Turismo' tops North American box office with $17.3M
- 27th August 2023
Turismo - starring Orlando Bloom and David Harbour
-- is the No. 1 movie in North America, earning $17.3
million in receipts this weekend, Box Office Mojo
in at No. 2 is Barbie with $17.1 million, followed
by Blue Beetle at No. 3 with $12.8 million, Oppenheimer
at No. 4 with $9 million and Teenage Mutant Ninja
Turtles: Mutant Mayhem at No. 5 with $6.1 million.
out the top tier are Meg 2: The Trench at No. 6 with
$5.1 million, Strays at No. 7 with $4.7 million, Retribution
at No. 8 with $3.3 million, The Hill at No. 9 with
$2.5 million and Haunted Mansion at No. 10 with $2.1
Wrestling themed movie getting rave reviews from insiders
Iron Claw due for release December 22
since I was a child, people said my family was cursed.
Mum tried to protect us with God. Pop tried to protect
us with wrestling, Kevin delivers in a voiceover.
said if we were the toughest, the strongest, nothing
could ever hurt us. I believed him; we all did.
Kevin Von Erich (portrayed by Zac Efron)
first trailer for The Iron Claw debuted
Wednesday, featuring Efron and White as wrestlers
Kevin Von Erich and Kerry Von Erich, respectively.
The biopic cast also includes Harris Dickinson as
David Von Erich, Stanley Simons as Mike Von Erich,
and Holt McCallany (Mindhunter) as their
father, Fritz Von Erich, a 23-time world champion
who pioneered the Iron Claw wrestling
on a true story, the film follows the rise and fall
of the Von Erich family, a dynasty of wrestlers who
made a huge impact on the sport from the 1960s to
the present day, the official synopsis from
to D Magazine, Jack Adkisson was a football star at
Southern Methodist University who briefly played for
the then-Dallas Texans of the National Football League.
In the 1950s, he started wrestling as a Nazi villain
character named Fritz Von Erich, and came
up with Iron Claw, spreading his hand over an opponents
face and then squeezing. As his popularity grew, he
switched from a heel to a face, or a good
guy in the ring, while keeping the name.
the family still struggled financially, living in
a trailer park in Niagara Falls, N.Y., where two of
their six children were born. Their youngest, Jackie,
died at age 7 when he touched a live wire while playing
in the trailer park; he was electrocuted, fell face-first
in a puddle of melting snow, and drowned. Fritz was
away on a wrestling trip at the time.
death was the beginning of what became known as the
Von Erich Family Curse. The family moved
back to Texas and all five of Fritzs other sons
eventually went into wrestling, adopting the Von Erich
name. Four of them died under their own tragic circumstances.
Iron Claw | Official Trailer HD | A24
writer/director Sean Durkin and starring Zac Efron,
Jeremy Allen White, Harris Dickinson, Maura Tierney,
Stanley Simons, with Holt McCallany and Lily James.
THE IRON CLAW In Theaters Everywhere December
22. RELEASE DATE: December 22 DIRECTOR: Sean Durkin
CAST: Zac Efron, Jeremy Allen White, Harris Dickinson,
Maura Tierney, Stanley Simons, Holt McCallany, Lily
Iron Claw (IMDB)
Unbreakable Bunch (IMDB)
OFFICE TOP TEN (Three-Day Domestic Numbers)
Transformers: Rise of the Beasts $60.5 million
($60.5 million total, $170.5 million WW)
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse $55.4 million
($225.4 million total, $389.9 million WW)
The Little Mermaid $22.8 million ($228.8 million
total, $414.2 million WW)
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 $7 million ($335.4
million total, $805.9 million WW)
The Boogeyman $12.3 million ($24.7 million
total, $39.6 million WW)
Fast X $5.2 million ($138.1 million total,
$652.8 million WW)
The Super Mario Bros. Movie $2.1 million ($570.2
million total, $1.315 billion WW)
8. About My Father $845,000 ($10.8 million
total, $11.4 million WW)
The Machine $575 ($10.1 million total, $10.3
Past Lives $521,000 ($867,000 total, $867,000
teaser: Adam Driver faces challenges on and off the
is introducing the new film Ferrari.
