Daily Archives: June 15, 2015

Jurassic World Topples Marvel’s The Avengers

Not only did Jurassic World have the biggest global opening of all time, the film has now gone on to secure the title of biggest debut weekend ever at the US box office.

According to Variety, the numbers are still being added, but the blockbuster has managed a total of about $209 million, dethroning Marvel’s The Avengers, which previously held the record at $207.4 million.

Originally, Universal had anticipated the dinosaur adventure flick to bring in $204.6 million, but the film enjoyed a much stronger Sunday than expected. Box office analysts say that it may have been the buzz surrounding Jurassic World’s monster opening that inspired audiences to hit the theaters, however, Chris Pratt’s star power from last year’s Guardians of the Galaxy couldn’t have hurt.

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Mr. Holmes Review

Sherlock Holmes has been undergoing something of a renaissance over the last few years. Of course, being one the most popular characters in literary history, adapted hundreds of times for both the big screen and small – and with the Guinness Book of Records listing the super-sleuth as the “most portrayed movie character” in history – he’s never really gone away. But with Robert Downey Jr bringing him back to life on the silver screen in a pair of money-spinning action-adventures, and Benedict Cumberbatch and Johnny Lee Miller both finding success with the character on TV, Holmes seems to have been everywhere of late.

So before you groan at the arrival of yet another celluloid adaptation, know that Mr. Holmes – which is directed by Kinsey and Dreamgirls helmer Bill Condon – features a version of Sherlock that’s unlike any that has gone before. He’s old, for starters. Really old in fact, with this take on the character 93 and retired to a cottage in the Sussex countryside to live in anonymity and look after bees.

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The Batman Beyond Movie That Never Was

Earlier this week, I got a chance to speak with filmmaker Boaz Yakin (Remember the Titans) about his upcoming movie Max, and also asked him a few question about the live-action Batman Beyond movie — a project he was briefly attached to direct before it died in development at Warner Bros. in the lead-up up to Batman Begins.

“I had just made Remember the Titans,” he told me, “and my inclination is to always go off a trend: make an independent film after I make a studio film. I spoke to my agent, and he said, ‘I think you need to do another studio movie before you do that.’ I was just basically like, ‘Well, if I’m going to do a studio movie, like, I want it to be Batman’ — which at the time I just meant, if I’m going to do a studio movie, I want it to be a big ol’ thing.”

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Nintendo Accidentally Reveals More Unannounced Amiibo

It’s been a tough week if you don’t like pre-E3 leaks, but it looks like a whole batch of amiibo have been accidentally revealed.

According to the sharp-eyed amiibo collectors at My Amiibo News, the official Nintendo of Europe Twitter account tweeted out an image of upcoming amiibo, including 4 Animal Crossing figures and an 8-bit Mario.

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