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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

Box Office: ‘The Little Mermaid’ Gets Doused in China, South Korea After Racist Backlash

The Little Mermaid is getting doused in select foreign markets amid a racist backlash over the casting of Black actress Halle Bailey in the role of Ariel. The movie has grossed a mere $3.6 million in its first 10 days of release in China, by far the worst showing among Disney’s live-action adaptations. It is […]

‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Swings to Huge $120.5M Box Office Opening

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is spinning a powerful web at the box office. The sequel opened to $120.5 million in North America, well ahead of expectations and the third-biggest opening ever for an animated film, as well as a best-ever for Sony Animation, not adjusted for inflation. It’s also the second-biggest opening of 2023 to […]

‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Swings to $17.4M in Box Office Previews

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse has wasted no time in spinning an impressive web at the box office. The sequel grossed $17.4 million in Thursday previews, the second-best showing ever for an animated title (that’s not exactly a surprise, considering the pic is playing older than a traditional kids animated movie). The sequel to best animated […]

Johnny Depp’s ‘Jeanne du Barry’ Enjoys Decade-Best Start for a Cannes Opener at French Box Office

Bien joué. Jeanne du Barry — starring Johnny Depp — took a triumphant bow at the box office in France timed to its world premiere at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival. The period drama racked up 401,481 admissions in its first week of play, the best showing in a decade for a Cannes opening-night film, […]

Women In Film Turns 50 and Is Still “Helping the Next Generation Get Jobs” in Hollywood

A force of nature, Tichi Wilkerson became the publisher and editor of The Hollywood Reporter after her husband, Billy Wilkerson, died in 1962. Yet no matter how prominent her position, the publisher, who was of Mexican heritage, felt isolated professionally from Hollywood with its men’s clubs and associations, according to Mollie Gregory’s 2002 book, Women […]

Terra Potts Exits Movie Marketing Post at Warner Bros. (Exclusive)

Terra Potts has decided to exit her role as executive vp of worldwide marketing at Warner Bros. Pictures after a 13-year stint at the studio. Potts, who is one of the few African American women to ascend to a senior executive-level position at a major Hollywood studio, led global campaigns for films including Baz Luhrmann’s […]

Box Office: ‘The Little Mermaid’ Swims to $118.6M Memorial Day Debut

The Little Mermaid is swimming laps around the competition at the Memorial Day weekend box office. Disney’s live-action remake of the iconic animated film is headed for an estimated four-day domestic debut of $118.6 million, the holiday’s fifth-biggest opening of all time, according to final weekend actuals. The three-day gross is an estimated $96 million-plus. […]

Box Office: ‘The Little Mermaid’ Earns $10.3M in Previews

The Little Mermaid grossed $10.3 million in previews at the North American box office as the long Memorial Day weekend commenced. That’s one of the best showings ever for screenings before the holiday weekend. Little Mermaid‘s tally includes $850,000 in grosses from special screenings Wednesday; the rest is from traditional Thursday evening screenings. Overall, Little […]

Ezra Miller’s ‘The Flash’ and Pixar’s ‘Elemental’ Encounter Box Office Headwinds

Both DC’s highly anticipated superhero pic The Flash and Pixar’s Elemental have their work cut out for them before opening in North American theaters on June 16, according to early tracking. The Flash, starring Ezra Miller in the titular role, is pacing to open in the $70 million range, according to sources who have access […]

Box Office: ‘The Little Mermaid’ to Swim to $120M Memorial Day Opening

The Little Mermaid is expected to swim to $120 million in its four-day domestic box office debut, making it one of the better Memorial Day weekend openings and marking the first 2023 summer tentpole targeting females. Overseas, the movie is tracking for an $80 million opening through Sunday. Rob Marshall directs the live-action remake of […]

‘Fast’ Franchise Steps on the Gas, Mostly Overseas, As It Winds Down

No one could have blamed Universal studio mogul Donna Langley and her team for wanting to take a joy ride when Fast X opened to $251.5 million overseas, the biggest international launch of 2023 to date, besting The Super Mario Bros. Movie and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. It set franchise records in key […]

Box Office: ‘Fast X’ Zooms to $67.5M U.S. Opening, $319M Globally

Universal’s Fast X raced to a North American debut of $67.5 million and a rousing $318.9 million globally as the core franchise winds down. That’s a promising start for the 10th installment even if the movie is seeing lower returns in the United States. Things are different overseas, where Fast X cleared a huge $251.4 […]