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As the motion picture industry looks to get back on track at the box office, and avoid being the laughing stock of streamers, the latest question begged is: What was Sony thinking when they decided to move Hotel Transylvania: Transformania onto the Oct. 1-3 opening weekend of MGM’s Addams Family 2? Both Halloween-centric animated movies
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Sony just put two big films on the 2022 schedule: David Leitch’s Bullet Train on April 8, 2022, and the Jack Black-Ice Cube comedy Oh Hell No which Justin Kroll just reported on for July 1, 2022. Bullet Train will also show in Imax. Lots already dated on April 8 including Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog 2, an untitled Disney live-action movie,
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SATURDAY UPDATE: Refresh for updates While it appeared that the summer box office was dusting itself off from the pandemic over the last two weeks, both newcomers Warner Bros. highly anticipated Jon M. Chu directed Lin-Manuel Miranda musical In the Heights and Sony’s Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway are currently filing less than spectacular results respectively with a No.
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The National Association of Theatre Owners, the Motion Picture Association, studios and industry figures are teaming for The Big Screen Is Back, a conference to be held on Wednesday, May 19 at the AMC Century City 15 in Century City, CA which will rally the comeback of exhibition as it reopens from the pandemic and present studios
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Big movie chain Cinemark announced Friday it’s now reached agreements to theatrically showcase films from all five major studio partners across its U.S. theaters, although it didn’t provide terms or many details. On a conference call with analysts to discuss the exhibitor’s just released first-quarter financials, CEO Mark Zoradi called each of the five deals
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EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has licensed all global rights, sans China, to Sony Pictures Animation’s Vivo. The movie, directed by Oscar nominee Kirk DeMicco (The Croods) and co-directed by Brandon Jeffords (Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2) with new songs written and performed by Tony award winning Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, was recently scheduled for a theatrical
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Update, April 1: Sony is going a week later with the Tom Holland PlayStation videogame adaptation of Uncharted on Feb. 18, 2022 instead of Feb. 11. The pic will have access to Imax and PLF screens at that time. Uncharted goes up against Paramount’s Rumble and Universal/Endeavor Content’s Ambulance on Feb. 18, leaving behind Universal’s Jennifer Lopez-Owen
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Venom: Let There Be Carnage will now hit theaters a week later than previously announced, on September 24. The Venom sequel will have the full suite of 3D, IMAX and premium large format screens. It will open opposite Paramount’s Antoine Fuqua actioner Infinite, Sopranos prequel film The Many Saints of Newark, Michael Showalter’s The Eyes of Tammy Faye and Stephen Chbosky’s
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Venom: Let There Be Carnage will now go on Sept 17 in stead of June 25. This comes in the wake of Universal’s F9 moving onto the Sony/Marvel summer date after departing Memorial Day weekend. Venom 2 will have the full suite of 3D, Imax and premium large format screens. Previously on Sept. 17, Sony had the Man From
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Sony/Screen Gems Escape Room 2 will now open on Jan. 7, 2022. The sequel to the $155M-plus horror film was recently taken off the theatrical release calendar. Previously Sony had the movie set to open on Dec. 30, 2020, then prior to that, Aug. 14, and then even before that date, April 17. The microbudget feature is
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Sony has sold worldwide rights to the Phil Lord and Christopher Miller animated feature The Mitchells vs. the Machines to Netflix. The pic was previously known as Connected.  The pic jumped around the release calendar during the pandemic, with an opening date of Oct. 23 then ultimately March 12 before Netflix acquired. I understand that Netflix pursued the
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The major studios waited until Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th U.S. president to make their release-date changes official. Here’s what Sony is doing. The Kay Cannon-directed musical Cinderella, starring Camila Cabello in the title role, will open on July 16 instead of Feb. 5 as expected. The studio wants to keep the
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Sony’s Morbius, starring Jared Leto, will no longer debut on March 19 rather Oct. 8. With COVID cases raging as we await a calmer administration to set foot in Washington and deal with the nation’s health crisis, many are expecting this year’s Q1 theatrical releases to move. Morbius moves on to a release date currently occupied by United
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Warner Bros. and Sony have unveiled their box office numbers for all the world, and town, to finally see this weekend with respectively Tenet counting a running domestic box office gross to date of $29.5M domestic and $200M+ WW, and Tri-Star’s The Broken Hearts Gallery opening to  $1.125M stateside at 2,204 theaters in 4th place. Over 3-days
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As if there weren’t any bigger problems in the world during a pandemic, but, yes, Warner Bros. and Sony are shielding their box office hourly figures from rival studios in Comscore on their respective releases Tenet and The Broken Hearts Gallery.  We’ve known about this for a while, but it’s becoming a bigger deal now as the
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Sony has set moderate theatrical fall releases for two independent features, Diane Paragas’ narrative feature debut Yellow Rose and Andrew Cohn’s comedy The Last Shift which made its global premiere at Sundance. Last Shift, which Sony Pictures World Acquisitions picked up, will debut on Sept. 25, while Yellow Rose which the label’s Stage 6 Films acquired last year sans Philippines, will
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EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures will be hosting a high-end dual big screen drive-in experience on the Culver City, CA lot starting this Friday, Aug. 14. They are the first major studio ever to turn their lot into a drive-in. The drive-in will be located in the studio’s Thalberg parking lot and showcase several Sony classic catalog
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In the wake of Disney pushing Avatar 2 from Dec. 17, 2021 to Dec. 16, 2022; Sony is taking advantage of the opportunity and putting its Spider-Man: Far From Home sequel there. Remember, that’s a continued co-production between the Culver City, CA lot and Disney. The Far From Home sequel becomes the sole wide entry on its new date.
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Jumanji: The Next Level has crossed $800M worldwide through Tuesday, July 7. Currently, the film stands at $319.2M domestically and $480.9M at the international box office. From Columbia Pictures, Seven Bucks and Matt Tolmach Productions, the Sony release began its offshore rollout in 18 markets last December, before adding domestic and wider release the following
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