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What do you do when your conglom might be a target for a takeover. Don’t sweat it and laugh. As Skydance remains in talks with Paramount Global’s majority shareholder National Amusements to take control of the studio Paramount Pictures CEO Brian Robbins made light of sales talks before exhibitors at CinemaCon in Las Vegas saying
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The trailer for Paramount‘s Smile 2 came as a surprise this morning during the studio’s session at CinemaCon. Though not introduced, when the images first hit the screen, it was easy to assume Paramount was distributing a Lady Gaga concert movie (it truly felt that way). But as it continued, it was clear Naomi Scott
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Paramount’s Bob Marley: One Love had offshore audiences getting together and feeling more than alright in Wednesday international box office play. Beginning overseas release yesterday, the Reinaldo Marcus Green-directed biopic grossed $4.9M across 10 markets, several of them giving the story of the reggae icon No. 1 status and the biggest or second-biggest launch day
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Globally, including most everywhere overseas, 2023 box office was led by a mix of Barbie, The Super Mario Bros. Movie and Oppenheimer, curious bedfellows who nevertheless proved that cultural phenomena can come in different forms and set turnstiles spinning. Both the global and international box office saw improvement in 2023 versus 2022 with an estimated
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Exhibitors are lighting candles and saying prayers that Paramount‘s feature musical redux Mean Girls carries them big-time throughout January after a dry spell caused by the double strikes. Ya see, for the next three weeks following Mean Girls, there isn’t a major studio wide release until Apple Original Films’ Argylle arrives on February 2 via
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We’ve been clamoring for more Criminal Minds since Criminal Minds Evolution Season 1 left us gasping due to its shocking revelations. Despite scoring a speedy renewal, the long-running drama that morphed into a streaming series a year ago hasn’t yet entered production. Earlier this year, there was word that filming would begin imminently, so fresh
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EXCLUSIVE: Apple Original Films and Paramount‘s Killers of the Flower Moon landed on more tracking services Thursday. The three-hour-plus epic directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio is set for an opening around $24 million when it goes wide on October 20. Duly note, that new tracking service Quorum, which does six-week projections, had
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Altering an initial platform-release plan, Apple Original Films will instead launch the Cannes Film Festival hit Killers of the Flower Moon to a wide global theatrical release October 20. Apple is partnered with Paramount Pictures on the theatrical release. This before the Martin Scorsese-directed film that stars Robert De Niro, Leonardo DiCaprio and Lily Gladstone
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EXCLUSIVE: With the new animated version of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem, Paramount has vibrantly revived the near 40-year-old Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird-conceived comic IP for another generation: As the pic barrels toward $100M at the global box office, Deadline hears from sources that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles brand is heading toward $1 billion+
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Looking to find its way and pull boys in, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem is getting a mid-week start here with previews yesterday grossing $3.85M. Showtimes started at 2PM for the Jeff Rowe-directed feature and the outlook is $30M over 5-days for the net $70M production. Some trackers have it at $40M. Mutant Mayheim
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Paramount/Skydance’s Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One is off and running overseas with a $39.8M cume through Thursday in 48 international box office markets. This includes Wednesday openings in some markets and a strong paid preview program. With domestic’s Wednesday/Thursday plus previews, that brings the global total on the Tom Cruise-starrer to $$63.6M through
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EXCLUSIVE: Paramount/Skydance’s Mission: Impossible: Dead Reckoning – Part One is looking at $6M-$7M in previews so far, which is bound to be higher than the Thursday previews of the last Mission Impossible – Fallout back in 2018 which did $6M. This is according to sources. The figures we’re seeing now could go higher or lower.
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Paramount President of International Theatrical Distribution Mark Viane kicked off the studio’s CineEurope presentation with his annual fun pre-taped video, this time essaying the role of Mission: Impossible’s Ethan Hunt before appearing on stage dragging a parachute behind him in an homage to Tom Cruise’s latest spectacular stunt in Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part
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Paramount/Skydance/Hasbro’s Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is on the prowl overseas with $43.3M through Friday in 68 markets. This portends a $100M+ international box office debut, in line with projections. The domestic three-day is looking at $60M. China, a key market for the franchise, released the Autobots and Maximals at No. 1 on Friday with $11.8M,
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Summer’s tentpole rumble continues this weekend with Paramount’s seventh Transformers movie, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, which is heat-seeking $155 million at the worldwide box office for its opening frame, $100M of that offshore. The movie reps a concentrated reboot by the studio of the long-in-tooth robots-in-disguise franchise, which has suffered in latter installments from
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If you started watching 1923 on Paramount Network and didn’t follow the show to Paramount+, we have some good news: The Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford-fronted Yellowstone prequel is getting a home media release. 1923: Season 1, the next installment of the Dutton family drama, arrives on DVD and Blu-ray on August 8. The home
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Talk about legs — or, more appropriately, wings: Paramount/Skydance’s Top Gun: Maverick is still playing in Japanese cinemas a full year on from its debut. Continuing on from a stratospheric and super-leggy run, the sequel, on its 365th day of release, became Tom Cruise’s biggest film ever in the market. In doing so, it overtook
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James Cameron climbs the ladder to cut the net for winning Deadline’s 2022 Most Valuable Blockbuster Movie Tournament after Avatar: The Way of Water cleared over a half-billion dollars in profit after all ancillaries. Given the sleeper nature of this sequel, and given the overall boom expected from this year’s global box office to $32
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Deadline’s Most Valuable Blockbuster tournament took a hiatus during the pandemic as movie theaters closed for the majority of 2020-2021 and theatrical day-and-date titles on both the big screen and studios’ respective streaming platforms became more prevalent. Coming back from that brink, the studios have largely returned to their theatrical release models and the downstream
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EXCLUSIVE: Deadline has learned that Oscar winning filmmaker Martin Scorsese will be making an appearance at CinemaCon this year to receive the Legend of Cinema Award. The honor will happen during a sitdown lunch discussion with Scorsese following Paramount Pictures’ Thursday morning presentation on April 27. It’s very timely as Scorsese in mid-May will have
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Paramount and Hasbro eOne with the greatest of intentions have created an extremely fun, broad-audience appealing feature take on the classic roleplaying game, entitled Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, which already is 90% certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes –not an easy feat with a genre movie of this caliber– and 94% with moviegoers. Paramount
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