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Updated Christmas Day: While everyone was sleeping during the pre-Christmas week, Universal undated both Monkeypaw Productions that were slated for 2024 on Sept. 27 and Christmas Day. These were all strike-related movies. TBD when both secret untitled features return. Universal replaced the Dec. 25 release with Robert Eggers’ Nosferatu while Lionsgate swooped in and took
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Wendy Stuart will be hosting TriVersity Talk! this Wednesday at 7 PM ET with featured guests Charley Beal and Catherine Marino-Thomas. TriVersity Talk! is a weekly web series with featured guests discussing their lives, activism and pressing issues in the LGBTQ Community. With TriVersity Talk!, the goal is to laugh and learn. TriVersity Talk! Is
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Singer/songwriter Hannah Ellis has made a splash in 2023 – and is ready to put everything on the line via the bold lyricism in her new single “Too Much & Not Enough,” the emphatic urgency of her words only rivaled by the searing tonality of the music. Lyrics can be a catalyst for a lot of different emotional
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UPDATED, 11:07 AM: Dune: Part Two is just a little bit closer now. Warner Bros said today that Denis Villeneuve’s sequel starring Timothée Chalamet will open March 1, two weeks earlier that planned. PREVIOUSLY, August 24: In what was to be expected, Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros’ anticipated sequel Dune: Part Two from Denis Villeneuve
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EXCLUSIVE: With the end of 118-day actors strike at 12:01 a.m. Thursday morning, as well as a 148-day WGA strike back in September, global Hollywood feature productions can now resume. And while studios warned the guild that movies wouldn’t be able to start until January due to the holidays, they’ve been in pre-production on re-starts
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Universal/Blumhouse’s Five Nights at Freddy’s was still plenty game this weekend, crossing $100M at the international box office and $200M worldwide. The sophomore frame overseas, where this is a pure theatrical play, dipped 54% to deliver $35.6M in 74 markets for a $103.5M offshore cume and $217.1M global. Fazbear and crew have surpassed the reported
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Radical with Eugenio Derbez built on its smash opening in Mexico to hit no. 5 at the U.S. box office with a super $2.7 million at 416 theaters. The Pantelion film had delayed its debut Stateside by two weeks to skirt The Eras Tour juggernaut, allowing word of mouth to build for the drama about
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Cinemark CEO Sean Gamble said Apple and Amazon, two behemoths of the tech world but newcomers to the wide-release movie business, are so far “very pleased” with their results. During a conference call with Wall Street analysts to discuss third-quarter results, the major exhibitor boss said Cinemark’s conversations with the two tech firms indicate they
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EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros‘ highly anticipated Paul King-directed feature musical Wonka has hit early tracking six weeks before its release on Dec. 15 with box office analytics corp The Quorum predicting a $20M-$23M opening. Note it’s still early in the campaign, so there’s potential for upside. Unlike other tracking services which project three weeks before a
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The ramifications of the actors strike at the weekend box office continues to be felt, as ticket sales this weekend plummeted to $58.3M, which is currently the third-lowest of 2023. Remember, Legendary/Warner Bros’ Zendaya-Timothee Chalamet-Austin Butler-Florence Pugh sequel Dune: Part Two was originally set to play this weekend, and with its departure, there’s at least
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Today, Universal/Blumhouse’s Five Nights at Freddy‘s is clocking past the $100M domestic mark, a box office milestone for the studio when it comes to its experimental theatrical day-and-date releases on its Peacock streaming service. That’s not only the highest that Uni has seen from a pic that’s been distributed via such means at the box
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A24’s Priscilla by Sofia Coppola catapults from four screens to 1,300, Alexander Payne’s The Holdovers from Focus Features expands to 60 from six and two new indies have wide debuts — What Happens Later from Bleecker Street, directed by and starring Meg Ryan, opens at 1,400 locations and Daisy Ridley-starring The Marsh King’s Daughter from Roadside
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Lionsgate Motion Picture Group executive Helen Lee-Kim has inked a new long-term deal as President, International.  The news comes before Lionsgate takes over the world this holiday season with the highly anticipated prequel, The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes on Nov. 17, which was cleared for a SAG-AFTRA interim agreement; one of
