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Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020
Testing a novel release strategy, Universal Pictures' animated sequel "The Croods: A New Age" had one of the best opening weekends of the pandemic, grossing $14.2 million over the five-day Thanksgiving holiday weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.
Whereas new releases have...
Sunday, Sep. 29, 2019
The DreamWorks animated adventure "Abominable" topped the box office with $20.9 million in ticket sales over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday, while the Renee Zellweger-led Judy Garland tale "Judy" got off to a strong start.
"Abominable," the weekend's sole new wide...
Thursday, May. 23, 2019
The advocacy organization GLAAD says that LGBTQ representation is up for major studio films released in 2018, but that none included transgender characters.
Of the 110 movies surveyed, 20, or 18.2%, contained an LGBTQ character. This is a significant improvement from 2017's all-time low...
Thursday, Jun. 29, 2017
One of the many — and we mean many — subplots in "Despicable Me 3" is about a girl's obsession with finding a unicorn. The adorable tot spends her waking hours wishing and hoping and dreaming, and she comes close — but in the end what she finds is a sweet little goat. It's very cute, and it does...
Sunday, Jul. 12, 2015
Universal's "Minions" overran the box office over the weekend as audiences in the U.S. and Canada shelled out an estimated $115.2 million to see the evil-master-serving horde frolic on the big screen.
It was the second-biggest opening ever for an...
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013
Universal Pictures has shut down production on "Fast & Furious 7" indefinitely following the death of its star, Paul Walker.
The studio announced Wednesday that the film will shut down "for a period of time so we can assess all options available to move forward with the franchise."...