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It was an open question as to how BLADE RUNNER 2049 would do. Arriving 35 years after its groundbreaking forerunner, could the $150 million sequel capture the public imagination in the way that Ridley Scott’s original has become one of the most celebrated science fiction movies ever made? There was plenty of buzz and critics […]

August has traditionally been the slowest month of the summer movie season, though that has changed in recent years. Big hits like the original GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY and SUICIDE SQUAD aimed to make the latter half of summer just as competitive as June and July. That was clearly what Sony was hoping for with […]

Rotten Tomatoes, the aggregate review site, has been around for years, but it has been in the press quite a bit these past few months. The major studios have been increasingly vocal with their feeling that bad reviews are severely impacting box office. While a bad review from one critic is usually nothing to get […]

WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, the latest saga in Fox’s rebooted Apes franchise, finished first this weekend with $56 million. That certainly does not sound like a bad start, however, it is down about $16 million from the previous installment. Internationally, the film added another $46 million and still has several major markets […]

Going into the weekend, the new SPIDER-MAN movie was still something of a question mark. It represents the third time this series has been rebooted in only 15 years; would audiences respond favorably? Sony is now working directly with Marvel and that allowed this SPIDER-MAN to be connected into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, meaning appearances […]

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