HBO Max

Third-party streaming viewership stat org Samba TV reports this morning that 693k U.S. households watched In the Heights on HBO Max in their live+3-day window. The news comes in the wake of the Warner Bros. feature musical losing the No. 1 spot at the weekend B.O. to the third session of Paramount’s A Quiet Place Part II, $11.5M to
0 Comments
SATURDAY UPDATE: Refresh for updates While it appeared that the summer box office was dusting itself off from the pandemic over the last two weeks, both newcomers Warner Bros. highly anticipated Jon M. Chu directed Lin-Manuel Miranda musical In the Heights and Sony’s Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway are currently filing less than spectacular results respectively with a No.
0 Comments
Updated: Westworld co-creator Lisa Joy’s feature directorial debut Reminiscence is going a week earlier on Aug. 20. Why? Essentially it prevents the film from playing right into Disney/Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings which should dominate Labor Day weekend (that is if that film stays theatrical). Reminiscence is also going day and date in theaters and on HBO
0 Comments
SATURDAY AM UPDATE: Refresh for more analysis Wow, it’s a great weekend at the box office, even by pre-pandemic standards. Two movies, both R-rated and aimed fanboys, aren’t squashing one another, but equally set to gross over $19M apiece this weekend. We’re talking about New Line/HBO Max’s Mortal Kombat and Funimation/Aniplex’s Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie:
0 Comments
Despite AT&T CEO John Stankey’s victory lap today about WarnerMedia’s theatrical and HBO Max release strategy with Godzilla vs. Kong, the studio’s R-rated title, Mortal Kombat, is facing a serious threat at the weekend box office from a traditional theatrical release and rival Asian IP, Funimation’s Demon Slayer -Kimetsu no Yaiba- The Movie: Mugen Train.  Since
0 Comments
AT&T CEO John Stankey took a Godzilla vs. Kong victory lap Thursday as the film managed to storm the domestic box office and provide a solid boost for HBO Max. Subsidiary WarnerMedia’s strategy of releasing its 2021 slate day-and-date in movie theaters and on its new premium streaming service was highly controversial when announced last
0 Comments
UPDATED: Warner Bros. has pushed up the release date for Hugh Jackman-starrer Reminiscence. Previously set to hit theaters and HBO Max on September 3, the film will now debut a week earlier, on August 27. The move takes the film out of Labor Day competition, with Paramount’s Jackass 4, Screen Gems/Constantin’s reboot of Resident Evil starring Kaya Scoldelario, and Marvel’s
0 Comments
Cineworld and Warner Bros have hatched a multi-year agreement that will see the No. 2 global exhibitor show the studio’s 2021 theatrical and HBO Max day-and-date titles in the U.S. as of their theatrical release. Then, beginning in 2022, Warner Bros theatrical releases will have a 45-day window of theatrical exclusivity at Cineworld’s Regal chain
0 Comments
Updated Monday AM: Warner Bros is reporting this morning that Tim Story’s Tom & Jerry didn’t do $13.7M for the weekend, rather $14.1M. That’s a very good indication that an upbeat vibe is developing among moviegoer confidence as this pandemic slowly starts to draw its curtains. Rival studio estimates as of yesterday AM had Tom & Jerry
0 Comments
Warner Bros. has put Westworld co-creator Lisa Joy’s feature directorial debut Reminiscence back on the calendar after temporarily pulling it off; the Hugh Jackman sci-fi thriller set to hit theaters and the HBO Max service on Sept. 3, Labor Day weekend. The movie previously had a release date of April 16. Currently scheduled for a Labor Day theatrical release
0 Comments
A year after Covid raged in China, the country’s box office is all sewn up and back together with Detective Chinatown 3 besting Avengers: Endgame‘s U.S./Canada all-time opening with a $394M weekend. But here in the states, we’re still trying to get the pandemic under control, and winter storms which impacted 100 million Americans according to the
0 Comments
Refresh for updates and top 10 chart: On one of the most difficult box office dates on the calendar, Super Bowl weekend, and during a pandemic, Warner Bros.’ second weekend of its Denzel Washington-Rami Malek-Jared Leto thriller The Little Things made $2.1M at 2,206 theaters, -55% from its first weekend; putting it’s running domestic total through ten
0 Comments
Warner Bros. just announced that Taylor Sheridan’s Those Who Wish Me Dead will debut on May 14 this year. Remember, that means both in theaters and on HBO Max on opening weekend. The female-driven neo-Western which is set against a wildfire in the Montana wilderness stars Angelina Jolie, Nicholas Hoult, Jon Bernthal, Tyler Perry, Aidan Gillen, Medina
0 Comments
Refresh for more analysis and Top 10 chart: If you’re looking for any exciting financial action to come out of the movie business, it’s not at the box office, but the stock exchange. The continued closure of movie theaters during Covid, with only 45% of all 5,8K U.S. and Canada movie theaters opened, yielded Warner
0 Comments
Despite the industry dust-up over WarnerMedia’s controversial 2021 theatrical-HBO Max release strategy, according to AT&T CEO John Stankey, the move was “the right call,” essentially “using the unfortunate set of circumstances around the pandemic for an opportunity to make lemonade out of lemons.” When asked this morning on the Q4 earnings call about the long
0 Comments
As we first told you last month, Legendary and Warner Bros are poised to settle their fight over Godzilla vs. Kong, the fourth monster movie between the two which the former financed the $200 million-plus production at 75%, with the movie keeping its simultaneous theatrical and HBO Max release date May 21. Meanwhile, a settlement over
0 Comments
John Stephens, the outgoing CFO of WarnerMedia parent AT&T, defended the company’s move to release its 2021 film slate concurrently on HBO Max and in theaters and cited Warner Bros. century-long relationship with Hollywood talent — with some disgruntled at the move and the way it was communicated. “We’ve got a long history of working
0 Comments
The first weekend of the year, which at its apex in 2016 grossed $219.5M off the heat of Disney’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, registered under an estimated $13M for the entire weekend in a continued decimated exhibition marketplace that’s praying to reopen in 2021. Warner Bros.’ theatrical release of Wonder Woman 1984, which is also available on
0 Comments
It’s historically been a week when we’re reporting on Star Wars movies doing a daily box office average of $20M, but in this distressed Covid environment where 60% of all U.S. and Canadian theaters are closed, we have only to highlight that Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman 1984 did an estimated $22.5M in its first week. Eeesh. Now
0 Comments
The Patty Jenkins-directed DC sequel has grossed more than $100M worldwide according to Warner Bros. Wonder Woman 1984 opened to $16.7M domestic last weekend in the U.S. and Canada where 60% of 5,5k theaters are shutdown. The film is also available on the studio’s streaming service HBO Max which is only available stateside, but will expand
0 Comments