Category: Box Office

Examination of a Box Office Bomb: Life Itself

You’ve seen Life Itself before. Well, actually, you probably haven’t. The tragedy porn drama from This Is Us creator Dan Fogelman just suffered one of the worst opening weekends ($2.1m) for any movie debuting in […]

Here’s Every Movie to Have a Bigger Labor Day Weekend than Crazy Rich Asians. It’s a Pretty Small List.

The Sixth Sense and Halloween. That’s it. Those are the only two movies to beat the $28 million Crazy Rich Asians is estimated to have just made over this 4-day Labor Day weekend. Won’t someone […]

Ant-Man and the Wasp is Finally Hitting Key International Markets. How’s That Working Out So Far?

Every four years, the majority of the world – other than the U.S., of course – goes crazy over the World Cup, which lands smack dab in the middle of the summer and runs for […]

Why Do We Care So Much About Box Office?

I’m a guy. I’m in my 30s. I have a college degree. And I’m currently a member of a fantasy sports league. Such a cliche, right? According to the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, the average […]

Mission: Impossible, Teen Titans & Inflation: 4 Takeaways From the Weekend Box Office

Weekend box office reporting, go! 1. Mission Impossible Managed to Finally Grow Its Audience (Except Not) In his recent interview on Variety’s podcast, Mission: Impossible – Fallout director Christopher McQuarrie lamented the franchise’s frustrating stasis […]

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 […]