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Box Office: ‘Bullet Train’ Leads Ho-Hum Weekend With $13.4M as ‘Top Gun 2’ Revs the Engines

David Leitch’s action-packed Bullet Train, starring Brad Pitt as a hell-bent assassin, easily stayed atop the box office chart in its second weekend as no new Hollywood summer even pic opened nationwide. In normal times, studios would continue to release event films throughout August. This year is different, as the entertainment business emerges from the […]

Cineplex Posts First Pandemic-Era Profit on ‘Top Gun,’ ‘Doctor Strange’ Box Office

Cineplex has turned its first profit since the pandemic started on the strength of rebounding box office in the second quarter from Top Gun: Maverick, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Jurassic World Dominion and Elvis. Cineplex saw net income swing to $1.3 million in the three months to June 30, against a year-earlier […]

Quentin Tarantino Offers Rare Review of ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

Quentin Tarantino says he doesn’t normally like to weigh in on current films, but he’s making an exception for Top Gun: Maverick. The director was asked about the film while appearing on the ReelBlend podcast this week with his Pulp Fiction co-writer, Roger Avary. Tarantino began with the caveat that he doesn’t like to talk […]

Golden Trailer Awards: ‘CODA,’ ‘The Matrix Resurrections’ Among Nominations

The 2022 Golden Trailer Awards are led by CODA with 14 nominations — the most of any film — followed by The Matrix Resurrections, which starred Keanu Reeves, with 10. CODA and Apple TV+ made history when the film captured best picture at the Academy Awards, a first for a streaming service after years of […]

Reese Witherspoon Says ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Has Provided “A Lot of Inspiration” for ‘Legally Blonde 3’

Reese Witherspoon is finding unexpected inspiration for Elle Woods’ next big moment. Witherspoon spoke with USA Today for an interview published Friday, during which she teased the status of development for the long-discussed third movie in the Legally Blonde franchise. The star said she remains hopeful that the sequel will still happen and that the […]

Matchbox Car Movie In Development at Mattel, Skydance

Joining the ranks of Polly Pocket, Uno and Masters of the Universe, Matchbox is the latest toy line to get the movie treatment from Mattel Films. Mattel is partnering with Skydance for the project based on the toy vehicle line, which was popularized in the ’50s and ’60s as miniatures of cars that were small […]

Box Office: ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Stays No. 1 With $46M, ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ Impresses With $17M

As expected, Marvel entry Thor: Love and Thunder handily took No. 1 in its second weekend at the North American box office with $46 million in ticket sales, far ahead of new entry Where the Crawdads Sing, which earned a better-than-expected $17 million. Thor thundered to first at the domestic box office at 4,375 locations, […]

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Passes $600M at Domestic Box Office

Top Gun: Maverick made studio history as it passed $600 million at the domestic box office on Tuesday evening. The Top Gun sequel has now earned $601.9 million in North America. In June, the movie passed $1 billion at the global box office, the first Tom Cruise film to achieve the milestone and the first […]

Box Office Dispatch: How Real Is the Boom and Will It Last?

For the first time since the pandemic began, revenue at the domestic box office almost crossed $1 billion in June as some semblance of normalcy returned to the multiplex. Hollywood studios released a small army of event titles that found their audiences, but executives remain anxious about a gap in the calendar once the summer […]

‘Minions: Rise of Gru’ Lights Up Record July 4th Box Office Fireworks With $125.2M Opening

What a fireworks show. The long Fourth of July holiday weekend was a box office extravaganza for Hollywood as Minions: The Rise of Gru scored a huge four-day opening of $125.2 million domestically, according to Monday estimates. That includes $107 million for the three days, although grosses could shift in either direction when weekend actuals […]

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Production Team Elaborates On Location Scouting, Navy Partnership

From filming jets soaring between 12,000-foot mountains in the Cascades to capturing a dynamic sailing sequence in San Francisco, the production team behind Top Gun: Maverick scoured remote regions of the West coast working hand-in-hand with the Navy to realize the script’s lofty vision to the big screen. The decision-makers behind the movie, which joined […]

Behind the Glistening, Shirtless Scenes of ‘Top Gun: Maverick,’ ‘Fire Island’ and More: “It Was Definitely a Lot of Oil”

Beyond scoring big at the box office, breaking streaming viewership records or enchanting critics, several of this summer’s hottest projects have one thing in common: oiled-up, skin-baring scenes. Top Gun: Maverick took its own approach to the famous beach volleyball scene of the original, staging an oil-heavy game of beach football with Tom Cruise, Miles […]