History was made Tuesday morning, with Black Panther becoming the first ever superhero movie to earn a Best Picture Oscar nomination. But that wasn t the only big/shocking/delightful news of the morning, depending on your perspective. Academy voters proved once again they still have the capacity to deliver a bombshell or two, serving out snubs and surprises in nearly every category – bestowing love on some films we never saw coming (hello, Buster Scruggs) while ignoring other movies that were considered sure things as late in the game as Monday afternoon. Here s our breakdown of the biggest snubs and surprises of the 2019 Oscar Nominations.SNUB: A Star Is Born (2018) 90% Nominated for Eight Awards, But Bradley Cooper Misses Out for Director(Photo by @ Warner Bros. Pictures)A Star Is Born earned plenty of love from the Academy on Tuesday, but Bradley Cooper missed out on a nomination for Best Director. That category was one of the morning s most surprising, with Yorgos Lanthimos (The Favourite) and Pawel Pawlikowski (Cold War) getting in ahead of Cooper and Ryan Coogler. (More on Pawlikowski below.) Don t cry too hard for Cooper, though: He is individually nominated for Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay, and for Best Song.SURPRISE: Black Panther (2018) 96% Becomes First Superhero Movie Ever to be Nominated for Best Picture(Photo by © Marvel / © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)It was not totally unexpected, but it was never a sure thing either: This morning, Marvel Studios’ Black Panther became the first ever superhero movie to be nominated for Best Picture. The timing is auspicious, with the announcement coming 10 years after The Dark Knight was snubbed in the category, a move that prompted the Academy to widen its Best Picture nominations pool to a potential 10 movies. The movie scored a total of seven nominations, but failed to land a nomination for Best Director for Ryan Coogler. The film also failed to score a nomination for Best Visual Effects, where Christopher Robin scored a surprise nod.SURPRISE AND SNUB: Willem Dafoe Beats Out Ethan Hawke for Best Actor Nomination(Photo by @ A24)For those of us at RT HQ, this one hurt. Ethan Hawke was never a lock for a Best Actor nomination for his incredible portrayal of a priest in crisis in First Reformed, but there was always a chance. He had done well with critics’ groups, and his performance was that good. But our hopes were dashed Tuesday morning when his name wasn’t called. His snub did allow for one of the bigger surprises of the nominations: Willem Dafoe picking up a nomination for his role as artist Vincent van Gogh in Julian Schnabel’s At Eternity’s Gate. (If there was going to be a surprise, we thought it might come in the form of BlacKkKlansman s John David Washington, whose co-star Adam Driver did get a nomination for Best Supporting actor.)SNUB: Eighth Grade (2018) 99% And Crazy Rich Asians (2018) 90% Land Zero Nominations(Photo by @ A24)No original screenplay nomination for Eighth Grade writer-director Bo Burnham. No Best Actress nomination for Elsie Fisher. Nada. Many probably saw this coming, though. The film is high up on our Awards Leaderboard, but many of its awards have been for first-time directing or breakthrough performance, categories that have no equivalents at the Oscars. Still, it was a surprise to see the 99% Certified Fresh film get zero love on Tuesday morning. Meanwhile, Crazy Rich Asians, an outside chance at Best Supporting Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay, also failed to make the grade.SURPRISE: Marina de Tavira Is Nominated for Best Supporting Actress for Roma (2018) 96%(Photo by Carlos Somonte / © Netflix / courtesy Everett Collection)The open fifth slot in the Best Supporting Actress category – Amy Adams, Regina King, Emma Stone, and Rachel Weisz were all considered locks – always had the potential to surprise. Many were expecting Emily Blunt to squeeze in for A Quiet Place or Claire Foy to be recognized for First Man; few were expecting Roma’s Marina de Tavira to edge both actresses out. In the film, De Tavira plays Señora Sofia, whose complex relationship with her house keeper centers the film – and who has some memorable scrapes in the family car.SNUB: Timothée Chalamet Gets No Love for Beautiful Boy (2018) 67%(Photo by @ Amazon Studios)Though the film didn’t exactly light up the Tomatometer, critics agreed that Timothée Chalamet’s performance as a young man struggling with addiction in Beautiful Boy was something of a revelation; for the “diner scene” alone many thought he was a shoe-in for a Best Supporting Actor nomination. In the end, Academy voters went with Sam Rockwell and his portrayal of former president George W. Bush in Adam McKay’s Vice. Rockwell won the category last year for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.SURPRISE: Coen Bros.’ The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) 89% Lands Three Nominations(Photo by © Netflix / courtesy Everett Collection)We’ll be honest, we had not predicted a single nomination for the Coen Bros.’ episodic Netflix Western. And yet the film managed to score noms for Best Original Screenplay, Best Costume Design, and for Best Song for perhaps the most Western-sounding ditty ever written, “When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings.” The film sits Certified Fresh at 92% on the Tomatometer.SNUB: Justin Hurwitz Loses Out on Best Score Nomination for First Man (2018) 87%(Photo by @ Universal Pictures)Frequent Damien Chazelle collaborator Justin Hurwitz may have won the Golden Globe for Best Original score just weeks ago, but his work went unrecognized by the Academy Tuesday morning. Marco Beltrami, who was also up for a Golden Globe for his score for A Quiet Place, also failed to make the Oscar cut. Instead, If Beale Street Could Talk composer Nicholas Britell and BlacKkKlansman’s Terence Blanchard joined Golden Globe nominees Alexandre Desplat (Isle of Dogs), Ludwig Goransson (Black Panther), and Marc Shaiman (Mary Poppins Returns) in the Oscars category.SURPRISE: Germany’s Never Look Away (2018) 77% Beats Out South Korea’s Burning (2018) 95% for a Foreign Language Slot(Photo by Caleb Deschanel / © Sony Picture Classes )Director Chang-Dong Lee’s Burning is one of 2018’s most acclaimed films, Certified Fresh at 95%, and has been generating buzz on the festival circuit for months (many even hoped for a surprise Best Supporting Actor nomination for Steven Yeun). On Tuesday morning, though, Lee’s film missed out on a slot in the Best Foreign Language Film category, with director Florian Henckel von Donnersmark’s Never Look Away, representing Germany, sneaking in as a surprise contender. Never Look Away, which sits at 81% on the Tomatometer, is a sweeping epic that tracks 30 years of the life of a great artist who is loosely based on German abstract artist Gerhard Richter; the movie also surprised in the Best Cinematography category, picking up a nomination for Caleb Deschanel’s work.SURPRISE: First-time actress Yalitza Aparicio Becomes Second Mexican Woman to be Nominated for Best Actress(Photo by @ Netflix)The Cinderella story continues for Roma star Yalitza Aparicio, who this morning became just the second Mexican woman ever to be nominated for Best Actress (Selma Hayek was the first, nominated for 2002 s Frida). Aparicio got the coveted fifth slot in the Best Actress category over some tough competition, including Emily Blunt and Nicole Kidman, who were both snubbed for their work in Mary Poppins Returns and Destroyer respectively. If season 2 of Riverdale was all about discovering the identity of the Black Hood, season 3 is all about the Gargoyle King.Since the beginning of the season, kids all over town have been playing Gryphons and Gargoyles, a role-playing game with decidedly deadly consequences. Its victims include Ben Button (Moses Theissen) and Dilton Doiley (Major Curda), who both hoped to “ascend” and meet the game s shadowy villain, the Gargoyle King — who is also a real person in Riverdale.During Rotten Tomatoes’ recent visit to the set, most cast members (including Cole Sprouse) were mum about their thoughts on the identity of the Gargoyle King. Only Casey Cott, Riverdale’s Kevin Keller, was kind enough to offer even a joking guess: Jughead’s (Sprouse) sister Jellybean (Trinity Linkins).“I think it s like an 8-year-old — insane — it s like Pinky and The Brain,” he quipped. “Jughead’s Pinky and Jellybean s the Brain.”Cott added that the actual Gargoyle King costume gives the set a very different mood as “it s freakin weird. It s this massive, very strange-looking thing.”Thanks to the season’s fourth episode, “The Midnight Club,” we know the Gargoyle King’s costume existed 30 years ago. And thanks to Betty’s detective work, we can also surmise whoever killed Principal Featherhead (Anthony Michael Hall) is involved in the current spate of ritualized murders and suicides — if not the same person.Below, we ve put together a current list of Gargoyle Ki
