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The Lost City First-Look: Sandra Bullock And Channing Tatum Square Off Against Daniel Radcliffe

If you’re like me, you’ve probably missed seeing Channing Tatum’s chiseled mug on the big screen for the past four years, outside of his funny but too-brief cameo in “Free Guy.” It’s why I’m pleased to see the “Magic Mike” star has several films on the way, starting with his directorial debut on next year’s […]

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Twitch Streamer Tyler ‘Ninja’ Blevins Cast in ‘Hotel Transylvania: Transformania’ (Exclusive)

Twitch gamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins will make his animated movie debut, opposite Selena Gomez and Andy Samberg, in “Hotel Transylvania: Transformania,” the fourth installment in the hit family-friendly monster franchise.Blevins, who has 17 million followers on Twitch, will play a character named Party Monster in the Sony Pictures Animation feature. He most recently made a […]

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What Were the Number-One Movies and TV Shows of 2021? We May Never Find Out.

IndieWire turns 25 this year. To mark the occasion, we’re running a series of essays about the future of everything we cover.What is the number-one movie of 2021? We may never know. It could be Marvel’s “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”; at $224 million, its domestic gross is the year’s biggest to […]

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‘No Time to Die’ Sweeps VOD Charts as Netflix Originals Dominate the Streamer’s Top 10

Exhibitors who still believe that studios might settle on a 45-day minimum on theatrical exclusivity saw their hopes crushed by “No Time to Die.” A month after its release, United Artists debuted the title on Premium VOD at $19.99. The timing parallels Universal’s 31-day strategy for films that open over $50 million.As anticipated, the latest […]

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‘Free Guy’ Tops VOD Charts One Last Time as Two Eastwoods Debut

The incredible six-week dominance of “Free Guy” (Disney/$5.99) atop Video on Demand charts should come to an end this week, with the just-announced arrival of “No Time to Die” (United Artists/$19.99) on PVOD Tuesday. Shawn Levy’s film’s lengthy run has come at a time of less competition, but its play — both initially at $19.99, […]

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Two Cannes Favorites Debut Outside the VOD Top 10, While an Indie Western Thrives

With no official word on “Dune” viewership on HBO Max, the world of home movie viewing still belongs to “Free Guy” (Disney/$5.99). Shawn Levy’s non-franchise (so far) action comedy starring Ryan Reynolds is the first film to take the #1 spot for four weeks on all VOD charts we follow. At Apple TV/iTunes and GooglePlay, […]

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Oscars 2022: Best Visual Effects Predictions

Denis Villeneuve’s sweeping “Dune” leads the way in the VFX race as a cross between “Lawrence of Arabia” and “Star Wars.” But there is plenty of competition from other superhero, action-adventure, and fantasy films. Marvel is more diverse and ambitious in Phase 4 with “Eternals” and “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” while […]

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A Cheaper ‘Free Guy’ Tops VOD Charts as ‘Copshop’ Crushes ‘Dear Evan Hansen’

“Free Guy” (Disney/$5.99) continues to do theaters a huge service. Despite its 45-day exclusive theatrical window, the year’s top grossing domestic non-franchise film keeps adding to its at home revenues. Or maybe that window is part of its charm? With three weeks at #1 on the VOD charts, word of mouth drove its success and […]

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‘No Time To Die’ produces stunning £25.9m opening to top UK-Ireland box office

Three-day opening ahead of both ‘Skyfall’ and ‘Spectre’.RankFilm (Distributor)Three-day gross (Oct 1-3)Total gross to dateWeek 1 No Time To Die (Universal) £21m £25.9m 1 2 Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings (Disney) £778,319 £19.7m 5 3 Free Guy (Disney) £270,266 £16.6m 8 4 The Paw Patrol Movie (Paramount) £251,000 £8.16m 8 5 The […]

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