Theater owners desperate for business: $3 movie day in the works

$3 movie day on September 3. Will that be enough to bring people back again??

NAH…

Spidey box office tingling

“Spider-Man: No Way Home” has generated even more money in its box office debut than initially reported. Sony’s movie featuring the Tom Holland-led comic book trilogy collected $260 million in North American theaters over the weekend, above Sunday’s estimates of $253 million. It means “No Way Home” has now surpassed “Avengers: Infinity War” ($257 million) … Read moreSpidey box office tingling

Ethan Hawke freak out

Universal Pictures unveiled a packed trailer for its upcoming Blumhouse horror thriller “The Black Phone” this past week, during a presentation to the annual convention of movie theater owners in Las Vegas. Reuniting Ethan Hawke with his “Sinister” writer-director Scott Derrickson, the project is adapted from a short story by Joe Hill. Hawke delivers a bone-chilling performance … Read moreEthan Hawke freak out

Box office during the Delta Surge

While some theaters and movie execs get skittish about potential box office weekends to come, this weekend’s numbers are showing safe dollar figures in the wake of the Delta COVID surge .. Disney/20th Century Studios’ Free Guy is holding up significantly better than expected, bound for an estimated $17.2M, easing an amazing -39%, after a second $5.2M Friday, -50%, … Read moreBox office during the Delta Surge

Legal drama over BLACK WIDOW plays out in LA: Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney Over ‘Black Widow’ Release In Theaters, Disney+

The Walt Disney Co. fired back at Scarlet Johansson’s lawsuit over the release of Black Widow, in a biting statement in which it said that the litigation showed a “callous disregard” to the Covid-19 pandemic and even revealed that she has so far received $20 million from the project. A Disney spokesperson said, “There is … Read moreLegal drama over BLACK WIDOW plays out in LA: Scarlett Johansson Sues Disney Over ‘Black Widow’ Release In Theaters, Disney+