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'' A Peaceful Place ' roars at box office with $50M debut

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Jonny Cournoyer/ Paramount Pictures through AP

This image shows John Krasinski, left, and Noah Jupe in a scene from “A Peaceful Place.”

Sunday, April 8, 2018|11:15 a.m.

NEW YORK– John Krasinksi’s “A Peaceful Place” made a thunderous debut at package workplace, opening with $50 million in ticket sales and rumbling to the year’s second-best weekend after “Black Panther,” inning accordance with studio price quotes Sunday.

The Paramount Pictures thriller far surpassed expectations to land among the leading opening weekends for a scary release. It marks a not likely breakthrough for Krasinski, the former “Office” star numerous associate more with inter-office romance and deadpan expressions than silent cinematic shocks. Krasinski’s 3rd directing effort, which stars himself and spouse Emily Blunt has to do with a family in a future dystopia populated by violent creatures with incredibly severe hearing.

But it was far from the only success story on the weekend, which also saw Universal’s R-rated comedy “Blockers” open solidly with $21.4 million, Steven Spielberg’s virtual-reality experience “Ready Player One” dip just 40 percent with $25.1 million in its 2nd weekend and the duration docudrama “Chappaquiddick” beat expectations with a debut of $6.2 million. In restricted release, Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs,” Lynne Ramsay’s “You Were Never ever Really Here” and Andrew Haigh’s “Lean on Pete” all succeeded, too.

For one weekend, a minimum of, practically everything Hollywood could toss at spectators worked. The weekend was up 35.3 percent from last year.

But nothing approached the runaway success of “A Peaceful Place.” Hollywood had actually anticipated better to $30 million for the film, which cost just $17 million to make. Yet “A Peaceful Place” rode strong buzz from its SXSW best in March, good reviews (97 percent fresh on Rotten Tomatoes) and spectators’ continuing thirst for scary.

“We constantly understood we had something unique from the first screenings. But you do not get to a number like this without breaking free of the genre. I think this has to do with fantastic storytelling,” said Kyle Davies, head of domestic circulation for Paramount, who heaped appreciation on Krasinski. “We’re eagerly anticipating what else he has up his sleeve.”

“A Peaceful Place” is likewise a terribly required hit for Paramount, which has had a hard time mightily at the box office recently while its ownership has sometimes been in limbo. Earlier today, CBS Corp. sent a quote to get Viacom Inc., Paramount’s moms and dad business.

Though greenlit under the previous leadership, “A Quiet Location” is the very first major success under Jim Gianopulos, who took over as studio head a year back. The opening is Paramount’s most significant since 2016’s “Star Trek Beyond” and its finest non-franchise opening given that 2013’s “World War Z.”

“Blockers” likewise declares a filmmaking development aided by a passionate action from SXSW audiences. The movie, which cost about $21 million to make, is the directorial debut of Kay Cannon, a writer whose credits include “30 Rock” and “Pitch Perfect.”” Blockers, “starring Leslie Mann, John Cena and Ike Barinholtz as parents attempting to prevent their daughters from losing their virginity, brushed off a recent slump for comedies in theaters.

“Kay Cannon knocked it out of the park,” stated Jim Orr, circulation head for Universal, who credited Cannon with inverting the “double requirements” of the teenager sex funny. “We could not be more pleased.”

In spite of the competition, Warner Bros.’ “Ready Gamer One” held well, bringing its domestic total to $96.9 million. But it’s fared even much better overseas, where Spielberg’s most current has already earned $294.4 million. It’s done especially well in China, where the film has made $161.3 million in two weeks.

Continuing ticket sales likewise pressed Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther” even more into the record books. The Marvel blockbuster now ranks 3rd all-time domestically with $665.4 million, tracking only “Avatar” and “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Over the weekend, “Black Panther” passed 1997’s “Titanic,” which earned $659.4 million, though accounting for inflation would put it above $1 billion.

John Curran’s “Chappaquiddick,” about the 1969 Ted Kennedy scandal, opened with $6.2 million in 1,560 theaters. The film, starring Jason Clarke as Kennedy, was acquired by Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios at last fall’s Toronto International Film Celebration. Initially planned for an awards season release, the relocate to spring seemed to offer “Chappaquiddick” a much better possibility to stick out.

In its third weekend, Fox Searchlight’s “Isle of Dogs” grossed $4.6 million in 554 theaters. LD Entertainment’s “The Miracle Season,” about an inspirational season for a ladies’ high-school volleyball group, opened with $4.1 million.

With among the very best per-theater efficiencies of the year, Amazon’s “You Were Never ever Actually Here,” starring Joaquin Phoenix, opened with $129,911 in 3 theaters. A24’s “Lean on Pete,” with Charlie Plummer, debuted with $50,118 on four screens.

“Everyone type of won this weekend,” stated Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for comScore. “This is the type of weekend that Hollywood should aim to recreate over and over again. The variety of the lineup and the creativity of the movies drove big numbers of moviegoers to the multiplex.”

Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Where offered, the most recent global numbers likewise are consisted of. Last three-day domestic figures will be launched Monday.

1. “A Peaceful Place,” $50 million.

2. “Prepared Player One,” $25.1 million.

3. “Blockers,” $21.4 million.

4. “Black Panther,” $8.4 million.

5. “I Can Only Picture,” $8.4 million.

6. “Tyler Perry’s Acrimony,” $8.1 million.

