'Death on the Nile' tops a quiet box office weekend
Hollywood’s Super Bowl weekend largely fizzled with the muted debut of Kenneth Branagh’s long-delayed Agatha Christie whodunit, “Death on the Nile,” a tepid reception for the Jennifer Lopez romantic-comedy “Marry Me” and modest box-office bumps for Oscar nominees.
"Wonder Woman" joins U.S., Israel and Google in call for high-tech fight against domestic violence
United Nations — "Wonder Woman" herself called the global fight against domestic violence "a battle between life and death." The meeting was entitled: "Terror at Home: Fighting Domestic Violence with Innovation and Technology." Other resources include: The National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE, or text LOVEIS to 22522. "If combating domestic violence was a priority for U.N. member states, they would modify and apply existing technologies to fight against it." "All these factors have combined to make the already disturbing phenomenon of domestic violence increasingly worse."cbsnews.com
New this week: 'Justice League,' 'Country Comfort' & scandal
This combination of photos shows promotional art for the Netflix series Country Comfort, debuting on Friday, left, "Zack Snyders Justice League," premiering March 18, center, and Operation Varsity Blues, a documentary about the college admissions scandal, premiering March 17 on Netflix. (Netflix/HBO Max/Netflix via AP)Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES— Four years after “Justice League” underwhelmed both critics and audiences, filmmaker Zack Snyder has come back to finish what he started. — Loretta Lynn’s new album is a celebration of women in country music and it features collaborations with Tanya Tucker, Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire and Margo Price. — Katherine McPhee, of TV’s “American Idol” and “Smash,” plays an aspiring country singer, Bailey, who’s suffered career and personal setbacks in the Netflix series “Country Comfort,” debuting Friday.
‘Wonder Woman 1984’ adds $5.5 million in 2nd US weekend
This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Gal Gadot, left, and Chris Pine in a scene from "Wonder Woman 1984." (Clay Enos/Warner Bros. via AP)In its second weekend in U.S. theaters, “Wonder Woman 1984” earned an estimated $5.5 million in ticket sales according to studio estimates Sunday. “Wonder Woman 1984” has made $28.5 million to date from the U.S., where about 39% of theaters are open and most major markets, including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia and San Francisco, are closed. Internationally, it added $10.1 million, bringing its global total to $118.5 million. While $5.5 million would be a terrible second weekend for a $200 million movie in a pre-pandemic world, under the unique circumstances it was enough to top the domestic charts.
'Wonder Woman 1984' debuts with pandemic-best $16.7M
This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Gal Gadot in a scene from "Wonder Woman 1984." “Wonder Woman 1984” grossed an additional $19.4 million in international markets where it began playing a week earlier. But WarnerMedia is counting on “Wonder Woman 1984” to matter more to HBO Max, which wobbled in its initial rollout. Warner Bros. nevertheless seized on the returns for “Wonder Woman 1984” as the best as could be expected, given the circumstances. Streaming numbers weren't provided for “Soul” or “Wonder Woman 1984.” WarnerMedia said nearly half of HBO Max’s subscribers watched “Wonder Woman 1984” on its first day on the streaming platform, though it didn't say how long constituted a watch.
New this week: 'Soul,' a Tom Hanks film & 'Bridgerton' on TV
This image released by Disney-Pixar shows the character 22, voiced by Tina Fey, left, and Joe Gardner, voiced by Jamie Foxx, in a scene from the animated film "Soul." But with more than half of U.S. theaters closed, two of the biggest movies of the year — “Soul” and “Wonder Woman 1984” — will be going straight to streaming. — Also arriving Christmas Day is “Wonder Woman 1984,” Patty Jenkins' sequel to her barrier-breaking 2017 film. With Gal Gadot returning, “Wonder Woman 1984” fast-forwards from 1918 to the “greed is good” decade. — AP Entertainment Writer Mark Kennedy___Catch up on AP’s entertainment coverage here: https://apnews.com/apf-entertainment.
‘Wonder Woman 1984’ grabs $38.5 million overseas
This image released by Warner Bros. Entertainment shows Gal Gadot in a scene from "Wonder Woman 1984." The superhero sequel earned an estimated $38.5 million in ticket sales from international theaters, Warner Bros. said Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020. (Clay Enos/Warner Bros. via AP)The superhero sequel “Wonder Woman 1984” has earned an estimated $38.5 million in ticket sales from international theaters, Warner Bros. said Sunday. “ Wonder Woman 1984 ” won’t open in U.S. theaters until Christmas Day, when it will also debut on HBO Max. Originally, “Wonder Woman 1984” was supposed to open in theaters worldwide this summer, but its release date kept getting pushed back.
'Wonder Woman 1984' has a messy plot, but Gal Gadot shines bright, critics say
Gal Gadot stars as Wonder Woman in "Wonder Woman 1984." "Woman Woman 1984" currently holds a 88% "Fresh" rating from Rotten Tomatoes from 92 reviews. Gal Gadot stars as Wonder Woman in "Wonder Woman 1984." "As an amusement designed to take the world's mind off its problems for a few hours, 'Wonder Woman 1984' is perfectly suitable," she wrote. Gal Gadot stars as Wonder Woman in Warner Bros. "Wonder Woman 1984."cnbc.com
'Wonder Woman 1984' moves to August after coronavirus closes movie theaters
"Wonder Woman 1984" is the latest Hollywood blockbuster to leave its original theatrical release date as the coronavirus continues to spread globally. None of those films have a new release date set. "Malignant" was supposed to be released on Aug. 14, but has been moved to make a place for "Wonder Woman 1984." So, the hope is that U.S. theaters and theaters in other countries that were shuttered because of the outbreak will follow a similar timeline in reopening. It seemed inevitable that "Wonder Woman 1984" was going to leave its June release date.cnbc.com
Gal Gadot to Play Hedy Lamarr, Actress and Inventor, in Showtime Limited Series
Gal Gadot is going from Wonder Woman to Old Hollywood. Gadot has set her sights on her next project, where she will play famed actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr in an untitled limited series, it was announced Friday at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. She stood at the forefront of many issues that challenge women and our society today, said Jana Winograde, Co-President of Showtime Networks. In Gal Gadot, we have found the transcendent actress to portray the deeply complex Lamarr. She has also starred in 2017's Justice League and her own standalone film, Wonder Woman, as well as the upcoming sequel Wonder Woman 1984.