In response to MGM’s No Time to Die moving out of the Thanksgiving corridor to Easter weekend 2021, Cineworld is closing down 128 of its UK and Ireland cinemas as well as its U.S. Regal chain as of next week according to reports. This is the first massive exhibition casualty during the pandemic. It remains to
MGM’s No Time to Die is officially heading to April 2, 2021, Easter weekend, and vacating its Nov. 20 release date. Interestingly enough, this puts No Time to Die on the same weekend with Universal’s F9. Universal is handling overseas on No Time to Die, so it will be interesting to see what falls out there down the road. “MGM, Universal and
Universal said Friday that F9 is moving to May 28, 2021, which is Memorial Day weekend. The move comes after MGM moved its James Bond pic No Time to Die to April 2, 2021 — which had been the release date of the latest installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise. Universal is handling
Watching Wayne Wang’s Coming Home Again, set for a virtual release (online, but through individual theaters) by Outsider Pictures on Oct. 23, delivered a jolt. Like getting nicked by a live wire. The picture is so small–shot in just over three weeks on a micro-budget. So personal: The story is about a young Korean-American man
It really hasn’t been broadcasted widely, but Sofia Coppola’s latest dramedy from Apple/A24, On the Rocks, is opening in key markets next weekend, Oct. 2. I hear it will be a very limited run followed by a debut on the AppleTV+ streaming service on Oct. 23. The movie made its world premiere at the New York
In the wake of COVID-19’s continued grip on the box office, Disney made another round of release date changes, the good news for exhibition being: Nothing is headed to Disney+. And that includes Pixar’s Soul which is currently sticking to its Nov. 20 release against MGM’s No Time to Die. While we already knew Marvel’s Black Widow was set
Focus Features and Magnolia Pictures have jointly announced that they’re re-releasing their respective Ruth Bader Ginsburg features, On the Basis of Sex and the documentary RBG, in tribute to the late Supreme Court Justice. Both pics will play in 1,000 theaters this Friday, and also be available on-demand, with net proceeds from both pics’ box office going to the American
Sony Pictures Classics will release Florian Zeller’s The Father in theaters in New York and Los Angeles on December 18, with a rollout in major markets on Christmas Day. Written by Zeller and Christopher Hampton, Oscar winners Anthony Hopkins and Olivia Colman play a father-daughter duo—one mischievous, the other caring—who battle the universal prophecy of loss
UPDATED: STX is moving the U.S. release of Greenland to 4Q to a date to be pre-determined. This is more bad news for exhibition looking for new product, as the Gerard Butler movie leaves behind its Sept. 25 release. Universal moved MGM’s Candyman to 2021 TBD off its Oct. 16 date following Warner’s big move to push Wonder Woman
Universal Pictures’ Jennifer Lopez romantic comedy Marry Me will be released on Valentine’s Day Weekend, Friday, Feb. 12, 2021. The feature takes the place of the untitled Universal romantic comedy on the release schedule. Marry Me squares off against Disney/Marvel’s Eternals and Paramount’s Lee Daniels’ Billie Holiday movie on its new date. As we first reported, the
As we first told you two days ago, Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman 1984 is vacating its Oct. 2 release date, with the Patty Jenkins-directed movie heading to Christmas. Warners is keeping the Legendary sci-fi movie Dune on the calendar for Dec..18 release, and believes that the holiday marketplace is big enough for two-mega tentpoles. “Patty Jenkins is an
Word was leaking that more wide release date changes were afoot in the wake of Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman 1984 postponing from Oct. 2 to Christmas Day and here we have Universal/MGM/Bron/Monkeypaw’s Candyman moving from its Oct. 16 date to an unset future date in 2021. All studio partners are assessing a new date, and the latest
EXCLUSIVE: With New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco movie theaters still not open, our exhibition sources are hearing that Warner Bros is apt to move Wonder Woman 1984 again, this time out of its current October 2 date to either sometime in November or possibly to late December. That would bump the studio’s Legendary feature
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
Updated, Aug. 24: Sony has put Broken Hearts Galley back on the calendar for a Sept. 11 release, the weekend following Warner Bros.’ Tenet. Tickets go on sale this Thursday. Elevation will handle the Canadian release. I hear the studio was impressed by this past weekend’s $4M opening of Solstice Studios’ Unhinged, and is looking forward to exhibition reviving itself.
