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China to Hollywood: Stop ‘Randomly Mixing Chinese Elements’ into Movies

China’s state-run Global Times on Thursday told Hollywood it needs to do more than just throw a few “Chinese elements” into big-budget films if it wants to succeed at the Chinese box office, which surpassed the American box office during the Wuhan coronavirus pandemic. The Global Times editorial offered few concrete suggestions for how American…

New York City Movie Theaters to Reopen at 25 Percent Capacity in March

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York City movie theaters can open their doors again at limited capacity starting March 5, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday. Movie theaters can only operate at 25% capacity, with no more than 50 people per screening, Cuomo said. His announcement came nearly a year after he shuttered movie theaters statewide…

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ Flops in China, Debuts With Woeful $38.5 Million Overseas

The superhero sequel “Wonder Woman 1984” has earned an estimated $38.5 million in ticket sales from international theaters, Warner Bros. said Sunday. The film starring Gal Gadot started its rollout abroad last week, opening in 32 markets including China and playing on upwards of 30,000 screens. The studio said admissions totaled over 6 million and…

Box Office: ‘Tenet’ Tallies $20.2M as Americans Step Back into Theaters

NEW YORK (AP) — In a litmus test for American moviegoing in the pandemic, Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” brought in an estimated $20.2 million through the holiday weekend in U.S. and Canadian theaters. The result could be greeted as either the rejuvenation of U.S. cinemas — more Americans went to the movies this weekend than they…

‘Birds of Prey’ Retitled After Woke Comic Book Movie Bombs at Box Office

Warner Bros’s latest superhero movie Birds of Prey has been retitled to incorporate its lead character, Harley Quinn, after bombing at the box office on its opening weekend. The film, which is a spin-off of the DC Comics supervillain film Suicide Squad (2016), debuted in the United States at $33 million, well below its expected target of $45 million.…

‘Birds of Prey’ Review: Misandry Has Never Been So Dull

The problem with Birds of Prey is not that it’s all about hating on men — all men, every single guy in the movie — the problem is that it’s dull to the point of numbing. Listen, I’m not hard to please. In fact, I’m one of the few people who enjoyed Suicide Squad, the…

Nolte: ‘Rise of Skywalker’ Falls Almost $100M Behind ‘Last Jedi’

After 24 days in release, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is almost $100 million behind The Last Jedi. On day 24, The Rise of Skywalker has grossed $478 million at the domestic box office. On its own 24th day of release, in 2017, The Last Jedi sat at $573 million. Who would have ever…

Hollywood Box Office Plummets in 2019 as Audiences Stay Away

Hollywood is closing out 2019 on a sour note thanks to a new report showing that North American ticket sales fell an estimated 3.6 percent in 2019 compared to last year, the largest percentage drop in five years. Audiences shunned the multiplexes despite Hollywood’s continued obsession with superhero blockbusters and digitally animated family movies, both…

Box Office: ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ #1 with Underwhelming $190M, ‘Cats’ Bombs

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is projected to open this weekend with a $190 million haul, marking the lowest box office opening among the Disney franchise’s latest Star Wars trilogy. The first film in the new trilogy, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, earned $57 million its Thursday night previews in 2015, at the time the biggest…

Box Office: ‘Jumanji 2’ Is #1 with $60M, ‘Richard Jewell’ Underperforms

Jumanji: The Next Level topped the weekend box office in its debut, bringing in $60.1 million, while Clint Eastwood’s Richard Jewell underperformed, debuting at the No. 4 spot with just $5 million following a barrage of media controversy over the way it portrayed a journalist. Starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, Jumanji 2 outperformed the original 2017…

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