Posts Tagged ‘office’

‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ to Boost Summer Box Office

July 9, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” is looking to reignite a summer box office that flamed out spectacularly over the July 4th holiday. The sequel to the well-received 2011 reboot will benefit from a lack of competition at the multiplexes en route to an opening in the $60 million range when it debuts across... Read more

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‘Tammy’ Laughs Its Way to $1.3 Mil at Tuesday Box Office

July 2, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Tammy” laughed its way to $1.3 million at the Tuesday night box office. New Line, the studio behind the R-rated comedy, is betting that Melissa McCarthy’s star power can outshine the battling robots from “Transformers: Age of Extinction” at the Fourth of July box office. The raunchy vehicle got off to a strong start, with its... Read more

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‘Transformers 4′: Why the Box Office Smash is a Turning Point in China

June 29, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

China looms over the film industry, representing its best hope for growth at a time when nimbler competitors such as television and online video are siphoning away attention and audiences. The world’s second largest film market cast a shadow over the move business this week, pumping up the global grosses of “Transformers: Age of Extinction”... Read more

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Box Office: ‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ Rules with $100 Mil

June 29, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Transformers: Age of Extinction” dominated the global box office this weekend, debuting to an estimated $100 million in the U.S. and $301.3 million worldwide, while announcing itself as a box office blockbuster in a summer defined by welterweights. Both the domestic and international figures represent high-water marks for the year and set the film up... Read more

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‘Maleficent,’ ‘Dragon 2′ Score at Foreign Box Office Despite World Cup

June 22, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Maleficent” continued to enchant foreign moviegoers, as the Walt Disney Studios release captured first place at the international box office this weekend. The Angelina Jolie vehicle crossed the $500 million mark globally after adding $44.7 million to it haul from 54 foreign territories. Its foreign grosses were robust in large part because it opened in... Read more

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’22 Jump Street’ Box Office Haul Shows Power of Female Crowds

June 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“22 Jump Street” was a broad comedy in the best way possible, playing equally well with males and females. The Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum vehicle burst onto the Father’s Day box office scene with a superb $60 million debut; a figure that was sliced up evenly between the genders. It’s another example of the... Read more

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Director Dean DeBlois And Producer Bonnie Arnold Talk ‘Dragon 2′ Bow At Taormina

June 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

TAORMINA, Sicily – “How To Train Your Dragon 2” opened the Taormina Film Festival in Italy, just as the DreamWorks Animation sequel bowed at the U.S. Box Office with a projected $53 million via Fox, a debut which both director Dean DeBlois and producer Bonnie Arnold seem content enough with. “In the film business there... Read more

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Box Office: ‘Fault in Our Stars’ Soars Past Tom Cruise With $48.2 Mil

June 8, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“The Fault in Our Stars” launched to an astounding $48.2 million this weekend, justifying 20th Century Fox’s gamble that summer crowds would show up to a low-budget romance about cancer patients. The film eclipsed the $29.1 million take of the week’s other new premiere “Edge of Tomorrow.” Combined with the success of last sprins “Divergent,”... Read more

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Box Office: Angelina Jolie’s ‘Maleficent’ Targets $60 Million-Plus Opening

May 26, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The Angelina Jolie-starrer “Maleficent” looks to be beneficent for Disney at the box office. The live-action “Sleeping Beauty” reboot is on track to open to north of $60 million on May 30, according to early estimates. The $175 million-plus production needs to do strong business overseas to see a profit. “Maleficent” comes on the heels... Read more

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Box Office: ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Sets Franchise Best With $262 Mil Global Bow

May 25, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Fox’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past” stormed the worldwide box office, grossing a boffo $261.8 million, of which an estimated $90.7 million comes from the domestic market in three days. Pic’s global haul marks the biggest opening weekend for the superhero franchise, as well as the studio’s largest, beating 2009′s “Avatar.” REVIEW: ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ While Fox... Read more

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