Couch Tomatoes is back: Rotten Tomatoes brand-new TV- and streaming-focused show has returned with its second episode. And since it s October, we re focusing on all things spooky. Rotten Tomatoes host Naz Perez sits down with a trio of horror experts — Collider s Perri Nemiroff and BuzzFeed Unsolved hosts Ryan Bergara and Shane Madej — to discuss the biggest breaking TV news and chat about the latest season of American Horror Story: the slasher-movie homage 1984.Who s the season s real villain? Will Coven s witches return? And is there a time travel twist? Watch our panel discuss these questions and more, plus share their current TV recommendations, from streaming horror anthologies to delightfully bingeable Japanese reality shows.With each episode of Couch Tomatoes, we tackle the hottest trending topics and biggest TV and streaming news and moments, dive deep into a major series or event, and provide Fresh picks of great shows to help you cut through the clutter and only binge the best.American Horror Story: 1984 airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on FX.Like this? Subscribe to our newsletter and get more features, news, and guides in your inbox every week.
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(Photo by ©Paramount/Courtesy Everett Collection)The wig did it.At least that s what Eddie Murphy said about the box office and critical flop that was his big-budget team up with horror master Wes Craven, Vampire In Brooklyn. Both men were about to have arguably the biggest success of their careers in 1996 – Murphy with The Nutty Professor, Craven with Scream – but first they had to make a stop in Rottenville with the 1995 flick critics slammed as a not-funny, not-scary, totally misguided waste of both their talents. And no, Eddie wasn t wrong: the permed mane atop vampire Maximillian s head did not help matters one bit.Both director and star have given insights into what might have gone wrong over the years: Murphy was allegedly difficult to work with; Craven wasn t sure what kind of film he was making. But over those same years the movie has also earned something of a reputation as a cult classic. Not classic in the sense of being good per se, but classic in the sense of being a total romp with an under-appreciated sense of the bizarre, a killer score, and some serious chemistry between Murphy and Angela Bassett as an NYPD detective caught up in a bloodsucker s quest.Look closely, and there are glimmers of Craven s keen sense of the horror-comedy mix, and Murphy s natural-born charisma. (Don t look to closely, though: those prosthetics do not hold up.)Listen Now: Spotify | Apple Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Google Podcasts | Radio Public | Deezer | iHeart | Art19Twenty-five years after it flew into theaters like some plasma-seeking, be-permed bat, Vampire In Brooklyn s reputation as a disaster for its estimable cast and crew is only matched by its reputation as a bloody good time. Which makes us wonder: Is a 12% Tomatometer fair for a film that s this much fun? That s what we re asking in our latest episode of Rotten Tomatoes Is Wrong (A Podcast from Rotten Tomatoes). Biting in with hosts Jacqueline Coley and Mark Ellis this week is stand-up comedian, actor, and former pro-wrestler Jay Washington, who is playing no-holds-barred as we look back at a movie whose star and director may want to forget, but which so many have come to fondly remember.Be sure to check in every Thursday for a new episode of Rotten Tomatoes Is Wrong (A Podcast From Rotten Tomatoes). Each week, hosts Jacqueline and Mark and guests go deep and settle the score on some of the most beloved – and despised – movies and TV shows ever made, directly taking on the statement we hear from so many fans: “Rotten Tomatoes is wrong.”Check out episode one: Rotten Tomatoes Is Wrong About Spider-Man 3Check out episode two: Rotten Tomatoes Is Wrong About Mortal KombatCheck out episode three: Rotten Tomatoes Is Wrong About Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal SkullCheck out episode four: Rotten Tomatoes Is Wrong About Sister Act 2: Back In the HabitCheck out episode five: Rotten Tomatoes Is Wrong About The BeachCheck out episode six: Rotten Tomatoes Is Wrong About Hocus PocusIf you have a suggestion for a movie or show you think we should do an episode on, let us know in the comments, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.Meet the hostsJacqueline Coley is an editor at Rotten Tomatoes, with a focus on awards and indie coverage but with a passion for everything, from the MCU to musicals and period pieces. Coley is a regular moderator at conventions and other events, can be seen on Access Hollywood and other shows, and will not stand Constantine slander of any kind. Follow Jacqueline on Twitter: @THATjacqueline.Mark Ellis is a comedian and contributing editor for Rotten Tomatoes. He currently hosts the Rotten Tomatoes series Versus, among others, and can be seen co-hosting the sports entertainment phenomenon Movie Trivia Schmoedown. His favorite Star Wars movie is Jedi (guess which one!), his favorite person is actually a dog (his beloved stepdaughter Mollie), and – thanks to this podcast – he s about to watch Burlesque for the first time in his life. Follow Mark on Twitter: @markellislive.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
(Photo by David Lee / © Netflix)Rotten Tomatoes’ “Essentials series will provide an in-depth look at one nominee or potential nominee from each of the major awards categories – the four acting categories, and directing – diving into their highest-rated work from both fans and critics, essential titles from their filmography, and featuring thoughts on their nominated film drawn from an extended interview. THE ACTOR: DELROY LINDOWhat more does Delroy Lindo have to do? Often underutilized, sometimes misunderstood, and frequently underappreciated (in our opinion), Lindo has built a formidable career marked by standout turns as intimidating gangsters, forceful authority and father figures, and, lately, a silver-tongued lawyer. His imposing frame, deep and instantly distinctive voice, have imbued intemperate characters with refined strength, and he s worked with some of the greatest filmmakers of our time. In other words: His is an almost textbook Hollywood heavyweight career, one you would expect to be punctuated with Oscar noms and hardware on the mantel. And yet Even the basic facts of his career have been misconstrued. Following his first two film roles, the 1975 John Candy comedy Find the Lady and the sequel to American Graffiti — More American Graffiti — he returned to the stage for a decade, shining in productions of Macbeth and A Raisin in the Sun; it was a move away from film that many misinterpreted as a conscious choice. “That s not a decision that I made,” he says, laughing, while he shakes his head in disbelief. Elsewhere, reports have claimed that Lindo played West Indian Archie in Spike Lee s Malcolm X as manically depressed: “Which is completely inaccurate, he told Rotten Tomatoes, chuckling. The moral of the story is don t listen to the internet. After a stellar 55-year career during which he s brought solemnity to stage, television, and film, an Oscar nomination has eluded Lindo. It’s a gap in his biography that could change after his searing turn as Paul, a Vietnam War vet devastatingly gripped by his past ghosts, in Lee’s 2020 epic Da 5 Bloods. Concerning four Black war veterans returning to Vietnam to recover the remains of Stormin’ Norman (Chadwick Boseman), their fallen commander, and the C.I.A. gold they left buried, Da 5 Bloods not only plays host to arguably the best performance of Lindo’s career, but once more highlights the veteran actor’s distinct ability to bring pathos to complicated, tough-seeming men.Lindo performances may look effortless, but they are wrought from his dedication to craft and his hard work. Through careful research, practicing the hobbies of his subjects, and learning their psychologies, he builds his characters from the floor up. “I m a man of the theater, Lindo says. It involves doing everything that I can to stay as connected as I can to the material. THE DELROY LINDO ESSENTIALS: SPIKE LEE AND THE CIDER HOUSE RULES(Photo by © Warner Bros./courtesy Everett Collection)The stars first aligned for Delroy