All posts by Rebecca Rubin

Box Office: ‘Grinch’ Targets $50 Million-Plus Debut, ‘Girl in the Spider’s Web’ Aims for Mid-Teens

October has proven to be a surprisingly solid month at the box office, and November releases “The Grinch” and “The Girl in the Spider’s Web” hope to keep the end of the year going strong. Universal and Illumination are getting in on the holiday spirit early when “The Grinch” opens on Nov. 9. Early tracking […]

Posthumous Lil Peep Album Coming Next Month, New Video ‘Cry Alone’ Drops

As Variety exclusively reported last month, a posthumous Lil Peep album is coming later in the fall: “Come Over When You’re Sober (Part Two),” the sequel to the late rapper’s 2017 debut studio record, is out Nov. 9 via Autnmy, a division of Access Records, under license to Columbia Records. The album is previewed with […]

Tyler, the Creator Signs First-Look Deal With Sony Pictures TV and Columbia Records

Sony Pictures Entertainment has signed a first-look deal with Tyler, the Creator and Lionel Boyce’s Bald Fade Productions for new scripted and unscripted projects for television and new media, the companies announced. Under the agreement, the companies will work together to develop original concepts from Tyler and Boyce whose credits include “The Jellies!” and “Loiter […]

Tyler, the Creator Signs First-Look Deal With Sony Pictures TV and Columbia Records

Sony Pictures Entertainment has signed a first-look deal with Tyler, the Creator and Lionel Boyce’s Bald Fade Productions for new scripted and unscripted projects for television and new media, the companies announced. Under the agreement, the companies will work together to develop original concepts from Tyler and Boyce whose credits include “The Jellies!” and “Loiter […]

Box Office: ‘Halloween’ to Carve Out Huge $65 Million-Plus Debut

The October box office has been light on the tricks and heavy on the treats. “Halloween” should keep powering the domestic market as Universal’s R-rated slasher film eyes a massive opening in the $57 million to $65 million range. The studio is cautiously anticipating a $50 million bow, though some industry analysts think it could […]

‘First Man’ Takes on ‘Venom’ in Box Office Space Battle

After “Venom” and “A Star Is Born” gave October a record-breaking start, a slew of new offerings should keep box office momentum going strong. Universal’s “First Man” should achieve a solid liftoff when it launches in 3,600 theaters, but the space epic will have to fend off an otherworldly being before it can top domestic […]

‘First Man’ Takes on ‘Venom’ in Box Office Space Battle

After “Venom” and “A Star Is Born” gave October a record-breaking start, a slew of new offerings should keep box office momentum going strong. Universal’s “First Man” should achieve a solid liftoff when it launches in 3,600 theaters, but the space epic will have to fend off an otherworldly being before it can top domestic […]

Seth Meyers, Ronan Farrow, Monica Lewinsky Celebrate Variety’s New York Power List

The Big Apple’s finest rubbed elbows at Variety’s celebration of the magazine’s annual New York issue on Wednesday night. The intimate gathering honored cover star Seth Meyers, as well as the new power list of 50 honorees, a group of movers and shakers that included Ronan Farrow, Monica Lewinsky, and Van Jones. Lewinsky was one […]

Box Office: ‘Venom’ Faces Off Against ‘A Star Is Born’

Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, and Tom Hardy are injecting a little star-power into multiplexes. Following a lackluster September at the box office, “Venom” and “A Star Is Born” are debuting this weekend and carrying with them out-sized expectations. Hardy’s “Venom” should easily top domestic charts, but Cooper and Gaga’s musical “A Star Is Born,” which […]