7. “Chappaquiddick,” $6.2 million.

8. “Sherlock Gnomes,” $5.6 million.

9. “Pacific Rim Uprising,” $4.9 million.

10. “Isle of Dogs,” $4.6 million.

Spielberg'' s ' Ready Player One ' tops holiday box office

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Warner Bros. Pictures/ AP This cover image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows characters Aech, left, and Parzival in a scene from “All set Gamer One,” a movie by Steven Spielberg.

Sunday, April 1, 2018|9:50 a.m.

LOS ANGELES– Steven Spielberg’s action-adventure “Prepared Gamer One” has topped the domestic box office over the holiday weekend.

Studio estimates on Sunday state the Virtual Reality-focused film made a solid $53.2 million in its first 4 days in theaters from 4,234 areas.

Based Upon Ernest Cline’s popular unique and chalk loaded with recommendations to 1980s pop culture, “Ready Gamer One” cost a reported $175 million to produce.

” Tyler Perry’s Acrimony” took second place. Driven by an extremely female audience, the Taraji P. Henson-starrer grossed $17.1 million over the 3-day weekend, followed by “Black Panther” in 3rd place with $11.3 million.

Faith-based movies also contended for attention, consisting of “I Can Only Envision” which scored once again with $10.8 million, outperforming “Paul, Apostle of Christ’s” $3.5 million and “God’s Not Dead 3’s” $2.6 million.

J.P. Morgan Chase Commits to Building 2.5 Million-SF Head Office in New York City

Bank is Self-Financing 70-Story, Ground-Up Building And Construction Accommodating About 15,000 Staff members

J.P. Morgan Chase made waves this morning with the statement that the worldwide banker will develop a brand-new 2.5 million-square-foot headquarters at 270 Park Ave. in New York City.

Still in development, inning accordance with sources, is the task of amassing approvals for a prepared 70-story, LEED-certified commercial tower borne from the site of its previous headquarters. The taking down and redevelopment of its brand-new structure will produce an approximated 8,000 construction tasks.

J.P. Morgan currently has cost-run rates on the task, and will fund the construct itself. Building is expected to begin in 2019 and take five years to complete. In the interim, it has signed leases for area to house workers at 245 Park Ave., 277 Park Ave. and 237 Park Ave., inning accordance with sources with understanding of the offers.

Upon completion, nearly 15,000 workers will work from the new tower, replacing what J.P. Morgan hires a release, “an outdated center” that houses simply 3,500 current staff members.

The bank’s preference was to remain in the area where it was, however the business might not build higher without the Midtown East rezoning. The Department of City Preparation’s Midtown East rezoning targets a 73-block radius around Grand Central station, supplying rewards for brand-new advancement and energy effectiveness.

With this deal, the banks seeks to achieve a modern-day workplace and produce a property with modern-day facilities, in a sea of aging buildings. It could not offer talk about the approximate cost of the project.

” With a new headquarters at 270 Park Avenue, we are recommitting ourselves to New York City while also making sure that we run in a highly effective and world-class environment for the 21st century. We eagerly anticipate working constructively and collaboratively with Mayor Expense de Blasio, Governor Andrew Cuomo, Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen, the New York City Board, and other crucial City and State officials on this crucial task,” CEO Jamie Dimon said in a release.

J.P. Morgan Chase should purchase additional development rights from surrounding properties to guarantee its tower climbs up. Inning accordance with corporate releases on the deal, any such deals in the brand-new East Midtown subdistrict require the seller of the air rights to pay the City a minimum contribution of $61.49 per square foot, providing funding for enhancements to the area’s public world.

The monetary corporation has not settled renderings for its brand-new HQ concept. Built in 1958, the present Chase Structure at 270 Park Ave., located between 47th and 48th Streets, is fully rented. It stands 52 stories tall and makes up 1.36 million square feet of 4-Star office space.

” J.P. Morgan Chase’s dedication to build their brand-new, state-of-the-art home office and assistance thousands of jobs here in New York is proof that our financial advancement strategies succeed,” noted New York State Guv Andrew Cuomo.

Diana Bell, New York City Market Reporter CoStar Group.

Box Office Top 20: '' Black Panther ' ratings record Monday

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This image launched by Disney shows Chadwick Boseman in a scene from Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther.”

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018|6:49 p.m.

NEW YORK– With a massive $40.2 million in ticket sales Monday, “Black Panther” has actually set another box-office record: greatest Monday ever.

The Walt Disney Co. once again raised its box-office estimates for the Marvel sensation on Tuesday. The movie’s updated Monday performance– $7 million higher than Disney earlier forecast– narrowly topped the previous record, set by “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in 2015 with $40.1 million.

The greater Monday figure provides “Black Panther” the second greatest four-day weekend, behind just the $288.1 countless “The Force Awakens.” With $242 million over the Presidents’ Day weekend, “Black Panther” relocations ahead of December’s “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” in the ranks of four-day starts.

Ryan Coogler’s movie, starring Chadwick Boseman, is the very first big-budget tent pole release including a nearly all-black cast. The movie’s three-day gross of $201.8 million ranks 5th highest of all time, not representing inflation.

Worldwide, “Black Panther,” which cost $200 million to make, is likewise outshining earlier quotes. It has actually made $184.6 million abroad so far, providing it a worldwide total of $426.6 million.

The leading 20 films at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Monday, followed by circulation studio, gross, number of theater places, average receipts per place, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by comScore:

1. “Black Panther,” Disney, $242,155,680, 4,020 areas, $60,238 average, $242,155,680, 1 Week.

