Fox International Distribution President Andrew Cripps Also Out As Part Of Disney-Fox Merger

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Fox’s International Theatrical Distribution president Andrew Cripps was also among the Fox senior brass pink-slipped Wednesday as Disney absorbs the rival studio.
Cripps, like Fox Domestic Distribution boss Chris Aronson who was also laid off tod…

MoviePass Restores Movie-Per-Day Subscription Plan At $9.95 Teaser Rate

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MoviePass, which has experimented with a range of subscription schemes in recent months, is rolling out an “uncapped” movie-per-day plan that will be $9.95 for those who pay for 12 months in advance.
The plan costs $14.95 on a month-to-mont…

‘Captain Marvel’ Dominates Thursday Night With $9M+, Will Cross $200M Stateside Today

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Despite three wide entries kicking off Thursday night, yesterday and the rest of this weekend will be about Disney’s Captain Marvel. Yesterday, the superhero movie directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck made an estimated $9.2 million, leading all …

MoviePass Parent Company’s CFO Resigns To Take Another Job

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Stuart Benson, CFO and Secretary of MoviePass parent Helios and Matheson Analytics, has resigned to take another job.
The move was disclosed this morning in an SEC filing, which did not identify Benson’s new employment opportunity. “The com…

Lantern Entertainment And Gary Barber Launch Spyglass Media Group, A New Home For Former Weinstein Co. Assets

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Former MGM CEO and Spyglass principal Gary Barber and Lantern Entertainment have joined forces to form Spyglass Media Group, an independent outfit, which will blend new film and TV projects with the Weinstein Co. assets.
Strategic investors include Eag…

MoviePass Parent Cites “Material Weakness” In Its Accounting Controls, Restating Results With Lower Revenue, Wider Net Loss

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The hits just keep coming for MoviePass. Its parent company, Helios and Matheson Analytics, has restated the financial results it previously reported for the quarter ending last September 30 to reflect lower revenue and a wider net loss.
In a succinct …

‘Dark Knight’ Trilogy Returning To Theaters In Imax 70mm

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Warner Bros said Tuesday it is returning all three films in Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy to five cities over the next month for single-night screenings to celebrate Batman’s 80th birthday, with a special live Q&A with Nolan at the …

MoviePass Rival Sinemia Rolls Out Ticket Plan Without Subscription Requirement

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Sinemia, a rival to MoviePass in the percolating movie ticketing space, has announced a plan that offers discounted movie tickets without requiring a subscription.
The new Sinemia Limitless plan offers a card — either virtual or physical — …

Imax Beats Q4 Revenue Estimates But Profit Slumps On Weaker Holiday Film Slate

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Imax beat Wall Street estimates for fourth-quarter total revenue, reaching just shy of $109 million, but a weaker film slate in the quarter compared with 2017 kept a lid on results.
The revenue figure slid 13% from the year-earlier quarter, while earni…

Fox Has Parked Ford Vs. Ferrari Movie In Awards Season; ‘Kingsman’ Prequel And ‘Free Guy’ Set For 2020

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20th Century Fox said that it will release James Mangold’s untitled Ford Vs. Ferrari movie on November 15, 2019, putting it squarely into the film awards-season corridor. It had been dated for June 28 and now takes over the mid-month slot previou…

Cinemark MovieClub Reaches 560,000 Subscribers, Accounts For 10% Of Company Box Office

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Cinemark’s MovieClub subscription plan reached 560,000 active members by the end of 2018, up 26% from the end of the third quarter, the company revealed during its fourth-quarter earnings report.
The major exhibition circuit posted record revenue and s…

Cinemark Posts Record Q4 Revenue, But Earnings Miss Wall Street Estimates

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Major U.S. exhibitor Cinemark reported strong top-line results in the fourth quarter, with total revenue hitting a record $798.6 million, up 6.5% from the same period in the previous year.
Earnings came in at 17 cents a share on a diluted basis, fallin…

‘Happy Death Day 2U’ & ‘Isn’t It Romantic’ Each Eyeing $2M+ Today – Midday Box Office Update

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The early read on Presidents Day Weekend wide entries: New Line/Warner Bros’ Rebel Wilson comedy Isn’t It Romantic is looking at an estimated $2.5 million for Wednesday, while Universal/Blumhouse’s Happy Death Day 2U is estimated at $…

MoviePass Parent’s Shares Begin Trading Over The Counter After Nasdaq Delisting

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Shares in MoviePass parent Helios & Matheson began trading over the counter today after the beleaguered company was delisted by the Nasdaq.
The ouster from the major stock market comes after several warnings relayed in SEC filings in recent months,…

‘Alita’ & ‘Happy Death Day 2U’ In A Knife Fight At The Presidents Day Weekend B.O.

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It’s a David vs. Goliath battle for the top spot at this year’s lengthy Presidents Day Weekend box office as Universal/Blumhouse’s microbudget Happy Death Day 2U squares off against James Cameron’s exorbitantly budgeted sci-fi p…

‘Everybody Knows’ Asi Asi In Debut, Oscar Shorts Score $912K – Specialty Box Office

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UPDATED with more info: Focus Features bowed Everybody Knows laid claim to the highest per-screen average of the weekend at the specialty box office. The Cannes-opening film directed by Oscar-winning Iranian helmer Asghar Farhadi and starring Penélope …