The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for Oct 29, 2018
Halloween carved up the competition at the weekend box office to take the top spot for the second straight weekend. The latest in the Michael Meyers franchise took in $32 million to top the pre-Halloween box office. A Star Is Born remained in second with $14.1 million while Venom remained in third $10.8 million.
Here’s how the Top 10 broke down:
1. Halloween, $32 million
2. A Star Is Born, $14.1 million
3. Venom, $10.8 million
4. Goosebumps 2, $7.5 million
5. Hunter Killer, $6.7 million
6. The Hate U Give, $5.1 million
7. First Man, $4.9 million
8. Smallfoot, $4.8 million
9. Night School, $3.3 million
10. Mid90s, $3 million
The much-delayed star-studded (Amber Heard, Billy Bob Thornton, Jim Sturgess, Theo James, Cara Delevingne, with a cameo featuring Heard’s ex Johnny Depp) London Fields opened to $160,000, the second-worst opening for a wide release, behind 2008’s Proud American. The adaptation of the Martin Amis novel of the same name was set to premiere in 2015, but was pulled over a legal dispute.
It looks like Bethesda’s promotional push for Fallout 76 is underway. Between the B.E.T.A. that’s kicking off shortly on PS4 and PC and the one that’s already done well on Xbox One, the publisher has premiered a new trailer during last night’s Vikings game, one that’s decidedly live action and filled with good vibes. And destruction, of course. Watch the live action trailer above.
Constantine Rousouli is joining The CW’s reboot of Charmed as a villain by the name of Hunter, who is apposed to the Vera-Vaughn sisters’ brand of good magic. He will pop up in the season’s fifth episode, set to air in November. Charmed is getting solid ratings so far, averaging 0.9 and 2.55 million viewers among adults 18-49 after three days of delayed viewing. Have you tuned in?
Matteo Garrone’s live-action Pinocchio has recruited Roberto Benigni to star as Geppetto. The film is an international co-production.
The dark comedy King of the Jungle, based on Joshua David’s Wired article “John McAfee’s Last Stand,” has landed Michael Keaton and Seth Rogen as the leads. The story follows McAfee’s (Keaton) life as an ex-pat in Belize. Rogen will play Ari Furman, another Wired writer who gets pulled into McAfee’s insane universe.
SPOILERS – Don’t click on the video below if you don’t want to see how The Walking Dead will be writing off Andrew Lincoln’s character Rick Grimes. Last night’s episode’s final scene sets up his exit this Sunday.
Lucasfilm pulled the plug on the Boba Fett movie. The move comes after Solo: A Star Wars Story wasn’t a success in theaters so Lucasfilm decided to scale back its “Star Wars” movies. The company says instead they’re 100% focusing on The Mandalorian which is a new show set for Disney’s streaming service.
The producers of The Simpsons are going to write out their Indian character Apu because of complaints that his depiction is racist. Abu is one of the show’s most well-known characters but a documentary last year called “The Problem with Apu” sparked a debate over whether he was a racial stereotype or not. They aren’t going to make a big deal out of it… but they’ll drop him just to avoid the controversy.
Mike Tyson is pitching a new TV show based on his life as a marijuana grower and marketer. He will star in the comedy and titled it, Rolling With The Punches. Tyson is shooting the show right now at his ranch in El Segundo, California. He will play a retired boxer while the show will also star Chuck Zito as his real-life body guard and Russell Peters playing his “useless best friend.”