Scott Gwin
Contributing Writer

WRITTEN BY Scott Gwin

Weekend Box Office: The Mummy Stumbles, Wonder Woman Doubles Down At Number One

Storytelling, not franchise building, should be at the forefront of movie making. This weekend The Mummy proved that focusing on the latter at the expense of the former can (and should) spell box office mediocrity.

Weekend Box Office: One Hero In Undergarments Flops, The Other Shatters The Box Office Glass Ceiling

This weekend the box office top ten saw the arrival of not one, but two heroes who opt to fight, for questionable reasons, in their undergarments.

Weekend Box Office: Guardians Holds Top Spot, King Arthur Gets Slaughtered

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 slipped 57% going into its second week, but still sailed past the $200 million mark while holding on to the number one spot.

Weekend Box Office: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Marks Top Marvel Sequel Opening Improvement

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 launched the summer blockbuster season with a healthy $145 million debut. While it's an impressive total, it's still not the highest start of 2017 so far.

Weekend Box Office: The Circle Loses Out To Baahubali 2, Fate of the Furious Threepeats

Three new movies hit theaters this weekend, and the surprise wasn't that The Fate of the Furious remained on top, it's that a Bollywood movie in small release topped Tom Hanks and Emma Watson.

Weekend Box Office: Fate Of The Furious Holds Top Spot, The Promise Fails to Deliver

The latest Disney nature documentary was the top newcomer of the week, but only managed a fourth place debut.

Weekend Box Office: The Fate Of The Furious Takes First Place, Second Place for Franchise

The Fate of the Furious may have shattered records in international markets, but domestically it settled for a handful of second and third places.

Weekend Box Office: The Boss Baby Holds The Top Spot, Smurfs Sequel Slips

Three angry old men, a village of little blue men (and women) and a baby man walk into a movie theater. The start of a joke? No, just three of the top four movies in one of the year's quieter weekends at the box office.

Weekend Box Office: The Boss Baby Opens At Number One, Ghost In The Shell Fails To Impress

April got off to a sleepy start, kicking off with three new releases that failed to impress.

Weekend Box Office: Power Rangers Loses Out To Beauty and the Beast's Number One Repeat

The Beauty and the Beast remake slipped a typical 50% from last weekend, but between its massive opening last week and a lack of any impressive competition, it held the top spot.

Weekend Box Office: Beauty and the Beast Remake Roars Its Way To March Record Opening

As summer blockbuster-type movies keep pushing earlier and earlier into March and April it's only natural that the box office records for those months will also get pushed. This weekend Beauty and the Beast became the lastest to claim one of those titles.

Weekend Box Office: Kong Dominates At Number One, Get Out Hits $100 Million

Kong opened with a respectable $61 million debut, stealing some of Logan's thunder and snagging a solid spot at number one.

Weekend Box Office: Logan Slashes Its Way To A Strong Finale For Jackman

Hugh Jackman's career playing Wolverine went out with a bang this weekend on a number one debut.

Weekend Box Office: Get Out Scares Up Strong Opening Weekend

It was a great weekend for Jordan Peele, who got to watch his debut directing feature film open with in a strong first place.

Weekend Box Office: LEGO Batman Stays On Top, Cure For Wellness Takes Turn For The Worse

Last weekend was dominated by new sequels and spinoffs, but this was the weekend for new original movies. The sequels landed the top three spots last week, but this week the originals didn't fare so well.

Weekend Box Office: The LEGO Batman Movie Snaps Into Number One, Fifty Shades Falters

Spin-offs and sequels were king at the box office this weekend, snagging the top three spots, but results were hit and miss compared with their predecessors.

Weekend Box Office: Split Three-peats, Rings Struggles To Scare Up Interest

Super Bowl weekend has become better known for watching movie trailers than the movies themselves, but this year was particularly hard for newcomers at the box office.

Weekend Box Office: Split Holds Top Spot, A Dog's Purpose Opens With A Whimper

Three new wide-release movies saw domestic openings this weekend, but none came close to unseating last weekend's champ.

Weekend Box Office: Split Surprises As Shyamalan's First Number One Since The Village

This weekend audiences had a chance to forget Shyamalan the writer/director of The Happening and After Earth, and remember Shyamalan the writer/director of Signs and The Sixth Sense.

Weekend Box Office: Hidden Figures Repeats At Number One, La La Land Gets Awards Boost

Hidden Figures remained on top for the second weekend in a row, and by a solid enough margin that it won't be changing Monday. The historical NASA drama added $20 million, down just 10% from last weekend.

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