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EXCLUSIVE: While many offshore markets are showing increasing signs of life as cinemas return, there are still several question marks surrounding when the majority of the world gets back to the theatrical business – chief among them for the international box office is China. There has been some chatter that Middle Kingdom movie theaters may
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The international box office this weekend was again led by Korea, with major local release #Alive taking a 70% share of the market. The zombie horror thriller from Spackman Entertainment’s Zip Cinema sold 1.06M tickets in its first five days for a gross of $7.4M through Sunday, again demonstrating the strength of new offerings, particularly
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The Disney catalog joined Universal’s this weekend in playing whatever theaters were open at the box office as the majority of exhibition’s 5,9K theaters remain shuttered nationwide due to COVID-19. Overall, ticket sales continued to be distressed. Disney’s 2016 Oscar-winning hit Zootopia took the top spot with an estimated $280K, putting its liftime total at $341.5M,
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Carl Reiner, one of the most prolific entertainers in the history of show business has died … TMZ has learned. We’re told Reiner died Monday night at his Beverly Hills home.  We’re told his family was with him when he passed. Reiner was a producer. He was also a director. He was also an actor.
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As expected, Broadway will remain dark through 2020, with the Broadway League announcing today that theater owners will refund or exchange all tickets purchased for productions through Jan. 3, 2021. “The Broadway experience can be deeply personal but it is also, crucially, communal,” said Chairman of the Board of The Broadway League Thomas Schumacher. “The
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But seriously, there’s no better movie in the franchise than Christmas Vacation. It has the best Cousin Eddie moments (“Shitter’s full,” “You serious Clark?”), as well as the “hap, hap, happiest Christmas” meltdown you’ll see anywhere. My wife and I make it a tradition each year to watch Christmas Vacation before anything else after we
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After Warner Bros. put Wonder Woman 1984 on Oct. 2, Paramount has moved Skydance’s Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse to Feb. 26, 2021.  This is a delayed move by Paramount having nothing to do with the recent Tenet shift from July 31 to Aug. 12. Two weeks ago, Warners moved their Petty Jenkins-directed Gal Gadot sequel to the autumn weekend they
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Breaking News Kelly Asbury, who worked on some huge animated films, including directing the blockbuster “Shrek 2” … is dead after a long battle with cancer. Kelly died peacefully Friday in Encino, CA … according to his rep, and leaves behind an amazing resume in the world of animation. He’s best known for directing the
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In what has been one hell of an election year, Jon Stewart is cutting through all of it with his biting political comedy Irresistible starring Steve Carell, Rose Byrne and Chris Cooper. The Focus Features film was originally set to hit theaters on May 29, but like all films impacted by the pandemic, it pivoted to
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The Broadway revival of the Tony Kushner-Jeanine Tesori musical Caroline, or Change and the New York premiere of Noah Haidle’s Birthday Candles starring Debra Messing are the latest productions to announce postponements until 2021, and they’ll be joined on the Roundabout Theatre Company line-up with the Broadway debut of Alice Childress’ 1955 play Trouble in
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MGM has picked up the remaining offshore territories for Bill & Ted Face the Music from Endeavor Content. The Orion movie opens on Aug. 14 stateside. The new deal adds France, Italy, Spain, Japan, South Korea, Scandinavia, Taiwan, Thailand, Hong Kong, Hungary, Turkey, Benelux, Bulgaria, Singapore and Romania to MGM’s previous international swath of Germany, Greece, Latin
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Amazon Studios and Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society are hosting a nationwide summer screening series “A Night at the Drive-In” with the Black Panther star is curating with a line-up of features celebrating diverse voices in cinemas. The series kicks off on July 1 and runs through Aug. 26. Attendance will be at no cost to local
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