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The Boxoffice Podcast is your #1 resource for news and analysis about movies and the movie business. We'll be your guide through these evolving and sometimes disruptive times. While breaking down film headlines, exploring box office results, and chatting with studio & cinema executives, we'll discuss all aspects of movies and entertainment. By movie lovers for movie lovers!

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    SCREAM Filmmakers on the Latest Installment of the Horror Franchise

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 38:37

    In this week's episode of The Boxoffice Podcast, Daniel Loria and Rebecca Pahle go over the latest updates at the box office, schedule changes, and M&A updates. The co-hosts also explore the declining cultural relevance of the Golden Globes—and its potential impact to film culture.In the feature segment, Daniel talks to Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett, and Chad Villella, who form the filmmaking team known as Radio Silence, responsible for bringing the latest installment of the SCREAM franchise to the big screen. The Radio Silence team provides spoiler-free commentary on their approach to the film, the legacy of Wes Craven, and their personal ties to Scream and the horror genre.Give us your feedback on our podcast by accessing this survey: https://forms.gle/CcuvaXCEpgPLQ6d18 Show Notes: Weekend Boxoffice Recap The Next Big Thing: The Rise of Cinema Entertainment Centers EVO Acquires Showbiz Cinemas What to Listen For 00:00 Intro 01:05 Weekend feels in NYC 02:30 Update on closures for Canadian cinemas 04:03 Spider-Man: No Way Home reaches $1.5B globally 06:06 Turning Red will go straight to streaming 10:20 EVO Entertainment acquires ShowBiz Cinemas 12:07 What happened at the Golden Globes this weekend 19:23 Scream script reading, plot reveal 22:45 The pressure of creating the next Scream movie 24:43 “Does this feel like a Scream movie?” 28:41 Where are we with thriller horror movies? 31:09 Coming out days before the 25th anniversary of the original film 35:39 Which Scream movie did you first watch?

    2022 Box Office Preview and Interview with Cinemark's Mark Zoradi

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 37:12

    In this week's episode of The Boxoffice Podcast, Daniel Loria and Rebecca Pahle preview the biggest movies scheduled to be released in 2022, providing a quarterly breakdown of what you can expect at theaters throughout the year. In the feature segment, Rebecca talks to Mark Zoradi, the outgoing Cinemark CEO, about the theater chain's experience in adapting to the challenges of the pandemic.Give us your feedback on our podcast by accessing this survey: https://forms.gle/CcuvaXCEpgPLQ6d18 What to Listen For 00:00 Intro 01:43 Traditional food for the new year 03:05 Spider-Man No Way Home becomes Sony's highest grossing of all time 04:15 Forecast for Scream's debut next weekend 05:27 Will Uncharted perform well in theaters? 08:28 New titles to look forward to in March 14:11 Optimism for Q2 film releases 17:20 Summer also has a strong film lineup 18:55 4th quarter title offers 27:09 Exclusive theatrical window significantly reduces piracy 30:03 Tying gaming into the theatrical world 32:16 Status of recovery progress in Latin America 33:31 Putting emphasis on data and consumer loyalty 35:35 Staying in the market more strategically

    2021 Year in Review: The Biggest Stories, Surprises, and Disappointments at the Movies

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 34:17

    In this week's episode of The Boxoffice Podcast, Daniel Loria & Rebecca Pahle wrap up the biggest stories, surprises, and disappointments from an eventful 2021 in theatrical exhibition. Daniel and Rebecca also recap a busy Christmas weekend at the box office—with Spider-Man: No Way Home crossing $1 billion in ticket sales and Sing 2 upsetting The Matrix: Resurrections for second place in North America. Give us your feedback on our podcast by filling out this survey: https://forms.gle/CcuvaXCEpgPLQ6d18 Episode Resources Spider-Man: No Way Home Becomes First $1 Billion Film of the Pandemic WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Spider-Man: No Way Home Swings to $81.5M 3-Day/$138.7M 5-Day, Crosses $1B Worldwide; Sing 2 ($23.8M/$41M) Tops The Matrix Resurrections ($12M/$22.5M) for 2nd Place What to Listen For 00:00 Introduction 01:51 Recent closures & restrictions around the world and what the stats are saying 07:03 Why Spider-Man & Matrix felt new this time around VS previous titles of 2020 11:55 Rebecca & Daniel's favorite movies they watched in 2021 17:37 Recapping the landmark releases of 2021 19:46 Biggest movie disappointments of 2021 21:15 Reminiscing on the biggest plot-twists in the cinema industry this past year

    Christmas Box Office Preview & Indie Focus with Greg Laemmle

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 35:42

    In this week's episode of The Boxoffice Podcast, Daniel Loria, Rebecca Pahle, and Shawn Robbins discuss the historic opening weekend for Spider-Man: No Way Home, what we can expect from the Christmas box office, as well as new releases like Sing 2 and The Matrix Resurrections. In our feature segment Rebecca Pahle interviews Greg Laemmle, president of Laemmle Theaters, a Southern California-based chain of independent cinemas that has been around since the 1930's. Greg shares how they've been able to adapt through the years, and what changes he thinks we can expect in the near future.Give us your feedback on our podcast by filling out this survey: https://forms.gle/CcuvaXCEpgPLQ6d18 Episode Resources: Omicron Introduces New Wave of Restrictions for Cinemas Across Several Markets Weekend Box Office Forecast: Spider-Man: No Way Home Aims for Possible $100M+ 2nd Frame as Sing 2 Tracks to Upset The Matrix Resurrections as Top Christmas Debut What to Listen For 00:00 Intro 01:58 Spider-Man: No Way Home opens to $260m domestically, what does this mean for the industry? 08:12 How Spider-Man: No Way Home is a reflection of Sony's commitment to theatrical distribution & exhibition despite new restrictions around the world 12:12 Update on the Cineworld & Cineplex legal situation 14:01 A new law was passed in NYC requiring cinemas to have open caption showtimes in at least 25% of their screenings for any title that runs in cinemas 15:02 What's coming up for the Christmas box office & what you can expect 20:14 Rebecca's interview with Greg Laemmle

    Spider-Man No Way Home Swings into Theaters to Save the Holiday Movie Season

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 37:28

    In this week's episode of The Boxoffice Podcast, Russ Fischer, Daniel Loria, and Shawn Robbins discuss their outlook for Spider-Man No Way Home's box office debut. The trio also looks at other releases in theaters this weekend, including Guillermo Del Toro's Nightmare Alley, and breaks down the underwhelming performance of Steven Spielberg's West Side Story at the box office. In the feature segment, Daniel Loria speaks to Cheryl Wannell, the Chief Executive Officer at SAWA - Global Cinema Advertising, about the organization's efforts during the pandemic to help its members across the sector to get back on track and bring major advertisers back to the pre-show. Give us your feedback on our podcast by accessing this survey: https://forms.gle/CcuvaXCEpgPLQ6d18 Episode Resources: SAWA Spider-Man: A Box Office History What to Listen For 00:00 Intro 01:16 Spider-Man No Way Home is not slowing down 04:44 The evolution of Spider-Man in theaters 07:36 Box office forecast for Spider-Man No Way Home 11:00 A new era of superhero franchise 12:30 Guillermo del Toro's Nightmare Alley 16:17 West Side Story opens to $10.5M  19:26 Additional box office numbers this week 25:43 Cinema advertising has been a bumpy road for recovery 28:12 Where is cinema advertising in 2021? 29:57 Stories of resiliency and innovation 31:09 SAWA's global efforts to help drive cinema advertising 35:02 Are we at a 2019 box office level?

