Box Office

’12 Strong’ and ‘Forever My Girl’ also debut nationwide. Den of Thieves nabbed $950,000 in Thursday preview screenings. STXfilms’ R-rated heist movie stars Gerard Butler as a cop who’s pitted against a crew looking to rob the Federal Reserve Bank in downtown Los Angeles. Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Pablo Schreiber and O’Shea Jackson Jr. are also among
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As it expanded nationwide, ‘The Post’ ranked second with $23.4 million. Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle maintained the top spot at the domestic box office for the second weekend in a row, corralling an estimated $35.4 million as the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend unfolded. Steven Spielberg’s The Post posted solid numbers as it expanded nationwide into
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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ crumbled 91 percent in its second weekend in China, earning just $2.4 million — a shocking flameout for 2017’s biggest global film. Dwane Johnson’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle roared into China over the weekend, racking up a strong $40 million. The Sony tentpole finally toppled runaway Chinese hit The
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‘Paddington 2,’ ‘Proud Mary’ and ‘The Commuter’ also debut. Fox’s The Post earned $775,000 on Thursday night in its nationwide expansion to 2,375 North American screens this weekend. The Steven Spielberg-direct drama recounts how Washington Post publisher Katharine Graham (Meryl Streep) and editor Ben Bradlee (Tom Hanks) joined forces to defy the government and publish the Pentagon Papers. Playing in just a handful of
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Three new national releases — ‘Paddington 2,’ ‘Proud Mary’ and ‘The Commuter’ — also will enter the crowded marketplace. While Steven Spielberg’s The Post expands into theaters across America this weekend, and three new films also are entering wide release, Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome to The Jungle, which is entering its fourth weekend, is expected to
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Elsewhere, Aaron Sorkin’s ‘Molly’s Game’ expands nationwide. Insidious: The Last Key scared up $1.98 million in preview screenings on Thursday night for a projected domestic debut in the $21 million-$22 million range as 2018 gets underway at the box office. The Universal horror pic is the fourth outing in the Blumhouse franchise — as well
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The Hollywood blockbusters that went bust, the low-budget underdogs that triumphed and Germany’s inexplicable affection for David Hasselhoff. Even in this world of global homogenization, local tastes matter. The studios, with their worldwide marketing campaigns and day-and-date releases, dominate the international box office, and last year was no exception. But a hit in Hollywood can
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‘Pitch Perfect 3’ Quantrell D. Colbert/Universal Pictures Underachiever The Barden Bellas appear to be singing out of tune in their latest big-screen outing. Universal’s Pitch Perfect 3 is pacing nearly 45 percent behind Pitch Perfect 2 so far, despite the benefit of debuting over the lucrative year-end holiday corridor. Opening on Dec. 22, the threequel
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Among other specialty offerings making an aggressive play over the holidays, ‘The Shape of Water’ and ‘Phantom Thread’ also impress, while ‘I, Tonya’ hopes to skate to glory. Filmmaker Joe Wright’s Darkest Hour — starring Gary Oldham as the iconic Winston Churchill — is showing notable strength at the U.S. box office, beating out several
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Sony’s ‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ is the other big holiday winner heading into New Year’s weekend. Disney and Lucasfilm’s The Last Jedi is crossing the $1 billion mark at the global box office as Hollywood bids adieu to 2017. Overall, it’s looking like a strong New Year’s weekend in terms of moviegoing. That’s good
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Ridley Scott raced to finish ‘All the Money in the World’ after replacing disgraced actor Kevin Spacey with Christopher Plummer; Aaron Sorkin’s ‘Molly’s Game’ likewise launches on Christmas Day. Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle continued to dominate the box office on Christmas Day, while a newcomer to the crowded
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The satricial comedy is also the latest miss for actor Matt Damon following director George Clooney’s ‘Suburbicon.’ Acclaimed filmmaker Alexander Payne and Paramount may have bet big on Downsizing, but the movie is doing miniature-like business at the year-end holiday box office. If the R-rated satirical comedy doesn’t make a miraculous recovery, it will mark
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‘Pitch Perfect 3’ and ‘The Post’ also prosper. The verdict is out on ‘The Greatest Showman,’ while R-rated comedy ‘Father Figures’ finds coal in its stocking. Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle are the biggest winners of the holiday box-office feast, while at the other end of the Christmas table,
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The three films joined the crowded Christmas parade on Friday; Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Post’ shines in select theaters. Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle continued to dominate the year-end holiday box office on Friday, while Pitch Perfect 3 made a strong entry. Disney and Lucasfilm’s The Last Jedi grossed $24.7
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The Warner Bros. movie marks Cooper’s feature directorial debut. Bradley Cooper’s A Star Is Born will hit theaters during awards season. Warner Bros. announced Wednesday it is moving the film from May 18 to Oct. 5, 2018, a prime corridor for more serious, adult-skewing fare. Insiders say the decision was made after executives saw a
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