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  • Box Office: ‘Magic Mike XXL,’ ‘Terminator Genisys’ No Match for ‘Inside Out,’ ‘Jurassic World’

    07/03/2015 6:20:44 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 36 replies
    Variety ^ | 07.03.2015
    Arnold Schwarzenegger and a team of male strippers are no match for a plucky pre-teen and the mighty Indominus rex. “Inside Out” and “Jurassic World” are racing ahead of newcomers “Magic Mike XXL” and “Terminator Genisys” in the lead-up to the July 4th holiday. The Disney and Pixar animated blockbuster about the emotional life of a young girl racked up $7.7 million on Thursday, bringing its North American haul to $216.1 million, while Universal’s dinosaur thriller added $6.9 million to its $527.2 million domestic haul.
  • ‘Pitch Perfect 2’ Trounces Its Competition

    05/17/2015 2:30:50 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 27 replies
    “Pitch Perfect 2” stopped the show at the box office this weekend, grossing an estimated $70.3 million in first place. That debut is about $5 million more than the entire domestic gross of the original film, and more than double the sequel’s $29 million budget. Heading into the weekend, analysts expected the sequel to premiere in the $40 million range. But not much about the “Pitch Perfect” franchise has made sense by traditional Hollywood rules. The original film, an acerbic comedy set in the low-stakes world of collegiate a capella singing, opened in September 2012—hardly a time of year known...
  • ‘Ultron’s Saturday Gets Tapped On The Chin By Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight

    05/03/2015 6:10:09 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | May 2, 2015 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    The masses are spending their excess income elsewhere tonight, specifically $90-$100 per subscription to watch the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight, which is already on course to net $400M in PPV revenue. Many across the U.S. are watching the boxing match Avengers Age of Ultron Saturday Impacted By Mayweather-Pacquiao Fightat parties. What this means for Avengers: Age of Ultron is a lower than expected Saturday of $59M per industry estimates, a 30% decline from yesterday’s $84.46M. The first Avengers saw a Saturday dip of 14% back on May 5, 2012. Ultron‘s Sunday, per industry calculations, is looking at $47M, down 20% from Saturday...
  • 'Furious 7' races to the top of the box office

    04/05/2015 8:44:09 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 14 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5 April 2015 | AP
    “Furious 7″ raced to the top of the domestic box office, picking up a massive $143.6 million in its opening weekend. That establishes a new high-water mark for the month of April, blowing past the $95 million debut of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” as well as marks the highest grossing kick-off for any film in the “Fast and Furious” franchise. It also ranks ninth among the top ten openings in history. Audiences flocked to see star Paul Walker in one of his final roles. The actor died in a 2013 car crash at the age of 40 and his...
  • No War Film Has Grossed More Money in Theaters Than 'American Sniper'

    03/10/2015 4:47:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 10, 2015 | Daniel Doherty
    Glory, Saving Private Ryan, and We Were Soldiers are exceptional war films. But they can’t hold a candle to the Clint Eastwood-directed picture American Sniper in at least one important sense: Box office revenue: Worldwide, "American Sniper" has earned $500.1 million, making it the most successful war film ever released. Astonishingly, American Sniper has also reached another impressive milestone: "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay -- Part 1" was previously the highest-grossing film released in 2014 with $336.9 million, but now Clint Eastwood's Oscar-nominated war film has taken the top spot. As of this weekend, "American Sniper" has grossed $337.2 million...
  • ‘American Sniper’ Takes 2014 Box Office Crown

    03/09/2015 10:04:02 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 39 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 03/09/2015 | John Nolte
    For more than a decade Hollywood lied to the American people in order to justify a string of critical and box office flops aimed at undermining our troops and then-President George W. Bush’s efforts in the ongoing War on Terror. Clint Eastwood’s pro-War On Terror masterpiece “American Sniper” has not only grossed more than all of those films combined, over the weekend it out-grossed every other film released in 2014.
  • ‘American Sniper’ Crosses $300M, Warner Bros’ Fifth-Best Domestic Run: Pic’s Road To Success

    02/20/2015 6:44:28 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 11 replies
    Currently, American Sniper ranks as Warner Bros’ fifth-highest-grossing film in domestic box office ever. It sits behind only The Dark Knight ($533.3M), The Dark Knight Rises ($448.1M), Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part 2 ($381M) and Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone ($317M). Warner produced Sniper with Village Roadshow. American Sniper is the seventh Warners release to cross $300M domestically, and one of only 50 films to ever pass the milestone.
  • Box Office: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Explodes With Record-Breaking $81.7 Million

