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Also joining the board for the first time are Tom Duffield, the production designer whose recent credits include ‘Hell or High Water’ and ‘Patriots Day,’ who was elected to represent the designers branch, and Bonnie Arnold, who has produced animated movies like ‘How to Train Your Dragon’ and who currently serves as president of DreamWorks
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Michael Lumpkin will succeed Jacqueline Lyanga as the American Film Institute consolidates the staffs of the two festivals it operates each year. Michael Lumpkin, who heads the American Film Institute’s AFI Docs, will also oversee AFI Fest, the AFI announced Tuesday. At AFI Fest, he will succeed Jacqueline Lyanga, who has headed that festival since
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Elsewhere, indie horror pic ‘Hereditary’ survives a D+ CinemaScore with a strong $13 million debut, while Jodie Foster’s ‘Hotel Artemis’ bombs with $3.2 million; overseas, ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ roars to $151 million. Proving that fanboy-centric tentpoles aren’t the only summer box-office jewels, the female-fronted Ocean’s 8 opened over the weekend to a series-best $41.5 million
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Elsewhere, Sundance horror sensation ‘Hereditary’ launches with $1.4 million in Thursday-evening previews. The star-studded, female-fronted Ocean’s 8 grossed $4 million in Thrusday previews as it began its box-office run, followed by Sundance Film Festival horror sensation Hereditary with $1.4 million. From Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow, the Ocean’s Eleven spinoff should have no trouble stealing the
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The dinosaur movie was No. 1 in the seven territories in which it bowed. Universal Pictures and Amblin Entertainment’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom grossed an estimated $20.2 million, posting a strong debut as it opened Wednesday in seven international markets ahead of its June 22 North American release. Bowing in Korea, France, Indonesia, Germany, the
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Sundance horror sensation ‘Hereditary’ and ‘Hotel Artemis’ also open nationwide. The star-studded, female-fronted Ocean’s 8 should have no trouble winning the weekend box-office crown with a domestic debut in the $35 million-$40 million range, toppling holdover Solo: A Star Wars Story. From Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow, Ocean’s 8 is a spinoff of the Ocean’s Eleven series
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The massive China market has been instrumental in helping the Joe and Anthony Russo-directed juggernaut edge towards the $2 billion mark worldwide. Marvel and Disney’s global box-office smash Avengers: Infinity War has received a 30-day release extension in China, where it has already earned a whopping $358.3 million. Such extensions are customary for films that
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With no change in officers at the Golden Globe-granting organization, the board members also remain largely the same for the coming year. The leadership of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which dispenses the annual Golden Globe Awards, remains largely unchanged as the group, which represents journalists working in Hollywood for overseas outlets, heads into the
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Patrons who see four films will get a free ticket to a standard format movie. Online movie ticketing app Atom Tickets on Monday launched its first loyalty program that allows members to earn a free movie ticket after seeing four movies any point in the coming year. In late April, rival Fandango also launched its
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‘Black Panther,’ ‘The Shape of Water,’ ‘Fantastic Beasts,’ ‘Wont You Be Neighbor’ Courtesy of Marvel Studios ; Fox Searchlight Pictures; Courtesy of Warner Bros.; Photofest Black Panther took home the top honor and the most awards of any one film at the 19th annual Golden Trailer Awards, which celebraties the best in film and television
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Shinzo Abe’s failure to congratulate Hirokazu Kore-eda for his film ‘Shoplifters’ is unusual in Japan, where leaders are usually quick to tout the international recognition and success of its citizens. The absence of a congratulatory call or message for Cannes Palme d’Or-winner Hirokazu Kore-eda from Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has fueled speculation that the
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