Men in Black: International Disappoints at the Box Office

WIRED | 6/17/2019 | Angela Watercutter
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Good day, and welcome to this Monday's edition of The Monitor, WIRED's pop culture news roundup. Today, we've got some sad news from the box office and some good news about Steven Spielberg's West Side Story movie. Oh, Taylor Swift also released a new video. Let's get started.

Continuing a trend of sequels and spinoffs underperforming this summer, Men in Black: International did not do well at the box office. Lead by Thor: Ragnarok costars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, the film made just $28.5 million domestically this past weekend. Internationally, International made $73.4 million. This comes after franchise films like Dark Phoenix and Godzilla: King of the Monsters also saw disappointing opening weekends.

Case - Attention - Steven - Spielberg - Adaptation

In case it slipped your attention, Steven Spielberg is working on an adaptation of the Broadway musical West Side Story. He's directing from a script written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Tony Kushner. It's currently in production and now fans have their first look. The first photo from the movie is below. The film hits theaters Dec. 18, 2020. Get your...
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