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International Box Office UPDATED: ‘Frozen’ Crosses $800M Worldwide; ‘I, Frankenstein’ Strong In Russia; Battle Underway In China For No. 1

xthe-wolf-of-wall-street-leonardo-dicaprio-poster_jpg_pagespeed_ic_-p9xvpOtUxUPDATED, MONDAY 3:55 PM: International numbers are flowing in and will be updated as they arrive in the below market by market breakouts. The Wolf Of Wall Street continues to show its teeth, grossing $17.4M in eight markets holding the No. 1 spots in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Spain, Australia and Switzerland. Norway will be the next (and final) release date on Friday, January 31 for UPI, but the picture is expected in other markets with other distribs. Just to update on Universal’s 47 RoninThe mega-budgeted pic which is playing strong in Russia, has now cumed $83.7M internationally and $38M domestically for a worldwide total of $121.7M. It has 14 more markets to play, most notably Germany. Frozen is over $813M now globally and The Hobbit: Desolation Of Smaug added another $5.7M this weekend for worldwide box office of total of $947.6M ($595.3M internationally). Paramount’s numbers have not arrived on Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, but Universal’s Despicable Me numbers have been revised upwards to $5.2M in China in 4,500 runs for a total of $43.5M. It’s still too close to call to see who will be No. 1 in this all-important territory but the numbers should arrive from China tomorrow.

the-book-thief-starring-sophie-nelisseUPDATED, SUNDAY 7:30 PM: The international box office is off about 50% from last year when Django UnchainedRead More »

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BOX OFFICE: ‘Ride Along’ & ‘Lone Survivor’ One-Two Punch For Universal; ‘Nut Job’ No. 3; ‘I, Frankenstein’ Not Alive

Opening: I, Frankenstein (LGF) on 2,753 screens, 95% are large format (IMAX, 3D), no monster, opens to No. 6; NOTEWORTHY: Ride Along (Uni) 21.1M; The Nut Job (Open Road) still cracking at No. 3 with $12.1M.

Box office3RD UPDATE, MONDAY 1:23 PM: Final numbers are in with Universal’s Ride Along pulling in $21.2M and Lone Survivor (Emmett/Furla) taking in $12.9M. The studio now has a $75.5M grosser for its Ice Cube-Kevin Hart comedy and $93.9M for its war hero pic. Pretty good for a January, guys. Disney’s Frozen slid up a notch to edge out Paramount’s Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit with a final box office gross of $9.1M vs. $9M by (only $34K). And Open Road’s The Nut Job made more than the industry expected with a tidy $12.1M. I, Frankenstein didn’t open chasing in only $8.6M total, however, it opened very strong in one territory overseas — Russia — so its current worldwide take is $14.9M.  Next weekend is the Super Bowl, when moviegoing shifts from the big screen to the small screen. Ride Along #1 box officeWarner Bros. is re-releasing Gravity in IMAX 3D which is breathtaking when you watch it on the format, while Disney is releasing a sing-along version of Frozen in some markets (which parents will likely be dragged to mid-Happy Meal). Openers next weekend are Focus Features’ That Awkward Moment (Zac Efron, Miles Teller and Michael B. Jordan); Teller starred in Whiplash which won both the Grand Jury and Audience honors at the Sundance Film Festival on Saturday night and was just picked up for distribution by Sony Pictures Classics. Also bowing is Paramount Pictures’ Labor Day (starring Kate Winslet and Josh Brolin) from Indian Paintbrush. Full chart follows:

1). Ride Along, (UNI) 2,759 theaters (+96) / 3-day Cume: $21.2M (-49%) / Per screen: $7,720 / Total Gross: $75.5M / Wk 2

2). Lone Survivor, (UNI) 3,162 theaters (+173) / 3-day Cume $12.9M (-42%) / Per screen: $4,120 / Total Gross: $93.9M /Wk 5

3) The Nut Job, (OPRD) 3,427 theaters (+45) / 3-day Cume: $12.1M (-38%) / Per screen: $3,485/ Total Gross: $40M / Wk 2

4). Frozen, (DIS) 2,757 theaters (-222) / 3-day Cume: $9.1M (-23%) / Per screen: $3,308 / Total Gross: $347.8M / Wk 10

5). Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, (PAR) 3,387 theaters (0) / 3-day Cume: $9M (-41%) / Per screen: $2,682 / Total Gross: $30M / Wk 2

6). I, Frankenstein, (LGF) 2,753 theaters / 3-day Cume: $8.6M / Per screen: $3,128 / Total Gross: $8.6M / Wk 1

7). American Hustle, (SONY) 2,304 theaters (+100) / 3-day Cume: $7M (-28%) / Per screen: $3,065 / Total Gross: $127M / Wk 7

8). The Wolf Of Wall Street, (PAR) 1,804 theaters (-126) / 3-day Cume: $5.4M (-23%) / Per screen: $3,037 / Total Gross: $98.5M / Wk 5

