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The Sobering Reality Of Thanksgiving Box Office During Pandemic With ‘Encanto’ Sans ‘Top Gun 2’; Adults Return For ‘House Of Gucci’, ‘Licorice Pizza’

UPDATED, Saturday AM: Black Friday worked in exhibition’s favor, with ticket sales for the top ten movies seeing an average spike of +90% between Thanksgiving and yesterday. Even in pre-pandemic times, it’s always been a challenge for box office analysts to crunch five-day projections; they’re either too low or too high, and the real story begins to happen on a day like yesterday, and certainly today, with family matinees. Disney’s latest Thanksgiving animated movie, Encanto, is now looking at $11M for Friday, +90% from Thanksgiving, on its way to a 5-day between $39M-$42M. The movie’s 3-day is estimated at $28.7M. MGM/UAR’s House of...
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'Encanto' is Disney Animation's 60th film, and critics say it's among the best

Disney's "Encanto" has been largely praised by critics for its animation style, diversity and "spellbinding" songs. It currently holds a 93% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes from 69 reviews. Due out in theaters ahead of Thanksgiving, Disney's latest animated film centers on the Madrigals, a family who live hidden in...
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Encanto Is the Best Disney Animated Film Since Frozen

We already know that Walt Disney Animation’s Encanto will probably be turned into a Broadway musical at some point, but watching the early scenes in Jared Bush and Byron Howard’s film, you might find yourself wondering whether that Broadway show already exists. Everything from the sets to the dance numbers feels like it must have originated on a stage. When characters sing, they sing to the camera: frontal, direct, with big gestures seemingly intended for a live audience. The central setting, a sentient house where the floorboards and roof tiles and staircases and window shutters magically throb and flutter and flap about on their own, feels ready-made for some crafty production designer to work their mechanical-theater wizardry. We can even hear the actors taking a breath before belting out passages from one of composer Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Original Cast Album–friendly tunes. There’s an eager to please–ness to the first half of Encanto that feels odd, maybe even off — a theater-kid energy that can at times be overbearing and artificial.
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Box Office: Disney’s ‘Encanto’ Leads Thanksgiving Pack With $5.8 Million, ‘House of Gucci’ Looking Strong

Disney’s “Encanto,” a magical fable that has earned critical raves, led a muted Thanksgiving box office, earning $5.8 million on Thursday and pushing its domestic total to $13.3 million. This holiday is shaping up to be far quieter than past ones, a sign that COVID-19 continues to depress ticket sales in the U.S. despite the widespread availability of boosters and vaccines for younger children. However, there were some hopeful signs for the exhibition sector. MGM’s “House of Gucci” is shaping up to be one of the rare adult dramas to connect with audiences this fall. The look at the family behind...

Encanto isn't streaming on Disney Plus yet (and neither is Marvel's Eternals)

Encanto, a Disney animated fantasy with music by Lin-Manuel Miranda, hit theaters Wednesday. And Marvel's Eternals has been in cinemas since Nov. 5. But unlike other movies Disney released earlier in the pandemic, Disney didn't make Encanto or Eternals available to stream on Disney Plus at the same time they're in theaters. While the return to a theatrical-exclusive strategy has fueled the box office performance of some other movies, like Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, it's crimped options for fans who got used to greater choice in how, where and when they watch new movies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

On Location: The Colombian Towns, Architecture, and Music that Inspired Disney's Encanto

For film directors and production designers, research trips offer a flood of information about a destination and culture. And for Disney's Encanto directors Byron Howard and Jared Bush, their two-week trip to Colombia was no different. With Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote the Disney flick's original songs, they traveled from Cartagena on the country's north coast to the lush valleys and national parks of central Colombia, absorbing as much detail as possible to inject into Disney's first feature-length animated musical set in Latin America. Those details—and the focus on Colombia's diversity of nature, music, people, food, and culture—are evident in the film from start to finish, thanks to this trip and the “Colombian Cultural Trust” that Disney assembled of local architects, documentarians, musicians, artists, botanists, and more.

'Encanto' Opens With $7.5 Million on Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving didn't turn out to be so jolly for Disney. The legacy studio’s latest animated film, Encanto, turned in a $7.5 million performance at the box office, one of the lowest starts for a Disney film over the holidays. The relatively disappointing performance of Encanto lowered the box office outlook...

This year's Thanksgiving movie lineup: 'House of Gucci', 'Encanto' and more

With the holiday season each year comes a slew of new movies for everyone. This year’s offerings include family-friendly picks, drama, comedy and even horror. Additionally, with Christmas just around the corner, the holiday-themed offerings are beginning to roll in. Between streaming and theatrical releases, indie flicks and high-profile offerings,...

Box Office: ‘Encanto’ Wins Turkey Trot With $5.8M, ‘Gucci’ Earns $3.4M

Walt Disney Animation’s musical adventure Encanto kicked off the extended Thanksgiving box office parade with a Wednesday gross of $7.5 million, followed by $5.8 million on Thanksgiving Day for a two-day total of $13.3 million. The family movie, along with MGM and United Artists’ adult-skewing drama House of Gucci, opened nationwide Wednesday ahead of the lucrative Thanksgiving corridor, as did Sony’s action-horror reboot Resident Evil: Welcome to Raccoon City. Thanksgiving Day can be a solid moviegoing day for non-family fare, with traffic picking up in earnest on Black Friday and continuing throughout the holiday weekend. Moviegoing still hasn’t returned to pre-pandemic levels but...

With 'Tick, Tick ... Boom!' and 'Encanto,' Lin-Manuel Miranda isn't throwing away his movie shots

(CNN) — Lin-Manuel Miranda is not throwing his shots, and in 2021, the creator of "Hamilton" has been getting a whole lot of them. After his earlier work "In the Heights" became a critically admired (if little seen) movie, Miranda has made his directing debut with "Tick, Tick ... Boom!," a loving adaptation of "Rent" creator Jonathan Larson's coming-of-stage story, and written eight original songs for "Encanto," a Disney animated film featuring a predominantly Latinx cast. That follows another animated movie, Netflix's "Vivo," which he produced in addition to writing the music.

Mirabel from 'Encanto' Could Be the First Disney Princess Who Wears Glasses

The animated Disney movie Encanto is coming to theaters soon and fans are excited. The film follows a young girl named Mirabel Madrigal whose family members all have magical abilities. Well, all of them besides her. It really takes a hit to her self-esteem in the beginning. Later on, she finds out that the magic is in danger and she could be its only hope.

Scott ‘Movie’ Mantz shares his thoughts on ‘Encanto,’ ‘House of Gucci,’ ‘The Beatles: Get Back’ and ‘Ghostbusters: Afterlife’

Scott “Movie” Mantz gives us his take on “Encanto,” “House of Gucci,” “The Beatles: Get Back” and “Ghostbusters: Afterlife.” “Encanto,” “House of Gucci” and “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” are in theaters now; “The Beatles: Get Back” is available on Disney +. This segment aired on the KTLA 5 Morning News on Nov. 26, 2021.

Shawnee movie listings starting Nov. 26

Cinema Centre 8 and Movies 6 at Shawnee Mall are open for matinees this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Both theatres are open for one evening show Monday through Thursday. Private theatre rentals are now available at Cinema Centre 8. To schedule a private showing and to see a list of the movies available, go to