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PRESS RELEASE Cinionic—the Barco, CGS, and ALPD cinema joint venture—announces SP2K, the Barco Series 4 projector for smaller screens. The new line-up includes four new SP2K models ranging from 6,000 to 15,000 lumens, rounding out the Series 4 family. “Worldwide, cinema is forging a path to recovery. As a global leader, we know that times like these
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As October comes to a close, only one new film is heading into wide release this weekend: Focus Features' Come Play. The PG-13 horror thriller is ideally timed for Halloween weekend with the holiday landing on a Saturday this year. Boasting a short 96-minute run time, the film's accessibility is a strength as it aims to draw fans of the genre at the peak of spooky season.
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Cinemas across Europe are dealing with a new wave of government-mandated closures and restrictions as the Covid-19 infection rate continues to rise across the continent. Today, major markets France and Germany became the latest territories ordered to close the doors of their cinemas in an effort to curb the spread of the virus. France and
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Although it’s unlikely to break any records (even pandemic-era ones), Come Play has a good chance to topping the box office this Halloween weekend, according to our model, which puts its opening weekend around $2.2 million. That’s not far enough ahead of Honest Thief for a win to be certain. Anything less would almost certainly point to another down weekend overall at the box office.
The War with Grandpa has finally taken the top spot as this week’s widest release with an increase of 20 theaters, bringing its latest theater count to 2,365. This after seeing both Tenet and Honest Thief on top since it debuted on Oct 9th. Two new films open this week, with
Come Play from Focus Features, opening in 2,183 theaters, and Spell from Paramount Pictures showing in 369 locations. Keeping in line with a recent trend of re-releases, Walt Disney and 20th Century Studios are bringing Alita: Battle Angel back to the big screen this weekend in 1,060 theaters.
We have one estimated theater count for the weekend of Nov 6th in the Kevin Costner, Diane Lane thriller Let Him Go, which is expected to arrive in 2,200 theaters.
Here are the numbers…
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The COVID-23 virus has mutated and the world is in its fourth year of lockdown. Infected Americans are ripped from their homes and forced into quarantine camps known as Q-Zones, from which there is no escape, as a few brave souls fight back against the forces of oppression. Amid this dystopian landscape, a fearless courier, Nico, who’s immune to the deadly pathogen, finds hope and love with Sara, though her lockdown prohibits them from physical contact. When Sara is believed to have become infected, Nico races desperately across the barren streets of Los Angeles in search of the only thing that can save her from imprisonment … or worse.
Romantic drama starring Sienna Miller and Diego Luna opens in theaters and online on December 11 ... Full Movie Details.
A traumatic accident leaves a couple, Adrienne and Matteo, in a surreal state of being that takes them on a disorienting journey through the duality of their shared moments. By reliving fond recollections from the beginning of their romance while also navigating the overwhelming truths of their present, they must rediscover the love that truly binds them together.
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Five years after the end of the Civil War, Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd, a widower and veteran of three wars, now moves from town to town as a non-fiction storyteller, sharing the news of presidents and queens, glorious feuds, devastating catastrophes, and gripping adventures from the far reaches of the globe. In the plains of Texas, he crosses paths with Johanna, a 10-year-old taken in by the Kiowa tribe six years earlier and raised as one of their own. Johanna, hostile to a world she’s never experienced, is being returned to her biological aunt and uncle against her will. Kidd agrees to deliver the child where the law says she belongs. As they travel hundreds of miles into the unforgiving wilderness, the two will face tremendous challenges of both human and natural forces as they search for a place that either can call home.
With limited competition, Honest Thief will cruise to a second box office win according to studio estimates released on Sunday morning. Open Road is projecting $2.35 million over three days, down 35% from last weekend, for $7.5 million to date. As expected, The Empty Man was not much of a force, although it did slightly improve on our prediction.
Supernatural horror movie starring James Badge Dale is in theaters today ... Full Movie Details.
On the trail of a missing girl, an ex-cop comes across a secretive group attempting to summon a terrifying supernatural entity.
Honest Thief has some theoretical competition at the box office this weekend, but the marketing for The Empty Man has been negligible, and its 2,027 theater count is not enough for there to be much chance that we’ll see a change at the top of the chart. The lack of new films also points to a down week at the box office overall, at a time when the industry could desperately do with some good news.