9). August: Osage County, (TWC) 2,411 theaters (+360) / 3-day Cume: $5M (-32%) / Per screen: $2,086 / Total Gross: $26.5M / Wk 5

10). Devil’s Due, (FOX) 2,544 theaters (0) / 3-day Cume: $2.7M (-66%) / Per screen: $1,095 / Total Gross: $12.9M / Wk 2 Read More »

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Hot Trailer: ‘I, Frankenstein’

By | Friday October 4, 2013 @ 10:35am PDT

Aaron Eckhart stars as the stitched-together monster hero of Lionsgate’s I, Frankenstein, which finds the classic Mary Shelley character using his inhuman martial arts skills to take on warring immortal clans. The CG-heavy modern-day action pic is directed by Collateral scribe Stuart Beattie and adapted by Kevin Grevioux from his own graphic novel. Bill Nighy and Yvonne Strahovski co-star in the pic which hits theaters January 24. Here’s the first trailer:

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‘I, Frankenstein’ Set For IMAX Release

By | Tuesday September 17, 2013 @ 7:54am PDT

Lionsgate and Lakeshore/Hopscotch’s Aaron Eckhart-starring I, Frankenstein will be released in IMAX theaters around the U.S. and in select overseas territories on January 24, 2014. That’s the same day as the CG-heavy dystopian thriller’s regular domestic release. The 3D pic written and helmed by Stuart Beattie stars Eckhart, Bill Nighy and Yvonne Strahovski in a story based on the Darkstorm Studios graphic novel about the monster in present day who finds himself in the middle of a war between immortal clans.

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Comic-Con: Lionsgate Touts ‘Catching Fire’ And ‘I, Frankenstein’

By | Saturday July 20, 2013 @ 4:45pm PDT

Ross Lincoln is contributing to Deadline’s Comic-Con coverage

The portion of today’s Lionsgate panel devoted to The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, was dominated by the legions of seriously devoted fans who turned out in force in Hall H for a glimpse of the latest film in the series. They weren’t disappointed: the studio unveiled the first trailer for the sequel, which premieres November 22.

Related: Hot Comic-Con Trailer: ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

Star Jennifer Lawrence — on the panel with returning cast members Willow Shields, Josh Hutchinson, Lenny Kravitz and Liam Hemsworth, new cast Jenna Malone and Jeffrey Wright, and director Francis Lawrence — did reveal something not seen in the trailer (maybe thankfully): a huge trail of snot. When asked by a fan how hot the film’s kissing scenes will be, Lawrence said: “We did this scene, a resuscitation [which transitions to] a kiss. Lots of slobber, there was this huge string of snot, and when I got to kiss Josh [Hutcherson, who plays Peeta] it connects to his mouth.” Any question of whether Catching Fire will going be a hit should be considered answered by the fact this disgusting trivium was met with laughter, cheers and even a couple of stray “awwws” from the crowd. … Read More »

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Comic-Con: ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ & ‘I, Frankenstein’ Panel Announced

Is Jennifer Lawrence is heading to San Diego next month? She might be. Lionsgate announced today that talent from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and I, Frankenstein will be appearing on a panel at Comic-Con 2013 on July 20. Lawrence plays lead Katniss Everdeen in the post-apocalyptic adventure franchise. This is the first time that The Hunger Games will be making an appearance at Comic-Con; Lionsgate did not attend the conference in 2011 to promote the original film before its March 2012 release — the pic was a monster smash, opening with $152.5M in its first weekend and grossing $691.2M worldwide. As part of the panel, moderated by Fandango’s Dave Karger, Lionsgate also said it will be showing a new exclusive trailer for the Hunger Games sequel and never-seen-before footage from I, Frankenstein during the panel. With less than a month until Comic-Con starts on July 18, Lionsgate is the first studio to officially announce what movies it will be presenting at the pop culture confab. They are well-positioned: The Saturday slot is prime real estate at the Comic-Con, with studios rolling out their blockbuster offerings back-to-back in the cavernous Read More »

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‘I, Frankenstein’ 3D Release Set For January 24, 2014

By | Monday April 8, 2013 @ 6:49pm PDT

Lionsgate announced today that it will release Hopscotch Features/Lakeshore Entertainment‘s I, Frankenstein in 3D on January 24, 2014. The pic will go up against Open Road Films’ action thriller Ten. I, Frankenstein is set in a dystopic present where vigilant gargoyles and ferocious demons rage in a battle for ultimate power and Victor Frankenstein’s (Aden Young) creation Adam (Aaron Eckhart) finds himself caught in the middle as both sides race to discover the secret to his immortality. Stuart Beattie wrote and directed the pic that’s based on the graphic novel I, Frankenstein by Kevin Grevioux. The cast also includes Bill Nighy, Yvonne Strahovski, Miranda Otto, Jai Courtney, Socratis Otto, Mahesh Jadu, and Caitlin Stasey.

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