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Box Office: ‘In the Heights’ Disappoints With $11 Million Opening Weekend

“In the Heights,” the acclaimed adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway show, didn’t hit all the right notes in its box office debut.The Warner Bros. musical generated a wane $11.4 million from 3,456 U.S. theaters in its first four days of release, below earlier expectations suggesting the feel-good film would reach $20 million. “In the Heights” […]

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‘In The Heights’ Soundtrack Album Reaches the Same Heights as the Movie

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s joyous celebration of the Washington Heights neighborhood, “In The Heights” has finally arrived on the big screen and HBO Max… and also Spotify, Tidal, Amazon Music and all other DSPs, for a soundtrack that soars just as high even without benefit of interstitial dialogue and sumptuous visuals.Adapted from the Broadway musical, the story […]

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Jon M. Chu Responds to Criticism Over Treatment of South Asian Characters in ‘Crazy Rich Asians’

“Crazy Rich Asians” director Jon M. Chu sees his error in casting brown actors in subservient roles.While promoting his new film “In the Heights,” Chu told Insider that he should have made the South Asian characters in “Crazy Rich Asians” “more human” and that he “totally gets” the criticism.The 2018 rom-com hit centers on the […]

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‘In the Heights’ Music Producers Tell How the Songs Transitioned from Stage to Screen

“In the Heights,” Lin-Manuel Miranda’s tale of the immigrant community of New York’s Washington Heights, will be released on Friday. Its four Tony Awards for the original Broadway show included best musical, best original score, and best orchestrations for Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman — who oversaw the musical transition from stage to screen. Variety […]

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After Weeks Of Scares, ‘In The Heights’ and ‘Peter Rabbit 2’ Bring Back Feel Good Entertainment

After four weekends of horror films topping the box office — a highly unusual occurrence in general and even more so in the summer — we are moving into some lighter territory with this weekend’s two new wide releases. In The Heights and Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway are both opening and hoping to pull […]

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‘In the Heights’ Is in Theaters and on HBO Max: Here’s How to Sign Up to Watch at Home

All products and services featured by IndieWire are independently selected by IndieWire editors. However, IndieWire may receive a commission on orders placed through its retail links, and the retailer may receive certain auditable data for accounting purposes.Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “In the Heights” made its debut on Thursday. The musical drama is currently playing in movie theaters, […]

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