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(EXCLUSIVE): #BatmanvSuperman Dominates #BoxOffice, But...

...Darkseid might not be this superhero movie's greatest threat after all. Story by Matt Cummings It was a weekend for the box office history books, as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice set several worldwide and domestic records, but slightly under-performed here in the States. Warner Bros on Monday reported that BVSDOJ took in a domestic total of $166m, establishing a new March opening weekend record and the largest Easter opening, besting the $147.1m brought in by Furious 7 last year. It's also the largest opening for a DC Comics film, a record previously held by The Dark Knight Rises ($160.8m). Such a premiere had been a foregone conclusion, based on the extra year Director Zack Snyder took to bring the film to audiences. But with all the celebration at WB's Burbank studios, there's probably a lot of worrying going on. Destroyed by critics (with only a 29% Rotten Tomatoes rating as of this posting) and netting only a "B" CinemaScore,

(EXCLUSIVE): 2015 #BoxOffice Sets New All-Time Record

The number was actually a tad below expectations. Story by Matt Cummings The 2015 box office results are in, and some Hollywood studios are singing all the way to the bank. The overall domestic number hit a new record with just over $11b, beating 2013's $10.93b. That's a little lower than expected, mainly due to several high-profile disasters including Fantastic Four , Pixels , and Terminator: Genysis . This is the first time that the North American box office has surpassed $11b. For those of you who think such numbers are bloated due to the high cost of today's tickets, consider another number: attendance at NA theaters surpassed 1.33 billion moviegoers. That's 5% higher than 2014's 1.27b. But early on, things didn't look so good, even though everyone was expecting top numbers as far back as 2013. The first quarter (January through March) staggered to just $18.87b billion, which only ranked in the middle of the past 10 years. But it was Q2

All Superhero Movies to 2020 (UPDATED...AGAIN)

Guess what happens when we say, "We have the final, final, final version of the list." Story by Matt Cummings Marvel shocked the world (again) this week with the announcement that Ant-Man was getting a sequel, and that the studio had added three more films to its release schedule. We knew our original story back in April couldn't hold, but that's our dumb luck assuming we know the inner mind of the Marvel machine. The The Kree Supreme Intelligence has got nothing on Marvel Studios! Anyways, we've had some time to digest everything and thought it was time to re-re-re-update the master list of DC/Marvel films through 2020. The changes ain't pretty, and there's some interesting suggestions embedded within. Read our thoughts after checking out the list: 2016 February 12: Deadpool (Fox) March 25: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice May 6: Captain America: Civil War May 27: X-Men: Apocalypse (Fox) August 5: Suicide Squad October 7: G

Inside the Bucket Podcast #77

This week's episode of Inside the Bucket is online! Revel in the digital mastery! On this week's exciting episode of Inside the Bucket , Matt alters the mood and Brandon steps in to dance, as the two review a slew of movies released nationwide this week. You can find these reviews and all the juiciest news of the week on our website SANDWICHJOHNFILMS.COM . The show begins with all the style of a bull and full of greasy attitude, as they discuss the list of Blu-rays releasing this week, before launching into a discussion of the box office. After a raucous musical interlude, they return to throw down in the Rants and Raves segment, as they bitch and complain about all the things they're watching, following, and are generally pissed off about from the past week. Brandon discusses the possibility of a Lethal Weapon television show (while Matt vomits), and both hurl at the news of a comedy director for Thor: Ragnarok . Matt discusses two movies he watched this week

2015 Summer Movie Report Card

Team Sandwich breaks down their Summer movie faves and hates. Story by Matt Cummings, John Meneghetti, and Brandon Wolfe. With the 2015 summer movie schedule winding down, it's time for us to look back on the winners, losers, disappointments, and clear bombs. Although August has experienced a blood bath, down over 60% from the same month last year, the industry is up a mere 0.2% for the season. But that's what you get when your second highest-grossing August movie is The Fantastic Four . Yikes. Still, it was a fruitful summer, filled with lots of surprises, big performances, and incredible duds. Did your movies make any of our lists? Read on to find out! We've also included reviews for every review here, so feel free to back to them. To be clear, the Summer movie season is defined as the first Friday in May through the Labor Day Weekend. SandwichJohn Best Movies Straight Out of Compton Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation Avengers: Age of Ultron

2015 #BoxOffice Mid-year Report

How has the 2015 box office performed compared to 2014? Read on to find out. Story by Matt Cummings From late 2014, critics and writers were ready to proclaim the 2015 box office as the most successful in history. We too felt a certain sense of destiny, with so many great films arriving throughout the year. We even wrote about it here , here , and here . Then January arrived, and one dud after another came with it, including Blackhat , Mortdecai , The Boy Next Door , and Project Almanac . February was actually worse, with Jupiter Ascending and Seventh Son dropping stinking loads at our door before running off. But within that mire of disaster, we also saw great films, including Paddington and Kingsman: The Secret Service , both of which kept many theaters from turning into mausoleums. You can read our QUARTER 1 REPORT here . As we pass the half-way mark of 2015, it's time to compare this year's box office to 2014, and to determine if everyone was right ab

