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.
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?
‘Finding Dory’ is still one of the hottest tickets of the summer (Photo: Disney/Pixar) We’re in the lazy days of summer, and that sluggishness extends all the way to the ticket booth. As the Fourth of July weekend approaches, it’s apparent that the 2016 summer movie season is off to a slow start, with tons of underachieving sequels and a few hits that seem almost obligatory (what, like you’re going to miss a Pixar or Avengers film?). As of mid-June, the summer box office was down 22 percent from last year, though Finding Dory has recently given that number a boost. In a sense, the tone for the whole year was set by March’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which brought in a ton of dough but little audience enthusiasm.
Yes, the Australian is one of the biggest box office stars in the world, but that’s largely thanks to his multiple appearances as Wolverine across the X-Men universe. Berry’s lengthy career adds ballast to her box office total, but other than playing Storm, it’s being Jinx in Bond flick ‘Die Another Day’ and ‘The Flintstones’ that put her this high on the list.
To the delight of studios and fans alike, 2015 was the year that audiences decided to go back to the movies. Films like Jurassic World and Star Wars: The Force Awakens became full-blown cinematic events, attracting massive crowds and shattering box-office records. This week, industry analysts confidently declared that domestic box office would surpass $11 billion by the end of the year , an all-time high. While tentpole films made waves, it was also a good year for low-budget cult movies and limited-release Oscar contenders, as well as demographics that have often been underrepresented in Hollywood (like films starring African-American characters and/or female protagonists). Click through for a sampling of 2015’s biggest box-office winners. (Stay tuned for tomorrow for a roundup of the biggest losers.)
It was as inevitable as eating too much turkey on Christmas Day, and now ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ has passed the $1 billion mark. It took the J.J. Abrams film just 12 days to do so, beating the previous record - set by this year’s ‘Jurassic World’ - to become the fastest ever film to take a billion at the box office. While it’s hard to compare the popularity of the ‘Star Wars’ franchise to that of ‘Jurassic Park’s’ it’s perhaps more impressive that the space adventure has done it without having been released in China - a boost that aided ‘Jurassic World’s’ huge, quick success.
“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” is on pace to overtake Jim Cameron’s “Avatar” as the highest-grossing film of all time globally, just four days after it opened in the U.S. and most of the world. On Monday, the film’s $40 million haul put an exclamation point on an incredible opening weekend, in which it shattered records with the biggest domestic, foreign and worldwide openings. The monster debut by the hugely anticipated space opera erases any doubt that the 2015 domestic box office will be the biggest in history at over $11 billion, and Rentrak revised its estimates for the year to reflect that on Tuesday.
The top of that list is occupied by director Sam Taylor-Johnson, whose Fifty Shades of Grey opened at $85.2 million this February. Both of these record-breaking movies also have female screenwriters: Pitch Perfect 2 was penned by Kay Cannon, and Fifty Shades of Grey by Kelly Marcel. This is a big deal, as so few tentpole movies are directed or written by women in the first place.