Box Office

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1’ Makes All of the Money and It’s Still Not Enough

EDIT
by Jacob Hall 5 days ago
Lionsgate
There‘s going to be a lot of blood and ink spilled across the internet on the subject of the opening weekend for ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1.’ Yes, the third film in the series did open significantly lower than its predecessors. Yes, there are definitely people at Lionsgate wringing their hands and trying to figure out why the film opened below expectations. And yet, that opening weekend is still massive. It’s three day total is larger than most movies ever have a chance to make in their entire runs. So, let's have some perspective as we dive into this week’s top 10.

Weekend Box Office Report: 'Dumb and Dumber To' Proves That It Pays to be Stupid

EDIT
by Jacob Hall November 16, 2014 12:24 PM
Universal
‘Dumb and Dumber To’ arrives two decades after the first film was one of the bigger hits of 1994 and no one knew what to make of it ... until it topped the box office this weekend and made it look easy. Now, the idea of two middle-aged actors returning to two of the most idiotic characters in modern movie history doesn't seem so desperate and crazy. It seems canny.

Weekend Box Office Report: 'Interstellar' and 'Big Hero 6' Have a Showdown

EDIT
by Jacob Hall November 09, 2014 11:20 AM
Paramount
The showdown between 'Interstellar' and 'Big Hero 6' has got to be one of the most interesting things to happen to the box office in 2014. After all, it would be tough to find two movies that are simultaneously so different and so alike. Both are pro-science adventures that are all about using your intelligence to save your friends and family. However, one is an animated, family friendly release from Disney and the other is a three-hour epic from the ever-serious Christopher Nolan. In other words, they represent opposite ends of the blockbuster spectrum.

Weekend Box Office Report: 'Nightcrawler' Edges Out the Competition in a Very Close Race

EDIT
by Jacob Hall November 02, 2014 11:23 AM
Open Road Films
Although 'Nightcrawler,' the only new wide release of the week, did end up taking the top spot at the box office this weekend, it did so in one of the tightest races we've ever seen. The top six films all came within $3 million of each other and the order could have radically changed by a stiff breeze for all we know. Heck, some titles may get swapped around by tomorrow when the studios release some more official numbers.

Weekend Box Office Report: 'Ouija' Scares Up a Victory Over 'John Wick'

EDIT
by Jacob Hall October 26, 2014 01:40 PM
Summit
It feels like common sense: of course the horror movie released a week before Halloween is going to win the weekend war at the box office over the action movie. And yet, most horror movies continue to get released as far away from the season of the witch as possible. Can the recent success of 'Annabelle' and this weekend's 'Ouija' change that?

Weekend Box Office Report: 'Fury' Rages Into First Place

EDIT
by Jacob Hall October 19, 2014 01:47 PM
Sony
Brad Pitt's new World War II drama 'Fury' opened at number at the box office and has officially defined what this October has been about: long, R-rated movies featuring huge movie stars bucking the usual trends and out-grossing their family friendly competition. Between this and 'Gone Girl,' it looks like grown adults are heading to their multiplex more than ever these days.

Weekend Box Office Report: 'Gone Girl' Vanquishes the Competition

EDIT
by Jacob Hall October 12, 2014 11:10 PM
20th Century Fox
'Gone Girl' may have barely won its first weekend at the box office over 'Annabelle,' but in its second week of release, it emerged as the real victor. Fighting off tons of new competition, David Fincher's thriller held onto the number one spot and made it look easy.

Weekend Box Office Report: 'The Maze Runner' Outpaces Liam Neeson's 'A Walk Among the Tombstones'

EDIT
by Jacob Hall September 21, 2014 02:10 PM
20th Century Fox
Young adult movies are big business. 'The Maze Runner' took over the box office this weekend, proving that the audience for films were young people in science fiction dystopias are forced into violent and terrible predicaments extends beyond the 'Hunger Games' franchise.