Box Office

Sequel ‘Bad Moms Christmas’ isn’t as lucky, while Greta Gerwig’s ‘Lady Bird’ soars at the specialty box office; globally, ‘Thor’ amasses $427 million. In an era when many tentpole franchise installments have stalled, director Taika Waitii’s Thor: Ragnarok is wielding nothing short of a golden hammer at the box office for Disney and Marvel Studios.
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The final weekend of the month was especially brutal as George Clooney’s ‘Suburbicon’ got evicted and DreamWorks’ ‘Thank Your for Your Service’ failed to win over America’s heartland. Following a record September, the October box office was a bloodbath. Revenue for the month won’t crack $560 million, the worst showing in a decade after a
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‘Suburbicon’ — starring Matt Damon and Julianne Moore — may have trouble cracking $3 milion after getting slapped with a D- CinemaScore. Lionsgate’s Jigsaw is slaying the competition at the pre-Halloween box office — including George Clooney’s Suburbicon, which is DOA. Reviving the Saw franchise, Jigsaw grossed $7.1 million on Friday from 2,941 theaters for
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The George Clooney-directed ‘Suburbicon’ and Miles Teller’s veteran drama ‘Thank You for Your Service’ also open this weekend. Lionsgate’s Jigsaw earned $1.6 million in Thursday-night previews at over 2,400 locations. The film sees the Saw horror franchise get a fresh makeover with a new storyline and new characters. Michael and Peter Spierig direct the eighth
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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 giant-screen exhibitor, led by CEO Richard Gelfond, beat earnings expectations. Imax on Thursday bucked the industry’s summer box-office doldrums by posting record third-quarter box-office revenues after Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk played on its giant screens. Imax recorded $98.8 million in overall revenue, on higher business from digital remastering (DMR) of Hollywood movies and joint revenue
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Since its launch earlier this month, the film adaptation of Stephen King’s book has shattered numerous records. Pennywise the Dancing Clown is getting ready to terrorize audiences all over again. New Line Cinema and Warner Bros. on Monday announced that a sequel to the horror blockbuster It will hit theaters, including Imax locations, on Sept.
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Still, ‘Apes’ is the latest franchise title to come in behind the last installment as Hollywood battles sequel fatigue; ‘Wish Upon’ gets lost, while ‘The Big Sick’ places No. 5 in its nationwide expansion. Director Matt Reeves’ War for the Planet of the Apes succeeded in scaring off Spider-Man: Homecoming at the North American box
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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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Elsewhere, ‘Baby Driver’ continued to impress, while Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler’s ‘The House’ is further demolished. Gru and his pesky minions ran amok at the July Fourth box-office picnic. Early estimates for Tuesday show Universal and Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me 3 handily winning Independence Day with an estimated $13 million, putting the movie’s five-day
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At $198 million and slowing dramatically, the last Michael Bay-directed installment in the robot franchise won’t come close to matching its predecessor’s big $330 million China total in 2014. Transformers: The Last Knight continued its precipitous decline at the Chinese box office over the weekend, earning just $30.5 million from Friday to Sunday, a 75
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The ‘Despicable Me’ entry came in notably behind expectations in a surprise twist, while ‘Baby Driver’ is proving a powerful antidote to summer popcorn fare with a $30 million launch; ‘The House’ marks the worst wide opening of Will Ferrell’s career in a leading role. This year’s fireworks display at the July Fourth holiday box
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