(AP) – “Joker” is now the highest-grossing R-rated movie of all time. The film about a troubled man who turns to a life of violent crime has pulled in about 788-million dollars at box offices around the globe.
That surpasses the previous record-holder “Deadpool,” and the film’s star Ryan Reynolds tweeted a congratulations to “Joker.”
The movie is still far behind “The Passion of the Christ” for the highest-grossing R-rated film domestically.
(AP) – Two movie theater chains are banning masks and face paint at screenings of the new movie “Joker.” The origin story of the Batman villain opens nationwide October 4th. Landmark Theatres owns 52 theaters across the country, and has released a “Joker” policy on their ticket purchase websites that states, “We want all our guests to enjoy the Joker,” but “no masks, painted faces or costumes will be permitted into our theatres.”
The nation’s largest chain, AMC, has released a statement saying guests are welcome to come dressed in a costume, but they do not permit masks, face paint or any object that conceals the face.
Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix, is getting critical acclaim, but is also raising concerns that it may inspire violence like the Colorado theater shooting in 2012.
(Worldwide-AP) — Avengers: Endgame is destroying box office records. The latest installment in the Marvel superhero franchise is setting opening weekend records for domestic and international ticket sales.
Avengers: Endgame took in an estimated 350-million dollars at U.S. and Canadian theaters since Friday. It’s grossed an estimated 859-million dollars outside North America.
That’s more than one-point-two billion dollars in ticket sales worldwide. It’s the fastest any movie has generated a billion dollars in ticket sales. The previous record-holder was last year’s Avengers: Infinity War, which ran up a billion dollars in tickets in eleven days.
(Los Angeles, CA) – “Black Panther” continues to be the top film in the United States and Canada. The Disney-Marvel superhero picture is selling over 41-million-dollars’ worth of tickets this weekend. “Black Panther” has earned 562-million-bucks in North America since its release four weeks ago.
Its worldwide sales figure is just over one-billion-dollars. Coming in second is “A Wrinkle in Time,” which made 33-million dollars in its debut weekend. Rounding out the Top Five are the new horror movie “Strangers: Prey at Night,” “Red Sparrow” and “Game Night.”
(Los Angeles, CA) — “Black Panther” continues to be the top film in the United States and Canada. The Disney-Marvel superhero picture is on track to sell nearly 66-million-dollars’ worth of tickets this weekend. The movie has earned just over a half-billion dollars in North America since its release three weeks ago. Its worldwide sales figure is an estimated 898-million bucks. Coming in second is the new 20th Century Fox spy thriller “Red Sparrow,” which made 17-million dollars in its debut weekend. Rounding out the Top Five are “Death Wish,” “Game Night” and “Peter Rabbit.”
(SL) – SytonniaLIVE is back with season 2! Episode 1 features a 3-part interview with Tupac Shakur’s cousin William Lesane! If you missed it on Comcast/Xfinity check it out here!
Sytonnia LIVE airs Tuesday nights at Midnight on Comcast/Xfinity Chs. 25 & 26.
(SL) – The Atlanta Film Festival got off to a big start that continued on Saturday with the screening of Paramount Pictures’ ‘Everybody Wants Some’. After hitting the red carpet, Tyler Hoechlin and the crew stuck around for an in depth Q and A! Check it out below: