Exhibition

After being delayed 15 months no thanks to the pandemic, Paramount’s A Quiet Place Part II, directed by John Krasinski, finally hit the screen last night making $4.8M. That’s an amazing start: The first A Quiet Place back in April 2018 had Thursday night previews of $4.3M. Meanwhile, Disney’s Cruella, which is also available on Disney+ Premier for $29.99, grossed $1.4M
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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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When it comes to forecasting any opening weekend at this summer’s box office, the major studios should take a cue from the Joe Biden administration: under-promise and over-deliver on results. Not just here in the U.S. but around the globe, the box office remains in a funk. Several hurdles muddy the waters: The two biggest
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EXCLUSIVE: With all the glee emanating out of NYC this past weekend that Covid capacity restrictions were lifted, from restaurants to SNL‘s Studio 8H audiences, movie theaters are still slammed with a big asterisk. Heading into the Memorial Day frame when Paramount’s A Quiet Place Part II and Disney’s Cruella are expected to revive summer
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(Interactive chart with estimates below) Three different premieres led the specialty box office this weekend with each film breaking a 100K weekend gross. First, Focus Features’ Final Account splashed in at $150K this opening weekend. Over a decade in the making, the timely documentary offers a portrait of the last living generation of everyday people
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The former Governor of California and Terminator franchise star made a big splash today at The Big Screen Is Back conference to exclaim, “The big screen is back, ladies and gentleman!”. Arnold Schwarzenegger then led the whole auditorium at the AMC Century City 15 in a chant “We are back! We are back!“ Schwarzenegger said he got the
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Amazon’s recent pick-up of Sony’s Camila Cabello musical movie Cinderella will hit the streamer this fall in 240 countries. As Deadline first told you last week, Sony decided to license worldwide (sans China) to Amazon instead of going with a summer theatrical release. Many reasons I heard for the sale, one being the continued closure
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SATURDAY AM UPDATE: If you remember going back to last August, before Tenet‘s intentions to restart the box office, there were a few targeted demo movies leading up to that film’s release, i.e. Solstice Studios’ Unhinged and Disney/20th’s New Mutants. Those movies were expected to grease the wheels before a tentpole opening. True, that big B.O. debut
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Disney confirmed during a call to discuss its second-quarter earnings Thursday that, yes, the studio will be sticking to a purely theatrical window for some of its upcoming features. While the studio, due to the continued closure of offshore markets, has opted for a day-and-date theatrical/Disney+ Premier ($29.99) release of Cruella (May 28), Marvel’s Black Widow
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The National Association of Theatre Owners, the Motion Picture Association, studios and industry figures are teaming for The Big Screen Is Back, a conference to be held on Wednesday, May 19 at the AMC Century City 15 in Century City, CA which will rally the comeback of exhibition as it reopens from the pandemic and present studios
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UPDATED, 11:18 AM: Sony Pictures Classics has set for release dates for two more of its pics that will screen at the Tribeca: Art world documentary The Lost Leonardo will bow August 13 in Los Angeles and New York, and GLAAD Media Award nominee I Carry You with Me hits L.A. and NYC theaters on June
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(Interactive chart with estimates below) Vertical Entertainment’s Four Good Days claimed the highest total over Mother’s Day weekend. It was a remarkably slow three-day stretch at the specialty box office with the Glenn Close and Mila Kunis-starring drama being the only film to break the $200K mark. Though Four Good Days grossed almost $100K less
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AMC Entertainment CEO Adam Aron was nearly giddy Thursday, quoting Winston Churchill, trying to top him, talking up a box office recovery, the chain’s expanded market share, cash position and hiring plans and millions of new retail investors who have replaced China’s Wanda Group as its core shareholder base. Like an Oscar acceptance speech, he
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Cinemark, the nation’s third largest movie chain, said revenues for the first quarter ended in March fell to $114 million from $543 million the year before. Admissions revenues stood at $56 million and concession revenues $39 million. Attendance was 7.7 million, average ticket price was $7.25 and concession revenue per patron was $5.10. Shares were
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Big movie chain Cinemark announced Friday it’s now reached agreements to theatrically showcase films from all five major studio partners across its U.S. theaters, although it didn’t provide terms or many details. On a conference call with analysts to discuss the exhibitor’s just released first-quarter financials, CEO Mark Zoradi called each of the five deals
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Game Of Thrones alum Emilia Clarke toplines Lionsgate’s Above Suspicion, the Phillip Noyce-directed crime thriller in select theaters and on digital and on-demand platforms today. Jack Huston, Sophie Lowe, Austin Hébert, Karl Glusman, Chris Mulkey, Omar Miller, Kevin Dunn with Thora Birch, and Johnny Knoxville also co-star in the film, which is based on a
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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
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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
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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
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(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
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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
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Lionsgate has set a trio of release dates today, including the Samuel L. Jackson-Maggie Q action pic The PROTÉGÉ ne The Asset which will open on Aug. 20. against Universal’s Tom Hanks movie Bios and Paramount’s Paw Patrol.  In addition, the new Jennifer Lopez movie, which Armie Hammer dropped out of after a social media scandal erupted, Shotgun Wedding will load up on Wednesday,
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