‘Ready Player One’ Tops $500M Global Box Office, Scores $200M+ In China
Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One has lifted its worldwide score across the $500M threshold. That’s after beginning global rollout on March 28 and reps $120.6M in domestic takings with $379.5M at the international box office. The VR-themed pic from Warner Bros, Amblin and Village Roadshow has done remarkable business in China where it has now topped $200M (RMB 1.3B) to become the 10th biggest U.S. release ever in that market.
Earlier in the run, RP1 had already become… Read
‘A Quiet Place’ Still Noisy With $21M+; ‘I Feel Pretty’ $18M; ‘Super Troopers 2’ Arrests $16M – Saturday Update
UPDATE, Saturday AM: Paramount’s A Quiet Place in its third week prevails with $21.1M over a weekend filled with comedy both for women with STXfilms/Voltage/Wonderland Sound and Vision’s I Feel Pretty ($18M) and stoners with Fox Searchlight’s surprise sequel, Super Troopers 2 ($16M).
While I Feel Pretty is ahead of its $11M-$14M tracking, Super Troopers 2 is really ahead, besting its $5M-7M projection. Said one happy Fox insider, “You can never tell with fan-based… Read
‘Deadpool 2’ Advance Ticket Sales Records: Fandango’s Best R-Rated Preseller Ever In First 24 Hours
UPDATED, 2:30 PM: 20th Century Fox’s Deadpool 2 is breaking more advance-ticket sales records. Fandango now is reporting that Deadpool 2 is already pacing to be the top R-rated preseller in its 18-year history, outstripping 2015’s Fifty Shades of Grey. That’s big, considering that Fandango covers sales for more than 30K screens across the country.
In its first 24 hours since presales were announced on Fandango, Deadpool 2 also ranks as third-best advance-ticket seller of… Read
William Friedkin Revisits Demons With ‘The Devil and Father Amorth’; Godard In Focus – Specialty B.O. Preview
Oscar nominee William Friedkin's 1973 classic The Exorcist grossed nearly $233M stateside, spawned follow ups and imitations and is still a standard-bearer in horror. Now Friedkin is taking a look at real-life exorcisms in the documentary The Devil and Father Amorth, which The Orchard is opening Friday. Friedkin's latest will be decidedly different from his narrative thriller, but will nevertheless be “unnerving,” according to the distributor, which will combine the film… Read
‘My Fair Lady’ Broadway Review: Lauren Ambrose’s Eliza Brings Fair Fight To Professor Henry Higgins
While Carousel spins its gorgeous melodies and troublesome social politics in Midtown Manhattan, My Fair Lady, its lighter-hearted companion in the Big Book of treasured musicals toting outdated notions, has opened some 20 blocks north in a sumptuous Lincoln Center Theater production, its cast of 37 led by a tempestuous Lauren Ambrose and, in his Broadway debut, Harry Hadden-Paton, best known stateside for a Prince Charming turn on Downton Abbey but here making a right… Read
Lionsgate’s Sundance Pickup ‘Blindspotting’ Moves Up Into July – Watch The Trailer
UPDATED with new release date: Lionsgate’s Blindspotting is going a week earlier on July 20 in limited release with an expansion July 27. On that final weekend of the month, the pic will be up against Paramount’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout and Warner Bros.’ Teen Titans Go! To The Movies.
The studio made the shift official today and dropped the trailer. Check it out above.
PREVIOUS, February 7: Sundance Film Festival opening night title Blindspotting, which Lionsgate an… Read
Byron Allen Kicking Tires Of Landmark Theatres Circuit – CinemaCon
EXCLUSIVE: It’s very early in the process, but Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios is taking a look at Landmark Theatres which is on the sales block.
"We are pursuing the acquisition of numerous companies that have excellent management and brands in distribution, content, cable networks and technology. Yes, we are looking at all opportunities including the Landmark Theatres" Allen tells Deadline.
News broke yesterday that Netflix was looking at the chain at one point… Read
Focus Features’ ‘Mary Queen Of Scots’ Scoots To December
Focus Features’ Working Title pic Mary Queen of Scots, is moving its limited debut from Nov. 2 to Dec. 7.
That first weekend in December is a prime launchpad for awards season fare, read that’s where Fox Searchlight launched its best picture winner The Shape of Water, and its best actress winner The Black Swan eight years ago.
Directed by Josie Rourke, and written by House of Cards Beau Willimon, Mary Queen of Scotts explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary… Read
‘Rampage’ & ‘A Quiet Place’ Still At War For No. 1; Amy Schumer Debuts Third Comedy ‘I Feel Pretty’
New Line’s Dwayne Johnson monster mash Rampage and John Krasinski’s horror thriller A Quiet Place will continue to battle for No. 1 with industry box office sources predicting that a clear winner won’t be decided until Saturday. Each title is expected to pull in $20M-$21M.
Rampage currently has grossed $41.6M through five days, while A Quiet Place has cleared $105.7M in the middle of week 2. Paramount’s A Quiet Place won Monday at the box office with $2.6M… Read
Third ‘How To Train Your Dragon’ Pic Gets A Title
UPDATED, 8:49 AM: Universal Pictures said today that the third installment in DreamWorks Animation’s lucrative and toon Oscar-winning franchise now is titled . The pic is keeping its March 1 release date.
PREVIOUSLY, December 5, 2016: Universal Pictures said that DreamWorks Animation's How To Train Your Dragon 3 will now nest on Friday, March 1, 2019 instead of its previously announced May 18, 2018 date. Dean DeBlois, the film… Read
‘Carousel,’ ‘Children Of A Lesser God’ Debut As Broadway Box Office Dips 9%
Broadway box office dipped 9% during the week ending April 15, totaling $37,729,078, compared with $41,151,034 in the same week in 2017, according to figures from the Broadway League.
This past week featured 36 shows, compared with 40 in the year-earlier period. In another tough comparison, the 2017 period included Easter and Passover and vacation for New York City area schools, while this year’s week did not.
Carousel and Children of a Lesser God were the week’s major… Read
Danny Boyle-Richard Curtis Comedy Eyes Fall 2019 Release, Two Months Before James Bond
Universal said today that its untitled Danny Boyle Working Title comedy, written by Richard Curtis, is coming out Sep. 13, 2019. The release date is interesting as it is two months before MGM’s next James Bond movie which is dated for Nov. 8.
As the world knows, Boyle has been working toward helming that next Bond (MGM and Ion haven’t officially confirmed the news, but Boyle says he’s overseeing a script).
However, here’s how this will go down: Boyle will be finished with… Read