The live-action musical adaptation of the classic animated film stars Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast.
M. Night Shyamalan’s horror-thriller Split stayed atop the North American box office for a third weekend in a row with $14.6 million from 3,373 theaters, the first time Shyamalan has claimed that victory since The Sixth Sense in 1999. It is the first Universal title since Straight Outta Compton in 2015 to win the race for three consecutive frames.
M. Night Shyamalan’s latest horror-thriller, Split, easily topped the chart after trumping the competition with a far better-than-expected $40.2 million from 3,015 theaters for Blumhouse and Universal. Split, starring James McAvoy as a kidnapper with 24 personalities, was fueled by younger moviegoers. The film, earning a B+ CinemaScore, is rated PG-13.
Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story on Rogue One: A Star Wars Story has joined the $1 billion globe at the worldwide box office.
Remind us again why Black Widow doesn’t have her own Marvel-ous solo adventure yet? Largely thanks to her key role in this summer’s blockbuster hit, Captain America: Civil War, the folks at Forbes have crowned Scarlett Johansson as 2016’s top-grossing actor. Reprising her role as super-agile Avenger, Natasha Romanoff, a.k.a. the Black Widow, Johansson reluctantly took Team Iron Man’s side in the team’s civil war, which was gut-wrenching within the Marvel cinematic universe, but great for Marvel Studios’ bottom line, as the film grossed more than $1.15 billion around the world.
Stand-alone film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story captured $155 million in its domestic debut from 4,157 theaters and $290.5 million globally — the second-best showing of all time for the month of December behind last year’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Collateral Beauty looked to serve as counter-programming to Rogue One.
After 60 percent fall at the box office in its second weekend, a sharp decline for a film expected to play throughout awards season, the question now is how deep a loss Fox Searchlight will take on the film that won raves at Sundance
Antoine Fuqua’s The Magnificent Seven galloped to a domestic debut of $35 million from 3,674 theaters, placing No. 1 in North America and corralling one of the top openings of all time for a Western, not accounting for inflation.
Following up on our mid-season report, here are the winners and losers as the summer of 2016 draws to a close. Who won and who lost?
Disney is weathering a lopsided Fourth of July at the North American box office between two of its films, ruling champ Finding Dory and Steven Spielberg’s pricey misfire, The BFG.
‘Finding Dory’ is still one of the hottest tickets of the summer (Photo: Disney/Pixar) We’re in the lazy days of summer, and that sluggishness extends all the way to the ticket booth. As the Fourth of July weekend approaches, it’s apparent that the 2016 summer movie season is off to a slow start, with tons of underachieving sequels and a few hits that seem almost obligatory (what, like you’re going to miss a Pixar or Avengers film?). As of mid-June, the summer box office was down 22 percent from last year, though Finding Dory has recently given that number a boost. In a sense, the tone for the whole year was set by March’s Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which brought in a ton of dough but little audience enthusiasm.
‘Deadpool’, the latest superhero offering from Fox, is predicted to do much better than anticipated in its opening weekend with a record-breaking $100 million haul. The foul-mouthed anti-hero, played by Ryan Reynolds, is set to soar well over the $100 million mark during the four-day Valentine’s weekend/Presidents Day holiday, smashing the previous record for an R-rated movie set by ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’.
The hype surrounding Zack Snyder’s ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’ has been pretty huge for most of 2015, and along with the buzz analysts have predicted it’ll have a record-breaking opening weekend.
Harrison Ford’s 41 films have grossed $4.699 billion at the domestic box office, as of Box Office Mojo’s last update, vs. $4.626 billion for films with Samuel L. Jackson
It’s official: J.J. Abrams’ 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' is the No. 1 grossing film of all time in North America, not accounting for inflation.
