Blind Item(s) (31/03/2016)

I have two blind items for you today. The first is because I know that WWE blind items go over like bacon in a synagogue here and I never like y’all to feel cheated, but what can I do? I have a top source in the corporate hierarchy and I love juicy gossip in any field. We’re eclectic here at the Gossip Life!

  1. The reason this A-list wrestling superstar, unlike nearly everyone of the era, was never employed back by the WWE was because he had a relationship with someone VERY close to the owner of the company, Vince McMahon. The girl in question was under-age at the time and the A-list wrestling superstar took her virginity.
  2. A lot of speculation about a power struggle between the scenes at WWE right now between two A-list people, and by extension their spouses. Although control of the company was once believed to be bestowed to just one of them, its future is now up in the air.
  3. Agents and managers are waiting to hear back about the status of this A-list movie role. It’s suddenly become the most sought after role in town and I can count at least five A-list actors that desperately want in. Negotiations are under way with the current occupant.

Blind Item (30/03/2016)

This A-list director is in the midst of deciding on his next picture. He’s stuck between two options: 1. A genre that he’s never done before that’ll really surprise people. 2. A sequel to a much loved franchise. Either way, it’s going to be very interesting for film fans.

Who is the director?

The Beguiled remake in the works with Nicole Kidman

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Clint Eastwood starred in The Beguiled back in 1971, but the legendary picture is getting a 2017 remake, according to Tracking Board. Directed by Sofia Coppola and starring Nicole Kidman in the lead female part with Elle Fanning and Kirsten Dunst ‘in’ for supporting, the flick is currently on the look-out for its leading man and they’re said to be seeking a ‘Chris Pratt’ type for it.

No word on Eastwood’s thoughts as of yet.

 

Blind Item (28/03/2016)

Several plans are in the works to save this film series. The studio executives feel as if they’ve tried so hard to get it off the ground, only for continuous failure or flops. Although they expect to make bank on their latest shot, the reviews are humiliating, especially in comparison to their rivals

A plan is to offer one of their A-list actors the opportunity to take over as the creative head of the series, but several of the lower executives believe he can’t handle the pressure right now and they should stick with their current creative head. Another plan is to alter the dark tone to a lighter one.

It’s pure chaos at this studio right now.

What is the film series?

What is the studio?

28/03/2016 Box Office Round-Up

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It’s been a mega weekend with an absolutely huge opening and several examples of good counter-scheduling. You can see our predictions for the weekend here.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Budget: $250 M

Overall Box Office: $424 M

Domestic Box Office: $170.01 M

Weekend Box Office: $170.01 M

Our Prediction: $180 M

Comments: Batman v Superman blew away expectations and critics by earning a stunning $170.01 million domestically this weekend, GL was only $10 m off with its prediction. Batman v Superman needs to earn at least a billion worldwide to be considered a success, and it’s well on his way, but the drop-off next week will be very interesting.

Zootopia

Budget: $150 M

Overall Box Office: $696.7 M

Domestic Box Office: $146.7 M

Weekend Box Office: $23.1 M

Our Prediction: $25 M

Comments: Taking advantage of an available family audience and the Easter holiday, Zootopia came just under expectations and earned $23.1 M this weekend.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

Budget: $18 M

Overall Box Office: $26.1 M

Domestic Box Office: $18.1 M

Weekend Box Office: $18.1 M

Our Prediction: $18 M

Comments: We may not have been spot-on with Zootopia and BvS, but we nailed it when it comes to My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 with the comedy sequel reeling in just over $18 M.

 

 

 

25/03/2016 Box Office Predictions

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It’s Friday, which means it’s time for Box Office Predictions for the weekend. We have a huge new release in Batman v Superman, and many other releases that are expected to make a mark on the box office this weekend, so let’s get to it.

 

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 

Budget: $250 M

Rotten Tomatoes:31%

Theatres: 4,242

Current Box Office: n/a

Box Office Prediction: $180 M

Comments: There is no chance whatsoever of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice won’t take the number one spot this weekend, but the question is how much. Opening in just over 4000 theatres across the nation and boasting of an impressive marketing campaign, I expect Batman v Superman to beat the bad reviews and earn around the $180 million mark.

Zootopia

Budget: $150 M

Rotten Tomatoes: 99%

Theatres: 3,670

Current Box Office: $604.9 M

Box Office Prediction: $25 M

Comments: A victim of the monster that will be Batman v Superman, but Zootopia will take a perfectly acceptable amount for the weekend from families with no interest in a grim superharo flick.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2

Budget: $18 M

Rotten Tomatoes: 26%

Theatres: 3, 132

Current Box Office: n/a

Box Office Prediction: $18 M

Comments: It’s a fine example of counter-scheduling, debuting a light-hearted comedy for women against a dark supermovie for men, and My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 will make back its budget in its first weekend, I believe.

Blind Item (25/03/2016)

This is just in from my WWE source. One of their upper mid carders is quitting to try his hand in MMA / UFC. One of their top females is unhappy, claiming she wants to be pushed in the ring and not as a valet. There’s a lot of confusion at the moment since Shane McMahon returned to the company with no one in know about whether he’s going to stick around as a performer or a suit. The WWE are said to be bringing back the brand split, however.