Naga Chaitanya-Nagarjuna Akkineni-starrer Bangarraju has put up an impressive show at the box office. The film directed by Kalyan Krishna Kurasala hit the cinemas on January 14 as a Sankranti release. With no major releases to clash with, the film started off its theatrical run on a high note, however, its collection faltered on working days and faintly rose on weekends. The film which collected Rs 9.06 crore from Andhra Pradesh and Telangana on its opening day, has now crossed Rs 30 crore share. On the 12th day of its theatrical run, Bangarraju' s total share and gross collection stand at Rs 33.01 crore and Rs 54 crore respectively. The total worldwide collection of the film is now Rs 36.15 crore (share), while the gross collection amounts to Rs 61.5 crore. Well, on Tuesday, the film's collection witnessed a slight drop as it acquired Rs 25 lakh from the Telugu regions. Bangarraju Day 9 Box Office Collection: Here's How Much The Naga Chaitanya Starrer … [Read more...] about Bangarraju Day 12 Box Office Collection: Naga Chaitanya Starrer Slows Down!
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Sony Pictures has acquired global rights to Rosalind Ross’ feature directorial debut Father Stu , starring and produced by Oscar nominee Mark Wahlberg . Written by Ross, the film follows the true-life story of boxer-turned-priest, Father Stuart Long, whose journey from self-destruction to redemption inspired countless people along the way. Sony has set a theatrical release of Father Stu for Good Friday, April 15. The move comes in the wake of MGM/UAR’s Thirteen Lives shifting from Easter weekend to Nov. 18. Father Stu will be opening on a weekend where Warner Bros has Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore. Oscar winner Mel Gibson and Oscar nominee Jacki Weaver, and Teresa Ruiz also star in the film. Along with Wahlberg, the film is also produced by Stephen Levinson and Jordon Foss. EPs are Miky Lee, Colleen Camp, Patrick Peach and Tony Grazia. “Father’s Stu’s journey from troublemaker to clergyman was inspiring to many, including me,” said … [Read more...] about Sony Pictures Picks Up Mark Wahlberg Movie ‘Father Stu’, Sets Easter Weekend Release
EXCLUSIVE: 2020 was a year of utter bewilderment as movie theaters went largely dark from Covid, and studios grappled with a complete stoppage of distribution. But with great chaos, came great opportunity as Lionsgate vets Mike Polydoros and Will Preuss decided to open the doors to PaperAirplane , a first-of-its kind marketing agency which is liaison between movie theaters, studios and theatrical media ad agencies, creating and fostering in-theater promotions. Polydoros, who was instrumental in delivering the in-theater marketing success of numerous blockbusters, including The Hunger Games franchise, Knives Out , and La La Land , saw the need for a one-stop solution between cinemas and studios for in-theater marketing. That efficiency is achieved via PaperAirplane’s Hanger, a centralized hub of proprietary digital movie marketing assets which studios upload to, and movie theaters download from, i.e. DCP trailers, social media videos and graphics, custom and exclusive … [Read more...] about Cinema Marketing Firm PaperAirplane Helps Exhibition Take Flight During Pandemic
AMC boss Adam Aron has just fired off a letter to Universal Studios Chairman Donna Langley in response to NBC Universal CEO Jeff Shell ’s statements in the Wall Street Journal this morning about the $95M PVOD success of Trolls World Tour . As Aron explains to Langley in the letter (read it below), he initially got it: Theaters were closed, and the decision to take Trolls World Tour into homes was an exception. But Shell’s words in the Wall Street Journal this morning that have really stoked ire were, “As soon as theaters reopen, we expect to release movies on both formats,” indicating a day-and-date theatrical-VOD shift. In response to Shell daring to crush the window on embattled exhibitors, Aron — who runs the world’s largest movie circuit — replied, “Going forward, AMC will not license any Universal movies in any of our 1,000 theatres globally on these terms.” And that goes for AMC sites in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East. Aron said his note is … [Read more...] about AMC Tells Universal It Won’t License Studio’s Movies, After CEO’s Statements On Windows & ‘Trolls World Tour’
New Republic Pictures has signed Jake Gyllenhaal and Riva Marker’s Nine Stories to a first-look feature film production deal. It’s the second first look New Republic has made in recent weeks, following two-time Oscar winner Cate Blanchett and her Dirty Films company. Gyllenhaal and New Republic founder Brian Oliver previously worked together on Universal’s Everest, while New Republic president Bradley Fischer collaborated with the Oscar-nominated actor on Paramount’s Zodiac. “Brian and I have both gotten to know Jake over the years as a powerhouse actor as well as a passionate storyteller with a sharp eye for cinematic voices that can resonate with audiences everywhere,” said Fischer. Added Oliver: “When we spoke to him and Riva about their plans for Nine Stories, it was instantly clear that we shared more than just the same taste in material but also a belief in taking big swings with visionary talent.” “Riva and I are thrilled to be in business with New … [Read more...] about New Republic Pictures Inks First-Look Deal With Jake Gyllenhaal’s Nine Stories
Editors note: Deadline’s Read the Screenplay series debuts and celebrates the scripts of films that will be factors in this year’s movie awards race. Spoiler Alert: This story contains major plot details of MGM /UAR’s No Time to Die . When it came time to crafting a story for No Time to Die , the veteran producers and screenwriters behind the James Bond films knew they needed to deliver something that not only offered fresh territory for the increasingly formula-bucking 007 franchise, but also to craft a spectacular exit for actor Daniel Craig , who’s redefined Ian Fleming’s venerable character for the modern era, in his final appearance. After Craig’s four previous outings, which charted Bond’s emotional progression from his earliest missions onward in ways the previous films had not, the creative team needed to land on what the next step in 007’s evolution would be, having grown from his deep love, bitter betrayal and tragic loss of Vesper Lynd (Eva … [Read more...] about ‘No Time To Die’: Read The Screenplay That Said Goodbye To Daniel Craig As James Bond
Editors note: Deadline’s Read the Screenplay series debuts and celebrates the scripts of films that will be factors in this year’s movie awards race. Spoiler Alert: This story contains major plot details of Sony’s Spider-Man: No Way Home . Spider-Man: No Way Home opened December 17 and shattered box office records for the pandemic era and beyond. In case there is anyone out there left who still hasn’t seen the movie, this article will touch on some spoilers from the Sony/ Marvel film — and the screenplay certainly will. In the script by franchise veterans Chris McKenna and Erik Sommers , everyone knows that Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is Spider-Man now that J. Jonah Jameson (J.K. Simmons) outed him on his webcast. Far From Home villain Mysterio even framed him as a murderer, but the worst part about it is Peter, M.J. (Zendaya) and Ned (Jacob Batalon) all get rejected from MIT for their association with Spider-Man. Peter tries to make it right by … [Read more...] about ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’: Read The Screenplay For A Marvel That’s Now One Of The Biggest Movies Of All Time