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Weekend Box Office: ‘Good Boys’ Scores with $21 Million; Other Newcomers Bomb

While Us scored Universal Pictures the only #1 box office debut for an original film in earlier this year, the studio can now boast they’ve accomplished this feat twice in 2019. The original R-rated comedy Good Boys opened in first place at the box office this weekend with an impressive $21 million opening weekend, giving […]

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Andy Serkis Confirmed to Direct ‘Venom 2’

Andy Serkis will officially direct “Venom 2” for Sony, TheWrap has learned.According to The Pioneer, Serkis said he’s had meetings with Sony executives to direct the sequel after reports last month that he was in contention for the job alongside Travis Knight and Rupert Wyatt.2018’s “Venom” grossed $856 million worldwide and starred Tom Hardy as […]

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‘Long Shot’ Director Jonathan Levine on the Soundtracks to His Movies and Life [Interview]

“Music inspires you to keep making images,” director Jonathan Levine says. The director of The Wackness, 50/50, and the new Seth Rogen–Charlize Theron rom-com, Long Shot, constantly finds himself inspired by music. Whether he’s writing or thinking of the mood for a movie, music is on his mind. His love for music was evident from […]

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Box Office: ‘The Intruder’ Overtakes ‘Long Shot,’ ‘UglyDolls’ on Thursday Night

Sony’s thriller “The Intruder” invaded the box office with $865,000 at 2,073 North American locations on Thursday night.“The Intruder,” starring Dennis Quaid, Meagan Good and Michael Ealy, topped Lionsgate’s romantic comedy “Long Shot,” which opened with $660,000 at 2,500 locations during Thursday night preview showings. STX’s animated comedy “UglyDolls” took in $300,000 at 2,250 sites […]

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Film News Roundup: Jonathan Levine Inks First-Look Deal With Lionsgate

In today’s film news roundup, Sony Pictures Classics announces the release date for “Pain & Glory” and Jonathan Levine enters a first-look deal with Lionsgate.Release DateSony Pictures Classics announced it will release Oscar-winning director Pedro Almodóvar’s latest film “Pain & Glory” in the U.S. on Oct. 4, 2019. The feature will also be screened at […]

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‘Missing Link’ Again Tops Studios’ TV Ad Spending

In this week’s edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by the TV ad measurement and attribution company iSpot.tv, Annapurna Pictures claims the top spot in spending for the second week in a row with “Missing Link.”Ads placed for the animated film had an estimated media value of $5.91 million through Sunday for 1,852 […]

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