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LATEST MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE SETS FRANCHISE RECORD

February 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Helped by a two-day debut in China that brought in $12.7 million, Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol has again topped the overseas box office. With a total of $25.2 million in ticket sales for the weekend, the film has now collected $369.4 million abroad and $571.9 million worldwide, putting it ahead of the highest-grossing installment […]

BOX OFFICE AWAKENING AS UNDERWORLD SEQUEL TAKES OFF (Updated)

January 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The top two films at the weekend box office performed well above expectations and helped push the overall gross more than 30 percent above the same weekend a year ago, according to studio estimates. Sony Screen Gems’s Underworld: Awakening debuted ahead of the pack with an estimated $25.4 million (it made an additional $13.4 million […]

CONTRABAND: A LICENSE TO PRINT MONEY

January 15, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Universal’s Contraband, starring Mark Wahlburg, smuggled $24.5 million into the U.S. box office over the weekend and is expected to increase that amount to around $29 million over the four-day Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Most box-office pundits had figured it would earn around $20 million. Disney’s 3D digital re-release of Beauty and the Beast […]

DEVIL DIES ON SUNDAY

January 10, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Several of the weekend’s top films didn’t do quite so well as studios had estimated on Sunday, but they did far better than industry analysts had forecast on Friday — most notably the No. 1 film, The Devil Inside, which wound up with $33.7 million — twice as much as the most optimistic predictions. (It […]

DEVIL‘S SUCCESS BEDEVILS PUNDITS (Updated)

January 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

According to the playbook of most Hollywood executives, the weekend after New Year’s is a time to let moviegoers take in some of the movies they may have missed during the bombardment of new releases in December. If new films are to be released at all at that time, they should be cheapos — usually […]

MONDAY’S BOX OFFICE GETS UNEXPECTED LIFT

January 3, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Monday turned out to be a bigger day at the box office than most pundits had expected, and in the case of two films, it proved to be a bigger day than Sunday. Steven Spielberg’s War Horse galloped to third place on the box office chart as it earned an estimated $4.8 million at 1,894 […]

SOLID START FOR 2012 BOX OFFICE — LIKE 2011

January 2, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The box office rang in the new just about the way it rang in the old — sounding more like Big Ben than like Tinkerbell, its model for most of the past five months. With the Tom Cruise starrer Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol remaining in the lead with $29.6 million (24 percent from IMAX […]

M:I EXPECTED TO CRUISE TO ANOTHER BOX OFFICE WIN

December 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

With no new films opening wide this weekend, Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol should have no difficulty climbing to the top of the box office again over the New Year’s weekend, according to box office pundits. They’re predicting that it will earn about what it did over the Christmas holiday — $44.1 million — it […]

AT THE BOX OFFICE: ON THE NINTH DAY OF XMAS

December 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The Christmas box office may have got off to a relatively slow start, but it is bouncing back at midweek. On Tuesday, for example, Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol added $9.6 million to its domestic gross, which now stands at $86.2 million. Overseas it has earned another $170 million, bringing its worldwide gross to $256.2 […]

M:I — GHOST PROTOCOL A TOWERING HIT (Updated)

December 26, 2011 by · 2 Comments 

Paramount’s Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol towered above a slew of imposing openers and strong holdovers as it grossed an estimated $29.5million over the Friday-to-Sunday holiday period and $39.5 million between Friday and Monday. The film, which opened last weekend primarily in a limited number of IMAX theaters, expanded on Wednesday, and will have earned […]

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