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Chinese Propaganda Film ‘1921’ Bounces Back Despite Prior Nationalist Boycott

One of the most prominent Chinese propaganda films of the year is set for a flashy, state-sanctioned premiere as the opening night selection of the Shanghai Intl. Film Festival on Friday. The sweeping period drama “1921” will be celebrated despite recent nationalist blowback of the kind that over the past year has felled China releases […]

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‘Monster Hunter’ and ‘Greenland’ Lead VOD Charts, While ‘Croods 2’ Remains Unstoppable

Two films dominated VOD rankings last week. “Monster Hunter,” Paul W.S. Anderson’s video-game adaptation with his muse and wife Milla Jovovich, debuted on Premium VOD and “Greenland” after breakout success as a PVOD exclusive (no theaters in the U.S.) over the last two months reduced its price to $5.99 and immediately rebounded to lead in […]

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‘News of the World’ Delivers $1.1M at Christmas Day Box Office, ‘WW84′ Grosses Mia

Normally, a Hollywood studio would blare the trumpets if one of its movies topped the box office chart on Christmas Day, a busy time for moviegoing once presents are unwrapped.But this year — amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic — Warner Bros. is breaking from industry tradition and shielding grosses for Wonder Woman 1984 from view […]

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‘Monster Hunter’ VFX Artist Dennis Berardi Shares Process of Creating Video Game Beasts

“Monster Hunter” director Paul W.S Anderson calls VFX head Dennis Berardi “an invaluable creative partner.” The two have collaborated on movies dating back to “Resident Evil.”This time, Berardi serves as a producer on the big-screen adaptation of the Capcom video game. “There are 1400 visual effects shots in this movie, so Dennis is a key […]

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‘Monster Hunter’ Edges ‘Croods 2’ With $2.2 Million at Pandemic Box Office

The pandemic box office saw a narrow race between Sony/Screen Gems’ “Monster Hunter” and Universal/DreamWorks Animation’s “Croods: A New Age” this weekend, and “Monster Hunter” is currently estimated to become the first non-Universal release to reach No. 1 in eight weeks with a $2.2 million opening from 1,736 screens.The latest video game adaptation from married […]

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‘Monster Hunter’ Ekes Out Narrow Top Box Office Spot Over ‘Croods,’ Also on PVOD

It’s beginning to look like anything but Christmas at movie theaters. On a weekend where normally multiple films would open, including some of the biggest hits ever, the total for all titles looks to fall short of $9 million.The top film this weekend has, at times, taken more than $100 million, and usually at least […]

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China Box Office: ‘Monster Hunter’ Opens Fifth Despite Being Pulled From Theaters

Patriotic Chinese viewers flexed their muscles this weekend to topple Paul W.S. Anderson’s “Monster Hunter,” which grossed just $4.8 million before it was pulled from cinemas due to complaints that interpreted a line of dialogue to be racist and “insulting to China.”In a slow week, however, that was enough to net it a fifth place […]

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‘Soul,’ ‘Monster Hunter’ Set December Release Dates in China Cinemas

Pixar’s “Soul” and video game adaptation “Monster Hunter” are set to hit the big screen in China in December.The hotly anticipated “Soul” may have decided to skip cinemas in the Covid-19-ravaged U.S. for Disney Plus, but it will screen in Chinese theaters from Christmas Day, Dec. 25. Disney currently has no plans to launch its […]

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‘Monster Hunter’ Clip Introduces a Bigger, New and Improved Greater Rathalos Creature [Nycc ]

Mortal Kombat and Resident Evil director Paul W.S. Anderson is returning to the world of video game adaptations with a big screen version of Capcom’s hit video game franchise Monster Hunter. New York Comic-Con brought in the filmmaker to have a chat about the upcoming movie, including the introduction of a quick clip showing off […]

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‘Monster Hunter’ Teaser: The Paul W.S. Anderson Movie Will Now Open in Some Places in December

The last few months have been filled with stories about 2020 movies being pushed into 2021 due to the coronavirus. So here’s a surprising change of pace: a movie actually being moved up. Monster Hunter, the latest bit of must-see trash cinema from Resident Evil director Paul W.S. Anderson, was originally supposed to open in […]

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