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Box Office: ‘Suicide Squad’ Makes Nearly $65 Million Overseas in Three Days

“Suicide Squad” continues its box office run with an estimated $33 million at the international box office on Friday, bringing the three-day overseas total to $64.6 million. The film was released in an addition 17 markets including the U.K., Mexico and Spain, raising the total numbers to 17,900 screens in 57 markets. In the U.K., “Suicide Squad” opened to… […]

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TV Ratings: Olympics Opening Ceremony in Rio Falls From London 2012

While the energy was high during Friday night’s colorful Olympics opening ceremony, the television ratings took a disappointing 28% plunge from the last summer Games in London. According to early estimates, NBC’s full opening ceremony between 8 and 11:30 p.m. posted a 16.5 overnight rating (which should come out to about 30 million viewers), compared to 23.0 during… […]

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Off Broadway Review: ‘Engagements’

The Second Stage Uptown production of “Engagements” is typical of the work done by this top-drawer house. The acting is polished. The direction is smart. And the production values are excellent.  But all this well-crafted effort seems wasted on showcasing this deadly comedy by “Mr. Robot” staff writer Lucy Teitler about the childish antics of… […]

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Locarno: Rushlake Media Takes Heidi Specogna’s ‘Cahier Africain’

LOCARNO – In select but ongoing trading and deal announcements at this year’s Locarno Festival, Philipp Hoffmann’s Cologne-based Rushlake Media, has acquired all world sales rights outside German-speaking territories to “Cahier Africain,” the latest documentary by distinguished Swiss-German documentary director Heidi Specogna. A digitally-orientated and sales outfit founded in 2014 by Hoffmann, a former marketing… […]

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Box Office: ‘Suicide Squad’ Heads for Record-Breaking $145 Million Plus Opening Weekend

“Suicide Squad” is dominating the U.S. box office, heading for around $147 million in opening weekend ticket sales at 4,255 locations. The massive opening weekend numbers shatter the previous record for August openings set by “Guardians of the Galaxy” when it earned $94.3 million in 2014. The Warner Bros. tentpole is shaking up a summer of disappointing box office… […]

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