Disney’s live-action remakes have made collective billions at the box office. Although it’s early, the latest entry, Tim Burton’s dark take on Dumbo, could be the first failure among the recent films. Meanwhile, Harmony Korine s latest film fails to make a Spring Breakers-level splash, and Us and Captain Marvel continue to impress.King of the Crop: Dumbo Leads But Is Still Very Far Behind(Photo by Disney)While Jon Favreau’s The Jungle Book and Bill Condon’s Beauty and the Beast made a collective billion-plus worldwide, it was Burton’s Alice In Wonderland that really began the live-action remake trend back in 2010. That film remains Burton’s biggest success, a billion-dollar spring hit that was also the second-biggest opening in Disney’s history at the time. (It is now the 17th.) Though Dumbo was not expected to challenge that 6.1 million start, it was also expected to do a lot better than million this weekend.With a 0 million production budget, Dumbo is clearly counting on the international dollar to save it. Even with optimistic projections domestically, no live-action film opening between -49 million stateside has ever reached 0 million. (Disney’s Wild Hogs came closest with 8 million.)Don’t blame critics on this one, as Dumbo’s 50% score on the Tomatometer is not much lower than Alice in Wonderland’s 51%. But that film was also able to market a very bankable (at the time) Johnny Depp, putting him front and center on every poster. Meanwhile, the trailers for Dumbo almost went out of their way to reveal more of the circus than the film’s high-flying star. We’ll update its progress next week.Rotten Returns: The Beach Bum(Photo by NEON / VICE)Neon had a great little story this year with the documentary Apollo 11. With .65 million in the bank, it is the company’s third-highest-grossing title after I, Tonya ( million) and the documentary Three Identical Strangers (.3 million). Harmony Korine s The Beach Bum (51% on the Tomatometer) is likely to become the fourth-highest-grossing film in its catalog, but the 1,005-theater launch only produced .8 million this weekend. That’s the fourth-worst per-theater average for Neon ahead of just Borg vs. McEnroe, Revenge, and the million Sundance pickup Assassination Nation, which had the studio’s widest launch (1,403 theaters) and opened to just .05 million for a per-theater average of 3. In March 2013, A24 released Korine’s last film, Spring Breakers, into 1,104 theaters in its second weekend, where it grossed .85 million on its way to .1 million total.The Top Ten And Beyond: Captain Marvel and Us Continue to Impress(Photo by @ Universal)Last October, Blumhouse released David Gordon Green’s Halloween, which grossed 6 million in its first ten days. Last week, the company released Jordan Peele’s Us, which has now grossed 8 million in its first ten days. Halloween finished its run with just 9.3 million even as it grossed .4 million in its second weekend. However, Us second weekend made .6 million — a smaller drop (52.7 percent) than Michael Myers’ (58.8 percent). Of the 21 films to have grossed between 3-133 million in their first ten days, only six have failed to reach 0 million. Halloween was one of them. Us is forging a path to another incredible milestone, and it has already grossed 4 million worldwide.Captain Marvel maintained its impressive pace with another million this weekend, the 27th-best fourth weekend ever for a wide release. With more than 3 million, it is the 21st best-performing film of all time after 24 days and well on its way to 0 million. Every film to have grossed 0 million in 24 days has reached 0 million, and Captain Marvel’s fourth weekend was higher than six of them (The Dark Knight Rises, Captain America: Civil War, Iron Man 3, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, and Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen.) In other milestone news, How To Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World passed 0 million worldwide this weekend.PureFlix’s abortion film Unplanned made the top five with .1 million, the second-largest opening in the Christian-based company’s history after God’s Not Dead 2. Five Feet Apart continues to enjoy a rather healthy stay in the top five, dropping just another 26.9 percent to .2 million for a running total of nearly million — not bad for a million production. Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral passed million and may just have enough in the tank to surpass Boo! A Madea Halloween to become the second-highest-grossing film of his directorial career.Finally, Bleecker Street expanded its harrowing true-life terrorist drama Hotel Mumbai to 924 theaters, and it grossed .1 millon. Where does that rank among the company’s wide launches in more than 650 theaters?A solid fifth, following Logan Lucky (.6 million, 3,031 theaters), Eye in the Sky (.9 million, 1,029 theaters), Megan Leavey (.8 million, 1,956 theaters) and Unsane (.7 million, 2,023 theaters). Hotel Mumbai (.1 million, 924 theaters) finishes ahead of The Lost City of Z (.8 million, 866 theaters), Beirut (.7 million, 755 theaters), Danny Collins (.4 million, 739 theaters), Pawn Sacrifice ( million, 781 theaters), and Trumbo (1,068, 660 theaters).This Time Last Year: Audiences Were Ready For Player One(Photo by Warner Bros)Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One had the second-highest opening of 2018 to date with .7 million. Tyler Perry’s Acrimony placed second with .1 million. Black Panther passed 0 million, and Isle of Dogs for the second straight week had the top per-theater-average (,839), grossing .9 million in just 165 theaters. The top ten films grossed 5.25 million and averaged 55.2% on the Tomatometer. This year’s top ten grossed an estimated 8.30 million and averaged 58.7% with critics.On the Vine: Shazam! To Lead, But Pet Semetary Could Surprise(Photo by Warner Bros. Pictures)The latest offering from the DC side of the aisle opens with some glorious reviews so far. Shazam has 93% to date on the Tomatometer