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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RLJE Films last night acquired U.S. rights to Riley Stearns ’ thriller Dual in a competitive bidding situation, striking a low-mid seven figure deal for the film, which recently premiered in U.S. Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival. XYZ Films, CAA Media Finance and UTA Independent Film Group closed the deal with RLJE Films, with the former company also handling world rights outside of the U.S. The film is slated for release in theaters this year. Dual centers on Sarah ( Karen Gillan ), a woman who, upon receiving a terminal diagnosis, opts for a cloning procedure to ease her loss on her friends and family. When she makes a sudden and miraculous recovery, her attempts to have her clone decommissioned fail and lead to a court-mandated duel to the death. Aaron Paul and Beulah Koale also star in the film produced by Stearns, XYZ and Resolute Films and Entertainment. Film Service Finland provided production services, with XYZ financing it … [Read more...] about ‘Dual’: RLJE Films Prevails In Bidding War To Acquire Sundance Sci-Fi Thriller Starring Karen Gillan And Aaron Paul
EXCLUSIVE: The Cherokee Nation Film Office has announced a $1 million incentive geared at enticing more film and television productions to shoot within the boundaries of Cherokee Nation. In doing so they aim to take advantage of the recent boom in film and television production in Oklahoma. The film office’s mission is to increase the presence of Native Americans in every level of the film and television industries, while creating opportunities for economic development and jobs in the Cherokee Nation. Applications for the new film incentive will open on March 1, 2022. With a yearly cap of $1 million, this incentive will offer a base 20% cash rebate on production costs rather than a tax rebate. In order to qualify, a production’s spending must take place within the boundaries of the Cherokee Nation in Northeastern Oklahoma. Oklahoma already boasts one of the top state film incentives in the country, offering projects filmed in the state a rebate of up to 38% on qualified … [Read more...] about Cherokee Nation Reveals $1 Million Incentive To Bring More Film And TV Projects To The Boundaries Of The Cherokee Nation
EXCLUSIVE : Beanie Mania filmmaker Yemisi Brookes , documentarian-cinematographer Christopher Frierson ( DMX: Don’t Try to Understand ), director-producer Lisa Cortés ( All In: The Fight For Democracy ), directors Morgan Pehme and Dan DiMauro ( Get Me Roger Stone ), Mark Laita’s YouTube channel Soft White Underbelly and The Speed Cubers filmmaker Sue Kim have signed with Black Box Management for representation. As it announces its new signings, Black Box has two client projects at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival: the documentary TikTok, Boom from director Shalini Kantayya, which looks at the rise and cultural influence of the ubiquitous social media app, and John Patton Ford’s thriller Emily the Criminal , starring Aubrey Plaza. “These new signs are part of the continued expansion of the Black Box family. From the start we have always been drawn to artists and creators who are disruptive and have something new to say,” said Black Box founders … [Read more...] about ‘All In: The Fight For Democracy’s Lisa Cortés, ‘Speed Cubers’ Director Sue Kim & Others Ink With Black Box Management
Netflix and Sky are combining on a TV series for the first time, co-producing a blue-chip natural history landmark entitled Predators. Sky hosts the streamer on its platform but the pair have never commissioned a series before. The six-parter, produced by Sky Studios -backed indie True to Nature, will follow six apex predators including polar bears, wild dogs and pumas as they face the ultimate survival test in ever-changing landscapes, with a trailer teased today . Predators will launch on the Sky Nature channel in the UK, Germany and Italy later this year and Netflix will take rights elsewhere. The show is one of a trio unveiled by Sky Documentaries and Factual Commissioning Director Poppy Dixon today, alongside Sky Documentaries channel’s Gabon (working title) and Sky Crime’s Death on the Beach. The former comes from Keo Films and tells the extraordinary story of a scientist from Manchester, who ended up as the Environment Minister of Gabon, and in … [Read more...] about Netflix And Sky To Co-Produce TV Series For First Time; ‘Predators’ Will Air Later This Year
Rashmika Mandanna, who is currently riding on the success of her latest film, Pushpa: The Rise , was spotted at Karan Johar's office in Mumbai on January 24. The actress’ visit to the Dharma Production’s offices has left everyone wondering if she could be the next Dharma girl. It must be noted that Karan Johar recently heaped praises on director Sukumar's Pushpa. The filmmaker and producer took to Twitter to share his thoughts. Rashmika waved at the paparazzi waiting outside the office and exchanged pleasantries. The actress looked sported an all-black ensemble with her lilac cap. Take a look! View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kamlesh Nand (work) (@artistrybuzz_) On the professional front, Rashmika is presently waiting to shoot the sequel, Pushpa: The Rule , in March. In a recent Twitter post, the 25-year-old actress expressed her gratitude for all the love that was … [Read more...] about Rashmika Mandanna Spotted At Karan Johar’s Office In Mumbai, Will The Actress Star In A Dharma Movie?
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
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’