'Gotti': How John Travolta Tried — and Failed — to Save His Passion Project

The long-in-the-making biopic debuted to an underwhelming $1.7 million despite a high-profile publicity campaign piloted by Travolta himself. From the Cannes Film Festival to a posh New York City premiere to stops in cities including Phoenix and Miami, John Travolta tirelessly promoted his new movie, Gotti. He even joined social media for the first time in order to spread the […]

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China Box Office: 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Rampages to $112M Debut

7:31 PM PDT 6/17/2018 by Patrick Brzeski Universal and Amblin have claimed Hollywood’s fourth-biggest opening ever in China. Universal and Amblin’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom opened with a roar at the Chinese box office over the weekend, earning $111.9 million. It was Universal’s second-biggest debut ever in the market, behind only The Fate Of The Furious. The opening was also considerably better than […]

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China Box Office: 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' Roars With $34.4M on Opening Day

The Universal dinosaur tentpole is on track for one of Hollywood’s biggest opening weekends in the Middle Kingdom this year. Universal and Amblin’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom stomped into China on Friday, opening to a hefty $34.4 million, according to the studio. Local box-office tracker EntGroup had the opening-day gross slightly higher at $36 million. The muscular start puts the […]

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Weekend Box Office: 'Incredibles 2' Flying to Record $170M-Plus Launch

Talk about incredible. Disney and Pixar’s Incredibles 2 is flying to a record-shattering $170 million domestic launch from 4,410 theaters, by far the biggest box-office debut of all time for an animated film, according to early Friday returns. The current champ is fellow Pixar title Finding Dory ($135 million), not adjusted for inflation. Incredibles 2 is projected to earn as […]

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Cannes Winner 'Shoplifters' Sets 2018 Japan Box-Office Record

1:24 AM PDT 6/14/2018 by Gavin J. Blair Director Hirokazu Kore-eda turned down an invitation from the culture ministry to celebrate his Palme d’Or victory, following his own snubbing by the prime minister. Palme d’Or winner Shoplifters (Manbiki Kazoku) has passed the billion yen ($9 million) mark faster than any other live-action Japanese film at the local box office this […]

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Box-Office Milestone: 'Avengers: Infinity War' Crosses $2B Globally

The mega-superhero mashup joins a tiny club of movies that have achieved the feat, not adjusted for inflation. Disney and Marvel Studios’ Avengers: Infinity War has cleared the $2 billion mark at the worldwide box office, becoming only the fourth movie to achieve the milestone and the first summer tentpole to do so, not adjusted for inflation. Infinity War, which […]

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'Ocean's 8': How the Female-Fronted Film Stole the Box-Office Crown

The movie’s opening is a reminder that fanboys aren’t the only moviegoers that matter during summer. A month ago, few in Hollywood would have predicted that the female-fronted Ocean’s 8 would have no trouble stealing this weekend’s box-office crown from Solo: A Star Wars Story, or that Book Club, another femme-centric summer film, would amass nearly $57 million to date […]

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China Box Office: Indian Comedy 'Toilet: A Love Story' Tops Quiet Weekend

12:36 AM PDT 6/11/2018 by Patrick Brzeski The film is the first China release from Global Road Entertainment, which licensed the title from its Indian investor Reliance Entertainment. Indian dramedy Toilet: A Love Story came out on top during one of the slowest weekends of the year so far at the Chinese box office. The imported Bollywood hit earned $9.1 million […]

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