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Box Office: 'The Croods 2' Leads Sluggish Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend

12:34pm EST

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Thanksgiving is traditionally one of the most popular times to go to the movies. Crowd pleasers like "Frozen," "Coco" and "Knives Out" have propelled attendance and generated many, many millions in ticket sales over the holiday weekend in years past, cementing various box office records to boot.

Michael Bay's Pandemic Thriller 'Songbird' Heads Directly to Premium Video-On-Demand

Nov 16 2020

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - In a release plan fitting for a movie about a deadly pandemic that's forced everyone into lockdown, STX's sci-fi thriller "Songbird" won't play in theaters and instead will debut on home entertainment.

Vince Vaughn and Kathryn Newton's 'Freaky' Rules Over Box Office With $3.7 million Debut

Nov 15 2020

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - "Freaky," a body-swap horror movie from Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions, slashed its box office competition, debuting to $3.7 million over the weekend.

Warner Bros. Apologizes After 'The Witches' Sparks Backlash From People With Disabilities

Nov 04 2020

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Warner Bros. has apologized after being criticized by people with disabilities over the depiction of Anne Hathaway's character in "The Witches." In a statement, the studio said it "regretted any offense caused."

Box Office: 'Come Play' Limps to $3.1 Million Debut

Nov 01 2020

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - Audiences did not heed the title of "Come Play," a terrifying thriller from Focus Features and Amblin that debuted in U.S. theaters this weekend. The PG-13 horror film generated just $3.15 million from 2,183 screens, enough to lead sleepy box office charts in pandemic times.

Liam Neeson Thriller 'Honest Thief' Leads Cratering U.S. Box Office

Oct 18 2020

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - Liam Neeson's thriller "Honest Thief" limped to first place at the domestic box office, debuting at $3.7 million. Those ticket sales, among the lowest ever to land at No. 1, came in slightly ahead of Christopher Nolan's "Tenet" and Robert De Niro's family comedy "War With Grandpa."

Alamo Drafthouse Closes Some Theaters Due to Lack of New Blockbusters

Oct 09 2020

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Movie theater chain Alamo Drafthouse has temporarily closed all six locations in Dallas and two venues in Omaha, citing the lack of new major movies to draw crowds.

Box Office: 'Tenet' Crosses $250 Million Globally, But Continues to Stall in the U.S.

Sep 20 2020

LOS ANGELES, Sept 20, (Variety.com) - Christopher Nolan's "Tenet" hit an important milestone, crossing the $250 million mark at the global box office.

'Tenet' hits $200 million globally, despite lackluster U.S. box office

Sep 13 2020

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Christopher Nolan's "Tenet" crossed the $200 million mark globally, even as U.S. cinemas struggle to draw audiences during the pandemic.

'Tenet' Hits $200 Million Globally, Despite Lackluster U.S. Box Office

Sep 13 2020

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Christopher Nolan's "Tenet" crossed the $200 million mark globally, even as U.S. cinemas struggle to draw audiences during the pandemic.

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