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'The Predator' opens soft with under $25 million

The Predator opened to a soft $24 million this weekend, enough to get the actioner to the number one spot while still falling wildly short of expectations. Even more disappointing? That $24 million was on a whopping 4,037 screens. New releases A Simple Favor and White Boy Rick did reasonably well...

Highlights from the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival: Another Jenkins/Chazelle face-off?

This was my ninth year in a row attending the Toronto International Film Festival, and it’s been an exceptional five days. My greatest disappointment was missing perhaps the most anticipated film at the festival, Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma, which just won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival...

'The Nun' enjoys the biggest opening of the 'Conjuring' series

Another hit landed for Warner Bros. over the weekend, as Corin Hardy’s The Nun secured the highest opening of the Conjuring franchise and the second-highest September opening of all time. The film’s higher-than-expected $53.5 million lags behind only It’s monster $123.4 million bow last year. The...

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Ask the Audience: Movie Theatre Renovations

Ask the Audience: Movie Theatre Renovations

Ask the Audience is a monthly feature from Film Journal International and National CineMedia (NCM) that allows you to ask an audience of 5,000 frequent moviegoers, known as NCM’s Behind the Screens panel, the pressing questions of our industry....

Tasty Alternatives: NAC show unveils snack innovations

Tasty Alternatives: NAC show unveils snack innovations

The National Association of Concessionaires’ annual Convention and Expo in New Orleans in August once again presented multiple educational forums, social events and a forward-looking tradeshow.

Sinemia and Choovie bring subscriptions and dynamic pricing to Australia

Sinemia and Choovie bring subscriptions and dynamic pricing to Australia

MoviePass has been getting a lot of press in the U.S. but so far has not arrived Down Under. That is not to say it will not come here, but some industry figures have their doubts. Because most major chains do not have competing cinemas in the majority of their cities and suburbs, there is said to...

CICAE seeks innovation and sustainability

CICAE seeks innovation and sustainability

The International Confederation of Art Cinemas (CICAE) introduced the 2018 project for its “Art Cinema = Action + Management” training course in San Servolo, Venice, Italy, co-financed by Creative Europe MEDIA Programme....

Thailand’s Major Cineplex to accept cryptocurrency

Thailand’s Major Cineplex to accept cryptocurrency

Thailand’s leading cinema chain Major Cineplex Group announced that it will become the country’s first operator to accept cryptocurrency payments from moviegoers....