‘Captain Marvel’ Could Help Make 2019 the Biggest Box Office Year Ever, Cinemark CEO Says

It’s been less than 24 hours since Captain Marvel made a record-smashing $455 million worldwide. But the film is already being credited for helping a sluggish box office experience a superheroic turnaround. At a conference on Monday, Cinemark CEO Mark Zoradi said this year’s movie-ticket haul in the U.S. could exceed $12 billion, which would […]

Sanrio’s Hello Kitty, the $6 Billion Bow-Wearing Cutie, Finally Heads to the Movies. But, Is She a Cat?

After more than 40 years, Hello Kitty is finally getting her close-up. New Line Cinema, a division of Warner Bros., has won rights to a feature-film version of the famous cartoon character, according to The New York Times. The silent, bow-wearing critter–whose status as a cat has been a point of contention in the past–has […]

Jordan Peele’s Early Box Office for ‘Get Out’ Follow-Up ‘Us’ Is No Horror Story, Report Says

Moviegoers apparently can’t wait to sink into Jordan Peele’s next big horror effort. Us, the follow-up from the Oscar-winning writer-director of 2017’s Get Out, won’t open until March 22. But early box-office info for the film, as reported by Variety, indicates the movie will likely open to about $35 million in the U.S. That estimate, […]

AMC’s Answer to Moviepass, Stubs A-List, Just Added Another 100,000 Subscribers

Perhaps AMC stands for At the Movies Constantly. The film exhibitor announced Wednesday that, so far, 100,000 moviegoers have signed up this year for AMC Stubs A-List, the monthly flat-rate program that was launched in response to the popular but troubled MoviePass. According to The Hollywood Reporter, A-List now has a total of 700,000 members. […]

‘Aquaman’ and ‘Venom’ Give IMAX a Surprise Box-Office Boost

IMAX’s 2018 had a heroic last-minute twist, according to the company’s most recent financial accounting. The Hollywood Reporter notes the Toronto-based exhibitor beat Wall Street’s estimates for fourth-quarter earnings last year, thanks largely to the global success of Aquaman and Venom. The company earned a reported $1.7 million on revenue of $108.9 million. That’s higher […]