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‘The House With A Clock In Its Walls’ Chimes In WIth $27 Million In Debutby Anthony D'Alessandro

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    Broadway Box Office Dips To $26M; Daniel Radcliffe Returns To NYC Stage

    By Greg Evans on Sep 24, 2018 1:35 pm

    Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones and Bobby Cannavale arrived on Broadway this week in The Lifespan of a Fact, pulling in solid box office for four preview performances during a week that saw most productions dipping or hanging steady. In all, Broadway’s $26,309,336 box office total for Week 17 (ending Sept. 23) was down 8.5% from the previous week, with attendance of 223,438 off about 13%. Even so, about 87% of seats were filled. The slips were due, in part, to fewer shows… Read


    ‘Birds Of Prey’: Warner Bros’ DC Movie Flies To February 2020

    By Anthony D'Alessandro on Sep 24, 2018 12:20 pm

    Warner Bros had a release date in mind all along for its DC movie Birds of Preyand it will be opening the untitled Margot Robbie project on Febraury 7, 2020. Originally WB had reserved Febraury 14 of that year to let the Harley Quinn crusader movie fly but then decided a week earlier was better. There’s an untitled Disney live-action title slated for February 14 — oh, and MGM’s Bond 25 — and now Birds of Prey nests on the first weekend in February, which will include… Read


    Keira Knightley’s ‘Colette’ Robust in Start; ‘The Sisters Brothers’ Solid; ‘Ya Veremos’ Crosses $4M – Specialty Box Office

    By Brian Brooks on Sep 23, 2018 10:31 am

    The marketplace can handle multiple robust openings on the specialty side. Bleecker Street's Sundance debut Colette starring Keira Knightley, Dominic West and Denise Gough is estimated to have topped out the weekend with a $156,788 gross in four locations in New York and L.A. this weekend, averaging $39,197. Annapurna's The Sisters Brothers with John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix and Jake Gyllenhaal, meanwhile, also pulled in solid numbers, taking in $122K in four theaters… Read


    ‘The House With A Clock In Its Walls’ Sounding Near $27M Alarm; Counterprogramming Still In Deep Sleep

    By Anthony D'Alessandro on Sep 23, 2018 7:37 am

    6TH UPDATE, SUNDAY AM FINAL: With Chart and Overseas B.O. highlights  Matinees proved magical for Amblin/Universal’s The House With a Clock In Its Walls which pulled in an estimated $11.5M on Saturday, which repped a huge 47% surge over Friday’s $7.8M (which included Thursday night’s $840K previews). With an opening $26.9M, the haunted family title easily ranks as director Eli Roth’s best opening over — the first time he’s crossed over into the PG genre as a filmmaker… Read


    ‘Vox Lux’ To Strike A Chord This Awards Season As NEON Sets December Release For Natalie Portman-Jude Law Music Drama

    By Anthony D'Alessandro on Sep 21, 2018 1:26 pm

    EXCLUSIVE: After acquiring the Natalie Portman-Jude Law music drama Vox Lux out of TIFF, NEON is giving the Brady Corbet-directed movie an awards season push with a limited release on Dec. 7. This will be followed by an expansion on Dec. 14 and another wide break on Dec. 21, playing into Christmas and New Year’s. The platform is a similar plan that NEON/30WEST took with their TIFF acquisition last year I, Tonya which earned three Oscar nominations best actress Margot… Read


    Keira Knightley Is ‘Colette’; ‘The Sisters Brothers’, ‘Love, Gilda’ Among Weekend Openers – Specialty B.O. Preview

    By Brian Brooks on Sep 21, 2018 8:28 am

    Another busy post-summer lineup of specialties are heading into theaters this weekend, including Sundance and Toronto's period bio-drama Colette by filmmaker Wash Westmoreland, opening in New York and L.A. via Bleecker Street. And fresh off of its Venice and Toronto debuts, Annapurna's The Sisters Brothers by French filmmaker Jacques Audiard, starring John C. Reilly, Joaquin Phoenix and Jake Gyllenhaal, which will also begin in both cities before rolling out further in… Read


