Kevin Feige Confirms 3 Marvel Heroes Who’ll Appear In MCU Movies After Disney+ Shows

Get ready for Disney+’s new Marvel heroes to assemble … in MCU Phase 4 or Phase 5?

MCU Phase 4 currently features Black Widow, The Eternals, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Thor: Love and Thunder, and — as a last minute-ish addition — Tom Holland’s third Spider-Man movie.

But the MCU also includes Disney+’s new shows, and Kevin Feige has made it clear that MCU fans are going to want to watch or at least keep up with the new shows or they won’t fully understand upcoming MCU movies. (Which is why we were just wondering if more Disney+ Marvel content means the MCU should slow down on movies instead of having three or even four a year.)

On that note, Kevin Feige just confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that new Disney+ show stars Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, and Moon Knight will all be appearing on the big screen in MCU movies after their Disney+ debuts. You probably figured there’d be crossover, but now we have confirmation about those three new characters getting movie-time.

Other new Disney+ shows will feature familiar faces — including The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, WandaVision, Loki, What If…, and Hawkeye.

Question: Will Ms. Marvel, She-Hulk, and Moon Knight show up in Phase 4 movies or will they be held for what we’re expecting in Phase 5? The characters’ new Disney+ series don’t have premiere dates yet, although Moon Knight showrunner Jeremy Slater has been tweeting up a storm of excitement:

Sold! We recently learned Loki will be connecting to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. WandaVision should also have links to that movie, since Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch is meant to have a key role in Doctor Strange’s new film as well as starring in her Disney+ show with Vision.

Do you have any theories for how the new Marvel heroes will connect with future MCU movies? Feel free to share with the class, and keep up with all things with MCU through our handy guide.

Stephen King Doesn’t Want ‘Terrific’ Doctor Sleep To Be Defined By Disappointing Box Office

The point being, The Shining sequel did not make anywhere near as much money as expected. But rather than focusing on the numbers, The Shining and Doctor Sleep author Stephen King would rather fans discuss the “terrific” film itself.

Stephen King replied to a comment from author Matt Serafini, who made the argument that fans shouldn’t spend the weekend moping over Doctor Sleep‘s box office:

All box office talk and no play makes Steve a dull boy! It’s good to see Stephen King’s support for Doctor Sleep, one of the many King adaptations this year and coming soon. He could’ve easily disavowed the new movie, since it’s not only based on his own sequel to The Shining but also Stanley Kubrick’s film The Shining, which King infamously disliked. Instead, King called the Doctor Sleep adaptation “terrific” and previously called it “wonderful” in a tweet suggesting people see the movie.

Not everyone was OK with the Doctor Sleep movie’s changes from Stephen King’s novel, among other things. However, Doctor Sleep got a B+ CinemaScore from moviegoers polled on opening night, and it has a 90% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes from 2,386 users, which is even higher than the critics’ score. Doctor Sleep also has a 7.7/10 rating from more than 14,000 IMDb users.

So it sounds like many of the fans who did see Doctor Sleep enjoyed it. Sure, Warner Bros. was expecting Doctor Sleep to open to something like $25 million rather than the $14 million it collected. But money can’t buy quality. How many times have we heard about movies that were basically ignored at theaters and went on to be cult classics? The Shawshank Redemption comes to mind — also based on a Stephen King story, mind you.

Speaking of Stephen King, let’s talk about Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining. King didn’t like it, and it got its ass handed to it at the box office over Memorial Day weekend 1980, because a little movie called Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back opened up the same week. (The Shining was also topped by The Gong Show Movie, so let that tell you something.) The Shining had a very limited release and made $44 million, which wasn’t blockbuster money back in 1980 either. (Compare that to the $400 million worldwide for Empire Strikes Back.)

At any rate, The Shining is still considered a classic. People are still talking about it. Same for The Empire Strikes Back, but not so much The Gong Show Movie. Money is often a short-term story that does not dictate the long-term legacy. That especially true for a movie like Doctor Sleep, which isn’t trying to launch more sequels. That’s not quite the case for some movies, like Terminator: Dark Fate, which was trying to start a new trilogy. Also true of the Star Wars films, which would’ve probably died back in 1977 if the first film fell flat. Then the box office really does mean life-or-death for funding a future franchise.