Lindo while auditioning to be debonair Harlem ‘numbers’ gangster West Indian Archie in Lee’s Malcolm X almost 30 years ago. “The actors had been waiting a long time, he says. I remember Sam[uel L. Jackson] was there in the waiting area. Avery Brooks was there waiting. Denzel Washington, who starred as X, and Lindo earned their acting stripes together as classmates at the American Conservatory Theater in 1977. “Denzel saw the very first scene I ever did in acting school, and I saw the very first scene he ever did,” he says. Washington read opposite Lindo for his Malcolm X audition, a pairing he believes proved advantageous: “It helped that we knew each other. Not from the standpoint of Denzel helping me get the part. I don t mean that at all. But we were both familiar with each other as actors.”Malcolm X inspired a trusting relationship between Lindo and Lee that extended to future collaborations on 1994’s Crooklyn and 1995’s Clockers. In the former, he depicted a father and struggling musician, Woody, barely holding together a destitute Brooklyn family after his wife’s untimely death; for the Brooklyn-set cut-throat gangster flick, Clockers, wherein he portrayed a Fagin-inspired drug lord to a group of young dealers, Lindo suggested impromptu additions to Lee’s script.(Photo by © Universal/courtesy Everett Collection)To show that his Rodney cared for his teenage drug dealers, Lindo requested a scene in which the kingpin helped a pusher with their homework. He suggested another scene, inspired by Richard Price’s original novel, involving the teens racing after Rodney and a rival cop Andre (Keith David). While neither made the film, Lee shot the scenes. “If you come to Spike with a thought or an idea that is not in the script that you feel will enhance the narrative, if there s time and space and money, he ll film it,” Lindo notes.His trio of seminal performances with Lee showed Lindo’s unique ability to humanize morally questionable characters. It was an instrumental skill targeted with devastating accuracy as the frustratingly complicated apple picker Mr. Rose in Lasse Hallström’s moving coming-of-age story, The Cider House Rules. It was a role Lindo initially turned down. “I had lunch with Hallström, and at the end of the lunch, he said something like, ‘Well, you know, the part is the part.’ And I remember saying, ‘God bless you. But this part is not for me.' (Photo by Courtesy the Everett Collection)He changed his mind when the filmmaker granted him further latitude to alter the character. Once attached to the project, a familiar inkling seized him: “I did feel the work was going well in that film. I had a similar feeling on Malcolm X and on Da 5 Bloods. It s a feeling of ‘this feels right.’ There s a rhythm, there s a groove that we re in.”Still, Mr. Rose was a deeply flawed and challenging character to play. A warm friend to the orphaned Homer (Tobey Maguire) during World War II, he’s revealed as a pedophile who rapes and impregnates his own daughter Rose Rose (Erykah Badu). “In preparing to play that part I spoke with two doctors, he says. They both said to me, separately from each other, that in sexually predatory childhood trauma, invariably, the victims protect the perpetrators. Because – not all the time, but frequently – the victims tend to misinterpret the attention of the perpetrators as real love. So I then took that information and I focused on the love point. That was really the only way that I could play that part.”FAN FAVORITES: FAST CARS, GANGSTERS, AND THE IMPACT OF FAME(Photo by ©Buena Vista Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection)Lindo brought the same laser focus to crafting his characters in big-budget action flicks as he had in prestige dramas and on the stage. On Dominic Sena’s high-octane thriller Gone in Sixty Seconds, in which he plays a detective tracking a gang of Nicolas Cage-led car thieves, Lindo took stunt driving lessons for the film’s exhilarating and hairpin-turn–filled car chases.For Romeo Must Die, Jet Li’s martial arts action vehicle, he dabbled in golf to develop Isaak, underworld father to Aaliyah s Trish. “Everybody says, ‘Oh my God, when you pick up a golf club, you re hooked’ – Courtney Vance said it to me, Lindo tells us, smirking as he recalls his brief dalliance with the sport. “One time I was on a range in Los Angeles. I hit the ball and it was really true. It sailed elegantly, majestically through the air. I said to myself, This must be what causes golfers to become golf addicts. Because you re forever chasing that sensation of watching the ball fly through the air.”He proudly hasn’t picked up a golf club since.