    02/15/2015 4:01:30 PM PST · by C19fan · 40 replies
    Variety ^ | February 15, 2015 | Brent Lang
    “Fifty Shades of Grey” sizzled at the box office, setting new records for the highest grossing Presidents Day Weekend opener of all time and ranking among the biggest R-rated debuts in history. The erotic drama performed like a comic book movie, albeit one with much naughtier costumes, picking up $81.7 million from 3,646 locations over the three-day period. That easily trumped the holiday’s previous record-holder, the 2010 debut of the romantic comedy “Valentine’s Day,” which kicked off with $56.3 million.
  • ‘Fifty Shades’ Eyes $158M+ Opening Weekend Overseas; Biggest-Ever For An R-Rated Film

    02/14/2015 12:48:33 PM PST · by C19fan · 48 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | February 14, 2015 | Nancy Tartaglione
    3RD UPDATE, SATURDAY AM: If Fifty Shades Of Grey handcuffs Universal’s very early international weekend estimate of $158.3M, it will become the studio’s 2nd biggest offshore opening frame ever, just behind Fast & Furious 6’s $160.3M. Outside sources whisper that it is likely to climax even higher than that for this five-day session. It is expected to be far-and-away the biggest opening weekend of all-time for an R-rated film overseas, whipping previous title holder The Matrix Revolutions at $117M.
  • Box Office Dominatrix: 'Fifty Shades' Surges Friday for Possible $85M U.S. Debut

    02/14/2015 5:35:59 AM PST · by Perdogg · 46 replies
    Fifty Shades of Grey is easily seducing the North American box office, where it's poised to gross north of $26 million Friday for a historic $75 million to $85 million debut over the long Valentine's Day and Presidents Day weekend. Universal's film adaptation of EL James' S&M-laced romance novel will easily best the $63.1 million launch of Valentine's Day in 2010 to tie up the best showing of all time for the holiday. The range of $75 million to $85 million indicates that no one is exactly sure how the movie will perform or how front-loaded it is since there...
  • 'American Sniper' now ranks as No. 1 war movie at the box office

    02/02/2015 4:02:30 PM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 10 replies
    Clint Eastwood and Bradley Cooper's "American Sniper" is now the war movie to top all war movies. At the domestic box office, the movie -- a dramatic retelling of real-life sniper Chris Kyle's four tours of duty in Iraq -- has made almost $250 million. That's enough to pass "Saving Private Ryan," which was previously the country's highest-grossing war movie.
  • American Sniper on the way to becoming highest domestic grossing war film of all time

    01/26/2015 7:48:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/26/2015 | Rick Moran
    American Sniper continued to smash box office records in its second week of showings, blowing through the $200-million domestic gross figure, and is set to pass Saving Private Ryan next week as the biggest domestic grossing war film of all time. The Clint Eastwood-helmed feature is red-hot in the heartland, as well as the South, according to Deadline Hollywood: For Sniper, should it hold its estimate into tomorrow, this weekend would mark a mere 28-percent slip – the best second-week hold for a wide release ever for a film that debuted with more than $85M. Previous to this, the best big debuts...
  • Box Office: 'American Sniper' Hits $200M After $64M Weekend

    01/25/2015 11:01:09 AM PST · by Red in Blue PA · 54 replies
    Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper scored another stunning victory over its second weekend of wide release. The Warner Bros. /Time Warner TWX -2.14% Inc. war drama earned another $64.365 million over the weekend, which was a weekend-to-weekend drop of just 28%. It has now earned $200.137m domestic. That’s also the biggest non-debut-weekend in history for an R-rated film, easily besting the $53m second Friday of The Passion of the Christ as well the over/under $30m second weekends of Hannibal, The Matrix Reloaded, The Hangover, The Hangover part II, and 300. If there was any question, it is now clear that, inflation...
  • American Sniper: Supposedly jingoistic American product doing pretty darned well as export overseas

    01/23/2015 8:39:37 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/23/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    The phenomenon of American Sniper seems to have confounded cultural commentators here in the US, who have been flabbergasted at its record-breaking performance at the box office since it went into wide release a week ago. In the first four days, the Clint Eastwood-directed film took in over $107 million, the best opening weekend for a drama ever. Theaters still fill up to see the story of Chris Kyle, the deadliest sniper in US military history, who served in a controversial war and later had to find a way to return home emotionally as well as physically.Critics of the...
  • Forecast: 'Sniper' to Easily Fight Off Weak Competition This Weekend

