https://www.boxofficemojo.com/article/ed3480224772/?ref_=bo_hm_hp The $60.1 million opening for Jumanji: The Next Level is the 13th largest December opening ever and the largest December debut for Sony. While the film will have to contend next weekend with the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the opening weekend performance, along with a strong audience reaction — which gave the film an "A-" CinemaScore — puts it in a fantastic position heading into the Christmas holiday frame. Two years ago Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle sat at $52.7 million after its first five days in release and went on to gross over $404 million domestically and nearly $1 billion worldwide, serving as the largest domestic gross in Sony's history. Can the sequel take it to the... next level? Internationally, The Next Level got its overseas start last weekend and this weekend added 34 new markets for a total of 52, from which it brought in an estimated $85.7 million, pushing its international total to $152.5 million for a $212.6 million global cume. This weekend saw the UK lead all markets with a 5-day total of $12.6 million followed by Russia ($8.9m) and Germany ($4.6m). The film has still yet to release in Italy (Dec 25), Australia (Dec 26) and Brazil (Jan 16). Rotting Tomatoes is a percentage, ignore it. The Imdb average is 9.0 and MC is 8.3, RT critic 7.8 and user 9.2! (adjusted to 10 scale) Much higher user rating than critics. Imdb top rated TV #28, was higher a week ago. My score 8, may drop to 7 if it doesn't improve. Sure to continue based on popularity. Ear wax! Put pictures of Pelosi, Clinton and AOC on the ceiling above your bed. Imdb says it opened last weekend in Canada. Not here! Streaming somewhere? SATURDAY AM UPDATE: Sony's Jumanji: The Next Level is delivering on Mojo's pre-weekend expectations and then some, bringing in an estimated $19.4 million on Friday, heading toward a $50+ million three-day debut. To go along with the strong performance, the film received an "A-" CinemaScore from opening day audiences. Otherwise, the weekend's two fellow newcomers are struggling. ‘Richard Jewell’ Scribe Billy Ray Accuses Atlanta Journal-Constitution Editor Of Using Disputed Scene To Cloak Its Role In Ruining Hero’s Life https://deadline.com/2019/12/richard-jewell-movie-controversy-reporter-kathy-scruggs-clint-eastwood-billy-ray-atlanta-journal-constitution-1202806453/ “They editorialized wildly and printed assumptions as facts,” Ray said. “They compared him to noted mass murderer Wayne Williams. And this was after he had saved hundreds of lives. Now a movie comes along 23 years later, a perfect chance for the AJC to atone for what they did to Richard and to admit to their misdeeds. And what do they decide to do? They launch a distraction campaign. They deflect and distort. They focus solely on one single minute in a movie that’s 129 minutes long, opting to challenge one assertion in the movie rather than accepting their own role in destroying the life of a good man. The movie isn’t about Kathy Scruggs; it’s about the heroism and hounding of Richard Jewell, and what rushed reporting can do to an innocent man. And by the way, I will stand by every word and assertion in the script,” he added. Tonight! US teasers. Screenshots: https://trekmovie.com/2019/12/11/get-a-look-at-this-weeks-animated-star-trek-short-treks/ The Girl Who Made The Stars https://youtu.be/L0Xj2m3O-oY Written by Brandon Schultz (co-writer of DSC S2 episode 11 “Perpetual Infinity”). Directed by Olatunde Osunsanmi. When a lightning storm in space scares a young Michael Burnham, her father aims to ease her fears with a mythical story about a brave little girl who faced her own fears head on. Ephraim and DOT https://youtu.be/xE0ZnsgNQVU Written by Chris Silvestri & Anthony Maranville (the duo also wrote DSC S2 episode 10 “The Red Angel”). Directed by composer Michael Giacchino. Ephraim, a humble tardigrade, is flying through the mycelial network when an unexpected encounter takes her on a bewildering adventure through space. Not a real Burger King! If Baby Yoda was a Cat https://youtu.be/dh4uUt3Bbjs S2 final trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zdgt-JzJ6b0 Favorite video: Duran Duran: Girls on Film https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6666692/ Can't even find the uncensored 6m version anymore! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCjMZMxNr-0 The Atlanta Journal-Constitution printed far worse than "Reporter Trading Sex For Tips". Read the last three pages of the first, which quotes a long article in Atlanta Magazine. https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2019/11/19/nolte-debunking-the-atlanta-journal-constitution-attack-on-eastwoods-richard-jewell/ https://www.atlantamagazine.com/great-reads/presumed-guilty/ Pedro Pascal Is the Mandalorian, but That’s Not Him Starring in Every Episode https://www.imdb.com/news/ni62713622?ref_=nws_sb_nwc_li Pedro Pascal receives top billing on “The Mandalorian” for playing the title character, but it turns out that’s not actually Pascal underneath the helmet and armor in every episode of the buzzy Disney+ “Star Wars” series. In fact, at least one episode of “The Mandalorian” did not feature Pascal in any capacity. Bryce Dallas Howard tells Vulture that Pascal was absent from the fourth episode, “Sanctuary,” which she directed. Pascal did not act in the episode because he was starring on Broadway in “King Lear.” DailyMail: Star Trek actor Rene Auberjonois has died at 79 after a battle with metastatic lung cancer. Best known for his roles in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, MASH and Boston Legal, the actor passed away at his California home, his son Remy-Luc confirmed. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vt36jteVyy8 Storyline from Imdb: Messiah explores the lines among religion, faith and politics. It chronicles the modern world's reaction to a man who first appears in the Middle East creating a groundswell of followers around him claiming he is the Messiah. Is he sent from God or is he a dangerous fraud bent on dismantling the world's geopolitical order? The story unfolds from multiple points of view, including a young CIA agent, an Israeli Shin Bet officer, a Latino preacher and his Texan daughter, a Palestinian refugee and the media, among others. Written by ahmetkozan Didn't realize how long he's been acting. First was uncredited in Lilith (1964). Was in Brewster McCloud (1970) same year as M.A.S.H. Stossel just did a video: One Fix for Hollywood Bias https://youtu.be/_ASa0Cq2wx4 Queeny makes a joke! It's 85% of Frozen's $401m. Will reach a billion Fri or Sat. Wrong again, It was off by only $2.3m! Of course the article was written Thursday, it's a projection.