The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for July 9, 2018
Ant-Man and the Wasp flew into first place at the box office, bringing in $161 million total, with $76 million of that coming from North America. Ant-Man and the Wasp stars Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly and marks the 20thconsecutive time a Marvel film opened at No. 1 at the box office. Still, it wasn’t quite what observers were expecting; projections had the opener in North America pegged at between $80 million and $85 million. It’s still well above the original Ant-Man’s opening of $57 million.
Here are this past weekend’s box office results.
1. Ant-Man and the Wasp $76 million
2. Incredibles 2 $29 million
3. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom $28.6 million
4. The First Purge $17.2 million
5. Sicario: Day of the Soldado $7.3 million
6. Uncle Drew $6.6 million.
7. Ocean’s 8 $5.3 million
8. Tag $3.1 million
9. Won’t You Be My Neighbor $2.6 million.
10. Deadpool 2 $1.7 million.
Keri Russell is joining the cast of Star Wars Episode IX. She will be “involved in many heavy action fight scenes.” Not much else is known about her role but there are heavy rumors that she will be playing Ray’s mother.
The next John Wick movie is going to be titled John Wick: Parabellum.
The Ali G Show star Sacha Baron Cohen is in talks to do a comedy series trolling President Donald Trump, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He teased the show in a July 4thtweet, captioning a logo of Trump University, “Sacha graduates soon.” Showtime has also been teasing a comedy series with videos that promise “the most dangerous show in the history of television. It is expected to drop July 15th.
Amy Adams filled fans in on the status of Disenchanted, Disney’s hotly anticipated sequel to 2007’s Enchanted. “I am absolutely up for that,” Adams when asked by co-host Sara Gilbert about reprising her role in a sequel. “We’re working on it — so hopefully.” Adam Shankman is attached to direct the sequel, but no word on when it would move forward.
Chris Hemsworth has started filming the “Men in Black” reboot! Check out the first set photos: https://t.co/X7PCsQk8xv
— JustJared.com (@JustJared) July 8, 2018