Sony Pictures Classics is releasing the fantastical drama Nine Days in New York and Los Angeles theaters on July 30, with plans to roll the film out nationwide August 6. The debut feature of writer-director Edson Oda centers on Will (Winston Duke), a reclusive man who conducts a series of interviews with fledgling human souls, thereby
Another Paramount theatrical release is leaving the calendar, and that is the Antoine Fuqua-directed Mark Wahlberg sci-fi thriller Infinite, which will hit the Paramount+ streaming service in June. ViacomCBS CEO Bob Bakish made it official today during the conglom’s earnings call. Infinite was recently dated to hit cinemas on Sept. 24. Exhibition need not worry: There’s a ton of
Chinese box office across the five-day May Day holiday which concluded Wednesday hit a record high of RMB 1.67B ($258M). This is up from the RMB 1.53B grossed during the similar 2019 frame which lasted four days. Contrary to previous years, the recent holiday did not see any significant Hollywood titles in the mix as
The Phantom of the Opera, at 33 years old the longest-running show in Broadway history, is the first post-Covid production to make it official: The musical will resume performances on Friday, Oct. 22. Tickets go on sale this Friday. The announcement comes just hours after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave the go-ahead for Broadway
Greg Marcus, CEO of Marcus Corp., was shocked when Arclight Cinemas and Pacific Theaters went dark. “I happened to notice that. It caught my attention,” he joked. “I said, ‘What? Arclight is not reopening?’ Arclight’s reopening. I’ll take that bet with anybody who wants to bet me on that. Those theaters are so productive nationally
Capacity restrictions on New York City movie theaters – now at 33% — will be lifted on May 19 but six-foot social distancing rules won’t — a somewhat confusing edict set out earlier Monday by Governor Andrew Cuomo. Break out the measuring sticks. Cuomo rarely mentions movie theaters and didn’t specifically today but it seems
In the wake of Amazon Prime Video clicking 175 million customers, the streamer’s acquisition of Skydance/Paramount’s Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse drew 2.3 million U.S. households in its first weekend according to Samba TV. That number beats the 1.6M Samba TV households which streamed Amazon’s Borat Subsequent Moviefilm over its first weekend of Oct. 23-25. The third party
Updated: Westworld co-creator Lisa Joy’s feature directorial debut Reminiscence is going a week earlier on Aug. 20. Why? Essentially it prevents the film from playing right into Disney/Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings which should dominate Labor Day weekend (that is if that film stays theatrical). Reminiscence is also going day and date in theaters and on HBO
More good news for LA moviegoers: Revival house New Beverly Cinema has set a reopening date of June 1 per its Twitter account. No further details were provided about the cinema’s upcoming schedule. The 300-seat theater opened in 1929 at Beverly Boulevard near LaBrea Boulevard in Los Angeles. The two-time Oscar winner Quentin Tarantino subsidized
(Interactive chart with estimates below) Together Together topped the specialty box office for a second week in a row. The Bleecker Street comedy starring Ed Helms broke the million-dollar cume mark this week, hauling a modest $313,000 over the weekend. Vertical Entertainment’s debut of Four Good Days, starring Glenn Close and Mila Kunis, wasn’t too
Refresh for latest…: After a couple of relatively slow sessions, China turned up the heat again this weekend as the five-day May Day/Labor Day holiday dawned. At least 10 new local titles released across Friday and Saturday with romance drama My Love in the lead through Sunday at an estimated RMB 424M ($65M). It was
SATURDAY AM UPDATE: Though the numbers aren’t as big as their opening weekends, an interesting tale continues at the weekend box office during the pandemic with New Line’s Mortal Kombat and Funimation/Aniplex’s Demon Slayer bound for a photo-finish of $6.1M in their second weekends. Really, it’s too close to call right now. Mortal Kombat had the slight upper hand
Update, April 30: The long awaited Marvel vampire movie Morbius will go a week later on Jan. 28, 2022 instead of Jan. 21. Rather than staying alone on Jan. 21 where there is no wide entry competition, Sony has decided to go head-to-head with Universal/Blumhouse’s Scott Derrickson-directed horror film The Black Phone on its new date. On its Jan.
