Weekend Box Office: 'Justice League' Opens to Dismal $96M; 'Wonder' Amazes

The superhero mashup is a major blow for the DC Extended Universe, at least in North America, while pulling in a stronger $185.5 million overseas for a global launch of $281.5 million. The world’s most famous superheroes seemingly lost their powers over the weekend as Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment’s big-budget Justice League opened to a sorely disappointing $96 million […]

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Christopher Nolan's 'Dunkirk' Lands Rerelease in Theaters Timed to Awards Push

11:00 AM PST 11/16/2017 by Pamela McClintock The sweeping epic will play in select Imax cinemas and on 70mm screens. Looking to boost the film’s awards prospects, Warner Bros. will rerelease Christopher Nolan’s sweeping war epic Dunkirk in select theaters across the country, commencing Dec. 1. Dunkirk will play in 50 Imax cinemas and on 70mm screens in 34 markets, […]

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Weekend Box Office: 'Justice League' Heading For $95M-Plus U.S. Bow

The DC movie had been tracking to clear $110 million, while family film ‘Wonder’ soars. Justice League flew to $13 million in Thursday-night previews for a projected $95 million-plus domestic debut. That would give Justice League the lowest domestic opening of the five DC Extended Universe films to date, and the film previously had been tracking to clear $110 million. Warner Bros. and […]

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Christopher Nolan's 'Dunkirk' Lands Rerelease in Theaters Timed to Awards Push

11:00 AM PST 11/16/2017 by Pamela McClintock The sweeping epic will play in select Imax cinemas and on 70mm screens. Looking to boost the film’s awards prospects and give consumers another chance to see the film, Warner Bros. will rerelease Christopher Nolan’s sweeping war epic Dunkirk in select theaters across the country, commencing Dec. 1. Dunkirk will play in 50 […]

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James Cameron's 'Titanic' Lands 20th Anniversary Rerelease in Theaters

5:30 AM PST 11/15/2017 by Pamela McClintock The classic film will be shown in AMC Theatres equipped with Dolby Cinema. James Cameron’s Titanic will be released in select AMC Theatres to celebrate its 20-year anniversary, Dolby Laboratories announced Wednesday in partnership with Paramount Pictures and 20th Century Fox. The Oscar-winning movie — starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio — will […]

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Box Office: With 'Daddy's Home 2,' Mel Gibson Is Once Again Family-Friendly

The movie is Gibson’s first major studio film in 15 years and his first comedy since ‘What Women Want’ in 2000. Last year, Mel Gibson busted out of director’s jail with Hacksaw Ridge, the acclaimed war drama that earned $175.3 million at the worldwide box office and scored key Oscar nominations, including best picture and best director. Over the weekend, […]

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Box Office: 'Paddington 2' Scores Biggest U.K. Opening for StudioCanal

8:55 AM PST 11/13/2017 by Alex Ritman The critically acclaimed sequel took home $10.9 million in its first weekend, a 59 percent higher gross than its record-breaking predecessor amassed over the same period. StudioCanal’s cuddly, marmalade-loving Peruvian bear has underlined his box-office power.  Paddington 2 landed in U.K. cinemas over the weekend with a haul of £8.3 million ($10.9 million), making […]

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Weekend Box Office: 'Daddy's Home 2' Laughs Past 'Orient Express' With $30M

8:06 AM PST 11/12/2017 by Pamela McClintock ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ wins overall with a sophomore-session haul of $56.6 million; ‘Lady Bird’ and ‘Three Billboards’ shine at the specialty box office. The better-than-expected openings of Daddy’s Home 2 and Murder on the Orient Express — which took in $30 million and $28.2 million, respectively, over the weekend — provided a much-needed balm […]

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Weekend Box Office: 'Murder on the Orient Express' Earns $1.6M in Thursday Previews

7:29 AM PST 11/10/2017 by Pamela McClintock , Ashley Lee It’s no surprise that ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ is holding at No. 1 in its second weekend with a projected $60 million-plus. Director Kenneth Branagh’s star-studded Murder on the Orient Express has pulled out of the station at the North American box office, where it’s on course to gross $25 million-plus for […]

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Box-Office Preview: 'Murder on the Orient Express,' 'Daddy's Home 2' Go to Battle

6:54 AM PST 11/9/2017 by Pamela McClintock Neither film lacks for star power. Director Kenneth Branagh’s Murder on the Orient Express and comedy sequel Daddy’s Home 2 could find themselves in a close race for the box-office crown this weekend, with both tracking to open in the low $20 million range. Neither movie lacks for star power. From Paramount, Daddy’s […]

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