‘Incredibles 2’s $23.6M Monday Is Best Ever For An Animated Movie – Update
Update: Disney is calling the Monday for Pixar’s Incredibles 2 at $23.6M. All records still stand: Best Monday for an animated movie beating Shrek 2‘s 14-year record of $23.4M, and the second best Monday in June so far after Jurassic World‘s $25.3M.
Previous, 7:56AM: Even though the weekend is over, the momentum for Disney/Pixar’s Incredibles 2 just won’t let up. The Brad Bird-directed feature earned an estimated $23.9 million Monday in early morning industry reporting… Read
New ‘Gotti’ Ad Hits Back At Critics, Calls Them ‘Trolls Behind A Keyboard’
After earning a 0% on Rotten Tomatoes from 25 critics, the team behind Gotti have decided that they’re not going to take it anymore, and dropped a social media ad lashing back at those who even dare possess a sour opinion about their movie which the New York Post called “the worst mob movie of all-time”.
A tweet posted last night on the Gotti handle read “Audiences loved Gotti but critics don't want you to see it… The question is why??? Trust the people and see it for… Read
Michael Jackson Musical Slated For Broadway Run In 2020
The Michael Jackson estate and Columbia Stage are developing a musical based on the King of Pop’s catalog, adding one more jukebox show to the Broadway boards.
Lynn Nottage, a Pulitzer Prize winner for her plays Ruined and Sweat, will write the show’s book. The choreography and direction will be handled by Christopher Wheeldon, a Tony Award winner for An American in Paris.
The project adds to a growing roster of jukebox musicals hitting Broadway of late. The past season… Read
‘Incredibles 2’ Record $183M Beats ‘Captain America: Civil War’ Opening & Lifetime Totals Of ‘Cars 3’, ‘A Bug’s Life’
6th Update, Monday AM: Disney is reporting that Pixar’s Incredibles 2 is flying in at $183.2M, higher than where both the industry ($181M~) and the studio were seeing it yesterday. Records still maintained: Best animated opening of all-time beating Finding Dory ($135M), 8th best opening of all-time, just ahead of Captain America: Civil War ($179.1M) and best PG debut of all-time besting Beauty and the Beast‘s $174.7M. New Line’s Tag was a bit higher at $14.9M in 3rd place… Read
Blumhouse Partners With Tang Media On Chinese Horror/Thriller Pics
Jason Blum’s Blumhouse Productions and China’s Tang Media Partners have set an agreement to co-develop and co-finance a series of Chinese-language horror/thriller features beginning with American Nightmare, an LA-based project. The films will be made in both the Middle Kingdom and the U.S. and released in China, the partners said at the Shanghai International Film Festival today.
The pact is designed to capitalize on China's rapid box office growth and audience demand for… Read
‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Rises To $370M Overseas; ‘Incredibles 2’ Powers $52M Early Bow – International Box Office
UPDATE, WRITETHRU: Coming off of its $151M opening last weekend, Universal/Amblin's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom added a further $173.6M this session in 51 markets. Those include China where the dino-dollars are $111.9M (RMB 715M) for the 3-day, repping Universal’s 2nd biggest bow ever in the market, behind The Fate Of The Furious. The international box office total through Sunday is $370M.
These numbers are down from the Saturday studio estimates, largely owing to the… Read
MoviePass Reps 40% Of ‘Gotti’s $1.67M Opening As Critics Slaughter John Travolta Mob Pic
We’re hearing this morning that MoviePass accounted for 40% of the $1.67M opening ($668K) to John Travolta mob pic Gotti, which took headlines over the weekend for its 0% Rotten Tomatoes score from 23 critics.
During CinemaCon, the monthly movie ticket service took a low-seven figure stake in the reported $10M budgeted feature which has willed itself to existence over the last seven years, and ultimately acquired the pic’s production company, Emmett Furla Oasis Films… Read
‘Gotti’ Gets Whacked With 0% Rotten Tomatoes Score: A Deeper Look
For the handful of critics who went out of their way to watch Gotti, the John Travolta pic should sleep with the fishes.
As of this morning, the Vertical Entertainment-MoviePass Ventures release is registering a 0% Rotten Tomatoes Score. That’s lower than the 6% earned by the Ben Affleck-Jennifer Lopez 2003 film Gigli, one of the millennium’s most notoriously panned films.
Many of the reviews by top critics are so fierce, they’re hysterical. The New York Post‘s Johnny… Read
‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ Devouring $125M In China; Franchise Will Stomp Across $4B WW This Frame
SATURDAY UPDATE: After its Friday debut in the Middle Kingdom, Universal Pictures/Amblin Entertainment's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is now looking at an estimated $125.3M (RMB 815M) 3-day China bow and a full second session of $184.7M at the international box office. That will take the offshore cume to $381M through Sunday, and also push the franchise across $4B worldwide.
The Jurassic series of dino adventures, which began with Steven Spielberg's Jurassic Park in… Read
After AT&T-Time Warner Merger, Will PVOD Talk Rear Its Head Again?
When AT&T first announced its intentions to acquire Time Warner back in October 2016, talk about premium-video-on-demand was all the rage.
The format, which each studio had different pitches on, essentially called for streaming movies in the home roughly 17 days after their theatrical release at a price between $20-$30 per title.
Most of the majors, except for Disney, were hot and heavy about collapsing the window as they saw it as a potential means to supplant lost home… Read
‘Year Of Spectacular Men’, ‘Eating Animals’ Among Weekend Bows – Specialty Box Office Preview
Natalie Portman takes narration duties in Christopher Dillon Quinn's documentary Eating Animals, based on a memoir by Jonathan Safran Foer. The IFC Films release, which examines dietary choices, opens with two exclusive engagements in New York before heading to L.A. next week. Lea Thompson makes her feature film directorial bow with The Year of Spectacular Men, written by her daughter Madelyn Deutch and starring Zoey Deutch. The trio appeared at the New York premiere of… Read
Amazon Dates Cannes-Winning Polish Pic ‘Cold War’ For Year’s End
EXCLUSIVE: Amazon Studios will release Pawel Pawlikowski’s Cold War in limited theaters on Dec 21.
The pic which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival won Pawlikowski best director there and also earned rave reviews putting its current Rotten Tomatoes score at 100%. Previously, Pawlikowski won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language in 2015 for the film Ida.
Cold War is a passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatally… Read