Ghost in the Shell was set up to be a blockbuster, with a $110 million production budget behind it, but the film made only $19 million at the box office this weekend, far less than projected. To further the embarrassment, it came in third behind Beauty and the Beast and a movie about a talking baby.
Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast brought in a record $170 million in its opening weekend, thanks to a majority female audience. It’s the seventh-biggest domestic opening of all time, proving once and for all that women love beasts.
The critically acclaimed horror film Get Out by Jordan Peele is also doing incredibly at the box office. This past weekend it crossed the $100 million mark, which is a pretty big deal.
Weekend box office numbers helped push Hidden Figures past La La Land to become 2016's highest-grossing Oscar nominee, with a total of $119.5 million. La La Land, still a success, stands at $118.2 million. Per EW, Hidden Figures’ SAG Awards win could give it an Oscar boost for best picture.
Collateral Beauty, the movie with a terrible title where Will Smith talks to angels, not surprisingly did poorly at the box office this past weekend.
Reality as we know it is over, so it’s only fitting that 2016 is shaping up to be the first year in movie history where the top 10 movies in the domestic box office take place in the realm of fantasy.
Moonlight, arguably the year’s best film, earned over $1.5 million at the box office in its first nationwide release weekend.
Keeping Up With the Joneses, the weird couples’ film where Jon Hamm plays a sexy spy, brought in only $5.7 million at the box office in a record tragic opening weekend.
The Birth of a Nation failed to hit its desired $10 million mark at the box office this past weekend.
Ben-Hur, a befuddling remake of a 1959 classic that continues to loom large in the popular imagination and was also very much the product of its time in ways that are tough to replicate successfully for a modern audience, made $11.4 million in its box-office debut this weekend. Oops!
Despite warm critical reception, the rebooted Ghostbusters starring Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, and Kate McKinnon is unlikely to get a sequel after failing to break even at the box office. Dr. Holtzmann, we hardly knew ye.
Did you see Ghostbusters this weekend? Or was it just everyone I’ve ever met and also their mothers and their children?
During its Thursday preview night, the Ghostbusters reboot started priming the cash pump, and she’s going good now.
Well, you guys went and gave a fish the biggest box office opening in history for an animated film.
Finding Dory, the Finding Nemo sequel starring a forgetful fish voiced by Ellen DeGeneres, is on track to have the year’s second biggest opening weekend. You all love it, the talking fish.
Despite a number of unfavorable reviews cementing its status as one of the year’s most critically disliked movies, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice killed it at the box office this weekend, pulling in $170. 1 million. Yay, Hollywood.
Allegiant, the third film in the lackluster Divergent series, opened this weekend to little fanfare, especially in comparison to The Hunger Games film franchise, its overwhelmingly popular dystopian forebear. The penultimate installment earned only $29 million this weekend which, in box office terms, is pretty lousy.
Gods of Egypt, a movie starring a bunch of white actors as Egyptians, is likely to be a box office flop this weekend, according to estimates.
Steve Jobs, The Walk, and Black Mass were all released in the past couple months to entice Oscar voters and normal audience members alike. Unfortunately, the only viewers biting are the members of the Academy who receive free screeners. All three films flopped at the box office.
No movie in the history of wide releases by major studios has ever had a more embarrassing opening weekend than Jem and the Holograms. Targeted to teen girls (a crucial demographic for box office success) and based on the 80s television series of the same name, Jem made just $1.3 million dollars on 2,414 screens in…