Box Office: ‘Logan’ Slashes Box Office Competition

(MARCH 3 – MARCH 5, 2017 estimates) “Logan” (Opening) – $85,300,000 “Get Out” (Week 2) – $26,110,695 “The Shack” (Opening) – $16,100,000 “The LEGO Batman Movie” (Week 4) – $11,650,000 “Before I Fall” (Opening) – $4,948,538 “John Wick: Chapter Two” (Week 4) – $4,725,000 “Hidden Figures” (Week 11) – $3,825,000 “The Great Wall” (Week 3) […]

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Box Office: ‘Get Out’ Scares Up Massive Opening Weekend

(FEBRUARY 24 – FEBRUARY 26, 2017 estimates) “Get Out” (Opening) – $33,377,060 “The LEGO Batman Movie” (Week 3) – $19,208,097 “John Wick: Chapter Two” (Week 3) – $9,358,982 “The Great Wall” (Week 2) – $9,125,960 “Fifty Shades Darker” (Week 3) – $7,792,655 “Fist Fight” (Week 2) – $6,571,348 “Hidden Figures” (Week 10) – $5,805,737 “La […]

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Costume Designers Guild Winners – ‘Hidden Figures’ Upsets ‘Jackie’; ‘La La Land’ Takes Contemporary

The Costume Designers Guild announced their winners Tuesday. “Hidden Figures” upset what some consider to be the Oscar frontrunner for costumes, “Jackie,” for Excellence in Period Film. It also bested “Florence Foster Jenkins,” also nominated at the Oscars (“Hidden Figures” is not). “La La Land,” as expected, took Excellence in Contemporary Film. Meanwhile, “Doctor Strange” […]

Circuit Breaker Episode 31: Final Predictions for Oscars 2017

Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from AwardsCircuit.com featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson and Joey Magidson. We discuss movies, television and all the awards shows that need predicting. New episodes are released every Monday. Find us on Twitter at @Circuit_Pod, email us at podcast@awardscircuit.com, and […]

Box Office: ‘LEGO Batman’ Obliterates Matt Damon’s ‘Great Wall’

(FEBRUARY 17 – FEBRUARY 19, 2017 estimates) “The LEGO Batman Movie” (Week 2) – $34,225,000 “Fifty Shades Darker” (Week 2) – $20,966,845 “The Great Wall” (Opening) – $18,079,140 “John Wick: Chapter Two” (Week 2) – $16,500,000 “Fist Fight” (Opening) – $12,015,000 “Hidden Figures” (Week 9) – $7,100,000 “Split” (Week 5) – $7,038,400 “A Dog’s Purpose” […]

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‘Hidden Figures’ Nabs Capitol Hill Screening

As Oscar voting gets underway this week, Best Picture nominee “Hidden Figures” is getting a special screening on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, according to a new report from The Hollywood Reporter. The report claims that four Democrats – U.S. Senators Tim Kaine, Mark Warner, Sherrod Brown and U.S. Rep Bobby Scott – will host the […]

Box Office: ‘LEGO Batman’ Pummels ’50 Shades Darker’

(FEBRUARY 10 – FEBRUARY 12, 2017 estimates) “The LEGO Batman Movie” (Opening) – $55,645,000 “Fifty Shades Darker” (Opening) – $46,797,825 “John Wick: Chapter Two” (Opening) – $30,015,000 “Split” (Week 4) – $9,321,110 “Hidden Figures” (Week 8) – $8,000,000 “A Dog’s Purpose” (Week 3) – $7,365,335 “Rings” (Week 2) – $5,820,000 “La La Land” (Week 10) […]

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USC Scripter Winners – ‘Moonlight’ Wins Film, ‘People v. O.J.,’ ‘Night Manager’ Tie in TV

The USC Scripter winners were announced Saturday. “Moonlight” took the prize in the film category, while “The Night Manager” and “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” tied in television. See below for the rest of the nominees. The finalist writers for film are, in alphabetical order by film title: Screenwriter Eric Heisserer for “Arrival,” […]

Academy Awards: Oscar Loves Long Films, No Matter the Category

How many people like long movies? Personally, there is nothing more satisfying than a well-told hour-and-a-half film. However, it seems Oscar is stereotyped as liking longer movies. When one thinks of a Best Picture winner, they typically think of the long epics – “Titanic,” “Gone with the Wind,” “Ben Hur” and the list goes on. […]

