‘Glass’ Now Looking At Third-Best MLK Weekend Opening With $47M+ Despite Cracks In Tracking – Sunday Final
Final Sunday AM after 7:49AM post: Glass, like a horror movie, was front-loaded in regards to its $14.6M Saturday being down 9% from its $16M opening (which included previews). This is a different path from M. Night Shyamalan’s previous film Split which saw a 13% spike between the two days going from $14.6M to $16.5M.
This puts Glass at a 4-day that’s under $50M at $47M per Universal. Some think the Blumhouse/BVI production can still hit $50M in four days which would be… Read
‘Glass’ Cracks $89M 3-Day Global Bow; ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Nears $800M WW – International Box Office
Refresh for latest…: M. Night Shyamalan's Glass took the top spot at the international box office this weekend with $48.5M in 55 markets. That's right in line with pre-weekend projections and positions the Blumhouse pic at 13% ahead of its predecessor, Split. Disney, which handled the first movie in Shyamalan's Eastrail 177 trilogy, 2000's Unbreakable, has overseas on Glass via Buena Vista International. Combined with the domestic take (via Universal), the global… Read
‘Bumblebee’ Buzzes Past $400M WW – What’s Next For The Autobots
EXCLUSIVE: Paramount's Bumblebee is buzzing past the $400M mark worldwide today. The Transformers origins story has revved up $401.3M global, including $113.9M domestic and $287.4M at the international box office through Saturday. Japan, which has been a solid play for the franchise, is the last market to bow, on March 22, meaning there’s further fuel in the VW Bug’s tank.
Helmed by Travis Knight, the well-received picture reboots the Transformers series with humor and an… Read
Jamie Lee Curtis, Tika Sumpter Wage ‘An Acceptable Loss’; ‘The Heiresses’, ‘Adult Life Skills’ Bow – Specialty B.O. Preview
January continues its slow roll on the Specialty side this weekend with very few anticipated limited releases. IFC Films has the headliner of the weekend with political thriller An Acceptable Loss starring Tika Sumpter and Jamie Lee Curtis. Chicago Fire director Joe Chappelle wrote and directed the title after finding inspiration from two documentaries by Errol Morris. Brooklyn-based Distrib Films believes it found an under-the-radar gem in last year's Berlin Film… Read
Seth Rogen-Charlize Theron Comedy Moves Up To First Weekend In May After Scoring SXSW Slot
After landing a world premiere at SXSW, Lionsgate’s Charlize Theron-Seth Rogen comedy formerly known as Flarsky is moving up its release from June 7 to May 3.
This shows that Lionsgate has plenty of confidence in the film, and is playing it not only closer to SXSW, but also putting it on the weekend following Disney/Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame. Once upon a time the first weekend of summer was the first weekend of May, but Avengers: Infinity War changed all that last year… Read
Fox Searchlight’s ‘Tolkien’ Takes Early Summer Release Date
Fox Searchlight’s Tolkien about the legendary Lord of the Rings author will open in theaters on May 10.
The movie, directed by Dome Karukoski, and starring Nicholas Hoult as J.R.R. Tolkien and Lily Collins as his muse and wife Edith Bratt, explores the formative years of the orphaned author as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. This takes him into the outbreak of World War I, which threatens to tear the… Read
‘The Lego Movie 2’ Building To $45M-$55M Opening In Early B.O. Projection
Warner Bros’ The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part hit tracking today with a robust $45 million-$55 million opening. The sequel to the surprise 2014 movie opens February 8.
We hear that Lego Movie 2 literally just locked its print, and that Warners is prepping a great screening program for the movie prior to its release.
The first movie opened to an amazing $69M and turned around a 3.7 multiple for a final domestic of $257.7M.
Demos show Lego Movie 2 ahead of Spider-Man: Into… Read
2018 French Film Exports Tumble 52% Absent Luc Besson’s Influence In English
Without a marquee English-language title to boost overall performance, French films in 2018 saw a precipitous drop in overseas admissions, totaling 40M versus 2017’s 82.5M. That 52% tumble is matched by a 51% slide in receipts to 237M euros, export body Unifrance reported today in Paris.
In its findings, Unifrance said it was clear that 2018 “was a disappointing year overall, with certain films performing below forecasts.” These annual ups and downs have become somewhat… Read
‘Dragon Ball Super: Broly’ Sets Wednesday Aflame With $7M+ Opening
2nd Update, Thursday AM: Early AM industry estimates are in showing that Funimation’s Dragon Ball Super: Broly had a super opening day with $7.06M at 1,250 venues leading all films at the box office, and overtaking STXfilm/Lantern’s The Upside for the day ($1.69M) and the fourth Wednesday of Warner Bros. Aquaman ($1.2M).
Six-day projections are wild for the film, around $15M+, as folks expect the pic’s run to be significantly front-loaded over the MLK stretech; most of… Read
M. Night Shyamalan’s ‘Glass’ To Smash $105M+ Worldwide Over MLK Weekend
After a post-holiday sleeper period at the box office largely dominated by Warner Bros’ Aquaman, the 2019 box office is set to wake up this weekend with its first, truly fire-breathing event film, Glass, from two-time Oscar nominee M. Night Shyamalan. It is looking at a $105 million-$120 million global start, inclusive of the four-day MLK holiday in the U.S.
While an immediate follow-up to the director’s Universal/Blumhouse surprise $278M-plus grossing hit Split from two… Read
Carol Channing Dies: Original Star Of Broadway’s ‘Hello, Dolly!’ Was 97
Carol Channing, a Broadway legend who was known for her signature lead role in Hello, Dolly! and continued performing well into her 90s, has died of natural causes at her home in Rancho Mirage, CA. She was 97.
B Harlan Boll, Channing’s publicist, confirmed the news to multiple news outlets. “It is with extreme heartache that I have to announce the passing of an original Industry Pioneer, Legend and Icon – Miss Carol Channing,” Boll said in a statement to Broadway World… Read
Broadway Notches $32M In Weekly Box Office; Daniel Radcliffe-Starrer ‘Lifespan Of A Fact’ Ends Run On High Note
Broadway had some winter weight loss last week, shedding four productions and about 15% in box office. Grosses for Week 33, ending Jan. 13, totaled $31,937,248, with most shows reporting dips. Total attendance was 274,375, down about 9% from the previous week.
Going out with a bang was The Lifespan of a Fact, the play starring Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones and Bobby Cannavale. The hit reality-based drama about a meticulous magazine fact-checker and a not-so-meticulous… Read