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Box Office: ‘In the Heights’ Disappoints With $11 Million Opening Weekend

“In the Heights,” the acclaimed adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway show, didn’t hit all the right notes in its box office debut. The Warner Bros. movie generated a wane $11.4 million from 3,456 U.S. theaters in its first four days of release, below expectations heading into the weekend that suggested the film would reach $20 […]
Tags: News, Broadway, Box Office, Warner Bros, Lin Manuel Miranda, In The Heights


Watched At Home: Top Streaming Films for the Week of June 5

Ahoy, fellow couch potatoes! These last several weeks have been a lot of fun as DEG’s Watched at Home Top 20 has consistently been inconsistent with its list. This week, for example, sees a new champion: Four Good Days, the Glenn Close/Mila Kunis drama based upon Eli Sallows 2016 Washington Post article, “How’s Amanda? A Story of Truth, Lies and an American Addiction.” The film made its debut on the list a few weeks ago and rose to No. 3 last week, but finally claims the top spot — at least for...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Lionsgate, Streaming, Warner Bros, Sony Pictures, Mila Kunis, Yellowstone, Kevin Costner, Tom, Amanda, DEG, ComingSoon, Top 20, Four Good Days, HBO Max


‘Quiet Place II’ Hits $100 Million at Box Office As ‘In The Heights’ Opens Below Estimates

Warner Bros. musical is just beating the Paramount horror tale for the No. 1 spot with an estimated $13 million opening
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Box Office: ‘In the Heights’ Dancing to Subdued $13 Million Debut

Warner Bros. movie musical “In the Heights” is poised to top the domestic box office this weekend, though its 3-day estimate now sits lower than previous predictions. Earlier in the week, “In the Heights” — directed by Jon M. Chu and based on the musical created by Lin-Manuel Miranda — was expected to generate more […]
Tags: News, Box Office, Warner Bros, Lin Manuel Miranda, Jon M Chu, In The Heights, The Conjuring 3, A Quiet Place 2


Teen Titans Go! See Space Jam's Trailer Is Beyond Meta

Few animated series have the pop culture IQ of Teen Titans Go!—and yet everyone has their blind spots. When it comes to Beast Boy, Robin, Cyborg, Raven, and Starfire, theirs is they haven’t seen ‘90s classic Space Jam. Coincidentally, they’re all the property of Warner Bros, and with a new Space Jam film on the way, …Read more...
Tags: Space, Hbo, Science, Films, Michael Jordan, Lebron James, Warner Bros, Robin, Jam, Greg Cipes, Raven, Space Jam, Teen Titans, Cyborg, Hynden Walch, Tara Strong


HBO Max's 'Friends' reunion drove more sign-ups than any of its other releases this year, new data suggests

The cast of "Friends" in HBO Max's 2021 reunion special. Courtesy of HBO Max New data suggests the "Friends: The Reunion" drove more HBO Max sign-ups than any of Warner Bros.' new movies in 2021. Warner Bros. is releasing all of its 2021 movies to theaters and Max simultaneously. See more stories on Insider's business page. It looks like HBO Max's "Friends" reunion special was a massive hit for the WarnerMedia streaming service. "Friends: The Reunion," which debuted May 27 ...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Media, Entertainment, Friends, Disney, US, Trends, Streaming, Box Office, Warner Bros, Paramount, Max, Kong, Zack Snyder, Travis Clark


Ruh-roh: Mindy Kaling’s ‘Velma’ Animated Series Won’t Feature Scooby-Doo

Scooby Dooby Doo, where are you? Not in the Velma animated series coming to HBO Max. Executive produced by and starring Mindy Kaling, the adult animated series will shake things up dramatically for the bespectacled member of Mystery Inc., reimagining the character as East Asian, and keeping Scooby-Doo and Shaggy out of the picture altogether. In February, HBO announced a slew of new adult animated shows, including Velma, an original 10-episode comedy series about the unsung brains of the Mys...
Tags: Hbo, Television, Movies, America, Animation, Warner Bros, Kaling, Mindy Kaling, Ruh, Linda Cardellini, Scooby Doo, Velma, Mystery/Suspense, Hayley Kiyoko, Warner Bros Animation, Tom Ascheim


James Wan Unveils Official Title For Aquaman Sequel

As Warner Bros. Pictures continues to prepare for the impending production start of the Aquaman sequel in July, director James Wan took to Instagram to reveal the official title for his highly-anticipated newest Jason Momoa-led DC film. He confirmed that the DC sequel will officially be titled as Aquaman and The Lost Kingdom, which is currently slated to arrive in theaters on December 16, 2022, after four years since the first film debuted in 2018. Its current release date will see the film goi...
Tags: Movies, Instagram, Justice, Atlanta, Action, Nicole Kidman, Batman, Dc, Warner Bros, James Cameron, Aquaman, Jason Momoa, Comic Book, Warner Bros. Pictures, Willem Dafoe, ComingSoon


