Batman Superman: Dawn of Justice leads box office with 52 million, but drops 58 percent due to poor reviews from critics and mixed reaction from moviegoers; Uncle Grandpa and Steven Universe both renewed for season 5; Full cast of Finding Dory unveiled, Crush and Squirt return for the sequel

A super disappointment! I’m Realistic Fish Head. Batman Superman: Dawn of Justice continued leading the box office with 52 million, but that wasn’t the fight that audiences had in mind and the critics agreed. The fight between both Bats and Sups has stolen the moviegoers praise and reputation from our 2 heroes! What caused that drop that hit both the caped crusader and the man of steel Gene?

 

Gene:

 

Warner’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice easily remained in first place this weekend with an estimated $52.39 million. However, the blockbuster superhero film starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill was down an even sharper than expected 68 percent this weekend. Poor critical reviews, mixed word of mouth among moviegoers and built-in front-loading for the film to begin with have all had a clear effect on Batman v Superman. With that said, Batman v Superman has already passed the $250 million mark with a ten-day gross of $261.46 million. Without taking into account ticket price inflation, that represents the eleventh largest ten-day start of all-time. Batman v Superman is currently running 4 percent ahead of the $251.52 million ten-day take of last year’s Furious 7 (which fell 59.5 percent in its second weekend to gross $59.59 million) and 17 percent behind the $313.40 million ten-day gross of last year’s Avengers: Age of Ultron (which declined 59 percent in its second weekend to gross $77.75 million). After this weekend’s decline, it will be especially important for Batman v Superman to attempt to stabilize next weekend.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice took in an estimated $4.2 million from IMAX locations this weekend. That represented 8 percent of the film’s overall grosses this weekend. The film has grossed $25.3 million to date from IMAX locations.

Zootopia held steady in second place with an estimated $20.0 million. The blockbuster 3D computer animated film from Walt Disney Animation Studios continued to hold up exceptionally well, as it was down a slim 17 percent from last weekend. Zootopia continues to be aided greatly by terrific word of mouth and animated films in general also tend to hold up very well the weekend after Easter weekend. Zootopia registered the seventh largest fifth weekend gross of all time. With a 31-day total of $275.94 million, Zootopia is running 23 percent ahead of the $224.88 million 31-day take of 2014’s The LEGO Movie and 10 percent behind the $306.25 million 31-day gross of last year’s Inside Out.

Universal’s My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 took in an estimated $11.13 million to remain in third. The long-awaited comedy sequel starring and written by Nia Vardalos held up well, as it was down 38 percent from last weekend’s debut. With fellow Universal comedy The Boss entering the marketplace this coming Friday, it was important for My Big fat Greek Wedding 2 to hold up well this weekend. My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 continues to perform on the very high end of expectations with a ten-day take of $36.49 million. That places the film just behind the $36.59 million ten-day take of last year’s The Intern (which fell 34 percent in its second weekend to gross $11.69 million).

God’s Not Dead 2 debuted in fourth place with an estimated $8.10 million. The faith-based sequel from Pure Flix performed below expectations and opened 12 percent below the $9.22 million debut of 2014’s God’s Not Dead. God’s Not Dead 2 opening below its predecessor was especially underwhelming given that God’s Not Dead 2 opened in 2,419 locations this weekend, while God’s Not Dead opened in just 780 locations. At the same time, God’s Not Dead 2 was still off to a respectable start with its low production cost in mind. God’s Not Dead 2 also received a strong A rating on CinemaScore, which could point towards strong holding power for the film going forward.

Fellow faith-based film Miracles from Heaven followed closely behind in fifth place with an estimated $7.55 million. The Sony release starring Jennifer Garner was down only 22 percent this weekend. That represented an especially strong hold given the new competition the film faced from God’s Not Dead 2. Miracles from Heaven has grossed a healthy $46.82 million through 19 days of release. With continued strong word of mouth and the launch of God’s Not Dead 2 behind it, Miracles from Heaven is likely to continue to hold up very well going forward.

Freestyle’s Meet the Blacks opened in eighth place with an estimated $4.09 million. The R-rated comedy starring Mike Epps was playing in a relatively modest 1,015 locations this weekend, which gave the film a solid per-location average of $4,026. Meet the Blacks opened towards the higher end of expectations. The film did open 31 percent below the recent $5.90 million start of fellow parody Fifty Shades of Black, but had been widely expected to open below that film.