(Photo by © Warner Brothers/courtesy Everett Collection)That should come as no surprise. While the actor has plenty of blockbusters to his name, he remains comfortably grounded. Sudden fame, on occasions, can obscure an actor’s prior hard-fought work. Lindo remembers first collaborating with James Gandolfini in 1995 on Barry Sonnenfeld’s Get Shorty, a gangster comedy about a Miami mobster and shyster embroiling themselves in the movie biz, and then re-teaming with The Sopranos actor years later on the Robert Redford-helmed military prison drama, The Last Castle.“It was really fascinating for me to watch how others reacted to him in the context of this major stardom. I remember the director referring to Gandolfini as, and I m paraphrasing right now, ‘One of the most brilliant actors he had ever seen, ” Lindo says. “It was instructive, in terms of what happens when you get that one part that just elevates you into this other sphere. Essentially, you re the same guy, except you ve done this extraordinary work, and now people look at you completely differently.”FRESHEST WORK: A RENAISSANCE BY WAY OF STREAMING AND GETTING BACK WITH SPIKE(Photo by ©Walt Disney Co./courtesy Everett Collection)By way of The Simpsons and Robot Chicken, Lindo periodically explored voice acting, but his most well-known animated appearance, which came with a distinct challenge, can be found in Pixar’s Up. In the beloved Pete Docter film he plays a derpy rottweiler companion to the villainous explorer Charles Muntz (Christopher Plummer), who s hunting the grieving and cynical Carl and a vibrant flightless bird.“That was a completely different experience, because there was no material. There literally were drawings: This is what your character looks like, this is what this scene is,” he says. “To their credit, the director and the producers on Up were assuring me that what I was doing was right on. But in terms of the internal process, it felt slightly disconnected. It involves much more of putting oneself at the mercy of other people. That s hard.”(Photo by © CBS All Access)While speaking to the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theater Dance, in 2016, Lindo made mention of a screenplay he has written about his mother’s life as part of the Windrush generation – the people who arrived in the UK from the Caribbean from the late 1940s to the early 1970s. “I have every intention of continuing to work on it and finishing that story because it s a really important story. But I haven t had a chance to actually sit down at the computer recently and actually work on the script,” he says. “If the stars line up, knock on wood, I ll be directing a film at the end of this year. Also my intention is to direct my screenplay.”The ever-busy Lindo experienced a career resurgence in the late 2010s with a Critics’ Choice-nominated performance in the Certified Fresh first season of legal drama, The Good Fight, one of the first series to launch on CBS All Access (now Paramount+). His four-year run as the sober, dignified managing partner Adrian Boseman reminded audiences of Lindo’s gravitas. Then, in 2020, re-teaming with Spike Lee on Da 5 Bloods, Lindo’s distinct ability to give voice to psychologically intricate characters once more came to the surface.(Photo by David Lee / © Netflix)While Lindo’s blistering jungle monologue in the film has rightfully garnered widespread acclaim, his final scene — wherein Paul’s estranged son David (Jonathan Majors) reads a letter from him, eloquently narrated by Lindo – adds a heartfelt layer to Paul’s tangled fatherly love. He compared the sequence to West Indian Archie’s final scene in Malcolm X, wherein the enfeebled former gangster is cared for by his former pupil, X. “Similarly, in Bloods that scene completes Paul’s arc in a beautiful, tender, and also revelatory way. I get to reveal in no uncertain terms, clearly, my love for David, my acknowledgement that all of the crap that has happened in our relationship was not his fault. An already iconic scene set in an Apocalypse Now-themed club, in which Lindo and co-stars perform the Soul Train line dance, has introduced Lindo to a new generation – via GIFs and memes. “My son, a few months ago, said, ‘Man, dad, you re blowing up the internet. Look, look,’” he says, clearly amused. “[The scene] was totally impromptu. We had shot the scenes of us being at the table with the Vietnamese guys staring at us. And then all of a sudden Spike just said, ‘Let s do this.’ Lindo was game.Focus and study, total commitment, and a let’s-do-this attitude have propelled the actor along an enviable career path for almost 60 years – and maybe, just maybe, to the Oscars, too.Da 5 Bloods is available now on Netflix.On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.
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罗马全面战争秘籍 KING OF THE CROP: ENDGAME MISSES ONE RECORD BUT APPROACHES ANOTHER(Photo by @ Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, @ Marvel Studios)The Endgame is still strong. In just ten days it has passed 0 million, managing to do what it took James Cameron’s Titanic to do in 252. With nearly 0 million, the film is still million ahead of the pace of The Force Awakens. That is down from the 0 million lead it had after last weekend. Part of that is due to Avengers: Endgame only having the second greatest second weekend of all-time (5.8 million) behind Force Awakens’ 9.2 million. Marvel’s juggernaut also fell to third place on the all-time daily tallys for Monday and Tuesday on opening week and second place on Wednesday and Thursday (for non-opening days.) This weekend’s drop (59.2%) was in line with Age of Ultron’s 59.4% and Captain America: Civil War (59.5%) which is still rather impressive given it bested the all-time opening record by 0 million.Looking forward to next weekend, its haul will be expected to be somewhere between Black Panther’s .3 million and The Force Awakens’ .2 million Endgame could be in the realm of 5-823 million. Avatar’s final domestic gross was 0.5 million with a worldwide haul of .78 billion. Avengers: Endgame is now the second-highest grossing film ever with nearly .19 billion. The Force Awakens took 54 days to reach the billion milestone. Infinity War did it in 48 and Avatar in 47. Endgame opened internationally in 25 markets on Apr. 24, 2019 and achieved the goal in just 12 days.ROTTEN RETURNS: DOLLS UGLY INDEED, AND LONG SHOT MISSES BY A MILENormally this section is dedicated to just one movie, but this is a bad weekend for one struggling studio and a wake-up call for another. STX Films had a hit this year with The Upside, though that was a fortunate pickup from its original home at the Weinstein Co. That and Second Act (with Jennifer Lopez) were its only successes since 2017’s A Bad Mom’s Christmas. A million attempt to get into the animated game with Uglydolls (34%) is not going to help when it starts with just .5 million. Sure that’s better than Annapurna/United Artists Releasing got from Missing Link opening weekend but it’s less than Funimation received for Dragon Ball Super: Broly (.8 million) in January this year on just about a third of the screens as Uglydolls.However it is Lionsgate’s release of Long Shot that is far more troubling. At just million this weekend, the Charlize Theron/Seth Rogen romantic comedy is the lowest wide opening for the studio this year. Lionsgate’s successes as of late have been primarily because of their smallest budgets like Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral ( million budget / million gross), A Simple Favor ( million / million), Overboard ( million / .3 million) and Five Feet Apart ( million / .4 million). Compare that to the likes of Hellboy ( million / .7 million), Cold Pursuit ( million / .1 million), Robin Hood ( million / .8 million) and now Long Shot’s million budget.