12 Strong (2018)
Currently out promoting his true-life war drama 12 Strong, Marvel’s God of Thunder swung by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (h/t ComicBook.com), where talk inevitably veered toward Avengers: Infinity War, the deadliest McU movie yet.
In doing so, Fallon quizzed Hemsworth about the time he almost passed up the chance to play Thor for Marvel Studios. It’s something that the Aussie actor has addressed before, of course, and he’s been pretty forthcoming about his initial hesitation (spoilers: Chris Hemsworth was wary of signing a multi-picture deal for a project still in its infancy). But now that the McU has ballooned into a billion-dollar franchise, the actor has precisely zero regrets, and admitted that if he was in possession of a time machine,
The Warner Bros., Jerry Bruckheimer-produced film is based on the 2009 book, Horse Soldiers as well as real-life events overseas.
At the film’s premiere at New York's Jazz at Lincoln Center on Tuesday night, the stars, who mingled with their real-life counterparts, talked about the comradery they developed on- and off-screen.
“We had weeks...
Fans are abuzz with speculation that the longtime sweethearts wed in secret over the New Year’s holiday, but now Liam’s brother Chris is here to put those rumors to rest. During an interview with SiriusXM on Tuesday to promote his new film 12 Strong, the elder Hemsworth revealed that Miley is “not officially” a member of the family yet.
But even though they haven’t formally tied the knot, Chris, 34 says that he gets along great with Cyrus — despite the fact that the 24-year-old routinely
“Jumanji” is likely to take in between $15 million to $20 million in its fifth frame, which will lift its total domestic take to around $320 million — making the action-comedy one of the top 60 domestic performers of all time, with plenty of drawing power in the weeks to come. International performance for the Dwayne Johnson-Kevin Hart vehicle has been impressive with $385 million so far.
“12 Strong,” produced by Alcon Entertainment, Black Label Media, and Jerry Bruckheimer, will pose the greater threat, with tracking showing an opening in the $14 million to $17 million range at 3,002 locations — including Imax, premium large format, and Dolby Cinema. Warner Bros. is handling distribution through its output deal with Alcon.
Chris Hemsworth and Michael Shannon star in “12 Strong” in a
This weekend in theatres, I'm excited to see 12 Strong and Den of Thieves!
Chris Hemsworth (Thor, The Avengers) and Oscar nominee Michael Shannon (The Shape of Water, Nocturnal Animals) star in 12 Strong, a powerful new war drama based on the best-selling book Horse Soldiers. It is the story of heroism based on true events that unfolded a world away in the aftermath of 9/11. The epic action in this should be seen on the big screen!
Starring Gerald Butler, Den of Thieves follows the intersecting and often personally connected lives of an elite unit of the La County Sheriff's Dept. and the state's most successful bank robbery crew as the outlaws plan a seemingly impossible heist on the Federal Reserve Bank of downtown Los Angeles.
“12 Strong,” one of those rare “serious” Bruckheimer productions, tells the story of the first U.S. soldiers to land in Afghanistan in the days after 9/11: the members of Oda 595, an elite Special Forces unit that was ordered to link up with a local warlord and fight its way, village by village, to the Taliban stronghold of Mazar-i-Sharif (the country’s fourth largest city). There, they would theoretically gut the Taliban’s nexus of power and topple the ability of Afghanistan to serve as a training ground for Al Qaeda troops.
Sony's Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle}, another big hit from The Rock (a.k.a. Dwayne Johnson), has been posting minimal decreases over the past two weekends,
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It is, after all, building on a superpowered legacy stretching all the way back to 2008, when Jon Favreau and the fresh-faced Robert Downey Jr. defied all odds and transformed Tony Stark (Aka Iron Man) into a household name. A full ten years have passed since that historic feat, and in that time, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has ballooned into an industry of its own, replete with A-list stars, a seasoned architect in Kevin Feige and many, many characters.
Yes, if there’s one element of Infinity War that continues to fuel debate online, it’s who exactly we can expect to see in the film. At this point, it really does sound like everyone who’s still breathing in the McU will be involved, and if Chris Hemsworth, who plays the mighty God of Thunder,
Well, for one, the Ragnarok star believes Joe and Anthony Russo’s threequel brings about the end of an era, while those wary of spoilers needn’t fear Infinity War‘s mind-melting teaser – it “doesn’t give much away,” according to Hemsworth.
