Box Office

Disney veteran Cathleen Taff will assume Hollis’ job, becoming the only female to currently run theatrical distribution at a major Hollywood studio. Longtime Disney distribution chief Dave Hollis is leaving the studio to become CEO of his wife Rachel Hollis’ company, Chic Media, and relocate his family to Texas. Disney veteran Cathleen Taff will take
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Black Panther has most of the world at its feet. Only one country has yet to submit to Ryan Coogler’s afro-futuristic box-office sensation: China. The Disney-Marvel tentpole finally opens March 9 in the world’s second-largest film market, the last international outing for Panther following rollouts in Russia on Feb. 26 and Japan on March 1. The film
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Jennifer Lawrence’s ‘Red Sparrow’ debuts to $17 million, while Bruce Willis-starrer ‘Death Wish’ takes in an estimated $13 million; select Oscar nominees enjoy a last-minute surge before Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony. Movies from Jennifer Lawrence and Bruce Willis were no match for Disney and Marvel’s Black Panther, which amassed another $65.7 million in its third
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Although a legend in the U.S., Steven Spielberg hasn’t been a huge box-office force in China — but ‘Ready Player One’ could change that. Steven Spielberg’s much anticipated sci-fi action adventure Ready Player One has secured a China release date of March 30, the same day it opens in the U.S. The film, an 1980s-themed adaptation
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Universal also reveals that two other films from Packer — the prolific producer behind ‘Girls Trip’ — are in the works. The Will Packer-produced comedy Little, starring Black-ish breakout star Marsai Martin, will hit theaters Sept. 20, 2019, Universal announced Thursday. The studio also revealed that two other comedies from Packer, the prolific producer behind
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Jennifer Lawrence stars in ‘Red Sparrow,’ a seductive, R-rated action pic; ‘Death Wish,’ featuring Bruce Willis, is a remake of the classic 1974 revenge thriller. Disney and Marvel’s blockbuster Black Panther is once again expected to devour the competition at the North American box office this weekend as it bounds past the $500 million mark
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Ryan Coogler’s groundbreaking superhero pic Black Panther continued to defy all expectations in its sophomore outing, grossing $111.7 million from 4,020 theaters to score the top second weekend of all time behind 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens and finish Sunday with a domestic haul of $403.6 million, according to final numbers. The weekend tally
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Wanda Film’s ‘Detective Chinatown 2’ has come from behind to overtake ‘Monster Hunt 2’ as the holiday period’s biggest blockbuster. China’s movie box office generated a record $901 million (5.72 billion yuan) in ticket sales during the week-long Lunar New Year holiday, also known as Spring Festival. The staggering total represented growth of 67 percent
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Midbudget titles that would’ve been theatrical fare in years past (like ‘Cloverfield Paradox’ and ‘Extinction’) are going direct to streaming as studios minimize risk. Facing an uncertain box-office climate, executives at major studios are more frequently asking: “Should we try our luck in theaters or sell this thing to Netflix?” In the case of recent midbudget
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The superhero film made history at the Presidents Day box office after continually beating expectations; globally, it has earned $426.6 million. In a defining moment for diversity and Hollywood, Disney’s and Marvel Studios’ Black Panther debuted to a record-shattering $242 million at the Presidents Day box office, according to updated estimates. The bold superhero film
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With the Oscar ceremony less than two weeks away, the movie is among a number of best-picture nominees parlaying awards attention into box-office gains, including ‘Darkest Hour’ with a mighty $131.6 million in global grosses. In its fifteenth weekend in release, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri continued to impress at the Presidents Day weekend box
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The movie has leapt past ‘The Dark Knight’ and ‘Iron Man.’ Notch another victory for Disney and Marvel Studios’ Black Panther. In addition to shattering numerous records in its box-office debut, the movie boasts the best aggregated score on Rotten Tomatoes of any live-action superhero pic at 97 percent. The previous top score belonged to Christopher
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With Hollywood focused on churning out tentpoles, international moviegoers are flocking to regional adaptations: “People want to see their own stars and their own stories” It’s no secret the film industry is obsessed with sequels and remakes — China’s Monster Hunt 2 smashed local records with a $97 million one-day bow at home and Fifty
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The Marvel movie, which boasts a stellar 98 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes, begins rolling out in North American theaters Thursday night. Disney and Marvel Studios’ Black Panther is set to make history at the Presidents Day box office. If tracking is correct, the critically acclaimed superhero film will take in $165 million-plus over the
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