Weekend Box Office Chart for December 22nd to December 24th

It’s a Christmas miracle! Star Wars is number one again!! Ok, so it’s not a miracle at all, and I’m sure it will be number one again next week even with a massive drop off.

1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi $71,565,498 total: $368,167,854
2. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle $36,400,000 total: $53,005,967
3. Pitch Perfect 3 $19,928,525 total: $19,928,525
4. The Greatest Showman $8,805,843 total: $13,404,574
5. Ferdinand $7,316,746 total: $26,799,630
6. Coco $5,383,149 total: $161,502,277
7. Downsizing $4,954,287 total: $4,954,287
8. Darkest Hour $3,891,945 total: $6,745,022
9. Father Figures $3,280,000 total: $3,280,000
10. The Shape of Water $3,000,490 total: $7,566,155

Watch Now: Mortal Engines Official Teaser Trailer

Thousands of years after civilization was destroyed by a cataclysmic event, humankind has adapted and a new way of living has evolved. Gigantic moving cities now roam the Earth, ruthlessly preying upon smaller traction towns. Tom Natsworthy (Robert Sheehan)—who hails from a Lower Tier of the great traction city of London—finds himself fighting for his own survival after he encounters the dangerous fugitive Hester Shaw (Hera Hilmar). Two opposites, whose paths should never have crossed, forge an unlikely alliance that is destined to change the course of the future.

Mortal Engines is the startling, new epic adventure directed by Oscar®-winning visual-effects artist Christian Rivers (King Kong). Joining Rivers are The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogies three-time Academy Award®-winning filmmakers Peter Jackson, Fran Walsh and Philippa Boyens, who have penned the screenplay. The Universal and MRC adaptation is from the award-winning book series by Philip Reeve, published in 2001 by Scholastic.

On board as producers are Zane Weiner (The Hobbit trilogy), Amanda Walker (The Hobbit trilogy) and Deborah Forte (Goosebumps), as well as Walsh and Jackson. Ken Kamins (The Hobbit trilogy) joins Boyens as executive producer. Universal will distribute the film worldwide. www.mortalengines.com

Weekend Box Office Chart for December 15th to December 17th

Guess who was #1! Star Wars: The Last Jedi was the second-best opening ever, coming in right behind The Force Awakens.

1. Star Wars: The Last Jedi $220.0 Total: $220.0
2. Ferdinand $13.3 Total: $13.3
3. Coco $10.0 Total: $150.8
4. Wonder $5.4 Total: $109.2
5. Justice League $4.1 Total: $219.4
6. Daddy’s Home 2 $3.8 Total: $96.5
7. Thor: Ragnarok $2.9 Total: $306.3
8. The Disaster Artist $2.6 Total: $12.9
9. Murder on the Orient Express $2.4 Total: $97.2
10. Lady Bird $2.1 Total: $25.9

Oh Wow! Disney Acquires Fox for $52.4 Billion

X Men Vintage 63 Logo T Shirt Sheer
X Men Vintage 63 Logo T Shirt Sheer

It’s finally happening! We’ll get X-Men and Mutants in our Avengers movies and shows.

The Walt Disney Company and Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (21st Century Fox) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Disney to acquire 21st Century Fox, including the Twentieth Century Fox Film and Television studios, along with cable and international TV businesses, for approximately $52.4 billion in stock (subject to adjustment). Building on Disney’s commitment to deliver the highest quality branded entertainment, the acquisition of these complementary assets would allow Disney to create more appealing content, build more direct relationships with consumers around the world and deliver a more compelling entertainment experience to consumers wherever and however they choose. Immediately prior to the acquisition, 21st Century Fox will separate the Fox Broadcasting network and stations, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, FS1, FS2 and Big Ten Network into a newly listed company that will be spun off to its shareholders.

Watch Now: Batman Ninja

Coming in 2018 to Japan, Batman Ninja, yet looks like Batman Samurai but whatever, is the first theatrically-released, full-length anime film from the Dark Knight.

IO9 has the full story:

Batman Ninja is the story of how Batman, the Bat Family, and a number of Gotham’s criminals are transported through time and space back to Medieval Japan where they become embroiled in a local power struggle. Director Jumpei Mizusaki has described Batman Ninja as a film meant to show the world how Japan sees Batman and not one about how Batman (and Bruce Wayne) see Japan. Judging by the trailer, Japan sees a badass side of Batman that’s like nothing we’ve ever seen before.

Batman Rorschach Mask T-Shirt
Batman Rorschach Mask T-Shirt