Indeed, Chris Hemsworth is one of many McU veterans who have had their respective futures thrust into doubt due to expiring contracts. Chances are the towering Aussie will extend his Marvel tenure beyond Avengers 4 – there is that mooted fourth Thor movie to consider, after all – but even if Hemsworth decides to hang up his hammer (or should that be battle ax?), the Russo Brothers’ upcoming double act will send his Thor off with a bang.
In fact, the actor believes the two Avengers sequels have the potential to become “one of the biggest things in film history.” Currently out
“Jumanji” will finish the holiday with $291.6 million in 29 days, now ranking as the eighth highest grosser released in 2017. The action-comedy, starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, has won the first two weekends of 2018 after debuting Dec. 20 in the shadow of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” — and began significantly outperforming forecasts.
“Jumanji” has been the key factor in keeping overall business for the four days solid in the $197 million to $200 million range, up at least $10 million from the 2017 total. That leaves the year-to-date domestic total at $560 million through Monday — 4.9% ahead of the same point last year, according to comScore.
“Jumanji” could win its third straight box office crown during the upcoming weekend when new entries include Warner Bros.’ Afghan war drama “12 Strong,
January 15 Update: A second consecutive weekend at the top for Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle saw it dominate the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend as an estimated $35.4m propelled the tally to $291.6m after four weekends, ahead of debuts by The Commuter, Paddington 2, and Proud Mary.
DreamWorks/Participant’s The Post from Steven Spielberg vaulted 13 slots to number two through Fox following a theatre expansion from 36 to 2,819 as it added $23.4m for $27.9m in the fourth session.
Studiocanal’s Liam Neeson thriller The Commuter debuted solidly in third place on $16.4m in 2,892 sites. Warner Bros opened Paddington 2 at number six on a decent $15m in 3,702 venues – the $10.9m three-day portion down 21.4% on the $18.9m January 2015 launch of Paddington through Weinstein/Dimension.
Screen Gems opened the action thriller Proud Mary starring Taraji P. Henson at number eight on $12m in
A second consecutive weekend at the top for Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle saw it dominate the three-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend as an estimated $27m propelled the tally to $283.2m after four weekends, ahead of debuts by The Commuter, Paddington 2, and Proud Mary.
The adventure smash is expected to gross around $34m over the four-day holiday period.
DreamWorks/Participant’s The Post from Steven Spielberg vaulted 13 slots to number two through Fox following a theatre expansion from 36 to 2,819 as it added $18.6m for $23.1m in the fourth session. The four-day haul is forecast to come in around $22m.
Studiocanal’s Liam Neeson thriller The Commuter debuted solidly in third place on $13.5m in 2,892 sites. Warner Bros opened Paddington 2 at number seven on a decent $10.6m (rising to around $14.5m over four) in 3,702 venues – down 21.4% on the $18.9m
Chris Hemsworth is currently promoting his latest movie, 12 Strong. During a recent interview, he talked a bit about celebrating New Year's Eve with his family and Taika Waititi in Australia. During their celebration, the subject of Thor 4 came up and they both seem eager about the possibilities in the potential project. Here's what he had to say about it.
"We gave cheers to Thor 3. But it also was like what could we do with four? We could do this and this.
See Also: Watch the trailer for 12 Strong here
12 Strong is set in the harrowing days following 9/11 when a U.S. Special Forces team, led by their new Captain, Mitch Nelson (Chris Hemsworth), is chosen to be the first U.S. troops sent into Afghanistan for an extremely dangerous mission. There, in the rugged mountains, they must convince Northern Alliance General Dostum (Nvid Negahban) to join forces with them to fight their common adversary: the Taliban and their Al Qaeda allies. In addition to overcoming mutual distrust and a vast cultural divide, the Americans—accustomed to state-of-the-art warfare—must adopt the rudimentary tactics of the Afghani horse soldiers. But despite their uneasy bond,
“It doesn’t give much away, for sure, because I remember watching it going, ‘aw, it doesn’t tell people enough,'” said Hemsworth. “And then Joe Russo was like, you don’t need to tell them anything, they want anything… Like, ‘Does it explain the story?’ It’s like, it doesn’t need to… [it’s] just a smorgasbord of cool shit. I think we were all excited, watching it, just looking at each other going, ‘Oh my God, look what we’re a part of.’ You know, you’re on the grind and
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which features an all-star cast including Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Karen Gillan, has had
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