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Paramount Pictures has curbed the planned September 17 release of Clifford the Big Red Dog, its CGI/live-action take on the beloved kidlit character. We hear that the studio is looking for a more family-friendly release date for the pic, which also had been announced as a Gala Presentation at the Toronto Film Festival in September. The title’s
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FRIDAY AM Update: Refresh for updates Universal’s Old grossed $1.5M on Thursday night from 2,750 theaters that began showtimes at 7PM. This topped the Thursday night results for Paramount’s Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins which did $1.4M, also starting at 7PM at 2,662 theaters. Both titles are respecting a theatrical window. As far as who wins at the
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Two wide releases, Paramount’s Snake Eyes: G.I. Joe Origins and Universal’s M. Night Shyamalan thriller Old, both respecting a theatrical window, will face off this coming weekend with results which are still too early to call as each are eyeing a mid-teens opening result. Previews for both titles begin Thursday at 7PM. In the meantime,
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Amazon did not report viewership figures for their $200M Skydance acquisition title The Tomorrow War, but third-party streaming analytics corp Samba TV did, and the Chris Pratt movie drew 2.41M U.S. households during the 4-day holiday weekend. The previous 3-day weekend viewership for Amazon movies Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse, another Skydance pick-up by the streamer, and
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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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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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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
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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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In a clear sign that Paramount is committed to theatrical, but still open to the future of streaming,  A Quiet Place Part II and Mission: Impossible 7 will go on the streaming service 45 days after their theatrical release dates. A Quiet Place Part II was originally scheduled to open on March 20 last year before Covid derailed
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Paramount Pictures CEO Jim Gianopulos gets it; just like Disney CEO Bob Chapek gets it: You can’t have a successful streaming service without big theatrical event films. The two go hand-in-hand, so don’t try and muddy the waters. Big screen drives big franchises, which in turn drives streaming features and spinoff series. Exclaimed Gianopulos at
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Paramount is sticking with Yellowstone. Actually, scrap that. They’re doubling down, and it wouldn’t be shocking to see this franchise expland even further. Although this has only been announced today, we don’t have to wait long for the first expansion, either. ViacomCBS and MTV Entertainment Group announced today that they’ve preemptively extended their relationship with
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Paramount made it official tonight that Lee Daniels’ The United States vs. Billie Holiday is off their theatrical release schedule. We first told you on Christmas Eve that the movie was headed over to Hulu, however, it wasn’t clear at that time whether Paramount would still wind up handling theatrical. Doesn’t look that way, and I hear
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Paramount last night made some nudges on their theatrical release calendar. Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse, starring Michael B. Jordan, was removed from on Feb. 26, which is no surprise given that the studio unloaded that title to Amazon. Taking over that date is Lee Daniels’ untitled Billie Holiday movie starring Andra Day in the title role;
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With the exhibition reopening of New York and Los Angeles still unclear, despite California Governor Gavin Newsom laying out a road map this afternoon, Paramount has opted to reschedule some of its fall releases, and date some new titles. After moving Top Gun: Maverick out of the Christmas corridor to July 2 next year, and the reported
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Skydance and Paramount Pictures today announced that original animated musical fantasy Spellbound, which Paramount Pictures has committed to co-finance and release globally, is now slated for November 11, 2022. Skydance Animation’s first original feature film, Luck, will be released domestically on February 18, 2022 with a worldwide rollout to follow.  Today’s announcement marks the continued
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BREAKING: Paramount is taking The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run off the theatrical calendar and sending it straight into homes for an early 2021 release. We heard sources talking about this earlier today. Sponge on the Run will go on PVOD before it hits CBS All Access. The movie was originally scheduled to play over Memorial Day weekend
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Paramount has given a date for a new Transformers movie of June 24, 2022. The studio is in development on two different projects: one by Murder Mystery scribe James Vanderbilt and the other by John Wick Chapter 3 EP and Army of the Dead scribe Joby Harold. The Vanderbilt project, from what we’ve heard, is based on Transformers spinoff Beast Wars which are robots that transform into robotic
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Paramount has just made a few 2021 and 2022 release date changes with news that Mission: Impossible 7 will now open on Nov. 19, 2021 instead of July 23 next year. The Tom Cruise production was arguably the first Hollywood production to be halted out of safety due to the COVID-19 outbreak, with production completely stopped
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