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: ‘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 Forecast: Can ‘Finding Dory’ Retain First over Crowded 4th of July?

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?

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: Can ‘Independence Day’ Surge Into First?

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?