Weekend Box Office: 'Kingsman 2' Dethrones 'It' With $39M; 'Ninjago' Stumbles

‘Battle of the Sexes’ and ‘Victoria and Abdul’ serve up solid scores at the specialty box office. Worldwide, ‘It’ approaches a terrifying $500 million. It was a mixed bag at the box office this weekend. Director Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Golden Circle easily won the race in North America, grossing $39 million from 4,003 theaters. That was somewhat behind expectations, […]

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Weekend Box Office: 'Kingsman: Golden Circle' Earns $3.4M Thursday Night

7:22 AM PDT 9/22/2017 by Pamela McClintock ‘The Lego Ninjago Movie’ also opens nationwide this weekend, along with indie horror pic ‘Friend Request.’ Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Golden Circle served up $3.4 million in Thursday-night previews at the North American box office, more than double the $1.4 in previews earned by Kingsman: The Secret Service. Tracking suggests the cheeky action-comedy […]

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Box-Office Preview: 'Kingsman 2' to Lord Over 'Lego Ninjago,' 'It'

6:40 AM PDT 9/21/2017 by Pamela McClintock Awards season kicks off in earnest at the specialty box office as ‘Battle of the Sexes,’ ‘Stronger’ and ‘Victoria and Abdul’ open in select cinemas. Matthew Vaughn’s Kingsman: The Golden Circle should have no trouble dethroning horror sensation It in its box-office debut this weekend, or lording over fellow new entry The Lego […]

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Darren Aronofsky's 'mother!' Banished to Infamous F CinemaScore Club

Very few films have ever received the failing grade or, if they have, made a box-office recovery. Paramount always knew that Darren Aronofsky’s mother!, starring Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem, would provoke strong responses, but the studio surely never imagined the elevated psychological horror-thriller would receive an F CinemaScore from U.S. moviegoers. Only a dozen or so movies have been […]

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Weekend Box Office: 'It' Devours Darren Aronofsky's 'mother!' With $60M

‘American Assassin’ also beats ‘mother!,’ an elevated horror film earning an F CinemaScore and marking the worst wide opening of Jennifer Lawrence’s career with $7.5 million Darren Aronofsky’s mother! stalled in its domestic box office debut, grossing an estimated $7.5 million from 2,368 theaters after receiving a rare F CinemaScore and facing competition from blockbuster It. mother!, an elevated psychological […]

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Weekend Box Office: 'It' Scaring Up Massive $59M, 'mother!' Slapped With F CinemaScore

12:43 PM PDT 9/15/2017 by Pamela McClintock Directed by Darren Aronofsky and starring Jennifer Lawerence, ‘mother!’ is among only a dozen or so films that have recevied the failing grade. Elsewhere, ‘American Assassin’ does solid business. Warner Bros. and New Line’s It is doing terrifying business in its second weekend after scaring up the biggest debut of all time for […]

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Box Office: 'American Assassin' Targets $915K Thursday Night; 'mother!' Earns $700K

8:06 AM PDT 9/15/2017 by Pamela McClintock Elsewhere, ‘It’ continues to do record business as it prepares to jump the $200 million mark in only its second weekend. Michael Cuesta’s action pic American Assassin targeted $915,000 in Thursday night previews, while Darren Aronofsky’s psychological horror-thriller mother! grossed $700,000. Both films are expected to open in the low teens at the […]

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