    Danny Boyle-Richard Curtis Musical Comedy Tunes Up For Summer 2019 Release – Update

    By Anthony D'Alessandro on Sep 19, 2018 10:31 am

    UPDATED: Universal we hear is stoked from what they’ve seen in the early clips from Danny Boyle’s untitled musical comedy and are moving the pic from its Sept. 13, 2019 release to June 28 next year. Another reason for the Boyle pic move: Focus Features’ Downton Abbey movie which will roll out on Sept. 13 abroad, Sept 20 in U.S. Canada next year. The pic, scripted by Richard Curtis, has musical elements and we’ve heard from non-studio sources that it’s connected to the… Read


    ‘Downton Abbey’ Movie Sets Fall 2019 Opening

    By Anthony D'Alessandro on Sep 19, 2018 10:06 am

    Focus Features has scheduled its Downton Abbey movie for a Sept. 20, 2019 theatrical release with Universal Pictures International rolling the pic out abroad a  week earlier on Sept. 13. On Sept. 20 stateside, Universal has the female comedy Little opening with Justin Hartley, Issa Rae and Marsai Martin. Also Warner Bros. has the Melissa McCarthy-Tiffany Haddish-Elisabeth Moss action crime drama The Kitchen debuting on that date. "Since the series ended, fans… Read


    Disney’s 2018 Global Box Office Becomes 2nd Biggest In Studio’s History, Tops 2017

    By Nancy Tartaglione on Sep 17, 2018 6:41 am

    Through this weekend, The Walt Disney Studios’ 2018 worldwide grosses have topped the full 2017 haul ($6.458B) to make this year already the second biggest in Mouse history. With $6,468.1M through Sunday, this is also now the third highest grossing year in industry history. The studio holds the overall industry record with 2016's $7.6B which is followed by Universal's $6.89B from 2015. Disney titles so far in 2018 are split $2,745.8M domestic and $3,722.2M at the internati… Read


    ‘The Nun’ Raps ‘The Predator’s Knuckles; ‘Meg’ & ‘Hotel Transylvania 3’ Sail Past $500M WW – International Box Office

    By Nancy Tartaglione on Sep 16, 2018 5:07 pm

    UPDATE, writethru: Warner Bros/New Line's The Nun conjured a $33.1M second weekend in 62 markets to come in tops again at the international box office. That's a 58% drop from her record-breaking opening and brings the offshore cume to $143.6M for $228.7M global. Fox's new entry, The Predator, faced off with the evil sister in some overlap play and overall landed $30.73M. The Nun is currently in about 74% of the international footprint while The Predator is in 55%. The Pred… Read


    Why ‘The Predator’ Is Shorter Than ‘Predators’ At $24M & ‘White Boy Rick’ So Pale At $8M+ – Sunday Box Office

    By Anthony D'Alessandro on Sep 16, 2018 7:40 am

    4th Update, Sunday AM Final: 20th Century Fox hoped that at an $88M production cost The Predator would reboot the franchise with better CGI and an ensemble cast, but the sixthquel wound up making close to the same amount of money as the thrifty-priced Robert Rodriguez produced $38M 2010 version with an opening of $24M. Still good enough to stand on top of the box office, but not good enough to be a better Predator movie than its predecessor. Predator‘s Friday and Saturday… Read


    ‘The Nun’s Stairway To Heaven: ‘Conjuring’ Universe Pic Soaring Past $200M Worldwide

    By Anthony D'Alessandro on Sep 15, 2018 9:32 am

    The Nun‘s spirit continues to move all over this land, and by the end of Sunday, will count a global box office running tally of $209.2M, which, when split up, will be $124M+ overseas and $85.2M domestic. Soon enough, the New Line horror release will fly past Annabelle‘s worldwide take of $275M. Among all Conjuring movies, Conjuring 2 is the highest-grossing title globally at $320.3M, followed by The Conjuring at $319.4M, and then Annabelle: Creation with $306.5M. The Nun… Read

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