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Universal’s 2022 Theatrical Slate Will Hit Peacock Within 45 Days Of Release

People were shocked when Universal announced that the highly-anticipated “Halloween Kills” was going to be available to stream on Peacock the same day it hit theaters, and their experiment looks to have completely changed the theatrical window game for titles released from Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (Ufeg). NBCUniversal announced today that the majority of titles […]

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‘Halloween Ends’ Will Be ‘Much More Intimate’ and Honor John Carpenter’s Entire Body of Work

“Halloween Kills” was a critical misfire, but it still managed a healthy $49 million opening at the box office. The film has since grossed $89 million in the U.S., not terrible considering the pandemic and Universal’s decision to stream the horror tentpole on Peacock starting the same day it hit theaters. Next year brings “Halloween […]

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A Weaker ‘Eternals’ Box Office Is Just One of Many Issues in Likely November Slowdown

Between 2015 and 2019, box office in November was nearly 40 percent bigger than October. In October 2021, box office was $622 million; does that mean we can expect about $850 million in November?The short answer: No. November will likely be flat, or close. While October 2021 box office represented 79 percent of 2019 (the […]

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Dune, Antlers, Last Night In Soho Had A Scary Bad Halloween At The Box Office

Halloween happened over the weekend, and given that the holiday all but didn’t happen in 2020, there was much pent-up desire to enjoy the spooky season properly this year. While that was surely rewarding in its own way for those who observe the holiday, it wasn’t great for the box office as the weekend’s new […]

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‘Venom 2’ and ‘No Time to Die’ Help Make October the Biggest Box Office Month of the Year

For the first time in modern history, October is the highest-grossing month of the year at the domestic box office.Thanks to Sony’s comic book adventure “Venom: Let There Be Carnage,” MGM’s James Bond sequel “No Time to Die,” Universal’s “Halloween Kills” and the Warner Bros. and Legendary tentpole “Dune,” the season that celebrates all things […]

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Canceled Sequel Halloween 8: Lord Of The Dead Had A Twist Ending Where Laurie Strode Became Michael Myers

If you’ve lost count of how many “Halloween” movies there are, we’re coming up on unlucky number 13 next year with “Halloween Ends.” We’re also coming up on the real Halloween holiday this weekend, which means there’s no better time to talk about past “Halloween” franchise entries.Let’s be honest: “Halloween Ends” is a title that feels like […]

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John Hughes Pitched Middle-Aged ‘Breakfast Club’ Sequel in Last Conversation with Original Star

John Hughes’ coming-of-age classic “The Breakfast Club” remains one of the most iconic films of the 1980s, and as actor Anthony Michael Hall recently revealed, it almost had a sequel. The actor, who currently stars in the horror sequel “Halloween Kills” and appeared in “The Breakfast Club” as Brian Johnson (aka the Brain), talked about […]

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Are Timothee Chalamet and Zendaya Movie Stars? ‘Dune’ Will Tell Us This and Much More

“Dune” day has arrived in North America. For many film enthusiasts, it is the most-awaited movie of 2021; for the industry, even in a year of unknowns, it is one of its most uncertain events.Denis Villeneuve’s take on Frank Herbert’s classic science-fiction novel vies with “No Time to Die” for most advance attention among October […]

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Sci-Fi Epic ‘Dune’ Arrives, Wes Anderson’s ‘The French Dispatch’ To Heat Up Specialty Box Office

The month of October has shown strong box office returns for franchises, with Venom: Let There Be Carnage, No Time To Die, and Halloween Kills all opening above $50 million and boasting numbers that would have been respectable even in a pre-pandemic marketplace. The domestic launch of Dune this weekend will test whether the same […]

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