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Neon and Topic Studios present writer/director Brandon Cronenberg’s Infinity Pool at 1,835 theaters in a lively specialty weekend sandwiched between a new crop of Sundance films and noteworthy expansions in the glow of Oscar nominations. Infinity Pool, staring Alexander Skarsgard, Mia Goth, Cleopatra Coleman and Jalil Lespert, had a splashy debut last weekend in the
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With Wednesday’s worldwide box office grosses included, James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water has surpassed $2.054B globally, and jumped up a notch on the all-time worldwide chart.  Globally through yesterday, the epic sci-fi adventure passed Avengers: Infinity War ($2,052M) with $2,054.7M to become the No. 5 highest-grossing movie ever worldwide. As we wrote on
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Regal parent Cineworld said it’s opted to pursue a sale of assets and the process “is well under way” with non-binding bids due February 16. The company said in a bankruptcy filing this week that it’s reached out to 30 “potential transaction parties” including many competitors. If the debtors (Cineworld and its affiliates) find one
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UPDATE: It’s now official, James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water has become the sixth movie ever to cross the $2B mark worldwide. It is also the filmmaker’s third to hit the milestone, alongside Titanic and the original Avatar. The mega-achievement was presaged ahead of the weekend with the global gross on the 20th Century
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Sony Pictures Classics present Florian Zeller’s The Son on 554 screens, an emotional family drama that folllows the director’s 2020 Oscar-winning The Father. As with that film, The Son is adapted from Zeller’s own stage play along with Christopher Hampton. Hugh Jackman, Laura Dern, Vanessa Kirby, Zen McGrath and Anthony Hopkins star in the cautionary tale of a
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Nothing to be alarmed about — as we told you, M3GAN 2.0, was inevitable and Universal just set a Jan. 17, 2025 release for the sequel to the Blumhouse and Atomic Monster hit film. The pic, now in its second week, has racked up $92M around the world off a $12M budget. M3GAN opened to
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Broadway lost six productions on January 15 – including the top-grossing The Music Man – to the usual January roster-thinning, and each show went out on a happy note with strong attendance. With 29 productions on the boards, Broadway grossed $33,859,988 for the week ending January 15, down about 9% from the previous week when
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It had to have been an extremely surreal experience for co-writer/director Steven Spielberg to make a film about his own life. With his latest Golden Globe winner The Fabelmans, the legendary director has crafted a semi-biographical portrait of how his childhood formed him into the person that he is. Casting actor Gabriel LaBelle as his
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A24’s The Whale crossed the $11-million mark in week six as it jumped to 1,500 screens from 835 as the Brendan Fraser-starrer and other contenders continue to tweak theatrical runs through awards season. The film, which received a PGA nomination for Best Motion Picture this week along with SAG noms for Fraser and co-star Hong
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Filmmaker Todd Field has made his triumphant return to the world of movie-making with his powerhouse film Tár after a nearly 17-year hiatus. The actor-turned-director stormed onto the Hollywood scene in the early 2000s with his five-time Oscar-nominated directorial debut, In the Bedroom. But his career was almost doomed before it had time to get
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FRIDAY AFTERNOON: As expected, Disney/20th Century Studios/Lightstorm’s Avatar: The Way of Water remains number one again in its fifth weekend with an MLK four-day take of $35M after a $7M Friday, -39% at 4,045 sites. 3-day looks to be around $27M-$28M, -40%. That will get the James Cameron sequel to $566.7M at the domestic box
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