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  • Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody rules the box office with $50 million debut

    11/04/2018 11:03:06 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 48 replies
    Entertainment Weekly ^ | November 5, 2018 | OLIVER GETTELL
    Bohemian Rhapsody is proving to be box office dynamite (with a laser beam?). Twentieth Century Fox’s foot-stomping biopic about the influential British rock band Queen is on track to sell an estimated $50 million in tickets at 4,000 theaters in the U.S. and Canada this weekend, far exceeding expectations and easily dethroning Halloween as the No. 1 film in North America. Starring Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) as Queen’s charismatic frontman, Freddie Mercury, Bohemian Rhapsody will notch the second biggest opening for a music biopic ever, behind 2015’s Straight Outta Compton ($60.2 million). Heading into the weekend, the film had been...
  • Box Office: Flag-Free ‘First Man’ Flopped All over the World

    11/04/2018 1:36:33 AM PDT · by JonnyFive · 51 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/3/18 | John Nolte
    First Man has officially flopped, and not just here at home, but all over the world. After three full weeks in distribution, the critical darling will barely creep over $40 million domestic and, according to Deadline, has already fallen out of the top ten. As of Thursday, and after 20 full days in release, First Man had grossed only $39 million domestic. Outside North America, the story about Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, is doing even worse, with just $37 million. With a $60 million production budget and somewhere between $30 and $50 million spent...
  • Potent Summer Movies Propel Total Box Office 9% Ahead Of 2017 Levels

    10/15/2018 5:21:07 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 9 replies
    Deadline ^ | October 15, 2018 | Dade Hayes
    Hollywood rode a powerhouse summer lineup to post double-digit gains in box office and attendance, setting itself up to hit a new full-year record haul in 2018 as long as the holiday season delivers. According to figures just out from the National Association of Theatre Owners, summer box office totaled $4.398 billion, up more than 14% over the previous year. Admissions hit nearly 483 million, up 12%. Each of the top five grossers in the third quarter qualifies as an upside surprise: Mission: Impossible – Fallout; Ant-Man and the Wasp; Crazy Rich Asians; Hotel Transylvania 3; and The Meg. For...
  • “Gosnell” Movie Profiling Serial-Killer Abortionist Breaks Top 10 Nationally Despite Media Blackout

    10/15/2018 8:24:38 AM PDT · by Morgana · 45 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | October 15, 2018 | Steven Ertelt
    Despite a media blackout and virtually no coverage outside conservative media circles, the new movie “Gosnell” made the list of top 10 movies across the United States over the weekend. Coming in at the #10 spot, Gosnell came in ahead of other movies with much wider releases — as the film is appearing in just 673 theaters nationwide. CDespite the more limited release, Gosnell outperformed A Simple Favor, The Nun, and the blockbuster film Crazy Rich Asians. Every other movie except for one that appeared higher in the weekend top 10 list was shown to Americans in thousands of theaters....
  • Weekend Box Office: 'First Man' Losing Badly to 'Star Is Born,' 'Venom'

    10/13/2018 8:13:41 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 64 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | October 13, 2018 | Pamela McClintock
    Unless Saturday brings a course change, Universal's critically acclaimed astronaut drama First Man is headed for a muted domestic debut of $16.8 million after earning $5.9 million on Friday from 3,640 theaters. The hope is that the adult-skewing film will be buoyed by a long run throughout awards season. Conversely, Sony's Venom and A Star Is Born continue to rock the October box office in their sophomore outings with a projected weekend haul of $30 million-plus and $28 million-plus after grossing $9.8 million and $8.5 million on Friday, respectively. Reuniting Oscar-winning filmmaker Damien Chazelle with his La La Land star...
  • ‘Venom’ With Marvelous $80M October Opening; ‘A Star Is Born’ Hits $44M (tr)

    10/06/2018 8:20:04 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 22 replies
    Deadline ^ | October 6, 2018 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    Friday 11:07PM update: Sony can breathe a giant sigh of relief as their Marvel-verse Venom is absolutely working at the domestic box office with what is now estimated to be an $80M weekend after a $32.9M Friday, both quite easily October records besting Gravity‘s $55.7M opening weekend and Paranormal Activity 3‘s opening day of $26.3M. If Saturday holds at -15% or better for Friday, Venom can swing past $80M. Meanwhile Warner Bros.’ Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga rock concert A Star Is Born is soaring to $42.2M over three-days, a fantastic result beating the 3-days of such musical theme pics...
  • Happytime Murders (Rated R Puppet Movie) A Solo Career B.O. Low For Melissa McCarthy (tr)

