All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Box Office’

The Force Awakens Is Now the Highest-Grossing Movie in US History

Everyone knew that Star Wars: The Force Awakens was going to be a box office juggernaut, but in just 20 days the movie now has the title of highest-grossing film in US history. Domestic totals for The Force Awakens have surpassed $760.5 million, the mark set by Avatar. The official Star Wars site has issued this statement: “[T]hanks to fans …

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Steve Jobs Box Office Numbers Disappoint

Steve Jobs Box Office Numbers Disappoint

Steve Jobs, the new film from writer Aaron Sorkin (The Social Network) and director Danny Boyle (Slumdog Millionaire) disappointed at the box office during its wide release opening weekend. Things were looking good for the film’s potential for profitability when its release was limited to a small number of screens, but it appears that the wider audience just doesn’t care …

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Elizabeth Banks Says Possibility Of ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ Depends On The Fans

Many have been wondering if a Pitch Perfect 3 movie is already in the works, and that’s even before Pitch Perfect 2 hit theaters. For director Elizabeth Banks, that possibility depends on the fans. Banks admitted in an interview that “it would be disingenuous to say that no one’s talking about a ‘Pitch Perfect 3,’ the possibility of it.” “We …

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Avengers: Age Of Ultron Has Second Biggest Box Office Opening Ever

 It’s a unique case of second-best still being great. Avengers: Age of Ultron smashed the box-office this weekend with a whopping $187.7 million opening sales, garnering the honor of having the second-best debut weekend of all time. The number one spot is still being held by its predecessor The Avengers, which set the bar impossibly high when it earned $207.4 …

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“Furious 7” Earns $15.8M At Thursday Night Opening, A Franchise Record

Furious 7 busted the record for the Fast & Furious franchise in its Thursday night opening. At $15.8 million, Furious 7 obliterated the opening of Fast & Furious 6, which sat at $6.5 million. At IMAX locations alone, fans of the franchise rolled in to see Furious 7 to the tune of $2.2 million. That would be the third-best number …

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‘Planet of the Apes’ Sequel Proves Better Than the First

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes hit theaters this weekend and saw some big numbers in its first few days. Dawn, which is the sequel to 2011’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes, took home $73M, easily making its way into the No. 1 spot in the box office. Second place was Transformers: Age of Extinction, bringing in …

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“Transformers” Smashes Box Office Records

It was a good weekend for Optimus Prime and the Autobots. Despite poor reviews (a 17% rating on rottentomatoes.com), Transformers: Age of Extinction absolutely crushed at the box office last weekend. The Michael Bay blockbuster starring Mark Wahlberg (not Shia LaBeouf, who also had a busy weekend) took in $100 million domestically, the best opening weekend of any film this …

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Zac Efron Admits Crush on “Neighbors” Costar Rose Byrne

Zac Efron, the 26-year-old Hollywood hunk and notorious bachelor, recently opened up to Cleo magazine about his ideal woman, and it’s none other than his Neighbors costar and Australian actress Rose Byrne. “She might be my favourite actress in the world!” Zac gushes about the 34-year-old beauty. “She’s got like a light about her you can’t teach or learn. It’s …

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Godzilla Box Office Surprises at $93M

Godzilla, Legendary and Warner Bros’s new take on the classic 1950’s Japanese monster film, opened at No. 1 this weekend with a whopping $93 million in box office sales. This number easily passes the prediction of $76 million by BoxOffice.com and critics alike. The film stars Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston, a plant worker who believes that the quarantined, supposedly radioactive …

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‘The Other Woman’ Debuts at No. 1 at the Box Office

Cameron Diaz’s newest comedy The Other Woman hit theaters this weekend and went straight to the top. The film made $25 million in its opening weekend, enough to kick Captain America: Winter Soldier out of the top spot, which brought in $16 million in its fourth week of release (for a total of $225 million US ticket sales). The Other …

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‘Heaven is for Real’ Movie Crushes Johnny Depp at Box Office

The Heaven is for Real movie opened in theaters on April 16th, and on Easter weekend it crushed Johnny Depp’s new film Trandsendence in box office earnings. Heaven is for Real soared, bringing in $21.5 million from 2, 417 theaters. Depp’s film opened to a rather dismal $11.5 million coming from a total of 3, 455 movie theater locations. Based …

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‘Noah’ Movie Has Big Opening; Still Mired In Controversy

The much-talked about biblical epic Noah scored a stellar $44 million opening this weekend despite the huge amount of controversy that has surrounded it prior to its release. Paramount’s big budget film grossed more than $95 million worldwide on opening day, courtesy of an early launch in countries like Mexico and South Korea. In Russia, the film grossed $17 million, …

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Disney’s “Frozen” To Become The Biggest Animated Film Of All Time

Hearing about Disney’s Frozen has been pretty much unavoidable over the past several months, as the hit film continues to be adored by fans worldwide. It was released around the holidays, just in time for all of the kids to go, and many have seen it multiple times. Frozen is an animated film from Disney, and it has easily become …

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Mr. Peabody And Sherman Rises To The Top Spot At The Box Office

Aaron Paul’s new action film Need For Speed opened this weekend, but fell short to Mr. Peabody and Sherman, the film that ended up winning this weekend at the box office. Need For Speed is based on the popular videogame series of the same name, and it certainly attracted some due to Aaron Paul’s appearance, who has gained plenty of …

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“300: Rise OF An Empire” Takes Top Spot At The Box Office

