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Warner Bros/Legendary Entertainment’s much awaited Dune: Part Two is off and storming the international box office. The Denis Villeneuve-directed sequel began its overseas rollout on Wednesday in 13 markets with $5.2M for the day as the No. 1 Hollywood film in each. Including previews, the offshore cume through yesterday is $7.6M. Wednesday’s release markets included
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Globally, including most everywhere overseas, 2023 box office was led by a mix of Barbie, The Super Mario Bros. Movie and Oppenheimer, curious bedfellows who nevertheless proved that cultural phenomena can come in different forms and set turnstiles spinning. Both the global and international box office saw improvement in 2023 versus 2022 with an estimated
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MONDAY AM writethru: Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus, and he’s delivering the motion picture industry a $9 billion-plus year at the domestic box office, a feat many thought was unimaginable with the lack of a mega-tentpole over the holiday, coupled by a Q4 impacted by the double strikes. The numbers were compiled from
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Releasing three tentpole movies into December, Warner Bros is walking away with bragging rights to giving the holiday season an important boost – particularly given the absence of an Avatar or a Spider-Man as in recent years. In total, WB’s three titles on release have grossed $700 million since Wonka first began offshore rollout on
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After a domestic box office that’s been battered by double strikes, exhibition and the industry overall, we can thank Warner Bros for leaving three potential $100M-grossing movies under the tree: Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom, Wonka and The Color Purple. However, it’s not going to be a Christmas like those of yore, either pre- or
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When was the last time that Warner Bros had a hefty trifecta at the Christmas box office? No Oompa Loompa is set to jinx the David Zaslav-run Warner Bros Discovery over the holidays for by Christmas week, it’s conceivable that the studio will own the top three movies at the box office between DC’s Aquaman
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EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros/DC’s Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom hit three week tracking with an outlook of $50M-$60M for the four-day. The James Wan directed sequel arrives in theaters on Dec. 22 and Christmas Day falls on a Monday this year. That means business for all movies will be off on Christmas Eve Sunday by -60%
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EXCLUSIVE: Warner Bros‘ highly anticipated Paul King-directed feature musical Wonka has hit early tracking six weeks before its release on Dec. 15 with box office analytics corp The Quorum predicting a $20M-$23M opening. Note it’s still early in the campaign, so there’s potential for upside. Unlike other tracking services which project three weeks before a
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Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Films’ AQUAMAN AND THE LOST KINGDOM moves from Wednesday 12/20/23 to Friday 12/22/23 Director:  James Wan Producers: Peter Safran, Wan and Rob Cowan. Executive Producers: Galen Vaisman and Walter Hamada. Writers: David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick, from a story by James Wan & David Leslie Johnson-McGoldrick and Jason Momoa & Thomas Pa’a Sibbett, based on characters from DC,
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Refresh for latest…: Just as it came in lower than hoped for domestically, Universal/Blumhouse/Morgan Creek’s The Exorcist: Believer didn’t fully convert overseas audiences, summoning a $17.9M international box office debut for $45.1M global. The R-rated David Gordon Green-directed reboot/sequel did see some of its 52 launch markets give it a No. 1 start, while in
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This Wednesday, Warner Bros.’ Barbie will become the highest-grossing movie at the domestic box office year to date with north of $574.2M, overtaking Universal/Illumination Entertainment’s Super Mario Bros Movie which finaled its stateside run at that amount. The last time Warner Bros. ruled with the top-grossing movie of the year was in 2011 with Harry
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Barbie‘s dream house keeps getting stuffed with cash. The Greta Gerwig-directed Mattel doll adaptation has become the highest grossing Warner Bros. movie in the studio’s 100-year history at the domestic box office with $537.4M, unseating previous champ, Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight which made $534.9M back in 2008. Barbie crossed the half billion mark in
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When it comes to the road to blockbuster glory, some projects are willed, some happen instantaneously, while others go through a long development hell. That’s just what happens when you’re perfecting toward a hopeful billion-grossing title. In the case of Mattel’s Barbie, it was arguably a 14-year journey that began at Universal. It stands to
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It is quite conceivable another near $200M weekend will be in store at the box office over the weekend of July 21-21. Warner Bros.’ highly anticipated comedic feature take on girl toy Barbie starring Margot Robbie in the title role and Ryan Goslin as Ken cruised on to tracking today and hot would be a
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Warner Bros’ CineEurope show here in Barcelona was a starry, jam-packed affair featuring Zendaya and Timothée Chalamet who talked up Dune: Part Two, as well as their respective upcoming titles Challengers and Wonka. The proceedings kicked off with a pre-taped intro video featuring President of International Theatrical Distribution Andrew Cripps zipping along the 405 in
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D. Barry Reardon, former longtime Warner Bros. President of Sales and Distribution, has died at 92. The exec known as “The Dean of Distribution” among industry peers and filmmakers passed May 27 in Vero Beach, FL. Reardon was the head of theatrical distribution at Warner Bros from 1978-99, and was known for breaking the mold
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Deadline’s Most Valuable Blockbuster tournament took a hiatus during the pandemic as movie theaters closed for the majority of 2020-2021 and theatrical day-and-date titles on both the big screen and studios’ respective streaming platforms became more prevalent. Coming back from that brink, the studios have largely returned to their theatrical release models and the downstream
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UPDATE, writethru: MGM’s Creed III is enjoying a knockout opening weekend, punching up $100.4M globally. Of that, $41.8M is from 75 international box office markets. Domestically, the Michael B Jordan-directed movie opened to a franchise record and the best debut ever for a sports title. Internationally, this is also the biggest opening for the franchise.
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