(Photo by Hector Alvarez / © Summit Entertainment)Since the days of Twilight and The Hunger Games, Lionsgate has struggled to find a place in the current state of the franchise wars, unable to even finish their Divergent series. While they have had some major success stories like La La Land and Wonder, decent franchise returns from Now You See Me and John Wick and even a few surprises like The Hitman’s Bodyguard (which is now getting a sequel) and Hacksaw Ridge, the post-Wonder overlook is one where the only + million opening with the Madea Funeral ( million) and their second best was Tyler Perry’s Acrimony (.1 million).Long Shot is the 7th straight non-Tyler Perry entry in the Lionsgate catalog to open wide and fail to to achieve an opening weekend of million. Robin Hood, Hunter Killer, and Hell Fest could not even do it in five days. Lionsgate had so much confidence in Long Shot that they moved it from the first week of June into the wake of Endgame in the hopes of being the Notting Hill to Fox s Phantom Menace, and it backfired spectacularly. Even with an 83% on the Tomatometer and critics praising it as one of the great surprises of 2019, Long Shot could go down as the biggest failure to market a Seth Rogen comedy since the Weinsteins couldn’t turn Zack and Miri Make a Porno into a success just months after Knocked Up grossed over 8 million. Long Shot opened to less than that Kevin Smith film.TOP TEN AND BEYOND: THE INTRUDER FALTERS WITH CRITICS BUT IS WELCOMED BY AUDIENCESThis week’s final newcomer, The Intruder, feels like a minor success compared to those two movies, besting Long Shot for second place with an million opening and all on an million budget. That’s more than Cold Creek Manor opened to in 2003 (.1 million) the film where Stephen Dorff played the previous owner of a house that terrorized Dennis Quaid. That got a 12% from critics here, while The Intruder got a score of 27%. So here’s to minor successes.As for major successes, Captain Marvel has just moved into 24th place for the highest-grossing domestic total of all-time. Shazam! is not nearly in its league, but with over 5 million worldwide, it s still a minor success for the DC Universe. That is more than the 8 million that Dumbo has accumulated to date, which, at the moment, puts the film in the red in the vicinity of Disney’s holiday bomb, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.THIS TIME LAST YEAR: AVENGERS RULED, BUT FELL BEHIND ALL-TIMER PACE(Photo by @ Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures, @ Marvel Studios)The weekend prior, Avengers: Infinity War had the largest opening of all-time. This weekend it had the second-best second weekend of all-time with $4.7 million, bringing its total to 3.1 million as it already began to fall well off the pace of The Force Awakens. Counterprogramming was offered with the role-reversal remake of 1987’s Overboard which made .7 million for second place while Jason Reitman’s Tully was another acclaimed disappointment with Charlize Theron that was released in 1,353 theaters and made just .2 million. Also opening in just 34 theaters was RBG, which went on to become one of the most successful documentaries of 2018. The Top Ten films grossed 8.9 million and averaged 60.5% on the Tomatometer. This year’s Top Ten grossed 2.4 Million and averaged 59.6% with critics.ON THE VINE: CAN PIKACHU BEAT THE AVENGERS? SERIOUSLY, CAN IT?(Photo by @ Warner Bros. Pictures, @ Legendary)A Pokemon with the voice of Ryan Reynolds is going to try its best to knock back the Avengers in its third weekend. Is Detective Pikachu really going to be a force this summer or has its appeal window shortened as people found new games to play? 1964’s Bedtime Story with Marlon Brando and David Niven is getting another redux; you may know it better as Dirty Rotten Scoundrels with Steve Martin and Michael Caine. This year it is known as The Hustle with Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson. Last year’s Book Club turned into a little surprise hit for Paramount. This year STX is hoping for the same results with Poms starring Diane Keaton, Jacki Weaver, Rhea Perlman, and Pam Grier in a comedy about a retirement community that starts a cheerleading squad; a film that could have sleeper hit written all over it. But can STX pull it off?The Full Top 10: May 3-5Avengers: Endgame (2019) 94% – 5.8 million (6.69 million total)The Intruder (2019) 33% – million ( million total)Long Shot (2019) 81% – .02 million (.02 million total)UglyDolls (2019) 28% – .51 million (.51 million total)Captain Marvel (2019) 79% – .27 million (0.76 million total)Breakthrough (2019) 63% – .94 million (.22 million total)The Curse of La Llorona (2019) 28% – .50 million (.10 million total)Shazam! (2019) 90% – .45 million (5.19 million total)Little (2019) 46% – .47 million (.58 million total)Dumbo (2019) 46% – .43 million (9.70 million total)