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Awards / Daredevil / Jurassic World

Congratulations to Vincent D’Onofrio who has been nominated for a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Television Series for his interpretation of Wilson Fisk in Daredevil! Daredevil is also nominated for Best New Media Television Series, Charlie Cox for Best Actor in a Television Series and Scott Glenn for Best Guest Performance in a Television Series!

Best New Media Television Series:
Bosch (Amazon)
Daredevil (Netflix)
DreamWorks Dragons (Netflix)
The Man in the High Castle (Amazon)
Marvel’s Jessica Jones (Netflix)
Powers (Playstation/Crackle)
Sense8 (Netflix)

Best Actor on a Television Series:
Bruce Campbell – Ash vs. Evil Dead
Charlie Cox – Daredevil
Matt Dillon – Wayward Pines
David Duchovny – The X-Files
Grant Gustin – The Flash
Sam Heughan – Outlander
Andrew Lincoln – The Walking Dead
Mads Mikkelsen – Hannibal

Best Supporting Actor on a Television Series:
Richard Armitage – Hannibal
Vincent D’Onofrio – Daredevil
Kit Harington – Game of Thrones
Toby Jones – Wayward Pines
Erik Knudsen – Continuum
Lance Reddick – Bosch
David Tennant – Marvel’s Jessica Jones

Best Guest Performance on a Television Series:
Laura Benanti – Supergirl
Steven Brand – Teen Wolf
Victor Garber – The Flash
Scott Glenn – Daredevil
Alex Kingston – The Husbands of River Song
John Carroll Lynch – The Walking Dead
William Shatner – Haven

Jurassic World also grabs 7 nominations in the Movie categories: Best Science Fiction Film Release, Best Performance by a Younger Actor in a Film (Ty Simpkins), Best Film Director (Colin Trevorrow), Best Film Writing, Best Film Editing, Best Film Production Design, Best Film Special/Visual Effects.

The awards, presented by The Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, will be handed out in June.

Captures / Jurassic World / Photo Archive

I have updated the gallery with 268 Blu-ray screencaptures from Jurassic World (2015)!

A new theme park is built on the original site of Jurassic Park. Everything is going well until the park’s newest attraction–a genetically modified giant stealth killing machine–escapes containment and goes on a killing spree.

Article / Jurassic World / Movies / News

On Tuesday, the Universal tentpole passed up ‘The Avengers.’

Talk about bite.

Universal and Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World has hit $1.522 billion at the global box office, eclipsing The Avengers ($1.520 billion) to become the No. 3 movie of all time behind Avatar ($2.788 billion) and Titanic ($2.186 billion), not accounting for inflation.

Jurassic World, directed by Colin Trevorrow, has earned $614.3 million domestically, becoming only the fourth film to ever cross $600 million. Its overseas haul is $907.3 million.

The box-office sensation stars Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard.

Universal has yet to announce plans for Jurassic World 2, but a sequel is all but guaranteed.


Jurassic World / Movies / News

The North American box office sizzled as Disney and Pixar’s “Inside Out” and Universal’s “Jurassic World” duked it out at the multiplexes. After shattering records for domestic and international debuts, “Jurassic World” became only the second film in history to top $100 million in two separate weekends.

The dinosaur sequel nabbed first place with a massive $102 million, pushing its domestic total to $398.2 million. “Jurassic World” has now passed “Jurassic Park” ($357.1 million) as the highest-grossing domestic release in the franchise’s history when not adjusted for inflation.

Its dominance ended one of the most remarkable winning streaks in cinema history, putting a period to Pixar’s run of first-place finishes. Every previous film released by the studio bowed in the top spot on domestic charts.


Jurassic World / Movies / News

“Jurassic World” now holds the record for the biggest opening in movie history.

After the final numbers were tallied, the dinosaur thriller inched past “Marvel’s the Avengers” to become top dog on the all-time list, with a U.S. debut of $208.8 million. The superhero blockbuster was the previous record holder with a $207.4 million bow. It also topped “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2″ and its $314 million opening to set a new benchmark for an overseas launch with $315.6 million.

