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Weekend Box Office Report: Melissa McCarthy Shows ‘Batman vs. Superman’ Who’s ‘The Boss’

by Jacob Hall April 10, 2016 @ 11:43 AM
In most of these Weekend Box Office Reports, it’s clear who the victor will be. Even when the early estimates are a little off and the numbers shift between now and Monday, the basic layout of the top 10 is generally pretty accurate. But this week is a real race and the top two films are neck and neck, and we won’t know who will actually win this thing until tomorrow. But right now, early estimates have Melissa McCarthy’s new comedy The Boss barely edging out Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice by less than $50,000. That’s crazy and, whether it actually claims the top spot tomorrow or not, very bad for Batman v Superman.

‘Batman vs. Superman’ Simultaneously Conquers, Flounders at Box Office

by Charles Bramesco April 4, 2016 @ 10:29 AM
Warner Bros.
Love it or hate it, there’s no denying that Batman vs. Superman at the very least occupies an interesting space in the pop-cultural landscape: a polarizing film loathed by critics but fiercely defended by a cult fanbase while simultaneously achieving...

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Batman vs. Superman’ Takes a Big Stumble

by Jacob Hall April 3, 2016 @ 12:10 PM
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice held on to the number one spot at the box office this weekend, but it sure wasn’t pretty. Zack Snyder’s superhero showdown took a jaw-dropping tumble and if any other studio had decided to release a major film this weekend, it probably would have sunk to second place. This film is already proving to be a fascinating case study in marketing versus word of mouth: one earns you an opening weekend while the other gives you legs.

The One Box-Office Record ‘Batman vs. Superman’ Didn’t Want to Break

by Mike Sampson March 28, 2016 @ 4:05 PM
Warner Bros.
Batman vs. Superman made a lot of money over its opening weekend. Even after it was adjusted slightly (after the final numbers came in, it brought in $166.1 million compared to the originally reported $170.1 million), Batman vs. Superman still...

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Batman vs. Superman’ Makes All of the Money in the World, But Is It Enough?

by Jacob Hall March 27, 2016 @ 11:16 AM
Warner Bros.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was never not going to have an enormous opening weekend. Toxic reviews and mixed word of mouth mean nothing next to hype — that title alone guaranteed a record-breaking start. And right now, Zack Snyder’s superhero epic does look like a gigantic hit. However, this weekend is really all about the trailers and posters and Warner Bros.’ omnipresent marketing. The real challenge will be next weekend, when the film’s legs will be properly tested.

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Zootopia’ Defends Its Perch Against ‘Allegiant’

by Jacob Hall March 20, 2016 @ 11:36 AM
Pardon the pun, but Zootopia is a beast. Disney Animation’s new film held on to the number one spot at the box office for the third weekend in a row and made it look easy. Not even Allegiant, the third film in the Divergent series, could topple it. Could the film end up pulling Frozen numbers? Maybe. Possibly. We’ll have to see how strong it stands in the face of a couple of superheroes.

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘10 Cloverfield Lane’ Opens Well But Can't Catch ‘Zootopia’

by Jacob Hall March 14, 2016 @ 8:04 AM
Michele K. Short
In news that shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone with a child in their life, Zootopia held on to the number one spot at the box office this weekend and made it look effortless. And yet, 10 Cloverfield Lane’s second place opening is nothing to scoff at, especially for a modestly budged, small-scale thriller (although the “Cloverfield” in the title certainly helped).

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Zootopia’ Breaks Disney Records, Ends the Reign of ‘Deadpool’

by Jacob Hall March 6, 2016 @ 12:01 PM
That sound you hear is the folks over at Disney popping a couple dozen bottles of champagne — Zootopia didn’t just open at number one at the box office, it had the biggest opening of any film in the history of Walt Disney Animation Studios, beating out 2014’s Frozen. Unfortunately, the rest of the newcomers didn’t fare quite as well, with London Has Fallen and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot limping into second and fourth place, respectively.

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Gods of Egypt’ Gets Trampled By ‘Deadpool’

by Jacob Hall February 28, 2016 @ 12:02 PM
Deadpool topped the box office for the third weekend in a row, which is an impressive feat for any movie…but it helps when all of your competition arrives with a thud. Gods of Egypt, Eddie the Eagle, and Triple 9 all flopped in their opening weekends, making the continued box office victory of Ryan Reynolds’ foul-mouthed superhero all the more staggering.