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  • Flying Car Fizzles: Why ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Is Hitting Turbulence With $36M+ Opening

    10/07/2017 7:04:07 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 54 replies
    Deadline ^ | October 7, 2017 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    4th Update, Friday 11:47PM: What a fascinating business. This weekend a $35 million-budgeted horror movie in its fifth frame will gross close to nine times its production cost with a running domestic B.O. total of $304.6M. At the same time, a $155M-plus attempt to reboot a cult sci-fi franchise may not even make it to $100M by the end of its domestic theatrical cycle. We are, of course, comparing New Line/Warner Bros.’ It and Alcon Entertainment/Sony’s Blade Runner 2049, and the latter is now looking at a three-day weekend of $36.5M, an awful start for this brilliantly crafted cinematic opus...
  • Why a Hollywood boycott would have minimal impact on box office sales (Vanity)

    09/24/2017 9:27:47 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 31 replies
    September 24, 2017 | Ednamode
    There has been a lot of discussion about the decline in domestic box office ticket sales, and what impact a boycott would have. Based on these statistics provided by the MPAA, it would appear that conservatives may not make up a majority of moviegoers. These are some of the stats provided by the MPAA: 2016 Domestic Box Office: 40% of tickets were purchased by moviegoers under the age of 25. 64% of tickets were purchased by moviegoers under the age of 40. Only 51% of tickets were purchased by Caucasians 21% of tickets were purchased by Hispanics. 14% were purchased...
  • Box Office Poison: Jennifer Lawrence’s ‘Mother!’ Crashes To Career Low $8M

    09/16/2017 7:42:37 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 85 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 16, 2017 | John Nolte
    Although the entertainment media will never admit it, will do everything in its sycophantic power to write all around it (see: Line, Dead), the chickens have finally come home to roost for Jennifer Lawrence’s hateful mouth. The once-bright superstar who could open even a poorly reviewed piece of low-budget horror-junk like House at the End of the Street to $12.2 million, has just hit a devastating career low (for a wide release), a humiliating $8 million opening for her latest, the critically-lauded, psychological horror-thriller Mother! This is a catastrophe for Lawrence, one of Hollywood’s most stridently bigoted (former) stars. The...
  • With Lectures & Political Reprimands, Hollywood’s Angriest Awards Season Has Begun

    09/14/2017 2:40:58 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 14 replies
    Deadline ^ | September 14, 2017 | Michael Cieply
    It’s hard to recall a season when Hollywood has been so harshly at odds with so much of its potential audience. On Wednesday, Robert Redford became the latest in a growing string of celebrities to pepper the summer/fall film promotions with reprimands and recrimination. “We’ve lost our moral foundation,” the Oscar winner told Esquire, speaking of the year-ago presidential election in an interview keyed to the upcoming Netflix release of Our Souls at Night, in which the small-minded gossips of small-town Colorado cluck at his senior moment with Jane Fonda. “We’re the ones who let that happen. We should be...
  • Worst Box Office In 25 Years

    09/03/2017 5:07:27 AM PDT · by KyCats · 108 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 02 September 2017 | John Nolte
    Even before this catastrophic Labor Day weekend is factored in (more on this below), the domestic 2017 box office is in hideous shape. This year is –6.3% behind 2016 and continues to fall behind 2015, 2013, and 2012. If you figure in inflation, those numbers are even worse. For example, in 2012 the average ticket cost $7.96. Today it is almost a full dollar more at $8.89. Yeah, things are that bad and will look even worse on Tuesday. With no apparent faith in their own product, this is the first Labor Day in 25 years where a new title...
  • Hollywood box office suffers least-attended summer movie season in 25 years

    08/30/2017 2:55:02 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 116 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 30, 2017 | Ryan Faughnder
    As Hollywood wraps up the all-important summer box office season this Labor Day weekend, a sobering reality has gripped the industry. The number of tickets sold in the United States and Canada this summer is projected to fall to the lowest level in a quarter-century. The results have put the squeeze on the nation’s top theater chains, whose stocks have taken a drubbing. AMC Theatres Chief Executive Adam Aron earlier this month called his company’s most recent quarter “simply a bust.” Such blunt language reflects some worrisome trends. Domestic box office revenue is expected to total $3.78 billion for the...
  • Summer Box Office Suffers Historic Decline in U.S

    08/29/2017 6:40:38 AM PDT · by C19fan · 79 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | August 28, 2017 | Pamela McClintock
    By the time Labor Day weekend wraps, summer box-office revenue in North America will end up being down nearly 16 percent over last year, the steepest decline in modern times and eclipsing the 14.6 percent dip in 2014. It will also be the first time since 2006 that summer didn't clear $4 billion.
  • Weekend Box Office: Moviegoing Slows to a Standstill Amid Historic August Slump