Sam Green has been a vital force in the Australian music world for decades and hasn’t lost any velocity off his fast ball as the 21st century rolls on. Green isn’t a technological neophyte and has made intelligent use of the growing popular of music platforms for disseminating his recordings. Spotify, the acknowledged leader of such
Modern pop music might have it easiest when it comes to deriving a honed sound from a variety of influences. The goldmine of potentially all sounds and aesthetics can weave through pop hits in ways other genres aren’t able to tap into without leaving their base genres behind. It’s an incredible testament to pop music’s
Oscar nominee Glenn Close and Mila Kunis star as a mother-and-daughter duo fighting to regain the love and trust that once held them together in the Rodrigo García-directed drama, Four Good Days, in select theaters today via Vertical Entertainment. Based on a true story by Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post writer Eli Saslow, the pic follows
Explosively buoyant and presented with the sort of enthusiastic swing you don’t hear a lot of in contemporary pop anymore, Dylan Blackthorn’s “Played by the Numbers” kicks off his new album Small Flames brilliantly and assertively, injecting our speakers with a melodic whimsy that will only get more abstract and charisma-drenched as we push on. Though not
The Felicity Jones and Shailene Woodley StudioCanal feature The Last Letter From Your Lover will hit Netflix on July 23 and in select territories. The Augustine Frizzell directed romance based on JoJo Moyers’ bestselling novel, will also open in UK cinemas on Aug. 6. Oscar nominee Jones and 2x Golden Globe nominee Woodley star in this
Exhibition veteran and former Universal theatrical distribution exec Steve Bunnell is headed to the newly launched event cinema company Iconic Events as CEO. The company was formed by former Village Roadshow Pictures Group co-owner and co-chairman Michael Lambert, former Cinemark CEO Tim Warner, Mark Rupp and Steven Menkin. Bunnell was most recently at Alamo Drafthouse
The various artists on The Never List soundtrack deserves nothing but praise – as does the music director that chose these awesome songs. Just like a chemical reaction within a relationship, these songs just click. From the first up tempo song “Bad Girls” to the moving last song “I’m Not Sold”, The Never List soundtrack is
UPDATED: Escape Room 2 will now open on July 16 instead of next year, where it had been scheduled for the first weekend of 2022. Sony already has the Kay Cannon-directed Camila Cabello musical Cinderella on July 16. For now, that movie will stay there as Sony monitors overseas markets. There’s a chance that both Escape Room
Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions have selected Jan. 28, 2022 for the release of Scott Derrickson’s next movie The Black Phone. Uni already had the date on hold for a Blumhouse title, and this is the one. The Black Phone is currently the only wide release on that date, coming in the wake of Sony/Marvel’s Morbius on Jan. 21.
AMC Entertainment offered a preview of its quarterly earnings Tuesday, anticipating revenue for the three months ended in March of $148 million, way down from $941.5 million the year before as the box office struggled to revive amid the global pandemic. AMC expects to announce a net loss of between $572 million and $567 million.
Director Zhang Yimou returns to theaters this weekend with Cliff Walkers, an espionage thriller set in 1930s China. It’s a change of tone for the director of Shadow, House Of Flying Daggers and Hero, who also helmed Matt Damon-starrer The Great Wall in 2016. Based on a script by Quan Yongxian, Cliff Walkers opens in
(Interactive chart with estimates below) As Hollywood buckled up for the Oscar showdown at Union Station, the specialty box office saw a new release sweep the floors in its theatrical debut. This week, Bleecker Street released the comedy Together, Together, starring Ed Helms and comic Patti Harrison. The pic follows a young loner Anna (Harrison)
The concept of Heistheartist’s new EP The Book of Mary is something worth giving attention to. Collecting four loosies from his crowded 2021 release schedule thus far and throwing two remixes into the amalgamation, HITA is merely beginning to flex the talent and ambition he has on deck. Drawing inspiration from his past as a
EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has licensed all global rights, sans China, to Sony Pictures Animation’s Vivo. The movie, directed by Oscar nominee Kirk DeMicco (The Croods) and co-directed by Brandon Jeffords (Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2) with new songs written and performed by Tony award winning Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, was recently scheduled for a theatrical
Man In Love, a Taiwanese remake of the 2014 Korean romantic drama has been winning hearts locally, grossing $11.3M through Sunday, and remaining No. 1 for three weeks in a row, despite holdover competition from Godzilla Vs Kong and Mortal Kombat. The debut feature from Yin Chen-Hao is coming out of its fourth frame and
Disney, which has been experimenting with the theatrical window lately with simultaneous movie releases on streaming service Disney+ Premier much to the upset of theater owners, dropped a PSA during the Oscarcast waving a flag for exhibition. Filled with first person testimonials of exhibition workers and clips from upcoming big pics like F9, No Time
Refresh for latest…: Warner Bros/Legendary’s Godzilla Vs Kong has reached a new global benchmark, crossing $400M with a cume through Sunday of $406.6M worldwide. Of that, $320M comes from the international box office in 41 markets. The monster mash, already the biggest Hollywood movie of the pandemic era, continues to track above its Monsterverse predecessors.