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IFC Films’ Official Secrets starring Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes is tracking atop the specialty box office Labor Day weekend with a solid start in four theaters. The Sundance ’19 premiere has a three-day estimate of $80,046 in four New York and Los Angeles theaters, averaging $18,061. Directed by Gavin Hood, the title’s launch is one of
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Refresh for latest…: Universal’s Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw continued to flex its muscles at the top of the international box office this weekend, smack-talking its way to another $39.1M in 69 markets. The overseas cume topped $500M in the session, hitting $525.3M as it approaches $700M global. The current worldwide cume is
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3RD UPDATE/WRITETHRU SUNDAY AM: After Friday posts Those distributors complaining that they can’t find a release date on the calendar can just shush. Why? Because you didn’t book any wide releases over Labor Day weekend! Distribution often preaches that movies are a 52-weekend business-a-year, and for the second time since 2017, the Labor Day stretch is
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People left their homes and went to the movies this summer, shelling out what is expected to be $4.868 billion by Monday, +1% from the same period last year, which started at the end of April and lasted through Labor Day, and a few dollars shy of 2013’s $4.872B all-time record, per Comscore. True, close
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Specialty film’s gravitational pull is anchored at the Telluride Film Festival this holiday weekend, while a moderate number of new limited releases begin their theatrical rollouts. IFC Films bio-drama Official Secrets starring Keira Knightley and Ralph Fiennes opens New York and L.A. Set against the lead-up to the U.S. invasion of Iraq, the Sundance premiere
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Lionsgate and Millennium have another meat and potatoes box office feast on their hands in the wake of Angel Has Fallen overperforming this past weekend to a $21.3M opening with Sylvester Stallone’s Rambo: Last Blood set to open between $21M-$24M on Sept. 20. Longline for Last Blood directed by Adrian Grunberg, and written by Stallone and Matthew Cirulnick is “Rambo must
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Typically when it comes to raising the profile on a major studio horror film, studio’s will rest on the standard online trailer, or some sort of social media stunt. However, Warner Bros. has amassed around 35 global promotional partners for New Line’s Sept. 6 tentpole It: Chapter Two, which is arguably unprecedented for a R-rated
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After announcing their U.S. and U.K. limited theatrical-streaming release plans for Martin Scorsese’s $160M mob opus The Irishman this morning, Netflix has announced the release dates for their entire awards season slate including Steven Soderbergh’s The Laundromat, the Eddie Murphy pic Dolemite Is My Name, David Michod’s The King, Wash Westmoreland’s Earthquake Bird,  Noah Baumbach’s drama Marriage Story, Sergo
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While everyone is expecting New Line’s It: Chapter 2 to tee us off into what is expected to be a lucrative fall-holiday season with at least a $90 million-$110 million start, one shocker that hit tracking last Thursday: STX Entertainment’s Jennifer Lopez–Constance Wu stripper crime drama came on with a hot $24M-$26M projection. Typically we post projections
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Fox Searchlight went after whatever remaining 18-34 demo was out there this summer with the launch of its black comedy horror thriller Ready or Not yesterday. It grossed an estimated $1.9 million at 2,244 locations (including $730,0000 in Tuesday previews) for Wednesday’s No. 2 spot. ComScore shows that by Friday the number of colleges remaining
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Brittany Runs a Marathon jumps into five New York and Los Angeles theaters this weekend ahead of a steady sprint nationwide in September. Amazon Studios picked up the title, starring Jillian Bell, following its Sundance premiere earlier this year. Fellow Sundancer Give Me Liberty from the festival’s Next section heads to select locations via Music
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Universal’s Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw muscled into China on Friday, grossing an estimated $34.5M (RMB 245M). The figures do not include Thursday midnights and rep the 2nd best debut of 2019 for an imported movie, behind only Avengers: Endgame. Overall, this is the No. 7 best opening day ever for a foreign
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UPDATED, 11:03 AM: The plane will be arriving two weeks earlier. Sony said today that Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island has moved to a February 14 release date, vacating its slated February 28 bow. The creepshow is arriving on the busy Valentine’s Day frame and now is set to face four wid wide openers: Fox’s The King’s Man, Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog, Universal’s The
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EXCLUSIVE: The first weekend of November is a magical place for limited releases, when a slew of Oscar contenders have launched. It’s when Open Road debuted Spotlight in 2015 which went on to win Best Picture, and it’s also the release date for a number of other Academy Award nominees such as A24’s Lady Bird (2017, 5 noms),
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UPDATED, 12:12 PM: Unijversal said today that its Blumhouse remake of The Invisible Man will arrive on February 28, two weeks earlier that planned. It was set to face off against Warner Bros’ Godzilla vs. Kong and now faces United Artists’ hidden-camera prank pic Bad Trip. The news comes about an hour after Sony announced that its Blumhouse horror pic Fantasy
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Focus Features has a secret weapon on the fall release schedule and that’s Downton Abbey on Sept. 20. While everyone is buzzing about Warner Bros.’ screaming in the start of fall with New Line’s It: Chapter Two, Downton Abbey could very well see a huge turnout of older female moviegoers. The pic’s first day of advance sales on
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No shocker here as Disney has moved Fox’s Joe Wright movie The Woman in the Window out of Oct. 4 to May 15, 2020. This was to be expected as the film has to undergo reshoots. Already, Disney has Fox Searchlight’s Lucy in the Sky on Oct. 4. Meanwhile, Cruella, a live-action spinoff of the classic Disney animated toon
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King Kong, Pretty Woman: The Musical and The Cher Show took their final bows on Broadway last week, all three bucking a late summer downward box office trend with some last-chance ticket-buyers. In general, though, Broadway box office was down about 5% from the previous week, with one fewer show on the roster and a
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As pro-democracy protests continued in the streets of Hong Kong on Sunday despite threats of Beijing’s military force, the Walt Disney Company could find itself caught between the two sides, on and off-screen. Disney has continually demonstrated a forward-thinking approach when it comes to doing business in China and Asia, even propelling properties like Black
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Refresh for latest…: Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood is having a heyday at the international box office with $53.7M from 49 markets this session. That includes 46 new hubs where the Leonardo DiCaprio/Brad Pitt-starrer came in 30% higher than Django Unchained (current rates) to log the director’s best offshore opening ever. Added
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EXCLUSIVE: With a projected $1.109B through tomorrow, Spider-Man: Far From Home will swing past Skyfall ($1.108B) to become Sony Pictures’ highest-grossing global release ever. The Sony/Marvel sequel’s split is expected to hit $376M domestic and $733M at the international box office through Sunday. The milestone comes a little over three weeks after the webslinger crossed
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EXCLUSIVE: Universal’s Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw zoomed into Korea on Wednesday, scoring the biggest opening day for the franchise, and through Thursday surpassed 1M admissions. Korea is the last market to release before China welcomes the spinoff next Friday, August 23. Through Thursday, the international box office cume on H&S is $267.5M
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Universal’s R-rated Good Boys nabbed $2.1M in Thursday night previews at 2,600 theaters which began at 7PM. In regards to other R-rated comedies aimed at the 18-34 set, Good Boys’ Thursday is higher than Universal’s 2018 Blockers ($1.5M) and just under the R-rated Point Grey August 2016 pic Sausage Party ($3.25M). Good Boys take is also higher than Tag‘s $1.3M last summer and 2018’s Game
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