    Red Rocket Director Sean Baker on His New Film and The Importance of Theatrical Exclusivity for Specialty Film

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 32:16

    In this week's episode of The Boxoffice Podcast, Rebecca Pahle and Jesse Rifkin discuss a quiet post-Thanksgiving weekend, which saw Disney's Encanto maintain its top placement amid a slate of specialty releases. In the feature segment, Daniel Loria speaks to director Sean Baker about his latest film, Red Rocket, a dark comedy film that follows the life of a washout porn star and his ticket back into the porn industry through an intrigued teenage girl.Give us your feedback on our podcast by accessing this survey: https://forms.gle/CcuvaXCEpgPLQ6d18 Episode Resources:Encanto Remains No. 1 w/ $12.7M Over Slow Post-Thanksgiving FrameWhat to Listen For 00:00 Intro 01:01 Special screenings for West Side Story and The Tragedy of Macbeth 02:38 Encanto maintained its top spot 07:03 Funaimation's Sword Art Online Progressive debuts at the tenth spot  10:13 New specialty titles  13:06 Awards season 15:27 Red Rocket is a dark comedy film 17:12 When was Red Rocket conceptualized? 21:37 A realistic teenager intrigued by the idea of prostitution 26:29 Is there a parallel between the adult industry and theatrical distribution 29:58 Helping films to find their own audience 31:34 Releasing a dark comedy film during the recovery period

    Spider-Man Predictions and an Interview with Will Rogers' Incoming President Heather Morgan

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 37:06

    In this week's episode of The Boxoffice Podcast, Daniel Loria, Rebecca Pahle, and Shawn Robbins discuss Spider-Man: No Way Home's pre-sales numbers and its positively looking box office debut predictions. In the feature segment, Pahle speaks with Heather Morgan, who as of January 1, 2022 will become the first female president of the Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation. She speaks about her own personal relationship with moviegoing and the future evolution of Will Rogers.Give us your feedback on our podcast by accessing this survey: https://forms.gle/CcuvaXCEpgPLQ6d18 What to Listen For 00:00 Intro 02:18 Spider-Man: No Way Home pre sales tickets 04:25 It's time for a  pre-debut forecast 06:59 Potential of Spider-Man for holiday moviegoing 08:26 Macro figures from the the Thanksgiving weekend 09:53 Encanto's international numbers 11:44 Are family audiences finally coming back to theaters? 14:41 Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City opened to the low expectation side 19:11 The Will Rogers Pioneers Assistance Fund 21:37 Putting together the executive board  23:41 Financial literacy and money management 26:30 Background with volunteering and charitable work 28:28 Growing up, what's the nearest theater? 31:52 Staying on the right strategic course 34:09 All businesses need an effective marketing

    INDIE FOCUS: State of the Art House 2021, Presented by Spotlight Cinema Networks

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 46:59

    In this week's episode of The Boxoffice Podcast, Daniel Loria, Rebecca Pahle, and Shawn Robbins discuss weekend box office numbers and predictions for the Thanksgiving weekend's new titles.In this week's Indie Focus feature, Rebecca and Daniel present some of the key insights from Boxoffice LIVE Sessions' State of the Art House webinar, featuring expertise from Paul Serwitz (President and COO, Landmark Theatres), Tori Baker (President & CEO, Salt Lake Film Society), Dylan Skolnick (Co-Director, Cinema Arts Centre), Barbara Twist (Director of Partnerships, Vidiots Foundation), and Barak Epstein (President, Aviation Cinemas / Texas Theatre).Give us your feedback on our podcast by accessing this survey: https://forms.gle/CcuvaXCEpgPLQ6d18 Episode Resources: FULL VIDEO: Boxoffice LIVE Sessions - State of the Art House 2021 Thanksgiving Box Office Forecast: Will Holiday Moviegoers Feast On Encanto, Ghostbusters: Afterlife, House of Gucci, and Resident Evil?   Cinematic Enchantment: Disney Reunites with Lin-Manual Miranda for Animated Musical Encanto   Interview with Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City Writer-Director Johannes Roberts Ryusuke Hamaguchi on Adapting Haruki Murakami's Drive My Car   Weekend Box Office Recap: Ghostbusters: Afterlife Opens to $44M  Interview with Ghostbusters: Afterlife Director Jason Reitman No Time to Die Becomes Top Studio Title of 2020-2021 at the Global Box Office This Week on the Box Office Podcast: L.A.'s Iconic Vidiots Plans Its Return In Late 2021 This Week on The Boxoffice Podcast: Sundance at the Art House with The Texas Theatre Paul Serwitz on the Reopening of NYC Cinemas Art Houses Fight On: Salt Lake Film Society Launches @homeArts What to Listen For 00:00 Intro 03:42 Ghostbusters Afterlife opens to $44M domestically 06:12 King Richard debuts at $5.7M 08:17 No Time to Die remains theatrically exclusive 11:16 Latest weekend box office titles 14:28 What to expect during the Thanksgiving weekend? 15:18 Expectations for House of Gucci 18:30 Resident Evil: Welcome to the Raccoon City 21:15 Arthouse theaters stay innovative throughout the pandemic 23:12 Drivers that lead audiences back into theaters 26:25 Title availability compromises the theatrical business 29:00 Netflix and Amazon's pull on high quality films 31:13 Streaming is a way to gauge what content works 35:00 Marketing arthouses make for a title 37:47 Streamers are not targeting box office numbers 42:39 Creating a welcoming atmosphere for different communities 44:58 There's still a great need to diversify the audience

    UK's This Way Up Conference Targets Independent Exhibitors

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 28:07

    In this week's episode of The Boxoffice Podcast, Daniel Loria and Jesse Rifkin discuss the weekend's box office results and the biggest headlines from the movie theater industry. Cineworld shows signs of recovery as Cinemark registers its best performance for a Netflix title at the box office in their circuit. In the feature segment, Rebecca talks to Film Hub NI Manager Hugh Odling Smee about the upcoming This Way Up Conference 2021 and the UK film industry's tremendous effort to bring independent cinemas together to discuss relevant topics including accessibility, diversity, and inclusion. Give us your feedback on our podcast by accessing this survey: https://forms.gle/CcuvaXCEpgPLQ6d18 Episode Resources: THIS WAY UP Event Registration Cineworld Returns to Profitability in October Red Notice Becomes Cinemark's Highest-Earning Netflix Title Heather Morgan Named New President of Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Sponsor: Boost your cinema What to Listen For 00:00 Intro 02:12 Cineworld exceeds its 2019 figures 03:26 Cinemark's best performing Netflix title, Red Notice 05:37 Will Rogers' names its first female president 06:23 Eternals stays on the top spot in its second week 08:43 New title releases this weekend 10:52 Upcoming film releases next week 14:14 Bringing independent cinemas together to discuss multiple issues 16:55 Huge focus on film criticism  20:16 The issue on accessibility 23:15 Awareness around being more transparent about the industry's best practices 26:24 Diversity and inclusion is a work on progress for many organizations 27:08 Online and offline access to the TWU Conference 2021

    Eternals Debuts in the Top Spot, CEO Ted Croft on the Continuing Story of Studio Movie Grill

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 32:50

    In this week's episode of The Boxoffice Podcast, co-hosts Daniel Loria and Rebecca Pahle covers AMC's partnership with Disney+ and a new retail popcorn venture, Marcus Theater's earnings call, and the current top 5 films in the box office, with Eternals taking the top spot on its opening weekend.In the feature segment, Rebecca talks to the top executives at Studio Movie Grill, Ted Low, Ted Croft, and Tearlach Hutcheson, about the efforts put in place to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy and the dine-in movie theater chain's relentless endeavors to maintain the unique experience for every guest.Give us your feedback on our podcast by accessing this survey: https://forms.gle/CcuvaXCEpgPLQ6d18 Episode Resources:Studio Movie GrillWhat to Listen For 00:00 Intro 01:10 AMC partners with Disney+ and enters the retails popcorn market 06:11 Marcus Theaters quarterly earnings call 07:15 Eternals opens to $71M domestically 10:42 Dune came in 2nd this week 10:55 Films taking the top spot this week 16:42 Titles to look forward to in December 20:34 Getting out of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy  22:50 Unfortunate timing during the pandemic 23:54 Latest approach to SMG programming 25:14 Looking at high touch and low touch opportunities 28:39 Focus on guest experience and opportunistic growth 31:21 The SMG story is not done

