Everything in the world has seemed more terrifying in the past few hundred days, so of course it makes sense that 2017 would be the highest grossing year in the history of horror films.
Yesterday, Hollywood trade site Deadline published a story that announced “It Becoming Biggest Horror Pic Ever Beating The Exorcist,” noting that the domestic gross of It (as of today, $228.3 million) was breathing down the neck of that of The Exorcist ($232.9 million). Now, per Box Office Mojo, were The Exorcist’s…
This has been a lame and dismal summer, no doubt, in terms of overall news, but also in terms of the box office. The movie business took a record hit in what’s projected to be the worst summer box office in more than a decade.
Girls Trip, the obvious comedy hit of the year, will surpass the $100 million mark at the box office as of Thursday, placing it in rare company.
Girls Trip scored largely positive reviews ahead of its release, and now the numbers confirm that it is the year’s biggest comedy.
Wonder Woman’s box office sweep continues. The film has already broken records for having the highest US opening weekend for a woman director. As of this box office weekend, it became the highest grossing domestic release from the DC Extended Universe ever.
Wonder Woman kicked some serious ass on its opening weekend, so you may not be surprised to hear that it’s on track to break records at the box office. Woman records.
A Dog’s Purpose, a movie about a dog, tanked in the US. But that won’t be stopping a sequel from happening!
Initial reports indicated that Wonder Woman destroyed the box office over its opening weekend, but you can now officially tip your hat to Patty Jenkins: her film had a total global opening weekend of $223 million, the highest US opening weekend for a woman director ever.
F. Gary Gray, the man behind the 4/20 classic Friday, is reportedly the first black director with a billion-dollar film, based on the international success of none other than Fate of the Furious.
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.