2. “Peter Bunny,” Sony, $23,382,931, 3,725 locations, $6,277 average, $54,355,473, 2 Weeks.

3. “Fifty Tones Freed,” Universal, $19,439,120, 3,768 areas, $5,159 average, $78,630,575, 2 Weeks.

4. “Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle,” Sony, $10,014,906, 2,800 locations, $3,577 average, $379,693,471, 9 Weeks.

5. “The 15:17 To Paris,” Warner Bros., $8,923,106, 3,042 locations, $2,933 average, $26,670,823, 2 Weeks.

6. “The Best Showman,” 20th Century Fox, $6,527,597, 1,936 areas, $3,372 average, $155,905,953, 9 Weeks.

7. “Early Man,” Lionsgate, $4,260,148, 2,494 locations, $1,708 average, $4,260,148, 1 Week.

8. “Labyrinth Runner: The Death Remedy,” 20th Century Fox, $3,243,854, 1,892 areas, $1,715 average, $54,723,980, 4 Weeks.

9. “Winchester,” Lionsgate, $2,619,156, 1,479 places, $1,771 average, $22,249,335, 3 Weeks.

10. “The Post,” 20th Century Fox, $2,437,992, 1,050 places, $2,322 average, $77,047,364, 9 Weeks.

11. “Samson,” Pure Flix, $2,255,864, 1,249 locations, $1,806 average, $2,255,864, 1 Week.

12. “The Forming Of Water,” Fox Searchlight, $2,055,052, 957 areas, $2,147 average, $53,633,766, 12 Weeks.

13. “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri,” Fox Searchlight, $1,895,019, 780 areas, $2,430 average, $48,364,525, 15 Weeks.

14. “Darkest Hour,” Focus Characteristic, $1,153,160, 602 places, $1,916 average, $53,394,852, 13 Weeks.

15. “I, Tonya,” Neon Rated, $1,120,319, 502 locations, $2,232 average, $27,224,441, 11 Weeks.

16. “Den Of Burglars,” STX Home entertainment, $1,116,790, 730 locations, $1,530 average, $43,618,720, 5 Weeks.

17. “12 Strong,” Warner Bros., $1,108,467, 815 places, $1,360 average, $44,256,673, 5 Weeks.

18. “Hostiles,” Entertainment Studios Movement Pictures, $1,004,135, 767 locations, $1,309 average, $28,480,960, 9 Weeks.

19. “Coco,” Disney, $908,454, 385 locations, $2,360 average, $207,389,121, 13 Weeks.

20. “Phantom Thread,” Focus Characteristic, $891,565, 355 places, $2,511 average, $17,888,189, 8 Weeks.

'' Black Panther ' blows away ticket office with $192M weekend

Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018|4 p.m.

New York City– A wave of feverish anticipation, fawning vital honor and groundbreaking cultural significance pushed “Black Panther” to a record-setting $192 million launching in U.S. and Canada theaters, strongly developing the superhero sensation as a box-office landmark.

The Marvel movie from the Walt Disney Co. blew past expectations to become the fifth-highest-grossing launching ever, not adjusting for inflation, following only “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “Jurassic World” and “The Avengers.”

In price quotes Sunday, Disney predicted a four-day holiday weekend of $218 million locally and a worldwide launching of $361 million.

Though the movie’s international footprint doesn’t consist of several of the biggest markets– China, Russia and Japan– it still ranks among the top 15 worldwide debuts ever. It’s also the highest-grossing February opening weekend.

“All hail the King of Wakanda!” Disney declared, referring to the movie’s mythical and extremely advanced African nation.

Ryan Coogler’s movie, which cost about $200 million to make, is the most pricey movie with a largely black ensemble and amongst the couple of to be centered on a black superhero. The strong opening recommends “Black Panther” will quickly set a box-office record for movies directed by a black filmmaker.

The previous best is Sidney Poitier’s 1980 comedy “Stir Crazy,” which took in $322 million domestically, when inflation is computed.

“Black Panther” set pre-sale records and saw lines around theaters over the weekend, including some who came costumed for the occasion.

“This is the really meaning of a blockbuster: People lining up around the block to see a great motion picture,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for comScore. “A motion picture like ‘Black Panther’ is a cultural event that nothing on the small screen can really match in that way.”

Chadwick Boseman stars as T’Challa/ Black Panther in the very first stand-alone film for the superhero developed by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby in 1966. The cast also includes Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Daniel Kaluuya and Letitia Wright.

The movie has actually been hugely well-known, with a 97 percent fresh rating from Rotten Tomatoes. Audiences agreed, giving it an A-plus CinemaScore. The film especially resonated among African-Americans, who made up 37 percent of moviegoers, according to comScore.

Dave Hollis, distribution chief for Disney, called the film’s success “a real source of pride” for Disney.

“Inclusion and representation matters,” Hollis said. “We know that great stories can originate from anywhere, and our goal is to make films that show the terrific variety of our world and resonate with audiences all over– no matter who they are, no matter where they originate from.”

Coming at among the slower durations of the year, “Black Panther” took advantage of little competitors, and it can be expected to control the market for weeks.

Recently’s top film, the erotic romance follow up “Fifty Shades Freed,” slid to 3rd location, with $16.9 million in its 2nd week for Universal. Sony’s kids’s book adjustment “Peter Bunny” held much more powerful, taking the No. 2 area with $17.3 million in its 2nd week.