So that’s me done babbling. What about you? Have you seen Doctor Sleep yet? Are you planning to see it?

Watch Mark Hamill’s Hilarious Reaction To His Original Star Wars Audition

With the upcoming release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, it’s only natural for fans to feel nostalgic. And apparently, Mark Hamill is right there with us. He recently watched his screen test audition for Star Wars: A New Hope. And his reaction to seeing his younger self was pretty hilarious. But he also took a fond trip down memory lane.

As a fundraising effort for Omaze, Mark Hamill watched footage of his younger self work through a scene with Harrison Ford. And he didn’t hold back on praising him:

When it came to his own performance, Mark Hamill wasn’t too proud to clown himself. He made fun of his hair and cringed over his line delivery. At one point, he seemed truly baffled at his performance, asking “Did I call him Hans? Why did I call him Hans instead of Han?” That moment reminded him that the Star Wars: A New Hope cast and crew were confused about how to pronounce Han and Chewbacca’s names. And he revealed that George Lucas didn’t do much to clear things up:

While the clip features plenty of good-natured ribbing, Mark Hamill also offered up some sincere tidbits about his fellow Star Wars crew. Though Carrie Fisher isn’t present in the screen test footage, one moment reminded him that she affectionately called one of his facial expressions his “freshly punched look.” He offered some lovely insights about the late actress, too, saying that he thought she was the final piece of the Star Wars puzzle, and explaining how she surprised him:

So, even though Mark Hamill found his own performance embarrassing, the video left the Star Wars legend with mostly happy memories — including when he realized that he would be playing the hero, and not the sidekick. And of his time on the Star Wars: A New Hope set, he has incredibly fond memories. He finished the video by telling fans, “There wasn’t a day that we didn’t laugh a lot.” It’s good to know fans aren’t the only ones with great Star Wars memories.

Midway Box Office: The World War II Movie Performs A Surprise Upset And Beats Doctor Sleep

Ed Skrien looks at something in Midway

This weekend, ladies and gentlemen, was a strange one at the box office. Four new films arrived in wide release, all of them targeting very different and specific audiences. Still, even with all the competition, prognosticators estimated that it would be Mike Flanagan’s horror feature Doctor Sleep that would wind up topping Roland Emmerich’s war movie Midway, Paul Feig’s romantic comedy Last Christmas, and Andy Fickman’s family friendly Playing With Fire. It turns out those professionals only get partial credit this time around, though, as Doctor Sleep under-performed — leading to beat both Last Christmas and Playing With Fire, but lose the box office crown to Midway.

Check out the full Top 10 results below, and join me after for analysis!

Midway Box Office CinemaBlend November 8-10, 2019
1. Midway*

$17,500,000 Total: $17,500,000

LW: N

THTRS: 3,242

2. Doctor Sleep*

$14,100,000 Total: $14,100,000

LW: N

THTRS: 3,855

3. Playing With Fire*

$12,800,000 Total: $12,800,000

LW: N

THTRS: 3,125

4. Last Christmas*

$11,600,000 Total: $11,600,000

LW: N

THTRS: 3,448

5. Terminator: Dark Fate

$10,800,000 Total: $48,457,130

LW: 1

THTRS: 4,086

6. Joker

$9,200,000 Total: $313,491,507

LW: 2

THTRS: 2,806

7. Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil

$8,002,000 Total: $97,301,901

LW: 3

THTRS: 3,201

8. Harriet

$7,230,000 Total: $23,463,140

LW: 4

THTRS: 2,186

9. Zombieland: Double Tap

$4,315,000 Total: $66,655,483

LW: 6

THTRS: 2,427

10. The Addams Family

$4,200,000 Total: $91,467,705

LW: 5

THTRS: 2,674

As you can see by the numbers, Midway didn’t so much win the box office by doing extraordinarily well, but instead by simply making enough money to top Doctor Sleep. This is a movie that carries a $100 million budget (not including publicity and marketing costs), so it still has a long way to go before it can actually be called profitable, and it isn’t exactly a gold star-worthy release on the track record of Roland Emmerich. It’s being dubbed one of the most expensive independent films ever made, but whether or not the investment will be worth it isn’t quite clear yet.

