Movie News: Box Office

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'Jack Ryan' Franchise in Question After Snub From Younger Moviegoers

feedproxy.google.com – More than a third of the film's opening-weekend audience was over the age of 50, despite a star turn from 33-year-old actor Chris Pine.The fate of Paramount's marquee spy franchise has been thrown into question following the soft debut of Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit at the North American box office, where the action thriller failed to connect with younger audiences unfamiliar with author Tom Clancy's iconic character. 12 weeks 1 day ago via theothersenhman
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Specialty Box Office: Holdovers Try To Cash In On Oscar Nominations

fb.indiewire.com – With the Oscar nominations up and out, a batch of hopefuls tried to boost their grosses over Martin Luther King weekend. Steve McQueen's "12 Years a Slave" -- which received 9 Oscar nominations including best picture -- added 647 theaters in its 14th weekend, bringing the total to 761. That resulted in a $1,515,000 gross, averaging a respectable $1,991. 12 weeks 2 days ago via donnieyen
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'Iron Man 3,' 'Fast 6' Dominate Malaysia Box Office in 2013

feedproxy.google.com – Hollywood tentpoles take the top 20 spots in the country's year-end charts, while "Limah Goes Home 2" leads the pack among local films.Iron Man 3 dominated the Malaysian box office in 2013, pulling in nearly $14 million, well ahead of Fast & Furious 6 in second place at $9.86 million. 13 weeks 1 day ago via donnieyen
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Specialty Box Office: 'Osage County' Expands Strongly; 'Great Beauty' Hits a Million

fb.indiewire.com – With awards season in full swing, a batch 2013 films continued to provide the 2014 specialty box office with a healthy flow of filmgoers. The Weinstein Company's "August: Osage County" was the most impressive of the lot, expanding from 5 to 905 theaters and grossing $7,315,000 for an impressive per-theater-average of $8,083. 13 weeks 2 days ago via brucelee
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'Dhoom 3' Breaks Bollywood All-Time Box Office Record

variety.com – “Dhoom 3” has become the highest grossing Indian film of all time with a worldwide total of $81.3 million. 14 weeks 1 day ago via jetli
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Specialty Box Office: Its All About Last Year's Films On The First Weekend of 2014

fb.indiewire.com – With an extremely crowded field of late 2013 films still going strong, the first weekend of the new year didn't offer much of anything in the way of newcomers, but there was a lot of notable news from holdovers. Star studded "August: Osage County" -- which only spent 4 days of 2013 in theaters -- stayed static in 5 theaters for its second weekend, grossing $140,887 for an impressive per-theater-average of $28,177. 14 weeks 2 days ago via theothersenhman
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Box Office: 'Paranormal Activity' Grabs Friday, But Expected to Lose Weekend to 'Frozen'

variety.com – Chilling though it may be, it doesn’t look like Paramount’s latest “Paranormal Activity” offering is cool enough to prevent being iced out by Disney’s unstoppable “Frozen.” More world-building than direct sequel, “Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones” won Friday with $8.7 million and is looking at around $18 million for the weekend. 14 weeks 3 days ago via theothersenhman
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Box Office: 2014 Will Likely Be Down, Because Not All Sequels Are Equals

thewrap.com – Enjoy those back-to-back record-breaking box-office years while you can, Hollywood. It looks like the streak will end in 2014. Sequels drove this year’s box office — the top five films were all second go-rounds — and they’ll drive next year’s, too. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay” and “The Hobbit: There and Back Again” will arrive at Thanksgiving and just before Christmas as they have the past two years. 14 weeks 5 days ago via brucelee
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Hong Kong Box Office Punches Its Way To 4% Gain

variety.com – Gross box office in Hong Kong pushed ahead by a modest 4.2% in 2013 to hit US$210 million. 14 weeks 5 days ago via donnieyen
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China 2013 Box Office Surges 27 Percent to $3.6 Billion

feedproxy.google.com – Preliminary data from the world's second biggest movie market shows strength of homegrown films, but a smaller market share for Hollywood fare.Chinese box office rose $760 million (4.6 billion yuan) to $3.57 billion (21.6 billion yuan), a rise of 27 percent on last year $2.8 billion (17 billion yuan), data from China's biggest online film review site, Mtime, showed. 14 weeks 5 days ago via jackiechan
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2013 Domestic Box Office Might Be the Biggest Ever

feedproxy.google.com – We'll take a feeling of achievement where we can get it, so good job everyone! Variety reports that as of Sunday, the domestic box office has raked in $10.836 billion, just $1.6 million short last year's record-breaking sum. It's possible box office totals could even crack $11 billion for the ... 15 weeks 1 day ago via donnieyen
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Both Britney Spears and Justin Bieber's Documentaries Tanked

feedproxy.google.com – Just because fans might want to kiss them and hold them and become one entity with them does not mean they want to watch documentaries about their lives. Britney Spears' E! special I Am Britney Jean pulled in only 706,000 viewers for its December 22 premiere, while Justin Bieber's concert ... 15 weeks 1 day ago via jetli
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Specialty Box Office: 'August' In December As Julia and Meryl Open In Heated Xmas Marketplace

fb.indiewire.com – 'Tis the season for going to the movies as an extremely crowded marketplace battled it out for holiday box office dollars. Two notable specialty films made their debuts in the mix of that, with The Weinstein Company opening their star-studded "August: Osage County" on December 27th and Sony Pictures Classics' offering up Charles Dickens biopic "The Invisible Woman" two days earlier. "August" -- which was delayed twice by the Weinsteins -- grossed a very respectable $179,475 from 5 theaters for a strong per-theater-average of $35,895. 15 weeks 2 days ago via theothersenhman
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‘Hobbit’ Dominates Boxing Day B.O. in Australia With $4.9 Million

variety.com – Dominating Boxing Day box office in Australia, “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” opened there with a whopping estimated $4.9 million, making it the holiday’s second-largest opening ever in Oz. “The Desolation of Smaug,” which accounted for 60% of the country’s top five market share, landed in Australia only 7% behind its predecessor, “An Unexpected... 15 weeks 5 days ago via donnieyen
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Box Office: 'Hobbit' Ekes Past 'Wolf of Wall Street' on Busy Christmas

feedproxy.google.com – Universal's "47 Ronin" comes in No. 6 with $7.1 million despite its $175 million budget, while Justin Bieber's concert doc "Believe" falls outside of the top 10 with $1.3 million.Martin Scorsese's sex-laced The Wolf of Wall Street -- starring Leonardo DiCaprio as debauched Wall Street bad boy Jordan Belfort -- and holdover The Hobbit: 15 weeks 5 days ago via jackiechan
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