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‘It’ Scene Stealer Sophia Lillis on Creating a Rebellious Beverly With Director Andy Muschietti

‘It’ Scene Stealer Sophia Lillis on Creating a Rebellious Beverly With Director Andy Muschietti
After studying acting for half of her young life, Sophia Lillis is officially breaking big. The teenage talent scored the role of Beverly Marsh in “It” from Andy Muschietti. Though the horror film, based on Stephen King’s 1986 novel of the same name, centers on a group of ragtag pre-teens who take on the demonic clown Pennywise, audiences couldn’t help but be drawn to the grounded Lillis. More than just being the only girl in the group, Lillis stood out for her thoughtful performance as the tomboy who is tormented in her home life just as much as by Pennywise.

Lillis: “In eighth grade, which was around the time I heard about casting for this, I was reading ‘The Shining’ for eighth grade book club. So I knew about Stephen King, but I never really knew how big ‘It’ was. I really enjoyed horror films, and I always wanted to act in one, so hearing
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An ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark’ Movie Is Happening with ‘It’ Screenwriter

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An ‘Are You Afraid of the Dark’ Movie Is Happening with ‘It’ Screenwriter
The dream of the 90s is alive in reboots, and another TV classic is being brought back to life. According to Variety, Paramount Players (a new division of Paramount that focuses on on reviving legacy Viacom properties for contemporary audiences) is moving forward with a movie revival of Are You Afraid of the Dark, with It screenwriter Gary Dauberman set to write the script. While I'm usually very skeptical of reboots and revivals, I have to say, this could actually be great. In case you had forgotten, Are You Afraid of the Dark was really scary (yes, some of …
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'It,' 'Three Billboards,' 'La La Land' Campaigns Win at Clio Entertainment Awards

'It,' 'Three Billboards,' 'La La Land' Campaigns Win at Clio Entertainment Awards
The marketing campaigns for It, La La Land and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri were among the "grand" winners Thursday night at the Clio Entertainment Awards (formerly the Clio Key Art Awards).

The awards, which were handed out at a ceremony held at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in Los Angeles, honor creative communications across the entertainment industry in film, TV, home entertainment and gaming. Jeffrey Tambor hosted the ceremony.

Warner Bros. Pictures' It won the award for best theatrical teaser, while Fox Searchlight's Oscar hopeful Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri won the award for best theatrical trailer....
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Horror Movies Have Grossed Over $1 Billion at the Box Office in 2017

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Horror Movies Have Grossed Over $1 Billion at the Box Office in 2017
For many people on Halloween, going to see a horror movie is a great way to spend the night. But this year, moviegoers have gone to see horror at an unprecedented rate. According to comScore, which tallied the domestic revenue for all horror films that grossed more than $5 million at the box office, the genre has generated approximately $1.1 billion in revenue. This is thanks in large part, of course, to the record $324 million made by “It” over the past eight weeks. But other early-year horror hits like Blumhouse’s “Get Out” and “Split,” which combined to gross $313...
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Paramount Finds ‘Pet Sematary’ Directors (Exclusive)

Paramount Finds ‘Pet Sematary’ Directors (Exclusive)
Following the huge success of summer blockbuster “It,” Paramount is ready to get the gears moving on another Stephen King classic.

Starry Eyes” helmers Kevin Kolsch and Dennis Widmyer have been tapped to direct a “Pet Sematary” remake at the studio.

Lorenzo di Bonaventura is producing the remake to the 1989 horror classic, which was directed by Mary Lambert and written by King, along with Steven Schneider. Matt Greenberg and David Kajganich wrote the script.

The original “Pet Sematary” was based on the King novel, which follows the travails of a family who moves into a new home next to a cemetery endowed with powers that allow the creatures buried in it to come back from the dead.

The original brought in $57 million on an $11 million budget, which led to a less commercially successful 1992 sequel starring Edward Furlong and Anthony Edwards.

