Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Tiffany Haddish On Dealing With Bullies, Fame, Her New Book + More


THE DISASTER ARTIST MOVIE REVIEW - Double Toasted





THE DISASTER ARTIST MOVIE REVIEW - Double Toasted - Normally the only time youd be thinking about Tommy Wiseau or The Room is looking up the best scenes on the internet or hearing your friends do the infamous I Did Not Hit Her, I Did Not, Oh Hai Mark gimmick, but things are certainly different now and The Room is finally being taken in a serious manner in this film about The Room starring James and Dave Franco and Seth Rogen. The Disaster Artist is here, but allow the Double Toasted podcast tell you if this was actually a disaster or not in this funny video!

And for more funny videos head on over to Doubletoasted.com for funny movie reviews and movie trailer reactions to official trailers of 2017 and 2018 livestreamed for your viewing pleasure all throughout the week!

Repost: Everyday Struggle: Jeezy Sets the Record Straight With Budden and Akademiks | Everyday Stru...





Published on Dec 12, 2017
On today's #EverydayStruggle, Jeezy joined Joe Budden, DJ Akademiks, and Nadeska to talk about his career perception to this point and why he's viewed differently than other rappers that he came up with.

The New York Times: Jay-Z and Dean Baquet, in Conversation





Published on Nov 30, 2017
The rapper and music mogul discusses therapy, marriage and politics with The New York Times's executive editor.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Box Office Recap: Coco wins third-straight weekend, Justice League passes $600M







For the third weekend in a row, Disney•Pixar‘s Coco topped the domestic box office with $18.3 million to bring its North American total to $135.5 million. Internationally, the film added another $55.3 million this weekend and has now reached $254 million, with $128 million coming from China and $56.6 million from Mexico. The global total for Coco is now $390 million. Directed by Lee Unkrich and co-directed by Adrian Molina, Coco features the voices of Anthony Gonzalez, Benjamin Bratt, Gael Garcia Bernal, Edward James Olmos, Alanna Ubach, and more.
Warner Bros. Pictures‘ Justice League remained in the second spot with $9.6 million and has grossed $212 million after four weeks. The film added $15.4 million internationally to push its overseas total to $401.3 million, with $103.1 million coming from China alone. Combined with the domestic total, the global earnings for the film are now $613.4 million. Comparing the movie to previous DC Comics films, Man of Steel grossed $668 million worldwide, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice took in $873.3 million, Suicide Squad earned $745.6 million, and Wonder Woman brought in $821.8 million. Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, and J.K. Simmons.
In third place a third week, Lionsgate’s Wonder added $8.5 million this weekend to take its domestic total to $100.3 million. Overseas, Wonder grossed $11.4 million this weekend and has now earned $29.3 million, putting the worldwide total at $129.6 million. Directed by Stephen Chbosky, Wonder stars Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay, Daveed Diggs, and Noah Jupe.
Also keeping its fourth spot was Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, which grossed $6.3 million domestically and $3.1 million internationally this weekend. The film has now earned $301.2 million in North America and $532 million overseas, for a global total of $833.2 million. The first Thor earned $449.3 million worldwide and Thor: The Dark World took in $644.5 million globally. Made for $180 million, the 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.
James Franco’s The Disaster Artist (A24) increased its theater count to 840 and climbed to the fifth spot with $6.4 million this weekend. The film generated an estimated $1 million on 587 screens in three overseas markets this weekend as well. Directed by and starring James Franco, the film co-stars Dave Franco and Seth Rogen.
Sixth place belonged to Paramount Pictures’ 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, earned $6 million and has earned $91.2 million domestically after five weeks. Internationally, the comedy added $11.6 million this weekend in 59 markets and has now grossed $51.2 million, for a global total of $142.4 million. In 2015, the first Daddy’s Home earned $150 million domestically and $92.4 million internationally, for a worldwide total of $242.8 million.
20th Century Fox’s Murder on the Orient Express added $5.1 million domestically and has made $92.7 million after five weeks. Internationally, the film added $20.1 million to take its overseas total to $182 million and global take to $274.7 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.
Also, Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water (Fox Searchlight Pictures) expanded to 41 theaters, where the film grossed $1.1 million, or $26,829 per theater. The Shape of Water stars Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, Michael Stuhlbarg, and Octavia Spencer.

