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Focus Features proved this weekend that Jane Austen’s classic of romantic misadventures and the humor that goes with it remains timeless. Emma, Autumn de Wilde’s visionary and fresh adaptation of the Austen novel, opened in five theaters in New York and Los Angeles to strong numbers, grossing an estimated $230,000. This brought the per-theater average
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Filmmaker Autumn de Wilde is serving up a fresh new take on the Jane Austen novel with the film Emma., which opens in theaters this weekend. Complete with a stylized punctuated period in the title, the new version is a Focus Features co-production with Working Title and Blueprint Productions and joins the ranks of other
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The cyberpunk genre is very much in the cultural eye at the moment, at least in the video game industry. CD Projekt Red’s upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 remains one of the most anticipated video games of the year, despite release delays. To pass the time, RuneHeads has developed a different cyberpunk experience in the form of Conglomerate 451, a roguelike
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Disney/20th Century Studios feature adaptation of Jack London’s Call of the Wild drew $1M last night from 6PM previews while STX’s horror sequel Brahms: The Boy II saw $375K at roughly 1,800 theaters last night. They’re the two wide entries in a post Presidents Day weekend which will see Paramount’s Sonic The Hedgehog the winner with $29M-$40M in weekend 2.
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Peter Levinsohn was named Vice Chairman and Chief Distribution Officer for Universal Filmed Entertainment Group today after serving as President and Chief Distribution Officer since 2013. In his new role, Levinsohn will oversee domestic theatrical distribution, global home entertainment, global television distribution, new media and digital strategy, and film technology. Prior to joining Universal, Levinsohn
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The PlayStation fans who were expecting to play The Last of Us Part II at PAX East will be disappointed to learn that Sony is pulling out of the event, due to increasing concerns about the novel coronavirus. Sony has announced that it’s skipping E3 2020, but the company was planning to have a booth at PAX East with
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Rialto Pictures is bringing Francis Ford Coppola’s Palme d’Or winning 1974 movie The Conversation back to theaters, starting March 20 at New York’s Film Forum and Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in L.A., with newly struck 35mm prints personally supervised by the six-time Oscar winning filmmaker. The platform release will offer theaters an alternate DCP restoration remixed
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The Other Guys did quite well at the box office, bringing in over $170 million in ticket sales worldwide, but it’s one of the Will Ferrell movies that a lot of us forget about when looking over his memorable roles. Throughout much of the film, Ferrell’s character, Detective Allen “Gator” Gamble, is portrayed as a
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With the 2020 summer Olympics around the corner, the timing of the release of the IFC Films romantic comedy Olympic Dreams couldn’t be any more perfect — but this isn’t an ordinary rom-com or a film about the Olympics. Directed by Jeremy Teicher (Tracktown, Tall as the Baobab Tree, Speed Goggles), who co-wrote it with his wife
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The indie distributor Neon is becoming the cool, popular kid in Hollywood and on the box office playground since they dominated the Oscars with the multiple Parasite wins. This weekend, the distributor, founded by Tim League and Tom Quinn, saw the return of Portrait of a Lady on Fire in theaters, while Parasite took a victory lap after winning
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Refresh for latest…: Paramount’s Sonic The Hedgehog raced to a $100M worldwide opening this weekend, including $43M from the international box office, and a domestic record for a videogame pic. The adaptation of Sega’s globally popular property is playing in 40 offshore markets, repping 60% of the overseas footprint. Directed by Jeff Fowler, Sonic had
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Fans of Sony might be disappointed with the launch of the PlayStation 5, which could cost nearly $500 at launch according to a report. When a new generation of video game systems launches, combatants in the war for consumer dollars often find themselves trying to turn a profit on hardware while still drawing an audience that will
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