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China Cracks Down On Box Office Fraud; Suspends, Fines Hundreds Of Cinemas

In November last year, China established a new film industry law which vowed to be tough on box office fraud. The rules came into effect on March 1, and this week, the Middle Kingdom made good on its promise to crack down on cheats. A total of 326 cinemas have been punished for violations, the official Xinhua news agency reported. Regulators said 63 moviehouses were involved in fraud of about 1M yuan ($145K). Those cinemas will be closed for at least 90 days beginning… Read

No. 15 ‘Hidden Figures’ Box Office Profits – 2016 Most Valuable Movie Blockbuster Tournament

Hidden Figures

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. Hidden Figures 20… Read

No. 16 ‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ Box Office Profits – 2016 Most Valuable Movie Blockbuster Tournament

Kung Fu Panda 3 Box Office

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. KUNG FU PANDA 3 D Read

‘Power Rangers’ Teams With Thirst Project To End Global Water Crisis

Power Rangers Movie

EXCLUSIVE: Saban’s Power Rangers movie has banded with Thirst Project, the largest youth-water activism organization, in the campaign #TogetherWeAreMore to raise money and awareness about the global water crisis. Currently, more than 663 million people on the planet do not have access to safe, clean drinking water with children dying rapidly from water-related diseases. Today is World Water Day, which was designated by the United Nations in 1993, a time when we recognize… Read

‘Moonlight’ Crosses $50M+ At Worldwide Box Office With China & Japan On Deck

EXCLUSIVE: Best Picture Oscar winner Moonlight has passed the $50M global mark with a total through Tuesday of $56.1M. The split breaks down to $28.6M international box office and $27.5M domestic for the first picture fully produced and financed by A24 which also led international sales, selling out around the world at last year’s AFM. When offshore rollout began, Moonlight was looking at a potential $40M worldwide with a 50-50 domestic vs foreign split, a rare feat for a… Read

‘Power Rangers’, ‘CHIPS’ & A Deep-Space Alien Won’t Take This ‘Beauty And The Beast’ Down – Weekend Box Office Preview

Three new major studio releases this weekend will find it impossible to cut into Beauty and the Beast‘s dance at the box office, which is well on its way to crossing $300M. The live action Disney musical has already accumulated $206.2M after $17.9M yesterday, charting the best pre-summer Tuesday of all-time (the studio just reported their official morning figures) — and that was with 11% K-12 and 15% colleges off. In its second go-round, Beauty and the Beast stands to… Read

‘Beauty And The Beast’ Makes Room For $222M Offshore, $429M WW On Tuesday

Beauty And The Beast

While it continues to break records domestically, Disney's Beauty and the Beast clocked another $18.2M at the international box office Tuesday. The offshore cume is now $222.3M, with global at $428.5M. That sets the Bill Condon-directed live-action fairy tale on course to hit $500M global this week. The overseas Tuesday was 10% of the initial weekend frame. As previously noted, the update on the 1991 animated classic is comping well to last year's The Jungle Book, which… Read

‘Beauty And The Beast’ Hits A High Note With Best Pre-Summer Tuesday, Crosses $200M

Disney’s live action take on the tale as old as time scored an estimated $18M yesterday, +33% from Monday notching the best Tuesday before the summer season ever. Beauty and the Beast not only beats the previous pre-summer Tuesday record holder Furious 7 ($13.3M) and last year’s Batman v. Superman ($12.1M), but it also outstrips the Tuesday of such tentpoles as The Avengers ($17.67M), Rogue One ($17.6M) and Captain America: Civil War ($13.76M). Through five days, Beauty an… Read

No. 17 ‘The Angry Birds Movie’ Box Office Profits – 2016 Most Valuable Movie Blockbuster Tournament

The Angry Birds Movie

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 ANGRY BIRDS M… Read

No. 18 ‘La La Land’ Box Office Profits – 2016 Most Valuable Movie Blockbuster Tournament

La La Land Box Office

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. LA LA LAND Lions… Read

‘Battle Of The Sexes’: Billie Jean King-Bobby Riggs Tennis Pic Sets Fall Date

Fox Searchlight’s Battle of the Sexesabout the legendary 1973 tennis match between ex-champ/hustler Bobby Riggs and world No. 1 Billie Jean King, will have its game date at the multiplex on September 22. The film stars Steve Carell and Oscar winner Emma Stone as the iconic tennis stars, whose faceoff was one of the most-watched sports events of all time — a symbolic face-off about gender equality. Little Miss Sunshine directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris direct… Read

‘Beauty And The Beast’ Bests $200M Offshore; Passing $400M WW Box Office Today

Beauty And The Beast Box Office

Disney's Beauty and the Beast continued its offshore waltz on Monday to take its international box office to $204.2M. Belle, her Beast, Mrs. Potts and the rest of the castle dwellers are at $392.4M global through Monday. They will pass $400M worldwide today. The overseas Monday of $21.9M on BATB reps 12% of the weekend's $182.3M. That's a stronger hold than would normally be expected for a family film — and also comes with most markets not on holiday. Putting it into some… Read