Category Archives: 4 – INDUSTRY NEWS
The latest Pixar Animation film is looking to gross close to $70 mill. over the five-day weekend, making it the fourth-biggest Thanksgiving opener for the studio.
The new animated feature from Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3) is taking on the second weekend of Warners’ Justice League. Denzel Washington’s Roman J. Israel, Esq. also expands nationwide.
It’s going to be hard for Lasseter to recover from these allegations, because the fact that he essentially functions as not just a studio head, but the head of two animation studios, only compounds the severity of the situation.
The action-comedy starring Steven Yeun from The Walking Dead is now playing on digital platforms.
While Warner Bros’ latest failed to find the success of previous DCEU movies, the adaptation of Raquel Palacio’s novel far exceeded all expectations and early predictions.
The Emmy-winning, Oscar-nominated actor appeared in five very different movies this year, creating interesting and very different characters for each movie.
Warner Bros’ holiday tentpole probably won’t make $100 million this weekend, as Justice League grossed less than half what Batman v Superman made its first Friday.
“I just wanted to spend the first episode just with Frank, getting under the skin of this guy,” Steve Lightfoot told Tracking Board.
“Podcasts are sort of perfect for TV adaptations, since they have set story structures, they’re often serialized, and they come with a built-in audience, which is exactly what IP-hungry networks are looking for,” writes Neil Turitz.
The director of A Few Good Men and Misery tackles more serious political fare in his latest films.
The high school drama stars Ross Lynch as Dahmer during his senior year in high school, setting the stage for the murderer he would become.
Lionsgate’s Wonder and Sony’s animated The Star offer minimal counter-programming with the former likely to break out.
Disney/Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok predictably won the weekend with $57.1 million, representing a larger-than-expected 53.5 percent drop. Justice League won’t help matters next weekend, but Taika Waititi’s sequel has already passed Thor: The Dark World in the box office history books.
Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go. Marc Shmuger announces his departure from EuropaCorp leaving company Founder Luc Besson to fill in as interim Chief Executive starting January 1st.
“This town has run on sexism for decades, but I can see that the collective tolerance for that power dynamic has run its course. As more men confess their crimes, and they are crimes, we’ll have real proof that we’re evolving,” writes Sabrina Cognata.
Congratulations to Boulevard scribe Julie Pedersen and In Case of Emergency writer Molly Gardner, both of whom wrote scripts about moms eager to do good in the world.
On the specialty side, Fox Searchlight opens Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri on four screens, and it could very well end up challenging Lady Bird for this year’s per-screen average crown.
Halloween may be over, but Lionsgate hung on to 3rd and 4th place thanks to “Jigsaw” and “Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween,” which finished behind “A Bad Moms Christmas.”
Thanks to his friendship with Australian billionaire James Packer, Ratner shifted from Hack Director into Big Time Producer over the past decade, but now his legacy hangs in the balance along with a $450 million co-financing deal.
George Clooney’s “Suburbicon,” Alexander Payne’s “Downsizing” and Darren Aronofsky’s “mother!” probably looked good on paper, but they certainly didn’t do her any favors.
Chelsea Handler and Mary McCormack are teaming up with Hulu to develop the single-camera comedy “Unspeakable”. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.
In addition to antagonizing theater owners with a lopsided split of ticket sales, the company has banned the Los Angeles Times from screenings.
On the arthouse side, it’s actually a good weekend to be an adult at the movies, as this weekend sees the release of Richard Linklater’s “Last Flag Flying” and Greta Gerwig’s “Lady Bird.”
Natalie Portman joins the voice cast of the animated feature “Foxy Trotter” and “Glow” actor Alex Rich is set to play Picasso in NatGeo’s “Genius”. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.
Under Ortenberg’s leadership, Open Road released some really good movies, including “Nightcrawler,” “End of Watch,” “The Grey,” “Snowden” and “Bleed for This.”
After five years at Paradigm, the spec king is heading to new offices, though at this point, it’s unclear which of his clients will follow.
“The White Queen” scribe Emma Frost is set to adapt John Elder’s book “Switched on: A Memoir of Brain Change and Emotional Awakening”. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.
YouTube has made it clear that it is trying to emulate Amazon’s success on the film side and that it intends to challenge Netflix on the TV side.
Season 1, Episode 5 – Kevin helps a woman in need while Reese tries to discover his secret; meanwhile, Yvette begins to experience the full spectrum of human emotion.