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

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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: ‘Finding Dory’ Set to Reinvigorate Lifeless Box Office

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

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’