The North American box office hauled in $290 million over the five-day holiday period, breaking the previous record set in 2009. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2 and Skyfall led, while Rise of the Guardians opened weak.
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As the (very) old song goes, “the theater, the theater, what’s happened to the theater…?” With 2011 bringing international box office to a 16-year low and U.S. revenues down for the first time in the last six years, it’s beginning to look like curtains for the movie theater. What can be done to turn this around? We’ve got some suggestions…
The Smurfs and Cowboy & Aliens tie for the first-place spot in weekend box-office earnings, but Cowboys emerges as the big winner for Butts in Seats.
The Kenneth Branagh-directed film, which has already grossed more than $108 million internationally, is on track to open north of $60 million this weekend in the United States. That’s considerably less than Marvel’s 2010 tentpole Iron Man 2.
The Green Hornet tops the weekend box office with $34 million in ticket sales, trailed distantly by newcomer The Dilemma and a handful of awards season favorites.
Warner Bros was the most successful movie studio of the year – but it was a year that saw some of the lowest attendance in almost a decade. It was the best of times, it was the least viewed of times…
2010 has been a good year for Hollywood… Well, kind of. Box office revenue is up, while box office sales are down. Welcome to the 3D effect?
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse may have broken box office records when it opened last week, but apparently vampires don’t sparkle in the long-term; the evil geniuses behind animated movie Despicable Me managed to steal the box office crown this weekend.
Could Iron Man 2 replace The Dark Knight as the most successful US movie opening of all time? Some are suggesting that may be about to happen.
With a week to go before it opens in the US, superhero movie Kick-Ass is already out in the UK, and according to creator Mark Millar, it’s a massive smash hit. So why does the British Guardian newspaper disagree?