‘You Were Never Really Here’ Rides Cannes Praise to Big Indie Box Office Start

Off the wave of strong reviews from critics, Amazon’s Cannes thriller “You Were Never Really Here” got off to a good start at the indie box office, releasing on three screens in New York and Los Angeles and making just under $130,000 for a per screen average of $43,304. “You Were Never Really Here” got heavy … Read more

‘A Quiet Place’ Rockets to $50 Million Opening at Box Office

Paramount “A Quiet Place” has crept up on an unsuspecting box office and delivered a very impressive $50 million opening from 3,508 screens. Holding a budget of $17 million, Paramount’s horror film saw its pre-weekend projections tick up last week as reviews gave the film a 97 percent Rotten Tomatoes score. But even the most … Read more

‘A Quiet Place’ Expected to Creep up on ‘Ready Player One’ at Box Office

As “Ready Player One” tries to build its solid start at the box office into long-term performance, two genre films will enter movie theaters hoping to carve out their own niche among theatergoers: Paramount’s silent horror film “A Quiet Place” and Universal’s raunchy teen comedy “Blockers.” “A Quiet Place” has received rave reviews since its … Read more

‘Isle of Dogs’ Leads the Pack at Indie Box Office With Top Screen Average of 2018

Fox Searchlight Fox Searchlight continues what has been a great 2018 for them with “Isle of Dogs,” the latest from Oscar-nominated director Wes Anderson. The limited release, stop-motion film opened on 27 screens in six cities this weekend, making $1.57 million. That gives the film a per screen average of just under $60,000, beating the … Read more

‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ Dethrones ‘Black Panther,’ Opens With $150 Million Worldwide

Universal Universal/Legendary’s “Pacific Rim: Uprising” took the top spot at the box office this weekend with an estimated $28.5 million from 3,704 screens. That’s down 23 percent from the $37.2 million that its Guillermo del Toro-directed predecessor made in 2013. While that result is on the upper end of pre-weekend projections, the John Boyega-fronted blockbuster … Read more

‘Black Panther’ Passes ‘The Avengers’ as Top-Grossing Superhero Movie at US Box Office

Marvel “Black Panther” is now one of the top five highest grossing films in domestic box office history, and the top superhero film on the charts. The latest Marvel movie passed the $623 million made by “The Avengers” on its sixth Saturday in theaters, grossing $7.76 million to bring its domestic total to $626.5 million. … Read more

Indie Box Office: ‘Journey’s End,’ ‘Flower’ Open to Solid Results

The Orchard The art house scene saw two new films enter theaters in L.A. and New York: The Orchard’s dramedy “Flower” and Good Deed’s antiwar film “Journey’s End.” “Flower” opened on three screens and had the highest per screen average of the weekend, earning $57,851 for a PSA of $19,284. The film will expand to 20 major … Read more

How ‘A Wrinkle in Time’ Could Still Find Box Office Success

Atsushi Nishijima/Disney At a time when demand for diversity in Hollywood has reached a fever pitch, Ava DuVernay and Ryan Coogler made box office history this past weekend. They became the first black directors to release films with $100 million-plus budgets that finished in the top two spots at the weekend box office, as “Black … Read more

‘Black Panther’ Could Beat ‘Death Wish’ and ‘Red Sparrow’ Combined at Box Office

“Black Panther” is expected to put up another spectacular performance at the box office as it heads into its third weekend in release. Last weekend, the Marvel movie had the second-biggest second weekend in box office history with $112 million, and could perform the same feat for the third weekend if it reaches analysts’ most … Read more

‘Black Panther’ to Hit $500 Million Worldwide, Beats ‘Avengers’ Wednesday Record

After adding $29 million to its total on Wednesday, “Black Panther” now has a worldwide total of $491 million at the box office. The film will pass the half-billion mark today, hitting the milestone after just nine days in theaters. On the domestic side, “Black Panther” set a new box office record for the Marvel … Read more