Chinese Movie Theaters Reopening

If you’re looking for hope that the United States can return to some kind of normal lifestyle after a couple months of self-containment, look no further than China. The nation where the pandemic began is slowly recovering as new cases of the virus dwindle and light at the end of the tunnel starts to look a little clearer. We’re all worried about the shut down of movies theaters and what it will do to the future of entertainment after this is all over, but China is looking to repopen their theaters as early as the end of March, and one of the first titles playing will be Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone remastered in 4K and 3D. Read More »

weekend box office bloodshot

Movies can often be a great form of escape during times of crisis. But unfortunately, the crisis we currently find ourselves in – dealing with the coronavirus – has made movie-going difficult. Theaters are cutting capacity, and in some cases, closing entirely. On top of all that, the message that’s being spread far and wide is: social distancing, AKA “Stop going out in public, you dopes.” Which means the weekend box office was…not great. In fact, the weekend saw the box office at a 20-year low.

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movies available on demand

After years of discussions about the possibility of shrinking the theatrical window, NBCUniversal is going to obliterate it altogether. According to a new report, the company is going to release at least some of Universal Pictures’ theatrical offerings on demand at the same time that they hit theaters. When a book is written about this period in history, this may be a crucial turning point in the way the entire industry operates.
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onward box office

Onward took the top spot at the box office this weekend with a $40 million domestic haul, far out-performing fellow newcomer The Way Back ($8.5 million) and other top-charting films like The Invisible Man ($15.5 million) and Sonic the Hedgehog ($8 million). Yet Pixar and industry insiders are considering the animated fantasy-adventure film to be a disappointment. Despite mostly positive reviewsOnward had the lowest opening for a Pixar film since 2015’s The Good Dinosaur and came in vastly below projections internationally.

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mulan box office

Earlier this week, we learned that Disney has delayed the release of Mulan, its live-action remake of the 1998 animated movie, in “certain foreign markets” due to the outbreak of the coronavirus. But the film is locked in to its March 27, 2020 release date here in the United States, reportedly because the studio has already spent lots of money on advertising for it, and early estimates suggest that advertising may help drive the movie to an $85 million domestic opening weekend. Read More »

weekend box office the invisible man

The Invisible Man is a huge hit, and I have no follow-up snark or joke to go with this news. I’m just legitimately happy. Leigh Whannell is a great filmmaker, and I’m thrilled to see audiences connecting with his latest, which is scary, intense, and exceptionally well-made. It’s certainly a stark contrast between the last time Universal tried to reboot one of their classic monsters with The Mummy. Strong reviews and word-of-mouth helped the fright flick open above expectations, and all but ensured that Universal will continue to try to dust off their old horror hits.

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parasite box office

Parasite keeps on climbing up at the box office. Bong Joon-ho’s dark satirical masterpiece has just crossed the $50 million mark at the U.S. box office, buoyed by its historic four wins at the 2020 Academy Awards. While it’s not likely it will reach the top of the list of highest-grossing foreign-language films at the domestic box office (that honor remains with Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon), this latest Parasite box office update puts it on track to pass a couple other foreign films on the domestic charts.

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a quiet place part 2 box office tracking

A Quiet Place Part II is set to make some noise at the box office when it debuts next month. John Krasinski’s sequel to his surprise 2018 horror hit A Quiet Place is on track to open at the box office to $60 million, surpassing the first film’s $50.2 million domestic opening. Read more about the A Quiet Place Part 2 box office tracking below.

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weekend box office call of the wild

Another weekend has abandoned us to the horrors of the workweek, which means it’s time to look back at the weekend box office. It was another good weekend for that blue menace Sonic the Hedgehog, as the video game movie remained on top. Harrison Ford and his cartoon dog friend came in at number two with Call of the Wild – a film that actually overperformed. Sadly, the same could not be said for Brahms: The Boy 2, as the horror sequel came in at number four. But Brahms didn’t have the hefty budget like Call of the Wild, and will probably break even.

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Sonic the Hedgehog Box Office

Sonic the Hedgehog has gone from receiving extremely unfavorable reactions from fans to earning the biggest box office opening weekend ever for a video game movie. The Blue Blur had no problem topping the box office, speeding past Birds of Prey with a $57 million three-day weekend, and a projected $68 million for the Valentine’s Day/Presidents Day holiday weekend. But how did Birds of Prey hold up in second place? Get the rest of the box office results below. Read More »