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The Opening Weekend for ‘A Quiet Place Part II’ Will Best Entire Box Office of ‘Tenet’

Those who placed bets on John Krasinski as the savior of movie theaters, collect your winnings. While you’re at it, tip your hat to Paramount. “A Quiet Place Part II,” similar to its predecessor directed by and starring Krasinski, finally was released more than 14 months after its original date. One of the earliest titles […]

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‘F9’ Star John Cena Angers Fans in China for Calling Taiwan a Country, Despite Apology

“F9” star John Cena apologized to Chinese fans Tuesday after calling Taiwan a country in a promotional interview, but many viewers in the world’s largest film market have deemed his beseeching appeal for forgiveness insufficient.Speaking with the Taiwanese news channel Tvbs earlier this month, the professional wrestler — who has been learning Chinese for over […]

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Box Office: ‘F9’ Drives to Mighty $162 Million Debut Overseas

“F9” has the international box office sizzling.The latest installment in Universal’s testosterone-fueled franchise kicked off with a massive $162.4 million in eight markets, including China, Korea and Hong Kong. Those ticket sales easily mark the best start for a Hollywood blockbuster since Covid-19 hit.It’s an encouraging start to summer movie season, particularly because revenues weren’t […]

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Netflix Will Actually Release Zack Snyder’s Zombie Thriller ‘Army of the Dead’ in a Lot of Movie Theaters

Netflix and movie theaters are finally playing nice — and all it took was a global pandemic to make these antagonists friends.Zack Snyder’s upcoming zombie thriller, “Army of the Dead,” will play exclusively on the big screen starting on May 14 for one week prior to its Netflix release on May 21.Notably, Cinemark, one of […]

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After ‘WeWork’ and ‘Hysterical’ Docs, Campfire Is Primed for a Big 2021

Campfire Media, a producer of scripted and non-scripted content, has been on a tear.The company debuted three films at this year’s SXSW, the buzzy documentaries “WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn,” “Hysterical,” and “The Lost Sons,” and also fielded “A Glitch in the Matrix,” which scored rave reviews at Sundance. […]

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New ‘Black Widow’ Trailer: Natasha Romanoff Has Unfinished Business With Her Dark Past

After months of Covid-19 related delays, Marvel Studios’ long-awaited “Black Widow” is finally coming for real this summer, both theatrically and as a Disney+ premiere add-on. Clearly, the delays for months were Marvel and Disney hoping to avoid anything other than a theatrical release. Still, the hybrid they have now seems like a good compromise […]

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China Box Office: ‘Hi, Mom’ Overtakes Initial Frontrunner ‘Detective Chinatown 3’ in Total Sales

The Beijing Culture-backed tear-jerking comedy “Hi, Mom” grossed $134 million this weekend to finally surpass Wanda Film’s record-breaking Chinese New Year holiday frontrunner “Detective Chinatown 3” in overall box office, having led the latter in single-day returns since Monday.It is now only the sixth film to ever have grossed more than RMB400 million ($62 million) […]

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Weekend Box Office: ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Falls Sharply, Again, With $3 Million

Since no new films opened wide this weekend, the 30 percent drop in post-holiday box office isn’t quite as bad as it looks. However, the news was worse for “Wonder Woman 1984, which grossed $3 million with a 45 percent drop.The total for the weekend was around $10 million, with 11 films. (Disney’s reissue of […]

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