‘Eternals’ Opens to a Box-Office Low for Marvel, but There’s a Bigger Momentum Problem

In a box-office ecosystem dominated by the Marvel Cinematic Universe, a $71 million domestic opening gross for “Eternals” ($171 million worldwide) is somewhat problematic. The third Disney Marvel release in just over four months, it opened below “Black Widow” ($80 million) and “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings” ($75 million). Sony also opened “Venom: Let There Be Carnage” […]

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Local Films Fill Top Four Korea Box Office Places at COVID-Struck Weekend

“Hostage: Missing Celebrity” held on to top spot at the South Korean box office as new release “Guimoon: The Lightless Door” gave local films the top four chart places over the weekend. But business is being held back by new health measures in the Greater Seoul area that were reintroduced last week. “Hostage,” starring Hwang Jung-min, was a comfortable winner […]

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MPA Report Shows ‘Punishing’ Year At Box Office Due To Covid Closures Was Partially Offset By Digital Home Entertainment Growth

The Motion Picture Association released its annual report on box office and home entertainment, and the bottom line is sobering but little surprise after a year of Covid closures. The U.S./Canada box office market was down 80% in 2020, to $2.2 billion, while tickets sold were down 81% to 0.24 billion. Still, that was offset by home and mobile entertainment, […]

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Denial, Blame, and Hubris: How Movie Theaters Are Making Their COVID Situation Worse

Theaters deserve credit: They took elevated steps to keep their audiences safe. Theaters deserve sympathy: They are at the mercy of those who supply movies. Theaters are also in actual dire straits, as Regal Cinemas shuts down, AMC is a junk bond with just six months of cash, and exhibitor lobbyist NATO pleads with the government for financial bailout. At […]

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Korea Box Office Leaps as ‘Deliver Us From Evil’ Has $10 Million Opening

Action thriller, “Deliver Us From Evil” had a $10.6 million opening weekend in South Korean cinemas, lifting the country’s overall box office by 75%. The film, directed by Hong Won-chan (“Office”) and starring Hwang Jung-min and Lee Jung-jae, was released on Wednesday and ran off with a $15.0 million total over five days. Measured by admissions, 1.39 million people bought […]

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'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker' Set to Cross $1 Billion at Global Box Office

J.J. Abrams gives Disney its seventh $1 billion 2019 release If you’re looking for something a little different to listen to this holiday season, you’ve come to the right place. TheWrap has found some “interesting” options to your standard Sinatra, Buble or Mariah Christmas tunes that’ll either have you singing along… or scratching your head. “Mr. Hankey’s Christmas Classics”  If […]

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