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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
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.
11:20 AM 1/26/2016 by Senh Duong
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.
4:35 PM 1/25/2016 by Senh Duong
“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.
8:13 PM 1/24/2016 by Senh Duong
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:
10:32 AM 9/4/2015 by Senh Duong
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.
8:16 AM 8/30/2015 by Senh Duong
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.
2:43 PM 8/28/2015 by Senh Duong
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.
12:12 PM 8/27/2015 by Senh Duong
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.
11:40 AM 8/27/2015 by Senh Duong
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).
10:59 AM 8/25/2015 by Senh Duong
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.