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‘Midway’ Leads a Disastrous Weekend as Grosses Don’t Go to ‘Doctor Sleep’

Another weekend, another dreadful box-office performance. This time last year, “The Grinch” opened to #1 and $67 million; that weekend saw a $168 million total. This year had four wide-release openings that totaled just $56 million, and a $120 million total.Perhaps even more concerning is all four of those titles — “Midway,” “Doctor Sleep,” “Playing […]

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Box Office: ‘Midway’ Could Defeat ‘Doctor Sleep’ With $21 Million

Lionsgate’s action movie “Midway” is topping expectations and is expected to take the No. 1 spot at the box office over supernatural thriller “Doctor Sleep” with about $21 million for the weekend, early estimates showed Friday.“Doctor Sleep” is heading for about $18 million at 3,855 locations, coming in well under expectations of $25 million to […]

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Box Office: ‘Doctor Sleep’ Rouses $1.5 Million on Thursday Night

Warner Bros.’ supernatural thriller “Doctor Sleep” roused $1.5 million in North America during Thursday night preview showings.Lionsgate’s “Midway” took in $925,000 at 2,600 locations from Thursday night previews and Universal’s “Last Christmas” came up with $575,000 at 2,700 sites.“Doctor Sleep,” starring Ewan McGregor, is expected to dominate moviegoing this weekend at 3,855 sites amid forecasts […]

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Film News Roundup: Paul Feig Honored by National Association of Theatre Owners

In today’s film news roundup, Paul Feig is honored by exhibitors, the American Film Market unveils its conference schedule, Luke Goss gets cast and “Philophobia: or the Fear of Falling in Love” finds a home.AwardsThe National Association of Theatre Owners has honored filmmaker Paul Feig with its second annual spirit of the industry award.Feig was […]

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Paul Feig to Write, Direct ‘Dark Army’ Monster Movie for Universal

Paul Feig has signed on to write, direct, and produce the monster movie “Dark Army” for Universal.The studio released no plot details about the project other than comparing it to the upcoming Blumhouse-Leigh Whannell remake of “Invisible Man,” which is set to be released Feb. 28 and stars Elisabeth Moss and Oliver Jackson-Cohen.“Instead of prescribing […]

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