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‘Sonic the Hedgehog 3’ Sets Christmas 2024 Release Date

Paramount is preparing for a Christmas boom. The studio announced Monday that Sonic the Hedgehog 3 will open in theaters on Dec. 20, 2024. Earlier this year, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 opened to a huge $72.1 million in a major boost for the domestic box office recovery, and particularly for family films. The movie went […]

Box Office: ‘Bullet Train’ Books $30.1M Opening

David Leitch’s Bullet Train easily topped the North American box office chart with an estimated weekend haul of $30.1 million, including a Friday haul of $12.6 million. Overseas, the R-rated pic earned an impressive $32.4 million for a global start of $62.4 million. Brad Pitt leads a star-packed cast in this tale of an assassin […]

California-Nevada Theater Owners Announce Grant Recipients

The National Association of Theatre Owners California-Nevada is awarding $427,500 in 2022 community grant funds designed to support a variety of arts and social service organizations, including 20 Feeding America food banks. The group represents roughly 4,682 movie screens across the two states, and works on behalf of exhibitors to address local, state and federal […]

Cinemark Cuts Losses to $73M Amid Strong Box Office Recovery

Movie theater giant Cinemark Holdings improved its bottom line in the second quarter and on Friday touted higher revenue and a continued industry recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The company, led by president and CEO Sean Gamble who succeeded Mark Zoradi on Jan. 1, posted a quarterly loss of $73.4 million. That compared with a loss of $142.4 […]

China Box Office: Sci-Fi Comedy ‘Moon Man’ Revives Local Industry With $148M Opening

A heartwarming sci-fi comedy about a Chinese astronaut who believes he’s the last human alive has revived China’s box office in spectacular fashion. Moon Man, directed by Zhang Chiyu of the hit-making comedy troop Mahua FunAge, opened to $148 million over the weekend, including pre-sales, according to data from Artisan Gateway. Local ticketing app Maoyan […]

Box Office: ‘DC League of Super-Pets’ Opens to Lackluster $23M

DC League of Super-Pets could have benefited from a sharper bite. The animated superhero pic, from Warner Bros. and DC, opened on the lower end of expectations at the North American box office with an estimated $23 million. On the bright side, the pic had no trouble winning the weekend. League of Super-Pets — which […]

Box Office: Dwayne Johnson’s ‘DC League of Super-Pets’ Heads for $23M Opening

New family movie DC League of Super-Pets is opening on the lower end of expectations with an estimated weekend debut in the $23 million range. The animated superhero pic, which has a voice cast that includes Dwayne Johnson, pulled in an estimated $9.3 million-plus on Friday, including $2.2 million in Thursday previews. Audiences bestowed the […]

‘Book Club 2’ Lands Mother’s Day 2023 Release in Theaters

Focus Features’ Book Club 2 will open in theaters over Mother’s Day weekend in 2023, the specialty distributor said Thursday. Endeavor Content financed and produced the sequel, which reunites Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen and Mary Steenburgen alongside Andy Garcia, Don Johnson, Giancarlo Giannini, Hugh Quarshie and Vincent Riotta. Bill Holderman returns to direct […]

China Box Office: ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ Tops $150M, ‘The Lost City’ Scores Release Date

Hong Kong crime thriller Detective vs. Sleuths again topped China’s theatrical box office, taking $14.2 million during what was altogether a downbeat weekend of moviegoing in the country. The market generated just $40.6 million in total revenue during the frame, a modest total for what’s usually China’s busy summer blockbuster season. Ongoing Covid-19 controls across the country […]

Box Office: Jordan Peele’s ‘Nope’ Scares Up $44M Opening

Acclaimed filmmaker Jordan Peele’s newest film, Nope, easily topped the domestic box office in its opening with an estimated $44 million from 3,785 theaters, according to Universal’s weekend estimates. While that is certainly a solid start, the sci-fi horror adventure pic came in well behind the huge $71 million bow of Peele’s Us in spring […]

Movie Theater Chains Brace for Summer’s Long Cool-Down

Movie theater giants may be on top of the world right now … but they are also staring off a cliff. It’s been a blockbuster few months for, well, blockbusters, and films like Top Gun: Maverick and Minions: The Rise of Gru proved that groups that may have been wary of returning to theaters (older […]

China Box Office: ‘Detective vs. Sleuths’ Wins Weekend, ‘Mozart From Space’ Disappoints

Hong Kong crime thriller Detective vs. Sleuths surged to the top of China’s box office in its second weekend of release, earning $18.4 million. Chinese hitmaker Chen Sicheng’s much anticipated sci-fi comedy Mozart From Space, meanwhile, made a disappointing start in second place, taking $16.6 million. Slipping just 20 percent from its opening frame, Detective […]