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Breaking down the weekend box office and looking at the business behind the numbers.

Breaking down the weekend box office and looking at the business behind the numbers.
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Breaking down the weekend box office and looking at the business behind the numbers.

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Ep. 15 "Shazam!" holds on to #1 for a second week while "Hellboy" fails to catch fire.

4/17/2019
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On this week's episode of The Weekend Take, I am joined by Actor, Writer, and Producer for Never Surrender Films (www.neversurrenderfilms.com) Becky Haynie (www.beckyhaynieactress.com) as our special guest as we discuss the weekend that was at the box office. This week, we saw "Shazam!" hold on to the #1 spot for the second weekend in a row with $25.3 million while "Little" did big business, taking in over $15 million for the #2 spot. Meanwhile, "Hellboy" failed to catch fire, but caught a...

Duration:01:14:45

Ep. 14 Audiences say the word as "Shazam!" takes the #1 spot while "Pet Sematary" exhumes $25 million.

4/10/2019
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This week on The Weekend Take, my special guest is Director and Producer Dan Ventresca (https://pro.imdb.com/name/nm8508963) as we discuss the weekend that was at the Box Office, which saw WB and DC's "Shazam!" take the #1 spot with a $53.5 million opening weekend, above expectations, but below it's peers in the DC Extended Universe. Elsewhere, "Pet Sematary" proved dead isn't always better as the remake of the 1989 Stephen King horror film dug up $25 million it's opening weekend and the #2...

Duration:01:14:47

Ep. 13 "Dumbo" glides to #1 but below expectations and small films do big business.

4/5/2019
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This week on The Weekend Take, I am joined by my special guest, Actor and Filmmaker Elza Zagreda (www.elzazagreda.com) as we discuss the weekend that was at the box office. This week, we saw "Dumbo" take the #1 spot with a lower than expected $45 million, while defending box office champ "Us" sank to #2 and crossed $100 million domestically in just 10 days of release. We also saw three small studio release take in big studio box office as "The Beach Bum" from Neon opened at #10, "Hotel...

Duration:01:14:48

Quick Take: Like History Retweeting: The Over-Importance of Celebrity

3/31/2019
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On this "Quick Take" from Episode 6 of The Weekend Take, we sit down with our special guest from the episode, veteran Actor of the stage and screen, Director, and Cinematographer John Romeo ( www.imdb.com/name/nm2006618 ). We talk with John about the current landscape of social media and the feeling of need to hold celebrities' feet to the fire for their respective history of presence and commentary on social media verbatim. We also look at how that relates to us as a society placing too...

Duration:00:09:35

Quick Take: John Romeo; Actor, Director, Cinematographer

3/31/2019
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On this "Quick Take" from Episode 6 of The Weekend Take, we sit down with our special guest from the episode, veteran Actor of the stage and screen, Director, and Cinematographer John Romeo ( www.imdb.com/name/nm2006618 ). We talk with John about his extensive career on the stage and screen, some of the great moments in his career, his love of Shakespeare, being a private person in a world of social media madness, and not quite being ready for the King Lear stage of his career just yet. We...

Duration:00:12:52

Quick Take: Freia Titland, Actor and Founder of The Midnight Film Festival

3/31/2019
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On this "Quick Take" from Episode 5 of The Weekend Take, we sit down with our special guest from the episode, Actor, Writer, Director, and Founder of the Midnight Film Festival (www.midnightfilmsny.com), Freia Titland. We talk with Freia about being a woman in film and creating things from the ground up, both in regards to the Midnight Film Festival and in one's brand as an actor. She also fills us in on the best piece of advice she received that involves an Athlete, a Prostitute, and a...

Duration:00:12:42

Ep. 12 Jordan Peele's "Us" scares up $70 million+ Opening Weekend while "Captain Marvel" enters the Top 10 of the MCU.

