Film Bits: ‘Mythbusters’ Build Team Makes Triumphant Return; ‘Don’t Breathe’ Suffocates Competition

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Netflix Busts Buzz, Confirms New Show from Former ‘Mythbusters’ Team

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The former Mythbusters build team of Grant Imahara, Kari Byron, and Tory Belleci announced a new show, set to premiere on Netflix on December 9. The trio were sadly absent from the final season of their former show after cost-cutting measures prevented Discovery from renewing their contract, but their new series, White Rabbit Project, finds the team returning to what they do best as they explore the feasibility of stories from pop culture, history, and myth. In the absence of any new Mythbusters, White Rabbit Project will be a fine return to glory for the build team, whose chemistry propelled much of their former show.

(Deadline)

Stanley Tucci Returns to ‘Transformers’

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Academy Award nominated actor Stanley Tucci confirmed his return to the oft-maligned Transformers franchise last weekend. The actor will reprise the role established in 2014’s Age of Extinction in next year’s The Last Knight opposite Mark Wahlberg and Anthony Hopkins. This will be the fifth entry into a series that everyone says they hate despite the fact that they keep earning north of billion dollars in the box office.

(Variety)

‘Don’t Breathe’, ‘Suicide Squad’ Continue to Dominate Charts

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Fede Alvarez thriller Don’t Breathe topped the box office for the second week in a row, earning $15.8 million dollars through Sunday. The critically maligned Suicide Squad maintained its number 2 position with $9.8 million, while Kubo and the Two Strings kept third place on lock with $6.3 million. Pete’s Dragon flew from sixth place to fourth with $6.2 million while the Sausage Party died out somewhat, falling to fifth place with $5.2 million. No new tent poles were released this Labor Day weekend, though newcomer The Light Between Oceans did sneak into the top ten with $4.6 million in ticket sales, while indie hit Hell or High Water cracked the top ten for the first time in its 4 weeks of release.

  1. Don’t Breathe-$15.8 million
  2. Suicide Squad-$9.8 million
  3. Kubo and the Two Strings-$6.3 million
  4. Pete’s Dragon-$6.2 million
  5. Sausage Party-$5.2 million
  6. Bad Moms-$4.76 million
  7. War Dogs-$4.74 million
  8. The Light Between Oceans-$4.6 million
  9. Hell or High Water-$4.4 million
  10. Mechanic: Resurrection-$4.3 million

(Box Office Mojo)

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