TWLWTitle (click to view)StudioWeekend Gross% ChangeTheater Count / ChangeAverageTotal GrossBudget*Week #
11CocoBV$18,303,000-33.5%3,748-239$4,883$135,508,690-3
22Justice LeagueWB$9,595,000-42.4%3,508-312$2,735$212,060,371-4
33WonderLGF$8,450,000-30.4%3,519+70$2,401$100,303,106-4
412The Disaster ArtistA24$6,435,514+431.3%840+821$7,661$8,032,288-2
54Thor: RagnarokBV$6,291,000-36.4%3,047-101$2,065$301,156,064$1806
65Daddy's Home 2Par.$6,000,000-20.8%3,263-140$1,839$91,159,459$695
76Murder on the Orient Express (2017)Fox$5,100,000-24.6%3,201-$1,593$92,707,515$555
89The StarSony$3,675,000-9.9%2,976+154$1,235$32,279,046$204
98Lady BirdA24$3,547,469-17.3%1,557+363$2,278$22,331,138-6
10NJust Getting StartedBG$3,181,568-2,161-$1,472$3,181,568$221

Repost: Everyday Struggle "Migos Ice Tray Video Casting Response, Remy Vs. Azealia, 2017 Best Beefs..."



On today's #EverydayStruggle, Joe Budden, DJ Akademiks, and Nadeska reacted to the Migos' casting of their "Ice Tray" video, as well as some reactions to the Remy Ma vs Azealia Banks beef, and much more.

EVERYDAY STRUGGLE | Episode 254

Saturday, December 09, 2017

The Shovanist Pigs Podcast Ep. 6 "The Gift & The Curse (billy goat)"





Episode 6 of the Shovanist Pigs Podcast.. We covered the CUBS actually winning the world series !!! Lil Wayne comments on BLM...cuffing season and other shovanist s***...follow us on twitter,instagram,soundcloud,facebook..like share and subscribe on itunes.. @bigcrownmusic @chiguy705 @brokeniggaron @noemimediagroup email.. shovanistpigs@gmail.com

The Shovanist Pigs Podcast Ep. 5 "Y'all Drink Beer... We Drink Stella"




Episode 5 of the Shovanist Pigs Podcast..we covered a gang of topics today..ranging from the opening of the NBA season to Kanye/Jay Beef..follow us on twitter,instagram,soundcloud,facebook..like share and subscribe on itunes.. @bigcrownmusic @chiguy705 @brokeniggaron @noemimediagroup Would you like to be a guest or want to advertise your products or merchandise ? For more info please email us at Shovanistpigs@gmail.com ! Take a survey for us to let us know what you like and don't like about the podcast survey.podtrac.com/start-survey.as…t8&ver=standard

Friday, December 08, 2017

Cam'ron Breaks Down The Mase Beef, Says There's More Stories To Be Told



Wouldn't be right to throw the Ma$e interview up and not let Cam'ron tell his side of the story !
So here it is, enjoy !

Also, Killa dropped a mixtape not long ago title "The Program," Click under the artwork below to check it out !

 


Box Office Recap: 'Coco' Strums Up Second Weekend at #1 While Limited Releases Make a Splash




Disney and Pixar's Coco led the post-Thanksgiving frame in what was a repeat of last weekend's top five thanks in large part to no new wide releases this weekend. That doesn't mean there isn't anything to discuss as A24 enjoyed a great weekend with Lady Bird continuing its strong play and the studio's much-talked about feature The Disaster Artist finished just outside the top ten in its limited bow from just 19 locations. Additionally, Fox Searchlight's The Shape of Water was the weekend's per theater champ after opening in just two locations.
At the top, Coco added an estimated $26.1 million this weekend bringing the film's cume to $108.7 million after 12 days in release. The result is no surprise and the 48.6% second weekend drop is smaller than both of the comps we've been using throughout its release as Moana dropped 50% in its sophomore frame and Tangled dropped 56%. Both films finished their domestic runs over $200 million, which is where Coco is headed.
Coco also added an estimated $69 million internationally this weekend for an overseas total that tops $171 million and a global cume reaching $280 million. New markets this weekend included strong debuts in France, Belgium and Spain along with excellent holdovers where the film actually saw increases over opening weekend. One market where the film saw an increase was China where it posted a $17.8 million opening, which increased 148% this weekend to an estimated $44.2 million. The film's estimated, $75.6 million cume in China makes it the highest grossing Pixar release ever in China and third highest Pixar/Disney release after only Zootopia and Big Hero 6. Coco still has a long road ahead of it with openings in Australia, Italy, Brazil, Korea, UK and Japan to look forward to and it's Japan release isn't until mid-March.
Warner Bros. and DC Comics' Justice League finished in second place with an estimated $16.5 million, dropping 60% after the holiday weekend as the film's cume now stands just above $197 million. Internationally, Justice League grossed an estimated $35.7 million in 66 markets bringing its overseas running cume to $370.1 million for a global cume that tops $567 million.
Lionsgate's Wonder delivered a third place finish with an estimated $12.5 million, pushing the film's domestic cume over $88 million. The film also expanded internationally into 46 markets where it brought in an estimated $7.8 million, pushing its international cume over $12 million for a global tally that tops $100 million.
Thor: Ragnarok continued its climb to $300 million with an estimated $9.7 million this weekend leaving its domestic total at $291.4 million. The film also added another $16.2 million internationally as its global cume now stands at $816.4 million.
Rounding out the top five is Paramount's Daddy's Home 2 with an estimated $7.5 million as the comedy sequel has so far generated $82.8 million. Internationally the film added 25 new markets and brought in an estimated $15.6 million overseas, bringing its international cume to $34 million.
Elsewhere in the top ten, A24's Lady Bird brought in another $1.4 million this weekend as it expanded into 1,194 theaters (+403). The film's cume is now just over $17 million making it the fourth largest domestic release for A24 all-time and it still has a long run ahead of it as it will continue to expand into the holiday season.
A24's impact was felt elsewhere as well. The limited release of The Disaster Artist fell just outside the top ten, as it led the fleet of new limited releases bringing in an impressive $1.2 million from just 19 locations for a $64,254 per theater average. A24 reports exit polling showed sensational word of mouth across the board and they'll be counting on that word of mouth as the film expands into approximately 800 theaters next weekend with continued expansion planned throughout the holidays and awards season.
Fox Searchlight's The Shape of Water was the weekend's per theater champ, bringing in an estimated $166,800 from just two theaters for an average of $83,400 per location. The film will add around 45 new theaters next weekend in 12 new markets and is expected to reach 700-800 locations by the Christmas holiday play period.
And Amazon Studios's Wonder Wheel, the latest film from Woody Allen, opened in five theaters with an estimated $140,555 for $28,111 per location.
This weekend also saw Paramount re-release James Cameron's Titanic for its 20th anniversary. The film played in just 87 theaters where it brought in an estimated $415,000.

