Batman v Superman Brings in $27.7 On Thursday Opening

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice officially opens today, but the movie arrived in theaters yesterday with early Thursday night screenings held nationwide led the movie to gross $27.7 million.  (In comparison, Star Wars: Episode VII did $57 million). With the momentum rolling, BvS is expected to rake in around $150 million dollars this weekend.  As discussed on The BooneCast, internal rumblings are stating if this does not make around $800 million worldwide, the movie would be seen as a disappointment since it houses two of Warner Bros.’ most lucrative properties. The critical response so far have been very mixed with most reviews leaning towards an unsatisfactory reception.  Only this weekend will tell if the audiences (and box office) will not be swayed by the negative responses.  Let us know on Twitter (@theboonedotcom) if you think it will break $150 million! Source: Variety...

The New “Ghostbusters” Trailer Released

Sony dropped the bomb on YouTube today and released the new Ghostbusters trailer today online. This summer will mark 32 years since the  release of the original Ghostbusters, which to this day is hailed as one of the greatest comedies of all time.  Directed by Paul Feig (Bridesmaids), the new cast includes Melissa McCarthy, Kristin Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones and Chris Hemsworth. Ghostbusters will open it’s doors on July 15, 2016 in theaters and IMAX....

Deadpool Captures $260 Million Global Opening

In what looks to be a record setting weekend for an R-Rated film, Deadpool is a guaranteed blockbuster.  After opening up to a $260 million global opening, Deadpool is on track to becoming the highest ever grossing R-Rated film of all time.  The $135 million domestic haul already surpasses every single X-Men opening weekend (X-Men: The Last Stand had $103m opening). If there was ever an under-dog story, then this film is it.  Tim Miller’s Deadpool was a movie that was stuck in the pre-production rut for years.   The fans wanted it, but Fox never wanted to take the gamble on the character after a poor showing in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.  Ryan Reynolds was adamant about playing Deadpool, a role he was born for, and would constantly petition the fans to speak up on social media for the chance to make the film.  Fox finally had their hand forced after leaked test footage became an instant viral sensation in the summer of 2014. The rest is history....

Transformers Announce Annual Schedule

 Paramount has announced the release schedule for the untitled Transformers 5 as well as its sequels. Transformers 5 will see the return of Michael Bay to direct & Mark Wahlberg to star. Transformers 5 will release June 23, 2017 along side WB’s Wonder Woman. Transformers 6 will release June 8, 2018 with Godzilla 2. As of now Transformers 7 will release alone on June 28, 2019. The previously announced 9th sequel was not given a release date....