Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Box Office Results: Thor: Ragnarok dominates theaters once again !

This is a repost from one of my fave movie websites, www.comingsoon.net ! Check on there for the latest on films coming soon and available on DVD & Blu-Ray !

Thor: Ragnarok dominates globally with another $133 million

Marvel Studios‘ Thor: Ragnarok dominated globally this weekend with another $133 million, taking its global total to $650.1 million already. Domestically, the third installment easily kept the top spot with $56.6 million, for a total of $211.6 million after two weekends. Internationally, the sequel is now playing in all markets and added $75.9 million, to push its overseas total to $438.5 million. Globally, the total to date has already exceeded the lifetime box office grosses of both Thor ($449.3 million) and Thor: The Dark World ($645 million). The international highlights include: China ($95.2M); UK ($34.1M); Korea ($31.0M); Brazil ($24.4M); Australia ($20.4M); France ($17.7M); Mexico ($16.9M); Russia ($16.5M); Germany ($13.3M); Indonesia ($11.2M); India ($9.8M); Italy ($9.6M); Taiwan ($9.4M); Spain ($8.9M); Philippines ($7.8M); Malaysia ($7.1M); and Japan ($7.0M). Made for $180 million, Taika Waititi-directed Thor: Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Cate Blanchett, Idris Elba, Jeff Goldblum, Tessa Thompson, Karl Urban, Mark Ruffalo, and Anthony Hopkins.
Opening in second place in North America with an estimated $30 million was the Paramount Pictures sequel Daddy’s Home 2, directed by Sean Anders and starring Will Ferrell, Mark Wahlberg, John Lithgow, and Mel Gibson. The sequel, produced for $69 million, played in 3,575 theaters where it averaged $8,392 per location. The first film opened to $38.7 million over Christmas in 2015 and went on to earn $150.4 million domestically and $92.4 million internationally, for a worldwide total of $242.8 million.
Arriving in the third spot was Murder on the Orient Express (20th Century Fox) with $28.2 million from 3,341 theaters, an average of $8,441 per site. Internationally, the film earned $45.8 million from 57 markets ($19 million from China) and has collected $57.2 million for a worldwide total of $85.4 million. Made for $55 million and directed by Kenneth Branagh, the adaptation of Agatha Christie’s novel features a large ensemble cast that includes Branagh, Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Michael Pena, Judi Dench, Leslie Odom Jr., Tom Bateman, Lucy Boynton, Sir Derek Jacobi, Josh Gad, Penelope Cruz, Sergei Polunin, and Willem Dafoe.
STXfilms’ A Bad Moms Christmas dropped two spots to fourth place but only 31.3% in ticket sales with $11.5 million. The sequel has earned $39.9 million domestically in two weeks. Written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, the sequel stars Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Cheryl Hines, Christine Baranski and Susan Sarandon. It was made for $28 million.
Rounding out the top five was Lionsgate’s Jigsaw, which earned $3.4 million its third weekend and has made $34.3 million so far. Internationally, Jigsaw added $8.6 million from 73 markets, bringing the overseas total to $44.7 million and global total to $79 million. Made for $10 million, Jigsaw was directed by Peter and Michael Spierig. The film stars Matt Passmore, Callum Keith Rennie, Clé Bennett, Hannah Emily Anderson, Laura Vandervoort, Mandela Van Peebles, Paul Braunstein, Brittany Allen, and Josiah Black.
Also opening in limited release was Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which grossed an impressive $320,000 from just four theaters, an average of $80,000 per theater. The film stars Francis McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell, Abbie Cornish, Lucas Hedges, Zeljko Ivanek, Caleb Landry Jones, Clarke Peters, Samantha Weaving, John Hawkes, and Peter Dinklage.


 
TWLWTitle (click to view)StudioWeekend Gross% ChangeTheater Count / ChangeAverageTotal GrossBudget*Week #
11Thor: RagnarokBV$56,600,000-53.9%4,080-$13,873$211,589,707$1802
2NDaddy's Home 2Par.$30,000,000-3,575-$8,392$30,000,000$691
3NMurder on the Orient Express (2017)Fox$28,200,000-3,341-$8,441$28,200,000$551
42A Bad Moms ChristmasSTX$11,510,000-31.3%3,615-$3,184$39,873,626$282
53JigsawLGF$3,420,000-47.9%2,651-290$1,290$34,354,093$103
64Tyler Perry's Boo 2! A Madea HalloweenLGF$2,070,000-54.4%1,900-302$1,089$45,920,463$254
75GeostormWB$1,545,000-51.6%1,685-981$917$31,623,892$1204
87Blade Runner 2049WB$1,410,000-39.3%863-601$1,634$88,001,297$1506
96Happy Death DayUni.$1,312,000-51.4%1,564-620$839$54,954,605$4.85
1026Lady BirdA24$1,249,358+242.8%37+33$33,766$1,781,438-2
1110Let there be LightADC$1,188,244-30.0%773+131$1,537$6,013,138-3
129Only The BraveSony$950,000-50.5%1,207-866$787$17,073,916$384
138Thank You for Your Service (2017)Uni.$895,000-59.5%1,348-735$664$9,106,390$203
1411The ForeignerSTX$750,000-53.0%737-719$1,018$33,443,122$355
1512Victoria and AbdulFocus$675,000-44.1%637-159$1,060$21,136,704-8
1619The Florida ProjectA24$579,370-8.6%229+40$2,530$3,839,248-6
1720My Little Pony: The MovieLGF$525,000-12.9%592-193$887$21,536,241-6
1821Loving VincentGood Deed$515,140-14.3%212+7$2,430$3,934,014-8
1914LBJElectric$509,000-54.2%608-51$837$2,084,946-2
2025The Killing of a Sacred DeerA24$476,243+21.2%238+152$2,001$1,559,422-4

