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The season one finale of Disney+/Lucasfilm’s Obi-Wan Kenobi drew a 5-day Wednesday through Sunday audience of 1.8M U.S. households, which is 20% higher than the Wednesday through Sunday 5-day pull for The Book of Boba Fett finale which clocked 1.5M U.S. households. This comes from Samba TV which measures streaming viewership in 3M U.S. terrestrial TV households
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EXCLUSIVE: Mooky Greidinger, CEO of Cineworld, the world’s second-biggest exhibition circuit and owner of Regal Cinemas, says he’s satisfied with this past weekend’s $80M domestic theatrical box office opening for Disney/Marvel’s Black Widow. But he also tells Deadline he remains “convinced” that with an exclusive theatrical window, “we could have brought in maybe $110M, maybe
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After posting a record domestic opening during the pandemic with $80.3M, Disney/Marvel’s Black Widow went on to do north of $7.16M, which is the best non-holiday Monday during the Covid era to date. Paramount’s A Quiet Place Part II easily owns the best Monday during the pandemic at $9.54M, however, that was on Memorial Day. Through eight
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FRIDAY AM UPDATE: No, streaming hasn’t killed theatrical just yet, and those exhibitors who’ve gone hungry over the last year and half, received lots of bread last night. Disney/Marvel’s Black Widow kicked off its previews at 5PM earning a huge $13.2M, easily the best preview night to date during the pandemic besting Universal’s F9 ($7.1M) and Paramount’s A Quiet
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Disney/Marvel’s Black Widow started offshore rollout on Wednesday in 11 material markets including France, Italy and the UK, grossing an estimated $4.9M for the day and setting new post-Covid benchmarks. Not included in the total above are Korea previews of $1.8M yesterday. Early social sentiment there is strong (Naver 9.22/CGV 96%). In the UK and
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Finally after a near 15 month wait, Marvel’s long-awaited Black Widow will debut around the world after being locked up from the pandemic, and the industry’s global weekend expectation is as high as $140M. That’s essentially $50M from 46 material markets, save China and most of South East Asia. Among the major territories going are France, Italy,
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Warning: The following interview contains some spoilers about Black Widow, opening July 9 in theaters and on Disney+ Premier.  After being delayed for more than a year due to Covid, Black Widow, the second feature movie in the MCU post the franchise’s pinnacle, 2019’s Avengers: Endgame, will finally see the light of day. Industry estimates project
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Imax announced Monday that Marvel Studios’ Black Widow — set for released by Disney July 9, will debut with 22 minutes of select scenes in expanded aspect ratio exclusively in Imax. The Scarlett Johansson-starrer is the first new movie in “Phase Four” of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the first new Marvel Studios theatrical release
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On a late afternoon before the holiday weekend, Disney has made some tweaks to its theatrical release schedule. The Michael Showalter-directed Searchlight movie The Eyes of Tammy Faye will open a week earlier on Sept. 17 instead of Sept. 24. It wouldn’t be shocking if the Jessica Chastain-Andrew Garfield-Vincent D’Onofrio movie about the rise, fall and redemption
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As James Cameron’s Avatar once again became the highest-grossing film of all time worldwide today, a long-held Hollywood tradition of the previous record-holder paying homage continued. Marvel Studios, whose Avengers: Endgame was just eclipsed by Avatar, tweeted congratulations to Cameron, as well as producer Jon Landau and “all of the Na’vi Nation” for “reclaiming the
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As has been expected over the past few days, James Cameron’s Avatar has swapped places with Avengers: Endgame, reclaiming the title of highest-grossing movie ever worldwide. The China reissue of the 2009 3D sci-fi phenomenon had taken an estimated RMB 58M ($8.9M) through 5PM local time on Saturday after re-releasing on Friday in the market.
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Well, that didn’t take too long. About 18 months after Disney/Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame assailed to become the top grossing moving of all-time at the worldwide box office with $2,789.2 billion in July 2019, word is that James Cameron’s Avatar, which the Russo Brothers-directed Marvel movie defeated, will once again bounce back to reclaim that title. Avatar
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It’s quite clear that we’ll get more Marvel series on Disney+ this year than arguably Star Wars series. At the top of the first Disney/Marvel TCA session, President of Marvel Studios and Chief Creative Officer Kevin Feige gave a brief rundown of the studio’s plans. March 5 reps the end of season one of WandaVision.  Then
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While Disney CEO Bob Chapek remains flexible about release strategies for movies between the big screen and the studio’s streaming service Disney+, he said today that Marvel’s long-awaited feature Black Widow is still set to be a pure theatrical release as mentioned back at the company’s December investor day. However, “we’ll be watching to see the reopening
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Sony’s Morbius, starring Jared Leto, will no longer debut on March 19 rather Oct. 8. With COVID cases raging as we await a calmer administration to set foot in Washington and deal with the nation’s health crisis, many are expecting this year’s Q1 theatrical releases to move. Morbius moves on to a release date currently occupied by United
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Talk about being in cahoots. Sony and Disney just made major changes on their release date calendars, particularly among their Marvel properties. Sony said Friday that it is moving their Spider-Man: Homecoming threequel to Nov. 5, 2021 instead of keeping their original July 16 date next year. Disney then announced that Sam Raimi’s Doctor Strange in the
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When it comes to evaluating the financial performance of top movies, it isn’t about what a film grosses at the box office. The true tale is told when production budgets, P&A, talent participations and other costs collide with box office grosses and ancillary revenues from VOD to DVD and TV. To get close to that mysterious end
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The mother studio of franchise pics, Disney, made some release date changes today which further underscores studios’ planning that the summer box office season starts later than sooner. With Artemis Fowl, originally on Memorial Day weekend, heading to Disney+, and Universal’s Candyman now on Sept. 25, Disney/Pixar’s Soul is left standing at the expected first pic of summer. First off, despite
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After Avengers: Endgame toppled Avatar to become the highest-grossing film worldwide on Comic-Con Saturday with $2.79 billion, FandangoNOW, Fandango’s video on-demand service, is reporting that the sequel directed by Anthony and Joe Russo is the most pre-ordered title in the company’s history. It’s now one of several records that Endgame has shattered this summer. Of note,
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WRITETHRU after 5:27PM post: If you’re a major motion picture studio that skipped Comic-Con this year, that might have been a good idea. After skipping San Diego Comic-Con last year, and in the wake of wrapping up what is billed as “The Infinity Saga” across 23 movies, the Marvel Cinematic Universe returned in raging force to
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Marvel boss Kevin Feige made it official Saturday at the studio’s Comic-Con panel that Avengers: Endgame is clicking past Avatar‘s $2.7897 billion global box office this weekend to become the biggest film of all time at the box office. It took nine years, but it finally happened. There is currently a gap of $500K in
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