Monday Update: On the lowest box office weekend in more than a decade and a half, Lionsgate’s The Hitman’s Bodyguard led for the second straight frame with $10.2 million. The top 12 films earned slightly more in total than was originally projected on Sunday — $50.7 million instead of $48.8 million. Still,
Saturday Update: The Hitman’s Bodyguard will easily retain the top spot at the box office this weekend, as expected, following its second Friday gross of $3.15 million. With $32.71 million in the bank through eight days, the action/comedy is on pace to bring in around $10.5 million for its sophomore frame. The
The final weekend of August marks the pre-Labor Day spot on the calendar and, in an already slow box office market, things look to remain very quiet despite three new films opening in moderate-to-wide release on Friday. PROS: Sony is mirroring the late August release of 2015’s War Room with this weekend’s
This week’s edition of the Long Range Forecast takes an initial look at the long-gestating Blade Runner sequel, set for release on October 6. Our thoughts and other updated forecasts: Blade Runner 2049 Warner Bros. PROS: Since its release 35 years ago, Blade Runner has become regarded as a seminal piece of work in
This week’s edition of the Long Range Forecast takes a first look at September, which is currently slated to see two new wide releases in Leap! and Renegades. PROS: Leap! (The Weinstein Company) is positioned to offer families an animated option over Labor Day weekend. The film has performed fairly well overseas, notably in
This week’s edition of the Long Range Forecast welcomes four new films to our eight-week tracking calendar: Born In China, Free Fire, Leap!, and Unforgettable. The first of the group marks the seventh film in the Disneynature series of documentaries releasing around Earth Day (falling on Saturday, April 22 this year) which began with 2009’s Earth.
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