Articles Tagged “box office”

  • “Avengers” Clobbers Box Office Records

    Batman and Harry Potter were forced to step aside this afternoon when Disney released their sales figures for The Avengers. The Marvel team-up scored an astounding $200.3 million in the past three days in the United States, setting the record for the highest grossing weekend by a wide margin. The record was previously held by […]

  • “Paranormal Activity 3” Sets New Box Office Records

    Not only did Paranormal Activity 3 rule this particular weekend, it also made the biggest horror debut of all time, as well as a record high October weekend gross with $54 million. That’s also a solid 33% above the second Paranormal’s opening weekend gross. With a 74% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes (higher than its […]

  • What Will Hollywood Learn From “The Lion King 3D”?

    So let’s talk about The Lion King 3D. I toyed with reviewing the film, but honestly that would be a pointless endeavor. The movie has entered the lexicon as a definitive classic, and anything I’d have to say about it would be moot. I’m more interested in the success the film is having, and what […]

  • “The Lion King 3D” Roars Its Way To The Top Spot

    The numbers from Friday’s box office receipts are in, and the big news is that the re-issue of The Lion King, a seventeen year old movie, topped all comers and hold overs. Disney is surely proud of Simba and company. With families turning out in droves to attend the classic film with a 3D coating Disney added […]

  • “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” Reaches New Record High

    Per Box Office Mojo, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows earned $1.13 Billion worldwide and has surpassed The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King to become the third highest grossing film of all time. The 1st and 2nd slots belong to Avatar ($2.78 billion) and Titanic ($1.84 billion) respectively, a pair of records many believe will never […]

  • Weekend Box Office: Smurfs and Aliens Tie For Number One

    The weekend estimates are in, and surprisingly enough The Smurfs has tied with Cowboys and Aliens for first place. Industry analysts were projecting a $28 million take for the latest family film, so this is something of a pleasant shock for Sony, who is surely prepping their “#1 Movie in America!” ads as I type. […]

  • Captain America Punches Harry Potter Off The Box Office Throne

    As I exited my Captain America screening this past Friday night, I witnessed a massive line for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows queuing up near the doors to the IMAX theater. With the theater for Captain America only half full, I figured the Cap would have the slight blemish of being the only Marvel […]

  • Potter Topples Batman for Biggest Weekend of All Time

    We reported the other day that Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows broke the midnight gross record of Twilight: Eclipse, now Warner Bros have released the weekend numbers, and they’re HUGE. So huge, in fact, that it beats Warner Bros other franchise, The Dark Knight, for the title of Biggest Box Office Weekend. Back in 2008, […]

  • “Potter” Breaks Twilight’s Midnight Record

    Deadline  has all the major numbers and figures, but the big story here is the astounding $43.5 MILLION gross of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 from last night’s midnight screenings. The previous record holder was Twilight: Eclipse, with $30 million. The 3D bump may have been a factor, but Warner Bros is expecting […]