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Disney Led the Charge in November as 2017 Looks to Close Strong

Disney Led the Charge in November as 2017 Looks to Close Strong
The year saw a lift from November box office grosses as this past month was only the third time ever November receipts totaled more than $1 billion, led by Disney and Marvel's release of Thor: Ragnarok, which delivered nearly 28% of the month's total. Heading into the November, 2017 was trailing 2016 by 5.3%, but coming out of it this year was 4.4% behind 2016 thanks to what was the third largest November ever and a 5.1% improvement over November last year. Disney led the month — after not having released a film since Cars 3 in mid-June — with two new wide releases in Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok and Pixar's Coco, both of which have been overwhelmingly successful. Ragnarok was the month's highest grossing title with $281.7 million and Coco delivered the fourth largest three- and five-day Thanksgiving weekend opening ever and generated over $82 million in its first nine days in release. Coco's total has since climbed over $135 million domestically and over $400 million globally,
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new and ongoing dvd & vod releases, UK/Ire, from Dec 11

A simple listing, duplicated from the dvd + vod UK and Ireland page, of new releases and other stuff currently available, for the benefit of those playing along by RSS or keeping up via the Daily Digest emails (sign up here).

new dvd+vod Dunkirk Maudie Mountain The Dark Tower Everything, Everything The Hitman’s Bodyguard I’m planning to watch… An Inconvenient Sequel Love & Saucers 78/52

2017’s films, ranked by maryann

all reviews, 1997–today

recent releases The Beguiled The Big Sick Birthright: A War Story Bushwick Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie Goldstone I Am Not a Witch It Comes at Night Lost in Paris (Paris pieds nus) Mudbound November 8th (aka 11/8/16) The Princess Bride (30th Anniversary Edition) Shin Godzilla (aka Godzilla Resurgence) Spider-Man: Homecoming Step Terminator 2: Judgment Day (4k remaster) War for the Planet of the Apes Atomic Blonde Bad Santa 2 Despicable Me 3 47 Meters Down Girls Trip
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Shazam! adds Ian Chen and Jovan Armand to the cast

Casting on DC’s next film Shazam! continues to ramp up as the film has added two young actors as Bill Batson’s friends. Ian Chen (Fresh Off The Boat) and Jovan Armand (Bella and the Bulldogs) will portray Eugene and Pedro respectively.

The new additions join Asher Angel as Billy, Zachary Levi as his magical alter ego Shazam, Mark Strong as Sivana, Jack Dylan Grazer (It) as Freddy and Grace Fulton (Annabelle: Creation) in a yet-to-be revealed role, which is said to be another of Billy’s friends.

Eugene and Pedro were first introduced in the DC story Flashpoint, which showed an alternate history of the DC world. When the company rebooted their comics line after Flashpoint with The New 52, Geoff Johns brought them over to the main continuity and gave them the ability to turn into their own versions of Shazam as Billy shared his powers with his new foster family.
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Watch Saoirse Ronan, Tiffany Haddish & Nicole Kidman Star in Short, Creepy Horror Films

2017 has been a banner year for horror movies and TV shows. Things started off in a big way for writer-director Jordan Peele's Get Out, a solid and unique entry in this much-maligned genre that, earlier today, earned itself two Golden Globe nominations. We also saw new installments in horror movie franchises like Annabelle: Creation, Alien: Covenant, Rings, Cult of Chucky, and Jigsaw, plus remakes like Flatliners, along with brand new takes on terror in Happy Death Day and It Comes at Night. Some of these were better than others, of course. And then there were the …
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Warner Bros. Crosses $2 Billion in Us, $5 Billion Worldwide

Warner Bros. Pictures has crossed the $2 billion mark at the domestic box office and the $5 billion mark at the global box office this year, only the second time in its illustrious history that the Studio has crossed that tremendous milestone. It is also the eighth time in the last nine years that Warner Bros. has earned more than $4 billion in a single year, marking an industry record. The studio was lead by the success of Wonder Woman, the studio's huge Dceu hit. The announcement was made today by Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures, who had this to say in a statement.