    01/23/2015 1:04:24 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 16 replies
    Box Office Mojo ^ | January 22, 2015 | By Ray Subers
    Three new wide releases hit theaters this weekend, though none of them have the slightest chance of taking first place away from American Sniper. Among those new releases, The Boy Next Door seems to have the edge; the Jennifer Lopez thriller should wind up in second place with at least $15 million. Meanwhile, Mortdecai and Strange Magic will likely wind up below $10 million. American Sniper opened to a stunning $89.3 million last weekend, which ranks second all-time for an R-rated movie behind The Matrix Reloaded. It has also held well through the week—its $7.55 million Wednesday haul is very...
  • Black American Hopes 'Selma' Bombs at the Box Office

    01/19/2015 6:24:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/19/2015 | Lloyd Marcus
    I must admit to experiencing schadenfreude (feeling pleasure from the misfortunes of others) upon learning that Oprah's movie Selma was snubbed by the Oscars, receiving only two nominations. As a black conservative Tea Party activist, I knew that the movie was simply another propaganda tool for the Democratic Party and America-hating leftists – a part of their ongoing hideous campaign promoting the lie that America sucks and blacks are still victims of an eternally racist country.  Sure enough, as I predicted, the usual suspects who produced Selma are being criticized for blatantly rewriting history. Using my 1970s heyday lingo,...
  • Box-Office Shocker: 'American Sniper' Tops Friday With $30.5M, Could

    01/18/2015 6:13:55 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 116 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 18 Jan 2015 | Pamela McClintock
    Clint Eastwood's record-breaking film, scoring six Oscar nominations, is galvanizing moviegoers in both red and blue states.... Clint Eastwood's American Sniper is smashing records at the North American box office, where it topped Friday's chart with $30.5 million from 3,555 theaters for a debut in the $75 million-$80 million range over the long Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, well ahead of expectations. That would mark the largest opening of all time for the month of January, as well as one of the top grosses ever for a non-tentpole, much less an R-rated, modern-day war film.
  • American Sniper breaks box office records

    01/18/2015 9:38:35 AM PST · by rktman · 38 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 1/18/2015 | Thomas Lifson
    The Hollywood Reporter calls it a “shocker” that a patriotic movie by one of the best directors working today, about an American hero who kills jihadists, is really, really popular. To me, that sounds like a formula for success, but Hollywood still thinks tender stories about gay males coming of age are what the public demands, along with cartoonish special effects-laden, nine-figure-budget mind candy.
  • ‘American Sniper’ zeroes in on Clint Eastwood record with $29.1M Friday haul

    01/17/2015 9:31:02 AM PST · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 17, 2015 | Kellan Howell
    Clint Eastwood’s latest film “American Sniper,” based on the autobiography of Navy SEAL sniper Chris Kyle, is set to rake in more money in one day that any Eastwood-directed film. Late night industry estimates show the film bringing down $29.1 million in its first expanded release day on Friday, Deadline Hollywood reported Saturday.
  • 'American Sniper' Is On Track To Break Records

    01/17/2015 7:16:39 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/18/2015 | Zach Noble
    The Clint Eastwood-directed “American Sniper” raked in $30.5 million in its wide-release debut Friday, putting it on track to earn up to $80 million over the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, the Hollywood Reporter trumpeted Saturday. That could put the war movie on track for the biggest January opening ever. Over at Forbes, Scott Mendelson offered some context: Going into yesterday, the biggest opening weekend for a movie Clint Eastwood directed and/or starred in is Gran Torino, which opened in wide release in January 2009 with $29.5 million. The biggest January debut weekend was Ride Along, which earned $48m over...
  • Box Office Drops 5% in 2014: What’s Behind the Fall

    01/02/2015 5:41:21 AM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Variety ^ | January 1, 2014 | Brent Lang
    Without Iron Man, Batman or James Bond to bolster ticket sales, the overall box office plunged 5.2% in 2014, topping out at $10.3 billion domestically. Audiences cooled to Hollywood offerings, voting with their feet as attendance dropped by an estimated 6% to 1.26 billion, the lowest figure in nearly two decades. “This was the most flabbergasting year ever,” said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst with Rentrak. “The good news is that the movie business had a great year in 2013. A record breaker. The bad news was that in 2014, it was measured against that success.” Although there were some...
  • Weekend Box Office Collapses to 16 Year Low

