Box-Office Preview: 'It' to Terrify Competition With $50M-Plus Second Weekend

6:40 AM PDT 9/14/2017 by Pamela McClintock New titles on the marquee include ‘American Assassin’ and Darren Aronofsky’s ‘mother!,’ starring Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem. Watch out — It will remain a terrifying force in its second weekend. The film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel is expected to win the weekend with $50 million-plus after scaring up a record-shattering $123.4 […]

Read more

Horror Box-Office Showdown: Can Darren Aronofsky's 'mother!' Survive 'It'?

Starring Jennifer Lawrence and Javier Bardem, ‘mother!’ opens Friday. It isn’t even Halloween and horror, in all its many forms, has invaded the box office. Last weekend, It terrorized the North American box office with a record-shattering $123.1 million debut, the biggest showing ever for a horror film. Now comes along Darren Aronofsky’s prestige psychological horror-thriller, mother! The question isn’t […]

Read more

'It' Final Box Office Clears Massive $123M in U.S. Bow

That’s even higher than Sunday’s record-shattering estimate of $117.2 million. It is a hit of even bigger proportion than estimated. Final weekend numbers show the supernatural horror film clearing $123.1 million in its North American debut for New Line and Warner Bros. That’s ahead of Sunday morning’s record-shattering estimate of $117.2 million. Warners was cautious in its modeling because of […]

Read more

Weekend Box Office: 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Swings to $70.8M in China Debut

The superhero title topped the foreign weekend chart, followed by a record-breaking $62 million international bow for horror pic ‘It.’ Spider-Man: Homecoming swung to big opening numbers in China, grossing $70.8 million to boast the third-biggest start for a Hollywood superhero tentpole. Thanks to its late run in China, the Sony and Marvel Studios movie has now earned $495.3 million […]

Read more

Weekend Box Office: 'It' Scares Up Record $51M Friday for $100M-Plus Bow

The film adaptation of Stephen King’s creepy novel is already shattering numerous records, including landing the biggest opening ever for a horror movie, or for the month of September. There is nothing clownish about It, which grossed a massive $51 million on Friday from 4,103 theaters for a weekend debut north of $100 million. New Line and Warner Bros.’ film […]

Read more

China Box Office: 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Swings to $23M on Friday

9:54 AM PDT 9/8/2017 by Patrick Brzeski The Sony and Marvel Studios’ reboot is on course to become the highest-grossing ‘Spider-Man’ film to date in the Middle Kingdom. After a two-month delay from its North American debut, Spider-Man: Homecoming finally sprung into China on Friday, chalking up a healthy $23 million opening day, including about $1 million in Thursday night […]

Read more

Box-Office Preview: Stephen King's 'It' to Scare Up Record September Opening

Reese Witherspoon’s romantic comedy ‘Home Again’ also rolls out in theaters. Thank Stephen King for kicking off the fall box office in fine style following a dismal summer. If prerelease tracking is right, the film adaptation It looks to scare up a record opening for the month of September. Tracking services show the New Line and Warner Bros. release opening between […]

Read more

Universal Pictures Distribution Head Nicholas Carpou to Retire

3:16 PM PDT 9/5/2017 by Pamela McClintock He has served in the job since 2014. Universal president of domestic distribution Nicholas Carpou will retire from the top post at the end of the month, the studio announced Tuesday. He has served in the position since 2014, succeeding longtime distribution chief Nikki Rocco. All told, Carpou has worked at Universal for […]

Read more

China's Summer Box Office Soars 24 Percent as North America Sinks

2:58 AM PDT 9/1/2017 by Patrick Brzeski After a disappointing 2016, the world’s second-largest movie market returned to robust growth over the summer, led by the historic $836 million haul of local blockbuster ‘Wolf Warrior II.’ As North America stared down its biggest summer box-office slump in years, China’s theatrical film market returned to roaring growth. Box-office revenue in the […]

Read more
1 2 3 4 36