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Box Office Predictions: With the arrival of Elvis & The Black Phone, five films could gross $20M+ this weekend

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Box Office Predictions: With the arrival of Elvis & The Black Phone, five films could gross M+ this weekend

It’s a crowded weekend at the box office as we see the arrival of the biopic, Elvis, and the long-awaited critically-acclaimed horror entry, The Black Phone. They’ll be mixed in with the holdovers from the last few weeks and we could see a weekend where all five films gross $20 million+ this weekend. The question is: Will one holdover, in particular, be the one to jump back into the number one spot?

We’re going to approach the predictions a little differently this week. Instead of telling you which film I think will be number one at the start, I’m going to save it until we touch on the two new releases hitting theaters this weekend. Let’s begin with the Baz Luhrmann-directed Elvis, a biopic that received the longest standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival, where the film had its premiere. There is a lot of good buzz regarding Elvis, particularly for Austin Butler’s performance which is said to be electric, transformative, and Oscar-worthy. There is also the universal praise the film has received from Presley’s family. I watched a special on ABC the other night where his daughter Lisa Marie Presley, his ex-wife Pricilla Presley, and his granddaughter Riley Keough, all gushed over the film and Butler’s performance. If anyone was on the fence about the biopic, a winning endorsement from this closest to Presley and his legacy should be enough to convince you that this is the real deal. The curiosity factor is there but there could be some doubt that the curiosity hasn’t quite reached younger moviegoers that have been driving ticket sales in the wake of the pandemic.

Elvis Presley is a rock-n-roll legend but there is no denying that his music and interest in his personal life, skew older. As Deadline pointed out, someone who is 50 years old was 5 when Elvis Presley died. The primary audience for Elvis is the 60+ crowd and they have been more reluctant to make a trip to the theater out of concern about COVID-19. There have been some exceptions. Back in November of last year, House of Gucci lured in the older demographic for a three-day opening of $14.4 million over the Thanksgiving holiday. The holiday weekend translated into $22 million and it turned into the biggest opening for an adult-skewing film during the pandemic. It took a while for an older-skewing film to take off again until March when Sandra Bullock’s The Lost City opened to $30.4 million, attracting older women in the process. That film legged it out to $105.3 million domestically as it is considered the biggest domestic hit aimed mostly at adults during the pandemic. There is also Top Gun: Maverick. Its stellar box office success is thanks to all demos but older men have been a big part of its box office dominance. Elvis is hoping to receive some of the love that all there of these movies have received during their runs.

The running time is a bit concerning (2 hours and 39 minutes) which could keep some people away but the 2 hour and 38-minute runtime of House of Gucci didn’t seem to hurt that film much at all. The subject matter was interesting enough that people actually came out for it. Elvis could also have that same appeal. The reviews are also pretty good at 83% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, as of this writing. Baz Luhrmann’s previous film, an adaptation of The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio, was 48% rotten but still managed to open to $50 million. That film had Leo so Elvis isn’t soaring that high but I’m predicting an even $30 million opening. Will it be number one? I’m predicting that won’t be the case.

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The Black Phone is a highly anticipated horror film that has the potential to break out in a significant way if moviegoers side with the critics on this one. For a couple of weeks, the Scott Derrickson-directed film has been able to boast about a 100% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes in its TV spots, and that only upped interest. The score has since dipped to 85% fresh as of this writing but that’s still a pretty damn good score for any movie but especially a horror film. I saw the movie back in October at Beyond Fest and it’s one hell of an experience. I’m really glad Universal and Blumhouse went full steam ahead with a theatrical release because it deserves success on the big screen. A comparison for The Black Phone is Sinister, also directed by Derrickson, which opened to $18 million. The was an October opening so The Black Phone has the benefit of not only skewing towards teens but doing so during the summer months when they’re just starting their summer vacations. I think The Black Phone is going to open well and the rest will be determined by word of mouth but for the weekend, I’m calling for an opening of $20 million and a fifth-place finish.

