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To the surprise of no one, THOR: RAGNAROK reigned supreme at the domestic box office, bringing in a thunderous $121 million and getting the holiday movie season off to a solid start. The good news didn’t stop there: the movie’s simultaneous opening in China also exceeded expectations with $55.6 million. Overall, the foreign markets (some […]

JIGSAW, the eighth entry in Lionsgate’s SAW series, topped the box office this weekend with $16.3 million. That is hardly a stellar number, but it was enough to garner the #1 spot in one of the weakest frames of the year. Many potential ticketbuyers decided to stay home and watch either the World Series or […]

Horror once again took the box office this weekend, but with a twist. This scares this time came with a decidedly comedic feel as Tyler Perry’s farce BOO 2: A MADEA HALLOWEEN earned the number one spot with a solid $21.2 million. Distributor Lionsgate ruled the Halloween season for many years via the SAW series, […]

Trying to forecast box office results in 2017 has not been an easy task. If there are any blue chips genres left, it would be superhero films and horror movies, proving that younger audiences are still the deciding factor these days. In the wake of IT’s gargantuan success, horror came through again this weekend with […]

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 […]

September ended with a photo finish at the box office. For quite a while, it was not clear which movie would come out on top in a three-way heat between IT, AMERICAN MADE, and KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE. When the dust settled, the wildly successful Stephen King adaptation reclaimed the number one spot with $17.3 […]

KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE emerged victorious this weekend, somewhat surprisingly considering the solid performances of the previous two Lego movies. However, THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE seriously underperformed with only $21.2 million, a surprisingly weak start to what had been a solid franchise up to the point. It also failed to garner the strong critical response […]

The summer movie season is now over and it definitely went out with a whimper and not a bang. This was one of the lowest grossing months in many a moon, and Hollywood is hoping that the fall season will make up the difference. Things are off to a very good start, thanks to the […]

Horror continued to be a performer at the box office, albeit with a caveat. This weekend’s results made it clear that audiences are still very much up for a horror film, but they want traditional chills, not art-house thrills packaged as a genre movie. IT came out on top again this weekend with a gross […]

The failure last month of THE DARK TOWER left industry observers wondering whether there was still a market for Stephen King adaptations. However, all of those doubts are long gone thanks to the record-breaking opening of Warner/New Line’s IT, which brought in an astonishing $123 million dollars. That is more than double the previous September […]