But moviegoers– and Hollywood– were focused on “Black Panther,” including how it would fare overseas. Though considered by most to be an out-of-date misconception, some have actually claimed that foreign audiences have less cravings for films with largely black casts.

“Black Panther” overcome those ideas with $169 million in ticket sales. It was No. 1 in most global markets, though “Fifty Tones Freed” bested it in Germany.

Its release in China will come later on. This weekend, the Chinese New Year holiday, local productions led by “Detective Chinatown 2” and “Monster Hunt 2” controlled Chinese theaters, with more than $140 million in ticket sales each.

“Black Panther” likewise carried out especially well on large-format screens. Imax reported $30 million in ticket sales for the three-day weekend.

“There was a groundswell of desiring this film to work, then when it actually did as a movie, itself, it just kicked it up a notch to a level no one might have ever anticipated,” said Greg Foster, Imax Home entertainment’s chief executive. “That makes me feel really good about the motion picture organisation.”

Approximated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to comScore. Where readily available, the most recent worldwide numbers for Friday through Sunday likewise are included. Last four-day domestic figures will be released Tuesday.

1. “Black Panther,” $192 million ($169 million worldwide).

2. “Peter Rabbit,” $17.3 million.

3. “Fifty Shades Freed,” $16.9 million ($47.7 million international).

4. “Jumanji Thanks For Visiting the Jungle,” $7.9 million ($4.8 million global).

5. “The 15:17 to Paris,” $7.7 million ($2.8 million worldwide).

6. “The Greatest Showman,” $5.1 million ($9.6 million international).

7. “Early Man,” $3.2 million ($3.7 million international).

8. “Maze Runner: The Death Remedy,” $2.5 million ($11 million worldwide).

9. “Winchester,” $2.2 million.

10. “Samson,” $2 million.

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Approximated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at global theaters (excluding the U.S. and Canada), inning accordance with comScore:

1. “Black Panther,” $169 million.

2. “Investigator Chinatown 2,” $155 million.

3. “Monster Hunt 2,” $141 million.

4. “Operation Red Sea,” $70.3 million.

5. “The Monkey King 3: Kingdom of Women,” $52.3 million.

6. “Fifty Tones Freed,” $47.7 million.

7. “Boonie Bears: The Big Shrink,” $32.6 million.

8. “The Shape of Water,” $12.3 million.

9. “Labyrinth Runner: The Death Treatment,” $11 million.

10. “The Best Showman,” $9.6 million.

Piedmont Strikes Offers to Sell 14 Office Complex to Pair of Undisclosed Purchasers


Piedmont Pointe II in Bethesda, MD. As part of its continuous strategy to focus on owning Class An office residential or commercial properties in select submarkets primarily within 8 significant Eastern U.S. office markets, Piedmont Workplace Real Estate Trust (NYSE: PDM) said it is in the process of offering 14 office buildings across the nation to two different buyers for a total minimum gross prices of roughly $425.9 million.

The properties total 2.6 million square feet and have a combined tenancy of 76%.

The price might increase an additional $5 million to $10 million if specific leasing targets are fulfilled within six months after the closing date, which Piedmont anticipates will remain in January 2018.

The REIT stated it expects to tape-record a gain of approximately $40 million in conjunction with closing one of the deals and a non-cash problems loss of roughly $48 million on the other transaction, prior to considering any extra cash made on meeting the leasing targets. Both agreements are subject to traditional closing conditions.

The sales will see the Atlanta-based REIT exit four markets: Detroit, Nashville, South Florida and Phoenix. The REIT owns seven office buildings in those markets.

Piedmont is also cutting the variety of submarkets where it owns property within several of its core markets, consisting of in Atlanta, Boston and Washington DC’s Maryland suburban areas.

It is also decreasing its exposure in Chicago where three of the structures being offered lie and where it owns 11 properties in total. The list of office complex associated with the pending offers appears below.

” As we’ve indicated before, we believe that being a net seller today is the right thing to do at this moment in the cycle,” Robert Bowers, CFO Piedmont told experts this month.

During the third quarter, the REIT finished two sales: Two Self-reliance Square at 300 E St. SW in Washington D.C for $360 million, or $593 per square foot; and 8560 Upland Drive, an 149,000 square foot office/warehouse building, which was Piedmont’s last possession in Denver, offered $17.6 million.

ARIZONA

Desert Canyon 300, Phoenix

FLORIDA

2001 NW 64th St. Ft. Lauderdale

5601 Hiatus Roadway, Tamarac

GEORGIA

Suwanee Entrance One, Suwanee

ILLINOIS

Windy Point I and II, Schaumburg

2300 Cabot Drive, Lisle

MARYLAND

Piedmont Pointe I & & II, Bethesda
MASSACHUSETTS

1200 Crown Colony Drive, Quincy
MICHIGAN

Auburn Hills Corporate Center, Auburn Hills

1075 West Entrance Drive, Auburn Hills

TENNESSEE

2120 West End Ave., Nashville

5301 Maryland Method, Brentwood

Ticket Office Top 20: '' Thor: Ragnarok ' commands $122.7 million

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Nov. 6, 2017|5:15 p.m.

LOS ANGELES– The God of Thunder had an even mightier opening weekend than expected. “Thor: Ragnarok,” the 3rd movie in the series, scored a franchise best with a robust $122.7 million debut, making it the fourth-biggest opening of 2017.

