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Pamela McClintock

Senior Film Writer

Pamela McClintock is a Senior Film Writer at The Hollywood Reporter, where she has worked for more than a decade covering film, box office, festivals and distribution. She previously worked at Variety, where she was the Washington, D.C., bureau chief before relocating to New York City and then to Los Angeles, where she began covering the movie industry. She is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

More from Pamela McClintock

Erik Lomis, Veteran Studio Distribution Executive, Dies at 64

Erik Lomis, the admired distribution executive who handled numerous blockbusters and Oscar winners during his three-decade career in Hollywood, died suddenly Wednesday at his home in Santa Monica. He was 64. As MGM’s head of distribution, Lomis was in the midst of helping parent company Amazon Studios prepare for the release of Ben Affleck’s Air, […]

Box Office: ‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’ Opens to Dismal $30.5M Domestically

DC and New Line Cinema’s Shazam! Fury of the Gods is a superhero pic scorned. The movie opened to a dismal $30.5 million domestically from 4,071 theaters, well behind the $53.5 million domestic opening of the first Shazam! in 2019, not adjusted for inflation. That’s one of the worst starts for a major Hollywood superhero […]

‘The Little Mermaid’ Trailer Earns Most Disney Live-Action Views Since ‘The Lion King’ (Exclusive)

Ariel is making waves. The first full trailer promoting The Little Mermaid generated more than 108 million global views in its first 24 hours, making it one of the most watched trailers for any title in Disney’s growing stable of live-action reimaginings, and the biggest for a Disney live-action title since The Lion King in […]

Box Office: ‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’ Serves Up $3.4M in Thursday Previews

DC and New Line Cinema’s Shazam! Fury of the Gods has started off its domestic box office run with $3.4 million in Thursday evening previews. Prerelease tracking suggests the superhero sequel will open to $35 million this weekend, one of the lower starts for a Hollywood superhero pic. Others believe it has a shot at […]

How Doc Filmmaker Liz Garbus Became So Sought-After (Even Harry and Meghan Came Calling)

Twenty-five years ago, Liz Garbus pulled out her Cover Girl compact at the Oscars just before the winner of best documentary was announced. The Manhattan-raised filmmaker didn’t think her 1998 doc, The Farm: Angola, USA, which she co-directed with Jonathan Stack, would win, but wanted to be prepared. The caked powder spilled all over her […]

Imax Entertainment Chief Megan Colligan Stepping Down

In a surprise shake-up, Megan Colligan is stepping down next month as president of Imax Entertainment. The veteran Hollywood executive has been with the leading large-format exhibitor since 2018, when she was tapped by Imax CEO Richard Gelfond to serve as the company’s liaison with Hollywood studios and filmmakers, among other duties. A search is […]

Box Office Preview: ‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods’ Hopes to Leap Past Tepid Tracking

DC and New Line Cinema’s Shazam! Fury of the Gods is hoping for some heavenly help when opening this weekend in thousands of theaters across the U.S. and world. According to prerelease tracking, the superhero pic is expected to start off with $35 million-plus in North America, compared to the $53.5 million domestic debut of […]

‘Wicked’ Movie Moves Up Release Date From Christmas to Thanksgiving 2024

Universal Pictures’ Wicked: Part 1 is on the move. Director Jon M. Chu’s big screen adaptation of the hit Broadway musical will now open in theaters on Nov. 27, 2024 — the eve of Thanksgiving — instead of Dec. 25, 2024. The star-studded cast includes Cynthia Erivo and Ariana Grande alongside Michelle Yeoh, who made history […]

Box Office: ‘Scream VI’ Scares Off ‘Creed III,’ ‘65’ With Series-Best $44.5M Opening

Scream VI scared up a franchise-best $44.5 million opening from 3,675 theaters at the domestic box office, easily enough to win Oscar weekend. The Paramount and Spyglass film — earning strong exits and receiving a B+ CinemaScore — was fueled by moviegoers between the ages of 18 and 34 (71 percent), particularly by those between […]

Box Office: ‘Scream VI’ Draws Blood With $5.7M in Previews

Scream VI is already drawing blood at the box office, where it earned $5.7 million in Thursday previews from 3,125 theaters, including a special fan event. That compares to $3.5 million in previews for last year’s Scream and the $5.5 million in previews for last weekend’s Creed III. Scream VI — which earned strong exits […]

U.S. Lost 2,000-Plus Movie Theater Screens Amid Pandemic

The average movie ticket price hit a record $10.53 in 2022, according to the Cinema Foundation’s inaugural state of the industry report released Thursday. The foundation is a non-profit arm of the National Association of Theatre Owners. NATO, which traditionally tracks movie ticket prices on a quarterly and yearly basis, hadn’t done so since the […]

‘Scream VI’ to Scare Off ’65’ at Weekend Box Office

The masked killer Ghostface is back and he’s looking as terrifying as ever. Paramount and Spyglass’ Scream VI opens over Oscar weekend at the domestic box office, where it has a shot at a series-best $35 million-plus opening. The previous Scream film, released in 2022, opened to $30 million domestically in a strong showing for […]