The weekend has come to a close, with The Amazing Spider-Man faring quite well in the grand scheme of things. A complete box office wrap after the jump.

#1. The Amazing Spider-Man

Weekend: $65 million
Total: $140 million
Theaters: 4,318
Budget: $230 million
CinemaScore: A-
Rotten Tomatoes: 73%
Hypable Grade: B-

In terms of the grand scheme of things, it’s pretty difficult to peg what constitues a successful six-day opening, particularly for a blockbuster such as The Amazing Spider-Man. $140 million certainly isn’t something to be too upset about, and with an “A-” CinemaScore, the film will likely holdover fairly well…Until The Dark Knight Rises is released, that is.

Seriously, why release Spider-Man two weeks ahead of The Dark Knight Rises? That doesn’t make much sense from a business standpoint, does it?

Did you see The Amazing Spider-Man yet? Share your thoughts in the comments!

#2. Ted

Universal has got to be pleased about this one, as Ted managed just a 40% drop from its very solid opening weekend. With $120 million domestically so far on a $50 million budget, means this one is well on its way to box office gold.

Weekend: $32.5 million (-40.3%) | Theaters: 2,239 | Budget: $50 million | Hypable Grade: N/A

#3. Brave

Brave continues to perform admirably, as the film as lowered to just a 40% dip in its third week, compared with a 48% last week. $174 million domestically so far on a $185 million budget means that the film’s success will be based on international results, which aren’t yet known considering most markets haven’t opened yet.

Weekend: $20.1 million (-40.9%) | Theaters: 4,164 | Budget: $185 million | Hypable Grade: N/A

#4. Savages

Given the film’s reported “C+” CinemaScore, and the fact its an R-rated film from Oliver Stone, $16 million is actually a surprisingly high number after just a $5 million haul on Friday. This actually marks the third highest opening weekend for Stone, with a decent 6k per theater average. The real question is whether the film will get anything in the way of a box office holdover next weekend. That $45 million budget still looms large.

Weekend: $16.1 million | Theaters: 2,628 | Budget: $45 million | Hypable Grade: N/A

#5. Magic Mike

For Magic Mike everything here on out is gravy, as it has now grossed $72 million domestically on a $7 million budget. Studios have got to love Soderbergh, who can stretch a budget like few others, which, in this day and age, is a major skill for any director. Good thing it’s been successful so far, as a 60% drop isn’t great.

Weekend: $15.6 million (-60.1%) | Theaters: 2,930 | Budget: $7 million | Hypable Grade: B+

#6. Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection

Are people really still seeing these? That $20 million production budget seems a little steep here, as Madea films continue to perform worse and worse of late. But who’s keeping track?

Weekend: $10.2 million (-59.7%) | Theaters: 2,161 | Budget: $20 million | Hypable Grade: N/A

#7. Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted

Now the second highest grossing animated film of the year, Madagascar 3: Europe’s Most Wanted continues to bring in family dollar, as it’s sitting at $450 million worldwide. Ice Age: Continental Drift opens next weekend and is already crushing the competition overseas, so don’t expect this one to gross much more in the coming weeks.

Weekend: $7.7 million (-34.7%) | Theaters: 4,258 | Budget: $145 million | Hypable Grade: B

#8. Katy Perry: Part of Me

Yikes. Katy Perry: Part of Me clearly is underperforming, after a four-day gross of only $10.2 million. Looks like the 3D concert film isn’t always an easy profit. Did you see this one this weekend? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Weekend: $7.1 million | Theaters: 2,730 | Budget: $12 million | Hypable Grade: N/A

#9. Moonrise Kingdom

Moonrise Kingdom continues to perform well, as it expands into even more theaters each week. Have you seen it? If so, take a look at our discussion with Wes Anderson Here!

Weekend: $4.8 million | Theaters: 884 | Budget: $16 million | Hypable Grade: Here

#10. To Rome With Love

While nowhere near the success that Midnight in Paris had, Woody Allen’s To Rome With Love is definitely making a bit of bank as it expands even further this weekend. Have you seen it yet? Share your thoughts in the comments!

Weekend: $3.5 million | Theaters: 806 | Budget: N/A | Hypable Grade: N/A

 


 

There you have it. Leave any thoughts in the comments and we’ll be back next weekend with another box office wrap!

Director James Gunn confirms the name of a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 creature with the release of some concept art from the film.

The Guardians of the Galaxy have been pretty busy lately while they gear up for Vol. 2. On Friday we learned that they’ll be showing up in Avengers: Infinity War, and tonight we got a sneak peek of a creature the team will be taking on in the GotG sequel.

Taking to Twitter, Gunn showed off a piece of concept art created by Andy Park.

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Director James Gunn confirms the name of a Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 creature with the release of some concept art from the film.

