LaVar Ball’s Big Baller Brand experiment turned out to be a total flop, but the Ball Father is still living large at his massive estate in Southern California. In the season two premiere The Players’ Tribune’s “House Guest” (think MTV Cribs with a twist), as Nate Robinson made the trek to Chino Hills to take a tour the Big Baller Brand estate.
The 13,800-square-foot home, reportedly priced at $5.2 million, comes with all the bells and whistles including a gourmet kitchen, elevator, movie theater, weight room, swimming pool and a 1,200-square-foot guest house. As you’d expect, LaVar’s estate is also filled with “BBB” logos, including on the front the home, in the grand chandelier and in the pool.
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Frozen 2 has no plans forfeiting its reign atop the box fice. For the third week in a row, the Disney movie has come in at number one in the rankings. For the weekend December 7th and 8th, Frozen 2 pulled in $34.7 million in North America, according to Variety.
While these numbers are down from the massive $130 million during its opening weekend and $123 million for the Thanksgiving weekend, the $34.7 million is enough to maintain its position and bring the domestic total to $337 million.
Taking into account overseas figures, the film sits at a monstrous $920 million globally, inching closer and closer to the billion-dollar mark. Doing so would make it the sixth Disney film this year to hit a billion. Toy Story 4, Aladdin, Captain Marvel, The Lion King, and Avengers: Endgame have all crossed over $1 billion in box fice earnings this year. After Frozen 2, it’s highly likely that Star Wars: The Rise Skywalker will pass the milestone as well. Both the first two films in the series, Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, passed the threshold.
There were not many other films to compete with Frozen 2 this weekend. STX’s Playmobil earned$811,000 from 2,337 theaters with a budget $75 million.
Following its release, Elf has been considered a Christmas classic. This is most likely due to Will Ferrell’s portrayal the main character, Buddy. While it’s difficult to imagine the movie without Ferrell in the role, apparently, it wasn’t originally meant for him. That’s right: the role was meant to be played by Jim Carrey.
The script for Elf was originally written in 1993, but the movie took ten years to actually get produced. The script was written specifically for Carrey, but he turned down the role for other business ventures. He missed out on millions dollar ultimately, as the film made $220 million at the box fice. It’s said that Ferrell was even fered $29 million to shoot a sequel, but quickly shot down the fer. He was worried that it would receive bad reviews.
Even though Jim Carrey missed out on Elf, he still took part in a classic when he played the Grinch. The question is, which those two films is better?
Black Adam is a supervillain in the DC Comics world but somehow they are going to turn him into a hero sorts for the upcoming film. Dwayne Johnson is set to play the character in the movie, which is slated to touch down holiday season 2021. That means we still have two years to go, but Johnson is already giving fans some teasers for the film.
Johnson spoke with ScreenRantabout the possibility Shazam (Black Adam’s arch-nemesis) showing up in the film. Although he may be misleading people for now, Johnson claims that Shazam will not be in his solo film. “Without giving too much away, it’s not in the plans right now,” stated Johnson. “I think the approach that we’re talking I feel really good about, and all the filmmakers do too as well. It’s an origin story and that’s where we start it and we root it, and then we build out from there. Now, not to say Shazam isn’t on my radar. Of course Shazam is, but so is all DC.”
Johnson did let fans have one exciting piece information though. “JSA. We will introduce you to that, the world to JSA,” revealed the actor. The JSA was the primary superhero team before the Justice League was created. Original members included Doctor Fate, Spectre, the Sandman, Atom, Flash, Green Lantern, and Hawkman.
This weekend as Disney’s Frozen II debuted at the box fice, the animated flick earned $127 million at the domestic box fice while amassing a tally $350.2 million wolrdwide. It makes for a record global opening for a cartoon film, beating out Incredibles 2‘s $242 million launch. In additon it also makes a record number for a Disney animation opening in china with $55 million. It sets the sequel up for asmooth ride eclipsing Frozen’s $876 million total overseas tally.
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On Friday, the movie kicked f with $41.9 million on Friday and experienced a jump 19% with a total $49.8 million. Not accounting for inflation, Frozen II is now the third-biggest launch for an animated film in North America. It bows behind the $135 million eanred by Finding Dory and still trails Incredibles 2‘s domestic opening tally $183 million.
With its debut, Frozen II adds onto Disney’s billion-dollaryear,bringthe tally to past $3billion at the domestic box fice. The remainder the figure is supplemented by Avengers: Endgame, The Lion King, Toy Story 4, and Captain Marvelwhich all pulled a range from $390 million to $858 million this year. It is now the the third year that Disney films have grossed over $3 billion. All the while, it is still banking onthe premiere Star Wars: The Rise Skywalker premieres in December, which is poised to bring well past its record $3.09 billion in a single year.
If there’s one thing most people can agree on, it’s that 2015’s Fantastic Four wasn’t great. Evidence that is that even the director, Josh Trank, left a two-star review on the film-review website, Letterboxd.
