Universal Pictures will try to hold its top box office spot of 2017 with a huge opening next weekend from its Fast and Furious franchise.
However, the big gorilla is struggling compared to the likes of ‘Godzilla’ and Peter Jackson’s ‘King Kong.’
‘Get Out’ stayed solid in its second week, however, losing less than a quarter of its opening weekend audience.
‘Fifty Shades Darker’ had a tough fall this week, dropping to No. 5, while ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ holds steady in third.
And it’s all coming from a writer and director best known for his comedy, and certainly not his horror.
Eric Heisserer teases what could come if Universal Pictures moves forward with the franchise the way he envisions it.
China’s entry into the American film market didn’t do too badly, but ‘The Great Wall’ still debuted in third.
PLUS: ‘John Wick: Chapter Two’ finishes in third, but doubles the opening of its original film.
It’s possible the poor opening of ‘Rings’ may have played a role in the decision.
Paramount does schedule ‘Mother’ from ‘Black Swan’ director Darren Aronofsky, but the year is not looking promising for the studio.
Paramount Pictures made a valiant effort with ‘Rings,’ but it just wasn’t enough to topple M. Night Shyamalan.
There’s still no writer, nor any timetable on when fans might see the first ‘Dune’ movie released.
Could Keanu Reeves consider joining the cast? He did start to do a little bit of television work last year.
In fact, the Milla Jovovich film wasn’t even the biggest new release of the weekend.
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