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‘The Addams Family,’ ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Top Studios’ TV Ad Spending

In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the always-on TV ad measurement and attribution company, MGM claims the top spot in spending with “The Addams Family.” Ads placed for the animated film had an estimated media value of $6.38 million through Sunday for 1,728 national ad airings on 40 […]
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Gemini Man uses de-aging technology to make a case against de-aging technology

Final numbers are still rolling in, but it seems safe to say that Gemini Man is not the hit anyone involved might have hoped it would be. Ang Lee’s science fiction action movie, starring Will Smith as both an aging assassin and his younger, stronger, faster clone, landed in third place at the box office this weekend…Read more...
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Weekend Box Office: No One Can Defeat ‘Joker’, Not Even ‘The Addams Family’ or ‘Gemini Man’ (But Hey, How About That ‘Parasite’!)

The weekend box office returns are in, and once again, Joker reigns supreme. The Todd Phillips movie starring Joaquin Phoenix as a crazy killer clown who loves to dance ended up at the top of the box office for the second week in a row. As far as new releases go, The Addams Family had a strong opening at second place. But Gemini Man, starring Will Smith and Will Smith, had trouble drawing a crowd. The real winner of the weekend, though, was Bong Joon Ho‘s Parasite, which only opened in three th...
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Korea Box Office: ‘Joker’ Remains on Top, ‘Gemini Man’ Lands in Fourth

Warner Bros.’ “Joker” remained on top of the South Korean box office in its second weekend. The American psychological thriller earned $5.71 million from 768,000 admissions between Friday and Sunday, for a total of $28.3 million from 3.85 million admissions after two weekends. It accounted for 46% of total weekend box office in the country. […]
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Faulty Projection: How Ang Lee Doubled Down on His High-Frame-Rate Obsession (Column)

Three years ago, when Ang Lee stood in front of an audience at the New York Film Festival to introduce the world-premiere showing of “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk,” the first words out of his mouth were “I’m not crazy.” He said it with a grin, but it struck me as an odd joke. Whoever […]
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‘Joker’ Dominates International Box Office With $124 Million

“Joker” is showing impressive traction internationally with a second weekend of $123.7 million on 24,149 screens in 79 markets — a holdover decline of just 29%. Joaquin Phoenix’s psychological thriller has totaled $351.2 million outside North America after only 12 days in release. And with $192 million in domestic grosses, “Joker” has now topped $543 […]
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‘Joker’ Remains Box Office Ruler With $55 Million

Joaquin Phoenix is king of the North American box office once again as “Joker” scores an easy victory in its second weekend with $55 million at 4,374 sites. “Joker” dominated a trio of new entries with animated comedy “The Addams Family” leading the rest of pack with $30.3 million at 4,007 venues, topping forecasts. Will […]
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Box Office: ‘Joker’ Conquering Newcomers With $60 Million

It’s still all smiles for “Joker,” which grossed another $17 million on its second Friday at the domestic box office. If estimates hold, the Warner Bros. villain flick could score another $60 million come Sunday, down just 37% from its $96 million box office debut. That’s above earlier predictions, which saw the film landing somewhere […]
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8 More Stories About People Battling Their Own Clones

Will Smith’s new film Gemini Man may not be wowing critics, but it’s based on a storytelling conundrum that’s as old as time: What would you do if you had to fight your own clone? We’re looking at some of our favorite examples of duplicates who’ve had to duke it out.Read more...
Tags: Science, Futurama, Will Smith, The Island, Orphan Black, Supergirl, The Matrix, Steven Universe, Clones, Ash Vs Evil Dead, Alien Covenant, Gemini Man, Star Trek Nemesis

‘Joker’ Dominating Box Office Again With $50 Million as Will Smith’s ‘Gemini Man’ Flops

Joaquin Phoenix remains the ruler of the North American box office as the second weekend of “Joker” heads for an easy victory with as much as $50 million at 4,374 sites, early estimates showed Friday. That’s far above a trio of new entries, led by MGM’s animated comedy “The Addams Family” with about $30 million […]
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How Gemini Man’s visual effects kept Will Smith out of the uncanny valley

In Gemini Man, Will Smith battles a clone of himself who's 30 years younger. We talked to the film's visual effects team to learn how they turned back the clock on one of Hollywood's most familiar faces.
Tags: Hollywood, Trends, Features, Will Smith, Ang Lee, Visual Effects, Vfx, WETA Digital, Movies & TV, Gemini Man, Gemini Man Will Smith