just three weeks before Avengers: Endgame opens. That’s certainly enough to take the top spot at the box office — and audiences can take it from there. Also blessed with strong early reviews is the new adaptation of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary. It boasts a 91% thanks to reviews from closing night of SXSW, and with a solid opening weekend could end up becoming the third-highest-grossing King adaptation to date. Finally, STX releases the educational drama The Best of Enemies with Taraji P. Henson and Sam Rockwell, but in fewer than 2,000 screens.The Full Top 10: March 29-31Dumbo (2019) 46% – million ( million total)Us (2019) 93% – .60 million (8.22 million total)Captain Marvel (2019) 79% – .50 million (3.80 million total)Five Feet Apart (2019) 53% – .25 million (.87 million total)Unplanned (2019) 42% – .11 million (.11 million total)Wonder Park (2019) 34% – .94 million (.88 million total)How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) 90% – .23 million (2.96 million total)Hotel Mumbai (2018) 76% – .16 million (.27 million total)Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral (2019) 11% – .70 million (.03 million total)The Beach Bum (2019) 57% – .80 million (.80 million total)
When we last left Sneaky Pete, it seemed like Julia Bowman (Marin Ireland) had figured out her “cousin” Pete Murphy’s true identity.Or did she?Series star Giovanni Ribisi, who plays con artist Marius Jasipovic who poses as Pete, spoke to Rotten Tomatoes about the third season of his streaming series, which debuts on Friday. The actor remained tight-lipped about his character s big reveal, but assuming parole officer James Bagwell (Malcolm-Jamal Warner) answers Julia s question about what her ex’s name is, she’ll get confirmation that it s Marius. Officer Bagwell has no reason to maintain Marius’s cover as Pete, after all.Marius has been living with the Bernhardt family as their cousin Pete, a.k.a. his former cellmate, embroiling them in his con games. But that can only last so long, especially when more marks from Marius’s past come looking for him. This season introduces Lizzie (Efrat Dor) in the season premiere, and also features Ricky Jay in his final onscreen role. (The magician and actor died in November 2018 at 72 years old.)Ribisi, whose lengthy movie and TV credits include roles in major feature films like Saving Private Ran and Avatar, dodged spoilers to tell us what to expect in season 3 of Sneaky Pete and revealed what he’s been watching on TV, both live and streaming.WHAT IS APPOINTMENT TV FOR YOU?I used to have appointment television and that was the first season of True Detective. [That] was a show that I couldn’t wait for the next episode. There’s [also] sports.WHAT S ON YOUR DVR?I don’t have a DVR!WHAT S IN YOUR STREAMING QUEUE?The show Street Food looks incredible, and then also the Planet Earth series on Netflix just because of the cinematography. I’m a sucker for good cinematography.WHAT SHOW IS COMING SOON THAT YOU CAN’T WAIT FOR?(Photo by Netflix)I would say Mindhunter season 2. I love that show.(Photo by Amazon Prime Video)Fred Topel for Rotten Tomatoes: If Marius’s secret is out, is the family in too deep now to even do anything about it?I don’t know what we want to give away at this point. It depends who knows about it, obviously, and how Marius further manipulates that — if that is, indeed, the case. I think that’s all I’m allowed to say. It was a cliffhanger. We left it up in the air.Are there a lot more twists and turns pretty early in the season?Yeah, that’s the nature of the show. That’s part of what Sneaky Pete is. It’s walking that line between something that is total chaos, this very fine string of logic of plot, juxtaposed to who are these people, the humanity and the characters and Marius’ relationship to the family. I think that speaks to the fact that the strength of the show is really in the cast members, Margo Martindale, Peter Gerety, Marin Ireland, and what they bring to the table and who they are. I think that’s the foundation, obviously.(Photo by Amazon Prime Video)We’re going to meet some new characters this season, and we get a taste of Lizzie in the season premiere. Is she a match for Marius?Yes, she definitely is a match for Marius. Again, going back to that scene where he’s torn between who he has been in his life and a family, that relationship, that [co-creator/executive producer] Bryan [Cranston] said to me early on before we started filming the first season, is, “The show is Breaking Good.” There’s that dynamic there, but Lizzie’s definitely someone who is coming back to haunt him. She’s an amazing actress, Efrat Dor.Will we see Ricky Jay’s final scenes?Yes. It’s still an open wound, the tragedy that happened with Ricky Jay. He was just such an extraordinary talent on so many levels and his commitment to mastery of what he did in his life was just extraordinary. We were all fortunate to work with him. He’s very heavy in the season, actually.Are we going to see how his real-life skills might apply to Pete?Yeah, he does work with cards in this season. It’s just incredible what he did. What he could do is just mind-boggling.(Photo by Amazon Prime Video)Will we see some more fun cons this season?Yes, without a doubt. I think there’s a lot of that, a lot of card sharking, spinning that web, I guess, that feels like he has to. It’s just who he is. It’s the fabric of his being. He’s playing this chess game and thinking five moves ahead, structuring this thing where somebody is going to behave a certain way and take that left turn he needs them to take. That’s just his nature so yes, there’s a lot of that this season.Has the balance shifted to how much he’s still Marius and how much he’s trying to be Pete?I don’t know if it’s necessarily something where he’s changing to step on a moral pulpit there and say this is what’s good, and this is what’s bad. I think that his loyalty is shifting.Sneaky Pete season 3 premieres Friday, May 10 on Amazon Prime Video.
