Week-in-Review: Weekend Box Office, Star Trek: Enterprise and Marvel’s Daredevil

    Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! Tops the Weekend Box Office

    According to Box Office Mojo, last weekend’s box office was dominated by Boo 2! A Madea Halloween. This sequel to a 2016 movie Boo! A Madea Halloween earned $21.2 million in its first weekend in cinemas. This is the ninth movie in a series about the misadventures of Mabel “Madea” Simmons – a character created and portrayed by the comedian and writer Tyler Perry.

    In the second place with $13.7 million is the sci-fi thriller Geostorm in which Gerard “This! Is! Spartaaaa!” Butler punches climate change. Happy Death Day earned $9.3 million in its second weekend in cinemas, dropping to the third place from the last weekend’s first. Blade Runner 2049 is in the fourth place of the last weekend’s box office with $7.3 million. In the fifth place is Only the Brave. This adventure drama based on a true story about firefighters who perished fighting the 2013 Yarnell Hill Fire earned $6 million in its opening weekend.

    Star Trek: Discovery Renewed For Second Season

    CBS All Access has renewed Star Trek: Discovery for the second season after only six episodes, reports Variety. The show premiered in late September on CBS’s digital subscription streaming service where it immediately broke their single-day record for new subscriber sign-ups.

    This latest installment in the long-running Star Trek saga follows Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green), a mutineer and a former first officer of USS Shenzhou as she joins the top-secret mission of USS Discovery to help the Federation win its war against the Klingon Empire. While the show’s grim and gritty tone sharply divided the Star Trek fan base, Discovery boasts an amazing production and includes performances by Jason Isaacs, Doug Jones, and Michelle Yeoh. Produced (among others) by Alex Kurtzman, Bryan Fuller and Akiva Goldsman, the first season of Star Trek: Discovery will go on hiatus on November 12th and return in January of the next year for six more episodes.

    Marvel’s Daredevil Gets Old Villain, New Show-Runner

    Deadline reports that Vincent D’Onofrio will reprise his role as the comic book supervillain Kingpin in the third season of Marvel’s Daredevil. In a show filled with great performances by Charlie Cox, Rosario Dawson, Elden Henson, Deborah Ann Woll and others, D’Onofrio nevertheless stood with his absolutely terrific – and terrifying – portrayal of the cold, ruthless and viciously violent mobster Wilson Fisk, aka Kingpin.

    Marvel’s Daredevil will also get a new showrunner in Erik Oleson who previously helped produce the dystopian sci-fi series The Man in the High Castle, superhero show Arrow and the police procedural Unforgettable. Former showrunners Douglas Petrie and Marco Ramirez will instead focus on producing the next season of Marvel’s The Defenders. With Marvel’s The Punisher set for release on Netflix this November, there’s still no information available about the release dates for the new seasons of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage or The Defenders.

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