Weekend box office news… “Avatar” release dates… Floyd Mayweather’s NYE fight… Ariana Grande dropped a new single… and Demi Lovato is out of rehab & doing well
The critics aren’t in love with it but the audiences are loving it! “Bohemian Rhapsody” debuted in first at the box office this weekend, earning a better than expected $50 million, which is about what it cost to make the movie. Disney’s “The Nutcracker and the Four Realms,” however, had a way more disappointing debut. The movie cost about $125 million and opened in second with only $20 million. Disney is hoping it will pick up steam the closer we get to Christmas. Coming in third was “Nobody’s Fool” starring Tiffany Haddish. This is Tyler Perry’s first R-rated comedy and it took in $13.7 million its first weekend.
— Rotten Tomatoes (@RottenTomatoes) November 5, 2018
If you go to Disney World, make sure you visit the Avatar ride in the Animal Kingdom. It’s one of the coolest rides you’ll ever experience. “Avatar” is the highest grossing movie of all time, earning $2.8 billion worldwide. Four sequels are in the works, and we now know all their names and release dates.
- Avatar: The Way of Water (December 2020)
- Avatar: The Seed Bearer (December 2021)
- Avatar: The Tulkun Rider (December 2024)
- Avatar: The Quest for Eywa (December 2025)
— IGN (@IGN) November 2, 2018
Floyd Mayweather has announced his next crossover fight. At a news conference this morning in Japan, Floyd announced he’ll be taking on Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa. We don’t know whether it will be MMA, kickboxing or boxing. Floyd said, “We’ll get that situated in the next few weeks.” Whatever form it takes, the fight will happen NYE at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan. Floyd is 50-0 as a boxer with 21 knockouts. He most recently defeated Connor McGregor, when Connor crossed over from the UFC to boxing. Tenshin is an undefeated kickboxer, going 27-0 with 21 knockouts.
Breaking: Floyd Mayweather announced on Sunday night at a Tokyo press conference that he will participate in a fight in the Rizin Fighting Federation on Dec. 31 in Japan.
Promoters are still working on the specific rule set. pic.twitter.com/XcRa01cwGq
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) November 5, 2018
Ariana Grande surprised us all when she dropped her single “Thank You, Next” on Saturday night — 30 minutes before SNL went on the air with her ex-fiance Pete Davidson making his first appearance on the show since being dumped. Based on the title, you’d think it would be a snarky song dissing her ex, but it’s the exact opposite! She actually thanks her ex-boyfriends, including Big Sean and Mac Miller, as well as her ex-fiance Pete, saying she was thankful for him. And then on SNL, Pete did address the breakup while wrapping up his bit for the Weekend Update. He said, “I know some of you are curious about the breakup, but the truth is, it’s nobody’s business, but sometimes things just don’t work and that’s OK. She’s a wonderful, strong person and I genuinely wish her all the happiness in the world.”
Ariana Grande’s new single, “thank u, next” is the first and only pop song this year to reach the #1 spot on the US Apple Music Chart.
— Pop Crave (@PopCrave) November 4, 2018
Reports that she was staying in rehab through the end of the year were wrong because Demi Lovato is out. After spending 90 days in treatment, Demi left Utah and flew back home to LA. She was spotted at a Beverly Hills spa over the weekend and she was photographed on a sushi dinner date with clothing designer Henry Levy Saturday night. That same evening, one Twitter user claims to have spotted Demi at Universal Studios, tweeting, “@ddlovato just walked past us at Halloween Horror Nights looking healthy as ever. heard she’s almost 100 days clean. She seemed happy! waving at people and smiling.” This person also claims she was with one guy — we assume it was Henry — and 3 security guards.
Demi Lovato was seen out of rehab enjoying herself: "Treatment has really changed her and she is looking forward to remaining sober and her new outlook on life." https://t.co/g1tsNstIyL
— E! News (@enews) November 4, 2018