Hollywood is struggling through a particularly rough financial patch at the moment, and it’s throwing blame in every direction. Its favorite target over the last ten years has been technological disruption. Netflix, home theaters, and MoviePass have all been cited as box office grim reapers. The latest target, Rotten…
Diana of Themiscyra has taken her place at the top of DC’s movie trinity—at least, at the US domestic box office. This morning, Wonder Woman officially topped Batman v Superman for the highest domestic box office within the DCEU, and even did so like it was possessed by the speedforce itself.
The importance of China’s role in the international box office has grown larger and larger—it helps record-breaking movies become even more overwhelmingly successful, and it even has the potential to save domestic flops from certain doom. But regardless of how well Suicide Squad performs now that it’s been released…
Critical reaction to Steven Spielberg’s traditional take on the Roald Dahl classic The BFG has been positive, if mostly ambivalent. The same, sadly, can’t be said for its reception at the box office, where it is setting the world on fire with all the force of the dampest squib.
Warcraft is being blasted by critics for its dullness and incessant focus on setting up future sequels at the expense of the current movie, but that has not stopped the film from completely storming its way through the Chinese box office, where it’s doing even better than its previous #1 non-weekend launch, Avengers:…
This weekend, Deadpool earned $746 million to become the highest grossing R-rated film of all-time. But the top-grossing R-rated film in the U.S. is still Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ, which grossed $370.8 million domestically. Comparatively, Deadpool has earned $349.5 million in the U.S. ...so far.
For almost seven years, 20th Century Fox sat on the script for Deadpool, scared that it wouldn’t make any money. Now, two weekends after the film’s release, it’s already the highest grossing X-Men movie ever, in terms of domestic, non-adjusted box office—which is the metric everybody uses when they’re talking about…
Terminator Genisys was a flop in the United States, making just $89 million here. But now Arnold Schwarzenegger’s return to the franchise has scored a monster opening day in China, which means it will probably wind up being considered a hit overall. And a sequel just got much more likely.
Final data isn't in, but it looks as though overall U.S. box office was down in 2014 from 2013 — although the major studios still made over $10 billion domestically. Most significantly, the number of tickets sold dropped 6 percent, to the lowest amount since 1995.
Big Hero 6 is on track to rake in a little over $56-million this weekend, edging out Interstellar for the top spot at the U.S. box office.
The Marvel franchise critics once called too-minor and too-goofy to succeed has upped the ante yet again. Guardians of the Galaxy has surpassed The Lego Movie and Captain America: The Winter Soldier to become the highest-grossing movie of the year at the domestic box office.
This weekend, the acclaimed movie Snowpiercer comes out in the United States at last... in a handful of theaters, with almost no publicity. And Snowpiercer isn't the first beloved movie to get this treatment. Here are some movies that almost everybody agrees are brilliant — but which were released in a vacuum.
Frozen has smashed the record for the highest-grossing opening for a Disney movie, earning $66.7 million over three days and $93M over the entire five-day holiday. It's also the biggest Thanksgiving debut, though Catching Fire now holds the overall Thanksgiving record, earning $74.5M for three days and $100.2M for the…
Gravity has earned $55.6 million in its opening weekend, trouncing early predictions that Alfonso Cuarón's space film would open at $35 million. It earned $11.2 million in IMAX tickets alone, the biggest October opening for an IMAX film. [USA Today]
Was this the most brutal movie summer? It certainly felt that way. Tons of massive films completely tanked at the box office, and some of our most highly anticipated movies were huge disappointments. But this summer also beat last summer for total ticket sales. Here are the summer's biggest winners and losers.
James Wan’s latest horror outing The Conjuring is on track to surpass $100M at the domestic box office this weekend. Bloody Disgusting points out that it's currently the ninth highest grossing horror film, and could well top $140M. Dear Hollywood, audiences will pay to see well made horror.