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Gerard Butler’s ‘Greenland’ Sequel Sells to STX in Huge $75 Million Deal

STX has nabbed worldwide rights to “Greenland: Migration,” a sequel to the 2020 disaster film starring Gerard Butler.In the biggest deal yet at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, STX shelled out $25 million to roll out the film in the U.S. and Canada and paid another $50 million for international territories. In line with STX’s […]

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Gerard Butler, Morena Baccarin to Reprise Roles in ‘Greenland’ Sequel

Producer and financier Anton, Basil Iwanyk’s Thunder Road Pictures and Gerard Butler and Alan Siegel’s G-Base will produce a sequel feature to the action thriller “Greenland.” The core filmmaking team returns with director Ric Roman Waugh headlining from a script by “Greenland” writer Chris Sparling (“Lakewood”). Butler reprises his role as structural engineer John Garrity […]

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For STX, ‘Greenland’ Is a Major PVOD Hit; for Exhibitors, It’s Yet Another Existential Threat

Have you seen “Greenland”? It seems like almost everyone has: Released December 18 as a Premium VOD title with no domestic theatrical play, the $35 million STX Films title starring Gerard Butler as a father trying to help his family survive planet-destroying comets has ranked at or near the top of the VOD charts ever […]

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‘Monster Hunter’ and ‘Greenland’ Lead VOD Charts, While ‘Croods 2’ Remains Unstoppable

Two films dominated VOD rankings last week. “Monster Hunter,” Paul W.S. Anderson’s video-game adaptation with his muse and wife Milla Jovovich, debuted on Premium VOD and “Greenland” after breakout success as a PVOD exclusive (no theaters in the U.S.) over the last two months reduced its price to $5.99 and immediately rebounded to lead in […]

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‘Malcolm & Marie’ Soars at Netflix as ‘Greenland’ Continues to Score at a Premium VOD Price

Just as the Super Bowl traditionally inhibits studios from releasing new titles to theaters, there were few fresh films available on home platforms. As a result, four titles — all previously ranked #1 on multiple charts — took the top spots again. The exception was Netflix, which debuted “Malcolm & Marie” February 5. Starring Zendaya […]

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Greenland review – comet disaster movie with a surprisingly deep impact

Gerard Butler does more than just punch his way out of imminent apocalypse in Ric Roman Waugh’s sharp action filmOne of the genuine guilty pleasures of last year’s lockdown releases was Skyfire, a spectacularly silly Chinese disaster movie in which Jason Isaacs builds a hotel on the side of a volcano and then tries to […]

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With Liam Neeson and ‘The Croods: A New Age,’ Home Viewing Thrives

High-priced titles dominated the charts on New Year’s week with “The Croods: The New Age” leading the way. Sharing the glory was Liam Neeson: “Honest Thief,” a former theatrical/PVOD title, now thrives at $4.99, while Neeson’s 2011 Warner Bros. thriller “Unknown” is currently #1 at Netflix.The thriving home-viewing market also includes “Soul” (Disney+ only) and […]

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‘Greenland’ Director Ric Roman Waugh on Action, Emotion and Finishing His Film in Lockdown

Director Ric Roman Waugh’s “Greenland” was originally scheduled to be released in June, but the pandemic changed that — it’s now available on premium VOD. Waugh, who reunites with “Angel has Fallen” actor Gerard Butler, had not yet finished his post-production when the lockdown happened.Although he had locked picture, there was still a lot to […]

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‘Caught in Time’ Lifts China Box Office to $51 Million Weekend

Hong Kong-produced “Caught in Time” gave fresh life to the mainland China box office over its opening weekend.The fantasy crime thriller about a cop chasing a gang through different eras earned $30.3 million. Produced by Emperor Motion Picture, the film stars the popular Daniel Wu and Wang Qianyuan, and was directed by Lau Ho-leung.It edged […]

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