Posts Tagged ‘office’

Box Office: Did ‘Interstellar’ Get a Fair Shake? (Analysis)

November 11, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The box office race is largely about managing expectations. Distributor Paramount Pictures learned that the hard way by putting itself  in the embarrassing position of having to revise its estimated $50 million opening weekend for “Interstellar” downward by nearly $3 million when the film actually debuted at $47.5 million. If “Interstellar” had hit Paramount’s original projection, there... Read more

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Box Office: ‘Interstellar,’ ‘Big Hero 6′ Eye Record-Breaking Weekend

November 4, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Interstellar” and “Big Hero 6″ collide at the multiplexes this weekend, igniting one of the fiercest box office battles of the year. Both films are eyeing debuts in the $55 million range, with “Big Hero 6″ maintaining a slight advantage. Some analysts expect that the animated Walt Disney release will hit or even pass $60... Read more

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Broadway Box Office: Hugh Jackman Flexes His Muscle in ‘The River’

November 3, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Hugh Jackman made it rain at the Broadway box office last week, as the initial performances of his topliner “The River” yielded the kind of numbers that’d be encouraging for a sizeable musical, much less an intimate three-character play in one of Broadway’s smallest theaters. “The River” pulled in $348,102 for three previews, a stellar total... Read more

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Box Office: ‘Ouija’ Breaks Tie With ‘Nightcrawler’ to Win Weekend

November 3, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

After the dust settled and the final numbers were tallied, Universal Pictures’ “Ouija” emerged as the top film of Halloween weekend. The PG-13 chiller about a seance gone wrong pulled in $10.7 million across 2,899 North American theaters. Its status was in doubt, given that initial estimates had a virtual tie between “Ouija” and “Nightcrawler.”... Read more

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Broadway Box Office: Glenn Close Tips ‘A Delicate Balance’ Toward Strong Start

October 27, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

The Broadway revival of “A Delicate Balance” got off to a stellar start last week, as a cast that includes Glenn Close — appearing in her first Main Stem gig in 20 years — pushed the play into the Top 10. Playing to full houses and posting an average price paid per ticket of almost $134,”Delicate Balance” ($884,596) easily broke the... Read more

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Terry Bradshaw

October 27, 2014  |  Media Week  |  No Comments

Specs Who Terry Bradshaw Age 66 Claim to fame Co-host of Fox NFL Sunday ; former NFL quarterback and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Base Aubrey, Texas, and Love County, Okla. What’s the first information you consume in the morning? The first thing I do is gather all the sports information that I can get. I turn on the television set, go to Fox Sports 1, then I’ll go online and read The Dallas Morning News, and then I’ll read USA Today online. Are you on Twitter or any other social media? No. Absolutely not. I don’t tweet, twit or anything. I want nothing to do with it.

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Why Halloween is Looking Like a Box Office Graveyard

October 20, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Hollywood’s worst fear is being realized this Halloween. The ghouls-and-goblins holiday falls on a Friday, an accident of the calendar that will likely result in a box office bloodbath. Moviegoing will be low on the list of people’s entertainment priorities, robbing the exhibition industry of one of the busiest nights of the week. It marks the... Read more

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Broadway Box Office: Columbus Day Drives Street-Wide Spike

October 14, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Columbus Day brought a surge of long-weekend tourism business to Broadway last week, with the holiday spurring major gains all along the Street at shows including newly anointed critical darling “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” (pictured above). “Curious Incident” ($769,927), propelled by the strong reviews it earned after its Oct. 5... Read more

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‘Dracula Untold’ Tops Foreign Box Office, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Opens in China

October 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

“Dracula Untold” topped the foreign box office this weekend, edging out “Gone Girl” and “Annabelle” overseas with a $33.9 million haul. The Universal Pictures release cost $70 million to produce and has a worldwide total of $86.1 million after two weeks of release. The film added 17 new territories in its second week playing overseas... Read more

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Box Office Mojo Returns After One-Day Absence

October 12, 2014  |  Variety  |  No Comments

Without explanation, the Box Office Mojo site has returned following an absence of slightly more than a day. The site vanished on Friday afternoon with the site redirecting users to parent Amazon.com’s IMDb. It returned early Saturday evening but without any explanation on IMDB, Box Office Mojo or on Box Office Mojo’s official Twitter and... Read more

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