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  • ‘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...
  • The lone loser in Disney's big quarter: 'A Wrinkle in Time' ($100 million bust)

    05/08/2018 10:58:42 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 38 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | May 8, 2018 | Daniel Roberts
    (snip)“A Wrinkle in Time” hit US theaters on March 9 after heavy marketing promotion by Disney and abundant media appearances by cast members like Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon, and director Ava DuVernay. The movie bombed. It made $33 million in its opening weekend, compared to $202 million by “Black Panther” and $258 million for “Avengers: Infinity War.” It has grossed just $126.8 million globally to date, according to Box Office Mojo and confirmed by Disney.
  • ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Soars On Tracking To Potential $170M+ Four-Day Weekend

    05/03/2018 9:41:36 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 37 replies
    Deadline ^ | May 3, 2018 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    Disney/Lucasfilm’s Solo: A Star Wars Story has landed on tracking and the Memorial Day release per industry projections (not Disney) are forecasting a Friday through Monday start of $170M-plus at the domestic box office. Sources tell Deadline that Solo‘s tracking is “pretty strong” with an unaided score of 28 that’s higher than Rogue One: A Star Wars Story ($155M, 23 score) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 ($146.5M, 23). Unaided awareness indicates how strong the buzz is on a title among those who are unprompted in polling and it’s a priceless stat off which studios buy their TV ads....
  • ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Invades Thursday With Marvel Record $39M In Previews

    04/27/2018 8:20:34 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 30 replies
    Deadline ^ | April 27, 2018 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    UPDATED, Friday AM with studio number: And so summer begins early in late April. Disney/Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War scored $39 million Thursday night, making it easily the best Marvel preview number ever stepping over Avengers: Age of Ultron ($27.6M), and the third-best ever behind Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ first night ($57M) and Star Wars: The Last Jedi ($45M). Earlier forecasts last night had pegged the number as high as $45M+, with some believing Thursday could go as low as $36M-$38M. Still, its a Marvel preview night record, making Infinity War another hit for the Teflon Marvel. Why is this...
  • Opening Night For "Chappaquiddick" Movie

    04/08/2018 1:42:48 AM PDT · by zeestephen · 54 replies
    Box Office Mojo ^ | 07 April 2018
    "Chappaquiddick" did an estimated $1.9 million in ticket sales in 1,560 USA theaters. I can't find how much the movie cost, but if it's more than $20 million, it will have a very hard time breaking even.
  • God’s Not Dead…at the Box Office

    04/05/2018 10:37:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Townhall ^ | 04/04/2018 | Jerry Newcombe
    In the late 1800s, Horace and Daeida Wilcox, decided to create a nice, quaint Christian community in southern California. It would serve no booze, and it would even give free land to churches (at least Protestant ones), so that righteousness could be proclaimed.By 1903, the bustling little city had enough voters---166 men---to officially incorporate. It was called Hollywood. Meanwhile, movies were first being created over on the east coast. For example, there were films made in New York City. But a pioneer motion picture maker, D. W. Griffith, found the Los Angeles area as the ideal place to make movies. What...
  • ‘Roseanne’ Ratings Remain Strong In Week 2, Lift ‘The Middle’ To Season Highs

    04/04/2018 12:42:55 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 19 replies
    Deadline ^ | April 4, 2018 | Nellie Andreeva
    ABC’s Roseanne revival settled in last night with a slice-of-life episode focused on parenting after last week’s headline-grabbing premiere tackled President Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton and the election. The ratings took the inevitable dip but remained impressive — 15.1 million viewers and a 3.9 rating among adults 18-49 in the fast nationals at 8 PM last night. Vs. the 8-8:30 PM part of the double premiere episode last week (17.7 million, 4.9/21), Roseanne retained 84% of the audience and 80% of the adults 18-49 rating. It was once again the top program of the night by a mile in both...
  • Movie theaters cash in as Hollywood turns to God

    03/29/2018 4:04:25 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 32 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | March 29, 2018 | Frankie TAGGART
    .... Religion is reclaiming cinema for sacred purposes at a rate never seen in history, with faith-based movies exploding from an obscure cottage industry last century into a multi-billion-dollar business. ..... "You can add faith-based movies to the list of genres that you can count on as box office, as much as you can count on any genre. But these movies have to come from an authentic place," comScore senior media analyst Paul Dergarabedian told AFP. ....
  • A Faith-Based Film for the Masses (Biggest Christian hit single of all time is now a movie)

    03/28/2018 7:37:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/28/2018 | Eric Metaxas and Anne Morse
    "I Can Only Imagine" was the biggest Christian hit single of all time. It's now a movie. And you might just take an unsaved friend to see it. Thousands of years ago, the Psalmist wrote, "The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them." Today, we can laugh along with Him. In the nation's theaters, a low-budget film with a strong Christian theme is handily outperforming a heavily promoted, big-budget, Academy Award-winning film celebrating a homoerotic relationship between an underage teenager and an adult. It did so even though the gay-themed film, "Love, Simon," is being shown in...
  • Box Office: Hollywood Suffers Worst March Downturn in Recent Memory

    03/26/2018 2:07:09 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 40 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 26, 2018 | Pamela McClintock
    The month's last hope at the U.S. box office is Steven Spielberg's 'Ready Player One,' which opens Thursday, the eve of Easter weekend. With less than a week to go, Hollywood's major March releases have failed to bloom at the North American box office, triggering the worst year-over-year decline for the month in recent memory. March revenue through Sunday was an estimated $722.5 million, a 28 percent decline from the same time period last year ($997.3 million), according to comScore. The last hope for redemption is Steven Spielberg's pricey Ready Player One, which Warner Bros. and Amblin Entertainment open in...
  • Faith-Based Box Office: 'I Can Only Imagine' and 'Paul, Apostle of Christ' Score in the Top 10

    Faith-based films performed well at the box office for a second straight weekend, with "I Can Only Imagine" capturing the third spot once again. "Paul, Apostle of Christ" landed in the eighth spot in its debut weekend, earning $5 million for Sony's Affirm Films. "I Can Only Imagine" held strong in its second weekend in theaters, scoring a solid $13.8 million. That brings its total earnings to $38 million – an impressive performance for a film that only cost $7 million to create.
  • Why ‘Black Panther’ Saved the 1st Quarter Box Office From Disaster

    03/23/2018 2:11:36 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 23 replies
    Variety ^ | March 23, 2018 | Brent Lang
    The movie business owes Ryan Coogler and his Marvel team a debt of profound gratitude. Had Coogler and company not pulled off the massive cultural and financial success of “Black Panther,” the industry would be emerging from a long and brutal winter. As it stands, the Marvel movie about the king of Wakanda is the only new release in the past three months to achieve blockbuster status. The film’s outsize success is the sole reason that the domestic box office through the first quarter is running flat with revenues from 2017. It’s yet another illustration of the new commercial dynamics...
  • Faith-Based Movie Shocks Hollywood By Coming in Third at the Weekend Box Office

    03/20/2018 11:33:49 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 12 replies
    Movie Guide ^ | March 20, 2018 | Ben Kayser, Managing Editor
    When the Dennis Quaid starring movie I CAN ONLY IMAGINE released last weekend, few thought that it would gross $17 million in its opening weekend, with a per-screen average of $10,400. Considering the movie had a production budget of $7 million, this is an outstanding return no matter how you slice it. In comparison, 21st Century Fox’s LGBT teen romance movie which opened in 800 more theaters than I CAN ONLY IMAGINE grossed only $11 million with a per-screen average of $4,700. It also beat out Disney’s A WRINKLE IN TIME in its second weekend, which only brought in $16...