Spike Lee’s latest film was a box office bomb. Oldboy earned just around $1.25 million in its first five days of release, making it the 17th most popular film at the box office over the holiday weekend.
The film is a remake of a 2003 South Korean film of the same name. That film, which is currently streaming on Netflix for anyone looking to watch a far superior version than Lee’s, grossed roughly $800,000 during its release.
According to a representative for FilmDistrict, the studio that released the contemporary “Oldboy,” the R-rated action flick did well in New York and Los Angeles, but in all, only appeared on a little more than 500 screens nationwide. “FilmDistrict had limited exposure on the film and expects to see some traction in the home entertainment and other ancillary arenas,” a press release announcing the opening weekend figure noted.
In addition to dealing with his box office bomb, the director has also been dealing with rumors that the production company stole the concept design for the film’s poster. Designer Juan Luis Garcia made the claim, and Lee finally responded to the controversy on Twitter, writing:
“I never heard of this guy Juan Luis Garcia. If he has a beef it’s not with me. I did not hire him. Do not know him. Cheap trick writing to me. Yo.”
Way to standup and fight for the little guy, Spike.
Halle Berry & Her Wig Return For L.A. Riots Drama ‘Kings’
We may know why Halle Berry had those trendils of terrors at last years Oscars ceremony … she was in character for her new flick Kings.
The trailer just dropped and Berry’s curly locks are pretty identical to the ones she infamously rocked at the 2017 Academy awards. Folks went in on the gorgeous beauty about her hair choice for the evening, but we think once people see the trailer they’ll give her a pass.
Kings tells the story of Millie (Berry), a single mother with eight children, and some of them aren’t even her own. But she takes it upon herself to give them the best home that she can, even if it brings a little craziness into her neighborhood and drives her next door neighbor Obie (Daniel Craig) a little crazy. But there’s turmoil on the horizon after the Rodney King verdict is announced and the riots begin, seemingly putting Millie and her family in danger on the streets.
Similar to last years Detroit the flick, directed by Deniz Gamze Ergüven tackles racial tensions between citizens and law enforcement. Kings received mixed reviews when it premiered at September’s Toronto International Film Festival, but audiences will get to make up their own minds about the hot-button race-relations drama when it lands in theaters on April 27.
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