    Tim League on Alamo Drafthouse's New NYC Location

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 32:16

    In this week's episode of The Boxoffice Podcast, co-hosts Daniel Loria and Rebecca Pahle recap a quiet Halloween weekend at the box office and discuss important attendance milestones from the month of October. As the Winter approaches, they talk about the potential of event cinema engagements to breakout at the box office in off-peak periods. In the feature segment, Daniel talks to Alamo Drafthouse's Tim League on their successful recovery from Chapter 11 bankruptcy as the iconic dine-in chain opens their first New York City location and looks to continue expanding. Give us your feedback on our podcast by accessing this survey: https://forms.gle/CcuvaXCEpgPLQ6d18 Episode Resources: Cinemark Delivers Best COVID-Era Box Office Performance in Month of October WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: Dune Wins Halloween Frame w/ $15.53M; My Hero Academia Debuts in 4th ($6.4M); Last Night in Soho ($4.22M) & Antlers ($4.2M) Disappoint AMC's October Revenue was Highest Since Pandemic Kinepolis Announces Quarterly Earnings, Touts Across-the-Board Attendance Increase Christmas With The Chosen: The Messengers Sets Fathom Events Pre-Sales Record in First 12 Hours Iconic Events Releasing Partners with Netflix to Bring The Mitchells vs the Machines to Movie Theaters Nationwide on November 20-21 Long Range Box Office Forecast: Ghostbusters: Afterlife Outlook, Eternals Tracking Softens, and More Updates Alamo Drafthouse What to Listen For 00:00 Intro 02:07 Major chains record their highest grossing mark since the pandemic 04:22 The Mitchells vs. the Machines to play in theaters 07:24 Dune retains its top spot on its second weekend 09:41 Update on Halloween Kills and No Time To Die numbers 11:28 My Hero Academia: World Heroes' Mission opens at $6.4M 14:31 SearchLight's unique approach for The French Dispatch 15:56 What to expect from the movie Eternals  20:53 Alamo Drafthouse coming out of bankruptcy 24:53 Keeping the audience engaged with the Alamo brand 23:03 Plans to open more branches 23:50 The hardest cinema to renovate and re-open 24:53 Integrating retail spaces in cinemas 26:42 Giving moviegoers another reason to keep going to the theaters 28:47 Creating a micro-community for the audience 30:13 Is cinema a dying industry?

    Dune and The French Dispatch Find Their Audience; The (Any)Thing Cinema Launches Micro-Cinema Concept in Europe

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 39:23

    In this week's episode of The Boxoffice Podcast, co-hosts Russ Fischer, Daniel Loria, and Rebecca Pahle discuss Dune's $41M opening weekend in North America and the success of Wes Anderson's The French Dispatch in limited release. In the feature segment, Rebecca talks to Thomas van de Weerd of the (Any)Thing Micro-Cinema about their unique micro-cinema concept, where audiences get to decide which films to watch in a small collection of private auditoriums. Give us your feedback on our podcast by accessing this survey: https://forms.gle/CcuvaXCEpgPLQ6d18 Episode Resources:The (Any)Thing CinemaWhat to Listen For 00:00 Intro 02:10 New trailer for Uncharted 04:02 Dune opens at $41M, highest opening for Warner Bros. since pre-pandemic 08:48 International numbers for Dune 10:18 Halloween Kills drops in its 2nd week 13:04 Update on No Time To Die's box office numbers 15:14 The French Dispatch opens at $1.3M 17:43 Promoting a film with limited release schedule 20:21 New films coming out next week 22:51 How it started for The (Any)Thing Cinema 26:00 Customers decide what movie to play at what time 29:23 Pricing strategy and accessibility 30:47 Why it's named The (Any)Thing Cinema 32:11 Future expansion plans 33:32 Challenges that come with micro-cinema concept 34:43 Keeping movies available for as long as possible

    INDIE FOCUS with the Mary D. Fisher Theatre's Patrick Schweiss, Presented by Spotlight Cinema Networks

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 45:09

    In this week's episode of The Boxoffice Podcast, co-hosts Russ Fischer, Daniel Loria, Rebecca Pahle, and Shawn Robbins discuss Halloween Kills box office numbers, the disappointing receipts of The Last Duel, the performance of the international market, Disney's latest round of release date changes, and the forecast of several of this weekend's new releases, including Dune and The French Dispatch.In the Indie Focus segment, Rebecca talks to Mary D. Fisher Theatre's Patrick Schweiss about the theater's efforts to give moviegoers a reason to keep coming to the theaters and their continuous efforts to get in front of as many audience members as possible while recovering from the pandemic.Give us your feedback on our podcast by accessing this survey: https://forms.gle/CcuvaXCEpgPLQ6d18 Episode Resources: Mary D. Fisher Theatre Spotlight Cinema Networks What to Listen For 00:00 Intro 01:43 3rd consecutive domestic weekend where box office reached over $100M gross 02:43 Halloween Kills had the highest opening for a day-and-date film of all time 04:02 Shawn's prediction for Halloween Kills hits the mark 06:40 No Time To Die on its second week 10:27 AMC's open captio roll-out 13:32 Disney's release date changes, including the MCU 16:08 Other titles release date changes 20:45 The French Dispatch forecast 22:18 Update on new releases in the international market 24:40 The Batman starring Robert Pattinson 28:25 Turning the most untheatrical building into a theater 32:24 The cultural heart of Sedona 35:20 A blend of a year-round film festival 36:56 Giving people an intense movie experience they would want to talk about 39:06 Maintaining strong relationships with customers 43:40 Transition into and out of the pandemic

    Bond is Back with No Time to Die and Interview with Everyman's Serena Gill

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 32:06

    In this week's episode of The Boxoffice Podcast, co-hosts Russ Fischer, Daniel Loria, Rebecca Pahle, and Shawn Robbins discuss the global performance of Venom: Let There Be Carnage and No Time To Die, and their box office predictions for this week—with several new titles set to hit the big screen. And in line with new film releases, the team goes over the latest trailer launches from The Boxoffice Trailer Network on YouTube.In the interview segment, Daniel talks to Everyman Cinemas' Serena Gill about the company's record earnings through the release of No Time To Die and the lessons they've learned from the pandemic.Give us your feedback on our podcast by accessing this survey: https://forms.gle/CcuvaXCEpgPLQ6d18 Episode Resources: Everyman Cinema The Boxoffice Trailer Network  What to Listen For 00:00 Intro 01:53 No Time To Die tops at $55.2 domestically 08:07 Overseas performance of Venom: Let There Be Carnage and No Time To Die 12:22 Box office predictions this weekend 17:01 On YouTube: The Boxoffice Trailer Network 21:35 CineEurope was a great success 22:34 Stayed in contact and kept the customer engaged throughout the pandemic 24:01 Thinking outside the box 26:05 Special screenings for diverse films in partnership with different brands 27:49 UK industry needs to focus on local British films 30:29 UK exhibition is a thriving marketplace

    Venom and Bond Break Pandemic Records and CineEurope Recap, Presented by Cinionic

