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Black Widow and Elektra’s stunt doubles filmed the ultimate Marvel fight scene

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Marvel stunt performers are the unsung heroes of the franchise, filming and often choreographing the fighting styles for your favorite superheroes. Marvel’s Netflix shows are especially highly praised for their hand-to-hand combat scenes, which invites an obvious question: How would an Avengers A-lister fare against one of the street-level Defenders characters?

Stunt performers Lauren Mary Kim and Amy Johnston are here to answer that question. Kim doubled for Elektra in Daredevil while Johnston performed as Black Widow‘s stunt double in Captain America: The Winter Soldier, so they know exactly how each character fights. They got together for an awesome Black Widow/Elektra showdown, filmed and posted on Kim’s Instagram.

You can catch Kim in action during The Defenders, which arrives on Netflix this Friday. It’s not exactly a spoiler to say that Elektra returns from the dead, and her fight scenes are among the best in the show.

H/T io9

Read more: https://www.dailydot.com/parsec/black-widow-elektra-stunt-fight/

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16 Things We Forget To Thank Our Moms For

1. All the times she had to double as best friend/counselor/therapist/costume designer/hair stylist/coach/all-around-solver-of-every-problem-ever. I remain unconvinced that moms aren’t actually superheroes in disguise.

2. Forgiving us when we forget to call.

3. Listening to all our pointless dramas when we do remember.

4. Being the kind of person that we actually do want to become because as we all know, it’s inevitable.

5. Having the incredible prowess only a mother whose babes have been scorned could mama bear protects her cubs, sometimes excessively, but we love it, let’s be honest.

6. All those times we yelled “MOOOOMMM!!” through the house to find out where our white shirt was or what time so-and-so was getting home and all the other questions we just couldn’t go to Dad for.

7. All the things she reluctantly bought us at the cash register of any given store, all the clothes and things we didn’t really need (but insisted we did). Growing up and understanding the value of a dollar really makes you reconsider just how much moms sacrifice.

8. For all the home cooked meals or pizzas we didn’t have to pay for ourselves. Equally phenomenal. Equally missed.

9. Putting up with our middle school phase.

10. For giving us our siblings, whom we simultaneously once wished to sell and now are best friends with.

11. And oh yeah, for that whole “giving birth to us” thing.

12. For being our first, and at some points, only cheerleaders, who were and are proud of every little thing we do.

13. All the time she spent picking us up from practices; bending over backwards to make sure we had new cleats and costumes; and were at every game, rehearsal, and play date we planned.

14. Doing her best, even when things were most difficult in the family. Moms have this incredible magic sparkle glue that keeps it all together when it would otherwise fall apart.

15. Dealing with Dad.

16. Being the boss woman of the house (and of our lives). And for being living proof that there truly are people who can honestly just do it all.

Read more: http://thoughtcatalog.com/kate-bailey/2014/02/16-things-we-forget-to-thank-our-moms-for/

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‘Wonder Woman’ is taking aim at one more box office prize


Aim true, Diana.
Image: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.

In a matter of weeks we’ll know exactly where Wonder Woman stands among all superhero movies at the domestic box office, all-time.

How does Top 5 sound?

While cracking the top 4 is too tall an order, Wonder Woman currently at No. 8 has a shot at that No. 5 spot, overtaking Iron Man 3 and settling in behind The Dark Knight Rises.

But Diana is going to have to sustain the fight, and will need one more rally to win it.

Here’s where things currently stand, per our friends at comScore:

  1. Marvel’s The Avengers: $623.4 million

  2. The Dark Knight: $544.3 million

  3. Avengers: Age of Ultron: $459 million

  4. The Dark Knight Rises: $448 million

  5. Iron Man 3: $409 million

  6. Captain America: Civil War: $408 million

  7. Spider-Man (2002): $403.7 million

  8. Wonder Woman: $399.5 million

Wonder Woman has now played in North American theaters for nine full weeks (plus this weekend), making $7.5 million in its eighth week and another $5.5 million in Week 9. To put that in perspective, only one other superhero film indisputable superhero box office champ Marvel’s The Avengers had better weeks 8-9, with $10.8 million and $6.9 million.

