Box Office

EXCLUSIVE:  Roadside Attractions is opening Roberto Benigni’s new Pinocchio movie from filmmaker Matteo Garrone on Christmas Day stateside on 2,000 screens. It’s more good news for those theaters which are braving the Christmas holiday. This past Thanksgiving proved that families will venture out during the pandemic where they feel safe and head to the movies; Universal/DreamWorks Animation’s The
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As states and cities start new stay-at-home orders — specifically Los Angeles county — it is only expected that box office will continue to struggle. This applies even more to the specialty box office. This weekend we saw a trio of films about iconic figures in cultural history: the Gabriel Range-directed Stardust showed us the early
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DreamWorks Animation/Universal’s The Croods: A New Age led the weekend in China with a $19.2M debut, outpacing local titles One Second and Caught In Time as it got a huge Saturday boost. This is the third best bow for a studio movie in the Middle Kingdom during the pandemic era (behind Tenet and Mulan). In
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Universal’s release of Dreamworks Animation’s The Croods: A New Age stayed on target from what we saw yesterday with an opening Wednesday of $1.85M in a very broken exhibition landscape where there’s only 2,650 theaters open right now out of national footprint of 5,5K. Croods 2 is booked at 2,211 theaters. Five-day projections are unpredictable as we don’t
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There is rumblings tonight that Legendary’s fourthquel Godzilla vs. Kong, scheduled to be released by Warner Bros on the big screen, is in talks to head to HBO Max. Surprise, surprise. THR reports tonight, and we’ve confirmed with sources, that Netflix made a $200M+ offer for the Adam Wingard directed movie, but WarnerMedia blocked it, and
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EXCLUSIVE: Despite the severe ratcheting down of movie theaters during the pandemic in recent weeks, Universal is standing strong with a robust global promotional campaign behind their DreamWorks Animation sequel The Croods: A New Age which opens today at 2,211 theaters. While the marketing spend on domestic wide releases has been in the single digit
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As we enter the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend during an era when the box office is struggling and more weight is being placed on streamers for new product, there are still titles making theatrical debuts amid the digital film landscape as people recover from their turkey-induced tryptophan haze. It all starts with three films spotlighting
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The Pioneers Assistance Fund’s Covid-19 relief effort has helped more than 8,000 movie theater workers with nearly $3 million in grants during the pandemic. The fund, which is part of the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation, is chaired by Chris Aronson, Paramount’s president of distribution. The overwhelming majority of financial assistance disbursed by the
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