Broadway Box Office: ‘If/Then’ Bounces Back; ‘Mice And Men’ Takes $1M Bow

The Idina Menzel showcase If/Then bounced back last week after a slight dip, posting $822,516 in sales for the week ending Sunday, a $49,000 rebound according to box office figures released Monday afternoon by the trade group Broadway League. That was two.....»»

Category: topSource: deadlineMar 20th, 2017

"Of Mice and Men" leaves Broadway on a record high

NEW YORK (AP) — James Franco's play "Of Mice and Men" has left Broadway with a roar — a box office record......»»

Category: topSource: yahooMar 20th, 2017

"Of Mice and Men" leaves Broadway on a record high

NEW YORK (AP) — James Franco's play "Of Mice and Men" has left Broadway with a roar — a box office record......»»

Category: topSource: yahooMar 20th, 2017

Chris Hemsworth Almost Lost "Thor" Role to Brother Liam Hemsworth!

Chris Hemsworth revealed that he almost lost out on his role as superhero Thor in the Marvel films to his younger brother Liam Hemsworth! The 34-year-old actor told the story to W magazine (you have to check out Chris‘ sexy shirtless cover for the mag if you missed it!) “I came into the audition with [...] Chris Hemsworth revealed that he almost lost out on his role as superhero Thor in the Marvel films to his younger brother Liam Hemsworth! The 34-year-old actor told the story to W magazine (you have to check out Chris‘ sexy shirtless cover for the mag if you missed it!) “I came into the audition with Kenneth Branagh and thought I nailed it and then never heard anything back. Months went by and then my brother, my little brother, Liam, was in Australia and sent a tape across and he got a call back, then another call back and then was down to the last kind of four or five people for it,” Chris explained. :I remember sitting in Vancouver, shooting Cabin in the Woods with Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon. Both of them were looking at the trades at this sort of top five guys for Thor and saying, ‘Why aren’t you in the mix here? What happened?’ I said, ‘I don’t know. I blew my audition I guess.’ None of those guys got it.” There’s a lot more to the story! Click inside to read the full version of events from Chris… Here’s Chris’ full quote on almost losing the role to Liam “I remembered reading the breakdown for Thor and it said, ‘Must be over 6’3″ and 200 pounds,’ and so on. I thought, ‘Oh cool. This is the one thing that sort of fits me.’ Most of the time, I’d have to lie about my height and say I was a little shorter and so on. I’d only get cast or auditioned for the football player or something. So I thought, ‘Great. This is up my alley.’ I came into the audition with Kenneth Branagh and thought I nailed it and then never heard anything back. Months went by and then my brother, my little brother, Liam, was in Australia and sent a tape across and he got a call back, then another call back and then was down to the last kind of four or five people for it. I remember sitting in Vancouver, shooting Cabin in the Woods with Drew Goddard and Joss Whedon. Both of them were looking at the trades at this sort of top five guys for Thor and saying, ‘Why aren’t you in the mix here? What happened?’ I said, ‘I don’t know. I blew my audition I guess.’ None of those guys got it. My manager then called up and said, ‘You know, he’s got an older brother. Can we bring him back in?’ So I did an audition in Vancouver in this hotel room with my mum reading Anthony Hopkins’ part. She must have nailed it because it got me back in the room and that second audition was a lot different than my first one. I came in kind of with a little, I guess, motivation and maybe frustration that my little brother had gotten further than me. It’s a little family, sibling rivalry sort of kicked up in me. Then it moved pretty quick from there. It was cool,” Chris said......»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 13th, 2017

Broadway Box Office: ‘Of Mice and Men’ Breaks $1 Million in its Final Week

Midsummer tourism brought another big-money week to Broadway with 11 shows raking in more than $1 million apiece, including James Franco-Chris O’Dowd starrer “Of Mice and Men,” which claimed a spot in the millionaires’ club for t.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMar 20th, 2017

Broadway’s ‘Of Mice and Men,’ Starring James Franco, Will Play Movie Theaters

NT Live, the National Theater’s successful series of cinema broadcasts of theater performances, has tapped its first Broadway title with “Of Mice and Men,” the Broadway revival that stars James Franco, Chris O’Dowd and Leighton M.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyMar 29th, 2017

