Wednesday, October 4, 2017

'Kingsman 2' Wins Second Weekend At Box-Office By A Nose

VARIETY: Fox’s “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” has repeated as the official winner of the North American weekend box office by barely prevailing over Tom Cruise’s “American Made” and horror hit “It.”

Final weekend numbers released on Monday evening from comScore showed the second weekend of the “Kingsman” sequel taking in $16.93 million for the Friday-Sunday frame. New Line’s “It” tallied $16.9 million in its fourth weekend, topping “American Made’s” $16.8 million opening weekend gross.

Sunday morning estimates had shown “It” with $17.3 million, compared to $17 million each for “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” and “American Made.” It was one of the closest box office races in memory.

Overall business was moderate, followed three weekends of strong performance spurred by “It.” The final results for Sony’s opening of “Flatliners” did not change from an unimpressive $6.7 million.

Spy comedy “Kingsman: the Golden Circle” has taken in $66.6 million domestically and another $126 million overseas. “It” has topped $290 million in the U.S. with $262 million internationally for a worldwide total of $552.8 million.

“American Made,” starring Cruise as an airline pilot-turned-CIA operative, has grossed $64.7 million outside the United States for a global total of $81.5 million. It’s one of the lowest performances for Cruise in recent years.

Warner Bros.’ launch of “Blade Runner 2049” is expected to dominate the domestic box office this weekend.

The box office from Friday and Saturday made September the first month to break the $700 million mark with $708.9 million — 19.2% higher than last year and 14.7% higher than the previous record month of September in 2015, according to comScore. It was also the first September to surpass a summer month (May through August) in terms of total revenue beating August, 2017’s $668.5 million haul.

Friday, September 22, 2017

'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' Fires Up $3.4 Million In Previews

DEADLINE: 20th Century Fox’s kickass spy sequel Kingsman: The Golden Circle shot up a very notable $3.4M last night in previews from 3,100 locations. After It‘s massive $13.5M Thursday night, Golden Circle is officially the second best preview night for the month of September.

The first movie, released over Presidents Day/Valentine’s Day weekend two years ago, made $1.4M on its Thursday night at 2,569 venues. Kingsman: The Secret Service posted a $10.4M first day and $36.3M opening weekend, and Golden Circle is expected to beat that, which is mindblowing for a non-superhero sequel in this day and age.

In regards to last night’s previews, it blows away previous September actioners’ Thursday nights, The Equalizer ($1.45M) and The Magnificent Seven ($1.75M).

Golden Circle is expected to lead a fourth weekend in September with a high $40M-plus gross at 4,003 theaters (including Imax/PLF), with pics No. 2 and 3 (Warner Bros.’ The Lego Ninjago Movie and New Line’s It) making $25M-$30M-plus each — a record that the autumn month has never seen before. Already, Golden Circle has logged $12.7M overeseas from 50 markets including previews and opening days. Ninjago did not have any previews Thursday (it was a school night) but is playing at 4,047 theaters today. Also opening wide this weekend is Entertainment Studios’ horror title Friend Request which also previewed last night making $110K at 1,500 sites. Rivals believe Friend Request will gross around $4M, while the Byron Allen studio is hoping for at least double that.

New Line’s It became the highest grossing horror film at the domestic B.O. yesterday with a running cume of $236.3M, finally stepping over Warner Bros.’ 1973 classic The Exorcist ($232.9M).

Awards season is definitely alive and kicking on the specialty circuit with titles like Fox Searchlight’s The Battle of the Sexes, Roadside Attractions’ Stronger, and Focus Features’ Victoria and Abdul.

'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' Is In Theaters Today

'Kingsman: The Golden Circle', the highly-anticipated sequel to the 2015 spy hit, races into theaters today and the Halle Berry co-starrer will pay on a whopping 4003 screens.