"We are thrilled to reach this extraordinary benchmark as we come to the end of an amazing, record-setting year. Surpassing five billion dollars in a single year can only happen with an incredible level of hard work across all theatrical divisions, as well as
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Pet Sematary Remake Digs Up 2019 Release Date

Pet Sematary Remake Digs Up 2019 Release Date
The Pet Sematary remake is officially happening and Paramount Pictures has locked down a release date. The studio has officially dated the upcoming re-adaptation of Stephen King's 1983 novel for April 19, 2019. That means this will be the major studio release coming out on Easter weekend that year, which should be fun for horror fans. Especially in regards to the subject matter about resurrection, which ties in nicely to to the holiday. Not so much for those looking for a family-friendly affair, though. Open Road's Playmobil is also coming out that weekend.

There have been rumors of a Pet Sematary remake brewing for quite some time. But with the success of director Andy Muschietti's It this year, studios have been keen to get in on the Stephen King action while the getting is good. Not only did It go on to become the highest-grossing horror movie ever, with $694 million worldwide,
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It actor Jack Dylan Grazer has been cast in Shazam!

One of the stars of horror blockbuster It has been cast in DC’s Shazam!

Jack Dylan Grazer, who played Losers Club member Edward “Eddie” Kaspbrak in the 2017 Stephen King adaptation of It, is lining up his next project, one that will seem him join the superhero genre.

Grazer will play Freddy Freeman, the best friend of Billy Batson (Shazam). Grazer will join former Chuck star Zachary Levi in the film who is playing the titular superhero. Asher Angel has been cast as Billy Batson, the boy who turns into Levi’s Shazam when he utters his name. In the comic books, Freddy has also assumed the identity of Captain Marvel, Jr., as well as Captain Marvel/Shazam.

The film is to be directed by David F. Sandberg from a screenplay by Henry Gayden and Darren Lemke. Shazam! is being produced by Peter Safran with shooting for the project set
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Are You Afraid of the Dark? Movie Gets a Very Scary Release Date

Halloween 2019 is gonna be quite the fun and scary nostalgia trip for those who grew up in the 90s. Paramount Pictures recently announced that they're working on bringing Nickelodeon's Are You Afraid of the Dark? to the big screen, with It screenwriter Gary Dauberman attached to pen the screenplay. Now, the studio has announced that the movie is set to be released on October 11, 2019, just in time for the Halloween season.

At the moment, there's not a whole lot of competition on that particular date. Warner Bros.' The Goldfinch is the only other movie currently scheduled to arrive in theaters on the same day. So Are You Afraid of the Dark? is potentially positioned as the big movie of the Halloween season in 2019. With the release date set, the studio will likely focus their attention on locking down a director for the project. No names have been mentioned in terms of a director yet,
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Warner Bros. has eclipsed $5 billion at the 2017 global box office

Led by Wonder Woman, Warner Bros. has gone past $5 billion at the 2017 worldwide box office, Variety has revealed.

It’s been a big year for Warner Bros. at the box office, featuring some big surprise hits and some more obvious wins. On Tuesday, the studio announced that this is the eighth time in nine years that they have made more than $4 billion in a year.

Contributing to its box office takings are the likes of Wonder Woman ($821 million), It surprising everyone with $694 million, Justice League currently at $570 million, Kong: Skull Island at $566 million, and Dunkirk with an impressive $525 million.

Beyond these titles there were three other WB movies that made more than $250 million in 2017. The Lego Batman Movie, Annabelle: Creation, and Blade Runner 2049 all contributed to the impressive total.

“We are thrilled to reach this extraordinary benchmark as we come to the end of an amazing, record-setting year,” Sue Kroll,
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It Reboot Places Third On YouTube’s Most-Watched Trailers Of 2017

Only Avengers: Infinity War (88 million) and Thor: Ragnarok (46 million) generated more YouTube trailer views than New Line’s adaptation of It, which placed third with a staggering 45 million.

That’s higher than even Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which garnered 42 million for its initial teaser – for the record, The Last Jedi‘s full-length trailer racked up 39 million views through Lucasfilm’s own channel. And that’s something worth keeping in mind: these figures represent the trailers uploaded through YouTube’s official channels (Star Wars, Warner Bros. Pictures, Marvel), and don’t take into account those views that were collected on third-party channels.