Weekend Box Office: Revenue Plummets to Post-9/11 Levels - Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood ReporterWeekend Box Office: Revenue Plummets to Post-9/11 LevelsHollywood ReporterWith none of the new offerings clearing more than $5 million, holdover 'The Hitman's Bodyguard' wins the slowest weekend in almost 16 years with $10 million. The movie business got knocked out at the box office over the weekend as revenue fell to its ...Box office numbers crater to worst weekend since 2014EW.comWhat A Historically Bad Weekend At The Box Office!PerezHilton.comDead Box Office Walking: Who Is To Blame?Bleeding Cool NewsUSA TODAY -Forbes -Collider.com -Box Office Mojoall 49 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsAug 27th, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: "Growing Up Hip Hop" Sneak Peek: Angela Simmons Reunites With Bow Wow in New York City -- Watch!

Reunited! On the season finale of Growing Up Hip Hop, Rev Run's daughter, Angela Simmons, catches up with her former flame, Bow Wow.  In ET’s exclusive sneak peek of the new episode airing on Thursday, Simmons and Kristinia DeBarge (daughter of James DeBarge) have a girls night out in New York City, where she unexpectedly runs into Bow Wow. Simmons and Bow Wow haven’t spoken in a while, and there's lots to talk about. For starters, Simmons asks Bow Wow if he's thinking about getting married,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]].....»»

Category: topSource: etonline16 hr. 17 min. ago

Jon Snow"s Wight-Hunting Party Ends With The Biggest Game Of Thrones Death Yet! Get The Beyond The Wall Recap!

