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No Day Off for Exorcists! The Possession Dominates the Labor Day Weekend Box Office!



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The Apparition Fails to Materialize at the Box OfficeRemember last weekend when I speculated that the box office failure of horror movies released in August/September 2011 might be repeating itself this year? Never mind. Turns out it was just a case of either nobody wanted to see The Apparition or they were all waiting for The Possession.

The Labor Day weekend is typically a low grossing period for the box office, which is why the Sam Raimi-produced exorcism flick The Possession scoring a $17 million opening can be considered a huge success. According to Box Office Mojo, it should do just over $21 million for the four-day holiday, making it the second highest grossing Labor Day weekend opening, second only to the $30+ million taken in by Rob Zombie’s Halloween in 2007.

Related Story: Is a Re-Possession in Our Future? Sam Raimi Talks Possible Sequel(s) to The Possession

Last weekend’s horror offering The Apparition went from opening outside the Top 10 to falling all the way out of the Top 20. As if last weekend’s 12th place, $2.8 million opening wasn’t bad enough, in its second weekend it dropped so far down Box Office Mojo didn’t even ascribe it a numerical ranking. The $625,000 it made this weekend was less money than The Amazing Spider-Man took in on what is now its 9th weekend and about $71,000 less than the Frank Langella science fiction dramedy Robot & Frank made playing on only 144 screens.

If there’s any solace for the producers of The Apparition, it’s that at least they didn’t produce The Oogieloves movie. The toddler-targeting movie from the creator of “Teletubbies” replaced 2008’s Delgo for the dishonor of worst opening ever for a movie debuting on over 2,000 screens. The Oogieloves in the Big Balloon Adventure’s catastrophic $448,000 opening weekend also resulted in a $207 per-screen average, giving it the distinction of being the second worst per-screen average for a wide release opening film, successfully bypassing last year’s stinker Creature in that department. Something tells me The Oogieloves will not be taking to the internet to denounce everyone that bashed their film since they’re all about teaching little kids about love and friendship.

Finally, there’s ParaNorman, which continues its hold on the middle of the Top 10, finishing in fifth place with another $6.55 million and a grand total of $38 million.

Next weekend is traditionally one of the two lowest movie-going weekends of the year, a weekend in which any new release is generally regarded as a total dump by the studio (Sorry, The Words and The Cold Light of Day). In two weeks the Resident Evil franchise takes its latest dump on the box office and will no doubt attract a large number of flies as these films are prone to do for reasons that continue to baffle most of us.

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The Predator Lands In Ghost Recon: Wildlands



In one of the most unexpected announcements of the week, the Predator will be arriving in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands tomorrow as part in the form of a free DLC event titled “The Hunt”, which will last until early January. The event can either be played solo or in co-op, and if you are able to take down a Predator (which Ubisoft have promised won’t be easy), you’ll be rewarded with a ton of cool shit, including the Predator’s thermal vision helmet.

Ghost Recon: Wildlands was released to positive reviews back in March,with particular praise going towards the huge open world. Meanwhile, we’ll next be seeing the vicious alien hunters on the big screen when The Predator arrives on August 3, 2018.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands: The Hunt Official Synopsis:
Ubisoft and FoxNext Games partner to bring the Predator to Ghost Recon Wildlands!

A new free mission is available for all players: The Predator hids in the Wildlands and he comes to find a new challenger. Hunt him and beat him in the hardest fight you ever known to get exclusive rewards!

New Predator contents are also available:
– Unlock new customisation items from the Predator movie as Predator gears and other iconic characters.
– Play as the Predator with the new PVP class in Ghost War.

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Hunt a Serial Killer Through Chicago In My Eyes On You



Developer Storymind Entertainment have released the first gameplay trailer for My Eyes On You, and it looks like we’re in for something completely truly unique, in terms of both visuals and narrative.

My Eyes On You takes place in a near future version of Chicago, with FBI agent Jordan Adalien hunting an elusive serial killer known only as the Man in the Red Mask. The decisions you make will also dictate whether the game’s plot stays closer to reality or heads in a supernatural direction, so you’d better be careful what you wish for. Whilst searching for clues will be one of your main areas of focus, combat will also play an important role, too.

The trailer for My Eyes On You certainly gives off a strong Blade Runner 2049 vibe, so if that’s your thing, you’re probably in for a great time. It will be available on PC and consoles, although a release date has not yet been confirmed.

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Netflix Renews The Punisher Solo Series for Season Two!



I’m going to let you guys into a bit of my life here and let you know that I am basically in a constant state of kicking myself for not having found the time to watch a single episode of Netflix’s “The Punisher” solo series.

I love the f*cking Punisher and I think Jon Bernthal’s portrayal of Frank Castle is quite possibly the best version (love ya, Tom Jane) of the character we have ever seen on screen.

Big or small.

It’s with this in mind that we wanted to share the awesome news the Netflix has officially given “The Punisher” the greenlight for season 2!

Yes, Frank Castle will be back to shoot more people in the back of the face sooner than later. The announcement was made recently on Facebook and you can check out the post below.

After that make sure to hit us up and let us know what you thought of the first season of Netflix’s “The Punisher” solo series in the comments below or on social media!

“The Punisher” is executive produced by showrunner Steve Lightfoot, Jim Chory, and Jeph Loeb. The series is produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.

The cast features Jon Bernthal, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Deborah Ann Woll, Ben Barnes, Amber Rose Revah, Michael Nathanson, Jaime Ray Newman, Jason R Moore, and Paul Schulze.

After exacting revenge on those responsible for the death of his wife and children, Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal) uncovers a conspiracy that runs far deeper than New York’s criminal underworld. Now known throughout the city as The Punisher, he must discover the truth about injustices that affect more than his family alone.

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