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Warner Bros/Legendary’s Dune is off to an epic start at the box office in France. The Denis Villeneuve-directed adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic world-building 1965 novel grossed $1.55M in its first day on Wednesday (including Tuesday night previews). This is the market’s fourth best launch day of all time for the month of September. The
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Warner Bros/Legendary Pictures’ sci-fi epic Dune is starting early rollout this weekend, looking to capitalize on momentum coming off of its star-packed world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, which was followed by an event at Paris’ Grand Rex cinema and screenings in Deauville and Toronto — all in just the past two weeks. The
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Update: Warner Bros. has revealed this morning what we first saw at CinemaCon, the trailer for The Matrix: Resurrections. Why the more-than-two week delay? Because the studio’s James Wan movie Malignant is opening this weekend in cinemas (and on HBO Max). In recent years, Warners has typically debuted a fresh trailer for a hot film on top of
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EXCLUSIVE: Here’s some data we haven’t seen yet: The 17-day U.S. household viewership for Warner Bros. movies released this year on HBO Max, with James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad registering 4.7M households through its first three weekends of release on the service. All of this comes from Samba TV which measures streaming viewership in 3M U.S.
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Anyone who skipped CinemaCon this year out of fear of the pandemic in Las Vegas missed a spitfire of a luncheon chat this afternoon. Not only was Patty Jenkins smashing the theatrical day & date model, and wagging a finger at exhibition over the decline in moviegoing experience, but also Paramount Domestic Distribution Boss Chris
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Warner Bros went completely virtual at CinemaCon with a pre-recorded hour-long reel sans executives onstage. We understand that it had nothing do with Covid, nor any kind of day-and-date head ducking, rather their senior ranking domestic and international distribution guys were unable to attend the confab for respective personal commitments. Warners does have other members
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Warner Bros. fired up James Gunn’s The Suicide Squad last night, the studio’s first Thursday preview in a long time arguably since pre-pandemic; the DC R-rated ensemble seeing $4.1M off showtimes that began at 7PM; the biggest for a R-rated movie during the pandemic. Previously, Universal/Blumhouse’s R-rated The Forever Purge made $1.3M on its Thursday night.
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While the delta variant continues to be a stumbling block for the overseas box office, it’s not entirely certain that’s the continuing case at the domestic box office as more people become vaccinated. Despite comfort levels for moviegoing being down over the last three weeks per NRG, it’s not all doom-and-gloom with such parameters on
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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
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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.
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The National Association of Theatre Owners, the Motion Picture Association, studios and industry figures are teaming for The Big Screen Is Back, a conference to be held on Wednesday, May 19 at the AMC Century City 15 in Century City, CA which will rally the comeback of exhibition as it reopens from the pandemic and present studios
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Big movie chain Cinemark announced Friday it’s now reached agreements to theatrically showcase films from all five major studio partners across its U.S. theaters, although it didn’t provide terms or many details. On a conference call with analysts to discuss the exhibitor’s just released first-quarter financials, CEO Mark Zoradi called each of the five deals
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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
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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:
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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
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Warner Bros. pandemic hit Godzilla vs. Kong grossed $3.88M on Friday, which will yield an estimated $12.9M second weekend at 3,084 theaters (+20), -60%, on its way to $69M domestic by the end of tomorrow. In the Legendary title’s first week, the monster movie has grossed $60M, making it the top grossing pic stateside during the pandemic
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Refresh for latest…: After logging the best pandemic-era start for a Hollywood movie at the international box office last weekend, Warner Bros/Legendary’s Godzilla Vs Kong has punched up $285.4M worldwide through Sunday. The overseas running total, which added $76.1M this weekend, is $236.9M, giving GVK bragging rights as the quickest studio movie released during Covid
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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
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Refresh for latest…: Warner Bros/Legendary’s Godzilla Vs Kong thrashed off to an estimated $21.5M (RMB 140M) start in China today, good for the best opening day of a Hollywood title in the market since Covid began and portending a weekend in the high $60Ms. The film positively dominated the Middle Kingdom with an 88% share and played
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Cineworld CEO Mooky Greidinger said today that the No. 2 global exhibitor is “actively negotiating terms and structures of evolving theatrical windows with our studio partners.” He made the comment on an earnings call after Cineworld reported 2020 results which included its first-ever annual operating loss ($2.26B) as the industry has been greatly impacted by
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It is extremely ironic that on the same day when Warner Bros. throws in the towel on its day-and-date HBO Max theatrical release plan (for 2022) that Disney would take one of their most highly anticipated Marvel movies, Black Widow, and move it to a day-and-date theatrical Disney+ PVOD plan after the muted performances of
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