It was as inevitable as eating too much turkey on Christmas Day, and now ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ has passed the $1 billion mark. It took the J.J. Abrams film just 12 days to do so, beating the previous record - set by this year’s ‘Jurassic World’ - to become the fastest ever film to take a billion at the box office. While it’s hard to compare the popularity of the ‘Star Wars’ franchise to that of ‘Jurassic Park’s’ it’s perhaps more impressive that the space adventure has done it without having been released in China - a boost that aided ‘Jurassic World’s’ huge, quick success.
'Hunger Games: Mockingjay 2' narrowly beats the seafaring epic — starring Chris Hemsworth — to stay at No. 1; Adam McKay's 'The Big Short' mints money in specialty box office debut after earning multiple Golden Globe nominations.
By Pamela McClintock, The Hollywood Reporter SPECTRE and The Peanuts Movie had no trouble beating a trio of new competitors during another quiet weekend at the North American box office, while Angelina Jolie Pitt and Brad Pitt’s By the Sea was marooned in its limited debut despite teaming two of the world’s biggest stars. Sam Mendes’ SPECTRE fell a modest 51 percent in its second weekend to $35 million from 3,929 locations for a 10-day domestic total of roughly $130 million.
by Pamela McClintock Talk about a bloodbath. Halloween weekend saw three more adult offerings get badly burned at the North American box office, allowing Fox’s The Martian to stay happily docked at No. 1 in its fifth weekend with $11.4 million for a domestic total of $182.8 million and worldwide cume of $428.4 million. Sending more chills down Hollywood’s spine, overall revenue came in at roughly $74 million, the lowest showing of the year to date and one of the worst in recent times. Warner Bros.’ political dramedy Our Brand Is Crisis opened to just $3.4 million from 2,202 theaters, coming in No. 7 and marking the smallest nationwide start of Sandra Bullock’s career.
Four new films, including Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension and Vin Diesel’s The Last Witch Hunter, crowded into theaters this weekend and were swiftly pulverized and left for dead. Another, Steve Jobs, expanded after a brisk limited run in a few key cities, only to be given the cold shoulder by the general public.
Rathergate movie Truth and Netflix entry Beasts of No Nation falter at the specialty box office as critical darlings Steve Jobs and Room get all the love. By Pamela McClintock Pointing to the buying power of families, Sony’s Goosebumps edged past The Martian to win the crowded box office race in North America, easily out-spooking Steven Spielberg’s Cold War drama Bridge of Spies and Guillermo del Toro’s troubled gothic romance Crimson Peak. Goosebumps, based on the beloved children’s book series and starring Jack Black, took in $23.5 million from 3,501 theaters to come in on the higher end of expectations.
By Pamela McClintock Joe Wright’s big-budget Pan is looking like a major loss for Warner Bros. after opening to $15.5 million from 3,515 theaters in North America, a disastrous start for a film that cost $150 million to make. The space epic, starring Matt Damon, also continued to dazzle overseas, earning another $56.8 million for a foreign total of $117.8 million and worldwide cume of $226.5 million. In the U.S., Pan even got beat by Sony’s rival family offering Hotel Transylvania 2, which took in $20.3 million from 3,768 theaters in its third weekend for a North American total of $116.8 million. In short, families didn’t show much interest in Wright’s Peter Pan origins tale.
by Pamela McClintock Ridley Scott’s 3D space epic The Martian rocketed to a $55 million opening in North America, coming in ahead of expectations and almost beating Gravity to nab the top October opening of all time, according to Sunday estimates. The Martian, from 20th Century Fox, continues Hollywood’s love affair with space, and comes exactly two years after Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity opened to a record $55.8 million. Last November, Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar debuted just north of $47 million. If The Martian does better than expected Sunday, it could beat Gravity and become the new October record-holder.
A changing of the guard could be coming, as ‘Minions’s’ monumental box office success over the last few months has paved the way for it to topple ‘Frozen’s’ record haul. Currently, ‘Frozen’ holds the record box office haul for an animated film with $1.27 billion. Last weekend, via Entertainment Weekly, ‘Minions’ opened to $20.1 million in China to earn the biggest opening day haul ever in the country for an animated film.