It's a wight-hunting party and we'll cry if we want to! And with the major (yes, MAJOR) casualty Jon Snow's (Kit Harington) last-ditch plan resulted in, we certainly teared up during this week's Game of Thrones. Video: Kit Does His Best Impression Of A Dragon! There were quite a few moments in Beyond The Wall that struck a [...] It's a wight-hunting party and we'll cry if we want to! And with the major (yes, MAJOR) casualty Jon Snow's (Kit Harington) last-ditch plan resulted in, we certainly teared up during this week's Game of Thrones. Video: Kit Does His Best Impression Of A Dragon! There were quite a few moments in Beyond The Wall that struck a chord: sisters plotting against sisters, mothers losing children, and aunts having naughty thoughts about their nephews. How are fans supposed to feel about all this? Read the recap of the latest hour (below) to find out! Blistering Bonding The episode kicked off with the Fellowship of The White (that's Jon Snow, Jorah Mormont, Thoros of Myr, Beric Dondarrion, Tormund, The Hound, Gendry, and a few disposable extras) trudging their way North of the wall on their impossibly dangerous mission to capture a wight to prove to Cersei the Army of the Dead is real. The party gets a lot of fun bonding screen time as they trek through the tundra. Gendry complains about how cold AF the North is. Tormund suggests that Jon get over his pride and bend the knee to Dany. Gendry complains some more about Thoros and Beric selling him off to Melisandre. The Hound tells Gendry to stop his whinging. Jon and Jorah discuss their daddy issues and swords and honor but don't bring up how they're both in love with Dany. Still With This Letter? Back at Winterfell, Littlefinger's plan to drive a wedge between the Stark sisters is going smoothly. Too smoothly, in fact, because Arya (Maisie Williams) is kind of being a Faceless drag about that raven-letter Sansa was forced to write when she was in the Lannister's hold back in season 2. Arya concludes that Sansa (Sophie Turner) is worried she'll show the letter to the lords of the North and destroy her image as Lady of the North. Sansa's all, "you wouldn't dare," and Arya's like "bitch, I just might." We cut through the subtext to save you from another long winded chat overlooking the courtyard. (Get to the point, Arya, there's only one episode left this season!) Meanwhile at Dragonstone, Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) and Dany (Emilia Clarke) discuss their upcoming meeting with Cersei. After the Hand tells the Dragon Queen she kind of overreacted when she impulsively decided to fry both Tarlys last week, Tyrion reminds Dany that she wanted to "break the wheel" of merciless rulers. Tyrion then pushes his luck by bringing up the subject of Dany's successor, reminding her that she can't have children (read the room, Tyrion.) Dany will only discuss this matter after she sits on the Iron Throne. Beary Close Call Up North, the men continue to bond (it's a long trip!) -- Tormund tells The Hound how he plans to have giant warrior babies with Brienne of Tarth. The Hound makes a subtle comment about Brienne almost(?) killing him for fans to giggle over. Beric and Jon discuss the meaning of life and why they were brought back from death. Beric tells Jon the Lord of the Light chose them to stay alive to protect and save lives -- an answer that seems to satisfy the always-brooding King in the North. The bonding gets put on pause when the party gets attacked by an undead polar bear. One of the extras is killed, and the bear begins to maul Thoros sort of like that scene in The Revenant. Except this time, there are flaming swords that kill the bear before Thoros becomes totally useless for the mission. He's really a good sport about it. After this encounter, the band of brothers finally sets sight on a white walker and his clan of backup wights. A brief battle filled with zombie gurgle SFX ends up with Jon taking out the lead walker -- which effectively incinerates all of the wights except one. This special wight they capture, but not before he summons the rest of the army with a zombie screech. Run, Gendry, Run! Knowing trouble is on the way, Jon orders Gendry to run back to Eastwatch and send a raven to Daenerys -- because he's the fastest, and because we all want to see the Hound use Gendry's hammer. Gendry reluctantly dashes off as the wights appear -- prompting Jon's party to run across a frozen lake to a small island. The wights close in on the humans until the ice breaks and a good chunk of them fall into the water. Our heroes are now trapped in a frozen wasteland surrounded by the army of the dead. Night passes, and the band of brothers realizes they will soon freeze to death. Oh wait, Thoros already froze to death. Awkward. Pour one out for the homie. Jorah and Jon deduce that killing a white walker will also kill all the wights they've created. Beric concludes that killing the Night King, who is stoically watching them from a snowy bank, will kill them all. Good to know! Gendry makes it back to Eastwatch and collapses before the gate. The guards come out and he gasps about sending ravens to Dany. You done good, kid. More Bad Ideas After receiving an invitation to King's Landing, Sansa sends a reluctant Brienne on her behalf. Brienne is worried about leaving the Lady with Littlefinger -- who, earlier in the episode, reminded her that Brienne would be the only one to stand in the way if either Stark sister conspired to harm the other. Clearly, Sansa's more worried about Arya. Oh, just you wait, Lady... At Dragonstone, Dany climbs aboard Drogon against Tyrion's advice. Putting her own life at risk, she takes off for the North on a rescue mission with Rhaegal and Viserion in tow. Frost Bite Jon and his iced comrades are in trouble. After the Hound starts throwing rocks at the wights, they learn the water around them has finally frozen solid again. This causes the wights to advance, and an epic fight ensues. Wights close in on every corner, and it's a dire situation for our heros. Tormund almost gets ripped apart, but is saved by the Hound at the (very) last second. Nice! The last extra in their party isn't so lucky, and falls into a pack of snow-zombies who do what zombies do best. All while their captured wight lies on the ground making zombie hisses. It's looking grim for the comrades, until Dany comes flying in to save them with her dragons! The place is then LIT THE FUCK UP with fire. Skeleton warriors are set ablaze! Drogon swoops down and everyone climbs aboard! Except motherfucking Jon Snow, who is still fighting. Meanwhile, the Night King reaches for his mystical ice-spear and launches it javelin style. No, not at Jon -- at Viserion flying in the sky! Yeah, this fucker has impressive upper body strength -- because that ice-spear travels hundreds of feet in the air and fatally hits Viserion right in his dragon heart. Close up of heartbroken Dany as one of her children (albeit, the one named after her evil brother) sinks into the icy waters. Sad! The Night King readies another ice-spear as Jon is overtaken by some wights and falls below the ice. Too slow, Jon Snow. Dany takes off, and the second ice-spear BARELY misses a fleeing Drogon. Seconds later, Jon surfaces. The wights notice and savagely dash towards him, but he's saved at the last second by -- who else? -- Uncle Benjen! The sort-of-undead Stark slaps Jon on a horse and sends him back to the Wall before proceeding to take down the oncoming horde with that fiery skull thing he likes to whip around. Thankfully, Jon makes it back to Eastwatch. He's loaded onto a Targaryen ship, where Dany marvels over his heroic stabwounds/even more heroic abs. Consider her fire lit. Snoopy Starks At Winterfell, Sansa sneaks into Arya's room and finds her genuinely unsettling bag of faces. Then things get even creepier when Arya basically manifests in a puff of smoke and slowly creeps toward her sister with her hands behind her back. Arya reveals the deadly skills she picked up at the House of Black and White and threatens to chop of Sansa's face so she can finally feel what it's like to wear those pretty dresses. Um... or you can just, like, borrow one, Arya? Sansa is left feeling unsafe and creeped out. Fire and Ice On the ship, Jon wakes up to find Dany at his bedside. He apologizes on behalf of her reptilian loss, and she swears to help him defeat the Night King. Jon then one ups her and agrees to bend the knee, calling her "my queen." Heavy hand holding and sexy eyes follows. Dany leaves all flustered. This is happening, people! Back up north, the wights work together to carry Viserion's giant corpse out of the lake with chains. The Night king comes over and delivers a game changing blow with the touch of his mystically cursed, undead hands: the dragon opens his now-blue eye, officially resurrected as a white walker flyer! Yup, we finally got our long-rumored ice dragon! Now for that season finale.... [Image via HBO.].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonAug 21st, 2017