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 50:59

    In this week's episode of The Boxoffice Podcast, co-hosts Daniel Loria, Rebecca Pahle, and Shawn Robbins discuss the weekend's box office with Venom: Let There Be Carnage opening at $90M domestically and now the top grossing film in the pandemic, The Addams Family 2 coming in second, and Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings leaving the top spot on its fifth week. In the interview segment, Cinionic CEO Wim Buyens and CMO Carl Rijsbrack join Daniel to talk about using premium technology to enhance the experience for moviegoers with laser projection. Daniel and Rebecca then cover the latest happenings at CineEurope and how distributors and exhibitors can work together to bring more moviegoers back to the theaters by making it more accessible for everyone.Give us your feedback on our podcast by accessing this survey: https://forms.gle/CcuvaXCEpgPLQ6d18 Episode Resources: Cinionic CineEurope 2021 What to Listen For 00:00 Intro 02:00 Venom: Let There Be Carnage opens to $90M domestically 07:49 Shang-Chi drops down to Top 3 on its 5th week 08:36 The Addams Family opens at 2nd place 11:11 Warner Bros day-and-date releases are not pulling good numbers 13:20 No Time To Die overperforms in international market 18:40 Is moviegoing back? 22:32 First in-person CineEurope event 27:04 The rise of specific markets because of local content 30:30 Premium technology is helping drive moviegoers back 32:48 Laser projectors make a huge difference 36:39 Making moviegoing accessible for all instead of diving more into premium services 39:31 Pricing and mobile/digital ticketing 41:47 Are audiences finally comfortable to come back to the theaters? 44:45 Titles must be well represented by a distributors 46:19 Memoria retains its theatrical exclusivity  48:07 Shorter theatrical exclusivity window will make it easier to screen independent titles

    CineEurope 2021 Preview with UNIC's Laura Houlgatte-Abbott and Phil Clapp, Presented by Cinionic

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 34:55

    In this week's episode of The Boxoffice Podcast, co-hosts Daniel Loria, Rebecca Pahle, and Shawn Robbins discuss the weekend box office numbers, as Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings surpasses Black Widow as the highest-grossing movie of the pandemic era while Dear Evan Hansen disappoints in its debut. Shawn Robbins shares his latest box office forecasts on the domestic release of several upcoming high-profile titles like Dune, Venom: Let There Be Carnage, and The Many Saints of Newark. In the interview segment, UNIC CEO Laura Houlgatte-Abbott and President Phil Clapp join Daniel Loria for a conversation previewing CineEurope 2021, the biggest exhibition convention of the year for European movie theaters. The pair discuss the coming week's importance and how ripple effects of the US markets have caused collateral damage for exhibitors across Europe.Give us your feedback on our podcast by accessing this survey: https://forms.gle/CcuvaXCEpgPLQ6d18 Episode Resources: CineEurope Interview with the Director of The Many Saints of Newark Tech Companies Look to Conventions to Boost Cinemas' Recovery Effort  What to Listen For 00:00 Intro 01:48 Shang-Chi is now the highest grossing film in the pandemic era 06:14 Predictions for West Side Story's future release 07:19 Dune's overseas debut performance 12:42 Can Venom reach $45-65M on its opening weekend?  16:47 European exhibition fairs better this year compared to last year 20:36 The ripple effects of theatrical exclusivity 23:39 More in-person conventions mean the industry is recovering 27:03 Initiatives driven to keep existing audience engaged 31:08 The role of local content in the new normal

    INDIE FOCUS with Flix Brewhouse's Matthew Baizer, Presented by Spotlight Cinema Networks

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 42:31

    In this week's episode of The Boxoffice Podcast, co-hosts Russ Fischer, Daniel Loria, and Rebecca Pahle discuss the weekend box office numbers, with Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings soon to pass Black Widow as the highest-grossing movie of the pandemic. In this month's Indie Focus interview, Daniel and Rebecca talk to Matthew Baizer of Flix Brewhouse—the only first-run movie theatre in the world to incorporate a fully functioning microbrewery—about the cinema chain's re-opening efforts, coming changes to their operations model, and reinforcing contactless experience for moviegoers.Give us your feedback on our podcast by accessing this survey: https://forms.gle/CcuvaXCEpgPLQ6d18 Episode Resources:Flix BrewhouseWhat to Listen For 00:00 Intro 02:42 Shang Chi is now the 2nd highest grossing movie in 2021 07:35 How Cry Macho is fairing in its opening weekend 11:51 Dune debuted at the number 1 spot in its international release 18:05 What 2020 was like for Flix Brewhouse? 21:15 Reopening efforts  24:06 Now, film release dates don't move around too often 25:50 Out of 9 cinemas, six were re-opened 29:46 Creating an identity in a very competitive industry 35:14 Focus is on mobile and contactless operation

    Disney Commits Remaining 2021 Slate to Theatrical

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 27:09

    In this week's episode of The Boxoffice Podcast, co-hosts Russ Fischer, Daniel Loria, and Rebecca Pahle discuss the weekend box office numbers with Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings still holding the number one spot with $35.8 million earnings on its second week. They also talk about Disney's announcement on the theatrical exclusivity of the remaining 2021 titles, Halloween Kills going day-and-date in theaters and on Peacock, and Paramount's executive shift.Give us your feedback on our podcast by accessing this survey: https://forms.gle/CcuvaXCEpgPLQ6d18 Episode Resources: Disney Announces Theatrical Exclusivity for Remaining 2021 Films Shang-Chi Leads the Pack with Best Sophomore Frame of the Pandemic What to Listen For 00:00 Intro 01:58 Another strong weekend for Shang-Chi, other box office numbers 11:13 Disney to give theatrical exclusivity to remaining 2021 slate  16:41 Halloween Kills will stream on Peacock 23:48 CODA only went out to 101 cinemas locally 26:07 Substantial executive shake up at Paramount  

    Shang-Chi Breaks Labor Day Record; Interview with the Directors of STXfilms' Queenpins

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 37:19

    In this week's episode of The Boxoffice Podcast, co-hosts Russ Fischer, Daniel Loria, Rebecca Pahle, and Shawn Robbins discuss the $75.5M box office gross for Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, a record for Labor Day weekend and the third-highest September release ever. In the feature segment, Daniel talks to Aron Gaudet and Gita Pullapilly of STXfilms about their R-rated comedy Queenpins, in theaters this Friday.Give us your feedback on our podcast by accessing this survey: https://forms.gle/CcuvaXCEpgPLQ6d18 Episode Resources: STXfilms Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings Shatters Expectations w/ Record-Smashing $71.4M 3-Day/$83.5M 4-Day Opening What to Listen For 00:00 Intro 02:38 Shang-Chi made $90M on 4,300 screens 10:36 Major title release date changes 14:35 Tom Cruise franchise films getting pushed back 19:27 Expectations for Q4 in the box office 24:43 Queenpins was inspired by a true story 25:51 Production started in October 2020 during the height of the pandemic 27:03 How the pandemic impacted the filming 29:08 Production complications   31:16 What's the importance of a comedy film hitting the theaters? 34:04 Marketing tips for movie theaters

    Peterborough Community Theatre Introduces Vax-Only Screenings with “Safer Sundays”

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 32:36

    In this week's episode of The Boxoffice Podcast, co-hosts Daniel Loria and Rebecca Pahle discuss the box office performance of Candyman and predictions for Labor Day weekend release Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings', the first MCU film to debut exclusively in theaters since the start of the pandemic. In the feature segment, Daniel and Rebecca speak to Vanessa Amsbury-Bonilla, co-owner of Peterborough Community Theatre—the oldest theater in the state of New Hampshire—about how customer feedback led them to introduce vaccination-required screenings at their cinema.Give us your feedback on our podcast by accessing this survey: https://forms.gle/CcuvaXCEpgPLQ6d18 Episode Resources:Peterborough Community TheatreWhat to Listen For 00:00 Intro 02:01 Positive box office weekend debuts 08:00 Independent cinemas have been innovative during the pandemic closures 10:02 The impact of proof of vaccination on cinemas 12:41 The Peterborough Community Theatre 14:51 Primary demographic wants the big screen 16:05 Survey response showed that people want proof of vaccination only screening 18:38 Safer Sundays brought in more ticket sales 21:00 There are nights with zero ticket sold 24:03 No discrimanation, just providing more choices for people 26:22 Knowing regular customers on a personal level 28:36 Numbers and data will tell the comfort level of the patrons

    CinemaCon: ICA's Rich Daughtridge and UDITOA's John Vincent on Independent Cinemas' Fight for Survival

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 27, 2021 62:33

    A recap of a busy final day at CinemaCon 2021, which included studio presentations from Lionsgate and Paramount, Tom Cruise riding a motorcycle off a cliff, and a major filmmaker slamming day-and-date releases.The episode concludes with a pair of interviews with independent exhibitors: Rich Daughtridge, president of the Independent Cinema Alliance and John Vincent, president of the United Drive-In Theatre Owners Association. 