“The movie is ALRIGHT,” Trank started. “I was expecting it to be much worse than it was. I literally haven’t seen it since like two weeks before it came out, and I was in a heavily fucking traumatized state mind. Why? Eh, save that for another time.”
He continued with the review, “Great cast. Everyone in the film is a great actor, and overall there is a movie in there, somewhere. And that cast deserves to be in THAT movie. Everyone who worked on Fant4stic clearly wanted to be making THAT movie. But…. ultimately… It wasn’t. Did I make that movie they deserved to be in? To be honest? I can’t tell.”
He concluded: “I was 29 years old, making my 2nd film, in a situation more complicated than anything a 2nd-time filmmaker should’ve walked into. That said… I don’t regret any it. It’s a part me.”
To this day, the film has a 9% on Rotten Tomatoes but was able to bring in $168 million USD at the box fice.
Warner Bros. had to do some reshuffling with their movie universe after taking multiple losses. Suicide Squad did well at the box fice, and earned DC a chance to make a sequel, but fans and critics still felt like the film was lackluster. Now, Suicide Squad is getting a massive makeover and reboot sorts with James Gunn and the film’s most popular character, Harley Quinn, is getting her own movie. Birds Prey(and the Fantabulous Emancipation One Harley Quinn) is set to hit theaters at the top 2020, and Warner Bros. has just released an updated synopsis for the film.
As reported by Heroic Hollywood, the new synopsis goes as follows: “You ever hear the one about the cop, the songbird, the psycho and the mafia princess? Birds Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation One Harley Quinn) is a twisted tale told by Harley herself, as only Harley can tell it. When Gotham’s most nefariously narcissistic villain, Roman Sionis, and his zealous right-hand, Zsasz, put a target on a young girl named Cass, the city is turned upside down looking for her. Harley, Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya’s paths collide, and the unlikely foursome have no choice but to team up to take Roman down.” Are you excited for Birds Prey?
Christian Bale and Matt Damon’s new action-drama, Ford vFerrari,was able to lock down the top spot at the box fice this weekend. The movie raked in $31 million in North America and $21 million at the foreign box fice to reach a total $52.4 million, according to Variety.
The film is based on the true story designer Carroll Shelby and his British driver Ken Miles at the automotive team for Ford. The two men work to build a race car that can tackle Ferrari in the Le Mans race. Men represented 63% the audience with 80% all being over the age 25.
So far, Ford v Ferrari is looking like a critical success with 92% on Rotten Tomatoes and an 8.3 on IMDb.
Also debuting this weekend was the Elizabeth Banks directed Charlie’s Angels. This film had a rough opening weekend, bringing in only $8.5 million, well short the $13 million projection.
A24’s Waves only made $144,562 but was played in just four venues in New York and Los Angeles. The film is seeing critical praise with 91% on Rotten Tomatoes. The IMDb description reads, “Traces the journey a suburban family – led by a well-intentioned but domineering father – as they navigate love, forgiveness, and coming together in the aftermath a loss.”
Lupita Nyong’o is one the most sought after actresses in Hollywood right now. Following her stunning rise to glory after 12 Years A Slave, Nyong’o featured in films like The Force Awakens, Us, Black Panther, The Last Jedi, and The Jungle Book. More roles are coming to Nyong’o’s door than she can keep up with apparently, because she was forced to drop out John Woo’s remake The Killer.
Nyong’o has only had two main starring roles since her breakout in 12 Years A Slave (Little Monsters and Us), so we were hoping for another one with The Killer. Speaking to Deadline, Woo admitted that scheduling conflicts forced Nyong’o to quit the film. “There was a scheduling problem because she’s so popular right now!” said Woo about Nyong’o’s exit. “We rewrote the script and it took so much time…she had to leave for another project.” He continued on to explain why he wanted a woman to play a role that was originally portrayed by a man. “The biggest reason why I wanted to do this movie again because I wanted] ‘the killer’ to be a woman — that’s exciting to me,” said Woo. “It will make the movie have a different look.”
Justice League was a massive disappointment for many. The movie failed to connect with fans and bombed at the box fice after being one the most expensive movies ever to create. Many the issues with the film came from the transition director Zack Snyder’s vision to Joss Whedon’s. Zack was almost done with the film but then a family tragedy forced him to exit the film. Avengers director Joss Whedon then stepped in to finish up, but the stark contrast their views can be seen in the finished product.
Since the theatrical release Justice League fans have been trying to get their hands on the original cut, which has been dubbed The Snyder Cut. Although it has been confirmed that this version does exist, it is anybody’s guess if Warner Bros. will ever let it see the light day. Jason Momoa, who played Aquaman in the film, has been an avid supporter getting the Snyder Cut released, and he took to Instagram to tease the project. Momoa posted a picture Arthur Curry stabbing the film’s villain, Steppenwolf, through the chest with his trident. This never happened in the film though, which means if fans want to see the fight play out then the Snyder Cut will need to be released.
First, Joker became the highest-selling rating R movie after beating out Deadpool. Now, the Todd Phillips and Joaquin Phoenix film has broken another record. According to Forbes, Joker is now the most pritable comic book film all time. Keep in mind that pritable does not mean it made the most money. Joker qualifies as the most pritable because the difference between the budget for the film and how much it earned.
