Posts Tagged ‘office’

‘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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‘Transformers’ Leads Foreign Box Office With $102 Million

July 13, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Transformers: Age of Extinction” led the foreign box office for the third week running, propelled by a record-shattering run in China. The giant robots sequel added another $102 million to its bounty from 50 territories, pushing its worldwide total to $752.5 million. China contributed another $25 million to that loot. The film, which was partially shot... Read more

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Box Office: ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ Swings Back Strong With $27.7 Million Friday

July 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“The Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” has swung back into theaters and waged a full-blown war. The sequel grossed $27.7 million Stateside on Friday as it eyes a $70 million opening weekend. If estimates hold, the pic will outperform its predecessor, “Rise of the Planet of the Apes,” which launched to $54.8 million... Read more

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‘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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