Who would have thought that the Merc with the Mouth would outperform two of the most iconic characters in history at the box office, but that’s exactly what went down this past winter when the R-rated Fox/Marvel film Deadpool raked in and incredible $361 million in North America, making it the fifth highest grossing film of the year, the highest-grossing R-rated film in North American box office history, the most successful film in the X-Men franchise, and trumping Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice’s $327.7 million by a significant margin.
Incredible, right? Read the rest of this entry
The Merc with a Mouth lined ’em up and shot ‘me down this weekend, and three new releases crashed and burned at the box office. Here’s what went down:
Deadpool was number one at the box office for the third weekend in a row, bringing in an estimated $31.5 million to raise its total to $285 millions. With audiences and the studio already discussing what to do for a sequel, we’d best get used to seeing more of Ryan Reynolds in spandex.
I first heard about the character Deadpool two years ago from my grandkids. They are all certified geeks and make it a life goal to keep their old granny in the loop. My granddaughter was going on and on about this comic book character. She said I would like this superhero. Why, I asked? As she put it, “He’s crazy like you.” Interesting! I’m a Marvel fan but could Ryan Reynolds own Deadpool? Find out after the jump. Read the rest of this entry
The Biff Bam Pop! Podcast Network presents Gobbledygeek featuring hosts Paul Smith and AJ Wiley and focusing on a variety of entertainment subjects, with our hosts and special guests frequently discussing films, comics, and television.
This week is a special occasion. Every once in a while, a subject comes up which Paul and AJ feel they should record about even if they have a full schedule. So they’ll record a bonus episode (they’re rare collector’s items!), which they’ve done for Deadpool. See and hear more after the jump.
Audiences sent Ryan Reynolds an incredible love letter this weekend at the box office, while two new releases failed to catch on at theatres. Here’s what went down:
Deadpool, the hard-R passion project for Ryan Reynolds and director Tim Miller, had an absolutely astounding debut this weekend, bringing in an estimated $135 million, shattering the box office record for February releases, as well as becoming the biggest R-rated opening ever. While many anticipated the film would do well, based on the marketing and its attachment to the X-Men movie universe, this number wasn’t even in the conversation until audiences started turning out in droves. There’s a fine chance the film will wind up with more than $200 million in North America alone, which means Reynolds is finally on the right side of a franchise. Hard work, perseverance and Fox’s willingness to go against the grain all have made Deadpool a fantastic success story. Read the rest of this entry
As the good and not so good reviews for the new Fantastic Four movie trickle in over the internet, we have here something that may in fact be the best part of that film, and it’s not even in it, it’s before it… the first full Deadpool trailer. Check it out after the jump…
Born: October 23, 1976 in Vancouver, B.C., Canada
“I never took acting classes, but I knew I could do it based on the skill with which I lied to my parents on a regular basis!”
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I’m surrounded by passionate people. Almost everyone I know is really excited about something, and most of them always have a recommendation of some kind for me – “You HAVE to check out this awesome show/book/song/etc!” But there are a few people in my world who don’t often suggest things at all, let alone very strongly, and when they do, I take note. The other day a coworker of mine, who I don’t think had ever discussed a film with me beyond smalltalk, came into my office and with wide eyes asked me if I had ever seen The Voices. I told her I’d never even heard of it and she goes, “Oh my god, Amanda. It’s so f*cked up. You HAVE to watch it.” Naturally, I was intrigued and watched the trailer to get a sense of the film… Ryan Reynolds? In a pink jumpsuit? A talking cat? This looks hilarious! How f’ed up could this movie really be?
I took a shot in the dark my first time out with these Box Office Predictions, and I think I did all right. The numbers are pretty close, but it looks like The Conjuring is number one, while Despicable Me 2 went to, um, number two, while Turbo sped right into third place. Grown Ups 2 is still strong, but R.I.P.D. had some bad luck finding an audience this weekend. We’ll take a look at the real numbers in the Wrap-Up Report, after the jump. Read the rest of this entry
Okay, editor-in-chief Andy Burns usually does the weekly Box Office Predictions, but seeing as he’s out in San Diego enjoying himself at Comic-Con, I will be giving this a shot. Remember, folks, I’m not a gambler, or a psychic, and kids, don’t try this at home. Box office predictin’ is dangerous business.
This weekend brings The Conjuring, Red 2, and R.I.P.D. into theaters. Can Despicable Me 2 hold on to its lead for a third weekend in a row? Let’s see what my guesses are, after the jump. Read the rest of this entry