Get ready to immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Barbie as the highest-grossing film of 2023, “Barbie,” makes its highly anticipated debut for digital ownership and rental on September 12. Directed by the talented Greta Gerwig and featuring an all-star cast, this global phenomenon has taken the box office by storm, surpassing $1.38 billion worldwide. Let’s dive into the details of this extraordinary cinematic achievement.
A Record-Breaking Success:
“Barbie” has shattered records, becoming the highest-grossing film in Warner Bros. Pictures’ century-long history. Its phenomenal success is a testament to the captivating storytelling and the incredible performances by Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, who bring the iconic characters of Barbie and Ken to life. As the highest-grossing film ever from a female filmmaker at the domestic box office, “Barbie” has made history and paved the way for more female-driven narratives in Hollywood.
The Journey to Barbie Land:
In “Barbie,” viewers are transported to Barbie Land, a world of perfection and wonder. However, even in this idyllic setting, existential crises and the struggles of Ken add depth and relatability to the story. With Greta Gerwig’s directorial prowess, the film strikes a balance between fantasy and introspection, creating a truly unforgettable experience for audiences of all ages.
Digital Release Details:
On September 12, “Barbie” will be available for early Premium Digital Ownership at home for $29.99, allowing fans to own this cinematic masterpiece. Additionally, a 48-hour rental option via PVOD will be available for $24.99 on popular digital platforms like Amazon Prime Video, AppleTV, Google Play, and Vudu, ensuring accessibility for everyone.
An All-Star Cast:
Apart from Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling, “Barbie” boasts an impressive ensemble cast. America Ferrera, Kate McKinnon, Issa Rae, Rhea Perlman, and Will Ferrell bring their talents to this extraordinary production. The film also features Michael Cera, Ariana Greenblatt, Emma Mackey, Helen Mirren, and many other talented actors, making “Barbie” a true celebration of cinematic excellence.
“Barbie” is not just a film; it’s a cultural phenomenon that has captured the hearts of audiences worldwide. With its record-breaking success and the visionary direction of Greta Gerwig, this film has set a new standard for storytelling and representation. As it arrives for digital ownership and rental on September 12, audiences will have the opportunity to experience the magic of Barbie Land from the comfort of their homes. Don’t miss this chance to embark on an unforgettable journey with Barbie and Ken—get ready to be dazzled!
From Oscar-nominated writer/director Greta Gerwig (“Little Women,” “Lady Bird”) comes “Barbie,” starring Oscar-nominees Margot Robbie (“Bombshell,” “I, Tonya”) and Ryan Gosling (“La La Land,” “Half Nelson”) as Barbie and Ken, alongside America Ferrera (“End of Watch,” the “How to Train Your Dragon” films), Kate McKinnon (“Bombshell,” “Yesterday”), Issa Rae (“The Photograph,” “Insecure”), Rhea Perlman (“I’ll See You in My Dreams,” “Matilda”), and Will Ferrell (the “Anchorman” films, “Talladega Nights”). The film also stars Michael Cera (“Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” “Juno”), Ariana Greenblatt (“Avengers: Infinity War,” “65”), Ana Cruz Kayne (“Little Women”), Emma Mackey (“Emily,” “Sex Education”), Hari Nef (“Assassination Nation,” “Transparent”), Alexandra Shipp (the “X-Men” films), Kingsley Ben-Adir (“One Night in Miami,” “Peaky Blinders”), Simu Liu (“Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”), Ncuti Gatwa (“Sex Education”), Scott Evans (“Grace and Frankie”), Jamie Demetriou (“Cruella”), Connor Swindells (“Sex Education,” “Emma.”), Sharon Rooney (“Dumbo,” “Jerk”), Nicola Coughlan (“Bridgerton,” “Derry Girls”), Ritu Arya (“The Umbrella Academy”), Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Dua Lipa and Oscar-winner Helen Mirren (“The Queen”).
Gerwig directed “Barbie” from a screenplay by Gerwig & Oscar nominee Noah Baumbach (“Marriage Story,” “The Squid and the Whale”), based on Barbie by Mattel. The film’s producers are Oscar nominees David Heyman (“Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood,” “Marriage Story,” “Gravity”), Robbie (“Birds of Prey,” “Promising Young Woman,” “I, Tonya”), Tom Ackerley (“Promising Young Woman,” “I, Tonya”) and Robbie Brenner (“Dallas Buyers Club”), with Gerwig, Baumbach, Ynon Kreiz, Richard Dickson, Michael Sharp, Josey McNamara, Courtenay Valenti, Toby Emmerich and Cate Adams serving as executive producers.
