A whole lot of superheroes added up to a whole lot of ticket sales. The superhero smorgasbord "Avengers: Infinity Wars" opened with predictable shock-and-awe, earning $250 million in box office over the weekend and edging past "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" to set the highest opening weekend of all-time. "Infinity War," which brings together some two dozen superheroes in the 10-year culmination of Marvel Studio's "cinematic universe," also set a new global opening record with $630 million even though it's yet to open in China, the world's second-largest movie market. It opens there May 11. According to the Walt Disney Co.'s estimates Sunday, "Infinity War" overwhelmed the previous global best ("The Fate of the Furious" with $541.9 million) but narrowly topped "The Force Awakens" in North America. The "Star Wars" reboot debuted with $248 million in 2015, which would translate to about $260 million accounting for inflation. But both intergalactic behemoths belong to … [Read more...] about ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ opens with record $250M, passing ‘Star Wars’ at box office
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Quietly debuting in theaters this weekend is a little movie called Avengers: Infinity War. Thanks to a grassroots effort from several independent financiers and even some crowdfunding, the little comic book movie that could is getting a wide release and it could make a million dollars! Who’d have thunk it? Just kidding. Disney and Marvel Studios have thrown all sorts of money at this movie, making it one of the most expensive movies ever made, and they’ve been marketing it all over the place. But honestly, the studios probably didn’t have to do much to convince audiences to head into theaters for this one since it’s the culmination of 10 years of movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So the box office is undoubtedly going to be huge, but how big will it actually be? Not too long ago, we heard the movie has a chance to have the biggest domestic opening weekend ever, and now the more solid projections are in. Variety reports Avengers: Infinity War is on track … [Read more...] about Will ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Box Office Top ‘The Force Awakens’ Opening Weekend?
19 hours ago Not only is Brad Peyton's Rampage the first video game adaptation to ever get a 50 percent or higher on Rotten Tomatoes, but it managed to take the top spot at the box office in its opening three days. Of course, also hard not to notice that John Krasinski's A Quiet Place gave it some serious competition with a fantastic second weekend. Check out the full chart below, and join me after for analysis! 1. Rampage* $34,500,000 Total: $34,500,000 LW: N THTRS: 4,101 2. A Quiet Place $32,600,000 Total: $99,635,885 LW: 1 THTRS: 3,589 3. Truth or Dare* $19,080,000 Total: $19,080,000 LW: N THTRS: 3,029 4. Ready Player One $11,205,000 Total: $114,607,798 LW: 2 THTRS: 3,661 5. Blockers $10,295,000 Total: $36,927,670 LW: 3 THTRS: 3,418 6. Black Panther $5,342,000 Total: $673,797,522 LW: 4 THTRS: 2,180 7. Isle Of Dogs $5,000,000 Total: $18,450,864 LW: 10 THTRS: 1,939 … [Read more...] about Rampage Box Office: Dwayne Johnson Nabs Number One, But Barely Beats A Quiet Place
Moviegoers said goodbye to the final days of 2017 and hello to 2018 in the company of porgs, with “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” leading the long holiday weekend and finishing as the No. 1 movie of the year.The latest installment in Disney’s intergalactic saga took in a better-than-expected $68.4 million Friday through Monday, according to estimates from measurement firm ComScore. The haul helped the film to ring in the new year in full force, swooping past “Beauty and the Beast” as the highest-grossing movie of 2017, raising “The Last Jedi” total for the U.S. and Canada to $533 million and pushing its global take to more than $1 billion.The franchise’s big showing has become a holiday tradition. Last year “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” was the top film of the final weekend of 2016, with $64.3 million. In 2015, Disney debuted “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” in mid-December and recorded the biggest opening of all time, … [Read more...] about A ‘Star Wars’ trifecta: ‘Last Jedi’ wins holiday box office, clears $1 billion and ends 2017 as No. 1
x As Avengers: Infinity War comes into focus, and Thanos’ all-consuming masterplan begins to take shape, we’re starting to form a better understanding of the Marvel event movie and, more specifically, its box office projections. Case in point: Deadline has crunched the latest numbers to reveal that Infinity War is now tracking for a suitably massive $200 million opening in North America, where it’s poised to blow every other April record – think Furious 7 ($147M) and Fate of the Furious ($98.7M) – out of the water. That tells us Joe and Anthony Russo’s blockbuster is well on its way to an April record, even if this $200 million-plus ballpark is an industry estimate, rather than an official projection by Disney, a studio that is typically conservative when it comes to box office estimates. Nevertheless, the pent-up demand for Infinity War and its 23-character smackdown is there for all to see. Back in March, online giant Fandango … [Read more...] about Box Office: Avengers: Infinity War Tracking For Huge $200 Million Opening