Tag: Box Office

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 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 […]

Here’s the Trailer for the Chinese Movie That Has Now Made More Than Avatar

According to Forbes, Wu Jing’s Wolf Warrior 2 is now bigger at the Chinese box office than the domestic total for Avatar. Wait, what? Ugh. Math. Basically, you know how our biggest movie of all […]

The Fallout From the Summer of Pain: Suffering Movie Theaters, Spooked Film Financiers, Contraction & China Anxiety

I feel like I’ve written this article before. In fact, I know I have. In the 5 years of this site’s existence, I’ve written the obituary for the film industry multiple times. The sky, it […]

Box Office: Detroit and Atomic Blonde Illustrate the Limits of Treating Ticket-Buying Decisions as Social Activism

Failure, not success, will be the true arbiter of the future of Hollywood’s diversity initiative. Hit movies happen all the time for a variety of reasons, usually coming down to some hard-to-replicate combination of being […]

Box Office: Wonder Woman Is Now the Most Resilient Superhero Movie Since the First Spider-Man

Wonder Woman is kind of a big deal. You don’t need to know anything about the film’s box office performance to know that. Simply browse social media, drop in on some podcasts, check out a […]

Box Office: Has Summer 2017 Already Peaked?

As I left Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 I had a Jack Nicholson moment, thinking to myself: What if Guardians of the Galaxy 2 is as good as it gets for movies this summer? […]

Box Office: Here Are the Trailers for the 5 New Movies Nobody Went to See This Weekend

There were five new wide releases this weekend, and hardly anyone went to see any of them. Instead, the box office was dominated by Fate of the Furious, Boss Baby and Beauty and the Beast, […]

Box Office: 5 Lessons from March’s Blockbuster Movie Madness

When was the last time you looked up the list of new movies coming out in April? Just don’t. It’s a depressing exercise, one that forces you to then look up which new Netflix shows […]