Lionsgate lays off 25 staffers under theatrical restructure

Studios ends partnership with Codeblack Films.

Lionsgate has laid off 25 employees mostly from its motion picture group as part of a restructure.

The move comes on the back of a lacklustre 2018 at the box office that saw the studio’s Us market share drop from 8% to 3.4%.

Lay-offs includes eight staffers from the motion picture group in the New York office. Motion picture group chairman Joe Drake, who assumed the role last year, is consolidating most of Us and international theatrical operations under one roof at the studio’s Santa Monica headquarters. The studio employs around 1,600 in total.

In a further development,
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Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral gets a new poster

Ahead of its release this March, a new poster has arrived online for the final film in Tyler Perry’s Madea series, A Madea Family Funeral; check it out here…

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A joyous family reunion turns into a hilarious nightmare as Madea and the crew travel to backwoods Georgia and unexpectedly plan a funeral, which threatens to reveal sordid family secrets.

Tyler Perry’s A Madea Family Funeral is set to arrive in cinemas on March 1st 2019.

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Trailer Round-Up: ‘An Acceptable Loss’, ‘The Last Man’, ‘Blue My Mind’, ‘The Quake’, ‘A Madea Family Funeral’, ‘Astral’, ‘When Jeff Tried to Save the World’

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Trailer Round-Up: ‘An Acceptable Loss’, ‘The Last Man’, ‘Blue My Mind’, ‘The Quake’, ‘A Madea Family Funeral’, ‘Astral’, ‘When Jeff Tried to Save the World’
You want trailers? Folks, we’ve got trailers for miles. We have so many trailers that you better watch your step, because you might trip over them. It’s crazy how many trailers we have! With such an abundance of movie trailers clogging up the place, we have no choice but to take extreme measures: a trailer […]

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Chloe Grace Moretz’s ‘Greta’ Gets Spring 2019 Release Date

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Chloe Grace Moretz’s ‘Greta’ Gets Spring 2019 Release Date
Chloe Grace Moretz’s “Greta” will be released on March 1, 2019, Focus Features announced Friday.

Greta” stars Moretz and Isabelle Huppert and is described as a film about female obsession. Neil Jordan wrote and directed the film. Focus Features picked up the rights to the thriller following the film’s premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September.

Maika Monroe, Colm Feore and Stephen Rea also star. Jordan co-wrote the script with Ray Wright. The film is produced by Sidney Kimmel, John Penotti, James Flynn, Lawrence Bender and Karen Richards.

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Moretz recently starred in “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” and “Suspiria,” and will next star in “The Addams Family” and “Love Is a Gun.” Her other credits include “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising” and “The 5th Wave.”

Also slated to be released on
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‘Robin Hood': The Biggest Blockbuster Bomb of 2018

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‘Robin Hood': The Biggest Blockbuster Bomb of 2018
Lionsgate’s “Robin Hood” is turning out to be this year’s biggest blockbuster bomb, with a $14 million five-day opening against a budget of just under $100 million.

This year’s Thanksgiving weekend has provided the most lucrative box office ever. But even with all the record-breaking success, there have been some failures in 2018. Most of those bombs, like Paramount’s “Annihilation” and Fox’s “The Darkest Minds,” have had low-to-mid-level budgets that have reduced how much of a financial hit their studios have taken.

With a global launch of just $22.8 million, “Robin Hood” has had the worst start for any film this year with a budget of $90 million or higher. It’s another flop on top of several for Lionsgate, including the sci-fi film “Kin” ($9.9 million grossed against a $30 million budget), and the Kate McKinnon/Mila Kunis spy comedy “The Spy Who Dumped Me” ($75 million/$40 million budget). So far this year,
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Lionsgate Moves ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’ to August, ‘Madea Family Funeral’ to Fall 2018

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Lionsgate Moves ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’ to August, ‘Madea Family Funeral’ to Fall 2018
Lionsgate has moved it’s Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon team-up “The Spy Who Dumped Me” to August 3, 2018. It was previously set for July 6, 2018. The studio has also moved ‘Madea Family Funeral’ from August 3, 2018 to TBD Fall 2018.

The Spy Who Dumped Me” will now compete against Sony’s “The Equalizer 2,” 20th Century Fox’s “The Predator,” Disney’s “Untitled Christopher Robin” film.

The Spy Who Dumped Me” follows two best friends who end up in an international conspiracy after one’s ex turned out to be a spy. Susanna Fogel directed the film from a script she wrote...
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