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18 Apr
"Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore" had a slightly less than fantastic North American opening this weekend, at least by Wizarding World standards, taking in an estimated $43 million, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported Sunday. Ticket sales for the Warner Bros. fantasy film, the third in the "Fantastic Beasts" series, were the lowest of any…
27 Dec 2021
Spider-Man: No Way Home has become the first film to make $1 billion at the box office worldwide since the COVID-19 pandemic began, according to CNN Business. It took 12 days for the film to hit the milestone. Spider-Man: No Way Home — which stars Tom Holland, Zendaya and Benedict Cumberbatch — is also the…
30 Aug 2021
Universal's slasher film "Candyman" has topped North American box offices in its opening weekend, with an estimated $22.4 million take nearly equal to its production budget, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations said Sunday. Analysts said that three-day total surpassed expectations for an R-rated film opening in the Covid-19 era -- and with powerful Hurricane Ida depressing…
24 Aug 2021
Sci-fi comedy "Free Guy" slipped but did not trip over the weekend as it clung to the top spot in North American movie theaters with a haul of $18.5 million, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations reported Monday. The film, its release delayed a year by the Covid-19 pandemic, is a lighthearted yarn starring Ryan Reynolds as…
16 Aug 2021
The video game action-comedy "Free Guy" has topped the North American box office in its opening weekend, taking in $28.4 million, preliminary figures from trade firm Exhibitor Relations showed Sunday. The film, which lightheartedly explores the boundary between the virtual and the real, features an anti-hero played by Ryan Reynolds, a man who realizes he…
9 Aug 2021
With Covid-19 fears again depressing North American moviegoing, new Warner Bros./DC superhero film "The Suicide Squad" led the weekend box office but took in only an estimated $26.6 million, industry watcher Exhibitor Relations said Sunday. The film dubbed a pseudo-sequel to 2016's major hit "Suicide Squad," again featured A-listers Margot Robbie and Viola Davis, but…
29 Oct 2019
October 26th, Disney's dark fairy tale "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" edged out "Joker" in a fierce battle of the supervillains, taking $19.4 million in North American theaters. According to AFP, Maleficient generated $65 million at the domestic box office. The dark fantasy sequel continues to be a bigger player overseas, where it pulled in another $64.3…
13 Oct 2019
Hollywood actor, Joaquin Phoenix is king of the North American box office once again as “Joker” scores an easy victory in its second weekend with $55 million at 4,374 sites. “Joker” dominated a trio of new entries with animated comedy “The Addams Family” leading the rest of pack with $30.3 million at 4,007 venues, topping…
23 Jul 2019
Disney's The Lion King made its way to the Box Office, with a serious intention of dominating. The classic live-action remake opened to a record-breaking $185 million at the North American box office for an early global total of $531 million. The movie scored the biggest domestic launch ever for a PG film, and the ninth biggest…
27 May 2019
Barely 2 weeks after the release of John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum, it has become the highest grossing film in the action series. Parabellum has grossed $181 million at the global box office to date, surpassing John Wick: Chapter 2's $171.5 million. The original John Wick ended its 2014 run with $88.7 million worldwide. In its second weekend of release, Parabellum earned $24.35 million…
29 Apr 2019
Avengers: Endgame, with the use of the Mjolnir - Thor's hammer- is smashing every competition by setting multiple records at the box office, just a day after its release. The Walt Disney Co. says domestically the film opened Friday with a record $156.7 million (including Thursday previews), besting Star Wars: The Force Awakens ($119 million in 2015, though…
7 Apr 2019
The next Transformers film will not be a followup to The Last Knight, and director Michael Bay has no plans to return to the franchise. The film hit a financial speed bump when The Last Knight was released in the summer of 2017; it was also greeted with the franchise's usual negative reviews, and the box office disappointment indicated it was time…

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