Week-In-Review: Weekend Box office, Bond 25 and Apple Orders ‘Foundation’

    ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Bring In The Riches

    It looks like ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ did better than anticipated with a box office estimate of $34 million according to Box Office Mojo. It did exceptionally well considering it’s been 25 years since an all Asian cast has been in a movie. ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is a best-selling novel about a Chinese-American woman who travels to Singapore to attend her best friends wedding along with her boyfriend only to find out that he is a well sought after eligible bachelor and that his clan is obnoxiously wealthy.

    Next in second place is ‘Mile 22’ which didn’t do as well as expected especially with Mark Wahlberg as the lead. It only estimated a paltry $13.6 million . Considering that it’s estimated to have cost $50 million to make, they are hoping that the overseas market will boost the numbers.

    Coming in at third place is ‘Alpha’ also with an estimated 50+ million budget. Although the studio expectations weren’t as high for this one it seems to be on par for this type of film. Only making $10.5 million is still below budget for this film, so again they are hoping for the overseas market to give it that much-needed boost.

    Bond 25 May Be Late

    Via The Hollywood Reporter, Since the departure of director Danny Boyle it looks like filming of the new James Bond movie as well as the release date might be pushed back. It looks like Boyle and his co-writer, John Hodge both left over creative differences. Apparently a draft script that was presented didn’t meet the approval of producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, including Daniel Craig the star of the franchise.  From what’s being said it looks like the script has been trashed and they are looking for new writers for the film. Bond fans may  have to wait just a little while longer to see their favorite ladies man on the big screen.

    Apple Orders Isaac Asimov’s ‘Foundation’ Series

    More from The Hollywood Reporter, Apple won a round of bidding this April to pick up The Foundation series, a classic collection of science fiction books by author Isaac Asimov. The project is slated for 10 episodes and will draw from the eight novels that make up the series. Josh Friedman (The Sarah Connor Chronicles) and David S. Goyer (Krypton) have been dubbed as showrunners.

    In The Foundation series, mathematician Hari Seldon, using a branch of mathematics he developed to predict the future, determines that the only way to mitigate an oncoming dark age is by building a Foundation of artisans and engineers which spans the galaxy and who preserve and expand the collective knowledge of humanity.

    Goyer and Friedman will executive produce along with Isaac Asimov’s daughter Robyn Asimov.

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