3/27/2019
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On this week's episode of The Weekend Take, I am joined by Writer, Director, and Co-Founder of the "DON'T WAIT to UnMake a Bully" Project, Mike Feurstein (www.dontwaitproject.org) to discuss the tremendous efforts and work done by the organization as well as discuss the weekend that was at the Box Office. This week we saw Jordan Peele's "Us" crush industry expectations and more than double the opening weekend of his previous film "Get Out" on the heels of his revamp of Rod Serling's "The...

Duration:01:13:17

Quick Take: Roma strikes major blow for streaming in war against exhibitors

3/24/2019
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On this "Quick Take" from Episode 4 of The Weekend Take, we sit down with our special guest from the episode, Director, Screenwriter, and Owner of Kaleidosight Films (www.kaleidosightfilms.com), KL Martin, to discuss Netflix's release of Roma stirring up controversy among theatrical exhibitors after it receives 10 Academy Award nomination, despite having a small, targeted, and out of the ordinary theatrical release. We also look at what it means for the future of film distribution in the...

Duration:00:11:31

Quick Take: KL Martin of Kaleidosight Films

3/24/2019
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On this "Quick Take" from Episode 4 of The Weekend Take, we sit down with our special guest from the episode, Director, Screenwriter, and Owner of Kaleidosight Films (www.kaleidosightfilms.com), KL Martin, to discuss his journey from being an collegiate athlete overseas to a stand-up comedian and Renaissance Man in the film and music industries. We also discuss his many projects on the horizon. To hear more of our conversation and hear Kevin's insights on the films at the multiplex, check...

Duration:00:12:04

Quick Take: Michael Babbitt, Director of The Last in Line

3/24/2019
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On this "Quick Take" from Episode 3 of The Weekend Take, we sit down with our special guest from the episode, Michael Babbitt, Co-Owner of Bombshell Studios (www.bombshellstudios.com) and Director of the fantasy feature film "The Last in Line", to discuss the film and it's origins from his 40+ year love of Dungeons and Dragons, as well as his process as a Director. To hear more of our conversation and hear Michael's insights on the films at the multiplex, check out Episode 3 of The Weekend...

Duration:00:11:45

Ep. 11 Captain Marvel repeats at #1 while newcomers outperform expectations.

3/20/2019
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This week on The Weekend Take, unfortunately due to technical difficulties, we will not be joined by our originally planned special guest, Actor Rich Lounello. Therefore, I will be handling the heavy lifting of the Top 10 solo once again. However, in a surprise return to seek vindication for not getting a special guest segment last time he was with us, Writer, Director, Producer, Entertainment Attorney, and longtime columnist for Script Magazine (and our special guest on the very first...

Duration:01:04:04

Quick Take: Coming BACK to America?

3/17/2019
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On this Bonus "Quick Take" from Episode 2 of The Weekend Take, we sit down with our special guest from the episode, Writer and Author Mike Zupan of Byte-Size Impressions (www.bytesizeimpressions.com) and Byte-Size Cinema to chat about the announcement of a Coming to America sequel with the original cast returning and what it means for other intellectual properties that carry a lot of nostalgia among the movie going community. This particular "Quick Take" was taken from the Patreon Patron...

Duration:00:05:55

Quick Take: Mike Zupan of Byte-Size Impressions

3/17/2019
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On this "Quick Take" from Episode 2 of The Weekend Take, we sit down with our special guest from the episode, Writer and Author Mike Zupan of Byte-Size Impressions (www.bytesizeimpressions.com) and Byte-Size Cinema to learn a little more about him and his journey through the film and gaming world to get to where he is at now and what he has on the horizon. To hear more of our conversation and hear Mike's insights on the films at the multiplex, check out Episode 2 of The Weekend Take here:...

Duration:00:06:40

Quick Take: "Birdbox" Opens Eyes for Distribution.

