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Luc Besson’s ‘Dogman’ Lands March 2024 Release Date in U.S. Theaters

Writer-director Luc Besson’s Dogman will arrive in U.S. cinemas this spring, Briarcliff Entertainment announced Tuesday. The dark thriller, starring Caleb Landry Jones, will open in select cinemas on March 15 and then expands on March 22. Dogman is the embattled filmmaker’s first movie to arrive in theaters after he was cleared of rape charges by […]

Box Office Blues: Global Revenue Forecast Shows 2024 Trailing 2023 in First Post-Pandemic Setback

Next year could mark the first time in the post-pandemic era that global box office revenue suffers a year-over-year downturn. According to leading analytics firm Gower Street, worldwide movie ticket sales are projected to hit an estimated $31.5 billion, a five percent dip from an estimated $33.4 billion in 2023, according to the London-based firm’s […]

Box Office: Timothee Chalamet’s ‘Wonka’ Charms With $39M U.S. Debut, Dances to $151.4M Globally

The Timothée Chalamet-led Wonka sweetened up the pre-Christmas box office in singing to a $39 million domestic debut, ahead of expectations and a promising sign for the yuletide season. Overseas, it took in $53.6 million from 77 markets to come in well ahead of family classics like Paddington or musicals like The Greatest Showman and […]

‘Barbie,’ ‘Oppenheimer’ Among Most Googled Movies Globally in 2023

In a multi-screen digital world, Google’s search world has become increasingly key to marketing movies to a worldwide audience — especially in the run-up to opening weekends. With Barbie and Oppenheimer making waves at the multiplex last summer, Barbenheimer had an unsurprisingly ripple effect for both tentpoles — as they topped the Google Trends table […]

Box Office: Timothée Chalamet’s ‘Wonka’ Whips Up Sweet $3.5M in Previews

The Christmas season has officially kicked off at the box office, as Wonka sets out to warm moviegoers’ hearts with a whimsical origin tale about the iconic candyman from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. From Warner Bros. and Harry Potter franchise producer David Heyman, the musical started off its North American run late Thursday with […]

See You in 2025? Box Office May Take $2B Hit Next Year Amid Delays

Don’t be surprised if top Hollywood studio executives and theater owners aren’t feeling the Christmas spirit this year. They’re bracing for a tumultuous 2024 ride at the domestic box office after a slew of high-profile tentpoles were pushed to 2025 because of the lengthy writers and actors strikes. In a major blow to the post-pandemic […]

‘Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour’ Set for Release in China

It’s official — Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour movie is heading to China, the last major market the pop star has yet to conquer in 2023. The smash-hit concert film, which already has earned over $250 million worldwide, is set to receive a wide release in China’s cinemas Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve. The announcement […]

Apple Picks Sony to Release New George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum Movies

Apple Original Films has selected Sony Pictures Entertainment to release a pair of star-studded movies in cinemas around the globe following their distribution partnership on Ridley Scott’s Napoleon. Project Artemis and Wolfs will be given an exclusive theatrical run before they hit Apple TV+ no earlier than 45 days later. The two movies are likely […]

Letterboxd Adds Film Showtimes in Push to Get Users to Movie Theaters (Exclusive)

Since its founding in 2011, Letterboxd has carved out a niche as a social platform for cinephiles. Now it wants to use that platform to get people off their computers and back to movie theaters. The film discussion and review platform is adding showtimes for paid patron members in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Australia, Canada […]

Amy Winehouse Biopic ‘Back to Black’ Sets May 2024 Release in Cinemas

Amy Winehouse biopic Back to Black is getting a high profile release in cinemas across the country on May 10, Focus Features announced Tuesday. Sam Taylor-Johnson directed the film from a script by Matt Greenhalgh following their successful collaboration on 2009’s Nowhere Boy. Breakout Industry actress Marisa Abela stars as the legendary singers-songwriter, who died […]

Give Me a Break: Why Cinemas Want to Bring Back Intermissions

In the days leading up to the Oct. 20 release of Martin Scorsese’s Killers of the Flower Moon, The Lyric cinema in Fort Collins, Colorado, fielded some unusual calls from customers. They all wanted to know if the Western crime epic, which runs three hours and 26 minutes, would have an intermission. And, if not, could […]

Global Box Office: ‘Wonka’ Wins Weekend With Sweet $43.2M Overseas Opening

Timothée Chalamet’s Wonka provided some much-needed sweetener at the weekend box office, where it placed No. 1 on the global chart in earning $43.2 million from its first 37 overseas markets. That’s a promising start for the Christmas musical, which opens everywhere in North America on Dec. 16 as it continues to roll out across […]