Here is your MHM Movie News Flash for April 4, 2016 courtesy the MHM Ticker.
‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ Takes the U.S. Weekend Box Office
For the second weekend in a row, ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ is number one in the box office followed by ‘Zootopia’ and ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2’. The Batman/Superman flick dropped 68% from the previous weekend “only” bringing in $53.3 million. The Christian drama ‘God’s Not Dead 2’ came in 4th; bringing in $8 million for its opening weekend in 2419 theaters, and ‘Meet the Blacks’ came in 8th for its opening weekend with $4.1 million in 1015 theaters.
Source: Box Office Mojo
Sammo Hung’s ‘My Beloved Bodyguard’ Easily Beats ‘Batman v Superman’ in China Box Office
Sammo Hung’s action/drama ‘My Beloved Bodyguard’ took the top spot in it’s opening weekend in China; bringing in $25.2 million. Coming in at number 2 is the dark comedy ‘Chongqing Hotpot.’ It earned $21.8 million. ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ fell out of first place there; dropping 78% and tying with ‘Zootopia’ for third with $12.7 million.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
An Independent Movie House in Iowa Uses Joy the Pig to Bring Them In
The Capitol II Theatre in Newton, Iowa has adopted a pet pig named Joy to attract audiences, and the little piggy is being credited with saving it from bankruptcy. The locals go to see Joy dressed in a variety of costumes like Batman and Spiderman as much as they go to see a film. We see a new trend starting here. What animal will your local theater bring in to increase its business?
Source: The Guardian
Official Trailer For ‘Swiss Army Man’
‘Swiss Army Man’ is about a hopeless man, stranded in the wilderness, who befriends a dead body that washes up on shore one day. Together the two go on a surreal journey to get home. The film, which is directed by Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Daniel Radcliffe, Paul Dano, and is set for release on July 1, 2016.
Celebrity Birthdays for April 4, 2016
Hugo Weaving, 56
Robert Downey Jr., 51
Natasha Lyonne, 37
This has been your MHM Movie News Flash for April 4, 2016. Check back tomorrow for more news and stories from Hollywoodland.