2018 Domestic Box Office Will Cross $11B Mark In Record Time This Week   Other

Streaming did not kill moviegoing this year, not one bit. While we all knew that the domestic box office was headed for an $11 billion-plus year, it turns out that we’re going to hit that mark in record time this week on either Tuesday or Wednesday completing the feat in 345 or 346 days. Through the end of today, ComScore estimates that we’re at $10.986 billion with
Ryan Murphy On New “Feminist Horror Story” ‘Ratched’; ‘Pose’ Signifies Real Industry Change For LGBTQ Stories   Other

Ryan Murphy says his upcoming Netflix show Ratched, starring Sarah Paulson, will be a “gorgeous story” championing feminism. Speaking at GQ Live in Los Angeles on Saturday, the TV creator explained what had drawn him to the subject, how he was letting women lead the way with the story, and how he thinks the industry truly has changed with regard to LGBTQ stories
Will ‘The Grinch’ Steal No. 1 Away From ‘Ralph’? Both Animated Pics Eye $15M+ During Slow Pre-Christmas Period   Other

Friday 11:27PM 2nd update/writethru: The weekend box office is so slow that Disney’s Ralph Breaks the Internet and Universal/Ilumination’s The Grinch are now in a staring contest for first place with a little over $15M a piece. Ralph 2 has a bit of the edge over Grinch with a Friday take of $3.5M to $3.3M. The toon throw-down may even extend into Sunday since
‘Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse’ And ‘The Incredibles 2’ Offer Animated Argument For Super-Heroes   Other

It’s hard to think that any superhero film could qualify as a Hollywood rarity these days but Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse is just that. As an animated big-screen adaptation of a comic book superhero the Sony film is on a surprisingly short list. On Thursday the film’s three directors — Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman –were celebrating
Sean Penn Working On Jamal Khashoggi Documentary In Turkey, Local Media Reports   Other

As controversy continues to swirl around the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, reports are surfacing that Sean Penn is working on a documentary in Turkey about the Washington Post columnist and outspoken critic of Saudi Arabia’s crown prince. Al Jazeera and other regional news outlets report that the two-time Oscar winner and a small crew were filming
Sony & Film4 Wrap Steve Coogan Pic ‘Greed’; Sophie Cookson, Asa Butterfield, Stephen Fry Join Cast; First Look Images   Other

Sony Pictures International Productions and Film4 have wrapped production on Michael Winterbottom (The Killer Inside Me) comedy Greed, starring Steve Coogan, Isla Fisher and David Mitchell. Also starring are Sophie Cookson, Shirley Henderson, Asa Butterfield, Sarah Solemani, Shanina Shaik, Dinita Gohil, Asim Chaudhry, Pearl Mackie, Jonny Sweet, Ollie Locke and Stephen
Netflix Unveils First Look At Gillian Anderson In British Comedy Drama ‘Sex Education’   Other

Netflix has unveiled the first look at its own brand of Sex Education. The SVOD service has revealed the first images of the British comedy drama, starring Gillian Anderson. The X-Files star plays a sex therapist in the series, which is produced by British indie Eleven Film. She is joined by Ender’s Game star Asa Butterfield, who plays Otis Thompson, a socially awkward
Ken Berry Dies: The ‘Mama’s Family’, ‘F-Troop’ Actor Was 85   Other

Ken Berry, who is best known for his roles in the classic TV shows Mama’s Family and F-Troop, died Saturday. He was 85. Shutterstock Berry’s ex-wife Jackie Joseph-Lawrence announced the news of his death on Facebook saying, “With very deep sorrow, I must inform friends of Ken Berry that he died a short time ago.” No further details about his death were
‘Daredevil’ Canceled By Netflix After 3 Seasons; Future In Other Marvel Projects   Other

EXCLUSIVE: The ax continues to fall on Marvel’s series at Netflix. Daredevil, which launched the Marvel universe on the streaming platform, has been canceled after three seasons. The move comes on the heels of Netflix canceling Iron Fist and Luke Cage last month – but Daredevil seems to have an afterlife elsewhere. “Marvel’s Daredevil will not return for a
Gloria Katz Dies: Oscar-Nominated ‘American Graffiti’ Screenwriter Was 76   Other

Producer and screenwriter Gloria Katz died Sunday in Los Angeles at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center after a battle with ovarian cancer. She was 76. Shutterstock Katz was born in Los Angeles on October 25, 1942. She attended UC Berkeley and went on to UCLA where she received a masters in film. Her husband William Huyck met George Lucas at USC and the three later became