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Box Office: ‘Civil War’ Draws Blood to Beat ‘Abigail’ and Stay No. 1 With $11M Second Weekend

Alex Garland’s dystopian political action film Civil War about an America torn apart triumphed over new vampire pic Abigail at the weekend box office. Civil War held in well to stay No. 1 in its second weekend with $11 million for a healthy domestic total of $45 million for indie studio A24. The film has […]

‘Transformers One’: Paramount Reveals New Release Date as Official Trailer Launches From Space

Paramount and Hasbro’s animated Transformers One is pushing back its release in theaters by one week in order to take advantage of Imax screens and to provide some breathing room from the competition. The film will now open Sept. 20, 2024, instead of Sept. 13. That gives it two weeks of distance from Sony’s Beetlejuice. […]

‘Civil War’ Unites Audiences from Red and Blue States

Alex Garland’s dystopian Civil War, about America torn asunder by a president run amok and brutal acts of war committed on ordinary citizens, sparked plenty of speculation — and assumptions — heading into its debut in theaters over the April 12-14 weekend. Would it be a win in blue states but a losing battle in […]

China Box Office: ‘Boy and the Heron’ Sails to $94M, ‘Godzilla x Kong’ Hits $110M

Hayao Miyazaki’s Oscar-winning anime The Boy and the Heron floated to an easy second-weekend win at China’s theatrical box office, earning $12.8 million from Friday to Sunday, according to data from Artisan Gateway. The Studio Ghibli blockbuster has now earned $93.8 million in China, with local ticketing app Maoyan projecting that it will soon sail […]

Box Office: Alex Garland’s ‘Civil War’ Opens No. 1 With History-Making $25.7M for A24

Alex Garland’s dystopian action movie Civil War conquered the domestic box office this weekend with $25.7 million, ahead of expectations and scoring A24’s biggest opening ever. The $50 million movie about a divided America is a big swing for A24 as it tries to produce bigger movies, marking its most expensive production to date. There […]

Box Office: ‘Civil War’ Starts Off With Impressive $2.9M in Thursday Previews

Alex Garland’s dystopian action movie Civil War has started off its North American box office run with an impressive $2.9 million, a record for indie studio and distributor A24. The $50 million movie about a divided America is a big swing for A24 as it tries to produce bigger movies, and is its most expensive […]

CinemaCon: Donna Langley Talks Universal’s Big Year Amid Industry Angst

Donna Langley became the first studio mogul to take the stage at CinemaCon this year in a sign of the general angst facing many Hollywood legacy studios. Sony film boss Tom Rothman’s comments on stage usually turns heads, but his studio stayed home this year. Last year, Warner Bros. Discovery CEO David Zaslav showed up […]

‘Wicked’ Casts Peter Dinklage as Dr. Dillamond the Goat

Universal Pictures’ Wicked has found its goat. Peter Dinklage is set to voice the character Dr. Dillamond in the movie adaptation of the iconic Broadway musical. The news was revealed Wednesday afternoon in Las Vegas as Universal closed out its CinemaCon presentation by sharing new footage of Wicked, which hits theaters over Thanksgiving of this […]

CinemaCon: Angel Studios Says Its Biblical Epic ‘David’ Will Become the Top-Grossing Animated Film of All Time

Talk about a prediction of biblical proportions. Angel Studios — home of the 2023 sleeper hit Sound of Freedom — told theater owners gathered at CinemaCon on Wednesday that it intends for its upcoming film David to be the top-grossing animated film of all time. The Utah-based company, which eschews the Hollywood system and prides […]

Amazon MGM Teases Dwayne Johnson-Chris Evans Holiday Pic ‘Red One,’ Expands Theatrical Slate

Theater owners have been treated to their first glimpse of Amazon MGM Studios’ year-end holiday romp Red One, starring Dwayne Johnson and Chris Evans. While the studio didn’t give an official presentation at CinemaCon this week, it used the annual convention to show off 10 minutes of the comedy inside a spacious suite at Caesars […]

Adam Aron Brushes Off Box Office Woes: “It’s Inconceivable That AMC Would File for Chapter 11”

Adam Aron, as always, remains unruffled by widespread talk of AMC Theatres’ financial woes. At CinemaCon, the annual gathering of exhibitors and Hollywood studios that’s underway in Las Vegas this week, there’s loads of chatter as to the financial health and future of the world’s largest theater circuit, and whether a restructuring is in the […]

CinemaCon: Theater Owners Chief Michael O’Leary Calls for More Capital Investment Amid Tough Times

Michael O’Leary took the stage at CinemaCon for the first time as president-CEO of the National Association of Theater Owners and his message was clear: strained theater circuits need assistance, as they are still dealing with the lingering impact of the COVID-19 crisis and the dramatic slowdown in movies due to last year’s labor strikes. […]