Box Office: ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Hits, Taking $21.6-M

Box Office: ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Hits, Taking $21.6-M

Box Office: ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ Hits, Taking $21.6-M $LGF.A, $TWX The domestic Summer box office continues to fall as Hollywood and theater owners endured the lowest-grossing weekend YTD. Hitman’s Bodyguard, a Lionsgate’s (NYSE:LGF.A) action comedy debuted to a better-than-expected $21.6-M from 3,377 theaters to Top the weekend box-office chart. Audiences gave the R-rated pic a B+ […]

Box Office: ‘Annabelle: Creation’ Opens with $35-M

Box Office: ‘Annabelle: Creation’ Opens with $35-M

Box Office: ‘Annabelle: Creation’ Opens Slow Weekend with $35-M $TWX, $AMC, $SNE, $CMCSA, $LGF, $VIA This is another slow weekend at the box office, as ‘The Nut Job 2’ misses and holdovers  ‘The Dark Tower’ and ‘Detroit’ continue to fall. Warner Bros./New Line’s R-rated prequel Annabelle: Creation posted $35-M from 3,502 theaters in its domestic […]

Box Office: ‘Dunkirk’ debuts at $50.5-M, ‘Valerian’ Bombs DOA

Box Office: ‘Dunkirk’ debuts at $50.5-M, ‘Valerian’ Bombs DOA

Box Office: ‘Dunkirk’ debuts at $50.5-M, ‘Valerian’ Bombs DOA $TWX, $IMAX, $CMCSA, $AMZN Director Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk saw a better-than-expected $50.5-M domestic debut, the best opening in recent memory for a World War II film and a testament to nothing notable on the bills. Overseas, the film  impressed, earning $55.4-M from its 1st 46 markets […]

Box Office: ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Opens to $56.5-M

Box Office: ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Opens to $56.5-M

Box Office: ‘War for the Planet of the Apes’ Opens to $56.5-M $FOX, $SNE, $CMCSA, $TWX Hollywood continues to battles sequel fatigue as War for the Planet of the Apes at the North American box office, but winning the weekend with an estimated $56.5-M from 4,022 theaters. ‘Wish Upon’ DoA, while ‘The Big Sick’ placed #5 in […]

 Box Office: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Debut at $117-M in North America 

 Box Office: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Debut at $117-M in North America 

 Box Office: ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Debut at $117-M in North America $SNE, $DIS, $AMZN, $LGF, $CMCSA Spidey has returned home in style. Sony (NYSE:SNE) and Marvel Studios’ reboot posts the 3rd-best opening of the year so far behind ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.’ Spider-Man: Homecoming opened to $117-M from 4,348 […]

Box Office: ‘Despicable Me 3’ #1 With $75-M, ‘Baby Driver’ Takes $30-M on the Road

Box Office: ‘Despicable Me 3’ #1 With $75-M, ‘Baby Driver’ Takes $30-M on the Road

Box Office: ‘Despicable Me 3’ #1 With $75-M, ‘Baby Driver’ Takes $30-M on the Road $CMCSA,  $SNE,  $DIS,  $TWX,  $AMZN,  $LGF Popcorn entry, ‘Despicable Me 3’ came in behind expectations, as ‘Baby Driver’ banked $30-M on its launch, Will Ferrell’s ‘The House’ is one of the worst openings of the fading comedian’s career. Despicable Me […]

Box Office: ‘Cars 3’ Beats debuts at $53.5-M; ‘All Eyez on Me’ take $27-M

Box Office: ‘Cars 3’ Beats debuts at $53.5-M; ‘All Eyez on Me’ take $27-M

Box Office: ‘Cars 3’ Beats debuts at $53.5-M; ‘All Eyez on Me’ take $27-M $DIS,  $TWX,  $LGF,  $CMCSA,  $SNE Pixar and Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) Cars 3 dominated the  North American box office at the weekend Mandy Moore shark thriller ’47 Meters Down’ beats the R-rated female comedy ‘Rough Night,”Wonder Woman’ approaches $600-M globally Cars 3 drove to […]

Box Office: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ Debuts to $145-M

Box Office: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ Debuts to $145-M

Box Office: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 2’ Debuts to $145-M $DIS, $IMAX, $CMCSA The Superhero sequel has earned $427.6-M globally; elsewhere, TG teen drama ‘3 Generations’ and Julian Assange documentary ‘Risk’ both DOA at the specialty box office. For the 5th year running, a Superhero entry from Marvel and Disney (NYSE:DIS) has kicked off the […]

