Posts Tagged ‘office’

From ‘Fifty Shades’ to ‘Jupiter Ascending,’ It’s Feast or Famine at the Box Office

February 16, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

For the first month and a half of 2015, it’s been feast or famine at the multiplexes. The hits have been huge, but the flops have been equally gigantic. Last weekend, “Fifty Shades of Grey” became the latest film to trump estimates when it debuted to nearly $100 million over the Presidents Day holiday. That... Read more

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Box Office: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Torches Records With $94.4 Million Debut

February 16, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Fifty Shades of Grey” made moviegoers its slave over Presidents Day weekend, shattering records and heating up the box office with a staggering $94.4 million debut over the four-day holiday. That easily trumped the previous high of $63.1 million set by “Valentine’s Day” in 2010. The film took advantage of Valentine’s Day falling over the... Read more

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Box Office: ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Explodes With Record-Breaking $81.7 Million

February 15, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Fifty Shades of Grey” sizzled at the box office, setting new records for the highest grossing Presidents Day Weekend opener of all time and ranking among the biggest R-rated debuts in history. The erotic drama performed like a comic book movie, albeit one with much naughtier costumes, picking up $81.7 million from 3,646 locations over... Read more

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Two Hollywood Flops in One Weekend at the Box Office

February 7, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

It’s not often that Hollywood releases two major theatrical bombs on the same weekend. But that’s what happened when “Jupiter Ascending” and “Seventh Son” both crashed in U.S. theaters on Friday. Warner Bros.’ “Jupiter Ascending,” starring Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis, is quickly falling in box office estimates to a skimpy $18 million opening. With a... Read more

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Two Hollywood Flops in One Weekend at the Box Office

February 7, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

It’s not often that Hollywood releases two major theatrical bombs on the same weekend. But that’s what happened when “Jupiter Ascending” and “Seventh Son” both crashed in U.S. theaters on Friday. Warner Bros.’ “Jupiter Ascending,” starring Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis, is quickly falling in box office estimates to a skimpy $18 million opening. With a... Read more

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Two Hollywood Flops in One Weekend at the Box Office

February 7, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

It’s not often that Hollywood releases two major theatrical bombs on the same weekend. But that’s what happened when “Jupiter Ascending” and “Seventh Son” both crashed in U.S. theaters on Friday. Warner Bros.’ “Jupiter Ascending,” starring Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis, is quickly falling in box office estimates to a skimpy $18 million opening. With a... Read more

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Can Dead People Resurrect A&E’s Ratings?

January 9, 2015  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Things unraveled quickly for A&E in 2014: Its top-rated show, Duck Dynasty, plummeted to a 1.0 18-49 rating in November, and it canceled its second-most popular show, Longmire, which skewed too old for its advertisers. ( Netflix picked it up for Season 4. ) As A&E tries to right the ship in 2015, the network is focusing on its loyal audience for Bates Motel (which averaged 4.1 million viewers each week during Season 2) with its new drama, The Returned. At the Television Critics Association's winter press tour on Friday, A&E revealed that The Returned

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Digital Tracking: ‘The Woman in Black 2′ Keeps First Weekend Thrills Alive at Box Office

January 3, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? Moviepilot – which studies social data and box office trends – analyzes this weekend’s new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google (the methodology behind the numbers is laid out in... Read more

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France’s Box Office Rises 8% – But Thanks to France not Hollywood

January 2, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

France’s box office powered up 7.7% in 2014 to a 206 million paid attendance, Rentrak France announced Friday. That’s the second biggest figure since 1967, only topped by 2011’s historical high. Admissions translate to a total box office gross of €1.339 billion ($1.6 billion), per Rentrak. But this isn’t a case of Hollywood movies making... Read more

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Box Office: ‘The Hobbit’ Edges ‘Unbroken’ on New Year’s Eve

January 1, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Hobbit” fans led by way on the final day of 2014 at the U.S. box office as New Line-MGM’s “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” grossed $6 million to lift its total to $189.5 million after 15 days. “Five Armies” edged Universal’s holiday hit “Unbroken,” which took in $5.9 million on New Year’s... Read more

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