Weekend Box Office: ‘I Feel Pretty’ Falters, While It Is ‘Super Troopers 2’ That Is Laughing MEOW

STX Films The weekend before the arrival of Avengers: Infinity War was considered by some to be a dumping grounds, but there was plenty of action at the box office ahead of what may be the biggest movie of 2018. However, it is A Quiet Place, in its third weekend, which reclaimed the number one spot after losing it last weekend to Dwayne Johnson’s Rampage (which fell to number two this weekend). The John Krasinski horror film logged $21.7 … [Read more...]

Weekend Box Office: Between The Rock And ‘A Quiet Place’

Warner Bros. In its first weekend out, Dwayne Johnson tried to Rampage through the second-week returns for John Krasinki’s horror film, but between The Rock and A Quiet Place, it mostly ended up a stalemate where both sides could claim victory. Dwayne Johnson can claim victory because Rampage narrowly took the top spot at the weekend box office with what appears to be a $34.6 million opening. A Quiet Place won Friday night at the box … [Read more...]

Weekend Box Office: John Krasinski’s ‘A Quiet Place’ Is A Thundering Success

Paramount Black Panther has the biggest opening weekend of 2018, so far. But number two is not Steven Spielberg. It is not Jennifer Lawrence’s latest film. It is not a franchise sequel like Pacific Rim: Uprising or Fifty Shaded Freed, or even a big-budget reboot like Tomb Raider. The second biggest opening film of the year has almost no dialogue; it only cost $17 million to make; and it was directed by Jim from The Office, who stars … [Read more...]

Weekend Box Office: Steven Spielberg Roars Back With His Best Opening In A Decade

Warner Bros. Seventy-one-year-old Steven Spielberg returned this weekend with his first true action-adventure pic since 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and the box-office receipts rewarded him. Spielberg’s Ready Player One put up a solid $40 million over the three-day weekend and $52 million since it premiered on Thursday. Not only is the three-day $40 million opening Spielberg’s best since Crystal … [Read more...]

Weekend Box Office: ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ Topples ‘Black Panther’

Universal After becoming just the first film since Avatar to hold the top spot at the box office for five consecutive weeks, Black Panther finally gave up the top spot, falling to number two with weekend with a still robust $17.5 million in its sixth weekend. With $631 million, Black Panther also becomes the highest grossing Marvel movie in America and takes fifth place all time. With over $630 million, Black Panther is also poised to go as high … [Read more...]

Weekend Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ Pulls Off A Nearly Unheard Of Feat In The Blockbuster Era

Warner Bros. With $606 million domestic in the bank, Black Panther has already broken a ton of box-office records. It’s the seventh biggest film in America of all time, and it has a very decent shot at ending its run as the third or fourth biggest film of all time in the United States. It’s poised to pass Marvel’s The Avengers as the biggest superhero movie and biggest MCU movie of all time, domestic. It owns the record for … [Read more...]

Weekend Box Office: Not Even ‘A Wrinkle In Time’ Can Stop A ‘Black Panther’

Disney Ava Duvernay’s A Wrinkle In Time opened this weekend with a softer than anticipated $33 million. The film, which has been heavily hyped for months, may have been set back by mixed reviews (42 percent on Rotten Tomatoes), but it should be able to rebound somewhat with an A- Cinemascore among those 25 and under (a B overall). The 25 and under demo is important here because A Wrinkle in Time is geared toward younger kids and should be … [Read more...]

Weekend Box Office: Wakanda Rules, ‘Red Sparrow’ Fails To Take Flight

MARVEL Black Panther continues to shred the box office in its third weekend, amassing what looks like $66 million on an Oscar weekend, which is typically a quieter weekend at the box office. Not this year. With another huge haul, the film looks like it will end the weekend with around $502 million, the third fastest movie to ever to cross the $500 million mark. It is now tracking ahead of Marvel’s The Avengers, previously the highest … [Read more...]

Weekend Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ Obliterates More B.O. Records; ‘Annihilation’ Fizzles

Marvel Black Panther is officially a juggernaut. After debuting with the fifth best opening weekend of all-time, Black Panther managed to outdo itself in its second weekend. According to industry estimates, it’s on pace for a $108 million second weekend, which would make it the second best second weekend of all time, besting Jurassic World and The Avengers and trailing only The Force Awakens. That’s also $18 million more than the … [Read more...]

Weekend Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ Absolutely Shreds Box Office Records

MARVEL Based on presales, back in January, prognosticators predicted that Black Panther could break $100 million at the box office. By early last week, it looked like a safe bet to be the biggest February opening of all time. On Thursday, before it had even opened in America, it had already broken box-office records. By yesterday, it appeared as though Black Panther would cross $200 million and soundly thrash Deadpool with the biggest … [Read more...]

Weekend Box Office: ’50 Shades’ Hang Strong, Eastwood Disappoints

Focus Features The weekend before Valentine’s Day was a huge one for the box office back in 2017, with a kid movie (The LEGO Batman Movie), an action film (John Wick Part II) and a 50 Shades of Grey sequel racking up nearly $130 million between them. Studios offered the same mix of films this year — a kid movie (Peter Rabbit), an action movie (The 15:17 to Paris) and the final Fifty Shades movie — but came up more than $50 … [Read more...]

Weekend Box Office: ‘Winchester’ Fizzles During Sluggish Super Bowl Frame

CBS Films Super Bowl weekend is not typically a big weekend for moviegoing. In fact, the biggest Super Bowl opening weekend ever was Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus concert movie, followed by the 2010 Nicholas Sparks joint, Dear John. The list of films opening on Super Bowl weekend is littered with forgettable horror entries (When a Stranger Calls, The Uninvited) and bad romantic comedies (The Wedding Planner, Bed of Roses), although there has been … [Read more...]

The Weekend Box Office Rewards Two Oscar Contenders Snubbed By The Academy

Fox Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle finally fell out of the top spot this weekend, a position it held for the last three weeks as it slowly worked its way up to the fifth biggest film of 2017 with an impressive $337 million, surpassing both It and Spider-Man: Homecoming this week. Counting international grosses, it’s up to $800 million at the worldwide box office, good for 10th place for 2017, a hair behind Wonder Woman‘s $821 million. … [Read more...]