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Broadway Box Office Climbs 30% To $33M For Thanksgiving Week; ‘Slave Play’ Rejoins Roster

Broadway box office saw a Thanksgiving holiday boost of about 30%, with total receipts for the 33 productions rising to $32,543,570 for the week ending Nov. 28. Total attendance was up about 12% (to 238,354) over the previous week, indicating that much of the increased box office tally was due to higher holiday-week ticket prices. …

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Pierre Morel Action Film ‘Al Kameen’ Smashes UAE Box Office Records

EXCLUSIVE: Pierre Morel-directed action movie Al Kameen (The Ambush) has logged the biggest opening weekend ever for any Emirati or Arabic-language film in the UAE. The movie, which is a co-production between AGC International and Image Nation Abu Dhabi, scored 170,000 cinema admissions between November 25 and November 29, making it the fifth largest opening this year …

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Landmark Takes Over Former Arclight Cinemas Glen Town Center Location In Illinois

Landmark Theatres will be entering into a long-term lease at one of the former Arclight Cinemas locations, that being the Glen Town Center in Glenview, IL. The chain, owned by the Oscar-nominated Cohen Media Group, has plans to reopen the cinema as a 10-screen venue this coming spring after a $2.5M remodel, supported by the …

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‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ Seeing Biggest Fandango Presales Since ‘Avengers: Endgame’

While some in the industry are still trying to blame a lackluster box office on the pandemic, think again: Sony’s Spider-Man: No Way Home in its first day of pre-sales yesterday on Fandango already beat that of 2019’s Avengers: Endgame; that movie ultimately turning into the biggest domestic opening of all-time with $357.1M. In addition, the presales for Spider-Man: …

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‘Hawkeye’ Viewership 40% Behind ‘Loki’ Premiere In Samba-Measured Disney+ Homes

The first episode of Marvel’s Hawkeye on Disney+ drew 1.5M U.S. households over the Wednesday-Sunday holiday stretch, while 1.3M stuck around and watched the second episode. This is according to the latest streaming viewership stats from Samba TV which measures 3M U.S. households, and what they watch on streaming over a five-minute increment. That first episode number …

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‘Hawkeye’, ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ Among Week’s Most Pirated Titles

EXCLUSIVE: Disney+/Marvel’s Hawkeye was the most shared TV series title among pirate networks for the week of Nov. 22-28 according to MUSO, while Amazon Prime’s The Wheel of Time ranked second. Such are the calamities for an entertainment industry obsessed with streaming: If there’s a pristine copy of a movie or series available on the web, …

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‘Encanto’ Chimes In With $70M Global Bow; ‘No Time To Die’ Overtakes ‘Spectre’ In UK, Now Market’s No. 3 Movie Ever – International Box Office

UPDATE: Notably on the menu this weekend overseas were new openers Disney’s Encanto and MGM/Universal’s House Of Gucci. The former came in lower than hoped at the international box office, with $29.3M in 47 material markets, though it did make the low end of its global projection at $69.6M (including domestic‘s 5-day frame). The Disney …

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‘Licorice Pizza’ Delivers: Paul Thomas Anderson Pic’s Opening Among Filmmaker’s Best With Record Screen Average – Specialty Box Office

Remember when New York and Los Angeles use to post big figures for the opening of a specialty film at the box office? Well, those days look to be coming back. United Artist Releasing’s MGM Paul Thomas Anderson’s 1970s teen comedy Licorice Pizza posted a huge $83,8K opening screen average from four theaters, which the …

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‘Encanto’ & ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Split Families, ‘House Of Gucci’ Best Opening For Drama In Two Years – Thanksgiving Box Office, Sunday Update

SUNDAY AM UPDATE: Without Paramount’s Top Gun: Maverick in the marketplace, the Thanksgiving box office was much lighter than previous holidays, grossing an estimated $141.3M over 5-days, off 46% from 2019’s pre-pandemic holiday over the same period of time. Two family movies, Disney’s animated Encanto, which banked 52% of its $40.3M 5-day gross from Latino and Hispanic …

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‘Dune’: Denis Villeneuve Sci-Fi Epic Finally Crosses $100M At Domestic Box Office

In a benchmark that was to be expected, Warner Bros./Legendary’s feature adaptation of Frank Herbert’s Dune has clocked past $100 million at the domestic box office. This brings the global running total to north of $370M; the ultimate exclamation point here for the Denis Villeneuve directed movie being $400M WW. Dune made $400K on Thanksgiving yesterday sending its domestic …

