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Weekend Box Office: Abominable Tops Downton Abbey, Holdovers Remain Strong

Chris Kavan - wrote on 09/29/19 at 10:22 PM CT

It was a win-win for Universal Studios as the top two films at the box office can be claimed by the studio. The animated film, Abominable, opened on top while Downton Abbey (Focus Features - but Universal owns the world-wide rights) took runner-up. Many of the holdover, including Hustlers and It: Chapter Two, had strong holds as well while Judy made a splash in the top 10, and increased its …

New in Theaters Sept. 27: Abominable

Chris Kavan - wrote on 09/25/19 at 11:02 PM CT

It will be almost one year to the day this Friday that Smallfoot was released in theaters (9-28-18) and this year Hollywood is all about more frozen friends with Abominable. The only new wide release, and the first animated offering in over a month, better hope families are ready for another outing, as that will be the film's one saving grace. Downton Abbey scored a major win - but it may not be …

Knives Out, Jexi, Ford v Ferrari, Maleficent and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 09/25/19 at 11:10 AM CT

The Ratings Board sure must have been saving this up - because this is the biggest update in many, many months. And not only is this in terms of quantity - but the quality is pretty damn good too. I mean, you have a smart, star-studded murder mystery from Rian Johnson, a car rivalry that is one for the ages, another film about trusting your technology too much and a sequel for one of Disney's …

New on DVD and Blu-Ray Week of September 24 - September 30

Harley Lond - wrote on 09/24/19 at 06:20 PM CT

"Yesterday": A sweet and charming fantasy on success - in life, love and work, from director Danny Boyle, the eclectic helmer behind "Trainspotting," "28 Days Later," "Sunshine," "Slumdog Millionaire" and "127 Hours." Jack Malik was just another struggling songwriter ... but that was yesterday. After a mysterious blackout, Jack (Himesh Patel) discovers he is the only person …

Weekend Box Office: Downton Abbey Downs Ad Astra, Rambo in Proper Fashion

Chris Kavan - wrote on 09/23/19 at 12:12 AM CT

It was a banner weekend for Focus Features, who can boast a new best opening weekend record for the studio thanks to the impressive opening of Downton Abbey. Second place is going to be a close one as both Ad Astra and Rambo: Last Blood are running neck-and-neck for the runner-up spot. That leaves It: Chapter 2 and Hustlers to round out the top five as the fall continues to shine.


New in Theaters Sept. 20: Ad Astra, Rambo: Last Blood, Downton Abbey

Chris Kavan - wrote on 09/19/19 at 12:07 AM CT

With Pennywise and the Loser's Club managing to stave off a strong showing from Hustlers, we'll see if the horror sequel can weather the storm from Brad Pitt, Sylvester Stallone and British royalty. Three new films open this weekend, led by Ad Astra, featuring Pitt on a journey in space while we also have the (likely) final film in the Rambo series and a film based on the popular PBS series, …

Zombieland: Doubletap, Charlie's Angels and More in This Week's MPAA Ratings Bulletin

Chris Kavan - wrote on 09/17/19 at 09:51 PM CT

As summer fades into fall, the MPAA Ratings Board isn't slowing down... or speeding up for that matter. Fall means Oscar bait, leftovers and maybe, just maybe, some diamonds in the rough. While neither of the two films this week are going to end up with major awards, both have dedicated fans and we'll see if that's enough to make them resonate with their respective audiences. We have a horror …

New on DVD and Blu-Ray Week of September 17 - September 23

Harley Lond - wrote on 09/16/19 at 11:46 PM CT

In "X-Men: Dark Phoenix," the crew of mutants face their most formidable and powerful foe: one of their own, Jean Grey. During a rescue mission in space, Jean is nearly killed when she is hit by a mysterious cosmic force. Once she returns home, this force not only makes her infinitely more powerful, but far more unstable. Wrestling with this entity inside her, Jean …

Weekend Box Office: It: Chapter 2 Repeats, Hustlers Opens Strong, Goldfinch Bombs

Chris Kavan - wrote on 09/15/19 at 11:00 PM CT

It was a good weekend for horror and for STX. It: Chapter 2, despite some decent competition, still managed to retain the top spot, which continues to bode well for its long-term prospects. While it may not have opened in the top spot, make no mistake, Hustlers was a big win for STX Entertainment, which needed a big win and finally got one. Things didn't work out so well for Warner Bros., …

New in Theaters September 13: Hustlers, The Goldfinch

Chris Kavan - wrote on 09/11/19 at 10:55 PM CT

It was certainly a good weekend last week for It: Chapter 2 as the sequel to the R-rated blockbuster came in right in line with high expectations and gave the fall a much-needed boost after a kind of disappointing end-of-summer box office. Pennywise and the Losers Club is about to be joined by some Hustlers - that is, a group of women who use their assets to stick it to the man - and make some …

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