    08/25/2018 1:27:20 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 27 replies
    Deadline ^ | August 25, 2018 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    [snip] Which brings us to STX Entertainment’s raunchy, R-rated Melissa McCarthy-puppet comedy, The Happytime Murders, which is dead and wrapped in plastic with a $10.2M start, repping the Groundling alum’s lowest wide opening ever for one of her solo films – not counting St. Vincent, which was a platform release. Happytime Murders’ opening is even lower than McCarthy’s May PG-13 title Life of the Party ($17.9M), which we thought was rock bottom. For the most part, raunchy comedies in the wake of STX’s own Bad Moms and Sony/Annapurna’s Sausage Party two summers ago just continue to bomb or remain stifled...
  • Box Office: Kevin Spacey's 'Billionaire Boys Club' Earns Abysmal $126 on Opening Day

    08/19/2018 11:24:40 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 40 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | August 18, 2018 | Pamela McClintock
    Disgraced actor Kevin Spacey is enduring a career low at the box office this weekend. The ensemble crime-drama Billionaire Boys Club quietly opened Friday in eight theaters scattered in select states across the U.S. The indie film earned an abysmal $126 for the day and another $162 on Saturday for a two-day total of just $287 following its release on premium VOD last month, according to those with access to theater grosses. For the full weekend, Billionaire Boys Club could have trouble making much more than $425. Put another way, that's a per location average of roughly $53 for the...
  • Is Death of a Nation movie collapsing badly at the box office?

    08/12/2018 12:54:15 PM PDT · by nwrep · 70 replies
    Box Office Mojo ^ | August 12, 2018 | Box Office Stats
    Dinesh D'Souza's new documentary Death of a Nation seems to be unfortunately collapsing at the box office. It has lost 20% of the theaters in just its second week, and is doing about half as well as "2016 Obama's America" did at this point in that movie's life. Click on the link and see the consistent daily drop-off in box office receipts. It opened on more than 1000 theaters, it is now in slightly over 800.
  • Weekend Box Office: 'Equalizer 2' Beats 'Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again' With Surprise $35.8M Win

    07/22/2018 9:07:13 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 45 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 22, 2018 | Pamela McClintock
    In a battle of the sequels — and the sexes — Denzel Washington's R-rated action pic out-gunned the $34.4m debut of 'Mamma Mia 2.' In a summer box-office upset, Sony's R-rated The Equalizer 2 came in ahead of expectations to beat the star-studded Mamma Mia!: Here We Go Again with an estimated $35.8 million launch in North America. Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again grossed an estimated $34.4 million. The numbers could shift when final weekend earnings are tallied on Monday. The female-fueled Mamma Mia 2 is by no means a disappointment and opened in line with expectations. As it...

    06/28/2018 8:15:39 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 62 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 28,2018 | Benny Johnson |
    Sony Pictures released a film starring Peter Fonda this week, even after the actor went on an unhinged, sexist, disturbing rant against President Trump’s family and members of his administration. The film bombed at the box office as audiences and critics alike gave it a thumbs down. The film, “Boundaries,” starring Fonda in a supporting role earned just over $30,000 since it’s release. After it made headlines in Hollywood for the wrong reasons, Sony Pictures Classics’ “Boundaries” is off to a tepid start at the indie box office, as it opened on five screens this weekend. Directed by Shana Feste...
  • ‘Boundaries’ Has Tepid Indie Box Office Launch After Peter Fonda Tweets

    06/25/2018 3:24:41 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 19 replies
    The Wrap ^ | June 24, 2018 | Jeremy Fuster
    After it made headlines in Hollywood for the wrong reasons, Sony Pictures Classics’ “Boundaries” is off to a tepid start at the indie box office, as it opened on five screens this weekend. Directed by Shana Feste and starring Vera Farmiga and Christopher Plummer, the film has made $30,395 for a per screen average of $6,079. This past week, Peter Fonda, who has a minor role in the film, posted an angry Twitter rant aimed towards President Donald Trump and his wife and son, Melania and Barron, that was a knee-jerk response to the White House’s family separation policy towards...
  • ‘Incredibles 2’ Even Stronger As Pixar Pic Soars To Amazing $180M+

    06/16/2018 8:20:44 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 17 replies
    Deadline ^ | June 16, 2018 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    4th Update, Saturday AM after midnight post: Refresh for updates Incredibles 2 isn’t just a sequel to an animated film, it’s a sequel to an A+ four-quad movie and it’s acting like the latter pulling in everyone, largely adults with general audiences accounting for 57% of the audience. Note that parents are only repping 12% of the crowd per PostTrak with 31% kids. In the middle of the night we were spotting that Incredibles 2 was clicking to $175.3M and there’s a very good shot this all-audience pic is flying to $180M+. That figure alone is close to 70% of...
  • Box Office: ‘Ocean’s 8’ Likely to Walk Off With $41 Million Debut

