Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Losing Opening-Day Race in China

9:53 PM PST 1/4/2018 by Patrick Brzeski The Disney and Lucasfilm juggernaut is getting beaten badly by local comedy ‘The Ex-File 3,’ which opened in China a week ago. Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi is off to an inauspicious start in China, its final major box-office test. The prior two Star Wars films underperformed in China, but the early […]

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Box Office: 'Jumanji' Overtakes 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' on New Year's Day

9:17 AM PST 1/2/2018 by Pamela McClintock ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ is a huge win for Sony as it relaunches the long-dormant property. Sony’s holiday hit Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle overtook Star Wars: The Last Jedi for the first time on New Year’s Day, earning $16.2 million in North America. That compares to $14.5 million for Disney and […]

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2017 Box Office: Global Revenue Hits Record $40B Even as Movie Attendance Plummets in U.S.

1:41 PM PST 12/31/2017 by Pamela McClintock Revenue in North America for the year dipped 2.3 percent, but growth at the international box office resulted in a 3 percent uptick at the worldwide box office. The performance of the 2017 worldwide box office was a roller-coaster ride. Attendance plummeted in North America to a likely 27-year low, although an official […]

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Awards Box Office: 'Darkest Hour,' 'The Post' Conquer Year-End Holidays

Among other specialty offerings making an aggressive play over the holidays, ‘The Shape of Water’ and ‘Phantom Thread’ also impress, while ‘I, Tonya’ hopes to skate to glory. Filmmaker Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour — starring Gary Oldham as the iconic Winston Churchill — is showing notable strength at the U.S. box office, beating out several major studio offerings during the […]

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Box-Office Preview: Can the Christmas Glut Rescue Ailing 2017 Ticket Sales?

‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ and ‘The Greatest Showman’ join ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ in the holiday parade Wednesday, followed by ‘Pitch Perfect 3,’ ‘Downsizing’ and ‘Father Figures’ on Friday. A spirited year-end battle at the box office commences Wednesday when Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Fox’s The Greatest Showman, starring Hugh Jackman as P. T. Barnum, […]

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