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Weekend Box Office Report: 'After Earth' and 'Now You See Me' Can't Catch 'Fast and Furious 6'

by Jacob Hall June 2, 2013 @ 11:40 AM
How rare is it for a Will Smith sci-fi blockbuster to not open at number one at the box office? Also, how horrible must it feel for a Will Smith sci-fi blockbuster to not only get beaten by the second week of a long running franchise about fast cars, but by a magician thriller headlined by Jesse Eisenberg?

Holiday Box Office Update: 'Fast and Furious 6' Laps the Competition

by Jacob Hall May 27, 2013 @ 12:30 PM
As always, the extended Memorial Day weekend proved to be a busy couple of days at the box office, with 'Fast and Furious 6' shattering every expectation in its first three days of release (as we reported right here). Meanwhile, 'The Hangover Part 3', uh, did not. But this is a four day weekend! How are both films looking to fare when the holidays are over and all of the dust has settled?

Weekend Box Office Report: 'Fast and Furious 6' Leaves 'The Hangover Part 3' in the Dust

by Jacob Hall May 26, 2013 @ 12:17 PM
What looked like one of the big box office showdowns of the summer turned out to not be battle at all. Not only did 'Fast and Furious 6' take the number one spot at the box office, it did it while shattering records, leaving 'The Hangover Part 3' coughing on its exhaust.

Weekend Box Office Report: 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Boldly Goes to Number One

by Jacob Hall May 19, 2013 @ 1:23 PM
When is a $70 million opening not a success? When its predecessor opened to $75 million four years ago. This is the predicament facing 'Star Trek Into Darkness,' which opened at number one at box office while being something of a disappointment.

Weekend Box Office Report: 'Iron Man 3' Makes All of the Money

by Jacob Hall May 5, 2013 @ 12:34 PM
Look, we all knew that 'Iron Man 3' was going to make a whole bunch of money and open at number one at the box office and kick the summer movie season off in style. The question was never "Is 'Iron Man 3' going to make any money?", the question was always "What absolutely absurd amount is 'Iron Man 3' going to make in its opening weekend?"

Weekend Box Office Report: 'Pain and Gain' Leads a Slow Weekend

by Jacob Hall April 28, 2013 @ 1:51 PM
Some will call this a slow weekend, but it may be better to think of it as the calm before the storm. Next week, the summer movie season begins and people are saving their pennies for 'Iron Man 3,' so it's not really surprising that this was an uneventful couple of days at the multiplex. At least the folks behind 'Pain and Gain' can be glad that their film led an otherwise quiet weekend.

Weekend Box Office Report: 'Oblivion' Obliterates the Competition

by Jacob Hall April 21, 2013 @ 1:47 PM
Tom Cruise and science fiction are a powerful combination. Although the opening weekend of 'Oblivion' didn't break any records big or small, it's a more than solid start for a non-franchise, non-sequel, non-reboot. That's a sad statement on the current state of Hollywood, but that's another topic for another day.

Weekend Box Office Report: '42' is Number One

by Jacob Hall April 14, 2013 @ 1:51 PM
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Well, it looks like we have an answer to the question of whether or not audiences are interested in a historical, racially charged baseball movie. Brian Helgeland's '42' opened at the top of the box office this weekend, instantly breaking the record for biggest opening for a baseball movie. Sure, it's a minor record to break, but a record is a record.