Weekend Box Office: ‘Aquaman’ Surfing Toward $1 Billion Worldwide

Aquaman already swam past Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice to become Warner Bros.’ top DC Comics earner, but can the man in the orange-and-greens become the DCEU’s first billion-dollar hit? By Poseidon, it looks mighty likely. Director James Wan’s technicolor superhero story starring Jason Momoa took in another $30.7 million stateside this weekend, bringing its domestic haul to $259.7 million for an absolutely titanic $940.7 million worldwide total. My man. Like we mentioned, Aquaman surged past its DCEU peers to become the DCEU’s biggest hit this weekend, surpassing Dawn of …

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Pop Culture Review: It’s Simple, We Film ‘The Batman’ (In November)

Welcome back to The Collider Pop Culture Review, in which Collider’s weekend editor Vinnie Mancuso wakes up only slightly hungover on a Saturday to rate the week’s biggest stories in film and television on a scale from 1 to 10. (1 is soul-crushingly bad, 10 is mind-blowingly incredible.) This week: Matt Reeves’ The Batman will reportedly begin filming in November with no word yet on who is under the mask, Netflix revealed The Punisher season 2’s premiere date with a dark trailer, Aquaman is officially the highest-grossing movie in the DCEU, and Todd McFarlane …

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‘Dumbo’ Character Posters Further Reveal Tim Burton’s Whimsical Take on the Disney Story

Disney has released a batch of character posters showing off the cast of Tim Burton’s live-action Dumbo movie, and to the shock of absolutely no one they are as whimsical as a striped Hot Topic umbrella on a sunny day. The big surprise here is that the film’s lead—a CGI flying baby elephant with over-sized ears—is not the Lovecraftian nightmare it could have been when rendered realistically, but actually kind of adorable. The big non-surprise here is that Danny DeVito, who plays circus owner Max Medici, is wearing an above-average sized top …

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Friday Box Office: ‘Aquaman’ Stays Afloat, ‘Escape Room’ Debuts to $7.7 Million

Warner Bros.’ Aquaman has reporters diving into the bottom of the barrel for ocean puns as it remains at the top of the box office for the third straight week. (How…shell-fish of it?) In a slow post-New Year’s weekend release-wise, director James Wan’s DC Comics flick starring Jason Momoa enjoyed a $9.3 million Friday night, on track for $25 million in its third weekend in theaters. Yes, the under-the-sea dudebro in orange and green is officially DC’s most profitable movie since The Dark Knight. Aquaman’s domestic total now stands …

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‘The Blacklist’ EP Jon Bokenkamp on the Stunning Events of the Season 6 Premiere

Spoilers ahead. With Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader) in prison and a relentless drive to discover who betrayed him, Season 6 of the NBC series The Blacklist is sure to be a roller coaster ride of deception. And while secretly searching for the answers that will uncover the secrets that Reddington has gone to great lengths to keep buried, Elizabeth Keen (Megan Boone) needs to keep him in the dark, as they continue to hunt for some of the strangest and most dangerous criminals yet. During this spoiler-filled 1-on-1 phone interview with Collider, executive producer/writer Jon …

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