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UPDATE: Disney/Marvel’s Black Widow narrowly led the international box office for Hollywood films this weekend, grossing an additional $29.9M from 48 material markets. That’s a 55% drop from opening, which most agree is decent even if there’s no getting around the fact that these are not Marvel-ous numbers. The overseas total is now even with
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Refresh for latest…: Universal’s F9 is gearing up to hit the $500M mark globally, a milestone it will cross on Monday as it becomes the first Hollywood movie to do so during the pandemic era, and the first since any studio film originally released during 2019. The Justin Lin-helmed title will also join China’s Hi,
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Friday AM Update: Universal had not one, but two wide release previews last night as they head into the four-day Independence Day weekend, with both DreamWorks Animation’s The Boss Baby: Family Business, and Blumhouse’s The Forever Purge grossing $1.3M apiece. Those looking for more technicality: Boss Baby 2 took in $1.31M at 2,700 theaters from shows which began
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Refresh for latest…: As it vroomed into domestic theaters, turbocharging North America with a pandemic record $70M start, Universal’s F9 also opened in 22 new overseas markets, lifting the international box office cume to $335M and putting $405M in the tank globally. F9 has surpassed the lifetime of last summer’s Tenet both internationally and worldwide,
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Even with close to 40% of the Canadian box office offline as Ontario remains closed until late July, and the Arclight/Pacific Theatres closed in L.A., the total weekend domestic box office came in at $98.08M per Comscore’s early Sunday AM estimate. Some distributors even have the weekend higher at $99.1M. It’s a great indication that
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EXCLUSIVE: Here’s more specific details as to how the advance tickets sales are for Universal’s F9 heading into the weekend: The Justin Lin-directed sequel is bound to be the biggest pre-seller of 2021 to date for Fandango. Already, F9 is outpacing the opening weekend pre-sales of Paramount’s A Quiet Place Part II which continued on to post a 4-day debut
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After 17 months of one-and-off promotion, including two Super Bowl spots, Universal’s F9 finally arrives at U.S. and Canadian theaters with high hopes of turbo-charging what has been a rudderless summer box office post Memorial Day weekend as the pandemic calms. F9 will be the widest theatrical release during the pandemic at 4K theaters, which still
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Refresh for latest…: International box office markets this weekend were again rife with holdovers doing solid business, while also awaiting a new major title to swing summer into full gear. Lionsgate/Millennium’s Stateside champ, The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard was the only signifiant new opener this session with an estimated $7.8M in its debut in 21 overseas
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Refresh for latest…: While the horror genre was the biggest global draw this weekend, the results are far from horrific — and therein is something to be said about the communal experience of scary movies. New Line/Warner Bros’ The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It led the international box office with $26.8M from 43
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Refresh for latest…: It was a busy weekend at global turnstiles, with a particularly noisy start for Paramount’s A Quiet Place Part II. The John Krasinski-helmed sequel came out shouting with a $22M overseas debut in just 12 markets for a worldwide opening of $70.4M including the three-day $48.4M North American haul. AQP2 did better
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Some great news heading into Memorial Day weekend when Paramount’s A Quiet Place Part II and Disney’s Cruella are set to kick off the summer season: Fandango reports that in a recent poll of 4K+ ticket buyers, 64% will watch a movie or more movies in a theater, while 96% of all ticket buyers will see “multiple movies.” Overall,
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The domestic box office isn’t going to get interesting until next weekend when Paramount’s A Quiet Place Part II and Disney’s Cruella launch the summer season. From that point on, we largely won’t have any weekends where the major studios are taking a break from releasing wide entries, which is the case this weekend as Lionsgate’s Spiral: From the Book
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Refresh for latest…: Fuel-injecting some mega muscle into the international box office landscape, Universal’s F9 is revving up for a May 21 release date in China, a full five weeks before domestic. But China won’t be the only overseas market to release early, as I hear several other key hubs are also going throughout the
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EXCLUSIVE: We can tell you first that Top Gun: Maverick is leaving its July 2 weekend for November 19, taking over the release date where Paramount/Skydance’s other Tom Cruise sequel Mission: Impossible 7 resides. Meanwhile, Mission: Impossible 7 will now open on May 27, 2022, Memorial Day weekend, a holiday frame that has been a home for the
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Not to be an alarmist or negative about the future, but Universal has shifted the theatrical release dates for its much delayed titan tentpoles F9 and Illumination’s Minions the Rise of Gru.  F9 will no longer go on May 28, rather June 25. Minions 2 will now open on July 1, 2022 instead of July 2. I hear that
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Wednesday set reopening dates for amusement parks, indoor family recreation centers and summer camps — the latest venues to get a nod as movie theaters in the city remain shuttered. That’s despite Manhattan having the lowest Covid-19 infection rate in New York — 2.5%, confirmed at the governor’s press briefing
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“We are in uncharted territory.” Those are the words from one exhibition source this morning to Deadline in the wake of MGM/Eon/Universal’s shocking shift of No Time to Die from its April 10 Easter global launch date to Thanksgiving, largely due to those Asian markets effected by the coronavirus. Don’t doubt this for a second,
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When you’re doing a movie trailer launch nowadays and need to grab everyone’s attention, it helps to throw a concert. Universal’s trailer for F9 (aka Fast & Furious 9), since dropping its near four-minute trailer on Friday ahead of the Super Bowl, has clocked a massive 439.3 million global views across YouTube, Twitter and Facebook. And
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