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‘Frozen 2’ Is Now the Highest-Grossing Animated Movie Ever

In a box office achievement fit for royalty, Disney’s “Frozen 2” is officially the highest-grossing animated movie in history.The sequel has generated $1.325 billion at the global box office, pushing past “Frozen” ($1.281 million) and “Incredibles 2” ($1.243 million) to secure the top spot. Though Jon Favreau’s remake of “The Lion King” is entirely computer […]

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Why the Writers Guild Awards Never Nominate Quentin Tarantino

One way the Writers Guild of America leverages clout is by withholding non-signatories from being part of the WGA Awards. That’s why unlike other guilds, a clump of indie, British, and animated movies find themselves excluded every year. A WGA nomination isn’t essential for Oscar nomination; exceptions include American indie “Beasts of the Southern Wild,” […]

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‘Frozen II’ Feasts on Thanksgiving Records While ‘Knives Out’ & ‘Queen & Slim’ Enjoy Strong Holiday Openings

The folks at Disney have full bellies after the animated feature Frozen II delivered three and five-day Thanksgiving records as the film topped $287 million domestically after just ten days in release and $739 million globally in the film’s first 12 days. But it wasn’t all Disney this weekend as Lionsgate’s Knives Out exceeded expectations […]

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‘Float’ Director Bobby Rubio on Unconscious Bias and Pixar’s First Filipino American Character

Bobby Rubio, who made his directorial debut with Pixar’s animated short “Float” on Disney Plus earlier this month, has worked at Pixar as a story artist since 2012, contributing to “Inside Out,” “Incredibles 2” and “Brave.” But “Float” broke new ground as the first Pixar work to feature a Filipino American animated character.The short tells […]

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‘Toy Story 4’ Crosses $1 Billion, Fifth Disney Film to Hit Global Box Office Landmark in 2019

Disney has its fifth billion dollar movie of the year, as “Toy Story 4” crossed $1 billion at the global box office on Wednesday night since debuting on June 20.It has earned $421.8 million domestically and is the fifth-highest grossing film domestically of all time. This year alone, Disney boasts “Avengers: Endgame,” “The Lion King,” […]

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‘The Lion King’ Ruling Box Office With Dazzling Debut at $180 Million

Disney’s “The Lion King” has jolted the North American box office back to life with an opening weekend in the $180 million range, estimates showed Saturday.“The Lion King” will record the second-best opening of 2019 — and could replace “Incredibles 2,” which launched last year with $182.7 million, as the ninth biggest North American launch […]

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‘The Lion King’ Roars to $23 Million Opening on Thursday Night

Disney’s “The Lion King” has pounced on a mighty $23 million in North American locations in Thursday night preview showings.It’s the biggest preview number since Disney-Marvel’s “Avengers: Endgame” set the record on April 27 with $60 million. “The Lion King” is expected to debut with $150 million this weekend. Some forecasts estimate the tentpole will […]

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Will ‘Toy Story 4’ Make a Bid for the Animated Opening Weekend Record?

After several weeks of disappointing debuts, this weekend should see things turn around as Disney and Pixar unveil Toy Story 4 to what will be one of the largest debuts for an animated feature ever and UA Releasing’s Child’s Play remake is also looking like it will generate a solid debut over the three-day. Otherwise, […]

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‘Men in Black’ & ‘Shaft’ Become Latest Summer Sequels to Disappoint

It was another disappointing weekend for a pair of new sequels as both Sony’s Men in Black International and WB’s Shaft were both unable to reach even the slimmest of studio expectations heading into the weekend.The weekend is down significantly compared to last year when Incredibles 2 bowed with a record-shattering $182.6 million opening and […]

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse wins best animation Oscar

Successful animated extension of the Spider-Man franchise, featuring multiple alternative superheroes, takes top honours at the 91st Academy AwardsSpider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has won the Oscar for best animated feature at the 91st Academy Awards.Into the Spider-Verse triumphed in a field containing blockbusters such as Incredibles 2 and Ralph Breaks the Internet, as well as […]

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