Box Office News
fb.indiewire.com – Paul Thomas Anderson's "Inherent Vice" made its limited box office debut this weekend, and it ranked among the year's best. The film -- which stars everyone from Joaquin Phoenix to Josh Brolin to Reese Witherspoon to Owen Wilson to Martin Short -- grossed $330,000 from 5 theaters for a potent $66,000 per-theater-average. 6 days 19 hours ago via jetli
2:00 PM 12/10/2014 by Senh Duong
Welcome to podcast #13. Binh and I discussed the new “Terminator: Genesys” trailer; neither of us liked it. There wasn’t much movement in the top 10 at the box office, other than the huge 50% drop that most films experienced. Family films like “Penguins of Madagascar” and “Big Hero 6” did worst, dropping around 60%.
EOB Weekend Box Office Podcast 12/01/2014: "Mockingjay Part 1" on Top & "Horrible Bosses 2" Disappoints
6:29 PM 12/8/2014 by Senh Duong
It’s a week late, but better late and never. Over Thanksgiving weekend (11/28-11/30), we had a couple turkeys. “Penguins of Madagascar” and “Horrible Bosses 2” both underperformed at the box office. “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1” retained its top position. I thought even though the reviews were less than good, “Horrible Bosses 2” would please its fan base, but I guess they didn’t care for seconds.
fb.indiewire.com – Another weekend, another Oscar hopeful opening in limited release to big numbers. Fox Searchlight sent Jean-Marc Vallée's "Wild" to 21 theaters on Friday, and it followed "The Imitation Game," "The Theory of Everything" and "Foxcatcher" in managing a $30,000+ per-theater-average. The film -- which stars Reese Witherspoon in a performance that will surely nab her a Best Actress nomination -- grossed $630,000 to just manage that feat: 1 week 6 days ago via jetli
fb.indiewire.com – The Weinstein Company clearly knew what they were doing by delaying "The Imitation Game" a week. The Morten Tyldum-directed Alan Turing biopic trumped all its fellow fall Oscar hopefuls by finding one of the best per-theater-averages of all time. In 4 theaters, "Imitation" grossed an epic $482,000 for a $120,500 per-theater-average. 2 weeks 6 days ago via brucelee
EOB Weekend Box Office Podcast 11/24/2014: "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I" Lower Than Expected
2:09 PM 11/26/2014 by Senh Duong
Binh and I were expecting “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part I” to open as well as, if not slightly better than, the previous two films, both of which debuted in the $150M range. It did $122M, way below our predictions (or even the most conservative figures from the industry). We discuss why that happened. “Dumb and Dumber To” tumbled in its second week, continuing Jim Carrey’s recent slide at the box office. We debated over which of the three indies -- “Birdman,” “Foxcatcher,” and “The Theory of Everything” -- will eventually break out.
fb.indiewire.com – Ana Lily Amirpour's "Persian vampire western," "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night," is definitely the most prominent among them. Kino Lorber released the film -- a hit on the festival circuit since debuting at Sundance earlier this year -- at NYC's IFC Center and LA's Nuart Theatre for a total weekend gross of $26,000. 3 weeks 6 days ago via donnieyen
EOB Weekend Box Office Podcast 11-17-2014: "Dumber and Dumber To" Tops "Big Hero 6" and "Interstellar"
6:30 PM 11/19/2014 by Senh Duong
Binh and I have been doing these weekly podcast for several weeks now. We talk, discuss, and debate the weekly box office. This week, it’s “Dumb and Dumber To” vs. the two holdovers from last week, “Big Hero 6” and “Interstellar.” Both of us way underestimated how well the Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels sequel would do. We debated about whether or not “Gone Girl” would eventually reach $200M at the domestic box office (it’s currently at $153M), “John Wick” would get a sequel, “Nightcrawler” is a success, and much more.
fb.indiewire.com – The two men most likely to be battling it out for this year's best actor Oscar -- Michael Keaton and Eddie Redmayne -- saw their respective films "Birdman" and "The Theory of Everything" dominate the specialty box office this weekend. Here's our break down: The good news: Focus Features' best bet at this year's Oscars started off very strong this weekend as James Marsh's "The Theory of Everything" grossed $207,000 from just 5 theaters. That made for a $41,400 per-theater-average -- the fourth best of 2014, after "The Grand Budapest 5 weeks 6 days ago via theothersenhman