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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.

More from Pamela McClintock

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 […]

Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘Megalopolis’ Faces Uphill Battle for Mega Deal: “Just No Way to Position This Movie”

NBCUniversal chief content officer Donna Langley was there. So was Sony head Tom Rothman. Bob Iger was one of the few Hollywood heavyweights who couldn’t make it, but at least he had a good excuse, still in the midst of a vicious proxy battle with investor Nelson Peltz. The event: The grand unveiling of Megalopolis, the […]

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 […]

Amy Adams Starrer ‘Nightbitch’ Sets December 2024 Release Only in Theaters

Amy Adams vehicle Nightbitch, starring Amy Adams, has landed a Dec. 6 release in cinemas, during the heart of awards season. The Searchlight Pictures and Annapurna film was originally intended to debut on Hulu, but will now get a theatrical release. The project is from Marielle Heller, the actress turned filmmaker whose helming credits include […]

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 […]

‘Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire’ Scares Up Okay $45M Box Office Opening After All

Sony’s Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire had no trouble winning a relatively quiet weekend at the box office: Stronger-than-expected Saturday turnout rescued the movie from opening behind the franchise’s last installment. Sunday estimates show Frozen Empire launching with $45.2 million in North America thanks to multi-generational turnout and families. In 2021, the pandemic-challenged Ghostbusters: Afterlife debuted to […]