Universal, the studio behind the film, initially estimated that “Jurassic World” would open to $204.6 million domestically, but the blockbuster had a stronger than anticipated Sunday.

It had some stiff competition for audience attention on Sunday night — both Game 5 of the NBA Finals and the season finale of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” generated a great deal of buzz that could have cut into ticket sales. Box office analysts say that moviegoers may have opted to check out the film on Sunday after hearing about its monster opening in order to be part of the conversation.

“It inspires people to go to the movie theater,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst at Rentrak. “Everybody gets caught up in it.”

Legendary co-financed the sequel, which cost $150 million to produce. Colin Trevorrow directed “Jurassic World,” with Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard playing the leads.

Universal debuted the film in 4,274 theaters, the widest release in studio history. Heading into the weekend most analysts predicted that “Jurassic World” would kick off with between $125 million and $135 million. Chief Analyst Phil Contrino said that “Jurassic World’s” over-performance is analogous the recent monster openings of “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “American Sniper” that dwarfed estimates on the strength of audiences’ reactions.

“This was off the charts big in terms of how it broke out and became must see really fast,” said Contrino. “This is a movie that benefited from a new era of Thursday evening shows, which helped spread a very enthusiastic word of mouth.”

Globally, “Jurassic World” became the first movie to cross $500 million in a single weekend. It debuted to a massive $100 million in China and opened in first place in all 66 international territories where the film was released. Based on that performance, Contrino said the film will cross the $1 billion mark “without even blinking.”

Universal crossed the $1 billion mark at the domestic box office, beating Paramount’s record achieved on June 22, 2008. It has also gone past $3 billion worldwide, passing Fox’s record of $3 billion on June 30, 2010.


Jurassic World / Movies / News

FX has secured exclusive television rights to Jurassic World, mere hours after the dino-mite thriller saw its opening weekend tallies revised up to all-around record-setting levels.

Based on updated numbers, the U.S. box office haul for the Chris Pratt-fronted follow-up to Jurassic Park amassed $208.8 million in its debut, besting previous record holder The Avengers (which raked in $207.4 in its opening weekend). Globally, Jurassic World also set records with box office receipts totaling $315.3 million, edging out Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 ($314 mil).

Earlier this year, FX secured the television rights to Furious 7 (which has grossed over $1.5 billion worldwide) and Pitch Perfect 2.

In addition to Parks and Recreation alum Pratt, Jurassic World features familiar TV faces such as Vincent D’Onofrio (Law & Order, Daredevil), Jake M. Johnson (New Girl), Judy Greer (Arrested Development, Archer), B.D. Wong (Law & Order: SVU), Nick Robinson (Melissa & Joey) and Lauren Lapkus (Orange Is the New Black).

A timetable for Jurassic World’s FX premiere has not yet been set, so get thee to a Cinexplex in the meantime! It’s a charming little art house flick; like Amélie, but with more teeth and talons.


Article / Jurassic World / Movies / News

Universal’s Jurassic World is devouring everything in its path at the Friday box office for a projected North American debut of $155 million-plus — one of the best showings in recent times and the biggest opening ever for the month of June.

The $150 million tentpole, rescuing the dinosaur franchise from near-extinction, is expected to earn $65 million-plus on Friday alone. That includes $18.5 million from Thursday evening previews, the biggest late-night showing ever for Universal after Furious 7 ($15.8 million).

Overseas, the dinosaurs are also bigger-than-life. On Thursday, the movie grossed another $41.6 million from 37 markets for a two-day total of $65.6 million from 45 markets. It is No. 1 everywhere.

If it indeed crosses $150 million domestically, Jurassic World would best Universal’s Furious 7 ($147.2 million) to mark the second-best opening of the year to date behind Disney and Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron ($191.3 million). The current record-holder for June is Man of Steel, which debuted to $116.6 million.

Jurassic World, playing in 4,273 theaters domestically and opening 22 years after Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park hit theaters, is getting the widest release ever for a Universal title. Overseas, the fourth installment is rolling out across the world, grossing north of $21 million from its first eight markets on Wednesday, including $17.2 million in China.


