'Death on the Nile' tops a quiet box office weekend
Hollywood’s Super Bowl weekend largely fizzled with the muted debut of Kenneth Branagh’s long-delayed Agatha Christie whodunit, “Death on the Nile,” a tepid reception for the Jennifer Lopez romantic-comedy “Marry Me” and modest box-office bumps for Oscar nominees.
Tom Holland Just Had The Best Live Reaction To Hearing “No Way Home” Is $23 Million Away From Overtaking “Avatar” At The Box Office After Admitting His Future As Spider-Man Remains Uncertain
“We’ve had conversations about the potential future of Spider-Man, but at the moment they are conversations… we don't know what the future looks like.”View Entire Post ›news.yahoo.com
Tom Holland says he doesn't know if he'll play Spider-Man again but admits 'there definitely was a sense' that he's worn the suit for 'the last time'
"If it's time for me to say goodbye, then I will do so proudly, knowing that I've achieved everything I wanted to," Holland told Deadline.news.yahoo.com
Tom Holland says the first time he met Willem Dafoe on the set of 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' he had no idea who he bumped into because the actor was wearing a cloak for secrecy
Tom Holland told fans how he accidentally bumped into the legendary actor while on the set of the new Spidey movie while he was keeping a low profile.news.yahoo.com
Benedict Cumberbatch says that Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Holland's improv skills inspired him to go off-script and call Iron Man a 'douchebag' in 'Infinity War'
Cumberbatch told The Hollywood Reporter that there was a "ripple effect" on set when he uttered the insult but was glad that it was kept in the movie.news.yahoo.com
After pandemic pause, Avengers swing, soar into Disneyland
Now that it's getting safer to assemble, the Avengers are at last descending on Disneyland. A Spider-Man ride that lets visitors blast bots with virtual webs from their bare hands and a show of strength from the royal guard of Wakanda are among the highlights of the new Avengers Campus at Disney's California Adventure Park, whose debut was paused for about a year by the coronavirus pandemic before it opens to the public Friday. The Avengers Campus seeks to be an immersive experience that allows guests to become super-heroic across a series of rides, shows and eateries from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.news.yahoo.com
New this week: 'Cherry,' 'Bloodlands' & Kids' Choice Awards
This combination photo shows key art for the Acorn TV series "Bloodlands," premiering March 15, left, key art for the Apple TV+ film "Cherry," center, and key art for Nickelodeons "Kids Choice Awards," hosted by Kenan Thompson and airing on March 13. (Acorn TV/Apple TV+/Nickelodeon via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. Ad—AP Film Writer Jake CoyleMUSIC— The 2021 Grammys will hand out 84 awards Sunday, but what’s more exciting? Other performers include Chris Martin, John Mayer, Doja Cat, Maren Morris, DaBaby, HAIM, Lil Baby, Brandi Carlile, Roddy Ricch, Brittany Howard, Miranda Lambert, Mickey Guyton and Black Pumas. Ad— Grown-ups don’t have a lock on awards shows, as Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards proves once again.
Audiences hold back, even as more movie theaters open
Animated character Raya, voiced by Kelly Marie Tran, left, appears with Sisu the dragon in a scene from "Raya and the Last Dragon." (Disney+ via AP)Theaters reopening in New York City this weekend did not set the box office on fire. Walt Disney Animation's “ Raya and the Last Dragon ” earned an estimated $8.6 million from 2,045 locations in North America. AdWarner Bros. “Tom & Jerry,” which is available to stream free for HBO Max subscribers, brought in $6.6 million from 2,563 North American theaters in its second available weekend. Many areas in North America are not yet fully open, including Los Angeles, and most California counties, Washington D.C., and much of Canada.