Weekend Box Office: 'Hitman's Bodyguard' Eyes $21M Bow; 'Logan Lucky' Unlucky - Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood ReporterWeekend Box Office: 'Hitman's Bodyguard' Eyes $21M Bow; 'Logan Lucky' UnluckyHollywood ReporterThe Hitman's Bodyguard is hitting the target at the domestic box office, where it grossed an estimated $8 million Friday from 3,377 theaters for a projected $20 million-$21 million debut, more than enough to win the weekend ahead of Steven Soderbergh's ...Looking Under 'Logan Lucky's Hood As 'Hitman's Bodyguard' Stands Tall With $21M Opening – Saturday AM UpdateDeadlineBox Office: 'Hitman's Bodyguard' Shooting for $20 Million in Slow WeekendVarietyBox Office: 'Hitman's Bodyguard' Stomps 'Logan Lucky' With $8M FridayForbesVulture -Screen Rant -MLive.com -TheWrapall 291 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsAug 19th, 2017

"Dark Tower" Takes the Lead in Slow Weekend Box Office

Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey‘s The Dark Tower has come in first at the weekend box office! The film brought in $19.5 million it its opening weekend at the box office, which proved to start off a bit slow. Dunkirk gave The Dark Tower a run for it’s money, but ended up in second place [...] Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey‘s The Dark Tower has come in first at the weekend box office! The film brought in $19.5 million it its opening weekend at the box office, which proved to start off a bit slow. Dunkirk gave The Dark Tower a run for it’s money, but ended up in second place with $17.6 million. Animated film The Emoji Movie came in third place with $12.3 million earned. Rounding out the top five were Girls Trip and Halle Berry‘s Kidnap, which brought in $11.4 million and $10.2 million, respectively. Kathryn Bigelow‘s new film Detriot had a disappointing opening at the box office, and only brought in $7.3 million. surveys & polls.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredAug 6th, 2017

The play "Of Mice and Men" recoups on Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) — The play "Of Mice and Men" may not have taken home any Tony Awards but it still has good news to share — it's in the black......»»

Category: topSource: yahooJun 9th, 2017

"Of Mice and Men" screening dates set

NEW YORK (AP) — The recent revival of "Of Mice and Men" starring James Franco may have closed on Broadway, but you can still catch it on the silver screen......»»

Category: topSource: yahooOct 26th, 2014

It Proves To Be A MASSIVE Hit At The Box Office!

