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By Leonard Klady Klady@moviecitynews.com

Friday Box Office Estimates

Ant-Man and the Wasp * BV 33.8 4206 NEW 33.8
Incredibles 2 BV 9.5 4113 -30% 484.9
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom Uni 9.1 4349 -48% 313.9
The First Purge Uni 6 3031 NEW 6
Sicario: Day of the Soldado Sony 2.3 3055 -69 30.3
Uncle Drew Lionsgate 2.2 2742 -64% 25.5
Ocean’s 8 WB 1.6 2604 -32% 123.1
Tag WB 0.95 2157 -46% 46.2
Won’t You Be My Neighbor? Focus 0.75 893 16% 10.5
Deadpool 2 Fox 0.5 1267 -49% 313.4

* includes previews

Also Debuting
Whitney Roadside Attractions 0.48 454
Sorry to Bother You Annapurna 0.27 16
Tej I Love You Magnus 47,800 84
Pantham Supreme 9,700 87
Nankana Seven Colors 8,300 38
Brother of the Year Media Asia 5,750 13
Na Band Na Baraati HUM 5,200 26
Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda MUBI 4,800 1
Fireworks Gkids 3,700 12
Under the Tree Magnolia 3,650 3

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The Atlantic: You saw that the Academy Awards recently held up your 2001 acceptance speech as the Platonic ideal of an Oscar speech. Did you have a reaction?

Soderbergh: Shock and dismay. When that popped up and people started texting me about it, I said, “Oh, it’s too bad I’m not there to tell the story of how that took place.” Well. I was not sober at the time. And I had nothing prepared because I knew I wasn’t going to win [Best Director for Traffic]. I figured Ridley, Ang or Daldry would win. So I was hitting the bar pretty hard, having a great night, feeling super-relaxed because I don’t have to get up there. So the combination of a 0.4 blood alcohol level and lack of preparation resulted in me, in my state of drunkenness crossed with adrenaline surge. I was coherent enough to know that [if I tried to thank everyone], that way lies destruction. So I went the other way. There were some people who appreciated that, and there were some people who really wanted to hear their names said, and I had to apologize to them.
~ Steven Soderbergh