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SATURDAY UPDATE: Since cinemas reopened in China’s low-risk areas on July 20, the market today had its biggest day yet. Box office was $5.74M (RMB 40M) overall for the day, according to Maoyan figures. That reps a 38% jump from Friday. After leading last weekend and the midweeks, then dropping to No. 2 on Friday,
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China’s second Friday with cinemas back to business in low-risk areas rang up another $4M at local turnstiles, a 39% increase versus the same day last week. About 60% of movie theaters are now operating, with capacity limits and social distancing still in place, so all numbers are to be taken with a grain of
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Alan Parker, the revered filmmaker behind unforgettable crime dramas Mississippi Burning and Midnight Express and movie musicals Fame, Evita and The Commitments has died at the age of 76 after battling a lengthy illness. The British director, writer and founding member of the Directors Guild of Great Britain leaves a significant legacy on Hollywood as
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The hope for NBCUniversal CEO Jeff Shell in the studio’s new unprecedented 17-day theatrical window collapse-PVOD deal with AMC Theatres is to make more money in the post theatrical windows which have waned in recent years. “Movies are our lifeblood,” said the NBCUniversal pro-PVOD exec, “Over the last couple of years, it’s become more increasingly
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EXCLUSIVE: Those in town assuming that one of the other big exhibition circuits will fall in line with AMC and seek their own 17-day theatrical window-PVOD deal with Universal will soon realize that it will be a cold day in hell. Cineworld CEO Mooky Greidinger, who oversees the world’s second largest chain, exclusively tells Deadline
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After AMC CEO Adam Aron publicly threatened that he would never play Universal movies as along as the studio had a plan for simultaneous theatrical-PVOD releases like Trolls World Tour, the world’s No. 1 exhibitor and the Hollywood studio have broken bread with the following multi-year agreement: Universal and Focus Features releases will play at
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On their first Friday back to operations, Chinese cinemas did roughly $2.92M worth of box office business — more than tripling Thursday’s figures and making a sizable jump from Monday when theaters opened to about $501K in low-risk areas across the country. There was growth throughout the midweeks which is encouraging since less than 40%
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Will Black Adam Be In Shazam! 2? While the DC Extended Universe seems like it is slowing down its crossover plans for the time being, there are definitely some interesting things brewing with the development of both the Shazam! series and Dwayne Johnson’s upcoming Black Adam movie (due out in December 2021).  As comic book
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UPDATED, 10:43AM: STX’s Greenland is now going to Sept. 25 stateside from its Aug. 14 release date in the wake of several major studios hitting pausing and delaying their event films. The Gerard Butler movie will debut first offshore –which is great news– in Belgium (July 29), France (Aug 5) and Scandinavia (Aug 12). STX/Miramax’s The Gentlemen was an
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The Jurassic Park franchise has entertained moviegoers for decades, and always pushed the boundaries of effects and cinematography in the process. Steven Spielberg’s property returned to theaters with Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic World, which became a bonafide trilogy in its own right. The three-movie arc will come a close with Jurassic World: Dominion, which was in
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