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Weekend Box Office Report: 'Pan' Fails to Take Flight While 'The Martian' Soars Again

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by Jacob Hall October 11, 2015 @ 11:37 AM
Warner Bros.
Pan has had disaster written all over it for the better part of a year now, so it’s not surprising that Joe Wright’s Peter Pan origin story stumbled in its opening weekend. However, no one was prepared for it to stumble as badly as it did as it ran face-first into The Martian and Hotel Transylvania 2.

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Martian’ Launches Into First Place

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by Jacob Hall October 4, 2015 @ 12:05 PM
20th Century Fox
Good reviews and a phenomenal marketing campaign did their job this weekend. No number of foot-in-mouth moments from Matt Damon could harm the opening weekend of The Martian, which opened in the number one spot at the box office. After a surprisingly robust September, this is another sign that we may very looking at one of the bigger fall movie seasons in quite some time.

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Hotel Transylvania 2’ Shuts Down ‘The Intern’

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by Jacob Hall September 27, 2015 @ 10:14 AM
Sony Pictures Animation
There hasn’t been a proper family film in theaters since Minions opened in July, so it’s not surprising at all that Hotel Transylvania 2 cleaned up at the box office this weekend. Still, we didn’t imagine it cleaning up this well. This is the kind of opening weekend that guarantees us a Hotel Transylvania 3, for better or worse.

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Black Mass’ and ‘Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials’ Battle It Out

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by Jacob Hall September 20, 2015 @ 12:14 PM
Warner Bros.
After a slow start, September 2015 is shaping up to be a pretty solid month for the box office. After last week’s solid numbers, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials and Black Mass picked up the baton and ran with it, leading another strong weekend.

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Perfect Guy’ and ‘The Visit’ Come Out Swinging

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by Jacob Hall September 13, 2015 @ 11:03 AM
Universal
After September opened with a whimper, we were prepared for a dull couple of weeks. It looks like we shouldn’t have been so quick to judge. The one-two punch of The Perfect Guy and The Visit have suddenly made the least interesting month of the year interesting, opening big and opening close enough to one another to make for an interesting race. In the slower movie months, weekends like these are rare treats.

Weekend Box Office Report: Nobody Won This Boring Weekend

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by Jacob Hall September 6, 2015 @ 12:11 PM
Relativity
Summer is officially over, September is here, and the movies stink. While the big releases and heavy-hitters of the fall movie season make the festival rounds or rev up their marketing campaigns, audiences have to tough it out and wade through a lot of not-so-good movies. Welcome to September. It’s like this every year. Get ready for an excruciating month at the movies and at the box office.

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Takes the Lead for the Third Weekend in a Row

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by Jacob Hall August 30, 2015 @ 12:04 PM
Universal
All summer movie seasons end with a whimper and 2015 was no different. The final weekend of August was a pretty sad display across the board, with Straight Outta Compton nabbing the number one spot by default while just about every new release faltered. You know it’s a slow weekend when a movie promoted exclusively to faith-based audiences nabs the number two spot.

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Shuts Down All Newcomers

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by Jacob Hall August 23, 2015 @ 12:37 PM
Universal
Straight Outta Compton dominated the box office for the second weekend in a row, ensuring that every other movie in the top 10 that doesn’t feature Tom Cruise trembled in its mighty wake. Anyone with their finger on the cultural pulse foresaw the N.W.A. biopic doing well, but it’s performing above and beyond all expectations.

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Dominates ‘The Man From U.N.C.L.E.’

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by Jacob Hall August 16, 2015 @ 12:26 PM
Universal
Every time a movie about and for audiences who aren’t white and male does well, everyone acts like it’s a big surprise. “Black people and women like movies? Who’da thunk it?” It’s actually not surprising at all that Straight Outta Compton had a massive opening, handily defeating its more standard competition. Because all kinds of people like movies and when you make movies for all kinds of people, you end up with huge weekends at the box office.

Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Fantastic Four’ Is a Fantastic Flop

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by Jacob Hall August 9, 2015 @ 11:36 AM
20th Century Fox
Fantastic Four was the subject of bad buzz before it even started shooting. No one outside of the higher-ups at 20th Century Fox wanted this movie. The internet hated it from the moment it was announced. Then came the various delays. And the massive reshoots. And the toxic reviews and a disastrous press tour. It all climaxed when director Josh Trank joined the chorus of critics, effectively shooting down his own movie. And yet, everyone assumed the film would still open okay because that’s what superhero movies, even the bad ones, tend to do. Well, not this time.