Well, that was a quick reign for Napoleon, with the Hunger Games prequel jumping back to the top spot in Week 3 of release. Props to Warner Bros for backing Bottoms, an original story with nary a name cast, made by an exciting new female voice, but the box office says otherwise. Same goes for Uproar, a beautifully made crowdpleaser from the other side of the ditch, which struggled despite its success on home turf. But the big story for the third week in a row is the staying power of promising young woman Emerald Fennell’s Saltburn, which continues to increase its box office haul every respective weekend.
Despite the online doomsayers, Hunger Games prequel, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes opened strongly, which will unfortunately mean more prequels. Apart from that, the surprisingly wide release of Saltburn saw some sites doing boffo business, whilst too many were DOA – should be interesting to see the screen spread for that one in Week 2. Speaking of DOA, it doesn’t look like Thanksgiving means much to Australian audiences, understandably.
… subverts the conventions of its predecessors to create a work of glorious and heart-breaking ego death.
Director Francis Lawrence and Producer Nina Jacobson discuss the making of prequel, Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes.
Tom Blyth (Benediction), Rachel Zegler (West Side Story), Peter Dinklage, Hunter Schafer (Euphoria), Josh Andrés Rivera (West Side Story), Jason Schwartzman (looking more like Stanley Tucci by the day) and Viola Davis star for director Francis Lawrence in the Hunger Games prequel.
Showrunner Nick Santoro and star Alan Ritchson explain why their Prime Video series adaptation of Lee Child’s first Jack Reacher book, The Killing Floor will satisfy Reacher Creatures and newcomers alike.