Now let’s look at some of our holdovers. Last weekend Lightyear underperformed with a debut of $50.5 million. The film isn’t entirely catching on with families like other Pixar fare because its weekday figures, despite having kids out of school for the most part, weren’t spectacular. Lightyear grossed $6.5 million on Monday and $5.8 million on Tuesday, not horrible numbers but there is an industry sense that they could be stronger if the film was catching on more. All signs point to Lightyear not having a great hold for a Pixar release and a 50%+ dip is likely. I’m calling a $25 million second weekend for Lightyear and a fourth place finish.

Jurassic World: Dominion got to maintain bragging rights at the number one film for the second weekend in a row due to the underperformance of Lightyear. The film grossed $59.2 million last week which was a dip of 59.2%. Dominion is essentially performing like Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which dropped 58.8% in its second weekend. Should Dominion keep up with the close pace of Fallen Kingdom, that would mean another low 50%+ drop to a gross of about $28 million and a third place finish.

That leaves us with Top Gun: Maverick. As you saw with my Elvis prediction, I called for a $30 million opening but I said I don’t think it will finish at number one. I think Top Gun: Maverick is about to take another flight to the top spot and this is thanks largely to the crazy good holds the film has seen since its release. Last weekend the Top Gun sequel grossed $44.6 million in its fourth week of release which represented a slim 13.9% decline. Sure, Father’s Day certainly gave the film a boost but Maverick is also a word of mouth sensation. Something it has continlously proved since exploding over Memorial Day weekend. I think our boy Tom Cruise will top the box office once again with a gross of $35 million this weeknd but make no mistake that ALL of these films are going to see some solid crowds this weekend. Exhibitors want to see all of these movies co-existing in the same marketplace because it’s just further proof that the box office continues to recover from the ravages of the pandemic. Moviegoing truly is back.

What are YOUR predictions for this weekend’s box office?

TOP FIVE BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS:

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  1. Top Gun: Maverick – $35 million
  2. Elvis – $30 million
  3. Jurassic World: Dominion – $28 million
  4. Lightyear – $25 million
  5. The Black Phone – $20 million

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TV Trailer: Apple’s “See” Final Season – Dark Horizons

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Apple TV+ has unveiled a first-look trailer for the third and final season of its epic post-apocalyptic global hit series “See” which returns August 26th.

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Jason Momoa leads the eight-episode run which will kick off with just one episode on that date with the remainder airing weekly every Friday.

“See” is set in a brutal and primitive future, hundreds of years after humankind has lost the ability to see. In season three, almost a year has passed since Baba Voss (Momoa) defeated his nemesis brother Edo and bid farewell to his family to live remotely in the forest.

But when a Trivantian scientist develops a new and devastating form of sighted weaponry that threatens the future of humanity, Baba returns to Paya in order to protect his tribe once more.

Sylvia Hoeks, Hera Hilmar, Christian Camargo, Archie Madekwe, Nesta Cooper, Tom Mison, Olivia Cheng, Eden Epstein, Michael Raymond-James, David Hewlett and Trieste Kelly Dunn also star.

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The superhero film “Thor: Love and Thunder,” which was produced in the United States of America, used the character “Thor” from Marvel Comics as its inspiration. The title of the movie refers to the backstory of the protagonist. Permit me to inform you that people have been speculating on the viability of adapting Thor: Love and Thunder into a movie for a very long time. This is something that has been going on for a very long time. This is something that has been occurring for a very considerable amount of time. This theory has been the topic of conversation for a substantial time.

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It was mentioned earlier in this section of the article that the world premiere of the film Thor: Love and Thunder are scheduled to take place on July 7, 2022, and it is scheduled to take place in theatres worldwide. This information can be found in the earlier portion of this section of the article. This will be the very first time the movie has ever been shown anywhere in the globe in its complete intact. On the other hand, no official information can be accessed at this moment on when over-the-top streaming will begin. This is because the information has not yet been released. This circumstance has come about due to a shortage of knowledge pertinent to the issue. When the motion picture Thor: Love and Thunder were made available to the general public, many individuals were interested in learning which online streaming service (ott) it would eventually be made available on so that they could begin watching it.

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There is a fuss about the online streaming version of “Thor: Love and Thunder” being accessible, and what time will viewers be able to begin watching it. The answer is pretty simple,  Not Declared; as of the time this article was written, the filmmakers of the movie Thor: Love and Thunder have not yet made this information accessible to the general public. Moreover, Where can we go to see Thor: Love and Thunder, and more importantly, where can I go to watch it by myself without worrying about disturbing anybody else? Where precisely can we find it to look at it?

