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Guy Ritchie’s Wrath of Man Leads Domestic Weekend Box Office

Nothing says summer like an R-rated Guy Ritchie/Jason Statham action flick, right? Well, that’s where we are in the first week of May, a weekend typically boasting films such as Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2, J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek, Mission: Impossible III, Kingdom of Heaven, and Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man, among many others. This year, to kick off the summer movie season, we have Wrath of Man, a, by all accounts, entertaining actioner in the vein of The Gentleman, Snatch and Lock, Stock and Two ...
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Box Office: With Jason Statham’s ‘Wrath of Man,’ Summer Movie Season Gets Slow Start

“Wrath of Man,” a heist thriller starring Jason Statham, is leading box office charts with its $8.1 million debut. It’s hardly the start to summer movie season, which typically kicks off the first weekend in May, that many theater owners were hoping would ignite with Marvel’s “Black Widow.” (Disney recently moved the release of its […]
Tags: News, Jason Statham, Mortal Kombat, Demon Slayer, Wrath of Man, Marvel s Black Widow Disney


Finish Him! Mortal Kombat 1995 vs. Mortal Kombat 2021

Mortal Kombat finally released in theaters and on HBO Max a few weeks ago, which means everyone and their mothers has watched the latest iteration of the popular video game and spent the last week either blasting it as the worst film ever made or one of cinema’s great masterpieces. My take? It’s an enjoyable action flick with a few decent fight scenes marred by some bad performances and dialogue. But who cares when “the chick gets her gut blown out, and you can see her spine,” as one of my frie...
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‘Demon Slayer’ Pulled a Fatality on ‘Mortal Kombat’ at the Box Office

Looks like Mortal Kombat suffered a fatality at the box office (get it, because that’s a thing they say in the games?). The latest attempt to turn the video game franchise into a film was number one at the box office the last time we spoke of these things, but in the week since, it’s fallen to number two while the anime Demon Slayer: Mugen Train – which had previously been in second place – climbed to number one. But in both cases, the two top films lost 70% of their audiences, which isn’t a gr...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Disney, Box Office, Tom, Kong, Jerry, Scott Pilgrim, Demon Slayer, Mortal-kombat, Mugen Train


Kimetsu no Yaiba Movie Surpasses Mortal Kombat Film in the West

Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Train has continued its spree of achievements as the movie has now reached Western shores, successfully pushing past the new Mortal Kombat and raking in $6.42 million in ticket sales last weekend. The film achieved the title of highest-grossing movie of all time in Japan and it is now set to […]
Tags: Japan, Usa, Movies, Sales, Anime, Comparison, Mortal Kombat, Kimetsu no Yaiba, Kimetsu, Mugen Train


Mortal Kombat and Demon Slayer Plummet in Second Weekend

It was a tale of two weekends as Demon Slayer and Mortal Kombat, both big earners in their initial outings, dropped 70% and 73% in Week 2 and returned the budding box office back to pandemic normalcy. Demon Slayer, already a champion worldwide with a $456.1 million gross, topped the charts (despite playing in fewer theaters than MK) with $6.4M bringing its domestic total to $32.2M, while Mortal Kombat collected $6.2M for a $34M 10-day total. RELATED: IMAX Update: Chinese Films Debut, Demon Slay...
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‘Mortal Kombat’ Featurette Looks at the Creation of the Fantastical, Bloody Fight Scenes

Mortal Kombat is out in theaters and on HBO Max, and if you’re wondering how director Simon McQuoid brought the video game action to life, a new featurette digs into the creation of the fight scenes. They didn’t even need to use a player’s guide to pull off the killer combos. Mortal Kombat Featurette Even though Mortal Kombat takes some liberties with the mythology of the video games, the fight sequences are still rather impressive. Not only do they incorporate the fantastical elements o...
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Box Office: ‘Demon Slayer’ Overtakes ‘Mortal Kombat’

After narrowly losing first place in its opening weekend, “Demon Slayer: Mugen Train” has surged ahead of “Mortal Kombat” on U.S. box office charts. The anime action adventure “Demon Slayer” is expected to end the weekend with $6.4 million in ticket sales, while “Mortal Kombat” trails closely behind with $6.2 million between Friday and Sunday. […]
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/Filmcast Ep. 616 – Mortal Kombat (GUESTS: Tara Ariano and Daanish Syed)

David and Devindra are joined by friends of the show Tara Ariano and Daanish Syed to chat about the good, the bad, and the awkward of the Academy Awards. For the feature review, the cast watches Mortal Kombat, the directorial debut of Simon McQuoid. Follow Daanish on Twitter and follow Tara Ariano on Twitter. The Slashfilmcast is launching a Patreon! Support us at  http://patreon.com/filmpodcast. Use #slashtag on Twitter to recommend a title for us to watch. Thanks to Mike C for bu...
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The best fighting games for Xbox One

