Posts Tagged ‘office’

‘Dracula Untold’ Tops Foreign Box Office, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Opens in China

October 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Dracula Untold” topped the foreign box office this weekend, edging out “Gone Girl” and “Annabelle” overseas with a $33.9 million haul. The Universal Pictures release cost $70 million to produce and has a worldwide total of $86.1 million after two weeks of release. The film added 17 new territories in its second week playing overseas... Read more

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Box Office Mojo Returns After One-Day Absence

October 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Without explanation, the Box Office Mojo site has returned following an absence of slightly more than a day. The site vanished on Friday afternoon with the site redirecting users to parent Amazon.com’s IMDb. It returned early Saturday evening but without any explanation on IMDB, Box Office Mojo or on Box Office Mojo’s official Twitter and... Read more

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‘Gone Girl’ Draws Blood With $26 Million, ‘Dracula Untold’ Tops Friday Box Office

October 11, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Despite losing the Friday race to Universal’s horror actioner “Dracula Untold,” “Gone Girl” is headed for its second consecutive box office win. Fox’s thriller looks to draw blood with $26 million this weekend, while “Dracula” is close behind with a $24 million launch. Both films topped two big newcomers this Columbus Day weekend: Robert Downey... Read more

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Box Office: ‘Gone Girl’ Holding Strong with Estimated $24 Million Weekend

October 10, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Fox’s second weekend of murder mystery “Gone Girl” is showing powerful legs at the U.S. box office, with early estimates portending a $24 million frame at 3,284 locations. “Gone Girl,” starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike as a deeply dysfunctional couple, appeared to be luring adult moviegoers at the expense of Warner Bros.’ courtroom drama... Read more

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‘The Equalizer’ Gunning for Nearly $40 Million at Weekend Box Office

September 27, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Denzel Washington is dropping the hammer at the U.S. box office. His new action thriller “The Equalizer” is aiming for $37 million this weekend although some observers believe it could hit $40 million. Based on the 1980s TV show, “The Equalizer” reunites Washington with “Training Day” director Antoine Fuqua. The R-rated film, according to early... Read more

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‘The Equalizer’ Gunning for Nearly $40 Million at Weekend Box Office

September 27, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Denzel Washington is dropping the hammer at the U.S. box office. His new action thriller “The Equalizer” is aiming for $37 million this weekend although some observers believe it could hit $40 million. Based on the 1980s TV show, “The Equalizer” reunites Washington with “Training Day” director Antoine Fuqua. The R-rated film, according to early... Read more

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Broadway Box Office: Business Surges with ‘Curious Incident’ Off to Good Start

September 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Broadway bounced back from its annual post-Labor Day downturn last week, gaining steam in a frame that added three new shows — including the transfer of London hit “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” — and saw the return of one more. September is usually a fallow time on the Main Stem thanks... Read more

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‘No Good Deed’ Uses Star Power, Social Media to Top Box Office

September 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Star power and social media savvy propelled “No Good Deed” to the top of the box office this weekend. The $13 million film nearly doubled its production budget in its first three days of release, pulling in an impressive $24.5 million. The home invasion thriller was able to trump box office predictions because Sony and... Read more

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Box Office: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Wins Again, ‘The Identical’ Flops

September 6, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Guardians of the Galaxy” is the Atlas of the movie world, holding the box office up on its shoulders during this post-Labor Day slump. The Disney-Marvel tentpole came in first place for the third consecutive weekend while faith-based offering “The Identical” tanked. With the only new wide release misfiring, the weekend after Labor Day looks... Read more

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5 Summer Box Office Takeaways: Marvel Rules, China Rises and Stars Matter

September 1, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The summer box office sputtered to a close, down 15% from last year’s record breaker. Domestically, it was the worst showing for Hollywood in nearly a decade. To be sure, there were massive hits such as “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” but this year’s crop of blockbusters was puny compared to... Read more

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