Meanwhile, Steven Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One’ added $13.9 million for a China total of $192.8 million after three weekends. Dwayne Johnson’s action-adventure Rampage made a strong start in China over the weekend, chalking up a hearty $55 million. The film opened on some 21,500 screens, claiming nearly 70 percent of the full weekend box office.
It’s a good weekend all the way around as ‘Blockers’ fights off the R-rated comedy curse with a $21.4 million debut, while Ted Kennedy scandal pic ‘Chappaquiddick’ launches to a better-than-expected $6.1 million. The importance of originality to moviegoers came across loud and clear at the weekend box office. Paramount’s A Quiet Place — a
‘Ready Player One’ is biggest in China, where it has earned a dazzling $143 million in its first week. Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One crossed the $300 million mark at the worldwide box office on Friday, becoming the first film directed by Spielberg to achieve that feat since The Adventures of Tintin ($374 million) in
Despite mediocre reviews, Sony’s adaptation of the beloved children’s character toppled ‘Black Panther’ and held off ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ and ‘Ready Player One’ to claim the top spot for three straight weeks. In the end, it wasn’t a rebooted and more suitably-clothed Lara Croft that toppled Black Panther from its record-breaking spell at the top
Elsewhere, the R-rated comedy ‘Blockers’ is on course for an $18 million-$20 million opening, while Ted Kennedy scandal pic ‘Chappaquiddick’ is beating expectations. Paramount’s A Quiet Place — a high-concept horror-thriller directed by John Krasinski that has virtually no dialogue — is booming at the box office, according to early returns. The Platinum Dunes-produced movie
Steven Spielberg’s big-budget movie conquered the first round in debuting to $53 million domestically and $181 million globally. In 1975, Steven Spielberg’s Jaws — ushering in the age of the blockbuster — played in theaters for months, topping the chart for nine consecutive weekends and playing in some cinemas for the better part of a
The sci-fi adventure marks director Steven Spielberg’s biggest opening in a decade; Tyler Perry’s ‘Acrimony’ places No. 2 with $17M, while ‘God’s Not Dead 3’ falters at the alter. Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One — his self-proclaimed return to popcorn fare — easily won the box-office Easter egg hunt, grossing $41.2 million to score the
The big-budget film is opening early to get a jump on Easter weekend. Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One has kicked off its box-office run with a pleasing $3.8 million in Wednesday night previews. On Thursday, the event film will expand into a total of 4,200 theaters in hopes of commanding a North American start between
Tyler Perry’s ‘Acrimony’ and faith-based pic ‘God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness’ also open nationwide over Easter weekend. The stakes are high for Steven Spielberg’s big-budget Ready Player One, which unfurls in theaters everywhere Thursday in hopes of commanding a North American start of $45 million-$50 million by the time Easter Sunday wraps. Spielberg’s
The month’s last hope at the U.S. box office is Steven Spielberg’s ‘Ready Player One,’ which opens Thursday, the eve of Easter weekend. With less than a week to go, Hollywood’s major March releases have failed to bloom at the North American box office, triggering the worst year-over-year decline for the month in recent memory.
Warner Bros. still has three weeks left to make its final marketing push, including a major presence at SXSW. Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi action adventure Ready Player One is tracking for a sluggish $35 million-plus debut at the North American box office over the three-day Easter weekend. Ready Player One is getting a jump-start on the
Although a legend in the U.S., Steven Spielberg hasn’t been a huge box-office force in China — but ‘Ready Player One’ could change that. Steven Spielberg’s much anticipated sci-fi action adventure Ready Player One has secured a China release date of March 30, the same day it opens in the U.S. The film, an 1980s-themed adaptation