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Box Office: Can Tom Cruise’s ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Defy The Odds?

'Top Gun: Maverick' will have to score far above "normal" for a non-'Mission: Impossible' Tom Cruise flick or even any remotely recent Paramount releases. → Read More

New ‘Thor: Love And Thunder’ Trailer Goes Full ‘He-Man’ And ‘She-Ra’

As frankly prophesized three years ago, this is essentially “Marvel stomps on Sony or Netflix’s attempts to make a He-Man movie.” → Read More

Tom Cruise’s ‘Mission: Impossible 7’ Gets An Unusually Early Teaser Trailer

Attaching the first trailer for 'Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning part I' to 'Top Gun: Maverick' was too much for Tom Cruise to resist. → Read More

Warner Bros.’ Recommitment To Theatres Hints At Return To Normalcy

Hollywood studios may finally be realizing that a strong theatrical slate can compliment, and even aid, their long-term streaming goals. → Read More

Box Office: Why ‘Doctor Strange 2’ Dropped 67% Last Weekend

'The Multiverse of Madness' isn't legging like an 'Avengers' movie, but it's doing very well for a 'Doctor Strange' sequel. → Read More

20 Years Ago, ‘Attack Of The Clones’ Put ‘Star Wars’ On The Defensive

'Attack of the Clones' found the once-invincible 'Star Wars' franchise coping with mixed reaction to 'The Phantom Menace' and competition from 'The Matrix,' 'Harry Potter' and 'Lord of the Rings.' → Read More

Box Office: ‘Doctor Strange 2’ Shows Why Disney Can’t Abandon The Multiplex

The size of 'Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness's theatrical revenue shows why Disney and its competition should not ignore theaters in pursuit of theoretical streaming riches. → Read More

Netflix’s ‘Pentaverate’ Bombed Because Mike Myers Was Never A Star

While Mike Myers periodically headlined successful franchises like 'Austin Powers' and 'Shrek,' the comedian himself was never much of a butts-in-seats draw. → Read More

Paramount+ May Prevent ‘The Lost City’ From Crossing $100 Million

Sandra Bullock and Channing Tatum's 'The Lost City' is essentially the only big studio movie aimed at women being offered up this entire summer. → Read More

Box Office: ‘Doctor Strange 2’ Nabs $13 Million Monday For $200 Million Cume

'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' is Disney's first unmitigated Covid-era blockbuster. → Read More

‘Everything, Everywhere’ Nears $40 Million As Its Oscar Odds Increase

'Everything, Everywhere All At Once' was the top-grossing movie at the box office on Wednesday. → Read More

Box Office: ‘Doctor Strange 2’ Conjures A Magical $36 Million Thursday

'Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness' looks to have a domestic debut of between $180 million and $220 million. → Read More

Box Office: ‘Doctor Strange 2’ Nears $40 Million After International Opening Day

Walt Disney is reporting that Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness has earned $27.2 million in its initial overseas debut (along with around $12 million in previews). → Read More

Box Office: 5 Movies That Learned The Right Lessons From ‘The Avengers’

Hollywood spent a decade learning the wrong lessons from Marvel's game-changing smash, but these five movies showed bucked that trend. → Read More

DC Goes To The Dogs In ‘Super-Pets’ Trailer

Now for a trailer for a superhero movie that will probably have at least 75% fewer impalings, neck snappings and homages to Evil Dead than Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness... → Read More

Review: ‘Doctor Strange 2’ Brings Sam Raimi’s Dark Magic Into The MCU

The cameos are beside the point in Sam Raimi's violent, fantastical and occasionally subversive MCU adventure. → Read More

‘Avatar: The Way Of Water’ Won CinemaCon By Default

The message at this year's CinemaCon was A) theatrical is not dead and B) studios will offer theaters a diverse slate of consistent product for their multiplexes. We'll see. → Read More

‘Uncharted’ Tops ‘The Batman’ On VOD And Nears $400 Million Worldwide

Films like 'The Batman,' 'Free Guy' and 'Uncharted' are better positioned to succeed on streaming and VOD *after* a successful theatrical release. → Read More

Friday Box Office: ‘Everything, Everywhere’ Drops 0%, Tops $30 Million

'Everything, Everywhere All at Once' is pulling legs on par with 'The Greatest Showman' and 'The Sixth Sense.' → Read More

New ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Trailer Is Surprisingly Spoiler-Free

Truth be told, with tickets going on sale today in advance of its June 10 domestic debut, the film doesn’t need to offer up much else. → Read More