As last week’s box office was understandably overshadowed by the tragic shooting rampage in a Colorado theater, the detractor this week came in the form of the opening of the XXX Olympic Games in London. Despite this, The Dark Knight Rises managed to retain 40% of its opening weekend audience. More on the weekend at the box-office after the jump!

#1. The Dark Knight Rises

Weekend: $64 million (-60%)
Theaters: 4,404
Budget: $250 million
CinemaScore: A
Rotten Tomatoes: 87%
Hypable Grade: A-

All things considered, The Dark Knight Rises really is faring quite well. While it took a massive hit against the Olympic competition on Friday, the rest of the weekend was quite strong for the Nolan flick, as it has proven there is still some legs on this feature as it has crossed the $500 million mark worldwide.

At $289 million domestically after two weekends, it will be difficult to match the $533 million mark from The Dark Knight, however it would be surprising if the film doesn’t continue to perform (at least reasonably) well over the coming weeks, both domestically and abroad.

Have you seen The Dark Knight Rises more than once? Do you plan to?

#2. Ice Age: Continental Drift

With just a 34% drop, Ice Age: Continental Drift is clearly the most viable family-friendly option against The Dark Knight Rises. The real story here, however, is how well it has performed overseas. With $511 million internationally compared with just $114 million domestically, this latest Ice Age is a success no matter how well it performs stateside.

Weekend: $13.3 million (-34.9%) | Theaters: 3,869 | Budget: $95 million | Hypable Grade: N/A

#3. The Watch

Talk about a dud. With just $13 million on a $68 million budget, The Watch can already be marked up as a failure financially and critically (just 14% on Rotten Tomatoes). R-rated comedies are always a bit of a wild card, as The Watch clearly couldn’t mirror Ted’s success.

Weekend: $13 million | Theaters: 3,168 | Budget: $68 million | Hypable Grade: N/A

#4. Step Up Revolution

The underperformance of Step Up Revolution makes this weekend’s newcomers 0/2 at the box office. The franchise is clearly suffering, which means maybe it’s time to bring C-Tates, box office hero, back. But more on him later.

Weekend: $11.8 million | Theaters: 2,567 | Budget: $33 million | Hypable Grade: N/A

#5. Ted

With just a 26% drop, Ted continues to perform magically. The $50 million budget was definitely a gamble, but it’s paid off as it nears $200 million domestically, a nice mark.

Weekend: $7.3 million (-26.6%) | Theaters: 3,129 | Budget: $50 million | Hypable Grade: N/A

#6. The Amazing Spider-Man

After suffering a major loss last weekend against newcomer The Dark Knight Rises, Sony’s The Amazing Spider-Man suffered a lesser hit this weekend, although it will still need to rely on its international dollar for help, which has provided over 60% of the film’s overall gross.

Weekend: $6.8 million (-37.5%) | Theaters: 3,160 | Budget: $230 million | Hypable Grade: B-

#7. Brave

As it’s still in limited release internationally, Brave is certainly in solid shape financially. With just a 29% drop stateside, the Pixar feature continues to prove it has solid legs.

Weekend: $4.2 million (-29.7%) | Theaters: 2,551 | Budget: $185 million | Hypable Grade: N/A

#8. Magic Mike

Magic Mike is just incredible, as it’s crossed $100 million on just a $7 million budget – a 15x multiplier. This marks Channing Tatum’s third $100 million film in the past six month, and if G.I. Joe: Retaliation hadn’t been delayed, we’d probably be looking at four such films. Is there a more bankable star right now than C-Tates?

Weekend: $2.5 million (-39.9%) | Theaters: 2,075 | Budget: $7 million | Hypable Grade: B+

#9. Savages

Savages continues to struggle, which should hurt stars like Taylor Kitsch more than its proven director, Oliver Stone.

