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Adam Aron Brushes Off Box Office Woes: “It’s Inconceivable That AMC Would File for Chapter 11”

Adam Aron, as always, remains unruffled by widespread talk of AMC Theatres’ financial woes. At CinemaCon, the annual gathering of exhibitors and Hollywood studios that’s underway in Las Vegas this week, there’s loads of chatter as to the financial health and future of the world’s largest theater circuit, and whether a restructuring is in the […]

CinemaCon: Theater Owners Chief Michael O’Leary Calls for More Capital Investment Amid Tough Times

Michael O’Leary took the stage at CinemaCon for the first time as president-CEO of the National Association of Theater Owners and his message was clear: strained theater circuits need assistance, as they are still dealing with the lingering impact of the COVID-19 crisis and the dramatic slowdown in movies due to last year’s labor strikes. […]

MonsterVerse Future Looks Bright After ‘Godzilla x Kong’

Jaws dropped at Legendary and Warner Bros. when Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire opened to $80 million in North America over Easter weekend despite getting shredded by critics. It wasn’t quite double what tracking services had predicted, but close enough. And by day 10, its global cume had hit an impressive $361.1 million as […]

China Box Office: Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘The Boy and The Heron’ Soars to $73M Over Holiday Weekend

Japanese anime master Hayao Miyazaki is revered in China as much as he is anywhere. The 83-year-old filmmaker’s Oscar-winning swan song The Boy and the Heron opened last Wednesday in China to take advantage of the country’s Qingming public holiday and by Sunday it had earned $73 million — more than its totals in both […]

2024 Global Box Office Forecast Up Slightly, Still Below Last Year

Things are looking slightly better than expected. Timed to this year’s CinemaCon, analytics firm Gower Street released an updated forecast for the global box office that predicts revenues will be stronger than originally expected for 2024. Gower Street is projecting theatrical revenues this year will hit $32.3 billion, up from the $31.5 billion they originally […]

Box Office: ‘Godzilla x Kong’ Squashes ‘Monkey Man’ and ‘First Omen’ With $31.7M

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire were the monsters with the mostest at the box office this weekend, as Dev Patel‘s much buzzed-about feature directorial debut Monkey Man and supernatural franchise installment The First Omen both opened behind expectations. Neither genre film ever had a chance of taking away the No. 1 spot from Warner […]

Box Office: ‘Monkey Man’ Fights Off ‘First Omen’ in Thursday Night Previews

Dev Patel‘s highly anticipated feature directorial debut Monkey Man bested 20 Century’s supernatural franchise horror pic The First Omen in Thursday night previews at the domestic box office. Monkey Man earned $1.4 million in previews, compared to $725,000 for The First Omen, a prequel to Richard Donner’s 1976 film. For the full weekend, tracking has […]

Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘The Boy and the Heron’ Smashes Box Office Record in China

Japanese anime master Hayao Miyazaki’s Oscar-winning swan song The Boy and the Heron has taken flight at China’s box office in a major way.  The enigmatic Studio Ghibli hit opened in China on Wednesday and soared to $13.7 million (RMB 99.1 million), nudging aside Warner Bros. and Legendary Entertainment’s prior box office champ Godzilla x […]

Box Office Preview: ‘Monkey Man’ to Battle ‘The First Omen’ for 2nd Place Behind ‘Godzilla x Kong’

Legendary and Warner Bros.’ Godzilla v Kong: The New Empire is virtually assured of remaining No. 1 at the box office this weekend with $35 million or more — but that doesn’t mean things will be boring. There’s a potentially close showdown brewing between Monkey Man — Dev Patel’s feature directorial debut — and The […]

‘Godzilla’ and ‘Dune’ Power Imax-Led Premium Screen Boom While Theaters Struggle

Aside from her husband, Christopher Nolan, their children and her mother-in-law, Oscar-winning producer Emma Thomas gave a shout-out to only one other person by name when accepting the Academy Award for best picture for Oppenheimer. “And I want to thank Rich Gelfond at Imax and everyone else at Imax for believing in this movie when […]

‘Godzilla x Kong: New Empire’ Roars to Monstrous $80M Box Office Opening, $194M Globally

Enemies-turned-frenemies proved to be just what the Easter weekend box office needed. Warner Bros. and Legendary’s Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire opened to a monstrous $80 million at the domestic box office, well ahead of an expected $45 million to $55 million. The tentpole scored the second-best opening in the MonsterVerse Universe, no small […]

‘Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire’ Stomps to Record $10M in Box Office Previews

Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire hopes to leave a big footprint when marching into theaters around the globe this weekend after starting off with a record $10 million in Thursday previews, the best showing ever for Warner Bros. and Legendary’s MonsterVerse library, as well as the best preview of the year to date. Warners […]