Box Office: ‘Birds of Prey’ Tethered to Just $33.3-M Open

Box Office: ‘Birds of Prey’ Tethered to Just $33.3-M Open

$SNE $CMCSA The Margot Robbie-led DC superhero pic opened almost $20-M behind expectations. Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn failed to gain altitude in its box office debut at the weekend, earning a weak $33.3-M from 4,236 theaters to mark 1 of the lowest domestic launches for a studio superhero pic. The […]

Box Office: ‘Bad Boys for Life’ Lives High, ‘Rhythm Section’ DOA

Box Office: ‘Bad Boys for Life’ Lives High, ‘Rhythm Section’ DOA

$SNE $CMCSA $LGF Bad Boys for Life won Super Bowl weekend at the US box office, earning another $17.7-M for a franchise-best domestic total of $148.1-M. The film has stayed atop the chart for 3 weekends running, and is a major win for stars Will Smith and Martin Lawrence, as well as Sony. Bad Boys […]

Box Office: ‘Star Wars’ Leads with $34-M, ‘The Grudge’ Opens to $-11M

Box Office: ‘Star Wars’ Leads with $34-M, ‘The Grudge’ Opens to $-11M

$DIA, $CMCSA, $LGF, $SNE ‘Little Women‘ and ‘Knives Out‘ were among the nominees enjoying a boost timed to Sunday’s Golden Globes ceremony. Sony’s horror pic The Grudge is the 1st new nationwide release of Y 2020 opened to $11.3-M at the domestic box office after getting flunked by audiences with a rare F CinemaScore. Disney’s Star Wars: The […]

2020: ‘Ford v Ferrari’ Would Be Christian Bale’s 5th Oscar

2020: ‘Ford v Ferrari’ Would Be Christian Bale’s 5th Oscar

$RACE, $DIS Christian Bale has earned 4 Oscar nominations and 1 win in the last 10 yrs, and his performance as real-life racer Ken Miles in ‘Ford v Ferrari‘ is looking more and more like a ‘statuette‘ for a Best Actor this year. History has proved it is perilous to underestimate him, especially when he’s playing a […]

Kenneth Turan’s Best Pic for 2019: ‘Ford v Ferrari

Kenneth Turan’s Best Pic for 2019: ‘Ford v Ferrari

$DIS, $F, $RACE The once endangered, Hollywood intelligent film looks to be back. The smart and splendidly crafted big-budget movie that joins a modern sensibility to traditional storytelling in a way that does not insult our intelligence is welcomed by audiences once again. 1. “Ford v Ferrari” It is in this spirit that I am […]

Box Office: ‘Angel Has Fallen’ Tops Labor Day With $15-M, Caps the Summer

Box Office: ‘Angel Has Fallen’ Tops Labor Day With $15-M, Caps the Summer

$LGF, $DIS, $SNE, Angel Has Fallen won the long Labor Day weekend with an estimated $15-M for the 4-day holiday as Summer 2019 closed 2% behind last year. Summer revenue came in at $4.3-B, down 2% from last year, according to Comscore, and YTD is down 6%. Disney (NYSE:DIS) commanded well more than 40% of […]

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:’Crazy Rich Asians’ Earns $25.2-M for $34-M 5-Day Launch

Box Office:’Crazy Rich Asians’ Earns $25.2-M for $34-M 5-Day Launch

Box Office:’Crazy Rich Asians’ Earns $25.2-M for $34-M 5-Day Launch $SNE, $TWX, $VIA Mark Wahlberg’s ‘Mile 22’ saw muted action, Kevin Spacey’s ‘Billionaire Boys Club’ Dead on Arrival But, Jon M. Chu’s romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians led the weekend box office 3-day North American debut of $25.2-M and a 5-day open of $34-M. The Warner Bros. […]

Box Office: ‘Maze Runner: Death Cure’ Wins $23.5-M; ‘Shape of Water’ Get Oscar Interest

Box Office: ‘Maze Runner: Death Cure’ Wins $23.5-M; ‘Shape of Water’ Get Oscar Interest

Box Office: ‘Maze Runner: Death Cure’ Wins $23.5-M; ‘Shape of Water’ Get Oscar Interest $SNE, $FOXA Christian Bale’s ‘Hostiles’ get to the Top 5 after expanding nationwide, while overseas, ‘Maze Runner’ sprints to $105.5-M world wide. Maze Runner: The Death Cure sprinted to the top of box office in its domestic debut over the weekend, unseating Jumanji: […]

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences ’86’d’ Harvey Weinstein

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences ’86’d’ Harvey Weinstein

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences ’86’d’ Harvey Weinstein Harvey, you will never work in this town (Hollywood) again. The Board of Directors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has stripped disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein of his membership in the organization. The move comes after a NY-T’s report that alleged […]

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: ‘Fate of the Furious’ hits $908-M

Box Office: ‘Fate of the Furious’ hits $908-M

Box Office: ‘Fate of the Furious’ hits $908-M $CMCSA. $DIS DOA’s: ‘Unforgettable’ opening to $4.8-M, and ‘The Promise’ debuts to just $4.1-M after costing $100-M to make. Universal’s, a unit of Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) The Fate of the Furious beat at the North American box office, grossing $38.7-M in its 2nd frame for a 10-day domestic box office […]

This Year’s Wildfires From Space

This Year’s Wildfires From Space

This Year’s Wildfires From Space Fire seasons are an average 78 days longer than they were in Y 1970, and the number of acres scorched each year has doubled since 1980, according to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) If the start of this wildfire season is any indication, this alarming trend won’t be extinguished anytime […]

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 […]