Category Archives: Box Office

Weekend Box Office: ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Soars to $50M Launch

Fox's Music Biopic

20th Century Fox’s Bohemian Rhapsody is a box-office champion, soaring past expectations to become the second-best opening for a music biopic ever, behind 2015’s Straight Outta Compton ($60.2 million). Starring Rami Malek as iconic front man Freddie Mercury, the film earned $50 million in its first three days.

Weekend Box Office: ‘Halloween’ Sees $32 Million in 2nd Weekend

The David Gordon Green-directed slasher reboot dominated the North American box office for the second straight weekend, grossing $32 million in ticket sales and pushing the film’s domestic total past the $100 million mark.

Weekend Box Office: ‘Halloween’ Earns Massive $77.5M

David Gordon Green’s Sequel
  • David Gordon Green’s Halloween (Universal Pictures) earns $77.5 million at the box office
  • Serving as a direct sequel to John Carpenter’s 1978 classic, the slasher film broke the box office record for second-highest October opening
  • A Star is Born, Venom followed in 2nd and 3rd place

Weekend Box Office: A Lukewarm Launch for Universal’s ‘First Man’

Neil Armstrong Biopic

Sony’s comic book film Venom was the #1 film for a second straight week in a row as it made $35.7 million, bringing its domestic total to $142.8 million. Warner Bros’. music-driven romantic drama A Star is Born was a close second with $28 million with Damien Chazelle’s Neil Armstrong biopic First Man managed just a third place debut with a mediocre $16.5 million in ticket sales from 3,640 North American theaters, and $25 million worldwide.

Weekend Box Office: ‘The Predator’ Takes Top Spot with $24 Million

The Action-Packed Film

20th Century Fox‘s The Predator debuted with an estimated $24 million in ticket sales this weekend. Directed by Shane Black, the latest entry in the action-packed film series about extraterrestrial big-game hunters currently sits with a weak C+ CinemaScore.

Weekend Box Office: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Repeats; ‘The Happytime Murders’ Bombs

Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians repeated as champ with $25 million, a drop-off of just 6% from its first weekend of release. Warner Bros.’ rom-com easily fended off STX Films’ Melissa McCarthy raunchy comedy The Happytime Murders, which opened in third place with a lackluster $10 million, the worst in McCarthy’s career.

Weekend Box Office: ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Dazzles with $25.2M Debut

Jon M. Chu’s Romantic Comedy

Warner Bros.’ romcom Crazy Rich Asians dominated the box office with a three-day North American debut of $25.2 million and a five-day tally of $34 million. Jon M. Chu’s movie — buoyed by glowing reviews and an A CinemaScore — features an international cast of stars led by Constance Wu, Gemma Chan, Lisa Lu, and Awkwafina, with Ken Jeong and Michelle Yeoh.