THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN A REALLY WEAK-END FOR TICKET SALES WITHOUT DISNEY/MARVEL"S BOXOFFICE SLUGGER "SHANG-CHI AND THE TALE OF THE 10 RINGS." WEEKEND BREAK 3 SAW "SHANG-CHI" GET IN TOUCH WITH $21M+, HOLDING EXTREMELY WELL GIVES THANKS TO NO DAY & DAY STREAMING. 2 LARGE LAUNCH NEWBIES CAME NEAR BAT & STRUCK OUT. POWERED BY PG-13 ACTIVITY JOURNEY DREAM "SHANG-CHI," OVERALL INDUSTRY, PER COMSCORE, WAS $47.3 M, OFF 22.1% VS. $60.7 M PRIOR WEEKEND BREAK. COMSCORE PUTS YEAR-TO-DATE AT $2.362 B, UP 16.3% FROM $2.030 B IN 2020 ... WB"S PG-13 CLINT EASTWOOD WESTERN "CRY MACHO" OPENED UP THIRD TO $4.5 M AT 3,967 PLACES ($1,138). EXHIBITORS WERE EXPECTING MODERATE $7-9M. FRONT RUNNER TRACKING RATINGS WERE METHOD LOW FOR -25 M & -25 F WHILE +25 M AMOUNTED TO STANDARD & +25 F WERE ONE POINT UNDER STANDARD. ROTTEN TOMATOES: 52% ROTTEN FROM CRITICS & 64% FROM TARGET MARKETS. DIDN"T ASSISTANCE THAT "CRY"S" STREAMING DAY & DAY ON HBO MAX IN WHICH IT CONTAINER BE SEEN FOR NO ADDITIONAL COST BY CORE TARGET MARKET OF OLDER ADULTS THAT ARE LAST DEMONSTRATION GOING BACK TO CINEMAS ... DISNEY/20TH"S PG-13 ACTIVITY EXPERIENCE FUNNY HIT "FREE MAN" SLIPPED BY "CRY" FOR SECONDLY LOCATION IN ITS SIXTH WEEKEND BREAK WITH $5.2 M-- AN AMAZING DECLINES OF SIMPLY 7%-- AT 3,288 THEATERS ($1,582). "FG"S" EXCELLENT LEGS ARE ANOTHER PERSON FINE EXAMPLE OF HOW WELL SHOOTS CANISTER DO THEATRICALLY IF THEY DON"T GET HERE STREAMING DAY & DAY. CUMES: $108.6 M/DOM + $189.7 M/INT = $298.3 M/WW ... OPEN ROAD/BRIARCLIFF"S R RANKED ACTIVITY CRIMINAL OFFENSE THRILLER "COPSHOP" STARTED DISTANT SIXTH WITH $2.3 M AT 3,005 THEATERS ($769). THAT"S IN ACCORDANCE WITH EXHIBITOR PROJECTIONS OF $2-4M. ROTTEN TOMATOES: 80% FRESH FROM CRITICS & 72% FROM TARGET MARKETS ... WB HAD FAR BETTER GOOD LUCK GLOBALLY WITH "DUNE" THAN IT DID LOCALLY WITH "CRY." EARLY INT LAUNCH OF LEGENDARY ENJOYMENT"S PG-13 SCI-FI JOURNEY "DUNE" WAS EXTREMELY MOTIVATING, INDICATING GLOBAL BOXOFFICE SUCCESS. "DUNE" ENDED UP BEING LIKELY OSCAR BEST PHOTO COMPETITOR AFTER OPENING NIGHT AT VENICE MOVIE EVENT TO 7 MIN STANDING OVATION & SPLIT SECOND AWARDS BUZZ. WB TURNED OUT "DUNE" TODAY IN 24 TRICK INTERNATIONAL TERRITORIES-- INCLUDING FRANCE, GERMANY, ITALY, SPAIN & RUSSIA-- TO $36.8 M, PER COMSCORE. MEDIA EXPECTATIONS FOR MID-$20M LAUNCH. OPENS UP LOCALLY 10/22 IN THEATRES + DAY & DAY ON HBO MAX ..."DUNE" WAS INELIGIBLE FOR INDIVIDUALS"S OPTION HONOR AT 46TH YEARLY TORONTO INTERNATIONAL MOVIE EVENT (TIFF) SINCE SUPERVISOR DENIS VILLENEUVE WOULDN"T ACCEPT DISPLAY IT DIGITALLY, AS REQUIRED, ALONG WITH ITS IN-THEATRE SHOWINGS. EVEN IF HE HAD, "DUNE" WOULDN"T HAVE RECEIVED PCA BECAUSE IT WASN"T AN AUTHORITIES CHOICE. SAME HELD TRUE OF NEON"S PRINCESS DIANA ROMANTIC BIO-DRAMA "SPENCER" & EMPHASIS QUALITY" SECRET "LAST EVENING IN SOHO." BOTH ARE MOST LIKELY OSCAR CHALLENGERS FOR IDEAL IMAGE + VARIOUS OTHER PRIME RACES, BUT DID NOT DISPLAY DIGITALLY AT TIFF. "SPENCER" ALSO PLAYED OUT OF COMPETITORS, BUT "SOHO" WAS AUTHORITIES OPTION. ...
TIFF"S 2021 PCA CHAMPION, EMPHASIS QUALITY" BLACK & WHITE DRAMATIZATION "BELFAST," ROUTED BY KENNETH BRANAGH, WIDENS 11/12. MUST TAKE ADVANTAGE OF TIFF KUDOS AS OSCAR RACE WARMS UP. IN 2015, SEARCHLIGHT"S DRAMATIZATION "NOMADLAND" WON PCA & INJURY UP TAKING HOUSE 3 OSCARS, INCLUDING BEST PHOTO. LAST 8 PCA CHAMPIONS ALL OBTAINED IDEAL PHOTO OSCAR NOMS ...