The Möbius strip: All new releases bomb, Batman vs. Superman getting expensive, Star Wars apparently just for boys

Four new wide releases bombed this weekend, putting The Martian back on top for the third time in four weeks. Two of them, Rock the Kasbah and Jem and the Holograms, rank among the worst opening weekends of all time- Box Office Mojo

Presumed no. 1 was The Last Witch Hunter, which tumbled all the way to no. 4 after the week-old Goosebumps and Bridge of Spies. This disappointment could further hamper the career of star Vin Diesel- The Wrap

The next new release, Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension, fell all the way to no. 7 after an experimental release strategy caused most theaters to boycott it. It only released in 1,656 theaters- Variety

Also bombing was expanding release Steve Jobs. The excellent and thought to be anticipated movie could only muster a no. 8 finish- Variety

Despite making waves by shutting down Fandango with pre-sales Thursday, the midnight party for Star Wars: The Force Awakens might be a bit of a sausage fest — 70 percent of ticket buyers were male- The Wrap

It’s looking like the movie will be hitting Netflix much faster in Canada than anywhere else- Variety

Metro Goldwyn Meyer’s distribution deal on the James Bond franchise expires after the upcoming Spectre. We’re not sure whether to expect a free-for-all over the money-printing franchise or caution over the films’ rising budgets- The Hollywood Reporter

Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice may turn into the most expensive movie of all time- Screenrant

Contributing to this is the fact that Batman’s armor in the film is all CGI, because DC totally doesn’t have a critical and commercial embarrassment within the past five years that featured a superhero with a 100 percent animated costume- Batman News

Director/producer Alejandro G. Iñárritu defends the grueling shoot and $135 million budget of his upcoming film, The Revenant- The Hollywood Reporter

Director Robert Eggers talks about Sundance darling The Witch, which will come to theaters in February- Indiewire

After the surprising success of Trainwreck, Amy Schumer’s base salary is reportedly going from $300,000 to $4 million plus for her next film- The Hollywood Reporter

Netflix’s November imports- The Hollywood Reporter

Hulu’s November imports- The Hollywood Reporter

Director Sarah Gavron talks Suffragette- Indiewire

Indiewire talks with Diastème about his second feature, Un Français (English: French Blood), which he discovered after its release in June is the first French film about white supremacy- Indiewire

Al Queda member Abu Basir Al-Britani, who made his first appearance in a video criticizing ISIS, has been identified as the son of Patrick Kinney, assistant director on such films as Braveheart and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade- The Hollywood Reporter

The continuing adventures of alleged serial rapist Bill Cosby- The Wrap

The Aurora theater shooter isn’t having the best time in prison. He was assaulted over the weekend- The Hollywood Reporter

And finally, if you hate yourself, check out this edit of the new Star Wars trailer — now with 100 percent more Jar Jar.

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