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‘The Matrix Resurrections’ Cleared For China Release; Date Still To Be Set

Warner Bros/Village Roadshow’s highly anticipated The Matrix Resurrections has been cleared for release in China, however an exact date is yet to be fixed. Warner’s official Weibo account posted the news, saying the film “is confirmed to be introduced, and it will be released in theaters nationwide soon!” The fourth Matrix installment, both a reboot …

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China’s ‘The Battle At Lake Changjin’ Overtaking ‘Wolf Warrior 2’ As Market’s Highest Grossing Film Ever

Already the top film of 2021 globally, Chinese war epic The Battle At Lake Changjin is taking over the title of highest grossing movie ever in China, edging the previous leader, 2017’s Wolf Warrior 2. Through Wednesday evening local time, Lake Changjin had reached an estimated RMB 5.693B ($890M) after 56 days in release. Wolf …

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‘Encanto’ Sings $1.5M, ‘House Of Gucci’ Builds $1M+ In Tuesday Previews

Disney’s animated movie Encanto received a $1.5 million start Tuesday off showtimes starting at 6 p.m., as the pic opens today in 3,980 theaters. The movie, which features a soundtrack from Emmy-, Grammy- and Tony-winning Lin-Manuel Miranda, is expected to make $35M-$40M over the next five days. So far, Encanto is 94% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes off 67 …

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‘Dune’ Returning To Imax As Pic Nears $100M Domestic Box Office

EXCLUSIVE: By this weekend, Warner Bros/Legendary’s Dune will cross $100M, making it the second movie from the studio this year to clear the century mark stateside off their controversial day-and-date theatrical HBO Max pandemic strategy. But with the Denis Villeneuve-directed adaptation of the Frank Herbert exclusively available in theaters now in its second month of release, sans …

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‘Red Notice’ Already Second-Most Watched Netflix Movie Of All-Time, Eyes No. 1 Spot

Through its first ten days on Netflix, the Dwayne Johnson-Gal Gadot-Ryan Reynolds $200M action heist movie Red Notice is already the streamer’s second most watched movie of all time with 277.9M hours clocked. The Rawson Marshall Thurber directed title is honing in on being the streamer’s most-watched-movie-of-all-time, that currently being the Sandra Bullock thriller Bird …

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‘Encanto’ To Make The Whole World Sing With $70M+ Global Opening – Box Office Preview

Disney will continue to embrace the theatrical window over the Thanksgiving stretch with the Jared Bush/Byron Howard/Charise Castro Smith-directed Colombia-set animated musical Encanto which is looking to hook families with a $35M-$40M five-day domestic start and another $35M+ overseas as the movie debuts day-and-date in all offshore territories except China, Australia, New Zealand, Philippines and Vietnam. …

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Broadway Box Office Holds Steady At $25M; ‘Company’ Joins Roster

Broadway box office held steady last week, slipping a negligible 2% from the previous week to $25,074,048, with paid attendance of 212,819 off a small 1%. Though there was one additional production on stage compared to the previous week – the revival of Company joined the roster – Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was …

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‘King Richard’: How HBO Max Viewers Tuned Into Will Smith Tennis Drama

While Samba TV reported today that 707K U.S. households watched the Will Smith drama King Richard over the weekend, an even more interesting detail was how HBO Max subscribers tuned in: The OTT service tells us that a majority of subs watched the biopic about Serena and Venus Williams’ coach father from start-to-finish without pausing. Translation, King …

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‘No Time To Die’, ‘Wheel Of Time’ Lead Week’s Most Pirated Content, Piracy Analytics Firm MUSO Says

EXCLUSIVE: The highest grossing movie during the pandemic, MGM/United Artists Releasing’s No Time to Die was also the most pirated movie for the period of November 15-21. In addition, the most ripped TV season over the last week was Amazon’s adaptation of the Robert Jordan fantasy novel The Wheel of Time. All of this information …

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‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Lives It Up With $60M Global Debut; ‘Eternals’ Leads Offshore Hollywood Weekend – International Box Office

Refresh for latest…: There was a lot of holdover play this session overseas with one new Hollywood addition in Sony’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife which came in essentially on par with pre-weekend offshore projections at $16M in 31 international box office markets. However, with domestic’s overperformance, the Jason Reitman-directed sequel trapped a better-than-expected $60M global opening. In …