Halle Berry Talks 'Kingsman' On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

Last night (September 21st), Halle Berry appeared on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!', to talk about her role in 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle', her cheeky bathroom photo, why she made a terrible bartender and play a fun game regarding her past characters. Watch it beneath:

Halle Berry Celebrates 2 Million Followers With Cheeky Photo

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Halle Berry Confirms Relationship With Alex Da Kid

Halle Berry is single no more!!! The 51-year-old actress confirmed her relationship with music producer Alex Da Kid on her official Instagram account by sharing a black-and-white photo of her new beau with the caption "My balance".

The 35-year-old producer shared the same photo on his official Instagram account.

On Monday (September 18th), they were spotted at the LOVE x Miu Miu party at London Fashion Week and they enjoyed a date night in London on Tuesday, September 19th.

(Photos Courtesy of Daily Mail)

Halle Berry Stuns At 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' Premiere

It may be called 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle', but a queen stole the spotlight at the premiere. Halle Berry looked ravishing in a sheer black and purple Elie Saab gown at the London premiere at Leicester Square on Monday, September 18th.

The gorgeous actress joins Colin Firth, Taron Egerton and Mark Strong in the sequel of the Kingsman franchise, which also stars Julianne Moore, Channing Tatum and Jeff Bridges.

(Photos Courtesy of Daily Mail)

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Halle Berry Gets A Sexy Apology From Channing Tatum

Prior to her London takeoff, Halle Berry appeared on 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' to promote 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle', where she play game and received a sexy apology from Channing Tatum for daring her to down a glass of whiskey earlier this year.

Halle Berry Takes London By Storm For 'Kingsman' Promo

Halle Berry has been making the rounds in London to promote her new film 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle', but she also took some time to have a little fun - enjoying a girls' day out shopping trip with her stylist Lindsay Flores on Friday, September 15th.

(Photos Courtesy of Daily Mail)

On Saturday (September 16th), the stunning actress was spotted leaving a pub in Covent Garden, looking cute and casual in an oversized jacket, jeans and ankle boots.

(Photos Courtesy of Daily Mail)

The star exited the famous Seashell of Lisson Grove on Thursday (September 14th) after enjoying the famous British snack, where she showed off her immaculate complexion.

(Photos Courtesy of Daily Mail)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Halle Berry Turns Heads At TIFF Premiere Of 'Kings'

51 where? Halle Berry stole the spotlight in a low-cut Zuhair Murad jumpsuit and a high ponytail as she attended the world premiere of her upcoming film 'Kings', at the Toronto International Film Festival on Wednesday, September 13th.

Directed by Deniz Gamze Erg├╝ven in her English-language debut, the film, which premiered to so-so reviews, follows a recluse (Daniel Craig) that helps a woman (Berry) and her 12 foster children when riots erupt in Los Angeles following the 1992 beating of Rodney King.

The Orchard, the film's distributor, reportedly plans to release the film later this fall.

(Photos Courtesy of Daily Mail)

'Kidnap' By The Numbers: Week 7 Breakdown

The Halle Berry-starrer 'Kidnap', which marks the first release for Aviron Pictures, debuted in theaters on August 4th. View the results for its seventh week of release beneath:

Theater Count: 506 (-412)

09/15/2017: $32,986
09/16/2017: $53,135
09/17/2017: $36,055

Weekend Total: $122,176

09/18/2017: $9,025
09/19/2017: $15,416
09/20/2017: $
09/21/2017: $

Cumulative Total: $30,447,499

'Kidnap' By The Numbers: Week 6 Breakdown

The Halle Berry-starrer 'Kidnap', which marks the first release for Aviron Pictures, debuted in theaters on August 4th. View the results for its sixth week of release beneath:

Theater Count: 918 (-771)

09/08/2017: $55,534
09/09/2017: $96,703
09/10/2017: $58,174

Weekend Total: $210,411

09/11/2017: $16,123
09/12/2017: $32,794
09/13/2017: $21,316
09/14/2017: $19,123

Cumulative Total: $30,300,882

'Kidnap' By The Numbers: Week 5 Breakdown

The Halle Berry-starrer 'Kidnap', which marks the first release for Aviron Pictures, debuted in theaters on August 4th. View the results for its fifth week of release beneath:

