Movie News: Box Office

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‘Snowpiercer’ Hits $3.8 Million on VOD as Weinstein Co. Shakes Up Distribution

variety.com – The indie movie market needed a kick in the pants this summer. Other than “Chef” and the still-expanding “Boyhood,” arthouse films have struggled in theaters. But amid the doldrums, the Weinstein Co. has taken some radical steps, playing around with platforms even more than usual. The studio’s Radius-TWC label unveiled “Snowpiercer” on-demand, with Bong Joon-ho’s... 2 days 7 hours ago via jetli
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China Box Office: Local Title 'Continent' Bows at $47 Million as 'Transformers' Exits on $317 Million High

feedproxy.google.com – The directorial debut by popular novelist and racecar driver Han Han heads for $50 million at its launch, knocking ‘Tiny Times 3.0’ off the top of the table. 3 days 43 min ago via jetli
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Box Office Gender Gap: Why 'Lucy' Conquered 'Hercules' (Analysis)

feedproxy.google.com – More than 50 percent of the audience for the Scarlett Johansson action pic was women, another summer sign that female moviegoers are taking on more power. 4 days 22 min ago via jetli
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South Korean Box Office: Period Action Film 'Kundo' Has Biggest Opening of Year

feedproxy.google.com – The star-studded project earned $23.7 million over the weekend, beating the opening figures for "Transformers 4." 4 days 4 hours ago via brucelee
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Box Office Late Nights: AMC Theaters Computer Glitch … Again As ‘Lucy’ Grabs $2.5M To Overpower ‘Hercules’ At $2.1M

deadline.com – 1st UPDATE, Friday, 9:04 AM: The reporting on late nights are taking longer than expected because AMC had yet another computer glitch which interrupted box office reporting this morning. In fact, I’m hearing it was a total system failure yesterday and they are trying to fix it now with an AT&T technician on site now swapping out network equipment. 6 days 21 hours ago via brucelee
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'Lucy' to Beat Up 'Hercules' This Weekend

boxofficemojo.com – On the final weekend of July, two very different action movies will try to reverse the domestic box office's downward trend. Hercules has a much bigger budget and arguably more star power in Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, but the sword-and-sandals epic doesn't appear to be connecting with moviegoers. In contrast, Lucy's eye-catching visuals and intriguing "what if" story has put it on pace for an opening north of $30 million, which should be enough to take first place this w... 1 week 6 hours ago via jackiechan
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Why 'Frozen' Was Such a Big Box-Office Hit in Japan

feedproxy.google.com – The global Disney success is set to finish its theatrical run in the country with more than $250 million, making it the third-highest grossing film there ever. 1 week 2 days ago via donnieyen
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Box Office: Why Did Cameron Diaz's 'Sex Tape' Tank?

news.moviefone.com – Wow, that's embarrassing. Not the humiliation suffered by the protagonists of the Cameron Diaz-Jason Segel farce "Sex Tape," but the movie's box office grosses. Pundits expected the reunion of the "Bad Teacher" leads and director Jake Kasdan to open with around $23 million this weekend. Instead, it debuted with a weak estimated $15.0 million, settling for fourth place, behind the returning victor "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" and two more new releases.

1 week 3 days ago via jetli
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‘Sex Tape’ Attracts $1.1 Mil., ‘Purge: Anarchy’ Scares Up $2.6 Mil. at Thursday Box Office

variety.com – “Sex Tape” and “The Purge: Anarchy” got a jump on the weekend box office on Thursday, with the sexy romp grossing $1.1 million and the horror thriller earning $2.6 million. Universal’s “The Purge: Anarchy” looks like it has the best shot at unseating last weekend’s box office champ, “Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.”... 1 week 6 days ago via donnieyen
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Box Office: 20th Century Fox Crosses $3 Billion Worldwide

deadline.com – Well, that didn’t take long. Just days after Fox announced it was the first studio to cross the $1 billion mark at the domestic box office this year, the studio said today it has pushed past $3 billion in worldwide box office gross. Fox reached that number in record time, second only to 2010, when it crossed the milestone on June 30. 2 weeks 14 hours ago via theothersenhman
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Box Office: 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes' Grosses $4.1M Thursday Night

feedproxy.google.com – The sequel -- once again featuring Andy Serkis in the role of Caesar the ape -- zooomed past the $1.3 million grossed Thursday night by "Rise of the Planet of the Apes." 2 weeks 6 days ago via donnieyen
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China Box Office: 'Transformers: Age of Extinction' Is No. 1 Film of All Time

feedproxy.google.com – The heavy use of Chinese elements in the film did much to win over fans in the world’s second biggest film market. 3 weeks 3 days ago via jackiechan
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Box Office: What's Behind Summer's Free Fall at the Multiplex (Analysis)

feedproxy.google.com – The Fourth of July saw historic lows, while revenue for the summer is down nearly 20 percent to date in North America. 3 weeks 4 days ago via jetli
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‘Transformers: Age of Extinction’ Tops Melissa McCarthy’s ‘Tammy’ at U.S. Box Office

variety.com – The giant robots of Michael Bay’s “Transformers: Age of Extinction” have won round 1 of the U.S. box office battle with Melissa McCarthy and her road comedy “Tammy,” earning $7.7 million on Wednesday. The “Transformers” figure, achieved in its sixth day of domestic release by Paramount, came in 24% above the first-day “Tammy” gross at $6.2... 4 weeks 21 hours ago via donnieyen
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Box Office: Melissa McCarthy's 'Tammy' Opens to $1.3M Tuesday Night

feedproxy.google.com – The New Line and Warner Bros. movie is one of four films opening on the eve of the Fourth of July holiday. 4 weeks 1 day ago via donnieyen
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