Box Office News
Specialty Box Office: 'Ex-Machina' Explodes To Year's Best Indie Debut; 'Clouds of Sils Maria' Strong Too
fb.indiewire.com – A24 sure is having a good few weeks. Less than a month after Noah Baumbach's "While We're Young" had 2015's best limited debut so far, the distributor's last film "Ex-Machina" eclipsed it. Directed by Alex Garland, the British sci-fi thriller managed to gross a stunning $250,000 from just 4 theaters, averaging $62,500. 6 weeks 5 days ago via donnieyen
fb.indiewire.com – Noah Baumbach's "While We're Young" continued to suggest its potential as one of 2015's first specialty breakouts in its second weekend. The A24 release expanded from 4 to 34 theaters and jumped 117%, taking in $493,000 for a very healthy $14,500 per-theater-average. That's the best second weekend average of Baumbach's career, topping "Frances Ha," "Margot at the Wedding" and "The Squid and the Whale" -- all of which averaged around $10,000 in a similar amount of theaters. 7 weeks 5 days ago via brucelee
5:17 PM 3/31/2015 by Senh Duong
Binh and I were on target with our predictions for “Get Hard,” but were in a different ballpark when it comes to “Home.” We discuss why the Dreamworks Animation production did so much better than what we and the industry had predicted. We try to figure why the “Kingsman: The Secret Service” is holding up so well, week after week, despite direct competition from the action crowd from “Run All Night, “ “The Gunman,” and “Insurgent.” Is it the exploding heads? How did indie horror film “It Follows” do after its nationwide expansion?
"The Gunman" bombs while "Insurgent" overtakes "Cinderella" - EOB Weekend Box Office Podcast: 3/23/2015
4:52 PM 3/31/2015 by Senh Duong
Hear how Binh and I did with our predictions for “Insurgent,” “The Gunman,” and “Do You Believe.” Binh was more upbeat on the latter two films, while I was more for the former. Binh tells us why he doesn’t think Shailene Woodley is a star yet, even after I reminded him that she has opened three films around the $50M range. I explained why “Chappie,” which has disappointed at the box office in the U.S., might still turn a profit when it’s all said and done. Ditto with “Penguins of Madagascar.”
fb.indiewire.com – Noah Baumbach found the best limited debut of his career with "While We're Young" this weekend, which pulled in $242,152 from just 4 theaters to average a fantastic $60,538. That's by far the best average of 2015 so far, and tops the $40,517 average of Baumbach's "Margot at the Wedding" to become his strongest ever. "While We're Young" stars Baumbach regular Ben Stiller alongside Naomi Watts, Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried. 8 weeks 5 days ago via jetli
12:56 PM 3/23/2015 by Senh Duong
Binh and I were off on both "Cinderella" and "Run All Night." In our previous podcast, we were wondering if audiences can have too much Liam Neeson. We have our answer. Surprisingly, more women actually went to see "Run All Night" than men. Check out the podcast to hear why:
"Chappie" Leads, "Unfinished Business" Bombs at Box Office - EOB Weekend Box Office Podcast: 3/09/2015
12:37 PM 3/23/2015 by Senh Duong
"Chappie" becomes Neill Blomkamp's first dud. Vince Vaughn continues to bomb away with "Unfinished Business." "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" did decent. Binh and I experience memory loss in this episode. Click here for a list of topics you can jump to in the podcast.
12:07 PM 3/23/2015 by Senh Duong
Binh and I discuss what an opening of "just" $18.7M for "Focus" means for Will Smith's career. We also got side-tracked talking about Jackie Chan's "Dragon Blade," which co-stars Adrien Brody and John Cusack. The Chinese production slashed up $54M at the box office in China, continuing Chan's hot streak in that territory. "The Lazarus Effect," made for only $3.3M, did relatively well, but continues the downward box office trend of horror films.
Specialty Box Office: David O. Russell's Shelved 'Love' Bombs; 'It Follows' Keeps Scaring Up Dollars
fb.indiewire.com – David O. Russell's long delayed "Accidental Love" (which had been known as "Nailed" for most of its troubled life) probably should have stayed shelved. Millennium released the film in 10 theaters this weekend and it took in only $4,500 -- averaging a pretty tragic $450 per theater. Made years before "Silver Linings Playbook" and "American Hustle," the film was written by Al Gore's daughter Kristin and stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Biel. 9 weeks 5 days ago via brucelee
11:41 AM 3/19/2015 by Senh Duong
Binh and I were both off with our predictions for "Fifty Shades of Grey." "Kingsman: The Secret Service" also did better than we expected. "Hot Tub Time Machine 2" bombed; John Cusack opted to do "Dragon Blade" with Jackie Chan instead, and commercially, it's a good decision because that film blew up the box office in China during the Lunar New Year.