The Good, The Bad & The Nerdy for Nov 12, 2018
Illumination and Universal’s The Grinch had a stellar $66 million opener over the weekend. This is the second big-screen adaptation of the classic holiday tale following Ron Howard’s effort in 2000. Benedict Cumberbatch voiced The Grinch. Sony’s The Girl in the Spider Web, starring Claire Foy, meanwhile, opened to a surprisingly disappointing $8 million. The Girl tied for fifth place at the box office with A Star Is Born, in its sixth weekend out. Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody snagged second place, nabbing $30.9 million for its second weekend out, crossing the $100 million mark in the domestic box office with these receipts. J.J. Abrams’ WWII zombie flick Overlord placed third for its opening weekend with $10.1 million, also a disappointment.
1. The Grinch — $66 million
2. Bohemian Rhapsody — $30.9 million
3. Overlord — $10.1 million
4. Nutcracker and the Four Realms — $9.6 million
5. Girl in the Spider’s Web — $8 million
6. A Star Is Born — $8 million
7. Nobody’s Fool — $6.5 million
8. Venom — $4.9 million
9. Halloween — $3.8 million
10. The Hate U Give — $2.1 million
Fallout 76 doesn’t officially release until Wednesday, yet gamers already found a reference to The Office during their playthrough of the b.e.t.a. Check it out in the video above.
Back in August, it was reported that Warner Bros. was in the early stages of developing a reboot of the hit series, Alf, which originally ran from 1986 to 1990. At the time, the studio was looking for a writer to take on the reboot. Now, however, a report from TV Line indicates that it ultimately wasn’t the search for a writer that stopped the reboot in its tracks. The project reportedly failed to find an interested network!
Game of Thrones Christmas sweaters are now being sold at Target and online. The sweaters feature festive colors, images of the show’s characters and sayings like ”Silent Night King”, ‘Westeros Joy To The Realm” and ”HO HO Hodor”. The sweaters cost $30
One week after Pete Davidson made fun of war vet Dan Crenshaw’s eye patch on Saturday Night Live, the newly elected Congressman appeared on the NBC show and received an apology. “So, in what I’m sure is a huge shock for people who know me, I made a poor choice last week,” Davidson began. “I did, I made a joke about Lt. Com. Dan Crenshaw, and on behalf of the show and myself, I apologize.” Crenshaw joined him onstage and accepted his apology, only to troll him by allowing his phone’s ringtone (set to Davidson’s ex’s Ariana Grande’s “Breathin” go off.) “It’s cool, Ariana Grande song,” Davidson laughed as Crenshaw asked, “Oh, do you know her?”
Kevin Hart will exec produce Don’t Call It a Comeback for ABC, Variety reports. Courtney Lilly is also exec producing, and writing as well. Don’t Call It is a single-camera family comedy about a divorced dad with a one-hit wonder from back in the 90s. “Courtney’s idea is funny, relatable and most importantly has so much heart—all the elements that belong in a HartBeat production,” Hart said. “I’m so excited to work with him and everybody at ABC.” Hart is a busy man; he is also currently working on comedies for NBC and Fox.