How the ‘Gemini Man’ VFX Team Digitally Created a Younger Version of Will Smith

More human than human — yes, that’s a “Blade Runner” reference — yet it sounds like an unattainable standard when it comes to creating believable, photorealistic, digital human characters. But the visual effects team on Ang Lee’s “Gemini Man” set its sights on something even more difficult: creating a digital version of young Will Smith […]
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‘Gemini Man’ Director Ang Lee on 120 Frames Per Second and Staying Edgy [Interview]

Gemini Man is a globetrotting 3D action movie with assassins, motorcycle chases, and that emphasizes the value of life, so it’s no surprise that it’s directed by Ang Lee. The visionary director behind Life of Pi and Brokeback Mountain once again pushes the envelope with his high-frame-rate and Will Smith-headlined cinematic experiment. Similar to many Ang Lee movies, Gemini Man has an identity crisis, repression, and father issues to go along with the popcorn entertainment, which, like his Bill...
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Box Office: ‘Gemini Man’ Tops ‘Addams Family’ on Thursday Night

Will Smith’s “Gemini Man” topped the animated comedy “The Addams Family” with $1.6 million at 3,000 North American sites on Thursday night. Paramount’s sci-fi thriller launched similarly to Brad Pitt’s “Ad Astra,” which earned $1.5 million from Thursday previews before opening with $19 million. “The Addams Family” brought in $1.3 million at about 3,000 sites […]
Tags: News, Box Office, Brad Pitt, Will Smith, Paramount, Joker, Astra, Gemini Man, The Addams Family, Jexi

Hear an Exclusive From the ‘Gemini Man’ Soundtrack

Lorne Balfe, the composer responsible for the pulse-pounding score to Mission: Impossible – Fallout, is back with Gemini Man. Bafle’s Gemini Man score features the same type of propulsive, churning, tension-building sound so prevalent in Fallout, lending weight to Ang Lee‘s action thriller. We have an exclusive track from Loren Balfe’s Gemini Man soundtrack below. Gemini Man Soundtrack – Last Shot One of my favorite elements of Gemini Man was Lorne Balfe’s adrenaline-infused score. Ther...
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'Gemini Man' was made in such a technically advanced way that zero movie theaters in the US can show it as intended

Oscar-winning director Ang Lee's "Gemini Man" was made in such an advanced way no theater in the US can play it in the form he intended. Lee shot the movie in 120 frames per second, which gives the movie an incredibly sharp look. Ideally, Lee wants the movie shown in theaters at that frame rate, on a 4K projector, and in 3D. Theaters in the US can't do all those elements at the same time. The closest is 120 fps, on a 2K projector, in 3D, which is available at 14 theaters. "At the end of the da...
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Box Office Tracking: ‘Joker’ Likely to Beat Both ‘Gemini Man’ and ‘The Addams Family’

Two new wide-release movies are headed to theaters this weekend: Ang Lee’s Gemini Man, and the rather terrible-looking animated Addams Family movie. But it looks like the Clown Prince of Crime will continue to reign, as box office tracking indicates that Joker is expected to remain in first place. Not even two Will Smiths and cartoon Oscar Issac are enough to stop Joaquin Phoenix and his weird dance moves. Can anyone stop the dark and twisted Joker? Apparently not – at least not at the box o...
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‘Gemini Man’ Review: Ang Lee’s Odd Action Experiment is More Video Game Than Movie

“I’m having trouble looking in the mirror lately,” says Henry Brogan (Will Smith), one of the world’s best assassins. He’s spent a large chunk of his career bumping off bad guys for the government, but now he wants to hang up his guns and retire at the ripe old age of 51. He’s tired of killing people, and for the first time in his deadly career, he’s actually starting to grow what might be considered a conscience. But if Henry thought looking in the mirror was hard, just wait until he comes fac...
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No Movie Theater In the U.S. Will Be Screening ‘Gemini Man’ As Director Ang Lee Intended

If you were pumped to see Ang Lee‘s Gemini Man in the 120 frames-per-second high frame rate 4K 3D format that director Ang Lee intended, you might want to sit down for some bad news. Not a single movie theater in America will be screening Lee’s film in that desired format. On top of that, only 14 theaters in the country will be able to screen something close to what Lee wanted – 3D with 120fps high frame rate, but no 4K. I’m not too wild about the concept of High Frame Rate films – like Pete...
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CGI Will Smith Has More Life in Him Than Gemini Man

