Weekend Report: ‘Jumanji’ Surges, ‘Insidious’ Impresses

Sony's surprise hit Jumanji easily took first place this weekend, though Universal's Insidious: The Last Key surged past expectations with an excellent second place debut. Meanwhile, Star Wars continues to see harsh drops, and STX's Molly's Game did solid business in its nationwide expansion. Jumaji: Welcome to the Jungle dipped just 28% in its third weekend to an excellent $36M, … Continue reading Weekend Report: ‘Jumanji’ Surges, ‘Insidious’ Impresses

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Weekend Report: ‘Star Trek’ Takes Off, ‘Lights Out’ Shatters Expectations

It was a very busy weekend at the box office, and moviegoers decided to spread the wealth, with five different films all making over $20 million this weekend. Among the newcomers, Star Trek Beyond took in a solid if unspectacular $59 million, but the real story was newcomer horror film Lights Out, which was able to make … Continue reading Weekend Report: ‘Star Trek’ Takes Off, ‘Lights Out’ Shatters Expectations

Weekend Report: ‘Ghostbusters’ Fizzles Out, ‘Pets’ Repeats in First

It wasn't a great start, but thanks to a built in fanbase and plenty of media attention, Ghostbusters avoided being labeled a bomb with a $46 million opening weekend. That wasn't enough to take first place, however, which instead went to The Secret Life of Pets, which took in $50 million over its second weekend. Meanwhile, Cafe Society … Continue reading Weekend Report: ‘Ghostbusters’ Fizzles Out, ‘Pets’ Repeats in First

Weekend Report: ‘Secret Life of Pets’ Roars Into First

Illumination Entertainment officially cemented itself as a major name in animation, with their latest film The Secret Life of Pets taking the highest opening ever for an original animated film. Thanks to its strong marketing campaign and appealing premise, the film opened to a phenomenal $103.1 million. That's way higher than last years Inside Out and only … Continue reading Weekend Report: ‘Secret Life of Pets’ Roars Into First

Weekend Report: ‘Dory’ Repeats, ‘Tarzan’ Exceeds

Over a very crowded Indpenendence Day weekend, both The Legend of Tarzan and The Purge: Election Year surpassed expectations, both opening over $30 million. Additionally, Finding Dory had yet another strong hold as it gets closer and closer to $400 million. On top of that, Swiss Army Man and Our Kind of Traitor both opened well in limited release. The … Continue reading Weekend Report: ‘Dory’ Repeats, ‘Tarzan’ Exceeds

Weekend Report: ‘Finding Dory’ Strong, ‘Independence Day’ Stumbles

Despite 20 years of fan buildup and a massive budget, Independence Day Resurgence failed to capture the audience of more successful reboots, and added to the long list of disappointing would-be blockbusters in 2016. Finding Dory easily retained first place without breaking a sweat, down 46% to $73 million. That's one of the best second weekends … Continue reading Weekend Report: ‘Finding Dory’ Strong, ‘Independence Day’ Stumbles

Weekend Report: ‘Dory’ Finds Huge Box Office Success

Unsurprisingly, Finding Dory had one of the best openings of all time for an animated film, pulling in a fantastic $136 million in its opening weekend. Central Intelligence also got off to a strong start, while Warcraft had one of the worst drops ever for a film playing in over 3,000 theaters. Finding Dory, the long anticipated sequel … Continue reading Weekend Report: ‘Dory’ Finds Huge Box Office Success

Weekend Report: ‘Conjuring 2’ Soars Past Disappointing ‘Warcraft’

After a fantastic international opening, plenty of online buzz and the future of video game adaptations riding on its shoulders, all eyes were on Warcraft and its domestic performance this weekned. However, general audiences instead chose to go with The Conjuring 2, leaving Warcraft on the low end of already low expectations. The Conjuring 2 surpassed its low … Continue reading Weekend Report: ‘Conjuring 2’ Soars Past Disappointing ‘Warcraft’

Weekend Report: ‘Ninja Turtles’ Takes First, ‘X-Men’ Flames Out

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows easily took first place this weekend with $35 million, while X-Men Apocalypse suffered a 60% drop. Meanwhile, Me Before You overperformed and The Lonely Island's Popstar flopped. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles started off with an estimated $35.2 million, which is a little over half of what its predecessor took in back in … Continue reading Weekend Report: ‘Ninja Turtles’ Takes First, ‘X-Men’ Flames Out

Weekend Report: ‘Apocalypse’ Reigns over Crowded Memorial Day

It was a box office bloodbath this weekend, and X-Men Apocalypse came out on top. Meanwhile, Alice Through the Looking Glass was a massive flop, while Captain America: Civil War, Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising and The Angry Birds Movie all had disappointing holds. X-Men: Apocalypse opened with an estimated $65 million this weekend. That's way down from the $90 million start of X-Men: … Continue reading Weekend Report: ‘Apocalypse’ Reigns over Crowded Memorial Day