Punch, kick, dodge, and fly as you engage high-fantasy combatants, comic book superheroes, and MMA fighters. Here are the best fighting games for Xbox One.
Tags: Gaming, Xbox One, Marvel, Trends, Dc, MMA, Buying Guides, Fighting Games, Mortal Kombat, Soulcalibur VI


‘Mortal Kombat’ Stunt Coordinator Breaks Down the 5 Most Brutal Fight Scenes

Stunt coordinator Kyle Gardiner worked with director Simon McQuoid and fight choreographer Chan Griffin to deliver the extreme fights in the “Mortal Kombat” movie. Combining signature moves with well-structured action, the stunt team had plenty to work with for this action-packed fantasy flick. Free from the PG-13 boundaries applied to 1995’s enjoyably campy Paul W.S. […]
Tags: News, PAUL, Mortal Kombat, Simon McQuoid, Kyle Gardiner, Chan Griffin


‘Mortal Kombat’ and ‘Demon Slayer’ Fight For Top Box Office Spot

The box office was in dire straits for a few months there thanks to the pandemic, but it looks like slowly and steadily, people are ready to go back to the movies. Godzilla vs. Kong recently became the top-grossing Hollywood movie of the pandemic, and now, another Warner Bros. release – Mortal Kombat – has climbed its way to the top of the charts. But it’s not alone. The Japanese animated film Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train made its domestic debut and gave Mortal Kombat a...
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We Need to Talk About the Worst Part of the New ‘Mortal Kombat’ Movie

The new Mortal Kombat movie is bad. Sure, maybe you enjoyed it. Maybe it scratched a specific itch for you. Maybe it surpassed your low standards. But let’s be honest with ourselves here: it’s a bad movie, a misfire that somehow manages to ignore what makes its source material such goofy, compelling fun while also failing as an actual piece of cinema. I’m not here to write a review of Mortal Kombat. We already have one of those. I’m here to talk about the worst part of the new film, the element...
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Mortal Kombat Tops Domestic Box Office, Demon Slayer Sets Record

Mortal Kombat edged out Demon Slayer in the closest domestic box office race we’ve had in over a year. Mortal Kombat, a bloody update of the classic video game that simultaneously debuted on HBO Max, kicked its way to the top with $22.5M from 3,073 theaters, the biggest R-rated opening in the pandemic era, according to Deadline. In IMAX, the flick earned $2.7M at 375 auditoriums. Internationally, Mortal Kombat hauled in another $6.3M from 36 markets for a $27.6M total, bringing its worldwide gr...
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Box Office: ‘Mortal Kombat’ Pulls Ahead of Surprisingly Strong ‘Demon Slayer’

For the first time since the pandemic struck, not one, but two movies brought in notable ticket sales at the domestic box office. It’s the clearest indication yet that people appear ready to return to the movies after nearly a year of staying home to stream. “Mortal Kombat,” a martial arts-inspired adaptation of the popular […]
Tags: News, Mortal Kombat, Demon Slayer


Why Mortal Kombat's Director Didn't Want to Read the Script at First

Simon McQuoid is a former commercial director who was won over by Greg Russo’s Mortal Kombat script. However, he wasn’t sold on directing a video game film—at first. As he recalls telling his agent: “The first movie out, I think it shouldn’t be a video game.” Clearly, that didn’t age well.Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Rain, Duracell, New Line Cinema, Mortal Kombat, Windows Games, Todd Garner, Greg Russo, Simon McQuoid, Video Game Characters, Creative Works, English Language Films, Hell In Popular Culture, Mythopoeia, Entertainment Culture


Why Mortal Kombat Director Didn't Want to Read the Script at First

Simon McQuoid is a former commercial director who was won over by Greg Russo’s Mortal Kombat script. However, he wasn’t sold on directing a video game film—at first. As he recalls telling his agent: “The first movie out, I think it shouldn’t be a video game.” Clearly, that didn’t age well.Read more...
Tags: Science, Video Games, Rain, Duracell, New Line Cinema, Mortal Kombat, Windows Games, Todd Garner, Greg Russo, Simon McQuoid, Video Game Characters, Creative Works, English Language Films, Hell In Popular Culture, Mythopoeia, Entertainment Culture


The Best TV Shows & Movies Coming to HBO Max in May 2021

It’s gonna be May (are we still doing that joke?) soon, which means HBO Max – which has quickly become one of the best streaming services around in terms of content – is going to unleash a whole slew of new movies (and TV shows) you’re going to want to check out. So let’s take a gander at the best TV shows and movies coming to HBO Max in May 2021, shall we? Tenet At last, Tenet is coming to HBO Max (even though Christopher Nolan isn’t such a fan of the streaming service). I was mixed on T...
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‘Mortal Kombat’ Director Simon McQuoid on Sequel Plans, Major Deaths and Johnny Cage