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‘C’mon C’mon’ Shines In Limited Release; NYC Covid Doc ‘The First Wave’ Leads Grassroots Campaign For First Responders – Specialty Box Office

C’mon C’mon from A24 turned in the best per-screen average for a limited platform release since Covid at five theater in New York and LA as stellar critical response was met by strong exit polls ahead of a wider rollout into top markets over Thanksgiving and continued expansion thereafter. The Mike Mills’ awards contender led …

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‘No Time To Die’ Outguns ‘F9’ To Become Biggest Hollywood Title Of 2021 & The Pandemic Worldwide

MGM/Eon/Universal’s No Time To Die is crossing $733M worldwide this weekend, making it the highest grossing Hollywood film of 2021 — and of the pandemic era. After topping $708M through last Sunday, and becoming the biggest Hollywood movie overseas in 2021 and throughout the pandemic, we’ve been expecting Mr Bond to overtake the previous global …

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‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Calls Up $4.5M On Thursday Night

Sony’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife is off to a promising start at the pre-Thanksgiving box office with $4.5M, ahead of Sony’s 2016 all-femme reboot which posted a Friday of $3.5M. While Sony was projecting $27M-$28M, and the industry higher $30M-$35M, Thursday night’s ticket sales (which started at 4PM at 3,450 locations) puts the Jason Reitman-directed feature in a position …

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‘C’mon C’mon’ With Joaquin Phoenix Opens NY/LA As Arthouse Releases Stick Around Longer, A Good Sign – Specialty Preview

C’mon C’mon is distributor A24’s first platform release post pandemic, opening on five screens in New York (Angelika and Lincoln Square) and LA (Grove, Landmark and AMC Burbank) It’s s vote of confidence — launching in the strongest markets and letting word of mouth spread only works if there are signs of life. Specialty distributors …

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‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’ Eyes $45M Worldwide Opening Weekend, Looks At Thanksgiving Long Game – Box Office Preview

In the wake of Sony’s attempt to reboot Ghostbusters in 2016 with a female leading cast, the studio hasn’t given up on the IP and finally is releasing an all-new Jason Reitman-directed sequel, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, which it has protected for a theatrical release throughout the pandemic. Exhibition bosses went nuts at CinemaCon for the movie, which has …

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Paramount Reorganizes Global Distribution & Marketing Departments; 44 Positions Cut Worldwide

Following the news of Marc Weinstock’s new oversee of a unified global marketing and distribution team at Paramount as President of Worldwide Marketing & Distribution, we’ve received news that a re-organization of both departments is underway Wednesday as the studio looks to meet consumers’ accelerated demands for content in a continued pandemic world. In total, …

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Broadway Box Office Climbs 12% To $26M; ‘Harry Potter & The Cursed Child’ Joins Roster

Broadway’s total weekly box office of $25,565,641 was up last week by about 12% over the previous week, with new re-arrival of a slimmed-down, one-part Harry Potter and the Cursed Child joining the roster. For the week ending Nov. 14, the 31 Broadway productions drew a combined total attendance of 214,681, up about 11% from …

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‘Red Notice’ Seizes Biggest Netflix Movie Opening Weekend Ever; Italian Pic ‘Yara’ Tops Streamer’s New Weekly Charts

In the wake of redefining the measurement of binge-watching on streaming, Netflix’s new top 10 film chart for the week of Nov. 8-14 lists Rawson Marshall Thurber’s $200M action feature Red Notice as the No. 1 film for the period with 148.7M hours watched since Nov. 12; easily the most watched movie ever on Netflix for …

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Baz Luhrmann’s ‘Elvis’ Shifts To Late June 2022

Warner Bros.’ Elvis movie from Baz Luhrmann is going a bit later from June 3, 2022 to June 24, 2022. The pic will be a pure theatrical release, not hybrid day-and-date with HBO Max as Warner Bros. pivots from its pandemic 2021 distribution plan. Elvis’ departure from the first weekend of June leaves the frame up for grabs by …

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Cineworld Reports Positive Cash Flow In October As Revenues Hit Pandemic High

“There are real grounds for optimism in our industry,” Cineworld CEO Mooky Greidinger beamed today as the world’s second largest exhibitor issued a trading update. The company reached “an important milestone” in its recovery, generating positive cash flow in October, it said in the statement. Although it didn’t get into exact figures, Cineworld did report …

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