Theater Count: 1,689 (-4)

09/01/2017: $373,579
09/02/2017: $614,258
09/03/2017: $637,908

Weekend Total: $1,625,744

09/04/2017: $400,879
09/05/2017: $118,121
09/06/2017: $71,291
09/07/2017: $42,212

Cumulative Total: $30,001,115

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

'Kidnap' By The Numbers: Week 4 Breakdown

The Halle Berry-starrer 'Kidnap', which marks the first release for Aviron Pictures, debuted in theaters on August 4th. View the results for its fourth week of release beneath:

Theater Count: 1,693 (-652)

08/25/2017: $454,257
08/26/2017: $600,681
08/27/2017: $447,515

Weekend Total: $1,502,453

08/28/2017: $124,749
08/29/2017: $197,658
08/30/2017: $120,971
08/31/2017: $127,698

Cumulative Total: $27,742,867

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

'Kidnap' By The Numbers: Week 3 Breakdown

The Halle Berry-starrer 'Kidnap', which marks the first release for Aviron Pictures, debuted in theaters on August 4th. View the results for its third week of release beneath:

Theater Count: 2,345 (-73)

08/18/2017: $868,214
08/19/2017: $1,257,565
08/20/2017: $835,696

Weekend Total: $2,961,475

08/21/2017: $259,451
08/22/2017: $414,201
08/23/2017: $251,649
08/24/2017: $216,879

Cumulative Total: $25,669,338

'Kidnap' By The Numbers: Week 2 Breakdown

The Halle Berry-starrer 'Kidnap', which marks the first release for Aviron Pictures, debuted in theaters on August 4th. View the results for its second week of release beneath:

Theater Count: 2,418 (+40)

08/11/2017: $1,497,041
08/12/2017: $2,161,540
08/13/2017: $1,438,242

Weekend Total: $5,096,823

08/14/2017: $537,201
08/15/2017: $844,384
08/16/2017: $489,740
08/17/2017: $428,252

Cumulative Total: $21,565,683

Monday, August 14, 2017

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

'Kidnap' By The Numbers: Week 1 Breakdown (Updated)

The Halle Berry-starrer 'Kidnap', which marks the first release for Aviron Pictures, debuted in theaters this past weekend. View the results for its first week of release beneath:

Theater Count: 2,378 (Opening Weekend)

08/04/2017: $3,729,150
08/05/2017: $3,645,468
08/06/2017: $2,641,705

Weekend Total: $10,016,323

08/07/2017: $1,094,118
08/08/2017: $1,451,174
08/09/2017: $805,308
08/10/2017: $757,360

Cumulative Total: $14,169,283

Halle Berry Exceeds Projections As 'Kidnap' Rakes In $10M

DEADLINE: While diversity was present on the marquee with three films starring black actors, Aviron is celebrating a win with its Halle Berry popcorn movie Kidnap, which is estimated to have pulled in $10.2M, according to Aviron. The film, which was shot three years ago and buried beneath Relativity’s financial woes, was rescued by David Dinerstein’s new film label for an estimated $3M and will profit toward the end. Lotus Entertainment handled foreign pre-sales on Kidnap and originally got the project off the ground.

“We’re extremely pleased with the weekend results for Kidnap,” said Aviron chief David Dinerstein this morning. “As Aviron’s first release, it surpassed industry expectations. Positive audience response and the summer play yet to come should result in a solid total box office return.”

There wasn’t any fat on the bones in regard to the number of theaters Kidnap rolled into, which numbered 2,378 venues. Aviron specifically targeted African-American, Hispanic and female moviegoers with a P&A spend in the teens, versus what many say was $40M for Detroit. Again, two very different movies, in that Kidnap is pure escapist entertainment. The pic played broad to Caucasians (46%), African-Americans (25%) and Hispanic audiences (22%). Females under 25 (21%) loved Kidnap the most at 85% positive, while females over 25 (42%) gave the Luis Prieto-directed movie a 73% positive.

