Box Office, Science Fiction

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.

Box Office: "Fantastic Four" Tanks Harder in Second Week

8:02 AM 8/17/2015 by Senh Duong
Fantastic Four
Let’s move from writing about a pair of near-perfect films -- “Shaun The Sheep” and “Inside Out” -- to one at the other end of the spectrum: the 8% Rotten Tomatoes-scoring “Fantastic Four.”

Friday Box Office: After Scathing Reviews, "Fantastic Four" Tanks

2:32 PM 8/7/2015 by Senh Duong
Dr. Doom in "Fantastic Four"
Things just went from bad to ugly for Fox’s “Fantastic Four” reboot. After being panned by critics before opening today (9% on Rotten Tomatoes), the studio was hoping that it would at least open to decent numbers at the box office. Their expectations were already low, in the $40M range (the previous two opened to $56M and $58M, respectively).


Box Office: 'Pacific Rim' Sequel Could Hinge on China – "Pacific Rim" hits China on Wednesday, a watershed territory for Guillermo del Toro's monsters-and-giant robots epic. Warner Bros.' 3D spectacular is at $84 million after three weeks domestically and may or may not clank its way to $100 million. But international was always seen as most important for the $180 million "Pacific Rim," and China the most significant foreign market 2 years 17 weeks ago via donnieyen

Box Office Preview: 'Man of Steel' Breaks Records in Asia, Lands in U.S. Thursday Night – Man of Steel, directed by Zack Snyder and produced by Christopher Nolan, begins rolling out at the North American box office Thursday night before playing everywhere on Friday. Box office observers expect the $225 million film to open in the $85 million to $100 million range, although Warners is being more conservative and projecting an $80 million bow. 2 years 24 weeks ago via jackiechan

'After Earth' Rebounds, Leads Overseas Box Office With $45.5M – "After Earth," the Will and Jaden Smith sci-fi adventure that has failed to take off in the U.S., is showing signs of life at the overseas box office, where it finished No. 1 for the weekend. "After Earth" opened in 60 foreign markets and brought in $45.5 million, with top-spot debuts in Russia with $8.5 million, as well as in Mexico ($5.3 million), France ($4 million) and the U.K.

2 years 24 weeks ago via donnieyen

'Star Trek Into Darkness' Takes Off With $3.3 Million – Paramount’s “Star Trek Into Darkness” launched into Stateside theaters with $3.3 million, including $1.3 million from midnight screenings on Thursday. The film’s exclusive Imax bow starting 8 p.m. Wednesday contributed $2 million from 334 locations. Internationally, meanwhile, the $190 million-budgeted film has grossed north of $40 million through Wednesday. Pic bowed last weekend in seven... 2 years 28 weeks ago via theothersenhman

'Spider-Man' Debuts Amazing $7.5M Midnights – TUESDAY 9 AM: I’ve just learned that The Amazing Spider-Man opened with $7.5 million in midnight showings, which is the same result as such blockbuster films as Iron Man 2, Pirates Of The Caribbean 2, and even Spider-Man 3. “We’re right up there with big boys, giving us a great hand-off,” a Sony executive tells me. 3 years 21 weeks ago via jetli

'The Amazing Spider-Man' Weaves Biggest India Opening for a Hollywood Release

The Amazing Spider-Man – The superhero caper grossed about $6 million from over 1,200 prints over its three-day opening weekend in India. 3 years 21 weeks ago via donnieyen

Marvel's 'The Avengers' Passing $600 Million Domestically Today – Marvel's The Avengers is expected to cross the $600 million domestic box office threshold today, becoming one of only three films in history ever to reach this milestone. The superhero film's global total is now an estimated $1.438 billion, and it stands as the #3 film of all time globally and domestically. 3 years 22 weeks ago via jetli
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