The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for April 9, 2018
Paramount’s A Quiet Place made some serious noise at the box office this weekend, raking in roughly $50.4 million. John Krasinski directs and stars in the thriller, along with his wife Emily Blunt. Overseas, A Quiet Place brought in about $21 million, for an impressive $71 million global take that exceeded industry predictions. Paramount hasn’t opened a film this high over three days since 2016’s Star Trek Beyond, which brought in $59.2 million; but unlike Star Trek’s $185 million price tag, A Quiet Place only cost $17 million before P&A.
The rest of your Box Office results:
1. A Quiet Place, $50 million
2. Ready Player One, $25.1 million
3. Blockers, $21.4 million
4. Black Panther, $8.4 million
5. I Can Only Imagine, $8.4 million
6. Tyler Perry’s Acrimony, $8.1 million
7. Chappaquiddick, $6.2 million
8. Sherlock Gnomes, $5.6 million
9. Pacific Rim Uprising, $4.9 million
10. Isle of Dogs, $4.6 million
Black Panther is now the third-biggest movie in U.S. box office history. It has topped Titanic, which held the spot with $659.4 million. Avatar sits in second-place right now with $760.5 million.
While the above may just be another Star Wars poster for some, diehard fans are looking at the background and wondering if we just learned of a new setting and possible spoilers for next month’s Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Carl’s full letter to Negan revealed. Click here for possible spoilers from last night’s episode of The Walking Dead.
Halle Berry is attached to star in the remake of Jagged Edge, previously a 1985 thriller starring Glenn Close and Jeff Bridges. Sony is developing the project. The story follows a high-powered lawyer (Close) hired by a man (Bridges) who is accused of killing his socialite wife. Sexy chaos ensues.
Molly Ringwald slammed her hit films The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink calling them racist, misogynistic and homophobic. The actress wrote an essay for The New Yorker saying why the John Hughes’ movies wouldn’t work today during the #MeToo movement. Ringwald said she thought Hughes had a blind spot for sexual misconduct. She added in The Breakfast Club, Judd Nelson’s character sexually harasses her character throughout the movie and there are no consequences.
Finally, over the weekend I had the chance to check out a few of the pop culture-oriented events in Chicago, C2E2 and Walker Stalker / Heroes & Villains Fan Fest, even grabbing a few photo ops with cast from some of my favorite shows. The first is some familiar faces from Gotham, the second is some main cast from the very underrated show, The Gifted. Anyone else watch these programs?