The Walt Disney Co. and Marvel movie easily took the top spot for the weekend. In 2nd location was “A Bad Mommies Christmas,” with $16.8 million. The sequel to last year’s sleeper struck “Bad Mothers” opened on Wednesday and has actually netted $21.3 million to this day.

Rounding out the leading five were “Jigsaw,” in third with $6.6 million, “Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” in fourth with $4.5 million and “Geostorm” in 5th with $3.2 million.

The leading 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by circulation studio, gross, variety of theater areas, average invoices per area, overall gross and number of weeks in release, as assembled Monday by comScore:

1. “Thor: Ragnarok,” Disney, $122,744,989, 4,080 locations, $30,085 average, $122,744,989, 1 Week.

2. “A Bad Mommies Christmas,” STX Entertainment, $16,759,161, 3,615 places, $4,636 average, $21,285,267, 1 Week.

3. “Jigsaw,” Lionsgate, $6,558,146, 2,941 areas, $2,230 average, $28,694,617, 2 Weeks.

4. “Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween,” Lionsgate, $4,541,190, 2,202 locations, $2,062 average, $42,849,613, 3 Weeks.

5. “Geostorm,” Warner Bros., $3,194,031, 2,666 locations, $1,198 average, $28,929,372, 3 Weeks.

6. “Happy Death Day,” Universal, $2,699,715, 2,184 places, $1,236 average, $52,853,220, 4 Weeks.

7. “Blade Runner 2049,” Warner Bros., $2,321,372, 1,464 places, $1,586 average, $85,542,502, 5 Weeks.

8. “Thank You For Your Service,” Universal, $2,207,855, 2,083 areas, $1,060 average, $7,302,585, 2 Weeks.

9. “Just The Brave,” Sony, $1,920,075, 2,073 locations, $926 average, $15,300,542, 3 Weeks.

10. “Let There Be Light,” Atlas Circulation Business, $1,697,448, 642 areas, $2,644 average, $4,089,804, 2 Weeks.

11. “The Foreigner,” STX Entertainment, $1,596,414, 1,456 areas, $1,096 average, $31,994,397, 4 Weeks.

12. “Victoria And Abdul,” Focus Characteristic, $1,206,935, 796 areas, $1,516 average, $19,861,654, 7 Weeks.

13. “Suburbicon,” Paramount, $1,185,036, 2,046 locations, $579 average, $5,081,606, 2 Weeks.

14. “LBJ,” Vertical Entertainment, $1,110,565, 659 places, $1,685 average, $1,110,565, 1 Week.

15. “It,” Warner Bros., $1,001,288, 1,081 areas, $926 average, $325,879,722, 9 Weeks.

16. “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” 20th Century Fox, $818,414, 802 places, $1,020 average, $98,682,466, 7 Weeks.

17. “American Made,” Universal, $799,595, 663 areas, $1,206 average, $49,979,430, 6 Weeks.

18. “Lego Ninjago Motion Picture,” Warner Bros., $793,007, 835 locations, $950 average, $57,511,830, 7 Weeks.

19. “The Florida Task,” A24, $633,735, 189 places, $3,353 average, $2,996,678, 5 Weeks.

20. “My Little Pony: The Movie,” Lionsgate, $602,945, 785 areas, $768 average, $20,861,496, 5 Weeks.

Office Lease Up (October 30) Anthem Inks Offer for New 352,000-SF Tech Center in Midtown Atlanta

Wrap-Up of Largest Reported Office Leases Include Offers by Third Point, Service Express, NEC and more

Anthem(NYSE: ANTM)will scale up its operations in Midtown Atlanta considerably following news the Indianapolis-based medical insurance company signed a lease for a brand-new 352,000-square-foot innovation center set up to break ground next year in Tech

Square. Atlanta-based Portman Holdings will develop the custom-made 21-story build-to-suit at the corner of Fourth and W. Peachtree Streets in the burgeoning Tech Square development hub home to research study centers, incubators, innovation start-ups and the school of Georgia Tech. Construction on Anthem’s new Midtown Atlanta complex is anticipated to begin in January with a delivery date scheduled for early 2020.

David DiPietro, Kelly Givens and Liron Nelik of Savills Studley worked out the lease on behalf of Anthem, while Travis Garland of Portman Management Co. represented ownership in-house. By Bryce Meyers

Third Point Taking Top 3 Floorings of 55 Hudson Yards

Third Point LLC, New York-based, employee-owned hedge fund sponsor, signed a 10-year lease for 75,064 square feet on the leading three floors at 55 Hudson Yards in New York City. The 51-story, in-development workplace tower belongs of Associated Business’ Hudson Yards development. It amounts to 1.5 million square feet and is slated for shipment in early 2018. The building was developed by Kohn Pedersen Fox in collaboration with Kevin Roche John Dinkeloo and Associates. Other notable occupants that have signed leases in the structure include Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Silver Lake Management Co. and Point 72 Asset Management.

Alexander Chudnoff and Dan Turkewitz of JLL represented Third Point. Howard Fiddle, Robert Alexander and Emily Jones of CBRE represented the property owner together with Related’s in-house brokers Stephen Winter and Andrew Cantor. By Andrea Quach

Service Express Leases 60,361 SF in Grand Rapids’ Lakeside Bldg.

