Archive for February, 2018

Black Panther breaks US box office records

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther has smashed the US box office with $192 million in its opening weekend.

The Marvel superhero movie had the fifth-biggest opening weekend ever, beaten only by Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Jurassic World and The Avengers.

It’s also the highest-grossing February opening weekend, and ranks among the top 15 global debuts ever.

According to comScore, 37% of moviegoers were African American.

It holds a 97% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and has been a hit in the UK, with day one takings of £2.6 million (about $3.7m) – beating both Thor: Ragnarok and the Benedict Cumberbatch-led Doctor Strange in terms of first-day money.

Meanwhile, Black Panther‘s Michael B Jordan secretly sneaked into public screenings on opening night to find out what real audiences made of his turn as Erik ‘Killmonger’ Stevens.

“Honestly, everybody was laughing, they were yelling at the screen, you know what I’m saying?” he said.

“The gasps, the one-liners, everything was working so it was cool to see it with a normal audience – not at a premiere, not at a press junket.

“They were really engaged and interacting with the film, so it was good to see.”

As well as Jordan, Black Panther stars include Chadwick Boseman, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Andy Serkis, Winston Duke, Angela Bassett and Forest Whitaker.

Black Panther is out in cinemas now.

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Coco is the week’s most pirated movie

Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

The top 10 most downloaded movies on BitTorrent are in again. ‘Coco’ tops the chart this week, followed by ‘Thor Ragnarok’. ‘Daddy’s Home 2’ completes the top three.

This week we have three newcomers in our chart.

Coco is the most downloaded movie.

The data for our weekly download chart is estimated by TorrentFreak, and is for informational and educational reference only. All the movies in the list are Web-DL/Webrip/HDRip/BDrip/DVDrip unless stated otherwise.

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This week’s most downloaded movies are:
Movie Rank Rank last week Movie name IMDb Rating / Trailer
Most downloaded movies via torrents
1 (6) Coco 8.9 / trailer
2 (1) Thor Ragnarok 8.1 / trailer
3 (…) Daddy’s Home 2 6.0 / trailer
4 (3) The Shape of Water (DVDScr) 8.0 / trailer
5 (…) Murder on The Orient Express 6.7 / trailer
6 (2) Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (HDTS) 7.3 / trailer
7 (9) Justice League (Subbed HDRip) 7.1 / trailer
8 (5) Blade Runner 2049 8.9 / trailer
9 (7) Braven 5.6 / trailer
10 (…) The Cloverfield Paradox 5.8 / trailer

Fifty Shades Freed takes top spot at US box

Monday, February 12th, 2018

Fifty Shades Freed has been given a proper thrashing by critics across the world but despite the fears of some in Hollywood, and even without any full-frontal Jamie Dornan bits, there are movies that are absolutely critic-proof, and the final part of the Fifty Shades trilogy is one of them.

The film has topped the US Box Office this weekend, according to the latest figures from Box Office Mojo.

It racked up $38.8 million over the weekend, putting it at number one and ahead of two other new entires in this week’s chart.

In at number two was the much rnore wholesome Peter Rabbit with $25 million, and at number three was Clint Eastwood’s latest The 15:17 to Paris with $12.6 million.

Then comes last weekend’s number one, reboot Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which grossed $9.8 million

And rounding out the top five was The Greatest Showman with $6.4 million.

The rest of the top ten was filled out with Maze Runner: The Death Cure, Winchester, The Post, The Shape of Water and Den of Thieves.

The commercial success of the Fifty Shades trilogy despite increasing critical disdain for each outing has led to rumours of adaptations of EL James’s spinoff novels.

The author has already published reworkings of Fifty Shades of Grey and Fifty Shades Darker, this time from Christian Grey’s viewpoint, rather than Ana Steele, and is presumably working on the final part of the re-angled trilogy.

But with the films presented objectively in the third person, there seems little dramatic justification to adapt the spinoffs.

Jamie Dornan has already said that he’s not interested in playing Christian Grey in any new films they make for that very reason.

Check out the Feb. 9-11 figures below:

1. Fifty Shades Freed — $38.8 million
2. Peter Rabbit — $25 million
3. The 15:17 to Paris — $12.6 million
4. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle — $9.8 million
5. The Greatest Showman — $6.4 million
6. Maze Runner: The Death Cure — $6 million
7. Winchester — $5.1 million
8. The Post — $3.5 million
9. The Shape of Water — $3 million
10. Den of Thieves — $2.9 million

This box office news can be discussed here