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The weekend has had a sizable crowd of specialty newcomers, though as summer begins its sunset, it appears some audiences are going beyond the big studio brouhaha. Sundance psycho-thriller Luce lead the pack with a $132,916 start in five locations, grabbing a $26,583 per theater average for the Neon release in the three-day estimate, while not
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Universal spinoff Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw rocked up to the international box office in 54 markets combined across Wednesday and Thursday. With $24.9M, including select previews, the Dwayne Johnson/Jason Statham-starrer set a handful of benchmarks for a Universal movie in its various bows, and landed No. 1s in the majority of debuts.
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After what began as an upside-down summer for homegrown titles in China, the box office may be primed for a rebound. Last weekend, local movie Ne Zha set opening records for an animated title, and today passed Zootopia as the biggest toon ever in the market. Per local reporting, the Ne Zha gross through Friday
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UPDATED, 11:20 AM: Paramount’s upcoming buddy comedy that pairs Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne has a very 2019 new title: The film formerly known as Limited Partners has been rechristened as Like a Boss. The pic co-starring Salma Hayek keeps its January 10 release date. PREVIOUSLY, March 15: Paramount has moved the release of its Tiffany Haddish-Rose Byrne buddy comedy
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Bringing Disney’s running total of $1B+ global grossers to four this year, the studio’s The Lion King will put its paw across the coveted threshold today. Getting there in 19 days, the Jon Favreau-directed CGI/live-action remake of the animated classic is at $999.4M worldwide through Monday, with $360.9M domestically and $638.5M from the international box
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The first Fast & Furious spinoff Hobbs & Shaw will gas up overseas tomorrow, and start U.S./Canada previews on Thursday at 7PM, but the Dwayne Johnson-Jason Statham vehicle isn’t expected to start off at the top speeds like the last pic in the franchise, Fate of the Furious, which floored it around the world to $541.9M (including China), but cruise along
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Miss Saigon in 2019 is not the Miss Saigon I remember from 1997. With music by Claude-Michel Schönberg and lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and Alain Boublil, Miss Saigon is inspired by the opera Madame Butterfly and revered as a theater classic since it made its London debut in 1989. It later premiered on Broadway in 1991 to wild
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After Avengers: Endgame toppled Avatar to become the highest-grossing film worldwide on Comic-Con Saturday with $2.79 billion, FandangoNOW, Fandango’s video on-demand service, is reporting that the sequel directed by Anthony and Joe Russo is the most pre-ordered title in the company’s history. It’s now one of several records that Endgame has shattered this summer. Of note,
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Refresh for latest…: Disney’s The Lion King roared through its third weekend at the international box office, lapping up $142.8M from 53 offshore markets, and bringing the overseas total to $611.9M with worldwide at $962.7M through Sunday. In doing so, it also helped push Disney to a new all-time yearly global box office record of
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Three documentaries that likely will be awards-season contenders begin their theatrical rollouts Friday. Magnolia Pictures is opening Sundance Film Festival pickup Mike Wallace Is Here in New York and Los Angeles. The company is hoping to tap the timeliness of the U.S. president’s ongoing attacks on the press to drive audiences to celebrate a legend
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EXCLUSIVE: Amazon Studios is shifting its anticipated Eddie Redmayne–Felicity Jones pic The Aeronauts deeper into awards season, from October 25 to December 6, we can reveal. In a potentially telling move about Amazon’s future direction, the company is also collapsing the intended theatrical window for the ballooning disaster film. Instead of a traditional theatrical release,
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Disney’s The Lion King chalked up the best Monday in July that Disney has ever seen with $21.6M in early estimates. That beats the previous best Monday for them which was Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest back on July 10, 2006 which minted $18.1M. This weekend, Lion King will definitely reign again with industry estimates expecting around a -50%
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Broadway was back to full power last week (New York City’s latest blackout bypassed the theater district), rebounding 12% to $34M from the previous week’s summer-without-a-Saturday box office bruising. With nearly all 29 of the productions resuming their regular eight-performance schedules for Broadway’s Week 8 (ending July 21) , the expected boosts in box office
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For the second time in less than three months, James Cameron has taken to Twitter to congratulate Marvel Studios and its Avengers: Endgame on advancing past one of his own massive record holders. Back in May, Cameron saluted the MCU series-ender for sailing past Titanic as the No. 2 movie ever at the global and
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UPDATED with more numbers and analysis. Specialty newcomers are mostly wilting in the heat this weekend. Meanwhile, though, second-week holdover The Farewell from A24 packed a wallop with an expansion and Bleecker Street’s The Art of Self-Defense jumped to well-over five hundred runs for a seven-figure, three-day gross.  Riding the wave of music-oriented documentaries, Sony
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