    CinemaCon: Global Executive Roundtable with Cinépolis, Cineworld, Paramount, and Universal

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 87:33

    Full insights and analysis from Universal, Neon, Focus Features, and Disney's studio presentations at CinemaCon. Followed by an interview with Dolby's Jed Harmsen and exclusive audio of CinemaCon's Executive Roundtable Panel, “Globally Speaking: A Look at the International Market,” featuring Mooky Greidinger (CEO, Cineworld & Regal), Alejandro Ramirez Magaña (CEO, Cinepolis), and Veronika Kwan Vanderburg (President of Distribution, Universal Pictures International).

    CinemaCon: Cinépolis COO Miguel Mier on the Challenges Facing the Latin American Cinema Industry

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2021 48:32

    Full insights and analysis from Tuesday's State of the Industry speech and studio presentations from Warner Bros. and MGM/UA Presentation Recaps. Interview with Miguel Mier (COO, Cinepolis).

    CinemaCon: Marcus Theatres CEO and NATO Chairman Rolando Rodriguez on Connecting with Audiences and Embracing Inclusivity

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 55:19

    Opening day recap: global executive roundtable and Sony's CinemaCon presentation. An interview with Rolando Rodriguez (Chairman, NATO & CEO, Marcus Theatres).

    CinemaCon: MPA's Charlie Rivkin and NATO's John Fithian on the Cinema Recovery Effort

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 23, 2021 44:18

    CinemaCon Preview and Interview with John Fithian (President & CEO, NATO) and Charles Rivkin (Chairman & CEO, Motion Picture Association).

    Kinema Brings a Social Cinema Focus to the World of Exhibition

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 19, 2021 36:49

    In this week's episode of The Boxoffice Podcast, co-hosts Daniel Loria, Rebecca Pahle, and Shawn Robbins discuss the opening weekend of Free Guy, next week's upcoming events–both film releases and CinemaCon—and Disney's Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings sticking to a 45-day theatrical exclusivity window. In the interview segment, Rebecca talks to Christie Marchese of Kinema—a platform that uses technology to deliver film, manage and reach  audiences, and provide marketing assets to screening hosts—about their goal to make booking of niche and demographic films seamless for local hosts.Give us your feedback on our podcast by accessing this survey: https://forms.gle/CcuvaXCEpgPLQ6d18 Episode Resources: CinemaCon Schedule Kinema Kinema Discover What to Listen For 00:00 Intro 01:44 Free Guy opened above expectations 04:38 More titles coming out this weekend 08:12 Venom and Clifford the Big Red Dog's theatrical release has been moved 11:33 Families respond well to private rentals 12:13 Shang-Chi sticks to a 45-day theatrical exclusivity window 18:50 Christie Marchese on creating Kinema 22:30 Aiming to help make booking films seamless for local hosts 23:54 Looking forward to individuals and space who are becoming regular screening hosts 26:09 Niche films have a hard time pulling in enough people for multiple-week run 30:17 Building relationships with repeat hosts and bookers 34:10 Currently at 20k hosts, 450 active on the platform  35:07 How to find Kinema and join the community 37:54 The daily CinemaCon podcast next week

    INDIE FOCUS with Look Dine-In Cinemas' Brian Schultz, Presented by Spotlight Cinema Networks

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 12, 2021 33:38

    In this week's episode of The Boxoffice Podcast, co-hosts Daniel Loria and Rebecca Pahle discuss the opening weekend of The Suicide Squad along with other top films in the box office. Brain Schultz of Look Dine-In Cinemas joins the team to talk about his new dine-in theater initiative, the changes the exhibition industry will deal with post-COVID, and the evolution of the dine-in space.Sponsors: Spotlight Cinema Networks, Mondelez InternationalGive us your feedback on our podcast by accessing this survey: https://forms.gle/CcuvaXCEpgPLQ6d18 Episode Resources:CinemaCon ScheduleWhat to Listen For 00:00 Intro 01:55 Two weeks away from CinemaCon 04:32 Recent box office numbers with The Suicide Squad's opening weekend 08:36 New titles that will be exclusive to cinemas: Respect and Don't Breathe 2 12:44 The panel for Rebuilding and Diversifying the Post-COVID Workforce and Cinemas topic 15:15 Brian Schultz's first job in the exhibition industry 16:03 Passion for In-theater dine-in space  17:55 Additional tests to continue to evolve and improve 18:57 Food preparations, picking staff, and choosing what film to screen has always been a challenge 21:16 Movies are a platform for opening perspectives 24:27 Cinemas with a distraction-free experience and focus solely on the film 28:29 Change management in larger organizations 29:49 What can the industry do to emerge from the pandemic?   31:23 Spotlight Cinemas' partnerships is both entertaining and informative

    Vaccine Passports at the Movies

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 26:21

    In this week's episode of The Boxoffice Podcast, co-hosts Daniel Loria and Rebecca Pahle discuss Scarlett Johansson's against Disney over the day-and-date release of Black Widow. Rebecca also recaps the latest edition of the WIE webinar series with insights from future leaders of exhibition. In the feature segment, Daniel and Rebecca discuss the newly announced proof of vaccine requirement for New York City movie theaters. The Boxoffice Company's Romeo Duchene joins the podcast to talk about France's experience in implementing proof of vaccination at cinemas, and how audiences and exhibitors have reacted to the new requirement.Give us your feedback on our podcast by accessing this survey: https://forms.gle/CcuvaXCEpgPLQ6d18 Episode Resources:NYC Follows France in Requiring Proof of Vaccination for MoviegoersWhat to Listen For 00:00 Intro 01:05 Jungle Cruise opened at $35M in 4310 locations   04:36 Women in Exhibition - the necessity of diversity in programming 09:12 Vaccine Passports, select areas will require vaccination pass 12:24 What does the Vaccine Passport mean for French audience? 15:18 Camelot's nationwide premiere in France 16:26 Currently, the vaccine pass is creating confusion 18:19 The confusion continues and people are finding answers online 20:34 Implementation of vaccine passport caused a huge drop in moviegoing 21:26 Possible detrimental effects of unclear policies

    Jungle Cruise Producers on the Hybrid Release Model; Giants of Premium Format Panel Reca

