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Box Office: ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Sings Off-Key With $7.5M Debut; ‘Shang-Chi’ Stays No. 1

Universal’s Dear Evan Hansen sang off-key in its big-screen debut with a $7.5 million second-place finish as superhero sensation Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings continued to top…

Box Office Milestone: ‘Shang-Chi’ Becomes Highest-Grossing Domestic Pic of Pandemic Era

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings continues to dazzle at the box office. The Marvel Studios and Disney pic achieved a major milestone on Friday when hitting $186.8 million in…

Behind the On-Set Recording of ‘Dear Evan Hansen’s Musical Numbers

Michael Koff, production sound mixer on the motion picture adaptation of the Tony-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen, is the guest in a new episode of The Hollywood Reporter‘s Behind the…

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Director on Ben Platt’s Return to the Role: “It Was Him or Nothing”

When developing the hit Broadway musical Dear Evan Hansen for the big screen, there was only one choice for the title role, says director Stephen Chbosky: “It was always Ben.” Ben Platt

Tokyo Film Fest to Open With Clint Eastwood’s ‘Cry Macho,’ Close With ‘Dear Evan Hansen’

The Tokyo International Film Festival will open with the Japanese premiere of Cry Macho, directed by and starring Clint Eastwood, on Oct. 30 and close with the Japanese premiere of Stephen Chbosky’s D…

Toronto: Awards Contenders Come Into Focus As Fest Kicks Off

On the heels of the 78th Venice Film Festival and 48th Telluride Film Festival, which both got going during the long Labor Day weekend, the awards race heads north of the border for the 46th Toronto

‘Dear Evan Hansen’: Film Review | TIFF 2021

Filmed last summer in the heat of the pandemic under the direction of Stephen Chbosky ('The Perks of Being a Wallflower'), with Ben Platt reprising his affecting, Tony Award-winning lead role, the…

Toronto: ‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Director Says Pandemic Took “Terrible Toll On All of Us”

“Wow. Here you all are!,” Stephen Chbosky, director of the movie version of the hit Broadway play Dear Evan Hansen for Universal Pictures, proclaimed from the stage of the Roy Thomson Hall as…

Toronto: Film Festival’s Virtual Streaming Platform Stalls on Opening Day

The Toronto Film Festival had to scramble on opening day to repair a virtual cinema screening platform that stalled for select festival lineup titles. “We are aware of an issue that impacted a

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ Oral History: How Broadway’s Biggest Hit Since ‘Hamilton’ Became an Awards Season Movie

In these deeply cynical times, the terrain is tough for an open-hearted movie musical. Indeed, within seconds of the trailer for Dear Evan Hansen dropping on May 18, social media was ablaze…

Universal Offers Looks at ‘Sing 2,’ Michael Bay’s ‘Ambulance’ and Ethan Hawke’s ‘The Black Phone’ at CinemaCon

Universal’s CinemaCon presentation was packed with footage from its upcoming titles, including an extended preview of Sing 2 and first looks at Michael Bay’s Ambulance and Scott Derrickson’s…