Monday, May 20, 2019

Lionsgate Sets 2021 Release Date For 'John Wick: Chapter 4'

VARIETY: John Wick will be back in exactly two years and a day.

Lionsgate announced Monday that it has scheduled “John Wick 4” for May 21, 2021. The studio made the announcement via a text message to fans: “You have served. You will be of service. John Wick: Chapter 4 is coming – May 21, 2021.”

Lionsgate released no other details on the heels of an opening weekend that saw “John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum” handily win the North American box office with a $56.8 million opening. That was nearly double the fourth weekend of “Avengers: Endgame” at $30 million.

Lionsgate’s third installment of the Keanu Reeves action franchise over-performed forecasts, which had been in the $30 million to $35 million range. It took in more than the combined opening weekends of its predecessors; the first “John Wick” debuted with $14.4 million in 2014 and 2017’s “John Wick: Chapter Two” launched with $30.4 million. Critics gave high marks to “John Wick 3” with an 88% “fresh” score on Rotten Tomatoes.

“John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum” bowed with $35 million from 66 international markets. The movie sees Reeves return as an ex-hitman on the run from assassins. Stuntman-turned-director Chad Stahelski helmed the movie, written by series creator Derek Kolstad. Halle Berry, Laurence Fishburne, Mark Dacascos, Asia Kate Dillon, Ian McShane and Lance Reddick also star.

Reeves’ character returns with a $14 million price tag on his head and an army of bounty-hunting killers on his trail. After killing a member of the shadowy international assassin’s guild, the High Table, John Wick is excommunicado, but the world’s most ruthless hit men and women await his every turn.

“John Wick 4” is the second title to land on May 21, 2021. It joins Warner Bros.’ “DC Super Pets” on the date.

'John Wick 3' Rockets To Strongest Opening Yet With $57M

NY Times: The third “John Wick” movie arrived to stronger-than-expected ticket sales, returning Keanu Reeves to the top of the box-office chart for the first time in 11 years and giving Lionsgate a much-needed shot in the arm.

“John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum,” which finds the title’s super-assassin (Reeves) on the run from other contract killers, collected about $57 million at theaters in the United States and Canada over the weekend, according to Comscore. The R-rated Lionsgate series has grown remarkably more powerful with each installment: “John Wick: Chapter 2” had $30 million in initial ticket sales in 2017, improving on the $15 million that “John Wick” collected over its first three days in 2014.

That kind of audience expansion — extremely rare — is a dream result for Lionsgate, which has been struggling to turn around its movie operation, in part because Netflix has started to crank out the type of low- and mid-budget films in which Lionsgate has long specialized. Why go to theaters to see these diversions when Netflix is pumping them into your living room?

Last year, Lionsgate released 19 movies through various labels and took in a total of $379 million in North America, its worst showing since 2007. Lionsgate’s most recent releases, “Hellboy” and “Long Shot,” were both bombs. Tyler Perry delivered a hit in March with “A Madea Family Funeral,” but it was the last film that Mr. Perry intends to supply to Lionsgate, ending a 14-year run. He has a new alliance with Paramount.

Lionsgate said on Sunday that “John Wick: Chapter 3” collected an additional $35 million in partial release overseas. The film received strong reviews from most critics. David Gross, who runs Franchise Entertainment Research, a movie consultancy, said the results put the series “on outstanding footing going forward” and said it was now “an elite action thriller franchise.”

“John Wick: Chapter 3,” which stars Halle Berry in a supporting role, cost an estimated $75 million to make and roughly $40 million to market. The last time Reeves had a No. 1 opening was in 2008 with “The Day the Earth Stood Still.”

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Halle Berry Spills Her Guts On 'The Late Late Show'

Hot on the promotional trail for 'John Wick 3', Academy Award-winner Halle Berry was a guest on 'The Late Late Show with James Corden' with her co-star Anjelica Huston, where the duo engage in a revealing game of 'Spill Your Guts or Fill Your Guts'.

For you info, the two actors that she is referring to are Wesley Snipes, who went to jail in 2010, and Robert Downey Jr., who famously broke her arm on the set of 'Gothika'.

Later in the show, they were joined by Allison Williams, where Berry dished on her hot Instagram photo with the spine tattoo and the safety (or lack thereof) of cooking topless.

Halle Berry Brings Edge To LA Premiere Of 'John Wick 3'

Looking badass in leather, Halle Berry reunited with Keanu Reeves and the rest of the 'John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parbellum' cast at the Los Angeles premiere of the third installment at the TCL Chinese Theater on Wednesday, May 15th.

The ageless star wore a black leather Teresa Helbig romper which was unbuttoned to show off some cleavage, with a black belt around the waist and black stiletto heels.

(Photos Courtesy of Daily Mail)

Halle Berry Supports Keanu Reeves At His Hand/Foot Ceremony

On Tuesday (May 14th), Halle Berry was by her co-star Keanu Reeves' side as he was honored with a hand-and-foot print ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, where the 52-year-old beauty looked great in a white and black Teresa Helbig dress that had a high collar and a large keyhole opening in front.

Also in attendance at the event were their co-stars Lance Reddick, Laurence Fishburne, Ian McShane, Asia Kate Dillon and Mark Dacascos.

(Photos Courtesy of Daily Mail)