Posts Tagged ‘office’

Box Office Drops 5% in 2014: What’s Behind the Fall

January 1, 2015  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Without Iron Man, Batman or James Bond to bolster ticket sales, the overall box office plunged 5.2% in 2014, topping out at $10.3 billion domestically. Audiences cooled to Hollywood offerings, voting with their feet as attendance dropped by an estimated 6% to 1.26 billion, the lowest figure in nearly two decades. “This was the most... Read more

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‘The Hobbit’ Finale Nears $600 Million at Global Box Office

December 28, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” crossed the $400 million mark at the international box office, topping charts for a third consecutive weekend. The Middle-earth finale earned $89.2 million from 62 territories, pushing its global haul to $573.2 million. The two previous films in the trilogy have generated roughly $2 billion at the... Read more

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‘The Hobbit’ Finale Nears $600 Million at Global Box Office

December 28, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” crossed the $400 million mark at the international box office, topping charts for a third consecutive weekend. The Middle-earth finale earned $89.2 million from 62 territories, pushing its global haul to $573.2 million. The two previous films in the trilogy have generated roughly $2 billion at the... Read more

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Warner Bros. Hits $3 Billion at International Box Office

December 28, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Interstellar,” “Godzilla” and the final “Hobbit” film drove Warner Bros. Pictures past $3 billion at the international box office in 2014. It’s the second consecutive year that the studio has topped that mark and the seventh time it has exceeded $2 billion in foreign ticket sales. The results are a testament to the increasingly global... Read more

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Box Office: ‘Interview’ Heads for $3 Million Weekend, ‘Hobbit,’ ‘Unbroken,’ ‘Woods’ Surging

December 27, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Following a $1 million-plus Christmas Day launch for “The Interview,” Sony’s political comedy is heading for a $3 million finish over the four-day holiday period at 331 U.S. locations. “The Interview” figure will be dwarfed by the three top wide releases: New Line-MGM’s Hobbit finale, Universal’s “Unbroken” and Disney’s Into the Woods” are each projected... Read more

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Box Office: ‘The Interview’ Earns Nearly $1 Million on Christmas; ‘Unbroken,’ ‘Into the Woods’ Surging to $40M

December 26, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Sony’s “The Interview” has delivered nearly $1 million on its opening day on Christmas — an impressive launch for a title playing in only about 300 independent theaters in the U.S. The estimate for the controversial comedy came after a launch amid a barrage of news coverage with several theaters opting for midnight screenings. The... Read more

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Korean Box Office: Nostalgic ‘Father’ Beats ‘Hobbit’ 

December 22, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

SEOUL – Local blockbuster, “Ode to My Father” which charts the tumultuous modern history of a Korean family beat rival opener “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” to claim the top spot at the Korean box office.  CJ Entertainment’s “Ode,” took $ 8.26 million (KRW 9.05 billion) during the strictly defined weekend (Fri-Sun) after being shown on 966 screens and selling 1.14 million... Read more

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Box Office: ‘The Hobbit’ Rules Them All With $90.6 Million

December 21, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Moviegoers helped Peter Jackson bid farewell to Middle Earth in style, pushing “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” to $90.6 million over its first five days in theaters. The franchise finale debuted Wednesday on 3,875 locations and easily trumped tracking which had predicted a debut in the $70 million range. For its inaugural... Read more

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Digital Tracking: ‘The Hobbit’s’ Five Armies to Plunder Box Office

December 20, 2014  |  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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Korea Box Office: Local Documentary Tops Weekend Chart

December 15, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

SEOUL – An independently-produced Korean documentary beat Hollywood and local blockbusters alike to grab the top spot at Korea’s box office over the weekend (Fri-Sun). “My Love, Don’t Cross That River,” about an elderly couple facing death, took $4.66 million (KRW 5.13 billion) last weekend, overtaking “Interstellar,” “Exodus: Gods and Kings” and newcomer “The Theory of Everything.”    “My Love” opened on Nov.... Read more

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