Mulan

Disney+’s live-action 101 Dalmatians spinoff Cruella drew 686K U.S. households over the four-day Memorial Day holiday weekend according to today’s figures from Samba TV. It’s a number that’s 39% less than the 4-day Labor Day traffic for another Disney+ Premier title, Mulan, which pulled in 1.12 million U.S. households over Sept. 4-7, 2020. Both titles were available
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If you’re dying to know what the total revenue reap was from Disney’s combined PVOD/Disney+-overseas theatrical release experiment of Mulan, well, we just have to wait for the studio’s investor day on Dec. 10. That’s when they’re reportedly going to tell us more. Disney CEO Bob Chapek said on today’s year-end earning call that he was “pleased
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Refresh for latest…: In its fifth weekend at the international box office, Warner Bros’ Tenet added another $15.8M from 56 markets. The offshore cume has risen to $242M for a worldwide total of $283.2M. Christopher Nolan’s time-bending thriller had a strong hold (-30%) in Japan where it debuted at No. 1 last weekend. Benefitting from
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UPDATE,Writethru: Christopher Nolan’s Tenet handily passed $200M overseas this weekend with a $25M offshore frame to bring the international box office cume to $214M. Including domestic, the global to-date total is now $250.1M. Boosting play overseas, as we noted yesterday, was the Japan bow which came in at a strong $4.3M in the No. 1
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Refresh for latest…: Disney’s Mulan ultimately settled for a $23.2M three-day opening in China, including previews. This is about where we saw it landing yesterday after downgrading projections for the Middle Kingdom launch. The movie from director Niki Caro ended up in the No. 1 spot for the session there, but was bested on Sunday
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Mulan, Disney’s live-action update on its 1998 animated classic grossed an estimated RMB 52.5M ($8.26M) on its opening Friday in China. The figure includes midnights, and portends a three-day weekend around $26M. This is a disappointment for the Niki Caro-directed movie which has faced mounting controversy in recent days, and will have suffered from piracy
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Imax CEO Rich Gelfond anticipates streamers will become more active in exhibition as the post-COVID business shakes out and said his team is turning gray at the stress of constantly shifting release schedules — even as Deadline reports that Warner Bros. is thinking of pushing Wonder Woman 1984 to late December. “One of the reasons
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Refresh for updates: Warner Bros. long-awaited Christopher Nolan movie Tenet finally opened in the U.S., and together with its Canadian run, which began last weekend rang up $20.2M to date at 2,810 theaters. All in, the time travel, 2 1/2 hour spy thriller has clocked almost $150M to date. Since movie theaters closed down nationwide due to
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Refresh for latest…: Christopher Nolan’s Tenet added a further estimated $58.1M at the international box office this weekend, taking the overseas cume on the Warner Bros title to $126M after two sessions. With the time-bending film debuting in the U.S. this frame, the estimated worldwide total is $146.2M. The global weekend figure of $78.3M includes
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It’s a big Labor Day weekend for Ann Sarnoff at WarnerMedia. She recently celebrated her first year anniversary as the first woman to oversee Warner Bros in its 97-year history on August 22 (coincidentally on the same day as the studio’s DC FanDome day, which drew 22 million global visitors), and she heads into a
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Disney’s live-action take on its 1998 Oscar-nominated animated classic Mulan has finally been set for a China release on September 11. A new poster with the date was released today on the studio’s official Weibo account with a note that said, “Looking forward to meeting you and witnessing the blooming of Mulan together!” The Niki
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How seemingly fitting it is to have the box office prospects for a time-travel thriller like Warner Bros’ Tenet changing in real time. That’s not to say that opening-weekend projections are going in reverse, rather, the last-minute reopenings of theaters in New Jersey, Maryland and some parts of California are providing the commercial potential for the
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Mulan, the latest of Disney’s live action updates of their animated classics, premieres Friday, Sept. 4 on Disney+, after its theatrical release date was affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The highly-anticipated blockbuster will require more than just a Disney+ subscription, however; if you want to stream Mulan, expect to shell out an additional $30 on top
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On today’s earnings call for the No. 1 financially challenged exhibitor AMC, CEO Adam Aron took the high road in not damning Disney for their recent seisimic-shifting choice to take Mulan to Disney+ instead of theaters where the streaming service is available. “You might thing I’m disappointed that Mulan is moving, but AMC has no bigger friend
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Refresh for updates: On Disney’s 3Q earnings call today, it was announced that Mulan is going to Disney+ on Sept. 4. Specifically, Disney will be releasing the film theatrically in certain markets where the studio currently has no announced launch plans for Disney+ and where theaters are open (i.e. China). The concern with opening the film in
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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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As exhibitors in major European markets begin eyeing potential openings at the end of June and through mid-July, some smaller hubs are returning to operation this week, albeit under strict social distancing guidelines and at reduced capacities. Overall, a somewhat clearer picture is beginning to emerge with regard to restarting the business in Europe —
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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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What an amazing weekend this would have been at the box office, that is if all was well in the world. Disney originally had their live-action version of Mulan fired up to go before the worldwide exhibition shutdown occurred, plus it would have been sharing the marquee with the second-weekend of Paramount’s A Quiet Place Part
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Includes charts of the 2020 domestic box office standings to date, as well as final charts for the weekend of March 13-15 and Monday “For all intents and purposes, the industry is shut down” screamed one studio boss tonight about the state of exhibition, “What’s left that’s open?” With Cinemark shutting down tomorrow, the last
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EXCLUSIVE: If exhibition couldn’t be further beaten down more today, we hear that Disney has just moved Mulan (March 27), 20th Century Studios’ New Mutants (April 3) and Searchlight’s Antlers (April 17) off the release schedule. New dates remain TBD for this year. This global now, from what we here, and likely the best financial choice for Disney
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“The impact in 2020 from Corvid-19 (coronavirus) on the motion picture business cannot be overstated,” a finance source recently told us. That’s as the closure of cinemas in China alone is approaching a loss of $2B to the global box office, while the disease has now seen spikes in Korea and Italy. What looked in
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