Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
Celebrating 17 Years of Film.Biz.Fans.

Box Office

  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    Weekend Preview: 'Iron Man 3' a Smart Superhero Flick; Critics Applaud 'What Maisie Knew' and 'Something in the Air,' Mixed on 'Post Tenebras Lux'

    This weekend, the latest installment of "Iron Man" soars through multiplexes after racking up more than $300 million overseas. Could it score a $150 million opening, or beat 2012's number one movie, "The Avengers"' $1.5 billion total worldwide gross? It is a Marvel sequel, after all.

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    1 comment
    tweet
    0

    CinemaCon: Lionsgate Puts 'Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Front and Center

    At CinemaCon 2013, the Lionsgate movie that was front and center--even if star Jennifer Lawrence wasn't able to join the company jet--was "Catching Fire" (November 22) which is in post-production. Doing the honors in Las Vegas were director Francis Lawrence, replacing Gary Ross for the final two fil...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    CinemaCon: Fox Launches 'Walter Mitty' Oscar Campaign, Bullock & McCarthy's 'The Heat'

    Last year Twentieth Century Fox used its CinemaCon presentation to wow exhibitors with glorious footage from Ang Lee's "Life of Pi," and instantly established the 3-D epic as a major Oscar contender. This year, solo chairman Jim Gianopulos, no longer paired with now-departed Tom Rothman, introduced ...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    Arthouse Audit: 'Mud' Scores Sole Strong Indie Opener Amid Specialized Market Struggles

    "Mud" nearly made the weekend box office top 10 in only 363 theaters, towering over all the other new openings this week, none of which had a PSA of even $12,000 with limited New York/Los Angeles two to four theater openings. For the third time in several weeks, and in this case already in the first...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    1 comment
    tweet
    0

    'Iron Man 3' Outpaces 'Avengers' Worldwide Grosses and U.S. Top 10 Totals

    The big news this weekend: Disney/Marvel's "Iron Man 3" opened in most of the world between Wednesday and Friday; its $195 million gross in 42 territories is running ahead of even last year's "number one global blockbuster "The Avengers," which initially grossed $185 million in similar dates.

    Read More »
  • Indiewire
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    Specialty Box Office: 'Mud' Starts Off Strong; 'At Any Price' Tanks

    Jeff Nichols' "Mud" started off very strong in its first frame this weekend. Opening on 363 screens, it was at a much bigger risk than typical platform releases starting in a handful of theaters in New York and Los Angeles. But it paid off -- thanks perhaps to the presence of Matthew McConaughey...

    Read More »
    MORE: Box Office
  • Shadow and Act
    22 comments
    tweet
    0

    Weekend B.O. April 26-28 (The U.S. Is Not The Center Of The B.O. Universe)

    Though Pain and Gain was the No 1, it’s not the most important box office news this weekend.

    Read More »
  • The Playlist
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    Box Office: 'Pain & Gain' Takes Top Spot; 'Iron Man 3' Earns $195 Million Overseas, On Track For $1 Billion

    One could argue it was the under-performance of "The Island" that led Michael Bay into the world of "Transformers" but whatever it was, Bay has not made a film outside of that franchise in eight years. The three films in that series collected $2.6 billion worldwide, however, giving him the freedom t...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    0 comments
    tweet
    0

    More 'Pain' Than 'Gain' in Friday Box Office

    The expected May blockbusters can't come quickly enough. Yesterday's top 10 grosses, including two underperforming new releases with prominent stars, had the smallest total since early February. At $23 million, this marked not only a sharp drop from last week's $29 million, but last year's $28 milli...

    Read More »
  • Thompson on Hollywood
    2 comments
    tweet
    0

    CinemaCon Heavyweight Panel Debates Windows, Social Media, State of Industry

    It's easy to look at the Hollywood studios and national theater chains as old sticks-in-the-mud who are refusing to change with the times, but truth is, a lot of smart folks are trying to get ahead of the game--in order to beat out their rivals.

    Read More »

Recent Posts


  • Ka'ramuu Kush Re-Releases His Award-Winning ...Shadow and Act
  • The WolfmanUniversal Exec Says New Universal Monster-Verse ...The Playlist
  • Watch: Frank Darabont, Morgan Freeman ...The Playlist