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Box Office: ‘First Purge’ Slashes $9.3 Million on Fourth of July

Universal’s “The First Purge” has launched with a respectable $9.3 million at 3,031 North American locations on the Fourth of July.The first-day number for “The First Purge,” Blumhouse’s fourth installment in the horror franchise, came in third on the Fourth following Universal’s 13th day of “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” with $11.6 million and Disney’s 20th […]

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Weekend Forecast: ‘Uncle Drew’ & ‘Sicario 2’ Offer Blockbuster Alternatives

Last weekend delivered the largest overall June weekend ever. The top twelve films grossed a combined $271.2 million, of which the top two films — Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Incredibles 2 — accounted for 84% of that gross. While this weekend’s two new wide releases — Summit’s Uncle Drew and Sony’s Sicario: Day of […]

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Paramount Players Acquires Comedy Pitch From ‘Uncle Drew’ Scribe Jay Longino (Exclusive)

Paramount Players has preemptively acquired an original comedy pitch from “Uncle Drew” scribe Jay Longino.While both the logline and title are being kept under wraps, the project is said to be set in the world of West Coast hip-hop and was brought into the studio by executive vice president Matt Dines, who will also oversee […]

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Amy Schumer’s ‘I Feel Pretty’ Release Date Moves Up Two Months

The release date of Amy Schumer’s upcoming comedy “I Feel Pretty” has been moved up almost two months, from June 29 to April 27.STXfilms announced the new date following the trailer’s Feb. 8 debut. In the film, Schumer’s character originally struggles with low self-esteem, but later sees herself as a beautiful and capable woman after […]

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