Movies

China’s third Friday back to the movies scored a slight increase on last week’s comparable day at $4.38M. It’s short of the $7.6M generated last Sunday which was boosted by Warner Bros’ reissue of Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, but still a jump on last Friday, while midweeks were solid. Play today was led by DreamWorks/Amblin/Universal’s 1917
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A new international trailer for Tenet gives fans new insight into time reversal, the concept at the heart of Christopher Nolan’s espionage thriller. The movie is finally set to release in international markets in late August, and will hit theaters in the US and China in early September. Initially meant to lead the summer blockbuster season, Tenet
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On today’s earnings call for the No. 1 financially challenged exhibitor AMC, CEO Adam Aron took the high road in not damning Disney for their recent seisimic-shifting choice to take Mulan to Disney+ instead of theaters where the streaming service is available. “You might thing I’m disappointed that Mulan is moving, but AMC has no bigger friend
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MSG Entertainment said it is canceling the annual Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes due to concerns about COVID-19. The move is not a major surprise, given that Broadway theaters and other indoor arts venues in New York like Lincoln Center remain indefinitely shuttered. Still, it drives home the fact that the coronavirus will remain
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Twitter is again in the media spotlight due to a recent cyber attack which took place using an intrusion method called ‘spear phishing’, and included a number of big-name celebrity accounts being compromised to generate Bitcoin. Hacking enjoys a unique place in the media whether related to video games or as news in the business and tech world. However, what hacking
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The Cast Of Solo Is Pretty Great There’s something to be said about the cast of Solo: A Star Wars Story when examining the overall quality, featuring a lineup including Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Paul Bettany in addition to Alden Ehrenreich. This movie pulled some sizable star power,
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Recently, Chrishell Stause and Mary Fitzgerald celebrated their birthday together. Most of their Selling Sunset cast members were present at the party. However, Christine Quinn’s invitation seemingly got lost in the mail.  Mary and Christine have not been on friendly terms since season one of Selling Sunset, when Chrishell joined the show. As a gesture of support, Christine
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SATURDAY UPDATE: Since cinemas reopened in China’s low-risk areas on July 20, the market today had its biggest day yet. Box office was $5.74M (RMB 40M) overall for the day, according to Maoyan figures. That reps a 38% jump from Friday. After leading last weekend and the midweeks, then dropping to No. 2 on Friday,
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Steve Barron Was “Basically Cut Out” Of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles During Post-Production Despite director Steve Barron’s cruciality to Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles getting made, especially with his ties to Jim Henson from the original The Dark Crystal, Golden Harvest, the studio backing the production, was not too happy with his vision for the film,
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China’s second Friday with cinemas back to business in low-risk areas rang up another $4M at local turnstiles, a 39% increase versus the same day last week. About 60% of movie theaters are now operating, with capacity limits and social distancing still in place, so all numbers are to be taken with a grain of
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Alan Parker, best known for directing Fame, Midnight Express and Mississippi Burning, has passed away at the age of 76 following a long illness. Parker was born in London on February 14, 1944. The early part of his career was spent working in advertising as a copywriter and eventually a commercials director. Parker’s 1974 TV
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The hope for NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell in the studio’s new unprecedented 17-day theatrical window collapse-PVOD deal with AMC Theatres is to make more money in the post theatrical windows which have waned in recent years. “Movies are our lifeblood,” said the NBCUniversal pro-PVOD exec, “Over the last couple of years, it’s become more increasingly
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EXCLUSIVE: Those in town assuming that one of the other big exhibition circuits will fall in line with AMC, and seek their own 17-day theatrical window-PVOD deal with Universal, will soon realize that it will be a cold day in hell. Cineworld CEO Mooky Greidinger, who oversees the world’s second largest chain, exclusively tells Deadline
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