Saturday Update: Ready Player One rang up an estimated $15.2 million on Friday, per Warner Bros. That brings the Steven Spielberg/Ernest Cline adaptation up to a healthy $27.205 million domestically through two days of release. The studio reports that $1.825 million of Friday’s take came from IMAX venues. Overall, RPO‘s two-day tally
For the first time since Revenge of the Sith in 2005, a new Star Wars movie will open in May — just in time for Memorial Day weekend, which can often be a very lucrative time for the film industry as schools begin their summer break. In fact, Solo‘s release date will mark the exact
Steven Spielberg’s awaited adaptation of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One novel hits theaters this Easter weekend, aiming to benefit from the book’s huge popularity and 1980s pop culture nostalgia that has permeated entertainment over the past decade. Across 124 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes, the film stands at a strong 82 percent as
Monday Update: It couldn’t last forever. After Black Panther had become only the second film of the 21st century to spend five weekends at #1, along with Avatar in 2009-10, it was finally dethroned this weekend by Pacific Rim: Uprising. Universal’s sci-fi sequel opened with $28.1 million. While that was 24.5 percent behind
Saturday Update: Universal’s Pacific Rim: Uprising scored $10.362 million on opening day Friday, including Thursday evening grosses. That’s generally in line with pre-release expectations as the sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 film came in 29 percent behind its predecessor’s first day and about 15 percent ahead of last week’s Tomb Raider Friday showing. Uprising should easily
Deadpool 2 represents this week’s headline addition to Long Range Tracking. The anticipated sequel is slated to hit North American theaters on May 18, alongside Open Road’s Show Dogs and Paramount’s Book Club. Two years ago, the first Deadpool shattered February box office records (recently eclipsed by Black Panther) when it wowed the industry with a $132 million
March’s penultimate weekend should again be a fairly quiet one compared to this time last year when a string of blockbusters and overperformers were dominating the market. Still, this weekend boasts a handful of new releases that will look to attract a variety of audiences ahead of Easter next week.
Monday Update: Disney’s Black Panther became only the second film of the 21st century to spend five weekends at #1, with a confirmed $26.6 million frame. The last film to spent five weekends at #1 was Avatar, released in 2009 and achieving the feat in early 2010. The previous film before that was
Saturday Update: Tomb Raider led the way on Friday with an estimated $9.055 million opening day, including Thursday’s early shows. That’s 18 percent ahead of Ghost in the Shell‘s $7.66 million opening day last spring, while also posting a similar Thursday night-to-Friday multiple (4.31x versus Ghost‘s 4.26x). Warner Bros. reports the film earned a
This week’s report sees the addition of Life of the Party and Breaking In, both currently set for release on Friday, May 11 ahead of Mother’s Day. The weekend has proven to be a solid launching pad for female-targeted films over the years, although with varying degrees of box office and critical success.