Monthly Archives: May 2016

Marvel’s Civil War Has Massive International Debut

Captain America: Civil War was a huge success at the international box office, bringing in $200.2 million on its opening weekend.

The film—which debuts domestically May 6—is expected to have a similarly huge opening weekend in North America. Captain America: Civil War is currently on track to earn $175 million, with some analysts predicting the film could even hit $200 million next weekend.

"They have found a way to keep the films unbelievably fresh and the reception to this leading into its opening suggests that they've delivered arguably one of the best films to come out of the studio," Disney distribution chief Dave Hollis told Variety. "We expect a lot of repeat business."

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Ratchet & Clank, Keanu No Match for Jungle Book

Disney's The Jungle Book remained atop the domestic box office for the third consecutive weekend, as Ratchet & Clank and Key and Peele's cat comedy, Keanu, each opened under $10 million USD.

The Jungle Book grossed $42.4 million over the weekend, bringing its domestic total up to $252.1 million.

The live-action take on the classic tale has now grossed $684.8 million worldwide, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

It's expected to be dethroned next weekend when another Disney release, Captain America: Civil War, hits theaters stateside.

Keanu, Key and Peele's first feature film, debuted at $9.35 million, placing it in third place for the weekend just behind The Huntsman: Winter's War's $9.39 million haul.

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Person of Interest Creators on an Exciting, Explosive Final Season

On Tuesday, May 3rd, Person of Interest kicks off its final 13-episode run on CBS. Season 5 begins with an action-packed premiere called "B.S.O.D." (as in "Blue Screen of Death), in which Reese (Jim Caviezel) and Finch (Michael Emerson) evade gunfire and race to save the Machine, while Root (Amy Acker) tries her hardest to draw Samaritan assassins away from them. It's an edge of your seat battle you won't want to miss, on one of our favorite shows here at IGN.

I recently spoke to Person of Interest executive producer Jonathan Nolan and executive producer/showrunner Greg Plageman about these last 13 episodes. We chatted about the decision to write an ending to the story rather than try to leave us with a cliffhanger - despite CBS having not revealed it was the final season while production was underway. We also discussed Finch's new dilemma in rebuilding the Machine, Fusco's (Kevin Chapman) frustrations with being kept out of the loop and more.

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