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Free hot dog offered with a ticket to "Sausage Party"
Regal Cinemas is offering a voucher for a free hot dog to everyone who buys a ticket to "Sausage Party." CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Theatergoers have a chance to get free food the next time they see the summer's hit R-rated comedy "Sausage Party." In what is likely an attempt to boost lagging ticket sales, Regal Cinemas is offering a hot dog voucher to everyone who buys a ticket to see the raunchy farce about anthropomorphic foodstuffs between Friday and Sunday. Northeast Ohio has eight Regal Cinemas theaters located in Willoughby, Richmond Heights, Middleburg Heights, North Olmsted, Westlake, Medina, Hudson and Akron. Sausage Party has made more than $100 million at the box office so far -- against a modest $19 million budget -- but tickets sales have fallen off since its August 12 premiere. It brought in a pedestrian $5.2 million in ticket sales last weekend, finishing fifth behind "Don't Breathe," "Suicide Squad," "Kubo and the Two Strings," and "Pete's Dragon."
21 points by The Plain Dealer | Cuyahoga County Ohio Cities in Ohio Movie theater Greater Cleveland Box office Akron Ohio Brook Park Ohio Ticket
Disproving the 'black films don't travel' Hollywood myth
On his way to winning a best picture Oscar for “Moonlight,” a film made for a minuscule $1.5 million, writer-director Barry Jenkins took time between awards-season red carpet appearances for a six-city European promotion tour. It was time well spent. “Moonlight,” about a poor black boy living in...
-1 points by Los Angeles Times | Film Movie theater Film distributor Film theory Movie studio Film criticism Horror film Box office
11 global hits that busted the myth that black films don't travel
In Hollywood, just four words are needed to end the prospects of a film with a predominantly African American cast: Black films don’t travel. Such a mantra has dead-ended countless scripts and limited diversity on and behind screens. The belief is that films with black casts will be seen only by...
2 points by Los Angeles Times | Box office Film Box Office Mojo African American Movie theater Black people Film theory Film criticism
Get tickets for Detroit '67 riot documentary
Detroiters' home movies provide the spine of the film, which opens Freep Film Festival on March 30 at the Fillmore.        
1047 points by Detroit Free Press | Film Movie theater Detroit Detroit Free Press Super 8 mm film Box office 1967 Home movies
Teresa Villaverde – Portuguese Filmmakers Are Experts in Making Omelettes without Eggs
50-year old female helmer Teresa Villaverde is one of Portugal’s best-known directors, whose recent films,  produced at four-to-five year intervals, have premiered in either Berlin or Cannes. “Colo”– her first feature since 2011’s “Swan” – plays in Berlin competition. A total of nine Portuguese shorts and feature films, including co-productions, are screening at this year’s... Read more »
95 points by Variety | Film Movie theater Feature film Portugal Film director Box office Movie projector Animated cartoon
'Lego Batman Movie' tops 'Fifty Shades Darker' at the box office as 'John Wick 2' kills
Goofy superhero kids’ toys beat kinky whips and bondage at movie theaters this weekend as “The Lego Batman Movie” topped “Fifty Shades Darker” for the No. 1 spot at the domestic box office. Warner Bros.’ new “Lego Movie” spinoff grossed $55.6 million in the U.S. and Canada from Friday through Sunday,...
322 points by Los Angeles Times | Warner Bros. Universal Studios Lego M. Night Shyamalan Box office Film Movie theater Sunday
Box Office: ‘Lego Batman Movie’ Tops ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ With $55.6 Million
Costumed avengers, a billionaire with a kinky side, and a brutally efficient hit man proved to be just the tonic for an ailing domestic box office. “The Lego Batman Movie” bested “Fifty Shades Darker” at the multiplexes over the weekend, earning a robust $55.6 million to capture first place. “Fifty Shades Darker,” the sequel to... Read more »
4145 points by Variety | Lego Film Warner Bros. Animation Persistence of vision Zoetrope Box office Stop motion
Berlinale: Studiocanal Germany Sets Sebastian Schipper’s ‘Caravan,’ Lars Kraume’s ‘The Silent Revolution’ (EXCLUSIVE)
BERLIN — Launching Liam Neeson’s  “Hard Powder” at Berlin’s European Film Market, Vivendi’s European film-TV group Studiocanal is set to produce, distribute and sell two new German projects: “Caravan,” Sebastian Schipper’s follow-up to “Victoria,” and “The Silent Revolution,” from Lars Kraume whose “The People vs. Fritz Bauer” was a Cohen Media Group pick-up for North... Read more »
7 points by Variety | Germany Film East Germany West Germany Box office European Union Berlin Willy Brandt
Box office: 'Fifty Shades Darker' triumphs on Friday; 'The Lego Batman Movie' set to win weekend
Three much anticipated and very different sequels landed in theaters this weekend, with “The Lego Batman Movie,” “Fifty Shades Darker” and “John Wick: Chapter 2” in a three-way race for audience attention. Though the family-friendly “Lego Batman” is still on track to win the weekend, on Friday...
