Box Office, Science Fiction

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Box Office: 'Pacific Rim' Sequel Could Hinge on China

thewrap.com – "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 37 weeks 4 days ago via donnieyen
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Box Office Preview: 'Man of Steel' Breaks Records in Asia, Lands in U.S. Thursday Night

feedproxy.google.com – 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. 44 weeks 1 day ago via jackiechan
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'After Earth' Rebounds, Leads Overseas Box Office With $45.5M

thewrap.com – "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.

44 weeks 4 days ago via donnieyen
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'Star Trek Into Darkness' Takes Off With $3.3 Million

variety.com – 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... 48 weeks 1 day ago via theothersenhman
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'Spider-Man' Debuts Amazing $7.5M Midnights

deadline.com – 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. 1 year 41 weeks ago via jetli
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'The Amazing Spider-Man' Weaves Biggest India Opening for a Hollywood Release

The Amazing Spider-Man
feedproxy.google.com – The superhero caper grossed about $6 million from over 1,200 prints over its three-day opening weekend in India. 1 year 41 weeks ago via donnieyen
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Marvel's 'The Avengers' Passing $600 Million Domestically Today

comingsoon.net – 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. 1 year 42 weeks ago via jetli
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Box Office Report: 'Prometheus' Lands in North America With $3.6 Mil in Midnight Grosses

feedproxy.google.com – Twentieth Century Fox's Prometheus rolled out at midnight in 1,368 North American theaters, grossing a promising $3.6 million... Prometheus did notably better in its midnight performance than several recent event pics. Last weekend, Universal's Snow White and the Huntsman -- also starring Theron alongside Kristen Stewart and Chris Hemsworth -- grossed $1.4 million in midnight runs on its way to a $56.2 million weekend.

1 year 44 weeks ago via jackiechan
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'Prometheus' Begins Foreign Run: #1 France

Prometheus
deadline.com – EXCLUSIVE: Ridley Scott’s scifi thriller won’t debut in the U.S. or Canada until June 8th but it’s already started selling movie tickets in France. Fox’s Prometheus opened with $1.5M (Euros 1.12m) for #1 in the market and 40% market share. It was the 2nd highest opening day of 2012, behind The Avengers but 20% ahead of Men In Black 3 and 87% ahead of The Hunger Games. 1 year 46 weeks ago via donnieyen
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Box Office Report: 'Avengers' Even Bigger With $207.1 Million Opening

The Avengers
feedproxy.google.com – The superhero tentpole, scoring the top opening of all time in North America, outpaces Sunday's projected $200.3 million opening; worldwide, the film has earned $654.5 million, the top gross of 2012. 1 year 49 weeks ago via brucelee
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