There's absolutely no question which flick ruled the box office this weekend: It is the most popular movie in America, with a HUGE opening weekend in theaters over the last few days! In fact, the Stephen King adaptation took in so much money, it became the biggest opener EVER for a movie in the horror genre! [...] There's absolutely no question which flick ruled the box office this weekend: It is the most popular movie in America, with a HUGE opening weekend in theaters over the last few days! In fact, the Stephen King adaptation took in so much money, it became the biggest opener EVER for a movie in the horror genre! Incredible!! Related: Watch The Brand New Fifty Shades Freed Trailer HERE! Over 4,103 theaters across all of North America this weekend, It has taken in a grand total of $117.2 million, setting the horror genre opening weekend record and BLOWING AWAY all of its first-week opener competition!!! This is particularly important for the North American box office considering it's been a few months since a major hit in theaters, and the summer was one of the worst in recent memory for production companies and movie houses. But now, It has redeemed all that -- at least for the time being -- by shattering a ton of records and bringing in a legit nine figure payday along the way! comScore movie analyst Paul Dergarabedian spoke about the clown Pennywise and the It film doing so well at the box office this weekend, per THR (below): "Pennywise has certainly brought big dollars back to the movie theater, and not a moment too soon. Let's face it, people love horror movies, and within the darkened walls of a movie theater, the communal electricity that is created by a bunch of people being scared out of their wits is almost as fun as the movie itself; this is why the film has obliterated expectations and is setting records." That's a hell of a lot better than some of the other new releases that came through this weekend, though. For one, Home Again -- starring Reese Witherspoon -- underwhelmed by drawing just $9 million over 2,940 theaters in a very disappointing second place showing in theaters. Related: Get More Movie Industry News HERE! And at the specialty box office, Charlie Sheen's new drama 9/11 fell REALLY flat, drawing just $162,450 from 400 theaters -- which equates out to a brutal average of $406 per location. Yikes. But at least It saved the day this weekend!! What about you, Perezcious readers?! Did you go see anything in theaters the last few days?? Let us know what you saw in the comments (below)!!! [Image via Warner Bros..].....»»

Category: gossipSource: perezhiltonSep 10th, 2017

Jennifer Lawrence Just Suffered The Worst Opening Weekend Of Her Film Career With mother!

Not a good weekend at the box office for Jennifer Lawrence! The movie star just suffered through the worst wide opening weekend of her entire career with new film mother!, a complete bust at the box office that took in just $7.5 million from nearly 2,500 theaters all across North America. WTF?! What a bomb!!! Related: J.Law's Complete [...] Not a good weekend at the box office for Jennifer Lawrence! The movie star just suffered through the worst wide opening weekend of her entire career with new film mother!, a complete bust at the box office that took in just $7.5 million from nearly 2,500 theaters all across North America. WTF?! What a bomb!!! Related: J.Law's Complete Style Revolution! It didn't help that the film, directed by Darren Aronofsky, stalled hard because it earned a solid 'F' grade from CinemaScore, but even with it, those box office totals are brutal -- it couldn't even clear eight figures!! Last we'd heard, Kevin Hart's sex tape was being offered up for considerably more in extortion money than the cumulative box office total mother! took in over the weekend... yikes... The film cost only $30 million to produce, and it'll obviously be in theaters for at least few more weeks, so it's not like the flick has completely bombed financially... but let's not kid ourselves. This is bad. And yeah, it officially supplants The House At The End Of The Street as the worst opening on Lawrence's career. (The House had brought in $12.3 million in its opening weekend back when it bombed.) As for big winners, It continues to cruise into the history books in its second weekend: the Stephen King adaptation netted $60 million from 4,103 theaters, making it the biggest second-weekend gross of a horror film EVER! Related: Have People Started To Dislike Jennifer Lawrence?! Pretty wild. What do U think Perezcious readers?! Is this just a one-off, or a bad sign for Jennifer Lawrence's career?? [Image via Patricia Schlein/WENN.].....»»