Here are the most anticipated movies of 2021 and how to watch them
As of publication, here is the list of the most anticipated movies on the 2021 calendar and how to watch them. The film arrives in cinemas on May 7. SonyJune 18: "Luca" Pixar's next film arrives on June 18 and explores a beautiful seasonal town on the Italian Riviera. The film also stars Tom Bateman, Annette Bening, Russell Brand, Gal Gadot and Armie Hammer. The film arrives in cinemas on Nov. 24.cnbc.com
Tunnel plan near Stonehenge gets UK government consent
LONDON – The British government went against the recommendations of planning officials Thursday, approving controversial plans for a road tunnel to be built near the prehistoric monument of Stonehenge in southern England. The A303 highway, which is a popular route for motorists traveling to and from the southwest of England, is often severely congested around the single-lane section of road near Stonehenge. As part of widespread improvements, a two-mile tunnel will be built that will effectively remove the sight and sound of traffic passing the site, and cut journey times. The Stonehenge Alliance, which has campaigned against the tunnel, said it “deeply regrets” a decision that will be greeted with “shock” around the world. The group added that the plan will breach the U.K.'s international treaty obligations “not to damage” the World Heritage Site.
New this week: Alicia Keys, 'Filthy Rich' and the Emmys
This cover image released by RCA Records shows "Alicia" the latest release by Alicia Keys. The album, out Friday, features several guest stars, including Jill Scott, Miguel, Khalid, Snoh Aalegra, Sampha, Diamond Platnumz and Ed Sheeran, who co-wrote the single Underdog. (RCA Records via AP)
New this week: Alicia Keys, 'Filthy Rich' and the Emmys
This cover image released by RCA Records shows "Alicia" the latest release by Alicia Keys. The album, out Friday, features several guest stars, including Jill Scott, Miguel, Khalid, Snoh Aalegra, Sampha, Diamond Platnumz and Ed Sheeran, who co-wrote the single Underdog. (RCA Records via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. It lands on HBO and HBO Max on Saturday at 8 p.m.— AP Film Writer Jake CoyleMUSIC— Piano-playing pop star Alicia Keys is putting out her seventh album on Friday. — Kim Cattrall is at the center of Fox’s “Filthy Rich,” a prime-time soap opera loaded with money and betrayal that debuts 9 p.m. EDT Monday, Sept. 21.
How coronavirus could permanently change the movie industry
The COVID-19 coronavirus outrbreak has sparked a dramatic first for the movie industry: movies are being made available at home the same time they're available in theaters. This could fundamentally changes studios' leverage in negotiations with theater chains, permanently alter consumer behavior and raise the bar significantly for going out to the movies. And Disney would typically wait additional months, not just two weeks, before offering the film on its subscription Disney+. Theater chains have resisted a push by AT&T/WarnerMedia's Warner Brothers and Comcast's Universal Pictures in particular to allow them to shorten that window for certain films. That all comes down to how much negotiating leverage the theater chains have.cnbc.com
Disney Pixar's 'Onward' coming to digital and Disney+ earlier due to coronavirus outbreak
Tom Holland and Chris Pratt voice teenage elf brothers in Pixars' "Onward." The pair embark on a quest to spend one last day with their father, who died when they were too young to remember him. Disney's latest Pixar feature "Onward" will be arriving to the at-home market a bit earlier than expected because of the coronavirus outbreak. The animated feature will be available to buy digitally for $19.99 starting Friday at 8:00 pm ET. Movie theaters across the U.S. and internationally have been shuttered in an attempt to stem the rate of infection.cnbc.com
Tom Holland called CEO of Disney and told him to save Spider-Man
(CNN) - Tom Holland isn't just a superhero on screen. Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed Friday in an interview with late-night host Jimmy Kimmel that Holland, who plays Spider-Man in the Marvel movies, personally called and asked him to fix the Spider-Man deal with Sony -- basically saving this iteration of the franchise. Disney, which owns Marvel, and Sony had an agreement that allowed the character to appear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It was clear that the fans wanted Tom back as Spider-Man, made by Marvel and our Marvel production team," he said. "We spoke, and he basically made a -- he cried on the phone," Iger said, laughing before revealing the truth.
