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Given the ongoing pandemic with regard to global box office, it’s tempting to say “The more things change, the more things stay the same.” To wit: Disney still leads all studios worldwide, piracy remains a major concern, and many markets are still in Covid-induced flux. But when looking back over 2021 versus 2020, there are
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Before the pandemic, if there was something studio executives rubbed their hands about, it was the near total eclipse of the theatrical window. In 2021, for some studios that dream came true, and as far as 2022 goes, hopefully they’ve learned their lesson from this nightmare that, in Deadline’s annual survey, shows largely diluted box
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Who says people love to stay home and stream movies? Proving that theatrical is still king, Sony/Disney/Marvel’s Spider-Man: No Way Home rang up a massive $50M, the third highest preview night ever, and the most money Sony has ever seen for a Thursday preview night that easily buries the previous high we’ve seen during the pandemic, that
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After negotiations failed to reach fruition, Disney networks including ESPN have gone dark on YouTube TV. Disney had indicated earlier this week it was “optimistic” about the prospect of resolving the carriage dispute. But the parties said the discussions had not resulted in an agreement. YouTube TV surpassed 3 million subscribers as of fall 2020,
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Disney/Marvel’s Eternals is landing on Disney+ 69 days after its Nov. 5 theatrical release that date being January 12, 2022. That window is a notable size considering Disney’s experiment to crush theatrical down to a day-and-date model with Disney+ during the pandemic. Previously, Disney/Marvel’s Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings had a 71-day window before
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After a year’s delay due to the pandemic, Steven Spielberg’s remake of the Broadway classic and 10x Oscar-winning 1961 movie, West Side Story, finally tunes up this weekend as the sole wide major studio theatrical release in 2,800 U.S./Canada theaters and offshore debuts in France, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, Russia and UK. All in, the global outlook is
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EXCLUSIVE: Disney/20th Century Studios’ West Side Story is due to begin international box office rollout on Wednesday this week, but it will not be heading to movie theaters in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Qatar or the UAE, Deadline has learned. While an official reason has not been made public, the situation is believed to
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The first episode of Marvel’s Hawkeye on Disney+ drew 1.5M U.S. households over the Wednesday-Sunday holiday stretch, while 1.3M stuck around and watched the second episode. This is according to the latest streaming viewership stats from Samba TV which measures 3M U.S. households, and what they watch on streaming over a five-minute increment. That first episode number
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Saturday AM Update: Despite the worst reviews for a Marvel movie, and a B CinemaScore, the second weekend of Disney/Marvel’s Eternals didn’t implode, now on track for a -62% weekend, which is on the high end of where we were expecting it with $27.4M. The pic made $7.8M yesterday, -75%. Through ten days, the Chloe Zhao directed
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Despite Disney’s commitment to a pure theatrical window during Q4 of this year with wide releases like Eternals and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, CEO Bob Chapek isn’t ruling out the possibility of going theatrical day-and-date with Disney+ again. “We’re sticking with our plan of flexibility,” said the CEO today on the conglom’s
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UPDATED, Friday midday: Disney’s Eternals is heading toward a $30 million Friday, including those $9.5M previews from last night. Given that Friday is typically around 40% of the weekend, this will put the Chloé Zhao-directed movie in the $70M-$75M range from what we’ve figured. Again, this could fluctuate up or down by Saturday morning. Do the fans
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Among film distribution executives in town, there’s a saying about Disney’s theatrical releases, in particular their Marvel titles: That they’re “five quad” movies. What does that mean? Essentially, the Marvel Cinematic Universe titles are known to overindex and perform well beyond the norms of a regular four quadrant demographic tentpole which is aimed at male
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Disney/Marvel’s Eternals which is set to keep the fall box office rally going is looking at a global opening of $150M, a number that’s poised to best the $128M WW start of Shang-Chi and the Legend of Ten Rings back in early September, and emulate the $150M filed by Black Widow which had a Disney+ Premiere day-and-date component in select
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EXCLUSIVE: Pixar’s Toy Story spinoff Lightyear is poised to head to infinity and beyond at the box office. Deadline learns that the teaser for the Chris Evans-voiced, Angus MacLane-directed Pixar movie clocked 83 million views in its first 24 hours after dropping Wednesday. That number not only beats the 24-hour traffic of teasers from Toy Story 4 (62M), Soul (32M) and
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ABC’s Promised Land and Disney+’s The Mysterious Benedict Society are going to California. The two series have scored increased funding for relocating as part of the Golden State’s film and TV tax credits program. The California Film Commission said Monday that Touchstone TV’s Promised Land will receive $8.66 million for moving from Georgia, and 20th Century Studios’ Mysterious
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As Disney/Marvel’s Eternals is being aggressively buzzed to possibly open at $100M, and their co-production with Sony, Spider-Man: No Way Home even more, the Burbank, CA has just shifted their entire Marvel movie theatrical schedule for 2022 and beyond. We’re still making sense of this. DOCTOR STRANGE IN THE MULTIVERSE OF MADNESS (Disney) previously dated on 3/25/22 moves to 5/6/22  
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Universal/Miramax/Blumhouse’s sequel Halloween Kills, which is also available on Uni’s streaming service Peacock today to paid subscribers, made $4.85M from 7PM shows last night booked at 2,950 theaters. The rebooted franchise from filmmaker David Gordon Green, and starring the franchise’s legend Jamie Lee Curtis of six pics, is expected to open to mid-to-high $30Ms, for what is
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