James McAvoy in Split. Photo: John Baer/Universal Studios The Big Story: Deadpool last year and Fifty Shades Darker, The Lego Batman Movie, and John Wick: Chapter Two this year. But even by those low standards, this weekend was a wash, with M. Night Shyamalan’s Split topping the box-office rankings for the third straight frame. Adding another $15 million or so, Split’s total now stands at just under $100 million domestically, meaning it should be M. Night’s first nine-digit performer since The Last Airbender in 2010, and only his second since 2004, when The Village made $114 million. And more generally, it should have no trouble topping last year’s best-performing horror movie, The Conjuring 2, as well as those of 2015 and 2014, making it the highest-grossing scarer since The Conjuring in 2013. It certainly had no trouble with this weekend’s competition in the genre: Rings, the miserably reviewed third feature in the franchise, opened to $13 million. … [Read more...] about Is the Highest-Grossing Horror Movie Since 2013
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Vishwaroopam 2 First Day Collection: Kamal Haasan | Rahul Bose | Pooja Kumar | FilmiBeat Day Box Office Collection (In Rupees) 1 1.50 crores (estimated) Vishwaroop 2 First Day Collection: Kamal Haasan's much awaited film Vishwaroopam 2 hit the theatrical screens on Friday in Tamil, Telugu and Tamil. The Hindi version of the flick titled Vishwaroop 2 failed to impressed the audience and critics alike. If reports are to be believed, then this sequel to 2013 release Vishwaroop has received a poor opening at the box office on Day 1. It is said that Vishwaroop 2 collected around Rs. 1.50 crores on Day 1. Speaking about the Hindi version, trade analyst Girish Johar told Pinkvilla, "It's not up to the mark. It has not done as expected in the Hindi belt. The film has done somewhere around 1.5 crores in Hindi version in the early trends."Speaking about the average review of the film and why the Kamal Haasan's charisma has not worked in North India, Johar told the website, "What I … [Read more...] about Vishwaroop 2 First Day Collection: Hindi Version Of Kamal Haasan Film Opens Poorly!
Today Box announced that Steven Sinofsky has joined its operations as an adviser. The relationship was kicked off via Facebook message, consummated over pho, and gives Box key talent and experience that it needs to grow its enterprise-facing document storage solution. And to build its next set of products. The race to store your files online is not a mere struggle for dominance of low-margin cloud document management. Price pressure via increasing competition from wealthy technology companies is already leading to, in some cases, the elimination of consumer storage costs. For example, Flickr will give you a terabyte of space for your pictures, and Outlook.com has essentially unlimited storage. However, on the enterprise side of things, Microsoft and Box are currently locked in a mini arms race, with Microsoft boosting its SkyDrive Pro business offering to 25GB of storage per seat. Box recently doubled its consumer offering to 10GB, and added a new, $5 per month per seat plan … [Read more...] about With Sinofsky On Board, Box Is Now Capable Of Mounting The First Credible Threat To Office
Steve Jobs opens with a mission. Or maybe it’s a vision. The lionized tech wunderkind is basking in the success of his ambitious, provocative 1984 Macintosh ad which cast Apple as rabble-rousers disrupting some Orwellian dystopia and, in a way, saving the human race through computers—specifically, their computers. Jobs is on a tear, hell-bent on kicking off the Macintosh launch event with his computer speaking the word “Hello.” There’s a glitch and the team might not pull it off, an inexcusable turn of events that would ruin everything Jobs is setting out to do: destroy the 2001: A Space Odyssey-esque notion that computers are scary things with sharp edges. He wants to make them friendly and accessible. Human, even. Michael Fassbender, the actor who has already earned Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild, and Critics Choice Award nominations for his portrayal of Jobs, laughs when he thinks about how committed to that mission Jobs was and how successful it … [Read more...] about How Michael Fassbender Made Steve Jobs Human
The super-charged actioner that would go on to spawn the unpredictably explosive, physics-defying $2.3 billion The Fast and the Furious juggernaut franchise was born one hot July 2000 afternoon on the sunbaked asphalt at L.A.’s Dodger Stadium. That’s the day filming began and cameras started rolling on Paul Walker, the appealing blond actor director Rob Cohen had cast in The Skulls, hitting moves behind the wheel of a tricked out green Mitsubishi Eclipse as undercover LAPD cop Brian O’Conner. Over a dozen years and six increasingly successful sequels later, Walker’s tragic death in November 2013 would unexpectedly put the brakes on one of Universal’s most lucrative franchises as the studio, its stars, and its filmmakers took months to grieve and figure out how they should continue—or if they should continue at all. “I was really worried that it would be a cover-up, that it wouldn’t be a legacy, that it would be a machine … [Read more...] about How ‘The Fast and the Furious’ Took Over the World