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Pamela McClintock

Senior Film Writer

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Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Black Adam’ Tracking for Bullish $70M-$75M Opening

If tracking is correct, Black Adam should bestow Dwayne Johnson with the biggest box office opening of his career, outside of the main Fast & Furious franchise. The New Line/Warner Bros. release is pacing to debut anywhere between $70 million to $75 million in its domestic debut over the Oct. 21-23 weekend — if not […]

‘Bros’ Box Office: Star Billy Eichner Decries Homophobia After Dismal Opening

Actor Billy Eichner didn’t hold back when taking to Twitter on Sunday to comment on the dismal box office opening of his new comedy, Bros. The Universal film — which marks the first gay romantic comedy released by a major Hollywood studio — debuted to a dismal $4.8 million after doing little business in much […]

Box Office: ‘Smile’ Laughs to $22M Opening as ‘Bros’ Frowns With $4.8M

A new horror film from Paramount put a grin on moviegoers’ faces this weekend. Parker Finn‘s debut feature Smile scared up a strong $22 million from 3,645 theaters to top the weekend chart. The horror pic started off with $8.2 million on theaters on Friday — including $2 million in previews. To boot, it cost […]

Box Office Endures Worst September in 26 Years (Excluding 2020)

The worry wasn’t for naught. After a summer boom, domestic box office revenue for September 2022 plummeted to a projected $328.7 million, the worst showing for the month in a quarter of century, according to Comscore. The last time it was that low — excluding 2020, during the heart of the COVID-19 crisis — was […]

All 25 Bond Films Head to Prime Video Following Amazon’s MGM Deal

James Bond fans will have plenty to feast on if they subscribe to Amazon’s Prime Video. The streamer announced Thursday that 25 James Bond films — including the most recent installment, No Time to Die — will be available to watch on Oct. 5, along with The Sound of 007, a feature documentary from filmmaker Mat […]

Next ‘Star Trek’ Movie Officially Removed From December 2023 Calendar

Paramount officially announced Tuesday it is removing its untitled Star Trek movie from a Dec. 22, 2023 release date in theaters. The news wasn’t a surprise. In late August, The Outne Reporter revealed that director Adam Shakman has dropped out of the project due to scheduling issues amid his jump to Fantastic Four for Marvel. […]

‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Joins Pantheon of Long Superhero Pics at Two Hours and 41 Minutes

Ryan Coogler’s upcoming sequel Black Panther: Wakanda Forever sports a running time of two hours and 41 minutes, according to major theater chains that have started posting information about the movie on their websites. Disney later confirmed the running time. The film joins the pantheon of Hollywood studio superhero pics with hefty running times and […]

Box Office: Olivia Wilde’s ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Opens to Solid $19.2M Domestically

Warner Bros.’ high-profile drama Don’t Worry Darling opened to an OK $19.2 million domestically from 4,114 theaters to win the weekend. However, the pic fell more than expected Saturday in a worrisome turn for its long-term playability. Overseas, Don’t Worry Darling took in a $10.8 million from more than 60 markets for a global start […]

‘Spirited’: Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell’s Musical to Hit Apple TV+, Theaters in Time for Thanksgiving

Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell’s upcoming holiday film Spirited — a musical retelling of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol — will open in theaters on Nov. 11 before making its global debut on Apple TV+ Nov. 18 ahead of Thanksgiving. Apple Original Films announced its release plans for the high-profile movie on Friday. It’s not […]

Pioneers Award 2022: Hollywood Bonds Over 007 Producers Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson

There was plenty of bonding Wednesday night as producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli received the 2022 Pioneer of the Year Award from the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation. It is the first time since the pandemic began that the gala celebration was able to be held. For nearly three decades, Broccoli and […]

Box Office Preview: Controversy-Ridden ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Could Surprise With $20M-Plus Opening

After weeks of making headlines for one controversy after another, director Olivia Wilde’s sophomore feature Don’t Worry Darling could surprise in its box office debut this weekend with $20 million-plus. Official tracking and Warner Bros. are being more conservative in projecting $17 million. But based on advance ticket sales, exhibitors are giving a range of […]

‘Woman King’ Box Office: The Secret Behind Its Success (and Why You Shouldn’t Rule Out a Sequel)

The competition between Hollywood studios is fierce and sharp as a spear. On the opening weekend of most films, rival executives are quick to judge (and snipe). That wasn’t so in the case of The Woman King, a Black female-led epic action-adventure that opened to a better-than-expected $19.1 million over the Sept. 16-18 weekend at […]