‘Black Panther’ Poised For $460M+ In Profit; ‘I Can Only Imagine’ Surprises – Box Office Update
Saturday AM: It’s the best of times and the worst of times at the box office.
On the bright side we have Black Panther which is performing like a summer tentpole during the first quarter of the year, set to hit $607.4M this Sunday, and what many ultimately believe will be an end game of $650M stateside, $1.25 billion worldwide and now per our film finance sources will churn a total estimated profit of $461M after all ancillaries (ironically, a total that’s close to what so… Read
‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Already The Best-Selling Superhero Movie In Advance Ticket Sales, Beating ‘Black Panther’
Avengers: Infinity War has already broken advance ticket sales records on Fandango becoming the best-selling superhero movie ever — and it only took six hours. Tickets went on sale at 6AM PST/9AM EST today.
At this point in time, Avengers: Infinity War is outstripping the first day 24-hour ticket sales of both Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Fandango’s previous superhero first day advance-ticket seller, and Black Panther.
Back in January when we noticed that Black Pa… Read
Screen Gems Adds John Cho-Debra Messing Thriller ‘Searching’ To August Schedule
Screen Gems will open the thriller Searching on Aug. 3 this year.
Directed and co-written by Aneesh Chaganty, with Sev Ohanian also writing, Searching follows a desperate father who is looking for his missing teenage daughter. After a local investigation is unsuccessful, David (John Cho) decides to search the one place no one has looked yet and the one place we all keep our secrets today. Timur Bekmambetov produces with Sev Ohanian, Adam Sidman and Natalie Qasabian… Read
Dwayne Johnson Announces Release Date For Rawson Marshall Thurber Reteam ‘Red Notice’
Dwayne Johnson revealed on Instagram that his third movie with Skyscraper and Central Intelligence writer/director, Rawson Marshall Thurber, Universal’s Red Notice, is coming out June 12, 2020. In the international action-thriller, Johnson plays an Interpol agent tasked with capturing the most wanted art thief in the world.
The film will be produced by the returning Skyscraper team, including Beau Flynn (Rampage, San Andreas) for his Flynn Picture Co.; Johnson, Dany… Read
Peter Bart: ‘Black Panther’s Triumph Sends Studios Scurrying To Find The Next Magic Formula
Hollywood's focus always shifts magically at this time of year from the fresh to the familiar. The Shape of Water, quirky and innovative, already is yesterday's news as the next Avengers prepares to battle Rampage for the first shot at summer franchise business.
It's all about following the money: After all the Oscar hoopla, The Shape of Water managed in the end to gross $61 million and Call Me By Your Name $17.4 million, but the gold standard for the summer blockbuster… Read
Charlize Theron Comedy ‘Tully’ Moves To First Weekend Of May
Jason Reitman’s Tully from Focus Features is moving from its original April 20 release date to the first weekend of summer on May 4.
The comedy stars Charlize Theron as a mother of three including a newborn, who is gifted a night nanny, Tully (Mackenzie Davis) and forms a unique bond with her. Given the pic’s themes on motherhood, a date closer to Mother’s Day May 13 servers as a better launch. Tully will initially receive a moderate theatrical release.
In the wake of… Read
Daniel Brühl Takes ‘7 Days in Entebbe’; Zoey Deutch Rebels in ‘Flower’ – Specialty B.O. Preview
With Awards Season tucked away, Specialty newcomers have a chance to breathe. Focus Features, which had two films in the Oscar running, is heading out with political thriller 7 Days in Entebbe starring Rosamund Pike and Daniel Brühl. The company is taking a page out of its playbook from the box office success of The Zookeeper's Wife, released in a similar pattern last March. The Orchard is opening teen comedy Flower with Zoey Deutch with limited runs ahead of a wider roll… Read
‘The Walking Dead’ Season 8 Finale & ‘Fear The Walking Dead’ Crossover Will Play On The Big Screen
Fathom Events and AMC announced today "Survival Sunday: The Walking Dead & Fear the Walking Dead," a one-night event on April 15 whereby fans can watch the anticipated series crossover, The Walking Dead Season 8 finale and the Fear the Walking Dead Season 4 premiere.
The episodes will play at north of 750 theaters and the event will also feature exclusive bonus content. Tickets can be purchased at Fathom Events. The screening event begins live at 8:30 p.m. ET / 7:30 p.m… Read
‘A Quiet Place’ Gets Loud On Social Media Post SXSW Premiere
EXCLUSIVE: Much like Sony with Baby Driver at last year’s SXSW, Paramount truly has something special with John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place.
While Baby Driver turned the car chase action film into a ballet, A Quiet Place redefines the horror thriller as a silent movie, accentuated by a riveting sound design.
Coming out of SXSW, the pic which teams Krasinski with wife Emily Blunt for the first time ever, has seen a 5M spike in its social media universe over the last week… Read
Harper Lee’s Estate Sues Over Aaron Sorkin’s ‘To Kill A Mockingbird’ Play
A lawyer representing the estate of late To Kill A Mockingbird author Harper Lee has filed suit against the producers of Aaron Sorkin’s upcoming Broadway production based on the iconic novel. The New York Times, which first Read
Can ‘Tomb Raider’ Take Down ‘Black Panther’ At The Weekend Box Office? – Preview
Videogame star Lara Croft will vie to get an extra life at the box office this weekend as MGM/Warner Bros.’ Tomb Raider starring Oscar winner Alicia Vikander hits 3,700 locations with a shot at $23M-$25M.
However, she’ll have to overindex if she wants to beat Disney/Marvel’s Black Panther which is looking at its fifth straight No. 1 frame with a take around $27M, -34%. The Ryan Coogler-directed movie currently counts $571M at the domestic box office, and it will easily… Read
Costume Designer Bob Mackie Joins Broadway’s ‘The Cher Show’
Bob Mackie will bring decades of Cher experience – he designed, among her many other gowns, the jeweled black stunner with feather headpiece for the 1986 Oscars – to the design team for Broadway’s upcoming The Cher Show.
Mackie is part of the design team announced today by producers Flody Suarez and Jeffrey Seller. Others include set designer Christine Jones (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child), set designer Brett Banakis (The Glass Menagerie), lighting designer Kevin… Read