In an encouraging sign for specialized product, Sony/3000 Pictures/Hello Sunshine’s Where the Crawdads Sing has crossed the $100 million benchmark globally. Getting there on Tuesday, the feature adaptation of the Delia Owens novel sits at $78.8M domestic and $21.5M from the international box office. Crawdads initially released domestically in mid-July with $17M; a good win
Given the ongoing pandemic with regard to global box office, it’s tempting to say “The more things change, the more things stay the same.” To wit: Disney still leads all studios worldwide, piracy remains a major concern, and many markets are still in Covid-induced flux. But when looking back over 2021 versus 2020, there are
Spider-Man: No Way Home on Tuesday officially became Sony Pictures’ highest-grossing film of all time at the worldwide box office with $1.16B. This surpasses the global total of its predecessor, 2019’s Spider-Man: Far From Home, which finaled at $1.13B. The split on the Tom Holland/Zendaya/Benedict Cumberbatch-starrer through Tuesday is $516.4M domestic and $644.9M at the
Update: Sony has moved up its release of Sam Raimi production 65 from May 13, which was in the second weekend of Disney/Marvel’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, another film directed by the filmmaker to April 22, 2022. On its new date, 65 stands alone as the only major studio wide release. The movie leaves behind on May 13,
EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures UK and TriStar Pictures have set a December 2, 2022 theatrical release for Matilda in the UK and Ireland, just in time for the holidays. TriStar is co-producing the adaptation of the beloved West End musical with Netflix and retains rights in the UK. This will not be a day-and-date release with
Sony Pictures has set a summer 2022 release date for 65, a film starring Adam Driver and Ariana Greenblatt. The pic will hit theaters nearly a year from now, on May 13, with plot details still being kept under wraps. Written and directed by Scott Beck & Bryan Woods — who together scripted A Quiet Place — 65
2ND UPDATE: Screen Gems’ Monster Hunter will look to put cash under the tree for whatever exhibitors are staying open on Christmas Day; the Paul W.S. Anderson movie now dated to open on Christmas Day versus Wonder Woman 1984. This will pose an interesting fight for screens with Wonder Woman 1984 given that Monster Hunter is honoring a
Sony Pictures said Wednesday that it has moved the release date of Ghostbusters: Afterlife from March to June 11, 2021, which will be the same weekend as the first Ghostbusters film was released in 1984. It becomes the latest tentpole shift in the theatrical calendar given the ongoing restrictions of movie theaters amid the pandemic.
Back in July, Sony pushed Screen Gems and Constantin Film’s Milla Jovovich-starrer Monster Hunter from its domestic Labor Day weekend date of September 4 to April 23, 2021. But, hang on, a teaser released by Sony Pictures over the weekend now tells us it’s coming “only in theaters” in December (watch the video below). We understand that
EXCLUSIVE: Last year, Sony ruled the Independence Day box office frame with Marvel’s Spider-Man: Far From Home, and this year the studio again can tout that it won the holiday period with their reissue of the 1984 classic Ghostbusters, which grossed $550,000 over the three-day weekend, and $656K since its re-opening July 1. And if you
EXCLUSIVE: For a second year in a row, I hear Sony Pictures will not be holding an onstage presentation at this year’s CinemaCon, which runs from March 30-April 2 in Las Vegas. I understand Sony will make a return to CinemaCon at some point in the future, and will support this year’s confab in other
A couple weeks after Deadline reported that Ruben Fleischer was atop the list to direct Tom Holland and Mark Wahlberg in Sony Pictures’ Uncharted, and the race was on to keep the pic on track to shoot before the next installment of Holland’s Spider-Man, the studio changed the release date of the Columbia Pictures actioner.
Sony Pictures said Tuesday that Greta Gerwig’s Little Women will be released February 14 in China. The news comes a day after the latest adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s iconic novel scored six Oscar nominations including Best Picture. The film recently passed $100 million at the worldwide box office, with its current global cume at
Sony Pictures has pushed back the release of its Kevin Hart starrer Fatherhood by eight months to January 8, 2021. The move was a strategic one by the studio and not tied to injuries the actor sustained in a late-summer car accident. Sony had planned to move the pic from its announced April 3, with its
Sony said Friday that the sequel to its Oscar-winning animated pic Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse will hit theaters on April 8, 2022. The studio also said that another Sony Pictures Animation project, the musical adventure tale Vivo with original songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda, is being pushed back five months to April 2021. The original Marvel/Columbia
Update: Sony’s Peter Rabbit 2 is jumping away from its Feb. 7 release date to April 3, which is nine days before Easter. MGM’s 007 film No Time to Die will own the Easter frame. On the upside with spring breaks, the advance runway before Bond is an advantage for Peter Rabbit 2, it also plays to a younger crowd. However, per