If there was any lingering concern about movie theaters coming back in a big way as we come out of the coronavirus pandemic, F9 just smashed right through them.
Universal’s latest installment of the Fast and Furious saga had no trouble speeding to the top of the box office charts and smashing pandemic records. In fact, the blockbuster action sequel had such an impressive debut (all things considered) that it’s the biggest opening weekend since Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker in 2019. Read More »
A Quiet Place Part II made a lot of noise at the box office this weekend. The John Krasinski-directed horror sequel shattered box office expectations with a record-breaking pandemic-time haul, but it was aided in part by the No. 2 performer, Cruella. However, there was a wide gap between A Quiet Place Part II and Cruella, suggesting that Disney’s hybrid release on both Disney+ and in theaters may have hindered the Disney prequel’s theatrical performance.
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If there was any lingering concern that movie theaters would struggle to come back after the pandemic, this weekend’s box office debut of A Quiet Place Part II should put those to rest. The sci-fi horror sequel is on track to land an estimated $58.5 million through the Memorial Day holiday weekend, and it should come as no surprise that this will be a record-breaking box office haul for the industry during the coronavirus pandemic. Read More »
The Saw franchise was already one of the most successful horror series in cinematic history, but thanks to a push from its newest entry, the franchise has now officially crossed the billion dollar threshold at the worldwide box office. You know what that means: confetti has exploded from the ceiling and Jigsaw has just been presented with an oversized jacket with dollar signs stitched into it. Congrats, buddy!
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F9 hasn’t yet been released in the U.S., but it’s already speeding to the top of the box office charts elsewhere. Following the latest Fast and Furious installment’s release in China and South Korea last week, F9‘s box office haul has already begun breaking records. And as the film release expands to the States in June, we can probably expect even more records to be shattered.
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Wrath of Man, the cinematic reunion between director Guy Ritchie and actor (and former professional diver) Jason Statham, topped the box office this past weekend with $25.6 million globally. That was enough to hold off contenders like the new Mortal Kombat, Godzilla vs. Kong, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train, and more who were nipping at the new movie’s heels and gunning for the top spot. Read on to find out how each film stacked up, and get more details about the Wrath of Man box office below.
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If you’ve seen the trailers for Zack Snyder‘s new zombie heist movie Army of the Dead and wished you could see it on the big screen instead of on your home television, we have good news.
Netflix and (some) movie theaters are being friendly with each other, so the streaming service is giving Army of the Dead a proper theatrical release starting on May 14, including a couple hundred locations from one of the major nationwide theater chains. That’s one week before the movie debuts on Netflix. Read More »
Looks like Mortal Kombat suffered a fatality at the box office (get it, because that’s a thing they say in the games?). The latest attempt to turn the video game franchise into a film was number one at the box office the last time we spoke of these things, but in the week since, it’s fallen to number two while the anime Demon Slayer: Mugen Train – which had previously been in second place – climbed to number one. But in both cases, the two top films lost 70% of their audiences, which isn’t a great sign for the box office in general.
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The box office was in dire straits for a few months there thanks to the pandemic, but it looks like slowly and steadily, people are ready to go back to the movies. Godzilla vs. Kong recently became the top-grossing Hollywood movie of the pandemic, and now, another Warner Bros. release – Mortal Kombat – has climbed its way to the top of the charts. But it’s not alone. The Japanese animated film Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train made its domestic debut and gave Mortal Kombat a run for its money. In the end, though, Mortal Kombat claimed the number one spot. Read More »
It’s no secret that the box office hasn’t been all that thrilling over the past year thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. But now that theaters are starting to open up more and vaccinated audiences are returning to the big screen, business is starting to pick back up. That’s paved the way for a recent animated import from Japan to top the opening weekend of one of Disney’s big animated movies and earn one of the biggest anime openings of all time.
The anime feature Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train was already a smash hit in Japan and became the highest grossing animated feature across the globe last year. Now it’s making waves on the United States box office charts by more-than-doubling the opening weekend of Raya and the Last Dragon. Read More »