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Ted Kennedy scandal pic ‘Chappaquiddick’ and inspirational movie ‘The Miracle Season’ also open nationwide. After a troubled run at the box office, Paramount could make a comeback with A Quiet Place, a high-concept horror-thriller directed by John Krasinski. In addition to helming duties, Krasinski also stars in the Platinum Dunes-produced film opposite Emily Blunt (his
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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
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Jennifer Lawrence stars in ‘Red Sparrow,’ a seductive, R-rated action pic; ‘Death Wish,’ featuring Bruce Willis, is a remake of the classic 1974 revenge thriller. Disney and Marvel’s blockbuster Black Panther is once again expected to devour the competition at the North American box office this weekend as it bounds past the $500 million mark
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The Marvel movie, which boasts a stellar 98 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes, begins rolling out in North American theaters Thursday night. Disney and Marvel Studios’ Black Panther is set to make history at the Presidents Day box office. If tracking is correct, the critically acclaimed superhero film will take in $165 million-plus over the
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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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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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The animated tentpole has already become the top-grossing movie of all time in Mexico. The Disney animated empire will once again dominate the Thanksgiving box office. Pixar/Disney’s critically acclaimed Coco, about the Mexican holiday Dia de Los Muertos (Day of the Dead), parades into theaters everywhere Wednesday, following Tuesday-night previews. Disney and Pixar, along with
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The superhero mashup teams Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Superman, Cyborg and The Flash; ‘Wonder,’ starring Julia Roberts, and ‘The Star’ also open nationwide. In another key test for DC Entertainment’s extended universe, Justice League is hoping to clear $110 million in its North American box-office debut this weekend. That would mark a strong, but not
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The biggest headline will be overseas, where ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ is expected to rake in $100 million or more a week ahead of its domestic debut. Get ready for horror to once again top the North American box office, while George Clooney’s star-studded dark satire Suburbicon may find little pre-Halloween love from audiences. Lionsgate’s fright-fest Jigsaw
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The tentpole reboots Sony’s marquee superhero franchise. Sony and Marvel Studios’ Spider-Man: Homecoming should cast a powerful web when swinging into theaters this weekend. If prerelease tracking is correct, the critically acclaimed reboot should fly past $100 million in North America, although Sony is being more conservative and suggesting $80 million. Spider-Man’s sixth outing on
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