, pulling in a low $9.3 million. Following in second place is Straight Outta Compton with $9.0 – these two films could easily switch places by the time the actuals come out.
In third place is the Robert Redford film A Walk In The Woods, which opened Wednesday and over the weekend grossed an estimated $7.7 million. In fourth place was Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation was in fourth place with $7.5 million, while The Transporter: Refuelled debut in fifth placw with just $6.5 million.
So, to recap, here were our predictions:
1) Straight Outta Compton – $12 million
2) The Transporter: Refuelled – $8.5 million
3) War Room – $7 million
4) Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation – $6.5 million
5) No Escape – $6 million
And here’s how the weekend turned out:
1) War Room – $9.3 million
2) Straight Outta Compton – $9.0 million
3) A Walk In The Woods – $7.7 million
4) Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation – $7.5 million
5) The Transpoter: Refulled – $6.5 million
Next weekend sees the release of Perfect Guy. Be sure to check in on Friday to see our predictions!
As predicted, it was absolutely huge weekend at the box office for one film in particular. Here’s what went down:
Defying even the most optimistic of predictions, Furious 7 vaulted to the top of the box office with a stellar $143 million opening. That seriously exceeds the $97.4 million that Fast and Furious 6 pulled in two years ago. Awareness was high, due in part to Furious 7 being Paul Walker’s final film, along woth the exciting trailers showcasing the intense action sequences. Furious 7 should rule the box office for at least a few more weekends, and could be staring down a $300 + North American gross.
New releases, we hardly knew ye. At least this week’s new releases at the box office, none of which managed to even make the top five. Here’s how the weekend turned out.
The Expendables 2 managed to hold onto the top spot at the box office for a second weekend in a row, bringing in $13.5 million to raises its total to $50 million. It still has a way to go to make it past $100 million, which I’m doubtful the film will be able to do.
Find out how the rest of the weekend went down after the jump!
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And so we enter the dregs of the summer blockbuster season, where few (if any) notable releases hit theaters, and the ones that are remaining are picking up scraps of audiences tuckered out my invading aliens, dark knights and expendable action stars. Will any new release make an impact this weekend? Not likely, but here’s a few that will try.
Hit & Run is an action comedy chase flick starring Dax Sheppard, Kristen Bell, Bradley Cooper and Tom Arnold, all of whom (with the exception of Cooper, who is in a supporting role) can’t open a film. Bell is getting there, but she’s really a draw for romantic comedies. Look for this one to open outside then top five with $5 million.
Find out what else is out this weekend after the jump!