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Bo Report: Sony resurrects ‘Bad Boys’ as cinema patrons support bushfire relief

Bad Boys for Life’ (Photo: Sony Pictures).

Seventeen years after the Bad Boys sequel the third edition in the franchise has put Will Smith back in the winners’ circle after he starred in Ang Lee’s 2019 flop Gemini Man.

Sony Pictures’ Bad Boys for Life opened in top spot in a buoyant weekend as exhibitors and distributors donated two dollars of every ticket sold on Sunday at participating cinemas to three charities involved in bushfire relief.

Sunday takings totaled $6 million, so based on an average ticket price of about $14.50 that would mean 420,000 admissions and a total donation of around $840,000.

“I really take my hat off to the distributors, exhibitors and representative bodies that were able to swiftly come together and create such a powerful and unified industry initiative,” Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace Gm Alex Temesvari tells If. “It really gave cinemas a chance to contribute in a meaningful way.”

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‘Bad Boys for Life’ Soars; ‘Dolittle’ 4-Day Total Tops ‘Cats’ Entire Gross

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‘Bad Boys for Life’ Soars; ‘Dolittle’ 4-Day Total Tops ‘Cats’ Entire Gross
An improved 2020 continued this weekend, with the initial $160 million three-day estimate over $30 million (about 22%) above last year’s Martin Luther King Birthday Friday-to-Sunday totals.

The difference comes from two new releases. “Bad Boys for Life” (Sony) opened at just over $59 million, $19 million better than “Glass,” which was the sole new wide opener last year. Universal super-costly “Dolittle” as a second studio opener took care of the rest of the gap, with plenty to spare.

All this came on the weekend after Oscar nominations, which (for once) benefited the holiday results. It was an uneven bounty, with the second wide week of “1917” (Universal) leading the way, “Little Women” (Sony) boosted, and several titles like “Parasite” (Neon) and “Jojo Rabbit” (Searchlight) rebounding.

Bad Boys” and “Dolittle” each did at least a little better than expectations — the former, substantially so, while the latter avoided a complete debacle after devastating reviews. Each does give some signs,
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Will Smith Says He Sometimes Pretends To Like His Own Films

Will Smith is great at comic relief and he’s great at action. He’s even done well in a host of sci-fi productions and comedies, too. In fact, the past year has seen the release of a bunch of his movies, including the dramatic Gemini Man, the charming Aladdin, and the zany Spies in Disguise.

And now, with the latest Bad Boys flick upon us, the actor’s been reflecting about certain points of his career that he’s either been proud of or unimpressed with. Recently, on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, he began speaking about sequels and how he’s felt about a number of his productions.

In regards to what he thought about Bad Boys for Life, the latest installment in one of his franchises, the actor explained that while sometimes he pretends to like his films, this one is “so good.”

“I had fumbled
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‘Bad Boys For Life’: Third Time’s a Charm For Smith and Lawrence

‘Bad Boys For Life’: Third Time’s a Charm For Smith and Lawrence
Before he became a cynical parody of himself, director Michael Bay made an efficient 1995 feature debut with Bad Boys, a buddy-cop flick that came in hot on the star power of Will Smith and Martin Lawrence as Miami detectives who never learned how to play by the rules. By the time the 2003 sequel Bad Boys 2 rolled around, Bay had become the Bay we know and loathe (remember Pearl Harbor?) and buried the duo’s chemistry in his patented brand of violent noise, racial profiling, sexist smarm and dumb dick jokes.
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2020 Box Office Surge Will Continue with ‘Bad Boys for Life’

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2020 Box Office Surge Will Continue with ‘Bad Boys for Life’
So far so good, two weeks into 2020. Domestic box office is up about 10% ($40 million) from the start of last year. And this upcoming Martin Luther King holiday looks to keep that positive pace going. The three top spots should easily belong to openers “Bad Boys for Life” (Sony) and “Dolittle” (Universal) and Oscar contender “1917” (Universal). They could be close, but most likely the Will Smith-Martin Lawrence remake will lead.

One calendar advantage is that the Oscar nominations came a week later last year, with no impact on the long weekend. Add that this year has surging top contender “1917” as well as several recent Oscar hopefuls like “Little Women” to boost the totals.

Last year saw the three-day weekend gross $134 million ($162 million for four days). But apart from the Oscar boost, this year has other ways to surpass that. Two wide studio openers — last year standalone “Glass
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Contest: Win a ‘Gemini Man’ 4K Blu-ray Prize Pack

Will Smith takes on Will Smith in Gemini Man, the new Sci-Fi thriller that is now available to own on all home video formats via Paramount Home Entertainment.