Circuit Breaker Episode 29: ACCA 2016 Winners Special, DGA, and ASC

Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from AwardsCircuit.com featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson and Joey Magidson. We discuss movies, television and all the awards shows that need predicting. New episodes are released every Monday. Find us on Twitter at @Circuit_Pod, email us at podcast@awardscircuit.com, and […]

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Box Office: ‘Split’ Takes the Super Bowl Weekend Crown

(FEBRUARY 3 – FEBRUARY 5, 2017 estimates) “Split” (Week 3) – $14,584,485 “Rings” (Opening) – $13,000,000 “A Dog’s Purpose” (Week 2) – $10,824,830 “Hidden Figures” (Week 7) – $10,100,000 “La La Land” (Week 9) – $7,450,000 “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” (Week 2) – $4,500,000 “Sing” (Week 7) – $4,080,715 “Lion” (Week 11) – $4,006,000 […]

Oscars: Can ‘Moonlight’ Pull Off a Best Picture Upset?

It seems that nothing can stop the speeding train of Hollywood musical joy that is Damien Chazelle’s “La La Land.” A record-tying 14 Oscar nominations and seven record-winning Golden Globe wins carries insurmountable weight going into the 89th Academy Awards. But where there is the impossible, there is history. From “Gravity” to “Mad Max: Fury Road,” […]

Circuit Breaker Episode 28: SAG Award Winners and Oscars Check In

Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from AwardsCircuit.com featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson and Joey Magidson. We discuss movies, television and all the awards shows that need predicting. New episodes are released every Monday. Find us on Twitter at @Circuit_Pod, email us at podcast@awardscircuit.com, and […]

Box Office: ‘Split’ Triumphs Over ‘A Dog’s Purpose’

(JANUARY 27 – JANUARY 29, 2017 estimates) “Split” (Week 2) – $26,268,685 “A Dog’s Purpose” (Opening) – $18,386,020 “Hidden Figures” (Week 6) – $14,000,000 “Resident Evil: The Final Chapter” (Opening) – $13,850,000 “La La Land” (Week 8) – $12,050,000 “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage” (Week 2) – $8,250,000 “Sing” (Week 6) – $6,213,710 “Rogue […]

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Box Office: ‘Split’ Surprises Everyone With Huge January Opening

(JANUARY 20 – JANUARY 22, 2017 estimates) “Split” (Opening) – $40,190,000 “xXx: The Return of Xander Cage” (Opening) – $20,000,000 “Hidden Figures” (Week 5) – $16,250,000 “Sing” (Week 5) – $9,036,530 “La La Land” (Week 7) – $8,350,000 “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (Week 6) – $7,036,000 “Monster Trucks” (Week 2) – $7,000,000 “Patriots […]

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Circuit Breaker Episode 27: Final Oscar Predictions and ACCA 2016 Nominations

Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “CIRCUIT BREAKER!,” a weekly podcast from AwardsCircuit.com featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson and Joey Magidson. We discuss movies, television and all the awards shows that need predicting. New episodes are released every Monday. Find us on Twitter at @Circuit_Pod, email us at podcast@awardscircuit.com, and […]

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Artios Awards Winners – Love for ‘La La Land,’ ‘Moonlight,’ ‘Manchester’ and More

The Casting Society of America held its annual Artios Awards Thursday night. The awards celebrate the best in casting in film, TV and theater. Oscar frontrunners “La La Land,” “Moonlight” and “Manchester by the Sea” all took home an award. Other potential Oscar players “Hidden Figures” and “Hell or High Water” also received some love. […]

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Box Office: Oscar Hopefuls ‘Hidden Figures’ and ‘La La Land’ Dominate MLK Weekend

(JANUARY 13 – JANUARY 15, 2017 estimates) “Hidden Figures” (Week 4) – $20,450,000 “La La Land” (Week 6) – $14,500,000 “Sing” (Week 4) – $13,810,970 “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (Week 5) – $13,759,000 “The Bye Bye Man” (Opening) – $13,378,000 “Patriots Day” (Week 4) – $12,000,000 “Monster Trucks” (Opening) – $10,500,000 “Sleepless” (Opening) […]

