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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Box Office: 'All the Money in the World' Debuts; 'Last Jedi,' 'Jumanji' Top Christmas Day

Ridley Scott raced to finish ‘All the Money in the World’ after replacing disgraced actor Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer; Aaron Sorkin’s ‘Molly’s Game’ likewise launches on Christmas Day. Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle continued to dominate the box office on Christmas Day, while a newcomer to the crowded holiday feast of movies was […]

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Box Office: 'Last Jedi,' 'Jumanji' Rule Christmas; 'Downsizing' Bombs

‘The Post’ prospers, while the verdict is out on ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ and ‘The Greatest Showman.’ A holiday loser is ‘Father Figures.’ Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle are the biggest winners of the holiday box-office feast, while at the other end of the Christmas table Alexander Payne’s Downsizing and the R-rated Father Figures are […]

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'Downsizing' Box Office a Rare Miss for Alexander Payne

11:39 AM PST 12/24/2017 by Pamela McClintock The satricial comedy is also the latest miss for actor Matt Damon following director George Clooney’s ‘Suburbicon.’ Acclaimed filmmaker Alexander Payne and Paramount may have bet big on Downsizing, but the movie is doing miniature-like business at the year-end holiday box office. If the R-rated satirical comedy doesn’t make a miraculous recovery, it […]

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Holiday Box Office: 'Pitch Perfect 3' Sings Loudly; 'Downsizing,' 'Father Figures' Falter

The three films joined the crowded Christmas parade on Friday; Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Post’ shines in select theaters. Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle continued to dominate the year-end holiday box office on Friday, while Pitch Perfect 3 made a strong entry. Disney and Lucasfilm’s The Last Jedi grossed $24.7 million from 4,323 theaters as […]

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Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Crossing a Galactic $500M Globally

The movie will achieve the feat sometime Tuesday. Disney’s and Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi is jumping the $500 million mark at the worldwide box office after finishing Monday with $494.6 million in global ticket sales. In North America, the sequel to Star Wars: The Force Awakens grossed $21.6 million Monday, one of the 10 best showings of all […]

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Box Office: 'Jumanji' Jumps Ahead of 'Greatest Showman' With $7.2M Wednesday

8:41 AM PST 12/21/2017 by Gregg Kilday , Pamela McClintock As expected, holdover ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ beat both new holiday offerings. Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle jumped ahead of P.T. Barnum biopic The Greatest Showman at the Wednesday box office, posting an estimated opening-day gross of $7.2 million from 3,765 theaters as the Christmas onslaught commenced. The Greatest Showman, […]

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Bradley Cooper, Lady Gaga's 'A Star is Born' to Hit Theaters During 2018 Awards Season After All

4:22 PM PST 12/20/2017 by Pamela McClintock The Warner Bros. movie marks Cooper’s feature directorial debut. Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born will hit theaters during awards season.  Warner Bros. announced Wednesday it is moving the film from May 18, 2018 to Oct. 5, 2018, a prime corridor for more serious, adult-skewing fare. Insiders say the decision was made after […]

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