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 33:36

    In this week's episode of The Boxoffice Podcast, co-hosts Daniel Loria and Rebecca Pahle recap the most recent box office numbers and news from Disney before shifting to an interview with Jungle Cruise producers John Davis and John Fox, who discuss the film's hybrid release model and the presence—or lack thereof—of concrete numbers by which to measure the success of a film's streaming release. That interview is followed by a recap of Boxoffice Pro's Giants of Premium Formats LIVE webinar, featuring insights from D-Box and ICE Theaters executives.Give us your feedback on our podcast by accessing this survey: https://forms.gle/CcuvaXCEpgPLQ6d18 Episode Resources: CinemaCon 2021 Video of the Giants of Premium Format Panel Ice Theaters D-BOX Jungle Cruise Long Range Forecast What to Listen For 00:00 Intro 03:33 Two new films joins the Top 5 in the box office 08:39 It took 6 years for Jungle Cruise to finally debut in theaters 11:29 Being compared to Pirates of the Caribbean adventure movie 15:06 The success metric for Jungle Cruise  17:47 There has to be a fundamental reason why Black Widow dropped in its second week 20:53 Half of the fun of the movie is with the audience's reaction 22:20 Producers are tasked to make great movies 24:16 Every movie being developed is geared toward theatrical release 27:20 What premium large formats auditoriums mean for the industry 29:17 Ice Theaters ventures into global PLF 31:03 D-BOX offers better watching experience today   32:10 Boxoffice Pro and Women of Exhibition collaborating on a webinar series 

    INDIE FOCUS with Cinema Lab's Brandon Jones, Presented by Spotlight Cinema Networks

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2021 40:50

    In this week's episode of The Boxoffice Podcast, co-hosts Daniel Loria, Rebecca Pahle, and Shawn Robbins talk about Black Widow's second box office weekend and NATO's statement on Disney's hybrid release strategy. In the main segment, Daniel and Rebecca sit down with Brandon Jones to discuss Cinema Lab's continuous effort to revitalize moviegoing in community theaters, the challenges of marketing new locations, and the organization's future plans and projects.Give us your feedback on our podcast by accessing this survey: https://forms.gle/CcuvaXCEpgPLQ6d18 Episode Resources: CinemaCon 2021 Cinema Lab What to Listen For 00:00 Intro 02:16 What's up with the team this week? 03:36 Box office numbers this week 08:23 A breakdown of the PVOD revenue  11:00 Black Widow's 2nd week didn't see much of a drop 14:13 Young audiences are driving ticket sales 15:57 The stances of players that have committed to day-and-date releases 19:04 Black Widow was the summer movie 20:26 This weekend's box office predictions 22:56 Brandon Jones on revitalizing community theaters 24:17 Cinema Week bounced back after being closed for more than a year 25:30 The Cinema Lab project 27:01 The challenges of marketing new locations  30:39 How can community theaters thrive? 33:21 What's the future for Cinema Lab in the future? 35:09 There is a willingness to bring theaters in real estate properties 36:55 Loyalty programs are reward programs in a unique way 38:35 Movie theaters owned the relationship with the moviegoers  40:35 Tools to utilize to get in touch with the target audiences 43:49 Most exhibitors only push out the content studios give them

    Black Widow's Theatrical Release Breaks Pandemic Record at $80.3M

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2021 23:05

    In this week's episode of The Boxoffice Podcast, co-hosts Russ Fischer, Daniel Loria, Rebecca Pahle, and Shawn Robbins talk about Black Widow's opening weekend and assess how its hybrid model may have affected its box office as well as the potential of the future of the MCU.Give us your feedback on our podcast by accessing this survey: https://forms.gle/CcuvaXCEpgPLQ6d18 Episode Resources: CinemaCon 2021 Black Widow Opening Weekend What to Listen For 00:00 Intro 01:11 Black Widow opens at $80.3M domestically 04:39 Pre-sales are evolving, probably more heavy into the opening days 07:15 More households opted to pay $30 to watch Black Widow at home 10:18 The unvaccinated population remains a factor for moviegoing numbers 14:36 It may not be ideal to open on a weekend with major sports event happening 17:10 Marvel launching phase 4 and introducing new characters 20:09 Disney still weighing how Black Widow would fair in the international market  

    Black Widow Forecast, Cannes Preview, and a Conversation with mK2's Nathanael and Elisha Karmitz

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 8, 2021 39:48

    In this week's episode of The Boxoffice Podcast, co-hosts Russ Fischer, Daniel Loria, Rebecca Pahle, and Shawn Robbins talk about their predictions for Black Widow's debut, Quentin Tarantino's purchase of Los Angeles' historic Vista Theatre, and movies to look forward to from the 2021 Cannes Film Festival. In the main segment, mK2 Cinemas co-owners Nathanael and Elisha Karmitz discuss the success of the recently concluded Cinéma Paradiso Louvre festival and the concept behind their hotel/cinema Hotel Paradiso, as well are sharing their opinions on the premiumization of cinema and cultural differences between French and American moviegoers.Give us your feedback on our podcast by accessing this survey: https://forms.gle/CcuvaXCEpgPLQ6d18 Episode Resources: CinemaCon 2021 Boxoffice Pro LIVE Sessions: Giants of Exhibition - Premium Formats Quentin Tarantino's Vista Theatre Deal Cinéma Paradiso Louvre Hotel Paradiso What to Listen For 00:00 Intro 03:16 Predictions for Black Widow weekend debut 04:43 F9 is about to hit the $500M mark in global sales 05:45 Marvel is good at selling the experience of watching their titles 09:07 Vista Theatre is purchased by Quentin Tarantino 12:51 Films premiering at the Cannes Festival  18:41 Nathanael and Elisha Karmitz of mK2 joins our podcast team 20:33 The history of mK2 23:19 Being a brand about film culture 26:16 Cinéma Paradiso Louvre - Outdoor cinema festival 27:45 Hotel Paradiso: the first hotel cinema in the world  32:12 How cinemas can co-exist with other platforms 37:22 Keeping the price low with great experience 

    F9 Breaks Pandemic Records with $70M Domestic Debut

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 1, 2021 21:46

    In this week's episode of The Boxoffice Podcast, co-hosts Russ Fischer, Rebecca Pahle, and Shawn Robbins talk about the box office success of F9 on its domestic debut as well as predictions on two more Universal titles to debut next weekend—one getting theatrical exclusivity one going day-and-date.Give us your feedback on our podcast by accessing this survey: https://forms.gle/CcuvaXCEpgPLQ6d18 Episode Resources:CinemaCon 2021What to Listen For 00:00 Intro 01:29 Dune is rescheduled to debut on October 22 03:21 Domestic box office hits $1B sales for 2021 05:05 F9 opens at $70M gross in 4179 locations 09:51 We still cannot rush how people are quickly coming back to the cinemas 16:26 A Quiet Place Part 2 drops 32% in its 5th weekend 18:19 Universal is putting out 3 movies within a 2-weekend timeframe  20:48 Predictions for The Forever Purge

    UKCA's Phil Clapp on the Second Return of UK Movie Theaters

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 32:44

    In this week's episode of The Boxoffice Podcast, co-hosts Russ Fischer, Daniel Loria, and Rebecca Pahle talk about the top five box office titles of this past weekend, with The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard topping the charts in its first weekend of release. Updates on Arclight/Pacific's closure is followed by the episode's main feature: a conversation between Loria and UNIC and UKCA's Phil Clapp on the status of U.K. cinemas as they emerge from their second round of closures.Give us your feedback on our podcast by accessing this survey: https://forms.gle/CcuvaXCEpgPLQ6d18 Episode Resources:CinemaCon 2021What to Listen For 00:00 Intro 01:36 The Hitman's Wife's Bodyguard opens at 11.6M weekend gross 03:54 Pacific Theaters filed for Chapter 7 of the Bankruptcy code 07:13 The Beatles: Get Back will debut as a 3-part series on Disney Plus 08:52 Hotel Transylvania: Transformania is moved to debut on October 1st 11:20 UK cinemas were able to reopen mid-May 13:27 Safeguarding and welcoming of audiences were properly handled 16:44 There's a form of general business support from the government 21:03 The movie industry is huge ecosystem that includes hourly-wage earners 23:42 Social distancing and 50% capacity limits are still being implemented 28:42 Ensuring that the foundations are in place and continuously helping small theaters 31:52 CinemaCon registration is open!