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According to the timetable that has been made public, the movie’s debut in theatres will take place on July 8th, 2022. This is the date that has been announced. Thor: Love and Thunder is the name of the movie that will be available for purchase and viewing by the general public.

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People who wish to watch the Movie Free of cost will have to wait for its release on a platform that offers a Free trial. However, we encourage our readers to always pay for the content they wish to consume online and refrain from using illegal means.

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Watch Now: Thor: Love and Thunder Online Free . Amazon Prime is not streaming Thor: Love and Thunder movies.

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There are currently no platforms that have the rights to Watch Thor Love and Thunder Online. MAPPA has decided to air the Movie only in theaters because it has been a huge success.

When we talk about the “Thor: Love and Thunder”  OTT platform then it is impossible to underestimate the Netflix. But for this movie, We are sorry to inform you that Netflix does not provide that particular selection; we sincerely apologise in advance for any trouble this may cause. On the other side of the coin, if someone was wondering whether the streaming service that Amazon Prime Video provides now enables users to see the movie Thor: Love and Thunder. Then the answer is still disappointing. No, Not Available on Prime Video Nothing is exceptional with Hotstar. Hotstar does not currently have any stock of this product available for purchase at this time. I’m sorry to hear that. We sincerely apologize for the trouble this causes and ask that you accept our heartfelt apologies.

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Bridgerton Fans Need to Watch Mr. Malcolm’s List

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The cinematography, set design, and costuming of Mr. Malcolm’s List do not fully attempt to recreate Regency England, but all three elements clearly draw inspiration from Regency art. The costumes in the London scenes tend toward darker jewel tones while the dresses and suits worn in the countryside seats have brighter and earthier qualities. The women’s dresses and jackets still have the classic Regency style of the high waist but they use fewer overlays and contrast fabrics to create patterns.

This does not mean the clothes are plain, however. For example, one of Julia’s pelisses has very fine tucks along the collar and sides. The men’s suits are also toned down in terms of accessories and tailoring. In addition, the fashion draws more inspiration from the late 1810s and into 1820s, which is another distinguishing factor from Bridgerton’s blending in late 18th century court fashion with 1960s women’s dress silhouettes. Fashion fans should look out for a scene involving a fancy dress (a costume ball for Americans) where there’s a wide variety of historical fashion eras recreated.   

For Bridgerton fans who wish the humor was a bigger factor, Selina’s lessons in Mr. Malcolm’s List is the answer to your wishes. While there is pressure for Selina to be “the perfect woman,” the rapport between Julia and Selina is generally more lighthearted. Julia’s disinterest in getting back together with Mr. Malcolm coupled with Selina trying to make the most of days away from her normal routine in the countryside lowers the bar on the potential for melodrama. Julia and Selina’s friendship overcomes differences in status but their challenge is to overcome the speedbumps on the road toward completing the revenge plan. By contrast, none of Bridgerton’s female characters have friends outside of the Ton, and their friends within the Ton are often rivals during the season.

Thus there is less punching down on antagonists or those viewed as lesser in the new movie. Even the classic Regency trope of the “embarrassing relation” is softened by the circumstances of the character. Look out for Selina’s chatty Cathy cousin Gertie Covington (Ashley Park) to break out of her seemingly limited guest star role. 

Of course romance shenanigans wouldn’t work without other potential suitors attempting to cause conflicting feelings. Selina thus bumps into Lady Ossory’s nephew, Capt. Ossory (Theo James) while out with Mr. Malcolm. He’s hoping to make a connection with Selina but this is yet another potential obstacle to the plan. Capt. Ossory is not as wealthy as Mr. Malcolm, but some in society may see him as a more appropriate match for the daughter of a clergyman.

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As the film introduces the major players and supporting characters in the story, it’s clear that the other major similarity Mr. Malcolm’s List shares with Bridgerton is the conscious decision to racebend its casting. The short film version of Mr. Malcolm’s List, released in February 2019 to fundraise for a feature length movie, actually predates Bridgerton’s first season and also preempted its use of racially inclusive casting, although with some different players from the finished film.

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