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China Box Office: ‘Jurassic World: Dominion’ Tops $150M, ‘The Lost City’ Scores Release Date

Hong Kong crime thriller Detective vs. Sleuths again topped China’s theatrical box office, taking $14.2 million during what was altogether a downbeat weekend of moviegoing in the country. The market generated just $40.6 million in total revenue during the frame, a modest total for what’s usually China’s busy summer blockbuster season. Ongoing Covid-19 controls across the country […]

Box Office: Jordan Peele’s ‘Nope’ Scares Up $44M Opening

Acclaimed filmmaker Jordan Peele’s newest film, Nope, easily topped the domestic box office in its opening with an estimated $44 million from 3,785 theaters, according to Universal’s weekend estimates. While that is certainly a solid start, the sci-fi horror adventure pic came in well behind the huge $71 million bow of Peele’s Us in spring […]

Movie Theater Chains Brace for Summer’s Long Cool-Down

Movie theater giants may be on top of the world right now … but they are also staring off a cliff. It’s been a blockbuster few months for, well, blockbusters, and films like Top Gun: Maverick and Minions: The Rise of Gru proved that groups that may have been wary of returning to theaters (older […]

China Box Office: ‘Detective vs. Sleuths’ Wins Weekend, ‘Mozart From Space’ Disappoints

Hong Kong crime thriller Detective vs. Sleuths surged to the top of China’s box office in its second weekend of release, earning $18.4 million. Chinese hitmaker Chen Sicheng’s much anticipated sci-fi comedy Mozart From Space, meanwhile, made a disappointing start in second place, taking $16.6 million. Slipping just 20 percent from its opening frame, Detective […]

Box Office: ‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Stays No. 1 With $46M, ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ Impresses With $17M

As expected, Marvel entry Thor: Love and Thunder handily took No. 1 in its second weekend at the North American box office with $46 million in ticket sales, far ahead of new entry Where the Crawdads Sing, which earned a better-than-expected $17 million. Thor thundered to first at the domestic box office at 4,375 locations, […]

Box Office: ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ Takes $2.3M in Thursday Previews

After last week’s massive Thor: Love and Thunder opening, this weekend will be quieter at the box office with drama Where the Crawdads Sing and animated film Paws of Fury as the two new nationwide entries with Thor expected to keep the No. 1 spot. On Thursday night, Sony and 3000 Pictures’ Crawdads took in […]

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Passes $600M at Domestic Box Office

Top Gun: Maverick made studio history as it passed $600 million at the domestic box office on Tuesday evening. The Top Gun sequel has now earned $601.9 million in North America. In June, the movie passed $1 billion at the global box office, the first Tom Cruise film to achieve the milestone and the first […]

China Box Office: ‘Lighting Up the Stars’ Wins Weekend, ‘Thor 4’ in Limbo Over Suspected LGBTQ Censorship

Local drama Lighting Up the Stars easily won a third consecutive weekend at China’s box office, selling $27.8 million worth of tickets for an impressive total of $186.3 million and counting. But the sentimental Chinese film, which tells the story of a surprising bond formed between a funeral director and an orphaned little girl, didn’t […]

Box Office: ‘Thor 4’ Thunderous With $143M Franchise-Best Opening

Marvel and Disney’s Thor: Love and Thunder added further fuel to the summer box office rally with a domestic opening of $143 million, the best showing of the stand-alone franchise starring Chris Hemsworth as the hammer-wielding superhero. The pic opened in line with expectations in North America, where it scored the third-best opening of the […]

‘Thor: Love and Thunder’ Box Office Heads for $135M-$145M Opening

The hammer is back in action. Marvel’s latest superhero offering, Thor: Love and Thunder, started off its North American box office run with a Friday haul of $69.5 million, including a mighty $29.6 million in Thursday previews. Most pundits believe Thor 4 will earn $140 million to $145 million for the weekend. Disney is being […]

Movie Theater Chains Weathered COVID-19, Now Face Economic Downturn

After nearly two years of halting gains, major theater chains are finally starting to see a box office recovery as the summer blockbuster season gets into full swing. But an accelerated recovery in grosses is happening amid concerns of a broader economic downturn, leading to questions on Wall Street about how quickly exhibitors can bounce […]

Box Office Dispatch: How Real Is the Boom and Will It Last?

For the first time since the pandemic began, revenue at the domestic box office almost crossed $1 billion in June as some semblance of normalcy returned to the multiplex. Hollywood studios released a small army of event titles that found their audiences, but executives remain anxious about a gap in the calendar once the summer […]