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Star Trek Into Darkness Makes $22 Million On Friday, Barely More Than The First One
A lot of people were expecting Star Trek Into Darkness, with the added benefit of 3D and a big-time villain its center, to open a whole lot bigger than the first Star Trek film that J.J. Abrams directed in 2009. And while the movie is much bigger than the first one overseas-- which is what really counts these days-- it's not any bigger here at home, and that's even with the 3D bump.
box office Katey Rich 2013-05-18
The Great Gatsby Is The Triumph Of Female-Driven Spectacle
It is not an easy thing to be a surprise hit these days. The Iron Man 3's and Avengers's of the world come with months and months of buzz-building and tracking and anticipation, to the point that when the movies actually come to theaters, the studios know by Friday morning what Monday morning's box office will tell them. And yet, this weekend we had The Great Gatsby
box office Katey Rich 2013-05-13
The Great Gatsby Makes Impressive $19 Million On Friday, But Can't Beat Iron Man 3
Don't have plans with your mom for Mother's Day yet? Go take her to see The Great Gatsby-- you'll have plenty of company. The glossy literary adaptation is exceeding nearly all box office expectations this weekend, making a whopping $19 million between midnight Thursday and Friday showings, and on track for a $53 million opening
box office Katey Rich 2013-05-11
The Great Gatsby Has Surprisingly Big Debut, Could Even Beat Iron Man 3 This Weekend
The Great Gatsby was never going to have an opening as huge as Iron Man 3's, or really any movie with a superhero and a lot of explosions, but its box office so far has managed to be surprisingly strong for a film based on a 90-year-old book. Early estimates at Deadline say that Gatsby managed to make $3.2 million from midnight and Thursday night screenings
box office Katey Rich 2013-05-10
Both Evil Dead And Jurassic Park 3D Bring In Big Friday Box Office
The huge blockbuster opening this weekend was made 20 years ago, and the horror film is a remake of a classic from the 80s, but the box office is humming as if both of them were brand new. According to the early numbers at Deadline, both Jurassic Park 3D and Evil Dead had huge Fridays, with Evil Dead at the head of the pack. The horror remake from director Fede Alvarez made $11.5 million on Friday, setting it up for an estimated $27 million weekend and an easy first place
box office Katey Rich 2013-04-06
G.I. Joe: Retaliation Off To Fast Start At Box Office
The 2.5M earned by Retaliation on Wednesday evening was “a little more than we expected,” a studio source shared with Deadline, who also pointed at positive tracking in order to summarize, “Maybe we do have a shot at $50M in the U.S.”
box office Sean O'Connell 2013-03-29
The Croods And Surprisingly Big Olympus Has Fallen Dominate Friday Box Office
Though there are pretty much no guarantees at the box office-- studios will pump hundreds of millions of dollars into films that seem like sure things and go on to be bombs-- it's hard to go wrong with an animated children's film around the season of spring break. DreamWorks Animation, which needed a hit after last fall's disappointing Rise of the Guardians , scored another this weekend with The Croods, which made $11.6 million on Friday and is on track for a $42 million weekend
box office Katey Rich 2013-03-23
Oz The Great And Powerful Makes $22 Million Friday To Start Best Box Office Weekend Of 2013
Oz The Great And Powerful is a huge movie, and is easily the biggest of 2013 so far. But anyone who was getting excited for something record-shattering, or even on par with Disney's own Alice in Wonderland, may be disappointed today
box office Katey Rich 2013-03-09
Snitch Tops Friday Box Office, But Identity Thief Will Win The Weekend
When you think about the movies this weekend, your mind probably immediately goes to the Oscars, the Super Bowl for film geeks that gets started this Sunday. But in the meantime there are at least some people actually going to theaters this weekend… though not nearly as many as studios might hope.
box office Katey Rich 2013-02-23
Warm Bodies Is A Super Bowl Weekend Standout With $8 Million Friday Opening
It seems zombies aren't just in vogue when they're staggering around and threatening people on The Walking Dead. The quirky romantic comedy Warm Bodies, about a zombie who falls for one of the earth's few surviving humans, led the U.S. box office on Friday, making $8.1 million on its way toward an estimated $20 million for the weekend
box office Katey Rich 2013-02-02
Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters Take #1 At Friday Box Office
None of the weekend's new releases got anything even remotely close to good reviews-- the closest is Parker, with a 35% Rotten Tomatoes score-- but the people need something to see, and it seems they've chosen Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters. Well, sort of
box office Katey Rich 2013-01-26
Zero Dark Thirty Is Surprise #1 At Friday Box Office
It's an interesting weekend at the box office, and it really doesn't have much to do with the big new releases Gangster Squad and A Haunted House. Both of those films did reasonably well on Friday, but they're likely to be topped by Zero Dark Thirty, finally expanding nationwide this weekend and clearly building off its Oscar buzz to take the #1 spot
box office Katey Rich 2013-01-12
Texas Chainsaw 3D Surprises With A Win At Friday Box Office
With generally negative reviews that still seemed a little astonished that it wasn't more awful, Texas Chainsaw 3D seems a slight cut above the usual dreck that comes out in the first week of January-- and the box office is rewarding it in turn. Early Friday box office estimates say Texas Chainsaw will rank above all the huge holiday holdovers this weekend
box office Katey Rich 2013-01-05
Skyfall Becomes Third Movie Of 2012 To Make $1 Billion
This is a monumental mark, yet hardly an unprecedented mark. Two other films released in 2012 managed to race past $1 billion before Skyfall: Joss Whedon’s The Avengers ($1.5B) and Christopher Nolan’s final Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises ($1.1B). Still, it is a significant achievement for a Bond film.