The 2019 BAFTA nominations have been announced, with The Favourite leading the way with 12 nominations. Pacing just behind are the music-driven Bohemian Rhapsody, hot off its Golden Globes win, and A Star Is Born, which have scored seven noms each. See the full list now:Best FilmBlacKkKlansmanThe FavouriteGreen BookRomaA Star Is BornOutstanding British FilmBeastBohemian RhapsodyThe FavouriteMcQueenStan OllieYou Were Never Really HereOutstanding Debut by a British Writer, Director or ProducerApostasy Daniel KokotajloBeast Michael Pearce, Lauren DarkA Cambodian Spring Chris KellyPili Leanne Welham, Sophie HarmanRay Liz Richard Billingham, Jacqui DaviesFilm Not in the English LanguageCapernaumCold WarDogmanRomaShopliftersDocumentaryFree SoloMcQueenRBGThey Shall Not Grow OldThree Identical StrangersAnimated FilmIncredibles 2Isle of DogsSpider-man: Into the Spider-verseDirectorBlacKkKlansman Spike LeeCold War Paweł PawlikowskiThe Favourite Yorgos LanthimosRoma Alfonso CuarónA Star Is Born Bradley CooperOriginal ScreenplayCold WarThe FavouriteGreen BookRomaViceAdapted ScreenplayBlacKkKlansmanCan You Ever Forgive Me?First ManIf Beale Street Could TalkA Star Is BornLeading ActressGlenn Close The WifeLady Gaga A Star Is BornMelissa McCarthy Can You Ever Forgive Me?Olivia Colman The FavouriteViola Davis WidowsLeading ActorBradley Cooper A Star Is BornChristian Bale ViceRami Malek Bohemian RhapsodySteve Coogan Stan OllieViggo Mortensen Green BookSupporting ActressAmy Adams ViceClaire Foy First ManEmma Stone The FavouriteMargot Robbie Mary Queen of ScotsRachel Weisz The FavouriteSupporting ActorAdam Driver BlacKkKlansmanMahershala Ali Green BookRichard E. Grant Can You Ever Forgive Me?Sam Rockwell ViceTimothée Chalamet Beautiful BoyOriginal MusicBlacKkKlansmanIf Beale Street Could TalkIsle of DogsMary Poppins ReturnsA Star Is BornCinematographyBohemian RhapsodyCold WarThe FavouriteFirst ManRomaEditingBohemian RhapsodyThe FavouriteFirst ManRomaViceProduction DesignFantastic Beasts: The Crimes of GrindelwaldThe FavouriteFirst ManMary Poppins ReturnsRomaCostume DesignThe Ballad of Buster ScruggsBohemian RhapsodyThe FavouriteMary Poppins ReturnsMary Queen of ScotsMakeup HairBohemian RhapsodyThe FavouriteMary Queen of ScotsStan OllieViceSoundBohemian RhapsodyFirst ManMission: Impossible FalloutA Quiet PlaceA Star Is BornSpecial Visual EffectsAvengers: Infinity WarBlack PantherFantastic Beasts: The Crimes of GrindelwaldFirst ManReady Player OneBritish Short AnimationI m OKMarfaRoughhouseBritish Short Film73 CowsBachelor, 38The Blue DoorThe FieldWaleEE Rising Star AwardBarry KeoghanCynthia ErivoJessie BuckleyLakeith StanfieldLetitia Wright