BoxOffice

  • Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Rampage’ narrowly beats John Krasinski’s ‘A Quiet Place’ at the box office

    After a wobbly start, Dwayne Johnson muscled his way to a No. 1 opening for “Rampage” – but just barely. Close on its heels was the word-of-mouth sensation “A Quiet Place” in its second week in theaters, and not too far behind that was the Blumhouse horror “Truth or...
  • ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ ends ‘Black Panther’s’ reign atop box office

    After five straight weeks at No. 1 at the box office, “Black Panther” was finally dethroned this weekend, as “Pacific Rim: Uprising” took the top spot. But even though “Black Panther” slid one spot, it continued to set milestones, becoming the highest-grossing superhero movie ever in North America. The...
  • Hollywood’s Movie Dilemma: Gamble at Box Office or Sell to Netflix?

    Midbudget titles that would’ve been theatrical fare in years past (like ‘Cloverfield Paradox’) are going direct to streaming as studios minimize risk and Paramount offloads international rights to the new thriller ‘Annihilation.’ Facing an uncertain box-office climate, executives at major studios are more frequently asking: “Should we try our...
  • Jumanji Wins Box Office for Third Straight Weekend

    (NEW YORK) — “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” outdid another weekend’s worth of newcomers to top the North American box office for the third straight weekend, making the surprise hit the fifth-highest grossing film of all time for Sony Pictures. “Jumanji,” starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, sold $20...
  • ‘Jumanji,’ shockingly topples ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ at the box office

    Move over, “Star Wars,” there are some new box office champs this weekend. “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” has topped the charts after three weekends in theaters, and newcomer “Insidious: The Last Key” opened in second, pushing “The Last Jedi” into third place. Columbia Pictures says Sunday that the...
  • Box Office: ‘Justice League’ Was No More Rushed Than ‘The Avengers’

    Come what may, whether Justice League is a major disaster or a slight underperformer, we should note that in their own weird way DC Films was about as patient as the MCU in the road to the big superhero team-up movie. Yes, it certainly feels like WB was rushing...
  • ‘Justice League’ Earns $13M in Thursday Previews

      DC’s superhero mashup opened behind Marvel’s ‘Thor: Ragnarok.’ Justice League flew to $13 million in Thursday-night previews. Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment’s long-in-the-making superhero mashup — teaming Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash — opened behind Thor: Ragnarok, which pulled in $14.5 million in previews two...
  • Box-Office Preview: ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ Eyes $100M-Plus Debut

    Marvel Studios and Disney’s critical darling Thor: Ragnarok is expected to rouse the U.S. box office back to life this weekend with a $100 million-plus bow, well ahead of the first two films. Directed by acclaimed New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi, the threequel sees the Asgardian god (Chris Hemsworth) team...
  • ‘Happy Death Day’ Scares Off ‘Blade Runner’ at the Box Office

    LOS ANGELES — The box office might be struggling this year, but the horror genre is alive and well. The “Groundhog Day”-like horror pic “Happy Death Day” scored a first-place finish over the weekend, surpassing expectations and blowing the much costlier and star-driven “Blade Runner 2049” out of the...