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A Woman in Charge: Warner Bros. Names Sue Kroll Head of Global Distribution

29 July 2015 3:08 PM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

As Warner Bros. distribution veteran Dan Fellman leaves the fray after four decades, as planned, the studio has named Sue Kroll, a 21-year-studio veteran who currently runs worldwide marketing and international distribution, to run North American distribution as well. This secures Kroll's position as an effective executive during a time when Warners has suffered at the box office, from femme comedy “Hot Pursuit" and HBO sequel "Entourage" to the sequel to "Magic Mike," "Xxl," and the Wachowskis' sci-fi epic "Jupiter Ascending." Recent hits include Dwayne Johnson actioner “San Andreas” and comedy “Get Hard," while George Miller's “Mad Max: Fury Road” was a too-expensive success d'estime beloved by critics that may show legs at Oscar time. Sequel "Vacation" is expected to perform this weekend.  In fact, it's international distribution head Veronika Kwan Vandenberg who will assume Fellman’s job (now »

- Anne Thompson

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Sue Kroll Named President of Worldwide Distribution at Warner Bros., Dan Fellman Exits

29 July 2015 12:25 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Warner Bros. worldwide marketing and international distribution chief Sue Kroll will take over domestic oversight duties when the studio’s veteran distribution chief Dan Fellman exits at the end of the year, the studio said Wednesday. Kroll will become president of worldwide distribution, adding North America to her portfolio. International distribution chief Veronika Kwan Vandenberg will take over Fellman’s day-to-day responsibilities, continuing to report to Kroll. Her title will be president of domestic and international distribution. The moves consolidate the studio’s domestic and international film distribution into a global function and were announced Wednesday by Kevin Tsujihara, Chairman and CEO, »

- Todd Cunningham

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Sue Kroll Named Worldwide Distribution Chief at Warner Bros.; Vet Dan Fellman Leaving (Exclusive)

29 July 2015 12:06 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

In a key leadership transition, Warner Bros. worldwide marketing and international distribution chief Sue Kroll is expanding her duties, as domestic distribution head Dan Fellman prepares to step down after nearly four decades at the Burbank studio.

Kroll will become president of worldwide distribution, adding North America to her portfolio. As part of the management shift, international distribution chief Veronika Kwan Vandenberg will take over Fellman’s day-to-day responsibilities, continuing to report to Kroll. Her title will be president of worldwide distribution.

Fellman, who will stay on until the end of the year and then consult for the studio and other clients, is widely respected both within the creative and exhibition communities, and is considered an effective broker in the disagreements that periodically flare-up between studios and theater owners over movie terms. He has been with the studio since 1978, overseeing the successful releases of such hits as “The Dark Knight” trilogy, »

- Brent Lang and James Rainey

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Jerry Weintraub Dies: George Clooney, Don Cheadle, Ralph Macchio React

6 July 2015 3:18 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Legendary producer Jerry Weintraub, best know for “The Karate Kid,” “Nashville” and “Ocean’s Eleven” franchise, died on Monday at 77.

The three-time Emmy winner’s most recent project was exec producing the HBO political comedy “The Brink.”

George Clooney was among the actors who paid tribute to his “Ocean’s Eleven” producer.

“In the coming days there will be tributes about our friend Jerry Weintraub. We’ll laugh at his great stories, and applaud his accomplishments,” Clooney said in a statement. “And in the years to come the stories and accomplishments will get better with age, just as Jerry would have wanted it. But not today. Today our friend died. To his family and friends, Amal and I send our love. And to those who didn’t know him we send our deepest sympathy. You would have loved him.”

Clooney’s “Ocean’s Eleven” co-star Don Cheadle also honored the producer. »

- Maane Khatchatourian

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Where Did the Boys of Summer Go for Channing Tatum’s ‘Magic Mike’ Sequel?

