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How ‘Wonder’ Turned Wonderful At The Box Office With A $27M Opening Against Superhero Movie ‘Justice League’

In the face of what was expected to be a behemoth superhero movie in Justice League at the B.O., Lionsgate boldly dated its family pic Wonder against the Warner Bros./DC movie and surprised many this weekend with a $27M opening. It’s reminiscent of when Warners dated its Alcon Entertainment, older female, faith-based title The Blind Side against The Twilight Saga: New Moon eight years ago and came up solid against that title, earning $34M to the vampire romance’s… Read

‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’ Bows OK; ‘Three Billboards’ & ‘Lady Bird’ Extend Robust Runs – Specialty Box Office

Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Denzel Washington's Roman J. Israel, Esq. topped out among the Specialty newcomers this weekend, though the real sizzle continued to be with holdovers Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri from Fox Searchlight and A24's Lady Bird. Both placed in the top 10 in the overall box office. Columbia's Roman J. Israel, Esq. debuted in four theaters Friday, grossing $65K. The title, which also features Colin Farrell and Carmen Ejogo will go wide by Thanksgiving. Rialto's… Read

‘Justice League’ Rises To $70.7M Through Friday At International Box Office

Justice League

SATURDAY AM UPDATE: Now open in 65 markets, Warner Bros/DC's Justice League has lifted its international box office cume to $70.7M through Friday. This is off adding $43.3M yesterday on approximately 47,500 screens around the world. Japan is the only major not opening this session. The confirmed Friday gross in China is in line with the flash estimates at $15.1M (RMB 100.3M). The superheroes are playing on 21,000 screens and took 65% of the Top 5 films. With sneaks… Read

Review: Lerner & Loewe’s Golden ‘Brigadoon’ With Kelli O’Hara and Aasif Mandvi

I won’t bore you with the history of Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner’s first hit, 1947’s Brigadoon, and its ranking in the Golden Age of Goofy Musicals; you either grew up with Vincente Minnelli’s 1954 film (Gene Kelly, Van Johnson, Cyd Charisse) and the cast albums of the original and the many revivals, or you didn’t. You either know  “The Heather on the Hill” is as beloved of jazz musicians as it is of Broadway fanatics, or you don’t. You either dismiss it as a… Read

How MoviePass Is Girding For The Massive ‘Last Jedi’ Holiday B.O. Season: CEO Says “Exhibitors Should Be Thrilled”

EXCLUSIVE: Two years ago when Disney’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens was in play, the Lucasfilm title spurred the overall domestic theatrical marketplace to a massive $1.33 billion over a three-week frame (Dec. 18-Jan. 7). Last Christmas’ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story was just as strong, leading all films to make $1.1 billion over a similar period. So, how is MoviePass — a subscription service that for a new lowered monthly price of $7.50 a month allows its subscribers to… Read

Fandango Reports Sensational Advance Group Ticket Sales For ‘Wonder’

Wonder

EXCLUSIVE: Despite a behemoth like Warner Bros/DC’s Justice League in the marketplace this weekend, which is poised to make north of $110 million, many are betting that Lionsgate’s Wonder overperforms. Even though it chalked up a $740,000 Thursday night preview from 7 PM showtimes, there’s been a huge amount of advance group sales, fueled by Lionsgate’s outreach to schools. Fandango reports that Wonder is the No. 2 ticket-seller for today and the weekend, behind Justice Le… Read

‘Justice League’ Powers To $13M Thursday Night; Beats ‘Wonder Woman’ – Friday AM Update

EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros./DC’s Justice League made $13M last night per Warner Bros., which is where some of our more aggressive box office analysts saw it. Previews began at 6PM. Last night’s take is higher than the $11M minted by Wonder Woman before earning a $38.2M Friday ($103.3M opening). Based on these estimates, the notion is that Justice League could fly to a $110M-$115M start and a possible $37M-$40M Friday. Already as of Wednesday, Justice League has already… Read

MoviePass Launches Annual Subscription Plan For Under $8 A Month: That’s Lower Than The Average Movie Ticket Price

For a limited time, MoviePass is offering a one-year subscription plan for a flat fee of $89.95, which translates to $7.50 a month (that price already includes a $6.55 processing fee). That price is under this year’s 3Q average movie ticket, which the National Association of Theater Owners pegged at $8.93. Existing MoviePass customers will receive 25% savings from their current $9.95 per month plan if they subscribe to the new one-year MoviePass subscription plan. Many in… Read

Denzel Washington is ‘Roman J. Israel, Esq.’; Jon Bernthal, Christopher Abbott In ‘Sweet Virginia’ – Specialty B.O. Preview

Roman J. Israel, Esq.

Columbia Pictures awards hopeful Roman J. Israel, Esq. leads a slate of limited release newcomers more crowded than last weekend’s. Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell and Carmen Ejogo star in the film, which the filmmakers shot in Los Angeles. The title will bow in New York and L.A. before going wide November 22 in time for Thanksgiving. Jon Bernthal, Christopher Abbott, Imogen Poots and Rosemarie DeWitt star in Sweet Virginia from IFC Films, with filmmaker Jamie M. Dagg… Read

‘Dunkirk’ Marches Back Into Theaters With Imax & 70MM Runs During Thick Of Awards Season

Christopher Nolan’s $524M summer smash Dunkirk is heading back to theaters on December 1 with a re-release in 50 Imax and 70mm locations, It will arrive in 34 domestic markets including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, Boston, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Dallas, Atlanta, Toronto and others. "With Dunkirk, Christopher Nolan broke new ground in the use of large-format cameras to create a theatrical event that demands to be seen on the largest possible… Read

Broadway Review: John Leguizamo’s Scorching ‘Latin History For Morons’

Beginning with Mambo Mouth, the 1990 solo show at The American Place Theatre that marked his debut with the quiet subtlety of a cherry bomb in a trash can, John Leguizamo has filled his down-time between movies (the Ice Age franchise; Summer of Sam) with some of the most deceptively funny riffs on matters of consequence ever to be called comedy. An incomparable mimic, his subjects include growing up Latino in Jackson Heights, Queens; being type-cast as a pimp, drug… Read

Steven Soderbergh’s ‘Unsane’ Gets Spring Release From Bleecker Street; New Regency Nabs International Rights

Steven Soderbergh

UPDATED with international deal: Bleecker Street’s second release with Steven SoderberghUnsanewill hit theaters on March 23. We hear that the pic will go wide. This is the thriller Soderbergh reportedly shot on his iPhone and which stars Claire Foy, Joshua Leonard, SNL alum Jay Pharaoh, Juno Temple, Aimee Mullins and Amy Irving. New Regency has come aboard to take international rights on the film in all territories outside of the U.S. and will distribute it via 20th… Read