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Box Office: ‘Dune 2’ Delivers on Promise With Big $81.5M Domestic Opening

Warner Bros. and Legendary’s Dune: Part Two has delivered on its promise to reenergize the box office after a terrible early winter. Denis Villeneuve’s sequel — sporting an A-list cast led by Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya — opened to an estimated $81.5 million in North America this weekend, double the first film and the biggest […]

Box Office: ‘Dune 2’ Dashes to Early $7.6M Overseas

Denis Villeneuve’s long-awaited Dune: Part Two is off to a promising start at the foreign box office, where it opened to $5.2 million on Wednesday from its first 13 markets. Including previews, the running foreign tally is $7.6 million. The Legendary and Warner Bros. film will debut in a raft of additional countries today before […]

Regal Cinemas’ Post-Bankruptcy Plan Revealed By CEO

Eduardo Acuna, CEO of Regal Cinemas owner Cineworld Group, says his movie theater chain is well-positioned for post-pandemic and post-bankruptcy growth amid Hollywood’s box office recovery. “I think it’s a very pivotal moment in our history,” Acuna told The Hollywood Reporter in an interview on Wednesday via Zoom while seated in a giant 4DX auditorium […]

Box Office Slowdown Hits Imax As Quarterly Revenue Falls

Imax released its fourth quarter earnings on Tuesday, and posted slightly lower net earnings on falling overall revenues. That came amid tentpoles like Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour and Wonka playing on the cinema technology company’s big screens. Overall fourth-quarter revenue came to $86 million, down 12 percent from a […]

Box Office: Bob Marley’s ‘One Love’ Jams Past $120M Globally, ‘Madame Web’ and ‘Drive-Away Dolls’ Spin Out

Hollywood’s latest music biopic, Bob Marley: One Love, continues to jam at the global box office, where it crossed the $100 million mark on Friday, including $61.4 million domestically and $39.7 million overseas after only 10 days in theaters. The Paramount movie easily stayed atop this weekend’s domestic box office chart with an estimated $13.5 […]

Box Office: Bob Marley ‘One Love’ Jams to Massive $52M Opening, ‘Madame Web’ Wipes Out at $26M

Paramount’s Bob Marley: One Love delivered a huge $50 million-plus domestic opening over the six-day Valentine’s Day-Presidents Day corridor, enough to crush Madame Web‘s $26.2 million start, a record worst for Sony’s superhero adventures. Monday estimates show One Love raking in $52 million for the six days domestically, up from Sunday’s estimate of $51 million. […]

Berlin: Toei Animation’s Yoshi Ikezawa on Ambitious New CGI Feature ‘Hypergalactic’

Instrumental in bringing anime to the world through properties such as Sailor Moon, Dragon Ball and One Piece, Toei Animation is now on a mission to reach even wider audiences by combining Japanese aesthetics with storytelling and themes from around the globe.  The storied studio, where Hayao Miyazaki began his career, landed a huge hit […]

Box Office: Bob Marley’s ‘One Love Hits $17.9M on Thursday, Overwhelming ‘Madame Web’

Paramount’s Bob Marley: One Love easily maintained its lead over Sony’s troubled superhero pic Madame Web at the Thursday box office after opening the previous day at $14 million from 3,536 theaters, the top midweek opener ever for Valentine’s Day, the studio says. The honor previously belonged to 2012’s The Vow ($11.5 million). Better yet […]

Cinemark CEO: 95 Wide Release Movies to Hit Theaters In 2024, 75 Percent of Pre-Pandemic Level

Cinemark reported a narrowed fourth-quarter loss of $18 million, compared to a year-earlier loss of $99.3 million, as revenue rose 6.5 percent to $638.9 million, the exhibition giant reported Friday. Quarterly adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA), another profitability metric, grew to $79.6 million from $73.5 million a year ago. On the earnings call, CEO […]

Box Office Preview: Bob Marley ‘One Love’ Biopic to Break ‘Madame Web’s’ Heart on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day and Presidents Day will host a six-day box office race between two films that could bring some surprises and drama as Paramount’s Bob Marley: One Love biopic goes up against Sony’s supehero offering Madame Web. Both films are opening everywhere on Wednesday to take advantage of sweethearts wanting to go the movies on […]

How Barbenheimer and Spider-Man Boosted Europe’s Box Office in 2023

The Barbenheimer phenomenon and Spider-Man helped boost European cinemagoing and box office in 2023. “2023 proved to be a successful year for European cinemas thanks to smash-hit international titles including Barbie, Oppenheimer, The Super Mario Bros. Movie, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part One and Wonka, as well as a wide range of highly popular national releases,” the International […]

‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ Most Watched Movie Trailer of All Time With 365M Views

The Kansas City Chiefs aren’t the only big winners coming out of the Super Bowl. The first trailer for Marvel Studio’s threequel Deadpool & Wolverine, which dropped just before kickoff during a Super Bowl ad for the pic, racked up 365 million views in the first 24 hours, making it the most watched movie trailer […]