Wednesday, May. 4, 2022

Relief was just starting to wash over director Sam Raimi the morning after the premiere of "Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness."

The film, which opens in theaters Friday, has been a headlong sprint for the 62-year-old, who took over two and a half years ago after Scott Derrickson...

Tuesday, May. 3, 2022

Once a superhero franchise goes multiverse, it's hard to go back.

No work of fiction ever needs permission to break the rules or push the boundaries of traditional storytelling, but the multiverse, at least as it's been served up in recent Marvel movies, practically demands it. And for...

Sunday, Apr. 3, 2022

Sony Pictures' Marvel adaptation "Morbius" landed with dismal reviews but still managed to debut with $39.1 million in ticket sales, according to studio estimates Sunday.

That was enough to easily hand "Morbius," starring Jared Leto as a vampire-transforming biochemist, the top spot at...

Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022

Hollywood closed out 2021 with more fireworks at the box office for "Spider-Man: No Way Home," which topped all films for the third straight week and already charts among the highest grossing films ever. But even with all the champagne popping for "No Way Home," the film industry heads into 2022...

Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021

"Eternals," one of Marvel's most ambitious efforts to expand its superhero universe, arrived in theaters with about $71 million in ticket sales over the weekend, according to studio estimates. 

By most studios' box-office standards, the opening was enviable. Only three other films have...

Sunday, Sep. 5, 2021

On what's traditionally one of the sleepiest weekends at the movies, the Marvel film "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" smashed the record for Labor Day openings with an estimated $71.4 million in ticket sales, giving a box office reeling from the recent coronavirus surge a huge lift...

Sunday, Jul. 11, 2021

Even with an option to watch "Black Widow" at home, audiences went to the movie theater in pandemic record numbers this weekend to catch the first Marvel movie released in two years. 

The Walt Disney Co. said Sunday the superhero pic generated an estimated $80 million in ticket sales in...

Tuesday, Jul. 6, 2021

Scarlett Johansson has had quite a bit of time to think about a " Black Widow " movie. After all, she's played the character in seven movies spanning 10 years. 

Yet unlike many of her fellow Avengers who got grand introductions in movies and sequels bearing their names on the marquee, she...

Tuesday, Jun. 29, 2021

How fleeting world domination can be. It can disappear in a snap.

It's been two years since the last Marvel film, an unfathomable chasm for an ever-churning movie machine. In between, Marvel has made its most ambitious forays onto television, with the streaming series "WandaVision," "The...

Friday, Mar. 5, 2021

Imagine being trapped in the confines of your own neighborhood, losing a sense of the outside world — and of yourself — with each passing day.

Things are seeming kind of flat lately, and sometimes downright colorless. Everything looks reasonably placid, but something's not quite right...

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