Weekend: $1.7 million (-48.4%) | Theaters: 1,414 | Budget: $45 million | Hypable Grade: N/A

#10. Moonrise Kingdom

Moonrise Kingdom continues to perform nicely as it rolls out around the country, as it’s now at $52 million worldwide on that slim budget of $16 million. Nicely done. Be sure to check out our interview with Wes Anderson Here!

Weekend: $1.3 million (-28.5%) | Theaters: 853 | Budget: $16 million | Hypable Grade: Here



Let’s try an experiment! Why don’t you try predicting how much next weekend’s films will make? Whether it’s The Dark Knight Rises or even Total Recall sound off in the comments and perhaps we can get a new tradition going!

Fox has moved the third and final Maze Runner movie to 2018.

The cast and crew were only a few days into filming The Death Cure in March when Dylan O’Brien suffered serious injuries on set, prompting the production to be put on a break so he could recover. When his recovery ended up taking longer than expected, the production was put on an indefinite hold.

Now, a plan to resume the shoot seems to be in place. Fox announced Friday The Death Cure will be hitting theaters January 12, 2018, which is nearly a year later than the original February 2017 date. The last Maze Runner movie, The Scorch Trials, opened last September.

Production on The Maze Runner: The Death Cure likely won’t resume until late this year or early next. Dylan O’Brien has already committed to another movie which is expected to shoot this summer.

Getting the rest of the cast and crew back together to shoot The Maze Runner finale may be a bit of a challenge since they may’ve committed to other projects that were supposed to be shooting after they finished The Maze Runner. However, the new Death Cure release date suggests Fox has found a time that’ll work for everyone.

Tom Cavanagh will return to The Flash in season 3 as a series regular, though which character he’ll be playing remains to be seen.

Cavanagh has had a unique acting challenge on The Flash, playing a different version of his character in each of the first two seasons — and now it looks like he’ll be doing it for a third season in a row, as EW confirms that he will be a series regular in season 3.

In season 1, Cavanagh played Eobard Thawne, aka the Reverse Flash, in Harrison Wells’ body. Thawne, after traveling back in time, killed the original Wells and took his form to expedite the development of the particle accelerator so he could return to his own time. Thawne was written out of existence in the season 1 finale, though, leaving fans curious about who Cavanagh would be playing in season 2.

This past season, Cavanagh played the Earth-2 version of Harrison Wells, nicknamed Harry, who was a significantly different character from the man we thought was Wells in season 1. However, in the season 2 finale, Harry and his daughter, Jesse, returned to Earth-2.

The Flash season 2, episode 6 recap Wells

So, who does that leave for Cavanagh to play in the third season?

My guess would be the Earth-1 version of Harrison Wells, who we only briefly met in a flashback in season 1. Why the original Wells? Because in the final moments of the season 2 finale, Barry traveled back in time and stopped Thawne from killing his mother. This means the timeline in which Thawne killed Wells and took his form no longer exists, so Earth-1 Wells would be the version left alive.

Assuming he does play the original version of the character, the one who was killed and had his identity stolen, it will be interesting to see Cavanagh inhabit yet another version of the character. While we already met Wells briefly in the flashback to his death, that was a small sample size. I look forward to seeing him differentiate another Wells from those he’s already played for entire seasons.

Are you excited to see more Tom Cavanagh on ‘The Flash’?

‘Glee’ alum Mark Salling indicted on child pornography charges

The actor is facing a lot of jail time.

4:55 pm EDT, May 27, 2016

Following an arrest in December, Glee star Mark Salling (who played Puck on the Fox series) is now facing child pornography charges.

A federal grand jury has charged the 33-year-old actor with two counts of child pornography after a search of his home turned up “thousands” of images and videos involving children, TMZ reports. He will be arraigned in early June.

Salling’s charges potentially come with big sentences: 5 to 20 years in prison for receiving child porn, and another 20 years for possessing it.

After Glee went off air last year, Salling has worked on only one project: The action movie Adi Shankar’s Gods and Secrets which is slated to hit theaters later this year.

The actor has been in trouble with the law before — he was sued for sexual battery in 2013.