    What Went Wrong with In the Heights?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 34:03

    In this week's episode of The Boxoffice Podcast, co-hosts Russ Fischer, Daniel Loria, Rebecca Pahle, and Shawn Robbins talk about the disappointing opening weekend for In the Heights, Peter Rabbit 2 not pulling in as many family moviegoers as expected, and lessons learned from the first half of 2021.Give us your feedback on our podcast by accessing this survey: https://forms.gle/CcuvaXCEpgPLQ6d18 What to Listen For 00:00 Intro 01:35 A Quiet Place Part II crosses $100M mark 02:44 In the Heights' disappointing opening weekend 07:48 With a title with a diverse cast, there was a struggle with promotion 11:24 Female audience over 30-35 remains the most cautious in going back to the cinemas  15:45 The staying power for family films didn't help Peter Rabbit 2 18:43 How does a shorter window or lack of exclusivity impact the word of mouth? 22:43 How long will it take for moviegoers to fully come back? 24:40 Recovery of the cinema is directly tied to vaccination efforts 26:27 Even when the US market recovers, it may not mean the same for the international market 28:44 LA theaters are doing well selling tickets    29:54 Which titles will become niche performers?

    INDIE FOCUS with Gateway Film Center's Chris Hamel, Presented by Spotlight Cinema Networks

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 29:00

    In this week's episode of The Boxoffice Podcast, co-hosts Daniel Loria and Rebecca Pahle discuss this week's box office numbers with The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It taking the top spot as A Quiet Place Part II dropped to second place. A trio of family titles round out the top five movies in the domestic market, potentially setting the stage for a strong debut for Sony's Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway.Chris Hamel, president of the Gateway Film Center in Columbus, Ohio joins the podcast in the debut edition of our new monthly segment, Indie Focus, presented by Spotlight Cinema Networks. Chris discusses the internal and external challenges of operating an independent theater during the pandemic and shares his optimism on an eventual recovery for the movie theater industry. Give us your feedback on our podcast by accessing this survey: https://forms.gle/CcuvaXCEpgPLQ6d18 Episode Resources: Spotlight Cinema Networks Gateway Film Center What to Listen For 00:00 Intro 01:26 It was a battle of the horror sequels in the box office weekend 06:02 Cruella drops on its second week, Untamed joins top 5 films 11:36 The Gateway Film Center is focused on artists and filmmakers 13:21 Earned the trust of legacy art leaders and built meaningful relationships 15:14 Gateway hosts events and serves as a venue for film festivals and screenings 17:49 Understanding the proper health measures required to be a responsible exhibitor 20:31 Concession offered were limited based on safety protocols 25:12 The curatorial aspect is forming a trust and bond with the audience   29:10 Appealing to national brands while maintaining good relationships with local venues

    With A Quiet Place Part II and Cruella, Memorial Day Marks a Turning Point for An Industry Recovering from Covid

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 28:41

    In this week’s episode of The Boxoffice Podcast, co-hosts Russ Fischer, Rebecca Pahle, and Shawn Robbins discuss how Memorial Day box office marks a turning point for domestic exhibition, the implications of Amazon purchasing MGM, and the steep second week drop of F9 in China.Give us your feedback on our podcast by access this survey: https://forms.gle/CcuvaXCEpgPLQ6d18 Episode Resources: Amazon Enters Into Agreement to Acquire MGM The Biggest Movies Coming to Theaters Memorial Day Weekend and June  What to Listen For 00:00 Intro 02:30 Amazon purchases MGM for $8.45 billion dollars 07:40 The theatrical release predictions for No Time to Die and future Bond movies 09:25 Boss Baby: Family Business will open on July 2 as day-and-date 15:30 Expectations for A Quiet Place Part II opening on limited seating capacity still 16:51 Progressive box office openings with several titles lined up for release 19:15 F9 drops to 85% on its 2nd week in the Chinese theaters 23:05 Cruella’s box office debut 25:33 Disney’s attempt to re-invent old movies

    F9 Opens Big Overseas & A Conversation with Distribution Veteran Bob Berney

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 40:14

    In this week’s episode of The Boxoffice Podcast, co-hosts Daniel Loria and Rebecca Pahle discuss promising signs at the overseas box office—including a great reopening weekend in the UK and the first $100 million-plus of the pandemic with F9’s debut in China.In the feature segment, distribution veteran Bob Berney, CEO of Picturehouse and the former head of marketing and distribution at Amazon Studios, joins Daniel to talk about the current state of theatrical distribution. Berney shares his insights on the current volatility in the market as streaming companies make a play for big movies and major franchises at the multiplex, while specialty players learn to adapt to a market without the influence of the film festival circuit.  Give us your feedback on our podcast by access this survey: https://forms.gle/CcuvaXCEpgPLQ6d18 Episode Resources: Picturehouse Amazon Enters Into Agreement to Acquire MGM The Sound of Silence: A Quiet Place Part II Sound Editors Speak Up   Spiral Adds $4.5M in Quiet Domestic Weekend, F9 Shines in Overseas Debut F9 Sets New Pandemic Box Office Benchmark with Overseas Debut     Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway Takes Top Spot in the Return of UK Cinemas   What to Listen For 00:00 Intro 01:07 The UK market reopens 04:44 F9 opens big in China 07:51 The long-term impact of shortened theatrical exclusivity window 10:58 F9’s performance in other overseas markets 13:31 High stakes for the domestic market over Memorial Day weekend 18:25 Seeing where we are at with recovery efforts 20:42 Picturehouse CEO Bob Berney 27:14 The role of new films in the recovery effort from the pandemic 31:06 Independent films need word of mouth 34:54 The missing piece that will connect indie films to audiences 41:26 Metrics of success for streaming platforms 42:36 Survival of the theatrical experience with renewed competition from streamers 

    Mega Media Mergers Abound as Movie Theaters Welcome Back Audiences

    Play Episode Listen Later May 20, 2021 29:18

    In this week’s episode of The Boxoffice Podcast, co-hosts Daniel Loria, Rebecca Pahle, and Shawn Robbins talk about potential mega mergers among media conglomerates—and why it’s too early to discern their potential impact on the entertainment industry. The hosts also delve into the box office potential of Disney’s Jungle Cruise and Paramount’s A Quiet Place Part II as the long-term future of the theatrical exclusivity window comes into focus.In the feature segment, we share highlights from the Boxoffice Live Sessions webinar with the organizers of Cinema Week, a campaign designed to engage audiences with the moviegoing experience running from June 22-27.Give us your feedback on our podcast by access this survey: https://forms.gle/CcuvaXCEpgPLQ6d18 Episode Resources: Long Range Box Office Forecast: Summer Preview Cinema Week Boxoffice Live Sessions Disney Commits to 45-Day Exclusivity Window for a Pair of Upcoming Titles  What to Listen For 00:00 Intro 01:20 WarnerMedia spinning off of AT&T 06:04 Speculation about MGM to be acquired by a steaming platform 08:40 Cineworld has signed deals with Universal and Disney 09:56 Free Guy and Shang-Chi going under a 45-day window, Jungle Cruise going day-and-date 13:30 Does Jungle Cruise have the potential to become a franchise? 15:24 Disney on franchising movies and shows 16:25 Opening weekend for Spiral 22:20 Cinema Week: a six-day event designed to re-engage moviegoers 23:39 Brandon Jones (FilmFrog Marketing) on Cinema Week  26:09 Attend the next live webinar on May 25th, 9am PST 26:40 Melissa Boudreau on what exhibitors do to re-engage moviegoers 28:50 Exhibitors need to rethink their marketing approach 29:20 Rich Daughtridge on exhibitors to get creative with community engagement and brand promotion

