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!

Netflix announces new Bill Nye the Science Guy talk show

BILL! BILL! BILL! BILL! BILL! BILL!

11:39 am EDT, August 31, 2016

Warm up those microscopes — Bill Nye is coming back to television thanks to Netflix!

Netflix has announced Bill Nye Saves the World, a new talk show slated for Spring 2017.

In a statement, Netflix says “each episode will tackle a topic from a scientific point of view, dispelling myths, and refuting anti-scientific claims that may be espoused by politicians, religious leaders or titans of industry.”

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Warm up those microscopes — Bill Nye is coming back to television thanks to Netflix!

Netflix has announced Bill Nye Saves the World, a new talk show slated for Spring 2017.

In a statement, Netflix says “each episode will tackle a topic from a scientific point of view, dispelling myths, and refuting anti-scientific claims that may be espoused by politicians, religious leaders or titans of industry.”

“Since the start of the Science Guy show, I’ve been on a mission to change the world by getting people everywhere excited about the fundamental ideas in science,” said Bill Nye in a press release.

“Today, I’m excited to be working with Netflix on a new show, where we’ll discuss the complex scientific issues facing us today, with episodes on vaccinations, genetically modified foods and climate change. With the right science and good writing, we’ll do our best to enlighten and entertain our audience. And, perhaps we’ll change the world a little.”

Netflix also promises that “In Bill’s unfiltered style, he will bring in special guests, conduct experiments and demonstrations, and ultimately let the facts lead the argument.”

Bill Nye is best known for Bill Nye the Science Guy, the half-hour PBS show that ran from 1993 through 1998.

The theme song is iconic. Science RULES!

The new Netflix series seems like a continuation of Bill Nye the Science Guy, so we’re very excited for the new show to launch in 2017.

Your wish is Marvel’s command. Fans have wanted to see a live-action Squirrel Girl adaptation, and it looks like it might actually happen thanks to New Warriors.

If you don’t know who Squirrel Girl is, do yourself a favor and look her up. Her name is Doreen Green and, shockingly, she can talk to squirrels. (Who would’ve guessed?) But it doesn’t stop there! She’s also got super strength and speed.

Fans have been fantasy casting the role for a while, but when Anna Kendrick said she wanted to play the character, the internet went wild.

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Your wish is Marvel’s command. Fans have wanted to see a live-action Squirrel Girl adaptation, and it looks like it might actually happen thanks to New Warriors.

If you don’t know who Squirrel Girl is, do yourself a favor and look her up. Her name is Doreen Green and, shockingly, she can talk to squirrels. (Who would’ve guessed?) But it doesn’t stop there! She’s also got super strength and speed.

Fans have been fantasy casting the role for a while, but when Anna Kendrick said she wanted to play the character, the internet went wild.

Shannon Purser has also declared her interest in the role. You’ll know her as Barb from Stranger Things, but she’s also just been added to Riverdale.

Before we can start casting, however, we need a show, and according to TV Line, that show is New Warriors.

Marvel and ABC Studios are currently shopping the project around, which would be a half-hour comedy based on the character. One of the tell-tale signs of a Squirrel Girl story line is its lighthearted and humorous nature, so this sounds like a perfect fit.

TV Line reports that the show is being described as “the junior version of The Avengers,” and that “the New Warriors are a superhero squad made up of teenagers.”

Marvel has, of course, brought plenty of its characters to the small screen and to great success. There’s even a chance that this project could be tied to some of the Netflix properties, as Doreen acts as a nanny to Luke Cage and Jessica Jones’ daughter, Danielle, in the comic books.

Just think about that crossover potential.

Are you looking forward to this ‘New Warriors’ show if it stars Squirrel Girl?

Shannon Purser plays fan-favorite character Barb on Stranger Things and now she’s joining a new project on The CW.

A lot of people instantly fell in love with Barb the moment she graced our screens in the Netflix hit series Stranger Things, and who can blame them? She was cool, confident, and not at all worried about what the popular kids thought of her.

Then the Demogorgon arrived. But that’s a tale for another day.

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Shannon Purser plays fan-favorite character Barb on Stranger Things and now she’s joining a new project on The CW.

A lot of people instantly fell in love with Barb the moment she graced our screens in the Netflix hit series Stranger Things, and who can blame them? She was cool, confident, and not at all worried about what the popular kids thought of her.

Then the Demogorgon arrived. But that’s a tale for another day.

EW is now reporting that Purser has joined Riverdale, the television show based on the Archie comics.

Purser will be portraying Ethel Muggs for at least three episodes.

Don’t expect her to follow in the footsteps of her comic book equivalent, however. Ethel may have a crush on Jughead in the source material, but EW is reporting that she’ll have her heart set on someone else.

Ethel will also be teaming up with Veronica and Betty as they set out to get revenge on Reggie Mantle, Archie’s nemesis.

In July, we brought you our thoughts on the Riverdale pilot after we saw it at San Diego Comic-Con. It’ll be premiering midseason next winter on the CW and provides a darker spin on the original Archie characters as they become wrapped up in a murder mystery.

Though the pilot has already been shot, the remaining 12 episodes have yet to be filmed. Production on the rest of the season will begin in early September, and the show is expected to premiere in early 2017, barring any complications.

Are you looking forward to seeing Shannon Purser on ‘Riverdale’?