Tag: Box Office

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 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: 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 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 spot-on explanation 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 […]