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China’s third Friday back to the movies scored a slight increase on last week’s comparable day at $4.38M. It’s short of the $7.6M generated last Sunday which was boosted by Warner Bros’ reissue of Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar, but still a jump on last Friday, while midweeks were solid. Play today was led by DreamWorks/Amblin/Universal’s 1917
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On today’s earnings call for the No. 1 financially challenged exhibitor AMC, CEO Adam Aron took the high road in not damning Disney for their recent seisimic-shifting choice to take Mulan to Disney+ instead of theaters where the streaming service is available. “You might thing I’m disappointed that Mulan is moving, but AMC has no bigger friend
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American Psycho (Peacock) On the outside, Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) looks like nothing more than just another yuppie working on Wall Street in the 1980s, but there’s something more sinister than meets the eye. As he becomes more unhinged, Bateman’s lust for drugs, sex, and vicious murder only becomes more deranged. Why It’s A Good
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The Monster Squad (1987) A group of monster-obsessed kids (Andre Gower, Robby Kiger, Brent Chalem, Ryan Lambert) find themselves with the responsibility of trying to save the world as they know it from being taken over by Count Dracula (Duncan Regehr), Frankenstein’s monster (Tom Noonan), The Mummy (Michael MacKay), The Gill-man (Tom Woodruff Jr.), and
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2. Dogma (1999) Despite its overlong runtime, sharp tonal shifts, and poor pacing, Dogma remains one of Kevin Smith’s smartest, boldest, most inspired films, particularly following its Catholic church controversy. With its all-star ensemble, including Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Chris Rock, Alan Rickman, and Selma Hayek, and its ultimately more-devout-than-not look at religion (despite its
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IFC’s Dave Franco-directed horror movie The Rental continued to hold its lease atop the box office for a second weekend in a row, grossing $317,823 from 242 locations. Pic’s 10-day gross stands at $916,333. The Rental reps the first No. 1 movie for the indie distrib (My Big Fat Greek Wedding, if you remember, only got up
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Exclusive Zac Efron is formulating a plan to escape from Los Angeles … and he’s got his eyes set on a big move down under!!! Sources with direct knowledge tell TMZ … Zac plans on listing his L.A.-area home in the very near future, and he wants to move full-time to the Byron Bay area
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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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