Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Wonder Woman

Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018

Aside from the posthumous Oscar for Heath Ledger ("The Dark Knight") and best animated film for "The Incredibles," no superhero film has ever penetrated the top categories of the Academy Awards.

Though regular honorees for their bombastic visual effects or thunderous, wall-to-wall sound,...

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018

I, Tonya, The Shape of Water and Wonder Woman topped the feature film categories at the 20th Costume Designers Guild Awards (CDGA) ceremony held on Tuesday evening (2/20) in Beverly Hills. 

Costume designer Jennifer Johnson won the CDGA honor for Excellence in...

Monday, Feb. 19, 2018

A lavish, headline-grabbing premiere. Lightning word-of-mouth stoked by glowing reviews. Packed movie theaters with sold-out shows, long lines and fans decked out as characters from the film.

The phenomenon of "Black Panther" had the look and feel of a classic, bona fide blockbuster in...

Monday, Aug. 14, 2017

On their face, the numbers are grim. Movie ticket sales in North America are running roughly half a billion dollars behind last summer's box office, making this one of lowest-grossing summers in years.

The 12.4 percent downturn comes at a critical juncture for Hollywood, with constantly...

Wednesday, Jul. 19, 2017

The stranglehold that autumn prestige films have on Oscar season just might be wilting in the summer sun.

Christopher Nolan's World War II epic "Dunkirk" hits theaters Friday, but the overflowing reviews have already made it abundantly clear: It's a major Oscar contender and a best-...

Sunday, Jun. 25, 2017

The hulking machines of "Transformers" are no longer box-office behemoths in North America. But they're still big in China.

Michael Bay's "Transformers: The Last Knight," the fifth installment in the Hasbro series, scored a franchise-low domestic debut with an estimated $43.5 million in...

Sunday, Jun. 18, 2017

"Wonder Woman" fell to second place in its third weekend in theaters, but it's still doing the heavy lifting for the otherwise lackluster summer box office.

While many worn-out franchises and franchise hopefuls continue to struggle to find a significant North American audience, smaller...

Sunday, Jun. 11, 2017

Tom Cruise was no match for Wonder Woman.

Warner Bros.' "Wonder Woman" wrapped up Cruise's "The Mummy" at the weekend box office, pulling in an estimated $57.2 million in North American theaters, according to studio estimates Sunday. Universal's "The Mummy" looked its age, selling a...

Wednesday, Jun. 7, 2017

Hollywood celebrated the best in motion picture marketing and a big win for female directors and female driven films at the 18th Annual Golden Trailer Awards on Tuesday night (6/6) at the Saban Theater.  More than 1,000 studio marketing executives, movie fans, celebrities and trailer editors...

Monday, Jun. 5, 2017

Batman is the superhero with the calling-card beam of light, but Wonder Woman sent a signal over the weekend that even Hollywood couldn't miss.

Patty Jenkins' "Wonder Woman" grossed $103.3 million in North America over its debut weekend, a figure that easily surpassed industry...