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Weekend Box Office: Frozen II Pushes Disney to New Milestone, Playmobil Flops Hard

Chris Kavan - wrote on 12/08/19 at 11:12 PM CT

It was a tale of two animated stories this week. While Disney's Frozen II continued to post impressive numbers - and push the studio to new heights, STX had a much different story with Playmobil, which fell well outside the top 10. In fact, the top five this weekend is the exact same as last weekend. I can certainly say that won't be the case next weekend, but for now we can celebrate all the …

New in Theaters December 06: Playmobil: The Movie

Chris Kavan - wrote on 12/04/19 at 11:32 PM CT

While the end of December is going to bring an onslaught of releases, this weekend is the calm before the all-encompassing storm, bringing but a single, new wide release. It's yet another toy-based film but unlike LEGO and Trolls that struck while the iron was hot, Playmobil, based on a lesser IP, looks to make little impact at the box office. Even The LEGO Movie 2 suffered from fatigue - and I …

Rise of Skywalker, Dolittle, Like a Boss, Cats, Playmobil in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 12/03/19 at 10:57 PM CT

It's one of the most exciting updates the MPAA Ratings Board has delivered in a long time. From creepy Cats to the culmination of the world's greatest sci-fi sage - there's a lot going on. Robert Downey, Jr. flexes his post-Iron Man legs by taking on a classic character, we have dueling female leads about running a beauty company and an animated take on a classic building block toy line (no not …

New on DVD and Blu-Ray Week of December 03 - December 09

Harley Lond - wrote on 12/03/19 at 06:42 AM CT

"Ready or Not," an entertaining, tongue-in-cheek horror thriller about a young bride (Samara Weaving) who competes in a time-honored tradition with her new husband (Mark O’Brien) and his insanely rich and eccentric Le Domas family (Adam Brody, Henry Czerny, and Andie MacDowell). The bride’s wedding night takes a turn for the worst when she realizes she is at the center …

Thanksgiving Weekend Box Office: Frozen II Gorges On Record, Knives Out, Queen & Slim Open Strong

Chris Kavan - wrote on 12/01/19 at 07:17 PM CT

It was a definite feast for audiences over the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Frozen II set some new records - both for Thanksgiving and the weekend - while Knives Out performed great as counter-programming and the action-oriented and timely Queen & Slim found a place in the top five. All told, it was an excellent weekend all around and continues the strong push towards the end of the year, …

New in Theaters November 27: Knives Out, Queen & Slim

Chris Kavan - wrote on 11/27/19 at 11:24 PM CT

With Thanksgiving falling smack dab in the middle of the week, Hollywood isn't wasting any time, getting the two new wide released a Wednesday opening. But despite the one-two punch of Rian Johnson's star-studded whodunnit and a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde featuring Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith on the run - Frozen II should have no problem dominating the Thanksgiving holiday timeframe - …

A Big Ol' Nothingburger from the MPAA Ratings Board

Chris Kavan - wrote on 11/27/19 at 09:43 AM CT

It's too early to be feeling the effects of tryptophan, ratings board! Whatever the case, while there are plenty of movies with ratings to celebrate, a big fat zero of them are wide releases. So it's another case of feast or famine and this week it's famine - well, in terms of ratings, in terms of food, it's Thanksgiving! Eat up, people and then go watch football and take a nice, long nap or …

New on DVD and Blu-Ray Week of November 26 - December 02

Harley Lond - wrote on 11/26/19 at 07:10 PM CT

"Angel Has Fallen," the latest (and weakest) in the "Fallen" franchise, involving as assassination attempt on the president, starring Gerard Butler, Morgan Freeman, Jada Pinkett Smith, Lance Reddick, Tim Blake Nelson, Danny Huston. From Lionsgate ... "Don't Let Go," a lame sci-fi thriller about a cop who gets a call from his dead niece and has to work across time to prevent …

Weekend Box Office: Frozen II Ices Competition in Big Opening

Chris Kavan - wrote on 11/24/19 at 09:49 PM CT

It was about time the box office had a hit and, wouldn't you know it, once again we can thank Disney. Frozen II easily topped the box office, and it didn't just perform well domestically, it can claim a record internationally as well. The win for the animated sequel meant there wasn't much left to go around, thus A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood and 21 Bridges had to settle for much more …

New in Theaters November 22: Frozen II, 21 Bridges, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Chris Kavan - wrote on 11/20/19 at 09:32 PM CT

After a string of disappointing sequels that have failed to ignite the box office, the streak should come to an end as Disney's monster hit Frozen is getting a sequel - one that could very much rival the first film in terms of opening. But that's not all as Tom Hanks seems primed for some awards-season love playing Fred Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood - which is getting even better …

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