Rebecca Rubin

Box office plunges to lowest level in over two decades amid coronavirus pandemic

15 Mar 2020

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - Much of public life in the United States essentially ground to a halt this week. In the entertainment world, theme parks shut down, Broadway went dark, studios pulled major tentpoles from their release calendar, and virtually all Hollywood movies and TV shows halted production as coronavirus continues to rapidly spread across North America.

'Onward' Leads Box Office With Ho-Hum $40 Million

08 Mar 2020

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - Disney and Pixar's "Onward" debuted this weekend to $40 million, enough to lead box office charts but still a somewhat disappointing start given the studio's near-flawless track record when it comes to animated fare. Internationally, the film brought in $28 million for a global tally of $68 million.

'Invisible Man' emerges with $29 million opening weekend at North American box office

02 Mar 2020

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - Universal and Blumhouse's "The Invisible Man" materialized at the top of box office charts after debuting to $29 million in North America over the weekend.

Box office: 'Sonic' narrowly beats Harrison Ford's 'Call of the Wild'

24 Feb 2020

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - After a close box office battle, Paramount's "Sonic the Hedgehog" pulled ahead of Disney and 20th Century's "The Call of the Wild" on North American charts.

Rapper Pop Smoke killed by masked gunmen

20 Feb 2020

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Brooklyn rapper Pop Smoke was fatally shot Wednesday morning at a home in the Hollywood Hills, law enforcement officials confirmed to the Los Angeles Times. He was 20. | Video

Box office: 'Sonic the Hedgehog' dominates with mighty $57 million debut

17 Feb 2020

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - Paramount's family film "Sonic the Hedgehog" ignited over Presidents Day weekend with $57 million in North America and $100 million globally, the best showing ever for a video game adaptation.

Box Office: 'Birds of Prey' disappoints with $33 million debut

10 Feb 2020

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - "Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)" flew much lower than expected in its debut, collecting just $33.25 million from 4,236 U.S. theaters.

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