Kidnap was the little engine that could this weekend. Another feather in Aviron’s cap this summer was that they handled the marketing on Entertainment Studios’ $43.1M-grossing genre sleeper 47 Meters Down.

Halle Berry Makes 'Watch What Happens Live' Debut

Last week, Halle Berry made her debut appearance on 'Watch What Happens Live' to promoter her new film 'Kidnap', and the actress dished on a slew of topics including her legendary kiss of Adrien Brody, working with Malia Obama as a assistant on the set of 'Extant' and exactly what Trey Songz said when he slide into her DMs.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Review Roundup: Halle Berry Elevates Action Thriller 'Kidnap'

With 'Kidap' finally in theaters today, the reviews for the Halle Berry-starrer are surfacing and the Academy Award-winner seems to be getting positive notices from most film critics - even the ones that aren't a fan of the movie itself. Read some reviews for the thriller below:

Variety: We never learn enough about the character to guess why custody might be in danger, but as played by Berry, the actress’ star persona fills in the blanks: She’s convincingly tough, yet humanly vulnerable — an everyday hero pushed to super extremes, powered by a formidable combination of adrenaline and maternal instinct. [Full Review]

The Wrap: This all may sound prosaic on paper, but between Berry’s committed performance and the film’s brisk cocktail of dread and adrenaline, “Kidnap” makes for a rousing, if ridiculous, ride. [Full Review]

The Hollywood Reporter: Berry has capably demonstrated her action expertise in numerous low-budget thrillers, as well as four installments of the X-Men franchise in her role as Storm, so her ability to command the screen single-handedly here proves surprisingly satisfying. [Full Review]

New York Times: It’s sometimes funny to watch Ms. Berry act out scenes of Karla’s frenzy — running at full speed with a limp, gingerly approaching a kidnapper’s lair with a gun she’s never used. But as a producer of the movie as well as its star, she approaches the task of playing this unhinged mother on the run with sincerity. [Full Review]

New York Observer: Berry knows how to seize the center spot and hold on tight. In Kidnap, she gets quite an exhausting workout. [Full Review]

Entertainment Weekly: It plays like 90 minutes of visual white noise, punctuated by an exciting pursuit here and a baddie-gets-what-he-deserves wallop (sometimes with a shovel!) there. None of it breaks new ground (especially for women, as Karla is defined purely by motherhood), but all of it fits squarely into what casual audiences will pay to see—largely thanks to Berry’s presence—especially as summer draws to a close. [Full Review]

Time Out: Berry is compelling in her pursuit of Frankie, even if screenwriter Knate Lee saddles her with too many talking-to-herself moments (she even has a “God, I know I never pray to you…” bit). The film provides a consistent string of “You go, Halle!” beats to keep an audience engaged. [Full Review]

Washington Post: Yet despite limited resources, a well-worn concept and a generic title, director Luis Prieto (“Pusher”) has managed to make a surprisingly effective thriller, leveraging the performance of his Oscar-winning star to convert an apparent junker into a lean, mean suspense machine. [Full Review]

Friday, August 4, 2017

'Kidnap', Starring Halle Berry, Is Finally In Theaters

After years in limbo due to financial difficulties of its distributor, Halle Berry finally returns to the big screen with 'Kidnap', which debuts on 2378 screens courtesy of Aviron Pictures.

In the new film, Berry plays Karla Dyson, a devoted mother, who is force to take actions into her own hands after her son is kidnapped in front of her eyes at a local amusement park.


Watch the trailer for the thriller, directed by Luis Prieto and written by Knate Lee, beneath:

Halle Berry Makes Jenna Dewan-Tatum Chug A Glass Of Whiskey As Payback for Channing Tatum's Dare On 'Live!'

