Box Office: ‘The Meg’ Has Surprisingly Huge Bite With $44.5M U.S. Debut

Box Office: ‘The Meg’ Has Surprisingly Huge Bite With $44.5M U.S. Debut

Box Office: ‘The Meg’ Shark Movie Takes $44.5-M in US Debut $IMAX, $DIS, $VIA Warner Bros. shark film The Meg is its’ biggest North American box office opening YTD debuting to $96.8-M overseas for a global take of $141.3-M. Movie goers like Shark pics. The Meg beat all expectations in its domestic debut at the weekend […]

Box Office: ‘Mission: Impossible 6’ Wins the Weekend with $35-M

Box Office: ‘Mission: Impossible 6’ Wins the Weekend with $35-M

Box Office: ‘Mission: Impossible 6’ Wins the Weekend with $35-M $VIA, $DIS, $LGF, $FOX, $SNE, $CMCSA Christopher Robin’ opened to $25-M. ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’  with $12.3, and Dinesh D’Souza’s doc ‘Death of a Nation’ took $2.3-M Paramount’s Mission: Impossible — Fallout fell just 43% in its 2nd outing to $35-M from 4,395 North American theaters […]

Box Office: ‘Mission: Impossible- Fallout’ Opens to Franchise-Best

Box Office: ‘Mission: Impossible- Fallout’ Opens to Franchise-Best

Box Office: ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ Opens to Franchise Best $VIA, $IMAX, $CMCSA, $SNE, $DIS  ‘Teen Titans!’ and Timothee Chalamet’s ‘Hot Summer Nights’ DoA, ‘Incredibles 2’ prepares to cross $1-B at the worldwide box office. The latest Mission: Impossible feature it Star, Tom Cruise, 56 anni, skydiving from perilous heights or bounding across buildings.Bolstered by glowing reviews and […]

Box Office: ‘Equalizer 2’ takes the Weekend with $35.8-M

Box Office: ‘Equalizer 2’ takes the Weekend with $35.8-M

Box Office: ‘Equalizer 2’ takes the Weekend with $35.8-M $SNE, $DIS, $CMCSA, $AMZN Denzel Washington’s R-rated action sequel outgunned the $34.4-M debut of ‘Mamma Mia 2.’ In a Summer box-office upset, Sony’s R-rated The Equalizer 2 came in ahead of expectations to top the star-studded Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again with an estimated $35.8-M launch in North America. […]

Box Office: Hotel Transylvania 3 Tops Skyscraper

Box Office: Hotel Transylvania 3 Tops Skyscraper

Box Office: Hotel Transylvania 3 Tops Skyscraper $SNE, $AMZN, $DIS, $CMCSA ‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation’ opened to $44.1-M in the US, Topping out above ‘Skyscraper’ $25.5-M Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation placed #1 in North America with $44.1-M from 4,267 theaters, compared to $25.5-M from 3,782 theaters for Skyscraper.Overseas, Hotel Transylvania 3 likewise beat Skyscraper for the weekend with […]

Box Office: ‘Jurassic World, Fallen Kingdom’ Wins the Weekend

Box Office: ‘Jurassic World, Fallen Kingdom’ Wins the Weekend

Box Office: ‘Jurassic World, Fallen Kingdom’ Wins the Weekend $CMCSA, $DIS, $FOXA,$TWX, $SNE ‘Jurassic World sequel takes the weekend, ‘Gotti’ DOA, and ‘Boundaries’ bit player, Peter Fonda made a fool of himself, he should know you do not do well in a PR dust up with President Trump. Universal, a unit of Comcast (NASDAQ:CMCSA) and […]

Box Office: ‘Incredibles 2’ Opens with $180-M

Box Office: ‘Incredibles 2’ Opens with $180-M

Box Office: ‘Incredibles 2’ Opens with $180-M $DIS, $CMCSA, $TWX, $SNE Pixar does it again. Disney (NYSE:DIS) and Pixar’s Incredibles 2 flew to a record-shattering $180-M from 4,410 theaters at the domestic box office at the weekend. The sequel score the biggest launch ever for an animated film it scored the 8th-biggest opening of all time, not […]

Box Office: ‘Ocean’s 8’ Ladies See a $41.5-M Opening

Box Office: ‘Ocean’s 8’ Ladies See a $41.5-M Opening

Box Office: ‘Ocean’s 8’ Ladies See a $41.5-M Opening $TWX, $DIS, $CMCSA Indie horror pic ‘Hereditary’ survives a D+ CinemaScore with a $13-M debut, while Jodie Foster’s ‘Hotel Artemis’ DOA with $3.2-M Overseas Box Office Open: ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ takes $151-M. The female-fronted Ocean’s 8 opened over the weekend to a series-best $41.5-M from 4,145 theaters […]

Box Office: “Avengers: Infinity War” Continues to Dominate

Box Office: “Avengers: Infinity War” Continues to Dominate

Box Office: “Avengers: Infinity War” Continues to Dominate $DIS, $LGF, $VIA, $TWX Disney (NYSE:DIS) and Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War continued to dominate the early Summer box office at the weekend, earning $112.5-M domestically from 4,474 theaters to score the 2nd-biggest 2nd frame outing ever as it topped the $1-B mark globally faster than any film in history. Overseas, […]

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: ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ Beats ‘Black Panther’

Box Office: ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ Beats ‘Black Panther’

Box Office: ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ Beats ‘Black Panther’ $CMCSA, $DIS, $LGF, $VIA, $TWX, $SNE Wes Anderson’s ‘Isle of Dogs’ barks at the specialty box office. Legendary and Universal’s Pacific Rim Uprising dethrone Black Panther at the domestic box office upon opening to a mild $28-M from 2,850 theaters over the weekend. Overall revenue for the weekend was down 37% […]

