Over the weekend I went to see Miss Peregrine Home for Peculiar Children directed by Tim Burton because I’m a fan of Burton and the movie looked very interesting.
Over the weekend Deadpool broke all sorts of box office records. Here is how it all stacked up. #1 opening weekend ($132.75M) ever in Fox history #1 opening weekend ever for an R-rated film #1 February opening weekend #1 Winter opening weekend #2 opening weekend ever for an original Marvel property title #5 opening weekend ever for a Marvel property title Even more impressive is that this all happened with a very small $58 million budget that is very low by Hollywood standards for a major title with visual effects and a star.
There has been a lot of conversations about this years Academy Awards nominations and the lack of black actors and films such as Straight Outta Compton, Creed, and Concussion getting few or no nominations.
I had an interesting conversation at work today. We have been working on Straight Outta Compton for Universal and I said that the film has a strong chance for a Best Picture Oscar nomination.
Over the weekend there was a dust-up in the comics industry about Hannah Means Shannon who stepped down from Bleeding Cool as Editor-in-Chief to go to Dark Horse Comics to become the Senior Executive Editor.