SPOILER WARNING: Do not read if you have not seen “Mortal Kombat,” available now in theaters and on HBO Max. Director Simon McQuoid’s “Mortal Kombat” builds the groundwork for what could be a gory action franchise, and star Joe Taslim already told Variety that he’s signed up for four more movies if Warner Bros. decides […]
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‘Mortal Kombat,’ ‘Demon Slayer’ Locked in Fierce Box Office Battle

“Mortal Kombat” and “Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba” are locked in a fierce battle for box office dominance. “Demon Slayer” has a slight edge at this point, earning $9.5 million from 1,598 locations on Friday. The Funimation and Aniplex of America release is based on an anime series and enters the U.S. after enjoying huge […]
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'Mortal Kombat' is now streaming on HBO Max for a limited time - here's how to watch at home while it's still in theaters

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Ludi Lin and Max Huang as "Mortal Kombat" fighters Liu Kang and Kung Lao. "Mortal Kombat" / Warner Bros A new film based on the hit game "Mortal Kombat" debuted in theaters and on HBO Max on April 23. You can stream the movie until May 24 with an HBO Max subscription. HBO Max costs $15 a month and it's included with most HBO cable plans. Max (small) "Mortal Kombat," a new film adaptation of the hit ...
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Exclusive: The Cast Gives Us Their Mortal Kombat Movie Pairing!

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Warner Bros. Pictures provided ComingSoon.net with the chance to chat with the cast of the highly-anticipated Mortal Kombat movie! We took the opportunity to ask them what martial arts movie they think would pair well in a double feature with Mortal Kombat. Check out their answers in the player below! “I would watch The Raid,” explained director Simon McQuoid. “That’s actually spectacular. That is an amazing movie, and Joe’s in it! So maybe it’s a Joe Taslim double ...
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‘Mortal Kombat’ Review: R-Rated Reboot Now as Violent as the Game That Inspired It

It was the gore as much as the gameplay that made the original “Mortal Kombat” such a success at the arcade, and while the 1995 New Line movie broke the curse on video game adaptations — following such bombs as “Street Fighter” and “Super Mario Bros.” earlier that decade — the film version did so […]
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Mortal Kombat review: A victory, but far from flawless

Warner Bros. Pictures Mortal Kombat reboot raises the bar for the franchise with a great blend of action and mythology, but isn't quite a flawless victory.
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‘Mortal Kombat’ Review: This Underwhelming Video Game Adaptation is Anything But a Flawless Victory

Despite all its blood and guts and fatalities, the Mortal Kombat video game series has a certain silliness to it. There’s nothing wrong with that, mind you – the silliness is part of the fun, part of the charm of it all. After all, Mortal Kombat is ultimately the story of characters punching and kicking each other for the fate of the world. Some of these characters are humans; some are robots; some are giant monsters with four arms; some are immortal ninjas; some are full-blown gods; it’s a ric...
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Why ‘Mortal Kombat’ Star Joe Taslim Enjoys Getting Hit in the Face During Fight Scenes

Joe Taslim’s role as Sub-Zero in the new “Mortal Kombat” movie shocked his family, friends and fans alike. “Everybody got surprised because they said, ‘Oh my God, you’re so evil onscreen. And look at you. In reality, you’re so funny,’” the actor and former martial arts champion tells me, from his home in Indonesia, on […]
Tags: News, Podcasts, Indonesia, Mortal Kombat, Joe Taslim, Just For Variety


Sub-Zero Actor Joe Taslim Has Signed on for Four More ‘Mortal Kombat’ Sequels

Get ready for at least four more movies of ice-kicking. Sub-Zero actor Joe Taslim, who plays the iconic villain in the upcoming Mortal Kombat, has revealed that he’s signed on for four more sequels. Flawless victory (for Mortal Kombat fans)! In an interview with Variety for its Just for Variety podcast, Indonesian actor and martial artist Joe Taslim revealed that he’s signed on for four more Mortal Kombat sequels as Sub-Zero — if Warner Bros. decides to keep going with the franchise. “If thi...
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Mortal Kombat Had a 'Fight Plan' to Make Sure the Action Was Balanced

One of the most impressive things about Mortal Kombat is how each fight means something. When things get cooking in the second half of the film, everything that’s happened before gives each one of the various showdowns some sort of personal stakes—that’s what makes those fights shine even beyond special effects and…Read more...
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'Mortal Kombat' debuts on HBO Max and in theaters on April 23, and you can stream the first 7 minutes right now

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Ludi Lin and Max Huang as "Mortal Kombat" fighters Liu Kang and Kung Lao. "Mortal Kombat" / Warner Bros A new film based on the hit game "Mortal Kombat" will debut in theaters and on HBO Max on April 23. Warner Bros. has released seven minutes of the movie to prepare fans for the R-rated reboot. You can stream the film until May 24 with an HBO Max subscription for $15 a month. Max (small) "Mortal Kombat...
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