‘The Meg’ Crosses $300 Million Worldwide

The Meg has officially crossed the $300 million mark at the international box office, definitively proving once and for all that the formula of Jason Statham plus a dinosaur shark equals money. Director Jon Turteltaub’s film ruled the domestic box office when it opened—before it was de-throned by fellow Warner Bros. project Crazy Rich Asians—but has since settled in as a smash hit in China, where it has earned $117.2 million since its debut. The Meg’s worldwide success doubles as an interesting what-could-have-been story. By all accounts, both the film’s …

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Weekend Box Office: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Nabs Best Romcom Debut Since 2015

Horrible news today for that one estranged relative you don’t see very often who complains on Facebook that Hollywood is getting “a little too colorful”: Crazy Rich Asians dominated the box office this weekend, taking in $25.2 million over three-days and totaling a $34 million tally in its first five-day debut. Despite its lavish title, Jon M. Chu’s romantic comedy—the first American studio film in decades to feature an all-Asian cast—only cost $30 million to make. This is fantastic news for anyone who still believes in the power of the rom-com, …

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Collider Kids: Amazon Announces Cast and Premiere Date for Animated Series ‘Pete the Cat’

Here at Collider, we cover a lot of stuff, be it Star Wars, superheroes, or cinephile fare, and everything from movies and TV, to video games and web series. There’s something for everyone. But there’s so much stuff out there that sometimes our younger audience members get left out. So every once in a while, we’d like to shine a spotlight on some family-friendly content that parents and caregivers can confidently watch with the little ones. In today’s Collider Kids segment, we’re bringing you Amazon Prime Video’s announcement that Friday, September 21st will …

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‘Stranger Things’ Season 3 Is Inspired By a 1985 Chevy Chase Movie

Stranger Things is, in a lot of ways, more tapestry than TV show. Netflix’s breakout hit in the Kids Ridin’ Bikes horror subgenre from the Duffer Brothers mixes and matches the tones, touches, and a direct plot point or two from the horror staples of the 1980’s. So far, those inspirations have been On Brand; a smidge of John Carpenter, a dollop of American Werewolf in London and Thriller style John Landis, and a whole heaping of the two untouchable Steves, King and Spielberg. But according to actor/penguin whisperer David Harbour, who plays Jim Hopper in the …

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This Week in Animation: ‘Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure’ Marathon Continues on Twitch

In This Week in Animation News, I’ll take a look at the previous week in the world of animation in order to get you caught up on everything you might have missed. It’s your one-stop shop for news regarding cartoons, anime, and animated web series. We’re talking movies, TV shows, digital shorts, and everything in between! For the latest animation stories we’ve already covered on the site this week, take a look at the following links. Then, check out a selection of new stories below. Be sure to let us know your thoughts in the …

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