Questlove’s Summer of Soul (…Or When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised) will hit a cumulative $1.4 million rising to an estimated $1.47 million Monday with a $375,000 second-week gross in 752 theaters. The best performing documentary so far this year “may possibly get to $2 million, that’s our goal,” said Searchlight Pictures head of distribution Frank Rodriquez. In a weird Covid transition year where major studio releases have recently started to pile up and
For the first time since the pandemic hit in mid-March 2020, the total domestic box office has finally exceeded $100M over three days, yes, thanks in part to Disney’s release of the long-awaited Marvel title Black Widow. Comscore is officially calling the weekend as of this morning at $117M, the biggest we’ve seen for U.S. and Canada since the $156.1M which was rung up over the first three days of Presidents’ Day weekend 2020, Feb.
Tony- and Emmy Award- winning singer-actress LaChanze will return to Broadway this Fall in the starring role of Roundabout Theatre Company’s Trouble in Mind by Alice Childress, to be directed by Charles Randolph-Wright. The role will mark LaChanze’s Broadway return following her 2019 performance as the Ghost of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol and, the year before, as one of three incarnations of the title character in Summer: The Donna Summer Musical (2018), for
Finally a breakthrough in the Great White North: Theaters in Ontario, which reps as much as 40% of Canada’s box office, are allowed to reopen on July 16 after several months of Covid lockdown, and just in time for the second weekend of Disney’s Black Widow. That includes Canada’s No. 1 chain, Cineplex, of course, in the province. Next Friday, Cineplex will reopen as many of its 68 theatres and five entertainment venues across Ontario as possible.
Moviegoers not far removed from the isolating strains of lockdown may find The Loneliest Whale: The Search for 52 strikes a chord. Distributor Bleecker Street and director Joshua Zeman hope so as the doc, a shift from the helmer’s true crime roots (The Sons of Sam: Descent into Darkness, Cropsey), opens in 75 theaters. Digital release is set for July 16. The film is a cinematic quest for the 52 Hertz Whale, which scientists believe has