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CinemaCon: New ‘Justice League Footage,’ Jennifer Lawrence Nipple Flash & More

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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he film convention CinemaCon is in full swing in Las Vegas right now, with many studios and celebrities making appearances to show off the films they’ll be putting out this year. CinemaCon features exciting panels and presentations from big entertainment industry players as a kick off to the summer movie season.

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New ‘Ghostbusters’ footage was revealed at CinemaCon earlier this week.

CinemaCon is currently underway, having started on April 11 and continuing to April 14. The convention is now in its fifth year and is sponsored by the National Association of Theatre Owners.

Here are the highlights so far:

Sony

  • New footage from Ang Lee’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, Ron Howard’s Inferno (a sequel to The DaVinci Code), Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters and Underworld: Blood Wars.
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Kate Beckinsale returns for the fifth installment of ‘Underworld.’

  • Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt announced new footage from the sci-fi flick Passengers. The duo charmed the audience before Chris Pratt dropped a microphone on Lawrence’s foot.

Warner Bros.

  • New footage from The Justice League, Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad and The Legend of Tarzan.
  • Will Arnett made a bumbling appearance to promote Lego Batman. Though he seemed unprepared, he did earn some brownie points by gracing everyone with his Batman voice.
  • Eddie Redmayne promoted the new Harry Potter spin-off Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. He nervously told the audience “I always try to find an excuse to come to Los Angeles, and this seemed like a good one.” Most people seemed to forgive him for the location slip-up given his busy schedule.

Related: Trailer: The Magic of Harry Potter Returns With ‘Fantastic Beasts’

Paramount

  • Conspicuously absent from Paramount’s release footage was Star Trek Beyond, which is set for release in July 2016. In fact, everyone remained pretty silent about the new flick, which left fans worried.
  • Will Arnett made another awkward appearance with Megan Fox to promote Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, with the actor saying he was shocked to find out he wasn’t the father of Fox’s baby.
  • J.J. Abrams caused a stir by saying cinema owners need “to adapt to changing consumer habits.” Of course, most of the audience was made up of cinema owners.

Related: No ‘Star Trek Beyond’ Footage At CinemaCon Leaves Fans Worried

Disney

  • Disney surprised fans be screening a full 27 minutes of Finding Dory, which revealed a big surprise the studio asked audiences to keep under wraps.
  • The studio screened the full Captain America: Civil War film to positive reviews.
  • New trailer launched for Marvel’s Doctor Strange.

Celebrity

  • Megan Fox debuted a baby bump, despite split from ex-husband Brian Austin Green last year.
  • Jennifer Lawrence‘s nipple pasties were exposed through her shirt as flashbulbs went off. Co-star Chris Pratt seemed to help her laugh it off.
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Jennifer Lawrence wasn’t too upset over flashes exposing her stick-on pasties.

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Movie Magic: The De-Aging Technique of The Irishman

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Robert DeNiro de-agedHave you read Izzy yet? If so, you know that Izzy makes the apples that give the Gods their youth and immortality. It also seems Robert De Niro discovered one of Izzy’s apples too… In Martin Scorsese’s upcoming biographical film, he stars as Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran, a labor union leader and alleged hitman for the Bufalino crime family. The trailer for the movie, which will premieres NEXT WEEK (!), also features a “de-aged” De Niro. “We’re so used to watching them as the older faces,” Scorsese said in an interview on the A24 podcast. “Does it change the eyes at all? …If that’s the case, what was in the eyes that I liked? Was it intensity? Was it gravitas? Was it threat?…How do we get that? I don’t know.” Some might consider this magic and I for one can’t wait to see the impact of Izzy’s apples on screen for myself. ????

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“Captain Marvel” Retains Top Slot at the Box Office

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It’s no surprise that in its second weekend, the first Marvel Cinematic Universe of 2019 is still riding high. Captain Marvel, the latest in the MCU with Brie Larson starring as the lead, generated another $69 million over the weekend, placing its domestic total at $266 million. Tallying up the international box office, the film’s global total to date is $760 million. Despite the online controversy, the film is looking to be another strong box office smash for Disney and Marvel.

As for the premieres for the weekend, and there were plenty, they were all over the map. Just below Captain Marvel was the animated adventure Wonder Park, bringing in $16 million, another film with controversy when the director’s name was removed from the picture after sexual harassment charges. Five Feet Apart, the dying teen drama about a romance amid cystic fibrosis, only came in at #3 with a weekend gross of $13 million. And debuting the lowest in the top 10 for debuts was Captive State, a sci-fi dystopian tale, only making $3 million. The film debuted so low the little film No Manches Frida 2 was able to sneak about it at #6 with a gross of $3.8 million.

Drops were fairly low all around for the returning films, mostly because Captain Marvel was dominating the previous weekend. The only milestone worth noting is that The LEGO Movie 2, after six weeks at the box office, finally cracked $100 million. And the sun is now setting on Green Book’s post-Oscar run by coming in at #10 for the final weekend of its top 10 run over the past few weeks.

View the full top ten weekend box office results below:

Captain Marvel ($69,318,000)

Wonder Park ($16,000,000)

Five Feet Apart ($13,150,000)

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World ($9,345,000)

Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral ($8,085,000)

No Manches Frida 2 ($3,894,000)

Captive State ($3,163,000)

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part ($2,135,000)

Alita: Battle Angel ($1,900,000)

Green Book ($1,277,000)

Next weekend, Captain Marvel may very well have some competition when Jordan Peele’s new horror film Us hits over 3,600 theaters.

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“Dragon” Continues To Soar, “Funeral” Close Behind, “Green Book” Back

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With little competition for the weekend, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, the third in the animated fantasy saga, was able to secure the box office once more. In its second weekend, the animated epic made $30 million to push its domestic total to $97 million. So far the film has done about the same as the previous film and is on track to stay in the top 10 for a few more weeks in March.

Debuts this weekend were small with one big exception. Tyler Perry’s latest Madea film, A Madea Family Funeral, naturally made a relatively big splash with its dedicated audience. Starting at #2, the film made $27 million for its first weekend. No word on the budget yet but it’s most likely on a budget as most Tyler Perry productions are, so it’s safe to call this a success, especially for debuting with a box office so close to Dragon.

The rest of the premieres were not as strong at all. Greta, the new thriller starring Chloe Moretz, debuted all the way down at #8 with $4.5 million box office. To be fair, however, the film was in a constant battle for its spot as three other films also reported earnings around $4 million for the weekend. Of note, Green Book, fresh off winning the Academy Award for Best Picture one weekend ago, splashed back into more theaters to arise even higher in the top 10 with its domestic total now sitting at $73 million. Don’t count on it remaining there long as bigger blockbusters will be swooping as we plow through the last remnants of winter movies.

Check out the full listing of the top 10 box office weekend results below:

How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World ($30,046,000)

Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral ($27,050,000)

Alita: Battle Angel ($7,000,000)

The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part ($6,615,000)

Green Book ($4,711,000)

Fighting With My Family ($4,691,284)

Isn’t it Romantic ($4,645,000)

Greta ($4,585,000)

What Men Want ($2,700,000)

Happy Death Day 2U ($2,516,000)

Next weekend is once again all about Marvel as their latest superhero solo film, Captain Marvel, will be appearing in 4,100 theaters.

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