Update: 101 Studios is moving The War With Grandpa to Oct. 9. The Robert De Niro family comedy moves off the Sept. 18 weekend where it was against Disney/20th Century Studios’ The King’s Man and to a weekend where there aren’t any wide releases. Given how movie theaters are reopening with auditorium capacity restrictions, few titles will be occupying
Lionsgate has taken the Janelle Monáe horror movie Antebellum off its theatrical release schedule for the time being as big exhibition reorganizes itself during COVID-19. Previously, the Gerard Bush-Christopher Renz directed and written movie was dated for Aug. 21, but with Warner Bros. Tenet hoping to reopen theaters over Labor Day weekend, the plan is for Antebellum to go later.
Disney is no longer releasing Mulan on Aug. 21 and is unsetting the movie for the time being. Oy, just when AMC was looking to turn the lights back on with a big movie in pockets of the country. I understand that the No. 1 industry leader at the global box office isn’t waiting to see where
In or around 1976, I caught a forlorn moment near New York’s Bleecker St. It was early morning. The sun was just up. Two ragged guys were shuffling toward me on the sidewalk, when one offered the other a bottle in a bag. But the drink was declined. “I guess I lost my taste for
UPDATED, 10:43AM: STX’s Greenland is now going to Sept. 25 stateside from its Aug. 14 release date in the wake of several major studios hitting pausing and delaying their event films. The Gerard Butler movie will debut first offshore –which is great news– in Belgium (July 29), France (Aug 5) and Scandinavia (Aug 12). STX/Miramax’s The Gentlemen was an
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.
2ND UPDATE, 11:47 AM: Solstice Studios is looking to release Unhinged in August now with AMC reopening next month, but they’re not scheduling a definite date yet as I understand. They want to wait and see where Warner Bros.’ Tenet lands and if Disney moves Mulan off Aug. 21 (some sources believe the latter won’t happen). It would not be
Updated, July 20: Following Warner Bros. temporarily moving Tenet off the theatrical schedule, and the news being exactly unclear as to when theaters will reopen, Sony is undating their Selena Gomez-executive produced romantic comedy Broken Hearts Gallery for the time being. The intent is for the film to still go theatrical –not PVOD– but I
UPDATED, July 17: Lionsgate said Friday that Roadside Attractions’ romantic drama The Secret: Dare To Dream, starring Katie Holmes and Josh Lucas, will be released on Premium Video on Demand on July 31. In March, the pic based on based on Rhonda Byrne’s 2006 global bestselling self-help book, had to postpone its April 17 theatrical
Sony has just pushed Screen Gems Milla Jovovich movie Monster Hunter from its Labor Day weekend date of Sept. 4 to April 23, 2021. Why? Well, as we all know Paramount has always had A Quiet Place 2 sitting on Sept. 4, so why compete with that. But an unfortunate forecast would indicate, especially with LA mayor Eric Garcetti
Universal is moving a group of Blumhouse titles deeper into the theatrical release calendar including Miramax-Trancas International co-productions Halloween Kills and its sequel Halloween Ends, and The Forever Purge. In addition, MGM-Bron Creative-Monkeypaw’s Candyman is moving three weeks later. David Gordon Green’s Halloween Kills, which is in post, moves from Oct. 16 to Friday, Oct. 15, 2021 which is where
Focus Features’ Let Him Go is departing its Aug 21 release date for Nov. 6, which is when Disney has Marvel’s Black Widow scheduled for release at U.S./Canada theaters. Let Him Go will go wide. Based on the Larry Watson novel, Let Him Go follows retired sheriff George Blackledge (Costner) and his wife Margaret (Lane) who leave their Montana ranch to
Train to Busan Presents: Peninsula, the sequel to the hit 2016 Korean horror thriller and one of the 56 titles that was part of the official selection of this year’s Cannes Film Festival, will embark in North American theaters on August 7. It also landed an exclusive streaming deal with Shudder, AMC’s horror streaming site.
101 Studios will release the Robert De Niro family comedy The War With Grandpa on Sept. 18 wide in conjunction with financier Brookdale Studios. Marro Media Company financed and produced the Tim Hill (The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run) directed movie based on the children’s fiction novel of the same name by Robert Kimmel
After Warner Bros. put Wonder Woman 1984 on Oct. 2, Paramount has moved Skydance’s Tom Clancy’s Without Remorse to Feb. 26, 2021. This is a delayed move by Paramount having nothing to do with the recent Tenet shift from July 31 to Aug. 12. Two weeks ago, Warners moved their Petty Jenkins-directed Gal Gadot sequel to the autumn weekend they