millennials at the movies

Those dang millennials, let me tell you. As I’ve been told by numerous think-pieces, they’re killing off everything, checking their phones too much, and riding their roller blades all over the town. But here’s one old fashioned thing millennials are still interested in: going to the movies. At least during the current holiday season. A new study by Fandango reveals that those crafty, hard-to-pin-down millennials are planning to flock to multiplexes to take in new films like Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.

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studio movie grill moviepass

Studio Movie Grill, one of those fancy eat-in theaters where you can order a big plate of cheese fries as you watch Geostorm, owes the folks at MoviePass a very nice thank you letter, or perhaps an Edible Arrangement or two. Thanks to a partnership with MoviePass, Studio Movie Grill saw “record attendance attributed to the help of MoviePass, led by an increase in off-peak attendance as well as with smaller films.” Studio Movie Grill directly attributes their increased attendance to the use of MoviePass, a confirmation that the subscription-based movie ticketing service is paying off for some folks. Find more details on the MoviePass Studio Movie Grill partnership below.

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blade runner 2049 failed

Blade Runner 2049 was a truly audacious blockbuster movie, tackling themes of humanity, free will, and fate — all wrapped in a haunting dystopian noir mystery that both aped and improved upon the iconic visuals of Ridley Scott’s 1982 Blade Runner.

But much like the original Blade Runner, the sequel underwhelmed at the box office, opening to a tepid $32 million domestically and going on to rake in $252 million worldwide, barely breaking even on its towering $155 million budget. Not a huge financial disappointment, to be sure, but the movie was written off as a failure — precisely because it was a highly anticipated, highly acclaimed follow-up to one of the most influential science-fiction films of all time.

Critics almost universally agreed: Blade Runner 2049 was a science-fiction masterpiece. So why didn’t audiences feel the same way?

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star wars the last jedi box office tracking

The opening weekend haul for Rian Johnson‘s upcoming Star Wars: The Last Jedi may well be the Jedi Knight swooping in to rescue an ailing box office, which has seen steadily decreasing numbers since the summer.

Early Star Wars: The Last Jedi box office tracking numbers predict that the sci-fi sequel will make $200 million-plus debut at the domestic box office, which is a milestone that only three other blockbusters have been able to achieve — one of which was a previous Star Wars film.

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justice league losses

Rather than heralding a new Age of Heroes for Warner Bros., it looks like Justice League has only brought doom to the studio’s bank accounts. The superhero ensemble is projected to lose Warner Bros. up to $50-100 million, based on estimates of the Justice League’s costly production and marketing budget, and its meager box office performance on opening weekend.

Justice League was meant to be a turning point for DC’s cinematic universe after it stumbled right out the gate with the modestly received Man of Steel and the poorly received Batman v Superman, maintaining the momentum of this summer’s critically lauded Wonder Woman. However, last weekend Justice League opened to $94 million at domestic box offices, making it the lowest-grossing opening for a DC Extended Universe movie.

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How MoviePass Plans to Survive the Holiday Rush

moviepass holiday box office

MoviePass continues its uphill battle as the movie ticket subscription service faces its biggest obstacle yet: the holiday movie season. Well, the biggest at the moment, as we wait to see if the legal actions that AMC that threatened to take against MoviePass remain just a threat.

For now the fledgling company has to face its biggest challenge yet as MoviePass gears up for holiday box office movie season and faces down the overwhelming force of the huge crowds lining up for Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

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justice league box office

UpdatedJustice League‘s opening weekend box office numbers were actually lower than initially reported, with the superhero team-up film opening to $94 million domestically. This is $2 million lower than the estimated $96 million that Warner Bros. reported on Sunday.

Justice League failed to live up to the sky-high expectations of fans and box office trackers on its opening weekend, raking in a mere $94 million domestically, lower than what was initially predicted. That makes it the lowest opening for any DCEU Film.

With the pressure high on Justice League to keep up the momentum of the summer’s runaway success that was Wonder Woman, and to salvage the teetering DC Extended Universe, could these disappointing box office numbers spell doomsday for the fledgling superhero cinematic universe?

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Justice League box office tracking

Despite the hubbub about Justice League‘s Rotten Tomatoes score reveal (which was leaked earlier this morning), it seems like a given that finally putting three of the world’s most recognizable superheroes – Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman – in the same live-action movie will at least end up being a financially successful endeavor. And that’s what the Justice League box office tracking numbers are showing: the film is estimated to make $110 million domestically during its opening weekend and as much as $355 million worldwide in that same time period.
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Blade Runner 2049 box office

This just in from the This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things Department: Blade Runner 2049, the existential sci-fi tone poem sequel from Denis Villeneuve, was such a box office disappointment that it faces an $80 million loss for its producers. Chalk this up to a case of history repeating itself, as the original Blade Runner wasn’t a huge hit upon its initial release either, only to eventually earn a cult classic status.

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thor ragnarok box office

Have you heard of this little indie movie company called Marvel Studios? I think they’re going places. Case in point: their latest small, art-house film Thor: Ragnarok just cleaned up at the box office. The successful Thor: Ragnarok box office intake is good news for Marvel and even better news for the film’s director, Taika Waititi, who should probably have free rein to make whatever film he wants now.

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