. Service Express Inc., a locally-based information center upkeep company, signed a lease for 60,361 square feet in the Lakeside Building at 3855 Stimulates Dr. SE in Grand Rapids, MI.

Completed in 1987, the two-story office building amounts to 79,234 square feet in the East Paris Plaza Office Park. Service Express will inhabit 39,617 square feet on the very first flooring and 20,744 square feet on the second floor.

Nate Scherpenisse and Blake Rosekrans of CBRE dealt with settlements on behalf of the owner, Gates Prime Commercial Group. By Andrea Lester

NEC Moving Corporate Offices to Downers Grove

NEC Display Solutions of America will transfer its head office to 47,714 square feet within the Esplanade at Locust Pointe in Downers Grove, IL.

NEC, a technology business and a leading designer and provider of display screens such as LCD screens, is planning to increase its exposure by expanding from its 40,000-square-foot headquarters in Itasca, IL to Esplanade V, a 164,000-square-foot, seven-story office building located at 3250 Lacey Rd. The space will include, as soon as built-out, a 6,000-square-foot innovation display and demonstration center together with a 5,000-square-foot research and development lab.

Chad Freese, Paul Diederich, Matthew Frazee and Jon Springer of the CBRE Chicago represented NEC in negotiations. David Andrews and Philip Sheridan brokered the offer internal for Hamilton Partners. By Derek Babb

GS1 Preleases 44,000 SF at 300 PrincetonSouth in Ewing

GS1, a service info requirements organization locateded in Lawrenceville, has pre-leased 44,000 square feet in the 300 PrincetonSouth office complex at 300 Princeton South Corporate Ctr in Ewing, NJ.

The proposed three-story structure will amount to approximately 97,405 square feet when it provides in early 2020. Opus East LLC prepares to break ground on the property in the next month.

Aubrey Haines and Sab Russo of Mercer Oak Realty LLC represented property owner in the five-year handle the renter. By Laura Richwine

AAD Sells Schaumburg HQ, Leases New Area in O’Hare Entrance Center

Citing its proximity to O’Hare Airport and access to higher mass transit options, The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has sold its world headquarters at 930 W. Woodfield Rd. in Schaumburg, IL and will move its head offices to 41,459 square feet at the O’Hare Gateway Center in Rosemont, IL

. The Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) paid a concealed amount for the 44,000-square-foot, two-story office complex that for the last 15 years has actually acted as the home office of the AAD. The American expert company that represents emergency situation nursing, ENA strategies to move its head offices from its presently owned structure at 915 Lee St. in Des Plaines, IL to its broadened location next year.

As part of the arrangement, the AAD will enter into a brief leaseback for 930 W. Woodfield to allow the company to develop out its new area at the O’Hare Entrance Center prior to its scheduled move-in this April. The plan will likewise afford the ENA additional time to draw up its designs for the just recently obtained residential or commercial property.

Peggy McTigue and Paul Diederich of CBRE worked out the sale of 930 W. Woodfield and subsequent lease at O’Hare Gateway Center on behalf of AAD.

Terry Mostrom, Jon Azulay and Robert Sevim of Savills Studley represented ENA in its acquisition of 930 W. Woodfield, while Dan Vachula and Jim Ward of Cushman & & Wakefield represented ownership in the lease at O’Hare Gateway Center. By Abisola Osho

Garden of Life Signs HQ Lease Renewal, Growth at Business Center at the Gardens

Garden of Life has restored its 27,958-square-foot lease and expanded into a overall of 36,096 square feet in the Business Center at the Gardens office complex located at 4200 Northcorp Pky in Palm Beach Gardens, FL.

Garden of Life is a science-based, whole-food dietary supplement manufacturer with more than 250 top quality supplements. Its renewal brings the Corporate Center at the Gardens to completely leased, with Oxford Global Resources, Olympus Insurance Provider and Weiss Research study, Inc. also calling the center house.

Anthony Librizzi with Cushman & & Wakefield represented the property manager in lease negotiations. Kevin Probel and Kevin McCarthy with CBRE represented the renter. By Paul Owers

USI Insurance Svcs Leases 34,000 SF at 261 Madison

Insurance coverage brokerage and consulting company USI Insurance Services has consented to lease 34,080 square feet of office space at 261 Madison Ave. in New York City as a direct renter.

USI’s brand-new direct lease is for the whole 5th flooring and a part of the 6th flooring of the structure. It will use this area for its regional workplaces and will also house the insurance coverage brokerage business of Wells Fargo, which USI recently acquired. The insurance provider’s original sublease expires November 2017.

David Itzkowitz and Jack Keesser with Cushman & & Wakefield represented USI in lease negotiations. By Diana Bell

Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals Moving Headquarters to Elmwood Park

Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals (NYSE: SBPH) signed a 125-month lease for 29,483 square feet at 35 Parkwood Dr. in Hopkinton, MA where the clinical-stage biopharmaceutical business will develop its headquarters and primary lab area.

Spring Bank will relocate from Milford, MA in spring 2018 to the 159,795-square-foot, three-story office building that formerly housed the head office of EMC Corp. Completed in 188 and renovated in 1996, the home lies within Elmwood Park near I-495.

