Box Office: ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ #1 With $25-M, Next Came ‘Scary Stories’ Schools ‘Dora’ With $21-M

Box Office: ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ #1 With $25-M, Next Came ‘Scary Stories’ Schools ‘Dora’ With $21-M

$CMCSA, $CBS, $LGF, $VIA, $DIS, $SNE Fast & Furious spinoff Hobbs & Shaw stayed atop the box office chart for the 2nd weekend running, revving 5 new films to gross $25.4-M and cross the $100-M mark domestically. Overseas, Universal’s big-budget action pic took in another $60.8-M for a worldwide take of $332.6-M. The franchise winner has always done […]

Box Office: ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ RevsUp to $181-M Globally

Box Office: ‘Hobbs & Shaw’ RevsUp to $181-M Globally

$CMCSA, $DIS, $LGF, $SNE, The ‘Fast & Furious’ spinoff won the weekend box office race but came in on the slow end of domestic expectations. Universal’s Hobbs & Shaw revved to the Top of the NA box office chart with $60.8-M from 4,253 theaters, and $120-M overseas for a worldwide launch of $180.8-M The spinoff teams Dwayne Johnson […]

Box Office: ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Debuts at $40-M, ‘Lion King’ Headed to $1-B

Box Office: ‘Once Upon a Time in Hollywood’ Debuts at $40-M, ‘Lion King’ Headed to $1-B

$DIS, $SNE, $VIA Set in the Summer and Winter of Y 1969, this homage to Hollywood marked a career-best opening for Quentin Tarantino, as family friendly, ‘Lion King’ nears $1-B globally. Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood successfully proved adult films can play well Vs children’s by posting $40-M at the North American box […]

Box Office: ‘Toy Story 4’ is #1 with Franchise High $238-M Worldwide

Box Office: ‘Toy Story 4’ is #1 with Franchise High $238-M Worldwide

$DIS, $LGF, $SNE, $CMCSA, $VIA ‘Child’s Play’ scared up $14-M, while ‘Anna’ came DOA with $3.5-M in a career-worst for French filmmaker Luc Besson. Pixar (private) and Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) critically acclaimed Toy Story 4 went to the Top of the NA box office chart at the weekend with $118-M, 1 of the biggest openings of all time […]

Box Office:’Pets 2′ Best of Show at $47-M

Box Office:’Pets 2′ Best of Show at $47-M

$AMZN, $CMCSA, $DIS, $TWX, $CBS The Secret Life of Pets 2: Universal and Illumination’s animated family film Pets 2 collected $47.1-M on 4,561 screens. The pic received an A- CinemaScore. Pets 2 is the 10th team-up for animation studio Illumination and Universal, with its opening weekend landing in the lower end of those titles. While Pets 2 debuted far below the […]

Box Office: ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ Roared Up $49-M

Box Office: ‘Godzilla: King of the Monsters’ Roared Up $49-M

$IMAX, $TWX, $VIA, $CMCSA, $DIS ‘Rocketman’ blasts off with $25-M, while Blumhouse’s ‘Ma’ scares up $18-M. Godzilla was the King of the box office this weekend, but not by much. Godzilla: King of the Monsters roared up $49-M in its debut at the North American box office at 4,108 screens below $50-M projections. The movie earned […]

Box Office: ‘Aladdin’ Bottles $112.7-M Memorial Day Weekend

Box Office: ‘Aladdin’ Bottles $112.7-M Memorial Day Weekend

$DIS, $LGF Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) live-action feature grossed $112.7-M in NA over the Memorial Day weekend, beating out estimates that the film would bow to $100-M. The rehashing of the studio’s Y 1992 animated pic has received a mixed response from critics, with a 57% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but earn a A CinemaScore from […]

Box Office: ‘John Wick’ Takes the Weekend with $57-M Opening

Box Office: ‘John Wick’ Takes the Weekend with $57-M Opening

$DIS, $MGM, $LGF, $CMCSA, After 3 weekends at the Top of the domestic box office, Avengers: Endgame‘s reign has come to an end, thanks to John Wick, a retired hit man. Lionsgate’s (NYSE:LGF) John Wick: Chapter Three — Parabellum had a huge debut weekend, earning $57.2-M stateside in 3,850 theaters, beating out Endgame‘s $29.4-M domestic take. […]

Box Office: ‘Shazam!’ Earns $25-M’s to Hold #1 on the Chart

Box Office: ‘Shazam!’ Earns $25-M’s to Hold #1 on the Chart

$DIS, $LGF, $CMCSA New Line and DC’s Shazam! easily stayed #1 in its 2nd outing at the box office, earning $25.1-M from 4,306 theaters. Shazam! fell a 53%. The pic’s 10-Day domestic take stands at $94.9-M. Overseas, it also topped the chart with $35.9-M for $258.8-M globally. Universal’s Little beat DOA Hellboy with $15.5-M from 2,667 locations for […]

