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Billy Eichner’s ‘Bros’ Will Not Premiere in Middle East Due to Gay Bans

Billy Eichner’s “Bros” is bowing out of the Middle East.Universal Pictures confirmed the first R-rated gay rom-com ever made by a major studio will not debut in Middle East markets “due to cultural and commercial reasons,” per a source. The film premieres in the U.S. September 30 and will be rolled out in most international […]

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Oscars 2023: Best Animated Feature Predictions

.At the midway point of 2022, here’s the current state of the animated feature Oscar race: Pixar’s “Turning Red” is the early frontrunner, the studio’s “Lightyear” is still a contender after underperforming at the box office (especially if it heats up Disney+), GKids’ sublime “Inu-Oh” (from visionary director Masaaki Yuasa) is an impressive international entry, […]

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Box Office: ‘DC League of Super-Pets’ Unleashing 22 Million Opening

Even superheroes’ dogs open at the top of the box office.The animated comedy “DC League of Super-Pets” looks to top domestic charts in its opening, projecting a debut of 22 million. The film earned 9.3 million from 4,314 theaters on opening day, a figure which includes 2.2 million in Thursday preview ticket sales.That’s enough for […]

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‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Leads as U.K. June Box Office Soars to 116 Million

The total U.K. and Ireland box office for June 2022 was £95.7 million (116 million), according to numbers released by Comscore.May holdover “Top Gun: Maverick” was the top film of the month with £37.1 million, for a total of £65.3 million. The Tom Cruise vehicle is also the top grossing film of the year in […]

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UK-Ireland box office sees ‘Minions: The Rise Of Gru’ knock ‘Elvis’ off the top spot

The Universal animation took £10.4m in its debut weekend.RankFilm (distributor) Three-day gross (July 1 – 3)Total gross to date Week 1. Minions: The Rise Of Gru (Universal) £10.4m £10.4m 1 2. Elvis (Warner Bros)£3m £10.2m 2 3. Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount)£2.7m £68.0m 6 4. Jurassic World Dominion (Universal)£1.8m £30.4m 4 5. Lightyear (Disney) £863,720 £8.5m […]

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‘Lightyear’ Is a Box-Office Dud, but It’s Poised to Be the Next Disney+ Hit

Pixar’s first theatrical release since pre-pandemic times was a box-office disappointment: “Lightyear” opened to 50.58 million last weekend in the U.S. and Canada, whiffing on (already low) projections by around 20 million. (It brought in an additional 12.43 million over the last week.) But that doesn’t mean Buzz is destined for the bin of forgotten […]

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How John Carpenter’s 1982 ‘The Thing’ Became a Surprise Entry in This Weekend’s Top Ten

Forget the box office top ten estimated weekend charts published yesterday. They all left out one film: John Carpenter’s 1982 horror classic “The Thing.” The film, which played in around 730 theaters for a single showtime on Sunday only as a Fathom Events presentation, ended up in the #9 position for the three days with […]

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Lightyear Spoiler Review: A Brand Deposit That Fails To Achieve Lift-Off

Expectations are the damnedest thing. Over nearly thirty years of making computer-animated feature films, Pixar Animation Studios has created a set of expectations that are gradually becoming impossible to overcome. Among its initial films, the studio made such wonderful original stories that seemed impossible to top. In the late-2000s, with a run of films like […]

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‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ holds UK-Ireland box office lead; ‘Lightyear’ opens third

Mixed fortunes for titles amid hot weather for much of territory.RankFilm (distributor) Three-day gross (June 17 – 19)Total gross to date Week 1. Jurassic World Dominion (Universal) £5.7m £21.8m 2 2. Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount) £4.2m £57.4m 4 3. Lightyear (Disney) £3.7m £3.7m 1 4. Good Luck To You, Leo Grande (Lionsgate) £189,597 £239,000 1 […]

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