Meanwhile, Bleecker Street’s Eye in the Sky had a successful expansion this weekend with an estimated ninth place take of $4.06 million. The critically acclaimed film starring Helen Mirren and the late Alan Rickman played in 1,029 locations, which gave the film a per-location average of $3,941 for the frame. Eye in the Sky has grossed $6.15 million in 24 days and will soon pass by the $7.86 million final gross of last year’s Trumbo to become the highest grossing Bleecker Street release to date in the young history of the distributor.

To recap, Batman-Superman Dawn of Justice struggles 1st, Zootopia holds strong in 2nd, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 holds in 3rd, God’s not Dead 2 faces a stiff fight in 4th as Miracles From Heaven brings out more faith in 5th.
In the first 3 months of 2016, Steven Universe and Uncle Grandpa have both kept track of new episodes so far as Steven continues to use his gem powers since he and the Crystal Gems teamed up with Uncle G and the crew last year. Thanks to teamwork, both shows got a big surprise last week. What’s been going on since the team-up Danny?
Danny Angelfish (via Animation World)- Cartoon Network has re-upped its commitment to two series, announcing on Tuesday that Cartoon Network Studios’ original series Steven Universe and Uncle Grandpa will return next season and join the ranks of other returning hits, Adventure Time, Clarence, The Amazing World of Gumball and Regular Show. Both Steven Universe and Uncle Grandpa originated from the award-winning artist-driven Shorts Program at Cartoon Network Studios.Lauded by WIRED as one of the 15 Best Shows of 2015, Steven Universe, with its deeply realized characters and expanding storylines, has also been praised for its authentic voice, “gorgeous animation and adorable music.” Created by Emmy and Annie Award-nominated writer and storyboard artist Rebecca Sugar (Adventure Time) and featuring a stellar voice cast including Grammy Award-winner Estelle and BTVA Voice Acting Award-winner Zach Callison, Steven Universe, tells the story of three magical defenders of the planet…and Steven, the proverbial “little brother” to the Crystal Gems — a team of magical guardians of humanity.

The series is a multi-platform powerhouse, with mobile RPG Attack the Light ranking as a #1 Top App in the App Store and the franchise being Tumblr’s most re-blogged animated series of 2015. The third season continues with the “Summer of Steven” with new episodes premiering June through August.

Created by Pete Browngardt, the Emmy Award-winning Uncle Grandpa continues to delight audiences as it follows the adventures of Uncle Grandpa who is out to help every child and adult in the world through the power of imagination. With his mystical R.V. and eternal optimism, Uncle Grandpa is always ready to greet the day — and everyone he meets — with his signature “Good mornin’!” Starting this April, everyone’s favorite uncle and grandpa will begin hosting Cartoon Network’s “Good Mornings with Uncle Grandpa” programming block every Saturday.

 

At long last, the cast is finally assembled for Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory. 3 new characters joined in the last time we reported, now 4 more have dived in to meet them. But what of the 2 sea turtles Crush and Squirt from Finding Nemo? Did they make the cut Dan?

 

Dan Barry (via Animation World)- Disney/Pixar’s Finding Dory has revealed its full roster of characters, as well as the voice talent tapped to help bring each character to life. Directed by Andrew Stanton, who helmed the Oscar-winning films Finding Nemo and WALL•E, Finding Dory revisits everyone’s favorite forgetful blue tang fish as she embarks on a life-changing adventure to find her family.

“It really is a whole new chapter this time,” said Stanton. “We’re introducing new characters — each with his or her own unique voice. Everyone has something special to offer, which makes it fun and elevates the whole story. Finding Nemo was a great calling card when it came to casting this movie. I don’t take that for granted.”

Finding Dory, which opens in theaters nationwide on June 17, 2016, features the following lineup.

Ellen DeGeneres returns to the sea as Dory, the bright blue tang with a sunny personality. She suffers from short-term memory loss, which normally doesn’t upset her upbeat attitude — until she realizes she’s forgotten something big: her family. Dory’s found a new family in Marlin and Nemo, but she’s haunted by the belief that someone out there is looking for her. She may have trouble recalling exactly what — or who — she’s searching for, but she won’t give up until she uncovers her past and discovers something else along the way: self-acceptance.

Albert Brooks dives in again to help bring Marlin to life. He may have traveled across the ocean once, but that doesn’t mean Marlin wants to do it again. So he doesn’t exactly jump at the opportunity to accompany Dory on a mission to the California coast to track down her family. Marlin, of course, knows how it feels to lose family, and it was Dory who helped him find Nemo not so long ago. The clownfish may not be funny, but he’s loyal — he realizes he has no choice but to pack up his nervous energy and skepticism and embark on yet another adventure, this time to help his friend.

