Movies

As is typical, the weekend following the Thanksgiving stretch is a downer, and even duly so over Omicron headlines, coupled with a Disney animated movie that isn’t as mass-appealing as its predecessors, read Encanto which is looking at a $13M estimated second weekend, -52%. That second weekend estimate is lower than the pre-pandemic second weekend takes of Disney’s The Good Dinosaur ($15.3M) and Tangled ($21.6M). No, streaming-obsessed Wall Street analysts: This isn’t an opportunity for you to
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The arthouse is awash with well reviewed new offerings from Danish animated doc Flee to Paulo Sorrentino’s Hand of God to IFC’s Benedetta heading into awards season and amid a paucity of new wide releases. The first weekend of December following the five-day Thanksgiving frame is notoriously slow at the box office, but also a time when arthouse can breaks through. The weekend also brings a small but growing foothold Stateside for the new Omicron
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Broadway box office saw a Thanksgiving holiday boost of about 30%, with total receipts for the 33 productions rising to $32,543,570 for the week ending Nov. 28. Total attendance was up about 12% (to 238,354) over the previous week, indicating that much of the increased box office tally was due to higher holiday-week ticket prices. The average Broadway ticket price for the week was $137, about 16% costlier than the previous week’s $118 average. The
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EXCLUSIVE: Pierre Morel-directed action movie Al Kameen (The Ambush) has logged the biggest opening weekend ever for any Emirati or Arabic-language film in the UAE. The movie, which is a co-production between AGC International and Image Nation Abu Dhabi, scored 170,000 cinema admissions between November 25 and November 29, making it the fifth largest opening this year in the UAE, behind only Fast 9, Venom 2, No Time to Die and Godzilla vs Kong. It has logged
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Landmark Theatres will be entering into a long-term lease at one of the former Arclight Cinemas locations, that being the Glen Town Center in Glenview, IL. The chain, owned by the Oscar-nominated Cohen Media Group, has plans to reopen the cinema as a 10-screen venue this coming spring after a $2.5M remodel, supported by the city of Glenview. The theatre is located at 1850 Tower Drive in the upscale Glenview Town Center, the site of the
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