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Box Office Podcast: "Revenant" and "Star Wars" Are Discussed; "Kung Fu Panda 3" Predictions Are Made

12:14 PM 1/27/2016 by Senh Duong
Kung Fu Panda 3
Binh just put up our new podcast last night for last weekend’s box office results. There’s not much more that we can say about “The Revenant” or “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Sure, these two films supplanted the previous weekend’s top film “Ride Along 2,” which experienced a typical 60%-plus drop-off for a film targeted at the African-American audience.

Box Office: "The Boy" Wins Weekend of New Releases with Solid $11M

11:20 AM 1/26/2016 by Senh Duong
The Boy
Of the three new wide releases this weekend, horror film “The Boy” ended up being the big winner, grossing $10.8M at the box office. The other two releases were raunchy comedy “Dirty Grandpa” and YA thriller “The 5th Wave.” Both films pulled in similar numbers, $11M and $10.3M respectively.

Box Office: China's All-Time Top Grosser "Monster Hunt" Fizzles in U.S. Debut

4:35 PM 1/25/2016 by Senh Duong
Monster Hunt
“Ip Man 3” is not the only Chinese film to debut last weekend in the U.S. The other is “Monster Hunt,” the highest-grossing movie of all time in China with $385M. Directed by “Shrek” animator Raman Hui, the $56M (very expensive in China terms) fantasy adventure film only managed a measly $21K in the U.S.

Box Office: "Ip Man 3" Scores Highest Per Theater Average in U.S. Debut

8:13 PM 1/24/2016 by Senh Duong
Mike Tyson in "Ip Man 3"
Despite a winter storm that caused many theaters in the East Coast to shut down, “Ip Man 3” pulled in a solid $762K at the box office from 103 theaters in its U.S. debut over the weekend. Its per theater average of $7,402 is the highest of all films currently playing, besting “The Revenant” and “Star Wars:

Thursday Evening Box Office: "The Transporter Refueled" Moves Modest $365K

10:32 AM 9/4/2015 by Senh Duong
The Transporter Refueled
Last night, “The Transporter Refueled” received a modest $365K from action fans, according to Variety. Whenever these evening screening figures are less than a million, it’s nothing to write home about. The trade publication uses another Luc Besson production, “3 Days to Kill,” as a comparison. The Kevin Costner vehicle pulled in $325K in evening screenings and ended up with a weekend sum of $12M, a respectable opening for Costner nowadays.

Weekend Box Office: "Straight Outta Compton" Remains #1 with $13.2M, Ups Total to $134M

8:16 AM 8/30/2015 by Senh Duong
Straight Outta Compton
Not even the big G.O.D. can stop N.W.A., “Straight Outta Compton” remains #1 at the domestic box office for the third weekend in a row with $13.2M, upping its total to $134M. It got unexpected competition from Christian film “War Room,” which actually beat it on Friday, $3.9M to $3.8M. However, opening films tend to be more front-loaded, so the Universal music biopic was able to make up ground on Saturday.

Friday Matinee Box Office: "We Are Your Friends" Bombs; "No Escape" OK; "War Room" Overperforms

2:43 PM 8/28/2015 by Senh Duong
War Room
This is not what I was expecting heading into the weekend. In terms of this week’s new releases, I was expecting the order at the box office to be “No Escape,” “We Are Your Friends,” and “War Room.” But based on matinee numbers, Christian drama “War Room” ends up on top.

Daily Box Office: "No Escape" Opens to $1.2M on Wednesday

12:12 PM 8/27/2015 by Senh Duong
Owen Wilson in "No Escape"
I was predicting Owen Wilson’s action thriller “No Escape” to do $15M this weekend. Well, it looks like I’ll be wrong. According to Deadline.com, “No Escape” took in $1.2M yesterday, and that includes $300K from Tuesday evening screenings.

Box Office: More Joy for "Inside Out" As It Passes $700M Worldwide

11:40 AM 8/27/2015 by Senh Duong
Inside Out
According to Deadline.com, Pixar’s “Inside Out” just passed $700M at the box office worldwide, the fifth film to do this at the animation studio. Globally, it ranks behind “Toy Story 3” ($1.1B), “Finding Nemo” ($896M), “Monsters University” ($744M), and “Up” ($731M).

Box Office: "Terminator: Genisys" Opens Huge in China, Sequels Guaranteed

10:59 AM 8/25/2015 by Senh Duong
Arnold Schwarzenegger in "Terminator: Genisys"
When “Terminator: Genisys” disappointed at the domestic box office, opening to a ho-hum $27M a few months ago and looking to finish its run in the low $90M range, there were reports that this was the end of the line for the franchise, and Paramount might have to abandon its plans for two more sequels.
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