Posts Tagged ‘office’

Box Office: ‘Home’ Blasts Off for Massive $59 Million Weekend

March 28, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The animated comedy “Home” is headed for a box office home run. DreamWorks Animation’s family film defied expectations, to say the least, opening to $15.6 million on Friday, which set it on course for just under $59 million this weekend — one of the best debuts for DreamWorks Animation. Meanwhile, Will Ferrell and Kevin Hart’s... Read more

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Kal Penn Is Bringing Big Data to the Masses With New Nat Geo Show

March 24, 2015  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Specs Who Kal Penn Age 37 Claim to fame Host and producer of National Geographic Channel's The Big Picture with Kal Penn

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Box Office: ‘Insurgent’ Trailing ‘Divergent’ With $50 Million

March 21, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Insurgent” is diverging from the most recent estimates that had pegged it in the $45 million range. “The Divergent Series: Insurgent” is still trailing the first installment, last year’s “Divergent,” but is closing the gap as it aims for an opening weekend of $50 million-plus. However, the film is short of initial estimates of nearly... Read more

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Box Office: China Lifts ‘Jupiter Ascending,’ ‘Big Hero 6′ Crosses $600 Million

March 8, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Jupiter Ascending” may have bombed in the United States, but Chinese audiences are embracing the story of a cleaning lady who discovers she’s intergalactic royalty. The Wachowski siblings’ space opera topped the foreign box office after opening to $23.2 million in the People’s Republic. The film picked up a leading $25.3 million overseas, pushing its... Read more

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Box Office: ‘Chappie’ Stumbles, ‘Unfinished Business’ Bombs

March 8, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Neill Blomkamp’s “Chappie” and “Unfinished Business” with Vince Vaughn added up to a weekend to forget at the U.S. box office. Overall ticket sales plunged as “Chappie,” a science-fiction adventure about a sentient robot, topped charts with a weak $13.3 million from 3,201 locations. Going into the weekend, Sony Pictures was aiming for a debut... Read more

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Korea Box Office: ‘Kingsman’ and ‘Imitation Game’ Hotter Than ‘Fifty Shades’ or ‘Focus’

March 2, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

SEOUL – Foreign titles dominated the Korean box office this weekend, but it was older, British, titles that came out on top, not new releases “Fifty Shades of Grey” or Will Smith’s “Focus.” “Kingsman: The Secret Service” bounced up to first place after spending two weeks in second. It accounted for 31% of the box... Read more

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Box Office: Will Smith’s ‘Focus’ Sets Sights on $20 Million Opening

February 28, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

A new romance is dominating the bigsreen. Will Smith’s “Focus” has dethroned “Fifty Shades of Grey” as the No. 1 film in the country. The crime drama opened to $6.5 million on Friday in the U.S. and has set its sights on $20 million this weekend. Tracking had pegged a debut in the $21 million... Read more

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How Much is a Tweet Worth to Studios? $560 at the Box Office

February 27, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Twitter may be a powerful platform to help get audiences into theaters, but the true impact of tweets on a film’s box office is dependent upon when the messages about movies are actually sent leading up to their release. A single tweet on average can add $560 to a film’s opening weekend, according to a new... Read more

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Box Office: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Plummets, ‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2′ Flops

February 22, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Fifty Shades of Grey” didn’t show much endurance, with ticket sales for the erotic drama plunging in its second weekend of release. The adaptation of EL James kinky best-seller about a billionaire and the college student he introduces into the world of BDSM, nabbed first place at the box office, but its $23.2 million in... Read more

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Box Office: ‘Fifty Shades’ Still No. 1 Despite 70% Drop in Ticket Sales

February 20, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Universal’s “Fifty Shades of Grey” remains dominant at the U.S. box office — despite plunging 70% to an esitmated $25 million in its second weekend at 3.655 theaters. The decline was not a surprise following the eye-popping $85 million opening weekend. The performance is similar to the second weekends of “Sex and the City” and... Read more

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