‘Llorona’ Lucrative On Thursday Night With $2.75M In Previews   Other

Before Avengers: Endgame snatches away the under 25 demo next weekend, Warner Bros. is looking to hook them over the Easter weekend with New Line’s James Wan produced horror pic The Curse of La Llorona, which made $2.75M last night from previews that started at 6PM. That figure is slightly higher than the $2.3M that Paramount’s Pet Sematary posted in previews
‘Child’s Play’ Trailer #2: Chucky Speaks – And Sounds Just Like Mark Hamill   Other

Chucky speaks! And yes, he sounds just like Mark Hamill. “Good night, Andy,” says the murderous, knife-wielding devil doll at the end of this new trailer for Orion’s Child’s Play, the second trailer but the first featuring Hamill’s voice as Chucky. As with the first trailer, the new one makes good, twisted use of “Best Friend,” Harry Nilsson’s classic,
Pilots 2019: Very, Very Early Buzz Edition   Other

It’s April, and Deadline is launching its annual Pilot Panic feature where we track buzz on the broadcast pilots as they go through production and and testing. We are late out of the gate this year, but that’s understandable — it’s been an extraordinary time of upheaval in the business, with 13,000 writers on Friday told by the WGA to fire their agents after
‘When Calls The Heart’s Paul Greene Talks Lori Loughlin Scandal: “It’s A Very Sensitive Time”   Other

When Calls The Heart‘s Paul Greene has opened up about the scandal surrounding co-star Lori Loughlin, admitting it has had a marked effect on the show’s cast and crew. Related Story Lori Loughlin & Fashion Designer Husband Enter Not Guilty Plea In College Bribery Scheme When Calls the Heart has been doing re-shoots in Canada since Louglin’s exit. “Everybody
‘Shazam!’ Still Muscular With $23M+; ‘Little’ Gets Bigger; ‘Hellboy’ Runs Cold With $12M+   Other

3rd Friday PM update/writethru after midday Friday post: New Line/DC’s Shazam! is staying put in No. 1 with a second weekend of $23.4M (-56%) for a 10-day of $93.1M, however, as far as the weekend’s other franchise, Hellboy from Millennium/Lionsgate, hot isn’t the word to describe that pic’s business, now looking like a 3rd place opening of $12.3M. Related
Disney Stock Explodes As Wall Street Marvels At Company’s Streaming Plans   Other

With Wall Street analysts lining up to praise Disney for its thorough presentation of its long-awaited streaming offering, Disney+, investors sent shares up 10% to an all-time high of $128 in Friday morning trading. Related Story Disney+ Full List Of Programming: Streaming Service’s Series, Movies, Specials & More On Thursday afternoon in Burbank, CEO Bob Iger
Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange In Court Following Arrest; DOJ Accuses Him Of Role In “One Of The Largest Compromises Of Classified Information” In U.S. History   Other

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested in London as the result of a U.S. extradition request and is headed to court. Related Story Pamela Anderson Says Harvey Weinstein Bullied Her Into Starring In Dimension Films’ ‘Superhero Movie’ Assange was arrested inside the Ecuadorean Embassy after taking refuge seven years ago to avoid extradition
‘The Addams Family’ Teaser: Morticia & Clan Resurrected Just In Time For Halloween   Other

It’s hideous. It’s horrible. It’s home, Addams Family-style. MGM’s new teaser trailer for the upcoming Conrad Vernon-Greg Tiernan reimagining of the macabre clan – amazingly, the first-ever animated feature version of The Addams Family – seems to breathe fresh life into the old graveyard gang. The first significant look we’ve had at the resurrected clan,
MTV Picks Ex-Bleacher Report President Rory Brown As Digital And Social Chief   Other

MTV has named former Bleacher Report president Rory Brown to the newly created position of Head of Digital and Social for MTV, VH1, CMT and Logo. In his new role, Brown will oversee a key part of MTV’s effort to reclaim its birthright as a leading youth media brand. In addition to the legacy cable networks, the operation also includes MTV Studios, live events such
‘SNL’ Proposes Slew Of ‘Game Of Thrones’ Offshoots, Including ‘GOT: SVU’ With Mariska Hargitay & Ice-T   Other

With Game Of Thrones star Kit Harrington as the host on the eve of the hugely popular HBO series’ final season debut, it was inevitable that Saturday Night Live featured GOT-themed skits. Harrigton’s monologue was crashed by a couple of GOT cast members. (you can watch it below). And as HBO is looking to extend the GOT franchise with several prequel projects in the