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Liam Neeson’s ‘Honest Thief’ Takes No. 1 at the Box Office as Theaters Continue to Struggle

Post-“Tenet,” when major studios have all but abandoned theaters, it’s the indies that shine a little light. They have their pick of the screens and an ability to hold them not seen since… well, ever. (“Unhinged”: nine weeks and counting in the U.S.) It’s not enough to make up the difference of a Covid-impacted marketplace, […]

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Liam Neeson Thriller ‘Honest Thief’ Leads Cratering U.S. Box Office

Liam Neeson’s thriller “Honest Thief” limped to first place at the domestic box office, debuting at $3.7 million. Those ticket sales, among the lowest ever to land at No. 1, came in slightly ahead of Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” and Robert De Niro’s family comedy “War With Grandpa.”“Tenet,” now in its seventh week of release, grossed […]

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You Can Now Rent Out an AMC Theater for Just $99

As movie theater chains scramble to recoup losses due to shutdowns caused by the pandemic nationwide, AMC Theatres has at least one new trick up its sleeve. Following in the footsteps of the Alamo Drafthouse, which unveiled a similar program earlier this year, the Private Movie Showing program at AMC now allows consumers to rent […]

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‘Tenet’ No Longer #1 as ‘The War with Grandpa’ Wins Weekend Box Office with $3.6 Million

Despite the loss of more than 500 Regal Theaters, total grosses went up this weekend. Led by newcomer “The War with Grandpa,” the top 10 grossed about $9.7 million. That’s up from $8.5 million last weekend. With so many library titles adding to the pot, the full take might reach $13 million. By comparison. 2019 […]

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Why Disney+ Made Sense for ‘Soul’ and ‘The Croods’ Could Be Next to Move

When Disney announced that Pixar’s “Soul” would vacate its November 20 theatrical release and debut on Disney+ December 25 was not a surprise. Theaters, particularly in the U.S., are shaky, and more so after Regal shut down nearly all of their domestic locations this weekend.The surprise is it will premiere as a regular offering on […]

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‘Mission: Impossible 7’ Covid-19 Supervisor Details Norway Shoot, Safeguards (Exclusive)

In recent years, Norway has become the backdrop to major studio films like “Black Widow,” “Dune,” “Tenet” and James Bond film “No Time to Die.” The latest tentpole in town was Paramount Pictures’ “Mission: Impossible 7,” one of the first studio films to resume shooting after seven months on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic.For […]

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‘Tenet’ Remains Atop U.K., Ireland Box Office as Many Cinemas Prepare to Shutter

Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” won the U.K. and Ireland box office crown for the sixth weekend in a row, collecting £628,247, according to final numbers from Comscore. The Warner Bros. title now has a running total of £15,948,191 in the territory.Another Warner Bros. title “Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite” debuted in second position with £456,532.Shear […]

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With ‘Hocus Pocus’ Right Behind ‘Tenet,’ It’s Another Weird Box-Office Weekend

As Regal Theaters in the U.S. and U.K. parent Cineworld weigh closing their cinemas, this weekend’s box office offered little encouragement as this weekend’s top 10 came to about $8.2 million, and could be $10 million-$11 million for all films. That’s down from $9.6 million for last weekend’s top 10, which saw about $12 million […]

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Survival Thriller ‘Alone’ Has a Survival Tale of Its Own to Tell

Survival thriller “Alone” is getting plenty of company at movie theaters and on digital platforms — amid otherwise tough times in the exhibition business.“We’ve been able to emphasize that ‘Alone’ is a very elemental and primal story for audiences,” said Magnolia president Eamonn Bowles. “For audiences, the situation is very recognizable. It’s very well-directed.”The Magnolia […]

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Struggling Movie Theaters Brace for Blockbuster Drought, Pandemic Second Wave: ‘October Is Going to Be Ugly’

The release of Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” and the subsequent reopening of American movie theaters did not provide the cinema industry with the kind of rebound it had hoped. Now, with a threadbare October release slate ahead and the prospect of a second wave of pandemic spread that could slow or roll back theater openings, some […]

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