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
Illumination Entertainment is set to further cement its reinforce its credibility in the animation department with The Secret Life of Pets, set to open in over 4,300 theaters. The studio found massive success with their Despicable Me franchise, with two films, a spinoff and another sequel set for next summer. Additionally, their adaptation of The Lorax was incredibly … Continue reading Weekend Forecast: ‘Pets’ Set to Take First
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
Between holdovers Finding Dory and Independence Day: Resurgence and newcomers The Legend of Tarzan, The Purge: Election Year and The BFG, it's going to be a very busy weekend at the box office. Unless something drastic happens, it looks like Finding Dory is set to easily take first once again over the holiday weekend. Well, technically it isn't the holiday, as the … Continue reading Weekend Forecast: Can ‘Finding Dory’ Retain First over Crowded 4th of July?
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
It's going to be a crowded weekend before 4th of July, with a bit of something for everyone going into wide release. For the teen horror audience, there's The Shallows. For the blockbuster audience, there's Independence Day: Resurgence. For the adult history audience, there's Free State of Jones, and finally The Neon Demon for the art house crowd. However, it's … Continue reading Weekend Report: Can ‘Independence Day’ Surge Into First?
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
After a somewhat underwhelming May and a very disappointing June, Finding Dory is set to be one of the first (and possibly the last) mega blockbuster of the summer. With its strong brand recognition, total lack of competition, and massive potential audience, Dory has a legitimate chance at taking the animated record for opening weekend, which is … Continue reading Weekend Report: ‘Finding Dory’ Set to Reinvigorate Lifeless Box Office