The previous record had also been set by Disney back in 2016, the year where Disney truly began to show off the power it had accumulated through its acquisition of several major franchises. Films like Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and “Rogue One,” Marvel Studios’ “Captain America: Civil War,” Pixar’s “Finding Dory” and Disney Animation’s “Zootopia” combined for the first ever $3 billion domestic year and a global annual total of $7.61 billion worldwide.
But in 2019, Disney has blown by that total in seven months, but really in just four. Unlike in 2016, where Disney got off to a
Altitude has taken UK distribution rights and international sales on Beards, the Irish comedy-drama that marks the second feature of director David Freyne (The Cured).
Local outfit Wildcard Distribution will handle the Irish release of the project - the company’s previous releases include The Young Offenders and Lady Macbeth.
2017 Screen Star of Tomorrow Fionn O’Shea (Handsome Devil) and Lola Petticrew lead a story set in Ireland during the mid-90s of two closeted teenagers who decide to stage a relationship in order to stop everyone speculating about their sexuality.
Kerr’s book was first published by HarperCollins in 1968. It tells the story of a tiger who arrives unannounced at a family home and proceeds to eat and drink everything in sight. Cumberbatch will voice the family’s father, Greig the mother, and Oyelowo the tiger. Walliams will be the narrator and Whitehouse the milkman. Seven-year-old newcomer Clara Ross makes her TV debut as Sophie.
“I couldn’t be more thrilled to be playing a small part in bringing Judith Kerr’s timeless children
An animated version of a classic Chinese tale, “Nezha” enjoyed $8.8 million and ranked fourth from previews over the previous weekend, before getting its official outing only on Friday. Its cumulative total at the end of its first official weekend is $103 million, according to data from consultancy Artisan Gateway.
Directed by Yang Yu, who also goes by the name Jiaozi, or dumpling in English, the film claimed the opening weekend record for an animation film in China, far ahead of the $65.2 million by “Despicable Me 3.” With $32.7 million earned on Saturday, “Nezha” also claimed the single day animation record previously held by “Zootopia” in 2016.
Some $7.7 million of that score
If you only have a passing knowledge of the work of Bruce Springsteen, then let Blinded By the Light enlighten you. The film is an adaptation of Sarfraz Manzoor’s memoir about growing up in racist 1980s Luton as a British Pakistani “whose life was transformed by the music of Bruce Springsteen”.
It is also, unavoidably, a feature-length eulogy to, and advertisement for, the Boss. Springsteen’s music accompanies the emotional beats, his lyrics are projected across the screen, and his contribution to humanity argued in the strongest possible terms (“Bruce is the direct line to all that’s true in this shitty world”). If you don’t agree, you’re basically on the side of the skinhead racists and the conservative Muslim parents.
Beijing-based sales outfit Rediance has picked up international rights to Pema Tseden’s Tibetan-language drama Balloon, which will receive its world premiere in the Orizzonti section of this year’s Venice film festival.
The film is produced by Tang Dynasty Cultural Communication, Factory Gate Films and Mani Stone Pictures, along with iQiyi Pictures, the production arm of the Chinese streaming giant, as co-presenter.
Set on the Tibetan grasslands, the film revolves around an ordinary Tibetan family, whose peaceful existence is shattered
If that sounds like a pretext for a snappy, self-parodying TV-to-film adaptation — something in the vein of “21 Jump Street” or “The Dukes of Hazzard,” perhaps — think again. Yes, the movie is postmodern enough to acknowledge that there’s something odd about Dora’s penchant for breaking
“Parasite” is a violent, dark comedy about class conflict and greed that tells the story of a destitute family’s growing involvement with a very wealthy one. The first title from South Korea to nab the Cannes Film Festival’s top prize, it had been scheduled as the closing film for the 10-day festival in Xining, Qinghai province, which seeks to support new talent by focusing on Chinese directors’ first and second films.
Festival organizers put out a statement on their official social media account the night before, saying: “The closing screening of ‘Parasite’ originally scheduled for July 28 has been canceled for technical reasons.
The true story of this operation is so wild you couldn’t make it up — the kind of recently declassified real-life operation that savvy producers could conceivably pitch as a cross between Ben Affleck’s “Argo” and Steven Spielberg’s “Munich.
Many birthday presents are rapidly discarded or forgotten, but a gift given to a 17-year-old Michigan high-school student, on 29 July 1970, changed American television. Ken Burns received an 8mm movie camera, the first step on a path that made him such a revered figure in documentary film-making that, five decades later, his birthday this year will be celebrated with a whole day of his work on the PBS network.
If 66 seems an odd birthday to be so honoured, it is because, on the more conventional landmark last year, Burns was locked away editing his latest eight-part, 16-hour series, Country Music, which airs in September. That work forms, with Baseball and Jazz, a loose trilogy about emblematically American sports and culture. Those
Bloomberg reported Sunday that Colony had held talks with Wanda. It reported that Colony may use a new fund, Colony Media Partners, for the stake purchase, and that the implied valuation would be “significantly lower” than the eye-popping $3.5 billion that Wanda paid for Legendary in 2016. The participants in Colony Media Partners are not currently known.
Bloomberg also said that Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund had shown renewed interest in Legendary, after apparently discussing a $700 million investment in 2018.
Contacted by Variety on Monday local time, Wanda offered no comment. Representatives for Legendary also did not respond to Variety’s inquiries.
Colony Capital, which is headed by high-profile investor Tom Barrack, previously bought U.S. mini studio
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“The Lion King” kept its #1 slot, though a 61% drop was higher than anticipated. Quentin Tarantino’s “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” delivered about as expected, at just over $40 million in initial estimates. This time last year, we saw “Mission: Impossible – Fallout” gross $61 million. So in sheer numbers, Tom Cruise and his franchise had 50% more appeal than Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Quentin Tarantino. That shows the challenge original films face today, no matter how acclaimed.
The year-to-date shortfall remains close to $500 million, or a little under 7%, and it appears that this summer will fall below last year’s total. It would take a surprise hit to close the gap over the next five months.
Where Tarantino’s last film,
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With that one word, “Veronica Mars” communicates volumes, most particularly its cheeky sense of humor. In the series’ revival, Veronica (Kristen Bell) returns home to find her current boyfriend Logan (Jason Dohring) has been hanging out awkwardly with her ex-boyfriend, Leo (Max Greenfield).
When the couple is alone, they relax to watch TV, but instead of Netflix and Chill, Logan suggests “Harlots.” This may not be the obvious viewing choice for a military intelligence officer. “Harlots” is Hulu’s period drama set in Georgian London and focuses on the war between two brothels. The series, which is created, written and directed by women, stars Samantha Morton, Jessica Brown Findlay, and Lesley Manville, among others.
On the surface, this may seem like streaming synergy. After all, “Veronica Mars” and “Harlots” are both Hulu series. But if an in-brand plug was the point, then why not call out the streamer’s most prestigious series,
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