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EXCLUSIVE: The theatrical late Q3 and Q4 schedule is getting booked up as A24 has dated five releases as follows: On Sept. 6, going wide, is The Eggers Brothers’ psychological horror movie The Front Room. The movie follows a woman’s mother-in-law who movies and proves to be the house guest from hell. Sound familiar? Brandy
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MGM/Imax’s The Blue Angels lands a hefty $1.3 million on just 255 domestic Imax screens from limited showtimes in the large format exhibitor’s exclusive theatrical engagement. The Paul Crowder film, with Glen Powell and Bad Robot as producers, follows the Navy’s famed demonstration flying squadron. It also “ushers in a new era for IMAX Documentaries, or Docu-busters,” the company said.
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The details of American politics do not concern Alex Garland in Civil War. Despite the controversy it’s already courted about its supposed prescience, the unsettling feature from the British filmmaker doesn’t predict a future based on the country’s current two-party system. Garland is far more interested in the United States’ self-regarding exceptionalism, its belief in
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The indie box office busted out this year, hitting is stride post-Covid with an eclectic string of releases that made a splash artistically and financially. Independents and mini-majors saw $1.47 billion in box office receipts as of Dec. 27, up from $811.7 million in 2022, according to Comscore. Focus Features had the biggest limited opening
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A24’s Dicks: The Musical had one of the best limited openings of the year, grossing $220,867 on seven screens in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. It expands in NY/LA/SF next weekend ahead of a national rollout starting 10/20 for the R-rated romp directed by Larry Charles (Borat, Seinfeld). The film, based on a
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David Byrne met A24’s young fans as the Talking Heads Stop Making Sense is set to gross $800,673 from 264 Imax screens in North America this weekend. Its cumulative gross of $1.43 million includes Thursday screenings and a live event at TIFF for this remastered version of the 1984 Jonathan Demme-directed concert film ranked by
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Stop Making Sense, the remastered concert film that sowed delight at TIFF, opens on 300 Imax screens in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Ireland. Locations Stateside number 260 ahead of a nationwide release next week.   The 1984 Talking Heads extravaganza from Jonathan Demme is presented in its new iteration by A24 — meaning the
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EXCLUSIVE: A24 and Chernin Entertainment’s Dicks: The Musical, in the wake of having a rowdy world premiere at TIFF’s Midnight Madness, is tweaking its release date, now going limited on Oct. 6 instead of Sept. 29. The movie, directed by Borat filmmaker Larry Charles and starring and written by Aaron Jackson and Josh Sharp, will
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In its second weekend in theaters, MGM and director Emma Seligman’s teen comedy Bottoms broke into the top ten films for the weekend (no. 7) on 715 screens, a major North America expansion from a 10-theater opening last week. An estimated $3 million gross for the three days, and $3.6 million for the four-day Labor Day
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EXCLUSIVE: Despite all paranoia on behalf of exhibitors and studios that the theatrical release schedule will switch-up more due to strikes, awards season fare continues to be dated, the latest being A24’s dark comedy Dream Scenario starring Oscar winner Nicolas Cage on Nov. 10. The movie from director Kristoffer Borgli (Sick of Myself) and produced
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A24’s supernatural horror Talk To Me by first time filmmakers Danny and Michael Philippou blew past box office projections grossing over $10 million on 2,340 screens opening weekend. The breakout by the first-time filmmaker brothers and popular YouTubers from Australia was no. six at the domestic box office. The film was well reviewed as a
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Utopia’s Squaring the Circle (The Story of Hipgnosis) grossed an estimated $10k from one engagement at NYC’s Film Forum, where it was the top-ranking pic. Celebrated filmmaker and photographer Anton Corbijn’s first feature documentary is the story of Hipgnosis, the iconic album art design studio that was a force in the music industry behind some
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Celine Song’s Past Lives from A24 is very much here and now, grossing $232k on four screens for over $58k per location, a nice number for Song’s debut film as the second-biggest limited opening of the year so far. A24 also had the highest in April with Beau Is Afraid at $80k per theater at
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Beau Is Afraid posted the top per-screen average of the year so far and the best limited opening for distributor A4 since Uncut Gems, grossing an estimated $320,396 at four locations in New York and LA for a hefty per screen average of $80k+ to sold out shows on both coasts. (Uncut Gems with Adam
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Ari Aster, the horror maestro behind Hereditary and Midsommar, is out with Beau Is Afraid on four screens as A24 presents the SXSW-premiering film In LA (AMC Century City and Burbank) and New York (AMC Lincoln Square, Alamo Brooklyn), in Imax on both coasts, followed next week by a regional Imax expansion and into to
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The head of the VC firm that invested several hundred million dollars in A24 a year ago says the indie producer-distributor’s “extraordinary” momentum could lead to a large international business and potential acquisitions. As is their wont, A24 executives are not talking publicly, but Stripes partner Ken Fox did speak with Deadline soon after the
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In the wake of delivering Talking Heads frontman David Byrne his second Oscar nomination with Everything Everywhere All at Once, A24 has acquired worldwide rights to his former band’s 1984 cult hit concert pic, Stop Making Sense, for theatrical release later this year. A24 will give the Jonathan Demme directed movie (the filmmaker’s first concert
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EXCLUSIVE: A24 has mapped out three films for summer release: the Nicole Holofcener-Julia Louis Dreyfus reteam You Hurt My Feelings, the Celine Song directed/written title Past Lives and the distributor’s hot Sundance horror pick-up Talk to Me. You Hurt My Feelings, which played to great laughs at the Eccles Theater, will go wide nationwide over
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Updated: This year’s arthouse breakout, Everything Everywhere All at Once has hit the $70M mark finally at the domestic box office with its global ticket sales now at $103M. The film from Dan Kwan and Daniel Scheinert crossed $100M a while ago. The pic previously broke records as A24’s highest grossing ever, both on a worldwide
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