    12/08/2014 1:15:59 PM PST · by Zakeet · 95 replies
    Brietbart ^ | December 8, 2014 | John Nolte
    Despite the best efforts of Jennifer Lawrence, two big family films, some horrible bosses, and The Mighty Christopher Nolan, according to Deadline, the weekend's box office collapsed to a 16-year-low. Box Office Mojo reports the weekend earned just $70.4 million, which Deadline says is the worst post-Thanksgiving weekend, going all the way back to 1998. Mojo adds that this weekend was the second-worst of the year and somewhere around a 20% drop over this same weekend last year.
  • 'Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas' Hits 100 Extra Theaters by Popular Demand

    12/07/2014 9:41:38 AM PST · by Oliviaforever · 15 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 12/4/14 | Emma Koonse
    Held by popular demand, "Kirk Cameron's Saving Christmas" is reaching 100 additional theaters this weekend, far exceeding its planned two-week run. The latest film from the "Unstoppable" star was originally planned for a limited release in 400 theaters, but support from fans has inspired continued plays of the Christmas film this season. "Saving Christmas" will enter its fourth running week starting this Friday, Dec. 5. Moreover, 100 new theaters will be showing the Cameron-starred film for the first time this weekend.
  • Box Office ( Left Behind at #3 New/ # 6 overall)

    10/05/2014 10:17:47 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 19 replies
    Box Office Mojo ^ | October 5, 2014
    They don't like Free Republic. Maybe they don't like anybody else either. Anyway, you need to click on the link to get their info.
  • 'The Expendables 3' tanks at the box office: 5 things that went wrong

    08/18/2014 1:22:20 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 31 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 18, 2014 | Oliver Gettell
    "The Expendables 3" lived down to its title over the weekend as moviegoers shunned the third installment of the shoot-'em-up franchise featuring the action heroes of yesteryear. The movie grossed an estimated $16.2 million, falling short of Lionsgate's projected take of $20 million to $25 million and putting it in the No. 4 spot for the weekend. "The Expendables 3" also trailed the series' previous two movies, which debuted with $34.8 million and $28.8 million, both good for the No. 1 spot. What happened this time around?
  • A movie miracle: how Hollywood found religion

    08/04/2014 12:34:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 08/04/2014 | Tom Shone
    Big news from the box office: some people released some Christian-themed movies that weren’t completely terrible. The terribleness of Christian movies is, of course, an article of faith among film critics, who reserve for them their most damning barbs (“doesn’t even meet the standards of decent propaganda”; “doesn’t belong in a theatre”). On Metacritic and Rotten Tomatoes, they garner basement-level scores rivalled only by torture porn and holocaust-exploitation flicks. But not this year, which has seen box-office success for studio-backed movies such as Son of God ($67m since its debut in late February), Darren Aronofsky’s Noah ($359m), God’s Not Dead...
  • Weekend Report: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Obliterates August Record [$94 million!]

    08/04/2014 10:47:08 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 57 replies
    www.boxofficemojo.com ^ | August 3, 2014 | by Ray Subers
    "We Are Groot." Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy ruled the box office this weekend with a fantastic $94 million. That's easily the biggest debut ever for an August release; the previous record holder, The Bourne Ultimatum, opened to $69.3 million in 2007. Meanwhile, James Brown biopic Get On Up took third place with a modest $14 million debut. This weekend reversed the box office slump in a big way: the top 12 earned $172.6 million, which is up a whopping 40 percent from the same frame last year. With a packed line-up of major releases coming up, this August is...
  • Box Office Down; Anti-Obama 'Purge' Rules, 'Sex Tape' Bombs

    07/19/2014 8:06:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 7/19/2014 | John Nolte
    According to Nikki Finke the weekend box office is not only refusing to recover, it has slipped even further behind with a stunning 29% drop over last year. Despite all the industry happy talk around "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," the sequel opened well below where other under-performers have this summer and has no dropped 53% from last weekend. "Dawn" will do fine, no question, but within the context of what this summer needs, it is nothing close to a savior, nor were this weekend's three wide releases. "Planes: Fire & Rescue," "Sex Tape," and "Purge: Anarchy" offered...
  • Why Christian Movies Continue To Crush It At The Box Office

