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In A Daring Box-Office Heist, ‘The Bad Guys’ Makes Off With 24 Million and A Surprise No. 1 Debut

Farewell Fantastic Beasts, we hardly got a chance to know you. In what can only be called one of the most daring box-office heists of the spring, Universal’s new animated comedy, The Bad Guys, stole the weekend’s top spot in broad daylight, making off with a hefty 24 million haul. The multiplex larceny came at […]

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‘Scream’ Skips PVOD to Soar at $4.99 but ‘West Side Story’ Barely Registers with At-Home Rentals

Three recent theatrical films infused the VOD market this week, but each took different routes for very different results. Paramount’s “Scream” performed best with a surprising strategy: Debuting at $4.99 after about 45 days in theaters, the franchise reboot skipped a higher-price initial offering. It also comes before the likely imminent streaming release via Paramount+. […]

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‘Jackass Forever’ sets franchise opening record as ‘Sing 2’ tops UK-Ireland box office

‘The Souvenir Part II’, ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye’ both open.Rank Film (distributor) Three-day gross (Feb 4-6) Total gross to date Week 1. Sing 2 (Universal) £5.1m £13m 2 2. Jackass Forever (Paramount) £2.1m £2.1m 1 3. Belfast (Univeral) £1.5m £9m 3 4. Spider-Man: No Way Home (Sony) £1.15m £91.7m 8 5. Moonfall (Efd) £1m […]

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‘Sing 2’ ends ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’ reign at UK-Ireland box office

Universal animation has third-biggest opening since the pandemic began.Rank Film (distributor) Three-day gross (Jan 28-30)Total gross to date Week 1. Sing 2 (Universal) £6.8m £6.8m 1 2. Belfast (Univeral) £1.89m £6m 2 3. Spider-Man: No Way Home (Sony) £1.8m £89.9m 7 4. Scream (Paramount) £788k £6.15m 3 5. Nightmare Alley (Disney) £332k £1.2m 2After six […]

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Paris Images Online Attracts Top French Film, TV & Tech Players

Paris Images Online, an industry showcase promoting locations in the French capital, has lured some of France’s top dogs, including Federation Entertainment’s Pascal Breton, “Sing 2” producer Jacques Bled, and “Notre Dame on Fire” filmmaker Jean-Jacques Annaud. The conference is taking place on Jan. 24 as part of the Paris Images conference, which kicks off […]

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How ‘Sing 2’s’ Choreographer Helped Animators Make Taron Egerton’s Gorilla Dance Gracefully

Choreographer Sherrie Silver calls Universal’s “Sing 2” a dream to work on and highlights the film’s plotline featuring Johnny (voiced by Taron Egerton), a soulful gorilla who doesn’t know how to dance but eventually finds the confidence to.Silver’s line of work often finds her collaborating with models and stars who don’t always know how to […]

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Sing 2 Review: Let’s Close The Curtains On Sing-Off Movies

It was 2012. “Pitch Perfect” was released at the height of the “singing competition” genre, one that had been popularized (and quickly run into the ground) by “Glee” — itself a thin satire riding on the coattails of popular reality shows like “American Idol” and “The X Factor.” Even by the time the first “Sing” […]

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