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‘Barbarian Days’: Stephen Gaghan To Write & Direct The Surfing Drama For Amazon

2020 didn’t necessarily start off well for writer-director Stephen Gaghan. The Oscar-winning filmmaker released the Robert Downey, Jr.-starring feature “Dolittle,” which was universally panned by critics when it was released in January (the film currently sits at 14% on Rotten Tomatoes). However, that’s not slowing Gaghan down, as he has already signed up for a […]

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China Box Office: Local Titles Beat ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Debut as Business Stays Sluggish

Local content is proving more of a draw than Hollywood films as China’s cinemas get back on their feet. Chinese drama “Enigma of Arrival” quashed “Dolittle” and “Jojo Rabbit” to take the top spot in theaters’ second weekend back in business, while a local animation bested the whimpering China debut of Paramount’s “

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China box office: ‘Interstellar’ rerelease has strong opening

Universal’s Dolittle was the top-grossing film over the three-day weekend, followed by local production The Enigma Of Arrival.The rerelease of Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar had a strong opening on Sunday, August 2 in China, grossing $2.8m in a single day, according to figures from Artisan Gateway, boding well for the release of Nolan’s Tenet if it […]

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China’s cinemas sputter back to life with ‘A First Farewell’, rereleases

Universal’s Dolittle and Sony’s Bloodshot are both scheduled to open this weekend.China’s theatrical market showed its first signs of life in nearly six months on Monday (July 20), the day on which authorities finally allowed cinemas to reopen in “low-risk areas” across the country.Total box office had surpassed $460,000 (RMB3.22m) as of 17:00 local time, […]

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‘Rhythm Section’ Producers React to Historic Box Office Bomb: ‘We’re Proud of Our Movie’

Reed Morano’s action drama “The Rhythm Section” made box office history over its debut weekend, but not in a good way for Paramount Pictures. The $50 million production opened January 31 in 3,049 theaters and grossed just $2.8 million over its first three days, marking the worst box office opening in history for a title […]

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Weekend Box Office: ‘Bad Boys for Life’ Exceeds Expectations While ‘Dolittle’ Does Little For Audiences

Ride together, die together, blow up the box office together: Bad Boys for Life is a hit. The third entry in the action franchise exceeded expectations at the weekend box office, taking in 83% more than initially projected. But while Bad Boys had a good weekend, Dolittle did not. The Robert Downey Jr. film flopped, […]

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‘Bad Boys for Life’ Soars; ‘Dolittle’ 4-Day Total Tops ‘Cats’ Entire Gross

An improved 2020 continued this weekend, with the initial $160 million three-day estimate over $30 million (about 22%) above last year’s Martin Luther King Birthday Friday-to-Sunday totals.The difference comes from two new releases. “Bad Boys for Life” (Sony) opened at just over $59 million, $19 million better than “Glass,” which was the sole new wide […]

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Box Office: ‘Bad Boys for Life’ Towers Over ‘Dolittle,’ ‘1917’

Universal’s “Dolittle” and “1917” found out what “Bad Boys” will do when they come for you at the box office. Sony’s “Bad Boys for Life,” the third entry in the Will Smith and Martin Lawrence-led series, beat expectations and towered over the competition during the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend.“Bad Boys for Life” earned $59 […]

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