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The Matrix Resurrections is now out in the wild in both theaters across the world, and streaming service HBO Max -- but man, it really hasn't done well at the box office -- Spider-Man: No Way Home has absolutely destroyed the fourth Matrix movie.
The very-meta, not-so-groundbreaking Matrix Resurrections has only clutched at straws to bring $22.8 million in the 5 days since it opened in theaters on December 21, but when you compare that to Disney and its new MCU entry with Spider-Man: No Way Home, which has made a staggering $1 billion since its release just days before The Matrix Resurrections.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is the first movie to break $1 billion at the box office post-pandemic, so that's a big deal -- making The Matrix Resurrections (a multi-billion-dollar franchise) and its $22.8M five-day haul look like Neo took the blue pill in comparison. Now, to be clear: these are US box office numbers -- global box office numbers for The Matrix Resurrections aren't much better, with the Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss-led movie bringing in $69.8 million during its debut weekend globally.
Spider-Man: No Way Home has become the first movie since Star Wars: The Rise of the Skywalker to reach $1 billion globally, a feat that has taken a considerable amount of time -- as Rise of the Skywalker came out in 2019. Between then and now the planet has been ravaged by the pandemic, with No Way Home destroying the box office in just a week.
Disney enjoyed the near-record-breaking 12-day run to $1 billion with Spider-Man: No Way Home, which ties with Disney's own Star Wars: The Force Awakens which was the third-fastest movie in history to reach $1 billion. The only movies to beat that are also Disney movies, with Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame quicker to the $1B punch.
Warner Bros. just red-pilled the planet with the huge release of The Matrix Resurrections, the fourth movie in The Matrix franchise, but it has fallen flat on its face compared to Disney and Marvel Studios with Spider-Man: No Way Home. The Matrix Resurrections in comparison has only hauled in $69 million in 5 days, compared to $1 billion from No Way Home. WB can't blame the pandemic on that failure now, can they?
Spider-Man: No Way Home has earned a pretty penny over its opening weekend, with a haul of $260 million in the US over the weekend alone -- destroying pandemic-ridden box office numbers.
The new movie has now secured itself the honor of the second-best opening of all time, only behind fellow MCU flick Avengers: Endgame. Spider-Man: No Way Home took an estimated $260 million in the US, and another $340 million from over 60 overseas markets for a global box office opening weekend haul of over $600 million.
Spider-Man: No Way Home has absolutely destroyed the most recent MCU movie that hit theaters -- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Tend Rings -- which has secured $224 million since it hit theaters... back in September, some 3 months ago now. Spider-Man: No Way Home smashed that in a single weekend. Way to go, Spidey.
The Matrix Resurrections star Keanu Reeves is doing the virtual media rounds -- if it's even him, I mean they could be using Unreal Engine 5 to render Keanu -- for the movie right now, with some interesting (and funny) remarks with The Guardian.
The Guardian reporter Tom Lamont sat down with The Matrix Resurrections star Keanu Reeves to talk about all things The Matrix, where in the opening paragraph to his article Tom says he told Keanu he'd probably stream The Matrix Resurrections when it comes out -- on his laptop of all things -- and not go to the cinema.
Reeves pleaded with Lamont, saying: "Dude? Don't stream that movie... Don't you fucking stream that movie". Reeves started to joke around, saying "My GOD, man. I'm about to book a cinema for you, Thomas", after which he cooled down and added: ""I mean, sure, stream it if you have to".
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Seriously, the team at Eurogamer don't sleep and they're powered by a quantum computer, artificial intelligence, Project Looking Glass technology, and they're probably part of the Q team.
Anyway, the team of DF Direct comprising of Alex Battaglia, John Linneman and Rich Leadbetter go into a deep dive of the Unreal Engine 5-powered masterpiece "The Matrix Awakens". If you don't know what The Matrix Awakens is, it is a next-gen console exclusive -- so PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X/S consoles only -- and has the very best real-time graphics... ever.
The Matrix Awakens was made with a team of just 20 to 30 people that were handling assets, while there were around 50 to 70 people total. In the end, there were around 200 people helping out in the Slack channel with marketing and other things to do with the experience, but it wasn't a huge team nor did they have AAA game budgets to play with... what they did have were assets from the Matrix movies, and Epic Games' Unreal Engine 5 technology.
The Matrix Resurrections is less than two weeks away, with Build-A-Bear unveiling a new Matrix-themed bear which has been called the "Matrix Bear".
The new Matrix Bear has been created for the upcoming Matrix Resurrections movie that drops on December 22, with a wicked green-and-black patterned style. On one of the feet, the Matrix Bear has "The Matrix" logo on it, while you can grab the optional "hacker costume" which I just did and will give my Matrix Bear a huge hug when it arrives in January 2022.
Build-A-Bear explains: "Now you can enter The Matrix with the first-ever Matrix Bear by your side! This ultra-cool collector's item is inspired by the iconic science fiction film trilogy. This cyberpunk bear has green and black computer coded fur with the Matrix logo on its paw pad. Matrix Bear is ready to rebel against any dystopian future ahead thanks to its hacker costume, which includes a black trench coat and matching sunglasses. You're not in a simulated reality-Matrix Bear really does make an action-packed gift for movie fans and collectors!"
Actor Pablo Schreiber is working out like a bodybuilder to become as big as possible in order to play Master Chief.
At over 7 feet tall and 287lbs, supersoldier Spartan 117 is larger than life. How do you step into Master Chief's Mjolnir boots? A lot of training with even more calories. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, actor Pablo Schreiber, who is playing Master Chief in the new live-action Halo TV show from Paramount+, discusses his intense training and workouts.
Schreiber says he works out twice a day--not unlike immortal bodybuilding star Arnold Schwarzenegger--and is eating in a big calorie surplus to feed muscular growth. "It's a huge job, from setting the tone on set down to the grueling task of waking up at the crack of dawn to work out, then go to shoot, and go home to work out some more. Nothing about it is easy, and I wouldn't want it to be."
It's finally here... the new trailer to The Matrix Resurrections, and seriously... the hype seems to be real... or not real, that depends on you. Take the red pill (or the blue pill) here:
The second trailer to The Matrix Resurrections is finally here, and while it provides more detail it still holds as much mystery as ever. We know that Neo (Thomas Anderson, played by Keanu Reeves) "still knows kung fu" and that Agent Smith is still somewhere in The Matrix, at least a version -- or a memory -- of him.
The Matrix Resurrections' new trailer really pushes into the Deja Vu side of things, emphasizing that "this isn't the story we think it is". I love that, and I think that The Matrix Resurrections is going to re-write the rule book on the original Matrix Trilogy, and if the hype is real -- cinema, and movies themselves.
The Matrix Resurrections is just over a month away from release, which means it's new movie poster time -- with Warner Bros. today unveiling a new poster for the movie. Check it out:
The new poster doesn't tell us anything new at all, but we do see Neo using his hand to slow down to manipulate time in some way -- while also teasing Trinity, a younger Morpheus, and other characters that will be joining the fray in The Matrix Resurrections.
If you haven't watched the first teaser to The Matrix Resurrections then you can check that out here, but I would say a brand new explosive trailer will be released in the coming weeks that will hopefully really drive the hype for the movie through the roof.