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Refresh for latest...: The international box office continues to provide welcome surprises during the pandemic era. Where movie theaters are open and people feel safe, they turn up for new or enduringly exciting product that’s on offer. To wit: Japan’s Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train has perhaps become the story of the year. A
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Refresh for latest…: DreamWorks Animation/Universal’s The Croods: A New Age led the weekend in China with a $19.2M debut, outpacing local titles One Second and Caught In Time. This is the third best bow for a studio movie in the Middle Kingdom during the pandemic era (behind Tenet and Mulan). In total, the Croods sequel
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Japan’s runaway smash Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train continued its reign at the top of the local charts this weekend, despite the release of Stand By Me Doraemon 2. Monday is a holiday in Japan, so full official weekend figures are not expected to be reported until Tuesday. However, according to estimates from Deadline
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Refresh for latest…: The international box office continues to be led by Asia, with Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train still enjoying runaway success this weekend. Currently the No. 5 all-time biggest movie in Japan, the anime adaptation should climb up to No. 2 sometime in the next week or so. This session, the cultural
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John Stankey, CEO of WarnerMedia parent AT&T, said productions – with about 130 underway since last week – are up and running but “the question is, what does exhibition look like?” “That’s still one of the things we don’t have great visibility on,” Stankey said on an investor conference call after the telco, cable and
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Refresh for latest…: Big news this weekend out of Japan where anime adaptation Demon Slayer The Movie: Mugen Train shattered all-time opening records. The film, which opened on Friday October 16, as opposed to the usual Saturday/Sunday weekend, is estimated to have grossed upwards of $30M for the three-day. This number could rise above $40M,
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There has been some concern by industry insiders that the family film may have gone the way of the dinosaurs during the pandemic, particularly as Disney has taken its marquee theatrical releases Mulan and Soul to Disney+. Some of those maneuvers stem from polling which shows that families aren’t entirely ready to head back to the box office
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The town is still shell-shocked by yesterday’s news about Cineworld’s pending indefinite shutdown of its UK theaters this coming week. What we’re hearing now looks to be an expected partial shutdown of the U.S. No. 2 chain Regal. Cineworld tweeted out this morning the following statement, “We can confirm we are considering the temporary closure
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Refresh for latest…: Christopher Nolan’s Tenet dipped a slight 29% at the international box office this weekend to add $11.5M from 57 markets. Offshore, the Warner Bros release has now grossed $262M. When combined with domestic, the global total is $307M. Overseas, Tenet numbers — while impacted by coronavirus restrictions — are solid given the
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Refresh for latest…: In its fifth weekend at the international box office, Warner Bros’ Tenet added another $15.8M from 56 markets. The offshore cume has risen to $242M for a worldwide total of $283.2M. Christopher Nolan’s time-bending thriller had a strong hold (-30%) in Japan where it debuted at No. 1 last weekend. Benefitting from
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Refresh for updates, analysis and chart: The depressed state of the box office continued into its fourth weekend since the big three exhibitors reopened with Warner Bros.’ Tenet still No. 1 with $3.4M, -26%. To date, the Christopher Nolan time-twisting noir has collected $41.2M at 2,850 locations in a domestic market that’s 75% opened with
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UPDATE,Writethru: Christopher Nolan’s Tenet handily passed $200M overseas this weekend with a $25M offshore frame to bring the international box office cume to $214M. Including domestic, the global to-date total is now $250.1M. Boosting play overseas, as we noted yesterday, was the Japan bow which came in at a strong $4.3M in the No. 1
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EXCLUSIVE: Christopher Nolan’s Tenet added a handful of markets this weekend after beginning overseas rollout in August. While the domestic performance has been hampered by the coasts being closed, offshore markets have had a bit more leeway, and in some ways been robust even with capacity restrictions. This is yet another sign that offshore differs
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Being a champion of exhibition, and the first tentpole filmmaker to get movie theaters up and running with Tenet, it should come as no surprise to hear that the movie’s filmmaker Christopher Nolan and his wife, producer Emma Thomas, headed to the multiplex recently in Irvine CA, showing their full support for theaters. In fact,
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What’s going on right now at the box office and with theaters goes far beyond the muted $30M domestic results of Tenet. This isn’t a death knell piece for exhibition, nor is this more rhetoric to freak studios out and have them delay even more movies. Studios, you’ve created enough damage in that space. It’s
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Refresh for latest…: Disney’s Mulan ultimately settled for a $23.2M three-day opening in China, including previews. This is about where we saw it landing yesterday after downgrading projections for the Middle Kingdom launch. The movie from director Niki Caro ended up in the No. 1 spot for the session there, but was bested on Sunday
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Warner Bros. and Sony have unveiled their box office numbers for all the world, and town to finally see this weekend, with Tenet counting a running domestic box office gross to date of $29.5M domestic and $200M+ WW, and Tri-Star’s The Broken Hearts Gallery opening to  $1.125M stateside at 2,204 theaters in 4th place. Over 3-days
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As if there weren’t any bigger problems in the world during a pandemic…but, yes, Warner Bros. and Sony are shielding their box office hourly figures from rival studios in Comscore on their respective releases Tenet and The Broken Hearts Gallery.  We’ve known about this for a while, but it’s becoming a bigger deal now as the
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Imax CEO Rich Gelfond anticipates streamers will become more active in exhibition as the post-COVID business shakes out and said his team is turning gray at the stress of constantly shifting release schedules — even as Deadline reports that Warner Bros. is thinking of pushing Wonder Woman 1984 to late December. “One of the reasons
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EXCLUSIVE: With New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco movie theaters still not open, our exhibition sources are hearing that Warner Bros is apt to move Wonder Woman 1984 again, this time out of its current October 2 date to either sometime in November or possibly to late December. That would bump the studio’s Legendary feature
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