Bill Lynch, Kevin Brawley, and Stephen Woelfel represented Spring Bank Pharmaceuticals in settlements, while Victor Galvani brokered the offer internal for SVN Parsons. By Allison Quinn-Redding

Jail Designer, Operator Leases 25,000 SF Near New HQ

The GEO Group, a real estate financial investment trust focusing on prison development and operations, has signed a lease for 24,914 square feet at Tower 1 in the Boca Village Corporate

Center situated in Boca Raton, FL. The firm is developing a new home offices on a nearby website at 621 NW 53rd St. in Boca Raton, and will utilize the rented area for additional workplaces. GEO anticipates to move to the brand-new area in January.

John Criddle and Joseph Freitas with Cushman & & Wakefield represented the property owner, AGS Characteristics Corp., an entity connected to BVCC Corp. of Miami. Jay Whelchel of Whelchel Partners represented GEO. By Paul Owers

Knotel Leases 24,000 SF for Flagship Site at 5-9 Union Square

Knotel, a company that provides custom-made head office space to scaling businesses, has signed a 10-year lease arrangement to inhabit approximately 24,000 square feet of space spanning two floorings at 5 – 9 Union Sq. W in New York City City.

Knotel was founded in Union Square, at the nearby 33 W. 17th St., but the space at 5-9 will represent its flagship place. The company, which presently runs 20 places throughout Manhattan, 2 in Brooklyn and one on in San Francisco’s Mission Street, plans to expand to 40 areas by 2018.

Newmark Knight Frank represented Knotel as a tenant in its lease, while GFP Property handled lease negotiations internal on the property side. By Diana Bell

Accenture Concerning JBG’s Central Location Development in Rosslyn

Accenture (NYSE: ACN)will join Corporate Executive Board (NYSE: CEB)at the company’s new head office building in Arlington, VA after accepting a lease with The JBG Cos. for 23,180 square feet at CEB Tower. The Dublin, Ireland-based global management consulting and expert services company will take the 24th flooring of the 31-story, 552,781-square-foot office complex being established at 1201 Wilson Blvd. in Rosslyn.

Slated to deliver in January, the CEB Tower is being developed as part of JBG’s Central Place task, a fully-entitled mixed-use advancement situated above the Rosslyn Metro Station. At full build-out, the job will also incorporate a 377-unit multifamily complex and 45,000 square feet of street-level retail space.

Jill Goubeaux, Terry Reiley and Caroline Bour of CBRE represented The JBG Cos. in negotiations. By Gebar Hagos

Axinn Veltrop Restores 23,000-SF Lease in Hartford

Axinn Veltrop, a Connecticut-based law firm, has restored its office lease for 22,823 square feet in the State House Square structure at 90 State House Sq. in Hartford, CT.

. The 14-story building overalls 379,914 square feet. Axinn Veltrop’s lease consists of much of the 9th flooring.

Cammeby’s Management owns the structure and handled the direct deal in-house. By Matthew Hamburger

Meritage Residences Leases 22,000 SF in Houston

Meritage Residences of Texas has rented 22,032 square feet at 3250 Briarpark Dr. in Houston, TX.

The 199,800-square-foot office building was constructed in 1998 within the Reserve at Westchase in west Houston.

Neil Elliott and André Granello of Cresa represented the occupant. David Baker and Jack Scharnberg of Transwestern represented the property manager. By Julian Thompson

Shook, Hardy & & Bacon Relocating Long Time D.C. Workplaces to 1800 K St.

After nearly Twenty Years in Penn Quarter, Kansas City-based law firm Shook, Hardy & & Bacon has reached a deal to transfer its Washington, D.C. workplaces from 1155 F St. to RREEF Management’s just recently renovated Class An office building at 1800 K St. NW.

Shook, Hardy & & Bacon, which opened its D.C. workplaces at 1155 F St. NW in 1999, will occupy 17,174 square feet throughout the 10th floor at 1800 K St. NW when its existing lease ends in 2019.

Scott Frankel, Mark Klug, DJ Callahan and Emily Slingluff of CBRE represented RREEF Management in negotiations. By Daniel Koenigs

Caine Weiner Leases 17,000 SF in Sherman Oaks

Caine & & Weiner, a national accounts receivable management company, leased 17,000 square feet at 5805 Sepulveda Blvd. in Sherman Oaks, CA.

The eight-story building totals 87,418 square feet and was built in 1990. Other tenants include Enterprise Fleet Management and Aflac, Inc.

. Bruce Frasco of Commercial Asset Group (CAG) and Stacy Vierheilig-Fraser of Charles Dunn Business, Inc. represented the proprietor. Ron Wade of CBRE represented the renter. By Lily Mcclure

HCB Health Restores HQ Lease in Austin Centre

Austin-based HCB Health will maintain its downtown head office after the independent health care advertising and marketing firm agreed to a 15,470-square-foot renewal at the Austin Centre.

MB Property represented HCB Health in negotiations, while Edvin Beasley and Scott Deskins of Stream Real estate Partners represented Sidra Property. By April Hawthorne

'' Tyler Perry ' s Boo 2 ' frightens competitors at ticket office

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Chip Bergman/ Lionsgate Entertainment through AP

This image shows Tyler Perry as Madea in “Tyler Perry’s Boo! 2 A Madea Halloween.”

Monday, Oct. 23, 2017|5:03 p.m.

LOS ANGELES– “Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween” opened in top place this weekend with $21.2 million from North American theaters, beating out spectacle and star-driven beginners like “Geostorm,” “Just the Brave” and “The Snowman.”

The catastrophe epic “Geostorm” tumbled with $13.7 million versus a reported $120 million production budget plan in its first weekend in theaters. The long-delayed pic starring Gerard Butler did not get in touch with critics or audiences.

