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‘Moonfall,’ ‘John Wick 4’ Among Titles in Leonine-Amazon Slate Deal

German mini-major Leonine Studios has signed a multi-year licensing deal with Amazon Prime in Germany and Austria for Leonine’s upcoming feature slate. The deal, announced Tuesday, gives Amazon an exclusive, six-month second SVOD window for its new theatrical and home entertainment titles as well as library films. Among the new films included in the deal […]

Berlin: Zoom Fatigue Sets in as the Virtual EFM Kicks Off

As the international film industry tries to get itself excited about the start of another virtual European Film Market — the online-only EFM officially kicks off Thursday in Berlin — it’s safe to say that buyers, sales agents and producers are all suffering from Zoom fatigue. “We already noticed at the [virtual] AFM last year: […]

Box Office: ‘Jackass Forever’ Gets Last Laugh With $23.5M Opening

There was nothing gross about the opening of Jackass Forever at the box office. The R-rated movie took in a better-than-expected $23.5 million from 3,604 theaters to mark a triumphant return to the big screen for prankster king Johnny Knoxville and his crew. Jackass Forever, costing a mere $10 million to make, is the second […]

Box Office: ‘Jackass Forever’ Laughs Hard With $9.6M Friday

Jackass Forever started its domestic box office run with a hearty $9.6 million on Friday from 3,604 theaters, including $1.7 million in Thursday previews. That puts the R-rated film on course to collect $20 million or more in its domestic opening, a strong start for a movie that cost a modest $10 million to produce. […]

‘Moonfall’ Actor John Bradley Explains That Wild Ending

[This story contains a major spoiler about the ending of the 2022 film Moonfall.] If 20 minutes into Roland Emmerich’s apocalyptic disaster film Moonfall you attempted to guess the film’s ending, you certainly would never have bet that the film’s conspiracy theorist K.C. Houseman would heroically sacrifice himself to save the planet and end up […]

Events of the Week: ‘Jackass Forever,’ ‘Moonfall’ and More

As Hollywood events slowly return to New York and Los Angeles amid the recent surge of Covid-19 cases, here’s a look at the week’s biggest premieres, parties and openings, including red carpets for Jackass Forever, Moonfall and Reacher. Moonfall world premiere Roland Emmerich’s end-of-the-world flick premiered at TCL Chinese Theatre on Monday, marking the first […]

John Bradley on Saving the Planet, Stealing Scenes in ‘Moonfall’

If you watch the trailer for the apocalyptic disaster movie Moonfall, you might come away with the impression that the star of the film is its third-billed comedic lead. In the movie, Game of Thrones veteran John Bradley plays science-loving conspiracy theorist K. C. Houseman who discovers the moon is not what it seems and teams […]

Sky Deutschland Secures ‘Moonfall,’ ‘The 355’ in Licensing Deal With Germany’s Leonine

Comcast-owned Sky Deutschland and KKR-controlled German producer/distributor Leonine Studios have signed an exclusive, multi-year licensing deal that gives Sky first pay-TV rights and exclusive SVOD rights for the first 12 months in Germany to Leonine’s upcoming feature slate. Highlights of the deal include the Jessica Chastain/Penelope Cruz action film 355 and Roland Emmerich’s Moonfall, a […]

Lionsgate Unveils First Footage From Nicolas Cage’s ‘Unbearable Weight,’ Roland Emmerich’s ‘Moonfall’

Lionsgate closed out CinemaCon with help from Nicolas Cage in his most Nicolas Cage role yet. The studio showed off the first footage from The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent (April 22, 2022), the meta-comedy in which Cage plays a version of himself. The red band trailer is Cage completely unleashed, playing into the public […]