Cannes Winner 'Shoplifters' Becomes Hirokazu Kore-eda's Biggest Box-Office Hit

12:44 AM PDT 7/6/2018 by Gavin J. Blair The film has taken in nearly $30 million in Japan, topping the director’s ‘Like Father, Like Son’, which also picked up a prize at the Cannes film festival. Palme d’Or winner Shoplifters (Manbiki Kazoku) has become Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s biggest domestic box-office hit, pulling in $29.2 million (¥3.2 billion) from 2.65 […]

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Box Office: 'The First Purge' Scares Up $2.5M in Tuesday Night Previews

The horror pic is opening everywhere on July 4 to get a jump on ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp.’ Dystopian horror pic The First Purge scared up $2.5 million in Tuesday night previews before unfurling everywhere on July 4, ahead of Friday’s debut of Ant-Man and the Wasp. Marking the fourth installment in Universal and Blumhouse’s successful horror franchise, The First […]

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Box Office: Revenue Hits Record $3.3 Billion in Second Quarter, Led by June Bloom

7:13 PM PDT 7/1/2018 by Pamela McClintock “Certainly, there are obvious challenges and more competition for the entertainment dollar than at any time in our history, but the relevance of the big-screen experience remains undeniable,” says one box-office analyst. Talk about mixed messages. Even as consolidation grips the film business amid questions about the health of moviegoing, the domestic box […]

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Weekend Box Office: 'Sicario 2,' 'Uncle Drew' Scoring More Points Than Expected

1:12 PM PDT 6/29/2018 by Pamela McClintock The pair of films don’t stand a chance of toppling ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ or ‘Incredibles 2.’ A pair of smaller films — the intense U.S.-Mexico border drama Sicario: Day of the Soldado and basketball comedy Uncle Drew — are scoring more points than expected at the North American box office, even though […]

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'Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle 2' Gets Official Year-End 2019 Release

June 27, 2018 2:42pm PT by Pamela McClintock Dwayne Johnson announced the exact date on his Instagram account two months after Sony said the sequel would hit theaters over the Christmas corridor next year. Following through on Sony studio chief Tom Rothman’s promise, the Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle sequel is set to hit theaters Dec. 13, 2019.  In April, […]

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Dwayne Johnson’s 'Skyscraper' Scores Rare China Release Date During Summer Blackout

9:04 PM PDT 6/26/2018 by Patrick Brzeski The involvement of Legendary, which is owned by Chinese conglomerate Wanda, may have helped the action thriller score a slot during the lucrative summer window, which Beijing usually reserves for domestic Chinese releases. Legendary Entertainment and Universal’s upcoming Dwayne Johnson action thriller Skyscraper has locked down a July 20 release date in China, […]

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