Posts Tagged ‘office’

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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Box Office: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Rules Lackluster Labor Day

August 31, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Guardians of the Galaxy” became the year’s highest grossing U.S. release this weekend, goosing an otherwise drab Labor Day box office The Marvel film topped the domestic charts for the third time and benefited from crowds hoping to stretch out the waning days of summer, grossing $16.3 million over the Friday, Saturday and Sunday period... Read more

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Box Office: ‘Guardians’ Becomes Year’s Top Film, Leads Labor Day Weekend

August 30, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Leave it to a ragtag band of space crusaders to save the Labor Day weekend box office. “Guardians of the Galaxy” has edged out newcomers “The November Man” and “As Above, So Below” to once again top the domestic box office, earning $3.8 million on Friday in its fifth frame. The intergalactic pic has beat... Read more

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Box Office: ‘As Above, So Below’ Opens Modestly with $470,000 from Latenight Shows

August 29, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Universal’s found-footage thriller “As Above, So Below” has launched with a moderate $470,000 at late shows Thursday night in 1,805 theaters in the U.S. The number is in line with expectations for modest numbers for “As Above,” with forecasts for $8 million to $10 million for the Labor Day weekend. “As Above” is directed by... Read more

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Box Office: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Back on Top, ‘Sin City 2′ Flops

August 24, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Teen girls and fanboys duked it out at the box office this weekend, with “Guardians of the Galaxy” getting the upper hand on newcomer “If I Stay” and scoring first place with a $17.6 million haul, according to studio estimates. It was the second time that Marvel’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” came out on top,... Read more

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‘Sin City 2′ Bombs at Friday Box Office, ‘Guardians′ Will Be Back on Top

August 23, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” was left battered and bruised on Friday at the domestic box office, while “Guardians of the Galaxy” will likely skyrocket back up top, eking out Friday’s victor “If I Stay” by Sunday. The retro-noir tanked, coming in sixth on Friday behind the sports drama “When the Game Stands... Read more

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Broadway Box Office: Middleweight ‘Rocky’ Goes Down for the Count

August 18, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

As the slow summer attrition of the Broadway slate continues, the musical adaptation of “Rocky” hit the mat with a final box office bump — but only a relatively modest one, in keeping with the production’s ongoing struggle to attract blockbuster crowds. Sales at “Rocky” ($870,165) climbed about 10% last week compared to the prior sesh,... Read more

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‘How to Train Your Dragon 2′ Tops Foreign Box Office After China Debut

August 17, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“How to Train Your Dragon 2″ soared to the top of the foreign box office charts this weekend, picking up $37.7 million from 28 markets. The DreamWorks Animation sequel was powered by a strong debut in China, where the picture picked up $25.9 million. Though “Dragon 2’s” $171 million domestic gross was lower than expected... Read more

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy,’ ‘Ninja Turtles’ Spark Summer Box Office Revival

August 10, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The domestic box office ended July a shell of itself, brought low by a scrawny series of would-be blockbusters. What a difference a month makes. “Guardians of the Galaxy” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” have sparked a rally at the multiplexes the past two weeks, crushing records and becoming the first and fourth-highest openings in... Read more

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