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Studio Ghibli Films Available for Digital Purchase for First Time

It took 34 years, but Studio Ghibli is finally embracing the internet era: The celebrated Japanese animation studio’s entire film catalogue, including classics such as “Spirited Away” and “My Neighbor Totoro,” will be available for digital purchase in North America starting December 17.Indie distributor GKids announced Tuesday that Studio Ghibli’s films would be available in […]

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Hollywood blockbuster boom fuels record UK cinema advertising

The Avengers, Frozen 2, Star Wars and Toy Story 4 prompt all-time high in advertising at the moviesA Hollywood blockbuster bonanza including the final instalments of the Avengers and Star Wars sagas, and Frozen 2 are fuelling an all-time record year for UK cinema advertising.Seven films have taken more than $1bn at the global box […]

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15 Surprising Things You Never Knew About the Toy Story Franchise

20 years ago, on November 24, 1999, the stakes couldn’t have been higher for Sheriff Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the rest of their toy friends. After the surprise success of 1995’s Toy Story, which was the first full-length movie to be made entirely using computer-generated imagery, the expectations were high for the long-awaited sequel, which […]

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People’s Choice Awards: ‘Avengers: Endgame,’ ‘Game of Thrones,’ Bts Among Nominees

The 2019 People’s Choice Awards nominations have been revealed, with Avengers: Endgame, Game of Thrones and Bts among the nominees in top categories.Joining Endgame in the movie of 2019 category are Toy Story 4, Captain Marvel, Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, The Lion King, John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum, Us and Spider-Man: […]

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Italy Records 40% Increase in Summer Box Office as New Strategy Takes Root

Italian and U.S. film industry executives announced Saturday at the Venice Film Festival that this summer’s box office figures in Italy are up by 40% over the past two years as local distributors depart from past practice and release more movies between May and August.This year’s roughly 44% box office rise during that period to […]

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From Disney+ to ‘Star Wars,’ Here Are the Burning Questions D23 Expo Needs to Answer

This year’s D23 Expo, taking place in Anaheim, Calif. from Aug. 23-25, will be unlike anything its official fan club members have seen before. While D23 occasionally releases news, in years past it’s mainly been a hype machine to tantalize fans with first looks and exclusive deals. But this year these offerings will have a […]

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‘Toy Story 4’ Crosses $1 Billion, Fifth Disney Film to Hit Global Box Office Landmark in 2019

Disney has its fifth billion dollar movie of the year, as “Toy Story 4” crossed $1 billion at the global box office on Wednesday night since debuting on June 20.It has earned $421.8 million domestically and is the fifth-highest grossing film domestically of all time. This year alone, Disney boasts “Avengers: Endgame,” “The Lion King,” […]

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Box Office: Can ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ Break the Summer Sequel Slump?

Universal’s “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” races into theaters this weekend. The big-budget, rock ’em, sock ’em ode to speedy cars and bulging musculature will test audiences’ continuing appetite for a series that first kicked off nearly two decades ago.On one hand, that association has its benefits. The “Fast & Furious” series is […]

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Disney breaks own record for global box office returns in a year

The Lion King helps Disney amass $7.67bn to date in 2019, passing the previous best mark of $7.61bn in 2016Disney has broken its own record of worldwide film receipts by an individual studio in a single year, underlining its dominant position in the global film industry. According to Variety, Disney has amassed $7.67bn to date […]

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UK box office preview: how loud can ‘The Lion King’ roar?

Other openers include cricket doc ‘The Edge’ and ‘Tell It To The Bees’.CGI animation The Lion King is the latest Disney remake to hit UK cinemas, and will look to challenge the highest openings of the year on its first weekend.Its target will be the £31.4m three-day gross of Avengers: Endgame in April this year […]

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