The scary pic “Pleased Death Day” took third location with $9.4 million in its 2nd weekend in theaters, while “Blade Runner 2049” fell to No. 4 in its third week with $7.4 million.

The fact-based firefighter drama “Just the Brave” completed the top 5 with $6 million from evictions, while the crime thriller adjustment “The Snowman” launched in 8th location with just $3.4 million.

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, variety of theater places, average receipts per place, overall gross and variety of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by comScore:

1. “Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween,” Lionsgate, $21,226,953, 2,388 places, $8,889 average, $21,226,953, 1 week.

2. “Geostorm,” Warner Bros., $13,707,376, 3,246 locations, $4,223 average, $13,707,376, 1 week.

3. “Pleased Death Day,” Universal, $9,363,415, 3,298 places, $2,839 average, $40,672,780, 2 weeks.

4. “Blade Runner 2049,” Warner Bros., $7,353,151, 3,203 areas, $2,296 average, $74,203,354, 3 weeks.

5. “Only The Brave,” Sony, $6,002,665, 2,577 places, $2,329 average, $6,002,665, 1 week.

6. “The Foreigner,” STX Home entertainment, $5,787,447, 2,515 places, $2,301 average, $23,181,700, 2 weeks.

7. “It,” Warner Bros., $3,451,663, 2,560 places, $1,348 average, $320,186,279, 7 weeks.

8. “The Snowman,” Universal, $3,372,565, 1,812 areas, $1,861 average, $3,372,565, 1 week.

9. “American Made,” Universal, $3,131,650, 2,559 locations, $1,224 average, $45,473,385, 4 weeks.

10. “Kingsman: The Golden Circle,” 20th Century Fox, $3,011,307, 2,318 locations, $1,299 average, $94,580,239, 5 weeks.

11. “The Mountain Between United States,” 20th Century Fox, $2,773,757, 3,151 locations, $880 average, $25,552,642, 3 weeks.

12. “Same Sort of Different as Me,” Pure Flix, $2,591,985, 1,362 areas, $1,903 average, $2,591,985, 1 week.

13. “The Lego Ninjago Movie,” Warner Bros., $2,226,261, 2,102 areas, $1,059 average, $54,709,763, 5 weeks.

14. “Victoria and Abdul,” Focus Features, $2,126,115, 1,060 areas, $2,006 average, $14,836,649, 5 weeks.

15. “My Little Pony: The Film,” Lionsgate, $2,027,064, 2,301 places, $881 average, $18,556,663, 3 weeks.

16. “Marshall,” Open Road, $1,482,383, 821 areas, $1,806 average, $5,434,374, 2 weeks.

17. “Golmaal Again,” Reliance Big Home Entertainment PVT. Ltd., $1,013,893, 267 locations, $3,797 average, $1,013,893, 1 week.

18. “Secret Super Star,” Zee Studios International, $764,152, 211 locations, $3,622 average, $764,152, 1 week.

19. “Mersal,” GOAL Distribution, $696,410, 143 areas, $4,870 average, $696,410, 1 week.

20. “The Florida Task,” A24, $602,171, 112 areas, $5,377 average, $1,340,794, 3 weeks.

Amazon states it got 238 propositions for Second head office

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Reed Saxon/ AP This Sept. 6, 2012, file image, reveals the Amazon logo design in Santa Monica, Calif.

Monday, Oct. 23, 2017|10:12 a.m.

NEW YORK– Amazon said Monday that it received 238 proposals from cities and areas in the United States, Canada and Mexico intending to be the home of the company’s 2nd headquarters.

The online retailer kicked off its hunt for a 2nd home in September, assuring to bring 50,000 brand-new jobs and spend more than $5 billion on construction. Propositions were due last week, and Amazon made clear that tax breaks and grants would be a big deciding aspect on where it chooses to land.

Las Vegas is among those contending for the facility.

Amazon Inc. did not list which cities or city areas applied, however stated the proposals came from 43 U.S. states, in addition to Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico, three Mexican states and six Canadian provinces. In a tweet, the company said it was “thrilled to review each of them.”

Besides trying to find financial rewards, Amazon had specified that it was looking for to be near a city with more than a million individuals; be able to attract top technical talent; be within 45 minutes of an international airport; have direct access to mass transit; and be able to expand that headquarters to as much as 8 million square feet in the next years.

Generous tax breaks and other incentives can wear down a city’s tax base. For the winner, it might be worth it, given that an Amazon head office might draw other tech services and their well-read, highly paid workers.

In New Jersey, Republican Gov. Chris Christie has actually backed Newark’s bid, saying the state and the city are preparing nearly $7 billion in tax breaks. Detroit quote organizers have stated its proposal uses Amazon the special possibility to set up shop in both the U.S. and Canada. Missouri authorities proposed an innovation passage between Kansas City and St. Louis rather than a single place.

The seven U.S. states that Amazon stated did not apply were: Arkansas, Hawaii, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont and Wyoming.

Ahead of the deadline, some cities turned to stunts to try and stick out: Representatives from Tucson, Arizona, sent a 21-foot high cactus to Amazon’s Seattle head office; New York lit the Empire State Building orange to match Amazon’s smile logo design.

The company prepares to remain in its sprawling Seattle headquarters, and the second one will be “a full equal” to it, creator and CEO Jeff Bezos said in September. Amazon has stated that it will announce a choice sometime next year.