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China Box Office: ‘Dragon’ Flies, While ‘Green Book’ Soars to $17 Million Debut

“How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” flew off with the weekend box office win in China, clipping the wings of “Alita: Battle Angel” which had reigned for just one week. But third placed “Green Book” also opened impressively.“Dragon 3” earned $33 million according to data from exhibition and distribution consultancy Artisan Gateway, having […]

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‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ Holds off Madea’s ‘Family Funeral’ at Box Office

Universal and DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World was able to fend off Lionsgate’s release of Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral and retain the weekend’s #1 spot at the box office even though Perry’s final outing as Madea outperformed expectations with the fourth best opening in the now nine-film franchise. […]

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The Spielberg vs. Netflix Battle Could Mean Collateral Damage for Indies at the Oscars

Steven Spielberg isn’t basking in the glow of Best Picture Oscar-winner “Green Book,” which he supported in this year’s contentious Oscar race. His Academy Award attention is now devoted to ensuring that the race never sees another “Roma” — a Netflix film backed by massive sums, that didn’t play by the same rules as its […]

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Dragons Will Reign at the Box Office Again as Tyler Perry Bids Farewell to ‘Madea’

After last weekend saw a franchise record debut for Universal and DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, this weekend serves as something of the calm before the storm that will be Captain Marvel, which the industry is counting on to give the 2019 box office the jolt it sorely needs. As […]

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Did Netflix Backlash Cost ‘Roma’ the Best Picture Oscar? Alfonso Cuarón Responds

Did “Green Book” win Best Picture because it was beloved or because a majority of Academy members refused to give the Oscars’ top prize to a Netflix movie like “Roma”? That’s one of the biggest questions surrounding the 2019 Oscars. A prevailing theory among Oscar pundits is that Netflix fears cost “Roma” the Best Picture […]

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Bing Liu, Morgan Neville, Rashida Jones & More Discuss Political Documentaries And Ethical Responsibilities

As we continue to collectively grumble about “Green Book” and, simultaneously, thank the Academy Gods for giving us Spike Lee, unfiltered after six champagnes, The Hollywood Reporter has released their final award season roundtable, this week focusing on the documentary filmmakers including Academy Award winner Chai Vasarhelyi (“Free Solo”), in addition to Morgan Neville (“Won’t […]

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Oscars: 7 Things You Didn’t See on TV From Lady Gaga’s Disappearance to Spike Lee’s Speech

The 91st Academy Awards managed not to be a total disaster, despite the lack of a host for the first time in 30 years, no opening monologue, and a ceremony that tossed out more Oscars to “Bohemian Rhapsody” (four) than “Roma” (three), “Black Panther” (three) and “A Star is Born” (one). The best picture winner, […]

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