It probably does not come as a surprise to anyone that 300: Rise Of An Empire has taken the top spot at the box office in its opening weekend. It destroyed all of its competition, earning roughly $45 million domestically. The film is the sequel to the hit 2007 hit film 300, which quickly became a fan favorite. The rallying …

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The Lego Movie Expected to Earn $60 Mil over Weekend

The LEGO Movie will set surprisingly high box office numbers this weekend. Critical praise and a great marketing strategy won the film most of its viewers, but the LEGO’s main selling point was its family appeal. Children and parents can enjoy the film equally: parents view a visually sophisticated and complex animated feature, while the younger viewers see something kid-friendly. LEGO …

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Lone Survivor Leading The Box Office

Lone Survivor has set the record for the second-biggest opening ever in the month of January by bringing in $37.8 million. That number is expected to grow to $100 million over the next few weeks. The Navy SEAL action-packed film starring Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch, Emile Hirsch and Ben Foster was released nationwide on Friday. The movie, directed by Peter …

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‘Frozen’ Movie Exceeds Box Office And Billboard Expectations

Animated film “Frozen,” which was released in the U.S. on November 27, has had a very successful week in the box office all the while surpassing other Disney films. The wintry film has earned over $300 million nationwide and $642 million worldwide, exceeding other popular films such as: :”Toy Story 3,” “Shrek 2 and 3,” and “Finding Nemo.” During January …

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‘Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones’ Set to Slaughter the Competition

Who says only high-budget movies make a killing at the box office? Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones, is poised to gross $25 million to $30 million in box office sales this weekend. With a production budget of only $5 million, it’s safe to say this film will score a major profit. In order to take top honors at the movies …

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Dhoom 3 Beats Box Office Records

The Bollywood smash hit Dhoom 3 had the widest ever release for an Indian film in North America with shows in 236 theatres. Debuting in the United States with a weekend box office take of $3.3 million, it is unlike most Indian films in that it is set in Chicago, rather than India. The movie, directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, …

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‘Dhoom 3’ Breaks Box Office Records

Director Vijay Krishna Acharya’s “Dhoom 3” starring Bollywood heavyweight Aamir Khan is approaching $31 million at the global box office, raking in roughly $16 million in India alone, after opening on Friday. Dhoom 3 has set a box office record in North America for a Bollywood film, garnering $3.3 million so far, after opening in 236 theaters. The Yash Raj …

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“Frozen” Freezes “Catching Fire” At The Box Office, Earns Top Spot

Well, step aside Katniss Everdeen. There is a new film at the top of the box office. While opening to a successful opening weekend on Thanksgiving with all the families attending the theater, Frozen was able to do well. However, it did not catch Catching Fire in its first weekend. As the crowd attending screenings of Catching Fire died down …

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‘Catching Fire’ Crushes Box Office

“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” crushed box office records over the Thanksgiving holiday, earning a whopping $75 million, beating out the previous Thanksgiving record holder, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone,” which earned $57.5 million in 2001 over a three-day period. “Catching Fire”, based on the series of books by Suzanne Collins, earned the biggest-ever gross for a film from …

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“Hunger Games” Tops Box Office Grossing $161.1 Million

The highly anticipated sequel to the Hunger Games, Catching Fire, was released last week in theaters and has scored big at the box office! Millions of people went to their local theaters to find out what was going to happen to the notorious Katniss Everdeen. At the end of the movies first week, it had brought in a whopping $161.1 …

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‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Tops Box Office, Receives Positive Critical Reception

No surprise here, but Catching Fire, the widely anticipated sequel to The Hunger Games, was a smash hit at the box office this weekend. Catching Fire not only raked in just over $161 million in ticket sales, it also broke the previous November opening record. With a Rotten Tomatoes score of 89 percent and an audience approval rating of 94 …

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Thor: The Dark World Destroys Box Office, #1 Movie

The box office has seen the emergence of a new film at the top this week, as Thor: The Dark World came in with an incredibly powerful weekend, and crushed all of the competition. The sequel to the popular Thor from 2011 featuring Chris Hemsworth playing Thor proves to put the film on the fast track to success once again. …

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Study Shows Online Piracy is Good for Showbiz

A new study by The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) says that online piracy isn’t hurting the entertainment industry, but is actually helping it. The study, authored by Bart Cammaerts, Robin Mansell and Bingchun Meng, also asks governments to re-evaluate their antipiracy laws while including data from studies beyond those directly sponsored by the entertainment industry itself. …

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Insidious Sequel Scares Competition At Box Office

Insidious: Chapter 2, the sequel to the popular horror film Insidious in 2010, is scaring away its competition at the box office. The film was released this past Friday and it seems that people still love to watch horror on Friday the 13th, proving to not be unlucky in this case. Insidious: Chapter 2 gives audiences another scare as the …

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‘Jobs’ Had a Pretty Terrible Opening Weekend

While I’m sure that most of you spent your weekends texting friends on your iPhones, playing games on your iPads, and jamming with your iPods – there wasn’t a whole lot of you who went to see the movie about the man responsible for those inVentions. Jobs, the Ashton Kutcher-led Steve Jobs biopic, had a very disappointing opening weekend at …

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Despicable Me 2 Blows Lone Ranger Away

Despicable Me 2 opened on Wednesday and promptly shot straight to the top of the box office. The Dreamworks sequel brought in $34.4 million on opening day, and a total of $142 million for the whole weekend, claiming the coveted July 4th weekend crown with ease. Meanwhile, the other major film to open during the July 4th weekend – Disney’s …

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