On March 10, will ‘Kong’ be king? Or will ‘The Wall’ set up a fortress around its competition? It’s a battle of two blockbusters as what looks to potentially be the highest-grossing March ever truly heats up. Kong: Skull Island (Warner Bros.) PROS: The blockbuster with an all-star ensemble cast of
For the third time in four frames, it will be a 4-day weekend at the box office, following the unusual 4-day weekends for Christmas and New Year’s. Five new films open wide, starring Mark Wahlberg, Ben Affleck, and Jamie Foxx. But will any of them reign supreme? Or will the
The month of March has surged in recent years to become one of the biggest months at the box office, rivaling even the summer and holiday movie seasons. The first weekend of March 2017 will try to start off with a bang in hopes of rivaling the billion-dollar March of
2016 is over. 2017 is now underway. At the box office, the year starts with Sony’s science-fiction sequel Underworld: Blood Wars opening, along with the wide expansions of Fox’s period drama Hidden Figures and Focus Features’ fantasy A Monster Calls, which have been playing on 25 and 4 screens this past weekend respectively. In
Note: when originally publishing this article, we mixed up our numbers for ‘Rock Dog’ and ‘Get Out.’ The table at bottom has since been corrected with our current predictions. Boxoffice Pro regrets the error. The month of February will end with two new titles: Lionsgate’s animated Rock Dog and Universal’s horror Get Out.
No new films will be released on New Year’s weekend, but several holdovers should still earn good money, especially since nearly everybody has the weekend off from work. Disney’s Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is expected to lead for the third consecutive weekend (and possibly in its fourth weekend as
Presidents Day will see the release of four new films, providing an extra kick to the box office in addition to what should be decent holds for the previous weekend’s blockbusters The LEGO Batman Movie and Fifty Shades Darker. Universal’s historical action fantasy The Great Wall should lead the way, followed by
Christmas weekend is almost always one of the most packed and highest-grossing box office frames of the year, and 2016 looks to be no exception. Universal’s animated musical Sing, Sony’s science-fiction romance Passengers, Fox’s historical action epic Assassin’s Creed, and Fox’s R-rated comedy Why Him? are all coming out in time for Christmas. But
February 10 will be the first true “blockbuster weekend” of 2017, with not one but two films that could potentially debut to$40 million or more. Universal darkens things up with their romance sequel Fifty Shades Darker. Warner Bros. might be featuring the Dark Knight but in a much less dark tone, with
This weekend will likely see one of the biggest opening weekends since — well, since the last Star Wars movie. Disney’s spin-off Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hopes to maintain the box office power of the franchise’s seven “in sequence” films. Warner Bros. goes for the drama crowd with their new Will Smith-starring Collateral Beauty.