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Editors Note: Journalist-turned-filmmaker Rod Lurie just oversaw the release of The Outpost, an adaptation of a book by CNN host Jake Tapper on the courageous stand made by a small group of U.S. soldiers against hundreds of Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. Films are often graded by box office grosses, something that has become a meaningless
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John Lewis has always been fighting for civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration. He’s been doing it for over 60 years so to say that his narrative is relevant more now than ever is a wild understatement. In the documentary John Lewis: Good Trouble, director Dawn Porter (Trapped, Gideon’s Army) chronicles
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EXCLUSIVE: While many offshore markets are showing increasing signs of life as cinemas return, there are still several question marks surrounding when the majority of the world gets back to the theatrical business – chief among them for the international box office is China. There has been some chatter that Middle Kingdom movie theaters may
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The international box office this weekend was again led by Korea, with major local release #Alive taking a 70% share of the market. The zombie horror thriller from Spackman Entertainment’s Zip Cinema sold 1.06M tickets in its first five days for a gross of $7.4M through Sunday, again demonstrating the strength of new offerings, particularly
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The Disney catalog joined Universal’s this weekend in playing whatever theaters were open at the box office as the majority of exhibition’s 5,9K theaters remain shuttered nationwide due to COVID-19. Overall, ticket sales continued to be distressed. Disney’s 2016 Oscar-winning hit Zootopia took the top spot with an estimated $280K, putting its liftime total at $341.5M,
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Following big circuits AMC and Regal, Cinemark has reversed its face mask policy for guests as the chain plans its reopening from the COVID-19 shutdown. “For the safety of our guests, employees and communities, Cinemark will require that face masks be worn throughout our theatres. Masks may be removed when eating and drinking inside the
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As expected, Broadway will remain dark through 2020, with the Broadway League announcing today that theater owners will refund or exchange all tickets purchased for productions through Jan. 3, 2021. “The Broadway experience can be deeply personal but it is also, crucially, communal,” said Chairman of the Board of The Broadway League Thomas Schumacher. “The
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MGM has picked up the remaining offshore territories for Bill & Ted Face the Music from Endeavor Content. The Orion movie opens on Aug. 14 stateside. The new deal adds France, Italy, Spain, Japan, South Korea, Scandinavia, Taiwan, Thailand, Hong Kong, Hungary, Turkey, Benelux, Bulgaria, Singapore and Romania to MGM’s previous international swath of Germany, Greece, Latin
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In what has been one hell of an election year, Jon Stewart is cutting through all of it with his biting political comedy Irresistible starring Steve Carell, Rose Byrne and Chris Cooper. The Focus Features film was originally set to hit theaters on May 29, but like all films impacted by the pandemic, it pivoted to
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After Warner Bros. put Wonder Woman 1984 on Oct. 2, Paramount has moved Skydance’s Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse to Feb. 26, 2021.  This is a delayed move by Paramount having nothing to do with the recent Tenet shift from July 31 to Aug. 12. Two weeks ago, Warners moved their Petty Jenkins-directed Gal Gadot sequel to the autumn weekend they
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The Broadway revival of the Tony Kushner-Jeanine Tesori musical Caroline, or Change and the New York premiere of Noah Haidle’s Birthday Candles starring Debra Messing are the latest productions to announce postponements until 2021, and they’ll be joined on the Roundabout Theatre Company line-up with the Broadway debut of Alice Childress’ 1955 play Trouble in
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Amazon Studios and Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society are hosting a nationwide summer screening series “A Night at the Drive-In” with the Black Panther star is curating with a line-up of features celebrating diverse voices in cinemas. The series kicks off on July 1 and runs through Aug. 26. Attendance will be at no cost to local
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Stock plunged with showbiz knocked hard as COVID-19 infections surged, three governors issued travel restrictions and investor hopes for a recovery fizzled. The DJIA plunged more than 700 points, or 2.7%, its worst showing in weeks. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq were both down sharply. Media and entertainment stocks, sensitive to advertising, film and TV
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While Disney insiders remain optimistic, it would not be a shocker if the studio moves the first big event movie after exhibition’s COVID-19 shutdown off its July 24 date. There’s just too many gloomy signs out there. Even though the Niki Caro-directed movie built up a great degree of awareness in its marketing earlier this
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A pair of China-focused panels at the Cannes Virtual Market this morning provided some insight into what’s happening in the Middle Kingdom as Beijing deals with a recent reemergence of coronavirus cases and movie theaters remain shuttered. The news wasn’t terribly positive. Jerry Ye, Chairman of Huaying Tianxia (Tianjin) Film Development said there is “no
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As theaters start reopening, Fandango is looking to make the help moviegoers return to theaters confidently with a newly launched comprehensive program. Starting today, Fandango.com and Fandango mobile apps will begin rolling out new resources and product functionality, including social distance seating maps, a one-stop guide to safety policies provided by more than 1000 theater
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M. Night Shyamalan’s next movie now has a release date. Universal said Tuesday that it will release the writer-director’s untitled thriller on July 23, 2021. The pic, details of which are under wraps, stars Eliza Scanlen, Thomasin McKenzie, Aaron Pierre, Alex Wolff and Vicky Krieps. On Monday, Deadline scooped that Abbey Lee, Nikki Amuka-Bird and
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EXCLUSIVE: Steven Spielberg’s 1993 movie Jurassic Park was No. 1 for the fourth time in its release history this past weekend as movie theaters tried to have a semblance during the COVID-19 pandemic over what is typically a big moviegoing weekend, Father’s Day. While 2020 fare like Universal/Dreamworks Animation’s Trolls World Tour had been leading at a
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As Regal Entertainment owner Cineworld prepares to re-open its movie theaters, the group has agreed a $250M secured debt facility with a set of private institutional investors. The new facility reaches maturity in 2023 and follows covenant amendments and a revolving credit facility increase of $110M set at the end of last month. Under that
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