• 'Blade Runner 2049' underperformance at box office a 'mystery' to Denis Villeneuve despite career-best reviews
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    'Blade Runner 2049' underperformance at box office a 'mystery' to Denis Villeneuve despite career-best reviews

    Ahead of time, this year’s “Blade Runner” sequel looked like a box office smash, but it stumbled. In a Facebook Live interview, its director told Yahoo Entertainment he’s still coming to grips with that.

  • 'Beauty and the Beast' Box Office: 5 Biggest Records Broken
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    'Beauty and the Beast' Box Office: 5 Biggest Records Broken

    The live-action musical adaptation of the classic animated film stars Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast.

  • 'Split' Benches 'Rings'; 'Space Between Us' Bombs With $3.8M
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    'Split' Benches 'Rings'; 'Space Between Us' Bombs With $3.8M

    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.

  • Box Office: M. Night Shyamalan's 'Split' Is a Hit; Vin Diesel's 'xXx: Xander Cage' Not So Much
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    Box Office: M. Night Shyamalan's 'Split' Is a Hit; Vin Diesel's 'xXx: Xander Cage' Not So Much

    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.

  • Box-Office Milestone: 'Rogue One' Crosses $1B Globally
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    Box-Office Milestone: 'Rogue One' Crosses $1B Globally

    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.

  • Scarlett Johansson Is No. 1 on Forbes' List of 2016's Top-Grossing Actors
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    Scarlett Johansson Is No. 1 on Forbes' List of 2016's Top-Grossing Actors

    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.

  • 'Rogue One' Clears $155 Million in U.S. for $290.5M Global Bow; 'Collateral Beauty' Bombs
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    'Rogue One' Clears $155 Million in U.S. for $290.5M Global Bow; 'Collateral Beauty' Bombs

    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.

  • Nate Parker's 'The Birth of a Nation' Could Lose $10M for Fox Searchlight
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    Nate Parker's 'The Birth of a Nation' Could Lose $10M for Fox Searchlight

    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

  • 'Magnificent Seven' Gallops to No. 1 With $35 Million at the Box Office
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    'Magnificent Seven' Gallops to No. 1 With $35 Million at the Box Office

    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.

  • 2016 End-of-Summer Box-Office Report: 'Sausage' Sizzles, 'Ben-Hur' Falls on Its Sword, and Much More
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    2016 End-of-Summer Box-Office Report: 'Sausage' Sizzles, 'Ben-Hur' Falls on Its Sword, and Much More

    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?

  • 'Finding Dory' Sinks 'Legend of Tarzan,' 'BFG' With $50M-Plus
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    'Finding Dory' Sinks 'Legend of Tarzan,' 'BFG' With $50M-Plus

    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.

  • From 'Dory' to Snore-y: Our Midseason Summer Box-Office Report
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    From 'Dory' to Snore-y: Our Midseason Summer Box-Office Report

    ‘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.

  • Harrison Ford Passes Samuel L. Jackson to Become Highest-Grossing Actor in U.S. Box-Office History
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    Harrison Ford Passes Samuel L. Jackson to Become Highest-Grossing Actor in U.S. Box-Office History

    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

  • Box Office: 'Star Wars: Force Awakens' Tops 'Avatar' to Become No. 1 Film of All Time in North America
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    Box Office: 'Star Wars: Force Awakens' Tops 'Avatar' to Become No. 1 Film of All Time in North America

    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.

  • Star Wars: The Force Awakens Becomes Fastest Ever Film To Make $1 Billion
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    Star Wars: The Force Awakens Becomes Fastest Ever Film To Make $1 Billion

    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.

  • Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Opens to Record $238M for Cosmic $517M Global Launch
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    Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Opens to Record $238M for Cosmic $517M Global Launch

    The Force is back, and it’s stronger than ever.

  • Box Office: Ron Howard's 'Heart of the Sea' Capsizes With $11M U.S. Debut
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    Box Office: Ron Howard's 'Heart of the Sea' Capsizes With $11M U.S. Debut

    '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.

  • Box Office: 'SPECTRE' Stays No. 1, While Angelina Jolie Pitt's 'By the Sea' Is Marooned
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    Box Office: 'SPECTRE' Stays No. 1, While Angelina Jolie Pitt's 'By the Sea' Is Marooned

    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.

  • Box Office: Sandra Bullock Has Worst Opening of Her Career With 'Our Brand Is Crisis' Bomb
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    Box Office: Sandra Bullock Has Worst Opening of Her Career With 'Our Brand Is Crisis' Bomb

    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.

  • Box-Office Massacre: 'Last Witch Hunter,' 'Paranormal Activity 6,' and 'Steve Jobs' Flop
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    Box-Office Massacre: 'Last Witch Hunter,' 'Paranormal Activity 6,' and 'Steve Jobs' Flop

    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.

  • Box Office: 'Goosebumps' Out-Spooks 'Bridge of Spies,' 'Crimson Peak' With $23.5M
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    Box Office: 'Goosebumps' Out-Spooks 'Bridge of Spies,' 'Crimson Peak' With $23.5M

    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.

  • Box Office: 'Pan' Bombs With $15.5M Debut; 'Martian' Stays No. 1 With Stellar $37M
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    Box Office: 'Pan' Bombs With $15.5M Debut; 'Martian' Stays No. 1 With Stellar $37M

    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.

  • Box Office: Matt Damon’s 'The Martian' Blasts Off to Earth-Shattering $55 Million
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    Box Office: Matt Damon’s 'The Martian' Blasts Off to Earth-Shattering $55 Million

    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.

  • Summer Box-Office Midseason Report: What Popped and What Flopped
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    Summer Box-Office Midseason Report: What Popped and What Flopped

    Once again, it seemed like Marvel had locked down the summer season championship — until Jurassic World stomped in, setting a new global box-office record and establishing Indominus Rex as the new killer queen. Within 10 days of opening, Jurassic World cleared $400 million domestically, setting a new box-office record and unseating Avengers: Age of Ultron as the No. 1 movie of the summer.