Box Office: ‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ Takes a $60-M Bow

Box Office: ‘How to Train Your Dragon 3’ Takes a $60-M Bow

$CMCSA, $FOX FLASH: The Toothless Dragon turned around a slump at the 2019 North American box office. Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Fighting With My Family’ pleased audiences in its domestic debut. DreamWorks Animation’s family offering How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World took off with $17.5-M Friday at the box office for a projected debut of $60-M or […]

Box Office: ‘Glass’ Takes the Weekend with $19-M

Box Office: ‘Glass’ Takes the Weekend with $19-M

$CMCSA, $DIS, $FOX, $TWX, $SNE ‘The Kid Who Would Be King’ opened weak at $7.3-M, ‘Serenity’ earned an even weaker $4.8-M to mark the worst opening of Anne Hathaway’s career and 1 of the worst for Matthew McConaughey. Glass in its 2nd weekend at the box office took $19-M from 3,844 theaters, putting the film’s 10-day […]

Box Office: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Take $76-M in NA and $161-M Worldwide

Box Office: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Take $76-M in NA and $161-M Worldwide

Box Office: ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Take $76-M in NA and $161-M Worldwide $DIS, $CMCSA ‘The First Purge’ extracts $31-M, the new Whitney Houston documentary $1.3-M and ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ becomes the Top-grossing doc YTD. Ant-Man and the Wasp crushed the competition at the weekend with $76-M, as Disney (NYSEDIS) and Marvel Studios stand up […]

Box Office: ‘A Quiet Place’ Crushed R-rated ‘Blockers’ With $50-M Open

Box Office: ‘A Quiet Place’ Crushed R-rated ‘Blockers’ With $50-M Open

Box Office: ‘A Quiet Place’ Crushed R-rated ‘Blockers’ With $50-M Open $VIA, $CMCSA, $CBS, $TWX, $DIS It was a good weekend all around for movie-going in the US as revenue spiked more than 36% over the same frame last year. ‘Blockers’ fought off the R-rated comedy curse with a $21.4-M debut, while Ted Kennedy scandal […]

Box Office: ‘Coco’ Held Top Spot on Light Weekend

Box Office: ‘Coco’ Held Top Spot on Light Weekend

Box Office: ‘Coco’ Held Top Spot on Light Weekend $DIS, $TWX, $LGF The 1st 2 weekends of December are always quiet in terms of major releases as the studios gear up for the year-end deluge of Holiday titles. Disney and Pixar’s Coco stayed # 1 in its 3rd frame, taking in another $18.3-M and bringing the film’s […]

Box Office: ‘Justice League’ Opens Soft, ‘Wonder’ Stole the Thunder

Box Office: ‘Justice League’ Opens Soft, ‘Wonder’ Stole the Thunder

Box Office: ‘Justice League’ Opens Soft, ‘Wonder’ Stole the Thunder $TWX, $LFG, $VIA, $SNE The Superhero collapse is a major blow for the DC Extended Universe in North America, though it pulled in $185.5-M overseas for a global launch of $281.5-M. A small feel-good movie named Wonder stole the thunder with $27.1-M after galvanizing elementary school kids […]

Box Office: ‘It’ ties (?)with ‘American Made,’ ‘Kingsman’ at $17.3-M

Box Office: ‘It’ ties (?)with ‘American Made,’ ‘Kingsman’ at $17.3-M

Box Office: ‘It’ ties (?) with ‘American Made,’ ‘Kingsman’ at $17.3-M $TWX, $SNE, $CMCSA, $FOX According to the estimates Sunday, horror blockbuster It narrowly beat Kingsman: The Golden Circle and American Made starring Tom Cruise, with $17.3-M, compared to an estimated $17-M for the other 2 films. The official order will not be known until Monday morning when final weekend takes […]

Box Office: ‘Kingsman 2’s’ Fun, Beat ‘It’s Horror with $39-M

Box Office: ‘Kingsman 2’s’ Fun, Beat ‘It’s Horror with $39-M

Box Office: ‘Kingsman 2’s’ Fun, Beat ‘It’s Horror with $39-M $TWX, $FOX, $LGF, $VIA Kingsman: The Golden Circle topped in NA at the weekend, grossing $39-M from 4,003 theaters, the sequel scored 1 of the best openings for September, as well as came in ahead of the first Kingsman: The Secret Service ($36.2-M). The big letdown was Warner Bros., […]