Box Office: ‘Fate of the Furious’ Wins Again, ‘The Circle’ Loses

Box Office: ‘Fate of the Furious’ Wins Again, ‘The Circle’ Loses

Box Office: ‘Fate of the Furious’ Wins Again, ‘The Circle’ Loses $CMCSA, $LGF, $IMAX ‘The Circle,’ starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks, comes in # 4 with $9.3-M; ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2’ blasts off overseas with $101-M a week ahead of its domestic debut. In an unexpected upset, How to Be a Latin […]

Box Office: ‘Get Out’ Beats ‘Lego Batman’ with $30.5-M Open

Box Office: ‘Get Out’ Beats ‘Lego Batman’ with $30.5-M Open

Box Office: ‘Get Out’ Beats ‘Lego Batman’ with $30.5-M Open $SNE, $CMCSA, $LGF ‘Rock Dog’ and ‘Collide,’ opened outside the Top 10; overseas, Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) ‘Resident Evil: The Final Chapter’ astounds in China with a record $94.3-M launch. Jordan Peele’s unique, race-conscious horror film Get Out peeled off an impressive $30.5-M debut at the North […]

Box Office: ‘Lego Batman’ Takes Slow Presidents Day Weekend

Box Office: ‘Lego Batman’ Takes Slow Presidents Day Weekend

Box Office: ‘Lego Batman’ Takes Slow Presidents Day Weekend $CMCSA, $TWX, $LGF ‘The Great Wall’ crumbles in its US debut, and the psychological thriller ‘A Cure for Wellness’ was DOA. Chinese filmmaker Zhang Yimou’s The Great Wall, starring Matt Damon, was the biggest disappointment, considering it cost a hefty $150-M to produce and was supposed to […]

Box Office: ‘Lego Batman’ Tops $55.6-M, ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ At $46.8-M

Box Office: ‘Lego Batman’ Tops $55.6-M, ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ At $46.8-M

Box Office: ‘Lego Batman’ Tops $55.6-M, ‘Fifty Shades Darker’ At $46.8-M $TWX, $IMAX, $LHF  ‘John Wick: Chapter 2’ wins with the Men with a $30-M debut. S&M themed ‘Fifty Shades Darker’  Driven by the  Ladies Warner Bros.’ The Lego Batman Movie won the Valentine’s Day weekend box-office race with $55.6-M from 4,088 theaters, the Top […]

Box Office: ‘Split’ Beats ‘Dog’s Purpose’ Tallies $26-M, ‘Gold’ DOA

Box Office: ‘Split’ Beats ‘Dog’s Purpose’ Tallies $26-M, ‘Gold’ DOA

Box Office: ‘Split’ Beats ‘Dog’s Purpose’ Tallies $26-M, ‘Gold’ DOA $CMSCA, $FOX, $SNE, $LGF, $AMZN, $VIA Gold’ is worst wide opening of Matthew McConaughey’s career in a leading role, ‘Hidden Figures’ and ‘La La Land’ lead the pack of Oscar Best-Picture contenders enjoying a bump from the Statue Noms. A Dog’s Purpose came in behind […]

Box Office: ‘Split’ Tops ‘xXx: Xander Cage’ With $40.2-M

Box Office: ‘Split’ Tops ‘xXx: Xander Cage’ With $40.2-M

Box Office: ‘Split’ Tops ‘xXx: Xander Cage’ With $40.2-M $CMCSA , $IMAX, $VIA, $FOX, $LGF, $DIS, $TWX Over this Inauguration Weekend ‘The Founder’ and ‘The Resurrection of Gavin Stone’ faltered, ‘Xander Cage’ won the foreign race with $50.5-M and ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ crossee $1-B globally. Horror ruled the Inauguration Weekend domestic box office. […]

Box Office: ‘Rogue One,’ ‘Hidden Figures’ Each Take $22-M

Box Office: ‘Rogue One,’ ‘Hidden Figures’ Each Take $22-M

Box Office: ‘Rogue One,’ ‘Hidden Figures’ Each Take $22-M $DIS, $FOXA, $CMCSA, $LGF, $SNE ‘Underworld: Blood Wars’ underwhelms in its debut as a major Winter storm strikes the Deep South and Northeast, as Disney’s (NYSE:DIS)’Rogue One’ races past the $900-M mark globally. Rogue One, which has stayed at No. 1 since its 6 December open. […]

Christmas Box Office: ‘Rogue One,’ ‘Sing’ Top, ‘Passengers’ Needs a Boost

Christmas Box Office: ‘Rogue One,’ ‘Sing’ Top, ‘Passengers’ Needs a Boost

Christmas Box Office: ‘Rogue One,’ ‘Sing’ Top, ‘Passengers’ Needs a Boost $DIS, $CMCSA, $FOX, $LGF Several titles launched Christmas Day, others are expanding nationwide, including ‘La La Land,’ ‘Fences,’ ‘Hidden Figures,’ ‘Live by Night’ and ’20th Century Women.’ Lucasfilm and Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) Rogue One: A Star Wars Story grossed an estimated $15-M on Saturday from […]

