Things are looking up for The Predator. Despite some so-so reviews and a general controversy surrounding the film, Shane Black‘s sequel is on track to rake in more dough in its opening weekend than all the previous Predator films. More on The Predator box office below.
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Posted on Thursday, September 13th, 2018 by Ben Pearson
One of the central questions about Sony’s Venom movie has been about its rating, and now the answer has officially arrived: Venom is going to be PG-13.
Also, some new box office tracking numbers have arrived and have zeroed in on how the film might perform during its opening weekend. If these numbers are correct, Tom Hardy‘s anti-superhero movie is about to break a box office record.
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Devindra Hardawar, David Chen, Germain Lussier, Jeff Cannata, Peter Sciretta, and Kristy Puchko reconvene to discuss the results of their 2018 box office summer movie wager results. Did Jeff make a catastrophic mistake by including Christopher Robin or did the surprise slump of Solo: A Star Wars Story help someone eek out a victory? Below, you’ll find the actual box office rankings for this summer, as well as Dave, Jeff, Peter, Germain and Kristy’s original rankings. Hit the jump to download and listen to the podcast.
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Update: Since 2 p.m. Wednesday, Hurricane Florence has dropped to a Category 3 storm.
With a Category 4 storm descending on south-eastern and mid-Atlantic states, going to the movies probably isn’t the first thing on people’s minds. And movie theater chains have that same thought.
AMC, Regal and other theater chains are set to shutter 50-60 locations over the next few days depending on the intensity of Hurricane Florence. And while the top priority for everyone in the region is to stay safe (our thoughts are with the readers and /Film writers in the area), it’s our job to talk about movie news. So: how is Hurricane Florence expected to affect this weekend’s box office returns and how are theater chains and studios preparing?
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We’re just one weekend into September, but audiences seem hungry for some Halloween scares with The Conjuring spin-off The Nun topping the box office with a huge debut.
Despite having a 28% at Rotten Tomatoes, the horror crowd couldn’t help but be curious about the demon Valak this weekend. The Nun rounded up $53.3 million from 3,876 locations, landing the best debut in the entire Conjuring franchise, surpassing the previous placeholder of the original The Conjuring, which earned $41.8 for its opening weekend back in 2013. And that’s not the only milestone The Nun scared up for the horror franchise. Read More »
After topping the box office last weekend, Crazy Rich Asians has achieved quite the feat in its sophomore run in theaters.
Box office reports coming in have Crazy Rich Asians dropping a mere 5.7% this past weekend with another $25 million coming in for the romantic comedy from director Jon M. Chu. Meanwhile, the raunchy wide release of The Happytime Murders is a bit of a dud. Get more on the latest box office receipts below. Read More »
Shane Black‘s The Predator is using the titular alien’s triangular laser targeting system to zero in on a $25-$30 million opening weekend for the upcoming sci-fi sequel. That’s a far cry from Iron Man 3‘s gigantic opening, but a significant improvement over Black’s previous film, The Nice Guys. Read more about The Predator box office tracking below, and see how the sequel stacks up against the other movies in the franchise. Read More »
Last week The Meg overperformed at the box office, but this weekend, it’s time for another title to shine as it swims past the prehistoric shark action thriller.
Warner Bros. Pictures’ much buzzed about romantic comedy Crazy Rich Asians surpassed expectations by raking in $25.3 million at the box office from 3,384. That was enough to have it top The Meg, which raked in a respectable $21.5 million in its second weekend. However, not all movies were quite as lucky. Mark Wahlberg‘s action thriller Mile 22 opened below expectations while the specialty release Billionaire Boys Club had one of the most embarrassing box office debuts ever. Read More »
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Reaction to Venom has been a bit muted, but the Spider-Man spin-off is on track to strike box office gold. Early Venom box office projections indicate the anti-superhero film might just break some box office records when it hits theaters in October. Read More »
The Nun is about to jump out of the darkness and scream right into your ear-holes. And audiences are really excited – so much so that they’re going to help turn the latest Conjuring universe entry into a big hit. Early The Nun box office tracking indicates the fright film is headed to a strong opening weekend.
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