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China Box Office: ‘The Matrix Resurrections’ Underwhelms With $7.5M Opening

Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow’s The Matrix Resurrections got off to an inauspicious start at China’s box office over the weekend, securing top spot but earning just $7.5 million from Friday to Sunday. Lana Wachowski’s film, the fourth in The Matrix franchise, was weighed down in China by rampant piracy and a poor reception among […]

‘Matrix Resurrections’: Early Reactions to the Film Hit Social Media

The first reactions to Lana Wachowski’s The Matrix Resurrections have begun to hit Twitter and elsewhere as the social media embargo lifted Thursday night. With full reviews embargoed until next Tuesday, film journalists, entertainment bloggers and some critics were allowed to give general reactions and thoughts on the fourth film in the Matrix franchise — […]

‘Matrix Resurrections’: New Teaser Clip Features Laurence Fishburne’s Morpheus

The latest teaser clip of the hotly anticipated The Matrix Resurrections has a double dose of Morpheus as Laurence Fishburne’s portrayal of the character makes an appearance and his notable absence in the latest film is explained. Sort of. In the roughly one minute of new footage dropped during The Game Awards on Thursday night, […]

‘The Matrix Resurrections’ Trailer Promises Plenty of Kung Fu

The Matrix Resurrections dropped a new trailer Monday, and fans can find comfort in knowing the fourth film in the beloved franchise will have plenty of kung fu, bullet time and iconic fight scenes. “We can’t see it, but we’re all trapped in these weird, repeating loops,” says a voiceover at the top of the […]

Box Office: ‘Matrix Resurrections’ to Open One Month Later in China

After getting the green light from local censors in late November, Warner Bros/Village Roadshow’s The Matrix Resurrections has finally secured its official China release date. The film will open in the world’s largest theatrical market on Jan. 14, 2022. The Keanu Reeves-starring franchise revival rolls out domestically on Dec. 16 and hits most major theatrical markets throughout the Christmas […]

Box Office: ‘Matrix Resurrections’ Passes China Censorship

The Matrix Resurrections has gotten the green light for an eventual theatrical release in China, local media outlets in Beijing reported Tuesday. The fourth film in Warner Bros.’ The Matrix franchise has cleared local censorship but has yet to receive an exact release date. The film is set for U.S. release on Dec. 22 and […]

‘The Matrix Resurrections’ Stuns With First Trailer

The Matrix Resurrections dropped its first trailer Thursday morning, and the tease was eye-popping with astonishing visuals that fans have come to expect from the beloved sci-fi franchise. The first look at the highly anticipated Warner Bros. installment continued the story of Thomas Anderson (Keanu Reeves) and Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss), seemingly once again trapped inside […]

Warner Bros. Unveils First ‘Matrix 4’ Trailer, New Look at ‘The Batman’ at CinemaCon

Eight months after Warner Bros. shook Hollywood with the announcement that its 2021 slate would debut day-and-date in theaters and on HBO Max, the studio used CinemaCon to reassure theater owners it was still very much in the theatrical movie business. Warners showed off clips from its upcoming slate, including the first trailer from the […]

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II Cements His Place on Hollywood’s New A-List

Back in May 2018, Damon Lindelof was watching an episode of Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale with his wife when his antenna went up and he felt “that intangible thing.” He was witnessing that rare actor whose onscreen charisma is so palpable that you can’t avert your gaze even as he shares the screen with an […]

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II to Star in Dystopian Thriller ‘By All’ for Warner Bros. (Exclusive)

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II has signed on to star in a dystopian crime thriller titled By All that has Steve Caple Jr. attached to direct. Warner Bros. has acquired the film, which was being developed by Legendary Entertainment and the Gotham Group, as a potential franchise starter for its Aquaman star. The story kicks off in […]

Restart Berlin: How Germany’s Film and TV Industry Got Back to Work

In the first of a Hollywood Reporter series on the state of international production hubs post-pandemic, we look at the success of Berlin, whose film and television industry has kept the cameras rolling, despite the country's ongoing lockdown.

Theater Advertising Giant Looks for Revenue Outside of Big Cinema Screens

Cinema advertising firm National CineMedia, which plays ads on movie theater screens, has hired Steve Sapp to drive out-of-home digital ad sales well beyond the multiplex during the pandemic.