The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for Nov 5, 2018
The biopic about rock n’ roller Freddie Mercury and his band Queen dominated the box office on opening weekend, bringing in about $50M. It was a good haul for the Rami Malek-headliner, which got mixed reviews, especially as it was up against Disney’s The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.
The live-action rendering of the classic tale about a young girl is transported to a magical world of gingerbread soldiers and an army of mice from the House of Mouse nabbed about $20 million, putting it in second place. The forecast for Nutcracker isn’t great; the film was reportedly made for $100M+.
1. Bohemian Rhapsody — $50 million
2. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms — $20 million
3. Nobody’s Fool — $14 million
4. A Star Is Born — $11.1 million
5. Halloween — $11 million
6. Venom — $7.9 million
7. Smallfoot — $3.8 million
8. Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween — $3.7 million
9. Hunter Killer — $3.5 million
10. The Hate U Give — $3.4 million
Andrew Lincoln will not be returning to The Walking Dead, reiterated Scott Gimple, chief content officer for the Walking Dead brand. Gimple confirmed on Talking Dead Lincoln’s exit is “the end of Rick Grimes on The Walking Dead.. but this is not going to be the end of Rick Grimes’ story,” he said, adding that story will continue in AMC original films and that “there’s a lot of story to tell.” AMC is planning a series of Walking Dead movies centered around Andrew Lincoln’s character with filming on the first movie beginning in 2019. FOR MORE CLICK HERE!
Game of Thrones‘ the Night King helps promote Google’s Chromebook in the new commercial above.
Kate Bosworth is set to star in and produce sci-fi thriller Genesis. Mike Le Han is directing the pic, which follows a mother looking for her daughter in a post-apocalyptic world. Bosworth is diving deep into sci-fi of late; she is also starring in and producing Neil LaBute’s The I-Land, which Netflix has ordered to series. In addition, Bosworth recently signed on for MGM’s post-apocalyptic drama The Domestics and Nat Geo’s series The Long Road Home.
A new sitcom called Kevin Can F–k Himself is in the works at AMC. The new show will “explore the secret life” of the conventional sitcom wife which AMC describes as “a beauty paired with a less attractive, dismissive, caveman-like husband who gets to be a jerk because she’s a nag and he’s ‘funny.’” The series aims to explore the inner workings of that character by presenting her “as a real person. And what if that person is pissed?”