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‘Jungle Cruise’ Rides to $61.8M at Global Box Office, $30M on Disney+

Disney’s Jungle Cruise rode to a better-than-expected opening of $34.2 million at the domestic box office amid renewed concerns over COVID-19 and the delta variant for a worldwide box office debut of $61.8 million. The movie’s total global start is an OK $91.8 million when including $30 million in revenue from Disney+ Premier Access. Overseas […]

Box Office: ‘Jungle Cruise’ Earns $2.7M in Thursday Previews

Disney’s latest live-action Jungle Cruise rode to $2.7 million in Thursday previews at the North American box office. The family friendly adventure – based on the iconic Disney ride — is also being made available simultaneously in the home via Disney+ Premier Access, a decision made several months ago because of ongoing concerns over the COVID-19 […]

Matt Damon on Connecting With Oklahoma Oil Workers for ‘Stillwater’: “What Binds Us Is So Much Greater Than What Divides Us”

In order to play an Oklahoma oil worker in Tom McCarthy’s latest thriller, Stillwater, Matt Damon ventured deep into the roughneck community to try to understand his character. He traveled to Oklahoma with McCarthy in the divisive aftermath of the 2016 presidential election when pundits and political observers urged people to try to get to […]

Zurich Film Festival Lifetime Honor for ‘Life of Pi’ Composer Mychael Danna

The Zurich Film Festival will honor Oscar-winning composer Mychael Danna (Life of Pi) with its 2021 career achievement award. The Canada-born Danna has worked with such directors as Terry Gilliam (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus), Atom Egoyan (The Sweet Hereafter), Joel Schumacher (8MM), James Mangold (Girl, Interrupted) and Denzel Washington (Antwone Fisher), but is perhaps […]

Cannes: Matt Damon Opens Up About Why Opening Night Brought Him to Tears

Matt Damon met the international press in Cannes Friday afternoon after bringing a welcome dose of Hollywood star power to the red carpet the night prior for the world premiere of Tom McCarthy’s Stillwater. Damon was joined by the director and his co-stars Camille Cottin, Abigail Breslin and Lilou Siauvaud. The actor took a pause during […]

Cannes: Matt Damon Enters Awards Conversation for ‘Stillwater’

Matt Damon brought some major star wattage to the Croisette on Thursday evening, attending the Cannes Film Festival world premiere of Tom McCarthy’s Stillwater, a drama which is, above all else, a showcase for a strong Damon performance. The ageless veteran clearly relished the chance to play a regular guy again — as opposed to […]