Hayden Rolence was called on to voice Nemo. One year after his big overseas adventure, Nemo is back to being a normal kid: going to school and living on the coral reef with his dad and their blue tang neighbor, Dory. His harrowing adventure abroad doesn’t seem to have sapped his spirit. In fact, when Dory remembers pieces of her past and longs to take off on an ambitious ocean trek to find her family, Nemo is the first to offer his help. He may be a young clownfish with a lucky fin, but Nemo wholeheartedly believes in Dory. After all, he understands what it’s like to be different.

Ed O’Neill lends his iconic voice to Hank, who is an octopus. Actually, he’s a “septopus” — he lost a tentacle — along with his sense of humor — somewhere along the way. But Hank is just as competent as his eight-armed peers. An accomplished escape artist with camouflaging capabilities to boot, Hank is the first to greet Dory when she finds herself in the Marine Life Institute. But make no mistake: he’s not looking for a friend. Hank is after one thing — a ticket on a transport truck to a cozy Cleveland facility where he’ll be able to enjoy a peaceful life of solitude.

Kaitlin Olson provides the voice of a whale shark named Destiny, who is a clumsy swimmer with a big heart. Destiny has a big everything, actually — whale sharks are the biggest fish in the sea. Destiny resides in the Marine Life Institute, where one day an oddly familiar blue tang named Dory falls into her pool. Destiny is admittedly embarrassed by her obvious lack of grace, a product of poor eyesight, but Dory thinks she swims beautifully. And Dory is delighted to learn that her supersized friend speaks whale, too.

Ty Burrell was tapped to give voice to Bailey, the Marine Life Institute’s resident beluga whale, who is convinced his biological sonar skills are on the fritz. The good news — or bad news, depending on who you ask — is that doctors at the MLI can’t seem to find anything wrong with him. Bailey’s flair for the dramatic never ceases to push his neighbor’s buttons: whale shark Destiny can’t seem to get through to him, no matter how hard she tries. Maybe he’ll listen to new friend Dory, who seems to be full of crazy ideas.

Diane Keaton and Eugene Levy were recruited to voice Dory’s parents. Jenny and Charlie would do anything for their only child. They celebrate and protect Dory, striving to arm her with the skills she’ll need to navigate the world with a faulty memory. Jenny may appear cheerful and a little flighty — but she’s a protective mother and a smart role model. Charlie likes to joke around, but nothing is more important to him than teaching his memory-challenged daughter how to survive.

Idris Elba and Dominic West team up as the voices of Fluke and Rudder, a pair of lazy sea lions who were rehabilitated at the Marine Life Institute. Marlin and Nemo find them snoozing on a warm — and highly coveted — rock just outside the center. These sea lions really enjoy their down time and would rather not be bothered mid nap — but their bark is far worse than their bite.

Bob Peterson is back as the memorable voice of Mr. Ray, the tune-loving teacher from the reef, who takes Nemo’s education — and that of his fellow undersea students — very seriously. Nobody enjoys Mr. Ray’s class more than Dory, who serves as his cheerful, albeit unnecessary, teacher’s assistant during their illuminating field trips.

Torbin Bullock voices Becky, an offbeat, kooky loon who takes a liking to Marlin. Although she inspires little confidence — especially from a certain, skeptical clownfish — Becky might be smarter than she looks.

Andrew Stanton and Bennett Dammann lend their voices to the ocean’s coolest turtles Crush and his son Squirt. They’re always happy to lend a flipper to a fish in need. Cruising the ocean for more than a hundred years definitely has its advantages.

Bill Hader and Kate McKinnon make a cameo appearance as a fish couple that Dory briefly encounters along the way. There’s aren’t any images available for this fish couple yet, but, as an added bonus, here’s an adorable group of baby sea otters:

According to USA Today, Stanton knew he wanted to include sea otters because they’re so darn cute. “The truth is, otters are quite vicious. But no one wants that to be true,” Stanton reportedly said. “So we didn’t follow that. The otters ended up being more successful as cute creatures that just stare at you. We knew the effect they have on people.”

 

Checking the Penguins tally, 1,500 fans sign in as Team Skipper gets closer to their 6th target of getting more fans to join in.

 

Powerpuff week begins as Bubbles, Buttercup, and Blossom return to defend Townsville from the forces of evil and continue to fight crime! Join the girls for 5 new episodes of The PowerPuff Girls. This is Realistic Fish Head saying, welcome back girls!

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