Spider-Man will stay in the Marvel Cinematic Universe
Tom Holland as Spider-Man. After months of tension, the two studios announced Spider-Man will return to theaters in 2021. Sony Pictures Entertainment and The Walt Disney Studios jointly announced Friday a partnership to release a third film in the "Spider-Man Homecoming" franchise under Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige. Tom Holland will return to the iconic role in the movie, which is scheduled for release on July 16, 2021. A deal between Marvel and Sony brought Tom Holland into the "Avengers" franchise, but the deal expired after "Spider-Man: Far From Home" Sony's highest-grossing movie of all time.cbsnews.com
Sony 'Spider-Man' deal with Marvel shows how important fandom is to franchise success
Tom Holland reprises his role as Peter Parker / Spider-Man in Sony's "Spider-Man: Far From Home." Not only that, but, as part of the arrangement, Spider-Man will also appear in a future Marvel Studios film. And Sony earned back the goodwill it had lost to fans in the wake of "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." "This is one situation where the fans were right, the fans knew they were right and the studios knew they were right." If Sony had moved forward with its own Spider-Man films, unaffiliated with Marvel, it would have had to create a completely different Spider-Man.cnbc.com
Imax CEO sees no sequel fatigue, points to huge new 'Spider-Man' debut
The CEO of Imax told CNBC on Monday that he doesn't believe there's any so-called sequel fatigue following the strong U.S. debut of "Spider-Man: Far from Home." "Far from Home," which debuted overseas last weekend, earned $580 million globally in its first 10 days in theaters. Disney released an extended cut of the film two weeks ago for an extra push to beat the all-time box office record. "Men in Black: International" and "Dark Phoenix," the newest installment of the X-Men franchise, were both seen as box office bombs earlier this year. I think people are reluctant to make big bets on new content"Gelfond said box office revenue is up 5% this year for Imax, including a 25% increase in China.cnbc.com
'Spider-Man' dominates holiday weekend box office
This image released by Sony Pictures shows Jake Gyllenhaal, left, and Tom Holland in a scene from "Spider-Man: Far From Home." (Jay Maidment/Columbia Pictures/Sony via AP)NEW YORK (AP) - Spider-Man: Far From Home swooped in to dominate the July Fourth holiday weekend, raking in an estimated $185.1 million since opening in North America on Tuesday and earning $93.6 million from Friday to Sunday. The opening gave Sony Pictures one of its best weeks ever. It also came with an assist from Disneys Marvel Studios, which has partnered with Sony on this and its previous Spider-Man release. In third is Universals Beatles-themed Yesterday, which tallied $10.8 million in its second weekend.
Marvel strikes gold as 'Spider-Man: Far From Home' fetches $580 million in first 10 days in theaters
Tom Holland reprises his role as Peter Parker / Spider-Man in Sony's "Spider-Man: Far From Home." "Spider-Man: Far From Home" has hauled in nearly $600 million worldwide at the box office during its first 10 days in theaters. The second Spider-Man film starring Tom Holland opened in the U.S. on Tuesday and will take in an estimated $185 million domestically through Sunday. This is the best six-day record for Sony, who produced the film in partnership with Disney's Marvel Studios. "Far From Home" is also the best six-day opening for a Spider-Man film and the best six-day opening for a film over the Fourth of July holiday, the company said.cnbc.com
Tom Holland Surprises Kids in Hospital as Spider-Man
These kids got the surprise of a lifetime when they were visited by the heroes of "Spider-Man: Far From Home." Tom Holland, Zendaya and Jake Gyllenhaal stopped by the Children's Hospital Los Angeles last week, with Holland in his spidey suit and Gyllenhaal in his dark armor and cape as Mysterio. "I love you," one little boy told Holland, "and that you shoot webs." I actually used all my webs on the way over here.The kids also got a special screening of the new movie, which opened in theaters on Tuesday. RELATED STORIES'Spider-Man' Tom Holland Rescues Fan Being Crushed Outside 'Late Show'French Spider-Man Climbs 47-Story Building in Philippines'Spider-Man' Breaks Into Police Station and Falls Asleep in Ceiling Duct While High on Meth: Cops
'Spider-Man' Tom Holland Rescues Fan Being Crushed Outside 'Late Show'
Before he entered the Ed Sullivan Theater in Midtown Manhattan, Holland helped a young lady who was being pushed by autograph hounds. I got you, Holland told Cassidy Ariel as she was being pushed into barricades. Ariel found herself in a throng of eager fans outside the theater as Holland showed up. Holland told the people around Ariel back up and made sure she was alright. Holland didn't dish on the drama during his appearance on Colbert's show, but this fan said she will never forget Spider-Man coming to her rescue.