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Here’s a little, but, huge box office stat: Focus Features’ Downton Abbey has finally outstripped the $83M domestic gross of three-time Oscar winner Brokeback Mountain to become the label’s highest grossing title of all-time stateside. Brokeback Mountain owned the record for the last 13 years and on Monday Downton beat it with $83.5M. Current domestic B.O. for the Michael Engler-directed
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EXCLUSIVE: It’s happening. No, not Cousin It, rather MGM/UAR are already planning a sequel to this past weekend’s animated hit The Addams Family with a release date of Oct. 22, 2021. Currently there are no other wide entries on that date. With Columbus Day holiday in effect and 42% K-12 schools off yesterday, the Conrad Vernon-Greg
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The sequel to Disney’s live-action spinoff of Sleeping Beauty, Maleficent: Mistress Of Evil, will not spread gloom and doom, rather box office boom, around the world this weekend with what is looking to be the third best October start of $165M-$175M after Joker ($248.4M) and Venom ($207.4M). The movie in which Oscar winner Angelina Jolie reprises her role
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EXCLUSIVE:  The Eric André Show EP and director Kitao Sakurai’s next movie Bad Trip from Orion Pictures/Bron Creative will now open on April 24, 2020. Pic was originally dated for Oct. 25, 2019 nationwide. Eric André, Tiffany Haddish, Michael Conlin and Lil Rel Howery of Uncle Drew and Get Out also stars. The hidden camera comedy from a
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EXCLUSIVE: We hear that Samuel Goldwyn Films has acquired U.S. rights to Richard Wong’s road trip comedy Come As You Are which made its world premiere at SXSW Film Festival. Pic centers around three young men with disabilities (Grant Rosenmeyer, Hayden Szeto, and Meet the Patels filmmaker Ravi Patel) who flee their overbearing parents on a road
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Refresh for latest…: After arriving with a massive jolt last weekend, Warner Bros/Village Roadshow/Bron Studios’ Joker maintained a serious grip on audiences this frame. The sophomore session’s international box office is estimated at $123.7M in 79 markets. That reps a 29% drop from opening, and brings the offshore tally to $351.2M after only 12 days
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As Jokers, Gemini men and charmingly eccentric spooky families hit the theaters this weekend, there is one movie that is looking to latch on to the box office and shake things up. Auteur Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite has already been released abroad and has been making its festival runs leading up to what Neon hopes to be a
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Paramount/Skydance Media’s Ang Lee directed Gemini Man starring Will Smith rang up $1.6M in Thursday night previews that started at 7PM from 3,000 showtimes. Also, MGM/UA’s animated feature The Addams Family had a great start with $1.25M at 3,000 locations that started at 4PM. That figure is just under what The Magnificent Seven pulled in back in September 2016 in
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Industry projections this morning see Paramount/Skydance’s Terminator: Dark Fate at a $40M+ domestic start when it opens on Nov. 1. The sixth Terminator movie reteams series stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Linda Hamilton, who haven’t been on screen together since 1991’s Terminator 2: Judgement Day. The film also brings the duo back together with Terminator creator James Cameron,
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Warner Bros/Village Roadshow/Bron Studios’ Joker earned $13.9 million on Tuesday, easily making it the best Tuesday at the October box office and continuing to pummel Sony’s Venom records from a year ago. That movie owned the previous October Tuesday high of $8.2M. The domestic total for Todd Phillips’ R-rated movie stands at $119.8M through five days,
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More box office records to add to Joker‘s list: The Todd Phillips-directed Warner Bros./DC movie earned $9.72M yesterday, repping the best Monday in October for a movie. Joker beats Venom‘s Monday record from last year of $9.63M. The pic’s four-day run including previews stands at $105.9M. Even more impressive was the fact that yesterday was a non-holiday for Joker‘s
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In its first week out, Pedro Almodovar’s Pain and Glory opened with confidence in New York and Los Angeles with an estimated $160,087. This should come to no surprise as it is a formula for an Almodovar release that continues to work for all parties involved. The drama, which follows a film director reflecting on
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After Judy opened to nearly $3 million last weekend, the specialty box office has a hard act to follow this frame. But there are a couple of films that could possibly match Roadside Attractions and LD Entertainment’s biopic about musical legend Judy Garland. Fox Searchlight is releasing Lucy in the Sky today. The space drama stars
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EXCLUSIVE: Amid concerns about potential violent situations, the opening weekend of Warner Bros’ controversial Joker in New York City will see an increased police presence both in and out of uniform. Earlier this week, the NYPD’s Chief of Patrol Rodney Harrison told officers that the department plans to visibly station cops at theaters showing the
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Mobile and online movie ticket retailer Atom Tickets reports tonight that the pre-sales for Warner Bros.’ Joker is beating that of last October’s Venom, this month’s It Chapter Two, Us and Glass. To date, Joker is Atom’s second best-pre-sales for a R-rated movie this year, behind John Wick Chapter 3 – Parabellum ($56.8M opening). And despite all the headlines out there about
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Clang, clang, clang went the box office! The Roadside Attractions’ musical biopic Judy starring Renee Zellweger had an over-the-rainbow debut this weekend to the tune of an estimated $3,091,417. Even more good news — the stellar opening landed Judy in the #7 spot in the top 10 movies for the weekend. The Rupert Goold-directed film based
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Refresh for latest…: In its sophomore frame, Fox/New Regency’s Ad Astra again led the international box office, landing another $18M from 50 material markets. The overseas cume is $53.5M for $89M worldwide. The Brad Pitt-starrer is now out in all markets handled by Disney which is not across China, Taiwan or Hong Kong. Bona Film
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EXCLUSIVE:  Comscore has promoted Arturo Guillén to Senior Vice President & Global Managing Director of their movie division. Guillén takes over for departing Comscore Film SVPs Steve Buck and Jim Zak. Guillén, a Spain native, was in Los Angeles this week meeting those in the stateside distribution and exhibition sphere as they came together for
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