Thanks to Paramount we have some great prizes to award that coincide with the Gemini Man home video debut.

One grand prize winner will take home everything pictured above. The only exception is the Gemini Man Blu-ray, DVD and Digital combo pack will be swapped out with a more desirable 4K Ultra, Blu-ray and Digital combo pack.

Two runner-up winners will each receive a Gemini Man 4K Ultra, Blu-ray and Digital combo pack.

For a chance to win please fill out and submit the short entry form below. The odds of winning can be increased each and every day you stop back to enter again for as many days as the contest is open.

You must be a resident of the U.
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January 14th Blu-ray & DVD Releases Include The Mummy’S Shroud, Creep (1995), Gemini Man, Demons Of The Mind

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January 14th is a relatively quiet day for horror and sci-fi home media releases, with Scream Factory doing the heavy lifting this week with their Blu-ray presentations of Demons of the Mind and The Mummy’s Shroud. If you missed it in theaters, you can catch up with Ang Lee’s Gemini Man this Tuesday, and for you cult film fans out there, Srs has put together a very limited edition release of Creep (1995).

Other releases for January 14th include She Walks The Woods, The Jogger, and Home With a View of the Monster.

Creep: Limited Edition

Angus Lynch, a psycho, escapes from prison and hooks up with his stripper sister named Kascha. Some death ensues eventually leading Angus to cross paths with a police captain named David who has a daughter named Jackie and whose wife was murdered when she was a child.

Demons of the Mind

In the 19th century,
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Global Box Office Hits New Record in 2019 With $42 Billion

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Global Box Office Hits New Record in 2019 With $42 Billion
Golden Age of Streaming who? Despite an influx of entertainment options on Netflix, Hulu and now Disney Plus, global box office receipts will surpass $42 billion in 2019, according to Comscore, cementing a new industry high.

Though U.S. ticket sales slumped 4.4% to $11.4 billion, international audiences fueled the record turnout. Overseas revenues also set a new high-water mark as blockbusters including Disney’s “Avengers: Endgame,” Sony’s “Spider-Man: Far From Home” and Warner Bros.’ “Joker” drove foreign box office tallies to $31.1 billion. It marks the first time the international box office has exceeded $30 million.

Avengers: Endgame” was this year’s biggest movie, earning a staggering $858 million in North America and $2.79 billion worldwide. Though it didn’t set an all-time record in the States, it powered past “Avatar” globally ($2.78 billion) to become the highest-grossing movie in history.

In the U.S. and worldwide, the 10 biggest movies of the year were either a sequel,
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Global, international box office reached record highs in 2019

North America generated $11.4bn for second highest year behind 2018.

Global and international box office set new records in 2019, reaching $42.5bn and $31.2bn according to fresh data from ComScore.

North America generated $11.4bn, the second highest year of all time behind 2018 on $11.88bn, marking the fifth consecutive year that ticket sales have gone over $11bn.

ComScore sources attributed the global and international numbers to growth in the vast majority of the top international territories including China, Japan, South Korea, France, Germany, Russia, Mexico, Spain, Brazil and Italy among others.

In selected highlights, China’s box office climbed 5.4% to $9.2bn; France delievered
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Jerry Bruckheimer Talks Gemini Man and His Legendary Career [Exclusive]

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Jerry Bruckheimer Talks Gemini Man and His Legendary Career [Exclusive]
History will be unable to write the story of Hollywood without the name Jerry Bruckheimer. The man has been producing some of our biggest movies for the better part of four decades now, with Top Gun, Pirates of the Caribbean, Bad Boys and Black Hawk Down, just to name a few, all on his resume. Last year saw Bruckheimer produce the action flick Gemini Man, a project that had been kicking around for years. Finally, with the help of Will Smith and Ang Lee, it was realized. Bruckheimer was no small part of that.

