Posts Tagged ‘office’

Box Office: ‘The Hobbit’ Poised to Win Final Weekend of the Year

December 28, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Bilbo Baggins is heading for more U.S. box office glory on the final weekend of 2013 as “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” is projected to score a three-peat, the third of the year. Friday’s forecasts placed “Desolation of Smaug” with a domestic weekend in the $30 million-$32 million range for Friday-Sunday, which would give... Read more

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‘Wolf of Wall Street’ Poised for No. 1 at Christmas Box Office with $10 Million

December 26, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The stock market might be closed but Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” had no trouble cashing in at the holiday box office. According to early estimates, Paramount’s R-rated drama leads all Christmas sales with approximately $10 million on its first day of release while Warner Bros.’ “The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug” is close... Read more

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Box Office: ‘The Hobbit,’ ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ to Lead Crowded Christmas; ’47 Ronin’ a Financial Wreck

December 24, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Moviegoers will have plenty to unwrap in theaters Christmas Day, with a hefty eight films opening, including Martin Scorsese’s latest “The Wolf of Wall Street”, Ben Stiller’s “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty” and the Keanu Reeves samurai tentpole “47 Ronin.” But auds still are likely to crown Warner Bros.’ third-frame holdover “The Hobbit” as... Read more

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’47 Ronin’ Tanks at Japanese Box Office; Is U.S. Doom Next?

December 8, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

If a samurai movie can’t work in Japan, where can it? Universal execs are asking themselves just that after the weekend’s weak-sauce performance of “47 Ronin” in Japan, where the mega-budgeted Keanu Reeves starrer launched ahead of the Dec. 25 Stateside bow, with a paltry estimated $1.3 million from 333 playdates. The troubling local start... Read more

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De Niro, Stallone Fighting for Box Office Glory in ‘Grudge Match’

November 28, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

With sporting events dominating TV over Thanksgiving weekend, Warner Bros. is making a major push for its Robert De Niro-Sylvester Stallone box comedy “Grudge Match.” It opens Christmas Day against four other nationwide launches: Fox’s “The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty,” Paramount’s “The Wolf of Wall Street,” Universal’s “47 Ronin” and Open Road’s “Believe.” Warner-based... Read more

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‘Doctor Who’ Earns $2.91 million at U.K. Box Office

November 26, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

LONDON — The 3D theatrical screenings of the special 50th anniversary episode of sci-fi drama “Doctor Who” earned £1.8 million ($2.91 million) at the U.K. box office, which is a European record for alternative content. “The Day of the Doctor,” which was screened on Saturday by 440 movie theaters in the U.K. at the same time... Read more

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Box Office: ‘Thor: The Dark World’ Set for No. 1 Repeat With $35 Million-Plus

November 14, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Thor: The Dark World” is set to again rule the box office as most studios sit out the sesh in anticipation of next week’s “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.” Only Universal is essaying a wide opening, with seasonal dramedy “The Best Man Holiday” bowing 15 years after Michael D. Lee’s “The Best Man” became a... Read more

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Box Office: ‘Ender’s Game’ No. 1 With $27 Million as ‘Thor’ Rises Overseas

November 2, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Summit’s “Ender’s Game” is topping this weekend domestically with a projected $27 million bow, an OK start for the teen lit adaptation that was not quite as hotly anticipated as Lionsgate had hoped. “Game” opened to $9.9 million Friday, including $1.4 million from late night showings on Halloween. The bow is fine for Lionsgate, which... Read more

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Box Office: High-Profile Newcomers Still Falling to ‘Gravity’

October 19, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Between the two of them, the remake of a 1976 horror classic and a controversial thriller about the founder of Wikileaks couldn’t pull “Gravity” out of its orbit. The space drama is set to earn just north of $30 million in its third weekend in release. That is only a 28% drop from last weekend,... Read more

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Wikileaks Drama Getting Hacked at the Box Office

October 19, 2013  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The mystery of Julian Assange continues as DreamWorks’ Wikileaks drama “The Fifth Estate” looks to be all but M.I.A. at the box office. Bill Condon’s tech-themed feature could spill only $2.4 million worth of secrets this weekend, according to insiders, for one of the worst wide openings of the year. The Wikileaks drama, starring Benedict... Read more

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