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UPDATE, SEPT. 29: A 27-year-old man has been arrested for a widely publicized fight with a 63- year-old man over movie theater seats in Pompano Beach, the Broward Sheriff’s Office announced Friday. Jesse Montez Thorton II, 27, faces one count of aggravated battery with great bodily harm. “BSO detectives worked this case for months,” BSO
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Despite their cheerful and optimistic nature, some Disney movies share a common trope – the motherless protagonist. Oftentimes, the mother’s death occurs before or during the movie. Of course, one of the most tragic Disney deaths was Bambi’s mother being killed by a hunter. The shocking and visceral death left an impression for generations to
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“No one is really creating original sci-fi blockbusters anymore, it’s an endangered species.” Such was the wise insight from Gareth Edwards at the special screening of his latest movie The Creator last week. This from a filmmaker who has run the gamut from the half-million-budgeted 2010 indie Monsters to the $265 million-budgeted, billion-dollar-plus grossing Rogue
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Barbenheimer was good for some serious box office cash and seeing the two movies go head-to-head was enough that some people have tried to make this weekend’s Saw Patrol (aka Saw X and Paw Patrol) a thing, but ExorSwift will not be happening. That’s because following the surprise announcement that a Taylor Swift concert movie
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Deadline has confirmed that Disney Distribution EVP and General Sales Manager of North America, Ken Caldwell is retiring at the end of 2023. His position will be back-filled, and successor to be named. Caldwell reports to Disney distribution boss Tony Chambers. Caldwell oversaw distribution of Disney’s canon including Pixar, Marvel, Lucasfilm and animation titles, as
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Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer is one of the filmmaker’s biggest successes. The movie is a box office hit, despite it getting stiff competition from Barbie. And the film is already being considered a strong contender in this year’s awards races. It seems everybody loves the film, and that includes the family of J. Robert Oppenheimer. The
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Merrily We Roll Along, the new Broadway revival of the Sondheim classic musical starring Daniel Radcliffe, Jonathan Groff and Lindsay Mendez, broke the six-performance house record at the Hudson Theatre with a $1.3 million gross in its first week of previews. Filling every seat in the venue, the revival carried an eye-popping average ticket price
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While a fairly quiet frame overall, there were some significant milestones this international box office session. To wit: New Line/Warner Bros’ The Nun II topped the $200M mark worldwide and Shah Rukh Khan’s Jawan became the highest-grossing Bollywood movie ever in India, overtaking the star’s earlier 2023 movie, Pathaan. The Nun II scared up another
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David Byrne met A24’s young fans as the Talking Heads Stop Making Sense is set to gross $800,673 from 264 Imax screens in North America this weekend. Its cumulative gross of $1.43 million includes Thursday screenings and a live event at TIFF for this remastered version of the 1984 Jonathan Demme-directed concert film ranked by
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Millennium Media and Lionsgate’s Expendables 4 was the only new wide release Thursday night, seeing $750K in previews that began at 6 p.m.. The Sylvester Stallone–Jason Statham fourthquel is only expected to make between $15M-$17M. If the movie bests the opening weekend of 2014’s The Expendables 3 ($15.8M), then Lionsgate will be happy. The fourth
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Entertainment Corporate Communications pro Brooke Robertson has been upped to Paramount Pictures’ Head of Global Communications and Media Relations. She will report to Paramount Pictures President and CEO Brian Robbins. Previously, Robertson was the Melrose lot’s SVP, Global Communications and Media Relations, overseeing media relations, executive communications, and daily operations of the global comms team.  From 2019 to 2021,
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The 40th anniversary 4K-cut of Stop Making Sense continues to make a lot of cents. In the wake of the Talking Heads A24 re-release racking up the biggest grossing Imax live event ever with close to $641K, we’re hearing that showtimes for this weekend’s Imax run are already selling out. Move over, Barbie (which is
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Jennifer Garner moved hearts this week after trying to give a homeless man the shoes off her feet — unquestionably a sweet move, and one we’ve actually seen several celebs make during L.A.’s unprecedented crisis. Play video content 9/17/23 X17online.com Lending a hand to people in need has actually been an ongoing tradition in Hollywood
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On another sleepy autumn weekend at the box office when actors can’t promote their movies due to the strikes, Millennium Media and Lionsgate are rolling out the latest in their long-in-the-tooth Sylvester Stallone-Jason Statham franchise, Expendables 4, to a weekend take between $15 million-$17 million. That range is right around where 2014’s Expendables 3 opened
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