Weekend Box Office: George Clooney's 'Suburbicon' DOA; 'Jigsaw' Heads for No. 1

12:31 PM PDT 10/27/2017 by Pamela McClintock ‘Suburbicon’ — starring Matt Damon and Julianne Moore — may have trouble hitting $4 million. Lionsgate’s Jigsaw is slaying the competition at the pre-Halloween box office — including George Clooney’s Suburbicon, which appears DOA, according to early Friday returns. Reviving the Saw franchise, Jigsaw is on course to gross $7.6 million-$8.5 million from […]

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'Thor: Ragnarok' Takes Flight Overseas With $12.8M

Chris Hemsworth reprises his role as the hammer-wielding superhero. Director Taika Waititi’s critically acclaimed Thor: Ragnarok has taken flight overseas, earning $12.8 million from a handful of markets on Tuesday and Wednesday. The U.K., the where the threequel opened on Tuesday, leads with a two-day haul of $4.8 million. On Wednesday, Thor opened in nine additional European and Asian markets. […]

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Weekend Box Office: Tyler Perry's 'Boo 2' Scares Up $760K in Thursday Previews

7:38 AM PDT 10/20/2017 by Ashley Lee Gerard Butler’s disaster epic ‘Geostorm’ and Michael Fassbender’s thriller ‘The Snowman’ are also among the weekend’s new offerings. Boo 2! A Madea Halloween scared up $760,000 in Thursday-night previews at 2,000 locations. Tyler Perry again directs and stars in the Lionsgate sequel to the 2016 comedy-horror. This time out, Madea, Aunt Bam (Cassi Davis), Viv (Chandra Currelley) and Hattie […]

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Box-Office Bomb: What's Behind 'Geostorm' Meltdown

The long-delayed big-budget environmental disaster pic starring Gerard Butler could lose $50 to $100 million for co-investors Skydance, Warners and RatPac, Warner Bros.’ slate financing partner. In early September, Warner Bros. sent an urgent note to theater owners across the country, asking them to yank posters for Geostorm that showed a gigantic tsunami wave with the tagline: “Brave the Storm.” […]

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China Box Office: 'Kingsman 2' Wins Weekend With $40M, 'Never Say Die' Crosses $300M

6:14 PM PDT 10/22/2017 by Patrick Brzeski Jackie Chan’s STXfilms-produced thriller ‘The Foreigner,’ meanwhile, pushed past the $80 million mark. Fox’s spy sequel The Kingsman: Golden Circle debuted to a strong $40.3 million at the Chinese box office over the weekend. That’s a sizable improvement over the $22.5 million opening its predecessor, The Kingsman: The Secret Service, made in the […]

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Weekend Box Office: 'Boo 2' Spooks Duds 'Geostorm,' 'Snowman' With $21.7M

‘Geostorm’ bombed domestically with $13.3 million, while ‘Only the Brave’ also had trouble igniting as stormy weather once again strikes the box office after a record-breaking September. Lionsgate and Tyler Perry’s Boo 2! A Madea Halloween had no trouble scaring up a No. 1 finish in its big-screen debut over the weekend with $21.7 million from 2,388 theaters. Overall, however, […]

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Weekend Box Office: 'Geostorm,' 'Snowman' Melt Down; 'Boo 2!' Eyes No. 1

The big-budget ‘Geostorm’ cost at least $120 million to make; elsewhere, ‘Only the Brave’ hopes to appeal to Trump supporters. Tyler Perry’s comedy-horror sequel Boo 2! A Madea Halloween is off to a solid start at the weekend box office, while environmental disaster epic Geostorm and Michael Fassbender-starrer Snowman are melting down, according to early returns. Boo 2 is tipped […]

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Box-Office Preview: Tyler Perry's 'Boo 2' to Scare Off Big-Budget 'Geostorm'

6:40 AM PDT 10/19/2017 by Pamela McClintock Michael Fassbender thriller ‘Snowman’ and fire-fighting drama ‘Only the Brave’ — endorsed by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence — also open nationwide this weekend. Tyler Perry’s comedy-horror sequel Boo 2! A Madea Halloween is tipped to win a crowded race at the box-office weekend with a $20 million-plus debut. Perry, who directed the […]

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