Sunday AM Update: When a studio or a filmmaker builds a movie for north of $170M, the expectation is to soar to the greatest heights at the box office, and a passion project in the hands of James Cameron as producer — what studio wouldn’t double down on that, especially in an era starving for fresh franchises? Related 'Alita: Battle Angel' Flies To $65M China Debut, Sets Fox & IMAX Records - International Box Office His Alita: Battle Angel, directed by Robert Rodriguez, is easily winning the Presidents Day box office, with a $27.8M 3-day and $33M 4-day and a revised 5-day of $41.7M. Overseas stands at $94.3M from 86 markets which includes last week’s $36M plus another $56.1M made this weekend in all territories (including previews) except for Japan and China. This will put Alita‘s WW at $136M by tomorrow. But the pic, despite beating its domestic tracking and an $11.6M Saturday, +55% over Friday, is still a long way from any kind of … [Read more...] about ‘Alita’ Battles Her Way To $41M+ 5-Day, But Remains Far From Heaven At The B.O.
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The 2019 stage season kicks into high gear over the next couple of weeks, with dozens of shows on tap for the Southern Tier and beyond. Let’s take a look at what will be playing on local stages in the coming months. Binghamton University Watters Theater, Fine Arts Building, Binghamton University, Vestal; theatre.binghamton.edu ‘Baltimore’ March 1-10 Kirsten Greenidge’s drama is set at a Northeast college and centers on Shelby, an African-American resident advisor and student journalist who has to deal with the fallout from a racist act perpetrated in her dorm. ‘The Burial at Thebes’ April 26-May 5 Nobel Prize winning playwright and poet Seamus Heaney reimagines Sophocles' “Antigone,” written in the fifth century B.C. In war-torn Thebes, Antigone learns that her brothers have killed each other in battle. Creon, King of Thebes (and Antigone's uncle), grants burial for one brother, but forbids it for the other who is … [Read more...] about Love theater? Here are the top regional shows this winter, spring
It’s a good time to be a theater fan in Southwest Florida. Between now and August, more than 80 plays and musicals are planned for theaters and venues in Fort Myers, Naples, Cape Coral and beyond. That includes everything from world premieres to classics to blockbuster tours such as “The Lion King” and “Les Miserables.” Here’s a look at everything happening for the early 2019 theater season: ARTIS—NAPLES (NAPLES) "Les Misérables" (Jan. 29-Feb. 3): SOLD OUT "Waitress" (Feb. 19-24): Based on a 2007 movie starring Keri Russell, this musical tells the story of a pregnant waitress who sees a pie-making contest as a way to escape her unhappy life. Featuring songs by pop singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles. "Fiddler on the Roof" (March 12-17): Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher’s take on the classic musical about tradition and a Jewish family in a small Russian village. "School of Rock” (April 2-7): Musical based on the Jack … [Read more...] about Theater season in Fort Myers, Naples, SWFL: Your guide to all the 2019 plays and musicals
Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Elvis in Memphis Fullscreen Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. The only thing predictable about Elvis is that he's unpredictable. On Tuesday, December 4, 1956, Carl Perkins (second from left) was cutting some new records at Sam Phillips' Sun Record studio on Union at Marshall. Elvis Presley dropped in. So did Johnny Cash (right). Jerry Lee Lewis (left) was already there. Elvis headed for the piano, and an old-fashioned barrelhouse session with barbershop harmony resulted. Accompanying Elvis was his house guest (not pictured) Marilyn Evans, 19, a dancer at the New Frontier in Las Vegas. Commercial Appeal files Fullscreen More than 7,000 people jammed Ellis Auditorium on the night of May 15, 1956, to stomp, shudder, shriek and sigh as a young Elvis Presley writhed his way through a rock and roll repertoire. Presley was the blockbuster of Bob Neal's Cotton Picking Jamboree, a feature of Cotton … [Read more...] about Elvis Birthday Week 2019: Concerts, tours and events celebrate the King
Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Photos: Don't-miss picks for the 2018 Milwaukee Film Festival Fullscreen Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Meredith Johnston plays a woman seeking solace, and answers, in the Wisconsin woods in Carol Brandt's "Pet Names." Courtesy Pet Names Fullscreen Gilda Radner tells her story, in archival footage and in her own words read by others, in the documentary "Love, Gilda." Magnolia Pictures Fullscreen Pawel Pawlikowski's award-winning drama "Cold War" is part of the lineup of the 2018 Milwaukee Film Festival. Milwaukee Film Fullscreen "Science Fair," directed by Milwaukee native Cristina Costantini and Darren Foster, has been named the winner of the Festival Favorite Award at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. It's the first time the award has been given at the film festival. Pete Alton/Courtesy of Sundance Institute Fullscreen One of show business' true legends is the … [Read more...] about 35 movies to check out at the 2018 Milwaukee Film Festival: A personalized guide