Friday, November 10, 2017

Wrestling on the AVE: MoJo McQueen "Fighting for His Mask: The Life of a Lucha Libre Wrestler"




Just wanted to repost and show my friend Josh from High School some love. We met in division class, and during our introductions we both mentioned wrestling being an interest of ours. Glad to see him realize his dreams of wrestling in the squared circle come to life. He's came a long way, with his evolution in the ring from mirroring two of his faves from WCW, Chris Jericho and Diamond Dallas Page, into creating a successful gimmick of his own creation, MoJo McQueen !!!  I'm proud of you man, I haven't always made it to your events, but I will make an effort going forward to support you in any fashion that I can !

CHICAGO, Illinois — It all started with a little channel surfing when Joshua Robinson was a kid.
"One fateful Saturday, flipping through the channels, I land on Galavision," recalled Robinson. "I see wrestling, and my eyes just got so big, because it's wrestling that I haven't seen before. I'm seeing these guys with these colorful outfits with these masks, and they're doing these flips and these rolls, they're doing all these cool moves. I'm like, oh my God, what is this?"
Fast forward several years, Robinson was at a wrestling school learning American-style wrestling. But then there was an opening at Galli Lucha Libre, "a hybrid of American wrestling and Lucha Libre," Robinson said. Since then, Robinson has been training and transforming himself as Mojo McQueen, his masked Lucha Libre persona.
"Mojo is a powerful wrestler, he also can be very technical, he can also fly in the air. He's a jack of all trades in the ring."
 Joshua Robinson, when he's not in his Mojo McQueen outfit, in his quest to become a Lucha Libre champion. Melanie Bencosme
Robinson spoke to NBC News as he was getting ready for a crucial Galli Lucha championship win.
"I've worked hard to build Mojo McQueen up. I've worked hard to become one of the best luchadors this company has to offer," he said. "I'm working hard to become the breakout star of Lucha Libre. Me losing this match, no, that's not going to fly."
Robinson then became Mojo McQueen and entered the ring.
He won.
Robinson's quest has encouraged others.
"I had a cousin actually tell me that Mojo McQueen inspired him to chase his dream of being a comedian, because he see what I did, how I started, he knew me ever since we were little, and I'm always wrestling, wrestling, wrestling, wrestling, wrestling on the brain."
His family proudly supports his Lucha Libre quest, including his 10-year-old daughter.
"Most of the shows, she actually sells my merchandise. She sets up the table, she'll put the stuff out there. She might ask me, "How much are we selling these for?" Or she'll just go ahead and do her thing, and that's that."
Robinson hopes his hard work and training pay off into a self-sustaining career.
"I just think that I'm just going to keep putting in the work, keep grounding, hitting the ground running. That's one of my goals is to make it there, but also, I want to go to Japan, I want to go to Mexico," he said.
"If I hit any of those goals, I think that would be a way for me to get, maybe get over to the WWE."
And as he works toward his goal, he's doing what he loves.
 
Check out the original piece here on NBC NEWS website with video:
 

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Movies on the Ave: Never Hike Alone - A Friday the 13th Fan Film (Full Movie)





As a lifer Jason Vorhees fan, I have been waiting to get my Friday the 13th fix since the reboot was released in theaters in 2009. Production stalled on its sequel, and it fell into obscurity from there. But with the spring release of the Friday the 13th game, my thirst needed to be quenched again. Enter "Never Hike Alone." I found out about this movie in a F13 group I'm in on facebook, and was interested from the jump. As Halloween approached, I awaited its release on Youtube, and I must say I was pleasantly surprised with the production quality on this fan made film. Sit back, click that link if you're a Friday the 13th Fan and ENJOY !!!

Never Hike Alone: A Friday the 13th Fan Film USA | 2017 | 54 min
A fan tribute to Friday the 13th, Never Hike Alone follows an adventure blogger, Kyle McLeod (Andrew Leighty), who uncovers the long lost remains of Camp Crystal Lake while on a solo backpacking trip. Ignoring the campfire tales from his childhood, Kyle's search turns deadly when he makes the grave mistake of crossing the path of Camp Blood’s legendary mass murderer, Jason Voorhees. Stranded in the forest with Jason on his heels, Kyle must push his survival skills to their limits if he hopes to survive the night. Otherwise, he'll wind up as another lost victim of the cursed camp.

