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Weekend Box Office Wrap-up: December 13, 2015 Awaiting the release of Star Wars, the box office was at a lull this weekend, seeing low numbers amidst holdover and unappealing new releases. For the fourth consecutive week, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2 finished at #1. The film brought in $11.3 million over the weekend to raise its domestic total to $244.4 million. Mockingjay is only the second film this year to come on top for four straight weeks (the other being Furious 7), showing that even though the numbers have been down for this installment, there’s still sizable interest in the property.

Danny Boyle Blames 'Steve Jobs' Box Office on Universal's Release Strategy While the aptly-named Steve Jobs biopic Steve Jobs has drawn a host of positive reviews, the box-office receipts have been rather lackluster. After three weeks of exhibition in wide release, the film — which boasts a script from the most well-known screenwriter alive and performances from three big-name stars — has a paltry $16... Continue reading…

Danny Boyle Blames 'Steve Jobs' Box Office on Universal's Release Strategy While the aptly-named Steve Jobs biopic Steve Jobs has drawn a host of positive reviews, the box-office receipts have been rather lackluster. After three weeks of exhibition in wide release, the film — which boasts a script from the most well-known screenwriter alive and performances from three big-name stars — has a paltry $16... Continue reading…

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Aaron Sorkin: Denzel would have made a great Steve Jobs Casting the title role in Steve Jobs was no easy task — in part because the late Apple co-founder still looms large in the popular consciousness, and in part because of how thoroughly the character dominates the film. During the movie’s closely covered development process, such big-name...

Bleak Friday at Box Office: ‘Steve Jobs’ Fails to Ignite and 4 Wide Openers Flop It was a bleak Friday at the box office. Universal’s Oscar hopeful “Steve Jobs” sputtered in its wide expansion, three other wide openers tanked and the “Paranormal Activity” franchise finale’s grosses were gutted by a protest by angry theater owners in a busy Friday at the box office. That left Sony’s Jack Black horror comedy “Goosebumps” and Matt Damon‘s “The Martian” to battle for No.

Michael Fassbender would be the first person to tell you he doesn’t really look like Steve Jobs. He told Danny Boyle as much when the director approached him to play the charismatic Apple co-founder in Steve Jobs. “The first thing I said to Danny when I met him was like, ‘Well you know, I...

See the Amusing Way Tom Hanks Supports His Son's Movie, Which Opened Opposite 'Bridge of Spies' It's natural for parents to be proud of their children, and to brag about their accomplishments. In Hollywood, of course, that natural pride sometimes takes a unique spin. Case in point: Tom Hanks' new movie, Bridge of Spies, opened in more than 2,800 theaters this past Friday, to wide publicity. Hanks and director Steven Spielberg made promotional stops at many media outlets, eagerly talking about the historical thriller. Meanwhile, Hanks' son Colin Hanks also saw a new...Read MoreRead Comments

Weekend Box Office Wrap-Up: October 18, 2015 Box office beware, you’re in for a scare this weekend thanks to R.L. Stine and his spooky creations. Topping the charts this weekend is Goosebumps (read our review), which made $23.5 million in its first three days. That obviously isn’t close to breaking any records, but it’s still a solid debut for the horror comedy, which was heavily marketed as a zany adventure for families.

BOX OFFICE: ANT-MAN Look Set To Hit $450 Million Worldwide After Huge Opening In China The latest figures are in for Ant-Man's debut at the Chinese box office, and the movie which stars Scott Lang is performing even better than expected. With an estimated haul of $17 million on Saturday, its two day total has risen to $29.8 million, and it looks set to bring in $44 million for the weekend. To put this in context for you, Guardians of the Galaxy made $30.07 million during its opening weekend in China and went on to gross over $96 million in the country, so Ant-Man looks set to do similar numbers (possibly more).

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