Box Office: ‘It’ Scares Up $60-M, ‘mother!’ a Much Better Film DOA

Box Office: ‘It’ Scares Up $60-M, ‘mother!’ a Much Better Film DOA

Box Office: ‘It’ Scares Up $60-M, ‘mother!’ a Much Better Film DOA $VIA, $TWX, $CBS, $LGF ‘American Assassin’ beat ‘mother!’ that earned an F CinemaScore and marked the worst wide opening of Jennifer Lawrence’s career with $7.5-M. Director Darren Aronofsky’s ‘mother!’ came DOA in it NA box-office debut, grossing an estimated $7.5-M from 2,368 theaters […]

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: Tom Cruise’s ‘Mummy’ Reboot Debuted to $142-M Internationally

Box Office: Tom Cruise’s ‘Mummy’ Reboot Debuted to $142-M Internationally

Box Office: Tom Cruise’s ‘Mummy’ Reboot Debuted to $142-M Internationally $CMCSA, $TWX, $DIS, Tom Cruise’s ‘Mummy’ reboot opened to nearly $142-M internationally, ‘Wonder Woman’ #1 in North America after falling just 45% in its 2nd frame. Universal’s, a unit of Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) The Mummy, starring Tom Cruise, opened to $32.2-M domestically from 4,035 theaters, a […]

Box Office: ‘Wonder Woman’ Opens to a Wonderful $100.5-M

Box Office: ‘Wonder Woman’ Opens to a Wonderful $100.5-M

Box Office: ‘Wonder Woman’ Opens to a Wonderful $100.5-M $TWX, $IMAX $DWA, $FOX, $CMCSA, $VIA Wonder Woman posted the Top North American film debut of all time for a female director, and launches the 1st major studio film franchise featuring a female superhero; overseas, the movie took in $122.5-M for a $223-M global debut. Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman grossed […]

Box Office: ‘Alien: Covenant’ Beats ‘Guardians 2’, Takes $36-M

Box Office: ‘Alien: Covenant’ Beats ‘Guardians 2’, Takes $36-M

Box Office: ‘Alien: Covenant’ Beats ‘Guardians 2’, Takes $36-M $DIS, $FOX, $TWX ‘Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul’ DOA, YA film adaptation ‘Everything, Everything’ lures young girls. Ridley Scott’s Alien: Covenant came in behind expectations at the domestic box office at the weekend with a $36-M take from 3,760 theaters for 1st place. […]

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: ‘Boss Baby’ Destroys ‘Smurfs: Lost Village’ with $26-M

Box Office: ‘Boss Baby’ Destroys ‘Smurfs: Lost Village’ with $26-M

Box Office: ‘Boss Baby’ Destroys ‘Smurfs: Lost Village’ with $26-M $SNE Beauty and the Beast’ at #2 is ready to pass the $1-B mark globally; ‘Going in Style,’ opened ahead of expectations. Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) Smurfs: The Lost Village bombed in its North American debut at the weekend with an estimated $14-M from 3,610 theaters, 1 […]

Box Office: ‘Boss Baby’ Got Attention with $49-M Opening

Box Office: ‘Boss Baby’ Got Attention with $49-M Opening

Box Office: ‘Boss Baby’ Got Attention with $49-M Opening $DWA, $FOXB, $DIS, $TWX, $LGF, $SNE ‘Ghost in the Shell’ bowed to $19-M domestically, as ‘Beauty and the Beast’ tops international box office with an additional $66.5-M take. DreamWorks Animation’s The Boss Baby proved to be the boss. The Fox (NASDAQ:FOXB) release took in an estimated […]

Box Office: ‘Hidden Figures’ Wins the Holiday Weekend with $26-M

Box Office: ‘Hidden Figures’ Wins the Holiday Weekend with $26-M

Box Office: ‘Hidden Figures’ Wins the Holiday Weekend with $26-M $DIS, $LGF, $VIA, $TWX, $FOXA, $CMCSA, $IMAX, $CBS ‘Hidden Figures’ easily wins the Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday weekend with $26-M, ‘La La Land’ enjoys a big Golden Globes bump and ‘Rogue One’ approaches $1-B world wide. Notably it is only the 2nd time in […]

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 […]

Box Office: Doctor Strange Opens to $85-M Domestically, and $325-M Globally

Box Office: Doctor Strange Opens to $85-M Domestically, and $325-M Globally

Box Office: Doctor Strange Opens to $85-M Domestically, and $325-M Globally $DIS, $IMAX, $DWA, $CMCSA, $FOX Doctor Strange opened to $85-M from 3,882 theaters at the North American box office, adding another franchise to the expanding Marvel Studios and Disney (NYSE:DIS) superhero universe and putting the movie’s early global total at $325.4-M. Overseas, the film […]