(UPDATE) 'Tomorrowland' & 'Pitch Perfect 2' in (Not-Really) Dead Heat B.O. Shocker

Age of Ultron to pass $400 million domestically. Note: this is an update to our Saturday story. Story by Matt Cummings No matter how you slice it, this weekend's box office race was more of a dud than an amazing stratospheric accomplishment, with Tomorrowland winning, Pitch Perfect 2 at #2, and Age of Ultron set to cross $400 million domestically. So, why all then negative feelings? First the numbers: with the three-day weekend officially in the books, Tomorrowland took in paltry $32.9m/$41m while owning most of the IMAX screens, which was slightly higher than its projections. It eeked out a win against Pitch Perfect 2 , which crossed the $100m mark on Saturday, all but guaranteeing a sequel (oh, no please don't) with $38.5m. George Miller's dystopian spectacle Mad Max: Fury Road , took in a higher number as well, gassing up to $32.1m for the weekend. Those numbers are impressive, considering the relatively small potential audience; numbers like that m

'Tomorrowland' & 'Pitch Perfect 2' in Dead Heat B.O. Shocker

Age of Ultron set to pass $400 million domestically. Story by Matt Cummings No matter how you slice it, this weekend's box office race is gearing up to be a close one, with Tomorrowland and Pitch Perfect 2 in a close race for #1. With the three-day weekend officially casting off on Friday, Tomorrowland took in approximately $10.4 million, owning most of the IMAX screens - it should take in an estimated $33-35m for the weekend. However, that might not be enough to win it the top spot: that one might go to Pitch Perfect 2 . On Friday, the comedy-melody mashup took in approximately $10m, which should plpay out to a 3-day tally of $33-34m. It will also pass the $100m mark on Saturday, after only dropping 52% weekend-to-weekend. Coming in at number three is the George Miller dystopian spectacle Mad Max: Fury Road , dropping only 39%, which should see profit between $26-28m for the weekend. Those numbers are impressive, considering the relatively small potential

'Mad Max,' 'Pitch Perfect' To Unseat 'Ultron' This Weekend

Read on to learn why this weekend isn't all bad for Marvel. Story by Matt Cummings With Avengers: Age of Ultron passing $1 billion internationally this week, the film has been a massive success, and should eclipse Furious 7 as the top domestic film of 2015 by the end of this weekend. Still, the latest superhero team-up hasn't fared nearly as well as its 2012 predecessor: as of this posting (10 days since its North American release), it's off nearly $70 million. That's a lot, and it's soon about to be deposed from its two-week throne as Universal’s sequel Pitch Perfect 2 and Warner Brothers' Mad Max: Fury Road arrive. Each of these releases is looking to take in as much as $50 million each, which should easily overthrow Ultron . Based on early Friday estimates from both Variety and BoxOfficeMojo, the Rebel Wilson/Anna Kendrick musical comedy is drawing solid numbers, with a very good $20-$22m, which could see it finish the weekend between $48

Inside the Bucket Podcast #59

This week's episode of Inside the Bucket is online! Revel in the digital mastery! With Free Comic Book Day in our rearview mirror, the boys from Inside the Bucket return! Join Matt, Brandon, and Davdi as they deliver the best movie and television news from our website SANDWICHJOHNFILMS.COM . The guys cover nearly every aspect of entertainment, from news about a Boba Fett standalone to recent television cancellations/renewals from the upfront events. They also discuss this week's Blu-ray releases and break down another big box office weekend. Please check out these and many other stories which we've included below. The three then go on their Rants and Raves, where they bitch and complain about all the things they're watching, following, and have their panties in a bind about from the week. After a spoiler-filled discussion of Avengers: Age of Ultron, the boys take their first mailbag question and try not to screw it up (at least Matt tried - Brand

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' Opens to $180m

Why did the massively-hyped ultimately 'fail' at the box office? Story by Matt Cummings It goes without saying that Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron has the most hyped (and anticipated) film of the year so far. WIth a marketing campaign hitting every sector, it was an accepted fact that the superhero team-up follow-up would rake in big bucks in its opening weekend. And while it beat out Furious 7's massive opening, it failed to overtake its better brother. According to BoxOfficeMojo, Ultron opened to $187.7 million in 4,276 theaters in North America. That puts it #2 behind the all-time leader, 2012's The Avengers. Worldwide, the film has made a staggering $627 million in only 12 days, surpassing Captain America: The First Avenger ($371m), Thor ($449m), Iron Man ($583m) and Iron Man 2 ($622m). Back in The States, it was hoped that it could beat the $207.4m debut of the first Avengers : instead, it finished more than 9% behind. What Happened? S

Inside the Bucket Podcast #48

This week's episode of Inside the Bucket is online! Revel in the digital mastery! After a week off - that saw some AMAZING trailers released - the boys from Inside the Bucket return! Join Matt, Brandon, and John as they deliver the best movie and television news from our website SANDWICHJOHNFILMS.COM . After John pollutes Matt's bathroom (again), the guys get down to business, breaking down trailers from Star Wars: The Force Awakens , Fantastic Four and the Johnny Depp movie Black Mass . We also discuss why Jared Leto's Joker looks like someone from Insane Clown Posse (Brandon's own words actually), and why Las Vegas' CinemaCon is perhaps better than Comic-Con. Please check out these and many other stories which we've included below. With several drinks in them, the three go on their Rants and Raves, where they bitch and complain about all the things they're watching, following, and have their panties in a bind about from the week.