This is a filmmaker whose resume includes three different $500 million-plus hits – including Independence Day ($817 million), 2012 ($789 million), and The Day After Tomorrow ($543 million). That being said, the appeal of his movies has definitely declined in recent years. He hasn’t had a project open to more than $30 million in the last decade — a period that has seen him make four features — but at least he and the folks at Lionsgate can be proud of the title “The Number One Movie In America.”

There are a couple of factors that could still result in Midway being called a legitimate win, however. The first is in the foreign box office realm, and we don’t yet have totals from those regions. It’s worth noting that a good amount of financing for the movie came from Chinese investors, so we could wind up seeing the film get a serious push in that particular country, resulting in some extra ticket sales.

And then there is the “legs” factor. Midway‘s release was timed to coincide with the Veteran’s Day holiday, but it might not be the only holiday weekend from which the film could ultimately profit. It’s later in the month than normal this year, but Thanksgiving is coming up, and with families of multiple generations coming together to celebrate, it might wind up being the most agreeable choice among any given clan planning a venture out to the local multiplex.

Aaron Eckhart surrounded in Midway

So what happened to Doctor Sleep? That’s a question that a whole lot of people in the industry are going to be asking in the next couple of days. Early in the week it was said that the horror film starring Ewan McGregor and Rebecca Ferguson could potentially make as much as $30 million through its first three days, but as you can see, it ultimately only made less than half that total. Certainly it didn’t help that it was being released during the same weekend as three other titles vying for audience attention, and, as many have pointed out, it’s strange that the movie was timed to come out two weeks after Halloween (you may have already forgotten that the big scary movie tied to the holiday this year was Justin Dec’s Countdown).

Looking at things from a broader perspective, it’s possible that Doctor Sleep just kind of got screwed by Warner Bros. scheduling. It was just two months ago that the same studio put out Andy Muschietti’s IT Chapter Two, which wound up being a hit, but didn’t perform nearly as well as its predecessor. It’s totally believable that WB thought that Stephen King sequel would do much better and potentially be the title of choice during Halloween. Meanwhile, sitting right between the two movies was Todd Phillips’ Joker — which has been very much over-performing, as evidenced by the fact that it’s been out for more than a month and continues to hold on to sixth place.

Speaking of Joker, the international total for the film now stands at $958.9 million, so it won’t be too much longer until the character study comic book adaptation joins the three comma club, which in 2019 also includes Joe and Anthony Russo’s Avengers: Endgame, Jon Favreau’s The Lion King, Jon Watts’ Spider-Man: Far From Home, Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck’s Captain Marvel, Josh Cooley’s Toy Story 4, and Guy Ritchie’s Aladdin.

This scenario was likely always going to end with Playing With Fire and Last Christmas duking it out for third place, and the former just barely won the bronze medal (by a margin of just $800,000 to be exact). The good news for the John Cena-led comedy is that it doesn’t have anywhere near the same inflated budget as Midway, but Paramount did still spend nearly $30 million to get it made, so it still has to hold tight in the Top 10 in the coming weeks if it wasn’t to be labeled a win.

Last Christmas had the lowest budget the four new releases, but still this has to be seen as a bummer for Universal Pictures. This is definitely a film that could stay in the lower half of the Top 10 for the next few weeks until it becomes more timely in the heart of the holiday season, but for right now the outlook isn’t all that wonderful. It’s the lowest grossing film for Paul Feig since 2006’s Unaccompanied Minors (coincidentally another Christmas-themed feature), and made four million less than the filmmaker’s last offering, A Simple Favor, did in its first three days of release last year.

With the exception of Ruben Fleischer’s Zombieland: Double Tap and Greg Tiernan and Conrad Vernon’s The Addams Family switching places in the rankings, basically everything else in the Top 10 just shifted down to make room for the new films this weekend — but it will be interesting to see how the field responds to this weekend’s crop of new arrivals, including Bill Condon’s The Good Liar and James Mangold’s Ford v. Ferrari. Be sure to check out our box office report next weekend to see how it all shakes out!

