The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for July 2, 2018
While newbies Sicario: Day of the Soldado and Uncle Drew were no slouches at the box office (earning $19 million and $15.5 million respectively) they simply couldn’t compete with the monster dino-hit Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. The Universal and Amblin Entertainment blockbuster snagged $56.1 million over the weekend, for a total of $932 million globally so far. The Chris Pratt, Jeff Goldblum and Bryce Dallas Howard-led sequel is just in its second week in the box office. Incredibles 2 is also racking up the receipts, earning $45.5 million in its third weekend out, for a global tally of $647 million.
1. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom — $60 million
2. Incredibles 2 — $45.5 million
3. Sicario: Day of the Soldado — $19 million
4. Uncle Drew — $15.5 million
5. Ocean’s 8 — $8 million
6. Tag — $5.6 million
7. Deadpool 2 — $3.5 million
8. Sanju — $2.6 million
9. Solo: A Star Wars Story — $2.293 million
10. Won’t You Be My Neighbor? — $2.29 million
Fans have wondered about the fate of one particular character from the first season of Netflix’s nostalgic horror series Stranger Things after being absent from the new episodes. Series star Noah Schnapp, who plays the wide-eyed and perennially troubled Will Byers, spoke to fans at last week’s Stranger Con in Chicago when he revealed the fate of his missing dog Chester. “I think he died, didn’t he? He did,” said Schnapp at the event. “You can tell, I guess. Like, in this season, there’s a grave for him that you see.”
Jim Carrey is in talks to play the villain Doctor Eggman Robotnik in the new Sonic the Hedgehog movie.
In a bid to drum up a healthy bottom line, MoviePass is now selling merchandise. The viability of the subscription movie ticketing service has long been in question, and industry observers are greeting this latest development with derision. MoviePass seems to be in on the joke, offering up pun-packed items like a “Hat Damon” for $15.99 along with Marvel-approved Black Panther gear. Everything is more expensive than the service itself, which gives 3 million users access to movies for $10 per month.
Breaking Bad co-creator Vince Gilligan tells Entertainment Weekly that Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul want to guest star on ‘Better Call Saul as their Breaking Bad characters Walter and Jesse. “I desperately want to see both of them on Better Call Saul. Peter wants it, the writers do, the actors do.” Bryan Cranston says; “If he asked, I would just say yes. It wouldn’t feel as satisfying if it was just a cameo or an Alfred Hitchcock walkthrough. I think we’ve waited long enough. We damn well better have a good reason for them to show up. I just hope we figure it out because I’ve got to hear, ‘Yeah, bitch!’ one more time.”