Paramount had been ramping up its director search since the success of “It,” with directors
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'Jigsaw' Brings the 'Saw' Franchise Back to the Big Screen as 'Thor: Ragnarok' Debuts Overseas

'Jigsaw' Brings the 'Saw' Franchise Back to the Big Screen as 'Thor: Ragnarok' Debuts Overseas
Over the last couple of years, October hasn't been the haven for horror one would think it would be. This year, however, not only has the year itself been dominated by top quality horror releases, but It got a jump start on the scary season with a September release and October has already had Happy Death Day debut with strong numbers. This weekend, Lionsgate hopes to give the genre another jolt with Jigsaw, which brings the Saw franchise back to the big screen after a seven year hiatus. Additional new releases include George Clooney's Suburbicon and Universal's Thank You for Your Service while Dimension will finally release Amityville: The Awakening after over five years of the film bouncing around the release schedule. Expected to finish #1 this weekend, Lionsgate brings back one of the studio's most iconic characters with Jigsaw. Michael and Peter Spierig (Daybreakers) directed the film, which arrives
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‘It,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Drive Strong Time Warner Quarterly Earnings

‘It,’ ‘Game of Thrones’ Drive Strong Time Warner Quarterly Earnings
The box office success of “It” and water cooler buzz around “Game of Thrones” fueled Time Warner’s quarterly earnings, helping the media conglomerate trounce Wall Street’s expectations. The strong results come as Time Warner is selling itself to At&T for $86 billion.

Revenues at the company behind HBO, CNN, and Warner Bros. jumped 6% to $7.6 billion for the three-month period ending in September. Over the same frame, operating income rose 11% to $2.2 billion and adjusted operating income climbed 13% to $2.3 billion. Earnings per share clocked in at $1.82. Stronger ticket sales and cable subscription increases helped offset declines in television advertising at Time Warner’s Turner division.

It all translated into an impressive quarter for the soon-to-be absorbed-by-a-giant-telecom media player. Analysts were predicting earnings of $1.59 on revenue of $7.39 billion.

Time Warner said it still expects the sale to At&T to close by the end of 2017. It missed an Oct. 22 termination date for the deal, but At&T extended
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Pennywise Isn’t Welcome at Los Angeles Public Schools, as District Continues Its Clown Ban for Halloween

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Pennywise Isn’t Welcome at Los Angeles Public Schools, as District Continues Its Clown Ban for Halloween
They all float down here. Except, apparently, on Los Angeles Unified School District campuses.

For the second year in a row, the LAUSD has banned all clown costumes and masks for Halloween. That includes, of course, what’s expected to be the most popular Halloween costume of the year: Pennywise, from the blockbuster smash thriller “It.”

Clowns are actually having a moment in pop culture, as FX’s hit series “American Horror Story: Cult” is crawling with them. (And, of course, had previously introduced the now-iconic clown Twisty on “American Horror Story: Freak Show.”) Krusty the Clown from “The Simpsons” and Zach Galiafianakis’ Chip Baskets continue on the comedy side.

And even reality competition shows aren’t immune to a little song, a little dance, a little seltzer down your pants, as “Puddles Pity Party” (real name: Mike Geier) was a contender on this year’s “America’s Got Talent.
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Blumhouse's 'Happy Death Day' Debuts with Excellent $26.5 Million

Blumhouse's 'Happy Death Day' Debuts with Excellent $26.5 Million
Universal and Blumhouse score yet again, this time with Happy Death Day. The horror film easily topped the weekend box office, adding to the production house's impressive stable of original horror films including the likes of The Visit, Split and Get Out. At the same time, Blade Runner 2049 dropped over 50% in its second weekend, Stx's The Foreigner topped Mojo's weekend forecast, Open Road's Marshall delivered on expectations and Annapurna's Professor Marston and the Wonder Women crashed and burned. With an estimated $26.5 million, Happy Death Day topped the weekend box office, outperforming the opening weekend for The Visit, which went on to gross $65.2 million in 2015. Based on averages for Blumhouse titles debuting over $20 million, it seems reasonable to expect Happy Death Day to also push toward a $60 million run domestically, especially with Halloween still around the corner. The film scored a "B" CinemaScore from opening day audiences which broke down 54% female vs.
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Blumhouse Makes a Wish for Another #1 Opener with 'Happy Death Day'

Blumhouse Makes a Wish for Another #1 Opener with 'Happy Death Day'
It's been a good year for Blumhouse Productions so far with Get Out and Split delivering impressive returns on minuscule budgets. This weekend their latest, Happy Death Day, hopes to follow suit as it targets a #1 finish, pushing WB's Blade Runner 2049 into runner-up position after just one week in theaters. Additional new releases include Stx's The Foreigner, Annapurna's Professor Marston & the Wonder Women and Open Road's Marshall as there's a little something for everyone in theaters, though it doesn't appear that little something will deliver big numbers at the box office collectively. On the heels of a very strong year so far, Blumhouse brings Happy Death Day to 3,149 theaters nationwide. The film takes the Groundhog Day concept and turns it into a horror film with Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones director, Christopher Landon, at the helm. Industry expectations are for a debut in the mid-teens, though we're anticipating a result just a bit higher.
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WB and New Line's 'It' Propels September 2017 to Record Heights

