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Europe Still Waiting for Box Office Bounce: 2021 Revenue Hit Less Than Half of Pre-Pandemic Levels

The European box office still hasn’t recovered from COVID-19. Figures released by the European Audiovisual Observatory on Thursday show that 2021 theatrical revenue across the European Union and the U.K., while ticking up compared to 2020, was still sharply down compared with pre-pandemic levels. Gross box office receipts grew 38.2 percent year-on-year to an estimated […]

European Box Office Up 42 Percent in 2021, But Still 57 Percent Below Pre-Pandemic Figures

European film fans have begun, slowly, to return to cinemas. Figures released Monday by European exhibitors’ UNIC association show box office revenue last year hit €3.7 billion ($4.24 billion), up 42 percent over 2020, with more than 590 million tickets sold across the region. The result, however, still lags behind the box office performance before […]

Box Office Milestone: ‘No Time to Die’ Passes Up ‘F9’ Overseas

James Bond has accomplished another assignment. No Time to Die has become the top-grossing Hollywood movie of the pandemic era at the international box office after finishing Sunday with $558.2 million in ticket sales, eclipsing the $549 million earned overseas by F9. Universal, home of F9, is also handling No Time to Die internationally on […]

Box Office: ‘Clifford’ Strides Toward $20M; ‘Eternals’ Stays No. 1

Clifford the Big Red Dog is retrieving more red than expected in its North American box office debut, considering that it’s also available on Paramount+. The movie, which launched Wednesday in both cinemas and on the streaming service to take advantage of Veterans Day, is looking at a five-day debut of $20 million from 3,700 […]

Box Office: ‘Venom 2,’ ‘No Time to Die’ Lead October Revenue Boost

The October box office was bountiful — at least when compared with the rest of the pandemic era. Combined movie ticket sales in North America checked in at an estimated $637 million, according to Comscore. That’s the most revenue in any month since the COVID-19 crisis shut down theaters and much else in March 2020, […]

Marvel’s Kevin Feige Talks ‘Eternals’ Ambition and That ‘Venom’ Surprise

Marvel Studios boss Kevin Feige counts himself fortunate to have spent years working with Stan Lee, the comic book writer who became world famous thanks to cameos in films based on Marvel creations. But Feige regrets never meeting Jack Kirby, the legendary artist whose work included Captain America, X-Men, the Hulk, Fantastic Four and many […]

Box Office: ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ Races Past $100M Domestically

Sony’s Venom: Let There Be Carnage crossed the $100 million mark on Tuesday at the North American box office in another win for Sony and director Andy Serkis. The sequel achieved the feat in five days to finish Tuesday with a domestic total of $102.1 million. Venom 2 scored a massive victory for the film […]

Foreign Box Office: ‘No Time to Die’ Rockets to Record $119M Overseas Opening

James Bond hasn’t lost his charm at the box office. No Time To Die — the release of which was delayed numerous times due to the COVID-19 pandemic — rocketed to $119.1 million from 54 markets in its foreign debut, an invigorating number that set numerous records and fuels hopes that moviegoing is resuming in […]

‘Venom 2’ Ignites Box Office With Record $90M Opening

In a stunning boost for theatrical, Venom: Let There Be Carnage opened to $90.1 million at the domestic box office, the biggest three-day launch of the pandemic era, fueling the biggest weekend overall since COVID-19 shut down theaters in March 2020. For the first time during the crisis, domestic box office revenues came in less […]

Where ‘Venom’ Goes After That Mid-Credits Scene

[This story contains spoilers for Venom: Let There Be Carnage.] Venom has once again made a bond with audiences, and if the weekend’s box office predictions hold, a third installment is guaranteed. Venom: Let There Be Carnage certainly leaves the door open for more symbiote stories to be told. Tom Hardy has expressed his eagerness […]

How ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ Mid-Credits Scene Shakes Up Sony’s Universe

[This story contains spoilers for Venom: Let There Be Carnage.] The mid-credit sequence of Venom: Let There Be Carnage was, in many respects, an unexpected pleasure. Not that there was a post-credit scene; it is, after all, a superhero movie in 2021, a period when such a sequence is a prerequisite for such a film. […]

Andy Serkis on ‘Venom: Let There Be Carnage’ and That Mid-Credits Scene

[This interview contains spoilers for Venom: Let There Be Carnage.] When Tom Hardy was searching for a director to helm Venom: Let There Be Carnage, the sequel to his 2018 hit Venom, he knew he needed someone who had the utmost expertise in bringing CG characters to life. So he called the world’s foremost authority […]