‘Miss Peregrine’ Enrolls Moviegoers On Thursday Night – Box Office
20th Century Fox/Chernin Entertainment’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children grossed $1.2M on Thursday at approximately 3,000 locations with showtimes starting at 7PM. This is on par to Maze Runner’s Thursday night which minted $1.1M, on its way to a $11.26M Friday and $32.5M weekend. The industry expects the $110M Tim Burton movie to post a weekend in the mid-$20M range at No. 1.
Simon McBurney’s Techno Excursion ‘The Encounter’ Is A Trip: Broadway Review
With his intense eyes, dimpled chin and thatch of hair, Simon McBurney has a chameleonic look that shifts imperceptibly from innocent to sinister, enchanted to terrified, that will be familiar to anyone who’s seen him onscreen: He played Colin Firth’s illusionist sidekick in Woody Allen’s Magic in the Moonlight and the father of Eddie Redmayne’s Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, among many other roles. But it’s as a theater magician that he is best known, the… Read
Felicity Jones-Nicholas Hoult Vehicle ‘Collide’ Back On Track For Winter 2017
The Felicity Jones-Nicholas Hoult action auto movie Collide, which was extricated from Relativity Media during its bankruptcy crisis and rescued by Open Road Films, will now begin its journey as a theatrical wide release on February 3. The IM Global pic was originally scheduled to open August 19, but was then moved to an unset date.
Formerly known as Autobahn, Collide is from British helmer Eran Creevy and follows an American couple, Casey (Hoult) and Juliette (Jones)… Read
Warner Bros. Ups Jeff Goldstein To Domestic Distrib President; Veronika Kwan Vandenberg Expands Int’l Distrib Role
Warner Bros. Pictures’ 30-year vet Jeff Goldstein has been promoted to president, domestic distribution, it was announced today by Sue Kroll, President, worldwide marketing and distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures, to whom Goldstein will report.
In his new role, Goldstein will oversee the daily oversight of Warner Bros. Pictures' domestic distribution, and work closely with Kroll on broader, long-term strategy and planning for the group. Goldstein started at Warner Bros… Read
‘Miss Peregrine’ To Punish Competition At Weekend Box Office – Preview
So far at the fall domestic box office we’ve seen a slew of misfires out of the gate including Blair Witch, Bridget Jones’s Baby, Snowden, The Light Between Oceans, Morgan, The Disappointments Room and The Wild Life. Even though some wide product has moved off the fall schedule, it’s still a vicious marketplace particularly since it’s a sleepy time at multiplexes. This weekend alone, there’s only 4% of K-12 schools out, and 1% of colleges according to ComScore. Let’s hope… Read
Garth Drabinsky Sets ‘Madame Sousatzka’ Musical For His Broadway Comeback
Proving it’s possible to have not just two but three acts in the business there’s no business like, Canadian impresario Garth Drabinsky announced today that he’s coming back to Broadway next fall, following an unanticipated 15-year hiatus. His production of a new musical based on the novel behind the 1988 Shirley MacLaine vehicle Madame Sousatzka will shake down at Toronto’s Elgin Theatre from February 25 through April 9, 2017 before coming to New York next October at a… Read
Kevin Kline Back On Broadway To Star In Noël Coward’s ‘Present Laughter’
Two-time Tony winner Kevin Kline (A Fish Called Wanda, In And Out) will return to Broadway after a decade-long absence to star in Present Laughter, the Noël Coward comedy that will open a limited engagement April 5 at the St. James Theatre. That’s where Kline won his first Best Featured Actor in a Musical Tony, in 1978 for On the Twentieth Century. In 1981 he won Best Actor in a Musical for The Pirates of Penzance.
Producer Jordan Roth, who owns the St. James and four… Read
Disney Confirms Michael Grandage & Christopher Oram For Broadway ‘Frozen’
Confirming reports earlier this week, Disney Theatrical Productions this morning said that Tony- and Olivier Award-winning director Michael Grandage and Tony- and Olivier Award-winning scenic and costume designer Christopher Oram are taking over the reins of Frozen. The new show, based on Disney's Oscar-winning animated musical film, will open at Broadway's St. James Theatre in spring 2018, following extensive renovations to the Jujamcyn Theatres house. Prior to that, Froz… Read
Imax & 20th Century Fox Make New Four-Pic Pact
Imax and 20th Century Fox re-upped their existing deal for the large-format exhibitor to play four upcoming titles: Maze Runner: The Death Cure, Predator, Alita: Battle Angel and a new untitled Marvel film. These titles’ sound and images will be digitally remastered for Imax.
"After sharing success with such recent box-office hits as the global phenomenon Deadpool, we are thrilled to sweeten the existing deal with our friends and partners at Twentieth Century Fox by… Read
‘Magnificent Seven’ Lassos $59.3M Worldwide & Record $34.7M U.S. Opening For Antoine Fuqua – Monday Final B.O.
7TH Write thru, Monday PM: Sony/MGM’s The Magnificent Seven counts a worldwide total to date of $59.3M with an overseas take including MGM territories at $24.6M. Stateside is riding off with $34.7M. Though $300K lighter than yesterday’s domestic estimate, all records still hold: director Antoine Fuqua’s best stateside, second best for a live-action western after Cowboys & Aliens ($36.4M) and third best for Denzel Washington after American Gangster ($43.6M) and Safe House … Read
Nathan Lane, John Slattery Are ‘Front Page’ News At Broadway Box Office
Six shows in previews bulked up the new Broadway season and all of them drew audience interest across a wide range of genres, from seasonal songfest (Holiday Inn) to modern classic (The Cherry Orchard) and new work (Heisenberg, The Encounter, Oh, Hello). Leading the pack was a revival of The Front Page, with an all-star crew headed up by Nathan Lane and John Slattery, coming on like gangbusters.
The Ben Hecht/Charles MacArthur melocomedy, staged by Jack O’Brien, played… Read
A24’s ’20th Century Women’ Sets Christmas Debut
EXCLUSIVE: A24’s 20th Century Women from Beginners director/writer Mike Mills is getting a Christmas day release in New York and Los Angeles before going wide on Jan. 20. Set in Santa Barbara, the movie follows three women played by Annette Bening, Elle Fanning and Greta Gerwig who raise an adolescent boy (newcomer Lucas Jade Zumann) during a pivotal summer in 1979. Billy Crudup also stars. 20th Century Women is also premiering at the New York Film Festival on Saturday… Read