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Saturday AM Update: TriStar/eOne’s The Woman King is coming in higher than expected, with an $18M opening boosted by lively word of mouth off an A+ CinemaScore and a massive 95% positive on Comscore/Screen Engine’s PostTrak. Friday, including $1.7M previews, came in at $6.8M. Comping this Black female epic to previous Hollywood titles was a challenge,
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“I do think the studies will get paid, like they usually do, whatever they are owed. Because we are the suppliers and that’s usually what happens,” Lionsgate vice chair Michael Burns said Wednesday of the Chapter 11 filing earlier in the day by Regal Cinemas’ parent Cineworld. “Those things seem to go through the same
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Sony is pushing their Spider-Man family title Madame Web from July 7 to Oct. 6, 2023. That first weekend of October has been a gold mine for the Culver lot where they own the month’s second and third biggest openings with Venom: Let There Be Carnage ($90M) and Venom ($80.2M). S.J. Clarkson directs off Matt Sazama and Burk Sharpless’s script about a clairvoyant
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Given how global exhibition has been impacted by Covid with reduced capacities and on-and-off closures in certain territories, we haven’t harped on the profit and loss of theatrical movies. Until now. Of course, as the first $1 billion grossing global title of the pandemic, Sony/Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home is already bound for a $242M net profit
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Refresh for latest…: Sony/Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home is having a joyous holiday as it is now officially the first movie of the pandemic era to pass the $1B mark at the global box office. The worldwide gross through Sunday is $1.05B which makes this installment Sony’s No. 2 film of all time, behind only
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UPDATE, writethru: Sony/Marvel’s friendly neighborhood webslinger now leads the No. 4 movie of 2021 worldwide, as Spider-Man: No Way Home overtakes F9 with $751.3M through Tuesday. At the international box office, Peter Parker has also leapt to a new milestone, topping the $400M milestone with yesterday’s grosses for a running cume of $422.6M in 68
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Aunt May says it best in Spider-Man: No Way Home, “With great power, comes great responsibility”. Sony for some time knew they had a massive hit on their hands with Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home, and while some studios had to sell pics to streamers to stay alive during the pandemic, or even more desperate, had to feed their
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Refresh for latest…: Sony/Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home has become the third biggest global opener of all-time with $587.2M. Crossing the $500M mark makes it only the sixth film ever to the milestone in a launch frame. The Jon Watts-directed MCU entry instantly becomes the No. 6 movie of 2021 worldwide (No. 3 for the
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EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures is putting forth the biggest promotional campaign to date during the pandemic for any major studio wide release with Spider-Man: No Way Home; the global brand marketing value seeing $202M and a billion-plus reach. While that dollar figure is the second highest for a Sony webslinger movie after 2019’s Spider-Man: Far From Home
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Who says people love to stay home and stream movies? Proving that theatrical is still king, Sony/Disney/Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home rang up a massive $50M, the third highest preview night ever, and the most money Sony has ever seen for a Thursday preview night that easily buries the previous high we’ve seen during the pandemic, that
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For all the mishegaas exhibition has endured during the pandemic including streaming threats, day-and-date window crunching, older demos not showing up, local ordinances and countless release-date changes and eliminations, Sony’s Spider-Man: No Way Home arrives this weekend to save the day. The hope here is that Sony’s theatrical window-respecting release not only jolts the worldwide cinema
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Sony/Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home grossed an estimated $5.28M in Korea on its first day today. This is significant for a number of reasons: Korea has been extremely soft of late, yet the launch day is 11% over the first day of 2019’s pre-pandemic Spider-Man: Far From Home and is the biggest day-one figure for
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Before Spider-Man: No Way Home dominates the world this weekend and 2022 sets in, Sony has moved its David Leitch directed Brad Pitt action movie Bullet Train and Hello Sunshine production Where the Crawdads Sing to July, respectively July 15 and July 22. Bullet Train was previously scheduled on April 8 next year, while Crawdads was on June 24. Bullet Train travels away from
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Sony/Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home is activating mega presales in international box office markets. Due to begin offshore rollout on December 15, just ahead of domestic’s December 17 debut, the Jon Watts-directed installment has set all-time records in multiple markets for the first 24 hours, and has caused some ticketing websites to crash. We’ve heard tell
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While some in the industry are still trying to blame a lackluster box office on the pandemic, think again: Sony’s Spider-Man: No Way Home in its first day of pre-sales yesterday on Fandango already beat that of 2019’s Avengers: Endgame; that movie ultimately turning into the biggest domestic opening of all-time with $357.1M. In addition, the presales for Spider-Man:
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Sony, which doesn’t mess around with theatrical day-and-date releases like some other motion picture studios, can celebrate their Marvel sequel Venom: Let There Be Carnage crossing the $200 million mark in the US and Canada. It is the second movie to do so during Covid, after Disney/Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
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Update: The Man From Toronto is walking away from MLK weekend 2022 where Kevin Hart has traditionally launched his Ride Along movies and will now open on Aug. 12, 2022. Man From Toronto leaves behind Spyglass and Paramount’s reboot of Scream on MLK, as well as the Ben Affleck and Ana de Armas 20th Century Studios thriller Deep Water and
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Sony’s Venom: Let There Be Carnage has feasibly crossed $100M in five days, joining Disney/Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings as the fastest titles to do so at the pandemic domestic box office. Both titles are on a theatrical window exceeding 45 days. It should be noted that while Shang-Chi propelled past the century mark off Labor Day Monday, Venom
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It’s not Venom: Let There Be Carnage going on Nov. 19, rather Sony’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife which received high praise from exhibition out of CinemaCon. Word was that the Marvel sequel would move from Oct. 15 after Paramount flew Top Gun: Maverick from its Nov. 19 date, however, it’s the Jason Reitman-directed, Ivan Reitman produced sequel to the Columbia Pictures comedy franchise.
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Warning: The following trailer description contains spoilers of The Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer. After Sony reportedly erased a leaked trailer from its upcoming Disney MCU title Spider-Man: No Way Home over the weekend from social, those attendees at CinemaCon finally got a taste. The pic is scheduled to be the big holiday tentpole release in a cinema
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Here’s something no one saw coming at CinemaCon, unless you could decipher the three-hour block Sony reserved for its presentation: The studio surprised those who braved the mid-pandemic Las Vegas confab tonight with a screening of Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife.  The pic hits theaters on Veterans Day, Nov. 11. In the follow-up to the classic 1984
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Sony, which was last seen at CinemaCon in 2018, brought the confab back to post(ish)-pandemic life today. Its President of the Motion Picture Group, Josh Greenstein, took center stage and reiterated the Culver City lot’s “commitment to protecting and preserving the theatrical window.” That drew a great roar from the Caesar’s Palace Colosseum crowd. Despite
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