Category: Box Office

BTW: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle is Now the Highest-Grossing Christmas Week Release of All Time

Nearly a dozen new movies opened in theaters over Christmas week last year. Some flopped (Father Figures). Others flourished (The Greatest Showman). And yet others still haven’t made their way to the rest of the […]

Box Office: What About Everything Not Named Star Wars: The Last Jedi?

When it comes to this weekend’s box office, this picture from Twitter just about nails it: One for I, TONYA, please. pic.twitter.com/Po737Uv6m2 — ʙʀʏᴀɴ✨ᴄʜᴏᴊɴᴏᴡsᴋɪ (@BryanInSpace) December 15, 2017 It was Star Wars, Star Wars, and, […]

Box Office: How Does Coco Compare to Disney/Pixar’s Prior Thanksgiving Releases?

I know Coco’s a box office hit, mostly because the headlines keep telling me it is: But exactly how big of a hit are we talking here? It grossed $50 million domestic over Thanksgiving weekend, […]

Box Office: Just How Thoroughly Did Thor: Ragnarok Kick Justice League’s Ass?

Justice League. Box Office. Go: What It Was Projected to Make: $110m domestic, $325m worldwide What It Actually Made: $96m domestic, $281m worldwide How Bad Is That?: That $110m projection was already seen as a […]

Box Office: How Lionsgate Used Schools to Turn Wonder Into the Sleeper Hit of the Season

Justice League, Daddy’s Home 2 or Wonder. Those were the choices I gave my 10-year-old nephew last night. It was my night to babysit and we were heading to the movies. He could either see […]

Box Office: Ragnarok & Hollywood’s Willful Submission to Tentpole Cinema

You’ve likely already read or heard plenty of numbers associated with Thor: Ragnarok, like $122 million (its domestic debut), $55 million (its record-setting debut in China) $306 million (its international total after 10 days), and […]

Box Office: “Thoughts and Prayers,” Geostorm & When Real Tragedy Happens to Bad Movies

In BoJack Horseman’s recent episode “Thoughts and Prayers,” the show’s anthropomorphized animal stand-ins for cliched Hollywood actors, agents and directors suffer the crisis of having to edit their latest film and its related marketing effort […]

Box Office: Blumhouse’s Secret to Succcess Is Astonishingly Simple, Yet Nearly Impossible to Emulate

Jason Blum makes it sound easy. Every time the 48-year-old Blumhouse boss describes how he goes about choosing which projects to produce it sounds so simple. He reads lots and lots of scripts, picks the […]

Box Office: Blade Runner: 2049 Is a One-Quadrant Movie With a Four-Quadrant Budget

2017 is supposed to be the year of RottenTomatoes, the year of quality winning out over crap or mediocrity. To put butts in seats this year films have to be good, really good in fact. […]

Box Office: Blade Runner: 2049, Tron: Legacy & The Challenge of Turning a Cult Classic Into a Blockbuster

Blade Runner: 2049 is the long-awaited sequel to a sci-fi cult classic that was a box office failure when it came out in 1982, but we’ve heard this one before. This same exact scenario played […]