Geek showbiz news was still flowing coming out the holiday weekend, and we round up the week here.Top Gun: Maverick
grossed $86 million in its second weekend in North American theaters, pushing the film to $291 million in North America, and $548 million worldwide, according to Variety
. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness
held strong at the #2 spot, reaching $389 million domestically and $909 million globally. The Bob’s Burgers Movie
was #3; the film has grossed $22.2 million to date in North America.
Paramount+ has released a trailer (below) for the new Beavis and Butthead feature, which will drop on the streamer on June 23. The title, Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe
, is a play on Beavis and Butt-Head Do America
, the 1996 animated feature, which became a critical and commercial success. Series (and feature) creator, writer, and director Mike Judge also wrote and directed the new film. In addition to the new feature, Paramount+ will offer the new episodes originally ordered from Mike Judge and 3 Arts Entertainment by Paramount cabler Comedy Central in 2020, which will finally air, and the full library of over 200 remastered episodes (see "’Beavis and Butt-Head’ at Paramount+
Crunchyroll will release Fruits Basket –prelude-
in theaters in the U.S. and Canada, in subtitled and dubbed versions, on June 25, 28, and 29, the streamer announced. The anime feature completes the story of the 2019 anime series, which remade the 2001 series (see "DVD Round-Up: ‘Fruits Basket’
"). The manga, published by Hakusensha in Japan, is published by Yen Press in North America. The storyline takes the viewer to a period before Tohru became involved with the Soma family, depicting the life of her parents before they tragically died. Trailer below.
The CW has released a trailer (below) for Gotham Knights,
its new series in the Batman universe. The story follows the rebellious adopted son of the murdered Bruce Wayne, who joins with the children of Batman’s enemies, who were framed for Batman’s murder, to protect Gotham. (see "’Gotham Knights’ to Series
"). Release date is 2023.
Walt Disney Studios has released a teaser trailer (below) for the live-action remake of Pinocchio
, directed by Robert Zemeckis. The musical, which uses computer animation along with live action, will drop on Disney+ on September 8, which has been designated Disney+ Day. Tom Hanks stars as Geppetto, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt voices Jiminy Cricket.