6 July 2015 7:09 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The box-office numbers for “Magic Mike Xxl” — which took in $12 million over the weekend — were underwhelming except for one: the audience was 96 percent female. The low-budget Warner Bros. sequel about male strippers featured hunky stars Channing Tatum, Matt BomerJoe Manganiello and Adam Rodriguez doing their groove thing in thongs, so it’s not a shock it played strongly with women — but 96 percent? “The only movie I recall with numbers like that was ‘Sex and the City’,” said Dan Fellman, who heads domestic distribution for Warner Bros., the studio responsible “Xxl” as well as 2008’s Satc release — »

- Todd Cunningham

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‘Magic Mike Xxl’ and ‘Terminator: Genisys’ Light Fuse on July 4 Box Office

29 June 2015 5:55 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

With Paramount’s Arnold Schwarzenegger sci-fi epic “Terminator: Genisys” and Warner Bros.’ male stripper tale “Magic Mike: Xxl” opening Wednesday and holdovers “Jurassic World” and ‘Inside Out” still going strong, there should be plenty of fireworks at the box office over the 4th of July holiday weekend. Think of the four movies as Roman candles — all expected to land in the $50 million range for the five days — with fuses lit at the same time. One will burn a little hotter and faster than the others, and skyrocket higher than the others. “We have a good shot,” said Dan Fellman, »

- Todd Cunningham

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Warner Bros. Pictures Crosses the Billion Dollar Mark at the Domestic Box Office

28 June 2015 7:21 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Breaking an industry record, Warner Bros. Pictures announced on Friday that it expected to exceed $1 billion at the domestic box office, becoming the only studio ever to reach that benchmark 15 years in a row. It is also the fastest the Studio has ever climbed to the billion dollar sum. The announcement was made by Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

The Studio surpasses the billion dollar mark on the strength of a range of films, beginning with the carryover of two blockbuster 2014 releases: Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper (with Village Roadshow Pictures) and Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit: The Battle Of The Five Armies (with New Line Cinema and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures). Warner Bros. has more recently scored major hits with Brad Peyton’s San Andreas (with New Line Cinema), starring Dwayne Johnson and Carla Gugino; George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road (with Village Roadshow Pictures), starring »

- Michelle McCue

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‘San Andreas,’ ‘Mad Max’ Push Warner Bros. Over $1 Billion Mark at Domestic Box Office

26 June 2015 1:49 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Warner Bros. has crossed the $1 billion mark at the domestic box office, the studio announced Friday. The studio now becomes the only one to ever reach that benchmark 15 years in a row. It is also the fastest the studio has ever climbed to the billion dollar sum. The announcement was made by Dan Fellman, president of domestic distribution of Warner Bros. Pictures. The studio surpassed the billion dollar mark on the strength of a range of films, beginning with the carryover of two blockbuster 2014 releases: Clint Eastwood‘s “American Sniper” (with Village Roadshow Pictures) and Peter Jackson‘s “The Hobbit: The Battle. »

- Joe Otterson

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Mad Max: Fury Road Surpasses $300 Million At Worldwide Box Office

7 June 2015 9:21 AM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow PicturesMad Max: Fury Road is continuing to draw moviegoers around the globe, now surpassing $300 million at the worldwide box office. The announcement was made by Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President of International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

Directed, written and produced by George Miller, the feature marks the filmmaker’s return to the post-apocalyptic landscape of his iconic Road Warrior, Max Rockatansky. Domestically, the movie has held firm at the box office since its opening, earning $125.1 million to date.

The widely praised film is also still pulling in big crowds overseas, so far taking in an estimated $177 million at the international box office for a worldwide total of more than $302 million and counting.

Read Tom Stockman’s review Here.

In making the announcement, Fellman said, “‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ has proven to be a hit with followers of »

- Michelle McCue

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Box Office: ‘Spy’ Tops With $30 Million, ‘Entourage’ Cools Off

7 June 2015 7:39 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Melissa McCarthy pushed “Spy” to a $30 million debut in an otherwise lackluster weekend at the box office as summer ticket sales continue to disappoint.

That was on the lower end of projections for the Fox espionage satire, which wraps globe-trotting intrigue in cat sweaters, but it was enough to dislodge last week’s champ, “San Andreas,” from its first place perch. The Warner Bros. disaster movie secured a second place berth with $26.4 million, and has rumbled its way to a domestic total of $99 million in two weeks of release.

Overall, a weekend that saw three box office newcomers failed to generate enough heat to lift ticket sales to year-ago numbers when “Fault in Our Stars” debuted to $48 million. That’s the third straight week of declines, but the streak will likely snap next weekend when “Jurassic World” is projected to roar to more than $100 million.

“I’m still holding out for a record summer, »

- Brent Lang

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‘San Andreas’ Soars to $53.2 Million Opening in U.S.

31 May 2015 7:24 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Dwayne Johnson’s “San Andreas” has delivered a dominating $53.2 million opening weekend at 3,777 U.S. locations, soaring past recent forecasts of a $40 million launch for the Warner Bros.-New Line 3D disaster pic.

