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

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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: ‘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 Forecast: Can ‘Warcraft’ Breakout after International Success?

After scoring one of the biggest opening days of all time in China, Warcraft finally hits domestic theaters amidst competiton from Now You See Me 2  and The Conjuring 2. Warcraft was definitely one of the most "wild card" releases of the summer, and it had become exeedingly clear in recent months that it was going to be a … Continue reading Weekend Forecast: Can ‘Warcraft’ Breakout after International Success?

Weekend Forecast: ‘Ninja Turtles’ Set to Unseat ‘X-Men’

On a typically slow post-Memorial day weekend, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows hopes to capitalize on the first empty weekend in quite a while. The original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was a surprise hit back in 2014, opening to $65.5 million just one week after the mass success of Guardians of the Galaxy. Strong brand recognition … Continue reading Weekend Forecast: ‘Ninja Turtles’ Set to Unseat ‘X-Men’

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

Weekend Report: ‘Jungle Book’ Shatters Expectations

Crushing any and all reasonable expectations, The Jungle Book topped the box office with a fantastic $103.5M opening weekend. Meanwhile, The Boss and Batman V Superman both saw noticeable drops, while Green Room got off to an excellent start in limited release. The Jungle Book smashed pass its $70-$80M expectations with an excellent $103.5M. From that total, $32M was … Continue reading Weekend Report: ‘Jungle Book’ Shatters Expectations

Weekend Report: ‘The Boss’ Takes First In Photo Finish

Proving once again that critics have very little effect on the box office, Melissa McCarthy had yet another "face on the poster" comedy hit, as The Boss topped Batman V Superman for first place. However, the films had a virtually identical total, as The Boss is reported to be in first by just $45K. If that holds, that's … Continue reading Weekend Report: ‘The Boss’ Takes First In Photo Finish

Saturday Update: ‘The Boss’ Takes First, ‘Henry’ Disappoints

The Boss got off to a very solid first place start on Friday, while Hardcore Henry proved that its niche appeal and gimmicky first person perspective failed to click with a wide audience. Meanwhile, Demolition bombed in limited release. The Boss is the fifth win in a row for star Melissa McCarthy, who seems to have cemented … Continue reading Saturday Update: ‘The Boss’ Takes First, ‘Henry’ Disappoints