Box Office: Ben Affleck’s ‘The Accountant’ Marks $25-M Debut

Box Office:  Ben Affleck’s ‘The Accountant’ Marks $25-M Debut

Box Office: Ben Affleck’s ‘The Accountant’ Marks $25-M Debut $TWX, $CMCSA, $FOX The film’s better-than-expected showing is a testament to Mr. Affleck’s star status; ‘Kevin Hart: What Now’ is also pulling in strong numbers,’Max Steel’ tanks and ‘The Birth of a Nation” tanks. Ben Affleck’s action-thriller The Accountant is headed for a better-than-expected $25-M debut […]

Box Office: ‘Magnificent Seven’ at #1 takes in $35-M

Box Office: ‘Magnificent Seven’ at #1 takes in $35-M

Box Office: ‘Magnificent Seven’ at #1 takes in $35-M $AMZN, $CMCSA, $DIS, $LGF, $SNE, $TWX Animated family offering ‘Storks’ places # 2 with a $21.8-M debut, ‘Queen of Katwe debuts at the specialty box office. Antoine Fuqua’s remake of The Magnificent Seven opened to $35-M from 3,674 theaters, placing # 1 in North America. Magnificent Seven […]

Box Office: ‘Sully’ Flying High in its 2nd Frame

Box Office: ‘Sully’ Flying High in its 2nd Frame

Box Office: ‘Sully’ Flying High in its 2nd Frame $TWX, $LGF Warner Bros. and Village Roadshow’s biographical drama Sully continues fly high in its 2nd weekend at the US box office. New openings, Blair Witch and Bridget Jones’s Baby, came in behind expectations with $9.7-M and $8.2-M, respectively. Oliver Stone’s Snowden, starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt as […]

Box Office, ‘Suicide Squad’ & ‘Sausage Party’ Top, Ben-Hur DOA

Box Office, ‘Suicide Squad’ & ‘Sausage Party’ Top, Ben-Hur DOA

Box Office, ‘Suicide Squad’ & ‘Sausage Party’ Top, Ben-Hur DOA $TWX, $SNE, $VIA, $CBS, $LGF Holdovers ‘Suicide Squad’ and ‘Sausage Party’ stay #1 and # 2, respectively, Natalie Portman’s directorial debut, ‘A Tale of Love and Darkness,’ opened at the specialty box office, ‘Hell or High Water’ continues to impress. Timur Bekmambetov’s Ben-Hur DOA the […]

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: ‘Bourne’ Tops Weekend at $60-M, ‘Hillary’s America’ at $9-M

Box Office: ‘Bourne’ Tops Weekend at $60-M,  ‘Hillary’s America’ at $9-M

Box Office: ‘Bourne’ Tops Weekend at $60-M,  ‘Hillary’s America’ at $9-M $CMCSA, $LGF, $TWX, $FOX Techno-thriller ‘Nerve’ hits with younger moviegoers, conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza’s documentary ‘Hillary’s America’ approaches $9-M. Universal’s a unit of Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) Jason Bourne  topped the domestic box office with a strong $60-M from 4,026 theaters, one of the best showings of Summer […]

Box Office: The Secret Life of Pets takes $103.2-M

Box Office: The Secret Life of Pets takes $103.2-M

Box Office: The Secret Life of Pets takes $103.2-M $CMCSA, $DIS, $FOX Family audiences cannot to get enough of animated family films about animals it seems. Zac Efron and Adam Devine’s ‘Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates’ beat expectations with a $16.6-M domestic opening Illumination Entertainment and Universal’s The Secret Life of Pets debuted to […]

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: ‘Finding Dory’ makes Record Splash Domestically

Box Office: ‘Finding Dory’ makes Record Splash Domestically

Box Office: ‘Finding Dory’ makes Record Splash Domestically $DIS, $LGF, $CMCSA, $TWX Finding Dory posted the biggest North American box office opening ever for an animated film, action comedy ‘Central Intelligence’ opened to a solid $34.5-M. 13 years after Finding Nemo hit theaters, Pixar and Disney’s (NYSE:DIS) sequel Finding Dory made a record splash at […]

Box Office: ‘The Conjuring 2’ Beat Video Game Adaptation ‘Warcraft’

Box Office: ‘The Conjuring 2’ Beat Video Game Adaptation ‘Warcraft’

Box Office: ‘The Conjuring 2’ Beat Video Game Adaptation ‘Warcraft’ $TWX, $CMCSA, $ATVI, $LGF, $VIA New Line and Warner Bros.’, a unit of Time Warner (NYSE:TWX) spooky The Conjuring 2 easily beat big-budget video game adaptation Warcraft and Now You See Me 2 at the domestic box office this weekend with a $40.4-M debut from […]

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 […]