“Game Night” opened nationwide this weekend in the United States and debuted second place in the box office, after Marvel’s Black Panther. Box Office Mojo is reporting that the movie earned $5.2m from 22 mostly smaller markets and opens in a further 23 this week including the UK and Germany. Leading the way was Australia with an estimated $1.5 million followed by Russia ($1.3m) and the Netherlands ($570k). Deadline is reporting the following story:
2) Game Night (NL/WB), 3,488 theaters / $5.6m Fri (includes $1M previews)/$7M Sat/ $4M Sun/3-day: $17M /Wk 1
New Line/Warner Bros.’ Game Night grew 25% on Saturday over Friday with $7M, taking its opening to $16.6M in second place, and as we mentioned, that’s OK, not fantastic, and a bit of a rebound from the studio’s R-rated laugh recession last year with The House, Fist Fight, and Alcon’s Father Figures. New Line kept this comedy as economically sound as possible, with a production cost under $40M, which is their range for the genre. At this box office level with Game Night, New Line is in the same boat of other R-rated original IP comedy openers such as Mike & Dave Need Wedding Dates ($16.6M opening, $46M final domestic), Office Christmas Party ($16.9M, $54.8M), and How to Be Single ($17.8M, $46.8M), so figure it comes in within $40M-$50M at the domestic B.O. when all is said and done. R-rated comedies remain the quagmire for many studios (outside of Universal’s Girls Trip geared toward African American audiences), as studios and comedy creators continue to scratch their heads and figure out how to pull in younger crowds who’ll fuel breakout successes. Continue reading
“Game Night” is opening nationwide in the United States starting today. Rachel stars alongside Jason Bateman, Billy Magnussen, Sharon Horgan, Lamorne Morris, Kylie Bunbury, Jesse Plemons, Danny Huston, Chelsea Peretti, with Michael C. Hall and Kyle Chandler. Be sure to stay until after the credits, there is a post-credit scene according to the director John Fracis Daley. The movie is officially rated ‘fresh’ at Rotten Tomatoes with 84% with 97 reviews and has a 66 score at Meta Critics with 34 reviews. In case you missed it, you can find our reviews round-up in our previous post. You can order tickets via the official website. Deadline is reporting that the movie made $1 million during the previews yesterday:
In the face of Disney/Marvel’s Black Panther earning $14.2M alone yesterday for a running total that will cross $300M today, New Line/Warner Bros.’ Game Night and Paramount’s Alex Garland sci-fi environmental pic Annihilation respectively pulled in $1M and $900K. Game Night will play in 3,488. Game Night is projected between $13M-$21M while Annihilation was pegged between $10M-$12M. The upside for them in a Black Panther-dominated market? Both titles have awesome Rotten Tomatoes Scores with Annihilation at 90% certified fresh and Game Night at 83% certified fresh and that’s hopeful in regards to changing the minds of those moviegoers are pledge allegiance to RT.
Game Night bulldozes comps for such R-rated summer laugh duds as Rough Night ($700K Thursday, $3.3M Friday, $8M weekend) and The House ($800K Thursday, $3.3M and $8.7M). The Hitman’s Bodyguard, which fared the best of them all, was an action comedy, which Game Night has elements of.
The first reviews for “Game Night” are getting released, with only a few more days until the movie will be released nationwide in the United States. The first reviews are very promising and positive thus far. The movie currently holds a 89% rating at Rotten Tomatoes (with 18 reviews) and a 74 score at Meta Critics (with 9 reviews). We will round-up the reviews in this post and we will – as always – focus on the Rachel-centered excerpts. Rachel gets praised for her comedic skills and timing.
“And McAdams, whose comedic skills have gone unsung for way too long, is dizzy fun. The whole movie is, actually, even if it pretty much evaporates on impact — a kooky, vicarious loop of Mad Libs meets Cards Against Humanity, where whoever’s holding the popcorn last wins.”
–Leah Greenblatt, Entertainment Weekly
“But it’s McAdams that often shines the brightest here. The “Mean Girls” star has appeared in the odd comedy since Tina Fey‘s cultural phenomenon, but even the highlights like “Midnight in Paris” and “About Time,” haven’t fully played to her comedy skills. Thankfully, “Game Night” is a great showcase for her underused and undervalued comedic talents, which will hopefully see the actress given more opportunities to play these kinds of notes. ”
–Will Ashton, The Playlist
With less than a week away, more promotional material for “Game Night” has been released. We have added the first movie clips and TV spots in our video archive. Be aware that they contain spoilers. We also added the official on-set images in our gallery. The movie will be released on February 23rd in the USA and for all the international release dates be sure to head over to the official website.
Warner Bros released the second trailer for “Game Night” which features unseen scenes of the movie, including a new glimpses of Rachel as Annie. We have added the trailer in our video archive and high definition screencaptures in our gallery. The movie will be released on February 23rd in the USA and March 2nd in the UK. For international release dates, be sure to head over to the official website. Rachel is expected to appear on Good Morning America next week, on February 8th, and it seems like Rachel will also have a press day in Los Angeles according to a journalist on twitter.
Jason Bateman (the “Horrible Bosses” films, “Arrested Development,” “Ozark”) and Oscar nominee Rachel McAdams (“Spotlight,” “Dr. Strange”) team up in New Line Cinema’s action comedy “Game Night.”
Bateman and McAdams star as Max and Annie, whose weekly couples game night gets kicked up a notch when Max’s charismatic brother, Brooks, arranges a murder mystery party, complete with fake thugs and faux federal agents. So, when Brooks gets kidnapped, it’s all part of the game…right? But as the six uber-competitive gamers set out to solve the case and win, they begin to discover that neither this “game”—nor Brooks—are what they seem to be.
Over the course of one chaotic night, the friends find themselves increasingly in over their heads as each twist leads to another unexpected turn. With no rules, no points, and no idea who all the players are, this could turn out to be the most fun they’ve ever had…or, it’s game over.
Looks like the “Game Night” promotion tour will kick off next week. Rachel will reportedly make an appearance on Good Morning America next Thursday – February 8th – according to 1iota.com. You are able to request tickets to attend the studio taping, be sure to head over to 1iota’s official website for more information. Update: Rachel has been removed from the schedule, no new date has been announced thus far.
Good Morning America
Thu 02-08: Jason Priestley, Rachel McAdams, Tory Johnson
Fingers crossed more talk shows will be announced the coming days, and we will update this post when that happens. Don’t forget to follow our social media accounts: Twitter @rachelmonline and Instagram @rachelmonline for the latest updates on the “Game Night” promotion, including the latest on the upcoming advanced screenings.
Warner Bros/New Line have released two brand new TV spot for “Game Night“, which includes new and unseen glimpses of the movie. The TV spots can be found in our video archive and the high definition screencaptures of the unseen scenes are added in our gallery. A brand new still was also released featuring Rachel as her character Annie alongside costar Jason Bateman. Furthermore, additional posters were released. The still and posters can be found in our gallery.
Don’t forget to follow the movie’s official social media accounts: Twitter @GameNightMovie, Instagram @GameNightMovie and Facebook.com/GameNightWB.