Category: Box Office

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 […]

The LEGO Ninjago Movie Is the Latest In What Has Been a Quietly Terrible Year for Animation at the Box Office

Animation has been one of the most consistent money makers in recent Hollywood history, to the point that we almost take it for granted. Each new big animated movie is guaranteed an impressive worldwide gross, […]

The One Box Office Record It Is Never Going to Break

In just a couple of days, It – which has a current domestic gross of $150m – will pass Get Out in the history books to become the 2nd highest-grossing R-Rated horror movie of all time. […]

Box Office: It Reminds Us That Sometimes Hollywood Actually Knows What It’s Doing

“Every now and then, you get it right. Every now and then, you get it wrong. And then every now and then, you get it absolutely right.” That’s the astonishingly simple way Warner Bros. domestic […]

Box Office: What Are Some of the Positives From This Summer of Pain?

The final summer box office numbers are in, and they’re seriously not good. According to THR, “Summer box-office revenue in North America will end up being down nearly 16 percent over last year, the steepest […]

Box Office: We Just Witnessed the Worst Weekend for New Movies Since 9/11

At the beginning of the year when you looked at the release calendar for new movies one thing was abundantly clear: August was going to be bleak. That’s kind of always true about August. It’s […]

Box Office: Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky Experiment, Explained

Steven Soderbergh loves movies and storytelling too much to stay away. That’s why his highly publicized retirement never really took. Within a year of “quitting” directing, he was hard at work directing every episode of The […]