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‘Halloween’ Breaks Records, While ‘A Star Is Born’ Shows October Can Work for Box Office and Awards Play

In another hit from a very strong October, “Halloween” is the month’s second-best opening weekend ever. Its $77.5 million total is just a little below what “Venom” debuted to two weeks ago, at 10 times the budget.Meanwhile, “A Star Is Born” became the second release this month to reach $200 million — a first for […]

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‘A Star Is Born’ Continues To Hit Box Office High Notes, Clears $100M In 12 Days

When a major studio’s awards contender shoots past the century mark this early in the fall, it’s something to celebrate, and Warner Bros’ Bradley Cooper-Lady Gaga musical romance drama A Star Is Born has filled $100 million-plus worth of movie auditoriums in its first 12 days of domestic release.Let’s face it, not all adult-oriented awards […]

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First Man review – an inner space odyssey

Damien Chazelle’s drama about Neil Armstrong and the 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing is a moving tale of loss and perilIn William Peter Blatty’s underrated 1980 mystery-thriller The Ninth Configuration, a grounded lunar astronaut played by Scott Wilson (who sadly died last week) delivers a heartbreaking soliloquy that perfectly encapsulates the existential crisis at the […]

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‘Venom’ Delivers October Opening Weekend Record While ‘Star is Born’ Shines

It was a record weekend at the box office for Sony’s release of Venom, which delivered a massive $80 million, topping the previous October opening weekend record by more than $20 million. Additionally, Warner Bros.’s A Star is Born more than carried its own weight with a stellar debut of its own, topping $40 million […]

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Box Office: ‘Venom’ to Devour October Box Office Record With $80 Million, ‘A Star Is Born’ to Top $40 Million

Sony’s “Venom” is set to smash the previous opening weekend record for October with an estimated $80 million from 4,250 theaters.The film, which stars Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock, who becomes the eponymous anti-hero Venom, is likely to beat out the last record-holder, “Gravity,” which debuted in 2013 to $55.7 million. Sony is projecting a […]

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‘Venom’ Set to Obliterate October Opening Weekend Record

The October box office is off to an unprecedented start this weekend, as Columbia Pictures’ “Venom” is currently estimated to obliterate this month’s opening weekend record with an $81.7 million start from 4,250 screens.If that estimate holds, it would be 46 percent ahead of the previous October record set by “Gravity” five years ago with […]

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Box Office: ‘Venom’ Inhales Record $10 Million, ‘A Star Is Born’ Shines With $4.6 Million in Previews

Bradley CooperTom Hardy’s “Venom” earned an impressive $10 million at 3,543 North American locations on Thursday night — the top October number preview of all time.Lady Gaga’s musical drama “A Star Is Born” launched with a solid $4.6 million in previews, with $3.2 million on Thursday and $1.4 million for sneak showings on Tuesday and […]

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“Roma” roars to a Golden Lion win at Venice and “The Favourite” is royally rewarded as is star Olivia Colman

Alfonso Cuaron claimed the coveted Golden Lion at the 75th Venice International Film Festival for his much-lauded “Roma,” a semi-biographical black-and-white neo-realist depiction of middle-class Mexico in the ’70s. He previously launched “Gravity” at the same event in 2013, which would win seven Academy Awards.What made this year’s moment extra-sweet was that jury president and […]

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