3/15/2019
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Our first "Quick Take" is from Episode 1 of The Weekend Take with Special Guest Christopher Schiller, who is a Writer, Director, Entertainment Attorney, and Columnist for Script Magazine, and discusses the release and success of "Birdbox" on Netflix and it's ramifications for the future of film distribution. All of our "Quick Take" Episodes are extracted segments from previous episodes. Be sure to check out the full episode to hear our whole conversation on this topic and much more.

Duration:00:05:14

Ep. 10 "Captain Marvel" soars above detractors for massive #1 opening while our host flies solo.

3/12/2019
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This week on The Weekend Take, I fly solo with hosting duties, but am later joined in a phone in segment by special guest Eric Vollweiler (https://www.linkedin.com/in/eric-vollweiler-7382882 ) who is a Producer and Marketing Consultant for Film Festivals and Entertainment Events. I'll be discussing the weekend that was at the Box Office, which saw a massive $153 million+ opening weekend by "Captain Marvel", that matched industry expectations despite lead actor Brie Larson stirring the...

Duration:00:53:29

Ep. 9 "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" soars just above "Madea" to stay #1

3/6/2019
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This week on The Weekend Take, my special guest is leading lady and baseball fanatic Ellen Adair (www.ellenadair.com), who has had roles in "Homeland", "The Slap", "Billions", and most recently as Bess McTeer in Season Two of "The Sinner". We discuss the weekend that was at the Box Office which saw "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" narrowly escape with the #1 spot as "Tyler Perry's A Madea Family Funeral" closed out it's respective franchise on a high note, landing at...

Duration:01:07:20

Ep. 8 "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" finds a franchise best opening weekend and the #1 spot.

2/27/2019
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This week on The Weekend Take, I am joined by Rob Lumley, one of the hosts of A Free Podcast (www.afreepodcast.com) as we look at the weekend that was at the box office. We saw "How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World" fly the box office out of the depths of last weekend's 15-year low mark and soar to a new high for opening weekend for the franchise as it writes it's final chapter. Elsewhere in the countdown, we saw last week's box office champ "Alita: Battle Angel" start to short...

Duration:01:12:19

Ep. 7 Alita battles it's way to #1 over the slowest President's Day in 15 years.

2/22/2019
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On this episode of The Weekend Take, I am joined by Cinematographer, Editor, Animator and Director of Video and Motion for Overit Media, Solomon Nero (www.nero-minded.com) as we look at the weekend that was at the box office. Aside from "Alita: Battle Angel" taking the #1 spot, two new releases opened in the Top 10 in "Isn't it Romantic" and "Happy Death Day 2U", opening at numbers 3 and 5 respectively. "The Upside" continued it's strong run and we bid farewell to not one, but two...

Duration:01:14:47

Ep. 6 Lego Movie 2 builds a #1 start on a flimsy foundation, other new releases exceed expectations.

2/13/2019
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This week on The Weekend Take, I am joined by veteran Actor of the stage and screen, Director, and Cinematographer John Romeo ( www.imdb.com/name/nm2006618 ) as we look at the weekend box office that was. Lego Movie 2: The Second Part secures a #1 finish that is much softer to step on than the titular building bricks themselves. What Men Want and Cold Pursuit both exceed expectations, despite Liam Neeson landing himself in hot water earlier this week. Lastly, The Prodigy is not above it's...

Duration:01:14:01

Ep. 5 Glass threepeats over slow Super Bowl weekend.

2/5/2019
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On this episode of The Weekend Take, myself and Actor, Writer, Director, and Founder of the Midnight Film Festival (www.midnightfilmsny.com), Freia Titland look at the less than "super" weekend that was at the box office in the shadow of Super Bowl LIII. Two new releases, one an expansion, made their mark on the Top 10 as "They Will Never Grow Old" and "Miss Bala" landed at numbers 10 and 3 respectively while "Dragon Ball Super: Broly" retired it's jersey and theatrical run and "Serenity"...

Duration:01:10:27