China Box Office: Romance 'Us and Them' Starts Holiday Weekend With $89M

7:25 PM PDT 4/29/2018 by Patrick Brzeski The coming-of-age romance made a strong start to China’s long Labor Day weekend, while ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ won’t open for another two weeks thanks to one of Beijing’s usual blackouts on Hollywood imports. Different economic super power, different blockbuster. While most of the known universe was watching Disney and Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War over […]

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Box Office: 'Avengers: Infinity War' Heads for Massive $240M-Plus U.S. Bow

Globally, the tentpole could set a new opening record after earning a mighty $179 million internationally in its first three days; elsewhere, ‘Black Panther’ moves back up the chart in a superhero bonanza for Marvel. Disney and Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War is on course for a domestic debut north of $240 million — within shouting distance of Star Wars: The […]

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Amazon Shocks CinemaCon With Severed-Woman Footage From 'Suspiria'

3:11 PM PDT 4/26/2018 by Pamela McClintock The movie, starring Dakota Johnson and Tilda Swinton, is being touted by Amazon Studios in Las Vegas. Amazon Studios’ Luca Guadagnino shared exclusive footage from his upcoming horror film Suspiria that makes Black Swan look like child’s play. In the film — the filmmaker’s follow-up to Call Me by Your Name — Dakota […]

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Bradley Cooper Introduces First Trailer for 'A Star is Born' at CinemaCon

5:44 PM PDT 4/24/2018 by Pamela McClintock The remake of the classic 1937 film marks Cooper’s feature directorial debut and Lady Gaga’s first film as an actress. Meet Lady Gaga, the movie star. Bradley Cooper introduced the first trailer for his movie, A Star is Born, at CinemaCon on Tuesday during Warner Bros.’ star-studded presentation before theater owners. The movie […]

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From 'Aquaman' to 'Mary Poppins': A CinemaCon 2018 Sneak Preview

Warners’ ‘Aquaman’ will be among the high-profile pics touted during the annual Las Vegas gathering, while Stacey Snider could make her last appearance onstage as chairman of 20th Century Fox Film. Hollywood studios will descend on Caesars Palace in Las Vegas on Monday for CinemaCon, where they will show theaters owners and press what they have in store for the […]

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Box-Office Milestone: Steven Spielberg Is First Member of $10B Directors' Club

6:17 PM PDT 4/17/2018 by Pamela McClintock ‘Ready Player One’ has pushed the combined grosses of Spielberg’s films past $10 billion at the worldwide box office, unadjusted for inflation. Steven Spielberg has become the first member of the $10 billion directors’ club. With his latest film, Ready Player One, approaching $500 million at the global box office, Spielberg’s pics have […]

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'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Gets China Release Date

The Disney and Lucasfilm tentpole will open simultaneously in the world’s two largest film markets, North America and China. Han Solo has charted his course for China.  Disney and Lucasfilm’s hotly anticipated Solo: A Star Wars Story has locked down its release date in the world’s second-largest box-office territory. The stand-alone Star Wars film will descend upon the Middle Kingdom on […]

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