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A Man Called Otto

Box Office: ‘Avatar 2’ Crosses $1.9B Globally, ‘A Man Called Otto’ Beats ‘Plane’

Marc Forster’s dramedy A Man Called Otto, starring Tom Hanks, is doing solid business at the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday box office in a much-needed win for adult-skewing movies. The Sony release, playing in 3,802 theaters, earned a better-than-expected $15.3 million over the long weekend, enough to beat new wide offering Plane, an action […]

Box Office: ‘Avatar 2’ Crosses $1.7B Globally, ‘M3GAN’ Scares Up $30M Opening

Phew. After an overall worrisome Christmas corridor for moviegoing, the first full weekend of January is bringing relief for Hollywood and theater owners, thanks to Avatar: The Way of Water and new offering M3GAN, a sci-fi themed horror pic from Universal, Blumhouse and James Wan’s Atomic Monster. The Way of Water, which was the lone […]

Tom Hanks Addresses Nepotism Debate, Defends His Children Working in Entertainment: “This Is a Family Business” 

Tom Hanks has weighed in on the ongoing debate around nepotism in Hollywood, with the A Man Called Otto star taking the stance that his and other families working in entertainment are creative businesses. The actor was promoting the upcoming film, which sees his son Truman playing a younger version of the Oscar winner’s character, […]

Rita Wilson Found Her Voice (Literally) Through Songwriting

Rita Wilson is the ultimate multi-hyphenate: actress, producer, singer-songwriter, spouse of Tom Hanks. For the film A Man Called Otto, adapted from the Swedish novel and movie A Man Called Ove, she gets to flex several of her sharply-honed talents — namely, writing and performing an original song for Otto’s soundtrack, as well as serving […]