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Parasite Is 2019’s Highest-Grossing Foreign Film In U.S.: Oscars Next?

It’s rare for a film that’s not in English to do well at the U.S. box office. The fact that Boon Joon-ho’s Parasite is in Korean hasn’t deterred audiences around the world from checking it out. The critically acclaimed hit just became the most successful foreign film of 2019. And it could very well become South Korea’s first Oscar-nominated film.

As of November 10, Parasite has made $11,278,976 in North America, per Box Office Mojo, and $106.7 million worldwide. Per Variety, that makes it 2019’s highest-grossing foreign film in the U.S., edging out Mexico’s No Manchas Friday 2, which currently has a $9.2 million domestic gross.

Given that Parasite has had a limited release stateside, those are especially impressive figures. Before the film was given a theatrical release, it premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, where it won the coveted Palme d’Or — so anticipation was high before its theatrical release. And critics have almost universally praised the film, which has helped the buzz grow. But what seems to truly be driving Parasite’s success is good old-fashioned word of mouth.

On the surface, Parasite may not seem like a crowd pleaser. Its trailer feels simultaneously ominous and off-beat, and it doesn’t give a clear idea of exactly what viewers can expect when they see it. But fans and critics alike say that’s one of the film’s strengths. They’ve noted that it blends genres, offering up elements seen in both thrillers and black comedies. And though its satirical social commentary has resonated deeply with Koreans, those who’ve seen it in the United States say its themes are universal.

Cinephiles who’ve kept tabs on Korean cinema likely aren’t surprised that Parasite is emerging as one of the most acclaimed films of the year. Bong Joon-ho is one of South Korea’s most celebrated auteurs, lauded not just for his aesthetic sensibilities, but for his irreverent storytelling. His career spans nearly 20 years, and includes some of the country’s most beloved movies. Fans in the United States are probably most familiar with Snowpiercer and Okja. But he’s also been lauded for films like Mother, The Host, and Memories of Murder. In many ways, it’s surprising that he hasn’t seen an Oscar nomination yet, given his track record.

But thus far, South Korea has been completely shut out of the Academy Awards. Though Snowpiercer was submitted and Okja was short-listed in the past, they were shut out of the final nominations. And Lee Chang-dong’s Burning, which was also shortlisted for the Best Foreign Film nominee list, was one of last year’s many snubs. If Parasite gets a nomination, it would be the extremely well-deserved icing on the cake of an already monumental run, not only for Bong Joon-ho, but also for the country he calls home.

Johnny Depp Fans Are Pushing Hard To Get Amber Heard Fired From Aquaman 2

The legal battle between exes Johnny Depp and Amber Heard is the never-ending story and it has already been alleged to affect their blockbuster work projects. The latest updates have spilled over into the fandom, with a “Remove Amber Heard from Aquaman 2” petition earning 34,000 signatures and counting on Change.org.

Meanwhile, Aquaman star Amber Heard — who has her own supporters and detractors, just like Johnny Depp — recently requested her ex-husband submit to a mental health assessment as part of their current defamation case.

Strap in, this is going to get bumpy!

As you may know, Johnny Depp filed a $50 million defamation lawsuit against Amber Heard after she wrote a Washington Post op-ed about being a victim of domestic abuse. Depp was not named in the piece, but he alleges the inferences were strong enough to defame him.

Johnny Depp even alleged in the suit that he lost the role of Jack Sparrow in the Pirates of the Caribbean films because of that op-ed. (Fans previously filed a separate petition for Disney to give him that job back. Disney never officially fired him or made any statements on the future of Depp in the franchise, although recent reboot plans have left fans assuming the franchise is changing course).

Amber Heard’s role in Aquaman came up as part of a completely different lawsuit Depp filed against his former attorney. That lawsuit was recently settled but one unexpected note involved the allegation that Depp personally asked former Warner Bros. chairman Kevin Tsujihara to remove Heard from her role as Mera in DC’s Aquaman, and also block her from getting other WB projects. Since that lawsuit was settled, no one had to testify and no evidence came out.

Sounds like some Johnny Depp fans are still hoping Amber Heard can be removed from future appearances as Mera. That Change.org petition alleges Amber Heard is the one who has been exposed as a domestic abuser and she should be removed from Aquaman 2.