AMC Theatres (NYSE:AMC) Closes Carmike Cinemas Acquisition

AMC Theatres (NYSE:AMC) Closes Carmike Cinemas Acquisition

AMC Theatres (NYSE:AMC) Closes Carmike Cinemas Acquisition $AMC AMC Theaters as unit of Chinese conglomerate Dalian Wanda, now operates 900 venues with more than 10,000 screens globally. Wednesday, AMC Theatres said Wednesday hat it has completed its acquisition of Carmike Cinemas for approximately $1.1-B, including the assumption of Carmike debt, making it the largest movie […]

Box Office: Disney’s ‘Moana’ Topped a Quiet Weekend Taking $18.8-M

Box Office: Disney’s ‘Moana’ Topped a Quiet Weekend Taking $18.8-M

Box Office: Disney’s ‘Moana’ Topped a Quiet Weekend Taking $18.8-M $DIS, $TWX, $AMZN, $LGF Disney Animation Studios’ (NYSE:DIS) Moana topped a relatively quiet weekend at the North American box office with $18.8-M from 3,875 theaters in its 3rd winning frame. The only new film opening nationwide was Paramount’s Office Christmas Party, an ensemble comedy earning […]

Box Office: ‘Moana’ #1 for 2nd Weekend With $28.4-M

Box Office: ‘Moana’ #1 for 2nd Weekend With $28.4-M

Box Office: ‘Moana’ #1 for 2nd Weekend With $28.4-M $DIS, $TWX, $FOX, $AMZN Fox Searchlight (NASDAQ:FOX) opened Jackie in five theaters to $275,000 for a per-screen average of $55,000. The film, starring Natalie Portman and is gathering awards buzz, was bought by Searchlight at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. Fantastic Beasts and Where […]

Box Office: ‘Moana’ Takes $81-M, ‘Rules Don’t Apply’ DOA

Box Office: ‘Moana’ Takes $81-M, ‘Rules Don’t Apply’ DOA

Box Office: ‘Moana’ Takes $81-M, ‘Rules Don’t Apply’ DOA $DIS, $FOX, $SNE  ‘Allied’ and ‘Bad Santa 2’ also opened over Thanksgiving to mixed returns. Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) Moana marked 1 of the best 5-day Thanksgiving showings of all time with $81.1-M from 3,875 theaters, enough to best holdover Harry Potter spinoff Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, […]

Box Office: ‘Fantastic Beasts’ #1 with $75-M, Rivals DOA

Box Office: ‘Fantastic Beasts’ #1 with $75-M, Rivals DOA

Box Office: ‘Fantastic Beasts’ #1 with $75-M, Rivals DOA $TWX, $DIS, $DWA, $VIA, $FOX, $SNE Ang Lee’s ‘Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk’ and the Miles Teller boxing biopic ‘Bleed for This’ and R-rated teen drama ‘The Edge of Seventeen’ were DOA ‘Fantastic Beasts’ debuted to $143.3-M for a $218.3-M global launch. Warner Bros.’ a unit […]

Carmike Cinemas Shareholders Approve $1.2-B AMC Merger

Carmike Cinemas Shareholders Approve $1.2-B AMC Merger

Carmike Cinemas Shareholders Approve $1.2-B AMC Merger $AMC, $CKEC Chinese-owned AMC Entertainment Holdings is on course to become the world’s biggest theater chain. AMC Entertainment Holdings (NYSE:AMC) has jumped another hurdle to becoming the world’s largest exhibitor. Chinese-owned AMC, the 2nd-largest US theater chain, Tuesday secured shareholder approval from Carmike Cinemas (NASDAQ:CKEC) for its amended […]

Disney (NYSE:DIS) See Best Year Ever At Box Office

Disney (NYSE:DIS) See Best Year Ever At Box Office

Disney (NYSE:DIS) See Best Year Ever At Box Office $DIS The Hollywood studio is home to the 4 Top-grossing films of the YTD: ‘Captain America: Civil War,’ ‘Zootopia,’ ‘Finding Dory’ and ‘The Jungle Book.’ Disney is celebrating another milestone at the global box office, driven by superheroes, talking animals and The Force. With 2 months […]

