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Latido Films Boards ‘Born a King’ as Movie Mints Millions in Saudi Arabia, UAE (Exclusive)

Buenos Aires — Bringing onto the market what looks like by far the biggest new movie at Ventana Sur, Latido Films has acquired international sales rights to Agustí Villaronga’s “Born a King,” starring Ed Skrein, fresh off his star-turn in “Midway.”Latido Films’ director Antonio Saura and Juan Torres, intl. sales head, will introduce “Born a […]

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Box Office: ‘Ford v Ferrari’ Races to First Place, ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Collapses

“Ford v Ferrari” left its box office competitors in the dust as the historical sports drama from Disney and 20th Century Fox sped its way to $31 million in North America.Directed by James Mangold and starring Christian Bale and Matt Damon, “Ford v Ferrari” debuted ahead of expectations, thanks to strong word-of-mouth from moviegoers. However, […]

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Box Office: ‘Ford v Ferrari’ Dashing to No. 1 While ‘Charlie’s Angels’ Flounders

Christian Bale and Matt Damon’s racing drama “Ford v Ferrari” is set to win the weekend box office by a long shot with an esimated $29 million from 3,528 domestic locations.Elizabeth Banks’ “Charlie’s Angels” reboot could land in a distant second in its debut weekend with about $8.2 million, but the second frame of Roland […]

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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: ‘Terminator: Dark Fate’ Stalls Overseas With $29 Million

“Terminator: Dark Fate” faced another rocky weekend in theaters as the sixth entry in the sci-fi saga scraped together $29.9 million from 53 international markets.Though the film is nearing the $200 million mark globally (worldwide ticket sales are currently at $199.4 million), “Dark Fate” still stands to be a major money loser for Paramount, Skydance […]

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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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Roland Emmerich to Receive Zurich Film Festival Tribute

“Independence Day” director Roland Emmerich will be honored with a special tribute at the Zurich Film Festival.The Swiss event will screen a retrospective of Emmerich’s work and give him its “A Tribute to…” award Sept. 29. The screenings will include the director’s debut movie, “The Noah Ark Principle,” which played in competition at the 1984 […]

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‘Vikings’ Star Alexander Ludwig Joins Roland Emmerich’s ‘Midway’ (Exclusive)

Alexander Ludwig is set to join the all-star ensemble of Roland Emmerich and Lionsgate’s World War II action pic “Midway,” sources tell Variety.He joins a cast that already includes Woody Harrelson, Patrick Wilson, Ed Skrein, Aaron Eckhart, Luke Evans, Mandy Moore, Dennis Quaid, Darren Criss, and Nick Jonas.Based on the true story of the Battle […]

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