WPR’s Box Office Report: April 6th
The CW’s Arrow/Flash spinoff series has announced two major casting announcements via Deadline, Ciara Renée as Kendra Saunders aka Hawkgirl, and Arthur Darvill as Rip Hunter. The spinoff has yet to finalize all casting, and to get a show title. In other news, Arrow star Stephen Amell has picked up the role of Casey Jones in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2.
According to The Hollywood Reporter Disney is developing a live-action version of its animated movie Mulan.
Scott Eastwood and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje have been cast in Suicide Squad, according to Variety. They have not confirmed who they would be playing, but rumor is Eastwood will cameo as Scott Trevor, a character who would later become a love interest in the Wonder Woman movie, and Akinnuoye-Agbaje, is said to be playing Killer Croc.
Jeff Bridges has been cast in David Mackenzie’s Comancheria, with Chris Pine and Ben Foster according to Deadline.
In Neflix news Special Correspondents, a new original feature film written and directed by Ricky Gervais and starring Eric Bana and Gervais, will debut worldwide on Netflix next year. Netflix has ordered Montauk, a new drama series written and directed by Matt Duffer and Ross Duffer. Eight one-hour long episodes of the series will premiere exclusively across all Netflix territories in 2016. They also ordered a sketch comedy show, With Bob and David, 4-half-hour episodes and one 60-minute “making-of” special from Bob Odenkirk and David Cross. House of Cards has been renewed for a fourth season. Finally, TVLine has reported Netflix is close to resurrecting Full House as Fuller House for a 13 episode season, it remains to be seen if this is good news, or a sign of an oncoming apocalypse.
In “you have to be kidding” news Deadline reports that 20th Century Fox and Hasbro are working on a film based on, and I wouldn’t have made this up in a million years, Play-Doh.
|TW||LW||Title (click for review)||Studio||Weekend Gross||% Change||Theater Count /Change||Average||Total Gross||Budget||Week|
|5||3||The Divergent Series: Insurgent||LG/S||$10,126,715||-53.0%||3,442||-433||$2,942||$103,511,529||$110||3|
|7||N||Woman in Gold||Wein.||$2,091,551||–||258||–||$8,107||$2,187,302||–||1|
|8||6||Kingsman: The Secret Service||Fox||$1,808,652||-39.0%||1,327||-458||$1,363||$122,366,182||$81||8|
|9||7||Do You Believe?||PFR||$1,544,423||-33.1%||1,218||-138||$1,268||$9,855,236||–||3|
|10||9||The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel||FoxS||$1,079,747||-49.0%||1,060||-438||$1,019||$30,140,329||$10||5|
The Longest Ride
Former bull-riding champion Luke (Scott Eastwood) and college student Sophia (Britt Robertson) are in love, but conflicting paths and ideals threaten to tear them apart: Luke hopes to make a comeback on the rodeo circuit, and Sophia is about to embark on her dream job in New York’s art world. As the couple ponder their romantic future, they find inspiration in Ira (Alan Alda), an elderly man whose decades-long romance with his beloved wife withstood the test of time.
New to Blu-Ray and DVD: Note the Amazon links for your convenience.
- A Most Violent Year
- After the Sunset
- Black Butler: Complete First Season
- The Corruptor
- Detroit Rock City
- Durarara!! Box Set
- Empire Records
- For the Boys
- Masterpiece Mystery: Grantchester
- Home Sweet Hell
- Imitation of Life: 2-Movie Collection
- The Immigrant
- Invaders From Mars
- Invaders From Mars
- Mad As Hell
- Manhattan: Season 1
- Massacre Gun
- One Piece: Season 6 – Voyage Four
- Planet Dinosaur 3D
- Sharky’s Machine
- Silent Running
- Thunder Road
- Tiny Giants 3D
- Tokyo Ravens: Season 1, Part 1
- Wings 3D
The End – now pick up some new DVDs, Blu-Rays, and go enjoy a film, stay away from the pop-corn, we hear things about what is in that butter-flavoring.