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‘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 […]

Box Office: Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘The Boy and the Heron’ Soars to Record $12.8M U.S. Opening

Acclaimed filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki’s Japanese film The Boy and the Heron flew to a record-breaking $12.8 million opening, making it the first original anime title in history to top the North American box office chart. The whimsical movie — which earned Miyazaki his first Golden Globe nomination on Monday — wisely chose to open on […]

‘Oppenheimer’ to Get Japan Release

Oppenheimer will get a theatrical release in Japan. Japanese distributor Bitters End has confirmed it will bow Christopher Nolan’s biopic in local cinemas next year, though it did not set a specific release date. In a statement, Bitters End said it had made the decision after screening the film and “following months of thoughtful dialogue […]

Beyoncé’s ‘Renaissance’ Brightens Up Box Office With $21.8M Bow as ‘Napoleon,’ ‘Wish’ Fall Off a Cliff

Beyoncé’s new concert film delivered the goods at the North American box office, where it sang to the biggest opening at the early December box office in two decades. Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé — which the superstar wrote, directed and produced — grossed a better-than-expected $21.8 million from 2,536 locations in its domestic debut […]