Above: Cobra Kai Episode 1 – “Ace Degenerate” – The Karate Kid Saga Continues.
Thirty years after the events of the 1984 All Valley Karate Tournament, Johnny Lawrence’s life has taken a rocky turn as he tries to forget a past that constantly haunts him. He seeks redemption by reopening the infamous Cobra Kai karate dojo, but the LaRusso-Lawrence rivalry of the past is reignited when their lives become intertwined with the next generation of “karate kids.”
Above: Cobra Kai Episode 2 – “Strike First” – The Karate Kid Saga Continues.
Present day Daniel LaRusso lives a charmed life. That is, until he sees that the Cobra Kai dojo, the source of his teenage angst and rivalry, has been reestablished by Johnny Lawrence. Struggling to launch the business, Johnny starts teaching karate to his teenage neighbor Miguel. Daniel LaRusso then faces his former opponent Johnny Lawrence and old rivalries are quickly reignited.
Jason Bourne | Worldwide Ticket Sales: $110,100,000
Domestic Total as of Jul. 31, 2016: $60,000,000 (Estimate)
Release Date: July 29, 2016
Runtime: 2 hrs. 3 min.
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Production Budget: $120 million
With the second largest opening for a film in the Bourne franchise, Jason Bourne topped the weekend box office as audiences came out in support of Matt Damon’s return to the title role nine years after The Bourne Ultimatum. The decision by actor Matt Damon to return to the big screen as a mysterious CIA agent trying to regain his memory has paid off big time with global sales in excess of $100 million United States Dollars. Universal’s Jason Bourne topped the North American box office with a strong $60 million from 4,026 theaters, one of the best showings of summer to date and one of the few franchise titles to come in ahead of its predecessor. In 2012, The Bourne Legacy, starring Jeremy Renner, debuted to a soft $38.1 million. However, Jason Bourne didn’t match the $69 million launch of Damon’s The Bourne Ultimatum in 2007, but still ranks as the actor’s second best opening weekend.
With an estimated $60 million, Jason Bourne delivered the second largest domestic opening in the Bourne franchise behind only The Bourne Ultimatum, which opened with $69.2 million back in 2007. Additionally, this debut is almost $22 million more than what The Bourne Legacy brought in back in 2012 when Universal attempted to keep the franchise alive with Jeremy Renner stepping in as the lead character.
The action film is also impressing overseas, where it topped the foreign chart with $50 million from 56 markets, the best opening of any Bourne title and putting the movie’s global total at $110.1 million. South Korea led with a stellar $11.2 million, followed by $10.2 million in the United Kingdom.
Jason Bourne, costing $120 million to produce, reunites Matt Damon with director Paul Greengrass, who helmed The Bourne Supremacy (2004) and Ultimatum. Males made up 55 percent of ticket buyers in North America, while 60 percent of the audience was over the age of 35. The latest installment, earning an A- CinemaScore, sees Damon’s former CIA operative come out of hiding just as a new government program has been created to hunt him down while he tries to recover all of his memories. Alicia Vikander, Tommy Lee Jones, Vincent Cassel, Julia Stiles and Riz Ahmed also star.
Internationally, Jason Bourne brought in additional $50.1 million from 46 overseas markets giving the film a $110.1 million worldwide debut. The film opened #1 in 27 of those territories including a $5.7 million opening in Australia as well as Taiwan ($2.1m), Spain ($1.8m), Indonesia ($1.6m), Philippines ($1.5m) and Netherlands ($1.4m), Next weekend, the film begins playing in Argentina, Egypt, India and Slovenia with an opening in China set for August 23 followed by Mexico on Aug. 26 and Russia on Sept. 1. While the film’s performance is being touted as the largest international opening in the Bourne series, as noted on Thursday, previous Bourne films didn’t open nearly as wide overseas, taking as many as six weeks to reach 45+ territories, which makes for a hazy comparison to previous installments.
Above: Tom Cruise Reveals The Title Of The Top Gun Movie Sequel – Top Gun: Maverick.
Looks like Tom Cruise’s character Pete ‘Maverick’ Mitchell will remain center stage on the long delayed ‘Top Gun’ follow-up movie, as Tom Cruise has revealed the film will be titled ‘Top Gun: Maverick.’
The Bourne Identity | Worldwide Ticket Sales: $214,034,224
Domestic Total: $121,661,683
Release Date: June 14, 2002
Runtime: 1 hr. 58 min.
MPAA Rating: PG-13
Production Budget: $60 million
The Bourne Identity
The Bourne Identity is a 2002 American German film adaptation of Robert Ludlum’s novel. It stars Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, a man suffering from extreme memory loss and attempting to discover his true identity amidst a clandestine conspiracy within the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). The film also features Franka Potente, Chris Cooper, Clive Owen, Julia Stiles, Brian Cox, and Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje. The Bourne Identity (2002 film), the first in the Bourne film series, is followed by The Bourne Supremacy (2004), The Bourne Ultimatum (2007), The Bourne Legacy (2012), and Jason Bourne (2016).
The film was directed by Doug Liman and adapted for the screen by Tony Gilroy and William Blake Herron. Although Robert Ludlum died in 2001, he is credited as the film’s producer alongside Frank Marshall. Universal Pictures released the film to theaters in the United States on June 14, 2002 and it received a positive critical and public reaction.
Above: The Top 10 Sylvester Stallone Movie Performances – The Top 10 Sylvester Stallone Movies Of All Time. For this “Top 10 Sylvester Stallone Movies” list, we are taking a look at those performances that show off actor Sylvester Stallone at his finest and/or most memorable movie performances.
Sylvester Gardenzio Stallone (born on July 6, 1946) is an American actor, screenwriter, producer, and director. He is well known for his Hollywood action roles, particularly boxer Rocky Balboa, the title character of the Rocky movies of which there are seven films (1976-2015). Sylvester Stallone is also best known for portraying soldier John Rambo in the four Rambo films, which ran from 1982 to 2008. Sylvester Stallone is also known for portraying Barney Ross in the three The Expendables films (2010-2014). Sylvester Stallone wrote or co-wrote most of the 14 films in all three franchises, and directed many of the films.
In 1977 Sylvester Stallone was nominated for two Academy Awards for the movie Rocky (Best Original Screenplay and Best Actor). Sylvester Stallone received critical acclaim, as well as his first Golden Globe Award and third Academy Award nomination, for reprising his role of Rocky Balboa in Ryan Coogler’s 2015 film Creed.