San Andreas” took in more than five times the $10 million opening of Sony’s romantic comedy “Aloha,” which arrived at 2,815 sites amid extensive negative buzz  — which overcame the star power of Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone and Rachel McAdams. Sony distribution chief Rory Bruer noted that “Aloha,” launched as a counterprogrammer to “San Andreas,” received a B+ CinemaScore among adults 25-34; the audience was 64%  female with 57% of the audience over 30.

San Andreas” underlines Johnson’s drawing power in the wake of being a key component of Universal’s “Furious 7″ and its $1.5 billion worldwide gross. He’s been front and center in the promotion for “San Andreas,” where he plays a heroic helicopter pilot seeking to rescue his daughter, »

- Dave McNary

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'Mad Max: Fury Road' Director George Miller Teases Sequel

18 May 2015 7:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Fans flocked to theaters this weekend to see "Mad Max: Fury Road," a reboot of the classic apocalyptic action series, dropping a collective $44.4 million at the domestic box office on the long-in-the-works flick. Based on those numbers, it seems that a sequel to the reenergized franchise is a no-brainer, and now, director George Miller himself has stated that audiences will be seeing more "Max" in the future.

Miller, who just joined Twitter this weekend, didn't mince words with his first tweet ever, thanking fans and critics alike for the love, and revealing that a follow-up is indeed in the works. "We had a lot of fun making it..and there's more Max to come," Miller wrote on Sunday evening.

Hello Twitter! Thanks for all the kind words written and said about the film. We had a lot of fun making it..and there's more Max to come.

- George Miller »

- Katie Roberts

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Mad Max: Fury Road Is Number 1 New Release at Worldwide Box Office With $109.4 Million

17 May 2015 12:17 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Riding on rave reviews and huge anticipation around the globe, Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow PicturesMad Max: Fury Road thundered at the worldwide box office with an opening weekend of more than $109.4 million, making it the #1 new release at the global box office.

It is also the biggest opening ever for director George Miller and is already the highest grossing of all the “Mad Max” films. The announcement was made today by Dan Fellman, President of Domestic Distribution, and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President of International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

George Miller’s return to the world of “Mad Max” was a major draw overseas, where it earned an aggregate estimated $65 million in 68 territories on 16,900 screens. It was #1 at the box office in almost 40 territories, including Australia, the birthplace of the post-apocalyptic anti-hero, as well as such key markets as France, Russia, Spain, Italy, Brazil, Korea, all of Scandinavia, »

- Michelle McCue

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‘Pitch Perfect 2′ Box Office: Movies by Women For Women Work

17 May 2015 10:53 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Hollywood got the memo. Women like movies too.

It’s a “duh” moment, but one that took a shockingly long time to arrive. The opening weekend numbers for”Pitch Perfect 2,” which annihilated the competition with a staggering $70 million bow, illustrate the financial power of this frequently ignored consumer group.

“It’s a validation of the fact that if you make movies by women for women starring women they’re going to do well,” said Phil Contrino, vice president and chief analyst at BoxOffice.com.

What makes “Pitch Perfect 2″ something of a rarity is that it not only stars women like Rebel Wilson and Anna Kendrick, but its behind the scenes talent, director Elizabeth Banks and writer Kay Cannon, are also female.

The film’s success over male-dominated “Mad Max: Fury Road” prompted Lynda Obst, the producer of “Sleepless in Seattle,” to engage in a bit of chest thumping on Twitter. »

- Brent Lang

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Box Office: ‘Pitch Perfect 2′ Races Past ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ With Outstanding $70.3 Million

17 May 2015 7:49 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Pitch Perfect 2″ hit all the right notes at the box office, snagging first place on the charts with a smashing $70.3 million debut despite fierce competition from “Mad Max: Fury Road.”

Universal’s acapella sequel earned more in its first weekend than the $65 million that the original “Pitch Perfect” pulled in during its entire North American theatrical run. The only comparable performance is the way that “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me” opened with $54.9 million, more than the $53.9 million that the first spy satire racked up during its domestic engagement.

Like the first “Austin Powers” film, “Pitch Perfect” put up big numbers on home entertainment platforms, allowing people to catch up with a movie they may have missed while it was in theaters. Add to that the ubiquity of the breakout number from the first film, “Cups,” and shows it inspired such as the reality series “Sing it On, »

- Brent Lang

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Joe Wright’s Pan Takes Flight; Moves From Summer To Fall

21 April 2015 7:47 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

Moviegoers will venture to all kinds of exotic locales this summer, from Jurassic World to the post-apocalyptic Australian Outback, but Neverland is no longer on the itinerary. Just four days after unveiling a new trailer, Warner Bros. has announced that it’s shifting Peter Pan origin tale Pan from the competitive summer season to the fall.

