It’s been a few years since MoviePass hit the scene in 2012, providing a location-based app and exclusive payment method to give users the ability to attend as many movies in theaters as they want for one monthly rate (with some restrictions). At the time it was introduced, exhibitors were worried that it would cut into their profits, but some recently released numbers would seem to indicate otherwise.
A new report indicates that MoviePass has raised movie theater attendance in its users by 111%, and that boost in attendance also comes with quite the increase in the money spent on concessions, where movie theaters truly make their money. Get the MoviePass statistics after the jump. Read More »
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For any DC Comics fan out there who has been desperate to see Justice League on the big screen for awhile now, you probably know that Mad Max: Fury Road director George Miller tried to get the superhero ensemble off the ground years ago. The film would have featured Armie Hammer as Batman, Common as Green Lantern, and Adam Brody as the Flash, and a documentary will soon reveal more about it. Sadly, the project stalled because of the Writer’s Guild strike at the time, and it never recovered.
However, a new tip seems to indicate that George Miller may get a chance at helping bring Justice League to theaters after all. Plus, find out what kind of box office numbers we can expect from the opening weekend for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and whether or not it’ll be the success that Warner Bros. Pictures hopes that it will be. Read More »
Posted on Monday, January 25th, 2016 by Angie Han
Has your wallet been looking kind of thin lately? Checking account balance a bit low? Credit card bills surprisingly high? Well, we don’t know your life, so we won’t presume to tell you exactly what your problem is. But it could have something to do with the fact that the average movie ticket price in the U.S. hit another all-time high in the final quarter of 2015. And while Star Wars: The Force Awakens isn’t the only reason for that increase, it’s a pretty big part of it. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, January 7th, 2016 by Angie Han
Adam Sandler‘s box office track record has been pretty shaky lately. Grown Ups 2 was a hit, but That’s My Boy tanked hard. Pixels and Blended performed decently overseas, but floundered in the U.S. Even his would-be prestige projects, Tom McCarthy’s The Cobbler and Jason Reitman’s Men, Women & Children, have turned out to be critical and commercial duds.
On Netflix, though, Sandler is still king. Apparently. According to the streaming service, Sandler’s comedy Western The Ridiculous 6 is already the most-watched movie ever on Netflix, less than a month after it first hit. Read More »
Even if you’ve only been paying intermittent attention to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens box office performance, you know the movie has been doing some insane businesses, breaking records all over and crossing milestones faster than any film before it. And as of the end of New Year’s Day, the film had just taken down two more of the all time highest domestic grossing titles.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens has now pulled in about $687 million at the domestic box office, taking it past both Jurassic World in the #3 spot, and the once long-reigning champion Titanic at #2. And with all this happening after just 15 days, it’s clear that James Cameron’s Avatar is next. Read More »
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Disney and Lucasfilm just keep smashing box office records with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The sequel already broke the records for biggest opening weekend, both domestically and internationally, and now the holiday weekend has helped the film plow through another record by reaching $1 billion in record time. Find out the latest The Force Awakens box office numbers after the jump! Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015 by Jacob Hall
In news that should come as no surprise the millions of people who went out of their way to avoid Mortdecai and Transcendence, Forbes has compiled its annual list of the most overpaid actors in Hollywood and Johnny Depp is sitting not-so-pretty at number one. And when you look at the raw numbers, no one else is even close.
However, there’s a little more going on here than a great excuse to kick Johnny Depp and his collection of dumb hats while they’re down. The disparity between what “movie stars” are paid and what their movies end up grossing at the box office is shifting. The age of the movie star is effectively over and you can see this reflected in the full list below.
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Posted on Monday, December 21st, 2015 by Angie Han
As expected, Star Wars: The Force Awakens obliterated box office records this weekend — including the one set by Jurassic World earlier this year for the biggest opening weekend of all time. But apparently there are no hard feelings on Jurassic World‘s side. Just as the Marvel team congratulated Jurassic World on a job well done when it took over The Avengers‘ record, the Jurassic World gang is gamely toasting Star Wars‘ stellar performance. Read More »
Experts have been analyzing and predicting the box office performance of Star Wars: The Force Awakens for months, but now we have hard numbers that give the sci-fi sequel the biggest domestic box office opening of all time. That’s just one of the records that The Force Awakens box office numbers smashed into oblivion, and it seems bound to potentially smash a few more as well. Get the details below! Read More »