    08/26/2017 10:40:49 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 86 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 8/25/2017 | Pamela McClintock
    Mother Nature certainly isn't helping the dramatic downturn at the August box office, where revenue for the weekend could hit its lowest level in more than 15 years, in addition to being down nearly 50 percent from the same frame last year. Hurricane Harvey has prompted theater closures in Corpus Christi and other locales along the Texas Gulf Coast. Inland, numerous cinemas have also shuttered in Houston. Even without the storm, none of the weekend's new offerings were expected to earn more than $5 million, and that's proving to be the case. Animated family film Leap!, from Harvey Weinstein's shop,...
  • Report: Movie Box Office On Track for Lowest in 25 Years (TR)

    08/15/2017 3:11:39 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 148 replies
    Showbiz 411 ^ | 14 Aug 17 | Roger Friedman
    Reports now, according to Exhibitor Relations: if things continue as they have, this will be the lowest box office in a quarter century. While there have been bright spots (“Dunkirk”) and surprises (“Baby Driver”) the failures have outweighed everything. Start with a total write off on “King Arthur” and go from there. Then go to “The Dark Tower.” One terrible new failure: “Nut Job 2,” they say, is the biggest loser ever in wide release (4000+) studio movie. It made just over $8 million this weekend. Four years ago, at a USC symposium, famed and very successful directors George Lucas...
  • 'This Was Not Supposed To Happen’: Gore’s Sequel Comes In Dismal 15th At Box Office

    08/07/2017 12:41:49 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 91 replies
    Climate Depot ^ | 08/07/17 | Marc Morano
    Former Vice President Al Gore’s new film, “An Inconvenient Sequel”, came in a dismal 15th this weekend at U.S. theaters, according to Box Office Mojo. Gore’s defenders have been quick to blame Paramount Pictures for the dismal performance of Gore’s sequel. “Al Gore Gets Ripped Off Again,” screamed the headline of D.R. Tucker in Washington Monthly.View post “This was not supposed to happen,” Tucker wrote, adding, “he should have demanded a recount.” “Sadly, the box-office under-performance of An Inconvenient Sequel will be seized upon by climate-change deniers as ‘proof’ that Americans don’t really care about this issue,” Tucker wrote. The...
  • Poll shows foul language curbs movie revenue

    08/06/2017 6:36:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 66 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 8/5/2017 | Art Moore
    It seems clear that everyday conversation in America has become coarser in recent years, but it doesn’t mean that the typical Hollywood film laced with language your grandmother would have punished with soap reflects reality or even makes good economic sense, contends a prominent film critic. In fact, a new Harris poll shows that filmmakers who use the f-word and take the name of Jesus Christ in vain risk losing some of their audience. The poll confirms extensive, in-depth surveys by Ted Baehr’s family-friendly publication Movieguide that examine some 150 different criteria that affect box office receipts. “One of the...
  • Theaters taking hits from movie viewing at home, weak box office

    08/04/2017 6:29:25 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 105 replies
    USA Today ^ | August 2, 2017 | Mike Snider
    <p>Is Netflix killing the multiplex? Wall Street apparently thinks so.</p> <p>Shares of AMC Entertainment (AMC) shares fell 27% to $15.18 Wednesday — hitting an all-time low of $15.15 at one point — after the nation's largest movie theater chain said it would report a net loss for the April-June period of between $174.5 million and $178.5 million, compared to profit of $24 million during the same period a year ago.</p>
  • How Warner Bros Beat The Period-Film Curse At The B.O. & Positioned ‘Dunkirk’ As A Summer Tentpole

    07/24/2017 6:18:35 AM PDT · by C19fan · 61 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | July 23, 2017 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    Period has become increasingly challenging at the box office, not to mention in recent times marquees have been inundated with World War II fare, particularly films starring Brad Pitt. But when director Christopher Nolan embraces the historical subject, it’s a different story, and Warner Bros is celebrating a win for its older-male-skewing Dunkirk this weekend with $50.5 million — a figure that not only beat tracking, but the total $40M stateside ticket sales of Pitt’s November WWII bomb Allied.
  • Sequels, Reboots And Remakes Are Bombing In 2017 — Is 'Franchise Fatigue' A Reality Or A Buzzphrase?

