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Twisters, a new chapter in the Amblin-produced, Michael Crichton co-written franchise, will hit U.S. and Canada with a force of $50M from Friday-Sunday. That number will easily outstrip the start of the original 1996 movie which posted $41M. Already, Twisters counts $12.5M from 38 international box office markets since yesterday. Universal has domestic and Warner
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New York’s July heat wave is doing nothing to wilt the prospects of some recent Broadway arrivals, with four spring-summer arrivals filling each and every seat at their respective venues last week: Oh, Mary!, The Outsiders, Stereophonic and Hell’s Kitchen were sell-outs for the week ending July 14. Long-runners Hadestown and Hamilton were SRO, as
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The Barbie filmmaker is 2024’s Pioneer of the Year recipient. Greta Gerwig will be bestowed with the 75th honor at the September 25th ceremony at the Beverly Hilton by the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation (WRMPPF).  The Pioneer of the Year Award is bestowed upon esteemed and respected members in the motion picture industry whose
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Refresh for latest…: Animation domination continues at the global and international box office with Universal/Illumination’s Despicable Me 4 leading the pack this frame, and Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out 2 still positively on fire after five sessions. At the same time, we’re seeing encouraging numbers for all major titles in release. And that’s a great thing; yes,
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As Illumination/Universal’s Despicable Me 4 continues global rollout, and with its Friday numbers included, the latest from Gru and the gang has helped propel the Despicable Me/Minions franchise across the $5B mark (to $5.025B through Friday) at the worldwide box office. This makes it the first animated franchise ever to reach the milestone. It was
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Sing Sing, the powerful, poignant prison drama starring Colman Domingo, opens NY/LA, with indie love stories Dandelion and Touch debuting on hundreds of screens as distributors continue to tinker with release patterns. Martin Scorsese, eloquent as always, narrates (and executive produced) Made In England: The Films of Powell And Pressburger. Sorry/Not Sorry takes on comedian
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EXCLUSIVE: Everyone in distribution loves a surprise, and spurring a lot of chatter throughout today is the $2.5M-$3M previews for NEON‘s serial killer horror movie Longlegs. This is per box office sources tonight. For the specialty distributor with a penchant Palme d’Or winning movies, that’s the best take ever in Thursday night previews for their
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The bananas obsessed creatures won’t stop: Universal Pictures will release Illumination’s Minions 3 on Wed, June 30, 2027. The news comes in the wake of Despicable Me 4 clearing $255M at the global box office following its July 3 opening stateside. Minions 3 is written by Brian Lynch (Minions, The Secret Life of Pets films) and directed
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Sony is looking to bring the underserved female moviegoing audience to cinemas this weekend with Apple Original Films’ $100M Channing Tatum-Scarlett Johansson stylish romantic comedy Fly Me to the Moon. The PG-13 Greg Berlanti-directed, Rose Gilroy-penned feature follows a brassy ad exec played by Johansson who gets pulled in by the U.S. government to create
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Knoxville, Tenn.-based Regal, said it’s completed a $250 million capital raise to improve and digitally enhance its theaters as the box office rebounds. Construction has started with over 30 locations to be completed in 2025. The upbeat news comes as Regal’s parent Cineworld, which emerged from bankruptcy last summer, is facing the tough decision of
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For some in Hollywood, there’s a sigh of relief in Skydance’s $8 billion takeover of Paramount: A legacy motion picture studio and entertainment conglom will largely remain standing. This versus if Sony had actually won Paramount, in which case we’d be looking at a potential reduction in theatrical releases, a maneuver that would greatly impact
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Refresh for latest…: The global and international box office were extra animated this weekend with the expansion of Illumination/Universal’s Despicable Me 4 to domestic as well as another 52 overseas markets. At the same time, Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out 2 continues to jump for joy having reached $1,216.9M globally. It’s also now the No. 5 animated
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Gory Hindi action film Kill opens on 827 screens via Roadside Attractions this weekend. It’s the distributor’s first foray into Indian film, which is having another moment after two pics hit the top 10 in North America last week. This is a crowded theatrical market with wide releases piling in and some high-profile indie holdovers.
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Making the most of the fact that Deadpool & Wolverine is the first original film of the franchise to land a China release date, stars Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman, along with director Shawn Levy, appear to have had a grand time promoting the Disney/Marvel pic in Shanghai this week. During the trip, which was
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The 39th edition of France’s reduced-price movie ticket scheme, La Fête du Cinéma, has blasted through all previous records with 4.65 million admissions across the four-day event. The promotion sees movie tickets discounted to 5 euros each for all showings in participating cinemas (excluding premiums for 3D and other special screenings). French exhibition org, the
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So, surprise, surprise, but Minions are the lords of Independence Day. Illumination/Universal’s Despicable Me 4 is looking at $28 million Wednesday, sans Tuesday previews (they weren’t held), which is high enough to get the movie to an estimated $120 million over its first five days through Sunday. That’s where tracking was spotting it, and it’s
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