    06/09/2018 9:31:37 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 40 replies
    Variety ^ | June 9, 2018 | Erin Nyren
    “Ocean’s 8” is on its way to a solid opening weekend of about $41 million from 4,145 North American locations. Warner Bros.’ women-led heist film, the fourth in the rebooted Ocean’s series, earned $15.8 million Friday, including $4 million from Thursday night previews. Earlier forecasts had placed the film in the $30 million to $44 million range. Sandra Bullock stars as Danny Ocean’s sister Debbie, along with Cate Blanchett, Mindy Kaling, Awkwafina, Rihanna, Helena Bonham Carter, Sarah Paulson, and Anne Hathaway. Ocean unites the women to pull off a diamond heist at the Met Gala. Gary Ross directs from a...
  • Go Woke, Go Broke: ‘Solo’ Crash Lands at Box Office

    05/26/2018 11:33:47 AM PDT · by Sparticus · 92 replies
    Breitbart Big-Hollywood ^ | May 26, 2018 | John Nolte
    Before we go any further, let’s dispel with The Nonsense. Solo is not collapsing at this weekend’s domestic and international box office over some exotic disease known as Star Wars Fatigue. The idea that the American public is tired of Star Wars because The Last Jedi was released only five months ago, is a heaping-helping of anti-science rubbish.
  • 'Solo' Will Lose $50M-Plus in First Defeat for Disney's 'Star Wars' Empire

    06/04/2018 5:04:20 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 89 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | June 4, 2018 | Pamela McClintok
    To borrow one of Han Solo's lines from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, "That's not how the Force works!" It's an apt way to sum up the troubled performance of Solo: A Star Wars Story. In one of the biggest box-office surprises in recent times, Solo is badly underperforming and will become the first of the Star Wars movies made by Disney and Lucasfilm to lose money. Wall Street analyst Barton Crockett says Solo will lose more than $50 million. Industry financing souces, however, say that figure could come in at $80 million or higher, although no one knows the...
  • Post-Memorial Day Blues At The B.O.: ‘Solo’ In Free Fall With $26M+ (tr)

    06/01/2018 2:25:02 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 19 replies
    Deadline ^ | June 1, 2018 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    The post-Memorial Day weekend at the box office doesn’t have to be a downer. However, none of the majors wanted to take advantage of that opportunity and slot an event title here. Some will argue that it’s an oversaturated marketplace, however, product rules. Don’t forget that. A year ago, Wonder Woman opened in this space and soared to a $103.2M opening and became the biggest grossing title of last summer stateside with $412.5M. She followed on the heels of the lackluster start by Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, which had a $78.4M four-day. This year,...
  • Box Office: 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' Bombs With $148M Global Weekend

    05/27/2018 8:46:45 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 96 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 27, 2018 | Scott Mendelson
    Walt Disney and Lucasfilm’s Solo: A Star Wars Story performed at near-worst-case scenario levels this Memorial Day weekend. The film opened with a soft-ish $35.6 million on Friday, including $14m in Thursday previews, before comparatively cratering over the holiday for an $83.3m Fri-Sun and projected $101m Fri-Mon frame. That’s a weak 2.83x four-day weekend multiplier, on par with Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2.73x in 2007) and X-Men: The Last Stand (2.71x in 2006). That wouldn’t be a problem if the overall numbers were bigger, as X-Men 3 and Pirates 3 both set Memorial Day records. Solo did...
  • Box Office: 'Incredibles 2' Tracking for Heroic $140M-Plus Debut

    05/24/2018 3:34:30 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 22 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 24, 2018 | Pamela McClintock
    Disney and Pixar's The Incredibles 2 is tracking for a huge box-office debut of $140 million-plus in North America. If so, that would make the best domestic start ever for an animated movie, exceeding the $135 million launch of fellow Pixar film Finding Dory. The film opens in theaters on June 15, nearly 14 years after The Incredibles hit the big screen and turned into an instant classic. Incredibles 2 was directed by Brad Bird, who also wrote and helmed the first film. Along with Bird, Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Samuel L. Jackson and John Ratzenberger reprise...
  • Jodie Foster Says America Has a "Problem" With Female Directors

    05/21/2018 7:31:02 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 77 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 21, 2018 | Lou Vanhecke
    Hotel Artemis star Jodie Foster explained that she loves to act but will continue directing as well at Saturday's premiere of the new action film at the Regency Bruin Theater in Los Angeles. “I said it and I’ll keep saying it — I want to direct,” Foster explained to The Hollywood Reporter. “And I will direct more than I acted.” The actress/filmmaker was not shy to share her thoughts about the rise of female directors, as that faction of the film industry has been the “last area” that needs to see a change. She also made a point to mention...