Monday Update: Determining the box office winner wasn’t much of a puzzle, as horror Jigsaw opened with $16.6 million the weekend before Halloween on Tuesday. Three of the top four films were horror or quasi-horror, as two other new releases Thank You For Your Service and Suburbicon both started outside the top five, with $3.8
Saturday Update: Lionsgate reports that Jigsaw bowed to an estimated $7.166 million on Friday, including Thursday night earnings. By comparison, that comes in 27 percent ahead of the Rings reboot earlier this year ($5.6 million), but about 33 percent the most recent film in the franchise — Saw 3D — which posted a $10.676 million combined
The final weekend of the fall box office season is upon us, but will any of this weekend’s openers click with audiences before the holiday season officially begins next week? Our final analysis: PROS: Jigsaw marks a return to a franchise that stood as a Halloween staple between 2004 and 2010.
This week’s Long Range Forecast welcomes the addition of the year’s most anticipated film, as well as the latest animated project from Blue Sky Studios. Our initial analyses and forecasts: Star Wars: The Last Jedi Disney / Lucasfilm PROS: It’s Star Wars. The family component remains as strong as ever now
Our preview of the holiday movie season continues this week as the Long Range Forecast takes a first look at what to expect from Thanksgiving weekend’s new releases. The spotlight will shine on Pixar’s Coco, while Death Wish and Molly’s Game also seek to find their target audiences over the extended frame. Our initial forecast:
This week, we take a look at the end of October and the final weekend before holiday movie season officially begins. Currently slated to open on October 27 are Jigsaw (Lionsgate), Suburbicon (Paramount), and Thank You for Your Service (Universal). PROS: Jigsaw marks the eighth film in the Saw franchise, and the first since 2010. The series was a
Note: The original version of this story appeared in the April 2017 issue of Boxoffice Magazine. CinemaCon 2017 is in the books, and as tradition would have it, attendees are officially resetting the countdown clock until the marquee confab’s return to Vegas in April 2018. But, for a third straight year,
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson took the stage at CinemaCon 2017 to introduce what he called the “Avengers of the beach,” the cast of the raunchy summer comedy Baywatch joining him on stage to reveal a first-look at several scenes from the film. Perhaps the most curious detail of the evening followed