Will Suicide Squad drop as much as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice did? It’s a fairly close call. On Saturday, box office analysts found that the David Ayer-directed anti-hero film is heading toward a steep 79% drop during its second weekend. Despite the large drop and negative reviews from critics, the film is still expected to earn upwards of $43 million by the end of the weekend.
Though it wasn’t necessarily expected, Sausage Party is actually providing some fairly solid competition to Suicide Squad at the box office this weekend. Sausage Party was the clear winner on Friday, earning a respectable $13.48 million. Expected to reel in $32.7 million by Sunday night, the animated raunchy comedy will come out as the No. 2 film of the weekend behind Suicide Squad.
Interestingly enough, early projections showed Pete’s Dragon ahead of Sausage Party, but that is certainly not the case anymore. Pete’s Dragon will finish in third place with a decent $20.8 million, while Paramount’s charming Florence Foster Jenkins will finish in eighth place with $6.1 million.
ORIGINAL STORY: Sausage Party is off to a successful start at the weekend box office. The latest creation from the minds of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg earned a respectable $3.3 million from 2,632 theaters on Thursday evening. The raunchy animated comedy is expected to earn between $15 million and $20 million during its opening weekend. Certified fresh with an 83% on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, Sausage Party is certainly a must-see this weekend.
Expected to earn a whopping $50 million during its second weekend, Suicide Squad isn’t giving up its No 1. spot at the box office. Despite an incredible amount of negative reviews from critics across the globe, the DC film was an instant hit among movie and comic book fans alike. Suicide Squad currently holds a 27% on Rotten Tomatoes, the same score which Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice also holds.
Florence Foster Jenkins, which debuts via Paramount Pictures this weekend, earned $190,000 on Thursday evening. The film is directed by Stephen Frears and stars Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Simon Helberg and Rebecca Ferguson. Playing in 1,158 theaters across the nation, Florence Foster Jenkins is expected to reel in an estimated $8 million this weekend.
Despite the fact that it did not preview on Thursday evening, Disney’s Pete’s Dragon is tracking a $25 million opening this weekend. With 3,702 theaters and 2,884 3D theaters showing the film, Pete’s Dragon will have no trouble reaching the No. 2 spot at the box office.
Stay tuned to Silver Screen Beat for the latest box office news.
Phoenix: Warner Bros. invites you to an advance screening of Cathy Yan’s ‘Birds of Prey’
Warner Bros. will release Birds of Prey on February 7 and it’s giving Silver Screen Beat readers in Phoenix a chance to attend an advance screening of the film before it officially opens in theaters.
Our readers in Phoenix can click on this link right now to enter to free passes — good for you and one guest — to attend an advance screening of Birds of Prey happening at Harkins Arizona Mills IMAX on Wednesday, February 5 at 7:00 p.m.
Winners for this contest will be selected and notified on Monday, February 3 via email. Good luck! Below is the official trailer for Birds of Prey as well as some additional details about the film.
Directed by: Cathy Yan
Cast: Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rosie Perez, and Ewan McGregor
Opens: Friday, February 7
Rating: R for strong violence and language throughout, and some sexual and drug material
Synopsis: Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is a twisted tale told by Harley herself, as only Harley can tell it. When Gotham’s most nefariously narcissistic villain, Roman Sionis, and his zealous right-hand, Zsasz, put a target on a young girl named Cass, the city is turned upside down looking for her. Harley, Huntress, Black Canary, and Renee Montoya’s paths collide, and the unlikely foursome have no choice but to team up to take Roman down.
‘Parasite’ becomes first foreign-language film to win best ensemble at the 2020 SAG Awards
While nothing at last night’s 2020 SAG Awards was particularly surprising — or exciting, for that matter — things did take a turn at the end of the show when it was announced that Parasite had won Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
Parasite stars Song Kang Ho, Lee Sun Kyun, Choi Woo Shik, Park So Dam, and Lee Jung Eun were on hand to accept the prize, which had never gone to a single foreign-language film in history until now.
“Although the title is Parasite, I think the story is about coexistence and how we can all live together,” Song told the audience via a translator after receiving a standing ovation.
You can check out the complete list of 2020 SAG Awards winners below.
Outstanding Male Actor in a TV Movie or Limited Series
Mahershala Ali, True Detective
Russell Crowe, The Loudest Voice
Jared Harris, Chernobyl
Jharrel Jerome, When They See Us
Sam Rockwell, Fosse/Verdon
Outstanding Female Actor in a TV Movie or Limited Series
Patricia Arquette, The Act
Toni Collette, Unbelievable
Joey King, The Act
Emily Watson, Chernobyl
Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon
Outstanding Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method
Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
Bill Hader, Barry
Andrew Scott, Fleabag
Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Outstanding Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Christina Applegate, Dead to Me
Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Catherine O’Hara, Schitt’s Creek
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag
Outstanding Comedy Ensemble
The Kominsky Method
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Outstanding Male Actor in a Drama Series
Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
Steve Carell, The Morning Show
Billy Crudup, The Morning Show
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
David Harbour, Stranger Things
Outstanding Female Actor in a Drama Series
Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show
Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown
Olivia Colman, The Crown
Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
Outstanding Drama Ensemble
Big Little Lies
Game of Thrones
The Handmaid’s Tale
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Jamie Foxx, Just Mercy
Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Al Pacino, The Irishman
Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Scarlett Johansson, Jojo Rabbit
Nicole Kidman, Bombshell
Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers
Margot Robbie, Bombshell
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Christian Bale, Ford v Ferrari
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Taron Egerton, Rocketman
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Lupita Nyong’o, Us
Charlize Theron, Bombshell
Renée Zellweger, Judy
Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Disney drops ‘Fox’ name from 20th Century Studios and Searchlight Pictures in rebranding effort
Nearly a year after acquiring 21st Century Fox in a massive $71.3 billion dollar deal last March, the Walt Disney Company made the decision today to drop the “Fox” brand from two iconic Hollywood film studios: 20th Century Fox and Fox Searchlight Pictures.
As of today, 20th Century Fox will be known as 20th Century Studios, while Fox Searchlight Pictures has simply been rebranded Searchlight Pictures. The move isn’t particularly surprising and was inevitable ever since last year’s acquisition, but is still notable given 20th Century’s 84-year history with the “Fox” brand attached to it.
While Disney wouldn’t offer comment on its rebranding efforts, the change likely had to do with the fact that the company didn’t want consumers to confuse its properties as being associated with Lachlan Murdoch’s Fox Corporation, which operates the conservative media empire Fox News.
Despite the changes today, though, Disney will make minimal revisions to the iconic logos for the two studios. “The most notable change is that the word ‘Fox’ has been removed from the logo marks,” reports Variety. “Otherwise, the signature elements — swirling klieg lights, monolith, triumphal fanfare — will remain the same.”