    07/09/2017 5:37:26 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 102 replies
    Movie Pilot ^ | July 5, 2017 | Ricky Derisz
    Each month brings a fresh headline containing Hollywood's favourite new buzzphrase, "franchise fatigue." As big-budget sequels from The Mummy to Transformers: The Last Knight stutter to a halt, the consensus reached by news coverage suggests a collective, audible yawn from audiences, as they grow weary and tired of recycled and repackaged films. But is franchise fatigue really a pressing issue for movie studios to address, or is it nothing more than a buzzphrase, a product of anti-franchise bias? The full story of #boxoffice trends is complex and impossible to define in two words alone (lucky for you, this article has...
  • http://variety.com/2017/film/news/the-house-rough-night-r-rated-comedies-box-office-1202486209/

    07/03/2017 10:26:57 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 18 replies
    Variety ^ | July 2, 2017 | Seth Kelley
    In the near decade since “The Hangover” earned over half a billion dollars worldwide, R-rated comedies have chased the sensation, but few have come close. This summer has been especially punishing for adult comedies. Most recently, “The House,” starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler as a couple that starts an underground casino to put their daughter through college, opened to only $9 million. Two weekends before, Scarlett Johansson’s “Rough Night” opened to $8 million domestic. Not even Dwayne Johnson’s constant Twitter chatter could save “Baywatch” from flopping over Memorial Day weekend, and a similar story applied a few weeks prior...
  • Box Office: 'Transformers 5' Posts Series-Low Opening Day With $15.7M

    06/22/2017 8:19:26 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 13 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 22, 2017 | Pamela McClintock
    The summer tentpole is banking on a strong run overseas to make up for franchise fatigue in North America. Paramount and Hasbro's Transformers: The Last Knight easily topped the Wednesday box office chart with $15.7 million from 4,069 theaters, but that's the lowest opening day for any film in the franchise, including those titles that likewise debuted midweek. Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) grossed $37.7 million when launching on a Wednesday, while Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) took in $62 million on its first Wednesday. Pre-release tracking suggests Transformers 5 will post a five-day domestic debut in the...
  • New Scarlett Johansson Female Buddy Comedy ‘Rough Night’ Flops. Was It Too Anti-Male?

    06/19/2017 1:34:21 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 74 replies
    Heat Street ^ | June 19, 2017 | Heat Street Staff
    Last week people were reckoning that the new raunchy comedy Rough Night would revolutionize Hollywood. After all the movie, which stars Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon, Jillian Bell and Zoe Kravitz, is the first R-rated comedy in almost 20 years to be directed by a woman (Lucia Aniello, best known for directing Broad City). So its success counted for a good deal. But that was then. Rough Night has wound up commercially comatose, taking just $8.1 million from over 3,000 movie theaters over the weekend at the U.S. box office. The movie, about a bachelorette party in Miami that spirals out...
  • Hollywood blames terrible reviews for people not going to see terrible movies

    05/31/2017 11:52:16 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 58 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 31,2017 | Jazz Shaw
    There’s got to be a word for this in the urban dictionary someplace, but darned if I can locate it. It’s probably some sort of “transference” phenomenon in the psychiatric sphere. So what do you call it when you produce a product which is awful and you blame its poor reception on the people who all agree that it’s awful? When you find the correct terminology for that you can apply it to the Hollywood moguls who were responsible for the production of the most recent Pirates of the Caribbean film and that long awaited (/sarc) Baywatch flick. That’s because...
  • Why 'Baywatch' Drowned at the Box Office

    05/30/2017 1:50:50 PM PDT · by drewh · 71 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 6:40 AM PDT 5/30/2017 | Pam McClintock
    The R-rated comedy with the combined star power of Dwayne Johnson and Zac Efron could barely stay afloat at the Memorial Day box office after being savaged by reviewers. Not even Dwayne Johnson could save Baywatch from sinking like a rock in its big-screen debut. Crippled by critics, the R-rated adaptation of the classic TV action drama debuted to a dismal $23 million over the long Memorial Day weekend, well behind expectations. The film placed No. 3 after Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and holdover Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, now in its fourth weekend,...
  • Even “The Rock” Couldn’t Prevent The Worst Memorial Day Weekend t US Cinemas In Nearly 20 Years

    05/30/2017 1:28:29 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 78 replies
    Quartz ^ | 05/30/17 | Ashley Rodriguez
    Memorial Day revenue at the domestic box office falls to its lowest level in nearly two decades; overseas, ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales’ makes up ground with a $208.4 million launch. Memorial Day weekend was no picnic this year for Hollywood at the domestic box office. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales may have won the holiday frame with a four-day haul of $77 million from 4,276 theaters, but it is the lowest start for any Pirates movie outside of the first film. It did make up ground overseas, where it found plenty...