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TOP FIVE HOLLYWOOD BOX OFFICE MOVIES THIS WEEK

TOP 5 HOLLYWOOD BOX OFFICE MOVIES THIS WEEK

1) BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY

Bohemian Rhapsody is a 2018 biographical film about the British rock band Queen , focusing on lead singer Freddie Mercury’s life leading up to Queen’s Live Aid performance at WembleyStadium in 1985. The film gets its title from the 1975 Queen song of the same name . It is a British-American joint venture produced by 20th Century Fox, New Regency, GK Films, and Queen Films, with Fox serving as distributor.Directed by Bryan Singer, it is written by Anthony McCarten , produced by Graham King

and former Queen manager Jim Beach, and stars Rami Malek as Mercury, with Lucy Boynton , Gwilym Lee , Ben Hardy , Joseph Mazzello , Aidan Gillen , Tom Hollander , Allen Leech and Mike Myers in supporting roles. Queen members Brian May and Roger Taylor served as creative consultants of the film. Principal photography began in London in September 2017 with Singer as director. In

December 2017, Singer was fired for absence and clashing with the cast and crew, and Dexter Fletcher was hired to complete the film. Singer eventually retained sole director credit as per DGA guidelines, while Fletcher received an executive producer’s credit. Filming concluded in January 2018.

Bohemian Rhapsody was released in the United Kingdom on 24 October 2018 and in the United States on 2 November 2018. The film received a mixed critical reception; its direction,

screenplay and historical inaccuracies were criticized, but the Live Aid sequence and cast, particularly Malek’s performance as Mercury, received unanimous praise. The movie was shot with $52 million and has since it’s release grossed $30.9 million.

 

2) THE NUT CRACKER AND THE FOUR REALMS

 

The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is a 2018 American fantasy adventure film directed by Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston and written by Ashleigh Powell. It is a retelling of E. T. A. Hoffmann ‘s short story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King” and Marius Petipa’s The

Nutcracker , [1] about a young girl who finds a Nutcracker doll among the family’s gifts and is charged by her parents to take special care of it. The film stars Keira Knightley, Mackenzie Foy, Eugenio Derbez , Matthew Macfadyen , Richard E. Grant , Misty Copeland, Helen Mirren , and Morgan Freeman .

The film was announced in March 2016 with Hallström directing a script by Powell. Much of the cast signed on that summer, and filming began in October at Pinewood Studios, lasting through January 2017. In December 2017, it was announced Joe Johnston would direct a month of reshoots written by Tom McCarthy, with Johnson agreeing to receive co-directing credit. The Nutcracker and the Four Realms premiered in Los Angeles on October 29, 2018, and was released by Walt Disney Studios Motion

Pictures in the United States on November 2, 2018, in Real D 3D and Dolby Cinema . The

film received generally unfavorable reviews from critics, who called the film “soulless” and “incoherent”, criticizing the slow pace and lack of dance numbers, although the visual effects received some praise. The movie was shot with a budget of $120 –  133 milion and has since grossed $5 6 million.

 

3) NOBODY’S FOOL

Nobody’s Fool is a 2018 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Tyler Perry . It stars Tiffany Haddish , Tika Sumpter, Omari Hardwick, Mehcad Brooks , Amber Riley and Whoopi Goldberg, and follows a recently-paroled woman who tries to help her sister get revenge on the man who catfished her. The film was released in the United States on

November 2, 2018, by Paramount Pictures.

It was produced with a budget of $19 million and as since grossed $4.8 minion.

 

4) HALLOWEEN

Halloween is a 2018 American slasher film

directed by David Gordon Green and written by Green, Jeff Fradley, and Danny McBride. It is the eleventh installment in the Halloween film series , and a direct sequel to the 1978 film of the same name, while effecting a retcon of all previous sequels. [4] The plot follows a post-traumatic Laurie Strode who prepares to face Michael Myers in a final showdown on Halloween night . Jamie Lee Curtis and Nick Castle reprise their roles as Strode and Myers, respectively, with stuntman James Jude

Courtney also portraying Myers. The film also stars Judy Greer, Andi Matichak , Will Patton, and Virginia Gardner .After failing to develop a new Halloween film in time, Dimension Films lost the production

rights for a sequel, which reverted back to

Miramax , which then joined with Blumhouse Productions . In May 2017, a new installment was officially announced, with original co-

creator John Carpenter ‘s involvement as a composer, executive producer, and creative consultant. Halloween premiered at the Toronto

International Film Festival on September 8,

2018, and was theatrically released in the

United States on October 19, 2018, by

Universal Pictures. The film received generally positive reviews from critics, with many

considering it to be both the best Halloween sequel and a return to form for the series;

Curtis’ performance was also met with praise. The film was produced wit a budget of $10 – 15 million and has grossed over $188 million worldwide, making it the highest grossing film in the franchise and the highest grossing

slasher film in unadjusted dollars, as well as breaking several other box office records. A sequel is in early development.

 

5) A STAR IS BORN

A Star Is Born is a 2018 American musical

romantic drama film produced and directed by Bradley Cooper (in his directorial debut) and written by Eric Roth , Cooper and Will Fetters. A remake of the 1937 film of the same name , it stars Cooper, Lady Gaga , Andrew Dice Clay , Dave Chappelle , and Sam Elliott, and follows a hard-drinking musician (Cooper) who discovers and falls in love with a young singer (Gaga). It marks the fourth remake of the original 1937 film, after the 1954 musical , the 1976 rock

musical and the 2013 Bollywood romance film .Talks of a remake of A Star Is Born began in 2011, with Clint Eastwood attached to direct and Beyoncé set to star. The film was in

development hell for several years with various actors approached to co-star, including

Christian Bale, Leonardo DiCaprio , Will Smith , and Tom Cruise. In March 2016, Cooper signed on to star and direct, and Lady Gaga joined

the cast in August 2016. Principal photographyCbegan at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April 2017.A Star Is Born premiered at the 75th Venice International Film Festival on August 31, 2018, and was theatrically released in the United

States on October 5, 2018, by Warner Bros. The  film was shot wit a budget of $36-40 million and has grossed over $263 million

worldwide and received critical acclaim, with praise for Cooper, Gaga and Elliott’s

performances and Cooper’s direction, as well as the screenplay, cinematography and music.

 

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