Rebecca Rubin

Liam Neeson thriller 'Honest Thief' leads cratering U.S. box office

19 Oct 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

10 Oct 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.

20 Sep 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

14 Sep 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.

Warner Bros. Won't Share 'Tenet' Box Office Data, Angering Rival Studios

13 Sep 2020

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - People who closely follow box office earnings have noticed a surprising lack of transparency surrounding ticket sales for "Tenet," the $200 million-budgeted sci-fi epic from director Christopher Nolan that released last weekend in U.S. theaters.

‘Tenet’ kicks off with $20 million at the U.S. box office, nears $150 million globally

07 Sep 2020

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - After months of delays, Christopher Nolan’s sci-fi epic “Tenet” finally arrived in U.S. theaters and generated $20.2 million over Labor Day weekend. Ticket sales, though difficult to dissect given the uncharted waters of the coronavirus era, are roughly in line with expectations for a new release during a pandemic.

Box Office: 'New Mutants' lands $7 million debut

30 Aug 2020

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - Superhero thriller one of the first major movies to open since coronavirus caused theaters to close in March, launched to $7 million over the weekend. Though ticket sales were on the lower end of expectations, the Disney and 20th Century Studios release marks the biggest debut yet for a new release during the pandemic.

Box Office: Russell Crowe's 'Unhinged' off to decent start as U.S. theatres slowly reopen

23 Aug 2020

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - After months-long cinema closures, the U.S. box office has opened to the most significant degree since pre-pandemic times.

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.

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