Aquaman 2's Full Title Was Just Revealed By James Wan

Director James Wan is set to go back underwater, deep into the heart of the ocean, and have fun with his buddy Arthur Curry. The filmmaker took to his Instagram Thursday to reveal that the title of Aquaman 2 is Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom. Warner Bros. then confirmed this on Twitter and to io9.Read more...
Tags: Science, Warner Bros, Aquaman, Jason Momoa, Black, Shazam, Atlantis, Orm, Amber Heard, Adam, Nereus, Zack Snyder, Dolph Lundgren, Patrick Wilson, James Wan, Mera


Superhero Bits: Scrapped ‘LEGO Batman 2’ Details, ‘WandaVision’ Mailman Rap & More

(Superhero Bits is a collection of stories, updates, and videos about anything and everything inspired by the comics of Marvel, DC, and more. For comic book movies, TV shows, merchandise, events, and whatever catches our eye, this is the place to find anything that falls through the cracks.) In this edition, of Superhero Bits: Find out what the abandoned LEGO Batman 2 movie would have been about Editor Kevin Hickman talks David Ayer‘s cut of Suicide Squad Dennis the Mailman from WandaVision h...
Tags: Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Superman, Disney, Cisco, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Suicide Squad, Justice League, Black Widow, Jordan, Batman, Warner Bros, Sam, Chris Mckay, Tom Hiddleston


DC Horror's The Conjuring Comic Expands Another Chapter in the Spooky Universe

If you’ve seen The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It—now in theaters and on HBO Max—you’ll recall the sequence where Ed and Lorraine Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) investigate the brutal murder of a woman named Katie (Andrea Andrade). It seems to echo the movie’s main case in which a man claims demonic…Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Films, It, Ed, Warner Bros, Jessica, Annabelle, Katie, Scott Snyder, Ryan Brown, Ogle, Garry Brown, Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Lorraine Warren


Lord of the Rings Returns to Helm’s Deep for an Anime Film About the King of Rohan

While Amazon’s upcoming Lord of the Rings series has been a hot topic for conversation for some time, the future of J.R.R. Tolkien’s franchise has never been bound to just one new project. Get ready for something big: an anime film set in Rohan called The Lord of the Rings: The War of the Rohirrim.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Films, Warner Bros, Peter Jackson, Jrr Tolkien, Tolkien, The Lord Of The Rings, Rohan, Ultraman, New Line Cinema, Will Matthews, Sam Register, Philippa Boyens, Kenji Kamiyama, The Dark Crystal


HBO Max now offers an ad-supported streaming plan for $10 a month, but commercial-free is still the better choice

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. HBO Max now offers an ad-supported plan for $10 a month. HBO Max HBO Max now offers an ad-supported plan for $10 a month, which is $5 less than the ad-free plan. Annual HBO Max subscriptions are available for $100 (with ads) or $150 (no-ads). Though it's nice to have a cheaper option, the ad-supported plan is missing HBO Max's best features. Max (ad-free) (small) Max (ad-supported) (small) One ...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Hbo, Entertainment, US, Trends, Tech, Discovery, Streaming, Warner Bros, Hulu, Max, AT T, Tech Insider, Kevin Webb, WarnerMedia


Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'In the Heights' is now available on HBO Max, but you need the ad-free plan to stream it

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. It's impossible to not tap your feet to the infectious beats of "In the Heights." Macall Polay/Warner Bros. "In the Heights" follows a New York City bodega owner on a journey for a better life. The film stars "Hamilton" actor Anthony Ramos, "Vida" actress Melissa Barrera, and more. You can stream the movie with HBO Max's ad-free plan ($15/month) from June 10 through July 11. Max (ad-free) (small...
Tags: Reviews, Hbo, Hollywood, Movies, Entertainment, New York City, Trends, Tech, Broadway, Streaming, Espn, Warner Bros, Hulu, Miranda, Hamilton, Max


‘Space Jam: A New Legacy’ Trailer Breakdown: A Closer Look at Those Countless Film & TV Easter Eggs

Warner Bros. released a second Space Jam: A New Legacy trailer earlier today, and you know what that means: it’s time for us to comb through it for easter eggs, references, callbacks, and everything else you may have missed on first watch. Space Jam: A New Legacy Easter Eggs After LeBron James is sucked into the Warner 3000 Entertainment “Server-Verse,” sent to “Tune World,” and turned into a cartoon, he encounters Bugs Bunny and gives him a hug. But the initial joy on cartoon LeBron’s fa...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Jack Nicholson, Features, Lebron James, Warner, Warner Bros, Easter Eggs, Warner Brothers, Humphrey Bogart, Danny DeVito, Don Cheadle, Mad Max, Rosie, Hogwarts, King Kong