2017 USC Scripter Nominees: ‘Hidden Figures’ Muscles In Alongside ‘Moonlight’ and Others

The USC Scripter has announced their nominations: The finalist writers for film are, in alphabetical order by film title: Scriptcreenwriter Eric Heisserer for “Arrival,” adapted from the novella “Story of Your Life” by Ted Chiang August Wilson for the play and screenplay of “Fences” Screenwriters Allison Schroeder and Theodore Melfi for “Hidden Figures,” based on […]

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Box Office: ‘Hidden Figures’ Locked in Tight Race With ‘Rogue One’

(JANUARY 6 – JANUARY 8, 2017 estimates) “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (Week 4) – $21,972,000 “Hidden Figures” (Week 3) – $21,800,000 “Sing” (Week 3) – $19,573,670 “Underworld: Blood Wars” (Opening) – $13,100,000 “La La Land” (Week 5) – $10,000,000 “Passengers” (Week 3) – $8,800,000 “Why Him?” (Week 3) – $6,500,000 “Moana” (Week 7) […]

BEST OF 2016: Personal Ballot of the Year

To start, and to simply put…this list is mine. Lots of thought and commentary went into naming the very best films and performances of 2016. Some were no-brainers, others were much more difficult. Even more commentary will be shared on Friday when the winners are announced, along with the order of the Top 10 Films of […]

Art Directors Guild Nominations – ‘Fences’ and ‘Hacksaw’ Cited, ‘Silence’ Misses Out

Awards Celebrate “Return to Hollywood” Feb. 11 at the Ray Dolby Ballroom There is a TIE in two categories resulting in six nominees respectively: PERIOD FILM and VARIETY, REALITY OR COMPETITION SERIES HOLLYWOOD, Jan. 5, 2017 – Nominees for the Art Directors Guild (ADG, IATSE Local 800) 21st Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards in […]

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BEST OF 2016: The Unconventional Citations of the Year Part 2

We’re moving right along with the “BEST OF 2016,” naming the unconventional attractions that graced that are worth talking about.  Yesterday, I dabbed into some of the overlooked and underrated gems of the year. This time, it’s good to get into some unconventional specifics.  When MTV was at its prime, recognizing both music and movies, […]

Box Office: ‘Rogue One’ Nearly Overtaken by ‘Sing’

(DECEMBER 30 – JANUARY 1, 2016/2017 estimates) (4-day estimates in Italics) “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (Week 3) – $49,539,000/$64,336,000 “Sing” (Week 2) – $42,820,000/$56,400,000 “Passengers” (Week 2) – $16,150,000/$20,700,000 “Moana” (Week 6) – $10,974,000/$14,301,000 “Why Him?” (Week 2) – $10,600,000/$13,000,000 “Fences” (Week 3) – $10,045,000/$12,700,000 “La La Land” (Week 4) – $9,530,000/$12,330,000 “Assassin’s […]

Box Office: ‘Sing’ Only New Release to Challenge ‘Rogue One’

(DECEMBER 23 – DECEMBER 25, 2016 estimates) (4-day estimates in Italics) “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” (Week 2) – $64,377,000/$96,085,000 “Sing” (Opening) – $35,290,000/$56,080,000 “Passengers” (Opening) – $14,850,000/$23,100,000 “Why Him?” (Opening) – $11,050,000/$16,715,000 “Assassin’s Creed” (Opening) – $10,280,000/$15,000,000 “Moana” (Week 5) – $7,402,000/$10,447,000 “Fences” (Week 2) – $6,688,000/$11,366,000 “La La Land” (Week 3) – […]

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Women Film Critics Circle Winners – ’13th’ and ‘Hidden Figures’ Dominate

The Women Film Critics Circle winners were announced today. The awards celebrate the best in film by, for and about women. “Hidden Figures” and “13th” heavily factored into the awards, with the former taking Best Movie About Women and the latter taking Best Movie by a Woman, respectively. Both films took home several other honors […]

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First Lady Michelle Obama Hosted ‘Hidden Figures’ Screening at White House

First lady Michelle Obama brought “Hidden Figures” to the White House. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the first lady hosted the cast and director of the film at the White House Thursday. The outlet also notes that she had already seen the film, and gave remarks on it at the event as well. “Hidden Figures” follows […]