After coming under fire for casting white actors in all of its major roles, director Ridley Scott’s biblical epic debuted with an audience that was nearly 40% black or Latino.
The studio’s latest release generated only $36 million at the domestic box office over the four-day Thanksgiving weekend, well below analysts’ expectations. The weak opening follows two failed attempts at a sale since September.
The film’s $123 million domestic opening weekend is also, however, the best of the year. Hollywood is weird sometimes.
With a limp $12.8 million debut, the adaptation of Lois Lowry’s beloved novel is yet another casualty of Hollywood’s addiction to YA books.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Bay’s latest film as a producer, opened with $65 million, and a sequel is already underway. There is no use in trying; Bay is unbeatable.
It’s Marvel Studios’ world now, Hollywood is just living in it.
Tammy did OK, but Deliver Us From Evil and Earth to Echo did not generate any fireworks.
From Shailene Woodley and Angelina Jolie to Seth MacFarlane and Veronica Mars, here are the actors, filmmakers, and studios with reason to celebrate for the first half of the year — and others who may wish it was over already.
Transformers: Age of Extinction opened with an estimated $100 million — yet another major hit in the blockbuster franchise. But what would happen if Bay stopped directing them?
With an estimated $30 million debut, Think Like a Man Too has cemented Hart as a bona fide movie star.
An estimated $60 million debut places the sequel among the top three live-action comedies of the last 10 years.
With an estimated opening weekend of $48.2 million, the adaptation of John Green’s best-seller had a best-ever debut for a contemporary drama.
Jolie is a box office queen with Maleficent, but Seth MacFarlane is shooting blanks in his big-screen debut, A Million Ways to Die in the West.
With his film’s estimated $111 million debut over the four-day Memorial Day holiday, the embattled director finally has some good news.
Blue Sky Studios has never been a big player in the U.S. — its latest film, Rio 2, opened with a just-OK $39 million. But overseas, the studio pulls in some seriously big money.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier’s record-breaking opening weekend is yet another triumph in Marvel’s string of hits.
No biblical film has come close to Noah’s $44 million opening weekend since The Passion of the Christ. And it is just one of several Bible-themed movies making an impact at the box office.
The Kickstarter-funded film opened this weekend with $2 million in 291 theaters. But it will need to make much more than that to break even, let alone launch a crowdfunding cinema revolution.
UPDATED: It just passed Toy Story 3 with $1.07 billion in worldwide grosses.
Of the three ’80s remakes opening this weekend, only About Last Night really did well. And yet, Hollywood can’t seem to shake its appetite for re-creating past hits.
This weekend’s box office champion, with a $69.1 million debut, embodies a spirit of go-for-broke, did-not-see-that-coming excitement that animated movies have been missing.
Ride Along topped the box office for the second weekend in a row, launching Hart on what could be a breakout year. So what does he have that Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit’s Chris Pine and I, Frankenstein’s Aaron Eckhart don’t?
The Afghanistan war drama expanded in wide release to earn $38.5 million. That’s good news for Mark Wahlberg and incredibly good news for director Peter Berg and co-star Taylor Kitsch.
As first pointed out by Mark Harris, this hasn’t happened since The Exorcist. Which is INSANE.
Meanwhile, Frozen tops the box office in its sixth week of wide release.
After a strong start, Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese’s latest effort fell behind The Hobbit 2, Frozen, Anchorman 2, and American Hustle.
When adjusting for inflation, it actually made less. That’s kind of a big deal.