    04/27/2014 6:18:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/26/2014 | KIRSTEN ACUNA
    Over the weekend, the religious film "Heaven is for Real" performed extremely well at the box office, earning $22.5 million. It's the largest Easter opening for a faith-based film, blowing past Johnny Depp's "Transcendence." It's also the fourth recent Christian film that has taken off at theaters, following "Son of God," "God's Not Dead," and Darren Aronofsky's "Noah." The success of the genre has spurred discussions about a Bible boom at the box office and whether 2014 is the year of the Christian film. But BoxOffice.com chief analyst Phil Contrino tells us we shouldn't be surprised by how well these...
  • Johnny Depp Bombs in “Transcendence” with Shocking $11.5 Mil weekend

    04/20/2014 4:29:44 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 54 replies
    Showbiz 411 ^ | April 19, 2014
    Johnny Depp’s “Transcendence” bombed last night as expected, taking in just $11.5 million. That’s a disaster for a $150 million movie. This is Depp’s second major flop at the box office, following the catastrophic “Lone Ranger.” And now this poses an important question: can Depp open a movie that isn’t “Pirates of the Caribbean”? The answer is No. He’s made zillions from the Disney adventure movies.
  • ‘Noah’ Now Closely Tied With ‘God’s Not Dead’ at Box Office

    04/14/2014 7:44:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 04/14/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Noah, the fanatical environmentalist anti-religious big budget movie, has crashed to 6th place, where it’s closely tied with the low budget God’s Not Dead, a Christian film. Noah had a budget of $125 million and is struggling to make that back. God’s Not Dead has a budget of $2 million and has made it back many times over. Noah is playing in over 3,282 theaters, while G0d’s Not Dead is playing in 1,860 theaters. While the final box office figures for the weekend aren’t in yet, current estimates place Noah in 6th place with $7 million for the weekend and...
  • 'Captain America' sets box office record as it leaps past 'Noah'

    04/06/2014 5:33:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 71 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04/06/2014
    "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," the sequel to Marvel's 2011 film about the Red, White and Blue super hero, smashed its way to $96.2 million in weekend ticket sales, setting a new record for an April release and speeding past last week's winner, "Noah." The film, which stars Chris Evans as a scrawny World War Two reject given super powers from an experimental serum, easily exceeded the April take for the racing movie "Fast Five," which collected $86.2 million in ticket sales in April 2011. "Noah," starring Russell Crowe as the biblical figure, was second with $17 million in ticket...
  • Box Office Milestone: 'Frozen' Becomes No. 1 Animated Film of All Time [not true]

    03/31/2014 4:00:29 AM PDT · by grundle · 33 replies
    Hollywood Reporters ^ | March 30, 2014 | Pamela McClintock
    Disney's Oscar-winning Frozen has become the top-grossing animated film of all time, surpassing the $1.063 billion earned by fellow Disney/Pixar title Toy Story 3. Frozen now occupies the No. 10 spot on the list of the biggest global blockbusters and is the first billion-dollar title from Disney Animation Studios. It has earned $398.4 million domestically and $674 million internationally for a total $1.072 billion.
  • Noah is the Most Unpopular Movie in Current Release (Despite Topping the Box Office)

    03/30/2014 12:13:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 03/30/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Noah has topped the box office, but the opening weekend is about marketing dollars. At a production budget of over $125 million and poor audience responses, Paramount had to put some serious money into promotion.Reportedly that may be something in the $50 – $75 million range on marketing to get people to see Noah. That’s short of its weekend box office total which is likely to be under $50 million.But while you can get audiences to show up for the opening weekend, you can’t make them like it.Cinemascore’s rating for Noah is a C. That’s the worst movie they have...
  • "God's Not Dead" Matches 1st Week Revenue....Unheard Of fFeat!!!

    03/30/2014 8:59:09 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 29 replies
    Vanity
    Amazing screen performance: "God's Not Dead" Looks like God is doing his thing with a bit of help from film viewers, the Duck Commander, Willie Robertson, his great wife, Corie and the magnificent cast and production group led by Actor Kevin Sorbo, etc.!!! As Winston Churchill proclaimed to Herr Hitler after the Battle of Britain..."We are coming for you!!!" and then began sustained, night & day bombing of German Factories & Cities by the RAF & the AAF....we, the people, proclaim to anti-religion, Christian hater, POTUS, Obama, his Godless Academia lap dogs and his media Obamabots: "We, the God believers,...
  • BOX OFFICE: ‘Noah’ Rises, ‘God’s Not Dead’ Surprises As Schwarzenegger Brought To Knees

