I think Star Wars will remain at the top of the box office as we head into 2018.
Sacrificing potential merchandising for character development is an impressive and (for the series) unconventional move that reflects some of the other decisions Johnson made in his critically-loved, yet controversially-received Star Wars entry.
The Walt Disney Co. -backed space adventure - the eighth official episode in the Lucasfilm series - grossed $100.7 million over the holiday weekend and a whopping $397.3 million through Christmas Day.
The film has now grossed $365 million domestically and is already the third highest domestic release of 2017 only behind Beauty and the Beast and Wonder Woman. Some, however, did not like how writer-director Rian Johnson answered a lot of lingering questions, and many were offended by what they deemed to be complete deconstructions of the mythology we knew.
Josh Greenstein, Sony's president of worldwide marketing and distribution, pointed to the A- CinemaScore as an indication that "Jumanji" is attracting all demographics.
Pitch Perfect 3 came in third place with $20.4 million and is now expected to finish around $27 million through its first four days of release. The threequel brought back the Bellas singing group with Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Hailee Steinfeld, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp and Hana Mae Lee reprising their roles. Pitch Perfect 2, directed by Elizabeth Banks, followed on May 15, 2015 and rang up an outstanding $69 million in its first weekend.
Hugh Jackman's "The Greatest Showman", a musical take on circus founder P.T. Barnum, grossed $8.6 million at 3,006 venues during Friday-Sunday. Downsizing opened in seventh place with $4.6 million and is expected to finish around $6 million domestically by Christmas night. Audiences were unimpressed, giving the film a C CinemaScore. Two celebrated films, "Darkest Hour" and "The Shape of Water", expanded to hundreds more screens this weekend. I'm predicting that this film will have a similar domestic gross around $60-70 million when it leaves theaters.
Bogdanovich, like a lot of long-time iPhone owners believes this tactic is a ploy by Apple to convince people to buy new phones. The iPhone 7 was first launched in September 2016, and was subject to Apple's throttling mechanism in iOS 11.2.
The companies did not say when users would be able to share music in videos on platforms owned by Facebook . The move comes as Facebook's 2 billion plus users post and view more videos than ever before.
Bell County Sheriff Mitch Williams is asking the community to be alert and on the lookout for a brown pit bull. Deputies said 66-year-old Lorraine Brock Saylor and her husband were "savagely attacked" by pit bulls.
The York News-Times, a local newspaper, said they were arrested on Interstate 80, near the town of Bradshaw. The state, like many in the US , has not decriminalized marijuana for either medical or recreational use.
Another ticket in the same draw, with six of the seven numbers matching, won $219,000 and was purchased in Kelowna and Vancouver. Two winning guaranteed $1 million prize tickets were sold in Ontario - one in Chatham and one in the Bowmanville area.
He equaled the record of David Miller , who achieved the feat against Bangladesh at Potchefstroom in October 2017. Nuwan Pradeep and Thisara Perera bagged two wickets each while Dushmantha Chameera managed to get one wicket.
Smiley is the latest prominent figure in the news media, politics and the entertainment industry to face misconduct allegations. This contradicts his Facebook post from last week , where he cited only one previous relationship with an employee.
The holy city, the Palestinians insist, is "Palestinian" and must be the capital of a future Palestinian state. He also called on the Pope, churches and "our Christian brothers to devote their Sunday prayers to Jerusalem".
United Nations imposes new sanctions on North Korea
North Korea on November 29 said it successfully tested a new ICBM that put the USA mainland within range of its nuclear weapons. The minister said the UN Security Council resolution to impose further sanctions on North Korea is "a declaration of war".
Moscow subway bus crash kills four people
The harrowing video shows a number of people appearing to be crushed by the bus as it disappears into the subway. He said the bus had been towed off the pedestrian underground passage and the rescue operation was now complete.
Prince William & Kate Middleton Aren't Fans of This 'Toy'
But before you send out a search party, we're pretty sure Kate's arm is just behind either her own or William's back. The portrait, taken at Kensington Palace earlier this year, will appear on Kate and William's Christmas cards.
10-year paper contract won't last for Lane Kiffin
The FAU Owls (10-3) are set to take on a big underdog in the University of Akron (7-6) Tuesday Night 12/19, 7 pm EST on ESPN. The team went undefeated in conference play and that has prompted the school to approach Kiffin about a new contract.
The First Ocean's 8 Trailer Has Arrived
There's a new Ocean in town, and it looks like she plans on giving George Clooney's " Ocean's 11 " crew a run for its money. But is she exactly what she appears to be? Looking at the trailer, Ocean's 8 will once again be a comedy.