That explains why Avengers: Infinity War was able to set a new record with 230 million views across a 24-hour period – It, meanwhile, scared up 197m global views across the same period – in case you’re wondering why these view counts are relatively low when compared to YouTube’s other heavy-hitters.
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Paramount’s ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark?’ Movie Gets a Release Date

Halloween 2019 won't just be spooky, it's going to be nostalgic af. Paramount has scheduled their movie adaptation of the 1990s kids horror anthology series Are You Afraid of the Dark? to arrive in theaters on October 11, 2019. It co-writer Garry Dauberman, who retooled the script for the 2017 juggernaut horror hit from the draft by Cary Fukunaga and Chase Palmer, is writing the screenplay for the Are You Afraid of the Dark adaptation. Dauberman will also produce alongside Matt Kaplan. Dauberman also recently penned the script for New Line's The Conjuring spinoffs Annabelle: Creation
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‘Annabelle: Creation’ Blu-ray Review

Stars: Stephanie Signman, Miranda Otto, Talitha Bateman, Anthony Lapaglia, Lulu Wilson, Grace Fulton, Philippa Coulthard, Tayler Buck | Written by Gary Dauberman | Directed by David F. Sandberg

Annabelle: Creation begins on an isolated patch of California somewhere in the 1950’s. The beginning shots walk us through a doll makers’ trade. Unsettling close-ups of paint cracked faces, some with dead eyes, some with no eyes at all. Wooden arms and legs dangle in and out of focus as the masters’ hand fits the pieces together. By the end, we’re introduced to Annabelle, the most hideous doll ever hand crafted. You’ve probably seen this opening creation scene play out before. Nightmare on Elm Street, Child’s Play 2; it’s horror movie standard.

Quickly we’re introduced to the Mullins family. Samuel Mullins is a loving husband and father who makes a comfortable living with his dolls. His dolls are so popular,
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Warner Bros. Tops $5 Billion at 2017 Worldwide Box Office, Led by ‘Wonder Woman’

Warner Bros. Tops $5 Billion at 2017 Worldwide Box Office, Led by ‘Wonder Woman’
Led by “Wonder Woman,” Warner Bros. has crossed the $5 billion mark at the global box office this year, marking only the second time it has ever crossed the milestone.

The studio made the announcement on Tuesday, noting that it’s also the eighth time in the last nine years that Warner Bros. has earned more than $4 billion in a single year.

The announcement came five days after Disney proclaimed it had topped $5 billion worldwide for the third year in a row.

Warner Bros. noted that it had five titles take in more than $500 million worldwide with “Kong: Skull Island,” “Wonder Woman,” “Dunkirk,” “It,” and “Justice League.” Gal Gadot’s “Wonder Woman” leads the list with $821 million with “It” at $694 million, “Justice League” at $570 million, “Kong: Skull Island” at $566 million, and “Dunkirk” at $525 million.

Warner Bros. has not disclosed the budget on “Justice League” — which launched mid-November and is still doing decent business. Some estimates
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Zachary Levi thinks that Shazam can be the Guardians of the Galaxy of the DC Extended Universe

Zachary Levi thinks that the upcoming Shazam film can fill a particular slot for the Dceu; one that, perhaps, Suicide Squad was supposed to fill, but obviously didn’t manage to.

At last weekend’s Heroes & Villains Fan Fest in California, Zachary Levi took to the stage, and talked a bit what Shazam! brings to the table, and what Marvel franchise it mirrors the most:

James Gunn and the gang killed it. It brought so much heart and humor and yeah, I think it was kind of like this dark horse that took everybody by storm and I think Shazam kind of has the possibility to do that because Shazam’s not, for all intents and purposes, not Supes, it’s not Batman, it’s not Wonder Woman, it’s not what most of the people [expect].”

At this point, it’s hard to believe that there was a time when
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DVD Review – Annabelle: Creation (2017)

Annabelle: Creation, 2017.

Directed by David F. Sandberg.

Starring Anthony Lapaglia, Samara Lee, Miranda Otto, Stephanie Sigman, Mark Bramhall, Brad Greenquist, and Lulu Wilson.

Synopsis:

Yet another prequel from The Conjuring universe detailing how the creepy Annabelle doll came to be.

