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Will ‘Breakthrough’ Continue the Box Office Resurrection of Christian Films?

  • The Wrap
With “Unplanned” still performing well at the box office, the recent hot streak for Christian films could continue with Roxann Dawson’s “Breakthrough,” which is hitting theaters tomorrow ahead of Easter weekend

Breakthrough” tells the story of a married couple (Chrissy Metz and Josh Lucas) who rely on their faith to pull through after their son falls through a frozen lake and ends up in a coma. The film is also a historic one for the film industry, as it will be the first film released by 20th Century Fox under ownership of Disney, which completed its acquisition of the 83-year-old studio last month. It will be one of the final films released through Fox 2000, which Disney is shutting down after it completes the release of its remaining films.

Also Read: 'Shazam!' Still Flies High at Box Office With $25 Million 2nd Weekend

Prior to the completion of last month’s merger with Disney,
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Box-Office Weekend: Shazam! Dominates Again

For the second consecutive week, Shazam! held on tightly to the top spot on the Box-Office Weekend leaderboard. This week, the film’s second in release, the latest film in the DC Extended Universe, added $25.1 million to give it a two-week total of $94.9 million. The Zachary Levi-led film continues to perform will internationally as well, adding $35.9 million to give it a global two-week total of approximately $258.8 million.

The next two films on the countdown are two of the four new entries in the top ten this weekend. The first, the comedy Little, debuted in second place with $15.5 million. The second, the new version of Hellboy, brought in $12 million despite genuinely terrible reviews (the film currently sports a 14% rating on RottenTomatoes). Dropping from second place last weekend is the horror film remake Pet Sematary, which added another $10 million to give it a two-week total of $41.1 million. Just behind that, with
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Box-Office Weekend: Shazam! Makes DC Movies Fun Again

The unbelievable has happened, that is, a film in the DC Extended Universe has proven both critically and commercially popular. Shazam! performed above expectations, delivering a debut opening weekend of $53.5 million. The film, starring Zachary Levi, did well internationally as well, generating approximately $102 million to give it a worldwide opening weekend somewhere south of $160 million.

The horror film remake Pet Sematary debuted just behind Shazam! with $25 million, giving it the second-best performance on opening weekend for a Stephen King movie, just behind It (2017). The live-action version of Dumbo finished in third place with $18.2 million and a two-week total of $76.3 million. Just behind that adorable pachyderm was Jordan Peele’s horror film Us, which added another $13.8 million in its third week of release to bring its total to $152.4 million.

The second super hero—well, super heroine that is—Captain Marvel, raised its five-week total to $374.1 million with $12.7 million over the weekend
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‘Unplanned’ Is A Terrible Film But Its Anti-Woman, Anti-Choice Message Is Truly Harmful

If you slept through most of the fearfully and terribly made Pure Flix propaganda film “Unplanned,” which opened in 1,000 theaters this weekend, regardless of at what point your eyes opened, you’d still awaken mid-lecture about the evils of Planned Parenthood. But “Unplanned” doesn’t limit its non-stop proselytizing to abortion; it’s also clear in its ideas about a woman’s role in the family and in the world, which go hand in hand with its anti-choice themes.

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Box Office Report For March 29-31

Welcome back to the weekly box office report! Each and every Sunday, expect a look at what made the most money in theaters, as well as just how all of the new releases fared. This week, Dumbo crashes the party, while Jordan Peele has his second weekend with Us, which hoped to continue setting some records. Without too much else entering the marketplace, it was a two horse race. How did the pair do? Let us take a look right now at just that… Flying to the top spot this weekend, opening somewhat below expectations, Disney’s latest remake of a cartoon classic in Dumbo. Taking in just $45 million has to be considered a slight disappointment, though Tim Burton’s effort did do enough to capture first place today. How it fares in the weeks to come will determine whether Dumbo is a success or a failure for Disney. Coming
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Disney's 'Dumbo' Flies to #1 While 'Captain Marvel' Nears $1 Billion Worldwide

Disney's 'Dumbo' Flies to #1 While 'Captain Marvel' Nears $1 Billion Worldwide
Disney's Dumbo was unable to reach studio or industry expectations, but still managed a #1 finish, making for the third different #1 film at the domestic weekend box office in as many weeks. Meanwhile holdovers such as Us and Captain Marvel continued their strong performances and Pure Flix's release of the anti-abortion drama Unplanned managed to out-perform expectations and find itself a spot in the top five. With an estimated $45 million, Disney's Dumbo topped the weekend box office though fell short of the studio's $50+ million expectations and well short of what some thought would be a $60+ million debut. While the performance is well ahead of select, recent Disney releases such as Christopher Robin ($24.6m opening), Alice Through the Looking Glass ($26.9m opening) and Pete's Dragon ($21.5m opening), it's well short of films such as Cinderella ($67.9 million opening), which online ticket retailer Fandango.com reported Dumbo was outpacing in advance ticket sales.
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‘Dumbo’ Headed to $47 Million Opening, Below Past Disney Remakes

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‘Dumbo’ Headed to $47 Million Opening, Below Past Disney Remakes
Tim Burton’s remake of “Dumbo” is estimated to open just below Disney’s projections of a $50 million launch. After grossing $15.2 million from 4,259 screens on Friday, the film is now estimated to earn a $47.6 million domestic opening.

By comparison, the 2014 remake of “Cinderella,” which also opened in March, scored an opening weekend of $67 million. “Dumbo” did receive an A- from audiences on CinemaScore, but with a 52 percent Rotten Tomatoes score and 3.5 stars from general audience polls on Postrak, this reported $170 million blockbuster isn’t likely to post much of a profit, especially with “Shazam” entering theaters next weekend as heavy competition for family audiences.

