Tag: Box Office

Career Box Office Milestones for Directors Will Soon Morph Into Simple Reflections of Who Made the Most Marvel Movies

Steven Spielberg, as the internet has been happy to report, just became the first director to cross $10 billion at the worldwide box office. That’s neat. What does it mean, exactly? Not much. It simply […]

Box Office: Black Panther & The Myth That Black Films Don’t Travel

Another February. Another black-led film breaking box office records. Last year, it was Jordan Peele’s Get Out; this year, it’s Ryan Coogler’s Black Panther. At this point, we shouldn’t be surprised anymore. When underserved audiences […]

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 […]