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F9 and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 11/11/20 at 03:55 PM CT

As has become customary, the biggest news for the box office wasn't what was playing in theaters, but what has been pushed out. Both Free Guy and Death on the Nile have been pushed out of 2020 for as a yet unreleased date in 2021. And following the ouster of Johnny Depp from the Fantastic Beasts franchise (though not his fat paycheck, which he still collected) the third film in the underwhelming …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of November 10 - November 16

Harley Lond - wrote on 11/09/20 at 11:56 PM CT

The stakes are higher than ever for the time-traveling exploits of William "Bill" S. Preston Esq. and Theodore "Ted" Logan in "Bill & Ted Face the Music" (2020), starring Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, Samara Weaving, Jillian Bell, Brigette Lundy-Paine, Kristen Schaal, William Sadler, Holland Taylor, Kid Cudi. Yet to fulfill their rock and roll destiny, the now middle-aged best …

News of the World and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 11/04/20 at 10:27 AM CT

In another lackluster box office, Come Play topped the weekend with $3.12 million - at least doing much better than The Empty Man (which sits at just $2.28 million after two weeks). Meanwhile Christopher Nolan's Tenet added $885,000 (4th place) which gave it a new $53.3 million total - just enough to top Nolan's The Prestige at $53.1 million. And that's about all for the good news. In fact, …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of November 3 - November 9

Harley Lond - wrote on 11/03/20 at 06:50 AM CT

Masterful director Frank Borzage's brilliance behind the camera empowers "The Mortal Storm" (1940), the story of Hitler's rise to power as seen through the microcosm of one German family. What on the surface seems small and personal, is instead a towering bold revelation of the brutality of the Nazi regime. James Stewart and Margaret Sullavan lead an impressive cast in a …

Chaos Walking and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 10/28/20 at 11:18 AM CT

The box office continues to struggle mightily as Honest Thief topped for the second straight weekend with $2.4 million - the lowest "top" film since 1981 when The Rollover opened in 355 theaters with $2.26 million. Of note is that no film had a per-theater average greater than $1000 with Honest Thief topping out at $940 per-screen. After final numbers, The Empty Man, the week's lone new entry, …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of October 27 - November 2

Harley Lond - wrote on 10/27/20 at 07:00 AM CT

February, 1983. Detectives are called to a residential address in the London suburbs following reports that the drains have been clogged by human remains. One of the property's residents, Dennis Nilsen – a mild-mannered and unassuming civil servant - is brought in for questioning, leading to the discovery of one of the most shocking and disturbing cases of serial murder …

New in Theaters October 23: The Empty Man

Chris Kavan - wrote on 10/22/20 at 06:48 PM CT

October isn't brining many treats to theaters - and things are certainly getting more and more tricky. Liam Neeson wasn't able to bring too many sparks to the box office last weekend - but with Halloween just around the corner, perhaps some horror will help. In a twist, The Empty Man actually moved up by several weeks - but only because so many other films decided to push into 2021. But at least …

Tom and Jerry and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 10/21/20 at 10:51 AM CT

October has been bleak on the box office front and Liam Neeson's Honest Thief wasn't enough of a draw to revive things. With just $3.7 million, it may have topped the box office, but came in well below a typical Neeson film, which usually opens in the $11-$15 million range. The War with Grandpa (which opened to $3.7 million last week) fell to second with $2.5 million (a 31% drop) while Tenet …

New on DVD and Blu-ray Week of October 20 - October 26

Harley Lond - wrote on 10/20/20 at 07:06 AM CT

"Back to the Future: The Ultimate Trilogy" (1985-1989-1990) honors "Back to the Future’s" 35th anniversary with a 4K Ultra HD collection. The set is loaded with bonus material including a bonus disc that comes with over an hour of brand-new content such as rare audition footage from Hollywood stars Ben Stiller, Kyra Sedgwick, Jon Cryer, Billy Zane, Peter DeLuise and C. …

New in Theaters October 16: Honest Thief

Chris Kavan - wrote on 10/16/20 at 07:01 AM CT

Most of the news regarding the box office and theaters of late has been pretty bleak. More delays, theater chains closing or facing potential bankruptcy and very little relief on the horizon. But I'm here this week because amidst all this trouble, any silver lining can be considered a win. And while many of the films many would consider blockbusters have fled for 2021 greener pastures, Liam …

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