    03/29/2014 7:49:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Deadline Hollywood ^ | 03/29/2014 | By ANITA BUSCH
    Estimates for Darren Aronofsky‘s Noah are now anywhere from $41M to $44.6M based on a strong $15M Friday box office. I wondered while writing the box office last night if Southern CA audiences watching the film when the earthquake hit got a little seasick thinking how realistic the special effects were. Noah (PAR) was playing like a mainstream movie when it opened, but that bump indicates that it had some cross-over from the faith-based audiences which continue to keep God’s Not Dead in business. noahmovieAlthough based on the Biblical story, Noah doesn’t mention the name God once – how funny...
  • God's Not Dead' Crashes Box Office Top 5, 'Muppets' Bombs

    03/23/2014 6:12:12 PM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 35 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 23 Mar 2014, 9:00 AM PDT | Christian Toto
    God's Not Dead didn't have a massive marketing budget, a liberal A-list star above the title or even the same number of screens most mainstream movies receive. The film is still on pace to snare the fourth spot in the weekend's box office chart in a very competitive frame. What it had in its corner--a popular actor known for his work on TV's Hercules, the presence of one of Duck Dynasty's key stars and an unabashedly pro-faith message.
  • Will 'Son of God' Dethrone 'Passion of the Christ' as Top-Grossing Christian Film of All Time?

    02/27/2014 7:37:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 02/27/2014 | BY NICOLA MENZIE
    While "Noah" may or may not be having a hard time winning over Christian audiences, "Son of God," in theaters this weekend, appears to be enjoying the favor of the faithful nationwide. But can the new PG-13 Jesus film unseat 2004's "The Passion of the Christ" as the top-grossing Christian film of all time? Christian producers Mark Burnett ("Survivor," "The Voice") and Roma Downey ("Touched by an Angel") have rallied the same network of powerful and influential Christian leaders that in 2013 got behind their History Channel miniseries, "The Bible," for a "Theater Take-Over" campaign in anticipation of the nationwide...
  • Lone Survivor Sets Post-9/11 War Movie Box Office Record

    01/15/2014 11:52:14 PM PST · by LeoWindhorse · 47 replies
    Media Stinger ^ | Jan. 13 , 2014 | Vinnie Leduc
    The biographical film’s wide opening of $38.2 million set the record for highest major debut for any war film since 9/11
  • Box office report: 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' breaks Nov. record with $161.1 million debut

    11/25/2013 1:03:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    The girl on fire is still burning bright! Lionsgate’s hotly anticipated sequel The Hunger Games: Catching Fire trounced the competition over its first weekend at the box office, pulling in an estimated $161.1 million. That gross handily beats the $152.5 million opening of The Hunger Games, which opened in March 2012, and it stands as the best November debut of all time ahead of The Twilight Saga: New Moon, which bowed with $142.9 million in 2009. Catching Fire played to audiences in all four quadrants. Crowds over 25 and under 25 were evenly split, and although the film had more...
  • Box Office: 'Gravity' Soars, Sets October Record With $55.8 Million Debut [Older Audience Blamed]

    10/07/2013 10:37:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 100 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 1:21 PM PDT 10/4/2013 | by Pamela McClintock
    UPDATED: The Sandra Bullock-George Clooney space epic -- fueled by adults -- does huge business in 3D; Justin Timberlake-Ben Affleck poker thriller "Runner Runner" folds with $7.6 million. Once again proving the power of older moviegoers, Alfonso Cuaron's 3D space epic Gravity debuted to a record-breaking $55.8 million in North America, the top October opening of all-time and the best three-day showing for stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. Overseas, Gravity also won the weekend with a solid $27.4 million from 27 markets for a worldwide total of $83 million. Gravity's launch caps a substantial production and marketing effort by...
  • Hollywood's next big thing: religion

    09/02/2013 2:32:56 PM PDT · by Kip Russell · 51 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Aug 29, 2013 | Gloria Goodale
    Hollywood is turning to the Bible for an array of new films and television shows. The success of 'The Bible' miniseries and 'The Passion of the Christ' suggest that religion could bring big bucks. As summer winds down, the hottest trend on Hollywood’s fall schedule appears to be religion. Faith-based entertainment is in the midst of a comeback, what with NBC announcing its sequel to “The Bible,” the highly rated cable mini-series; multiple upcoming movies about Moses; a new film about Noah (starring Russell Crowe); and a Ridley Scott production of Exodus And then there are the renewals of such...
  • 'Butler' Box Office Sales Plummet by One-Third