Interview / Jurassic World / Movies

Set 22 years after the events of Jurassic Park, Colin Trevorrow‘s Jurassic World sees the dinosaur theme park fully restored and operational. But even with its success, the park needs to find ways to attract new visitors, and at InGen’s request, the science team created the Indominus Rex, a fearsome hybrid dinosaur that grows beyond InGen’s control. Now, it is up to Owen Grady (Chris Pratt), a raptor whisperer, Claire (Bryce Dallas Howard), the park’s CEO, and the island’s private security force to stop the monstrous creation before she can cause more damage.

In the film, Vincent D’Onofrio plays Vic Hoskins, the leader of Jurassic World’s private security force, who is also trying to utilize the park’s dinosaurs for military purposes. We had the opportunity to talk to D’Onofrio over the phone about the film, his character, and working with director Colin Trevorrow. We also had a chance to reminisce about working with Rick Baker on the set of Men in Black, and were reminded about Marvel’s code of silence.

Geeks Of Doom: What’s it like to get a script that has Jurassic World in the title?
Vincent D’Onofrio: Amazing. Amazing. You have to take your time with it, because you have to make sure you are getting the whole thing. You want to make sure what it is.

Geeks of Doom: Was there any initial worry to working with someone like Colin Trevorrow, because this is his second film, first major blockbuster, and at what point did you see that he was the right person for the job?
Vincent D’Onforio: I had already seen, before any of this came up, I had already seen Safety [Not Guaranteed], and I loved it. So what I did, when he was attached to it, two things went through my mind. One was if [Steven] Spielberg was entrusting him to do a draft of it and direct it, it’s okay by me. You know what I mean. The other was… I loved the first movie that he did, and that movie could have really been super bad. And it was so good, and the way he edited it was just perfect. You know what I mean? I knew I was getting someone super talented. Then we had conversations before we met on the phone, so we got along right away. We got along really well. That’s all I can say about that.

On set, he is at the helm of this incredibly big production, and he is just fantastic. He is very involved with the actors. He is very in story, all the time. I can’t say enough great things about Colin. Colin is a terrific guy and a real big talent.

Geeks of Doom: So going to your character, do you consider him a villain or just an opportunist?
Vincent D’Onofrio: I don’t really know, I consider him a guy with a point of view, with a job to do. I do think he has one opinion. I don’t think he is crazy. I’ll say this, if I had approached it like he was a villain, it wouldn’t have come out like that. You gotta approach it like he was a real guy, and that was his real intentions, and he would commit to it. The way I approach it is that he is a very real guy, and he has got a job to do, and he was hired to do it.

Geeks of Doom: Yeah, he certainly had some ideas to use the dinosaurs as weapons, and it made some sense to do it.
Vincent D’Onofirio: I mean, do I agree with him? No. But he is a particular kind of guy.

Geeks of Doom: So my first major experience watching you in a theater was in 1997 for Men In Black. So I gotta ask, what was it like to work with Rick Baker at the time?
Vincent D’Onofrio: Rick was incredible. We used to meet in the trailer at 3am, and he would construct my face and my hands, and paint, paint, paint for hours. And when everyone would get on set which was something like four or five hours later, they would set up shop. Rick and I would roll out and do a scene and then go home. It would be like that every morning. That makeup job, the amount of time took anywhere between five and sometimes seven, eight hours, depending on what stage my character was at the time. He’s just an awesome guy. I’ll never forget that time we spent working together.

You know, we often have a lot to do with how that character turned out. It was not in the script that dictated how the character ended up the way he ended up looking, and sound the way he ended up sounding. Rick and I got to do a lot of that stuff on our own.

Geeks of Doom: So, moving on to a bigger question, will you be returning for Daredevil Season 2?
Vincent D’Onofrio: Oh, I can’t talk about that. I can’t say a word about Daredevil.

Geeks of Doom: I guess it’s the Marvel Code of Silence at work then.
Vincent D’Onofrio: I have to. It’s Marvel. It’s not my choice. Marvel doesn’t want you to talk about it, so you don’t talk about it.


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