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‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Tracking for Huge $70M-$80M Box Office Opening

Sony Animation’s highly anticipated Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is looking in great shape, according to early box office tracking. The sequel to best animated feature Oscar winner Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse should enjoy a domestic debut of $70 million to $80 million over the June 2-4 weekend, according to sources with access to research data. […]

European Box Office Jumps 70 Percent in 2022, But Remains Below Pre-Pandemic Figures

The European box office continues to bounce back, but theatrical revenues are still a ways from their pre-pandemic peak. According to official figures released by European Audiovisual Observatory on Thursday, gross box office receipts across the European Union and the U.K. were up 70 percent in 2022 to $5.5 billion (€5.07 billion), with an additional […]

‘Beetlejuice 2’ Set for Fall 2024

Warner Bros. has set a date to return to the world of Beetlejuice. The studio has carved out a Sept. 6, 2024, date for Beetlejuice 2, the long-gestating sequel to Tim Burton’s 1988 feature that starred Michael Keaton as the titular ghost with the most. The film will reunite Burton with his Wednesday star Jenna […]

Box Office: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ Opens to $118.4M in U.S. After Heroic Sunday

James Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 topped the weekend box office with a domestic opening of $118.4 million, well behind the last film in the stand-alone Marvel Studios franchise but enough to prove that the new movie is already benefiting from strong audience sentiment. Final numbers are higher than Sunday’s $114 million estimate, […]

China Box Office: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3’ Opens to $28M

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 debuted to $28 million in China over the weekend, a starting haul that would have been considered disappointing prior to the pandemic, but which many box office analysts would find promising in the current climate. The James Gunn-directed sequel gave Hollywood its biggest China opening of 2023 thus far, […]

Box Office: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ Flies to $17.5M in Previews

Marvel and Disney’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 started off its domestic box office run with a franchise-best $17.5 million in previews, not adjusted for inflation. Thursday shows started at 3 p.m. local time. The preview number also includes select Imax shows on Wednesday. Overseas, the movie has earned $35 million in its first […]

Box Office: ‘Super Mario Bros. Movie’ Flying Past $500M in U.S.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie is jumping the $500 million mark at the North American box office in yet another milestone for the blockbuster. From Illumination and Universal, the movie adaptation of the Nintendo video game is only the fourth movie to cross the half-billion mark domestically in the pandemic era behind Spider-Man: No Way […]

Box Office Preview: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’ Kicks Off Summer

Now that he’s the guardian of DC Studios, James Gunn is bidding farewell to his work for rival Marvel with the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in theaters across the globe this weekend. Guardians 3 continues a long tradition of Marvel movies kicking off the summer season at the box office. It […]

Amazon Reveals Streaming Release Date for Ben Affleck’s ‘Air’

Ben Affleck’s critically acclaimed Air will become available to stream on Amazon Prime Video on May 12 after an exclusive run in theaters across the world. The star-packed period sports drama, which has sparked early Oscar buzz, marks a new era for Amazon Studios in terms of how it releases certain original titles. Instead of […]

Box Office Milestone: ‘Super Mario Bros. Movie’ Hits $1B Globally

Illumination and Universal’s The Super Mario Bros. Movie is checking off another notable milestone. The Nintendo video game adaptation will cross $1 billion at the worldwide box office sometime on Sunday, its 26th day in release. It becomes only the 10th animated film to achieve the feat, and the first animated movie to do since […]

‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse,’ ‘Transformers: Rise of the Beasts’ Get China Release Dates

Hollywood’s summer release schedule in China is coming into greater focus. Sony Pictures’ Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse and Paramount’s Transformers: Rise of the Beasts have both locked down release dates in the country, which remains a major potential revenue driver for U.S. tentpole films. Across the Spider-Verse will open June 2, followed by Transformers 7 […]

Sony Pictures Full Year Profits Slip to $894M

Operating income at Sony Pictures Entertainment fell by 45 percent or $1.04 billion to $894 million, as sales fell by $851 million on the back of a lack of blockbuster theatrical hits and one off gains logged in fiscal 2021. Sales grew by 11 percent on a yen basis due to the strength of the […]