On Thursday (August 3rd), Halle Berry was the guest on 'Live! with Kelly and Ryan' and she was beyond excited that the guest host was Jenna Dewan-Tatum, because it meant payback. Okay, well, maybe payback is a too extreme of a word.

The 50-year-old actress, who was there to promote her new film 'Kidnap', worked with Jenna's husband Channing Tatum on the upcoming movie 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' and while at Comic-Con last month, he dared Berry to chug a glass of whiskey on stage.

"I miss my Kelly, you know I love Kelly, but I'm secretly happy you're here because I need to talk about your man. I need to talk about your husband," Halle said when she sat down. "You saw what he did to me! Your husband dared me to drink a pint of bourbon." She then issued a challenged to Dewan-Tatum to do the same. Watch the cute interview beneath:

Halle Berry Promotes 'Kidnap' On 'Good Morning America'

Hot on the trail promoting her new 'Kidnap' film, which is now in theaters, Halle Berry stopped by 'Good Morning America' to promote the action thriller and why she believes every woman should take self-defense classes. Watch her interview with the show beneath:

Halle Berry Salutes Michelle Obama At 'Kidnap' Premiere In NY

From one amazing black woman to another!!! Halle Berry saluted former First Lady Michelle Obama with a distressed 'Michelle My Belle' t-shirt to the New York premiere of her new film, 'Kidnap', earlier this week, which she paired with thigh-high boots.

She took to Instagram, calling Obama, "the strongest most fierce woman there ever was."

Halle Berry Plays Box Of Lies On 'The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon'; Talks 'Kidnap' & Upcoming Films

On Wednesday (August 3rd), Halle Berry appeared on 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon', where she talked about her trio of films set for release this year ('Kidnap', 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' and 'Kings') and played a fun game of Box of Lies.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Halle Berry Promotes 'Kidnap' With Various Press Interviews

In promotion of her new film 'Kidnap', Halle Berry hasn't left any road untraveled and participated in a slew of press interviews with various media outlets, and was even joined by her adorable co-star Sage Correa. Watch a few of her interviews beneath:

Halle Berry Attends Los Angeles Premiere Of 'Kidnap'

Despite suffering a slight wardrobe malfunction and exposing her bra, Halle Berry attended the Los Angeles premiere of her new action thriller at at ArcLight Hollywood on Tuesday (August 1st), where she looked youthful in a camo skirt, white top and gold strappy heels.

Halle Berry Promotes 'Kidnap' At Chicago Stations

In addition to hosting a screening of her new film 'Kidnap' in Chicago, Halle Berry, who lived in the city at the start of her career, stopped by some of the local stations to promote the action thriller, which finally hits theaters after a long delay on August 4th.

WGN Morning News

ABC 7 Chicago

Friday, July 28, 2017

First Look: Halle Berry In L.A. Riots Drama 'Kings'

The Orchard has released the first photos of the upcoming L.A. riots drama 'Kings', from Academy Award-nominated director Deniz Gamze Erg├╝ven in her English language debut and starring Academy Award-winner Halle Berry and Daniel Craig.

The film will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival, which runs from September 7-17, and The Orchard is planning a fall release date during awards season.

Synopsis: A recluse (Daniel Craig) helps a woman (Halle Berry) and her 12 foster children when riots erupt in Los Angeles following the 1992 beating of Rodney King, in the English-language debut from writer-director Deniz Gamze Erg├╝ven.

Halle Berry-Starrer 'Kings' To World Premiere At 2017 Toronto International Film Festival In September

Halle Berry has been a busy woman promoting 'Kidnap', which hits theaters next week on August 4th, 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle', which is due September 22nd, but her third film set for release this year and arguably the most exciting, 'Kings', has been slotted to debut at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, which runs September 7-17.

Also starring Daniel Craig, the film is set against the explosive riots that rocked L.A. in the aftermath of the acquittal of the cops who brutally assaulted Rodney King. The Orchard has acquired the U.S. rights for the picture with a release date planned for the fall.