Animated adventure Home surpassed all expectations at the box office this weekend, giving DreamWorks Animation reason to rejoice and easily snatching the number one spot from R-rated comedy Get Hard in the process.
What hath Marvel wrought?
As Disney ramps up its Star Wars cinematic universe, Universal brews up a shared world for its classic monsters, Fox triples down on X-movies, and James Cameron preps three Avatar sequels all at once, Paramount and Hasbro are looking to transform Transformers from one overblown, incoherent, but oh-so profitable franchise into a whole constellation of overblown, incoherent, but oh-so profitable franchises.
Sony has pulled back the curtain on the very first teaser trailer for the twenty-fourth official James Bond adventure, Spectre.
Since Spectre is still in the midst of production, it's a very teasery teaser, but it does show off plenty of real footage from the sequel, setting up the rudiments of the story and the (re)emergence of Bond's most famous nemesis, all while making it abundantly clear that this is a direct follow-up to Skyfall, the critical and commercial high point of the whole franchise based on Ian Fleming's murderous, womanizing, suave secret agent.
The more footage Paramount and Skydance show off, the more difficult it is not to be intrigued by Terminator: Genisys.
In the case of a new extended international TV spot, that might be simply because Oscar-winner JK Simmons finally plays a part in the promotion. Or maybe it's because Terminator: Genisys might have some real narrative ambition.
The first trailer for this summer's boxing drama Southpaw has entered the ring online, and even though it gives away too much of the story, it also showcases a Jake Gyllenhaal lead performance that appears to land like a devastating uppercut.
Deadpool is actually really filming in Vancouver right now at this very moment. After a decade of Herculean effort and one major cinematic whiff, Marvel's Merc with a Mouth is coming to theaters next year.
Ryan Reynolds has debuted the first look of himself in the full-blown Deadpool costume, and it's gobsmackingly faithful to the comics, right down to the impossible white eyes and little belt buckle logo. What's more, he's lounging sexily on a bear skin rug with a roaring fire in the background, riffing on a legendary Burt Reynolds Playgirl photo. So clearly, Wade Wilson's ridiculous, referential, gonzo sense of humor is making the leap from the page to the screen this time.
007's next globe-trotting, womanizing, collateral damage-filled adventure, Spectre, is following in Skyfall's super-sized footsteps. The twenty-fourth official entry in the evergreen James Bond franchise is coming to the enormous IMAX format.
Next months' Child 44 has a ridiculously talented cast and as we all know, character posters are a good way to let everybody know just how stacked a cast is. So naturally, today we have three Child 44 character posters featuring Tom Hardy, Noomi Rapace, and Gary Oldman, any one of whom can carry a movie on their own.
Jennifer Lawrence may be kicking rocks after X-Men: Apocalypse, but director Bryan Singer is lining up a cadre of mutants to continue the franchise beyond next summer's anticipated sequel.
The director has announced that actress Lana Condor will make her feature debut with a yellow trench coat in X-Men: Apocalypse, while a bunch of other X-Men are rumored for cameos.
Unlike Anastasia Steele, Sam Taylor-Johnson has managed to free herself from an abusive, controlling relationship: the Fifty Shades of Grey director has formally announced that she won't return to direct Fifty Shades Darker or Fifty Shades Freed.