Category Archives: Box Office

Weekend Box Office: ‘Deadpool 2’ Debuted with $125 Million

R-rated Superhero Comedy

20th Century Fox‘s Deadpool 2 raked in $125 million domestically, short of the $132 million earned by the original. Although it debuted under estimates, the R-rated superhero comedy was able to knock Marvel blockbuster Avengers: Infinity War out of the number one slot at the box office over the weekend.

Weekend Box Office: ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ Scores Biggest Opening Ever with $250M

Marvel’s Superhero Smorgasbord

Disney and Marvel’s superhero smorgasbord Avengers: Infinity War had the biggest opening weekend of all time at the box office, bringing in an estimated $250 million at 4,474 theaters in the U.S. and Canada, and an estimated $630 million globally.

Weekend Box Office: The Rock’s ‘Rampage’ Tops Krasinski’s ‘A Quiet Place’

The Friday The 13th Weekend

New Line’s arcade game-inspired Rampage will reportedly manage to scare John Krasinski’s smash horror hit A Quiet Place out of the top box office spot this weekend.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s monster mash will take in an estaimted $34.5 million in its opening weekend, while Paramount’s high-concept horror film fell just 35.1 percent to $32.6 million and the film is already about to crack $100 million domestic.

‘Ready Player One’ Wins Easter Weekend with $41.2M

Steven Spielberg's Sci-Fi

Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi fantasy Ready Player One (Warner Bros. Pictures) is No. 1 at the domestic box office, earning $41.2 million in receipts this weekend for a cumulative $53.2 million after launching a day early on Thursday.

The VR-inspired blockbuster, based on Ernest Cline‘s pop-culture-laced novel has raked in $128 million in foreign markets.

Weekend Box Office: ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ Unseats ‘Black Panther’ at #1

Weekend Box Office

Universal and Legendary’s rock ’em, sock ’em sequel Pacific Rim: Uprising was the film to finally dethrone Black Panther at the box office upon opening to a tepid $28 million domestic take, down 23 percent from the $37.2 million its 2013 predecessor made.

Weekend Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ Wins 5th Weekend, ‘Tomb Raider’ Underwhelms

Box Office March 16-18

Disney-Marvel’s Black Panther was number one at the domestic box office for the fifth weekend in a row with $27 million, while Warner Bros. and MGM’s Tomb Raider opened in second place with a less than stellar $23.5 million (at 3,854 theaters).

Directed by Norwegian filmmaker Roar Uthaug, the new video game adaptation starring Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft scored a so-so B grade from moviegoers in CinemaScore exit polls.

Weekend Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ Tops ‘A Wrinkle in Time’

Ava DuVernay's Sci-Fi/Fantasy

Ava DuVernay’s sci-fi/fantasy-adventure A Wrinkle in Time was unable to top the Ryan Coogler-directed Black Panther after opening to a muted $33.3 million from 3,980 locations. But both high-profile films are directed by black directors and this is the first time that pics by African-American directors have held the first and second place spots at the U.S. box office.