Another CinemaCon is in the books and, as usual, the major film studios brought out some of the best releases they have to offer through the rest of 2016 and beyond. The annual meeting of the exhibition industry has become a reliable way to learn which films could have an
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$3 Billion Marks a First for Universal and the Fastest Any Studio has Reached this Milestone UNIVERSAL CITY, CA, July 8, 2015-With Illumination Entertainment’s Minions outstanding overseas debut in 26 international territories and the strong week-to-week hold from Jurassic World, UPI’s 2015 box office grosses have crossed $3 billion, the
The Independence Day holiday weekend is over, but the bean counters in Hollywood still have plenty of reason to celebrate as 2015’s second quarter generated a new record haul of $3.08 billion domestically. The April 1 through June 30 period bested 2013’s previous record of $3.02 billion, while improving 9
The 12th chapter of the Marvel Cinematic Universe popped up on official tracking today with the July 17 release pacing for a debut around $55-60 million. That would easily make it Paul Rudd’s top opening weekend as a leading man. At first glance, though, that seems like a soft launch
It’s a truism that franchises routinely fatigue themselves out of a good thing. Rules are made to broken though, and the hotly anticipated Jurassic World is almost here with buzz at a fever pitch the likes of which the franchise hasn’t seen in nearly two decades. To be fair, “fatigue” isn’t
Closing out CinemaCon for 2015, Universal made the final presentation of the week by beginning with a tribute to its successful 2014 and early 2015. Most notably, Vin Diesel himself took the stage to give thanks for the massive success of Furious 7, followed by his personal announcement that an
2015 Marks the Fastest Climb to $1 Billion in the Studio’s History UNIVERSAL CITY, CA, April 8, 2015-Universal Pictures International (UPI) today announced that the studio will reach $1 billion in international box office grosses today. This accomplishment marks the earliest in its history that Universal has reached that milestone,