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Lionsgate has taken the Janelle Monáe horror movie Antebellum off its theatrical release schedule for the time being as big exhibition reorganizes itself during COVID-19. Previously, the Gerard Bush-Christopher Renz directed and written movie was dated for Aug. 21, but with Warner Bros. Tenet hoping to reopen theaters over Labor Day weekend, the plan is for Antebellum to go later.
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UPDATED, July 17: Lionsgate said Friday that Roadside Attractions’ romantic drama The Secret: Dare To Dream, starring Katie Holmes and Josh Lucas, will be released on Premium Video on Demand on July 31. In March, the pic based on based on Rhonda Byrne’s 2006 global bestselling self-help book, had to postpone its April 17 theatrical
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Lionsgate Motion Picture Group Chairman Joe Drake continued to emphasize the studio’s commitment to theatrical today, telling analysts on today’s 4Q earnings call that “we believe that people are anxious to get out of the house and do things” following the nationwide sheltering-in from COVID-19. Drake also emphasized about the future of moviegoing, “We’re bullish
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Antebellum writing and directing team Gerard Bush and Christopher Renz have set up their next project at Lionsgate, Rapture. At the same time, the studio as re-dated Antebellum, originally scheduled for the spring pre-COVID-19, to Aug. 21 of this year. The deal was made for Rapture after a highly competitive bidding situation for the material. Bush and Renz have written a
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UPDATED: Lionsgate has just shifted a number of movie originally scheduled for this year pre-coronavirus to next year and beyond. John Wick 4 will no longer open on May 21, 2021 where Warner Bros. plopped Keanu Reeves’ Matrix 4, rather May 27, 2022, which is Memorial Day weekend. Taking over John Wick 4‘s old spot next
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Lionsgate, in conjunction with Fandango, YouTube and NATO, is launching Lionsgate Live! A Night at the Movies a four-consecutive Friday night live-stream of movies which kicks off on April 17 with The Hunger Games on the distributor’s YouTube page and Fandango’s Movieclips YouTube page.  Lionsgate’s initial donation as well as the audience and partner donations throughout
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If predicting box office openings wasn’t worse enough for the industry, the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S. has studios and exhibition at the edge of their seats as concerns swell about how bad the impact might be. This weekend’s wide entries — Sony’s Vin Diesel movie Bloodshot,  Lionsgate-Kingdom Story’s faith-based K.J. Apa movie I Still Believe
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Rian Johnson’s Lionsgate/MRC whodunit Knives Out has sailed past the $300M mark worldwide. It’s the latest milestone for the box office anomaly that is becoming the second-highest-grossing original movie of 2019 behind Us and also whipping Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’s $142.4M stateside. More amazing: This Thanksgiving release is still in the domestic
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Not to gush, but let’s seriously behold the success of Media Rights Capital and Lionsgate’s Knives Out.  We’ve already overwritten how the whodunit is a win for original movies in last year’s Disney franchise-laden theatrical environment. But this Rian Johnson-directed, star-studded film just won’t give up in its current sixth weekend of release, poised to
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As we enter the holidays Lionsgate and Bron Studios are looking to explode with the nationwide release of the Jay Roach-directed Bombshell starring Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie. The Fox News sexual harassment drama had a stellar limited opening last weekend, earning an estimated $312,000, with a per-screen average of $78,000. As it opens today
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Lionsgate/Media Rights Capital’s Knives Out arrived on tracking this morning with estimates ranging from $22M-$25M over the Wednesday through Sunday Thanksgiving period. While that number isn’t anything to jump up and down about for a Thanksgiving release, there’s a lot of goodwill here in the Rian Johnson whodunit’s favor, notably its 98% certified fresh score
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