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Let the feast begin: Thanksgiving releases and awards season contenders, Disney‘s Wish and Apple Original Films and Sony‘s Napoleon are set to open over the Wednesday to Sunday holiday stretch with respective grosses of $50M+ and $24M+. Both movies open on Thanksgiving eve, Nov. 22. Wish, if it hits its projection, would rep the biggest
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EXCLUSIVE: Cohen Media Group will be releasing Driving Madeleine, the next movie from Oscar-nominated director Christian Carion’s (Joyeux Noel), on Jan. 12, 2024 in limited release. Written and directed by Carion, and starring Line Renaud (Dirty Money, Cop or Hood) and Dany Boon (Nothing to Declare, Family is Family, Murder Mystery), Driving Madeleine follows the
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EXCLUSIVE: Bleecker Street‘s survival horror thriller The Origin, which debuted recently at Fantastic Fest, is getting a title change, now known as Out of Darkness and will hit theaters on February 9. Directed by Scottish helmer Andrew Cumming (Radiance, Clique) and written by Ruth Greenberg (The Spark) in both of their feature debuts, Out of
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Broadway box office held fairly steady heading into trick or treat season, with receipts for the week ending Oct. 29 at $26,480,578 (about 6% down from the previous week) and attendance at 218,581 (a slip of just 3%). Staying strong was Merrily We Roll Along, enjoying another sell-out week, with the roster’s top average ticket
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The faith-based indie outfit behind summer blockbuster Sound of Freedom is out with documentary After Death, which opens in over 2,600 theaters this weekend, an extremely wide release for a doc that doesn’t also happen to be a concert film. The exploration of near-death experiences by survivors, scientists, medical professionals and authors that addresses the
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Refresh for latest…: Universal/Blumhouse’s Five Nights at Freddy’s is gaming its way to an estimated $130.6M global opening, higher even than we had it yesterday as this phenom is now eyeing a $52.6M bow from 64 international box office markets. As Anthony has chronicled, the domestic $78M opening is a stunner — and amid the
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Alexander Payne’s The Holdovers from Focus Features pulled in an estimated $200k on six screens in New York and LA for a per-screen average of $33.3k, a good limited opening on an upbeat specialty weekend that also saw A24’s Priscilla by Sofia Coppola off to a fine start. We’re in anomalous times with the ongoing
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Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Films’ AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM moves from Wednesday 12/20/23 to Friday 12/22/23 Director:  James Wan Producers: Peter Safran, Wan and Rob Cowan. Executive Producers: Galen Vaisman and Walter Hamada. Writers: David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, from a story by James Wan & David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and Jason Momoa & Thomas Pa’a Sibbett, based on characters from DC,
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The phenomenon that is Universal/Blumhouse’s Five Nights at Freddy’s is currently looking at a global opening of $130M. Fazbear and crew are playing in 64 international box office markets where they are expected to reach $52M through Sunday. The worldwide number reps the biggest horror opening of the year and the biggest global debut ever
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EXCLUSIVE: Ahead of its U.S. release on November 3, Eugenio Derbez-starrer Radical is off to a great start in Mexico. The film, which won the Festival Favorite Award when it premiered at Sundance in January, opened last weekend in Mexico, selling 631.7K tickets, outdoing the sophomore frame of Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour, as well
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Independents are out in force with high-profile fall festival fare from Pricilla to The Holdovers, a big Viva Pictures push with Inspector Sun (voiced by Ronny Chieng), Cannes documentary winner Four Daughters and Waikiki, the debut feature by Hawaiian filmmaker Christopher Kahunahana. the first homegrown feature to be shown there. Sofia Coppola’s Priscilla from A24
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Renaissance: A Film By Beyoncé, the theatrical release chronicling Beyoncé’s global world tour, will premiere in Los Angeles Nov. 25 and London Nov. 30 before hitting movie theaters around the world December 1. Tickets will be available Nov. 9 in most international markets including Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, South America and the Caribbean, Parkwood Entertainment and
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EXCLUSIVE: “We may have a big hit on our hands,” beamed one person close to the production of Universal/Blumhouse’s feature take of videogame Five Nights at Freddy‘s today. And while the movie, which hits theatrical-day-and-date today on screens at 2PM and on Peacock at 6PM is projected to do around $50M, there are some crazy
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