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
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
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?