It’s Tunes Versus Goons in New Space Jam: A New Legacy Trailer

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Warner Bros. Pictures has released a brand new Space Jam: A New Legacy trailer for the highly-anticipated comedy sequel to 1996’s Michael Jordan-led Space Jam, which will now be led by NBA superstar LeBron James as he portrays a fictionalized version of himself. The video features new action-packed footage as James and the Tune Squad prepare for the highest stakes game of their lives. It also continues to hype up the Tune Squad’s court battle against the Goons, who are compr...
Tags: Video, Comedy, Movies, Michael Jordan, Nba, Streaming, Lebron James, Anthony Davis, Warner Bros, Ryan Coogler, Don Cheadle, Zendaya, WNBA, James, Warner Bros. Pictures, Maverick Carter


Space Jam: A New Legacy's Trailer Ups the Drama and the Looniness

When a man’s child is kidnapped, he must use his very particular set of skills; skills he has acquired over a very long career. Skills that make him a nightmare for people...like nefarious A.I.s played by Don Cheadle who make the preposterous mistake of challenging Lebron James to basketball.Read more...
Tags: Science, Films, Michael Jordan, Nba, A Clockwork Orange, Lebron James, Warner Bros, Don Cheadle, George, Martha, Looney Tunes, Space Jam, Wile E Coyote, Warner Bros Cartoons, Creative Works, English Language Films


Second Trailer for 'Space Jam: A New Legacy' Starring LeBron James

"C'mon guys, the Tune Squad doesn't give up!" Warner Bros has debuted the second official trailer for the long-awaited sequel Space Jam 2, also known as Space Jam: A New Legacy, directed by Malcolm D. Lee (of Barbershop: The Next Cut, Girls Trip, Night School). We just featured a fun mock "30 for 30" promo this week, and the first trailer dropped back in April. In this sequel, NBA superstar LeBron James teams up with Bugs Bunny and the rest of the Looney Tunes crew to play basketball in orde...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Nba, Lebron James, Warner Bros, Gabriel Iglesias, Tune Squad, Space Jam, Malcolm D Lee, To Watch, Eric Bauza Jeff Bergman Kath Soucie Bob Bergen


DC’s ‘Blue Beetle’ Movie Might Be Heading Straight to HBO Max

Warner Bros. might be sending Blue Beetle straight to streaming. The Latino-led superhero movie will reportedly join Batgirl as an HBO Max release, per a new report, which means two of Warner’s minority-led DC Comics releases might skip theaters altogether. Buried in a report from the Los Angeles Times on the state of Warner Bros. amid the looming Discovery merger was the news that the Blue Beetle movie release has been set for an HBO Max debut. Here is the line in the report: Additionally, ...
Tags: Movies, Dc Comics, Batgirl, Batman, Warner, Warner Bros, Los Angeles Times, Warner Brothers, Adil El Arbi, Comic Book/Superhero, DC Warner Bros, Blue Beetle, WarnerMedia, HBO Max, Charm City Kings, Angel Manuel Soto


Box Office: ‘In the Heights’ Eyes $20 Million-Plus Opening Weekend

“In the Heights,” the big-screen adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway musical, is poised to light up the U.S. box office. Debuting this weekend in 3,400 U.S. cinemas, the Warner Bros. film is expecting to generate around $20 million. However, tracking has indicated the final tally could range between $16 million and $30 million in its […]
Tags: News, Box Office, Warner Bros, Lin Manuel Miranda, In The Heights, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway


DC & Warner Bros.’ Blue Beetle to Release on HBO Max

In a report published by The Los Angeles Times, it was seemingly announced that Warner Bros. will be releasing its DC project Blue Beetle exclusively on HBO Max, along with the studio’s Batgirl project. It was revealed in February that Charm City Kings director Angel Manuel Soto will helm DC’s first Latino-fronted superhero story. RELATED: New In the Heights Featurette Highlights Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Neighborhood The announcement of a film centered on the Jamie Reyes iteration of the titular he...
Tags: Hbo, Movies, Sci-fi, Action, Streaming, Dc, Warner Bros, Gina Rodriguez, Los Angeles Times, Comic Book, Reyes, Lin Manuel Miranda, Brenda, Jaime, WB, Bala


What advertisers are saying about HBO Max's new ad-supported tier

Hi and welcome to this weekly edition of the Insider Advertising newsletter. I'm Lucia Moses, deputy editor, and this week in advertising and media news: ;A new challenger for the holding companies; First, if you got this newsletter forwarded, sign up for your own here. "Wonder Woman 1984" debuts on HBO Max and in theaters on December 25. Warner Bros. The streaming services are in a race for subscribers, and WarnerMedia is counting on a new lower-cost, ad-supported tier to drive ...
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New In the Heights Featurette Highlights Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Neighborhood

