‘Shang-Chi’ Ruling Box Office In Third Weekend With $21M

Saturday AM Update: Any doubts about the health of the overall domestic box office continue to wane with Disney/Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings continuing to reign a top in its third weekend $21M, the second-best third weekend result for a September release after Warner Bros.’ It ($29.75M). That’s a great -39% hold after a Friday of … Read more

‘Eyes Of Tammy Faye,’ ‘Blue Bayou’ Seek Arthouse Momentum; Delta “Calmed Down” In Some Markets – Specialty Preview

The Eyes Of Tammy Faye has something going for it that Searchlight Pictures’ Summer of Soul did not — a minimum 45-day exclusive theatrical window now that Hollywood appear to be is in the midst of a pivot to encourage moviegoing. Eyes, directed by Michael Showalter, opens on 425 screens, expanding to another 400 next … Read more

‘The Humans’: In Wake Of Wowing At TIFF, Pic Sets Fall Release & Drops Trailer

Following The Humans premiere at the Toronto Film Festival, where it currently counts 85% positive on Rotten Tomatoes, A24 said Friday that Stephen Karam’s feature adaptation of his 2016 Tony-winning play will open in theaters and air on Showtime on November 24. It also dropped a trailer. The Humans follows Erik Blake (Richard Jenkins), who has gathered … Read more

Justine Bateman Feature Directorial Debut ‘Violet’ Sets Fall Theatrical Release – TIFF

EXCLUSIVE:  Following the movie’s TIFF premiere, Relativity Media will open Justine Bateman’s feature directorial debut Violet on Oct. 29 in NY and LA with an expansion to follow on Nov. 5. The pic will also hit in home demand on Nov. 9. Relativity, as we first told you, picked up Violet after its world premiere at SXSW. … Read more

‘No Time To Die’ Tickets Go On Sale: First Bond Film Shot In Imax 15/70MM; First Ever To Play 3D, ScreenX & D-Box Formats

After 18 months of delay due to the pandemic, tickets are finally available for MGM/United Artist Releasing/Eon’s 007 movie No Time to Die. Daniel Craig’s swan song as the MI6 agent with a license to kill opens Oct. 8 in the U.S. and Sept. 30 in the United Kingdom. The Cary Joji Fukunaga directed movie will feature … Read more

‘Dune’ Has Epic First Day In France As Early Overseas Rollout Begins – International Box Office

Warner Bros/Legendary’s Dune is off to an epic start at the box office in France. The Denis Villeneuve-directed adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic world-building 1965 novel grossed $1.55M in its first day on Wednesday (including Tuesday night previews). This is the market’s fourth best launch day of all time for the month of September. The … Read more

Olivia Wilde Unveils First Look At Her New Line Movie ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ & Sets Release Date

Today Independent Spirit Award winning-filmmaker Olivia Wilde announced the release date for her upcoming New Line horror drama Don’t Worry Darling of Sept. 23, 2022 on her social media handles. It’s a long away off, but don’t be surprised if this highly anticipated return by Booksmart director makes a big splash in next year’s fall film festival troika. … Read more

‘This Is The Night’: Coming Of Age Drama From ‘Purge’ Filmmaker James DeMonaco Opens Friday

EXCLUSIVE: The Purge franchise architect James DeMonaco has crafted a personal film, which is an ode to cinema, based in his hometown of Staten Island, entitled This Is the Night and the Blumhouse release has a one-week theatrical run starting this Friday, Sept. 17 at Angelika’s Village East in New York City before hitting PVOD on Sept. 21 via … Read more

James Wan Horror Pic ‘Malignant’ Pulls In 53% Less HBO Max Households Than ‘Conjuring 3’ In First Weekend, Says Samba TV

As we’ve seen with other HBO Max movies that hit theaters and the streaming service simultaneously, whenever there’s a solid number at the B.O., there’s also a solid draw in-homes. That wasn’t the case with James Wan’s giallo-inspired horror title Malignant which died at the weekend domestic B.O. with a $5.57M opening and a divided audience … Read more

‘Dune’ Poised For $20M+ Early Offshore Debut; Only The Beginning As Global Rollout Starts – International Box Office Preview

Warner Bros/Legendary Pictures’ sci-fi epic Dune is starting early rollout this weekend, looking to capitalize on momentum coming off of its star-packed world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, which was followed by an event at Paris’ Grand Rex cinema and screenings in Deauville and Toronto — all in just the past two weeks. The … Read more