    Netflix Arrives at the Multiplex and an Inside Look at Demon Slayer’s Success

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 29:15

    In this week’s episode of the Boxoffice Podcast, co-hosts Daniel Loria and Rebecca Pahle discuss a few key points from AMC’s recent earnings call, Zack Synder’s Army of the Dead landing a week-long exclusive theatrical run before it’s Netflix debut, and Cinemark signing an agreement with major studios. In the main segment, Mitchel Berger, Senior Vice President, Global Commerce at Funimation talks about the rise of anime popularity not just in North America but across other territories and how this new wave of culture has helped in the theatrical recovery efforts.  Give us your feedback on our podcast by access this survey: https://forms.gle/CcuvaXCEpgPLQ6d18 Episode Resources: Cinemark Confirms Exclusive Theatrical Window for Netflix’s Army of the Dead Funimation’s Mitchel Berger on Demon Slayer’s Success at the Box Office What to Listen For 00:00 Intro 02:08 Insights on AMC’s earnings call 04:00 Snyder’s Army of the Dead’s week-long exclusive theatrical run before Netflix debut 07:58 Cinemark signed an agreement with Universal, Warner Bros., Disney, Paramount, and Sony to distribute titles 10:47 AMC, Cinemark, and Marcus: vaccines is the strong factor for recovery efforts 12:17 Wrath of Man opens at $8.1M gross  16:20 Demon Slayer stays at the 2nd place on its third box office week 18:22 Funimation relies on a deeply connected anime fan base 21:28 Streaming services allowed exponential growth of new anime fans 23:34 Demon Slayer continues to bring in moviegoers in different territories 26:38 The future role of anime might have in the box office

    Marvel Ramps Up Its Marketing and the Future of Private Cinema Rentals

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 38:52

    In this week’s episode of the Boxoffice Podcast, co-hosts Russ Fischer, Daniel Loria, and Rebecca Pahle talk about the latest updates on Demon Slayer’s second week and title changes on some big films. In the main segment, the group shares some of the very interesting insights from exhibition representatives during the Boxoffice Barometer live session.

    Oscars Recap, Mortal Kombat and Demon Slayer Open Big, and the Future of Anime at the Box Office

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2021 28:27

    In this week’s episode of the Boxoffice Podcast, co-hosts Daniel Loria, Rebecca Pahle, and Shawn Robbins share their impressions of this year’s Academy Awards: a great shout-out in the pre-show but were movie theaters snubbed during the main broadcast? The panel also also looks at a record weekend at the pandemic box office with the debuts of Mortal Kombat and Demon Slayer. Mortal Kombat delivered the highest opening weekend for an R-rated movie during the pandemic and Demon Slayer emerged as a surprise crossover hit at the box office. What does Demon Slayer’s success tell us about the future potential of anime titles at the box office?

    How Nigerian Movie Theaters Are Surviving the Pandemic

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 30:19

    In this week’s episode of the Boxoffice Podcast, co-hosts Russ Fischer and Rebecca Pahle talk about recent box office updates on Godzilla vs. Kong and the early release of F9 in China. In the feature segment, Daniel Loria and Rebecca Pahle chat with Moses Babatope, the Group Executive Director at Filmhouse Cinemas and Co-Founder and Managing Director of FilmOne Entertainment—an independent entertainment company focused on the distribution and production of film within and outside the Nigerian territory. They discuss the evolution of the local exhibition landscape both before and during the pandemic, with an emphasis on how local content and robust social media marketing has helped keep theaters afloat.

    Pacific and Arclight Close Permanently and Another Round of Release Delays

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 25:41

    In this week’s episode of the Boxoffice Podcast, co-hosts Russ Fischer, Daniel Loria, Rebecca Pahle, and Shawn Robbins talk about Godzilla vs. Kong staying afloat in its second week at the box office. The group also discuss new release dates for several films on the 2021 slate, including several Tom Cruise titles. Closing the episode, the hosts discuss the dissolution of Pacific Theaters and Arclight Cinemas - the iconic California theater chain that was forced to permanently close its doors due to the pandemic.

    Godzilla vs. Kong Ushers in the Return of Moviegoing in the US

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2021 22:28

    In this week’s episode of the Boxoffice Podcast, co-hosts Russ Fischer, Daniel Loria, and Shawn Robbins discuss Godzilla vs. Kong’s big opening weekend at the domestic box office, exceeding expectations and lifting hopes for cinemas as audiences begin to return to the movies. The hosts also look at the film’s overseas results, and why the overseas box office still paints an incomplete picture for movies scheduled in the coming weeks.

    BFI's Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit for Cinemas with Sadia Pineda Hameed

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2021 31:35

    In this week’s episode of the Boxoffice Podcast, co-hosts Daniel Loria, Rebecca Pahle, and Shawn Robbins talk about Godzilla vs. Kong’s successful international opening weekend and the schedule changes that have occurred over the last week. In the feature segment, Rebecca and Daniel chat with artist and consultant Sadia Pineda Hameed on her Diversity and Inclusion Toolkit—a thorough guide to creating a more welcoming space for all types of cinema audiences.

    Regal Announces Reopening and Inks Deal with Warner Bros. as Disney Pushes Black Widow Day-and-Date

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2021 31:32

    The Boxoffice Podcast enters its second year with a full house, as co-hosts Russ Fischer, Daniel Loria, Rebecca Pahle, and Shawn Robbins break down some major news: the reopening of Regal locations in the U.S., Cineworld/Regal’s agreement with Warner Bros. on a reduced theatrical exclusivity window, and Disney pushing Black Widow and Cruella day-and-date and removing Pixar’s Luca from the domestic theatrical release calendar entirely. In the feature segment, co-hosts Rebecca and Daniel discuss the highlights and key takeaways of Boxoffice PRO’s Giants of Exhibition LIVE session, which welcomed executives from four major circuits to share their thoughts on the exhibition industry.

    LA and NYC Movie Theaters Re-Open, How the Pandemic is Revolutionizing the Specialty Film Business

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2021 27:54

    This week on The Boxoffice Podcast, co-hosts Shawn Robbins and Rebecca Pahle talk about the weekend’s box office numbers and Avatar returning to the number one spot at the global box office. In the feature segment, co-hosts Rebecca and Daniel Loria discuss an interview with Landmark Theatres’ President and COO Paul Serwitz on the realities of specialty cinemas opening at limited capacity.

    Big Movies Coming to Theaters Earlier Than Expected, Lume Cinema Plans Re-Opening in the U.K.

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2021 26:40

    This week on The Boxoffice Podcast, co-hosts Russ Fischer, Rebecca Pahle, and Jesse Rifkin discuss the latest changes to the release calendar and why big movies may come to theaters earlier than expected. In the feature segment, Rebecca and Russ interview the Lume Cinema’s James Anderson Brown and Anthony Hughes to talk about the theater’s tiered re-opening process in the U.K.

    New York City Reopens, Paramount Shortens Its Window, and Tom and Jerry Exceeds Expectations

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 4, 2021 24:54

    This week on The Boxoffice Podcast, co-hosts Daniel Loria, Rebecca Pahle, and Shawn Robbins bring some positive news: New York City theaters are reopening at limited capacity, and Tom and Jerry exceeded industry expectations on its opening weekend. Further, they break down last week’s Paramount Investor Day presentation and what it means for a shortened theatrical window.

    NYC and UK Cinemas Announce Re-Opening Dates and the Challenges of Bringing a Movie Palace Back to Life

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 25, 2021 30:18

    This week on The Boxoffice Podcast, co-hosts Daniel Loria and Rebecca Pahle break down some exciting news: New reopening dates for theaters in New York City, the U.K., and Quebec. In the podcast’s main feature, they speak to Allison Weiland and Steven Dahlmeier of Sioux Falls, South Dakota’s State Theatre, a nearly century-old movie palace, closed in the 1990s, that’s been given a new life mid-pandemic.

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