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The #1 this weekend was no surprise. THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS “threepeated” with $19.4 million and will be easily be dethroned next weekend by GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY Vol. 2. However, the #2 and #3 spots were completely unexpected. Cinema distribution aimed at America’s various ethnic groups has been around for decades, but these […]

THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS repeated over the weekend, bringing in an additional $38.7 million. This represents a drop of over 60%, continuing the film’s somewhat disappointing domestic showing. However, it hardly matters as in the space of just over a week, it has already reached $900 million worldwide, an astonishing figure. The film still […]

To the surprise of no one, THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS topped both the domestic and international box office, bringing in an astonishing $532.5 million worldwide, a new record. That total surpasses previous record holder STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS by $3 million. The only sour note came from the domestic total of $100.2 million, […]

In the run up to the summer blockbuster season, Dreamworks’ animated feature THE BOSS BABY repeated at the top of the box office this weekend, pulling in another $26.3 million. Disney’s hugely successful live-action remake of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST continues to chug along, adding another $25 million to its overflowing coffers. When overseas totals […]

Alec Baldwin’s impersonation of Donald Trump has given his career a bump and the actor’s good fortune continued this weekend. Baldwin supplies the voice of the title character in the animated feature THE BOSS BABY and it won the weekend with a solid $49 million gross. Critics were far from impressed by its confusing plotting, […]

Walt Disney’s live action version of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST performed like a lion in its second weekend, dropping only 49% for an impressive $88.3 million gross. Whatever doubt anyone had about the possibilities of a live action version of the ’90s classic are certainly long gone. Expect more live action revamps of animated classics […]

Any worries Disney executives might have had about their live action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST finding an audience quickly ended when the Thursday preview screenings started. Grossing a record breaking $170 million in its opening weekend, the picture also scored overseas and is on track to being the highest grossing film of this quarter. The […]

KONG: SKULL ISLAND, the second entry in a new Legendary Pictures franchise kicked off by Gareth Edwards’ GODZILLA, reigned supreme at the box office this weekend, grossing over $61 million. The hefty project ($190 million) needed a big bow in order to succeed and got it, which is no doubt a relief to Legendary executives […]

There has been much talk in critic’s circles about “superhero fatigue” brought about by the influx of movies in this genre. However, aside from an occasional outright dud like THE FANTASTIC FOUR reboot, audiences are still responding. In some cases, critics are too. LOGAN, the latest and supposedly last entry in Marvel’s Wolverine series, accomplished […]

Yesterday’s Academy Awards ceremony had a number of memorable moments, though the most memorable will go down in Oscar infamy, thanks to a behind-the-scenes blunder that will likely cost someone their job. Best Picture presenters Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway (chosen to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their groundbreaking movie BONNIE AND CLYDE) read out […]