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MAN OF STEEL ROARS INTO THEATERS WITH $129-MILLION DEBUT (Updated)

June 17, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The Man of Steel was indeed more powerful than a locomotive as it roared into theaters over the weekend with a record-shattering $116.7 million domestically (plus another $12 million brought in at Thursday-night screenings that were part of a Walmart promotion). It was the biggest June opening in history, and, together with the $71 million […]

THE PURGE SURPRISES WITH $36.3 MILLION (IT COST $3 MILLION) (Updated)

June 10, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

There’s life in the old B-movie yet. Universal’s The Purge, produced on a tiny budget of $3 million, wound up at the top of the box office this weekend with an estimated $36.3 million. That’s about twice what forecasters, who have been having a lousy track record of late, had predicted. The big victory for […]

NO WILL POWER AS AFTER EARTH CRASHES IN DEBUT (Updated)

June 3, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

It was the day Will Smith’s plan to groom his son to follow in his footsteps came crashing to earth. Their movie, After Earth, in which Jaden Smith is the star and Will a supporting actor, took in around $27 million over the weekend, far less than expected, and a trifle considering the reported $120 […]

FAST AND FURIOUS WILL LIKELY MOW DOWN WILL SMITH

May 31, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Box office forecasters are predicting that this will be one of those rare weekends when a Will Smith movie will open well below the leader. After Earth, a sci-fi action flick starring Will Smith and 14-year-old son Jaden, is likely to earn just $30-35 million this weekend, according to tracking studies. Not bad, but the […]

BOX OFFICE MAKES A COMEBACK

May 28, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

For most of the year, studio executives were presumably doing much hand-wringing over a box office that seemed to be collapsing compared with last year’s. Both sales and attendance were down nearly 12 percent before Iron Man 3 hit the screens. How things have changed since then. Although Iron Man 3 did not bring in […]

INDIE FILM BEFORE MIDNIGHT SELLS MOST TICKETS PER THEATER

May 28, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

While most multiplexes were crowded with moviegoers waiting to see the latest blockbusters over the weekend, a handful of theaters were packed with fans wanting to take in Richard Linklater’s independent film Before Midnight, starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. The film, which opened in two theaters in New York, two in Los Angeles and […]

MORE FILMS TO DEBUT OVERSEAS BEFORE NORTH AMERICA

May 28, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

With overseas grosses often accounting for as much as 80 percent of a film’s worldwide gross, movies, especially the big blockbusters, will increasingly make their debuts abroad before hitting the domestic market, a reversal of traditional distribution, CBS News observed on Monday. Some box office observers claim that an overseas launch ahead of North America […]

WEEKEND BOX OFFICE: MAY 17-19

May 20, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

The top ten films over the weekend, according to final figures compiled by Box Office Mojo (figures in parentheses represent total gross to date): 1. Star Trek Into Darkness, Paramount, $70,165,559, 1 Wk. ($83,701,981 — From Wednesday); 2. Iron Man 3, Disney/Marvel, $35,770,094, 3 Wks. ($337,661,977); 3. The Great Gatsby, Warner Bros., $23,939,228, 2 Wks. […]

NEW STAR TREK FALLS FAR SHORT OF FORECASTS

May 19, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

There had been virtually unanimous predictions that Star Trek Into Darkness would debut with the biggest opening ever for the Paramount franchise — at least $80 million for the three-day weekend and $100 million for the four-day holiday. It didn’t happen. Paramount now expects the movie to earn $70.5 million for the weekend and $84 […]

LATEST STAR TREK DUE TO STAR AT BOX OFFICE

May 17, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

After having lived long — a half century since it was conceived — Star Trek is due to prosper like never before at the box office this weekend. J.J. Abrams’s latest account of the voyage of the starship Enterprise, first chronicled by Gene Roddenberry in a 1964 pilot starring the late Jeffrey Hunter, is expected […]

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