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Ka-Boom! "Ip Man 3" Opens to $24M Friday, Heading for $70M Weekend [China Box Office]

1:55 PM 3/4/2016 by Senh Duong
Donnie Yen in "Ip Man 3"
“Ip Man 3” just ended “The Mermaid’s” three-week reign atop the box office in China on Friday with a $24.3M opening, which includes $1M from midnight screenings. Depending on word-of-mouth and how front-loaded the martial arts film is, it’s looking at a huge $70M opening for the entire three-day weekend. “Ip Man 3” is directed by Wilson Yip, stars Donnie Yen, features Mike Tyson as a villain, and has Yuen Woo-Ping choreographing the film’s many outstanding fight scenes.

According to a report over at Deadline Paramount and MGM have given their new Death Wish movie to directers  Aharon Keshales and Navot Papushado.    The Israeli duo burst onto the scene with their debut Rabies and cemented their reputation in the fantastic cinema circle with their followup Big Bad Wolves in 2013.

London Has Fallen Feels Like a Movie Directed By Chuck Norris’ Beard Focus Features It’s easy to imagine London Has Fallen as a lost entry in the Cannon Films’ canon, buried three decades ago and only recently unearthed, touched up with shoddy CG, and unleashed into cineplexes for our viewing pleasure. It’s gleefully violent, vociferously pro-American/anti-other, ridiculously plotted, and willfully ignorant of politically correct concerns — and if a smile crept up your ’80s action-loving face while reading that sentence then, like me, you’ll probably also find it to be pretty damn entertaining.

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China Box Office: “Ip Man 3” Could Be Hurt By Piracy and Impending Blu-ray Release

4:18 PM 3/1/2016 by Senh Duong
Donnie Yen Fights Eleven in "Ip Man 3"
Originally, Donnie Yen’s “Ip Man 3” was supposed to be released in China on December 24, 2015. But inexplicably, it was pulled weeks before that date, and pushed to March 4, 2016 -- this coming Friday.

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: Morgan Freeman stares down the face of evil in 'London Has Fallen' The best job security for any movies president is to have Morgan Freeman as vice president. Seriously, no evildoer would opt to deal with the man who stared down an extinction-level event (Deep Impact), who soothed racial tensions at a crucial moment in history (Invictus), and...

China Box Office: "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2" Opens to Solid (Maybe Even Great) $21M

12:55 PM 2/22/2016 by Senh Duong
Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny
“Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny,” the sequel to Ang Lee’s Oscar-winning 2000 film, opened in China over the weekend and pulled in $21.3M. Compared to the recording-breaking numbers that Stephen Chow’s “The Mermaid” has amassed in the last couple of weeks -- $42M on opening day and $420M since -- this doesn’t sound like much. But “Sword of Destiny’s” relatively modest weekend opening is actually a solid, maybe even great figure.

Gramercy Pictures has released a new film clip from the upcoming sequel LONDON HAS FALLEN starring Gerard Butler, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman, Angela Bassett, Melissa Leo, Radha Mitchell, Robert Forster, Jackie Earle Haley, Charlotte Riley, Sean O’Bryan, Alon Aboutboul, and Waleed Zuaiter.The film was directed by Babak Najafi from a screenplay written by Creighton Rothenberger & Katrin Benedikt, Christian Gudegast, Chad St.

Dwayne Johnson Confirms Rampage Writers & Summer Start Date Perhaps secure in the knowledge that, eventually, they might actually run out of comic book characters, Hollywood is in a big hurry to turn video games into movies. But while big-budget features based on (comparatively) recent game creations like Assassins Creed, Splinter Cell, Halo, or Uncharted are all in some form of development across various studios, few have seemed eager to reach into the more varied backlog of classic properties from the medium’s arcade Golden Age.

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