Sony’s recent rereleases of the Bill Murray-Dan Aykroyd-Harold Ramis pic include a Fathom Events offering in October that minted $370K, and a 30th anniversary edition in 2014 that grossed $3.5 million over three weeks starting with Labor Day weekend. All in, the lifetime gross of the Ivan Reitman-directed movie counts $243.2M. Through three movies, including the 2016 femme reboot with Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon and Leslie Jones, the Ghostbusters franchise counts $687.7M. … [Read more...] about Sony Wins Again At The Independence Day Box Office, This Year With The Reissue Of 1984’s ‘Ghostbusters’
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A couple of relatively recent blockbusters also popped up in the top ten this weekend. Deadpool, which went on to become the highest-grossing R-rated movie ever at the time of its release, came in at number six with $193,000. Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which remains one of the biggest movies ever and one of a select few to ever cross the $2 billion mark, came in at number eight with $123,000. Theaters are expected to open later this month in anticipation of Tenet and Mulan arriving in August. But, as we've seen, those dates are very much subject to change. If the dates do stick, we should be getting more robust box office reports soon. This news comes to us via Deadline. … [Read more...] about Ghostbusters Wins the July 4th Weekend Box Office
As coronavirus cases rise in the United States, cinemas around the country are finding their plans for reopening in jeopardy, and that’s putting a greater strain on a section of the economy that’s been hit hard by the public health crisis. For years, movie theater chains such as AMC and Cineworld embarked on a mergers-and-acquisitions spree financed by debt that left them highly leveraged. Their balance sheets became further taxed by efforts to improve their offerings, including tearing out seats to add high-end recliners, all of which came with a hefty price tag. … [Read more...] about Will Coronavirus Create a Debt Crisis for Movie Theaters?
Murphy’s interview was panned by religious leaders. Gary Bauer, a U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom commissioner appointed by President TrumpDonald John TrumpCNN's Anderson Cooper: Trump's Bubba Wallace tweet was 'racist, just plain and simple' Beats by Dre announces deal with Bubba Wallace, defends him after Trump remarks Overnight Defense: DOD reportedly eyeing Confederate flag ban | House military spending bill blocks wall funding MORE, said the exchange made him “cringe." … [Read more...] about Movie theater chains sue New Jersey for ‘unconstitutional and unlawful distinctions’ in reopening
Their statement reads: “While there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on our productions, after considering the current environment and the best interests of our cast and crew, we have made the decision to pause production on some of our live-action films for a short time. … [Read more...] about Frozen 2 to stream three months early ‘to bring joy’ during coronavirus pandemic
"It’s my greatest concern, my single greatest concern," Biden said Wednesday night in an appearance on "The Daily Show." "This president is going to try to steal this election. This is a guy who said that all mail-in ballots are fraudulent, voting by mail, while he sits behind the desk in the Oval Office and writes his mail-in ballot to vote in a primary." … [Read more...] about Voting problems in Georgia, other primary states raise concerns about November chaos: ‘Red flashing siren’