The DC Cinematic Universe is likely going to live or die this weekend, based on the performance of the hotly anticipated Suicide Squad. After the terminal underperformance of Batman V Superman Dawn of Justice (which was expected to easily hit $1B+ and kickstart the DC universe) all eyes turned to Suicide Squad, the third installment in the DC Extended Universe. … Continue reading Weekend Forecast: Can ‘Suicide Squad’ Break August Record?
The fifth installment in the long running Bourne Identity franchise hits theaters this weekend, but it doesn't look like its set for a great start. Jason Bourne can be related to last years Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation in a number of different ways. For starters, they're both the fifth installment in a long running spy … Continue reading Weekend Forecast: Can ‘Bourne’ Break Disappointing Summer Sequel Streak?
With three new wide releases and plenty of holdovers, it's going to be a very busy weekend at the box office. Star Trek Beyond is poised to easily take first place, while newcomer horror film Lights Out seems as though it could become a sleeper hit. Finally, Ice Age: Collision Course will likely continue the trend of lower … Continue reading Weekend Forecast: ‘Star Trek’ Set to Easily Top Busy Weekend
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