The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for June 25, 2018
Forest Whitaker is trying to save his endangered and pregnant daughter from a cataclysmic, possibly alien event in How It Ends. Adding to the drama: Whitaker’s character hates his son-in-law. The streamer shared the apocalyptic trailer Friday. The film drops July 13th.
Universal Pictures/Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom captured the No. 1 position at the international box office for the third movie in a row for the franchise. The offshore cume is $561.5 million, making the total haul worth about $711.5 million. In North America, the monster dinosaur flick brought in an estimated $150 million. It’s the fourth biggest opener of the year, behind Avengers: Infinity War, Black Panther and Incredibles 2. The franchise in total has raked in an epic $4.4 billion.
The Top 10 Movies at the B.O.:
1. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom— $150 million
2. Incredibles 2 — $80.9 million
3. Ocean’s 8 — $11.7 million
4. Tag — $8.2 million
5. Deadpool 2 — $5.3 million
6. Solo: A Star Wars Story — $4 million
7. Hereditary — $3.8 million
8. Superfly — $3.4 million
9. Avengers: Infinity War — $2.5 million
10. Won’t You Be My Neighbor? — $1.9 million
According to The Playlist, the Obi-Wan Star Wars spinoff film may be held to be part of Disney’s upcoming and still unnamed subscription-based streaming service. The report — which even The Playlist puts in the “hard rumor” category — states that they were told by a Disney source six months ago that the studio wanted the Obi-Wan film to help compete against the streaming giant Netflix.
In an Instagram video from Saturday, Spidey himself, Tom Holland “accidentally” showed the title for the next Spider-Man solo film, which be titled Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Fox is issuing release date news. An as-yet-untitled film starring Christian Bale and Matt Damon, about a team of engineers and designers that Henry Ford II nabbed to build a car that would vanquish the one created by rising racecar company Ferrari at the 1966 Le Mans World Championship, is set to open June 28th, 2019. Stuber, a comedy about an Uber driver who gets pulled into a cop’s investigation for a killer has been dated for Mary 24th, 2019. Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista star.
American horror slasher classic Child’s Play may be coming to TV. The series creator Don Mancini teased the project on Twitter, writing “Do not adjust your set.” The film series launched in 1988 and stars Chucky, a demonic doll. The most recent installation in the series was 2017’s Cult of Chucky. No word on casting, dates or networks.
— Don Mancini (@RealDonMancini) June 22, 2018