Global Box Office Projected To Hit $20.2B In 2021, 68% Up On 2020: Analysts

The worldwide box office for 2021 is projected to come in at $20.2B, 52% down on the record-breaking 2019 and 68% above the pandemic-hobbled 2020, says a new report from Gower Street Analytics. The London-based film tech company, which specializes in predictive box office for the distribution and exhibition sectors, calculated the end-of-year estimate following … Read more

Imax CEO Urged Paramount Not To Move ‘Top Gun: Maverick’: “They Just Wanted Perfect Conditions Around It”

Rich Gelfond said he’d love Paramount to rethink Top Gun: Maverick’s recent move from this fall to next May, but it’s not likely. “I have spent a lot of time close to a lot of the decision makers at Paramount and… in Top Gun they think they have something very special. Tom Cruise waited more … Read more

‘Pinkfong & Baby Shark’s Space Adventure’, With That Song, To Get U.S. Theatrical Bow Via Iconic Events

Iconic Events Releasing, the event cinema company behind theatrical releases for the Emmy-winning Bo Burnham: Inside and this week’s one-night-only showing of David Byrne’s American Utopia, is teaming with kids entertainment company Pinkfong Baby Shark to release Pinkfong & Baby Shark’s Space Adventure in theaters next month. Via the deal with Pinkfong Baby Shark parent … Read more

Focus Features Distribution Chief On ‘The Card Counter,’ ‘The Alpinist’ Draws Climbing Fans, “Little Crocus Shoots” Of Arthouse Recovery Visible – Specialty Box Office

Focus Features landed another specialty success with The Card Counter, Paul Schrader’s biggest directorial opening in over 30 years since 1987’s Light of Day and with a likely No. 8 ranking at the North American box office this weekend. The film – starring Oscar Isaac, Tiffany Haddish, Tye Sheridan and Willem Dafoe — ran in 580 … Read more

‘Shang-Chi’ Lifts To $258M Global; ‘Free Guy’ At $277M – International Box Office

Refresh for latest…: Disney/Marvel’s Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings handily crossed the $250M mark globally this weekend, seeing a very good 34% drop at the international box office and maintaining No. 1s in such key markets as Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Korea, Italy, Mexico, Russia, Spain and the UK. The overall overseas … Read more

‘Shang-Chi’ China Release Unlikely In Wake Of Unearthed Comments By Star Simu Liu; ‘The Eternals’ Hopes In Question

The prospects for Disney/Marvel’s Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings getting a China release date are dwindling. This in the wake of comments originally made by star Simu Liu in 2017 which resurfaced this week and have made waves on Chinese social media. In a 2017 interview with the CBC, the Chinese-Canadian actor … Read more

‘Shang-Chi’ Strong Second Weekend With $31M+; ‘Malignant’ Dying

Refresh for more analysis and chart With great success, comes continued great chaos for the theatrical experience this past week. On the plus side, the domestic box office is continuing its rebound during the pandemic with the second weekend of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings earning $9.7M in its second Friday, -67% … Read more

‘The Card Counter’ First Fall Fest Title In An Arthouse Market Whose Chips Are Down – Specialty Preview

Paul Schrader’s The Card Counter moves from Venice into 579 theaters this weekend — the first in a welcome stream of specialty films from the Lido, Telluride and Toronto that could, perhaps maybe, buck up the struggling arthouse market this fall. The film is 90% certified fresh and hails from Focus Features, which presented one … Read more

Disney’s ‘Eternals’, ‘West Side Story’, ‘Encanto’, ‘Last Duel’ & More To Hit Theaters Ahead Of Streaming Bow

Disney said today that the remaining films on its 2021 slate will get an exclusive theatrical window before they stream on Disney+. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Encanto will bow November 24 with a 30-day exclusive theatrical window. Five other pics will have a 45-day exclusive run in cinemas: The Last Duel (October 15), Ron’s Gone … Read more

Warner Bros. Moves ‘Mad Max’ Spinoff ‘Furiosa’ To Memorial Day Weekend 2024; ‘Salem’s Lot’ To Debut Early Fall 2022

