With $25 million in weekend ticket sales, “Crazy Rich Asians” gave Hollywood its best-selling comedy since “Girls Trip,” another unusually inclusive film.
Although the subscription-based movie ticket service has three million customers, questions have been raised about the company’s viability. The New York Times’s Hollywood reporter, Brooks Barnes, explains why.
The shark movie was expected to take in $20 million. Instead, “The Meg” collected $44.5 million. Among highbrow films, “BlacKkKlansman” posted solid results.
The Academy announced some big changes for future Oscars ceremonies. One of the more notable technical changes is, per The Hollywood Reporter, focusing on a three-hour broadcast that will present some categories live during commercial breaks to ensure the telecast does not go on too long. But the change garnering the most feedback is the one at the top of this list:
It’s unclear what exactly spurred this decision to consider a category for “popular film” and what exactly that would entail (likely big box-office movies that aren’t necessarily considered Oscar-worthy). It’s
Change is coming to the #Oscars. Here’s what you need to know:– A new category is being designed around achievement in popular film.
– We’ve set an earlier airdate for 2020: mark your calendars for February 9.
– We’re planning a more globally accessible, three-hour telecast. pic.twitter.com/oKTwjV1Qv9 — The Academy (@TheAcademy) August 8, 2018
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