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Meanwhile, Steven Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’ added $13.9 million for a China total of $192.8 million after three weekends. Dwayne Johnson’s action-adventure Rampage made a strong start in China over the weekend, chalking up a hearty $55 million. The film opened on some 21,500 screens, claiming nearly 70 percent of the full weekend box office.
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He is best known for his superhero series, including The CW’s ‘Arrow,’ ‘The Flash’ and ‘Supergirl.’ Producer Greg Berlanti, whose credits include The CW’s hit superhero series Arrow and The Flash, will be honored with this year’s International Emmy Founders Award. Berlanti, who holds the record for most shows on U.S television networks at the
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The U.K. public broadcaster has, as previously unveiled, combined its commercial and production operations under one roof. The BBC has officially unveiled its new-look commercial arm, BBC Studios, while also unveiled a further push into China as it looks for production opportunities in the growth market.  BBC Studios had previously been the name of the
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The director’s return to sci-fi popcorn fare has been boosted by effusive word of mouth in the world’s second-biggest film market. Steven Spielberg, progenitor of the modern blockbuster, finally has a big box-office win in China, the world’s soon-to-be-largest movie market. Ready Player One, his self-proclaimed return to popcorn fare, rocketed to a strong $61.7
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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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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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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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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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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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The modern-day thriller, loosely based on Patrick Suskind’s best-seller of the same name, will bow on Netflix outside German-speaking territories. Netflix has boarded Perfume, a dark German-language thriller series from producers Constantin Film and network ZDFneo loosely based on the global best-seller of the same name by Patrick Suskind. Netflix has acquired worldwide rights outside
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THR’s at-a-glance look at the week in representation news Who got signed, promoted, hired or fired? The Hollywood Reporter’s Rep Sheet rounds up the week in representation news. To submit announcements for consideration, contact rebecca.sun@thr.com. Devil in a black bustier Lucifer’s Lesley-Ann Brandt has signed with Paradigm. Since the beginning of the Fox drama, now
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Palme d’Or Winner Cristian Mungiu will produce the thriller, about a group of Romanian hackers who target a German bank. HBO Europe has greenlit Hackerville, a six-part cyber-crime thriller set in Germany and Romania, as its first international co-production. Hackerville was created by Ralph Martin and Joerg Winger of German production house UFA Fiction, both
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Studio blockbusters including ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘Despicable Me 3’ and ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ helped drive record box-office results in the U.K. and strong performances in France and Russia. Cinema admissions ticked up slightly in Europe last year, according to official figures released Wednesday by the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC), the body
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He also helped guide the careers of Richard Dean Anderson, Joan Collins, Mindy Cohn and ‘Hollywood Medium’ Tyler Henry. Ron Scott, the Hollywood publicist who represented David Hasselhoff, Richard Dean Anderson and John Stamos during their days as young soap opera stars, has died. He was 74. Scott died Saturday at Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center,
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The company, which AT&T is looking to acquire for $85.4 billion, posts improved quarterly earnings. Time Warner, the entertainment conglomerate that telecom giant AT&T is looking to acquire for $85.4 billion, on Thursday reported higher fourth-quarter earnings and touted some full-year records for key divisions. Chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes lauded Warner Bros. for having
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