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Lena Wilson’s Top 10 Films Of 2019

2019 cinema was, in a word, chaotic. Dreams were dashed, franchises fractured, box offices bungled. Some of the most anticipated films of the year – “The Goldfinch” for art nerds, “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” for nerd nerds – yielded catastrophe. Festival favorites like “The Souvenir” and “Clemency” seem doomed to awards-season silence, while […]

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‘Doctor Sleep’ Set To Lose $20M+ For Warner Bros. In Trio Of Fall Duds (But ‘Joker’ & ‘It Chapter Two’ To Deliver $600M+ In Profit)

Finance sources tell us today that Warner Bros.’ weekend Stephen King upset Doctor Sleep is poised to lose around $20M after all ancillaries, should it earn $100M at the global box office.If ticket sales are lower, in the $80M range, then the loss swells to around $30M+. This comes after the grand under-performance of the […]

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Warner Bros. Reacts to ‘The Goldfinch’ Box Office Bomb and Blames the Marketplace

Warner Bros. domestic distribution president Jeff Goldstein is facing some tough questions in the aftermath of “The Goldfinch” becoming one of the biggest box office bombs of 2019. The John Crowley-directed adaptation of Donna Tartt’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel opened at the U.S. box office to a disastrous $2.6 million, far below the projections that said […]

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‘Hustlers’ Shows Strength of Female-Centered Comedies as ‘The Goldfinch’ Fails to Fly

Mid-September is not normally prime box office, but this weekend provided some encouragement as we move into a fall that will determine whether the market will reverse the trend that has domestic results 6% below last year.“Hustlers” planted the flag for the cause of comedies, original projects, and women front and center with a stronger-than-anticipated […]

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‘It 2’ Repeats at #1, ‘Hustlers’ Exceeds Expectations & ‘The Goldfinch’ Flies into a Wall

It was a mixed bag of a weekend for Warner Bros. which saw It: Chapter Two deliver a strong hold and retain the weekend’s #1 spot at the box office, but their new release, The Goldfinch, bombed, delivering one of the worst openings ever for a wide release. Alternatively, STXfilms’s Hustlers exploded out of the […]

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‘The Goldfinch’ Bombs Hard at U.S. Box Office

Director John Crowley’s “The Goldfinch” just debuted to one of the worst openings ever for Warner Bros. Pictures. Earning $870,000 on 2,542 screens, the adaptation of the Donna Tartt bestseller starring Ansel Elgort as the troubled survivor of a terrorist attack belly-flopped at the box office following poor reviews and an ill-received Toronto International Film […]

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‘Hustlers’ With Jennifer Lopez Scores $2.5 Million at Thursday Box Office

“Hustlers,” the crime film based on a true story and starring Constance Wu and Jennifer Lopez, earned $2.5 million at the box office Thursday in previews. It opens on 3,250 screens this weekend.“Hustlers” comes from STX, and the film’s cast of pop stars and strong reviews and word of mouth out of the Toronto International […]

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‘The Goldfinch’ Review: Beloved Novel Becomes Leaden and Lifeless Movie That Never Gets Off the Ground

The big problem with “The Goldfinch” — — is that it mistakes its source material for a great work of art. That critical error isn’t an overestimation of Donna Tartt’s blockbuster novel of the same name, so much as it is a categorical mischaracterization. Perhaps even an unavoidable one.The book, a vivid but ridiculous neo-Dickensian […]

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‘The Goldfinch’ Exclusive Music: Listen To 2 Tracks From The Score For The Upcoming Awards Contender

We are about to experience the kickoff to perhaps the biggest film festival of the fall, Tiff. And one of the most anticipated films premiering in Toronto is “The Goldfinch.” Based on the acclaimed, best-selling novel of the same name, “The Goldfinch” stars Ansel Elgort and Nicole Kidman and figures to be part of the […]

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