TWLWTitle (click to view)StudioWeekend Gross% ChangeTheater Count / ChangeAverageTotal GrossBudget*Week #
11CocoBV$27,533,304-45.8%3,987-$6,906$110,108,708-2
22Justice LeagueWB$16,651,104-59.5%3,820-231$4,359$197,407,025-3
33WonderLGF$12,147,182-46.4%3,449+277$3,522$87,679,805-3
44Thor: RagnarokBV$9,885,936-41.4%3,148-133$3,140$291,633,535$1805
55Daddy's Home 2Par.$7,572,390-42.7%3,403-115$2,225$82,886,836$694
66Murder on the Orient Express (2017)Fox$6,767,002-48.6%3,201+49$2,114$84,839,515$554
710Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MissouriFoxS$4,396,537-0.1%1,430+816$3,075$13,537,057-4
811Lady BirdA24$4,291,590+5.8%1,194+403$3,594$16,837,041-5
97The StarSony$4,078,423-41.2%2,822-15$1,445$27,358,076$203
108A Bad Moms ChristmasSTX$3,385,484-30.8%2,251-55$1,504$64,737,307$285

ESPN 30 For 30: The Nature Boy Ric Flair (2017)


 

The film traces his epic career-from the creation of his blond Adonis character, through the glory days of the NWA and The Four Horsemen, to his poignant last years in the ring. Serving as witnesses are a Who’s Who of wrestling: Triple H, The Undertaker, Baby Doll, Shawn Michaels, Jim Ross, Ricky Steamboat, Sting and Hulk Hogan. As a pure wrestler, he was truly beloved. His “Woooo” showmanship was imitated by athletes from other sports, as well as the hip-hop community. But as interviews with family members and Flair himself reveal, his frenzied lifestyle masked the loneliness of a man who could never please his physician father and then ran away from his own wives and children-and toward an almost unbearable tragedy.  It was Ric Flair who popularized the boast, “If you want to be The Man, you gotta beat The Man.” In this film, you’ll get to meet the man


Fat Joe Joins for Cam vs Mase, Artist Advice, Label Drama + More | Every...





TGIF ! It's Friday so that means no Joe Budden, but this ep of Everyday struggle should be a good one with Fat Joe holding it down and taking part in today's discussion !

Tuesday, December 05, 2017

Podcast on the Ave: The Shovanist Pigs Podcast Ep. 49 "NO INTRO, GoRILLA RADIO"





Welcome to episode 49 of the Shovanist Pigs Podcast..we chopped it up on more SEXUAL HARRASMENT issues, the $ 89 MILLION DOLLAR NFL agreement with the players and the long awaited FAB and JADA collaboration..like,share subscribe and leave a review..also check out the end of the podcast for a track called DEFIANT SMOKERS by VIC SPENCER & BIG GHOST LTD from THE GHOST OF LIVING LP. As usual 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, November 28, 2017