Having now established that there is a ‘universe’ based around James Wan’s 2013 hit The Conjuring by making sequels and spinoffs about seemingly secondary characters and events mentioned in passing we end up here with Annabelle: Creation, not only the second prequel to The Conjuring but also the second prequel based around the creepy image of the Annabelle doll briefly seen in Wan’s original movie. Yes, it does seem that Warner Bros. are forcing this evil doll concept down our throats a bit but in their defence they do have a significantly creepier looking killer doll than Chucky and they aren’t about to let that particular cash cow
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2017 Movie Trailer Mashup Remembers the Year's Best Moments

Every year, one needs to take the good with the bad. That's as true with movies as it is with anything else, but 2017 has actually been a pretty impressive year. Sure, some of this year's blockbusters managed to disappoint, but what year doesn't have its share of bombs? This 2017 movie moments mashup video proves that it's been a great year for movies overall, making even some of the worst movies of the year not look so bad, when used the right way.

The video is the work of YouTuber Sleepy Skunk, who puts just about every movie that made more than a dime at the box office to good use in this nearly 7-minute odyssey looking back at 2017 movies. He even makes use of some great trailer moments from movies we haven't seen released yet, like Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. How could you
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Shazam Video Teases Batman Movie Team-Up

Shazam Video Teases Batman Movie Team-Up
Is Batman going to sneak his way into the Shazam! movie? Director David F. Sandberg (Annabelle: Creation) is currently in the pre-production phase of Shazam, which is scheduled to start shooting in February. Casting has been taking place and things seem to be moving right along. Sandberg has been taking to social media to tease what he can, when he can, and he recently shared a video that has many fans thinking Batman could be making an appearance in the movie.

Taking to Instagram, David F. Sandberg posted a video from a DC animated project that features Billy Batson knocked unconscious. Batman approaches and, as Billy Batson wakes up, he utters the word, "Shazam!" He then transforms into the legendary comic book hero. The video then cuts to Ben Affleck's Bruce Wayne waking up from the dream sequence featured in Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Sandberg edited this
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Competition: Win ‘Annabelle: Creation’ on Blu-ray

Your favourite creepy doll is back when Annabelle: Creation arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital Download 4th December 2017.

In Annabelle: Creation, several years after the tragic death of their young daughter, a doll maker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shut-down orphanage into their home. They soon become the target of the doll maker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.

“A guaranteed scream-fest” MTV

“Genuinely scary” Heat

“Shiver inducing” SFX

Order today: po.st/AnnabelleCreation

To win a copy of Annabelle: Creation on Blu-ray, just answer the following question:

Annabelle: Creation stars Anthony Lapaglia as Samuel Mullins, but what was the name of his character in Empire Records? Was it:

a) Jack

b) Joe

c) John

Email your answer to NerdlyComps@gmail.com, making sure to include your name and address. You can also leave your answer on our Facebook page, just make sure to like us
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Giveaway – Win Annabelle: Creation on Blu-ray

Your favourite creepy doll is back when “Annabelle: Creation” arrives on Blu-ray™, DVD and Digital Download 4th December 2017.

In “Annabelle: Creation”, several years after the tragic death of their young daughter, a doll maker and his wife welcome a nun and several girls from a shut-down orphanage into their home. They soon become the target of the doll maker’s possessed creation, Annabelle.

“A guaranteed scream-fest” MTV

“Genuinely scary” Heat

“Shiver inducing” SFX

Order via Amazon.

The competition closes at midnight on Sunday, December 10th. UK readers only please. To enter, use one of the following methods…

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This competition is promoted by Fetch Publicity. By entering you agree to the terms and conditions, which you can read here.

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Shazam director responds to rumours of the Dceu’s cancellation

The director of Shazam has commented on the baseless rumour regarding the DC Extended Universe’s cancellation.

Justice League wasn’t exactly what DC and WB were hoping for; the film didn’t perform well with critics and pulled in the lowest domestic opening for a Dceu film. This hasn’t helped the Dceu’s standing at all and only fuelled speculation regarding its future.

One such rumour claimed by a Reddit user, is that his “sources” at Warner Bros. told him they are planning on canning the DC Extended Universe and then taking a whole five years off while they sort things out and plan their next steps.

Well, no one told the director of the Shazam about this, David F. Sandberg. The director is a Reddit user and commented on the rumour, expressing his shock in a rather amusing and mocking manner.

“Nobody told me.” Sandberg wrote. “Can
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