Angry Game of Thrones fans really made their voices heard this summer when a petition to rewrite the final season went viral and earned more than 1 million signatures. No one actually expected HBO to go back and rewrite Game of Thrones, it was just a way for like-minded fans to gather and make their points. But it does sound like these Johnny Depp supporters are hoping WB fires Amber Heard.

There are at least two sides to every story, though, and there were also Amber Heard supporters who wanted Johnny Depp fired from future Fantastic Beasts movies.

As far as we know, Amber Heard will still play Mera in Aquaman 2 — just like Johnny Depp is still playing Gellert Grindelwald in Fantastic Beasts 3. However, just like Depp still faces backlash and support for his casting in Warner Bros.’s Fantastic Beasts franchise, Heard still faces both backlash and support as Mera.

Compare All The Joker Laughs (Sorry, Jared Leto) With This Awesome Video Clip

We’ve been hearing a lot about the Joker in the past several weeks. But one social media-savvy cinephile decided we hadn’t heard quite enough. They compiled an awesome, and incredibly unique, video clip that shows off the villain’s iconic laugh from the Cesar Romero to Joaquin Phoenix — and yes, Jared Leto is in there, too.

On November 9, Mark Hamill shared a video clip from Instagram user TheScenesOfCinema that illustrates the different ways that actors have portrayed the Clown Prince of Crime’s laugh. The Star Wars actor was particularly delighted by the fact that it was presented as an old-school flip book, which appears to create an animated image when someone rifles through the pages in order. Mark Hamill’s accompanying caption to the post said, “As a kid I used to collect Flip-Books, but in those days they were silent.”

“A Full History of Joker Laughs” shows a quick animation of six iconic Jokers, and overlays audio from each. We see (and, of course, hear) Cesar Romero, who appeared in both the 1960s Batman television series and the 1966 Batman feature length film; Jack Nicholson, from Tim Burton’s Batman; Heath Ledger from The Dark Knight; Jared Leto from Suicide Squad; and Joaquin Phoenix from Joker. Mark Hamill’s voice appears too, thanks to his beloved take on the Joker from numerous Batman animated series.

It’s a fun retrospective on one of the world’s most iconic villains — and it revealed something interesting about the respective portrayals. Most of the actors take an approach that’s somewhere between maniacal and hysterical. However, Jared Leto’s stands in stark contrast, as he offered little more than a stilted “ha ha” during his run as the Joker. The animation fits his segment of the clip perfectly, too, as it shows him covering his giggle behind his mouth-painted hand.

Neither the clip’s creator nor Mark Hamill pass judgment on any of the actors, but that didn’t stop fans in the comment section from weighing in on their favorites — and getting in some digs, too. (Sorry, Jared Leto.) All opinions aside, the clip serves as an awesome reminder of the villain’s legacy. The Joker has been brought to life on screen in some form for over 50 years, and four Oscar winners have taken on the mighty task of playing him.

And the clip, originally posted by TheScenesOfCinema on October 8, feels timely, given the renewed interest in the character. Within the last three years alone, we’ve seen two entirely different portrayals of the Joker in films. Joker has become one of the most successful comic book films of all time. The Clown Prince’s cinematic history is likely far from over — we’ll be waiting to see who’s willing to take on his dastardly laugh next.

Why Disney Boss Bob Iger Suspects Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge Is Experiencing ‘Delayed Visitation’

Another month, another day filled with Galaxy’s Edge conversations, both regarding Disney World and Disneyland. While recently there has been some major hype about the upcoming Rise of the Resistance ride, this week Disney head honcho Bob Iger brought up both the Orlando and Anaheim theme parks’ Star Wars lands in a different context, noting that “delayed visitation” had a major effect on Galaxy’s Edge when it opened earlier in 2019.

According to Bob Iger, a lot of people haven’t visited Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge yet because both the Disneyland and Disney World parks aren’t completely finished yet. That will change very soon, as the second promised ride, Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance, will open at Disney World’s Hollywood Studios on December 5. Per Iger:

But is it? Galaxy’s Edge in both parks cost upwards of $2 billion dollars to bring to life. That’s a lot of money to put behind something that’s doing OK.

