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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.

Taylor Swift Concert Film Advance Global Ticket Sales Surpass $100M

The Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour concert film has seen advance global ticket sales cross the $100 million mark a week before the film opens in over 8,500 theaters worldwide, including in the U.S. market, on Oct. 13, AMC Theatres said Thursday. The concert pic is expected to open to $100 million to $125 million […]

Hollywood Remembers Veteran Distribution Exec Erik Lomis: “Your Instinct and Inspiration Never Led You Astray”

The movie industry gave the late Erik Lomis — the bold and shrewd studio distribution chief who released hundreds of movies during his career — a fitting sendoff Wednesday night. Lomis, who died suddenly in March at age 64, posthumously received the 2023 Will Rogers Pioneer of the Year Award during an emotional and touching […]

Colleagues Remember Will Rogers Pioneer Award Recipient Erik Lomis

Revered distribution executive Erik Lomis was consigliere to many: Tom Cruise, Ryan Coogler, Paul Thomas Anderson and Michael B. Jordan, among others. On Oct. 4, he posthumously will receive the Will Rogers Pioneer Award, which honors top Hollywood veterans for their leadership and service. The event will double as an industry tribute. Lomis, who died […]

Box Office: ‘Paw Patrol’ Sequel Scares Off ‘Saw X’ and ‘The Creator’ With $23M Opening

Happy pups prevailed at the domestic box office this weekend as Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie scared off Saw X and The Creator with $23 million from 3,989 theaters in a needed win for the family marketplace. The news was just as good overseas, where the sequel flexed its muscle in opening to $23.1 million […]

‘Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie’ Barking Louder Than ‘Saw X’ and ‘The Creator’ For Easy Box Office Win

After the success of Barbenheimer, audiences will now reveal if they have an appetite for what’s being dubbed “Saw Patrol” this weekend as Paramount’s kid-friendly Paw Patrol: The Mighty Movie goes up against Lionsgate’s horror feature Saw X. Both movies did respectable business on Friday. Saw X won the day with an estimated $8 million […]

Brooke Robertson Tapped to Run Global Communications at Paramount Pictures

Paramount Pictures has promoted Brooke Robertson to head of global communications and media relations. She’ll report directly to president and CEO Brian Robbins. In the the top role, the well-respected executive will be responsible for overseeing the film studio’s corporate brand and global communications strategies across all units, including Paramount Pictures, Paramount Animation and Paramount […]

‘Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour’ Tracking for Huge $75M to $100M Box Office Opening

Swifties, get ready to make history. Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour concert film officially came on tracking Thursday, three weeks ahead of its launch in theaters on Oct. 13. The National Research Group shows the film opening to $75 million domestically with plenty of upside, according to sources with access to data. Many believe the […]

Britney Spears’ 2002 Movie ‘Crossroads’ Set for October Rerelease in Theaters

Britney Spears’ 2002 film Crossroads is returning to the big screen. The teen dramedy — featuring the Princess of Pop in her first feature role — will be rereleased in cinemas around the globe on Oct. 23 and Oct. 25 timed to the publication of her new tell-all memoir, The Woman in Me, which arrives […]

‘Sound of Freedom’ Team Silent on New Allegations Against Real-Life Subject Tim Ballard

The team behind Sound of Freedom has remained silent so far on new allegations involving Tim Ballard, who is portrayed in the movie as a hero by Passion of the Christ’s Jim Caviezel. Ballard, founder of the anti-child-trafficking group Operation Underground Railroad, rose to new levels of prominence this summer when the film turned into […]

Box Office: ‘The Nun II’ Narrowly Prevails Over ‘A Haunting in Venice’ With $14.5M

The verdict is in. In its second weekend, supernatural horror pic The Nun II narrowly prevailed over Kenneth Branagh’s new entry A Haunting in Venice, the third installment in his Agatha Christie-inspired movie series. The Nun sequel took in $14.5 million, compared to $14.3 million for A Haunting in Venice, according to Monday actuals. The […]

Box Office: ‘Haunting in Venice’ and ‘Nun II’ All but Tie for No. 1 as Moviegoing Slows Post-Summer

The case remains unsolved for now. Kenneth Branagh’s new entry A Haunting in Venice — the third installment in his Agatha Christie-inspired movie series — had hoped to top the domestic box office chart in its debut but instead has found itself in a virtual tie for No. 1 with holdover The Nun II. Sunday […]

Anderson Cooper on His Complicated Vanderbilt Legacy and CNN After Chris Licht

Anderson Cooper has spent much of his career roaming the globe, documenting the kind of stories few others are eager to cover — disease, natural disasters, genocide, war. Comfort has never been his mainstay. But he has his moments. In 2008, Cooper traveled to Cameroon for the CNN docuseries Planet in Peril, looking for bush […]