The Anya Taylor-Joy, Chris Hemsworth, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Mad Max spinoff Furiosa will now open on May 24, 2024 instead of June 23, 2023, Warners has just announced. Meanwhile New Line’s Stephen King adaptation Salem’s Lot will open in the post Labor Day frame of Sept. 9, 2022 next year. That has been a rich period at the box office for … Read more

‘The Matrix Resurrections’ Trailer, First Revealed At CinemaCon, Finally Debuts Online – Watch

Update: Warner Bros. has revealed this morning what we first saw at CinemaCon, the trailer for The Matrix: Resurrections. Why the more-than-two week delay? Because the studio’s James Wan movie Malignant is opening this weekend in cinemas (and on HBO Max). In recent years, Warners has typically debuted a fresh trailer for a hot film on top of … Read more

‘Halloween Kills’ Going Theatrical Day & Date On Peacock

Universal will be releasing the Blumhouse/Miramax movie Halloween Kills in theaters and on Peacock on Oct. 15. The release date stays the same, the distribution pattern changes up. Why is Uni doing this in the wake of moviegoers’ great return to theaters for Disney/Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings, that pic having cleared $106M? … Read more

‘Zátopek’: Sports Biopic Sets Pandemic Record At Czech Box Office, Runs Rings Around Newcomers – Watch The Trailer

EXCLUSIVE: Zátopek, a biopic about four-time Olympic champion Emil Zátopek, has become a box office champ in Czech Republic as it continues to dominate turnstiles after two weeks in release. From director David Ondricek, the movie originally debuted on August 26, scoring over 17M crowns ($791.5K) in its first frame to record the biggest opening … Read more

AMC Theatres Launches First-Ever $25M+ National Ad Campaign With Nicole Kidman, “We Make Movies Better”

In the wake of Disney’s record breaking Labor Day weekend with Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the No .1 movie circuit in the world, AMC Theatres, is launching the first ever $25M+ multi-media ad campaign “AMC Theatres. We Make Movies Better” featuring Oscar winner Nicole Kidman. It’s hard to think of the last … Read more

Imax CEO Rich Gelfond Calls ‘Shang-Chi’ Boom “Answer” To Studios’ Day-And-Date Streaming Experiment

According to Imax chief executive Rich Gelfond, the box office power of Disney/Marvel’s Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings should lay to rest the question of moviegoers’ willingness to return to theaters. “The studios said, ‘This is an experiment.’ I think there is an answer to the experiment. We release it in the theatrical window … Read more

Summer Box Office At $1.75B Not The Lowest On Record As Disney & 20th Rake In Close To $600M With Controversial Day & Date Model

Before the industry could calculate summer’s final box office figures, they had to wait for Disney, which had the final say. Because when you have a Marvel movie like Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings programmed during the final weekend of the season, and it delivers a Labor Day holiday opening of $94.67M, it … Read more

‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ Heads To First Weekend Of October After Super ‘Shang-Chi’ Labor Day Stretch

It was the worst kept secret in Hollywood that Sony was bound to vacate Venom: Let There Be Carnage from its Oct. 15 release date, but after the enormous $90M Labor Day weekend success of Disney/Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, the Culver City lot has decided to go earlier with their own … Read more

‘Tango Shalom’ Dances Into Arthouse: Taps ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding Pedigree,’ Woos Older Demo With Postcard Marketing – Specialty Box Office

Tango Shalom — where a female Tango dancer (Dancing with the Stars champion Karina Smirnoff) invites an Orthodox Jewish Rabbi (Jos Laniado) to enter a televised dance competition — was an arthouse standout this weekend with a per screen average of over $4,000 at four theaters in New York and LA. The solid performance in a … Read more

‘Shang-Chi’ Ringing Up $140M Global Bow, Sets Pandemic Record In UK; ‘Free Guy’ Still Capturing China – International Box Office

Refresh for latest…: Disney/Marvel’s Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings outperformed expectations at the global and international box office this weekend, coming in with $56.2M overseas for the standard frame, and a new Labor Day record $83.5M for the four-day domestic session ($71.4M three-day). Combined, and including the Labor Day estimate, the worldwide … Read more

Broadway’s ‘Waitress’ Sets Single-Performance Box Office House Record

Waitress, the Broadway hit that, along with Hadestown, brought music back to the New York stage last night after many dark months, grossed $197,878 in tickets sales today, breaking the single-performance house record at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre. The previous record – $184,476 – was set by the 2013 production of Betrayal starring Daniel Craig … Read more