Some Backstory On Attendance At Galaxy’s Edge

Disneyland’s Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opened up back in May and the Disney World version opened in Hollywood studios this August. In both cases, attendance was lower than expected, but early reports noted the way Disneyland opened with required reservations may have been a part of that.

Then, wait times and attendance kept lagging and Disneyland even allegedly cut hours to offset the lack of people in the Land. It got to the point where some people were asking whether or not Galaxy’s Edge is actually a failure, and these new comments from Bob Iger are the latest in damage control related to those sorts of narratives.

An Optimistic Future For Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge?

Here’s the thing: Disney Parks have increased prices this year, and a reported earnings call (via CNBC) notes that revenue for that branch of the company was up 8% during the last quarter alone. In addition, booked hotels on property were up 5%.

According to Bob Iger, the rise of Galaxy’s Edge is soon to come along with these other positives. Once the second ride opens, and the new Star Wars hotel at Disney World – a hotel that will cost a pretty penny but will be incredibly immersive – it looks as if expectations will be much higher.

Meanwhile, we’ve also learned Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge’s first ride to open, Millennium Falcon: Smuggler’s Run, has already seen 5 million people pass through its queue. It hasn’t been open for a whole year yet, so we’ll have to wait and see how and if those numbers majorly change by the one-year mark.

Ultimately, the holiday season is typically busy for both Disneyland and Disney World. Only time will tell if this delay in Star Wars popularity is a real thing and if people will push harder to go into that part of the park in the next year or two. Given wait times for Galaxy’s Edge are even at the time of this writing lower than Avatar Flight of the Passage, which opened back in 2017, I’d say Disney has an interesting concern on its hands.

On the bright side, Galaxy’s Edge is one of the more popular attractions at Hollywood Studios, along with Toy Story Land (which had a huge opening) and some of the bigger ticket rides like Rock ‘n’ Rollercoaster. The land has also certainly provided a much-needed facelift to the Orlando park. It’s also a much cooler attraction at Disneyland than a petting zoo and BBQ restaurant were. So, whether or not it ends up being the biggest ticket item it was expected to be, it’s still an improvement for both parks.

We’ll be sure to keep you updated regardless of how this whole story pans out. Star Wars: Rise of the Resistance opens at Disney World on December 5 and in Disneyland on January 17, 2020.

This Awesome Clip Compares All The Joker Laughs (Sorry, Jared Leto)

We’ve been hearing a lot about the Joker in the past several weeks. But one social media-savvy cinephile decided we hadn’t heard quite enough. They compiled an awesome, and incredibly unique, video clip that shows off the villain’s iconic laugh from the Cesar Romero to Joaquin Phoenix — and yes, Jared Leto is in there, too.

On November 9, Mark Hamill shared a video clip from Instagram user TheScenesOfCinema that illustrates the different ways that actors have portrayed the Clown Prince of Crime’s laugh. The Star Wars actor was particularly delighted by the fact that it was presented as an old-school flip book, which appears to create an animated image when someone rifles through the pages in order. Mark Hamill’s accompanying caption to the post said, “As a kid I used to collect Flip-Books, but in those days they were silent.”

“A Full History of Joker Laughs” shows a quick animation of six iconic Jokers, and overlays audio from each. We see (and, of course, hear) Cesar Romero, who appeared in both the 1960s Batman television series and the 1966 Batman feature length film; Jack Nicholson, from Tim Burton’s Batman; Heath Ledger from The Dark Knight; Jared Leto from Suicide Squad; and Joaquin Phoenix from Joker. Mark Hamill’s voice appears too, thanks to his beloved take on the Joker from numerous Batman animated series.

It’s a fun retrospective on one of the world’s most iconic villains — and it revealed something interesting about the respective portrayals. Most of the actors take an approach that’s somewhere between maniacal and hysterical. However, Jared Leto’s stands in stark contrast, as he offered little more than a stilted “ha ha” during his run as the Joker. The animation fits his segment of the clip perfectly, too, as it shows him covering his giggle behind his mouth-painted hand.

