Submitted by William Morey on Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:24
Pixar’s Coco won the weekend for the third time in a row with $18.6 million. Giving it the #1 spot for Disney for three straight weeks, which was a feet last years Moana also did before the release of last year’s Star Wars movie Rogue One. The only other wide release was Broad Green’s Just Getting Started pretty much stopped at $3.18 million and the bottom of the top 10 at number 10 which I’m sure CAA won’t be happy about as they rep writer/director Ron Shelton and stars Morgan Freeman and Tommy Lee Jones.
Submitted by William Morey on Fri, 12/08/2017 - 11:56
Mega screenwriters/producers Amanda Silver & Rick Jaffa, the duo behind Jurassic World, Rise of the Planet of the Apes and the upcoming Avatar 2, have left UTA and signed with Paul Haas and Steve Rabineau. The pair’s next project will be Disney’s upcoming live action adaptation of Mulan.
Submitted by William Morey on Mon, 12/04/2017 - 10:47
Pixar’s Coco won the weekend again with $26.1 million and a drop of only 48%. Since there weren’t any new wide releases this week, the top five was largely the same as last weekend. Justice League remained in second place with $16.5 million, dropping 60% from the holiday weekend. Which is still not terrible, but, oof.
In third place Wonder continues to have legs, coming in with $12.5. While Thor: Ragnarok and Daddy’s Home 2 round out the top five with $9.7 million and 7.5 million, respectively.
Submitted by William Morey on Fri, 12/01/2017 - 12:56
Agent Lindsay Dunn has left WME to be executive vice president for Russo Brothers Studio the new production company formed by the Avengers: Infinity War directors, brothers Anthony and Joe Russo. Dunn repped the Russo brothers as a TV agent.
Submitted by William Morey on Mon, 11/27/2017 - 10:50
Pixar’s Coco won Thanksgiving weekend, knocking Justice League out of its top spot with a three-day total of $49 million. Estimates say that it should have some legs through the start of December, or at least until Star Wars: The Last Jedi steamrolls everything in its path. This should make the folks at WME happy, as they rep stars Benjamin Bratt and Gael Garcia Bernal.
Submitted by William Morey on Mon, 11/20/2017 - 11:54
It was a rough weekend for Warner Brothers as Justice League, while winning the weekend, netted just $96 million. That was below even the expected $100 million, and much less than what WB wanted. I suspect box office analysts will be writing a lot in the days and weeks (possibly years) ahead as to how this happened, and you’ll hear some critics announcing the death of the comic book movie, which is not correct but, you know…it’ll be thrown out there.