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Opinion: how misplaced priorities cause box office lulls

Box Office: Hollywood Is In Trouble Because We’re Seeing The Wrong Movies. Domestic box office has amassed $5.702 billion this year thus far, which is down 9% from last year’s $6.287 billion end-of-June cume. A $585 million deficit isn’t the end of the world. Heck, 49% of that ($287 million) is just the difference between Black Panther ($700 million), Avengers: Infinity War ($673 million at this point in its run) and Incredibles 2 ($440 million by July 1) versus Captain Marvel ($426 million), Avengers: Endgame ($844 million) and Toy Story…

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Indian cinema exhibitors see profit in smaller towns

NOVA Cinemaz launches second multiplex in Moga, and many players in the theatre industry are now looking at small towns to capitalize on the potential in these markets. UFO’s asset-light franchise model, Nova Cinemaz, has launched CineRoyale Cinemas-NOVA Cinemaz in Moga, Punjab. This is Nova’s second multiplex launch in the state. With this addition, NOVA has strengthened its presence in East Punjab territory. CineRoyale Cinemas-NOVA Cinemaz is the second property of NOVA in Moga district and eighth in the territory. The total screen count in the territory now stands at…

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Opinion: why cinema remains an important part of the community

Rob Arthur has worked as a Senior Consultant at The Big Picture since 2014, having worked in the UK and International Cinema sector for 27 years with companies such as Vue Entertainment, Curzon Cinemas, Apollo Cinemas, Warner Village and Warner Bros. Recently he was appointed as an Advisor to the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development as well as co-founding the Emerging Cinema Markets Conference based in Istanbul, Turkey. Here, he reminds us why cinema remains an important part of the community… Residents of City Centre’s across Western Europe (and…

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