Gemini Man centers Henry Brogan (Will Smith), an elite 51-year-old assassin who's ready to hang it up after dozens of jobs. His plans get turned upside down when he winds up in the crosshairs of a mysterious operative who can seemingly predict his every move. This turns out to be a younger, faster, cloned version of himself,
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2020 Visual Effects Society Awards nominations: Oscar frontrunners ‘Avengers: End Game’ and ‘The Lion King’ lead

2020 Visual Effects Society Awards nominations: Oscar frontrunners ‘Avengers: End Game’ and ‘The Lion King’ lead
No surprise that “Avengers: End Game” did well with the Visual Effects Society Awards, reaping four bids for the 18th annual edition of these kudos. After all, it is the clear frontrunner for Best Visual Effects at the Oscars. However, tts closest rival at the Academy Awards — “The Lion King” — picked up five nominations as did “Toy Story 4.”

Avengers: Endgame” and and “The Lion King” contend in the Ves equivalent of the Best Picture race — visual effects in a feature motion picture — along with “Alita: Battle Angel,” “Gemini Man” and “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” All of these films number among the 10 still vying for the five Visual Effects slots at the Oscars.

Two of the other films still in contention at the Oscars — “1917” and “The Irishman” — are nominated here for supporting visual effects. That race is rounded out by “The Aeronauts,” “Ford v Ferrari” and “Joker.
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‘The Lion King’ and ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Lead Ves Awards with Five VFX Nominations

‘The Lion King’ and ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ Lead Ves Awards with Five VFX Nominations
Disney dominated the 18th annual Ves Awards with five nominations apiece for Jon Favreau’s frontrunner “The Lion King” and Robert Rodriguez’s surprising “Alita: Battle Angel” (acquired from Fox). Joining them for the top photo-real prize were the Disney-led “Avengers: Endgame” and “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” along with Ang Lee’s “Gemini Man”. The Ves Awards will be held January 29th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Competing for supporting VFX were Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman”, Sam Mendes’ “1917,” (which stitched together the World War I thriller as one continuous shot and offered various enhancements), James Mangold’s “Ford v Ferrari,” Todd Phillips’ “Joker,” and “The Aeronauts.”

In animation, Disney also fared well, with Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” (which grabbed five nominations) and “Frozen 2.” They were joined by Golden Globe nominee “Missing Link” from Laika, surprise nominee “Klaus” (the innovative 2D feature from Netflix and Spanish director Sergio Pablos), and,
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Baby Yoda, Alita, Simba Among VFX Society Awards Nominees

Baby Yoda, Alita, Simba Among VFX Society Awards Nominees
Alita: Battle Angel, Avengers: Endgame, Gemini Man, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and The Lion King are the nominees in the Visual Effects Society’s top category of outstanding visual effects in a photoreal feature.

When the nominees for the 18th annual Ves Awards were announced on Tuesday, 1917 and The Irishman were nominated in the category for supporting VFX, alongside Ford v Ferrari, Joker and The Aeronauts.

Alita and Lion King earned a total of five nominations apiece, the most for a photoreal feature (meaning movies that are not nominated in the animated feature categories). Both of these films ...
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Inside the Oscar VFX Bake-Off: ‘The Lion King’ Roared While ‘Cats’ Purred

Inside the Oscar VFX Bake-Off: ‘The Lion King’ Roared While ‘Cats’ Purred
Disney dominated Saturday’s Academy VFX bake-off with five out of 10 contenders, but Jon Favreau’s “The Lion King” stole the show with the best presentation by three-time Oscar-winning VFX supervisor Rob Legato. He entertainingly touted the stunning, faux live-action aesthetic. Disney franchise heavyweights, “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” and “Avengers: Endgame,” also did well in boasting their cutting edge, high-octane work.

Faring surprisingly well, though, was Robert Rodriguez’s “Alita: Battle Angel” (which Disney acquired from Fox), thanks to Weta Digital’s impressive humanoid cyborg (Rosa Salazar). However, there’s plenty of character competition from Weta’s breakthrough CG human (the young Will Smith clone) in Ang Lee’s “Gemini Man,” Industrial Light & Magic’s innovative de-aging of Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, and Joe Pesci in Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” and, yes, even the ambitious furry body replacements in Tom Hooper’s much maligned box office bomb,
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How 'Dark Fate' Visual Effects Team Brought 'Terminator' Stars Back to the '90s

How 'Dark Fate' Visual Effects Team Brought 'Terminator' Stars Back to the '90s
This year's visual effects shortlist is rife with nostalgia as several films feature de-aged actors: The Irishman's Robert De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci; Gemini Man's Will Smith; Captain Marvel's Samuel L. Jackson; Avengers: Endgame's Robert Downey Jr. and others; and Terminator: Dark Fate's Linda Hamilton, Edward Furlong and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