Gerwig’s creative team behind the camera included Oscar-nominated director of photography Rodrigo Prieto (“The Irishman,” “Silence,” “Brokeback Mountain”), Oscar-nominated production designer Sarah Greenwood (“Beauty and the Beast,” “Anna Karenina”), Oscar-winning costume designer Jacqueline Durran (“Little Women,” “Anna Karenina”), editor Nick Houy (“Little Women,” “Lady Bird”), visual effects supervisor Glen Pratt (“Paddington 2,” “Beauty and the Beast”) and music supervisor George Drakoulias (“White Noise,” “Marriage Story”), with a score by Oscar winners Mark Ronson and Andrew Wyatt (“A Star Is Born”), who also contributed to numerous songs on the film’s soundtrack. The soundtrack includes an impressive roster of today’s hottest music artists, including Lizzo, Dua Lipa, Nicki Minaj & Ice Spice with Aqua, Charli XCX, KAROL G feat. Aldo Ranks, Tame Impala, Dominic Fike, HAIM, The Kid LAROI, Khalid, PinkPantheress, GAYLE, Ava Max, FIFTY FIFTY and more.
Warner Bros. Pictures Presents a Heyday Films Production, a LuckyChap Entertainment Production, an NB/GG Pictures Production, a Mattel Production, “Barbie.” The film is distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures.
About Warner Bros. Discovery Content Sales
Warner Bros. Discovery Content Sales (WBDCS) is one of the world’s largest distributors of entertainment programming, bringing award-winning movies, television, animation, and digital content produced by Warner Bros. Discovery to the homes and screens of millions across North America. Licensing content from Warner Bros. Pictures, Warner Bros. Television, HBO, Discovery, Cartoon Network, TBS, and more, WBDCS brings fans of Warner Bros. Discovery’s content even more ways to watch when and how they want across streaming, video-on-demand, cable, satellite and broadcast networks, local television stations, airlines and through digital purchases and physical media sales.
Mattel is a leading global toy company and owner of one of the strongest catalogs of children’s and family entertainment franchises in the world. We create innovative products and experiences that inspire, entertain, and develop children through play. We engage consumers through our portfolio of iconic brands, including Barbie®, Hot Wheels®, Fisher-Price®, American Girl®, Thomas & Friends®, UNO®, Masters of the Universe®, Monster High® and MEGA®, as well as other popular intellectual properties that we own or license in partnership with global entertainment companies. Our offerings include film and television content, gaming and digital experiences, music, and live events. We operate in 35 locations and our products are available in more than 150 countries in collaboration with the world’s leading retail and ecommerce companies. Since its founding in 1945, Mattel is proud to be a trusted partner in empowering children to explore the wonder of childhood and reach their full potential. Visit us online at mattel.com.
SOURCE Warner Bros. Home Entertainment/ PR Newswire
Vision Films to Release Social Media Statement Film ‘Under the Influencer’
LOS ANGELES /PRNewswire/ — Vision Films Inc. (“Vision”) announces the Transactional VOD release of the quirky comedy Under the Influencer on December 12, 2023. Written and directed by Alex Haughey (Prodigy, 2017), produced by Anna Grigorian, Masha Ko, Marlaina Smith, Kelton White, and Haughey, with original music by Erick DeVore. Under The Influencer explores the pervasive, superficial, and addictive nature of social media with humor, yet also addresses the flipside, finding a more fulfilling sense of oneself and true connection away from fame. The movie was filmed on location around southern California, including in Burbank, Glendale, and Riverside. The original song, “Used to Be,” was written for the film and performed by lead actress Taylor Scorse. The single is available for download now.
Synopsis: After a decade of being on top of the YouTube world, a 25-year-old influencer struggles to cling on to her status as the “likes” and followers begin to fade away. She is running out of tricks and will have to separate her online persona from her authentic self in order to learn that sometimes, you have to disconnect to find true connection. Watch the trailer HERE.
Starring: Taylor Scorce (Revenge for My Mother), Spencer Vaughn Kelly (The Resurrection of Charles Manson), Chandler Young (NCIS: Los Angeles), Zach Paul Brown (The 27 Club).
Lise Romanoff, CEO and Managing Director of Vision Films says, “Although Under the Influencer is a fun and funny look behind the scenes of a popular social media content creator, it is also a reminder that what matters most is being your authentic self and sometimes, one has to completely disconnect to connect.”
Writer/Director Alex Haughey shares, “On the surface, the movie is a cautionary tale about the dangers of the digital persona. At its core, the story is of identity and how easy it is to lose track of oneself – be it in social media, politics, a job, a lifestyle, a relationship. It is an experience a lot of people relate with, and it gives the film real heart.”
Under the Influencer will be available December 12 on major streaming and cable platforms across the U.S. and Canada followed by DVD at major online retailers.
About Vision Films
Vision Films is a leading independent sales and VOD aggregator specializing in the licensing, marketing, and distribution of over 800 feature films, documentaries, and series from some of the most prolific independent film producers in the world. Led by Lise Romanoff, Managing Director/CEO Worldwide Distribution, Vision Films releases 2-4 films a month across Theatrical, VOD, DVD, and television platforms. Visionfilms.net
SOURCE Vision Films, Inc.