The Guardians of the Galaxy have been pretty busy lately while they gear up for Vol. 2. On Friday we learned that they’ll be showing up in Avengers: Infinity War, and tonight we got a sneak peek of a creature the team will be taking on in the GotG sequel.

Taking to Twitter, Gunn showed off a piece of concept art created by Andy Park.

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In his replies, he names the creature and states that, no, they aren’t fighting in space.

Then taking to Facebook, Gunn replied to fans who had questions about the image.

An updated synopsis for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 reads:

“Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2,’ Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.”

So it looks like for those who were lucky enough to see GotG 2 footage at San Diego Comic-Con this year, you’ve already seen this guy in action.

‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ lands in theatres on May 5, 2017

Maisie Williams freaks out over ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7 scripts

"Nothing will prepare you for this."

7:45 pm EDT, August 22, 2016

Maisie Williams finished reading the scripts for Game of Thrones season 7, and totally lost her sh*t on Twitter.

Williams, who plays Arya Stark, is no stranger to shocking moments on the HBO epic fantasy series. But it seems like the events of Game of Thrones‘ penultimate season are so intense, even the seasoned young actress is left flabbergasted.

Earlier this evening, Williams summarized her experience of reading the Game of Thrones season 7 scripts on her Twitter feed. Suffice to say, the stream reads something like a thrillingly ominous preview of what fans will experience when the show returns next year.

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Maisie Williams finished reading the scripts for Game of Thrones season 7, and totally lost her sh*t on Twitter.

Williams, who plays Arya Stark, is no stranger to shocking moments on the HBO epic fantasy series. But it seems like the events of Game of Thrones‘ penultimate season are so intense, even the seasoned young actress is left flabbergasted.

Earlier this evening, Williams summarized her experience of reading the Game of Thrones season 7 scripts on her Twitter feed. Suffice to say, the stream reads something like a thrillingly ominous preview of what fans will experience when the show returns next year.

At first, Williams warned fans to steel themselves for the epic events to come.

…but apparently, no amount of mental toughness will be enough for season 7.

To summarize, Game of Thrones fans the world over are now sizzlingly jealous of Maisie Williams… and also, apparently, well and truly screwed.

With George R.R. Martin’s next installment in A Song of Ice and Fire still achingly absent, there’s almost no way to predict the major events of Game of Thrones season 7. Our only theory is that we should probably say goodbye to the feelings we managed to resuscitate after Jon Snow came back to life.

Williams isn’t the only member of the cast hinting at madness to come. Maisie’s on-screen sister Sophie Turner revealed that she too had advance knowledge while pondering Sansa’s future.

“I’ve actually just got the scripts for seven,” Turner tells Variety. “So I don’t want to say too much, because I’ll probably end up slipping some truths out!”

Seven forbid, Sophie. Seven forbid.

Game of Thrones season 7 will air some time in 2017, but not soon enough.

What madness do you think ‘Game of Thrones’ season 7 has in store?

Netflix adapting ‘Anne of Green Gables’ for new TV series with additional themes

Anne Shirley is returning to our screens!

2:45 pm EDT, August 22, 2016

L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables book series is being adapted for television by Netflix and Canadian network CBC.

The new series will begin filming next month in Ontario, Canada. Though CBC will be airing it in America’s neighbor to the north, Netflix will be distributing it in the United States and the rest of the world.

Breaking Bad writer and producer Moira Walley-Beckett is penning the entire eight-episode series and will run the show. It is expected to air on the CBC in 2017, and presumably it’ll run on Netflix around the same.

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L.M. Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables book series is being adapted for television by Netflix and Canadian network CBC.

The new series will begin filming next month in Ontario, Canada. Though CBC will be airing it in America’s neighbor to the north, Netflix will be distributing it in the United States and the rest of the world.

Breaking Bad writer and producer Moira Walley-Beckett is penning the entire eight-episode series and will run the show. It is expected to air on the CBC in 2017, and presumably it’ll run on Netflix around the same.

The eight-book Anne of Green Gables series has been adapted numerous times over the years (including the well-known, two-part 1985 televised miniseries), but this will arguably be the biggest adaptation to date thanks to the potential audience Netflix could pull in.

anne-of-green-gables-book

According to Deadline, “the coming-of-age series will focus on a young girl who, after an abusive childhood spent in orphanages and the homes of strangers, is mistakenly sent to live with an elderly spinster and her aging brother. Over time — and thanks to her unique spirit, fierce intellect and brilliant imagination — 13-year-old Anne will transform their lives and eventually the small town in which they live.”

The new adaptation “will honor the foundation of the book, but will incorporate new adventures reflecting themes of identity, sexism, bullying, prejudice, and trusting one’s self.”

The series will be set in 1890. The first book was published in 1908 by Lucy Maud Montgomery and has gone on to sell over 50 million copies worldwide.

Will you watch Netflix’s ‘Anne of Green Gables’ series?

If you’ve ever been interested in reading the series, now’s a great time to start!