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‘Infinity War’ Tops $1 Billion Internationally, Becoming 5th Largest Global Release of All-Time

Disney and Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend. The superhero feature topped the domestic box office for the third weekend in a row, delivered the second largest opening in China ever*, became the eighth largest domestic release of all-time, fifth largest global release and became the first superhero film to ever […]

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‘Infinity War’ Becomes Second-Fastest Film to Hit $500 Million at U.S. Box Office

“Avengers: Infinity War” has topped the $500 million mark at the North American box office in only its 15th day — the second-fastest movie to achieve that milestone.Disney-Marvel’s superhero tentpole grossed $16 million on Friday at 4,474 locations to reach $502 million. Only 2015’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” hit the half-billion dollar mark faster, […]

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Melissa McCarthy’s ‘Life of the Party’ Rages Ahead of ‘Breaking In’ at Thursday Box Office

Melissa McCarthy’s “Life of the Party” grossed $700,000 in previews last night, while Gabrielle Union’s “Breaking In” scored $615,000 at the Thursday box office.“Life of the Party” stars McCarthy as a recently divorced mother who decides to go back to college to finish her degree…at the same school that her daughter (Molly Gordon) is attending. […]

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‘Infinity War’ Set to Threepeat While ‘Life of the Party’ & ‘Breaking In’ Battle for Runner-Up

This Mother’s Day will see Avengers: Infinity War push toward $550 million domestically while a pair of new releases battle it out for second place. Warner Bros. and New Line’s Life of the Party and Universal’s Breaking In are the new kids on the block this weekend, both looking to take advantage of the Sunday […]

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Director James McTeigue on ‘Breaking In’, Telling an Action Story about a Mom, and Netflix’s ‘Messiah’

From writer Ryan Engle and director James McTeigue, the dramatic thriller Breaking In shows what can happen when the family home of Shaun Russell (Gabrielle Union) is broken into and her two children (played by Ajiona Alexus and Seth Carr) are taken hostage. Even though they are trapped in a remote house designed with impenetrable […]

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‘Breaking In’ Producer Will Packer on Casting Gabrielle Union and Flipping a Genre on Its Head

From writer Ryan Engle and director James McTeigue, the dramatic thriller Breaking In shows what can happen when the family home of Shaun Russell (Gabrielle Union) is broken into and her two children (played by Ajiona Alexus and Seth Carr) are taken hostage. Even though they are trapped in a remote house designed with impenetrable […]

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‘Deadpool 2’ Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending Again

In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the TV advertising attention analytics company iSpot.tv, Twentieth Century Fox claims the top spot in spending with “Deadpool 2.” (It previously topped our April 23 chart.)Ads placed for the superhero sequel had an estimated media value of $4.55 million through Sunday for 765 […]

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Gabrielle Union on ‘Breaking In’ and the Fears of Speaking Out Against Sexual Harassment

At the premiere for her new thriller “Breaking In” in Los Angeles, star and producer Gabrielle Union shared how she mentally prepared for the role and discussed why celebrities who have had sexual harassment allegations leveled against them for years are finally being held accountable.In “Breaking In,” Union plays a mother of two who must […]

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‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending

In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the TV advertising attention analytics company iSpot.tv, Marvel claims the top spot in spending with “Avengers: Infinity War.”Ads placed for the superhero film had an estimated media value of $4.94 million through Sunday for 923 national ad airings on 39 networks. (Spend figures […]

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