Category: break-upsSource: tmzSep 17th, 2017

"Hitman"s Bodyguard" Leads Worst Labor Day Box Office Weekend in Decades

Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson‘s film The Hitman’s Bodyguard is leading the worst Labor Day box office weekend since the 1990s. The film brought in $10.2 million this weekend, followed by Annabelle: Creation, which brought in $7.3 million. Rounding out the top five movies of the weekend were Wind River, Leap!, and Logan Lucky, [...] Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson‘s film The Hitman’s Bodyguard is leading the worst Labor Day box office weekend since the 1990s. The film brought in $10.2 million this weekend, followed by Annabelle: Creation, which brought in $7.3 million. Rounding out the top five movies of the weekend were Wind River, Leap!, and Logan Lucky, which made $5.8, $4.8, and $4.4 million, respectively. The reason the box office was so low this weekend is no movie had a wide release this past Friday. The total weekend box office is expected to his $90 million-$100 million, THR reports, but that estimate is down approximately 22 percent from 2016. This makes this holiday weekend box office the worst since the late 1990s. find bike trails.....»»

Category: topSource: justjaredSep 3rd, 2017

A pitiful Labor Day box office ends a historically awful summer movie season - Business Insider

Business InsiderA pitiful Labor Day box office ends a historically awful summer movie seasonBusiness InsiderWe've been leading up to a big crash at the box office this summer and that's just what happened over the Labor Day weekend. For years now studios have all gone on break over the long holiday weekend, as most audiences skip the theaters and instead ...A slow Labor Day caps a down summer at the box officeNew York Daily NewsDid The Box Office Avoid The Worst Weekend Since 2001?UPROXXBox Office: 'The Hitman's Bodyguard' Leads Worst Labor Day Since 1990sHollywood ReporterMoviefone -Collider.com -Gossip Cop -Box Office Mojoall 43 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsSep 3rd, 2017

Why The Worst Summer Box Office In Years Was Still A Win For Movies - Forbes

ForbesWhy The Worst Summer Box Office In Years Was Still A Win For MoviesForbesThe bad news is that the summer box office, specifically the domestic summer box office, ended up with around $3.606 billion from May to August, which was the lowest domestic gross since 2006. And in terms of tickets sold (around 405 million tickets ...Weekend box office flops to worst Labor Day in nearly two decadesEW.com (blog)Why Did So Many Movies Fall Flat at the Box Office This Summer?NBCNews.comHollywood Ends Dismal Summer With Sluggish Labor Day WeekendBloombergWSLS -24/7 Wall St. -The Ringer (blog) -Mashableall 21 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsSep 4th, 2017

Box office report: It stays afloat as Mother! struggles - EW.com

EW.comBox office report: It stays afloat as Mother! strugglesEW.comIt has still got it. Warner Bros. and New Line's big-screen adaptation of the Stephen King horror novel is on track to gross an estimated $60 million in the U.S. and Canada this weekend, topping the box office for a second time. On the flip side ...Weekend Box Office: 'It' Devours Darren Aronofsky's 'mother!' With $60MHollywood Reporter'It' keeps top spot at box office; newcomers 'American Assassin' and 'mother!' trail behindLos Angeles TimesBox Office: As 'mother!' Bombs, Why Stars Like Jennifer Lawrence Must Be Allowed To FailForbesUPROXX -Box Office Mojo -Collider.com -Screen Rantall 36 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsSep 17th, 2017

Michael Moore Takes His Broadway Audience on Buses to Protest Trump - New York Times

New York TimesMichael Moore Takes His Broadway Audience on Buses to Protest TrumpNew York TimesMichael Moore in his new Broadway show, “The Terms of My Surrender.” Credit Sara Krulwich/The New York Times. About an hour and a half into his Broadway performance on Tuesday night, Michael Moore paused his rumpled, moralistic ire to offer the ...After Broadway Show, Michael Moore Leads Audience To Trump Tower For ProtestHuffPostMichael Moore leads audience of Broadway play to Trump TowerWashington PostMichael Moore, Mark Ruffalo Lead Trump Tower Protest After Broadway PlayHollywood ReporterVulture -PEOPLE.com -Daily Beast -MLive.comall 23 news articles ».....»»

Category: topSource: tmzAug 16th, 2017

James Franco, Chris O’Dowd Help Broadway’s ‘Of Mice and Men’ to Recoupment

The Broadway revival of “Of Mice and Men,” which has posted robust sales since it began previews earlier this spring, has recouped its $3.8 million capitalization costs in about a dozen weeks, according to the show’s producers. The production earned.....»»

Category: topSource: varietyJun 9th, 2017