Box Office: ‘Tomb Raider’ Falls to the ‘Black Panther’

Box Office: ‘Tomb Raider’ Falls to the ‘Black Panther’

Box Office: ‘Tomb Raider’ Falls to the ‘Black Panther’ $DIS, $LGF, $TWX, $FOX, $SNE The faith-based ‘I Can Only Imagine’ beats ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ and ‘Love, Simon.’ Black Panther continued to make history in its 5th outing at the domestic box office with a $27-M take becoming only the 7th film ever to cross the […]

Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ Holds Top Spot With $41-M

Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ Holds Top Spot With $41-M

Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ Holds Top Spot With $41-M $DIS, $AMZN, $TWX Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Shape of Water’ enjoys a post-Oscars revival. Ava DuVernay’s A Wrinkle in Time could not top Black Panther, as it opened to a soft $33.3-M from 3,980 theaters in North America over the weekend. Both Black Panther and A Wrinkle in Time have been lauded for their diversity. […]

Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ Growls with $65.7-M in 3rd Frame

Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ Growls with $65.7-M in 3rd Frame

Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ Growls with $65.7-M in 3rd Frame $DIS, $FOX, $SNE Jennifer Lawerence’s ‘Red Sparrow’ debuts to $17-M, as Bruce Willis’s ‘Death Wish’ takes in an estimated $13-M. Disney (NYSE:DIS) and Marvel’s Black Panther, which amassed another $65.7-M in its 3rd frame to past the $500-M mark in North America and earn nearly $900-M […]

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: […]

Box Office: ‘Jumanji’ Beats ’12 Strong,’ ‘Den of Thieves’ Takes $20-M

Box Office: ‘Jumanji’ Beats ’12 Strong,’ ‘Den of Thieves’ Takes $20-M

Box Office: ‘Jumanji’ Beats ’12 Strong,’ ‘Den of Thieves’ Takes $20-M $SNE, $TWX, $FOXA, $DIS ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ is now 1 of the Top-grossing Sony titles of all time in North America as it crosses $300-M domestically. Sony’s (NYSE:SNE) Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle stayed on Top at the box office in its 5th frame, […]

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: Light Weekend Sees ‘Coco’ at # 1 with $26.1-M

Box Office: Light Weekend Sees ‘Coco’ at # 1 with $26.1-M

Box Office: Light Weekend Sees ‘Coco’ at # 1 with $26.1-M $DIS, $FOX, $AMZN Woody Allen’s Wonder Wheel stars Kate Winslet and Justin Timberlake opened at speciality box office in NY and LA Guillermo del Toro’s ‘The Shape of Water’ also faring well in its debut at the specialty box office as awards season heats up. Nothing […]

Thanksgiving Box Office: ‘Coco’ Takes ‘Justice League’ with $71.2-M

Thanksgiving Box Office: ‘Coco’ Takes ‘Justice League’ with $71.2-M

Thanksgiving Box Office: ‘Coco’ Takes ‘Justice League’ with $71.2-M $DIS, $TWX, $SNE Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour staring Gary Oldman opened to rave reviews in NYC and LA Pixar’s Coco is the latest title from the Disney (NYSE:DIS) animated empire to win the annual Thanksgiving box office, posting a 5-day debut of $71.2-M from 3,987 theaters to score […]

Box Office: ‘Daddy’s Home 2’ Steams Past ‘Orient Express’ With $30-M

Box Office: ‘Daddy’s Home 2’ Steams Past ‘Orient Express’ With $30-M

Box Office: ‘Daddy’s Home 2’ Steams Past ‘Orient Express’ With $30-M $DIS, $FOXA, $VIA ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ tops overall with a 2nd frame take of $56.6-M, ‘Lady Bird’ and ‘Three Billboards’ shine at the specialty box office. Daddy’s Home 2 and Murder on the Orient Express, which took in $30-M and $28.2-M respectively, at the weekend provided a much-needed […]

Box Office: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Breaks ‘Sequel Curse’ with $121-M Open

Box Office: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Breaks ‘Sequel Curse’ with $121-M Open

Box Office: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Breaks ‘Sequel Curse’ with $121-M Open $DIS, $IMAX, $AMZN, $LGF Sequel ‘Bad Moms Christmas’ DOA, while Greta Gerwig’s ‘Lady Bird’ soars at the specialty box office; globally, ‘Thor’ take $427-M worldwide. At a time  when many tentpole franchise movies have stalled Thor: Ragnarok is wielding nothing short of a Golden Hammer at the […]

Box Office: Boo 2! A Madea Halloween Scared up $21.7-M

Box Office: Boo 2! A Madea Halloween Scared up $21.7-M

Box Office: Boo 2! A Madea Halloween Scared up $21.7-M $LGF, $TWX, $SNE, $VIA, $CMCSA ‘Geostorm’ and ‘Only the Brave’ DOA at Domestic Box Office Lionsgate (NYSE:LGF) and Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween had no trouble scaring up a #1 finish in its big-screen debut over the weekend with $21.7-M from 2,388 theaters. The biggest box […]

Box Office: ‘Happy Death Day’ Kills ‘Blade Runner’ With $26-M Open

Box Office: ‘Happy Death Day’ Kills ‘Blade Runner’ With $26-M Open

Box Office:  ‘Happy Death Day’ Kills ‘Blade Runner’ With $26-M Open $SNE, $CMCSA, $FOX Jackie Chan’s ‘The Foreigner,’ ‘Marshall,’ and ‘Professor Marston and the Wonder Women’ opened the Friday the 13th weekend alongside the horror film. In another win for the horror genre, the film is killin off the competition at the domestic box office for […]

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: ‘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 […]