Universal Pictures celebrates 50th anniversary of “The Sting” film
WITH AN EXCLUSIVE SCREENING EVENT OF
A RECENT STUNNING 4K RESTORATION
AT THE LEGENDARY TCL CHINESE THEATRE IN HOLLYWOOD
UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif., Nov. 28, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the landmark Oscar® winning classic, The Sting, Universal Pictures announces an exclusive screening event of the stunning 4K restoration of the 1973 film, starring Academy Award® winners Robert Redford and Paul Newman, at the legendary TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California, on December 11, 2023, at 7 p.m. pacific.
The special screening event will include a panel discussion moderated by acclaimed Turner Classic Movies host Ben Mankiewicz. The panel will feature The Sting‘s Academy Award® winning producers Tony Bill and Michael Phillips, the film’s Oscar® winning screenwriter David S. Ward, former studio executive and Academy Award® nominated producer Mike Medavoy and revered literary agent Stu Miller.
Tickets for the event are available now and can be purchased at tclchinesetheatres.com, here.
The 4K restoration, released in 2021, is available from Universal Pictures Home Entertainment on 4K UHD, Blu-ray and Digital.
Directed by Oscar® winner George Roy Hill at the dawn of the new Hollywood in the 1970s, The Sting stars Paul Newman and Robert Redford as two con men in 1930s Chicago. After a friend is killed by the mob, they try to get even by attempting to pull off the ultimate “sting.” No one is to be trusted as the twists unfold, leading up to one of the greatest double-crosses in movie history.
Also starring Academy Award® nominee Robert Shaw, Robert Earl Jones, Oscar® nominee Charles Durning, Ray Walston, Academy Award® nominee Eileen Brennan and Oscar® nominee Sally Kirkland, the film, written by David S. Ward and produced by Tony Bill, Michael Phillips and Julia Phillips—the first woman in history to win an Oscar® for Best Picture—would become a critical and commercial phenomenon.
Nominated for 10 Academy Awards® and winning seven —including for Best Picture, Writing, Directing, Editing, Costume Design, Art Direction and for Marvin Hamlisch’s musical score, anchored by Scott Joplin’s unforgettable, iconic song, “The Entertainer”—The Sting would become the second highest grossing film of the year and has endured as a beloved cornerstone of arguably the most innovative and daring decade in American cinema.
About Universal Pictures Home Entertainment
Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE – www.uphe.com) is a unit of Universal Filmed Entertainment Group (UFEG). UFEG produces, acquires, markets and distributes filmed entertainment worldwide in various media formats for theatrical, home entertainment, television and other distribution platforms, as well as consumer products, interactive gaming and live entertainment. The global division includes Universal Pictures, Focus Features, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Brand Development, Fandango, DreamWorks Animation Film and Television. UFEG is part of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production and marketing of entertainment, news and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a suite of leading Internet-based businesses. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.
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Regal announces Family Ticket offer for all G, PG, and PG-13 rated movies
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. /PRNewswire/ — With affordable bundles trending, Regal wants to share the love of family friendly movies by offering four tickets all at child prices with the Regal Family Ticket. Available at all Regal theatres, the ticket offer provides a discount on the overall price, cheaper than the four tickets purchased individually for the latest Hollywood blockbusters.
“Family friendly movies appeal across generations, and Regal is excited to offer an affordable option for small groups to visit the theatre to enjoy these titles together,” said John Curry, Chief Commercial Officer at Regal. “With current and upcoming movies like Trolls Band Together, Wish, Wonka, and Migration, the Regal Family Ticket offer makes the most wonderful time of the year even better.”
The family ticket bundle is available to groups of four consisting of up to two adults and two children or one adult with three children. Additionally, all four attendees must attend the same movie (no R-rated titles) and same showtime to meet the terms of this offer. Ticket pricing is based on the child rate for the Regal location being attended and will be available for a limited time.
The Regal Family Ticket purchases also add credits to Regal Crown Club accounts where active members earn rewards including free popcorn, soft drinks, movies and merchandise. Free program membership is available in the Regal mobile app and at Regal’s website: REGmovies.com. Members can program their favorite theatres, purchase tickets and redeem reward credits all from their mobile devices.
Regal, a subsidiary of the Cineworld Group, operates one of the largest and most geographically diverse theatre circuits in the United States, consisting of 5,808 screens in 428 theatres in 41 states along with the District of Columbia and Guam as of October 31, 2023. We believe that the size, reach and quality of the company’s theatre circuit provides its patrons with a convenient and enjoyable moviegoing experience. We are committed to being “The Best Place to Watch a Movie!” Additional information is available on Regal’s website: REGmovies.com.
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