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China Box Office: ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ Slips 56 Percent in Second Weekend With $23M

Universal’s Jurassic World Dominion scored another win at China’s theatrical box office over the weekend, taking $23.3 million for a running total of $92.4 million. Facing modest competition from Chinese youth drama One Week Friends, produced by Alibaba Pictures, Dominion slipped 56 percent in its second frame, data from Artisan Gateway shows. One Week Friends […]

Box Office: ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ Roars Ahead of ‘Lightyear’ in Surprise Upset

In a surprise twist, Pixar and Disney’s new movie Lightyear lost Father’s Day weekend to holdover Jurassic World Dominion at the domestic box office. This is the first time in the pandemic that there’s been three major Hollywood tentpoles doing solid-to-great business (Top Gun: Maverick is the third). As a result, overall domestic revenue hit […]

Box Office Milestone: ‘Top Gun 2’ Becomes Tom Cruise’s Biggest Global Hit

Top Gun: Maverick has become Tom Cruise’s biggest earner at the worldwide box office, not adjusted for inflation. Through Thursday, the Paramount and Skydance movie has collected $806.3 million in worldwide ticket sales, including $422.1 million domestically and $384.2 million overseas. That’s enough to outrank Cruise’s previous top earner, 2018’s Mission: Impossible — Fallout, which […]

Box Office: Pixar’s ‘Lightyear’ Buzzes to $5.2M in Previews

Pixar and Disney’s Lightyear buzzed to $5.2 million in box office previews before  officially opening Friday in more than 4,200 theaters across North America. Chris Evans voices the iconic Space Ranger in the Toy Story origin spinoff, which marks Pixar’s return to the big screen after seeing several of its animated family films head straight […]

Is the “Untapped” Market of Saudi Arabia as Attractive to Hollywood Following Movie Bans?

“Where else are you going to find a movie market that literally doesn’t exist today that could be $1 billion in size in five years or so?” It’s been only four years since AMC Theatres CEO Adam Aron made this bold claim about Saudi Arabia, speaking just months after the Kingdom had dramatically revealed that […]

Sandra Bullock on ‘The Lost City’ Crossing $100M and Why She Turned It Down (At First)

When Sandra Bullock was first approached by Paramount about producing and starring in The Lost City, an action-adventure romantic comedy that’s an ode to a disappearing genre, she said thanks, but no thanks. However, she couldn’t stop thinking about the project and went back to the studio with a fix: Reverse the roles and make […]

Box Office Balancing Test: How Many Tentpoles Can Share a Weekend?

The June 10-12 weekend was a significant moment for the domestic box office reset as Jurassic World Dominion stomped to a better-than-expected $145.1 million, while Top Gun: Maverick flew to $51.9 million in its third outing. Until now, the biggest weekends of the pandemic era have been propelled by one title, prompting concern that the […]

‘Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero’ Sets U.S. Theatrical Release Date

The U.S. summer box office is about to get an anime bump. Sony’s Crunchyroll and Toei Animation revealed release details Tuesday for Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero, the latest film in the blockbuster anime franchise. The film will open in North America on Aug. 19 in more than 2,300 theaters, including in select Imax cinemas. […]

Neill Blomkamp’s ‘Gran Turismo’ Movie Lands August 2023 Release in Theaters

Filmmaker Neill Blomkamp’s video game adaptation Gran Turismo will drive into theaters on Aug. 11, 2023, Sony and Playstation Productions announced Tuesday. No cast has yet been announced for the movie, which is based on PlayStation’s blockbuster racing simulation game. The preliminary logline for the film describes it as a wish fulfillment tale of a […]

Box Office Milestone: ‘Top Gun 2’ Cruises Past ‘Doctor Strange 2’ to Hit $400M

Filmmaker Joseph Kosinski and Tom Cruise’s Top Gun: Maverick continues to set off sonic booms. On Monday — its 18th day in release — the Paramount and Skydance movie passed up Marvel and Disney’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness to become the top-grossing domestic film of 2022 so far, with $401.8 million in […]

China Box Office: ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ Stomps to $53M Start

Universal’s Jurassic World Dominion bit off a healthy $53 million during its opening in China over the weekend, according to estimates from regional consultancy Artisan Gateway. Although that pales in comparison to the performances of Hollywood tentpoles in the recent pre-pandemic past, it was a solid start given current market conditions in China, where an […]

Box Office: ‘Jurassic World Dominion’ Bites Off $145M Opening

The dinos are back. Jurassic World Dominion devoured $145 million from 4,676 theaters in its domestic opening after roaring to a Friday gross of $59.6 million. Globally, the summer tentpole finished Sunday with a total of $392.4 million as the box office recovery continued to gain momentum. Weekend actuals came in ahead of Sunday’s estimated […]