Category: Box Office

Box Office: Ant-Man and the Wasp, or, What It Looks Like When Marvel Studios Comes Back Down to Earth

Black Panther and Infinity War each soared into the rarified air of a domestic opening north of $200m. Ant-Man and the Wasp, however, just opened so low it might barely eclipse $200m across its entire […]

Box Office: Incredibles 2 Benefitted From Being the First New Animated Movie in 3 Months

Incredibles 2 broke all the box office records for an animated movie this weekend. You can read an exhaustive detailing of the various records here. Heck, Incredibles 2’s $180 domestic debut is objectively amazing for […]

Tell Me How to Feel About Ant-Man and the Wasp’s Low Box Office Tracking

Everything about Ant-Man is small, at least by Marvel Cinematic Universe standards. That goes for the budget ($130m), box office ($180m domestic/$519m worldwide), stakes (it’s a family friendly heist film about orchestrating a break-in to […]

Hereditary’s D+ CinemaScore, Explained

Oh, A24, those mischievous bastards have done it again. They’ve ridden the horror movie hype train straight into box office glory and near-instantaneous pushback. Hereditary delivered both their biggest opening weekend of all time ($13m) […]

Ocean’s 8 & The Ladies Getting Shit Done at the Box Office in 2018

Going through the various weekend box office reports just now, the following observation over at BoxOfficeMojo jumped out to me: Elsewhere in the top ten, STX’s Adrift dipped a disappointing 56.5% for a sixth place […]

Box Office: How Low Is Too Low for Solo: A Star Wars Story?

Let me be the first to say the following about Solo: A Star Wars Story’s box office: I’ve got a bad feeling about this. Ah, classic movie quote. [Leaves to check the rest of the […]

Career Box Office Milestones for Directors Will Soon Morph Into Simple Reflections of Who Made the Most Marvel Movies

Steven Spielberg, as the internet has been happy to report, just became the first director to cross $10 billion at the worldwide box office. That’s neat. What does it mean, exactly? Not much. It simply […]

Box Office: Rampage Is a China-Pandering Blockbuster That Doesn’t Actually Pander to China

Rampage opened bigger in China than it did in North America and hardly anyone batted an eye. With Hollywood blockbusters, we’ve just come to expect this. Ditto for Pacific Rim: Uprising, Tomb Raider, and Ready […]

Box Office: Black Panther Didn’t Need China. Ready Player One Does. What’s Hollywood to Do Now?

Earlier this year, Black Panther became one of the biggest films of all time at the worldwide box office largely without China’s help. That, combined with the ongoing trend of Star Wars movies annually cracking […]

A Wrinkle in Time’s Box Office: They Can’t All Be Black Panther

Ava DuVernay knew A Wrinkle in Time wasn’t going to be the movie to push T’Challa from the box office throne, and she was right. Wrinkle in Time, the first film with a budget of […]