92 points by Los Angeles Times | Film Keanu Reeves Zach Galifianakis Box office Saturday Weekend La La Land Sequel
War Memorial, Emagine team up to open cinema
The Patriot Cinema will show first-run and art house films when it opens in December.        
670 points by Detroit Free Press | Film Movie theater Movie studio Grosse Pointe Film distributor Ticket Movie projector Box office
‘Split’ tops ‘Rings’ to hold lead at box office with $14.6M
It was a squeaker, but Universal’s “Split” has edged past Paramount’s “Rings” to narrowly claim victory at the domestic box office. The low-budget thriller retained its first place position for the third consecutive weekend, earning $14.6 million.
1 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Academy Award for Best Picture M. Night Shyamalan Film Venture capital Box office La La Land La La
Box Office: ‘Split’ Tops ‘Rings,’ As ‘Space Between Us’ Bombs
It was a squeaker, but Universal’s “Split” has edged past Paramount’s “Rings” to narrowly claim victory at the domestic box office. The low-budget thriller retained its first place position for the third consecutive weekend, earning $14.6 million. So far, “Split,” the story of a man with multiple personalities, has made $98.7 million stateside on a... Read more »
396 points by Variety | Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Academy Award for Best Picture M. Night Shyamalan Film Venture capital Box office La La Land La La
Maxwell and Mary J. Blige team for tour that will play Atlanta this fall

114 points by Atlanta Journal Constitution | Mary J. Blige Box office Movie theater Mary Rodney Jerkins 15 Tickets Queen of Hearts
American Humane: Third-party report clears 'A Dog's Purpose'
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Leaked video showing a frightened dog being forced into churning water during filming of "A Dog's Purpose" was misleadingly edited and the German shepherd was unharmed, according to third-party findings released by American Humane, the group…
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Film Movie theater Warner Bros. Box office
‘Wedding Party’ Fuels Record Nigerian Box Office Despite Ailing Economy
Security fears, a lingering recession, and continuing uncertainty surrounding a stalled reform agenda have made for tough times in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation and second-largest economy. Across the country, consumers have felt the pinch as the currency has lost more than 50% of its value in the past year. But while it might hardly... Read more »
167 points by Variety | Film Nigeria Movie theater Cinema of Nigeria Box office Economy of Nigeria West Africa Film director
‘Madame Bovary’ Release Exposes Rivalry Between China’s Huayi and Wanda
Which is bigger: China’s largest cinema chain or the country’s most consistently successful film director? The question is being asked as Feng Xiaogang, director of “Aftershock” and “Back to 1942,” and Wanda Cinema Line tussled Friday over the release of Feng’s latest movie “I Am Not Madame Bovary.” The film, which debuted in Toronto and... Read more »
20 points by Variety | Film Film director Movie theater Rouen Madame Bovary Feng Xiaogang Box office Gustave Flaubert
Chinese-language films soar over national Mid-Autumn Festival holiday
The film “A Chinese Odyssey: Part Three” topped China’s box office last week, grossing $37.7 million in its opening five days.  The Chinese-Hong Kong fantasy-comedy film, directed by Jeffrey Lau, grossed $6.26 million on its first day, Sept. 14, according to data from film industry consulting firm...
4 points by Los Angeles Times | Film Hong Kong Movie theater Chinese language China Standard Mandarin Han Chinese Box office
Toronto Festival: Canada Strikes Co-Prod Treaty With Booming New Zealand
Canada and New Zealand today signed a co-production treaty that will allow enhanced film and TV industry cooperation between the two English-speaking territories. The pact comes at a time when New Zealand’s film productions are having an outstanding year at the local box office and abroad. The treaty was signed on the margins of the... Read more »
475 points by Variety | Film Movie theater Box office New Zealand Toronto International Film Festival Treaty of Waitangi Film festival Treaty
China’s Perfect World Buys Antaeus Cinema Chain
Perfect World, the Chinese entertainment group that is co-investor in Universal’s Hollywood slate, is to acquire Antaeus Cinema Line, one of China’s middle sized movie theater operators. The move is Perfect World’s first move into the exhibition sector. The Shenzhen-listed company is a leading player in online games and is in the process of scaling... Read more »
22 points by Variety | Film Movie theater Warner Bros. Movie studio Ticket Box office Film distributor National Association of Theatre Owners
Phantom of the Opera cancellation at DCPA blamed on technical issues
According to the DCPA, "technical difficulties involving the automation of the main set structure" led to the show being canceled.
21 points by The Denver Post | Performing arts Music Opera Movie theater Boulder Colorado Box office Tickets Performance