Entertainment ‘Hocus Pocus’: Disney Rerelease Casting Unexpected Spell At Weekend Box Office
James Cameron Reveals Filming On ‘Avatar 2’ Is ‘100 Per Cent Complete’
Director James Cameron has confirmed that he’s finished filming for “Avatar 2”, and filming on “Avatar 3” is nearing completion. Cameron recently spoke with Arnold Schwarzenegger in a video call ahead of the 2020 Austrian World Summit environmental conference, and revealed that filming of the long-awaited “Avatar” sequel was now “100 per cent complete.” “Avatar”Cameron recently spoke with Arnold Schwarzenegger in a video call ahead of the 2020 Austrian World Summit environmental conference, and revealed that filming of the long-awaited "Avatar" sequel was now "100 per cent complete.
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Here’s something no one was really expecting at the weekend box office, especially during a depressed time when there aren’t any new major studio wide releases:’s wide re-issue of 1993 cult classic witch comedy is doing rather well at 2,570 theaters on its way to what looks to be a $1.6M-$1.8M estimated weekend in the No. 2 spot behind .
George Clooney Reveals Felicity Jones’ Real-Life Pregnancy Forced Him To Rewrite The Storyline For ‘Midnight Sky’
The pregnancy of Felicity Jones led to some changes in the storyline for her new Netflix movie, “The Midnight Sky”, written, produced and directed by George Clooney. In an interview with Empire (via DigitalSpy), Clooney said that it was early on in production that the actress called him to deliver the news. His reaction, however, wasn’t one ofThe pregnancy of Felicity Jones led to some changes in the storyline for her new Netflix movie, "The Midnight Sky", written, produced and directed by George Clooney.
That’s arguably the biggest amount of weekend cash we’ve seen for a catalog title during the pandemic, besting Disney’s reissue of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back last weekend which grossed $908K at 2,097 theaters.
More impressive is the fact that Hocus Pocus aired on Disney sister cable network Freeform two nights ago on Oct. 1 with Midler live-tweeting. People will still go out to the movies, even now. That said, I hear drive-ins are leading the way for the bulk of Hocus Pocus‘ gross. Disney reported that yesterday’s numbers for the Better Midler-Sarah Jessica Parker-Kathy Najimy movie came in at $650K.
‘Tenet’ Reaches $45M+ Domestic, $307M WW Before Cineworld & Expected Partial Regal Shutdown
The town is still shell-shocked by yesterday’s news about Cineworld’s pending indefinite shutdown of its UK theaters this coming week and what we’re hearing now looks to be an expected partial shutdown of the U.S. No. 2 chain Regal. Cineworld remains radio silent. On Friday, distributors received word from Regal that out of their 340-400 sites that are now open, 65 would close down temporarily starting Monday, with another 50 keeping weekend hours. Those Regal locations being closed are the lesser grossing venues in a short mile span of another bigger Regal location.
The 1993 Kenny Ortega-directed movie, which made $39.5M after a July release that year, follows a curious youngster who moves to Salem. There he struggles to fit in before awakening a trio of diabolical witches (played by Midler, Parker, and Najimy) who were executed in the 17th century.Hocus Pocus is in the works at Disney+ with TV writer producer Jen D’Angelo (Happy Together, LA to Vegas, Workaholics).
Most distributors are reporting their figures on Sunday morning, and not throughout the weekend, so we don’t know what. Tenet is making yet, however, it’s expected to lead domestic again, now in its, technically, 6th weekend (its first unreported 3-day being in Canada). Last weekend, Tenet made $3.4M, -28% for a running total of $41.2M. Warner Bros. continues to hide drill-down daily and theater-by-theater box office figures in Comscore so rival distributors and rival exhibitors can’t analyze how the movie is faring.
Cast Of ‘Free Guy’ Records Alternative Release Dates For Hilarious Teaser
Ryan Reynolds’ “Free Guy” is coming December 11. Possibly. Maybe. Or maybe not. In a new teaser trailer for the movie, the cast practices “alternative release date promos” such as “Halloween, but not the one you think” and “when Mars is in retrograde.” RELATED: Ryan Reynolds Shares New ‘Free Guy’ Teaser After Anticipated Movie’s Release Pushed To December Directed by Shawn Levy, "Free Guy" also stars Jodie Comer, Joe Keery, Lil Rel Howery, Utkarsh Ambudkar and Taika Waititi. But one thing is for sure, a new full-length trailer will be released on Oct. 5.
Disney’s New Mutants in weekend 6 is expected to gross around $900K for the No. 3 spot, -23%, after a $260K Friday yesterday on its way to a $20.8M cume.
We’ll have more updates for your tomorrow.
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Bette Midler Confirms Original ‘Hocus Pocus’ Cast Will Reunite For Sequel .
Earlier this year, Variety reported that a sequel to cult-classic Halloween comedy “Hocus Pocus” had been greenlit for Disney+, with Adam Shankman (“Hairspray”, “Step Up”) attached to direct. At the time, a source told Variety that Disney’s preference was for a sequel featuring original stars Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy rather than reboot the film with a new cast. “Disney is hopeful that they will become involved in some capacity,” the source said of the original cast potentially reuniting for "Hocus Pocus 2".