Box Office

The animated family film took in $2.6 million in previews, compared to $1.95 million for Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Skyscraper’ Dwayne Johnson’s Skyscraper grossed a modest $1.95 million in Thursday-night previews at the North American box office, losing to Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, which earned $2.6 million. It remains to be seen whether Skyscraper can pull
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Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Skyscraper’ may have trouble earning much more than $23 million in its domestic launch, while ‘Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation’ heads for $43 million. Dwayne Johnson’s Skyscraper is getting crushed in its U.S box-office debut by animated family film Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, according to early returns. Sony’s Hotel Transylvania 3 could
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Tracking shows Sony’s animated family film pacing ahead of Dwayne Johnson’s latest turn on the big screen. Then again, tracking is hardly a science. Will an animated Dracula draw blood from Dwayne Johnson’s Skyscraper at the weekend box office? That’s the big question as Sony’s Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation opens everywhere Friday opposite Johnson’s
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The film has taken in nearly $30 million in Japan, topping the director’s ‘Like Father, Like Son’, which also picked up a prize at the Cannes film festival. Palme d’Or winner Shoplifters (Manbiki Kazoku) has become Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda’s biggest domestic box-office hit, pulling in $29.2 million (¥3.2 billion) from 2.65 million admissions as
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Searing temperatures in the Northeast and Midwest likely helped fuel the boom, along with Independence Day newcomer ‘The First Purge.’ There were major fireworks at the July Fourth box office this year as revenue reached its highest level in five years, including an uptick of 29 percent over 2017. Searing temperatures in the Northeast and
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Felicity Jones plays the iconic Supreme Court justice in ‘On the Basis of Sex,’ while conversion therapy drama ‘Boy Erased’ stars Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman and Russell Crowe. Focus Features is tweaking its awards season plans. The specialty label announced Monday it is moving coming-of-age drama Boy Erased from Sept. 28 to Nov. 2, while
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It was a competitive weekend at the world’s second-biggest film market, with both Hollywood holdovers and Chinese new releases pulling in substantial earnings. Chinese thriller Animal World officially kicked off the summer blockbuster season in the world’s second-biggest film market over the weekend, opening to $38.2 million and topping the China box-office champion of the
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‘Sicario: Day of the Soldado,’ a gritty U.S.-Mexico border drama, opens to a better-than-expected $19 million, followed by ‘Uncle Drew’ with $15.5 million. Universal’s Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom easily dunked the competition in its second weekend, grossing $60 million in North America as it roars toward the $1 billion mark globally. Overseas, the dinos devoured
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The pair of films don’t stand a chance of toppling ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ or ‘Incredibles 2.’ A pair of smaller films — the intense U.S.-Mexico border drama Sicario: Day of the Soldado and basketball comedy Uncle Drew — are scoring more points than expected at the North American box office, even though they don’t
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The involvement of Legendary, which is owned by Chinese conglomerate Wanda, may have helped the action thriller score a slot during the lucrative summer window, which Beijing usually reserves for domestic Chinese releases. Legendary Entertainment and Universal’s upcoming Dwayne Johnson action thriller Skyscraper has locked down a July 20 release date in China, securing a
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