Weekend Report: ‘Hotel Transylvania’ Takes First as ‘Skyscraper’ Plummets

On a fairly slow mid-July weekend, Sony's Hotel Transylvania 3 easily took first with a strong $44.1 million, coming in on the higher end of expectations, while Universal's action thriller Skyscraper flopped with just $25.4 million. Meanwhile, Sorry to Bother You did very good business in its nationwide expansion, while A24's Eighth Grade scored the best per theater average of … Continue reading Weekend Report: ‘Hotel Transylvania’ Takes First as ‘Skyscraper’ Plummets

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Weekend Forecast: ‘Hotel Transylvania’ to Tower Higher than ‘Skyscraper’

On what will likely end up being one of the quieter weekends of the summer, Sony is launching their latest animated comedy Hotel Transylvania 3, alongside the release of Universal's action thriller Skyscraper. Meanwhile, Ant-Man and the Wasp hopes to land somewhere between the two, while Annapurna's Sorry to Bother You is getting a nationwide expansion. Hotel Transylvania 3 … Continue reading Weekend Forecast: ‘Hotel Transylvania’ to Tower Higher than ‘Skyscraper’

Weekend Report: ‘Ant-Man’ Builds on Predecessor But Doesn’t Catch Fire

Ant-Man and the Wasp pulled in an opening that could only be described as 'servicable', as the Marvel sequel absorbed a hugely front loaded $76 million over its three day frame. Meanwhile, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom surpassed $1 billion worldwide, and Incredibles 2 became the highest grossing animated film of all time. Ant-Man and the Wasp topped … Continue reading Weekend Report: ‘Ant-Man’ Builds on Predecessor But Doesn’t Catch Fire

Weekend Forecast: ‘Ant-Man’ to Continue Marvel’s Winning Streak

Note: This article was originally written on Thursday afternoon but wasn’t published because of poor planning and generally disagreeable life choices. Marvel hopes to continue their winning streak with this weekend’s release of Ant-Man and the Wasp, though it doesn’t seem like the comedic sequel will continue the brands streak of $100 million openings that … Continue reading Weekend Forecast: ‘Ant-Man’ to Continue Marvel’s Winning Streak

Weekend Report: ‘Jurassic’ Bleeds, ‘Sicario’ Exceeds, ‘Uncle Drew’ Scores

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom bled in its second outing, yet still managed to stay in first, capping off a very busy month of June. Meanwhile, the two new releases of the weekend, Uncle Drew and Sicario: Day of the Soldado posted solid numbers. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom was down 59.5% for a $60 million haul in round … Continue reading Weekend Report: ‘Jurassic’ Bleeds, ‘Sicario’ Exceeds, ‘Uncle Drew’ Scores

Weekend Forecast: ‘Jurassic World’ to Repeat Against Mild Competition

After a stronger than anticipated opening weekend, Universal's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is set to easily hold onto first place, with around $55-65 million. Meanwhile, two genre titles hope to counterprogram niche audiences; Lionsgate's sports comedy Uncle Drew and Sony's action sequel Sicario: Day of the Soldado. Mediocre reviews be damned, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom has actually been holding … Continue reading Weekend Forecast: ‘Jurassic World’ to Repeat Against Mild Competition

Weekend Report: ‘Jurassic World’ Roars Into First

Universal's Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom opened in first this weekend, with a $150 million figure that placed it firmly on the high end of expectations. Meanwhile, Incredibles 2 had a fairly harsh drop, and Deadpool 2 finally topped $300 million. Fallen Kingdom was a bit unusual in its release pattern, opening in most overseas markets two weeks ago, … Continue reading Weekend Report: ‘Jurassic World’ Roars Into First

Weekend Forecast: ‘Jurassic World’ Hopes to Follow Up Strong Overseas Performance

Three years after Jurassic World shattered expectations with an opening weekend record, Universal's follow-up is set to enter a massive 4,450 locations, two weeks after it began its strong overseas performance. Meanwhile, Incredibles 2 seems poised for one of the best second weekends on record, while other titles such as Ocean's 8 and Hereditary will pick up the scraps. … Continue reading Weekend Forecast: ‘Jurassic World’ Hopes to Follow Up Strong Overseas Performance

Weekend Report: ‘Incredibles 2’ Crushes Records, Makes Animated History

Disney once again made history by handing off the torch to themselves, as Pixar's Incredibles 2 crushed expectations, not only taking in the highest opening ever for an animated film, but becoming the 8th highest opening ever with a stunning $180 million. The four quadrant blockbuster also landed an A+ CinemaScore, meaning Disney could quite possibly have … Continue reading Weekend Report: ‘Incredibles 2’ Crushes Records, Makes Animated History

Weekend Forecast: ‘Incredibles’ Aims Sights at Animated Record

Pixar's long-awaited sequel Incredibles 2, whose title somewhat infuriatingly lacks the word 'The', is set to hit theaters following more than a decade of anticipation. Meanwhile, Tag looks to cash in on its unique premise, while Superfly hopes to rebound after a poor Wednesday start. Incredibles 2 is leaping into a 4,410 locations this weekend, hitting theaters … Continue reading Weekend Forecast: ‘Incredibles’ Aims Sights at Animated Record