In the VFX shortlisted Terminator: Dark Fate, directed by Tim Miller — the latest installment in the Paramount series — viewers reconnect with Sarah Connor (Hamilton), John Connor (Furlong) and the T-800 (Schwarzenegger) in a flashback set a few years after the events ...
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Bad Boys 3 Aims for Big Box Office Debut Over Mlk Weekend

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Bad Boys 3 Aims for Big Box Office Debut Over Mlk Weekend
The return of Will Smith and Martin Lawrence as Mike Lowrey and Marcus Bennett in Bad Boys for Life looks like it's going to be a profitable one for Sony. This is a sequel that has been a long time coming and, after years of discussion, it's finally in the can and ready to hit theaters in early 2020 and is poised to be one of the first blockbusters of the new decade. While it won't be breaking any records, the early numbers look good for this one.

At present, Bad Boys for Life is tracking for an opening weekend over the Mlk holiday of $40 to $45 million from Friday to Monday. Sony is being a little conservative on their end, with the studio officially saying $38 million. In any case, for a movie that cost $90 million to produce, that's not a bad box office start. With a price tag like that, it
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New to Streaming: Gemini Man, The Juniper Tree, The Aeronauts & More

With a seemingly endless amount of streaming options—not only the titles at our disposal, but services themselves–each week we highlight the noteworthy titles that have recently hit platforms. Check out this week’s selections below and an archive of past round-ups here.

Before we get to our weekly streaming picks, check out our annual feature: Where to Stream the Best Films of 2019.

The Aeronauts (Tom Harper)

The Oscar-garlanded pairing of Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones reteam five years after The Theory of Everything for The Aeronauts, an adventurous family-friendly slice of Victorian nostalgia about the exploits of plucky balloonists who risk all for the pursuit of science. In 1862 London, Redmayne again plays a scientist in his awkward-quirky puppy-dog face vein as a forerunner meteorologist James Glaisher whose climatological predictions he says can only be checked high up in the air. Jones is his erstwhile sidekick Amelia Wren, but
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‘Spies in Disguise’ Given January Release in China

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‘Spies in Disguise’ Given January Release in China
U.S. animation “Spies in Disguise,” which stars the voices of Will Smith and Tom Holland, will hit Chinese cinemas on Jan. 3. It was produced by Blue Sky Studios, which is best known for the “Ice Age” and “Rio” franchises and has recently come under the Disney umbrella.

The film is the first feature from directors Nick Bruno and Troy Quane. Initially set to hit U.S. cinemas in January, its release date there was pushed back three times amidst Disney’s buyout of 21st Century Fox assets. It finally opened on Christmas Day, on 3,500 screens.

In the movie, Smith’s and Holland’s characters must work together to stop a bad guy and turn a secret agent who was transformed into a pigeon back into a human.

So far little competition is lined up for the film’s debut weekend in the new year in China. It is set
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Universal Has Sent Theaters Updated Version Of Cats With Better Effects

If the movie Cats had 9 lives, it lost almost all of them this weekend. The big screen adaptation of the Broadway musical made $6.5 million against a budget of nearly $100 million and its current score on Rotten Tomatoes is 19%. It seems audiences aren’t even the least bit curious to see it just for the unintentional comedy.

Any semblance of life for Cats is officially over then, but apparently, Universal has issued a memo to all theaters informing them that an updated version of the film is being sent to them with improved visual effects. Because that was the only issue with Cats, right?

Every year, there are movies that bomb. Whether it’s financially, critically or both, studios must plan on taking a bath on some of their releases. And this year’s no different. Whether it’s The Goldfinch, Dark Phoenix or Gemini Man, they’re not all going to connect with audiences.
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‘Gemini Man’ set for the home formats from February

We’ve just heard that Gemini Man from director Ang Lee starring Will Smith (x2) is set for the home formats in February. It will hit download from 3rd February and then DVD and Blu-ray from 17th February. In a Paramount first, the 4K Ultra HD Disc will feature the film in 60Fps (Frames-Per-Second), along with an exclusive visual effects featurette in 60Fps.

Here’s the official synopsis:

Will Smith stars as retired hitman Henry Brogan, forced on the run by a young, highly skilled operative who will stop at nothing to eliminate his target. Now on a race around the globe, Henry must outsmart the mysterious assassin at every step – but how far will he go once they finally come face to face? Packed with epic fight scenes and groundbreaking visual effects, Gemini Man is the future of action movies.

Related: Gemini Man review

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