Watch Here: https://youtu.be/7K_wkQSM8xM

STARRING:
ANDREW LEIGHTY as KYLE MCLEOD
VINCENTE DISANTI as JASON VOORHEES
www.wompstompfilms.com

DISCLAIMER

THIS PRODUCTION IS THE EFFORT OF WOMP STOMP FILMS, LLC AND ITS VOLUNTEER ASSOCIATES. NEVER HIKE ALONE IS A PRODUCT OF FAN FICTION AND IN NO WAY AFFILIATED WITH, OR A REPRESENTATIVE OF THE VIACOM/PARAMOUNT FILM COMPANY, WARNER BROTHERS, NEW LINE CINEMA, HORROR INC, THE FRIDAY THE 13TH FILM PROPERTY, OR ITS CHARACTERS.
THIS PROJECT WAS CREATED BY FANS, FOR FANS, TO SHOW APPRECIATION FOR THE FRIDAY THE 13th FRANCHISE. AS OF FRIDAY THE 13th OCTOBER 2017, THIS PROJECT WILL BE MADE FREE AND AVAILABLE TO ALL WHO CARE TO WATCH IT. NO PROFIT SHALL BE MADE OFF ITS VIEWING.
THANK YOU TO ANY AND ALL WHO ASSISTED IN BRINGING THE PROJECT TO LIFE. WOMP STOMP FILMS IS FOREVER GRATEFUL FOR YOUR TIME AND DEDICATION TO THE PROJECT.

Comedy on the AVE: 4:4:1 - A Comedy Experience by Andrew Schulz





Yo ! since Ive been listening to podcasts and doing a podcast with some friends, the Brilliant Idiots have been a fave of mine, of which Andrew Schulz is one of the co-host. In an effort to make sure I watch it myself and maybe snag a few new viewers of this blog, here's the link to Schulz's  Standup Comedy titled "4:4:1" I tried to embed the video but YouTube wouldn't let me so sorry for that. The link will have to suffice.

New York is the number 1 comedy city in the United States. Andrew Schulz is going to show you what it is like to be a working stand up comedian in this great city. But he doesn't want to just show you what it means to be the funniest in the heart of comedy, he wants you to experience it. Join him in 4 clubs, 4 sets, 1 night. 4:4:1 - A Comedy Experience by Andrew Schulz.

From MTV's Guy Code and Girl Code, to co hosting one of the most successful podcasts on the Loud Speakers Network with his friend Charlamagne tha God; Andrew Schulz always knows how to keep it funny.

Filmed at Comic Strip, Comedy Cellar

https://youtu.be/hYvObiM09E4



Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Podcast on the Ave: The Shovanist Pigs Podcast Ep.47: "Chicago Rap Politics" feat. Rapper Abstrak Mind






Welcome to episode 47 of the Shovanist Pigs Podcast !!! We hooked up with ARTIST A.M. aka Abstract Mind, and talked about his journey as a Chicago artist and his upcoming work releasing soon.. listen to the end of the episode to hear his lead single PUPPETS ON A STRING, as well as another track from his previous works... Check out his website http://www.abstrakmind.com/ , @abstrakmindmusic for all of his work... Follow us on twitter, instagram, soundcloud, facebook ..like, share, subscribe on iTunes and Youtube  @bigcrownmusic @chiguy705 @brokeniggaron @noemimediagroup on social media and Email us at  shovanistpigs@gmail.com for promo/advertisement opportunities or if you would like to be a guest ! !!  Also fill out this survey and let us know what you like and don't like about the Podcast... http://survey.podtrac.com/start-survey.aspx?pubid=fLj2ntlxg_t8&ver=standard

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Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Podcast on the Ave: The Shovanist Pigs Podcast Ep.46 "The Live W.E.L.L. Episode" feat. special guest JAQUES CLAY (Chicago Branding, Colon Cancer)







Welcome to episode 46 of the Shovanist Pigs Podcast !!! We locked in with JAQUES CLAY owner of the livewellbrand hat company, he broke down his history with fashion,  his influences, and his mission going forward with his business..as well as other topics such as COMBAT JACK CANCER DIAGNOSIS,NFL OWNERS STANCE as well as other topics... Check out his brand at https://www.livewellbrand.com/ ! Follow us on twitter, instagram, soundcloud, facebook ..like, share, subscribe on iTunes and Youtube  @bigcrownmusic @chiguy705 @brokeniggaron @noemimediagroup on social media and Email us at  shovanistpigs@gmail.com for promo/advertisement opportunities or if you want to be a guest ! ! Also fill out this survey and let us know what you like and don't like about the Podcast... http://survey.podtrac.com/start-survey.aspx?pubid=fLj2ntlxg_t8&ver=standard

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