5th UPDATE Monday, 2:49 PM: As expected, Sunday’s NFL championship games prior to the big Super Bowl negatively impacted box office , as did the continuing woes on the East Coast, where theaters reopened among several inches (and in some cases feet) of snow. The many hopeful estimates the studios made yesterday just didn’t come to pass. Box office was off 8%-12% across the board, observers noted. The winter doldrums at the box office will be lifted in a big way next weekend with the return of the beloved franchise in Kung Fu Panda 3 , with the third installment of the DreamWorks Animation family film playing in 3D. The way things look right now, it could have an opening of about $45M. Also in wide release will be spoof comedy Fifty Shades Of Black , written by and starring Marlon Wayans and released by Open Road, as well as Disney’s The Finest Hours . The maritime drama, which contains visuals along the lines of A Perfect Storm, will be bolstered by its … [Read more...] about ‘The Revenant’ Leads Box Office Through Historic 2016 Snowstorm
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The weekend’s Snowmageddon on the East Coast likely had a depressing influence on the box office, though some holdovers still managed to overcome the blizzard with solid numbers even as they expanded. Sony Classics’ The Lady In The Van , Sundance Selects’ 45 Years and Paramount’s Anomalisa held their own in additional theaters this weekend, even as the industry turned its eyes to Park City to catch the core of the year’s next crop of Specialty offerings awaiting acquisition. Oscar nominees Brooklyn, Room and Spotlight continued to lure audiences with added locations, while the weekend’s reporting newcomers had mostly soft starts, though Ip Man 3 showed zest. Well Go USA opened Hong Kong title Ip Man 3 in over a hundred locations Friday, easily grossing the weekend’s best numbers among the newcomers. The feature grossed $762,400, averaging $7,402. The distributor noted that grosses were up 20% Friday to Saturday despite losing key theaters due to the … [Read more...] about Specialty Box Office – Newcomers Mostly Slow In The Snow; ’45 Years’ & ‘Lady In The Van’ Solid
6th &7th Update and writethru, 5 PM and 2:46 PM Monday with 5TH UPDATE, WRITETHRU, 5:27 PM PT Sunday : All studios have reported finals as of 5 PM. This weekend’s international actuals show a frame dominated by holdovers and expansions. And, for the first time since it released in mid-December, the No. 1 movie is not Star Wars : The Force Awakens . Rey, Finn, Poe and BB-8 are instead settling for No. 2 after a record-breaking run around the international galaxy these last 40 days. Taking their place, Oscar nominations leader The Revenant has clawed away the crown with a big $33.7M weekend, up 4.6% from last session for a global take of $223.6M. It crossed $100M in offshore play with $104.2M to date after three frames. The biggest market cume is the UK with nearly $17.6M, and Mexico was a bear-sized debut this session. See the breakdowns below for more. Meanwhile, the 6th run for Disney/Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens put $24.2 in the Millennium … [Read more...] about ‘The Revenant’ Tops Offshore Weekend With $33.8M And Over $223M Global; ‘The Force Awakens’ At #2 – Intl Box Office Final
Paramount ’s Sonic The Hedgehog 2 has crossed the $400M threshold at the global box office, including $190.6M from domestic and $209.5M internationally through Tuesday. It is currently the No. 8 film worldwide in 2022 and is likely to jump up a few notches as it still has Japan and Hong Kong to release. At Paramount’s CineEurope presentation today, a threequel was touted. The little blue critter’s sequel initially got off to a fast-breaking early overseas start in late March and added markets over several months. Its Top 5 offshore markets to date are the UK ($34.3M), Mexico ($22.1M), France ($17.3M), Australia ($16.6M) and Brazil ($12M). Domestically, Sonic 2 debuted in April with $71M, outstripping the three-day opening results of the 2020 original movie which had bowed over a holiday weekend. The first film ultimately grossed $171M overseas and nearly $320M global, but also got its legs cut short as the Coronavirus crisis was just beginning. It … [Read more...] about ‘Sonic The Hedgehog 2’ Dashes Past $400M Global Box Office Milestone
Varun Dhawan-Kiara Advani's latest film Jugjugg Jeeyo opened on a decent note at the box office as it collected Rs 9.28 Crore with the family entertainer faring more in the multiplexes than the single screens. The film also features Anil Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor and Maniesh Paul and marks the Bollywood debut of content creator-turned-actress Prajakta Kohli. Talking about his performance on Day 2 at the box office, with positive word of mouth, Jugjugg Jeeyo has surpassed its opening collection and showed a jump of around 35% on Saturday. If early estimates are to be believed, the Varun-Kiara starrer collected in the range of Rs 10 to Rs 12 Crore. The total two-day box office is around Rs 19 Crore to Rs 21 Crore. Earlier before the film's release, Varun Dhawan had said in one of his interviews that no formula can be fixed to predict the fate of a film. The actor told IANS, "Look, honestly speaking, no matter how much we guess, analyse and predict the fate of a film, … [Read more...] about Jugjugg Jeeyo Day 2 Box Office Collection: Varun Dhawan-Kiara Advani’s Film Shows An Upward Trend
