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Pamela McClintock

Senior Film Writer

Pamela McClintock is a Senior Film Writer at The Hollywood Reporter, where she has worked for more than a decade covering film, box office, festivals and distribution. She previously worked at Variety, where she was the Washington, D.C., bureau chief before relocating to New York City and then to Los Angeles, where she began covering the movie industry. She is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

More from Pamela McClintock

‘Dune: Part Two’ to Rescue Sandstorm-Ridden Box Office With $150M-$175M Global Opening

Dune: Part Two is finally here, and movie theater operators couldn’t be happier. After enduring one of the worst early winters in years (outside of the pandemic), theaters are banking on the Legendary and Warner Bros. tentpole to usher in a steady stream of event fare that was delayed by last year’s labor strikes. Year-to-date, […]

Box Office: Bob Marley’s ‘One Love’ Jams Past $120M Globally, ‘Madame Web’ and ‘Drive-Away Dolls’ Spin Out

Hollywood’s latest music biopic, Bob Marley: One Love, continues to jam at the global box office, where it crossed the $100 million mark on Friday, including $61.4 million domestically and $39.7 million overseas after only 10 days in theaters. The Paramount movie easily stayed atop this weekend’s domestic box office chart with an estimated $13.5 […]

Bob Marley’s ‘One Love’: Forget the Multiverse, Say Hello to Hollywood’s New Musicverse

Paramount received the best Valentine’s Day gift any studio could hope for when Bob Marley: One Love, the biopic about the legendary Jamaican musician, set a new midweek record for the holiday when jamming to $14 million and besting the $11.5 million grossed by The Vow in 2012. But Valentine’s Day turned out to be […]

Box Office: Bob Marley ‘One Love’ Jams to Massive $52M Opening, ‘Madame Web’ Wipes Out at $26M

Paramount’s Bob Marley: One Love delivered a huge $50 million-plus domestic opening over the six-day Valentine’s Day-Presidents Day corridor, enough to crush Madame Web‘s $26.2 million start, a record worst for Sony’s superhero adventures. Monday estimates show One Love raking in $52 million for the six days domestically, up from Sunday’s estimate of $51 million. […]

Inside Sony’s ‘Madame Web’ Collapse: Forget About a New Franchise

The trailer buzz was worrisome, advance ticket sales anemic. Then last week, the critic reviews for Madame Web were posted, and they stung deepest of all — Sony’s Spider-Man spinoff received the lowest average Rotten Tomatoes score (13 percent) of any major superhero film in nearly a decade. “On Wednesday night, you could actually watch […]

Box Office: Bob Marley’s ‘One Love Hits $17.9M on Thursday, Overwhelming ‘Madame Web’

Paramount’s Bob Marley: One Love easily maintained its lead over Sony’s troubled superhero pic Madame Web at the Thursday box office after opening the previous day at $14 million from 3,536 theaters, the top midweek opener ever for Valentine’s Day, the studio says. The honor previously belonged to 2012’s The Vow ($11.5 million). Better yet […]

Box Office: Nickelback ‘Hate to Love’ Doc Lands Special Two-Night Theatrical Release

A new feature documentary about the saga of Canadian band Nickelback is headed for the big screen. Hate to love: Nickelback will play for two nights only in cinemas around the globe March 27 and March 30, Trafalgar Releasing, Gimme Sugar Productions and Submarine Entertainment announced Thursday. Tickets go on sale Feb. 22. Directed by […]

Box Office Preview: Bob Marley ‘One Love’ Biopic to Break ‘Madame Web’s’ Heart on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day and Presidents Day will host a six-day box office race between two films that could bring some surprises and drama as Paramount’s Bob Marley: One Love biopic goes up against Sony’s supehero offering Madame Web. Both films are opening everywhere on Wednesday to take advantage of sweethearts wanting to go the movies on […]

‘The Fantastic Four’ Cast Revealed for Marvel Movie

Marvel Studios has found its Fantastic Four. Pedro Pascal, Vanessa Kirby, Ebon Moss-Bachrach and Joseph Quinn will star as the heroes in The Fantastic Four. Pascal was previously reported to star as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic in the feature, while the others had been heavily rumored in recent months. Kirby will star as Sue Storm/The Invisible […]

Movie Theaters’ Secret Revenue Weapon: Elaborate Popcorn Merch

Minutes after the first trailer for his superhero pic Deadpool & Wolverine dropped during the Super Bowl, Ryan Reynolds tweeted about popcorn, of all things. “Wait til you see the Deadpool popcorn bucket,” he wrote. An eternal jester, he no doubt was responding to the social media frenzy over a new Dune in-theater sandworm popcorn […]

‘Deadpool & Wolverine’ Most Watched Movie Trailer of All Time With 365M Views

The Kansas City Chiefs aren’t the only big winners coming out of the Super Bowl. The first trailer for Marvel Studio’s threequel Deadpool & Wolverine, which dropped just before kickoff during a Super Bowl ad for the pic, racked up 365 million views in the first 24 hours, making it the most watched movie trailer […]

The Latest Side Gig for A-Listers: Screening Host

On Jan. 12, Jennifer Lawrence showed up at a private screening room in Beverly Hills for Jonathan Glazer’s searing Holocaust drama The Zone of Interest. When the movie ended, she sat on a makeshift stage and asked questions of Glazer, production designer Chris Oddy and sound designer Johnnie Burn during the post-screening Q&A.  The event was […]