The worldwide launch of Bullet Train across 58 markets topped the global box office chart and many local ones this past weekend, but the continued success of local titles finding space in a quieter global release schedule grabbed the headlines, according to the latest report from the London-based analytics firm Gower Street. The report goes on to say that the challenge for exhibitors is how to sustain this momentum with an upcoming slate of films that don’t appear to be as strong as the summer films have proven to be.
For Marvel Studios’ latest episodic series, Ms. Marvel, the production faced an interesting, and somewhat rare challenge. Unlike some of the characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe that are firmly established through decades of exposure, the titular character in the Disney+ exclusive series is a relatively new creation. That gave the production a little more flexibility when adapting her powers and allowed the showrunners to work with Oscar and Emmy-winning visual effects studio, Digital Domain, to reinvent Ms. Marvel’s powers for a new audience
Rising Sun Pictures’ latest collaboration with Marvel Studios is its most expansive in scope and visually stunning. The studio delivered more than 300 visual effects shots for the studio’s new blockbuster hit, Thor: Love and Thunder, directed by Taika Waititi, including its sensational opening, and closing scenes.
The Backlot Cinema in Blackpool, England, will be the anchor tenant of the Phase 2 extension of Houndshill Shopping Centre, an indoor shopping mall in the heart of the town. The theatre will have nine screens with a total of 850 luxury seats.
PVR Cinemas has announced its latest innovation in the in-cinema advertising space since its come-back after the pandemic by introducing 270-degree on-screen experiential cinema advertising to drive higher excitement for brands. Leading car manufacturer Maruti Suzuki is the first advertiser to use this platform to launch its new 2022 Maruti Suzuki Brezza.
Flowing with Fire, a new 360-degree documentary short from director Michael Gabriele and Chicago production company Daily Planet, centers on a group of Los Angeles-area artists who engage in what has been called “a hypnotic form of dance combined with pyrotechnics.”
The United Arab Emirates' Media Regulatory Office has announced that new movies will be released in cinemas there without any censorship. The move comes in the wake of the UAE’s decision last month to ban Disney Pixar's Lightyear based on what it said was "a violation of the country's media content standards." The animated film depicts a romantic kiss between two female characters.
This coming Friday, July 22, the Austin, Texas based cinema-eatery Alamo Drafthouse Cinemas will open its newest theatre in the New York borough of Staten Island. During a soft opening period running through July 27, guests will receive discounts on food and soft drinks while the staff trains and gets up to speed.
[Editor’s Note: Jeroen Hendriks served as digital imaging technician on the feature film Where the Crawdads Sing, which opened in theatres this past weekend. Here, in his own words, are his thoughts about the project.] After having positive experiences using Sony’s OLED monitors for years, I chose their PVM-X2400 24-inch 4K high dynamic range monitor for use on my latest project Where the Crawdads Sing, based on the best-selling novel.
After 30 months of planning and construction, S&B Cinemas has opened Avenue Cinema Minehead, the company’s third theatre.