Box Office Results: Coco Wins Thanksgiving Box Office Showdown

Coco won the five-day Thanksgiving box office with an estimated $71.2 million from 3,987 theaters, with $49 million of the total coming from the Friday-to-Sunday period. The debut makes Coco the fourth-highest Thanksgiving opener ever and gives Disney 10 of the top 11 openings all-time for Thanksgiving. The film received an excellent A+ CinemaScore from audiences. Internationally, the movie added $30.7 million this weekend to take its international sum to $82.2 million and worldwide total to $153.4 million. Coco enjoyed a strong opening in China with $18.2 million over the three-day weekend, making it the second-highest opening ever for a Disney•Pixar release behind only Zootopia. In Mexico, Coco has now earned a record Mexico $53.4 million. Directed by Lee Unkrich and co-directed by Adrian Molina, Coco features the voices of Anthony Gonzalez, Benjamin Bratt, Gael Garcia Bernal, Edward James Olmos, Alanna Ubach, and more.
Warner Bros. Pictures‘ Justice League added $59.6 million over the five-day Thanksgiving box office in second place for a domestic total of $171.5 million after two weeks. The comic book movie is playing in 4,051 North American theaters and earned $40.7 million from Friday to Sunday. Internationally, Justice League ranked No. 1 again with $72.2 million from about 31,450 screens in 66 markets, bringing its overseas total to $309.8 million and worldwide sum to $481.3 million. Of the international markets, China is on top with $83.1 million, followed by Brazil with $24.9 million, Mexico with $18.2 million, the UK with $16.6 million, and Korea with $12 million. Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, and J.K. Simmons.
In third place, Lionsgate’s Wonder earned $32 million for the five days and $22.3 million over the weekend for a total of $69.4 million in North America. Playing in 3,172 theaters and directed by Stephen Chbosky, Wonder stars Julia Roberts, Owen Wilson, Jacob Tremblay, Daveed Diggs, and Noah Jupe.
The fourth spot belonged to Marvel Studios’ Thor: Ragnarok, which grossed $24.3 million over the five-day Thanksgiving holiday ($16.8 million for the weekend) to push its domestic total to $277.5 million after four weeks. Overseas, the film earned another $11 million and has now reached $512.6 million. That’s a worldwide total of $790.1 million. The first Thor earned $449.3 million worldwide and Thor: The Dark World took in $644.5 million globally. Made for $180 million, the 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.
Rounding out the top five was Paramount Pictures’ 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, collected $18.6 million for the five days ($13.3 million over the weekend) and has earned $72.7 million domestically after three weeks. Internationally, the comedy grossed $13.8 million this weekend in 24 markets and has now grossed $15 million. In 2015, the first Daddy’s Home earned $150 million domestically and $92.4 million internationally, for a worldwide total of $242.8 million.
20th Century Fox’s Murder on the Orient Express took in $18.6 million for the five days ($13 million this weekend) in sixth place and has now grossed $74.2 million domestically. Overseas, the film collected $17.2 million from 62 markets, driving its international total to $122.6 million and global total to $196.8 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.
Sony’s AFFIRM Films and Walden Media’s faith-based The Star earned $9.5 million over the five-day holiday ($6.9 million this weekend) in the seventh spot and has earned $22 million after two weeks. Costing $20 million to make, the film features the voices of Steven Yeun, Gina Rodriguez, Zachary Levi, Keegan-Michael Key, Kelly Clarkson, Anthony Anderson, Aidy Bryant, Ving Rhames, Gabriel Iglesias, Patricia Heaton, Kristin Chenoweth, Christopher Plummer, Tracy Morgan, Tyler Perry, and Oprah Winfrey.
In eighth, STXfilms’ A Bad Moms Christmas grossed $6.8 million ($5 million for the weekend) and is up to $59.8 million. Internationally, the sequel brought in $4 million and has reached $33 million, for a global total of $92.8 million. Last year, the first Bad Moms took in $113.3 million in North America and $70.7 million overseas, for a global sum of $183.9 million. Written and directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore, the $28 million-budgeted A Bad Moms Christmas stars Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Cheryl Hines, Christine Baranski and Susan Sarandon.
Columbia Pictures’ Roman J. Israel, Esq. took in $6.2 million for the five-day holiday weekend (a $4.5 million weekend) in ninth place, for a $6.27 million domestic cume. Written and directed by Dan Gilroy, the Denzel Washington-starrer was made for $22 million.

Read more at http://www.comingsoon.net/movies/news/905353-coco-wins-thanksgiving-box-office#diR8doR0wVYI13yj.99

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Podcast on the Ave: The Shovanist Pigs Podcast Ep. 48 "No dope on Sundays"






Welcome to episode 48 of the Shovanist Pigs Podcast.. in this edition we chopped it up about the on going sex assault scandals in this country, talked about CYHI's new album and more music and LONZO ball looking like a bust..also at the 1:28:40 mark check out the song made by CHICAGO recording artist GRIFFEN called "PINOT GRIGIO"follow him on twitter @griffenguaptanamo and on Instagram @gramofgriff... 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, 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:

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