Over the weekend actress Daisy Ridley revealed that Steven Spielberg has seen Star Wars: The Force Awakens three times. This isn’t surprising as Spielberg is a mentor of Episode VII filmmaker J.J. Abrams and a longtime partner of Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy. I’m sure the legendary director was brought in by Abrams and Kennedy to give notes during the editing process. But what did Steven Spielberg have to say about Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Read the Steven Spielberg Force Awakens comments after the jump.
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Posted on Tuesday, November 24th, 2015 by Angie Han
Box office predictions can be tricky, but Star Wars: The Force Awakens is about as close to a sure-bet slam-dunk as we’ve ever going to see. Opinions vary only on exactly how huge it’s going to be. Today, distributors began tracking the film for its December 18 opening, and predictions run the range from “record-shattering” to “record-obliterating.”
Which is good news for Disney — but it’s also making the studio nervous. Because the higher expectations are, the higher The Force Awakens will have to soar in order to come across as anything other than a disappointment. Get the latest on the Force Awakens box office predictions after the jump. Read More »
Posted on Monday, November 16th, 2015 by Angie Han
Despite an impressive cast, glowing reviews, and a promising limited debut, Steve Jobs flopped hard when it went wide. In the days and weeks that followed, pundits both amateur and professional offered their best theories on why the film had failed commercially, with explanations ranging from poor timing to a lack of star power.
Now director Danny Boyle has offered his two cents as well. As he sees it, the film rolled out wide too soon, not giving it time to build momentum. However, he’s quick to clarify that he “wouldn’t criticize” Universal for their strategy. Read More »
It doesn’t sound like any number of clapping hands will save Joe Wright‘s latest adaptation of Pan from being a huge failure for Warner Bros. Pictures, after a dismal performance at the box office this past weekend.
The adaptation of J.M. Barrie‘s classic fairy tale cost about $150 million to make, and that’s not including the hefty marketing costs. However, when Pan hit theaters this weekend, it opened at #3 with just over $15 million in the United States and only around $25 million from 54 international markets. It’s safe to say the Pan box office is a disaster. So what does this mean for the studio? Read More »
Before Terminator: Genisys hit theaters this past summer, Paramount Pictures was hopeful that the sequel, which also functions as a franchise reboot, would be a big hit for them. The studio even scheduled two sequels to arrive in 2017 and 2019. However, when the film only rounded up a disappointing $89 million, the future of the franchise remained uncertain.
But nearly a couple of months after being released in the United States, the film hit the big screen in China where it landed $27 million in a single day, making it the 4th best opening day ever for a Hollywood movie in China, just behind Furious 7, The Avengers: Age of Ultron and Transformers: Age of Extinction.
And since then, the Terminator Genisys box office overseas has only gotten bigger, with a total that just might be enough to get a sequel for fans who are still curious to see what happens in this new Terminator timeline. Read More »
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Earlier this summer, Terminator: Genisys made quite an unceremonious debut at the box office with a $27 million opening and a domestic total of just over $89 million before leaving theaters. The underwhelming numbers left Paramount Pictures uncertain as to what the future would hold for the Terminator franchise, but it had yet to debut in some international territories.
Well, the sci-fi sequel featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger back as the titular cyborg has just made a big splash in China, where studios are really trying to increase their box office appeal, and it just might end up being enough to keep the franchise going. Find out more about Terminator Genisys box office after the jump! Read More »
A movie titled Monster Hunt has just become the highest grossing Chinese movie of all time. The live action/CGI fantasy epic has now grossed $211 million worldwide after just two weeks of release. So what is Monster Hunt? Hit the jump to find out and watch the Monter Hunt trailer.
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Dinosaurs assemble! Universal Pictures returned to the world of prehistoric action this summer with Jurassic World, a simultaneous sequel and reboot of the popular film franchise started by Steven Spielberg in 1993. The film has been a runaway hit, spending a few weekends at #1 (which isn’t easy in today’s crowded summer release calendar), and now it’s officially even bigger.
Today, Jurassic World officially passed The Avengers on the worldwide box office gross chart to become the #3 highest grossing movie ever. The only two films ahead of Jurassic World are James Cameron’s monstrous hits, Best Picture winner Titanic at #2 and sci-fi spectacle Avatar at #1.
Find out more about the Jurassic World box office after the jump! Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 by Angie Han
Jurassic World truly is the Indominus rex of the box office. After snatching the U.S. opening box office crown away from The Avengers last weekend, Jurassic World has just beat fellow Universal sequel Furious 7 to become the fastest film to ever hit the $1 billion mark. More details about the Jurassic World billion dollar box office take after the jump. Read More »