Neither the clip’s creator nor Mark Hamill pass judgment on any of the actors, but that didn’t stop fans in the comment section from weighing in on their favorites — and getting in some digs, too. (Sorry, Jared Leto.) All opinions aside, the clip serves as an awesome reminder of the villain’s legacy. The Joker has been brought to life on screen in some form for over 50 years, and four Oscar winners have taken on the mighty task of playing him.

And the clip, originally posted by TheScenesOfCinema on October 8, feels timely, given the renewed interest in the character. Within the last three years alone, we’ve seen two entirely different portrayals of the Joker in films. Joker has become one of the most successful comic book films of all time. The Clown Prince’s cinematic history is likely far from over — we’ll be waiting to see who’s willing to take on his dastardly laugh next.

Ouch, Terminator: Dark Fate Had A Huge Second Weekend Drop

Linda Hamilton as Sarah Connor in Terminator: Dark Fate poster

The news just keeps getting worse for Terminator: Dark Fate. It had a disappointing opening last week and a sharp drop in its second weekend at the box office. It also had the worst Friday-to-Friday drop of any other Terminator sequel in the franchise.

Not a great start to a potential trilogy, it must be said.

Terminator: Dark Fate opened last weekend to $29 million at the domestic box office. According to Forbes, it made only $2.8 million on Friday, November 8, marking a 73% drop from opening day on November 1. That’s the worst for a Terminator Friday opening, but if we’re getting technical about it, Terminator: Salvation decided to open on a Thursday and had an 80% drop in its next Thursday. That was in 2009 and mayyyybe it should’ve been a hint. The 73% drop is also not quite as low as Batman v Superman‘s 81% drop or Dark Phoenix‘s truly sad 83% drop in their own second Fridays.

But at this point, Terminator: Dark Fate is only expected to make just over $10 million this weekend, which would be a drop of 65% from last weekend. That is pretty big considering Dark Fate only started with a $29 million opening weekend. To go back to Terminator Salvation, that movie opened to $42.5 million 10 years ago, so even a slightly bigger week-to-week percentage drop gave it more money than Dark Fate.

Terminator: Dark Fate is on track to make about $48 million domestic in 10 days — just above what 2015’s Terminator: Genisys made in five days and what Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines made in its opening weekend. To be even more brutal about it, Forbes estimates Dark Fate will end its domestic run with around $65-$70 million — that’s about what Rise of the Machines earned here in its first five days in 2003 and what Terminator: Salvation made from Thursday to Memorial Day Monday in 2009.

Not to beat a dead horse, but that’s bad.

Here are the total worldwide grosses for the other Terminator movies to date, per Box Office Mojo, all unadjusted for inflation:

The Terminator (1984)
Domestic: $38,371,200
International: $40,104,771
Worldwide: $78,475,971

Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
Domestic: $205,881,154
International: $315,003,693
Worldwide: $520,884,847

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003)
Domestic: $150,371,112
International: $283,000,000
Worldwide: $433,371,112

Terminator Salvation (2009)
Domestic: $125,322,469
International: $246,030,532
Worldwide; $371,353,001

Terminator Genisys (2015)
Domestic: $89,760,956
International: $350,842,581
Worldwide: $440,603,537

Terminator: Dark Fate picks up from Terminator 2, ignoring the subsequent sequels — sequels which may have been disappointing, but may also make more money.

Terminator: Dark Fate cost between $185-$195 million to make, not including marketing costs. According to Deadline, the movie will have to make $470 million worldwide to break even. If it were making a killing at the international box office, that might happen. But it’s not exactly crushing overseas either.

Going into this second weekend, the film was only at $135 million worldwide, with $94M of that from the foreign box office. That’s a lot more than domestic, but the addition of this weekend’s numbers, and whatever comes next week and beyond, probably won’t be enough to hit that break even point.

So what do we know? Not many people went to see Terminator: Dark Fate in Week 1, and the OK-to-good scores out there from fans — B+ CinemaScore, 84% rating from 8,607 RT users, 6.5/10 rating from 37,303 IMDb users — didn’t convince many newcomers to try it in Week 2.

So even if you too think you know where James Cameron was going with his Terminator trilogy plans after Dark Fate, it’s unlikely now that those plans will see the light of day.

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