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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.

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After Taylor Swift, Who Else Could Rock the Box Office Without a Major Studio?

Team Taylor Swift and AMC Theatres caught Hollywood by surprise when doing an end run around the major studios and hiring AMC Theatres to distribute a secret movie chronicling her blockbuster Eras Tour. The concert pic opened to an estimated $95 million to $97 million opening over the Oct. 13-15 weekend in North America, even […]

‘Taylor Swift: Eras Tour’ Enchants With $95M-$97M Box Office Opening in North America

Talk about champagne problems. Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour may have fallen just short of an expected $100 million debut at the domestic box office, but it still did enchanting business. The female-fueled concert film opened to an estimated $95 million to $97 million from 3,850 theaters, thanks to the superstar’s powerful fandom. AMC Theatres, […]

Taylor Swift Box Office Badass: ‘Eras Tour’ Dancing to Record $100M Opening After $39M Friday

Taylor Swift is a box office mastermind. Based on early grosses pouring in, the superstar’s new concert movie Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour is headed for a domestic opening of $100 million, per AMC Theatres’ estimates. Hollywood studios are estimating an opening weekend range of $90 million-$110 million, but AMC is sticking to its original […]

With Taylor Swift, ‘Barbie,’ and Beyonce, Movie Theaters Tell Female Audiences: You Belong With Me

When Taylor Swift and Beyonce appeared sharing a tub of popcorn at an AMC theater in Los Angeles Wednesday night for the premiere of Swift’s concert movie, Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour, the moment was an Avengers-like teaming of pop culture superheroines. In the midst of the long-running industry strike that has driven studios to […]

Taylor Swift Box Office: ‘Eras Tour’ Heads for Bejeweled $40M-Plus Friday, $110M-Plus Weekend

Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour may have started off its box office run with a muted $2.8 million in grosses from surprise Thursday evening shows, but is quickly turning into a female-fueled cinematic sensation that will smash records for a concert film. Early returns show the film earning anywhere from $40 million to $48 million […]

Donna Langley on SAG-AFTRA Talks: Execs Will Spend “As Much Time As It Takes” Until There Is a Resolution

Top Hollywood executive Donna Langley addressed the ongoing SAG-AFTRA negotiations Wednesday night, saying that the studio side will spend “as much time as it takes” in the bargaining room until the parties can reach a resolution. Declining to speak in specifics at a scheduled appearance at Bloomberg’s Screentime event, the NBCUniversal Studio Group chairman and […]

Taylor Swift Surprise: ‘Eras Tour’ Movie Will Open a Day Early

Taylor Swift’s new concert movie will start singing at the box office earlier than expected. The superstar pop singer announced Thursday that Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour will hold early screenings Thursday in North America — likely at 6 p.m. — as well as during the day Friday. She also noted that additional showtimes have […]

Now What? The Five Crises Confronting a Post-Strike Hollywood

As brutal as 2023 has been for the entertainment industry, it’s possible the town will someday look back on this moment wistfully. And not just because of the picket line solidarity or cozy mogul hangs in the bargaining room. The strikes helped earn gains for Hollywood workers in such areas as streaming residuals and AI, […]

Taylor Swift Box Office: ‘The Eras Tour’ Heads for Record $150M-$200M Global Opening

The Swifties are getting ready to make box office history. Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour is headed for a record global opening for a concert film of $150 million to $200 million, including $100 million to $125 million in North America and $50 million to $75 million overseas. AMC Theatres, which is distributing the concert […]

Disney Promotes Lylle Breier to Executive VP of Marketing Partnerships and Special Events

Lylle Breier has been promoted to executive vp of marketing partnerships and special events at the Walt Disney Co. In the newly created role, the Disney veteran will play a key role spanning global marketing campaigns and enterprise corporate functions that are central to the company’s growth strategies. Breier will continue to report directly to […]

‘Exorcist’ Box Office: ‘The Believer’ Delivers $27.2M Opening Before Taylor Swift Storm Arrives

The Exorcist: Believer had no trouble delivering a first-place finish at the weekend box office with an estimated $27.2 million from 3,663 theaters. While a respectable opening in this climate, the R-rated film came in below expectations domestically as it tries to revive the franchise after Universal reportedly paid a hefty $400 million for rights. […]

‘The Exorcist: Believer’ Delivers $2.9M in Box Office Previews

Blumhouse and Universal’s The Exorcist: Believer has started off its box office run with $2.85 million in Thursday previews at the domestic box office. The David Gordon Green-directed horror pic opened exactly 50 years after the first Exorcist hit theaters. Green and Blumhouse are hoping they can reinvent the Exorcist brand much as they did […]