WB and New Line's 'It' Propels September 2017 to Record Heights
September 2017 saw record returns with calendar grosses topping $695 million, falling just shy of becoming the first September to ever total $700 million at the domestic box office. Leading the way was Warner Bros. and New Line's massive hit It, which delivered record numbers of its own and accounted for over 40% of the month's total gross. September is also the first month since April to show an improvement over the same month in 2016, with September grosses finishing 18.3% higher than 2016. From a yearly stand point, 2017 was pacing 6.3% behind 2016 at the end of August and September grosses helped turn things around somewhat with 2017 pacing 4.6% behind 2016's record year by the end of the month. However, with October already pacing 20.8% behind last year (as of October 9) it's looking like September's gains will be lost throughout the current month, putting additional pressure on final two months of the year to turn the tide.Overall, September 2017 saw calendar grosses reach $696.2 million,
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‘It’ Becomes First Horror Movie to Gross $300 Million in U.S.

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‘It’ Becomes First Horror Movie to Gross $300 Million in U.S.
While the big story at the box office this weekend is “Blade Runner 2049” and its surprising collapse, another Warner Bros. release, “It,” has quietly reached a milestone that few R-rated movies — none of them in the horror genre — have been able to reach: $300 million domestic. The Stephen King adaptation reached this mark in its fifth weekend in theaters, grossing an estimated $9.4 million and pushing its domestic total to $304 million, good enough to put it fifth-best among all 2017 releases. Meanwhile, the worldwide total has reached $600 million, with an international total of $298.8 million. All...
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'Blade Runner 2049' Struggles to $31.5 Million Opening Weekend

'Blade Runner 2049' Struggles to $31.5 Million Opening Weekend
Warner Bros.'s release of Blade Runner 2049 isn't getting October off to the kind of start September saw one month ago. The dystopian sequel, arriving 35 years after the original, crash landed over its three-day opening, falling well below even the most modest of expectations. At the same time, Fox's The Mountain Between Us didn't exactly light the world on fire in its attempt at counter-programming, though it did top Mojo's pre-weekend forecast, while Lionsgate's release of My Little Pony squeaked over Mojo's meager expectations. Meanwhile, Focus's Victoria and Abdul expanded into moderate release and scored solid numbers, and A24's The Florida Project saw strong returns in its limited opening. With an estimated $31.5 million, Blade Runner 2049 finished atop the weekend box office, but fell well below expectations. Entering the weekend the Warner Bros. release, in association with Alcon Entertainment and Sony, was expected to deliver anywhere from $45-
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'Blade Runner 2049' Aims for $50M+ Opening, Hoping for Long Legs Throughout October

'Blade Runner 2049' Aims for $50M+ Opening, Hoping for Long Legs Throughout October
Debuting 35 years after the original, Blade Runner 2049 hopes to get October off to a good start on the heels of record numbers this past September. And while the sci-fi drama is looking for big numbers, Fox is delivering some counter-programming in the survival story The Mountain Between Us, Lionsgate is releasing the animated feature My Little Pony and Focus expands the release of Victoria and Abdul nationwide. Blade Runner 2049 and its reported, $150 million price tag, will debut in 4,058 North American theaters (third widest all-time) this weekend while Sony and partner Alcon Entertainment will deliver the film worldwide. Industry expectations are for a $100 million debut globally, with approximately 50% of that coming from the domestic opening as industry forecasts range from $45-55 million. From a comparison standpoint, focusing on films such as Mad Max: Fury Road and Prometheus make good sense given the 30 years between films in the Mad Max
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Box Office: Tom Cruise’s ‘American Made’ Dead Even With ‘It,’ ‘Kingsman 2’

Box Office: Tom Cruise’s ‘American Made’ Dead Even With ‘It,’ ‘Kingsman 2’
Three films are essentially tied at the top of the weekend box office, as of Sunday morning.

Warner Bros. and New Line’s “It” appears to be back on top with $17.3 million from 3,917 locations. But Universal’s “American Made” and Fox’s “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” are trailing just behind with $17 million each. Since the numbers are so close, some studios are waiting until later in the day to make the official call. Meaning this one likely won’t be settled until Monday morning.

