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Pamela McClintock

Senior Film Writer

Pamela McClintock is a Senior Film Writer at The Hollywood Reporter, where she has worked for more than a decade covering film, box office, festivals and distribution. She previously worked at Variety, where she was the Washington, D.C., bureau chief before relocating to New York City and then to Los Angeles, where she began covering the movie industry. She is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

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Box Office: Hayao Miyazaki’s ‘The Boy and the Heron’ Soaring to Record $10M-$11M U.S. Opening

Acclaimed filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki’s The Boy and the Heron is on course for a record-breaking $10 million to $11 million opening, making it the first original anime title in history to top the North American box office chart. The whimsical Japanese film wisely chose to open on a weekend when there were no new wide […]

Beyoncé’s ‘Renaissance’ Brightens Up Box Office With $21.8M Bow as ‘Napoleon,’ ‘Wish’ Fall Off a Cliff

Beyoncé’s new concert film delivered the goods at the North American box office, where it sang to the biggest opening at the early December box office in two decades. Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé — which the superstar wrote, directed and produced — grossed a better-than-expected $21.8 million from 2,536 locations in its domestic debut […]

‘Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé’: AMC Issues Guidelines for Headwear and Wings

Following the fervor over Taylor Swift‘s The Eras Tour, AMC Theatres has issued a set of guidelines for the Beyhive as fans make their way to see Renaissance: A Film By Beyoncé that includes asking moviegoers to take off costume pieces during the movie that could block the view for others, such as hats and […]

Box Office: ‘Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé’ Sings to $5M in Previews

Queen Bey has arrived on the box office stage. Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé — which Beyoncé wrote, directed and produced — started off its run on the big screen Thursday night with a better-than-expected $5 million in North American previews. The concert movie is tracking for a debut in the $20 million range, which […]

‘Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom’ Tracking for Troubled $40M-$50M Christmas Opening

Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom will face rough seas when swimming into theaters over Christmas as the superhero genre continues to struggle. Hollywood’s major tracking service shows the DC superhero sequel opening to $40 million over the four-day holiday weekend (Dec. 22-Dec. 25), according to sources with access to data compiled by the National Research […]

Early Holiday Box?Office Unwraps Lump of Coal

The pressure is on for the December box office after an unusual Thanksgiving feast. An epic historical drama catering to older adults and running nearly two hours and 40 minutes fed more moviegoers than a new family offering from Disney’s animation empire,?which for years dominated the November holiday. (Remember that little blockbuster called Frozen, or […]

Box Office Milestone: Taylor Swift’s ‘Eras Tour’ Crosses $250M Globally

Taylor Swift’s Eras Tour concert pic has achieved yet another milestone at the global box office. AMC Theatres, which is distributing the film, announced Monday that Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour has amassed $250 million in worldwide movie ticket sales to rank among the top 20 biggest films of 2023. It’s easily the most successful […]

Box Office: ‘Hunger Games’ Prequel and ‘Napoleon’ Conquer Thanksgiving as ‘Wish’ Wobbles

There’s high drama at the Thanksgiving box office. Heading into the long holiday corridor, Disney Animation’s music-infused original event pic Wish was expected to win the crowded holiday race. Instead, it came in third behind The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes and Napoleon in another blow for Disney. Overall, the 2023 Thanksgiving […]

Box Office Surprise: ‘Napoleon’ in Close Battle With ‘Wish’ as ‘Hunger Games’ Prequel Eyes Overall Win

The infamous French emperor and military commander Napoleon Bonaparte would be proud. Ridley Scott’s new historical epic Napoloen, starring Joaquin Phoenix in the titular role, is turning into the surprise victor of the Thanksgiving box office. The film, which opened Wednesday across North America, is on course to earn as much as $36.5 million to […]

Austin Butler, Jodie Comer’s ‘The Bikeriders’ Lands New Home at Focus Features

The Bikeriders has found a new home. Focus Features has acquired worldwide rights to the New Regency movie, which was previously set up at Disney’s 20th Century. Directed by Jeff Nichols, the movie about a motorcycle club in the 1950s stars Jodie Comer, Austin Butler and Tom Hardy. It had been been scheduled to open […]

Box Office: ‘Napoleon’ and ‘Wish’ Take Their Seats at the Thanksgiving Table

The Thanksgiving box office feast is underway. Disney Animation Studios’ holiday tentpole Wish opens everywhere across North America on Wednesday after starting off its domestic run with $2.3 million in Tuesday previews. The music-infused movie is tipped to win the Thanksgiving stretch with at least $45 million to $50 million for the five-day corridor, including […]

Box Office: ‘Hunger Games’ Prequel Opens to Subdued $44M, ‘The Marvels’ Suffers Historic Drop

Lionsgate’s prequel The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes opened to $44 million at the domestic box office, easily enough to win the weekend but coming in behind expectations. The event pic has plenty of time to make up ground over Thanksgiving week, one of the most lucrative corridors of the year at […]