The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for April 30, 2018
Congratulations to Disney & Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War for having the highest North American opening weekend at the box ever EVER this weekend, pulling in $250 million domestically / $630 million worldwide! The previous best opening belonged to Star Wars: The Force Awakens at $248 million.
Marvel now owns 6 of the top 10 opening weekends of all time.
Here’s the box office breakdown:
1. Avengers: Infinity War — $250 million
2. A Quiet Place — $10.7 million
3. I Feel Pretty — $8.1 million
4. Rampage — $7.1 million
5. Black Panther — $4.4 million
6. Super Troopers 2 — $3.6 million
7. Truth or Dare — $3.2 million
8. Blockers — $2.9 million
9. Ready Player One — $2.4 million
10. Traffik — $1.6 million
Michelle Pfeiffer is joining Angelina Jolie and Elle Fanning in Disney’s Maleficent sequel. Pfeiffer will play a queen. The 2014 original grossed $758 million worldwide.
The next Star Trek movie is going to be directed by SJ Clarkson. She is the first woman to direct a Star Trek film. Zachary Quinto is returning as Spock
Ralph Macchio tells The Wrap that the Crane Kick he used in “The Karate Kid was illegal. “No hits to the face was clearly something when the referee made the list of things what not to do. If that didn’t happen, I don’t know if we’d be talking about that movie 34 years later.” Ralph says he will address the kick during the movie’s new YouTube Red series Cobra Kai.
The Oscar-winning Guillermo del Toro has co-written and will produce Scary Stories To Tell in the Dark. The film follows teenagers who have to figure out why everyone is dying suddenly and gruesomely in their small town. The film will be shot in Toronto this summer. Andre Ovredal is directing.
Rob Schneider says that watching Alec Baldwin portray Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live is tough to watch. “The fun of ‘Saturday Night Live’ was always you never knew which way they leaned politically. You kind of assumed they would lean more left and liberal, but now the cat’s out of the bag they are completely against Trump, which I think makes it less interesting because you know the direction the piece is going. Baldwin in particular is hard to watch. A brilliant actor… he’s not a comedian. I don’t find his impression to be comical. Because, like I said, I know the way his politics lean and it spoils any surprise. There’s no possible surprise. He so clearly hates the man he’s playing.”
Syfy has decided to pass on its TV follow-up to the 1990 feature film Tremors, starring Kevin Bacon. The movie centered on a repairman (Bacon) and his friend who uncover several mysterious deaths in their small desert town of Perfection, Nevada, only to discover a group of giant, worm-like monsters who eat human flesh below the surface. The group must then fight to stay alive. The revival picks up 25 years after the events of the film and finds Valentine McKee (Bacon) attempting to save the town again — but this time, also battling age, alcohol and a delusional hero complex. The project was picked up to pilot in June 2017 and co-starred Emily Tremaine, Megan Ketch and Shiloh Fernandez.
Bacon broke the news himself, writing on his verified Instagram page Saturday that he was “[s]ad to report that my dream of revisiting the world of Perfection will not become a reality. Although we made a fantastic pilot (IMHO) the network has decided not to move forward. Thanks to our killer cast and everyone behind the scenes who worked so hard. And always keep one eye out for GRABOIDS!“