Queen Elsa Continues Her Cold Rule

Now in its third week in cinemas, Frozen II is still at the top of the weekend box office. Disney’s latest CGI-animated feature film grossed $34,7 million last weekend, bringing its domestic total up to a whopping $337,6 million. For comparison, by its third weekend in cinemas in 2013, the original Frozen earned $142,2 million.

According to the Box Office Mojo, the rest of the list of the top five highest grossing movies of the weekend remained the same as the weekend before last. Rian Johnson’s (Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Looper) darkly humorous murder mystery Knives Out is once again in the second place at the box office, with $14,1 million and a domestic total just barely below $63,5 million. Ford v Ferrari is again in the third place with $6,5 million. After its fourth weekend in cinemas, James Mangold’s (Logan, The Wolverine) sports drama about the 1966 Le Mans race currently stands at the domestic total of $91,1 million. Crime drama Queen & Slim is still in the solid fourth place with $6,5 million. So far, Melina Matsoukas’ (Insecure, Master of None) feature film debut earned almost $27 million domestically. And in the fifth place of our list of the highest grossing films of the weekend is Marielle Heller’s (Can You Ever Forgive Me?) biopic A Beautiful Day in the Neigborhood with $5,2 million and a total domestic gross of $43,1 million.

Joker Nominated for Four Golden Globe Awards

Todd Phillips’ supervillain origin story Joker is nominated for four Golden Globe awards, including the Best Motion Picture – Drama category. Joaquin Phoenix has been nominated in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama category for his performance as the titular character. Phillips has been nominated for Best Director, while Hildur Guðnadóttir’s music has been nominated for Best Original Score.

Noah Baumbach’s comedy-drama Marriage Story leads this year’s film nominations with six in total. Martin Scorsese’s crime biopic The Irishman and Quentin Tarantino Once Upon A Time In Hollywood have five nominations each. Fernando Meirelles’ biographical drama The Two Popes received four nominations. We were happy to learn that Bong Joon-ho’s sharply-satirical thriller Parasite received three Golden Globe; including those for the Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Foreign Language Film. As for TV shows, Chernobyl, The Crown and Unbelievable lead the race with four nominations each.

Tim Allen, Dakota Fanning, and Susan Kelechi Watson announced the nominees for the 77th Golden Globe Awards on December 9, 2019. NBC will air the awards ceremony live on January 5, 2020. You can read the full list of nominees here.

Scott Derrickson Teases Return to Horror

In a recent tweet, film director Scott Derrickson confirmed he has plans for an R-rated horror movie after he finishes Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. According to GeekTyrant, Derrickson mentioned he will once again team up with his frequent collaborator, screenwriter C. Robert Cargill. Cargill soon responded, confirming they are adapting a story by Joe Hill (Locke & Key, NOS4A2).

Derrickson first gained notice with his 2005 horror film The Exorcism of Emily Rose that earned over $144 million worldwide on a production budget of $20 million. He went on to direct horror movies Sinister in 2012 and Deliver Us From Evil in 2014. While both received decidedly mixed reviews, they were extremely profitable at the box office. Then, in 2016, Derrickson directed Doctor Strange, a big-budget origin story of Marvel’s Sorcerer Supreme. Since then, however, he wasn’t worked on anything new for three years. This summer we learned Marvel hired Derrickson again to film a Doctor Strange sequel. Titled Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, the film will supposedly mix superhero and horror tropes in a way previously unseen, at least in Marvel movies.