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Pamela McClintock

Senior Film Writer

Pamela McClintock is a Senior Film Writer at The Hollywood Reporter, where she has worked for more than a decade covering film, box office, festivals and distribution. She previously worked at Variety, where she was the Washington, D.C., bureau chief before relocating to New York City and then to Los Angeles, where she began covering the movie industry. She is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

More from Pamela McClintock

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé’: AMC Issues Guidelines for Headwear and Wings

Following the fervor over Taylor Swift‘s The Eras Tour, AMC Theatres has issued a set of guidelines for the Beyhive as fans make their way to see Renaissance: A Film By Beyoncé that includes asking moviegoers to take off costume pieces during the movie that could block the view for others, such as hats and […]

Box Office: ‘Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé’ Sings to $5M in Previews

Queen Bey has arrived on the box office stage. Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé — which Beyoncé wrote, directed and produced — started off its run on the big screen Thursday night with a better-than-expected $5 million in North American previews. The concert movie is tracking for a debut in the $20 million range, which […]

‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’ Tracking for Troubled $40M-$50M Christmas Opening

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will face rough seas when swimming into theaters over Christmas as the superhero genre continues to struggle. Hollywood’s major tracking service shows the DC superhero sequel opening to $40 million over the four-day holiday weekend (Dec. 22-Dec. 25), according to sources with access to data compiled by the National Research […]

Early Holiday Box Office Unwraps Lump of Coal

The pressure is on for the December box office after an unusual Thanksgiving feast. An epic historical drama catering to older adults and running nearly two hours and 40 minutes fed more moviegoers than a new family offering from Disney’s animation empire, which for years dominated the November holiday. (Remember that little blockbuster called Frozen, or […]