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Talk about pent-up demand. Detective Chinatown 3, which was originally scheduled to hit Chinese cinemas during the Lunar New Year period in 2020, has sprung out of the gate today with an astonishing Maoyan-estimated RMB 1.05B ($163M) to score the biggest opening-day gross ever of any movie in a single market. The debut overtakes Avengers:
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While Disney CEO Bob Chapek remains flexible about release strategies for movies between the big screen and the studio’s streaming service Disney+, he said today that Marvel’s long-awaited feature Black Widow is still set to be a pure theatrical release as mentioned back at the company’s December investor day. However, “we’ll be watching to see the reopening
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Disney/Pixar’s Soul continues to shine overseas with a $96.2M cume after seven frames. In 11 markets this session, the Pete Docter-helmed original added $6.9M to its international box office kitty with No. 1s again in Russia and Korea. In China, it has surpassed Incredibles 2 to become the market’s 2nd highest-grossing Pixar title ever. China
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Christopher Plummer — who starred in “The Sound of Music” and so many other iconic films — has died. Plummer passed away peacefully at his home in Connecticut Friday, his family said in a statement. His wife of over 50 years, Elaine Taylor, was by his side. Lou Pitt, a longtime friend and manager of
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EXCLUSIVE: In the wake of receiving two Golden Globe nominations for its Sia-directed movie Music, Vertical Entertainment can boast that its Nate Parker feature American Skin has become the distributor’s highest grossing title on PVOD with $4M over two weeks. American Skin debuted on Jan. 15 in select cinemas and on on-demand platforms such as Apple, Amazon, Vudu,
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Jordan Belfort initially thought the GameStop stock market drama was a version of a “pump and dump” scheme, which the stock broker pleaded guilty for in 1999. After looking into the situation further, Belfort has shown his support for the “revolution” in association with Wall Street, calling the current controversy a paradigm shift that will
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Over the course of eight generations of Pokémon, developer Game Freak has introduced 18 distinct types, meant to balance each other like an elemental game of rock, paper, scissors. These began with the basic Fire, Water, and Grass types of the Gen 1 starters and extended to include the controversial Fairy-type Pokémon, which were added in Gen 6 to counter Dragon
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Constantin’s new Resident Evil distributed by Sony Screen Gems has been set to open on Labor Day weekend, Sept. 3 this year. Paramount’s Jackass is the only other major studio wide release scheduled at that time. This is the movie we told you about that’s an origin story starring Kaya Scodelario, Hannah John-Kamen, Robbie Amell, Tom Hopper, Avan Jogia
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Exclusive Chris Pratt‘s been trending for posting horribly bigoted tweets from back before his Marvel Universe days, but he says the backlash is unwarranted … because the tweets are phony. A spokesperson for the “Guardians of the Galaxy” star tells TMZ … he never posted the offensive messages that began circulating Wednesday morning. They appeared
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Kat Dennings says Darcy Lewis’ choice of potato chip in WandaVision reflects how she has matured. With WandaVision, Dennings’ wise-cracking lab assistant-turned-doctor has returned to the MCU for the first time since 2013’s Thor: The Dark World. Previously, Darcy remained within the Thor movies as a supporting, comic relief character, and it seemed unlikely that she would be
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Sony Pictures Classics has made some tweaks to its release schedule for four upcoming pics and one that’s already in theaters. The distributor run by co-presidents Michael Barker and Tom Bernard said that Dror Moreh’s documentary The Human Factor, which opened last month in Los Angeles and New York, will go nationwide in theaters on May 7.
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