Also Read: 'Dumbo' Film Review: Tim Burton Remake Trips Over Its Own Ears

In second is Universal/Monkeypaw’s “Us,” which is estimated for a second weekend total of $33.5 million. That would be a 53 percent drop from the film’s $71 million opening, which was
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Box Office: ‘Dumbo’ to Outsoar ‘Us’ With $48 Million Opening

  • Variety
Box Office: ‘Dumbo’ to Outsoar ‘Us’ With $48 Million Opening
Tim Burton’s “Dumbo” is flying toward a $48 million opening weekend in North America, while the second session of Jordan Peele’s “Us” should take in about $32 million, early estimates showed on Friday.

Dumbo’s” launch is slightly lower than recent Disney forecasts for the live-action re-imagining of the 1941 animated movie. “Dumbo” earned $2.6 million on Thursday night and is expanding to 4,259 North American venues.

The movie stars Danny DeVito as the owner of a struggling circus who enlists Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell), and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock. The children’s love for the sad-eyed pachyderm helps him fly. Michael Keaton stars as a shady entrepreneur, with Alan Arkin as a Wall Street tycoon and Eva Green as an aerial artist.

Dumbo” is produced by Justin Springer, Ehren Kruger, Katterli Frauenfelder, and Derek Frey.
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‘Dumbo’ Remake Flies to $2.6 Million at Thursday Box Office

Disney’s live-action remake of its animated classic “Dumbo” spread its ears and soared to $2.6 million in its Thursday previews. It opens wide this weekend.

Tim Burton directs the children’s film about the flying baby elephant, and trackers have the film projected to earn between $40-50 million in its opening weekend, with Disney projecting around the $50 million mark.

The figure would be lower than other recent live-action remakes from Disney. “Cinderella” made $2.3 million in its Thursday previews and grossed $67.8 million in its opening weekend in March 2015. Jon Favreau’s “The Jungle Book” earned an even higher $4.2 million ahead of a $103 million opening weekend. For some more recent examples, “Dumbo” is in the range of the third “How to Train Your Dragon” film, which made $3 million ahead of a $55 million opening weekend, and “The Lego Movie 2,” which did $2.1 million on Thursday before opening to $34 million.

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Box Office: Tim Burton’s ‘Dumbo’ Lifts Off With $2.6 Million on Thursday Night

  • Variety
Box Office: Tim Burton’s ‘Dumbo’ Lifts Off With $2.6 Million on Thursday Night
Tim Burton’s “Dumbo” has taken flight with an estimated $2.6 million in North America on Thursday night.

It’s a similar figure to the $3 million earned by “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” during Thursday previews and the $2.1 million gross for “The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.”

Disney expects the live-action re-imagining of its 1941 animated movie to make around $50 million this weekend when it launches in 4,259 North American venues. Should that estimate hold, “Dumbo” will probably nab the No. 1 spot at the domestic box office over the second weekend of Jordan Peele’s horror hit “Us.”

Dumbo” is the latest Disney live-action remake of its animated library, highlighted by “Beauty and the Beast,” which opened with $174 million and went on to gross $1.2 billion worldwide. The studio has two more such reboots coming this summer with Guy Ritchie’s “Aladdin” launching on May 24 and Jon Favreau’s “The Lion King
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‘Unplanned’ Star Ashley Bratcher On Georgia “Heartbeat Bill”: “I’m Incredibly Proud Of My Home State” – Guest Column

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‘Unplanned’ Star Ashley Bratcher On Georgia “Heartbeat Bill”: “I’m Incredibly Proud Of My Home State” – Guest Column
Editors note: Ashley Bratcher, who lives in Georgia, is starring in the Pure Flix movie Unplanned, the story of Planned Parenthood director-turned-anti-abortion activist Abby Johnson that is bowing Friday in 1,006 theaters nationwide. She reached out to Deadline to respond to Alyssa Milano’s guest column earlier this week seeking to draw Hollywood’s attention to Georgia’s “Heartbeat Bill” legislation, which proposes to outlaw abortions once a doctor detects a fetal heartbeat in the womb. Milano urged the film and TV industries, which utilize the Peach State’s expansive tax incentives, to boycott the state if the bill passes. That bill, HB481, is due for a final vote next week, with Gov. Brian Kemp expected to sign it if it gets to his desk.

Dear Alyssa Milano,

Mother to mother, actress to actress, and as a proud Georgian, I’ve got some things to say to you. Hollywood may be
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Disney's 'Dumbo' Looks to Fly to #1 at the Weekend Box Office

Disney's 'Dumbo' Looks to Fly to #1 at the Weekend Box Office
This weekend's release of Disney's live-action re-imagining of Dumbo will serve as the third new #1 in as many weeks at the domestic box office. Right behind it, last weekend's #1 film, Us, and Disney's holdover release of Captain Marvel will continue to perform well, helping deliver a strong March at the domestic box office. Meanwhile, Pure Flix will debut Unplanned and Neon releases Harmony Korine's The Beach Bum, both in over one thousand locations. Looking at a #1 finish is Disney's latest live-action re-imagining of one of their classic animated features in the Tim Burton-directed Dumbo, which takes the 64-minute animated 1941 feature and delivers a nearly two-hour retelling. Disney will debut the film in over 4,200 theaters and forecasting the film's opening weekend performance is not at all clear cut. The studio is anticipating a $50+ million debut while other sources are suggesting a debut close to $60-65 million. The critical response
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