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National CineMedia Promotes Lawrence Snapp To Chief Digital Officer

National CineMedia hopes to narrow the distance between its movie theater ads and digital media the promotion of Lawrence Snapp to a new role of SVP of Corporate Development & Chief Digital Officer. It’s a step up for the former Microsoft exec, who joined in September as SVP of Corporate Development. Snapp will report to NCM President Cliff Marks and lead what the company calls a “newly formed digital products team focused on delivering innovative consumer experiences and… Read

Business

Consumers’ Average Movie Ticket Outlays Hit New High In Q1

A barrage of 3D and large screen movie releases, as well as several adult-skewing titles, lifted the average consumer outlay for a movie ticket to a new high of $8.84 in Q1, the National Association of Theatre Owners says today. The average payment was up 3.0% vs last year’s Q1, and +0.6% vs the last three months of 2016. Although the price is high, NATO notes that the average ticket price in 1977 of $2.23 would equal $9.26 if adjusted for inflation. Consumers paid… Read

Box Office

‘King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword’ Advance Previews In Huge Demand; AMC Ups Theater Count

Audiences are going nuts for Warner Bros/Village Roadshow’s King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword It was announced this week that there will be free previews of the movie April 27 at select theaters at 7 PM local time, a promotion called “King for a Day.” AMC Theatres has maxed out on RSVPs from Danbury, CT, to Burbank, and now the chain is adding 50 venues for the Guy Ritchie film to meet audience demand. This brings King Arthur‘s advance preview count at AMC to 200… Read

Film

IMAX, AMC Pact For 25 New Theaters In Key European Markets

IMAX and AMC’s Odeon Cinemas Group, and its Nordic Cinema Group subsidiary, have entered a deal for 25 new theaters, marking the biggest European agreement in the large format company’s history. Under the pact, 25 IMAX theater systems will be deployed throughout the region with 10 already identified for the UK/Ireland, Germany, Spain and Italy. Those will be added to existing Odeon complexes. The remaining sites are to be determined throughout Western, Southern and… Read

Box Office

‘Boss Baby’ Rules With $26M+; Sizing Up ‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’; Seniors Are ‘Going In Style’ – Sunday Final Update

3rd Writethru Sunday AM final: The March box office was divided between ‘haves’ and ‘have nots’, and if a film didn’t have the goods to survive, it was gone. April will arguably have only one ‘have’, and that’s Universal’s Fate of the Furious next weekend which is looking at a three-day of $100M-plus per industry sources, with all other titles for the month falling by the wayside. It’s also because of Furious why there isn’t any new male testosterone product in the… Read

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How ‘The Secret Life Of Pets’ Beat ‘Deadpool’ & ‘Rogue One’ – The Data Behind The Dollars

The Secret Life Of Pets Movie Profit

This is Illumination Entertainment chief Chris Meledandri’s second trip up the proverbial ladder to cut the nets as the victor of Deadline’s Most Valuable Blockbuster tournament. He won in 2013 for Despicable Me 2. According to our experts who looked extensively at the behind-the-curtain data to derive the net profit and Cash on Cash Return that means most to studios, The Secret Life Of Pets beat out a slew of strong contenders, several of which surpassed the… Read

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No. 1 ‘The Secret Life Of Pets’ Box Office Profits – 2016 Most Valuable Movie Blockbuster Tournament

Secret Life Of Pets

When it comes to evaluating the financial performance of top movies, it isn't about what a film grosses at the box office. The true tale is told when production budgets, P&A, talent participations and other costs collide with box office grosses and ancillary revenues from VOD to DVD and TV. To get close to that mysterious end of the equation, Deadline is repeating our Most Valuable Blockbuster tournament, using data culled by seasoned and trusted sources. THE SECRET LIFE O… Read

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No. 2 ‘Deadpool’ Box Office Profits – 2016 Most Valuable Movie Blockbuster Tournament

Deadpool

When it comes to evaluating the financial performance of top movies, it isn't about what a film grosses at the box office. The true tale is told when production budgets, P&A, talent participations and other costs collide with box office grosses and ancillary revenues from VOD to DVD and TV. To get close to that mysterious end of the equation, Deadline is repeating our Most Valuable Blockbuster tournament, using data culled by seasoned and trusted sources. DEADPOOL 20th Cen… Read

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No. 3 ‘Rogue One’ Box Office Profits – 2016 Most Valuable Movie Blockbuster Tournament

When it comes to evaluating the financial performance of top movies, it isn't about what a film grosses at the box office. The true tale is told when production budgets, P&A, talent participations and other costs collide with box office grosses and ancillary revenues from VOD to DVD and TV. To get close to that mysterious end of the equation, Deadline is repeating our Most Valuable Blockbuster tournament, using data culled by seasoned and trusted sources. ROGUE ONE: A STAR… Read

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Bill Mechanic On Movie Biz: Big Problems & A Few Suggestions On How To Fix Them

Editors Note: Bill Mechanic is chairman and CEO of Pandemonium Films and a former top executive at Paramount, Disney and chairman and CEO of Fox Filmed Entertainment when the studio generated Die Hard With A Vengeance, Independence Day and Titanic. He most recently produced Best Picture Oscar nominee Hacksaw Ridge. He was moved to weigh in after all the noise about windowing that came out of the just-wrapped CinemaCon. The industry is in big trouble. Yes, that's perhaps… Read

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No. 4 ‘Finding Dory’ Box Office Profits – 2016 Most Valuable Movie Blockbuster Tournament

Finding Dory

When it comes to evaluating the financial performance of top movies, it isn't about what a film grosses at the box office. The true tale is told when production budgets, P&A, talent participations and other costs collide with box office grosses and ancillary revenues from VOD to DVD and TV. To get close to that mysterious end of the equation, Deadline is repeating our Most Valuable Blockbuster tournament, using data culled by seasoned and trusted sources. FINDING DORY Disn… Read

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Stars Describe How They Lost It At The Movies As NATO Hands Out Achievement Awards – CinemaCon

With CinemaCon coming to a close tonight with its annual Big Screen Achievement Awards, many attendees were finding it difficult to get out of town as a major sand storm grounded planes and caused Las Vegas city officials to issue Do Not Travel advisories. For those driving, visibility in some areas was almost non-existent. At tonight’s awards, the closing act of CinemaCon 2017, there was one star casualty as Get Out director Jordan Peele literally could not GET OUT of… Read