Movies

Disney/20th Century Studios feature adaptation of Jack London’s Call of the Wild drew $1M last night from 6PM previews while STX’s horror sequel Brahms: The Boy II saw $375K at roughly 1,800 theaters last night. They’re the two wide entries in a post Presidents Day weekend which will see Paramount’s Sonic The Hedgehog the winner with $29M-$40M in weekend 2.
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Peter Levinsohn was named Vice Chairman and Chief Distribution Officer for Universal Filmed Entertainment Group today after serving as President and Chief Distribution Officer since 2013. In his new role, Levinsohn will oversee domestic theatrical distribution, global home entertainment, global television distribution, new media and digital strategy, and film technology. Prior to joining Universal, Levinsohn
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In a Golden Globe-nominated performance as the reluctant central heroine of Knives Out, Cuban actress Ana de Armas is also the beating heart and precious soul of the film, immediately earning the audience’s sympathy as she struggles to get out of her overwhelmingly grim situation. The irresistible desperation in her eyes, as well as her
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American actress and model Anitra Ford is best known for playing the super-sexy love interest in lace, Melissa — who calls the cops after getting roughed up … which leads to Paul doing hard time — in the 1974 cinematic sports classic, “The Longest Yard.“ Anitra Ford was cast alongside some classic actors including, Eddie
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The PlayStation fans who were expecting to play The Last of Us Part II at PAX East will be disappointed to learn that Sony is pulling out of the event, due to increasing concerns about the novel coronavirus. Sony has announced that it’s skipping E3 2020, but the company was planning to have a booth at PAX East with
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Rialto Pictures is bringing Francis Ford Coppola’s Palme d’Or winning 1974 movie The Conversation back to theaters, starting March 20 at New York’s Film Forum and Landmark’s Nuart Theatre in L.A., with newly struck 35mm prints personally supervised by the six-time Oscar winning filmmaker. The platform release will offer theaters an alternate DCP restoration remixed
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The indie distributor Neon is becoming the cool, popular kid in Hollywood and on the box office playground since they dominated the Oscars with the multiple Parasite wins. This weekend, the distributor, founded by Tim League and Tom Quinn, saw the return of Portrait of a Lady on Fire in theaters, while Parasite took a victory lap after winning
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Breaking News Getty Jason “Gummi Bear” Davis — who voiced Mikey Blumberg on ‘Recess’ for years — has reportedly died. The voice actor — who’s also the grandson of the late Hollywood billionaire mogul Marvin Davis and Barbara Davis — passed away Sunday in Los Angeles … according to a family statement provided to THR.
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Refresh for latest…: Paramount’s Sonic The Hedgehog raced to a $100M worldwide opening this weekend, including $43M from the international box office, and a domestic record for a videogame pic. The adaptation of Sega’s globally popular property is playing in 40 offshore markets, repping 60% of the overseas footprint. Directed by Jeff Fowler, Sonic had
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Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog got off to a solid start on Thursday night, scoring $3M from shows that began at 5PM at 3,150 locations. That number is the same as what Dreamworks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World made last year with a $3M Thursday off 6pm showtimes before going to a $55M opening weekend. Other
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Fans of Sony might be disappointed with the launch of the PlayStation 5, which could cost nearly $500 at launch according to a report. When a new generation of video game systems launches, combatants in the war for consumer dollars often find themselves trying to turn a profit on hardware while still drawing an audience that will
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The first Disney release of 2020, Pixar’s Onward, arrived on tracking today with a $44 million projection. Some believe that the forecast for the March 6 release is low and could go higher. The movie directed by Dan Scanlon and featuring the voices of Tom Holland, Chris Pratt, Octavia Spencer and Julia Louis-Dreyfus is set in a suburban
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Memphis-born William Sanderson is best known for his role as the chess-playing replicant designer, J.F. Sebastian — who double-crosses his mentor, Dr. Eldon Tyrell, and brings a fast-aging and desperate replicant to his penthouse — in the classic 1982 version of the futuristic film, “Blade Runner.” Sanderson scared the big screen with an awesome cast
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