Box Office: Spiderman: Homecoming and Despicable Me 3 Record

The Hollywood Reporter's Pamela McClintock reported on Saturday, July 8th, 2017 the opening weekend "success" of Marvel's newest addition to the ever expanding Marvel Cinematic Universe, "Spiderman: Homecoming". The reboot is set to become the third biggest box-office domestic opening of the year with $50.5 million with a projected $120 million-$125 million by Sunday's end. "If that [...]

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Box Office: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Weekend Box Office Expectation

On May 5th, 2017, Variety's Dave McNary and JD Knapp reported on Marvel's newest film to be released and 2017's summer kickoff, "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2", stating that on Thursday alone, the film received $17 million in gross, making it the third-largest title for Marvel after "Age of Ultron" ($27.6 million), and "Civil [...]

Box Office Follow Up (Part 2): China’s Box Office Suffers Due to a Dismal March

Despite "King Kong: Skull Island" and "Beauty and the Beast" delivering box office success overseas, China still suffered in March. Variety's Patrick Frater reported on April 3rd, 2017 that China's box office revenue for March was $488 million (RMB 3.37 billion) which is 9% lower than March of last year. Admissions were also down from [...]

Box Office Follow Up: “Beauty and the Beast” and “Kong: Skull Island”

Variety's Dave McNary reported on Sunday, March 26th, 2017 that Disney's live action remake, "Beauty and the Beast" amassed $207 million over its second weekend, making the total box office run of two weeks approximately $690 million. Internationally, "Beauty and the Beast" grosses $119 million, followed closely by "Kong: Skull Isand" with $91 milion according [...]

In the Spirit of Howard Ashman: Bill Condon on “Beauty and the Beast”

Kim Masters interviewed Bill Condon, director of "Dreamgirls" (2006), who also directed the new adaptation of "Beauty and the Beast" (2017) on Saturday, March 25th, 2017. Speaking on the film, Bill Condon noted how he wanted to make the remake in the spirit of the original lyricist of the 1991, Howard Ashman, who died before [...]

If You Can’t Be Yourself, Be Batman: “The Lego Batman Movie” Makes an Impressive Run at the Friday Box Office

"The Lego Batman Movie" (McCay 2017) which was released on February 10th, 2017, made an impressive two week run on Friday, beating out three of the February 17th new releases: "Great Wall", "Fist Fight", and "A Cure for Wellness". According to a  Variety article by Seth Kelley, the animated comedy picked up a healthy figure [...]