Submitted by William Morey on Mon, 02/12/2018 - 10:47
It was a weekend for lovers as the final film in the Fifty Shades of Grey saga – Fifty Shades Freed – took the top spot at the box office over Valentine’s weekend earning $39 million. That total brings it just a little shy of the last year’s entry, Fifty Shades Darker. Still, I’ll bet UTA is happy with the results as they represent director James Foley and star Jamie Dornan, and WME is pleased as they represent star Dakota Johnson.
Submitted by William Morey on Fri, 02/09/2018 - 11:12
Welcome to Friday and another edition of Notes from the Rep Biz!
Oscar winner Halle Berry has signed with Michelle Bohan and Warren Zavala. Berry was last seen in Kingsman: The Golden Circle, and is expected to reprise her role in the third entry in the franchise. She is managed by Suzan Bymel of Management 360.
Submitted by William Morey on Mon, 02/05/2018 - 12:44
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is back on top! After one week in the number two spot, the Dwayne Johnson starring adventure reboot pulled ahead of The Maze Runner:The Death Cure to number one with $11 million. Maze Runner, meanwhile pulled in $10 million. In third place with $9.2 million was the Lionsgate horror film Winchester, which performed as expected, which is to say…okay. And while it’s not a resounding success it’s still profitable and should make UTA happy as they represent writer/directors Michael and Peter Spierig and co-star Sarah Snook.
Submitted by William Morey on Mon, 01/29/2018 - 10:43
The third and final film in the Maze Runner series took the number one spot over the weekend with a $24 million haul, knocking Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle down into second place (with a still-strong $16 million). APA should be happy with this result as they rep director Wes Ball – who also directed the other two entries in the series. ICM should be happy as they rep writer T.S. Nowlin, while actors Dylan O’Brien and Thomas Brodie-Sangster are repped by WME. CAA reps actress Kaya Scodelario.
Submitted by William Morey on Mon, 01/22/2018 - 12:41
For the third straight week Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle took the number one spot at the box office with a $20 million haul. This puts the sequel into the top 80 of worldwide box office all time. The weekend overall was strong for newcomers, like the Chis Hemsworth fighting terrorists on horseback film, 12 Strong, which over-performed and came in second place with $16 million.