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Disney is planning a major “Avengers Tour” at the Shanghai Disney Resort on April 19 to promote the release. Disney Marvel’s upcoming mega-tentpole Avengers: Infinity War has secured its release date in China, the territory all but certain to be the film’s second-biggest market. The film, directed by Joe and Anthony Russo and featuring most
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Tyler Perry’s ‘Acrimony’ and faith-based pic ‘God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness’ also open nationwide over Easter weekend. The stakes are high for Steven Spielberg’s big-budget Ready Player One, which unfurls in theaters everywhere Thursday in hopes of commanding a North American start of $45 million-$50 million by the time Easter Sunday wraps. Spielberg’s
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“We are excited to offer MoviePass customers access to our Landmark Theatres,” says Cuban. Ticket subscription service MoviePass has added Mark Cuban’s Landmark Theatres to the list of cinemas its customers can utilize. Landmark’s parent company is Wagner/Cuban Companies, a cluster of media properties co-owned by Cuban and Todd Wagner. MoviePass customers going to Landmark
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The Steven S. DeKnight-directed sequel opened well ahead of Guillermo del Toro’s first film and scored Hollywood’s second-best debut in the Middle Kingdom so far this year. Legendary and Universal’s Pacific Rim Uprising romped its way to a strong $65 million start in China over the weekend. The Steven S. DeKnight-directed sequel opened 44 percent
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Conversely, Steven Soderbergh’s new indie film, ‘Unsane,’ marks the lowest opening of the director’s career. The combination of filmmaker Wes Anderson and dogs proved irresistible at the specialty box office over the weekend. Anderson’s stop-motion animated feature Isle of Dogs debuted to an estimated $1.57 million from 27 theaters in six North American cities, the
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The Disney and Marvel tentpole wrests the crown from ‘The Avengers.’ Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther has become the top-grossing superhero film of all time in North America, not accounting for inflation. The Disney and Marvel release achieved the milestone on Saturday after passing up fellow Marvel title The Avengers, which grossed $623.4 million in 2012.
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That’s behind the preview gross for the first ‘Pacific Rim.’ The bots are back. Legendary and Universal’s big-budget release Pacific Rim: Uprising began stomping into North American theaters Thursday night, grossing $2.4 million from 2,850 theaters. That compares to $3.6 million in previews for the first Pacific Rim, which debuted to $37 million domestically Pacific
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Shanghai-based Joy Pictures will serve as the official local marketing partner on the Chinese release of the Fox Searchlight film, with support from Global Road Entertainment. Wes Anderson’s much anticipated stop-motion animation Isle of Dogs is heading to China. The Fox Searchlight film has secured a release date in the Middle Kingdom on April 20.
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Recent releases from India, Thailand and Europe have struck gold in the Middle Kingdom. North America remains the world’s largest box-office territory, but for foreign-language films produced outside of Hollywood, China can already offer vastly more market potential for the right lucky title. The highest-earning foreign-language release in North America last year was Bollywood epic
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Faith-based film ‘I Can Only Imagine’ — the huge surprise of the weekend — and ‘Love, Simon’ each earn a coveted A+ CinemaScore. Unless Alicia Vikander’s Tomb Raider unearths unexpected treasure, it’s on course to lose the weekend box-office crown to ruling champ Black Panther, according to early Friday returns. The female-led action-adventure won the
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Armando Iannucci’s film enjoys one of the best starts ever for veteran indie distributor IFC. As Special Counsel Robert Mueller continues to investigate Russia’s possible interference in the 2016 presidential election and Donald Trump’s involvement in such meddling, along comes a political satire about the former Soviet Union that is striking a chord at the
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Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time was unable to defeat Black Panther after opening to a muted $33.3 million from 3,980 theaters in North America. Both Black Panther and A Wrinkle in Time — the latter based on Madeleine L’Engle’s beloved book and targeting young girls — have been heralded for their diversity, both in front
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It remains to be seen whether Ava DuVernay’s adventure-fantasy can beat ‘Black Panther,’ now in its fourth weekend. Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time — based on Madeleine L’Engle’s beloved book — has finally transported into theaters. The fantasy-adventure grossed $1.3 million in Thursday-evening previews for a projected debut in the $35 million-$40 million range,
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