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‘Abominable’ Puts Universal Atop the Weekend Box Office Once Again

Universal finished atop the weekend box office yet again this year with their animated adventure Abominable, while also taking second position with Focus’s Downton Abbey, now in its second weekend. Meanwhile, Roadside saw a strong performance from their release of Judy, delivering a top ten performance in moderate release, while holdovers such as Hustlers and […]

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‘It 2’ Repeats at #1, ‘Hustlers’ Exceeds Expectations & ‘The Goldfinch’ Flies into a Wall

It was a mixed bag of a weekend for Warner Bros. which saw It: Chapter Two deliver a strong hold and retain the weekend’s #1 spot at the box office, but their new release, The Goldfinch, bombed, delivering one of the worst openings ever for a wide release. Alternatively, STXfilms’s Hustlers exploded out of the […]

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‘Hustlers’ With Jennifer Lopez Scores $2.5 Million at Thursday Box Office

“Hustlers,” the crime film based on a true story and starring Constance Wu and Jennifer Lopez, earned $2.5 million at the box office Thursday in previews. It opens on 3,250 screens this weekend.“Hustlers” comes from STX, and the film’s cast of pop stars and strong reviews and word of mouth out of the Toronto International […]

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Now the ‘It’ Children Are Being De-Aged Using Visual Effects for ‘Chapter Two’

Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” and Ang Lee’s “Gemini Man” aren’t the only notable fall releases using de-aging special effects. In an interview with Total Film magazine (via Bloody Disgusting), “It: Chapter Two” director Andy Muschietti reveals the horror sequel reserved some of its VFX budget to de-age the child actors who appeared in the 2017 […]

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‘It Chapter Two’: Bill Hader Says the Sequel Is an ‘Epic Horror Film’ Akin to ‘Lord of the Rings’

Between making “Barry” and snagging Emmy nominations for it, Bill Hader starred in one of the most hotly anticipated sequels of 2019. “It Chapter Two” arrives on the heels of an original that grossed more than $700 million, so expectations for a follow-up are high — especially considering the blockbuster ethos of “bigger is better.”Hader, […]

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