While everyone obsesses over a film's box office taking, we want to know how much a picture can make from in-flight entertainment systems.
Box-office numbers on "The Force Awakens," "Rogue One," and "The Last Jedi" have been impressive, to say the least.
'Blade Runner 2049' has failed to turn its dazzling crop of five-star reviews into cold hard cash on its opening weekend at the box office.
Warner Bros. gets bragging rights for leading all major studios at the summer box office with $790M , fueled by DC’s Wonder Woman, Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk and New Line horror film Annabelle: Creation. After getting beaten up by film reviewers last year for its DC titles Superman v. Batman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad, WB proved that it could deliver a product that was equally a commercial success and critically acclaimed. We always knew that women went to the…
Jordan Peele’s racism-horror masterpiece “Get Out” has had the best return on investment of any film of 2017 — a spectacular 630 percent. Deep into summer, only one other film this year has come close to that kind of return — and it’s from Blumhouse, the same production company that delivered “Get Out.” M. Night Shyamalan‘s “Split” had a 610 percent ROI. TheWrap calculated an estimate for the combined production budget and marketing costs for the top 25 grossing films this year so far, and Blumhouse founder and CEO Jason Blum’s strategy of taking creative risks within tight budgets is paying off.
Sony won the rights to the animated movie after a competitive bidding war against Paramount and Warner Bros. in 2015 and brought in several recognizable stars to play the various characters in the film, most notably Patrick Stewart as a poop emoji.
While “Dunkirk” and “Girls Trip” found success at the box office, “Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets” did not. EuropaCorp, which is owned by Besson, won’t take a big financial hit, as it brought in outside investors and sold distribution rights to mitigate the cost of the blockbuster, but it will have to rely on overseas markets to find profits, as U.S. audiences have largely rejected the film with a B- CinemaScore rating and a 54 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes. From both a critical and marketing standpoint, Dane DeHaan and Cara Delevingne seemed to be the wrong pair to cast in the lead roles of space agents Valerian and Laureline.
China’s box office may not catch the U.S. anytime soon after flatlining last year, but the Middle Kingdom has just taken top billing on another notable movie metric: total screens. At a press conference Friday to open the second annual BRICS International Film Festival in the Chinese city of Chengdu, Zhang Hongsen, the deputy director of the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of the People’s Republic of China, which oversees — and censors — all films and television programs shown in the country, told attendees that China now has more than 45,000 movie screens, more than any other market, according to Chinese film website Mtime. The festival celebrates filmmakers from Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.
With “Beauty and the Beast” locking in the first $100+ million opening at the box office in 2017, it is expected to soon be joined by “The Fate of the Furious,” the eighth film in Universal’s unstoppable “Fast & Furious” franchise. Early trackers project an opening weekend for “Fate” somewhere between $110-120 million. If it exceeds those expectations — which it is likely to do given the star power of its lead men, Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel — it would find itself in the same ballpark as the $135 million opening that “Fast & Furious 6” made in 2013.
Movie studios should prepare themselves for “another round of punishment” this year with “several big-budget bombs and disappointing performances from mid-budget pictures,” Cowen and Co. analyst Doug Creutz warns this morning in his annual analysis of film industry trends. Although last year’s domestic box office improved 2.2%, the long-time critic of Hollywood’s business models says that when adjusted for inflation 2016 was “the fourth worst year at the domestic box…
Disney’s Beauty and the Beast doesn’t open for another 11 days, however, Fandango today indicated that the live-action feature adaptation of the Oscar-winning 1991 animated pic is already beating the pre-sales of both Captain America: Civil War and Finding Dory. Those two movies turned out to be last summer’s and Disney’s top titles in regards to openings and cumes: Civil War debuted to $179.1M and legged out to $408M, while Dory posted a first weekend of $135M and a…
Bollywood has always made way for a solo release if it is a big release or there’s a big star involved. But there have been big clashes as well. Here are some of the biggest clashes in Bollywood recently.
Underlining Ben Affleck’s star power, The Accountant dominated moviegoing with a solid $24.7 million opening weekend at 3,222 North American sites. Sunday’s estimate came in significantly above expectations, which had ranged from $18 million to $20 million at the start of the weekend. Comedy concert film Kevin Hart: What Now? delivered about half of The Accountant total with $12 million at 2,568 locations. But the debut of sci-fi adventure Max Steel was ignored by moviegoers with $2.1 million at 2,034 screens for a dismal $1,049 per-screen average. ...
Tom Hanks’ Sully has taken off with a stellar $35.5 million at 3,525 North American locations, marking a solid start to the fall box office season.
Following up on our mid-season report, here are the winners and losers as the summer of 2016 draws to a close. Who won and who lost?