Box Office

Released on Feb. 8, the Universal film became the country’s fourth highest-grossing movie of the year to date after its first weekend. Russia’s culture minister Vladimir Medinsky singled out Universal’s Fifty Shades Freed for “crashing” the homegrown movies that were in theaters when the Hollywood studio movie was released in the country on Feb. 8. “I don’t
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Studio blockbusters including ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘Despicable Me 3’ and ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ helped drive record box-office results in the U.K. and strong performances in France and Russia. Cinema admissions ticked up slightly in Europe last year, according to official figures released Wednesday by the International Union of Cinemas (UNIC), the body
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‘Peter Rabbit’ opens to $25 million in the U.S., while Clint Eastwood’s ‘The 15:17 to Paris’ debuts to $12.6 million after getting derailed by many critics. Universal’s Fifty Shades Freed seduced audiences in its worldwide debut, grossing $136.9 million and propelling the female-fueled, Valentine’s Day franchise past the $1 billion mark in global box-office ticket
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The threequel is the final title in the film franchise based on E.L. James’ books. Universal’s Fifty Shades Freed earned a sizzling $5.6 million in Thursday evening previews. The threequel closes out the female-fueled film franchise based on the BDSM-laced novels by E.L. James. Dakota Johnson once again stars as Anastasia Steele, while Jamie Dornan
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The ‘Fifty Shades’ threequel closes out Universal’s profitable BDSM-laced film trilogy. Universal’s Fifty Shades Freed is set to seduce the competition at the pre-Valentine’s box office with a debut of $30 million or more. The threequel closes out the female-fueled film franchise based on the BDSM-laced novels by E.L. James. Dakota Johnson once again stars
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The Marvel and Disney superhero movie lands in North American theaters Feb. 16. Filmmaker Ryan Coogler’s critically acclaimed Black Panther continues its historic run-up into theaters, outpacing all previous movies released in the first quarter in terms of advance ticket sales on market leader Fandango. The tentpole, from Disney and Marvel studios, is beating out
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The company, which AT&T is looking to acquire for $85.4 billion, posts improved quarterly earnings. Time Warner, the entertainment conglomerate that telecom giant AT&T is looking to acquire for $85.4 billion, on Thursday reported higher fourth-quarter earnings and touted some full-year records for key divisions. Chairman and CEO Jeff Bewkes lauded Warner Bros. for having
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Elsewhere, Christian Bale’s ‘Hostiles’ rides into the top five after expanding nationwide, while overseas, ‘Maze Runner’ wows with $62.6 million. Maze Runner: The Death Cure sprinted to the top of box office in its domestic debut over the weekend, unseating Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle with $23.5 million from 3,787 theaters. The final installment in
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Fox Searchlight and its Chinese partners are aiming to capitalize on awards season buzz for the film, timing its release two days before the 90th Academy Awards ceremony. Awards season favorite Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri is set to get a limited release in China on March 2. The country’s growing National Alliance of Arthouse
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The latest smash hit from actor-producer Aamir Khan, ‘Superstar’ is the first Indian film to score a revenue-sharing release under China’s quota system, which is usually reserved for Hollywood imports. India’s Aamir Khan remains a king of the Chinese box office. The Bollywood actor’s latest international hit, musical drama Secret Superstar, opened in first place with
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‘Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle’ is now one of the top-grossing Sony titles of all time in North America; ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’ crosses $600 million domestically. Continuing to display impressive staying power, Sony’s Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle stayed atop the box office in its fifth weekend, earning an estimated $20 million from
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’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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