May 2015 Movies On Our Radar

A staggering amount of great films arrive in our May Movie Preview. Story by Matt Cummings & Brandon Wolfe May is the month when the box office awakens from its 4-month sleep, rubs its eyes and stretches its wings to give us a taste of the rest of the year. And while the year has given us some terrific surprises ( Kingsman: The Secret Service and Paddington ) and some poignant moments, ( Furious 7 ), 2015 has honestly been a dud, filled with many high-profile duds ( Chappie , Jupiter Ascending , Seventh Son , 50 Shades of Grey ). But now it's onto May and the beginning of the summer season, a time when Hollywood begins to lay down its big cards hoping for long lines and plenty of popcorn sales. In the past three years, we've seen Iron Man 3 , X-Men: Days of Future Past , Godzilla , and a little 2012 film called The Avengers . This year is no different, as May brings us a staggering amount of quality releases that are worth mentioning. Several appeared in our MOST

All Superhero Movies to 2020

We have the final, final, final version of the list. Story by Matt Cummings With the sudden announcement of the Sony/Marvel Spider-man deal back in February , the entire Marvel calendar was upended, pushing titles back and others out of the way. We wrote about this back when the news broke , but it's clear that the situation hadn't exactly settled. The addition of 2016's Gambit hadn't yet been figured out, which caused yet another wave of bloggers to hit the UPDATE button on their old stories. But it doesn't end there. Other news - such as the lackluster performance of The Amazing Spider-man 2 which forced Sony to seek out a co-partner in Marvel in the first place - also changed Sony's plans regarding Drew Goddard's Sinister Six , effectively ending its development for the time being. Not one to be left out, the all-new DCCU (DC Cinematic Universe) is also vying for our hearts (and wallets), and with news on that front happening nearly ev

#AgeofUltron TV Spot "Super Siblings"

Get to know Quicksilver And Scarlet Witch . When Tony Stark jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as they battle to save the planet from destruction at the hands of the villainous Ultron. Please Leave A Comment-

Jeremy Renner to Appear in 'Captain America: Civil War'

Clint Barton will in fact appear in Marvel's Phase 3 Opener. Story by Matt Cummings With 2015 about to get ramped up with some serious blockbusters like Avengers: Age of Ultron , rumor has been raging for awhile about which hero(es) would survive or even return for Phase 3. Among those at the top of the "Soon to Be Unemployed List" was Clint Barton aka Hawkeye. Maligned through Phase 1's The Avengers , fans complained that Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) was underutilized, relegated to Loki's slave for the first 2/3 of the film. In fact, his role in Captain America: The Winter Soldier was gutted in favor of a tighter film, which ultimately needed him in the very last scene. But yesterday, THR released a story that clearly shows Hawkeye will not only survive Age of Ultron but will appear in at least one more film. According to the website, Renner will join Robert Downey, Jr and Chris Evans in Captain America: Civil War when it shoots this spring. We do

Final "Avengers: Age of Ultron" Arrives

Ultron deals it out, but Vision finally arrives in this last trailer. Story by Matt Cummings For those of you who think Avengers: Age of Ultron has been too long in waiting, join the club. But with each new trailer, we get a bit more of the story and characters that currently make up (and will eventually make up) Phase 3's lineup. In the final trailer from Director Joss Whedon, we get tantalizing new clues about who's to join the team, as well as more details about Ultron's plan to overtake humanity. From the looks of things, it appears that Ultron has assembled a far larger army that we've seen previously. But, it also appears The Avengers are ready for the challenge. Among many interesting aspects of the trailer comes at 1:07, in which it appears that a set of Adamantium claws emerge from a person whom we cannot see the face. Is this Wolverine? Of course, Fox owns the rights to Wolverine and the X-men, so it would be an amazing Easter egg if h

Our Most Anticipated Movies Of 2015

Learn which films have us excited for 2015. Story by Matt Cummings Last year at the box office was an odd one to be sure - with most people looking ahead to 2015, 2014 seemed like the bastard step-child that the family knows it has to take in, even though they'd rather not. Still, the year did give us several very good flicks, most of which made it into our 2014 Most Anticipated List . Like every year, big-budget franchise sequels and tentpoles dominated the landscape like Godzilla, X-Men: Days of Future Past, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, as well as The LEGO Movie. But now it's time to move into the big one, the year that should demolish every previous box office record, with a collection of films that honestly is the best we've seen in awhile. As always, our list runs the gamut, from risky comic book projects to interesting adaptions, reboots, and conclusions. Your friends at SJF have compiled our top 20 (or so) most anticipated, which means we'