    08/26/2013 1:28:37 PM PDT · by LucianOfSamasota · 53 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Monday, 26 Aug 2013 | Jennifer G. Hickey
    The movie "Lee Daniels' The Butler" saw its weekend box office receipts plummet by nearly a third, from $24.6 million in its opening week to $17 million last week, after a storm of protests from Republican and veterans groups. The film depicts a White House butler who served eight presidents, and has come under fire for its portrayal of former President Ronald Reagan and his wife Nancy as being racially insensitive and for casting Jane Fonda as the first lady. Supporters of President Reagan and veterans groups especially have criticized the film, with some calling for boycotts. Though the film...
  • Johnny Depp, Disney taken to task for epic ‘Lone Ranger’ flop

    07/10/2013 3:16:08 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 140 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | July 10, 2013 | Holly McKay
    “The Lone Ranger” was gunned down over the Fourth of July weekend, bringing Disney a paltry $50 million against its estimated budget of $215 million, not to mention its $175 million marketing budget. Forecasters are now estimating the film will lose $150-200 million. That’s a lot of mouse food. But the studio might not be the only one whose bank balance suffers. Many industry insiders are now questioning whether its star Johnny Depp – front and center in “The Lone Ranger” marketing campaign – will be worth his $20 million plus per-movie salary going forward.
  • Box Office Report: 'Despicable Me 2' Crushes 'Lone Ranger' on Tuesday Night

    07/03/2013 11:37:13 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 45 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | :43 AM PDT 7/3/2013 by Pamela McClintock
    UPDATED: Universal's 3D animated event pic grosses $4.7 million, compared to $2 million for Disney's big-budget action-adventure. Universal's Despicable Me 2 left The Lone Ranger in the dust on Tuesday night as both films opened at the North American box office on the eve of the long July 4th holiday stretch. The 3D animated event pic grossed a stellar $4.7 million from 2,563 theaters, while Disney's big-gamble Western -- headlining Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer -- took in $2 million.
  • Christian based movies to overtake Hollywood film industry?

    07/02/2013 9:11:59 AM PDT · by usalady · 86 replies
    Examiner ^ | 7/1/13 | Martha
    There is increasing evidence that faith and family based movies and TV is making an impact on the film industry.
  • Brokeback Mountain [#672 on All-Time Movie List; Sodomy NOT as popular as media purport]

    04/30/2013 1:00:56 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Brokeback Mountain Domestic Total Gross: $83,043,761 Distributor: Focus Features Release Date: December 9, 2005 Genre: Western Runtime: 2 hrs. 15 min. MPAA Rating: R Production Budget: $14 million
  • Tom Cruise's Sci-Fi Saga 'Oblivion' Takes No. 1 Spot at Box Office

    04/22/2013 9:54:41 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 98 replies
    Oblivion," starring Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman, took the No. 1 spot at the weekend box office with $38.152 million in gross receipts. "42," the Jackie Robinson story with Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford, stayed strong in its second week with $18.025 million, good for the No. 2 spot.
  • The Bible: TV series gets audience of biblical proportions in US

    03/25/2013 8:56:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 03/25/2013 | By Nick Britten
    The television drama series based on the Bible and shown on the History Channel has amazed critics by garnering huge viewing figures across America and becoming the most surprising television hit of the year. Defying expectations that a simple retelling of Bible stories, including those of Adam and Eve, and Samson and Delilah, would not appeal to a modern audience, the 10-hour series has been making headlines and had more than 13 million viewers for its first episode. The Bible has consistently been the top-rated cable television programme on Sunday nights, and some reports estimate that 50million people have watched...
  • TINA FEY'S 'ADMISSION' IMPLODES AT BOX OFFICE

    03/24/2013 10:25:16 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 96 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3/24/13 | BEN SHAPIRO
    Tina Fey, like other Hollywood-created stars including Lena Dunham, is showing herself to be a box office bust. Her newest film, Admission, in which she stars as an admissions officer who falls into romance with typecast normal person Paul Rudd, clocked in at a mere $6.6M on its opening weekend. “Red States may be holding a grudge over your SNL Sarah Palin impressions,” writes Nikki Finke at Deadline Hollywood. But this isn’t Fey’s first tepid box office response. She has a long string of them.