Most other cape-and-cowl capers lost all their powers that late into their runs, and were soon out of theaters. DCEU counterparts Batman v Superman made $737,776 in weeks 8 and 9, while Man of Steel made $716,840. Just a few weeks later, they were gone.

It’s going to be close, and it’s going to take a rally

The numbers Wonder Woman is generating at this stage are a monument to its quality, staying power, and the absolute cultural necessity of female superheroes. Wonder Woman opened to $103 million on May 2 solid, though considerably less than any of the films that now stand in front of it but has since burned far hotter and longer than all but Avengers. Not even The Dark Knight, which played for a staggering 33 weeks in theaters, had better 8 and 9 frames ($7.18 million and $5.3 million).

But back to our question: Will that long-term and repeat business be enough to catapult Wonder Woman into the Top 5?

As long as Warner Bros. keeps Wonder Woman in theaters for as long as similarly strong-performing DC films like The Dark Knight Rises (21 weeks), maybe. It’s going to be close.

The average week-over-week drop for Wonder Woman has been almost exactly 33% this past week only 30% and shows no signs of slowing from that pace. I predict it will play that way for 12 more weeks giving it 21 total, exactly as many as The Dark Knight Rises, one less than The Avengers and closing down for good just before Thanksgiving holiday titles hit.

Assuming a 1/3 drop for each week until then, here’s how that plays out, starting with the estimated $5,242,373 from Week 9:

  • Week 10: $3,494,915

  • Week 11: $2,329,943

  • Week 12: $1,553,295

  • Week 13: $1,035,530

  • Week 14: $690,353

  • Week 15: $460,235

  • Week 16: $306,823

  • Week 17: $204,549

  • Week 18: $136,366

  • Week 19: $90,910

  • Week 20: $60,607

  • Week 21: $40,404

  • Total: $10,403,930

Add that to Wonder Woman‘s $397,146,079 gross (before this weekend’s estimated $2.3 million, which will be included in the Week 10 total), and you’ve got …

[Drumroll]

… $407.5 million.

Good enough for No. 7, just behind Captain America: Civil War.

[Needle scratch]

Wait, didn’t you say it could crack the Top 5?

I did, and that means somewhere down the line, Wonder Woman will need a little help to take out Iron Man 3 and Captain America: Civil War (which sits at $408 million).

Never fear these superhero studios always stage one last big theater bump-up at the end of long-running hits, which The Dark Knight did in weeks 18 and 28 (for an extra $1.56 million) and The Avengers did too, going large in its 18th week (a $2.7 million bonus).

Wonder Woman is a phenomenon that could benefit from a lack of massive August competition

No doubt Warner Bros. will boost up a similar last-chance-to-see-it effort in the coming weeks, especially with Justice League right on Wonder Woman‘s heels on Nov. 17. And the response should be juuuuuust enough let’s say $1.6 million, for $409.1 million domestic ultimate to get Wonder Woman across enemy lines and into that hallowed Top 5.

ComScore box-office whisperer Paul Dergarabedian is more bullish than I am; he’s thinking Wonder Woman can clean up in the late-summer movie wasteland.

“Now Wonder Woman is a phenomenon that could benefit from a lack of massive August competition and who knows, maybe she could rustle up another $15 million, putting her at $411 million-plus,” he told me. “But anything could happen!”

That’s true. Anything could happen. Like, someone could start a #Top5forWonderWoman campaign to get people out to support it one more time.

Because Top 5 superhero movie of all time has a nice ring to it, right?

Read more: http://mashable.com/2017/08/06/wonder-woman-box-office-record-top-5-superhero-movie/