Hunger Games Prequel Rises to the Top as Marvels Sinks

There are plenty of pros and cons at the box office this week. We’ll start with the good news. The Hunger Games prequel, The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes, opened with a decent but not spectacular $44 million, enough to propel the Francis Lawrence-directed pic to No. 1 domestically, per Deadline. Internationally, Songbirds collected $54.5M, … Read more

David Fincher’s The Killer reigns supreme on Netflix’s Top 10 chart

David Fincher’s The Killer reigns supreme on Netflix’s Top 10 chart as the most-watched title of the week with 27.9 million views. David Fincher’s The Killer made its streaming debut on Netflix just a few days ago, but it’s proven to be quite popular, shooting to the top of the streaming service’s Top 10 English … Read more

Cop Pleads Guilty to Pulling Gun on Cop Threatening to Spoil Top Gun: Maverick

Top Gun: Maverick took 2022’s Memorial Weekend crown with tons of people contributing to its box office record success. But that doesn’t mean everyone’s seen it yet. One cop pled guilty to pulling a gun on a colleague for threatening to spoil the Top Gun sequel. While no one likes movie spoilers, it’s a whole … Read more

Believer Powers Its Way to the Top

Audiences opted for scares this weekend and powered the latest Exorcist chapter, The Exorcist: Believer, to $27M, per Deadline. The trade notes that Universal Studios purchased the horror franchise from Morgan Creek for $400M in the hopes of making a new trilogy. While this new installment cost just $30M to produce, the numbers, while good, … Read more

American Fiction wins top TIFF award; see the list of winners here

American Fiction has edged out films by Hayao Miyazaki, Alexander Payne, Richard Linklater and more to win TIFF’s People’s Choice Award. American Fiction, Cord Jefferson’s drama starring Jeffrey Wright, Sterling K. Brown and Tracee Ellis Ross has officially moved ahead in the Best Picture race, winning the People’s Choice Award at this year’s Toronto International … Read more

One Piece and You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah rise to the top of the Netflix charts

The live-action adaptation of One-Piece and You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah are rising to the top of the Netflix charts! The live-action adaptation of Eiichiro Oda’s One Piece sailed to the top of Netflix’s English-language TV charts during a formidable premiere week with 18.5M views from August 28 to September 3. One Piece is performing … Read more

Gran Turismo Passes Barbie for the Top Spot at the Domestic Box Office

In an incredibly tight race, Gran Turismo narrowly edged out Barbie for the top spot at the domestic box office, $17.3 million to $17.1M, per Deadline. Granted, the racing drama benefited from advanced previews, but it takes the podium for now. The Neill Blomkamp-directed pic comes in at the lower end of video game adaptations, … Read more

Top Boy Season 3 Trailer Previews Final Chapter of Netflix Series

The trailer for Top Boy Season 3 previews the final chapter of the Netflix series, which will decide who reigns as Top Boy of Summerhouse. “Sully’s actions at the end of the last series have rewritten his business rules with Dushane,” reads the official season 3 synopsis. “As new shared problems arise, everything they’ve built … Read more