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Nothing says Easter tentpole quite like Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire which is set to conquer the world with a box office debut around $135M, bolstered by 63 foreign markets and 3,850 theaters stateside. Warner Bros had great fortune in releasing the Legendary IP during Easter 2021 with Godzilla vs. Kong, luring audiences back
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Universal/DreamWorks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 4 had a rock ‘em sock ‘em weekend at the international box office, adding $55.3M from 69 markets for a $135M overseas running cume, and $268.2M global (there are several key markets still to release, including France, Australia, the UK and Korea).  The frame for the fourquel was led by
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Coming out of the weekend, and with Sunday’s actuals and Monday’s numbers included, there are new global milestones to celebrate for the two major Hollywood titles currently in release. As noted on Sunday, Warner Bros/Legendary Entertainment’s Dune: Part Two was nearing $500M worldwide. Ultimately reaching $498.1M through Sunday, the Denis Villeneuve sequel added $5.2M from
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Has it been that long? George Lucas’ Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace is getting a 25th anniversary re-release by Disney on May 3. That’s in time to celebrate Star Wars day, May the 4th. As part of the “The Phantom Menace” screenings, fans will be treated to an exclusive look at Disney+/Lucasfilm new series
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Q&A’s are a staple of indie opening weekends since they tend to sell tickets but Bob and Jeanne Berney’s Picturehouse has raised that bar, offering audiences seven-minute live burlesque revues before selected screenings of documentary Carol Doda Topless At The Condor. The ode to the woman, and to 1960s San Francisco where she broke out
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Sony‘s sequel to Jason Reitman’s Ghostbusters: Afterlife, Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire, took in $4.7M from previews last night that began at 2PM at 3,561 theaters. That amount of money is close to the $4.5M previews of Ghostbusters: Afterlife which opened heading into the pre-Thanksgiving 2021 frame when audiences were still shaking off Covid fears. Last night’s
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Sony’s $100M sequel to Ghostbusters: Afterlife — Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire— is looking at an opening at $45M, give or take. The previous installment, released during the pandemic in 2021, which was directed by Jason Reitman and produced by the late Ghostbusters filmmaker Ivan Reitman, opened to $44M and legged out to $129M domestic. Currently through
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Indies in moderate-wide release claimed the nos. 6, 8 and 9 spots at the domestic box office led by Love Lies Bleeding. Kristin Steward toplines the Berlin-premiering film by Rose Glass that expanded nationwide, grossing $2.5 million for the weekend on 1,362 screens (up from five theaters opening week). The steamy crime thriller from A24
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With a solid offshore hold, Denis Villeneuve’s Dune: Part Two is closing in on $500M globally. The overseas weekend brought in $51.2M across 73 markets, a 40% drop versus last session (-37% excluding China). The international box office cume through Sunday is $289.4M, and worldwide the running total is $494.7M. The latter figure means the film
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EXCLUSIVE: Nowhere Special by director Uberto Pasolini (The Full Monty, Still Life), and starring James Norton (Bob Marley: One Love, Little Women, Happy Valley), is set for theatrical release on April 26. The film from Cohen Media Group had its World Premiere at the Venice Film Festival in 2020 and comes back around after Norton’s recent appearance
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After pouring over $200M currently into the domestic box office with Dune: Part Two, Legendary Entertainment and Warner Bros. have more cash to shower on exhibition with the Easter weekend March 29 theatrical release of Godzilla x. Kong: The New Empire. Currently projections are at $45M+ (don’t be shocked if it hits $50M) for the
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