Posts Tagged ‘office’

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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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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