Weekend Box Office:’Boo! A Madea Halloween’ Debuts at $27.6-M

Weekend Box Office:’Boo! A Madea Halloween’ Debuts at $27.6-M

Weekend Box Office:’Boo! A Madea Halloween’ Debuts at $27.6-M $SNE, $LGF, $VIA, $CMCSA Tom Cruise’s Never Go Back followed at #2 with $23-M from 3,780 theaters, in what box-office observers describe as a decent start. The horror prequel ‘Ouija: Origin of Evil’ opens with solid numbers, comedy ‘Keeping Up With the Joneses’ DOA,  ‘Moonlight’ marks […]

Box Office: Clint Eastwood’s ‘Sully’ Take $35.5-M for #1

Box Office: Clint Eastwood’s ‘Sully’ Take $35.5-M for #1

Box Office: Clint Eastwood’s ‘Sully’ Take $35.5-M for #1 $TWX, $IMAX, $SNE, $LGF Thriller ‘When the Bough Breaks’ bows in 2nd place with $15-M,  ‘The Disappointments Room,’  DOA. Clint Eastwood’s Sully launched over the weekend to $35.5-M from 3,525 theaters at the North American box office for Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow Pictures, the top […]

Box Office: ‘Suicide Squad’ falls hard to ‘Sausage Party’

Box Office: ‘Suicide Squad’ falls hard to ‘Sausage Party’

Box Office: ‘Suicide Squad’ falls hard to ‘Sausage Party’ $TWX, $LGF, $SNE, $VIA, $CBS, $CMCSA ‘Suicide Squad’ falls in its 2nd frame outing, as it approaches $500-M worldwide Sausage Party came in ahead of predictions to score the best opening for an R-rated comedy in at least a year with $33.6-M from 3,103 theaters. Originality paid off big […]

Box Office: Bad Reviews and Audience Reaction Hurts ‘Suicide Squad’

Box Office: Bad Reviews and Audience Reaction Hurts ‘Suicide Squad’

Box Office: Bad Reviews and Audience Reaction Hurts ‘Suicide Squad’ $TWX, $IMAX David Ayer’s Suicide Squad  opened to $135.1-M at the North American box office, but bad reviews and tepid audience reaction are taking a heavy toll. After taking in $65.1-M Friday, it looked like the Warner Bros.’ a unit of  Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) tentpole, playing […]

Box Office: Finding Dory Finishes at #1, Independence Day #2

Box Office: Finding Dory Finishes at #1, Independence Day #2

Box Office: Finding Dory Finishes at #1, Independence Day #2 $FOX, $DIS, $SNE, $AMZN, $CMCSA Independence Day: Resurgence failed to thrill at  the North American box office, coming in behind expectations with an estimated $41.6-M from 4,068 theaters. But, it debuting to $102.1-M from 57 foreign markets, including China, for a global tally of $143.7 for […]

Box Office: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2’ Wins wins $35.3-M

Box Office: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2’ Wins wins $35.3-M

Box Office: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2’ Wins wins $35.3-M $VIA, $CMCSA, $SNE Paramount’s, a unit of Viacon (NASDAQ:VIA) Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (TMNT2) easily won the domestic  box-office race over the weekend. The family-friendly film topped the box office chart with $35.3-M from 3,701 theaters, more than 46% behind the […]

Box Office: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Tops with $80-M; ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ DOA

Box Office: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Tops with $80-M; ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ DOA

Box Office: ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ Tops with $80-M; ‘Alice Through the Looking Glass’ DOA $DIS, $SNE, $CMCSA, $AMZN Globally, ‘X-Men’ takes $265.8-M at the box office Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Apocalypse won at the Memorial Day box-office, crushing Johnny Depp’s family-friendly Alice Through the Looking Glass. Apocalypse grossed $65.3-M for the 3-day weekend, putting its 4-day holiday […]

Box Office: Disney (NYSE:DIS) Dominates World Wide

Box Office: Disney (NYSE:DIS) Dominates World Wide

Box Office: Disney (NYSE:DIS) Dominates World Wide $DIS, $SNE, $AMZN Disney (NYSE:DIS) dominated the weekend box-office chart between Captain America: Civil War taking $72.6-M domestically and $941-M worldwide, and The Jungle Book crossed the $800-M mark at the global box office. Civil War came in # 1 at the weekend with $84.2-M. Among the others: Neighbors 2: Sorority […]

Box Office: Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ Garners PG Audiences

Box Office: Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ Garners PG Audiences

Box Office: Disney’s ‘The Jungle Book’ Garners PG Audiences $DIS, $LGF When The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS) executives Monday and pored over the weekend box-office returns, they were delighted +, as Jon Favreau’s  ‘The Jungle Book’ Scores Huge $103.6-M in its US debut, and took $291-M globally Favreau’s live-action/CGI hybrid lured all age groups, not […]