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‘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 […]

Disney Distribution Vet Ken Caldwell to Retire After Nearly 40 Years (Exclusive)

Longtime Disney Entertainment distribution executive Ken Caldwell, who spearheaded distribution for eight of the top 15 domestic releases of all time, is retiring. Caldwell will leave Disney Entertainment at the end of the year, departing the role of executive vp and general sales manager of North American theatrical sales, a title he has held since […]

Taylor Swift’s ‘Eras Tour’ Concert Film Set for Global Theatrical Release

Swifties of the world unite! Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour, the concert film of Taylor Swift’s phenomenally successful world tour, is going global. In addition to North America, it was revealed Tuesday that the film will also hit cinemas in more than 100 countries overseas timed to its Oct. 13 domestic launch. “The tour isn’t […]

China Box Office: ‘Oppenheimer’ Still Holding Strong, Nears $60M

Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer nudged near the $60 million mark in China during a somewhat downbeat weekend for moviegoing in the world’s second-largest theatrical territory.  The Universal Pictures-backed historical blockbuster added $2.5 million from Friday to Sunday, taking its total to $58.1 million, according to data from box office tracker Artisan Gateway. Oppenheimer came in fourth […]

Box Office: ‘Expendables 4’ Debuts With Franchise Low, Bested by ‘Nun II’

During what is expected to be the worst weekend for theatrical ticket sales so far this year, Expendables 4 landed $8.3 million in its opening weekend, representing the worst opening for a film in the Jason Statham-fronted franchise. It was narrowly bested by The Nun II, which continues its reign at the September box office. […]

Box Office: ‘Expendables 4’ Lands Only $3.2M Friday on Way to Franchise Worst Opening

Lionsgate and Millenium’s Expendables 4 has hit theaters with $3.2 million in Friday grosses as the movie heads for a franchise-low opening. Friday’s tally includes $750,000 in Thursday evening previews. The $100 million budgeted film, financed by Millenium, had been looking to open in the $15 million range, with some estimates on the high end placing it closer to $17 million. But early returns, however, now show it […]

‘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 […]

Box Office: Kenneth Branagh’s ‘A Haunting in Venice’ Starts Off With $1.2M in Previews

Director Kenneth Branagh’s A Haunting in Venice has started off its North American box office run with $1.2 million in previews, just ahead of the last film in the Agatha Christie-inspired movie series and other adult-skewing titles including Ticket to Paradise. The latter two films both started off with $1.1 million in previews on their […]