Will Smith is a huge movie star in part because of his infectious charisma. He’s a great actor, too, but it was his charm and personality that aided him in becoming one of the biggest stars on the planet. Gemini Man, the latest film from Oscar-winning director Ang Lee, has not one but two Wills and neither has any of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Will Smith, Ang Lee, Paramount, Clones, Clive Owen, Benedict Wong, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Frame Rate, 3 D, Gemini Man

‘Gemini Man’ Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending

In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the always-on TV ad measurement and attribution company, Paramount Pictures claims the top spot in spending with “Gemini Man.” Ads placed for the thriller had an estimated media value of $9.37 million through Sunday for 1,149 national ad airings on 37 networks. […]
Tags: News, Paramount Pictures, Joker, Gemini Man, The Addams Family, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, Jexi

Box Office: ‘Joker’ to Fend Off ‘Gemini Man,’ ‘Addams Family’

They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, they’re all together ooky — but can “The Addams Family” give “Joker” a run for its money at the domestic box office? MGM’s animated comedy about the notorious macabre kin is debuting in theaters this weekend alongside Paramount’s “Gemini Man,” an action thriller directed by Ang Lee […]
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Gemini Man review: Stunning visuals can’t mask a weak story

Gemini Man dazzles with its amped-up frame rate and digital re-creation of a young Will Smith, but is hamstrung by a script that's not nearly as clever as the film's groundbreaking technical achievements.
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Will Smith Talks Digital De-Aging in Ang Lee’s ‘Gemini Man’

If Will Smith had access in real life to the de-aging technology used in his upcoming sci-fi thriller “Gemini Man,” the actor would have a few questions for his younger self. “I would go back to [1999’s] ‘Wild Wild West,’ and I would say, ‘a–hole why didn’t you do ‘The Matrix’?'” Smith joked with reporters […]
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‘Gemini Man’ Clip Has Will Smith Insulting Himself

If you’ve ever wanted to see Will Smith bicker with himself, it looks like Gemini Man is going to be the film for you. Ang Lee‘s special effects-driven action flick has old man Will Smith fighting young man Will Smith, which means the Will Smiths get to shout insults at each other in between bullets. A new Gemini Man clip has the Smiths engaged in a standoff. Things don’t go well. Gemini Man Clip Every time I see new footage of Gemini Man, I can’t help but remember Rian Johnson’s Looper...
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Reel News: Joker, Gemini Man, and Zombieland: Double Tap

Need help choosing movie to see this weekend? Look no further! We dive into the biggest movies opening this weekend to see if they’re worth seeing. This week we take a look at Joker, Gemini Man, and Zombieland: Double Tap.
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Will Smith Faces Off Against Himself in Ang Lee’s ‘Gemini Man’ Trailer

Will Smith battles a recognizable antagonist in the official trailer for Ang Lee’s “Gemini Man” — himself. Paramount Pictures and Skydance Media dropped dazzling new footage, scored to a haunting version of “Forever Young,” of the futuristic sci-fi drama that sees Smith playing an elite assassin. Things get tricky when he finds out the man […]
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‘Gemini Man’ Trailer: Will Smith vs. Will Smith In Ang Lee’s Sci-Fi Epic

How to fight someone who knows your every move, because he is you? That’s the plot of Gemini Man, the new sci-fi film from Ang Lee that has older Will Smith going up against younger Will Smith. Using sophisticated de-aging visual effects, Lee is able to pit the present-day Smith against himself, de-aged to his youth. But how effective does it look? See for yourself: The first Gemini Man trailer await you below. Gemini Man Back in the olden days, if you wanted to have a movie feature you...
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‘Gemini Man’ Footage Reaction: Will Smith Gets De-Aged in the Ang Lee Thriller [CinemaCon 2019]

Gemini Man is a sci-fi movie that has spent decades in development, attracting the likes of Mel Gibson and Clint Eastwood to the role of an over-the-hill hitman who finds himself targeted by a younger clone of himself. But it wasn’t until now, when de-aging technology has become the hottest new commodity in blockbusters, that Gemini Man could finally become a reality. Now set to star Will Smith and be directed by Ang Lee, Gemini Man will finally hit theaters more than two decades after the film...
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Will Smith Battles Younger Self in Dramatic First Look at Ang Lee’s ‘Gemini Man’

Will Smith was his own worst enemy at CinemaCon on Thursday, a first look at Ang Lee’s effects marvel “Gemini Man” revealed. The dramatic action pic sees present-day Smith hunted by a cunning and unidentifiable enemy throughout a European city, and soon discovers it’s a younger version of himself. “Gemini Man” has been in development […]
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