Joker cost a measly $62.5 million to make, but has grossed $952,201,507 at the box fice. That’s over 15 times the amount made back on the budget. What is most impressive is that Joker did this without being shown in China. The film is expected to cross over the billion-dollar mark soon. The only two movies in the last 5 years to gross over a billion dollars, that wasn’t released by Disney, are Warner Bros.’ Aquaman ($1.148 billion worldwide with $298 million in China) and Sony’s Spider-Man: Far from Home ($1.131 billion with $199 million in China). Unlike those films though, Joker will earn its $1 billion gross without China or a 3D version to boost sales. When it passes The Dark Knight ($1.004 billion worldwide in 2008), Joker be the highest-grossing movie ever to not play in China
LeBron James has had to answer his fair share questions over the years but perhaps none were more bizarre than the one he was asked on Friday prior to the team’s game against the Dallas Mavericks. If you’re an NBA fan, then you know that the Mavs are a dangerous team because the talents Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis. As you can imagine, LeBron was asked a question about Doncic although it was the phrasing it all that was surprising.
The reporter delivered his question with a voice that sounded as though he was straight out a movie from the 1920s. From there, he referred to Doncic’s moves as “razzmataz hop skiddily-doo” which drew some laughs from the other reporters in the scrum. LeBron seemed to handle it with grace and came back with some “razzmataz hop skiddily-doo” his own.
Fans who saw the clip on Twitter seemed to be quite confused by what they were witnessing and in all honesty, so was LeBron. Despite this, he answered the question as if it was completely normal so salute to him. Sometimes, it can be easy to lose control due to a fit uncontrollable laughter and he avoided it with poise.
Antonio Brown has been spending his day on Twitter and it’s led to a number interesting moments. For starters, Brown was asked if he’d be willing to play in the XFL by one fan, to which the ex-NFL player responded, “I’ll buy the XFL tell @VinceMcMahon his league will only last 3 weeks max.”
Brown also responded to a conspiracy theory from a fan about his legal trouble and why he’s not in the league anymore. Brown wrote, “All was calculated moves to put me in this position truth comes soon they be rushing me back so they don’t look bad.”
Later, he spoke about working on movie scripts during his time away from the game, “Working on writing ✍️ some movie scripts thinking the perfect story I experienced with my camera man last year he got shot on way back to Miami the Theo Story! Coming soon stay Tune.”
Fans refused to let up on correcting his poor grammar, so the ex-wide-receiver finally wrote, “This not English class sir it’s Twitter Iu] probably have zero education yourself.”
The most recent update on Brown’s situation with the league came yesterday from ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler. Fowler wrote on Twitter, “From @SportsCenter this AM, Antonio Brown vs. NFL looks like a standf. People close to Brown say he’s been ready to interview w/ league, but separate source says NFL feels like it’s waiting on Brown. Teams won’t sign him until cleared up, so Brown continues to train in S. Fla.”
To this day, Titanic is probably Leonardo DiCaprio’s best-known role that anyone any age range has seen or knows about at the very least. The film was released in 1997 and before Leo confirmed his placement in the film a little birdie by the name Paul Rudd convinced him to say yes. The Ant-Man actor chatted with The Graham Norton Show recently and detailed the time Leo expressed that the movie wanted to cast him.
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The moment came when Paul and Leo were both working on 1996’s Romeo + Juliet. “We all went out to a] bar… I was riding to the place with Leo and he said, ‘I just got fered this movie and it’s a big movie.” Considering Paul’s connection to the sunken ship, since his father was a Titanic expert who “used to take people all over the world talking about Titanic,” he told Leo to grab the opportunity.
“DiCaprio] was saying, ‘Well, I don’t know what I’ll do,’ and I remember saying, ‘You should do it,’” he explained. “I don’t think I had any say but it is kind interesting to think back on that.”
This weekend, Joker pulled in $106.2 million at the global box fice, bringing its total tally to $737.5 million.
According to Forbes, this makes the film one the most pritable “big” comic book films ever, joining the ranks flicks such as Man Of Steel, Ant-Man and The Wasp and Justice League. This pritability is measured in matching budget in comparison with global gross.
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“It’s already in territory that nobody thought it would get to. It’s achieved a box fice that is above the wildest expectations the studio and analysts,” Paul Dergarabedian Comscore tells the Associated Press. “Even if the box fice stopped right now it’s an absolute, unqualified success.”
Currently, the film is on track to becoming the highest-grossing R-Rated film all time, trailing only behind The Matrix Reloaded, Deadpool and Deadpool 2 in global sales. Once it reaches the $758 million mark, it will also become the year’s biggest non-Disney/Marvel; release, beating out Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw.
While it continues to rack up major numbers, the film still fell out its top spot as Angelina jolie’s maleficent: Mistress Evil debuted at No.1 despite subpar domestic sales. Projected to make $45 million,t he film only did $36 million while bringing in $117 million overseas.