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Hollywood movie studios suspend release of box office data after coronaviru...

03 March, 2020 9:20 am 9:20 am

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Movie studios Walt Disney and Universal Pictures said on Thursday they were suspending the release of box office data because of the closure of movie theaters in multiple countries in a bid to contain the coronavirus. The decision follows the worst weekend in more than two decades at the North American … Read More

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Bad Boys for Life Rules Over The Gentlemen

01 January, 2020 9:55 am 9:55 am

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) – STX’s “The Gentlemen” proved no match for Sony’s “Bad Boys for Life,” which again left box office competitors in the dust after collecting $34 million (£25.9 million) in its sophomore outing. Those ticket sales, pushing the Will Smith and Martin Lawrence-led sequel past the $100 million mark, were easily enough to … Read More

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A year in showbiz: court drama, box office records and a young billionaire

12 December, 2019 4:59 pm 4:59 pm

LONDON (Reuters) – From the world’s youngest self-made billionaire to celebrities in court, the world of entertainment produced a wide array of headlines this year. Below are some of the biggest showbiz stories of 2019. * The year began with rap making history at the Grammys as Childish Gambino’s “This is America” became the first … Read More

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Box Office: Ford v Ferrari races to first place, Charlie’s Angels collaps...

11 November, 2019 8:44 am 8:44 am

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) – “Ford v Ferrari” left its box office competitors in the dust as Disney’s historical sports drama sped its way to $31 million in North America. Directed by James Mangold and starring Christian Bale and Matt Damon, “Ford v Ferrari” debuted ahead of expectations, thanks to strong word-of-mouth from moviegoers. However, those … Read More

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Joker Reclaims No 1 Spot on Box Office Charts

10 October, 2019 9:15 am 9:15 am

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) – Put on a happy face: In its fourth weekend in theatres, Warner Bros.’ “Joker” returned to the top of domestic box office charts, narrowly defeating Disney’s “Maleficent: Mistress of Evil.” The two villains had been in a close race for first place, but Sunday estimates show “Joker” will walk away victorious … Read More


‘Joker’ rules Box Office with $55 million at 4,374 screens

10 October, 2019 1:27 am 1:27 am

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) – Joaquin Phoenix is king of the North American box office once again as “Joker” scores an easy victory in its second weekend with $55 million at 4,374 sites. “Joker” dominated a trio of new entries with animated comedy “The Addams Family” leading the rest of pack with $30.3 million at 4,007 … Read More

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Downton Abbey overpowers Brad Pitt, Rambo at box office

09 September, 2019 9:03 am 9:03 am

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) – The big-screen encore of “Downton Abbey” handily (but very politely) thumped both Brad Pitt’s “Ad Astra” and Sylvester Stallone’s “Rambo: Last Blood” in theaters over the weekend in one of the more unlikely box-office upsets. The big-screen continuation of the popular British TV show beat expectations with $31 million (£24.84 million) … Read More

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Hidden figures no more: women shining in Hollywood

09 September, 2019 12:53 pm 12:53 pm

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Women enjoyed a banner year in Hollywood movies and on television over the past year, notching up record highs in lead roles and gaining ground in influential jobs behind the scenes such as directors and writers, according to two studies published on Wednesday. Box office hits like “Black Panther” and “Crazy … Read More

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Good Boys leads crowded weekend with $21 million

08 August, 2019 8:49 am 8:49 am

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) – The Bean Bag Boys, the self-appointed nickname for the trio of best friends in Universal’s “Good Boys,” are conquering much more than sixth grade. They are also leading the domestic box office, exceeding expectations and collecting $21 million on opening weekend. “Good Boys,” which screened at 3,204 North American theaters, is … Read More

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Hobbs & Shaw finishes in first place with $60 million

08 August, 2019 8:41 am 8:41 am

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – Universal’s “Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw” crossed the box office finish line in first place, debuting with $60.8 million from 4,253 North American locations. The big-budget spinoff, starring Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham, is expected to be an even bigger draw overseas, where the action franchise is hugely popular. … Read More

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Box Office: The Lion King Rules With $185 Million Debut

07 July, 2019 10:08 am 10:08 am

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) – Simba and Mufasa reigned supreme this weekend as Disney’s “The Lion King” dominated box office charts. Director Jon Favreau’s remake of the animated classic collected a massive $185 million (148 million pounds) from 4,756 North American theatres during its first three days of release. In yet another win for Disney, the … Read More

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Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame to set all-time box office record

07 July, 2019 5:36 pm 5:36 pm

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – Marvel Studios superhero movie “Avengers: Endgame” will claim the top of the global box office charts by Sunday, distributor Walt Disney Co said. “Endgame” ticket sales will overtake the $2.789 billion collected worldwide by James Cameron’s 2009 science-fiction epic “Avatar,” Disney said in a statement released on Saturday as it presented … Read More

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Tom Cruise delights fans with first look at ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

07 July, 2019 11:59 am 11:59 am

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – “Top Gun” roared back on Thursday when Tom Cruise made a surprise appearance at Comic-Con to show the first trailer for the long-awaited sequel to his military action movie. “Top Gun: Maverick,” due for release in June 2020, sees the return of Cruise’s cocky fighter pilot more than 30 years after … Read More

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Spider-Man: Far From Home Crushes Crawl, Stuber

07 July, 2019 9:33 am 9:33 am

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – Sony’s Spider-Man: Far From Home claimed victory again during its second weekend in theatres, dominating over new releases, Paramount’s gator thriller “Crawl” and Disney’s R-rated comedy “Stuber.” The superhero tentpole collected another $45 million, boosting domestic grosses to $274 million. This weekend’s haul represents a 50% decline in ticket sales from … Read More

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Spider-Man: Far From Home debuts with heroic $185 million

07 July, 2019 9:46 pm 9:46 pm

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) – Superheroes were once again around to save the day as “Spider-Man: Far From Home” ignited a much-needed boost in the domestic box office. The web-slinging adventure easily dominated in North America, delivering a $185 million debut from 4,636 venues during its first six days in theaters. But even your friendly neighborhood … Read More