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Warner Bros. Pictures has released a brand new In the Heights featurette for Jon M. Chu’s upcoming film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical, which is scheduled to hit theaters and HBO Max this Thursday, June 10. The video features interviews by producer Lin-Manuel Miranda, and writer Quiara Alegría Hudes as they give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at their own neighborhood that inspired the film. They also talked about how important it is to them to deliver a story that...
Tags: Video, Movies, Drama, New York City, Netflix, Streaming, Warner Bros, Miranda, Sharks, Steven Spielberg, Dominican Republic, Vega, Washington Heights, Lin Manuel Miranda, Vanessa, Marc Anthony


Justice League’s Zack Snyder Reveals Whether He’s Heard From Warner Bros. Following The Movie’s Release

Zack Snyder's Justice League was a streaming sensation, but how did WB respond?
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No Sudden Move Trailer: Don Cheadle, Benicio Del Toro Star in Soderbergh’s Heist Drama

The official trailer for Academy Award-winning director Steven Soderbergh’s crime drama thriller No Sudden Move from Warner Bros. Pictures has been released, along with new key art for the feature. Starring Oscar nominee Don Cheadle (Hotel Rwanda, Black Monday) and Oscar winner Benicio Del Toro (Traffic, Escape at Dannemora), the film will premiere on July 1 on HBO Max. RELATED: First 8 Minutes of In the Heights Released Ahead of Thursday Debut Set in 1954 Detroit, No Sudden Move centers on a g...
Tags: Video, Hbo, Movies, Drama, Oscar, Streaming, Steven Soderbergh, Warner Bros, Detroit, Ray Liotta, Warner Bros. Pictures, Soderbergh, Dannemora, Ed Solomon, ComingSoon, Movie News


Watch (and Sing Along to) the First Eight Minutes of ‘In the Heights’

The summer heat has finally descended after a weird cold snap (at least in New York City), and it’s just in time for the release of In the Heights, which comes out this weekend. Warner Bros. has enthusiastically rolled out the red carpet for the musical movie event of the summer, releasing the first eight minutes of the movie. That contains the entirety of the opening number which is named, you guessed it, “In the Heights.” Watch (and sing and dance to) the In the Heights opening below. In ...
Tags: Movies, New York City, Broadway, Warner Bros, Musical, Warner Brothers, Dominican Republic, Video Clips, Heights, Jon M Chu, Quiara Alegria Hudes, Jimmy Smits, Anthony Ramos, In The Heights, HBO Max, Stephanie Beatriz Dascha Polanco


Amusing Mock '30 for 30' Short Film for 'Space Jam: A New Legacy'

"Lebron teams up with Bugs Bunny? Sounds like a fairy tale. Sometimes… fairy tales get dark." Warner Bros has debuted a fun mock "ESPN 30 for 30" short film segment to promote Space Jam 2, also known as Space Jam: A New Legacy, directed by Malcolm D. Lee (of Barbershop: The Next Cut, Girls Trip, Night School). We've already got one a trailer a few months ago, but this is a really creative and amusing way to promote this wacky sequel to sports audiences. I'm glad that everyone seems to be in ...
Tags: Movies, Trailer, Nba, Espn, Lebron James, Warner Bros, Gabriel Iglesias, Malcolm D Lee, To Watch, Eric Bauza Jeff Bergman Kath Soucie Bob Bergen


Christina Ricci Joins ‘The Matrix 4’

Christina Ricci has joined the cast of “The Matrix 4.” An updated press kit from Warner Bros. on the untitled film includes Ricci’s name in the all-star cast, which features Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, Jada Pinkett Smith, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Jonathan Groff and Neil Patrick Harris, to name a few. No details […]
Tags: News, Warner Bros, Christina Ricci, Neil Patrick Harris, Ricci, The Matrix 4


‘The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It’ Defeats ‘A Quiet Place 2’ at Weekend Box Office

In a surprise box office victory, “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It” triumphed over “A Quiet Place Part II” in the U.S. The latest entry in Warner Bros. and New Line’s  “Conjuring” series scared up $24 million in ticket sales from 3,102 North American venues, exceeding initial projections and easily leading domestic charts. […]
Tags: News, Box Office, Warner Bros, Cruella, Weekend Box Office, A Quiet Place Part II, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, Spirit Untamed


Justice League’s Zack Snyder Recalls Having A ‘Very Serious Fight’ With Warner Bros. Over Green Lantern

Zack Snyder says he engaged in a "fight" with Warner Bros. in an attempt to get Green Lantern into Justice League.
Tags: Religion, Justice League, Warner Bros, Zack Snyder