What’s certain is that Sony’s remake of “Flatliners” is coming in below expectations. After getting killed by critics (0% on Rotten Tomatoes) the horror flick is opening to $6.7 million from 2,552 locations.

American Made” stars Tom Cruise as a commercial airline pilot who’s recruited by the CIA to fly reconnaissance missions over South America. A $17 million opening is modest for movie starring Cruise, but the studio is hoping for a long runway
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Weekend #1 Up for Grabs after Record September at the Box Office Comes to an End

Weekend #1 Up for Grabs after Record September at the Box Office Comes to an End
As a record September comes to an end, it's a race for number one with three films separated by a mere $310k. Based on estimates, it's a return to #1 for WB and New Line's It, but hot on its heels is Universal's American Made along with Fox's Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Otherwise, Sony's Flatliners debuted on life support, Novus's Til Death Do Us Part found its way into the top ten and Pure Flix's A Question of Faith finished on the outside looking in. With just over $300k separating number one and number three on this weekend's box office chart, first place currently belongs to WB and New Line's It, which is back on top after last weekend saw the killer clown finish in the runner up position. With an estimated $17.3 million, the record-breaking horror has now topped $291 million domestically and will spend Sunday enjoying its third weekend out of
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‘American Made’ Neck-and-Neck With ‘Kingsman’ and ‘It’ for Weekend Box Office Crown

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‘American Made’ Neck-and-Neck With ‘Kingsman’ and ‘It’ for Weekend Box Office Crown
Universal’s “American Made” is currently in a tight race against “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” and “It” for the top spot at this weekend’s box office. Estimates currently have the R-Rated Tom Cruise crime film making $16.5 million from 3,024 screens this weekend, matching the mid-teens pre-weekend projection from independent trackers. Meanwhile, “Kingsman” is estimated to make virtually the same amount in its second weekend after making $39 million last week, while “It” is just barely behind with a $16.3 million weekend. “It” has now passed “Gravity” to become the highest grossing film released between Labor Day and Halloween. “American Made” has...
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'American Made' and 'Flatliners' Target Spots in the Weekend Box Office Top Five

'American Made' and 'Flatliners' Target Spots in the Weekend Box Office Top Five
As of the end of the day Wednesday, the month-to-date gross is less than $6 million shy of becoming the largest September ever. Much of the month's $620+ million is thanks to the record performance from It, which has grossed over $272 million domestically and $500 million globally. The month should become the largest September ever by the end of day today and this weekend offers one last chance to add to the total with new releases including Tom Cruise's American Made and Sony's Flatliners remake hitting theaters. Mojo's weekend forecast has the top twelve bringing in around $89 million, which would mean the month is likely to finish over $690 million, though just a bit shy of becoming the first September ever to hit $700 million. A pair of holdovers are likely to repeat atop the weekend box office beginning with Fox's Kingsman: The Golden Circle, which should pull in somewhere around $19.5 million, again finishing
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Box-Office Milestone: 'It' Crosses $500M in Global Ticket Sales

Box-Office Milestone: 'It' Crosses $500M in Global Ticket Sales
Director Andy Muschietti's It has crossed the $500 million mark at the worldwide box office in yet another victory for New Line and Warner Bros.

The R-rated horror film achieved the milestone less than a month into its record-shattering run. It, adapted from Stephen King's 1986 novel about a group of kids battling bullies and the demonic Pennywise the Dancing Clown, is bound to be one of the most profitable titles of 2017 after costing a modest $35 million to produce (which doesn't include marketing costs).

"Crossing $500 million is rarified air for any film, but for a horror film...
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‘It’ Tops $500 Million at Worldwide Box Office

‘It’ Tops $500 Million at Worldwide Box Office
Horror blockbuster “It” has turned into a box office monster, crossing the $500 million milestone in worldwide grosses — making it officially the top horror film of all time.

Warner Bros. announced Thursday that “It” has eclipsed the 44-year record belonging to “The Exorcist” as the top grosser among horror films with $441 million. The studio noted that record for “The Exorcist” had been one of the longest-held records in cinema history.

“It” scored the biggest opening weekend ever for a horror film in more than 30 markets, including the U.K., Russia, Brazil, Mexico, and Australia. In 17 of those territories, including the U.K., Russia, and Australia, “It” has already become the top-grossing horror film of all time. The film has plenty of gas in the tank, too, as it has yet to open in Germany, Italy, and Japan.

Domestically, “It” currently stands at $272 million at the U.S. box office as of Sept 27. Top foreign markets are the U
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