We’re talking domestic box office earnings, people.
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 passed Guardians of the Galaxy as 2014’s top-grossing movie, and with its win, Jennifer Lawrence makes history.
Clint Eastwood’s Oscar-nominated, controversial biopic of Navy SEAL Chris Kyle has shattered numerous box office records.
UPDATED: With $5.9 million in theaters added to its $40 million in VOD sales, the film’s profitability still remains very much an open question.
UPDATED: The Interview’s $2.85 million at the box office over the Christmas holiday weekend is mixed news at best for Sony Pictures, but its VOD grosses are far more impressive.
Movies that are not sequels, prequels, remakes, or adaptations of novels, comic books, popular toy lines, or true stories are growing ever more scarce — but some did, at least, make money this year.
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.