It box-office

The next Stephen King adaptation is on track to fare a whole lot better at the box-office than The Dark Tower. While the tale of the gunslinger, the man in black, and some kid floundered at the box office, the story of the Losers’ Club trying to survive in Derry, Maine is both a cheaper production and has generated far more advance buzz. A few weeks from its release date, It has a lot going for it, including some great marketing, nostalgia for the 1990 miniseries, and the King name. It’s no wonder the horror movie is expected to make a killing opening weekend.

Below, read more about the It box office tracking.

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2017 summer movie season

At the beginning of the season, 2017’s summer movie prospects looked bleak. Though Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 kicked things off in May with a strong start, it was followed by a string of generic tentpole movies — more symptoms of the bloated franchise-crazy studio system.

It seems like a distant memory now, but we were once inundated with another Transformers movie, another Pirates of the Caribbean, an unfunny Baywatch reboot, and Guy Ritchie’s misguided King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (Just give us The Man from U.N.C.L.E. 2, Guy!). But then came Wonder Woman, and the tides shifted.

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The Dark Tower Trailer box-office mojo

The team behind The Dark Tower had high hopes for the franchise’s future, including sequels and a show that recently landed The Walking Dead showrunner. After an underwhelming performance at the box-office this weekend, we’ll see if those grand plans for Stephen King‘s world stick. Director Nikolaj Arcel‘s movie didn’t match early tracking numbers and made only $19.5 over the weekend.

Below, learn more about how the fantasy movie did at the box-office this past weekend, and how Despicable Me 3 reigned supreme this summer.

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Deadpool Congratulates Wonder Woman

There’s no denying that Wonder Woman is a box office giant. Not only has it exceeded the expectations of even the most optimistic box office forecasters, but it has much longer legs than anyone anticipated. Weekend after weekend, the box office hasn’t been dropping anywhere near as steeply as Wonder Woman‘s box office competition, and another superhero with a surprise hit film wanted to show some love.

Deadpool was the surprise hit of 2016, landing over $363 million at the domestic box office, thanks to its fresh approach to the superhero origin story and the addition of naughty, adult humor and fourth wall breaking. Now the Merc with a Mouth has been overtaken by Wonder Woman‘s march up the box office charts, but he’s not mad at all, as evidenced by a recent post to social media.

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dunkirk box office tracking

Box office tracking for Christopher Nolan‘s World War II movie Dunkirk suggests an opening weekend in the $30 to $40 million range. This would make it Nolan’s lowest opening for a wide release since 2006.

It is important to note however, that these are early estimates, with the film not slated to open in theaters for another two weeks, so numbers are bound to change up until its release.

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War for the Planet of the Apes ceasar guns

Director Matt Reeves’ War for the Planet of the Apes was /Film’s most anticipated movie of the summer and it hasn’t let any of us down yet. In his full review, Ethan Anderton gave it a rare 10 out of 10. Ben Pearson named it one of the 10 best movies of 2017 so far. Hoai-Tran Bui had some reservations, but even she threw around words like “brilliant” to describe its craftsmanship. Heck, I’m one of the only members of the team who hasn’t seen the movie yet, so I can only write about these new featurettes and the box office tracking and say “Yeah, it still looks pretty great.”

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Wonder Woman Box Office Surpasses Batman v Superman

Don’t mess with Diana of Themyscira. Wonder Woman has shattered box office records as the highest-grossing live-action film directed by a woman, and now it’s making leaps and bounds past its DC Film predecessors.

In just four weeks, Wonder Woman breezed past the 14-week run of Suicide Squad and has has become the highest-grossing DC Extended Universe movie, beating Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice‘s 12-week run just before the weekend.

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a dog's purpose sequel

A Dog’s Purpose may have found its calling: in China.

The heartwarming tale of a dog (voiced by Josh Gad) who gets reincarnated multiple times before he finds its way back to his owner (Dennis Quaid) may have had middling success in the States, but it was all the rage at the Chinese box offices, bringing in $88 million compared to the domestic $64 million haul. And it’s the power of Chinese pet-lovers that has helped greenlight A Dog’s Purpose sequel.

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alex kurtzman

It’s an age-old argument that directors fall back on: This movie is for the fans, not the critics.

Well, hate to break it to you, but critics are fans of movies too. And in the case of director Alex Kurtzman using this justification to defend his highly-reviled The Mummy, it seems like audiences aren’t too keen on it either.

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wonder woman box office

Wonder Woman shattered box office expectations and records with a $100.5 million opening weekend, making it the highest domestic opening for a female director.

With that opening haul, Patty Jenkins‘ female-led superhero film far exceeded the expected opening weekend estimates. Because who knew that women could do well at the movies?

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