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‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald’ Pockets $31M In Two Days Overseasby Nancy Tartaglione

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    ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald’ Takes $253M WW Bow; ‘Venom’ Voracious In China Milestones – International Box Office

    By Nancy Tartaglione on Nov 18, 2018 12:14 pm

    UPDATE, writethru: Warner Bros' Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald cast a $191M spell at the international box office this weekend for a global launch of $253M. The opening in 79 overseas markets is within the range that we were seeing ahead of the bow and surpasses the start of Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them by 2.7% when using historical rates on the previous movie. In 43 individual markets, Newt Scamander and crew opened bigger than their earlier… Read

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    ‘Crimes Of Grindelwald’ Falls Short Stateside With $62M+ Debut, WB Celebrates Global Win As ‘Fantastic Beasts’ Series Hits $1B-Plus

    By Anthony D'Alessandro on Nov 18, 2018 10:40 am

    SUNDAY AM UPDATE 10:40AM after 7:45AM post: With Chart Warner Bros. is celebrating the worldwide win for J.K. Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and the Crimes of Grindelwald . The movie came in lower than expected in U.S./Canada, with a studio-reported $62.2M after a $21.5M Saturday that was down -16% from Friday’s (+previews) $25.7M. Overseas took in $191M for a $253M global debut. This easily gets the Fantastic Beasts franchise past the $1 billion mark (the first chapter… Read

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    ‘At Eternity’s Gate’ Paints Solid Start; ‘Can You Ever Forgive Me’ Crosses $5M: Specialty Box Office

    By Brian Brooks on Nov 18, 2018 9:53 am

    So far, this November is comparatively slower vs. last year's somewhat more turbo-charged specialty field, coming from the likes of Lady BirdCall Me By Your Name and others. Over the weekend, CBS Films' At Eternity's Gate led the pack of limited release newcomers. The Julian Schnabel-directed title from CBS Films, starring Willem Dafoe, grossed $92K from four locations, averaging $23K, the weekend's highest per theater average. Universal release Green Book with… Read

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    ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald’ Snatches $74M Overseas, Hits $100M WW Through Friday

    By Nancy Tartaglione on Nov 17, 2018 8:47 am

    SATURDAY UPDATE: Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald took in $43M at the international box office on Friday, casting spells in 79 markets, 24 of which were added yesterday. The Warner Bros sequel/spinoff is currently running 14% higher than Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them at the same point in play and in like-for-likes. The offshore cume through Friday is $74.3M and while there's been an ease in domestic projections, the global running tally through… Read

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    Viggo Mortensen & Mahershala Ali Drive ‘Green Book’; Willem Dafoe Paints ‘At Eternity’s Gate’ – Specialty B.O. Preview

    By Brian Brooks on Nov 16, 2018 11:01 am

    Universal is going limited with Peter Farrelly’s Green Book this weekend. The film, starring Oscar-nominee Viggo Mortensen and Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali, is based on the true story of a racist bouncer hired by jazz pianist and composer Don Shirley to drive him through the South during the Jim Crow era. Julian Schnabel's latest, At Eternity's Gate, heads out via CBS Films. Starring Willem Dafoe as Vincent Van Gogh, the project came together after a visit by Schnabel and… Read

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    Kelly McMahon To Succeed Retiring Joan Graves As MPAA Ratings Chief

    By Dawn C. Chmielewski on Nov 15, 2018 4:09 pm

    The MPAA has named Kelly McMahon to succeed Joan Graves as chair of the Classification and Rating Administration, the group that assigns film ratings. Graves, a 77-year-old grandmother of two, retires next year after 30 years with the organization. The MPAA’s corporate counsel, McMahon, will succeed her after a transition. "I look forward to working with Joan and Kelly to shape the future of the rating system and continue our mission of helping American parents make… Read

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    As Movies Become Commoditized, Toronto’s Search Engine Seeks True Love

    By Michael Cieply on Nov 14, 2018 1:25 pm

    The commoditization of film continues apace. By the counts on Boxofficemojo.com, theatrical feature releases have reached 648 for the year. That's about two films per day, a rate that promises another 98 movies by December 31, even if we don't get a year-end rush. The 2018 total, if current patterns hold, would be about one-tenth of a movie short of 746, up slightly from 740 in 2017, a record for modern Hollywood. Counts from the MPAA put the numbers even higher. By the… Read

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    How Edward Norton’s EDO Is Revolutionizing The Movie Test-Screening Biz: No More Pens, No More Papers, No More Waiting

    By Anthony D'Alessandro on Nov 14, 2018 10:56 am

    EXCLUSIVE: The film business has been through various revolutions in the last century: color, Cinemascope, THX Sound, 3D, premium seating and Large Format have taken the cinema experience to another level. However, there’s one sector of the industry that hasn’t evolved and remains stuck in the stone ages: test screenings. Yes, that post-production process by which studios assess the strengths and weaknesses of their films before a recruited audience only to have studio… Read

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    ‘Venom’ Throttles $700M WW, Propels Sony To $2B+ Overseas Box Office In Best Time Since 2012

    By Nancy Tartaglione on Nov 13, 2018 2:57 pm

    EXCLUSIVE: On the back of a record-setting opening weekend in China, Sony's Venom is bonding with a handful of new milestones. With today's grosses, the Tom Hardy-starrer crosses $700M worldwide, and will hit $500M overseas tomorrow. What's more, the film is propelling Sony past $2B at the international box office for 2018. That benchmark, one that has not been achieved so early in the year by the Culver City studio since October 31, 2012, was topped through Monday with a… Read

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    ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes Of Grindelwald’ Could Seize As Much As $275M In Global Launch – Box Office Preview

    By Anthony D'Alessandro and Nancy Tartaglione on Nov 13, 2018 2:16 pm

    Holiday moviegoing will explode this weekend as Warner Bros.’ Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald takes over the world with a global near everywhere opening ranging that at the lowest looks to be coming in at $253M and at the highest $275M. On the low end that’s 15% higher than the worldwide launch of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them back in November 2016. While the first movie posted a three-day opening stateside that was lower than… Read

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    You’re A Rich One, Mr. ‘Grinch’: Illumination-Universal Toon Sees $78M+ Four-Day Opening – Update

    By Anthony D'Alessandro on Nov 13, 2018 7:52 am

    Updated Tuesday 7:52 AM after Monday 11:04 PM post: With many schools taking Monday off for the Veterans Day holiday, weekend turnstiles didn’t stop spinning with Illumination-Universal’s The Grinch grossing an estimated $10.7M, -50% from Sunday taking its four-day opening to $78.2M. ComScore reported that close to half of all K-12 schools were off yesterday along with 28% colleges. It’s already been declared that The Grinch is the biggest Christmas-theme pic opening of… Read

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    ‘Network’ Previews, ‘King Kong’ Opens As Broadway Scores $37M

    By Greg Evans on Nov 12, 2018 2:51 pm

    Bryan Cranston arrived on Broadway to two full houses last week, as the much-anticipated Network played a couple previews at the Belasco Theater and contributed $293,220 to Broadway’s $37,230,401 total for Week 24 (ending Nov. 11). Overall box office for the 38 Broadway productions reflected a 13% jump in receipts over the previous week, with attendance of 306,015 showing a 9% bump. While Network, directed by Ivo van Hove and co-starring Tony Goldwyn and Tatiana Maslany… Read

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