Step: Docu Set for July 7

Fox Searchlight Pictures has set a July 7 release for Amanda Lipitz’s documentary Step, going against Sony’s Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Oscar Impact: Best Picture Nominees at the Box-Office

This year’s nine best picture nominees were, relatively speaking, critical as well as commercial successes. “La La Land” (Lionsgate) Budget: $30 million Global box office: $294.1 million Oscar Impact: The musical romance picked up a leading 14 nominations (tying with All About Eve and Titanic). It is widely expected to dominate the awards. It has […]

Rock Dog: Animated Story

Lionsgate launches Rock Dog, an animated story about a Tibetan Mastiff who dreams of making it in the music world. It’s a Chinese-American co-production with backing from Huayi Brothers, and carries a $60 million price tag. The studio is just distributing the film. It should open to $5 million. Share this:

Collide

Open Road’s Collide, an action thriller with Nicholas Hoult and Felicity Jones, is expected to generate only $3 million to $5 million, when it hits 2,045 locations, a muted result for the $21 million film. IM Global partnered with China’s DMG on financing the film and limited its financial exposure through foreign pre-sales. The picture […]

Get Out: Interracial Thriller

Get Out, the thriller about a young African-American man’s visit to his white girlfriend’s estate has scored good reviews for mixing thrilling scares and relevant social commentary. Right now, it enjoys a rare 100% “fresh” score on Rotten Tomatoes. The raves are ensuring that Get Out will get a warm reception at the multiplexes when […]