studio shared a teaser trailer for the movie Wednesday
featuring Adam Driver, Penélope Cruz and Shailene
is based on the Brock Yates book Enzo Ferrari: The
Man and the Machine. The film is a biopic written
by Troy Kennedy Martin and directed by Michael Mann
that explores the life of Enzo Ferrari, an ex-Formula
1 driver and the founder of Ferrari.
opens in the summer of 1957 and will see Ferrari (Driver)
face challenges both on and off the racetrack.
the spectacle of Formula 1, ex-racer Enzo Ferrari
is in crisis. Bankruptcy threatens the factory he
and his wife, Laura (Cruz) built from nothing ten
years earlier. Their volatile marriage has been battered
by the loss of their son, Dino a year earlier. Ferrari
struggles to acknowledge his son Piero with Lina Lardi
(Woodley). Meanwhile, his drivers' passion to win
pushes them to the edge as they launch into the treacherous
1,000-mile race across Italy, the Mille Miglia,"
an official synopsis reads.
Gordon, Gabriel Leone, Jack O'Connell and Patrick
Dempsey also star.
will have its world premiere Thursday at the Venice
Film Festival and open in theaters Dec. 25.
film is Mann's first since Blackhat, released in 2015.
The director is also known for Thief, Manhunter, The
Last of the Mohicans, Heat, Ali and Public Enemies.
office blues a drama for local films - 3rd June 2004
Australian Financial Review - f2 Network)
Investing in films, which has been
popular in recent years thanks to a generous tax
break, has gone off the boil because of the moribund
performance of the Australian film industry.
each of the past two years, Macquarie Bank has
launched film and television funds alongside partners
Nine Films & Television and Hoyts Distribution.
These funds, carrying a 100 per cent tax deduction
over time, put money into the development of films
and TV movies. But there's no new fund from Macquarie
I think it's because the Australian film industry
just doesn't seem to be performing well at the
box office," says Charles Wheeler, executive
director at Macquarie. So much so that, although
the funds are meant to have a seven-year horizon
to allow for production, release and commercial
exploitation, it's already looking questionable
whether investors will get much of a return -
and very possibly a loss.
last fund] had a guaranteed minimum return of
50¢ in the dollar," says Wheeler. "It's
whether or not we can do better than that, that's
early days for the Macquarie fund because only
one of the films in which it has invested has
made it to market - the well-received Gettin'
Square. "You don't know whether you've got
something good or not, it's down to individual
taste," says Wheeler. "What I think
looks good the rest of the world may hate. But
if you have something iconic like a Mad Max that
would have a very long life."
about five years of commercial exploitation, Macquarie
will try to sell the remaining interests in those
films and pass that on to investors.
that uncertainty epitomises the problem. It used
to be that film investment was edgy because the
tax environment was uncertain but that's no longer
the case. "Tax hasn't been a big issue in
the past 12 months," says Dennis Tomaras,
taxation services partner at Alexander & Spencer
chartered accountants. "Mainly because everything
has been clarified in the past few years. The
real issue is the commercial returns on Australian
film production, and they haven't been great."
tax legislation falls within the Income Tax Assessment
Act, with two relevant clauses. Rule 10BA allows
investors in certified projects to claim an accelerated
100 per cent tax deduction in the year of the
investment - to qualify, films must be features
or documentaries produced for television or mini-series
and made wholly or substantially in Australia
with significant local content.
10B offers the deduction over two financial years,
starting when the film is first used to derive
income. This is for films, documentaries and a
wide range of other products made substantially
in Australia but not necessarily with Australian
content (the Matrix films, for instance).
budget did offer an improvement for the local
industry, allowing a 12.5 per cent rebate - which
has always applied to films made in Australia
above a certain budget - to be applied to television
it seems a home-grown blockbuster may be necessary
before more products are launched to entice investors
into this unpredictable asset class.