Varun Dhawan is all set to make a comeback on the big screen after two years with his upcoming film Jugjugg Jeeyo . Directed by Raj Mehta, the film also stars Neetu Kapoor, Anil Kapoor, Kiara Advani, Maniesh Paul and Prajakta Koli in pivotal roles. Varun is known for putting his efforts into marketing his films. For Jugjugg Jeeyo , the actor is not leaving any stone unturned to promote his film. He recently promoted his upcoming film in Pune, Kolkata, Delhi and many other metropolitan cities of India. Recently, Filmibeat attended a group interaction with Varun Dhawan, where he opened up about his film. He also spoke about the box office pressure for Jugjugg Jeeyo . Varun Dhawan said that he has a lot of expectations from Jugjugg Jeeyo . Moreover, the actor also revealed that he also has some stakes in the film. He said, "Expectations are there that people enjoy the film and they love it. Eventually, what is it that you want to see? I want to see a … [Read more...] about Jugjugg Jeeyo Actor Varun Dhawan On Box Office Pressure: I Want To See A Packed Auditorium
Ulaganayagan Kamal Haasan returned to the silver screen after a gap of three long years with young director Lokesh Kanagaraj's Vikram, which is a second installment to Khaithi, starring Karthi. The movie, which is to be made into a trilogy, created a tsunami at the box office and collected more than Rs 350 Crore worldwide, the highest ever in the Kollywood industry. Vikram is dubbed as the most profitable venture ever made in Kollywood. The film has broken all previous records set by other films and secured the distinction of the number one highest grosser of Tamil cinema. Down below are the details of Vikram's Day 19 Box Office Collection Tamil Nadu - Rs 161.60 Crore Total worldwide collection - Rs 370.20 Crore Gross Vikram serves as the second installment in the planned Lokesh Cinematic Universe (LCU). In addition to the charm and ease of Kamal Haasan, there are Vijay Sethupathi and Fahadh Faasil in powerful roles, churning up a storm. Actor … [Read more...] about Vikram Day 19 Box Office Collection: Kamal Haasan-Lokesh Kanagaraj Whip Up A Tsunami Of Kollywood!
After Good Newwz , directorial Raj Mehta is back with another family entertainer titled Jugjugg Jeeyo . The much anticipated movie headlined by Varun Dhawan, Kiara Advani, Anil Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor is one of the most anticipated movies of this year. Fans are excited to watch Varun and Kiara share screen space for the first time. Right from the time Jugjugg Jeeyo was announced by makers, it was a talking point for many reasons. One of them being the film touted as Neetu Kapoor's comeback on celluloid after a long sabbatical. The family drama also makes her first on screen appearance post her actor-husband Rishi Kapoor's demise. Jugjugg Jeeyo had to face a few delays owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. However, that hasn't dampened the spirits of fans. The trailer of the film received a positive response, and the songs too have been well received by the audience. The Varun Dhawan-Kiara Advani starrer has a runtime of 2 hours and 28 minutes. According to … [Read more...] about Jugjugg Jeeyo Box Office Prediction: Will Varun Dhawan-Kiara Advani’s Film Do A Happy Dance?
Vikram, an action entertainer directed by Lokesh Kanagaraj, starring Kamal Haasan, Vijay Sethupathi, and Fahadh Faasil has become the highest grosser of the year in Kollywood. The movie brought back the veteran Kamal Haasan in his game. Kamal Haasan made a come back to the silver screen after three years in an out-and-out action film under the direction of Lokesh, who earlier helmed Khaithi as Vikram's prequel. Planned to be made into a trilogy, Vikram is the second installment of the Lokesh Cinematic Universe (LCU). The film also stars actor Suriya in a cameo towards the climax, in the role of Rolex, a ruthless drug dealer. Produced by Kamal Haasan and R Mahendran on Kamal's own Raaj Kamal Films International, the movie is having continuous full-packed shows at the theatres in south India. The movie made a pre-release business of Rs 200 Crore excluding the theatrical numbers. Post the film's release, within two weeks, the movie grossed Rs 300 Crore. Here is a … [Read more...] about Vikram Day 18 Box Office Collection: Kamal Haasan-Lokesh Kanagaraj’s Action Film Is An All-Time Kollywood Hit
Aditya Roy Kapur whose last release was the Netflix film Ludo , is back with another film. Titled OM: The Battle Within, the movie has the actor dabbling with the action genre for the first time. 2022 hasn't been a great year for Bollywood so far with many star-driven films tanking at the box office. Barring Alia Bhatt's Gangubai Kathiawadi and Kartik Aaryan-starrer Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 , none of the Hindi films have raked in big moolah at the box office. Now all eyes are towards Aditya Roy Kapur-starrer OM: The Battle Within which is touted to be an out-and-out action entertainer. Recently, in an interview with Bollywoodlife, Aditya was asked if he is feeling any box office pressure as not many Bollywood films have performed well at the box office this year. To this, the actor replied, "I don't think there's any reason to put more pressure as it already exists. I feel every time a movie releases there's always pressure and anxieties that go along with it … [Read more...] about Is Aditya Roy Kapur Feeling The Box Office Pressure For OM: The Battle Within? Actor Opens Up