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International box office: ‘The Witches’ hits $10m; ‘Demon Slayer’ closes in on $200m in Japan

‘Rams’, ‘Radioactive’ and ’Honest Thief” liven up the reopened Australian market.‘The Witches’ posts $3.5m in second sessionWith cinemas now closed again across most of Europe, Warner Bros will be pretty happy with a decline of just 29% for The Witches in its second session. Robert Zemeckis’s new version of the Roald Dahl tale grossed an […]

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Warner Bros. Apologizes After ‘The Witches’ Sparks Backlash in Disability Community

The Witches has found itself at the center of a controversy — not for its poor critical reception, but for some bad character design choices. The disability community has criticized The Witches for giving a negative depiction of limb differences, after the witches in Robert Zemeckis‘ film are shown to have three-fingered hands — a […]

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‘The Empty Man’ Opens at Empty Theaters as Weekend Box Office Grosses Less Than $10 Million

This week has been one of the year’s strongest for new film releases. “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” (Amazon) is the most talked-about movie in months. “On the Rocks” (Apple) reunites the director and star of “Lost in Translation.” The director of “Cast Away” and the “Back To the Future” franchise adapted Roald Dahl’s “The Witches” (HBO […]

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‘Ava’ Takes Over as the Top VOD Choice, with Thriller ‘Alone’ Still Strong

With “Mulan” arriving on more platforms October 6 and non-premium VOD titles like “The Witches” and Amazon’s “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm” later this month, the home-viewing market was on pause with no new premium titles this weekend. That didn’t stop Jessica Chastain’s “Ava,” however: It had the best showing for a non-premium title in the six […]

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Robert Zemeckis’ ‘The Witches’ Skips Theaters for HBO Max Debut

Rober Zemeckis’ adaptation of “The Witches” starring Anne Hathaway is landing on HBO Max just in time for Halloween.The Warner Bros. dark fantasy comedy will debut on the subscription streaming service, owned by parent company WarnerMedia, on Oct. 22.“The Witches” was originally expected to open in theaters on Oct. 9, but like almost every movie […]

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‘The Witches’ Star Vincent Marzello Dies at 68

Actor Vincent Marzello, best known for his roles in “The Witches,” “Superman” and “The Spy Who Loved Me,” died on Tuesday. He was 68.Marzello’s wife, “Notting Hill” actor Lorelei King, tweeted the news.“The love of my life, my darling husband Vincent Marzello, died this morning,” she wrote. “To those who knew him, I am sorry […]

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Warner Bros. Hires Toby Tennant as VP Emea Regional Distribution

Warner Bros. Pictures has named Toby Tennant to the newly created position of vice president of Emea regional distribution.Tennant was previously vice president, sales and distribution Emea for Twentieth Century Fox International before it was acquired by Walt Disney Company. At Fox, he oversaw 42 territories across Emea.Tennant will join Warner Bros. on March 9, […]

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