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Hulu and FX team in Us output deal with Lionsgate

The Disney-owned outlets will screen Lionsgate films from 2020 and 2010.In an unusual deal involving sister platforms under the newly enlarged Disney banner, streaming service Hulu and basic cable network FX have teamed up to acquire Us rights to upcoming theatrical features from Lionsgate.It is understood that the deal, first reported in The Information, gives […]

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How ‘I Can Only Imagine’ Became a Breakout Indie Hit

Sony’s Affirm label just didn’t have much faith when it came to the film I Can Only Imagine, twice letting the Christian-themed breakout get away. Instead, the Dennis Quaid starrer has become Roadside Attractions’ highest-grossing film ever, with a $71 million box-office haul to date, far eclipsing the specialty label’s previous high-water mark, Manchester by […]

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‘Ready Player One’ Tops Easter Weekend Box Office with $53M Four-Day Debut

Coming in on par with Mojo’s pre-weekend forecast, Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One topped the weekend box office and delivered the director’s largest opening weekend in ten years. The weekend also saw a strong second place debut for Lionsgate’s Acrimony, the latest film from Tyler Perry, while Black Panther and I Can Only Imagine remain […]

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‘God’s Not Dead: A Light in the Darkness’ Review: A Hellishly Bad Drama About America’s Christian Persecution Complex

Essentially the “Why We Fight” series for The War on Christmas, the “God’s Not Dead” franchise has — with its first two installments — asserted itself as the chintziest and most intellectually counterfeit branch of the lucrative faith-based film wave that it’s helped to define. Whereas other recent offerings like “Heaven Is for Real” and […]

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‘I Can Only Imagine’ Directors Join Spielberg, Zemeckis, and More as Filmmakers With Two A+ CinemaScores

Hollywood is still bonkers for metrics — there’s Rotten Tomatoes to freshen up, IMDb stars to earn, Metacritic rankings to top, and the audience-friendly classic CinemaScore, which provides a handy letter grade at the end of opening weekend for each big-screen release. It’s designed to be as easily digested as an elementary school report card, […]

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‘I Can Only Imagine’ is the Surprise Box Office Hit No One Saw Coming

I Can Only Imagine, a faith-based film from Roadside Attractions, is a surprise box office hit. The film ended up in third place over the weekend, just below reigning box office king Black Panther and new release Tomb Raider, and above Disney’s A Wrinkle In Time. How did this happen? I can only imagine. Folks, […]

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‘Black Panther,’ ‘Tomb Raider,’ a Gay Romance, and a Christian Breakout Couldn’t Save the Box Office

As “Black Panther” continues its astonishing run, the breakout surprise of the weekend was $17-million opener “I Can Only Imagine,” a Christian crowdpleaser, as well as gay teen romance “Love, Simon.”A month ago, the strong showing for “Panther” suggested a positive trend for the industry; this weekend, the total box office collapsed compared to 2017, […]

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Faith-Based ‘I Can Only Imagine’ Soars With $17.1 Million Launch

Roadside Attractions-Lionsgate’s faith-based “I Can Only Imagine” has crushed early box office forecasts with a surprisingly strong $17.1 million at 1,629 locations in North America.Recent estimates for “I Can Only Imagine” had been in the $2 million-$8 million range. It rang up the top per-site average by far among this weekend’s wide release movies with […]

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‘Black Panther’ Surpasses ‘Tomb Raider’ for Fifth Box Office Crown

Disney-Marvel’s “Black Panther” has maintained its momentum at the domestic box office, winning its fifth consecutive weekend with $27 million from 3,834 locations.Alicia Vikander’s “Tomb Raider” finished second in its opening weekend in line with expectations with $23.5 million from 3,854 sites for Warner Bros. and MGM. Lionsgate-Roadside Attractions’ faith-based drama “I Can Only Imagine” […]

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