box office Sean O'Connell 2012-12-31
Skyfall Back On Top As Audiences Ignore Playing For Keeps
Friday estimates have Skyfall making $3.1 million on Friday, and according to Deadline it's on track for an $11 million weekend. That wouldn't be nearly enough to get #1 on your average weekend with a new release, but the only new wide release this weekend is Gerard Butler's Playing for Keeps
box office Katey Rich 2012-12-08
Brad Pitt And The Collection Stumble Badly At Slow Post-Thanksgiving Box Office
Here's something you probably wouldn't expect given the reputation of the holiday season for creating giant movie hits. No film released the weekend after Thanksgiving has opened to more than $10 million since 2005, when that dubious honor went to Aeon Flux. This weekend won't change the pattern
box office Katey Rich 2012-12-01
Skyfall Passes Harry Potter To Set Huge UK Box Office Records
It's rare for a giant movie to open up overseas before it opens in the United States, much less a full two weeks ahead, but audiences in Europe and elsewhere have been enjoying James Bond's newest adventure Skyfall for two weekends now-- and they've been proving that enjoyment by buying lots and lots of tickets
box office Katey Rich 2012-11-04
Wreck-It Ralph Is A Big Hit At Friday Box Office
After the many box office disappointments of last weekend, Hollywood was probably grateful to see things looking up last Friday, all led by yet another animated marvel from Disney. Wreck-It Ralph, released in both 2D and 3D, made $13.4 million on Friday-- which, for reference, is already more than the $12 million Argo brought in to win the weekend last week
box office Katey Rich 2012-11-03
Argo And Silent Hill Lead Friday Box Office, While Cloud Atlas Stumbles
Warner Bros. can probably be proud of being on top of the box office this weekend, but it's probably not exactly the setup they were hoping for. Argo will take over the #1 spot at the box office for the first time this weekend, making $3.9 million and projected for around $12 million for the weekend
box office Katey Rich 2012-10-27
Sinister Scares Up $1 Million From Midnight Screenings
With October kicking off and plenty of people in the mood for a good scare, it's awesome to have a horror movie out there that's apparently scary as hell… and actually good. Sinister is racking up far stronger reviews than you usually see for horror movies, and now it's got the box office behind it as well
box office Katey Rich 2012-10-12
Taken 2 Dominates Friday Box Office While Frankenweenie Lags
As the sequel to the surprise smash hit Taken, we probably could have expected that Taken 2 would have a big box office weekend-- but possibly no one could have expected it to be this big. Early estimates have Taken 2 making an estimated $18.5 million, which includes $1.5 million from midnight showings
box office Katey Rich 2012-10-06
Hotel Transylvania And Looper Take Over Friday Box Office
Sony Pictures is competing against itself at the box office this weekend, and lucky for them, both of their offerings are getting a warm reception, taking the #1 and #2 spots among Friday moviegoers. The animated family film Hotel Transylvania, featuring the voices of Adam Sandler and Selena Gomez, made $11 million on Friday
box office Katey Rich 2012-09-29
Expendables 2 Knocks Out Bourne Legacy At Friday Box Office
With The Expendables 2, Sparkle and ParaNorman all new and in wide release, holdovers like The Bourne Legacy and The Campaign are finding some competition, and it's pretty easy to tell what will take Bourne's #1 spot. The Expendables 2
box office Katey Rich 2012-08-18
Bourne Legacy Beats Dark Knight Rises At Friday Box Office
After three weeks at the top of the North American box office, The Dark Knight Rises has finally been knocked out of the #1 spot-- and it took a trained super spy to do it. The Bourne Legacy made a little less than originally estimated on Friday, taking in $14 million instead of $15 million, but it's still on track for a strong $41 million opening weekend
box office Katey Rich 2012-08-11
The Bourne Legacy On Track For Strong Opening Weekend
The jury's still out on whether Jeremy Renner can really match Matt Damon's Jason Bourne, but the Renner-led Bourne Legacy is already showing enough muscle at the box office to make the gamble more than worth it. Early numbers for Friday have The Bourne Legacy making between $15 and $18 million today
box office Katey Rich 2012-08-10
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