The pic, which stars newcomer Levi Miller as the eponymous Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up, was originally set to open July 24th but is now set for October 9th.

Warner Bros. cited the busy summer slate as one reason for the move. Out of all the major studios vying for box office dominance between May and August, Warners will be the most prolific, opening huge titles throughout the summer including Hot Pursuit, Mad Max: Fury Road, San Andreas, Entourage, Max, Magic Mike Xxl, The Gallows, Vacation, The Man From U.N.C.L.E. and Me Before You. »

- Isaac Feldberg

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Warner Bros. Pushes Back 'Pan' For A Fall Release

21 April 2015 6:02 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Warner Bros. Pictures have announced that they have moved director Joe Wright’s action-adventure Pan from a summer July 24th release date to fall October 9th 2015. The press release was announced by President of Domestic Distribution, Dan Fellman, and President of International Distribution, Veronika Kwan Vanderberg.

Fellman said: 

“We wanted to give ‘Pan’ the space to extend its theatrical run, so taking it out of the cluttered summer season made the most sense. Moving the film to the heart of the fall will allow us more time to screen the picture, enabling us to capitalize on what we anticipate will be strong word of mouth.”

Kwan Vanderberg stated:

“Peter Pan is a beloved figure the world over, and the fall corridor is perfect for this epic adventure story that explores the origins of this young hero. In many markets we can take advantage of school holidays that ensure a greater »

- J.B. Casas

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Warner Bros. Pictures Confirms 'Lego Movie' Slate

21 April 2015 6:02 AM, PDT | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Warner Bros. Pictures confirmed their full slate of upcoming Lego-themed films set to release from 2016-2018. The press release was made yesterday by President of Domestic Distribution, Dan Fellman, and President of International Distribution, Veronika Kwan Vanderberg, from Warner Bros. Prictures.

The next Lego-themed film set to open is the untitled Lego Batman spin-off, which is expected to release earlier than expected, with a set date slated for February 10th, 2017. The next Lego spin-off “Ninjago” was set to release seven months later in fall of 2016 before the studio decided to push back the film that is still under development. The LegoNinjago” spin-off is set for a September 22nd, 2017 release date. “The Lego Movie Sequel,” the sequel to the hit “The Lego Movie,” will open one week from its initial release date, which is now slated for a May 18th, 2018 summer release date.

In the press release, Fellman »

- J.B. Casas

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Joe Wright’s Pan Moves To October 9, 2015

20 April 2015 8:25 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Giving both the film and the filmmakers some extra breathing room, Warner Bros. Pictures’ action adventure Pan has been moved from its previous July 24th opening to fall and will begin its global launch with the new domestic release date of October 9, 2015.

The announcement was made today by Dan Fellman, President, Domestic Distribution, and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President, International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

In making the announcement, Fellman said, “We wanted to give ‘Pan’ the space to extend its theatrical run, so taking it out of the cluttered summer season made the most sense. Moving the film to the heart of the fall will allow us more time to screen the picture, enabling us to capitalize on what we anticipate will be strong word of mouth.”

Kwan Vandenberg added, “Peter Pan is a beloved figure the world over, and the fall corridor is perfect for this epic adventure story that »

- Michelle McCue

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The Lego Batman Movie Scheduled For February 10, 2017 Release

20 April 2015 8:08 PM, PDT | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Building a strong slate of animated tentpoles that extends well into 2018, Warner Bros. Pictures today confirmed the release dates of three much-anticipated Lego features. The announcement was made by Dan Fellman, President, Domestic Distribution, and Veronika Kwan Vandenberg, President, International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

The next Lego film to open will be the as-yet-untitled Lego Batman feature, which is coming to theatres earlier than planned, with the global launch starting domestically on February 10, 2017.

Seven months later comes “Ninjago,” which had been slated for release in fall 2016; however the film is still under construction so it is being moved to September 22, 2017 domestically, with international dates to follow.

The Lego Movie Sequel,” the follow-up to the smash hit “The Lego Movie,” is opening one week earlier than originally slated, now being released domestically on May 18, 2018, beginning its worldwide release.

In making the announcement, Fellman stated, “We are very excited about dating our upcoming Lego animated features, »

- Michelle McCue

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