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‘Emma’ Delivers Charming Opening, ‘Impractical Jokers: The Movie’ Laughs Its Way To $2M Debut – Specialty Box Office

Focus Features proved this weekend that Jane Austen’s classic of romantic misadventures and the humor that goes with it remains timeless. Emma, Autumn de Wilde’s visionary and fresh adaptation of the Austen novel, opened in five theaters in New York and Los Angeles to strong numbers, grossing an estimated $230,000. This brought the... go to Article >

‘Resistance’ Pivots To Digital Release, ‘Tape’ Sets Virtual Premiere, Kino Lorber And Music Box Films Launch Online Exhibitions – Specialty...

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The specialty box office space has quickly adapted to the changing film landscape as many are shifting to virtual theatrical openings. Many indie and arthouse titles do day and date releases and are VOD-only so the transition, for the most part,... read more

Cinema Closures: Hong Kong Orders Shutdown; Japanese, Korean Chains Also Closing

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Some of the last holdouts in Asia are joining the raft of global markets to see cinema closures, even as the picture in China was beginning to look brighter, before taking a turn today. At this point, all major international box office markets... read more

Focus Features’ Sundance Winner ‘Never Rarely Sometimes Always’ To Hit Homes Early

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Focus Features’ latest title Never Rarely Sometimes Always, will be available at home on-demand for $19.99 48-hour viewing period starting Friday, April 3. The Eliza Hittman directed and written teenage drama, which has 99% certified fresh on... read more

‘Impractical Jokers: The Movie’ Joins Pack Of Pics Heading Early To Homes

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TruTV’s surprise winter feature sleeper Impractical Jokers: The Movie will be available on Wednesday, April 1, April Fool’s Day, just five weeks after its theatrical play due to the national shutdown of cinemas during the COVID-19 pandemic. Again... read more

Shanghai To Re-Open 200+ Cinemas This Weekend

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From Saturday, a first batch of 205 cinemas will re-open for business in Shanghai. This follows last weekend’s opening of 500+ theaters in other China provinces, though Shanghai becomes the first tier one city to turn the lights back on as the... read more

Aretha Franklin Biopic ‘Respect’ Heads To Christmas For Awards Season Rollout

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EXCLUSIVE: I hear the dailies of Jennifer Hudson in MGM’s Aretha Franklin biopic Respect are mind-blowing, and to tee off the feature just right the studio is moving it off its October 9 release date for a limited Christmas Day debut. From there,... read more

Kino Marquee Virtual Arthouse Program Expands To 150 Cinemas With Alamo Drafthouse & Laemmle In Streaming Cannes Winner ‘Bacurau’

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Kino Lorber’s Kino Marquee initiative, which looks to help arthouses at a time when they’ve been shuttered in the coronavirus climate, has mushroomed from 12 theaters last week to 150 including Alamo Drafthouse and Laemmle Theaters. For the price... read more

‘Antlers’ & ‘Black Mass’ Filmmaker Scott Cooper Says Senate Aid Package “A Welcome Boost Of Confidence” For Cinemas

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Today Scott Cooper issued an open letter, applauding the Senate’s passage of the $2.2 trillion relief bill as a “much-need positive news to an industry I cherish”, particularly in regards to how it’s primed to help movie theaters during this time... read more

‘Call Of The Wild’ & ‘Downhill’ Latest To Get Early Digital Releases

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20th Century Studios’ The Call Of The Wild and Searchlight Pictures’ Downhill will be made available on digital beginning Friday in the U.S., Disney said. Both films had hit theaters in February just ahead of the worldwide coronavirus outbreak,... read more

NATO Applauds Senate Stimulus Package: “Movie Theaters Can Get Through This Crisis…& Re-Open”

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In advance of the Senate’s passage of the $2 trillion relief bill, The National Association of Theatre Owners already is celebrating the agreement as a big win for movie theaters, particularly the $454B loan guarantee fund which will help cinemas... read more

China Moving To Spark Moviegoing With ‘Avengers’ Pics, ‘Inception’ & More As Cinemas Slowly Open

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As the coronavirus reportedly continues to abate in China, film authorities are taking an everything old is new again approach. As of last count there were about 500 movie theaters open in the world’s second biggest box office hub. And as this... read more