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China Box Office: ‘Oppenheimer’ Still Holding Strong, Nears $60M

Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer nudged near the $60 million mark in China during a somewhat downbeat weekend for moviegoing in the world’s second-largest theatrical territory.  The Universal Pictures-backed historical blockbuster added $2.5 million from Friday to Sunday, taking its total to $58.1 million, according to data from box office tracker Artisan Gateway. Oppenheimer came in fourth […]

Box Office: ‘Expendables 4’ Debuts With Franchise Low, Bested by ‘Nun II’

During what is expected to be the worst weekend for theatrical ticket sales so far this year, Expendables 4 landed $8.3 million in its opening weekend, representing the worst opening for a film in the Jason Statham-fronted franchise. It was narrowly bested by The Nun II, which continues its reign at the September box office. […]

Box Office: ‘Expendables 4’ Lands Only $3.2M Friday on Way to Franchise Worst Opening

Lionsgate and Millenium’s Expendables 4 has hit theaters with $3.2 million in Friday grosses as the movie heads for a franchise-low opening. Friday’s tally includes $750,000 in Thursday evening previews. The $100 million budgeted film, financed by Millenium, had been looking to open in the $15 million range, with some estimates on the high end placing it closer to $17 million. But early returns, however, now show it […]

‘Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour’ Tracking for Huge $75M to $100M Box Office Opening

Swifties, get ready to make history. Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour concert film officially came on tracking Thursday, three weeks ahead of its launch in theaters on Oct. 13. The National Research Group shows the film opening to $75 million domestically with plenty of upside, according to sources with access to data. Many believe the […]

Britney Spears’ 2002 Movie ‘Crossroads’ Set for October Rerelease in Theaters

Britney Spears’ 2002 film Crossroads is returning to the big screen. The teen dramedy — featuring the Princess of Pop in her first feature role — will be rereleased in cinemas around the globe on Oct. 23 and Oct. 25 timed to the publication of her new tell-all memoir, The Woman in Me, which arrives […]

‘Sound of Freedom’ Team Silent on New Allegations Against Real-Life Subject Tim Ballard

The team behind Sound of Freedom has remained silent so far on new allegations involving Tim Ballard, who is portrayed in the movie as a hero by Passion of the Christ’s Jim Caviezel. Ballard, founder of the anti-child-trafficking group Operation Underground Railroad, rose to new levels of prominence this summer when the film turned into […]

Box Office: ‘The Nun II’ Narrowly Prevails Over ‘A Haunting in Venice’ With $14.5M

The verdict is in. In its second weekend, supernatural horror pic The Nun II narrowly prevailed over Kenneth Branagh’s new entry A Haunting in Venice, the third installment in his Agatha Christie-inspired movie series. The Nun sequel took in $14.5 million, compared to $14.3 million for A Haunting in Venice, according to Monday actuals. The […]

Box Office: ‘Haunting in Venice’ and ‘Nun II’ All but Tie for No. 1 as Moviegoing Slows Post-Summer

The case remains unsolved for now. Kenneth Branagh’s new entry A Haunting in Venice — the third installment in his Agatha Christie-inspired movie series — had hoped to top the domestic box office chart in its debut but instead has found itself in a virtual tie for No. 1 with holdover The Nun II. Sunday […]

Box Office: Kenneth Branagh’s ‘A Haunting in Venice’ Starts Off With $1.2M in Previews

Director Kenneth Branagh’s A Haunting in Venice has started off its North American box office run with $1.2 million in previews, just ahead of the last film in the Agatha Christie-inspired movie series and other adult-skewing titles including Ticket to Paradise. The latter two films both started off with $1.1 million in previews on their […]

Talking Heads Concert Film ‘Stop Making Sense’ Becomes Biggest Imax Live Event Screening Ever

A24’s 40th anniversary screening of Jonathan Demme’s Talking Heads Stop Making Sense concert film has become Imax’s biggest live event screening ever. On Monday night, the Talking Heads concert film earned $640,839 and sold out 25?screens across 165 Imax locations in North America. That included a world premiere at the Scotiabank Theatre as part of […]

China Box Office: ‘Oppenheimer’ Nears $50M but Loses Second Weekend to Local Thriller ‘Dust to Dust’

Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer climbed to $47.2 million in China over the weekend, continuing a better-than-expected run in the world’s second-biggest box office territory. But the blockbuster biopic ceded first place to Chinese crime thriller Dust to Dust, which came on strong with a $22.2 million two-day opening starting Saturday, topping Oppenheimer‘s $9.6 million Friday-to-Sunday total, […]

‘The Nun II’ Kicks Off Fall Box Office With $32.6M Domestic Opening

Always trust the nuns. Warner Bros. and New Line’s The Nun II kicked off the fall box office with a pleasing $32.6 million domestic opening from 3,726 theaters, more than enough to scare away The Equalizer 3 and win the weekend. Moviegoers between ages 18 and 34 made up a whopping 67 percent of ticket […]