Wednesday, September 20, 2017

box office

Sunday, Sep. 17, 2017

The Stephen King adaption "It" continues to scare up record ticket sales, taking in an estimated $60 million in its second week and leaving a paltry $7.5 million for Darren Aronofsky's audacious genre-bending psychological thriller "mother!"

New Line and Warner Bros.' "It" remained easily...

Monday, Sep. 11, 2017

"It" is a hit.

The Stephen King adaptation from New Line and Warner Bros. shattered records over the weekend earning $117.2 million from 4,103 locations according to studio estimates on Sunday.

Not only is "It" now the largest ever opening for a horror movie and the largest...

Sunday, Sep. 3, 2017

With no new wide releases, Hollywood basically took the Labor Day weekend off and put an end to what's expected to be the lowest earning summer movie going season since 2006 — the last time the industry saw a sub-$4 billion summer.

Things weren't as apocalyptic as analysts suggested going...

Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017

Hollywood effectively took the weekend off, resulting in one of the most dismal box-office results in 16 years.

An already slow August came to a screeching halt at the multiplex, where no major new releases were unveiled. That left the Samuel Jackson-Ryan Reynolds action-comedy "The...

Sunday, Aug. 20, 2017

Critics loved "Logan Lucky" and gave a big collective shrug to "The Hitman's Bodyguard," but when it came to the test of the marketplace, audiences went their own way.

The two action flicks faced off this weekend, and "The Hitman's Bodyguard" emerged the victor with a chart-topping $21.6...

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...

Monday, Aug. 14, 2017

The "Conjuring" spinoff "Annabelle: Creation" scared up an estimated $35 million in North American theaters over the weekend, making it easily the top film and giving the lagging August box office a shot in the arm.

The opening came close to matching the film's predecessor, "Annabelle,"...

Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017

After a decade of development and several postponements, the long-awaited Stephen King adaptation "The Dark Tower" debuted with an estimated $19.5 million in North American ticket sales, narrowly edging out the two-week leader "Dunkirk."

The modest result for "The Dark Tower," starring...

Sunday, Jul. 30, 2017

"The Emoji Movie" survived negative reviews but couldn't conquer "Dunkirk," which had enough fight left to conquer the box office for a second weekend in a row.

Down only 44 percent from its first weekend, director Christopher Nolan's World War II film earned $28.1 million to take first...

Sunday, Jul. 23, 2017

It's victory for "Dunkirk" and "Girls Trip" at the box office this weekend. Both original and well-reviewed films smashed expectations and enticed diverse audiences to the theaters, even though cumulatively summer remains down from last year.

Christopher Nolan's World War II epic brought...